Sejanus His Fall
SCENE I.---The Garden of EUDEMUS.
Enter SEJANUS, LIVIA, and EUDEMUS.
Physician, thou art worthy of a province.
For the great favours done unto our loves;
And, but that greatest Livia bears a part
In the requital of thy services,
I should alone despair of aught, like means,
To give them worthy satisfaction.
Eudemus, I will see it, shall receive
A fit and full reward for his large merit.---
But for this potion we intend to Drusus,
No more our husband now, whom shall we choose
As the most apt and able instrument,
To minister it to him?
Eud. I say, Lygdus.
Sej. Lygdus what's he?
Liv. An eunuch Drusus loves.
Eud. Ay, and his cup-bearer.
Name not a second.
If Drusus love him, and he have that place,
We cannot think a fitter.
True, my lord.
For free access and trust are two main aids.
Sej. Skilful physician!
But he must be wrought
To the undertaking, with some labour'd art.
Sej. Is he ambitious?