Plutarch. Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans
Englished by Sir Thomas North. Trans. Sir Thomas North. Vol. 5 (1579; London: David Nutt, 1896) 362.

CICERO     young Caesar should have sergeaunts to carie roddes 
     and axes before him, and all other furniture for a Praetor, as a 
     man that fighteth for his contry. After that Antonius had 
     lost the battell, and that both the Consuls were slaine, both 
     the armies came unto Caesar. The Senate then being affraied 
     of this young man, that had so great good fortune, they 
     practised by honors and gifts to call the armies from him, 
     which he had about him, and so to minish the greatnes of 
     his power: saying, that their contrie now stoode in no 
     neede of force, nor feare of defence, sith her enemie Antonius 
Octavius     was fled and gone. Caesar fearing this, sent men secretly 
Caesar sueth     unto Cicero, to pray him to procure that they two together 
to be Counsel.     might be chosen Consuls, and that when they should be in 
     office, he should doe and appoint what he thought good, 
     having the young man at his commaundement, who desired 
     no more but the honor only of the name. Caesar him selfe 
     confessed afterwardes, that being affrayed he should have 
     bene utterly cast away, to have bene left alone: he finely 
     served his turne by Ciceroes ambition, having perswaded 
     him to require the Consulship, through the helpe and assist- 
     ance that he would geve him. But there was Cicero finely 
     colted, as old as he was, by a young man, when he was 
     contented to sue for the Consulship in his behalfe, and to 
     make the Senate agreable to it: wherefore his frendes pre- 
Octavius     sently reproved him for it, and shortly after he perceived he 
Caesar forsak-     had undone him selfe, and together also lost the libertie of 
eth Cicero.     his contrie. For this young man Octavius Caesar being 
     growen to be verie great by his meanes and procurement: 
Note the     when he saw that he had the Consulshippe upon him, he 
fickelnes of     forsooke Cicero, and agreed with Antonius and Lepidus. 
youth.     Then joyning his armie with theirs, he devided the Empire 
     of Rome with them, as if it had bene lands left in common 
The meet-     betwene them: and besides that, there was a bill made of 
ing of the     two hundred men and upwards, whom they had appointed 
Triumviri:     to be slaine. But the greatest difficultie and difference that 
Antonius,     fell out betwene them, was about the outlawing of Cicero. 
Lepidus,     For Antonius woulde hearken to no peace betwene them, 
Octavius     unlesse Cicero were slaine first of all: Lepidus was also in 
Caesar.     the same mind with Antonius: but Caesar was against them