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A prm. So ;-termilk-white horses, trapp'd in silver.

Thou'll not hear me now,-thou shalt not then, I'll its. I shall accept them fairly: let the presents


Thy heaven from thee. O, that men's ears should be
Enter a third SERVANT.
To counsel deat, but not to fiattery!

(Exit worthily entertain'd.-How now, what news! : Serv. Please you, my lord, that honourable

ACT II. ratleman, lord Lucullus, entreats your company b-morrow to hunt with him ; and has seut your

SCENE 1.- The same.- A Room in a Senator's formour two brace of greyhounds.

Hlouse. Tim. l'll hant with him ; and let them be re.

Enter a SENATOR, with Papers in his Hand. ceived, Hrithont fair reward.

Sen. And late, five thousand to Varro ; and to Piav. (Aside.) What will this come to?

Isidore He commands us to provide, and give great gifts,

He owes nine thousand ; besides my former sum, Ind all out of an empty coffer.

Which makes it five and twenty-Still in motion hoge will he know his purse ; or yield me this,

Or raging waste? It cannot hold; it will not. 1 Toshew him what a begar his heart is,

If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog, being of no power to make his wishes good ; And give it Timon, why, the dog coins gold : Pe promises fly so beyond his state,

If I would sell my horse, ind buy twenty more That what he speaks is all in debt, he owes

Better than he, why, Five my horse to Timon, for every word ; lie is so kind, that he now Ask nothing, give it him, it foals me, straight, Passinterest fort ; his laud's put to their books. And able horses : no porter at his gate ; Well, 'would I were gently put out of office,

But rather one that smiles, and still invites Before I were forced out!

All that pass by. It cannot hold ; no reason Bappier is he that hath no friend to feed,

Can found his state in sately. Caphis, ho ! Tha soch as do even enemies exceed.

Caplis, I say ! Ibiped jiwardly for my lord.

(Erit. A! Tim. You do yourselves

Enter CaprIS. Maeh wrong, you bate too much of your own me. Caph. Here, Sir; What is your pleasure ! rits:

Sen. Get on your cloak, and haste you to lord Bere, my loral, a trifle of our love.

Timon : 1 Lord. With more than common thanks I will Importune him for my monies; be not ceased + receive it.

With slight denial ; nor then silenced, whenI Lord. 0, he is the very soul of bounty!

Commend me to your master and the cap Te. And now I remember me, my lord, you Plays in the right hand, thus:--but tell him, sirrah, gave

My uses cry to me, I must serve my turn Gond words the other day of a bay courser

Out of mine own; his days and times are past, I rode on : it is yours, because you liked it.

And my reliances on his fracted dales 1 Lord. I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, in Have simit my credit : I love, and honour him ; that.

But must not break my back, to heal his finger : Tom. You may take my word, my lord; I know, Immediate are my needs: and my relief

Must not be uss'd and turn'd to me in words, (an jastly praise, but what he does affect:

But tind supply inmediale. Get you gone : I weigh my friend's affection with mine own;

Put on a more importunate aspect, lil tell you true. I'll call on you.

A visage of demand ; for, I do fear, All Lords. None so welcome.

When every feather sticks in his own wing, Ta. I take all and your several visitations Lari Timon will be left a naked gull, & kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give;

Which flashes now a phenix Get you goue. Methinks, I could deal kingdoins to my friends, Caph. I go, Sir. And ne'er be weary:- Alcibiarles,

Sen. I go, Sir !- take the bonds along with you, Thua art a soldier, therefore seldom richi,

And have the clates in compt. i comes in charity to thee: for all thy living (aph. I will, Sir. mongst the dead; and all the lands thou hast Sen. Go.

[Ereunt. Lie in a pitch'd field. Alib. Ay, defiled land, my loril,

SCEVE II.--The same.-A Hall in Timon's House. I Lord. We are so vij tuously bound,-

Enter FLAVICS, with many Bills in his Hand.

Flav. No care, no stop! So senseless of expence, 2 Lord. So infinitely endear'd,-

That he will neither know how to maintain it, Tim. All to you t.--Lights, more lights.

Nor cease his flow of riot : takes no account Lord. The best of happiness,

How things go from him; nor resumes no care Honour, and fortunes, keep with you, rd Timon Of what is to continue ; never mind Tim. Ready for his friends

Was to be so uuwise, to be so kind. (Exeunt Alcibiades, Lords, &c. What shall be done ! He will not hear, till feel : Apem. What a coil's here!

I must be round with him, now he comes frons $

Serving of becks I and jutting out of bums!
I doabe whether their legs be worth the sums Pie, fie, fie, fie!
That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs :
Hethinks, false hearts should never have sound

Enter Caphis, and the SERVANTS of Isidore and

Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'sies. Caph. Good even I, Varro : What,
Tim. Now, Apemanlus, it thou wert not sullen,

You come for inoney ? l'd be good to thee.

Var. Serv. Is't not your business town? Apem. No, I'll nothing: for,

Caph. It is :- And yours too,

Isidore! !! I should be bribed too, there would be none left Isid, Serv. It is so. To rail upon thee ; and then thou wouldst sin the Caph. 'Would we were all discharged ! faster.

Var. Serv. I fear it.
Thou givest so long, T'imon, I sear me, thon

Caph. Here comes the lord.
Wilt give away thyselt in paper ó shortly :
What need these feasts, pomps, and vaio glories !

Enter TomoN, ALCIBIADES, and Lords, &c.

Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again, you begin to rail on society once,

My Alcibiades. With me? what's your will! I am sworn, not to give regard to you.

Caph. My lord, here is a note of certain dues. Farewell; and come with better music. [Erit. Tim. Dues ? Whenee are you?

. i.e. Could dispense them on every side with • By his heaven he means good adviee; the d

an ungrudging distribution, like that with which I only thing by which he could be saved. could deal out cards.

Stopped. 1 1. c. All happiness to you.

Good even was the usna) salutation froni noon. Offering salutations.

$ i. e. To hunting ; in our author's time it was the sie. Be ruined by his securities entered into. custom to hunt as well after dinner as before.

Tim. And so Am I to you.

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Caph. Of Athens here, my lord,

Apem. If Timon stay at home. You three serva Tim. Go to iny steward.

three usurers ? Caph. Please it your lordship, heluth pit me off All Serr. Ay; 'would they served us ! To the succession of new days this month:

Apem. So would 1,-as good a trick as ever hans My master is awaked by great occasion,

man served thief. To call upon his own; and humbly prays you, Fool. Are you three usurers' men? That with your other noble parts you'll suit,

All Serr. Ay, fool. In giving him his right.

Fool. I think, no usurer but has a fool to his ser, Tin. Mine honest friend,

vant: my inistress is one, and I am her tool. Whe I prythee, but repair lo me next morning.

men come to borrow of your masters, they approach Caph. Nay, good my lord.

sadly, and go away merry; but they enter my mix! Tim. Contain thyselt, good friend.

tress' house merrily, and go away sadly: The reayi Var, Serv. One Varro's servant, my good lord, son of this? Isid. Sert. From Isidore ;

Var. Serv. I could render one. He humbly prays your speedy payment,

Apem. Do it then, that we may account thee . Caph. If you did know, my lord, my master's whóremaster, and a kvave; which notwithstandwants,

ing, thou shalt be no less esteemed. Var, Serv. 'Twas due on forfeiture, my lord, six Vur. Serv. What is a whoremaster, fool ? weeks,

Foob. A fool in good clothies, and something line.de

thee. 'Tis a spirit : sometime, it appears Tihe ait Isid. Serv. Your steward puts me oft, my lord; lord ; sometime, like a lawyer, sometime, like a And I amı sent expressly to your lordship.

philosopher, with two stones more than his artifice Tim. Give me breath :

cial one : he is very often like a knight; and, gene I do beseech you, good my lords, keep on; nerally in all shapes, tal man goes up and down

(Exeunt Alcibiades and Lords. in, from fourscore to thirteen, this spirit walks in. I'll wait upon you instantly.-Come hither, pray l'ar. Serv. Thou art not altogether a fool. yoll.

(To Flarius. Fool. Nor thou altogether a wise man: as much How goes the world, that I am thus encounter's foolery as I have, so much wit thou lackest. With clamorous demands of date-broke bonds, Apem. That answer might have become A pemanAnd the detension of long-since-due debts,

tus. Against my honvur?

All Serv. Aside, aside; here comes lord Timon. Flur. Please you, gentlemen, The time is unagreeable to this business :

Re-enter Timon and FLAVIUS. Your importunacy cease, till atter dinner;

Arem. Conie, with me, tool, come. That I may mahe his lordship understand

Fool. I do not always follow lover, elder brother, i Wherefore you are not paid.

and woman ; sometime, the philosopher. Tim. Do so, my friends:

[Ertuni Apamantus and Fool. See them well entertain'd.

(Erit Timon. Flav. 'Pray you, walk bear; I'll speak with you Flav. I pray, draw near.

(Lait Flavius.

(Eseunt Sero.

Tim. You make ine marvel: wherefore, ere this Enter APENANTUS and a fool.

time, Caph. Stay, stay, here comes the fool with Ape. Had you not fully laid my state before me; manius; let's have some sport with 'em.

That I might so bave rated my expence, L'ur. Serr. Hang him, he'll abuse us.

As I had leave of means? Isid. Serr. A plague upon him, dog!

Flar. You would not hear me, Tar. Sel'. How dost, too!

At many leisures I proposed. Apein. Dost dialogue with the shadow ?

Tim. Go to : Var. Serv. I speak not to thee.

Perchance, some single rantages you look, Apem. No; 'us to thyseli, --Come away.

When my indisposition put you back;

(To the tool. And that inaptness made your minister, Isid. Serv. (To Par. Serv.] There's the tool hangs. Tims to excuse yoursell. on your back already.

1 Clar. , my good lord! ipem. No, thou stand'st single, thou art not on Al trany times I brought in my accounts, him yet.

Laid them before you; you would throw them Caph. Where's the fool now !

off, Apem. He last asked the question.- Poor rogues, And say, you found them in mine honesty. and usurers' men! bawds between gold and want! When, for some irising present, you have bid nie All Serr. What are we, A pemantus ?

Return so much, I have shook my head, and Apim. Asses.

Wept; All Serv. Why?

Yea, 'gainst the authority of manners, pray'd you Apem. That you ask me what you are, and do to hold yonr hand more close: I did endure not know yourselves.-Speak to 'em, fool,

Not seldom, nor no slight checks; when I have Fool. How do you, gentlemen ?

Prompted yor, in the elb of your estate, All Serv. Gramercies, good fool : how does your And your great flow of debts. My dear-lored lord, mistress?

Though you hear now (100 late!) yet now's a time, Fool. She's e'en setting on water to scald such The greatest of your having lacks a half chickens as you are. 'Would, we could see you at T pay your present debts. Corinth.

Tini. Let all my land be sold. Apem. Good ! gramercy.

Flar.'lis all engaged, some forfeited and gone;

And what remains will hardly stop the mouth
Enter PAGE.

01 present dues: the 11e comes apace :
Fool. Look you, here comes my mistress' page. What shall defend the inteum ? and at length

Page. (To The Fool.) Why, how now, captain ? How go our rechuning ? what do you in this wise company !--How dost Tim. To Lacedanion did my land extend. thou, Apemantus!

Flur. O, my good lord, the world is buia wordt; Ajem.'Would I had a rod in my mouth, that I Were it all yours to give it in a breath, might answer thee protitably.

How quickly were it gone! Page. Pr’ythee, Apemantis, read me the super- Tim. You tell me tre. scription of these letlers; I know not which is Flar. If you super! my husbandry, or falsehood, which).

Call me before the exactest auditors, A pem, Canst not read ?

And set me on the proof. So the gods bless me, Page. No.

When all our other have been oppressid Apem. There will be little learning die then, that llium riotous feeders; when our ois have wept day thun art hanged. This is w lord Timon; this with drunken spiltli of wme; when every room to Alcibiades. Go; thou wast born a bastard, and Hath blazed with lights, and biay'd with minthon't die a band.

strelsy ; Page. Thou vast whelped a dog ; and thou shalt famish, a dog's death. Answer not, I am gone. • He does not mean, so great a sum, but a certain

Exit Page. sum. Apem. Even so thou outonnn'st grace. Pool, I + i.e. As the world itself may be comprised in a wil go with you to lore Timon's

eerd, sou mislil give it a car in a breath. Toil. Will you leare me there!

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Befinty talents.

Thave retired me to a wasteful cock,

Thon art true, and honest ; ingeniously I speak, Wd set mine eyes at fluw.

No blame belongs to thee :-(70 Serv.) Ventidius Tia. Priythee, no more.

lately ana Flav. Heavens, have I said, the bounty of this Buried his father; by whose death, he's stepp'd lord !

Into a great estate : when he was poor, by many prodigal bits have slaves, and peasants, Imprison'd, and in scarcity of friends, *bia night engluited! Who is not limon's?

I clear'd him with five talents ; greet him from me; Prat heart, heau, sword, force, means, but is lord Bid him suppose, some good necessity Timon's?

Touches his friend, which craves to be remem. Grat Timon, nobie, worthy, royal Timon?

berd on when the means are gone, that buy this praise, With those tive talents :-That had,-{To Flav.) The breath is gone whereof this praise is made :

give it these fellows, frasi-won, fast-lost; oue cloud of winter showers, To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or think, bete flies are couch'u.

That Timon's fortunes 'mong his friends can sink. Tim. Come, sermon me no further:

Flav. I would, I could not think it; that thought Morillainous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart;

is bounty's foe; not ignobly, have I given.

Being freet itselt, it thinks all others so. (Exeunt. Why dost thou weep? Canst thou the conscience lack,

ACT III. To think I shall lack friends ? Secure thy heart; lil woald broach the vessels of my love,

SCENE I.-- The same.-A Room in Lucullus's And try the arguinent + of hearts by borrowing,

Men, and inen's fortunes, could I frankly use,
As I can bid thee speak.

FLAMINIC's waiting.- Enter a SERVANT to hin. Flar. Assurance bless your thoughts !

Serv. I have told my lord of you, he is coming Tin. And, in some sort, these wants of mine are

down to you. crown'd ..

Flan. I thank you, Sir. That I account the blessings; for by these


Stall I try friends : you shall perceive, how you
sake my fortunes; I am wealthy in my friends. Serv. Here's my lord.
Within there, ho !--Flamivius ! Servilins?

Lucul. (Aside.) One of lord Timon's men ? a gift,

I warrant. Why, this lits right; I dreamt of a Enter FLAMINTOS, SERVilius, and o:her SERVANTS.

silver bason and ewer to-night. Flaminius, honest Sere. My lord, my lord,-

Flaminius; you are very respectively I welcome, Tim. I will despatch you severally:-You, to

Sir.-Fill me some wine.-[Exit Serrant.] And Jord Lucius,

how does that honourable, complete, free-learted La lord Lucullus you; I hunted with his

gentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord Honour 10-day ;- You, w Sempronius;

and master? Cominend me to their loves; and, I am proud, Flum. His health is well, Sir.

Lucul. I am right glad that his health is well, that my occasions have found time to use them Sir: and what hast thou there under thy cloak, Toward a supply of money : let the request

prelty Flaminius?

Flum. 'T'aith, nothing but an empty box, Sir; Hana. As you have said, my lorii.

which, in my lord's belialf, I come to entreat your Flav. Lord Lucius, anid lord Lucullus ? Jumph! honour to supply; who, having great and instant

(usive occasion to use tiity taients, hath sent to your lordTim. Go you, Sir, [To another Serr.) to the se ship to furnishi hini; nothing doubling your pre

sent assistance therein. Dislom, eren to the state's best health, I hate Lucul. La, la, la, la,-sothing doubting, says Deserved this hearing), bid'en send o' the instant he? Alas, good lord! a noble gentlemian 'tis, it A thousand talents 10 me.

he would not keep so good a house. Many a time Hla. I have been boldi,

and often I have dined with bim, and told him Pur that I knew it the most general way),

on't ; and come again to supper to him, of purpose To them to use your signes, and your name; to have him spend less : and yet he would em. But they do shake their heads, and I am here brace no counsel, take no warning by my com.

ing. Every man has his fault, and honesty $ is Tim. Is'i true ? Can it be?

his; I have told him on't, but I could never get Fler. They answer, in a joint and corporate bim from it.

Re-enter SERVANT, with Wine. §, want Do what they would ; are sorry-you are' honour- Serr. Please your lordship, here is the wine.

Lucul. Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise. 'set they could have wishild-they know not- Here's to thee.

Flam. Your lordship speaks your pleasure. Something hath been amiss-a noble nature

—'lis wardry prompte spirit,-give thee thy due,-and And so, intending | other serious matters, pity

one that knows what belongs to reason: and canst

use the time well, if the time nse thee well: good After distasteful looks, and these liard tractions, parts in thee.-Get you gone, sirrahı.-[To the Ser. With certain half-caps, and cold-moving nods, They froze me into silence..

vant, who goes out.}-Draw nearer, honest Flami. Tim. You gods, reward them!

nius. Thy lord's a bountiful gentleman : but thou

art wise; and thou kuowest well enough, although Ipi'ythee, man, look cheerly; these old fellows Have their ingratitude in them hereditary :

thou comest to me, that this is no time to lend

money; especially upon bare friendship, without 4 'Tis lack of kindly warmth, they are not kind; Their blood is caked, 'tis cold, it seldom fiows;

security. Here's three solidares for thee; good

not. And nature, as it grows again toward earth,

boy, wink at me, and say, thou saw'st me

Fare thee well. Is fashion'd for the journey, dull, and heavy:

Flam. Is't possible, the world should so much Go to Ventidius,-[To a Serv.) 'Pr'ythee (70 Flur.)


And we alive, that lived || ! Fly, damu'd baseness, • garret lying in waste, neglected.

To bin that worships thee.

[Throwing the Money away.

Lucul. Ila! Now I see, ihou art a fool, and fit What men's hearts are composed, what they have for thy manter.

(Exit Lucullus.

Flan. May these add to the number that may Pianified, made respectable.

scald thee!

Let molte' coin be thy damnation, Intendins, had anciently the same meaning as

* For ingenuously. + Liberal, not parsimonious.. ** A half-cap is a cap slightly moved, not put Broken hints, abrupt remarks.

# For respectfully.

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Thou disease of a friend, and not himself! | True, as you said, Timon is shrunk, indeed;
Has friendship such a faint and milky heart, And he, that's once denied, will hardly speed.
It turns in less than two nights? O you gods,

(Erit Lucius I feel my miaster's passion! This slave

Stran. Do you observe this, Hosulius ? l'nto his honour, has my lord's meat in him :

2 Stran. Ay, too well. Why should it ihrive, and turn l mutriment, | Stran. Why this When he is turu'd to poison !

Is the world's sonl; and just of the same piece 0, may diseases only work upon'ı!

Is every natterer's spirit. Who cau call him And, when he is sick to death, let not that part of His friend, that dips in the same dish! for, in nainte

My knowing, limon has been this lord's father,
Which iny lord paid for, be of any power

And kept his credit with his parse ;
To expel sickness, but prolong his hour ! (Erit. Supported his estate ; nay, Timon's money.

Has paid his men their wages : he ne'er drinks,
SCENE II.-The same.- A public Place. But Timon's silver treads upon his lip;

And yet, (0, see the monstrousness of mau
Enter Lucius, with three Strangers.

When he looks out in an ungrateful shape !)
Luc. Who, the lord Timon? lie is my very good He does deny him, in respect of his,
friend, and an honourable gentleman.

What charitable men afford to beggars. 1 Stran. We know him for no less, though we 3 Stran. Religion groans at it. are but strangers w him. But I can tell you one i Stran. For mine own part, thing, my lord, and which I hear from common I never tasted Timon in my life, ruumow's; now lord Timon's happy hours are done Nor came any of his bouniies over me, and past, and his estate shrinks from him.

To mark me for his friend; yet, I protest, Lric. Fie no, do not believe it; he cannot want for his right noble mind, illustrious virtue, for money.

And honourable carriage, 2 Stran. But believe you this, my lord, that, not Had his necessity made use of me, long ago, one of his meu was with the lord Lu. I would have put my wealth into donation, culus, to borrow so many talents; nay, urged ex: And the best half should have return'd to him, tremely fur't, and shew'i what necessity belong'd So much I love his heart : but, I perceive, w't, and yet was denied.

Men must learn now with pity lo dispense: Luc. How?

For policy sits above conscience.

(Ereunt. Stran. I tell yon, denied, my lord.

Luc. What a strange case was that? Now, before SCENE III.-The same.- A Room in Sempronius's the gods, I am ashamed on't. Denied that honour

Ilouse. able man ? there was very little honour shew'd in't. For my own part, I must needs confess, I have re.

Enter SEMPRONIUS, and a Servant of Timon's. ceived soine small kindnesses from him, as money, plate, jewels, and such trifles, nothing com. Sem. Must he needs trouble me in't? Humph ! paring to liis ; yet, had he mistook him, and sent

Bove all others ?
io me, I should ne'er have denied his occasion so He might have tried lord Lacius, or Lucullus ;
wany talents.

And now Ventidius is wealthy too,

Whom he redeem'd from prison : all these three

Owe their estates unto hini. Ser. See, lis good har, sonder's my lord; I have Serr. O my lord, sweni lo see his honour.--My hodour'd lord, - They have all been touch'd t, and found base me.

10 Lucius.

tal ; for Luc. Servilius! you are kindly met, Sır. Fare They have all denied bim! thee well :- Commend me to thy honourable-vir- Sem. How ! Have they denied him? luous lord, my very exquisite friend.

Has Ventidius and Lucullus denied him? Ser. May it please your honour, my lord hath And does he send to me! Three? Humphsent

It shews but lille love or judgment in him. Luc. Ha! what has he sent? I am so much en- Must I be his last refuge i His friends, like physi. dear'd to that lord; he's ever sending : How shall

ciaus, I thank him, thinkest thou? And what hias he Thrive, give him over; must I take the cure apon sent now?

me? Ser. He has only sent his present occasion now, He has much disgraced me in't; I am angry at my lord ; requesting your lord ship to supply bis

him, instant use with so many talents.

That might have known my place : I see no sense Luc. I know, his lordship is but merry with me;

fort, lle cannot want fifty tive liundred talents.

But his occasions mig!ıt have woo'd me first; Ser. But in the mean time he wants less, my For, in my conscience, I was the first man Jord.

That e'er received gift from him : If his occasion were not virtuous!,

And does he think so backwardly of me now,
I should not urge it half so faithfully.

That I'll reguite it last? No : so it may prove
Luc. Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius ? An argument of langliter to the rest,
Ser. Upon my soul, 'tis true, Sir.

And I amongst the lords be thought a foo). Luc. What a wicked beast was I, to disfurnish I had rather than the worth of ihrice the sun, myself against such a good time, when I miglit He had sent to me fust, but for my mind's sake: have she wil myself honourable! How unluckily it I had such a courage to do tuim good. But now happen'd, thai I should parchase the day before

return, for a little part, and undo a great deal of ho. And with their faint reply this answer join ; pour!-Ser: ilius, now before the gods, I am not Who bates mine honour, shall not know my coin. Yes able to do't; the more beast, I say :- I was send.

(Erit. ing to use lord Timon myself, these gentlemen can Sero. Excellent! Your lord ship's a goodly vil. witness; but I would noi, for the wealth of Athens, lain. The devilknew not what he did, wlien he I had done il now. Commend me bountifully to made man politic; he crossrt himself by'l: and I thing his good lordahip; and I hope, his boboar will con. cannot think, but, in the end, the villainies of man ceive the fairest of me, because I have no power will set him clear. How fairly this lord strives in to be kind : and tell hin this from me, I count il to appear foul! Inkes virtuous copies to be wicked; one of my greatest afflictions, say, that I cannot like those that, under hot ardent zeal, would set pleasure such an honourable gentleman. (od whole realms on fire. Servilius, will you befriend ine so fur, us to use Of such a mature is his politic love. mine own words to him!

This was my lord's best hope ; now all are fied, Serr. Yes, Sir, I shall,

Save the gods only' : now his friends are dead, Lue. I will look you out a good furn, Serri. Dvors, that were ne'er acquainted with their lius,

(Exit Serrilius.


Many a bounteous year, must be employ'd
Suffering ; ' By his bloody cross and passion. Now to guard sure their master.
+ 1.7. His life.

* Acknowledge. • This means, to put his wealth down in account Consumert.

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And this is all a liberal course allows;

Upon his debts, and take down th' interest Who cannot keep his wealth, must keep his house into their gluttonous maws. You do yourselves


but wrong,

To stir me up ; let me pass quietly : SCENE IV.-The same. A Hall in Timon's House. Believe't, my lord and I have made an end ;

I have no more to reckon, he to spend.
Eater tuo SERVANTS of VARRO, and the SERVANT OF Luc. Sero. Ay, but this answer will not serve.

Leerus, meeting Titus, HORTENSIUS, and other Flav. It 'twill not,
Soreaats to Timon's Creditors, waiting his coming 'Tis not so base as you ; for you serve knaves.

(Erit. Par. Serv. Well met; good-morrow, Titus and 1 Var. Serv. How! What does his cashierd wor. Hortensius.

ship inutter? Tit. The like to you, kind Varro.

2 Var. Serv. No matter what; he's poor, and Hor, Lucius!

that's revenge enough. Who can speak broader bat, do we meet together?

than he that has no house to put his head in ? Sucha Luc. Sero. Ay, and, I think,

may rail against great buildings.
One basiness does command us all : for mine
Is money.

Tit. So is theirs and ours.

Tit. O, here's Servilius; now we shall know

Some answer.

Ser. If I might beseech you, gentlemen
Luc. Serv. And Sir

To repair some other hour, I should much
Phlotus too!

Derive from it: for, take it on my soul,
Phi. Good day at once.

My lord leans wond'rously to discontent.
Lwc. Sero. Welcome, good brother.

His comfortable temper has forsook him ;
What do you think the hours

He is much ont of health, and keeps bis chamber. Pet. Labouring for nine.

Luc. Serv. Many do keep their chambers, are not Luc. Serv. So much ?

Phi. Is not my lord seen yet?

And, if it be so far beyond his health,
Luc. Sero. Not yet.
Phi. I wonder on't; he was wont to shine at And make a clear way to the gods.

Methinks, he should the sooner pay his debts, seven.

Ser. Good gods ! Luc. Serv. Ay, but the days are waxed shorter Tit. We cannot take this for an answer, Sir. with him :

Flam. (Within.) Servilius, help!--my lord I my Toa must consider, that 'a prodigal course

lord ! Is like the sun's t; but not, like his, recoverable. I fear,

Enter Timon, in a rage ; FLAMINIUS following. Tis deepest winter in lord Timon's purse ;

Tim. What, are my doors opposed against my That is, one may reach deep enough, and yet Find little.

passage ?
Phi. I am of your fear for that.

Have I been ever free, and must my house
Tit. I'll shew you how to observe a strange The place, which I have feasted, does it now,

Be my retentive enemy, my gaol?
Yoar lord sends now for money.

Like all mankind, shew me an iron heart?
Hor. Most true, he does.

Luc. Serv. Put in now, Titus.
Tit. And he wears jewels now of Timon's gift,

Tit. My lord, here is my bill.
For which I wait for money.

Luc. Serv. Here's mine.

Hor. Serv. And mine, my lord.
Hor. It is against my heart.
Luc. Serv. Mark, how strange it shews,

Both Var. Serv. And ours, my lord.

Phi. All our bills.
Timon in this should pay more than he owes :
And e'en as if your lord should wear rich jewels,

Tim. Knock me down with 'em : cleave me to And send for money for 'em.

the girdle. Her. I am weary of this charge t, the gods can

Luc. Serv. Alas ! my lord,

Tim. Cut my heart in sums. witness : I know, my lord hath spent of Timon's wealth,

Tit. Mine, fifty talents.

Tim. Tell out my blood.
And now ingratitude makes it worse than stealth.

Luc. Serv. Five thousand crowns, my lord.
I Var. Serv. Yes, mine's three thousand crowns :
What's yours?

Tim. Five thousand drops pays that.

What yours 1-and yours?
Lac. Serv. Five thousand mine.

1 Var. Serv. My lord,-
1 Var. Serv. 'Tis much deep: and it should seem

2 Var. Serv. My lord,by the sum, Your master's confidence was above mine ;

Tim. Tear me, take me, and the gods fall upon Kise, surely, his had equallid,


(Erit. Hor. "Faith, I perceive our masters may throw Enter FLAMINIUS.

their caps at their money; these debts may well be Tut. One of lord Timon's men.

call's desperate ones, for a madman owes 'em.

[Excunt, Luc. Sero. Flaminius! Sir, a word : 'Pray, is my lord ready to come forth?

Re-enter Timon and FLAVIUS.
Flam. No, indeed, he is not.

Tit. We attend his lordship ; 'pray, signify so Tim. They have e'en pat my breath from me, much.

the slaves : Flam. I need not tell him that; he knows, you creditors !-devils. are too diligent.

(Exit Flaminius. Flav. My dear lord,

Tim. What, if it should be so ?
Enter FLAVIUS in a Cloak, muffled.

Flav. My lord,
Luc. Serv. Hal Is not that his steward mumled T'im. I'll have it so :-My steward I

Flav. Here, my lord.
He goes away in a cloud : call him, call him. Tim. So fitly? Go, bid all my friends again,
Tit. Do you hear, Sir ?

Lucius, Lacullus, and Sempronius; all :
i Var. Serv. By your leave, Sir

I'll once more feast the rascals.
Flav. What do you ask of me, my friend ?

Flav. O my lord,
Tu. We wait for certain money here, Sir. You only speak from your distracted sonl;
Flav. Ay,

There is not so much left, to furnish out
If money were as certain as your waiting,

A moderate table. Twere sure enough. Why then preferr'd you not Tim. Be't not in thy care ; go, Your sums and bills, when your false masters eat I charge thee; invite them all let in the tide Of my lord's meat? Then they could smile, and of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide. fawu

(Ereunt. • i. e. Keep within doors for fear of duns.

Timon quibbles. They present their written 4. e. Like him iu blaze and splendour.

bills; he catches at the word, and alludes to bills Commission, employment.

or battle-axes,

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