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ATHENS. 249 Tim. l'll hunt with him; And let them be re
ceiv'd, . Not without fair reward. Flav. [Aside.)
What will this come to? He commands us to provide, and give great gifts, And all out of an empty coffer. Nor will he know his purse; or yield me this, To show bim what a beggar his heart is, Being of no power to make his wishes good: His promises fly so beyond his state, That what he speaks is all in debt, he owes For every word; he is so kind, that he now Pays interest for't; his land's put to their books. Well, 'would I were gently put out of office, Before I were forc'd out! Happier is he that has no friend to feed, Than such as do even enemies exceed. I bleed inwardly for my lord.
You do yourselves Much wrong, you bate too much of your own merits: Here, iny lord, a trifle of our love. 2 Lord. With more than common thanks I will
receive it. 3 Lord. O, he is the very soul of bounty !
Tim. And now I remember me, my lord, you gave Good words the other day of a bay courser I rode on: it is yours, because you lik'd it. 3 Lord. I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, in
None so welcome.
* i. e. Could dispense them on every side with an
And ne'er be weary.-Alcibiades,
Ay, defiled land, my lord. 1 Lord. We are so virtuously bound, Tim.
And so Am I to you.
2 Lord. So infinitely endear'd,
The best of happiness, Honour, and fortunes, keep with you, lord Timon! Tim. Ready for bis friends.
[Exeunt Alcibiades, Lords, &c. Арет.
What a coil's here ! Serving of beckst, and jutting out of bums! I doubt whether their legs be worth the sums That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs: Methinks, false hearts should never have sound legs. Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'sies,
Tim. Now, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, I'd be good to thee. Apem.
No, I'll nothing: for,
pngrudging distribution, like that with which I could deal out cards.
. i.e. All happiness to you. + Offering salutations.
1.6. Be ruined by his securities entered into.
SCENE 1. The same. A room in a Senator's
Enter a Senator, with papers in his hand.
Caph. Here, sir; What is your pleasure ? Sen. Get on your cloak, aud haste you to lord
By his heaven he means good advice; the only thing by which he could be saved.
Importune him for my moneys; be not ceas'do
Caph. I go, sir.
Sen. I go, sir?-take the bonds along with you, And have the dates in compt. Caph.
I will, sis. Sen.
The same. A hall in Timon's house.
Enter Flavius, with many bills in his hand. Flao. No care, no stop! so senseless of expence, That he will neither know how to maintain it, Nor cease his flow of riot: Takes no account How things go from him; nor resumes no care
Of what is to continue; Never mind
Enter Caphis, and the Servants of Isidore and
Enter Timon, Alcibiades, and Lords, &c.
Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again t, My Alcibiades.-With me? What's your will ?
Caph. My lord, here is a note of certain dues.
Of Athens here, my lord, Tim. Go to my steward.
Caph. Please it your lordship, he hath put me off To the succession of new days this month: My master is awak'd by great occasion, To call upon his own; and humbly prays you, That with your other noble parts you'll suit, In giving him his right. Tim.
Mine honest friend, I prythee, but repair to me next morning.
Caph, Nay, good my lord.
• Good even was the usual salutation from noon.
+ i.e. To hunting ; in our author's time it was the custom to hunt as well after dinner as before.