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I, what need we have any friends, if we should I Lady. My lord, you take us even at the never bave need of them ? they were the most

best. needless creatures living, sbould we ne'er have Apem. 'Faith, for the worst is filthy; and would use for them; and would most resemble sweet not hold taking, I doubt me. instruments bung up in cases, that keep their Tim. Ladies, there is an idle banquet sounds to themselves. Why, I have often wish-Attends you : Please you to dispose yourselves. ed myself poorer, that I might come nearer to All Lad. Most thankfully, my lord. you. We are born to do bruefits; and what bet

[Exeunt CUPID, and LADIES. ter or properer can we call our own, than the Tim. Flavius, riches of our friends ? Oh what a precious com- Flav. My lord. fort 'tis, to have so many, like brothers, com- Tim. The little casket bring me hither. manding one another's fortunes! O joy, e'en Flav. Yes, my lord.-More jewels yet! made away ere it can be born! Mine eyes can- There is no crossing him in bis humour ; not hold out water, methinks: to forget their

(Aside. faults, I drink to you.

Else I should tell him,--Well,-i'faith, I should Apem. Thou weepest to make them drink, When all's spent, he'd be cross'd * then, an be Timon.

could. 2 Lord. Joy had the like conception in our 'Tis pity, bounty had not eyes behind; + eyes,

That man might ne'er be wretched for his And, at that instant, like a babe sprung up.

mind. I Apem. Ho! ho ! I laugh to think that babe a

[Exit, and returns with the casket. bastard.

1 Lord. Where be our men ? 3 Lord, I promise you, my lord, you mov'd Serv. Here, my lord, in readiness. me much.

2 Lord. Our horses. Apem. Much!

(Tucket sounded. Tim. O my friends, I have one word Tim. What means that trump ?-How now? To say to you :-Look you, my good lord, I

must Enter a SERVANT.

Entreat you, honour me so much, as to Sere. Please you, my lord, there are certain Advance tbis jewel ; ladies most desirous of admittance.

Accept and wear it, kind my lord. Tim. Ladies ? what are their wills?

I Lord. I am so far already in your gifts, Serr. There comes with them a forerunner, All. So are we all. my lord which bears that office, to signiíy their pleasures.

Enter a SERVANT. Tim. I pray, let them be admitted.

Serv. My lord, there are certain nobles of the

senate Enter Cupid.

Newly alighted, and come to visit you. Cup. Hail to thee, worthy Timon ;-and to Tim. They are fairly welcome. all

Flav. I beseech your honour, That of his bounties taste !—The five best senses Vouchsafe me a word; it does concern you near. Acknowledge thee their patron ; and come Tim. Near? why then another time l'ul hear freely I pr’ythee, let us be provided

(thee : To gratulate thy plenteous bosom : The ear, To shew them entertainment. Taite touch, shell, all pleas'd from thy table Flav. I scarce know how.

(Aside. rise ; They only now come but to feast thine eyes.

Enter Another SERVANT. Tim. They are welcome all; let them bave 2 Serv. May it please your honour, the lord kind admittance.

Lucius, Music, make their welcome. (Exit CUPID. Out of bis free love, hath presented to you i Lord. You see, my lord, how ample you are four milk-wbite borses, trapp'd in silver. belov'd.

Tim. I shall accept them fairly : let the pre

sents Music.--Re-enter CUPID, with a masque of LADIES as Amazons, with lutes in their

Enter a third SERVANT. hands, dancing, and playing.

Be worthily entertain'd.-How now, what news ? Apem. Hey day, what a sweep of vanity 3 Serv. Please you, my lord, that honourable comes this way!

gentleman, Lord Lucullus, entreats your company They dance! they are mad women.

lo-morrow to hunt with bim; and has sent your Like madness is the glory of this life,

honour two brace of greyhounds. As this pomp shows to a little oil, and root. Tim. P'll hunt with him; And let them be We make ourselves fools, to disport ourselves;

receiv'd, And spend our flatteries, to drink those men, Not without fair reward. Upon wbose age we void it up again,

Flav. (Aside.) What will this come to ? With poisonous spite and envy. Who lives, He commands us to provide, and give great gifts, that's not

And all out of an empty coffer. Depraved, or depraves ? who dies, that bears Nor will he know his purse ; or yield me this, Not one spurn to their graves of their friends' To shew him what a beggar his heart is, gift?

Being of no power to make his wishes good ; I should fear, those that dance before me now, His promises fly so beyond his state, Would one day stamp upon me. It has been That wbat he speaks is all in debt, he owes done;

For every word; he is so kind, that he now Men shut their doors against a setting sun. Pays interest for't; his land's put to their books. The LORDs rise from table, with much adoring Before I were forc'd out i

well 'would I were gently put out of office, of Timon; and, to shew their loves, each Happier is he that has no friend to feed, singles out an Amazon, and all dance, men Than such as do even enemies exceed, trith women, a lojty strain or two to the I bleed inwardly for my lord.

(Exit. hautboys, and cease.

Tim. You do yourselves Tim. You have done our pleasures much grace, Much wrong, you bate too much of your own fair ladies,

merits:
Set a fair fashion on our entertainment, Here, my lord, a trifle of our love.
Which was not halt so beautiful and kind;
You have added worth unto't, and lively lustre,

• A play on the word cross: from the piece of money And entertain'd me with mine own device ;

+ To see the miseries that will I am to thank you for it.

ralled a cross.

follow # For his generosity of mind.

2 Lord. With more than common thanks | All that pass by. It cannot hold ; no reasort will receive it.

Can found his state in safety. Caphis, ho! 3 Lord. Oh! he is the very soul of bounty! Caphis, I say ! Tim. And now I remember me, my lord, you

Enter CAPHIS, gave Good words the other day of a bay courser Caph. Here, Sir ; What is your pleasure ? rode on: it is yours, becanse you lik'd it.

Sen. Get on your cloak, and haste you to lord 2 Lord, I beseech you, pardon me, my lord,

Timon ; in that.

Importune him for my monies; be not ceas'd Tim. You may take my word, my lord ; 1 With slight denial ; nor then silenc'd, when know, no man

Commend me to your master and the cap Can justly praise but what he does affect : Plays in the right hand, thus :--but tell him, I weigh my friend's affection with mine own;

Sirrah,
P'll tell you true. I'll call on you.

My uses cry to me, I must serve my turn
All Lords. None so welcome.

Out of mine own; bis days and times are past,
Tim. I take all and your several visitations And my reliances on his fracted dates
So kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give ;

Have smit my credit: I love and honour him ; Methinks, I could deal kingdoms to my friends, But must not break my back, to heal his finger : And ne'er be weary.-Alcibiades,

Immediate are my needs; and my relief
Thou art a soldier, therefore seldom rich, Must not be toss'd and turn'd to me in words,
It comes in charity to thee : for all thy living But find supply immediate. Get you gone :
Is 'mongst the dead; and all the lands thou hast Put on a most importunate aspect,
Lie in a pitch'd field.

A visage of demand ; for I do fear,
Alcib. Ay, defiled land, my lord.

When every feather sticks in his own wing,
1 Lord. We are so virtuously bound,-- Lord Timon will be left a naked gull,
Tim. And so

Which Aasbes now a phanix. Get you gone. Am I to you.

('aph. I go, Sir. 2 Lord. So infinitely endear'd,

Sen. I go, Sir ?-take the bonds along with you Tim. All to you. - Lights, more lights. And have the dates in compt. i Lord. The best of happiness,

Caph. I will, Sir. Honour, and fortunes, keep with you, lord Sen. Go.

(Exeunt Timon ! Tim. Ready for his friends.

SCEVE 11.-The same.-A Hall in TIMON'S (Exeunt ALCIBIADES, LORDS, &c.

Hou e. Apem. What a coil's here ! Serving of becks, t and jutting out of bums ! Enter FLAVIUS, with many bills in his hand. I doubt whether their legs be worth the sums Flav. No care, no stop! 80 senseless of ex. That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of

pense, dregs :

(legs. That he will neither know bow to maintain it, Methinks, false hearts should never have sound Nor cease his flow of riot : Takes no account Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on How things go from him ; nor resumes no care court'sies.

Of what is to continue; Never mind Tim. Now Apemantus if thou wert not snllen, Was to be so unwise, to be so kind. I'd be good to thee.

What shall be done? He will not hear, till feel : Apem. No, I'll nothing : for,

(left I must be round with him now he comes froir If I should be brib'd too, there wonld be none

hunting. To rail upon thee : and then thou wouldest sin Fie, fie, fie, fie i

the faster. Thou giv'st so long, Timon, I fear me, thou

Enter CAPHIS, and the SERVANTS of ISIDORE Wilt give away thyself in paper | shortly ;

and VARRO. What need these leasts, pomps, and vain glories? Caph. Good even, Varro : What, Tian. Nay,

You come for money? An you begin to rail on society once,

Var. Serv. Is't not your business too?
I am sworn, not to give regard to you.

Cuph. It is ;- And yours too, Isidore 1
Farewell; and coine with better music. [Erit. Isid. Serv. It is so.
Apem. So;-

(aph. 'Would we were all discharg'd !
Thou'lt not hear me now,-thou shalt not then, Var. Serv. I fear it.
I'll lock

Caph. Here comes the lord. Thy heaven i from thee. Oh! that men's ears

Enter Timon, ALCIBIADES, and LORDX, &c. should be To counsel deal, but not to flattery ! [Exit.

Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll fortb

again,
My Alcibiades.-With me? What's your will !

Caph. My lord, here is a note of certain dues.
АСТ II.

Tim. Dues? Whence are you?

Caph. Of Athens here, my lord. SCENE I.-The same.-A Room in a Tim. Go to my steward. SENATOR's House.

Caph. Please it your lordship, he hath put me

ofr
Enter a SENATOR, with papers in his hand. To the succession of new days this month:
Sen And late, five thousand to Varro; and to My master is awak'd by great occasion,
Isidore

To call upon bis own; and bumbly prays you,
He owes nine thousand ; besides my former sum, That with your other noble parts you'll suit,
Which makes it five and twenty.--Still in motion in giving him his right.
Of raging waste ? It cannot hold; it will not. Tim. Mine honest friend,
If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog,

I prythee, but repair to me next morning.
And give it 'Timon, why, the dog coins gold : Caph. Nay, good my lord,-

I would sell my horse, and buy twenty more Tim. Contain thyself, good friend. Better than he, why, give my horse to Timon, Var. Serv. One Varro's servant, my good Ask nothing, give it him, it foals me, straight,

lord, And able borses : No porter at his gate ;

Isid, Serv. From Isidore ;
But rather one that smiles, and still invites He humbly prays your speedy payment,---

• All happiness to

: bonds.

ou

+ Offering salutations I I.e. good advice.

• By no argument can he be prored in a solveut state

Repulsed.

as

Caph. If you did kuow, my lord, my master's Apem. So would 1,--as good a trick as ever wants,

hangman served thief. Var. Serv. 'Twas due on forfeiture, my lord, Fool. Are you three usurers' men ? six weeks,

All Serv. Ay, fool. And past,

Fool. I thiuk, no ustrer but has a fool to his Isid. Serv. Your steward puts me off, my servant : My mistress is one, and I ain her fool. lord;

When men come to borrow of your masters, they And I am sent expressly to your lordship. approach sadly, and go away merry; but they Tim. Give me breath :

enter my mistress' house merrily, and go away I do beseech you, good my lords, keep on; sadly : The reason of this?

(Ereunt ALCIBIADES and Lords. Var. Serv. I could render one. I'll wait upon you instantly.--Come bither, pray A pem. Do it then, that we may account thee a you.

(To Flavius. whoremaster and a knave ; which, notwithstandHow goes the world, that I am thus encoun- ing, thou shalt be no less esteemed. ter'd

Var. Serv. What is a whoremaster, fool ? With clamourous demands of date-broke bonds, Fool. A fool in good clothes, and something And the detention of long-since due debts, like thee. 'Tis a spirit: sometime, it appears Against my honour i

like a lord : sometime, like a lawyer; sometime, Flav. Please you, gentlemen,

like a philosopher, with two stones more than his The time is unagreeable to this business : artificial one: He is very often like a knight ; Your importuuacy cease, till after dinner ; and, generally in all shapes, that man goes up That I may make his lordship understand and down in, from fourscore to thirteen, this Wherefore you are not paid.

spirit walks in. Tim. Do so, my friends :

Var. Serv. Thou art not altogether a fool. See them well entertain'd. (Exit Timon. Fool. Nor thou altogether a wise man ; Flay. I pray, draw near.

much foolery as I have, so much wit thou (Erit FLAVIUS. lackest.

Apem. That answer might have become ApeEnter APEMANTUS and a Fool.

mantus. Caph. Stay, stay, here comes the fool with All Serv. Aside, aside ; here comes lord Ti. Apeinantus ; let's have some sport with 'em. mon.

Far. Serv. Hang him, he'll abuse us.
Isid. Serv. A plague upon him, dog!

Re-enter TIMON and FLAVIUS.
Par. Serv. How dost, fool?

Apem. Come with me, cool, come. Apem. Dost dialogue with thy shadow ?

Fool. I do not always follow lover, elder bro Var. Serr. I speak not to thee.

ther, and woman; sometime, the philosopher. Apem. No ; 'tis to thyself,-Come away

(Ereunt APEMANTUS and Fool. (To the Fool. Flav. 'Pray you, walk near ; I'll speak with Isid. Serv. (To Var. SERV.) There's the fool

you anon.

(Exeunt Serv. hangs on your back already.

Tim. You make me marvel : Wherefore, ere Apem. No, thou stand'st single, thou art not

this time, on tim yet.

Had you not fully laid my state before me; Caph. Where's the fool now ?

That I might so bave rated my expense, Apem. He last asked the question.--Poor As I had leave of means? fogues, and usurers' menl bawds between gold Flav. You would not hear me, and want !

At many leisures I propos'd. All Serv. What are we, Apemantus ?

Tim. Go to : Apem. Asses.

Perchance, some single vantages you took
All Serv. Why?

When any indisposition put you back ;
Apem. That you ask me what you are, and do And that unapiness made your minister,
Dot know yourselves.-Speak to 'em, fool. Thus to excuse yourself.
Fool. How do you, gentlemen ?

Flav. O my good lord !
All Serv. Gramercies, good fool : How does At many times I brought in my accounts,
your mistress ?

Laid them before you ; you would throw them Fool. She's e'en setting on water to scald such

off, chickens as you are. 'Would, we could see you And say, you found them in mine honesty. at Corinth.

When, for some tribing present, you have bid Apein. Good ! gramercy.

me

Return so much, I have shook my head, and Enter PAGE.

wept : Fool. Look you, here comes my mistress' Yea, 'gainst the authority of manners, pray'd page.

you Page. (To the Fool.) Why, how now, cap. To hold your band more close ; I did endure tain ? what do you in this wise company - Not seldom, nor so slight checks; when I have How dost thou, Apemantas?

Prompted you, in the ebb of your estate, Apem. 'Would i bad a rod in my mouth, that And your great flow of debts. My dear-lov'd lord, I might answer thee profitably.

Though you hear now, (too late!) yet now's a Poge. Pr'ythee, Apemantus, read me the

time, superscription of these letters; I know not which the greatest of your having lacks a half is whicb.

To pay your present debts. A per. Canst not read?

Tim. Let all my land be sold. Page. No.

Flav. 'Tis all engag'd, some forfeited and Apem. There will little learning die then, that

gone; day thou art banged. This is to lord Timon ; And what remains will bardly stop the mouth this to Alcibíades. Go; thou wast born a bas- of present dues : the future coines apace : tard, and thou'lt die a bawd.

What shall defend the interim ? and at length Page. Thou wast whelped a dog; and thou How goes our reckoning ? shalt famish, a dog's death. Answer not, I am Tim. To Lacedæmon did my land extend. gone.

[Erit Page. Flav. O my good lord, the world is but A pem. Even so thou out-run'st grace. Fool,

word; I will go with you to lord Timon's.

Were it all your's, to give it in a breath,
Pool. Will you leave me there?

How quickly were it gone ?
Apem. If Timon stay at home.-You three Tim. You tell me true.
serve three usarers ?
All Sero. Ay, 'would they served us!

le a certain sum.

one

Hav. If you siuspect my husbandry, or false - Something hath been amiss-a noble nature Call me before the exactest auditors, (hood, May catch a wrench-would all were well-'ús And set me on the proof. So the gods bless me,

pityWhen all our offices have been oppress'd And so intending * other serious matters, With riotous feeders; when our vaults have After distasteful looks, and these bard fracwept

tions, t With drunken spilth of wine; when every room with certain half-caps, † and cold moving nods, Hath blaz'd with lights, and bray'd with min. They froze me into silence. strelsy ;

Tim. You gods, reward them !I have retir'd me to a wasteful cock, +

I pr'ythee man, look cheerly; These old felAnd set mine eyes at flow.

lows Tim. Pr'ythee, no more.

Have their ingratitude in them hereditary : Flav. Heavens, have I said, the bounty of Their blood is cak’d, 'tis cold, it seldom fows; this lord !

(sants, 'Tis lack of kindly warmth, they are not kind ; How many prodigal bits have slaves and pea- And nature as it grows again toward earth, This night' englutted! Who is not Timon's ? Is fashion'd for the journey, dull, and heavy.What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is Go to Ventidius, -[70 a Serv.) Prythee, [To lord Timon's ?

FLAVIUS,J be not sad, Great Timon, noble, worthy, royal Timon ? Thon art true, and honest; ingeniously ý. I speak, Ah! when the means are gone, that buy this No blame belongs to thee :-(70 SERV.) Ventipraise,

dius lately The breath is gone whereof this praise is made : Buried bis father by whose death, he's stepp'd Feast-won, fast-lost; cloud of winter into a great estate : when he was poor, showers,

Imprisou'd, and in scarcity of friends, These flies are couch'd

I clear'd him with five talents ; Greet him from Tim. Come, sermon me no further :

Bid hiin snppose, some good necessity

{mne ; No villanous bounty yet hath pass'd my beart; Touches his friend, which craopi to be reUnwisely, not ignobly, bave I given.

member'd Why dost thou weep? Canst thou the conscience with those tive talents :-that had,-[TV FLAT.) lack,

give it these fellows To think I shall lack friends ? Secure thy heart: To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or If I would broach the vessels of my love,

think,

(sink. And try the argument 1 of hearts by borrow. That Timon's fortunes 'mong his friends can ing,

Flav. I would, I could not think it; That Men, and men's fortunes, could I frankly use,

thought is bounty's foe ; As I can bid thee speak.

Being freell itself, it thinks all others so. Flav. Assurance bless your thoughts !

(Eseunt. Tim. And, in some sort, these wants of mine

are crown'd That I account them blessings; for by these Shall I try friends : You shall perceive, how

ACT III. you Mistake my fortunes ; I am wealthy in my friends. SCENE 1.-Theme.—A Room in LUCULLUS Within there, ho !-Flaminius! Servilius !

House. Enter FLAMINIUS, SERVILIUS, and other FLAMINIUs waiting. Enter a SERVANT to him. SERVANTS.

Serv. I have told my lord of you, he is comServ. My lord, my lord,

ing down to you.
Tim. I will despatch you severally.--You to Flam. I thank you, Sir.
lord Lucius,

Enter LUCULLUS.
To lord Lucullus you: I hunted with his
Honour to-day ;-You, to Sempronius ;

Serv. Here's my lord. Commend me to their loves ; and, I am proud, Lucul. (Aside.) One of Lord Timon's inen 1 a say

gift, I warrant. Why, this hits right; I dreamt That my occasions have found time to use them of a silver basin and ewer to-night. Flaminius, Toward'a supply of money: let the request honest Flaminius ; you are very respectively Be fifty talents.

welcome, Sir.Fill me some wine.-[Erit SERFlam. As you have said, my lord.

VANT.) And how does that honourable, complete, Flav. Lord Lucius, and Lord Lucullus ? free-hearted gentleman of Athens, thy very bounhumph!

[Aside. tiful good lord and master? Tim. Go you, Sir, (To another Serv.) to the Flam. His health is well, Sir. senators,

Lucul. I am right glad that his health is well, (of whom, even to the state's best health, 1 Sir : And what hast thou there under thy cloak, bave

pretty Flaminius ? Deserv'd this hearing,) bid 'em send o'the instant Flam. 'Faith, nothing but an empty box, Sir; A thousand talents to me.

which in my lord's behalf, I come to entreat Flav. I have been bold,

your honour to supply ; who, having great and (For that I knew it the most general way,) instant occasion to use fifty talents, bath sent to To them to use your signet, and your name : your lordship to furnish bim; nothing doubting But they do shake their heads, and I am here

your present assistance therein. No richer in returu.

Lucul. La, la, la, la, -nothing doubting, says Tim, Is't true? can it be?

he? alas, good lord ! a noble gentleman "lis, if Flav. They answer, in a joint and corporate he would not keep so good a house. Many a voice,

time and often I have dined with him, and told That now they are at fall, ll want treasure, can- him on't: and come again to supper to him, of not

purpose to have him spend less ; and yet he Do what they would ; are sorry-you are hon-would embrace no counsel, take no warning by ourable,

my coming. Every man bas bis fault, and ho But yet they could have wish'd-they know nesty ** is his; I have told him on't, but I could not-but

never get him from it. • The apartments allotted to culinary offices, &c. A

• Regarding. + Abrupt remarks. i If I would, (says Timon,) by borrowing, try of what

A cap slightly moved, uot put off. men's hearts are composed, what they have in them,&c.

For ingenuously:

Liberal.
Dignified

At an ebb. 1 For respectfully: ** Honesty meaning liberadas.

me ;

Jius.--

Scene III,
TIMON OF ATHENS.

Re-enter SERTANT, with wine.

Ser. May it please your honour, my lord lath
Seru. Please your lordship, bere is the wine. sent-
Lucul. Flaminius, I have noted thee always endeared to that lord; he's ever sending: How

Luc. Ha ! what has he sent? I am so much
wise. Here's to thee.
Flam. Your lordship speaks your pleasure.

shall I thank him, thiukest thou ? and what bas Lucul. I have observed thee always for a to-be sent now? wardly prompt spirit,-give thee thy due,-and

Ser. He has only sent bis present occasion one that knows what belongs to reason' : and now, my lord ; requesting your lordship to sup. canst use the time well, if the time use thee ply, his instant use with so many talents. well: good parts in thee.-Get you gone, Sir

Luc. I know ; his lordship is but merry with rah.-{To the SERVANT, who goes out.)- Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy lord's a boun- He cannot want fifty-five hundred talents. tiful gentleman : but thou art wise ; and thou

Ser. But in the mean time he wauts less, my knowest well enough, although thou comest to If bis occasion were not virtuous, (lord. me, that this is no time to lead money; especi- I should not urge it so half faithfully. ally upon bare friendship, without security.

Luc. Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius ? Here's three solidares for thee; good boy,

Ser. Upon my soul, 'uis true, Sir. wink at me, and say thou saw'st me not. Fare wish myself against such a good time, when I

Luc. What a wicked beast was I, to disfurther well. Flam. Is't possible, the world-should so much night have shown myself honourable ?' bow un. differ;

(ness,

luckily it bappened, that I should purchase the And we alive, that liv'd ? + Fly, damned base- day before for a little part, and undo a great To him that worships thee.

deal of honour 1-Servillius, now before the gods, (Throwing the money away.

I am not able to do't ; the more beast, I say :-Lucul. Ha! Now I see thou art a fool, and fit I was sending to use lord Timon myself these for thy ma ter.

(Erit LUCULLUS.

gentlemen can witness; but I would not, for the Flui. May these add to the number that may wealth of Athens, I had done it now. Commend scald thee!

me bountifully to his good lordship ; and I hope Let molten coin be thy damnation,

his honour will conceive the fairest of me, teThou disease of a friend, and not bimself!

cause I have no power to be kind : Aud tell Has friendship such a faint and milky heart,

him this from me, I count it one of my greatest It turas in less than two nights ? O yon gods,

afflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such an

holiourable gentleman. I feel my master's passion ! This slave

Good Servilius, will Unto his honour, has my lord's meat in him :

you befriend me so far as to use mine owu words

to him? Why should it thrive, and turn to nutriment, When he is tum'd to poison ?

Sor. Yes, Sir, I shall. Oh! may diseases only work upon't !

Luc. I will look you out a good turn, Servi. Ard, when he is sick to death, let uot that part True, as you said, Timon is shrunk, indeed :

(Èxit SERVILIUS. of nature Which my lord paid for, be of any power

And he, that's once denied, will hardly speed.

(Exit Lucius. To espel sickness, but prolong bis hour ! ||

(Exit.

1 Stran. Do you observe this, Hostilius ?

2 Stran. Ay, too well. SCENE 11.-The same.- A public place.

i Stran, Why this

Is the world's soul; and just of the same piece
Enter Lucius, with three STRANGERS. Is every flatterer's spirit. Who call call him
Luc. Who, the lord Timon? he is my very | My knowing, Tinwon hath been this lord's father,

His friend, that digs in the saine dish ? for, in good friend, aud an bonourable gentleman.

1 Stron. We know himn for no less, though | And kept bis credit with his purse ; we are but strangers to bim. But I can tell you has paid his men their wages : He ne'er drinks,

Supported his estate ; nay, Timon's money one thing, my lord, and which I hear from com. But limon's silver treads upou his lip; mon rumours; now lord Timon's happy hours are done and past, and his estate shidiks from And yet, (oh ! see the monstrousness of man

When he looks out in an ungrateful shape !) him. Luc. Fie uo, do not believe it; he cannot want He dues deny bim, in respect of his,

What charitable men afford to beggars. for money. 2 Stran. But believe you this, my lord, that,

3 Stran. Religion groans at it. not long ago, one of his men was with the lord i never tasted Timon in my life,

1 Stran. For mine own part,
Lucullus, to borrow so many talents; nay, urg-Nor came any of his bounties over me,
ed extremely for't, and showed what necessity to mark me for bis friend; yet, I protest,
belonged to’i, and yet was devied.

For his right noble inind, illustrious virtue,
Luc. How?

And honourable carriage,
2 Stran, I tell you denied, my lord.

Had his necessity made use of me,
Luc. What a strange case was that? now,

I would have put my wealth into donation +

Denied before the gods, I am asbam'd on't. that honourable man? there was very litle bo- And the best balf should have returu'd to hiin, Damit show'd in't. For my own part, I must needs So much I love bis heart : But I perceive, Colitess, I have received some small kindnesses

Men must learn now with pity to dispense :

[Errunt. fron bim, as money, plate, jewels, and such like for policy sits above conscience. trines, nothing comparing to his; yet, had he

SCENE III.-The same.-A Room in SEN.
Inil: look him, and sent to me, I should ne'er

PRONIUS' House,
have denied his occasion so many talents.
Enter SERTILIUS.

Enter SEMPRONTUS, and a SERVANT Oj Ti

MON's.
Ser. See, hy good hap, yonder's my lord ; !

Sem. Must be needs trouble me in't? Humph! have sweat to see his bonour.-My honoured

'Bove all others ? tord,

[TO Lucius. Fare thee well : - Commend me to thy bonour. Whom he redeem'd from prison : All these three Luc. Servilias ! you are kindly met, Sir. He might have tried lord Lucius, or Lucullus ;

And now Ventidius is wealthy too, able-virtuous lord, my very exquisite friend.

Owe their estates unto him.

Serv. O my lord,
• A piere of Shakspeare's coining.
+ And we who were alive then, alive now.
* Sufering
6 His life.
| Acknowledge

• " If he did not want it for a good use." Consumed.

# Presented it us a donation.

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