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Enter FLAMINIUS, SERVILIUS, and other Sercante. Tim. Go to:

Serv. My lord, my lord, Perchance, some single vantages you took,

Tim. I will despatch you severally:-You, to lord When my indisposition put you back;

Lucius ;-to lord Lucullus you ; I hunted with his And that unaptness made you minister,

honor to-day :-you, to Sempronius. Commend me Thus to excuse yourself.

to their loves; and, I am proud, say, that my occaFlav. O, my good lord !

sions have found time to use them toward a supply At many times I brought in my accounts,

of money: let the request be fifty talents. Laid them before you: you would throw them off, Flam. As you have said, my lord. And say, you found them in mine honesty.

Flav. Lord Lucius, and Lucullus ? humph ! When for some trifling present you have bid me Tim. Go you, sir, ( To another Serv.) to the setReturn so a much, I have shook my head, and wept; ators, Yea, 'gainst the authority of manners, pray'd you (Of whom, even to the state's best health, I bave To hold your hand more close: I did endure Deserv'd this hearing) bid 'em send o' the instant Not seldom, nor no slight checks, when I have A thousand talents to me. Prompted you, in the ebb of your estate,

Flav.

I have been bold, And your great flow of debts. My loved lord, (For that I knew it the most general way) Though you hear now, 'yet now's a time too late, To them to use your signet, and your name: The greatest of your having lacks a half

But they do shake their heads, and I am here To pay your present debts.

No richer in return. Tim.

Let all my land be sold. Tim. Is't true I can't be ? Flav. 'Tis all engag'd, some forfeited and gone; Flav. They answer, in a joint and corporate voice, And what remains will hardly stop the mouth That now they are at 'fall, want treasure, cannot Of present dues. The future comes apace; Do what they would; are sorry-you are honorable, What shall defend the interim ? and at length But yet they could have wish'd-they know notHow goes our reckoning ?

Something hath been amissa noble nature Tim. To Lacedæmon did my land extend. May catch a wrench-would all were well—'tis pity.Flar. O, my good lord! the world is but a word ; And so, 5 intending other serious matters, Were it all yours to give it in a breath,

After distasteful looks, and these hard fractions, How quickly were it gone?

With certain half-caps, and cold-moving nods, Tim.

You tell me true. They froze me into silence. Flav. If you suspect my husbandry, or falsehood, T'im.

You gods, reward them Call me before th' exactest auditors,

Pr'ythee, man, look cheerly; these old fellows And set me on the proof. So the gods bless me,

Have their ingratitude in them hereditary: When all our offices have been oppress'd

Their blood is cak'd, 'tis cold, it seldom flows; With riotous feeders; when our vaults have wept 'Tis lack of kindly warmth they are not kind, With drunken spilth of wine; when every room And nature, as it grows again toward earth, Hath blaz'd with lights, and bray'd with minstrelsy, Is fashion'd for the journey, dull, and heavyI have retir'd me to a wasteful Snook,

Go to Ventidius,- [To a Serv.] 'Pr’ythee, [73 And set mine eyes at flow.

Flavius,] be not sad; Tim.

Prythee, no more. Thou art true, and honest: kingeniously I speak, Flav. Heavens, have I said, the bounty of this No blame belongs to thee.-To Sere.] Ventidias lord!

lately How many prodigal bits have slaves, and peasants, Buried his father ; by whose death, he's stepp'd This night englutted! Who is not Timon's ? Into a great estate : when he was poor, What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is lord Imprison'd, and in scarcity of friends, Timor's,

I clear'd him with five talents: greet him from me; Great 3 Timon's, noble, worthy, royal 3 Timon's? Bid him suppose some good necessity Ah! when the means are gone that buy this praise, Touches his friend, which craves to be remember'd The breath is gone whereof this praise is made : With those five talents :-that had,'( To FLAT.) Feast-won, fast-lost; one cloud of winter showers,

give it these fellows These flies are couch'd.

To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or think, Tim.

Come, sermon mo no farther. That Timon's fortunes 'mong his friends can sink. No villainous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart; Flav. I would, I could not think it; that thought Unwisely, not ignobly, have I given.

is bounty's foe:
Why dost thou weep? Canst thou the conscience lack, Being 'free itself, it thinks all others so. (Espant.
To think I shall lack friends? Secure thy heart,
If I would broach the vessels of my love,
And try the dargument of hearts by borrowing,
Men, and men's fortunes, could I frankly use,

AOT III.
As I can bid thee speak.
Flav.

Assurance bless your thoughts! SCENE I.-The Same. A Room in Lucullus's Tim. And, in some sort, these wants of mine are

House. e crown'd, That I account them blessings; for by these

FLAMINIUS waiting. Enter a Servant to kin. Shall I try friends. You shall perceive how you Mistake my fortunes: I am wealthy in my friends,

Serv. I have told my lord of you; he is coming Within there !-Flaminius ! Servilius!

down to you.

Flam. I thank you, sir. ." So much," i. e., a certain sumb"Offices," i. e., the apartments allotted to culinary offices.-Spilh is any thing {"At fall," i e., at an ebb.-"

Intending," i. e., turning spilt or wasted.-- * The argument," i. e., the contents : the their attention to "Fractions," I. e., broken hinte argument of a book was a brief sum of all it contained.-- half cap is a cap slightly moved, not put off.- Ingenuously, . * Crown'd," i. e., dignified; made respectable.

- Free," i. e., liberal; not parsimonious.

Enter LUCULLUS.

SCENE II.-The Same. A Public Place. Serv. Here's my lord.

Enter Lucius, with three Strangers. Lucul. [ Aside.] One of lord Timon's men ? a gift, I warrant. Why, this hits right; I dreamt of Luc. Who? the lord Timon ? he is my very good a silver bason and ewer to-night.-Flaminius, hon- friend, and an honorable gentleman. est Flaminius, you are very respectively welcome,

1 Stran. We 'know him for no less, though we sir.-Fill me some wine.-[Ecit Servant.] And are but strangers to him. But I can tell you one how does that honorable, complete, free-hearted thing, my lord, and which I hear from common rugentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord mors: now lord Timon's happy hours are done and and master?

past, and his estate shrinks from him. Flam. His health is well, sir.

Luc. Fie ! no, do not believe it; he cannot want Lucul. I am right glad that his health is well, sir. for money. And what hast thou there under thy cloak, pretty

2 Strán. But believe you this, my lord, that not Flaminius?

long ago one of his men was with the lord Lucullus, Flam. 'Faith, nothing but an empty box, sir, to borrow so many talents ; nay, urged extremely which, in my lord's behalf, I come to entreat your for't, and showed what necessity belonged to't, and honor to supply; who, having great and instant oc- yet was denied. casion to use fifty talents, hath sent to your lordship

Luc. How? to furnish him, nothing doubting your present assist

2 Stran. I tell you, denied, my lord. ance therein.

Luc. What a strange case was that! now, before Lucul. La, la, la, la,—nothing doubting, says he ? the gods, I am ashamed on't. Denied that honoraalas, good lord! a noble gentleman 'tis, if he would ble man? there was very little honor showed in't. not keep so good a house. Many a time and often I For my own part, I must needs confess, I have rehave dined with him, and told him on't; and comeceived some small kindnesses from him, as money, again to supper to him of purpose to have him spend plate, jewels, and such like trifles, nothing comless, and yet he would embrace no counsel, take no paring to his; yet, had he mistook him, and sent to warning by my coming. Every man has his fault, me, I should ne'er have denied his occasion so many and honesty is his: I have told him on't, but I talents. could ne'er get him from it.

Enter SERVILIUS.
Re-enter Servant with Wine.

Ser. See, by good hap, yonder's my lord ; I have

sweat to see his honor.-My honored lord, Serv. Please your lordship, here is the wine.

[To Lucius. Lucul. Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise. Luc. Servilius ! you are kindly met, sir. Fare Here's to thee.

thee well: commend me to thy honorable-virtuous Flam. Your lordship speaks your pleasure. lord, my very exquisite friend.

Lucul. I have observed thee always for a toward Ser. May it please your honor, my lord hath ly prompt spirit,-give thee thy due,--and one that knows what belongs to reason ; and canst use the Luc. Ha! what has he sent? I am so much entime well, if the time use thee well : good parts in deared to that lord, he's ever sending : how shall I thee. - Get you gone, sirrah.—[ To the Servant, thank him, thinkest thou? And what has he sent who exit. ]-Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy now? lord's a bountiful gentleman; but thou art wise, and Ser. He has only sent his present occasion now, thou knowest well enough, although thou comest to my lord; requesting your lordship to supply his inme, that this is no time to lend money, especially stant use with 3 five hundred talents. upon bare friendship, without security. Here's three Luc. I know, his lordship is but merry with me: solidares for thee: good boy, wink at me, and say, He cannot want 4 five hundred talents. thou saw'st me not. Fare thee well.

Ser. But in the meantime he wants less, my lord.

[ Giving money. If his occasion were not & virtuous, Flam. Is't possible, the world should so much I should not urge it half so faithfully. differ,

Luc. Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius ?
And we alive that liv'd? Fly, damned baseness, Ser. Upon my soul, 'tis true, sir.
To him that worships thee.

Luc. What a wicked beast was I, to disfurnish [Throwing the money away, myself against such a good time, when I might Luculo Ha! now I see thou art a fool, and fit for have shown myself honorable! how unluckily it thy master.

[Exit Lucullus. happened, that I should purchase the day before for Flam. May these add to the number that may a little part, and undo a great deal of honor !-SerLet molten coin be thy damnation, [scald thee! vilius, now before the gods, I am not able to do; Thou disease of a friend, and not himself!

the more beast 6I, I say.--I was sending to use lord Has friendship such a faint and milky heart, Timon myself, these gentlemen can witness; but I It turns in less than two nights? O you gods! would not, for the wealth of Athens, I had done it I feel my master's passion. This slave

now. Commend me bountifully to his good lordUnto his humor has my lord's meat in him : ship; and I hope, his honor will conceive the fairest Why should it thrive, and turn to nutriment, of me, because I have no power to be kind and When he is turn'd to poison ?

tell him this from me, I count it one of my greatest 0! may diseases only work upon't, [ture, afflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such an honorAnd, when he's sick to death, let not that part of na. able gentleman. Good Servilius, will you befriend Which my lord paid for, be of any power

me so far, as to use mino own words to him? To expel sickness, but prolong his hour! [Exit. Ser. Yes, sir, I shall.

Luc. I'll look you out a good turn, Servilius.• Respectfully. Honesty here means liberality.

[Exit Servilius. " Aliye that liy'd," i. e., alive now that lived then.

"Passion," i. e, suffering; grief.—O" His hour," 1 e., his Acknowledge. That is, 'If he did not want it for a good hour of suffering.

sent

use.'

True, as you said, Timon is shrunk indeed;

cannot think, but, in the end, the villainies of man And he that's once denied will hardly speed. will set him clear. How fairly this lord strives to

[ Exit Lucius. appear foul? takes virtuous copies to be wicked; 1 Stran. Do you observe this, Hostilius ?

like those that, under hot ardent zeal, would set 2 Stran. Ay, too well.

whole realms on fire. Of such a nature is his politic 1 Stran. Why this

love. Is the world's soul; and just of the same piece This was my lord's best hope ; now all are fled, Is every flatterer's 'port. Who can call bim Save only the gods. Now his friends are dead, His friend, that dips in the same dish? for, in Doors, that were ne'er acquainted with their wards My knowing, Timon has been this lord's father, Many a bounteous year, must be employ'd And kept his credit with his purse,

Now to guard sure their master: Supported his estate; nay, Timon's money

And this is all a liberal course allows; Has paid his men their wages: he ne'er drinks, Who cannot keep his wealth must keep his "house. But Timon's silver treads upon his lip;

[Ecil. And yet, (0, see the monstrousness of man, When he looks out in an ungrateful shape!)

SCENE IV.-The Same. A Hall in Tixon's He does deny him, in respect of this,

House. What charitable men afford to beggars. 3 Stran. Religion groans at il.

Enter two Servants of Varro, and the Servant of 1 Stran.

For mine own part,

Lucius, meeting Titus, HORTENSIUs, and other

Servants to Timon's Creditors, waiting kis coming I never tasted Timon in my life,

out. Nor came any of his bounties over me, To mark me for his friend; yet, I protest,

Var. Serv. Well met; good-morrow, Titus and For his right noble mind, illustrious virtue,

Tit. The like to you, kind Varro. [Hortensias. And honorable carriage,

Hor.

Lucius ? Had bis necessity made use of me,

What, do we meet together? I would have put my wealth into donation,

Luc. Serv.

Ay; and, I think, And the best half should have return'd to him, One business does command us all, for mine So much I love his heart. But, I perceive,

Is money, Men must learn now with pity to dispense:

Tit. So is theirs, and ours.
For policy sits above conscience. [Exeunt.

Enter PHiLOTUS.
Luc. Sero.

And, sir,
SCENE III.--The Same. A Room in SEMPRO-

Philotus too!
Nius's House,

Phi. Good day at once.
Enter SEMPRONIUS, and a Servant of Timon's. Luc. Sero.

Welcome, good brother. Sem. Must he needs trouble me in't, humph! What do you think the hour? 'bove all others ?

Phi.

Laboring for nine. He might have tried lord Lucius, or Lucullus ;

Luc. Serv. So much ? And now Ventidius is wealthy too,

Phi.

Is not my lord seen yet? Whom he redeem'd from prison: all these

Luc. Sero. Owe their estates unto him.

Phi. I wonder on't: he was wont to shine at seren. Serv. My lord,

Luc. Serv. Ay, but the days are waxed shorter They have all been ® touch'd, and found base metal;

with him : For they have all denied him.

You must consider, that a prodigal course Sem.

How! have they denied him ? like the sun's; but not, like his, recoverable. Have Ventidius and Lucullus denied him,

I fear 'tis deepest winter in lord Timon's purse; And does he send to me? Three? humph! That is, one may reach deep enough, and get It shows but little love or judgment in him : [cians, Find little. Must I be his last refuge? His friends, like physi

Phi. I am of your fear for that. Thrice give him over; must I take the cure upon me? Tit. I'll show you how t' observe a strange evett He has much disgrac'd me in't: I am angry at him. Your lord sends now for money. That might have known my place. I see no sense

Hor.

Most true, he dres. But his occasions might have woo'd me first; [for't,

Tit. And he wears jewels now of Timon's gift, For, in my conscience, I was the first man

For which I wait for money. That e'er received gift from him :

Hor. It is against my heart. And does he think so backwardly of me now,

Luc. Serv.

Mark, how strange it shows, That I'll requite it last? No: so it may prove

Timon in this should pay more than he owes: An argument of laughter to the rest,

And e'en as if your lord should wear rich jewels, And amongst lords I be thought a fool.

And send for money for 'em.

[ness: I had rather than the worth of thrice the sum,

Hor. I'm weary of this kcharge, the gods can witHe had sent to me first, but for my mind's sake; I know, my lord hath spent of Ï'imon's wealthi, I'd such a dcourage to do him good. But now return, And now ingratitude makes it worse than stealth. And with their faint reply this answer join ;

1 Var. Serv. Yes, mine's three thousand cromas; Who bates mine honor shall not know my coin.

Luc. Serv. Five thousand mine. [what's yours?

[Exit. 1 Var. Serv. 'Tis much deep: and it should scen Serv. Excellent! Your lordship's a goodly vil

by the sum, lain. The devil knew not what he did, when he Your master's confidence was above mine; made man politic: he crossed himself by't; and I Else, surely, his had equallid.

Enter FLAMINIUS. " Port," i. c,

behavior ; bearing.-" In reapect of his," i e., in respect of his fortune. - Alluding to the trial of

Tit. One of lord Timon's men. metals by the touchstone. Such a courage," i. e., such ardor ; such an eager desire.--" Politic," i e., crafty ; full "Keep his bouse," í. e., keep within doors for fear of of cunning shitte.

duns.-5. This charge," i. e., this office or employmité

Not yet.

Luc. Serv. Flaminius! Sir, a word. Pray, is my | What yours ? —and yours ? lord ready to come forth?

1 Var. Serv. My lord, Flam. No, indeed, he is not.

2 Var. Sero. My lord, Tit. We attend his lordship: pray, signify so T'im. Tear me, take me; and the gods fall upon much.

you !

[Exit. Flam. I need not tell him that; he knows, you Hor. Faith, I perceive our masters may throw are too diligent.

[Exit Flaminius. their caps at their money: these debts may well be Enter Flavius in a Cloak, muffled.

called desperate ones, for a madman owes 'em. Luc. Serv. Ha! is not that his Steward muffled so?

[Exeunt. He goes away in a cloud: call him, call him.

Re-enter Timon and FLAVIUS. Tit. Do you hear, sir ?

Tim. They have e'en put my breath from me, the 1 Var. Serv. By your leave, sir,

Creditors ?-devils !

(slaves! Flav. What do you ask of me, my friend ?

Flav. My dear lord, Tit. We wait for certain money bere, sir.

Tim. What if it should be so ? Flav.

Ay, Flav. My lord, If money were as certain as your waiting,

Tim. I'll have it so.—My steward ! 'Twere sure enough. Why then preferr'd you not Flav. Here, my lord.' Your sums and bills, when your false masters ate Tim. So fitly? Go, bid all my friends again, of my lord's meat? Then, they could smile, and Lucius, Lucullus, and Sempronius; all : Upon his debts, and take down the interest [fawn I'll once more feast the rascals. Into their gluttonous maws. You do yourselves but Flav.

O my lord !
To stir me up; let me pass quietly : [wrong, You only speak from your distracted soul :
Believe't, my lord and I have made an end: There is not so much left to furnish out
I have no more to reckon, he to spend.

A moderate table.
Luc. Serv. Ay, but this answer will not serve. Tim.

Be't not in thy care : go, Flav.

If 'twill not serve, I charge thee; invite them all: let in the tide 'Tis not so base as you; for you serve knaves. Of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide. [Exit.

[Exeunt 1 Var. Sero. How! what does his cashier'd worship mutter?

SCENE V.-The Same. The Senate-house. 2 Var. Sero. No matter what: he's poor, and that's revenge enough. Who can speak broader The Senate sitting. Enter ALCIBIADES, attended. than he that has no house to put his head in? such

1 Sen. My lord, you have my voice to't: the fault's may rail against great buildings.

bloody; 'tis necessary he should die. Enter SERVILIUS.

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy. Tit. O! here's Servilius; now we shall know 2 Sen. Most true; the law shall bruise him. some answer.

Alcib. Honor, health, and compassion to the senate! Ser. If I might beseech you, gentlemen, to repair 1 Sen. Now, captain ? some other hour, I should derive much from't; for, Alcib. I am an humble suitor to your virtues ; take't of my soul, my lord leans wondrously to dis. For pity is the virtue of the law, content. His comfortable temper has forsook him: And none but tyrants use it cruelly. he's much out of health, and keeps his chamber. It pleases time and fortune to lie heavy

Luc. Sero. Many do keep their chambers, are not Upon a friend of mine ; who, in hot blood, And if he be so far beyond his health, [sick: Hath stepp'd into the law, which is past depth Methinks, he should the sooner pay his debts, To those that without heed do plunge into 't. And make a clear way to the gods.

He is a man, setting his " fault aside,
Serp.

Good gods ! Of comely virtues :
Tit. We cannot take this for an answer, sir. Nor did he soil the fact with cowardice;
Flam. [Wilhin.] Servilius, help!-my lord ! my (An honor in him which buys out his fault)
lord !

But, with a noble fury, and fair spirit,
Enter Timon, in a rage; Flaminius, following.

Seeing his reputation touch'd to death,
Tim. What! are my doors oppos'd against my pas. And with such sober and unnoted passion

He did oppose his foe:
Have I been ever free, and must my house [sage? He did 3 reprove his anger, ere 'twas spent,
Be my retentive enemy, my jail ?

As if he had but *mov'd an argument.
The place which I have feasted, does it now,

1 Sen. You undergo too strict a paradox, Like all mankind, show me an iron heart? Luc. Serv. Put in now, Titus.

Striving to make an ugly deed look fair :

Your words have took such pains, as if they labor'd Tit. My lord, here is my bill. Luc. Sero. Here's mine.

To bring manslaughter into form, and set quarrelling Hor. Sero. And mine, my lord.

Upon the head of valor; which, indeed, Both Var. Serv. And ours, my lord.

Is valor misbegot, and came into the world

When sects and factions were newly born. Phi. All our bills.

[the girdle. Tim. Knock me down with •'em : cleave me to The worst that man can a breathe, and make his

He's truly valiant, that can wisely suffer [wrongs Luc. Sero. Alas! my lord,

His outsides; to wear them like his raiment, careTim. Cut my heart in sums.

And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart, [lessly, Tit. Mine, fifty talents.

To bring it into danger.
Tim. Tell out my blood.
Luc. Serv. Five thousand crowns, my lord.

If wrongs be evils, and enforce us kill,
Tim. Five thousand drops pays that.-

What folly 'tis to hazard life for ill?

Alcib. My lord, "With 'em,". I. e., with the bills ; a quibble upon bills, which also meant batile-axes.

Undertake. "Too strict," 1 e., too hard. Utter.

you may live

1 Sen. You cannot make gross sins look clear: Attend our weightier judgment. And, not to swell To revenge is no valor, but to bear.

our spirit, Alcib. My lords, then, under favor, pardon me, He shall be executed presently. [Exeunt Senators. If I speak like a captain.

, Alcib. Now the gods keep you old enough; that Why do fond men expose themselves to battle, And not endure all threats ? sleep upon't,

Only in bone, that none may look on you. And let the foes quietly cut their throats,

I am worse than mad: I have kept back their foes, Without repugnancy ? if there be

While they have told their money, and let out Such valor in the bearing, what make we

Their coin upon large interest; I myself, * Abroad? why then, women are more valiant, Rich only in large hurts :-all those, for this ? That stay at home, if bearing carry it,

Is this the balsam that the usuring sevate And the ass more captain than the lion; the fellow, Pours into captains' wounds? Banishment! Loaden with irons, wiser than the judge,

It comes not ill; I hate not to be banish'd: If wisdom be in suffering. O, my lords !

It is a cause worthy my spleen and fury, As you are great, be pitifully good :

That I may strike at Athens. I'll cheer up Who cannot condemn rashness in cold blood ? My discontented troops, and lay for hearts. To kill, I grant, is sin's extremest bgust;

'Tis honor with most lands to be at odds; But in defence, by mercy, 'tis most just.

Soldiers should brook as little wrongs as gods. To be in anger, is impiety;

[Exit. But who is man, that is not angry? Weigh but the crime with this.

SCENE VI.-A Banquet-hall in Tinon's House. 2 Sen. You breathe in vain.

Music. Tables set out : Servants attending. Enter Alcib. In vain ? his service done

divers Lords, at sederal Doors. At Lacedæmon, and Byzantium,

1 Lord. The good time of day to you, sir. Were a sufficient briber for his life.

2 Lord. I also wish it to you. I think, this hose 1 Sen. What's that ?

[vice, orable lord did but try us this other day: Alcib. Why, I say, my lords, he has done fair ser 1 Lord. Upon that were my thoughts 'tiring, when And slain in fight many of your enemies.

we encountered. I hope, it is not so low with him, How full of valor did he bear himself

as he made it seem in the trial of his several friends In the last conflict, and made plenteous wounds ? 2 Lord. It should not be, by the persuasion of bis

2 Sen. He has made too much plenty with 'em, new feasting. He's a sworn rioter: he has a sin, that often

1 Lord. I should think so. He hath sent me sa Drowns him, and takes his valor prisoner.

earnest inviting, which many my near occasions did > Were there no foes, that were itself enough

urge me to put off; but he hath conjured me be To overcome him: in that beastly fury

yond them, and I must needs appear. He has been known to commit outrages,

2 Lord. In like manner was I in debt to my i And cherish factions. 'Tis inferr'd to us,

portunate business, but he would not hear my es. His days are foul, and his drink dangerous. cuse. I am sorry, when he sent to borrow of me, 1 Sen. He dies.

that my provision was out. Alcib. Hard fate! he might have died in war. 1 Lord. I am sick of that grief too, as I under My lords, if not for any parts in him,

stand how all things go. Though his right arm might purchase his own time, 2 Lord. Every man here's so. What woold bs And be in debt to none, yet, more to move you, have borrowed of you? Take my deserts to his, and join them both :

1 Lord. A thousand pieces. And for, I know, your reverend ages love

2 Lord. A thousand pieces ! Security, I'll pawn my victories, all

1 Lord. What of you? My bonor to you, upon his good returns.

3 Lord. He sent to me, sir,--Here he comes. If by this crime he owes the law his life,

Enter Timon, and Attendants.
Why, let the war receiv't in valiant gore ;
For law is strict, and war is nothing more.

Tim. With all my heart, gentlemen both :- And 1 Sen. We are for law: he dies; urge it no more,

how fare you?

1 Lord. Ever at the best, hearing well of your On height of our displeasure. Friend, or brother, Ho forfeits his own blood that spills another.

lordship.

2 Lord. The swallow follows not summer more Alcib. Must it be so? it must not be. My lords, I do beseech you, know me.

3 willingly, than we your lordship. 2 Sen. How!

Tim. [ Aside.] Nor more willingly leaves winter;

such summer-birds aro men. [To them.] Gende Alcib. Call me to your remembrances.

What ! 3 Sen.

men, our dinner will not recompense this long stay! Alcib. I cannot think, but your age has forgot me; fare so harshly o' the trutnpet's sound; we shall ta't

feast your ears with the music awhile, if they wil It could not else be, I should prove so d base. To sue, and be denied such common grace.

presently. My wounds ache at you.

1 Lord. I hope, it remains not unkindly with your 1 Sen.

lordship, that I returned you an empty messenger. Do you dare our anger ? 'Tis in few words, but spacious in effect:

Tim. O! sir, let it not trouble you. We banish thee for ever.

2 Lord. My noble lord, Alcib. Banish me!

Tim. Ah! my good friend, what cheer ? Banish your dotage, banish usury,

[The Banquet brougkt in. That makes the senate ugly.

2 Lord. My most honorable lord, I am e'en eck 1 Sen. If, after two days shine Athens contain thee, of shame that, when your lordship this other day

sent to me, I was so unfortunate a beggar. "What make we abroad ?" I. e., 'what have we to do in the field i'- Gust here means rashness. “By mercy," • "Lay for hearts," L e., endeavor to win the affections of 1. c., I call mercy to witness : an adjuration. Base for the people. To tire on any thing meant to be idiyena dishonored.

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