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To climb his happiness, would be well express'd Tim. (To Lucilius. ] Love you the maid ?
In our condition.

Luc. Ay, my good lord, and she accepts of it.
Poet.

Nay, sir, but hear me on: Old Ath. If in her marriage my consent bo All those which were his fellows, but of late

missing,
(Some better than his value,) on the moment I call the gods to witness, I will choose
Follow his strides, his lobbies fill with tendauce, Mine heir trom forth the beggars of the world,
Rain sacrificial whisperings in his ear,

And dispossess her all.
Make sacred even his stirrop, and through him. Tim.

How shall she be endow'd,
Drink the free air.

If she be mated with an equal husband ?
Pain.

Ay, marry, what of these? Old Ath. Three talents, on the present ; in
Poet. When Fortune, in her shift and change future, all.
of mood,

Tim. This gentleman of mine hath serv'd me
Spurns down her late belov'd, all his dependants, long ;
Which labour'd after him to the mountain's top, To build his fortune, I will strain a little,
Even on their knees and hands, let him slip down, For 'lis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter:
Not one accompanying his declining foot. What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise,
Pain. 'Tis common:

And make him weigh with her.
A thousand moral paintings I can show,

Old Ath.

Most noble lord, That shall demonstrate quick blows of for- Pawn me to this your honour, she is his. tune

Tim. My hand to thee; mine honour on my
More pregnantly than words. Yet you do well, promise.
To show Lord 'Ï'imon, that mean eyes have seen Luc. Humbly I thank your lordship: Never may
The foot above the head.

Thit state or fortune fall into my keeping,
Trumpets sound. Enter Timon, attended : the Which is not ow'd to you!
Servant of Ventidius talking with him.

[Lreunt Lucilius and old Athenian. Tim.

Poet. Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your
Imprison'd is he, say you ?
Ven. Serv. Ay, my good lord : five talents is

lordship!
bis debt;

Tim. I thank you ; you shall hear from me

anon ;
His means most short, his creditors most strait : Go not away.-What have you there, my friend ?
Your honourable letter he desires
To those have shut him up; which failing to him, Pain. A piece of painting, which I do beseech

Your lordship to accept.
Periods his comfort.

Tim.

Painting is welcome.
Tim.

Noble Ventidius! Well;
I am not of that feather to shake off

The painting is almost the natural man ;
My friend when he must need me. I do know He is but outside : These penci:'d figures are

For since dishonour trafficks with man's nature, him

Even such as they give out. I like your work;
A gentleman, that well deserves a help,
Which he shall have: 1'll pay the debt, and free And you shall find, I like it: wait attendance
him.

Till you hear further from me.
Pain.

The gods preserve yon !
Ven. Sero. Your lordship ever binds him.
Tim. Coinmend me to him: I will send his Tim. Well fare you, gentlemen : Give me your

hand;
ransome ;
And, being enfranchis'd, bid him come to me ;-Hath suffer'd under praise.

We must needs dine together.-Sir, your jewel "Tis not enough to help the feeble up,

Jeu.

What, my lord ? dispraise ?
But to support him after. ---Fare you well.

Tim. A meer satiety of commendations.
Ven. Serv. All happiness to your honour!

[Erit.

If I should pay you for't as 'tis extoll'd,

It would unclew me quite.
Enter an old Athenian.

Jeu.

My lord, 'tis rated Old Ath. Lord Timon, hear me speak.

As those, which sell, would give : But you well
Tim.

Freely, good father. know,
Old Ath. Thou hast a servant nam'd Lucilius. Things of like value, differing in the owners,
T'im. I have so: What of him?

Are prized by their masters: believe't, dear lord,
Old Ath. Most noble Timon, call the man be. You mend the jewel by wearing it.
fore thee.

Tim

Well mock'd. Tim. Attends he here, or no? Lucilius! Mer. No, my good lord ; he speaks the comEnter Lucilius.

mon tongue,

Which all men speak with him.
Luc. Here, at your lordship's service.

Tim. Look, who comes here. Will you be chid 7
Old Ath. This fellow here, Lord Timon, this
thy creature,

Enter Apemantus.
By nighi frequents my house. I am a man Jer. We will bear, with your lordship.
That from my first have been inclin'd to thrift; Mer.

He'll pare none.
And my estate deserves an heir more rais'd, Tim. Gool morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus!
Than one which holds a trencher.

Apem. Till I be gentle, stay for thy good mor-
Tim.
Well : what further?

row;
Old Ath. One only daughter have I, no kin else, When thou art Timon's dog, and these knava
On whom I may confer what I have got:

honest. The maid is fair, o' the youngest for a bride, Tim. Why dost thou call them knaves ? thou And I have bred her at my dearest cost,

know'st them not.
In qualities of the best. This man of thine

Apem. Are they bot Athenians ?
Attempts her love: I pr'ythee, noble lord, Tim. Yes.
Join with me to forbid him her resort;

Apem. Then I repent not.
Myself have spoke in vain.

Jew. You know me, Apemantus.
fim.

The man is honest. Apem. Thou knowest, I do; I call thee by thy Old Ath. Therefore he will be, Timon:

name.
His honesty rewards him in itself,

Tim. Thou art proud, Apemantus.
Ju must not bear my daughter.

Apem. Of nothing so much, as that I am not
Tim.

Does she love him ? like Timou.
Old Ath. She is young, and apt:

Tim. Whither art going ?
Our own precedent passions do instruct us Apem. To knock out an honest Athenians' brains
What levity's in youth.

T'im. That's a deed thou'lt die for,

Aper. Right, if doing nothing be death by the Apem. Tiine to be honest. law.

i Lord. That time serves still. Tim. How likest thou this picture, Apemantus ? Apem. The most aceursed thou, that still Apem. The best for the innocence.

omit'st it. Tim. Wrought he not well, that painted it ? 2 Lord. Thou art going to Lord Timon's feast Apem. He wrought better that made the painter;| Apem. Ay; to see meat fill knaves, and wine and yet he's but a filthy piece of work.

heat fools. Pain. You are a dog.

2 Lord. Fare thee well, fare thee well. Apem. Thy mother's of my generation; What's Apem. Thon art a fool to bid me farewell twice. she, if I be a dog.

2 Lord. Why, Apemantus ? Tim. Wilt dine with me, Apemantus ? Apem. Shouldst have kept one to thyself, for I Apem. No; I eat not lords.

mean to give thee none. Tim. An thou shouldet, thou’dst anger ladies. I Lord. Hang thyself. Apem. O, they eat lords ; so they come by great Apem. No, I will do nothing at thy bidding; bellies.

make thy requests to thy friend. Tim. That's a lascivious apprehension. 2 Lord. Away, unpeaceable dog, or I'll spurn Apem. So thou apprehend'st it ; Take it for thy thee hence. labour.

Apem. I will fly, like a dog, the heels of the ass Tim. How dost thou like this jewel, Apemantus ?

Erit. Apem. Not so well as plain dealing, which will 1 Lord. He's opposite to humanity.-Come, not cost a man a doit.

shall we in, Tim. What dost thou think 'tis worth? And taste Lord Timon's bounty ? he outgoes Apem. Not worth my thinking: How now,poet? The very heart of kindness. Poet. How now, philosopher ?

2 Lord. He pours it out; Plutns, the god of gold, Apem. Thou liest.

Is but his steward: no meed, but he repays Poet. Art not one ?

Sevenfold above itself ; no gift to him, Apem. Yes.

But breeds the giver a return exceeding Poet. Then I lie not.

All use of quillance. Apem. Art not a poet ?

1 Lord.

The noblest mind he carries, Poet. Yes.

That ever govern'd mali. Apem. Then thou liest : look in thy last work, 2 Lord. Long may he live in fortunes! Shall where thou hast feign'd him a worthy fellow.

we in ? Poet. That's not feign'd, he is so.

1 Lord. I'll keep you company. [Exeunt Apem. Yes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee

SCENE II. The same. for thy labour: He, that loves to be flattered, is worthy o' the fatterer. Heavens, that I were a A Room of State in Timon's House. lord 1 Tim. What would'st do then, Apemantus ?

Hautboys playing loud musick. A great ban

quet served in; Flavius and others attending; Apem. Even as Apemantus does now, hate a ihen enter Timon, Alcibiades, Lucius, Lucul lord with my heart.

lus, Sempronius, and other Athenian Senators, Tim. What, thy self ?

with Ventidius, and Attendants. Then comet Apem.Ay.

dropping after all, Apemantus, discontentT'im. Wherefore ?

edly. Apem. That I had no angry wit to be a lord. Art not thou a merchant 1

Ven. Most honour'd Timon,'t hath pleas'd the Mer. Ay, Apemantus.

gods to remember Apem. Traffick confound thee, if the gods will My father's age, and call him to long peace. nott

He is gone happy, and has left me rich: Mer. If traffick do it, the gods do it.

Then, as in grateful virtue I am bound Apem. Traffick's thy god, and thy god con- To your free heart, I do return those talents, found thee!

Doubled, with thanks, and service, from whose Trumpets sound. Enter a Servant.

help

I deriv'd liberty. Tim. What trumpet's that ?

Tim.

O, by no means, Serv.

'Tis Alcibiades, and Honest Ventidius: you mistake my love Some twenty horse, all of companionship.

I gave it freely ever; and there's none Tim. 'Pray, entertain them; give them guide Can truly say, he gives, if he receives :

to 118. - (Ereunt some Attendants. If our betters play at that game, we must not dare You must needs dine with me:-Go not you To imitate them; Faults that are rich, are fair. hence,

Ven. A noble spirit. Till I have thank'd you; and, when dinner's [They all stand ceremoniously looking done,

on Timon. Show me this piece.-I am joyful of your sights.- Tim.

Nay, my lords, ceremony Enter Alcibiades, with his Company. Was but devis'd at first, to set a gloss Most welcome, sir !

[They salute. On faint deeds, hollow 'welcomes, Арет. So, so; there!

Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown; Aches contract and starve your supple joints !- But where there is true friendship, there needs That there should be small love 'mongst these »Pray, sit ; more welcome are ye to my fortunes,

sweet knaves, And all this court'sy i The strain of man's bred 1 Lord. My lord, we always have confess til Into baboon and monkey.

Apem. Ho, ho, confess'd it? hang'd it, bave Alcib. Sir, you have sav'd my longing, and I you not?

Tim. O, Apemantus ! you are welcome. Most hungrily on your sight.

Арет. .

No, Tim.

Right welcome, sir : You shall not make me welcome : Ere we depart, we'll share a bounteous time

I come to have thee thrust me out of doors In different pleasures. 'Pray yet, let us in.

Tim. Fie, thou art a churl : you have got & (Ereuni all but Apemantus. Does not become a man, 'tis much to blame

humour there,
Enter two Lords.
1 Lord. What time a day is't, Apemantils ?

They say, my lords, that ira furor brevis est,
But yond' man's ever angry.

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Go, let him have a table by himself;

their sounds to themselves. Why, I have often For he does neither affect company,

wished myself poorer, that I might come nearer Nor is he fit for it, indeed.

to you. We are born to do benefits : and what Apem. Let ine stay at thine apperil, Timon; better or properer can we call otir own, than the I come to ohserve; I give thee warning on't. riches of our friends? 0, what a precious comi

Tim. I take no heed of thee; thou art an Athe fort 'tis to have so many, like brothers, com. nian; therefore welcome: I myself would have no manding one another's fortunes! O joy, e'en power: 'prythee, let my meat make thee silent made away ere it can be born! Mine eyes canApem. I scorn thy meat; 'would choke me, for not hold out water, methinks: to forget their I should

faults, I drink to you.
Ne'er flatter thee.- you gods; what a number Apern. Thou weepest to make them drink,
of men eat Timon, and he sees them not!

Timon.
It grieves me, to see so many dip their meat 2 Lord. Joy had the like conception in our eyes,
In one man's blood; and all the madness is, And, at that instant, like a babe sprung up.
He cheers them up too.

Apem. Ho, ho! I laugh to think that babe a
I wonder, men dare trust themselves with men: bastard.
Methinks they should invite them without knives; 3 Lord. I promise you, my lord, you mov'd
Good for their meat, and safer for their lives.

me much.
There's much example for'!; the fellow, that Apem. Much.

(Tucket sounded. Sits next him now, parts bread with him, and Tim. What means that trump?-How now? pledges

Enter a Servant.
The breath of him in a divided draught,
Is the readiest man to kill him; it has been prov'd., Serv. Please you, my lord, there are certain
If I

ladies most desirous of admittance.
Were a huge man, I should fear to drink at meals;

Tim. Ladies? what are their wills? Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous Serv. There comes with them a forerunner, notes ;

my lord, which bears that office, to signify their
Great men should drink with harness on their pleasures.
throats.

Tim. I pray, let them be admitted.
Tim. My lord, in heart; and let sbe health go

Enter Cupid.
round.
2 Lord. Let it flow this way, my goor lord.

Cup. Hail to thee, worthy Timon ;-and to all

That of his bounties taste! The five best senses Apem.

Flow this way ! Acknowledge thee their patron; and come freely A brave rellow!-he keeps his tides well. Tinon, To gratulate thy plenteous bosom; The ear, Those healths will make thee, and thy state, look Taste,

touch, smell, all pleas'd from thy table rise; ill. Here's that, which is too weak to be a sinner,

They only now come but to feast thine eyes. Honest water, which ne'er left man i' the mire:

Tim. They are welcome all; let them have

kind admittance: This, and my food, are equals; there's no odds. Musick, make their welcome. (Erit Cupid. Feasts are too proud to give thanks to the gods.

I Lord. You see, my lord, how ample you are

belov'd.
Apemantus' Grace.
Immortal gods, I crave no pelf;

Musick. Re-enter Cupid, with a masque of La-
I pray for no man, but myself

dies as Amazons, with lutes in their hands, Grani I may never prove so fond

dancing and playing. To trust man on his oath or bond; Apem. Hey-day, what a sweep of vanity comes Or a harlot, for her weeping:

this way!
Or a dog, that seems a sleeping:

They dance! they are mad women.
Or a keeper, with my freedom; Like madness is the glory of this life,
Or my friends, if I should need 'em. As this pomp shows to a little oil, and root.
Amen. So fall to't :

We make ourselves fools, to disport ourselves;
Rich men sin, and I eat ront.

And spend our flatteries, to drink those men,

(Ents and drinks. Upon whose age we void it up again, Much good dich thy good heart, Apemantus ! With poisonous spite, and envy

Who lives, Tim. Captain Alcibiades, your heart's in the that's not field now.

Depraved, or depraves? who dies, that bears Alcib. My heart is ever at your service, my lord. Noi one spurn to their graves of their friends'

Tim. You had rather be at a breakfast of ene gift mies, than a dinner of friends.

I should fear, those, that dance before me now, Alcib. So they were bleeding new, my lord, Would one day stamp upon me: It has been there's no meat like them; I could wish my best done ; friend at sich a feast.

Men shut their doors against a setting sun. Apem. 'Would all those flatterers were thine enemies then; that then thou might'st kill 'em, The Lords rise from table, with much adoring and bid me to 'em.

of Timon; and, to show their loves, each sin1 Lord. Might we but have that happiness, my gles out an Amazon, and all dance, men with lord, that you would once use our hearts, where women, a lofty strain or two to the hautboys, by we might express some part of our zeals, we

and cease. shonld think ourselves for ever perfect.

Tim. You have done our pleasures much grace, Tim. O, no doubt, my good friends, but the fair ladies, gods themselves have provided that I shall have set a fair fashion on our entertainment, much help from you : How had you been my Which was not half so beautiful and kind; friends else? why have you that charitable title You have added worth unto't, and lively lustre, from thousands, did you not chiefly belong to And entertain'd me with mine own device; iny heart ? I have told more of you to myself, I am to thank you for il. than you can with modesty speak in your own 1 Lady. My lord, you take us even at the dest. behalf; anıl thus far I confirm you. O you gods, Apem.'Faith, for the worst is filthy; and would think 1, what need we have any friends, if we not hold taking, I doubt me. should never have need of them ? they were the 7 'im. Ladies, there is an idle banquet most needless creatures living, should we ne'er Attends you : Please you to dispose yourselves. have use for them : and would most resemble AU Lad. Most thankfully, my lord. sweet instruments hung up in cases, that keep)

(Exeunt Cupid and Ladies

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Tim. Flavius,

Can justly praise, but what he does affect; Flav. My Jord.

I weigh my friend's affection with mine own; Tim. The little casket bring me hither. I'll tell you true. I'll call on you. Flav. Yes, my lori.-More jewels yet !

AU Lords.

None so welcome. There is no crossing him in his humour; (Aside. Tim. I take all and your several visitations Else I should tell him,-Well,-;' faith, I should, so kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give; When all's spent, he'd be cross'd then, an he Methinks, I could deal kingdoms to my friends, could.

And ne'er be weary.-Alcibiades, 'Tis pity, bounty had not eyes behind ;

Thou art a soldier, therefore seldom rich, That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind. It comes in charity to thee: for all thy living

Erit, and returns with the casket. Is 'mongst the dead : and all the land thou hast 1 Lord. Where be our men ?

Lies in a pitch'd field.
Serv.
Here, my lord, in readiness. Alcib.

Ay, defiled land, my lord. 2 Lord. Our horses.

1 Lord. We are so virtuously bound, T'im. O, my friends, Tim.

And so I have one word to say to you: Look, my good Am I to you. lord,

2 Lord. So infinitely endeared, I must entreat you honour me so much,

Tim. All to you.--Lights, more lights. As to advance this jewel; accept and wear it, 1 Lord.

The best of happiness Kind my lord.

Honour, and fortunes, keep with you, Lord TH I Lord. I am so far already in your gifts,

mon 1 AIL So are we all.

Tim. Ready for his friends.

(Exeunt Alcibiades, Lords, &c. Enter a Servant.

Apem.

What a coil's here ! Serv. My lord, there are certain nobles of the Serving of becks, and jutting out of bums! senate

I doubt whether their legs be worth the sums Newly alighted, and come to visit you.

That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs: Tim. They are fairly welcome.

Methinks, false hearts should never have sound Flav.

I beseech your honour, legs. Vouchsafe me a word; it does concern you near. Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on Tim. Near? why then another time I'll hear court'sies. thee;

Tim. Now, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, Sprythee, let us be provided

I'd be good to thee. To show them entertainment.

Apem No, I'll nothing: for, if I should be brib'd Flao. I scarce know how. [Aside. too, there would be none left to rail apon thee;

and then thou would'st sin the faster. Thon give Enter another Servant.

est so long, Timon, I fear me, thou wilt give 2 Serv. May it please your honour, the Lord away thyself in paper shortly: What need these Lucius,

feasts, pomps, and vainglories? Out of his free love, hath presented to you Tim. Nay, an you begin to rail on society once, Four milk-white horses, trapp'l in silver. I am sworn, not to give regard to you. Fare Tim. I shall accept them fairly : let the presents well; and come with better musick. [Erit. Enter a third Servant.

Apem. So ;-thon't not hear me now,-thou

shalt not then, I'll lock thy heaven from thee. Be worthily entertain'd.--How now, what news? O, that men's ears should be 3 Sern. Please you, my lord, thai honourable To counsel deaf, but not to flattery ! (Erit gentleman, Lord Licullus, entreats your company to-morrow to hunt with him; and has sent your honour two brace of grey hounds.

АСТ II.
Tim. I'll hunt with him; and let them be re-
ceiv'd,

SCENE I. Athens.
Not without fair reward.
Flav. (Aside. What will this come to ?

A Room in a Senator's House.
He commands us to provide, and give
Great gifts, and all out of an empty coffer.

Enter a Senator, with papers in his hard. Nor will he know his pairse; or yield me this, Sen. And late, five thousand to Varro ; and to To show him what a beggar his heart is,

Isidore Being of no power to make his wishes good; He owes nine thousand ; besides my former snm, His promises fly so beyond his state,

Which makes it five and twenty.--Still in motion That what he speaks is all in debt, he owes

of raging waste? It cannot hold; it will not For every word: he is so kind, that he now If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog, Pays interest for't; his land's put to their books. And give it Timon, why, the dog coins gold; Well, 'would I were gently put out of office, If I would sell my horse, and buy twenty more Before I were forc'd out!

Better than he, why, give my horse to Timon, Happier is he that has no friend to feed, Ask nothing, give ii him, it foals me straight, Than such as do even enemies exceed.

And able horses : No porter at his gate ; I bleed inwardly for my lord.

[Exit. But rather one that smiles, and still invites Tim.

You do yourselves all that pass by. It cannot hold; no reason Much wrong, you bate too much of your own Can sound his state io safety. Caphis, ho! merits:

Caphis, I say ! Here, my lord, a trifle of our love. 2 Lord. With more than common thanks I will

Enter Caphis. receive it.

Caph. Here, sir : What is your pleasure ? 3 Lord. O, he is the very soul of bounty! Sen. Get on your cloak, and haste you to Lord T'im. And now I remember me, my lord, you

Timon; guve

Importune him for my monies : be not ceas'd Good words the other day of a bay courser With slight denial; nor then silenc'd, when I rode on: it is yours, because you lik'd it. Commend me to your master and the cap 2 Lord. I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, Plays in the right hand, thus :--but tell him, in that.

sirrah, Tim. You may take my word, my lord; My uses cry' to me, I must serve my turn know, no man

Out of mine own; his days and times are pas.

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SCENB II.
TIMON OF ATHENS.

571 And my reliances on his fracted dates

Wherefore you are not paid.
Have smit my credit ; I love, and honour him ;

Do so, my friends:
But must not break my back, to heal his finger : See them well entertain'd. [Exit Timon.
Inimediate are my needs; and my relief

Flav.

I pray, draw near. Must not be toss'd and turn'd to me in words,

[Exit Flavius.
But find supply immediate. Get you gone;
Put on a most importunate aspect,

Enter Apemantus and a Fool.
A visage of demand ; for, I do fear,

Caph. Stay, stay, here comes the fool with
When every feather sticks in his own wing, A pemantus; let's have some sport with 'em.
Lord Timon will be left a naked gull,

Var. Sero. Hang him, he'll abuse us.
Which flashes now a phænix. Get you gone. Isid. Serv. A plague upon him, dog!
Caph. I go, sir.

Var. Serv. How dost, fool?
Sen. I go, sir ?-take the bonds along with you, Apem. Dost dialogue with thy shadow ?
And have the dates in compt.

Var. Serv. I speak not to thee.
Caph.

I will sir. Apem. No; 'tis to thyself,-come away.
Sen.
Go. [Exeunt.

To the Fool.
SCENE II.

Isid. Serv. (To Var. Serv.) There's the fool

hangs on your back already, The same. A Hall in Timon's House. Apem. No, thou stand'st single, thou art not on Enter Flavius, with many Bills in his hand.

him yet.
Flav. No care, no stop ! so senseless of expense, Apem. He last ask'd the question.-Poor rogues,

Caph. Where's the fool now?
That he will neither know how to maintain it,
Nor cease his flow of riot : Takes no account

and usurers' men ! bawds between gold and

want !
How things go from him; nor restimes no care

All Sero. What are we, Apemantus ?
Of what is to continue; Never mind

Apem. Asses.
Was to be so unwise, to be so kind.

All Serv. Why?
What shall be done? He will not hear, till feel :
I must be round with him now he comes from

Apem. That you ask me what you are, and do

not know yourselves.-Speak to 'em, fool.
hunting.

Fool. How do you, gentlemen ?
Fie, fie, fie, fie!

AN Serv. Grainercies, good fool : How does
Enter Caphis, and the Servants of Isidore and your mistress ?
Varro.

Fool. She's e'en setting on water to scald such
Caph.

Good even, Varro: What, chickens as you are. 'Would, we could see you
You come for money ?

at Corinth.
Var. Sero. Is't not your business too ? Apen. Good ! gramercy.
Caph. It is :- And yours too, Isidore ?
Isid. Serv.

It is so

Enter Page.
Caph. 'Would we were all discharg'd!

Fool. Look you, here comes my mistress' page.
Var. Serv.

I fear it. Page. [ To the Fool.) Why, how now, captain ? Caph. Here comes the lord.

what do you in this wise company ?—How dost

thou, Apemantus ?
Enter Timon, Alcibiades, and Lords, &c.

Apem. Would I had a rod in my mouth, that I
Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again, might answer thee profitably.
My Alcibiades.-With me? What's your will ? Page. Pr'ythee, Åpemantus, read me the su-

Caph. My lord, here is a note of certain dues. perscription of these letters; I know not which
Tim. Duez? whence are you?

is which
Caph.

Of Athens, here, my lord. Apem. Canst not read?
Tin. Go to my steward.

Page. No.
Caph. Please it your lordship, he hath put me off Apem. There will little learning die then, that
To the succession of new days this month: day thou art hanged. This is to Lord Tiinon ;
My master is awak'd by great occasion, this to Alcibiades. Go: thou wast born a base
To call upon his own; and humbly prays you, tard, and thou'lt die a bawd.
That with your other noble parts you'll suit, Page. Thou wast whelped a dog; and thou shalt
In giving him his right.

famish, a dog's death. Answer not, I am gone.
Tim.
Mine honest friend,

(Erit Page. I pr'y thee, but repair to me next morning. Aper. Even so thou out-run'st grace. Fool, 1 Caph. Nay, good my lord,

will go with you to Lord Timon's.
'rim.

Contain thyself, good friend. Fool. Will you leave me there?
Var. Ser. One Varro's servant, my good lord,- Apem. If Timon stay at home.-You three
Isid. Serv.

From Isidore ; serve three usurers?
He hambly prays your speedy payment,-- AU Serv. Ay; 'would they served us!
Caph. If you did know, my lord, my master's Apem. So would I, as good a trick as ever
wants,

bangmau 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 think, no usurer but has a fool to his Isid. Serv. Yonr steward puts me off, my lord; servant : My mistress is one, and I am her fool. And I am sent expressly to your lordship. When men come to borrow of your masters, they Tim. Give me breath,

approach sadly, and go away merry; but they i do beseech you, good my lords, keep on ; enter my mistress' house merrily, and go away

Ereunt Alcibiades and Lords. sadly : The reason of this? I'll wait upon you instantly.-Come hither, pray Vär. Serv. I could render one. you;

[ To Flavius.

Apem. Do it then, that we may account thee & How goes the world, that I am thus encounter'd whoremaster, and á knave; whích notwithstandWith clamorous demands of date-broke bonds, ing, thou shalt be no less esteemed. And the detention of long since due debts, Var. Serv. What is a whoremaster, fool ?: Against my honour ?

Fool. A fool in good clothes, and something Flav.

Please you, gentlemen, like thee. 'Tis a spirit : sometime, it appears The time is unugreeable to this business ; like a lord; sometime, like a lawyer; sometime, Your importunacy cease, till after dinner: like a philosopher, with two stones more than his That I may maka his lordship understand artificial ope i He is very ofter. .ike a knight;

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