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Who shall tell Priam so, or Hecuba?
Let him, that will a screech-owl aye be call'd,
Make wells and Niobes of the maids and wives,
I'll through and through you!-And thou, greatsiz'd coward!
No space of earth shall sunder our two hates;
[Exeunt Eneas, and Trojans.
As Troilus is going out, enter, from the other side, Pandarus.
Pan. But hear you, hear you!
Tro. Hence, broker lackey! ignomy and shame Pursue thy life, and live aye with thy name!
Pan. A goodly med'cine for my aching bones!— O world! world! world! thus is the poor agent despis'd! O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a' work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavour be so lov'd, and the performance so
loath'd? what verse for it? what instance for it?
Let me see:
Full merrily the humble-bee doth sing,
And being once subdu'd in armed tail,
Sweet honey and sweet notes together fail.Good traders in the flesh, set this in your painted cloths.
As many as be here of pander's hall, Your eyes, half out, weep out at Pandar's fall: Or, if you cannot weep, yet give some groans, Though not for me, yet for your aching bones. Brethren, and sisters, of the hold-door trade, Some two months hence my will shall here be made It should be now, but that my fear is this,Some galled goose of Winchester would hiss: Till then I'll sweat, and seek about for eases; And, at that time, bequeath you my diseases.
Timon of Athens.
FROM THE TEXT OF
MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.
Ventidius, one of Timon's false Friends.
Apemantus, a churlish Philosopher.
Alcibiades, an Athenian General.
Flavius, Steward to Timon.
Two Servants of Varro, and the Servant of Isidore;
two of Timon's Creditors.
Cupid and Maskers. Three Strangers.
Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Thieves, and Attendants.
SCENE, Athens; and the Woods adjoining.