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

hunting Fye, fye, fye, fye! Enter Caphis, and the Servants of Isidore and


Good even, Varro: What,
You come for money?
Var. Serv.

Is't not your business too?
Caph. It is;-and yours too, Isidore?
Isid. Serv.

It is so.
Caph. 'Would we were all discharg’d!
Var. Serv.

I fear it.
Caph. Here comes the lord.
Enter Timon, ALCIBIADES, and Lords, &c.

Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again, My Alcibiades.-With me? What's your will?

Caph. My lord, here is a note of certain dues.
Tim. Dues? whence are you?

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,2

9 Good even,] Good eten, or, as it is sometimes less accurately written, Good den, was the usual salutation from noon, the moment that good morrow became improper.'

- we'll forth again,] i. e. to hunting, from which diversion, we find by Flavius's speech, he was just returned. It may be here observed that in our author's time it was the custom to hunt as well after dinner as before.

2 That with your other noble parts you'll suit,] i. e. that you will behave on this occasion in a manner consistent with your other noble qualities.

In giving him bis right.

Mine honest friend,
I pr’ythee, but repair to me next morning.

Caph. Nay, good my lord
11m.. Contain thyself, good friend.
Var. Serv. One Varro's servant, my good lord,
Isid. Serv.

From Isidore;
He humbly prays your speedy payment,
Caph. If you did know, my lord, my master's

wants, Var. Serv. 'Twas due on forfeiture, my lord, six

weeks, And past,

Isid. Serv. Your steward puts me off, my lord; And I am sent expressly to your lordship.

Tim. Give me breath:
I do beseech you, good my lords, keep on;

Exeunt ALCIBIADES and Lords. I'll wait upon you instantly.--Come hither, pray you,

How goes the world, that I am thus encounter'd.
With clamorous demands of date-broke bonds,
And the detention of long-since-due debts,
Against my honour?

Please you, gentlemen,
The time is unagreeable to this business:
Your importunacy cease, till after dinner;
That I may inake his lordship understand
Wherefore you are not paid.

Do so, my friends : See them well entertain'd.

[Exit Timox. Flav.

I pray, draw near.

[Exit FLAVIUS. Enter APEMANTUS and a Fool.3 Caph. Stay, stay, here comes the fool with Apemantus; let's have some sport with 'em.

Var. Serv. Hang him, he'll abuse us.
Isid. Serv. A plague upon him, dog!
Var. Serv. How dost, fool?
Apem. Dost dialogue with thy shadow ?
Var. Sery. I speak not to thee.
Apem. No; 'tis to thyself.—Come away.

[To the Fool. Isid Serv. [TO VAR. Serv.] There's the fool hangs on your back already.

Apem. No, thou stand'st single, thou art not on him yet.

Caph. Where's the fool now?

Apem. He last asked the question.-Poor rogues, and usurers' men! hawds between gold and want !

All Serv. What are we, Apemantus?
Apem. Asses.
All Serv. Why?

Apem. That you ask me what you are, and do not know yourselves.-Speak to 'em, fool.

Fool. How do you, gentlemen?
All Serv. Gramercies, good fool: How does your

mistress ? : Fool. She's e'en setting on water to scald such chickens as you are. 'Would, we could see you at Corinth.

Apem. Good! gramercy.

Enter Page. Fool. Look you, here comes my mistress' page. Page. [To the Fool.] Why, how now, captain?

. 3 Enter Apemantus and a Fool.) I suspect some scene to be lost, in which the entrance of the Fool, and the page that follows him, was prepared by some introductory dialogue, in which the audience was informed that they were the fool and page of Phrynia, Timandra, or some other courtezan, upon the knowledge of which depends the greater part of the ensuing jocularity. JOHNSON...

what do you in this wise company? How dost thou, Apemantus ?

* Apem. 'Would I had a rod in my mouth, that I might answer thee profitably.. .

Page. Pr’ythee, Apemantus, read me the supercription of these letters; I know not which is which.

Apem. Canst not read ? · Page. No. :

Apem. There will little learning die then, that day thou art hanged. This is to lord Timon; this to Alcibiades. Go; thou wast borni a bastard, and thou'lt die a bawd. , Page. Thou wast whelped a dog; and thou shalt famish, a dog's death. Answer not, I am gone.

: [Exit Page. Apem. Even so thou out-run'st grace. Fool, I will go with you to lord Timon's.

Fool. Will you leave me there?

Apem. If Timon stay at home.-You three serve three usurers ?

All Serv. Ay; 'would they served us!

Apem. So would I,-as good a trick as ever hangman served thief.

Fool. Are you three usurers' men?
All Serv. Ay, fool.

Fool. I think, no usurer but has a fool to his servant: My mistress is one, and I am her fool. When men come to borrow of your masters, they approach sadly, and go away merry; but they enter my mistress' house merrily, and go away sadly: The reason of this?

Var. Serv. I could render one.

Apem. Do it then, that we may account thee a whoremaster, and a knave; which notwithstanding, thou shalt be no less esteemed.

Var. Serv. What is a whoremaster, fool?
Fool. A fool in good clothes, and something like

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thee. 'Tis a spirit: sometime, it appears like a lord; sometiine, like a lawyer; sometime, like a philosopher, with two stones more than his artificial one: He is very often like a knight; and, generally in all shapes, that man goes up and down in, from fourscore to thirteen, this spirit walks in.

Var. Serv. Thou art not altogether a fool.

Fool. Nor thou altogether a wise man: as much foolery as I have, so much wit thou lackest.

Apem. That answer might have become Apemantus.

All Serv. Aside, aside; here comes lord Timon.

Re-enter TIMON and FLAVIUS.
Apem. Come, with me, fool, come.

Fool. I do not always follow lover, elder brother, and woman; sometime, the philosopher.

Exeunt APEMANTUS and Fool. Flav. 'Pray you, walk near; I'll speak with you anon.

[Exeunt Serv. Tim. You inake me marvel: Wherefore, ere this

Had you not fully laid my state before me;
That I might so have rated my expence,
As I had leave of means?

You would not hear ine, At many leisures I propos’d.'

Go to:
Perchance, some single vantages you took,
When my indisposition put you back;
And that unaptness made your minister,
Thus to excuse yourself.

O my good lord !
At many times I brought in my accounts,


made your minister,] The construction is :- And made that unaptness your minister.

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