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Come not near him.-If thou would'st not reside.
To the Poet. But where one villain is, then him abandon: Hence! pack! there's gold, ye came for gold, ye
slaves: You have done work for me, there's payment:
[Exit, beating and driving them out,
Enter FLAVIUS, and Two Senators.
Bring us to his cave:
At all times alike
Here is his cave.Peace and content be here! Lord Timon! Timon! Look out, and speak to friends: The Athenians, By two of their most reverend senate, greet thee: Speak to them, noble Timon.
and be hang'd:
Worthy Timon,Tim. Of none but such as you, and you of Timon. 2 Sen. The senators of Athens greet thee, Timon, Tim. I thank them; and would send them back
the plague, . Could I but catch it for them. 1 Sen.
'. They confess,
7 with one consent of love,] With one united voice of affection.
8- sorrowed render,] Ronder is confession. .
9. Than their offence can weigh down by the dram;] The speaker means, a recompense that shall more than counterpoise their offences, though weighed with the most scrupulous exactness,
toch offence can helall more than pulous e
Ever to read them thine.
in You witch' me in it;
1 Sen. Therefore, so please thee to return with us,
2 Sen. . And shakes his threat'ning sword Against the walls of Athens. 1 Sen.
Therefore, Timon, Tim. Well, sir, I will; therefore, I will, sir;
- Thus, If Alcibiades kill my countrymen, Let Alcibiades know this of Timon, That-Timon cares not. But if he sack fair Athens, And take our goodly aged men by the beards, Giving our holy virgins to the stain Of contumelious, beastly, mad-brain'd war; Then, let him know,—and tell him, Tiinon speaks it, In pity of our aged, and our youth, I cannot choose but tell him, that I care not, And let him tak't at worsts for their knives care not, While you have throats to answer: for myself, There's not a whittle’ in the unruly camp, But I do prize it at my love, before The reverend'st throat in Athens. So I leave you
Thus in my his o
* Allow'd with absolute power,] Allowed is licensed, privileged, uncontrolled.
2 There's not a whittle,] A whittle is still in the midland counties the common name for a pocket clasp knife, such as children use. Chaucer speaks of a Sheffield thwittell."
To the protection of the prosperous gods,
Stay not, all's in vain.
We speak in vain.
That's well spoke.
through them. 2 Sen. And enter in our ears, like great triúmphers In their applauding gates. Tim.
Commend me to them; And tell them, that, to ease them of their griefs, Their fears of hostile strokes, their aches, losses, Their pangs of love, with other incident throes That nature's fragile vessel doth sustain In life's uncertain yoyage, I will some kindness do
them: I'll teach them to prevent wild Alcibiades' wrath.
2 Sen. I like this well, he will return again.
Tim. I have a tree, which grows here in my close, That mine own use invites me toʻcut down, And shortly must I fell it; Tell my friends, Tell Athens, in the sequence of degree,'
3 My long sickness --] The disease of life begins to promise me a period.
4 bruit --] i. e, report, rumour.
s— in the sequence of degree,] Methodically, from highest to lowest.
From high to low throughout, that whoso please
[Exit TIMON. I Sen. His discontents are unremoveably Coupled to nature. . 2 Sen. Our hope in him is dead: let us return; And strain what other means is left unto us In our dear peril.? 2 Sen.
It requires swift foot. [Exeunt,
The Walls of Athens. Enter Two Senators, and a Messenger. 1 Sen. Thou hast painfully discover’d; are his files As full as thy report.
6c embossed froth --] Embossed froth, is swollen froth; from bosse, Fr. a tumour.
i In our dear peril.] Dear, in Shakspeare's language, is dire, dreadful, but may, in the present instance, signify immediate, or ėmminent.