« PreviousContinue »
friends: rit TIMON 7 near. Flavius,
Page. [To the Fool.) Why, how now, captain ? 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 superscription of these letters; I know not which is wllich.
Apem. Canst not read?
Apem. There will little learning die then, that day thou art hanged. This is to lord Timon; this to Alcibiades. Go. Page. 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
leave me there?
AU Serv. Ay; 'would they served us!
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 misress' house merrily, and go away sadly:
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 Timan.
You three serve
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
[Exeunt Serv. Tim. You make me marvel : Wherefore, ere this
You would not hear me.
O my good lord !
Let all my land be sold.
Tim. To Lacedæmon did my land extend.
You tell me true.
Pr’ythee, no more.
Come, sermon me no further :
Assurance bless your thoughts !
? The apartments allotted to culinary offices, &c.
Tim. And, in some sort, these wants of mine are
crown'd, That I account them blessings; for by these Shall I try friends: You shall perceive, how you Mistake my fortunes; I am wealthy in my
friends. Within there, ho!- Flaminius! Servilius!
Enter FLAMINIUS, SERVILIUS, and other Servants.
Serv. My lord, my lord,
occasions have found time to use them
[ Aside. Tim. Go you, sir, [To another Serv.] to the
I have been bold,
Is't true? can it be?
-you are honour
But yet they could have wish'd — they know not
but Something hath been amiss a noble nature May catch a wrench would all were well — 'tis
You gods, reward them ! -
Flavius,] be not sad, Thou art true, and honest ; ingeniously? I speak, No blame belongs to thee:-[To Serv.] Ventidius
lately Buried his father; by whose death, he's stepp'd Into a great estate : when he was poor, Imprison'd, and in scarcity of friends, I clear'd him with five talents; Greet him from
me; Bid him suppose, some good' necessity Touches his friend, which craves to be remember'd With those five talents:— that had,-[To FLAv.]
give it these fellows To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or think, That Timon's fortunes 'mong his friends can sink. Flav. I would, I could not think it; that thought
is bounty's foe; Being free itself, it thinks all others so. [Exeunt.
9 Intending, had anciently the same meaning as attending.
I A half-cap is a cap slightly moved, not put off. 2 For ingenuously. 3 Liberal, not parsimonious..