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Enter Timon and Flavius.
Fool. I do not always follow lover, elder brother,
[Exeunt Creditors, Apemantus and Fool.
SC EN E IV.
Hav. You would not hear me;
Tim. Go to:
Flav. O my good lord !
Tim. Let all my land be fold.
And what remains will hardly stop the mouth
land extend. Flav. O ny good lord, the world is but a word; Were it all yours, to give it in a breath, How quickly were it goue !
Tim. You tell me true.
Flav. If you suspect my husbandry, or falfhood, Call me before the exacteft Auditors, And set me on the proof. So the Gods bless me, When all our Offices have been oppreft With riotous feeders; when all our vaults have wept With drunken spilth of wine, when every room Hath blaz'd with lights, and bray'd with minstrelly; I have retir'd me to ta wastful cock, And set mine eyes at flow.
Tim. Pr'ythee, no more.
Flav, Heav'ns! have I said, the bounty of this lord! How many prodigal bits have slaves and peasants This night englutted! who now is not Timon's ? What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is lord
The breath is gone whereof this praise is made:
Tim. Come, fermon me no further.
* How goes our reck’ning ?] This Steward talks very wildly. The Lord indeed might have asked, what a Lord seldom knows;
How goes our reck’ning ? But the Steward was too well satisfied in that Matter. I would read therefore, Hold good our reck’ning ?
Warburton. + a wasteful cock,] i. c. a Cockloft, a Garret.
And a wasteful Cock fignifies a Garret lying in wafte, negle&ed, put to no Ule.
No villainous bounty yet hath past my heart ;
Flav. Aflurance bless your thoughts !
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Y lord, my lord.
Serv. M Tim. I will dispatch you sev’rally;
You to lord Lucius—to lord Lucullus you, I hunted with his Honour to day-you to Sempronius--commend me to their loves; and I am proud, say, that my occasions have found time to use 'em toward a supply of money; let the request be fifty talents.
Flam. As you have said, my lord. .
Tim. Go, you, Sir, to the Senators; [To Flavius,
Flav. I've been bold, (For that t I knew it the most gen'ral way) To them to use your signet and your name ;
* And try the arguments -----] Arguments, for natures. + I know it the most gen'ral way] gen’ral for speedy,
But they do shake their heads, and I am here
Tim, Is't true? can't be ?
Flav. They answer in a joint and corporate voice,
Tim. You Gods reward them!
A CT III. .
S C E N E I.
Lucullus's House in Athens.
SERVANT I have told have told my lord of you ; he is coming down to
Lucul. One of lord Timon's men; a gift, I warrantWhy, this hits right: I dreamt of a silver bason and ewré 10 night. Flaminius, honest Flaminius, you are very respe&ively welcome, Sir; fill me some wine. And how does that honourable, complete, freehearted Gentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord and master? Flam. His health is well, Sir.
j Lucul. I am right glad that his health is well, Sir'; and what haft thou there under thy cloak, pretty Flaminius?
Flam. Faith, nothing but an empty box, Sir, which, in my lord's behalf, I come to entreat your
Honour to supply ; who, having great and instant occasion to use fifty talents, hath sent to your lordship to furnish him, nothing doubting your present affstance therein.
Lucul. La, la, la, la,- Nothing doubting, says he? alas, good lord, a noble gentleman 'tis, if he would not keep so good a house. Many a time and often I ha' din'd with him, and told him on't; and come again to supper to him, on purpose to have him spend less. And yet he would embrace no counsel, take no warning by my Coming; every man hath his fault, and honesty is his. I ha' told him on't, but I could never get him from't.