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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Life of Timon of Athens</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Athens. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A Senator's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in Lucullus' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in Sempronius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. The senate-house. The Senate sitting.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same. A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Without the walls of Athens.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  Athens. A room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Woods and cave, near the seashore.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  The woods. Before Timon's cave.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Before the walls of Athens.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  The woods. Timon's cave, and a rude tomb seen.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before the walls of Athens.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">TIMON, of Athens.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">LUCIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">LUCULLUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">SEMPRONIUS</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">flattering lords.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">VENTIDIUS, one of Timon's false friends.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ALCIBIADES, an Athenian captain.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">APEMANTUS, a churlish philosopher.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">FLAVIUS, steward to Timon.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Poet, Painter, Jeweller, and Merchant. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">An old Athenian. </span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">FLAMINIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">LUCILIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">SERVILIUS</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">servants to Timon.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">CAPHIS</span>
                        <span class="personname">PHILOTUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">TITUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">LUCIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">HORTENSIUS</span>
                        <span class="personname">And others</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">servants to Timon's creditors.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Page. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">A Fool. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Three Strangers.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">PHRYNIA</span>
                        <span class="personname">TIMANDRA</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">mistresses to Alcibiades.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Cupid and Amazons in the mask. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Banditti, and Attendants.</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Athens, and the neighbouring woods.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Athens. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Athens. A hall in Timon's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and
others, at several doors</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Good day, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad you're well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">I have not seen you long: how goes the world?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">It wears, sir, as it grows.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that's well known:</div>
                     <div class="line">But what particular rarity? what strange,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which manifold record not matches? See,</div>
                     <div class="line">Magic of bounty! all these spirits thy power</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath conjured to attend. I know the merchant.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">I know them both; th' other's a jeweller.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">O, 'tis a worthy lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, that's most fix'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">A most incomparable man, breathed, as it were,</div>
                     <div class="line">To an untirable and continuate goodness:</div>
                     <div class="line">He passes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a jewel here--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">O, pray, let's see't: for the Lord Timon, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he will touch the estimate: but, for that--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reciting to himself</span>  'When we for recompense have</div>
                     <div class="line">praised the vile,</div>
                     <div class="line">It stains the glory in that happy verse</div>
                     <div class="line">Which aptly sings the good.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis a good form.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Looking at the jewel</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                     <div class="line">And rich: here is a water, look ye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">You are rapt, sir, in some work, some dedication</div>
                     <div class="line">To the great lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">A thing slipp'd idly from me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Our poesy is as a gum, which oozes</div>
                     <div class="line">From whence 'tis nourish'd: the fire i' the flint</div>
                     <div class="line">Shows not till it be struck; our gentle flame</div>
                     <div class="line">Provokes itself and like the current flies</div>
                     <div class="line">Each bound it chafes. What have you there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">A picture, sir. When comes your book forth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the heels of my presentment, sir.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's see your piece.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis a good piece.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">So 'tis: this comes off well and excellent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Indifferent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Admirable: how this grace</div>
                     <div class="line">Speaks his own standing! what a mental power</div>
                     <div class="line">This eye shoots forth! how big imagination</div>
                     <div class="line">Moves in this lip! to the dumbness of the gesture</div>
                     <div class="line">One might interpret.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a pretty mocking of the life.</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is a touch; is't good?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">I will say of it,</div>
                     <div class="line">It tutors nature: artificial strife</div>
                     <div class="line">Lives in these touches, livelier than life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter certain Senators, and pass over</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">How this lord is follow'd!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">The senators of Athens: happy man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, more!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">You see this confluence, this great flood</div>
                     <div class="line">of visitors.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have, in this rough work, shaped out a man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom this beneath world doth embrace and hug</div>
                     <div class="line">With amplest entertainment: my free drift</div>
                     <div class="line">Halts not particularly, but moves itself</div>
                     <div class="line">In a wide sea of wax: no levell'd malice</div>
                     <div class="line">Infects one comma in the course I hold;</div>
                     <div class="line">But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on,</div>
                     <div class="line">Leaving no tract behind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">How shall I understand you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">I will unbolt to you.</div>
                     <div class="line">You see how all conditions, how all minds,</div>
                     <div class="line">As well of glib and slippery creatures as</div>
                     <div class="line">Of grave and austere quality, tender down</div>
                     <div class="line">Their services to Lord Timon: his large fortune</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon his good and gracious nature hanging</div>
                     <div class="line">Subdues and properties to his love and tendance</div>
                     <div class="line">All sorts of hearts; yea, from the glass-faced flatterer</div>
                     <div class="line">To Apemantus, that few things loves better</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to abhor himself: even he drops down</div>
                     <div class="line">The knee before him, and returns in peace</div>
                     <div class="line">Most rich in Timon's nod.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">I saw them speak together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I have upon a high and pleasant hill</div>
                     <div class="line">Feign'd Fortune to be throned: the base o' the mount</div>
                     <div class="line">Is rank'd with all deserts, all kind of natures,</div>
                     <div class="line">That labour on the bosom of this sphere</div>
                     <div class="line">To propagate their states: amongst them all,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose eyes are on this sovereign lady fix'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">One do I personate of Lord Timon's frame,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom Fortune with her ivory hand wafts to her;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose present grace to present slaves and servants</div>
                     <div class="line">Translates his rivals.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis conceived to scope.</div>
                     <div class="line">This throne, this Fortune, and this hill, methinks,</div>
                     <div class="line">With one man beckon'd from the rest below,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bowing his head against the sleepy mount</div>
                     <div class="line">To climb his happiness, would be well express'd</div>
                     <div class="line">In our condition.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, sir, but hear me on.</div>
                     <div class="line">All those which were his fellows but of late,</div>
                     <div class="line">Some better than his value, on the moment</div>
                     <div class="line">Follow his strides, his lobbies fill with tendance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rain sacrificial whisperings in his ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make sacred even his stirrup, and through him</div>
                     <div class="line">Drink the free air.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, what of these?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">When Fortune in her shift and change of mood</div>
                     <div class="line">Spurns down her late beloved, all his dependants</div>
                     <div class="line">Which labour'd after him to the mountain's top</div>
                     <div class="line">Even on their knees and hands, let him slip down,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not one accompanying his declining foot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis common:</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand moral paintings I can show</div>
                     <div class="line">That shall demonstrate these quick blows of Fortune's</div>
                     <div class="line">More pregnantly than words. Yet you do well</div>
                     <div class="line">To show Lord Timon that mean eyes have seen</div>
                     <div class="line">The foot above the head.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Trumpets sound. Enter TIMON, addressing himself
courteously to every suitor; a Messenger from
VENTIDIUS talking with him; LUCILIUS and other
servants following</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Imprison'd is he, say you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord: five talents is his debt,</div>
                     <div class="line">His means most short, his creditors most strait:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your honourable letter he desires</div>
                     <div class="line">To those have shut him up; which failing,</div>
                     <div class="line">Periods his comfort.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble Ventidius! Well;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not of that feather to shake off</div>
                     <div class="line">My friend when he must need me. I do know him</div>
                     <div class="line">A gentleman that well deserves a help:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he shall have: I'll pay the debt,</div>
                     <div class="line">and free him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lordship ever binds him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me to him: I will send his ransom;</div>
                     <div class="line">And being enfranchised, bid him come to me.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not enough to help the feeble up,</div>
                     <div class="line">But to support him after. Fare you well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">All happiness to your honour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter an old Athenian</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Timon, hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Freely, good father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast a servant named Lucilius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I have so: what of him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">Most noble Timon, call the man before thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Attends he here, or no? Lucilius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, at your lordship's service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">This fellow here, Lord Timon, this thy creature,</div>
                     <div class="line">By night frequents my house. I am a man</div>
                     <div class="line">That from my first have been inclined to thrift;</div>
                     <div class="line">And my estate deserves an heir more raised</div>
                     <div class="line">Than one which holds a trencher.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Well; what further?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">One only daughter have I, no kin else,</div>
                     <div class="line">On whom I may confer what I have got:</div>
                     <div class="line">The maid is fair, o' the youngest for a bride,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I have bred her at my dearest cost</div>
                     <div class="line">In qualities of the best. This man of thine</div>
                     <div class="line">Attempts her love: I prithee, noble lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Join with me to forbid him her resort;</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself have spoke in vain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">The man is honest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore he will be, Timon:</div>
                     <div class="line">His honesty rewards him in itself;</div>
                     <div class="line">It must not bear my daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Does she love him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">She is young and apt:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our own precedent passions do instruct us</div>
                     <div class="line">What levity's in youth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To LUCILIUS</span>           Love you the maid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, my good lord, and she accepts of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">If in her marriage my consent be missing,</div>
                     <div class="line">I call the gods to witness, I will choose</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world,</div>
                     <div class="line">And dispossess her all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">How shall she be endow'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">if she be mated with an equal husband?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">Three talents on the present; in future, all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">This gentleman of mine hath served me long:</div>
                     <div class="line">To build his fortune I will strain a little,</div>
                     <div class="line">For 'tis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter:</div>
                     <div class="line">What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make him weigh with her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                     <div class="line">Most noble lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pawn me to this your honour, she is his.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">My hand to thee; mine honour on my promise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Humbly I thank your lordship: never may</div>
                     <div class="line">The state or fortune fall into my keeping,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is not owed to you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt LUCILIUS and Old Athenian</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your lordship!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you; you shall hear from me anon:</div>
                     <div class="line">Go not away. What have you there, my friend?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">A piece of painting, which I do beseech</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lordship to accept.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Painting is welcome.</div>
                     <div class="line">The painting is almost the natural man;</div>
                     <div class="line">or since dishonour traffics with man's nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">He is but outside: these pencill'd figures are</div>
                     <div class="line">Even such as they give out. I like your work;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you shall find I like it: wait attendance</div>
                     <div class="line">Till you hear further from me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods preserve ye!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Well fare you, gentleman: give me your hand;</div>
                     <div class="line">We must needs dine together. Sir, your jewel</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath suffer'd under praise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                     <div class="line">What, my lord! dispraise?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">A more satiety of commendations.</div>
                     <div class="line">If I should pay you for't as 'tis extoll'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">It would unclew me quite.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, 'tis rated</div>
                     <div class="line">As those which sell would give: but you well know,</div>
                     <div class="line">Things of like value differing in the owners</div>
                     <div class="line">Are prized by their masters: believe't, dear lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">You mend the jewel by the wearing it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Well mock'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my good lord; he speaks the common tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which all men speak with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Look, who comes here: will you be chid?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter APEMANTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll bear, with your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">He'll spare none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow;</div>
                     <div class="line">When thou art Timon's dog, and these knaves honest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou call them knaves? thou know'st them not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Are they not Athenians?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Then I repent not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                     <div class="line">You know me, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou know'st I do: I call'd thee by thy name.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art proud, Apemantus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Of nothing so much as that I am not like Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither art going?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To knock out an honest Athenian's brains.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">That's a deed thou'lt die for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Right, if doing nothing be death by the law.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">How likest thou this picture, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The best, for the innocence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrought he not well that painted it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He wrought better that made the painter; and yet</div>
                     <div class="line">he's but a filthy piece of work.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">You're a dog.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy mother's of my generation: what's she, if I be a dog?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Wilt dine with me, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No; I eat not lords.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">An thou shouldst, thou 'ldst anger ladies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, they eat lords; so they come by great bellies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">That's a lascivious apprehension.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So thou apprehendest it: take it for thy labour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">How dost thou like this jewel, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so well as plain-dealing, which will not cost a</div>
                     <div class="line">man a doit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What dost thou think 'tis worth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Not worth my thinking. How now, poet!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, philosopher!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou liest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Art not one?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Then I lie not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Art not a poet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Then thou liest: look in thy last work, where thou</div>
                     <div class="line">hast feigned him a worthy fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">That's not feigned; he is so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee for thy</div>
                     <div class="line">labour: he that loves to be flattered is worthy o'</div>
                     <div class="line">the flatterer. Heavens, that I were a lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What wouldst do then, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">E'en as Apemantus does now; hate a lord with my heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What, thyself?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That I had no angry wit to be a lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">Art not thou a merchant?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, Apemantus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                     <div class="line">If traffic do it, the gods do it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Traffic's thy god; and thy god confound thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Trumpet sounds. Enter a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What trumpet's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,</div>
                     <div class="line">All of companionship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, entertain them; give them guide to us.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt some Attendants</p>
                     <div class="line">You must needs dine with me: go not you hence</div>
                     <div class="line">Till I have thank'd you: when dinner's done,</div>
                     <div class="line">Show me this piece. I am joyful of your sights.</div>
                     <p>Enter ALCIBIADES, with the rest</p>
                     <div class="line">Most welcome, sir!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So, so, there!</div>
                     <div class="line">Aches contract and starve your supple joints!</div>
                     <div class="line">That there should be small love 'mongst these</div>
                     <div class="line">sweet knaves,</div>
                     <div class="line">And all this courtesy! The strain of man's bred out</div>
                     <div class="line">Into baboon and monkey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, you have saved my longing, and I feed</div>
                     <div class="line">Most hungerly on your sight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Right welcome, sir!</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere we depart, we'll share a bounteous time</div>
                     <div class="line">In different pleasures. Pray you, let us in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all except APEMANTUS</p>
               <p>Enter two Lords</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">What time o' day is't, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Time to be honest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">That time serves still.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The more accursed thou, that still omitt'st it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art going to Lord Timon's feast?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, to see meat fill knaves and wine heat fools.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare thee well, fare thee well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a fool to bid me farewell twice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Shouldst have kept one to thyself, for I mean to</div>
                     <div class="line">give thee none.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang thyself!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I will do nothing at thy bidding: make thy</div>
                     <div class="line">requests to thy friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, unpeaceable dog, or I'll spurn thee hence!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will fly, like a dog, the heels o' the ass.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">He's opposite to humanity. Come, shall we in,</div>
                     <div class="line">And taste Lord Timon's bounty? he outgoes</div>
                     <div class="line">The very heart of kindness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">He pours it out; Plutus, the god of gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is but his steward: no meed, but he repays</div>
                     <div class="line">Sevenfold above itself; no gift to him,</div>
                     <div class="line">But breeds the giver a return exceeding</div>
                     <div class="line">All use of quittance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">The noblest mind he carries</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever govern'd man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Long may he live in fortunes! Shall we in?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll keep you company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Hautboys playing loud music. A great banquet
served in; FLAVIUS and others attending; then enter
TIMON, ALCIBIADES, Lords, Senators, and VENTIDIUS.
Then comes, dropping, after all, APEMANTUS,
discontentedly, like himself</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VENTIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Most honour'd Timon,</div>
                     <div class="line">It hath pleased the gods to remember my father's age,</div>
                     <div class="line">And call him to long peace.</div>
                     <div class="line">He is gone happy, and has left me rich:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, as in grateful virtue I am bound</div>
                     <div class="line">To your free heart, I do return those talents,</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubled with thanks and service, from whose help</div>
                     <div class="line">I derived liberty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, by no means,</div>
                     <div class="line">Honest Ventidius; you mistake my love:</div>
                     <div class="line">I gave it freely ever; and there's none</div>
                     <div class="line">Can truly say he gives, if he receives:</div>
                     <div class="line">If our betters play at that game, we must not dare</div>
                     <div class="line">To imitate them; faults that are rich are fair.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">VENTIDIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A noble spirit!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, my lords,</div>
                     <p>They all stand ceremoniously looking on TIMON</p>
                     <div class="line">Ceremony was but devised at first</div>
                     <div class="line">To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown;</div>
                     <div class="line">But where there is true friendship, there needs none.</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, sit; more welcome are ye to my fortunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Than my fortunes to me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>They sit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, we always have confess'd it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, ho, confess'd it! hang'd it, have you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, Apemantus, you are welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No;</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not make me welcome:</div>
                     <div class="line">I come to have thee thrust me out of doors.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, thou'rt a churl; ye've got a humour there</div>
                     <div class="line">Does not become a man: 'tis much to blame.</div>
                     <div class="line">They say, my lords, 'ira furor brevis est;' but yond</div>
                     <div class="line">man is ever angry. Go, let him have a table by</div>
                     <div class="line">himself, for he does neither affect company, nor is</div>
                     <div class="line">he fit for't, indeed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon: I come to</div>
                     <div class="line">observe; I give thee warning on't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I take no heed of thee; thou'rt an Athenian,</div>
                     <div class="line">therefore welcome: I myself would have no power;</div>
                     <div class="line">prithee, let my meat make thee silent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I scorn thy meat; 'twould choke me, for I should</div>
                     <div class="line">ne'er flatter thee. O you gods, what a number of</div>
                     <div class="line">men eat Timon, and he sees 'em not! It grieves me</div>
                     <div class="line">to see so many dip their meat in one man's blood;</div>
                     <div class="line">and all the madness is, he cheers them up too.</div>
                     <div class="line">I wonder men dare trust themselves with men:</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks they should invite them without knives;</div>
                     <div class="line">Good for their meat, and safer for their lives.</div>
                     <div class="line">There's much example for't; the fellow that sits</div>
                     <div class="line">next him now, parts bread with him, pledges the</div>
                     <div class="line">breath of him in a divided draught, is the readiest</div>
                     <div class="line">man to kill him: 't has been proved. If I were a</div>
                     <div class="line">huge man, I should fear to drink at meals;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous notes:</div>
                     <div class="line">Great men should drink with harness on their throats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, in heart; and let the health go round.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it flow this way, my good lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Flow this way! A brave fellow! he keeps his tides</div>
                     <div class="line">well. Those healths will make thee and thy state</div>
                     <div class="line">look ill, Timon. Here's that which is too weak to</div>
                     <div class="line">be a sinner, honest water, which ne'er left man i' the mire:</div>
                     <div class="line">This and my food are equals; there's no odds:</div>
                     <div class="line">Feasts are too proud to give thanks to the gods.</div>
                     <div class="line">Apemantus' grace.</div>
                     <div class="line">Immortal gods, I crave no pelf;</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray for no man but myself:</div>
                     <div class="line">Grant I may never prove so fond,</div>
                     <div class="line">To trust man on his oath or bond;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or a harlot, for her weeping;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or a dog, that seems a-sleeping:</div>
                     <div class="line">Or a keeper with my freedom;</div>
                     <div class="line">Or my friends, if I should need 'em.</div>
                     <div class="line">Amen. So fall to't:</div>
                     <div class="line">Rich men sin, and I eat root.</div>
                     <p>Eats and drinks</p>
                     <div class="line">Much good dich thy good heart, Apemantus!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Captain Alcibiades, your heart's in the field now.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">My heart is ever at your service, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You had rather be at a breakfast of enemies than a</div>
                     <div class="line">dinner of friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">So the were bleeding-new, my lord, there's no meat</div>
                     <div class="line">like 'em: I could wish my best friend at such a feast.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Would all those fatterers were thine enemies then,</div>
                     <div class="line">that then thou mightst kill 'em and bid me to 'em!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Might we but have that happiness, my lord, that you</div>
                     <div class="line">would once use our hearts, whereby we might express</div>
                     <div class="line">some part of our zeals, we should think ourselves</div>
                     <div class="line">for ever perfect.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, no doubt, my good friends, but the gods</div>
                     <div class="line">themselves have provided that I shall have much help</div>
                     <div class="line">from you: how had you been my friends else? why</div>
                     <div class="line">have you that charitable title from thousands, did</div>
                     <div class="line">not you chiefly belong to my heart? I have told</div>
                     <div class="line">more of you to myself than you can with modesty</div>
                     <div class="line">speak in your own behalf; and thus far I confirm</div>
                     <div class="line">you. O you gods, think I, what need we have any</div>
                     <div class="line">friends, if we should ne'er have need of 'em? they</div>
                     <div class="line">were the most needless creatures living, should we</div>
                     <div class="line">ne'er have use for 'em, and would most resemble</div>
                     <div class="line">sweet instruments hung up in cases that keep their</div>
                     <div class="line">sounds to themselves. Why, I have often wished</div>
                     <div class="line">myself poorer, that I might come nearer to you. We</div>
                     <div class="line">are born to do benefits: and what better or</div>
                     <div class="line">properer can we can our own than the riches of our</div>
                     <div class="line">friends? O, what a precious comfort 'tis, to have</div>
                     <div class="line">so many, like brothers, commanding one another's</div>
                     <div class="line">fortunes! O joy, e'en made away ere 't can be born!</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine eyes cannot hold out water, methinks: to</div>
                     <div class="line">forget their faults, I drink to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou weepest to make them drink, Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Joy had the like conception in our eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">And at that instant like a babe sprung up.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ho, ho! I laugh to think that babe a bastard.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I promise you, my lord, you moved me much.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Much!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Tucket, within</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What means that trump?</div>
                     <p>Enter a Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">How now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Please you, my lord, there are certain</div>
                     <div class="line">ladies most desirous of admittance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ladies! what are their wills?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">There comes with them a forerunner, my lord, which</div>
                     <div class="line">bears that office, to signify their pleasures.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray, let them be admitted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Cupid</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Cupid</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail to thee, worthy Timon, and to all</div>
                     <div class="line">That of his bounties taste! The five best senses</div>
                     <div class="line">Acknowledge thee their patron; and come freely</div>
                     <div class="line">To gratulate thy plenteous bosom: th' ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Taste, touch and smell, pleased from thy tale rise;</div>
                     <div class="line">They only now come but to feast thine eyes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">They're welcome all; let 'em have kind admittance:</div>
                     <div class="line">Music, make their welcome!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit Cupid</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">You see, my lord, how ample you're beloved.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Music. Re-enter Cupid with a mask of Ladies
as Amazons, with lutes in their hands,
dancing and playing</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Hoy-day, what a sweep of vanity comes this way!</div>
                     <div class="line">They dance! they are mad women.</div>
                     <div class="line">Like madness is the glory of this life.</div>
                     <div class="line">As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.</div>
                     <div class="line">We make ourselves fools, to disport ourselves;</div>
                     <div class="line">And spend our flatteries, to drink those men</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon whose age we void it up again,</div>
                     <div class="line">With poisonous spite and envy.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who lives that's not depraved or depraves?</div>
                     <div class="line">Who dies, that bears not one spurn to their graves</div>
                     <div class="line">Of their friends' gift?</div>
                     <div class="line">I should fear those that dance before me now</div>
                     <div class="line">Would one day stamp upon me: 't has been done;</div>
                     <div class="line">Men shut their doors against a setting sun.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Lords rise from table, with much adoring of
TIMON; and to show their loves, each singles out an
Amazon, and all dance, men with women, a lofty
strain or two to the hautboys, and cease</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You have done our pleasures much grace, fair ladies,</div>
                     <div class="line">Set a fair fashion on our entertainment,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which was not half so beautiful and kind;</div>
                     <div class="line">You have added worth unto 't and lustre,</div>
                     <div class="line">And entertain'd me with mine own device;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am to thank you for 't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lady</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, you take us even at the best.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, for the worst is filthy; and would not hold</div>
                     <div class="line">taking, I doubt me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ladies, there is an idle banquet attends you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Please you to dispose yourselves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Ladies</div>
                     <div class="line">Most thankfully, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Cupid and Ladies</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Flavius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">The little casket bring me hither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, my lord. More jewels yet!</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no crossing him in 's humour;</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">Else I should tell him,--well, i' faith I should,</div>
                     <div class="line">When all's spent, he 'ld be cross'd then, an he could.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind,</div>
                     <div class="line">That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Where be our men?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, my lord, in readiness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Our horses!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter FLAVIUS, with the casket</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O my friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have one word to say to you: look you, my good lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">I must entreat you, honour me so much</div>
                     <div class="line">As to advance this jewel; accept it and wear it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Kind my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I am so far already in your gifts,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All</div>
                     <div class="line">So are we all.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, there are certain nobles of the senate</div>
                     <div class="line">Newly alighted, and come to visit you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">They are fairly welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech your honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">Vouchsafe me a word; it does concern you near.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Near! why then, another time I'll hear thee:</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, let's be provided to show them</div>
                     <div class="line">entertainment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  I scarce know how.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Second Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">May it please your honour, Lord Lucius,</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of his free love, hath presented to you</div>
                     <div class="line">Four milk-white horses, trapp'd in silver.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall accept them fairly; let the presents</div>
                     <div class="line">Be worthily entertain'd.</div>
                     <p>Enter a third Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Please you, my lord, that honourable</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman, Lord Lucullus, entreats your company</div>
                     <div class="line">to-morrow to hunt with him, and has sent your honour</div>
                     <div class="line">two brace of greyhounds.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll hunt with him; and let them be received,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not without fair reward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>                What will this come to?</div>
                     <div class="line">He commands us to provide, and give great gifts,</div>
                     <div class="line">And all out of an empty coffer:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor will he know his purse, or yield me this,</div>
                     <div class="line">To show him what a beggar his heart is,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being of no power to make his wishes good:</div>
                     <div class="line">His promises fly so beyond his state</div>
                     <div class="line">That what he speaks is all in debt; he owes</div>
                     <div class="line">For every word: he is so kind that he now</div>
                     <div class="line">Pays interest for 't; his land's put to their books.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, would I were gently put out of office</div>
                     <div class="line">Before I were forced out!</div>
                     <div class="line">Happier is he that has no friend to feed</div>
                     <div class="line">Than such that do e'en enemies exceed.</div>
                     <div class="line">I bleed inwardly for my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You do yourselves</div>
                     <div class="line">Much wrong, you bate too much of your own merits:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, my lord, a trifle of our love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">With more than common thanks I will receive it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">O, he's the very soul of bounty!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">And now I remember, my lord, you gave</div>
                     <div class="line">Good words the other day of a bay courser</div>
                     <div class="line">I rode on: it is yours, because you liked it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">O, I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, in that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You may take my word, my lord; I know, no man</div>
                     <div class="line">Can justly praise but what he does affect:</div>
                     <div class="line">I weigh my friend's affection with mine own;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell you true. I'll call to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Lords</div>
                     <div class="line">O, none so welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I take all and your several visitations</div>
                     <div class="line">So kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give;</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks, I could deal kingdoms to my friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">And ne'er be weary. Alcibiades,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a soldier, therefore seldom rich;</div>
                     <div class="line">It comes in charity to thee: for all thy living</div>
                     <div class="line">Is 'mongst the dead, and all the lands thou hast</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie in a pitch'd field.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, defiled land, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">We are so virtuously bound--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">And so</div>
                     <div class="line">Am I to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">So infinitely endear'd--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">All to you. Lights, more lights!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">The best of happiness,</div>
                     <div class="line">Honour and fortunes, keep with you, Lord Timon!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ready for his friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt all but APEMANTUS and TIMON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What a coil's here!</div>
                     <div class="line">Serving of becks and jutting-out of bums!</div>
                     <div class="line">I doubt whether their legs be worth the sums</div>
                     <div class="line">That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs:</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks, false hearts should never have sound legs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'sies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, I would be</div>
                     <div class="line">good to thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, I'll nothing: for if I should be bribed too,</div>
                     <div class="line">there would be none left to rail upon thee, and then</div>
                     <div class="line">thou wouldst sin the faster. Thou givest so long,</div>
                     <div class="line">Timon, I fear me thou wilt give away thyself in</div>
                     <div class="line">paper shortly: what need these feasts, pomps and</div>
                     <div class="line">vain-glories?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, an you begin to rail on society once, I am</div>
                     <div class="line">sworn not to give regard to you. Farewell; and come</div>
                     <div class="line">with better music.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wilt not hear me now; thou shalt not then:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll lock thy heaven from thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that men's ears should be</div>
                     <div class="line">To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A Senator's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A Senator's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Senator, with papers in his hand</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">And late, five thousand: to Varro and to Isidore</div>
                     <div class="line">He owes nine thousand; besides my former sum,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which makes it five and twenty. Still in motion</div>
                     <div class="line">Of raging waste? It cannot hold; it will not.</div>
                     <div class="line">If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog,</div>
                     <div class="line">And give it Timon, why, the dog coins gold.</div>
                     <div class="line">If I would sell my horse, and buy twenty more</div>
                     <div class="line">Better than he, why, give my horse to Timon,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ask nothing, give it him, it foals me, straight,</div>
                     <div class="line">And able horses. No porter at his gate,</div>
                     <div class="line">But rather one that smiles and still invites</div>
                     <div class="line">All that pass by. It cannot hold: no reason</div>
                     <div class="line">Can found his state in safety. Caphis, ho!</div>
                     <div class="line">Caphis, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CAPHIS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, sir; what is your pleasure?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Get on your cloak, and haste you to Lord Timon;</div>
                     <div class="line">Importune him for my moneys; be not ceased</div>
                     <div class="line">With slight denial, nor then silenced when--</div>
                     <div class="line">'Commend me to your master'--and the cap</div>
                     <div class="line">Plays in the right hand, thus: but tell him,</div>
                     <div class="line">My uses cry to me, I must serve my turn</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of mine own; his days and times are past</div>
                     <div class="line">And my reliances on his fracted dates</div>
                     <div class="line">Have smit my credit: I love and honour him,</div>
                     <div class="line">But must not break my back to heal his finger;</div>
                     <div class="line">Immediate are my needs, and my relief</div>
                     <div class="line">Must not be toss'd and turn'd to me in words,</div>
                     <div class="line">But find supply immediate. Get you gone:</div>
                     <div class="line">Put on a most importunate aspect,</div>
                     <div class="line">A visage of demand; for, I do fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">When every feather sticks in his own wing,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Timon will be left a naked gull,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which flashes now a phoenix. Get you gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">I go, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">'I go, sir!'--Take the bonds along with you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And have the dates in contempt.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">I will, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FLAVIUS, with many bills in his hand</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No care, no stop! so senseless of expense,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he will neither know how to maintain it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor cease his flow of riot: takes no account</div>
                     <div class="line">How things go from him, nor resumes no care</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what is to continue: never mind</div>
                     <div class="line">Was to be so unwise, to be so kind.</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall be done? he will not hear, till feel:</div>
                     <div class="line">I must be round with him, now he comes from hunting.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie, fie, fie!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter CAPHIS, and the Servants of Isidore and Varro</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good even, Varro: what,</div>
                     <div class="line">You come for money?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't not your business too?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is: and yours too, Isidore?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">It is so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Would we were all discharged!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I fear it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes the lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TIMON, ALCIBIADES, and Lords, &c</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again,</div>
                     <div class="line">My Alcibiades. With me? what is your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, here is a note of certain dues.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Dues! Whence are you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Athens here, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to my steward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Please it your lordship, he hath put me off</div>
                     <div class="line">To the succession of new days this month:</div>
                     <div class="line">My master is awaked by great occasion</div>
                     <div class="line">To call upon his own, and humbly prays you</div>
                     <div class="line">That with your other noble parts you'll suit</div>
                     <div class="line">In giving him his right.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine honest friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, but repair to me next morning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, good my lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Contain thyself, good friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">One Varro's servant, my good lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">From Isidore;</div>
                     <div class="line">He humbly prays your speedy payment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">If you did know, my lord, my master's wants--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twas due on forfeiture, my lord, six weeks And past.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Your steward puts me off, my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I am sent expressly to your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me breath.</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you, good my lords, keep on;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll wait upon you instantly.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt ALCIBIADES and Lords</p>
                     <p>To FLAVIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Come hither: pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">How goes the world, that I am thus encounter'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With clamourous demands of date-broke bonds,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the detention of long-since-due debts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Against my honour?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Please you, gentlemen,</div>
                     <div class="line">The time is unagreeable to this business:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your importunacy cease till after dinner,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I may make his lordship understand</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherefore you are not paid.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Do so, my friends. See them well entertain'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray, draw near.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter APEMANTUS and Fool</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay, stay, here comes the fool with Apemantus:</div>
                     <div class="line">let's ha' some sport with 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang him, he'll abuse us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">A plague upon him, dog!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">How dost, fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost dialogue with thy shadow?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I speak not to thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No,'tis to thyself.</div>
                     <p>To the Fool</p>
                     <div class="line">Come away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">There's the fool hangs on your back already.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, thou stand'st single, thou'rt not on him yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where's the fool now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">He last asked the question. Poor rogues, and</div>
                     <div class="line">usurers' men! bawds between gold and want!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">What are we, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Asses.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That you ask me what you are, and do not know</div>
                     <div class="line">yourselves. Speak to 'em, fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">How do you, gentlemen?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">Gramercies, good fool: how does your mistress?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">She's e'en setting on water to scald such chickens</div>
                     <div class="line">as you are. Would we could see you at Corinth!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good! gramercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Page</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you, here comes my mistress' page.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To the Fool</span>  Why, how now, captain! what do you</div>
                     <div class="line">in this wise company? How dost thou, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Would I had a rod in my mouth, that I might answer</div>
                     <div class="line">thee profitably.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, Apemantus, read me the superscription of</div>
                     <div class="line">these letters: I know not which is which.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Canst not read?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                     <div class="line">No.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There will little learning die then, that day thou</div>
                     <div class="line">art hanged. This is to Lord Timon; this to</div>
                     <div class="line">Alcibiades. Go; thou wast born a bastard, and thou't</div>
                     <div class="line">die a bawd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wast whelped a dog, and thou shalt famish a</div>
                     <div class="line">dog's death. Answer not; I am gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">E'en so thou outrunnest grace. Fool, I will go with</div>
                     <div class="line">you to Lord Timon's.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you leave me there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If Timon stay at home. You three serve three usurers?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay; would they served us!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So would I,--as good a trick as ever hangman served thief.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you three usurers' men?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">I think no usurer but has a fool to his servant: my</div>
                     <div class="line">mistress is one, and I am her fool. When men come</div>
                     <div class="line">to borrow of your masters, they approach sadly, and</div>
                     <div class="line">go away merry; but they enter my mistress' house</div>
                     <div class="line">merrily, and go away sadly: the reason of this?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I could render one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do it then, that we may account thee a whoremaster</div>
                     <div class="line">and a knave; which not-withstanding, thou shalt be</div>
                     <div class="line">no less esteemed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">What is a whoremaster, fool?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">A fool in good clothes, and something like thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis a spirit: sometime't appears like a lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">sometime like a lawyer; sometime like a philosopher,</div>
                     <div class="line">with two stones moe than's artificial one: he is</div>
                     <div class="line">very often like a knight; and, generally, in all</div>
                     <div class="line">shapes that man goes up and down in from fourscore</div>
                     <div class="line">to thirteen, this spirit walks in.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art not altogether a fool.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor thou altogether a wise man: as much foolery as</div>
                     <div class="line">I have, so much wit thou lackest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">That answer might have become Apemantus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">Aside, aside; here comes Lord Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter TIMON and FLAVIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Come with me, fool, come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                     <div class="line">I do not always follow lover, elder brother and</div>
                     <div class="line">woman; sometime the philosopher.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt APEMANTUS and Fool</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, walk near: I'll speak with you anon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You make me marvel: wherefore ere this time</div>
                     <div class="line">Had you not fully laid my state before me,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I might so have rated my expense,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I had leave of means?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">You would not hear me,</div>
                     <div class="line">At many leisures I proposed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to:</div>
                     <div class="line">Perchance some single vantages you took.</div>
                     <div class="line">When my indisposition put you back:</div>
                     <div class="line">And that unaptness made your minister,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus to excuse yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O my good lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">At many times I brought in my accounts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Laid them before you; you would throw them off,</div>
                     <div class="line">And say, you found them in mine honesty.</div>
                     <div class="line">When, for some trifling present, you have bid me</div>
                     <div class="line">Return so much, I have shook my head and wept;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, 'gainst the authority of manners, pray'd you</div>
                     <div class="line">To hold your hand more close: I did endure</div>
                     <div class="line">Not seldom, nor no slight cheques, when I have</div>
                     <div class="line">Prompted you in the ebb of your estate</div>
                     <div class="line">And your great flow of debts. My loved lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though you hear now, too late--yet now's a time--</div>
                     <div class="line">The greatest of your having lacks a half</div>
                     <div class="line">To pay your present debts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Let all my land be sold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis all engaged, some forfeited and gone;</div>
                     <div class="line">And what remains will hardly stop the mouth</div>
                     <div class="line">Of present dues: the future comes apace:</div>
                     <div class="line">What shall defend the interim? and at length</div>
                     <div class="line">How goes our reckoning?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">To Lacedaemon did my land extend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O my good lord, the world is but a word:</div>
                     <div class="line">Were it all yours to give it in a breath,</div>
                     <div class="line">How quickly were it gone!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You tell me true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If you suspect my husbandry or falsehood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Call me before the exactest auditors</div>
                     <div class="line">And set me on the proof. So the gods bless me,</div>
                     <div class="line">When all our offices have been oppress'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With riotous feeders, when our vaults have wept</div>
                     <div class="line">With drunken spilth of wine, when every room</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath blazed with lights and bray'd with minstrelsy,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have retired me to a wasteful cock,</div>
                     <div class="line">And set mine eyes at flow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, no more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Heavens, have I said, the bounty of this lord!</div>
                     <div class="line">How many prodigal bits have slaves and peasants</div>
                     <div class="line">This night englutted! Who is not Timon's?</div>
                     <div class="line">What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Timon's?</div>
                     <div class="line">Great Timon, noble, worthy, royal Timon!</div>
                     <div class="line">Ah, when the means are gone that buy this praise,</div>
                     <div class="line">The breath is gone whereof this praise is made:</div>
                     <div class="line">Feast-won, fast-lost; one cloud of winter showers,</div>
                     <div class="line">These flies are couch'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, sermon me no further:</div>
                     <div class="line">No villanous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">Unwisely, not ignobly, have I given.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou weep? Canst thou the conscience lack,</div>
                     <div class="line">To think I shall lack friends? Secure thy heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">If I would broach the vessels of my love,</div>
                     <div class="line">And try the argument of hearts by borrowing,</div>
                     <div class="line">Men and men's fortunes could I frankly use</div>
                     <div class="line">As I can bid thee speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Assurance bless your thoughts!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in some sort, these wants of mine are crown'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I account them blessings; for by these</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I try friends: you shall perceive how you</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistake my fortunes; I am wealthy in my friends.</div>
                     <div class="line">Within there! Flaminius! Servilius!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FLAMINIUS, SERVILIUS, and other Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord? my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I will dispatch you severally; you to Lord Lucius;</div>
                     <div class="line">to Lord Lucullus you: I hunted with his honour</div>
                     <div class="line">to-day: you, to Sempronius: commend me to their</div>
                     <div class="line">loves, and, I am proud, say, that my occasions have</div>
                     <div class="line">found time to use 'em toward a supply of money: let</div>
                     <div class="line">the request be fifty talents.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">As you have said, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Lord Lucius and Lucullus? hum!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Go you, sir, to the senators--</div>
                     <div class="line">Of whom, even to the state's best health, I have</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserved this hearing--bid 'em send o' the instant</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand talents to me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have been bold--</div>
                     <div class="line">For that I knew it the most general way--</div>
                     <div class="line">To them to use your signet and your name;</div>
                     <div class="line">But they do shake their heads, and I am here</div>
                     <div class="line">No richer in return.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't true? can't be?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">They answer, in a joint and corporate voice,</div>
                     <div class="line">That now they are at fall, want treasure, cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">Do what they would; are sorry--you are honourable,--</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet they could have wish'd--they know not--</div>
                     <div class="line">Something hath been amiss--a noble nature</div>
                     <div class="line">May catch a wrench--would all were well--'tis pity;--</div>
                     <div class="line">And so, intending other serious matters,</div>
                     <div class="line">After distasteful looks and these hard fractions,</div>
                     <div class="line">With certain half-caps and cold-moving nods</div>
                     <div class="line">They froze me into silence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You gods, reward them!</div>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, man, look cheerly. These old fellows</div>
                     <div class="line">Have their ingratitude in them hereditary:</div>
                     <div class="line">Their blood is caked, 'tis cold, it seldom flows;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis lack of kindly warmth they are not kind;</div>
                     <div class="line">And nature, as it grows again toward earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is fashion'd for the journey, dull and heavy.</div>
                     <p>To a Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">Go to Ventidius.</div>
                     <p>To FLAVIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">Prithee, be not sad,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art true and honest; ingeniously I speak.</div>
                     <div class="line">No blame belongs to thee.</div>
                     <p>To Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">Ventidius lately</div>
                     <div class="line">Buried his father; by whose death he's stepp'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Into a great estate: when he was poor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Imprison'd and in scarcity of friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">I clear'd him with five talents: greet him from me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid him suppose some good necessity</div>
                     <div class="line">Touches his friend, which craves to be remember'd</div>
                     <div class="line">With those five talents.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servant</p>
                     <p>To FLAVIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">That had, give't these fellows</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or think,</div>
                     <div class="line">That Timon's fortunes 'mong his friends can sink.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would I could not think it: that thought is</div>
                     <div class="line">bounty's foe;</div>
                     <div class="line">Being free itself, it thinks all others so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in Lucullus' house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in Sempronius' house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. The senate-house. The Senate sitting.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same. A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in Lucullus' house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>FLAMINIUS waiting. Enter a Servant to him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">I have told my lord of you; he is coming down to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LUCULLUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  One of Lord Timon's men? a gift, I</div>
                     <div class="line">warrant. Why, this hits right; I dreamt of a silver</div>
                     <div class="line">basin and ewer to-night. Flaminius, honest</div>
                     <div class="line">Flaminius; you are very respectively welcome, sir.</div>
                     <div class="line">Fill me some wine.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servants</p>
                     <div class="line">And how does that honourable, complete, free-hearted</div>
                     <div class="line">gentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord</div>
                     <div class="line">and master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">His health is well sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am right glad that his health is well, sir: and</div>
                     <div class="line">what hast thou there under thy cloak, pretty Flaminius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, nothing but an empty box, sir; which, in my</div>
                     <div class="line">lord's behalf, I come to entreat your honour to</div>
                     <div class="line">supply; who, having great and instant occasion to</div>
                     <div class="line">use fifty talents, hath sent to your lordship to</div>
                     <div class="line">furnish him, nothing doubting your present</div>
                     <div class="line">assistance therein.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">La, la, la, la! 'nothing doubting,' says he? Alas,</div>
                     <div class="line">good lord! a noble gentleman 'tis, if he would not</div>
                     <div class="line">keep so good a house. Many a time and often I ha'</div>
                     <div class="line">dined with him, and told him on't, and come again to</div>
                     <div class="line">supper to him, of purpose to have him spend less,</div>
                     <div class="line">and yet he would embrace no counsel, take no warning</div>
                     <div class="line">by my coming. Every man has his fault, and honesty</div>
                     <div class="line">is his: I ha' told him on't, but I could ne'er get</div>
                     <div class="line">him from't.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Re-enter Servant, with wine</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Please your lordship, here is the wine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise. Here's to thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lordship speaks your pleasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I have observed thee always for a towardly prompt</div>
                     <div class="line">spirit--give thee thy due--and one that knows what</div>
                     <div class="line">belongs to reason; and canst use the time well, if</div>
                     <div class="line">the time use thee well: good parts in thee.</div>
                     <p>To Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">Get you gone, sirrah.</div>
                     <p>Exit Servant</p>
                     <div class="line">Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy lord's a</div>
                     <div class="line">bountiful gentleman: but thou art wise; and thou</div>
                     <div class="line">knowest well enough, although thou comest to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">that this is no time to lend money, especially upon</div>
                     <div class="line">bare friendship, without security. Here's three</div>
                     <div class="line">solidares for thee: good boy, wink at me, and say</div>
                     <div class="line">thou sawest me not. Fare thee well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't possible the world should so much differ,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we alive that lived? Fly, damned baseness,</div>
                     <div class="line">To him that worships thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Throwing the money back</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! now I see thou art a fool, and fit for thy master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">May these add to the number that may scald thee!</div>
                     <div class="line">Let moulten coin be thy damnation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou disease of a friend, and not himself!</div>
                     <div class="line">Has friendship such a faint and milky heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">It turns in less than two nights? O you gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I feel master's passion! this slave,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto his honour, has my lord's meat in him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should it thrive and turn to nutriment,</div>
                     <div class="line">When he is turn'd to poison?</div>
                     <div class="line">O, may diseases only work upon't!</div>
                     <div class="line">And, when he's sick to death, let not that part of nature</div>
                     <div class="line">Which my lord paid for, be of any power</div>
                     <div class="line">To expel sickness, but prolong his hour!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LUCILIUS, with three Strangers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, the Lord Timon? he is my very good friend, and</div>
                     <div class="line">an honourable gentleman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">We know him for no less, though we are but strangers</div>
                     <div class="line">to him. But I can tell you one thing, my lord, and</div>
                     <div class="line">which I hear from common rumours: now Lord Timon's</div>
                     <div class="line">happy hours are done and past, and his estate</div>
                     <div class="line">shrinks from him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, no, do not believe it; he cannot want for money.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">But believe you this, my lord, that, not long ago,</div>
                     <div class="line">one of his men was with the Lord Lucullus to borrow</div>
                     <div class="line">so many talents, nay, urged extremely for't and</div>
                     <div class="line">showed what necessity belonged to't, and yet was denied.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell you, denied, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What a strange case was that! now, before the gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am ashamed on't. Denied that honourable man!</div>
                     <div class="line">there was very little honour showed in't. For my own</div>
                     <div class="line">part, I must needs confess, I have received some</div>
                     <div class="line">small kindnesses from him, as money, plate, jewels</div>
                     <div class="line">and such-like trifles, nothing comparing to his;</div>
                     <div class="line">yet, had he mistook him and sent to me, I should</div>
                     <div class="line">ne'er have denied his occasion so many talents.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SERVILIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">See, by good hap, yonder's my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sweat to see his honour. My honoured lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>To LUCIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Servilius! you are kindly met, sir. Fare thee well:</div>
                     <div class="line">commend me to thy honourable virtuous lord, my very</div>
                     <div class="line">exquisite friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">May it please your honour, my lord hath sent--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! what has he sent? I am so much endeared to</div>
                     <div class="line">that lord; he's ever sending: how shall I thank</div>
                     <div class="line">him, thinkest thou? And what has he sent now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Has only sent his present occasion now, my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">requesting your lordship to supply his instant use</div>
                     <div class="line">with so many talents.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I know his lordship is but merry with me;</div>
                     <div class="line">He cannot want fifty five hundred talents.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">But in the mean time he wants less, my lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">If his occasion were not virtuous,</div>
                     <div class="line">I should not urge it half so faithfully.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my soul,'tis true, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What a wicked beast was I to disfurnish myself</div>
                     <div class="line">against such a good time, when I might ha' shown</div>
                     <div class="line">myself honourable! how unluckily it happened, that I</div>
                     <div class="line">should purchase the day before for a little part,</div>
                     <div class="line">and undo a great deal of honoured! Servilius, now,</div>
                     <div class="line">before the gods, I am not able to do,--the more</div>
                     <div class="line">beast, I say:--I was sending to use Lord Timon</div>
                     <div class="line">myself, these gentlemen can witness! but I would</div>
                     <div class="line">not, for the wealth of Athens, I had done't now.</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me bountifully to his good lordship; and I</div>
                     <div class="line">hope his honour will conceive the fairest of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">because I have no power to be kind: and tell him</div>
                     <div class="line">this from me, I count it one of my greatest</div>
                     <div class="line">afflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such an</div>
                     <div class="line">honourable gentleman. Good Servilius, will you</div>
                     <div class="line">befriend me so far, as to use mine own words to him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, sir, I shall.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll look you out a good turn, Servilius.</div>
                     <p>Exit SERVILIUS</p>
                     <div class="line">True as you said, Timon is shrunk indeed;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he that's once denied will hardly speed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you observe this, Hostilius?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, too well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this is the world's soul; and just of the</div>
                     <div class="line">same piece</div>
                     <div class="line">Is every flatterer's spirit. Who can call him</div>
                     <div class="line">His friend that dips in the same dish? for, in</div>
                     <div class="line">My knowing, Timon has been this lord's father,</div>
                     <div class="line">And kept his credit with his purse,</div>
                     <div class="line">Supported his estate; nay, Timon's money</div>
                     <div class="line">Has paid his men their wages: he ne'er drinks,</div>
                     <div class="line">But Timon's silver treads upon his lip;</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet--O, see the monstrousness of man</div>
                     <div class="line">When he looks out in an ungrateful shape!--</div>
                     <div class="line">He does deny him, in respect of his,</div>
                     <div class="line">What charitable men afford to beggars.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">Religion groans at it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Stranger</div>
                     <div class="line">For mine own part,</div>
                     <div class="line">I never tasted Timon in my life,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor came any of his bounties over me,</div>
                     <div class="line">To mark me for his friend; yet, I protest,</div>
                     <div class="line">For his right noble mind, illustrious virtue</div>
                     <div class="line">And honourable carriage,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had his necessity made use of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would have put my wealth into donation,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the best half should have return'd to him,</div>
                     <div class="line">So much I love his heart: but, I perceive,</div>
                     <div class="line">Men must learn now with pity to dispense;</div>
                     <div class="line">For policy sits above conscience.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  A room in Sempronius' house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SEMPRONIUS, and a Servant of TIMON's</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SEMPRONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Must he needs trouble me in 't,--hum!--'bove</div>
                     <div class="line">all others?</div>
                     <div class="line">He might have tried Lord Lucius or Lucullus;</div>
                     <div class="line">And now Ventidius is wealthy too,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom he redeem'd from prison: all these</div>
                     <div class="line">Owe their estates unto him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">They have all been touch'd and found base metal, for</div>
                     <div class="line">They have au denied him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SEMPRONIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">How! have they denied him?</div>
                     <div class="line">Has Ventidius and Lucullus denied him?</div>
                     <div class="line">And does he send to me? Three? hum!</div>
                     <div class="line">It shows but little love or judgment in him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Must I be his last refuge! His friends, like</div>
                     <div class="line">physicians,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thrive, give him over: must I take the cure upon me?</div>
                     <div class="line">Has much disgraced me in't; I'm angry at him,</div>
                     <div class="line">That might have known my place: I see no sense for't,</div>
                     <div class="line">But his occasion might have woo'd me first;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, in my conscience, I was the first man</div>
                     <div class="line">That e'er received gift from him:</div>
                     <div class="line">And does he think so backwardly of me now,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I'll requite its last? No:</div>
                     <div class="line">So it may prove an argument of laughter</div>
                     <div class="line">To the rest, and 'mongst lords I be thought a fool.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld rather than the worth of thrice the sum,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had sent to me first, but for my mind's sake;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'd such a courage to do him good. But now return,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with their faint reply this answer join;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who bates mine honour shall not know my coin.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Excellent! Your lordship's a goodly villain. The</div>
                     <div class="line">devil knew not what he did when he made man</div>
                     <div class="line">politic; he crossed himself by 't: and I cannot</div>
                     <div class="line">think but, in the end, the villainies of man will</div>
                     <div class="line">set him clear. How fairly this lord strives to</div>
                     <div class="line">appear foul! takes virtuous copies to be wicked,</div>
                     <div class="line">like those that under hot ardent zeal would set</div>
                     <div class="line">whole realms on fire: Of such a nature is his</div>
                     <div class="line">politic love.</div>
                     <div class="line">This was my lord's best hope; now all are fled,</div>
                     <div class="line">Save only the gods: now his friends are dead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Doors, that were ne'er acquainted with their wards</div>
                     <div class="line">Many a bounteous year must be employ'd</div>
                     <div class="line">Now to guard sure their master.</div>
                     <div class="line">And this is all a liberal course allows;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who cannot keep his wealth must keep his house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Servants of Varro, and the Servant of
LUCIUS, meeting TITUS, HORTENSIUS, and other
Servants of TIMON's creditors, waiting his coming out</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Well met; good morrow, Titus and Hortensius.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The like to you kind Varro.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORTENSIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Lucius!</div>
                     <div class="line">What, do we meet together?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and I think</div>
                     <div class="line">One business does command us all; for mine Is money.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So is theirs and ours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PHILOTUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">And Sir Philotus too!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILOTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good day at once.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Welcome, good brother.</div>
                     <div class="line">What do you think the hour?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILOTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Labouring for nine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">So much?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILOTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not my lord seen yet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Not yet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILOTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I wonder on't; he was wont to shine at seven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but the days are wax'd shorter with him:</div>
                     <div class="line">You must consider that a prodigal course</div>
                     <div class="line">Is like the sun's; but not, like his, recoverable.</div>
                     <div class="line">I fear 'tis deepest winter in Lord Timon's purse;</div>
                     <div class="line">That is one may reach deep enough, and yet</div>
                     <div class="line">Find little.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILOTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I am of your fear for that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll show you how to observe a strange event.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your lord sends now for money.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORTENSIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Most true, he does.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And he wears jewels now of Timon's gift,</div>
                     <div class="line">For which I wait for money.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORTENSIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is against my heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark, how strange it shows,</div>
                     <div class="line">Timon in this should pay more than he owes:</div>
                     <div class="line">And e'en as if your lord should wear rich jewels,</div>
                     <div class="line">And send for money for 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORTENSIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I'm weary of this charge, the gods can witness:</div>
                     <div class="line">I know my lord hath spent of Timon's wealth,</div>
                     <div class="line">And now ingratitude makes it worse than stealth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, mine's three thousand crowns: what's yours?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Five thousand mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis much deep: and it should seem by the sun,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your master's confidence was above mine;</div>
                     <div class="line">Else, surely, his had equall'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">Enter FLAMINIUS.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">One of Lord Timon's men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Flaminius! Sir, a word: pray, is my lord ready to</div>
                     <div class="line">come forth?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, indeed, he is not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We attend his lordship; pray, signify so much.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I need not tell him that; he knows you are too diligent.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Enter FLAVIUS in a cloak, muffled</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! is not that his steward muffled so?</div>
                     <div class="line">He goes away in a cloud: call him, call him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you hear, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">By your leave, sir,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What do ye ask of me, my friend?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We wait for certain money here, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay,</div>
                     <div class="line">If money were as certain as your waiting,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere sure enough.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then preferr'd you not your sums and bills,</div>
                     <div class="line">When your false masters eat of my lord's meat?</div>
                     <div class="line">Then they could smile and fawn upon his debts</div>
                     <div class="line">And take down the interest into their</div>
                     <div class="line">gluttonous maws.</div>
                     <div class="line">You do yourselves but wrong to stir me up;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me pass quietly:</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe 't, my lord and I have made an end;</div>
                     <div class="line">I have no more to reckon, he to spend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but this answer will not serve.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If 'twill not serve,'tis not so base as you;</div>
                     <div class="line">For you serve knaves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">How! what does his cashiered worship mutter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">No matter what; he's poor, and that's revenge</div>
                     <div class="line">enough. Who can speak broader than he that has no</div>
                     <div class="line">house to put his head in? such may rail against</div>
                     <div class="line">great buildings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SERVILIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, here's Servilius; now we shall know some answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If I might beseech you, gentlemen, to repair some</div>
                     <div class="line">other hour, I should derive much from't; for,</div>
                     <div class="line">take't of my soul, my lord leans wondrously to</div>
                     <div class="line">discontent: his comfortable temper has forsook him;</div>
                     <div class="line">he's much out of health, and keeps his chamber.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Many do keep their chambers are not sick:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, if it be so far beyond his health,</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks he should the sooner pay his debts,</div>
                     <div class="line">And make a clear way to the gods.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good gods!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot take this for answer, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Within</span>  Servilius, help! My lord! my lord!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TIMON, in a rage, FLAMINIUS following</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are my doors opposed against my passage?</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I been ever free, and must my house</div>
                     <div class="line">Be my retentive enemy, my gaol?</div>
                     <div class="line">The place which I have feasted, does it now,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like all mankind, show me an iron heart?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Put in now, Titus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, here is my bill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORTENSIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">And mine, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both Varro's Servants</div>
                     <div class="line">And ours, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHILOTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">All our bills.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Knock me down with 'em: cleave me to the girdle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Alas, my lord,-</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Cut my heart in sums.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TITUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine, fifty talents.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell out my blood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Lucilius' Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Five thousand crowns, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Five thousand drops pays that.</div>
                     <div class="line">What yours?--and yours?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Varro's Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Tear me, take me, and the gods fall upon you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">HORTENSIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">'Faith, I perceive our masters may throw their caps</div>
                     <div class="line">at their money: these debts may well be called</div>
                     <div class="line">desperate ones, for a madman owes 'em.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
               <p>Re-enter TIMON and FLAVIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">They have e'en put my breath from me, the slaves.</div>
                     <div class="line">Creditors? devils!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My dear lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What if it should be so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have it so. My steward!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">So fitly? Go, bid all my friends again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lucius, Lucullus, and Sempronius:</div>
                     <div class="line">All, sirrah, all:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll once more feast the rascals.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">You only speak from your distracted soul;</div>
                     <div class="line">There is not so much left, to furnish out</div>
                     <div class="line">A moderate table.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Be't not in thy care; go,</div>
                     <div class="line">I charge thee, invite them all: let in the tide</div>
                     <div class="line">Of knaves once more; my cook and I'll provide.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  The same. The senate-house. The Senate sitting.</h2>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, you have my voice to it; the fault's</div>
                     <div class="line">Bloody; 'tis necessary he should die:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Most true; the law shall bruise him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ALCIBIADES, with Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Honour, health, and compassion to the senate!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, captain?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am an humble suitor to your virtues;</div>
                     <div class="line">For pity is the virtue of the law,</div>
                     <div class="line">And none but tyrants use it cruelly.</div>
                     <div class="line">It pleases time and fortune to lie heavy</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a friend of mine, who, in hot blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath stepp'd into the law, which is past depth</div>
                     <div class="line">To those that, without heed, do plunge into 't.</div>
                     <div class="line">He is a man, setting his fate aside,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of comely virtues:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor did he soil the fact with cowardice--</div>
                     <div class="line">An honour in him which buys out his fault--</div>
                     <div class="line">But with a noble fury and fair spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seeing his reputation touch'd to death,</div>
                     <div class="line">He did oppose his foe:</div>
                     <div class="line">And with such sober and unnoted passion</div>
                     <div class="line">He did behave his anger, ere 'twas spent,</div>
                     <div class="line">As if he had but proved an argument.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">You undergo too strict a paradox,</div>
                     <div class="line">Striving to make an ugly deed look fair:</div>
                     <div class="line">Your words have took such pains as if they labour'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To bring manslaughter into form and set quarrelling</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the head of valour; which indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">Is valour misbegot and came into the world</div>
                     <div class="line">When sects and factions were newly born:</div>
                     <div class="line">He's truly valiant that can wisely suffer</div>
                     <div class="line">The worst that man can breathe, and make his wrongs</div>
                     <div class="line">His outsides, to wear them like his raiment,</div>
                     <div class="line">carelessly,</div>
                     <div class="line">And ne'er prefer his injuries to his heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">To bring it into danger.</div>
                     <div class="line">If wrongs be evils and enforce us kill,</div>
                     <div class="line">What folly 'tis to hazard life for ill!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">You cannot make gross sins look clear:</div>
                     <div class="line">To revenge is no valour, but to bear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">My lords, then, under favour, pardon me,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I speak like a captain.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why do fond men expose themselves to battle,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not endure all threats? sleep upon't,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let the foes quietly cut their throats,</div>
                     <div class="line">Without repugnancy? If there be</div>
                     <div class="line">Such valour in the bearing, what make we</div>
                     <div class="line">Abroad? why then, women are more valiant</div>
                     <div class="line">That stay at home, if bearing carry it,</div>
                     <div class="line">And the ass more captain than the lion, the felon</div>
                     <div class="line">Loaden with irons wiser than the judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">If wisdom be in suffering. O my lords,</div>
                     <div class="line">As you are great, be pitifully good:</div>
                     <div class="line">Who cannot condemn rashness in cold blood?</div>
                     <div class="line">To kill, I grant, is sin's extremest gust;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, in defence, by mercy, 'tis most just.</div>
                     <div class="line">To be in anger is impiety;</div>
                     <div class="line">But who is man that is not angry?</div>
                     <div class="line">Weigh but the crime with this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">You breathe in vain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">In vain! his service done</div>
                     <div class="line">At Lacedaemon and Byzantium</div>
                     <div class="line">Were a sufficient briber for his life.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">What's that?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, my lords, he has done fair service,</div>
                     <div class="line">And slain in fight many of your enemies:</div>
                     <div class="line">How full of valour did he bear himself</div>
                     <div class="line">In the last conflict, and made plenteous wounds!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">He has made too much plenty with 'em;</div>
                     <div class="line">He's a sworn rioter: he has a sin that often</div>
                     <div class="line">Drowns him, and takes his valour prisoner:</div>
                     <div class="line">If there were no foes, that were enough</div>
                     <div class="line">To overcome him: in that beastly fury</div>
                     <div class="line">He has been known to commit outrages,</div>
                     <div class="line">And cherish factions: 'tis inferr'd to us,</div>
                     <div class="line">His days are foul and his drink dangerous.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">He dies.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Hard fate! he might have died in war.</div>
                     <div class="line">My lords, if not for any parts in him--</div>
                     <div class="line">Though his right arm might purchase his own time</div>
                     <div class="line">And be in debt to none--yet, more to move you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Take my deserts to his, and join 'em both:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, for I know your reverend ages love</div>
                     <div class="line">Security, I'll pawn my victories, all</div>
                     <div class="line">My honours to you, upon his good returns.</div>
                     <div class="line">If by this crime he owes the law his life,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, let the war receive 't in valiant gore</div>
                     <div class="line">For law is strict, and war is nothing more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">We are for law: he dies; urge it no more,</div>
                     <div class="line">On height of our displeasure: friend or brother,</div>
                     <div class="line">He forfeits his own blood that spills another.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Must it be so? it must not be. My lords,</div>
                     <div class="line">I do beseech you, know me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">How!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Call me to your remembrances.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">What!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot think but your age has forgot me;</div>
                     <div class="line">It could not else be, I should prove so base,</div>
                     <div class="line">To sue, and be denied such common grace:</div>
                     <div class="line">My wounds ache at you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you dare our anger?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis in few words, but spacious in effect;</div>
                     <div class="line">We banish thee for ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Banish me!</div>
                     <div class="line">Banish your dotage; banish usury,</div>
                     <div class="line">That makes the senate ugly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">If, after two days' shine, Athens contain thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Attend our weightier judgment. And, not to swell</div>
                     <div class="line">our spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall be executed presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Senators</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Now the gods keep you old enough; that you may live</div>
                     <div class="line">Only in bone, that none may look on you!</div>
                     <div class="line">I'm worse than mad: I have kept back their foes,</div>
                     <div class="line">While they have told their money and let out</div>
                     <div class="line">Their coin upon large interest, I myself</div>
                     <div class="line">Rich only in large hurts. All those for this?</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this the balsam that the usuring senate</div>
                     <div class="line">Pours into captains' wounds? Banishment!</div>
                     <div class="line">It comes not ill; I hate not to be banish'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">It is a cause worthy my spleen and fury,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I may strike at Athens. I'll cheer up</div>
                     <div class="line">My discontented troops, and lay for hearts.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis honour with most lands to be at odds;</div>
                     <div class="line">Soldiers should brook as little wrongs as gods.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  The same. A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Music. Tables set out: Servants attending.
Enter divers Lords, Senators and others, at
several doors</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">The good time of day to you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I also wish it to you. I think this honourable lord</div>
                     <div class="line">did but try us this other day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon that were my thoughts tiring, when we</div>
                     <div class="line">encountered: I hope it is not so low with him as</div>
                     <div class="line">he made it seem in the trial of his several friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">It should not be, by the persuasion of his new feasting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I should think so: he hath sent me an earnest</div>
                     <div class="line">inviting, which many my near occasions did urge me</div>
                     <div class="line">to put off; but he hath conjured me beyond them, and</div>
                     <div class="line">I must needs appear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">In like manner was I in debt to my importunate</div>
                     <div class="line">business, but he would not hear my excuse. I am</div>
                     <div class="line">sorry, when he sent to borrow of me, that my</div>
                     <div class="line">provision was out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sick of that grief too, as I understand how all</div>
                     <div class="line">things go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Every man here's so. What would he have borrowed of</div>
                     <div class="line">you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand pieces.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand pieces!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">What of you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">He sent to me, sir,--Here he comes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TIMON and Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my heart, gentlemen both; and how fare you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Ever at the best, hearing well of your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">The swallow follows not summer more willing than we</div>
                     <div class="line">your lordship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Nor more willingly leaves winter; such</div>
                     <div class="line">summer-birds are men. Gentlemen, our dinner will not</div>
                     <div class="line">recompense this long stay: feast your ears with the</div>
                     <div class="line">music awhile, if they will fare so harshly o' the</div>
                     <div class="line">trumpet's sound; we shall to 't presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I hope it remains not unkindly with your lordship</div>
                     <div class="line">that I returned you an empty messenger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O, sir, let it not trouble you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">My noble lord,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ah, my good friend, what cheer?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">My most honourable lord, I am e'en sick of shame,</div>
                     <div class="line">that, when your lordship this other day sent to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">I was so unfortunate a beggar.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Think not on 't, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">If you had sent but two hours before,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it not cumber your better remembrance.</div>
                     <p>The banquet brought in</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, bring in all together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">All covered dishes!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Royal cheer, I warrant you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubt not that, if money and the season can yield</div>
                     <div class="line">it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">How do you? What's the news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Alcibiades is banished: hear you of it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Alcibiades banished!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis so, be sure of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">How! how!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, upon what?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">My worthy friends, will you draw near?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell you more anon. Here's a noble feast toward.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the old man still.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Will 't hold? will 't hold?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">It does: but time will--and so--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I do conceive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Each man to his stool, with that spur as he would to</div>
                     <div class="line">the lip of his mistress: your diet shall be in all</div>
                     <div class="line">places alike. Make not a city feast of it, to let</div>
                     <div class="line">the meat cool ere we can agree upon the first place:</div>
                     <div class="line">sit, sit. The gods require our thanks.</div>
                     <div class="line">You great benefactors, sprinkle our society with</div>
                     <div class="line">thankfulness. For your own gifts, make yourselves</div>
                     <div class="line">praised: but reserve still to give, lest your</div>
                     <div class="line">deities be despised. Lend to each man enough, that</div>
                     <div class="line">one need not lend to another; for, were your</div>
                     <div class="line">godheads to borrow of men, men would forsake the</div>
                     <div class="line">gods. Make the meat be beloved more than the man</div>
                     <div class="line">that gives it. Let no assembly of twenty be without</div>
                     <div class="line">a score of villains: if there sit twelve women at</div>
                     <div class="line">the table, let a dozen of them be--as they are. The</div>
                     <div class="line">rest of your fees, O gods--the senators of Athens,</div>
                     <div class="line">together with the common lag of people--what is</div>
                     <div class="line">amiss in them, you gods, make suitable for</div>
                     <div class="line">destruction. For these my present friends, as they</div>
                     <div class="line">are to me nothing, so in nothing bless them, and to</div>
                     <div class="line">nothing are they welcome.</div>
                     <div class="line">Uncover, dogs, and lap.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The dishes are uncovered and seen to be full of
warm water</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Some Speak</div>
                     <div class="line">What does his lordship mean?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Some Others</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">May you a better feast never behold,</div>
                     <div class="line">You knot of mouth-friends I smoke and lukewarm water</div>
                     <div class="line">Is your perfection. This is Timon's last;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, stuck and spangled with your flatteries,</div>
                     <div class="line">Washes it off, and sprinkles in your faces</div>
                     <div class="line">Your reeking villany.</div>
                     <p>Throwing the water in their faces</p>
                     <div class="line">Live loathed and long,</div>
                     <div class="line">Most smiling, smooth, detested parasites,</div>
                     <div class="line">Courteous destroyers, affable wolves, meek bears,</div>
                     <div class="line">You fools of fortune, trencher-friends, time's flies,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cap and knee slaves, vapours, and minute-jacks!</div>
                     <div class="line">Of man and beast the infinite malady</div>
                     <div class="line">Crust you quite o'er! What, dost thou go?</div>
                     <div class="line">Soft! take thy physic first--thou too--and thou;--</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay, I will lend thee money, borrow none.</div>
                     <p>Throws the dishes at them, and drives them out</p>
                     <div class="line">What, all in motion? Henceforth be no feast,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereat a villain's not a welcome guest.</div>
                     <div class="line">Burn, house! sink, Athens! henceforth hated be</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Timon man and all humanity!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <p>Re-enter the Lords, Senators, &c</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, my lords!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Know you the quality of Lord Timon's fury?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Push! did you see my cap?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fourth Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I have lost my gown.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">He's but a mad lord, and nought but humour sways him.</div>
                     <div class="line">He gave me a jewel th' other day, and now he has</div>
                     <div class="line">beat it out of my hat: did you see my jewel?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Did you see my cap?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Here 'tis.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fourth Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Here lies my gown.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's make no stay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord Timon's mad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">I feel 't upon my bones.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Fourth Lord</div>
                     <div class="line">One day he gives us diamonds, next day stones.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Without the walls of Athens.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  Athens. A room in Timon's house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Woods and cave, near the seashore.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Without the walls of Athens.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TIMON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me look back upon thee. O thou wall,</div>
                     <div class="line">That girdlest in those wolves, dive in the earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">And fence not Athens! Matrons, turn incontinent!</div>
                     <div class="line">Obedience fail in children! slaves and fools,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck the grave wrinkled senate from the bench,</div>
                     <div class="line">And minister in their steads! to general filths</div>
                     <div class="line">Convert o' the instant, green virginity,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do 't in your parents' eyes! bankrupts, hold fast;</div>
                     <div class="line">Rather than render back, out with your knives,</div>
                     <div class="line">And cut your trusters' throats! bound servants, steal!</div>
                     <div class="line">Large-handed robbers your grave masters are,</div>
                     <div class="line">And pill by law. Maid, to thy master's bed;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy mistress is o' the brothel! Son of sixteen,</div>
                     <div class="line">pluck the lined crutch from thy old limping sire,</div>
                     <div class="line">With it beat out his brains! Piety, and fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Religion to the gods, peace, justice, truth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Domestic awe, night-rest, and neighbourhood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Instruction, manners, mysteries, and trades,</div>
                     <div class="line">Degrees, observances, customs, and laws,</div>
                     <div class="line">Decline to your confounding contraries,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let confusion live! Plagues, incident to men,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your potent and infectious fevers heap</div>
                     <div class="line">On Athens, ripe for stroke! Thou cold sciatica,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cripple our senators, that their limbs may halt</div>
                     <div class="line">As lamely as their manners. Lust and liberty</div>
                     <div class="line">Creep in the minds and marrows of our youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">That 'gainst the stream of virtue they may strive,</div>
                     <div class="line">And drown themselves in riot! Itches, blains,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sow all the Athenian bosoms; and their crop</div>
                     <div class="line">Be general leprosy! Breath infect breath,</div>
                     <div class="line">at their society, as their friendship, may</div>
                     <div class="line">merely poison! Nothing I'll bear from thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">But nakedness, thou detestable town!</div>
                     <div class="line">Take thou that too, with multiplying bans!</div>
                     <div class="line">Timon will to the woods; where he shall find</div>
                     <div class="line">The unkindest beast more kinder than mankind.</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods confound--hear me, you good gods all--</div>
                     <div class="line">The Athenians both within and out that wall!</div>
                     <div class="line">And grant, as Timon grows, his hate may grow</div>
                     <div class="line">To the whole race of mankind, high and low! Amen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Athens. A room in Timon's house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter FLAVIUS, with two or three Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear you, master steward, where's our master?</div>
                     <div class="line">Are we undone? cast off? nothing remaining?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, my fellows, what should I say to you?</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me be recorded by the righteous gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am as poor as you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Such a house broke!</div>
                     <div class="line">So noble a master fall'n! All gone! and not</div>
                     <div class="line">One friend to take his fortune by the arm,</div>
                     <div class="line">And go along with him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">As we do turn our backs</div>
                     <div class="line">From our companion thrown into his grave,</div>
                     <div class="line">So his familiars to his buried fortunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Slink all away, leave their false vows with him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like empty purses pick'd; and his poor self,</div>
                     <div class="line">A dedicated beggar to the air,</div>
                     <div class="line">With his disease of all-shunn'd poverty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Walks, like contempt, alone. More of our fellows.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter other Servants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">All broken implements of a ruin'd house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet do our hearts wear Timon's livery;</div>
                     <div class="line">That see I by our faces; we are fellows still,</div>
                     <div class="line">Serving alike in sorrow: leak'd is our bark,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we, poor mates, stand on the dying deck,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hearing the surges threat: we must all part</div>
                     <div class="line">Into this sea of air.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Good fellows all,</div>
                     <div class="line">The latest of my wealth I'll share amongst you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherever we shall meet, for Timon's sake,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's yet be fellows; let's shake our heads, and say,</div>
                     <div class="line">As 'twere a knell unto our master's fortunes,</div>
                     <div class="line">'We have seen better days.' Let each take some;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, put out all your hands. Not one word more:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus part we rich in sorrow, parting poor.</div>
                     <p>Servants embrace, and part several ways</p>
                     <div class="line">O, the fierce wretchedness that glory brings us!</div>
                     <div class="line">Who would not wish to be from wealth exempt,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since riches point to misery and contempt?</div>
                     <div class="line">Who would be so mock'd with glory? or to live</div>
                     <div class="line">But in a dream of friendship?</div>
                     <div class="line">To have his pomp and all what state compounds</div>
                     <div class="line">But only painted, like his varnish'd friends?</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor honest lord, brought low by his own heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">Undone by goodness! Strange, unusual blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">When man's worst sin is, he does too much good!</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, then, dares to be half so kind again?</div>
                     <div class="line">For bounty, that makes gods, does still mar men.</div>
                     <div class="line">My dearest lord, bless'd, to be most accursed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rich, only to be wretched, thy great fortunes</div>
                     <div class="line">Are made thy chief afflictions. Alas, kind lord!</div>
                     <div class="line">He's flung in rage from this ingrateful seat</div>
                     <div class="line">Of monstrous friends, nor has he with him to</div>
                     <div class="line">Supply his life, or that which can command it.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll follow and inquire him out:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll ever serve his mind with my best will;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whilst I have gold, I'll be his steward still.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  Woods and cave, near the seashore.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TIMON, from the cave</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">O blessed breeding sun, draw from the earth</div>
                     <div class="line">Rotten humidity; below thy sister's orb</div>
                     <div class="line">Infect the air! Twinn'd brothers of one womb,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose procreation, residence, and birth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Scarce is dividant, touch them with several fortunes;</div>
                     <div class="line">The greater scorns the lesser: not nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom all sores lay siege, can bear great fortune,</div>
                     <div class="line">But by contempt of nature.</div>
                     <div class="line">Raise me this beggar, and deny 't that lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">The senator shall bear contempt hereditary,</div>
                     <div class="line">The beggar native honour.</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the pasture lards the rother's sides,</div>
                     <div class="line">The want that makes him lean. Who dares, who dares,</div>
                     <div class="line">In purity of manhood stand upright,</div>
                     <div class="line">And say 'This man's a flatterer?' if one be,</div>
                     <div class="line">So are they all; for every grise of fortune</div>
                     <div class="line">Is smooth'd by that below: the learned pate</div>
                     <div class="line">Ducks to the golden fool: all is oblique;</div>
                     <div class="line">There's nothing level in our cursed natures,</div>
                     <div class="line">But direct villany. Therefore, be abhorr'd</div>
                     <div class="line">All feasts, societies, and throngs of men!</div>
                     <div class="line">His semblable, yea, himself, Timon disdains:</div>
                     <div class="line">Destruction fang mankind! Earth, yield me roots!</div>
                     <p>Digging</p>
                     <div class="line">Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate</div>
                     <div class="line">With thy most operant poison! What is here?</div>
                     <div class="line">Gold? yellow, glittering, precious gold? No, gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am no idle votarist: roots, you clear heavens!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrong right, base noble, old young, coward valiant.</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha, you gods! why this? what this, you gods? Why, this</div>
                     <div class="line">Will lug your priests and servants from your sides,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck stout men's pillows from below their heads:</div>
                     <div class="line">This yellow slave</div>
                     <div class="line">Will knit and break religions, bless the accursed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make the hoar leprosy adored, place thieves</div>
                     <div class="line">And give them title, knee and approbation</div>
                     <div class="line">With senators on the bench: this is it</div>
                     <div class="line">That makes the wappen'd widow wed again;</div>
                     <div class="line">She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous sores</div>
                     <div class="line">Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices</div>
                     <div class="line">To the April day again. Come, damned earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou common whore of mankind, that put'st odds</div>
                     <div class="line">Among the route of nations, I will make thee</div>
                     <div class="line">Do thy right nature.</div>
                     <p>March afar off</p>
                     <div class="line">Ha! a drum? Thou'rt quick,</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet I'll bury thee: thou'lt go, strong thief,</div>
                     <div class="line">When gouty keepers of thee cannot stand.</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, stay thou out for earnest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Keeping some gold</p>
               <p>Enter ALCIBIADES, with drum and fife, in
warlike manner; PHRYNIA and TIMANDRA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">What art thou there? speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">A beast, as thou art. The canker gnaw thy heart,</div>
                     <div class="line">For showing me again the eyes of man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">What is thy name? Is man so hateful to thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">That art thyself a man?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I am Misanthropos, and hate mankind.</div>
                     <div class="line">For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I might love thee something.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I know thee well;</div>
                     <div class="line">But in thy fortunes am unlearn'd and strange.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I know thee too; and more than that I know thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">I not desire to know. Follow thy drum;</div>
                     <div class="line">With man's blood paint the ground, gules, gules:</div>
                     <div class="line">Religious canons, civil laws are cruel;</div>
                     <div class="line">Then what should war be? This fell whore of thine</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath in her more destruction than thy sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">For all her cherubim look.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHRYNIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy lips rot off!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not kiss thee; then the rot returns</div>
                     <div class="line">To thine own lips again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">How came the noble Timon to this change?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">As the moon does, by wanting light to give:</div>
                     <div class="line">But then renew I could not, like the moon;</div>
                     <div class="line">There were no suns to borrow of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble Timon,</div>
                     <div class="line">What friendship may I do thee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">None, but to</div>
                     <div class="line">Maintain my opinion.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">What is it, Timon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Promise me friendship, but perform none: if thou</div>
                     <div class="line">wilt not promise, the gods plague thee, for thou art</div>
                     <div class="line">a man! if thou dost perform, confound thee, for</div>
                     <div class="line">thou art a man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I have heard in some sort of thy miseries.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou saw'st them, when I had prosperity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I see them now; then was a blessed time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">As thine is now, held with a brace of harlots.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMANDRA</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this the Athenian minion, whom the world</div>
                     <div class="line">Voiced so regardfully?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Art thou Timandra?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMANDRA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Be a whore still: they love thee not that use thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">Give them diseases, leaving with thee their lust.</div>
                     <div class="line">Make use of thy salt hours: season the slaves</div>
                     <div class="line">For tubs and baths; bring down rose-cheeked youth</div>
                     <div class="line">To the tub-fast and the diet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMANDRA</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang thee, monster!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon him, sweet Timandra; for his wits</div>
                     <div class="line">Are drown'd and lost in his calamities.</div>
                     <div class="line">I have but little gold of late, brave Timon,</div>
                     <div class="line">The want whereof doth daily make revolt</div>
                     <div class="line">In my penurious band: I have heard, and grieved,</div>
                     <div class="line">How cursed Athens, mindless of thy worth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Forgetting thy great deeds, when neighbour states,</div>
                     <div class="line">But for thy sword and fortune, trod upon them,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I prithee, beat thy drum, and get thee gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I am thy friend, and pity thee, dear Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">How dost thou pity him whom thou dost trouble?</div>
                     <div class="line">I had rather be alone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, fare thee well:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is some gold for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep it, I cannot eat it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">When I have laid proud Athens on a heap,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Warr'st thou 'gainst Athens?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, Timon, and have cause.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods confound them all in thy conquest;</div>
                     <div class="line">And thee after, when thou hast conquer'd!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Why me, Timon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">That, by killing of villains,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wast born to conquer my country.</div>
                     <div class="line">Put up thy gold: go on,--here's gold,--go on;</div>
                     <div class="line">Be as a planetary plague, when Jove</div>
                     <div class="line">Will o'er some high-viced city hang his poison</div>
                     <div class="line">In the sick air: let not thy sword skip one:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pity not honour'd age for his white beard;</div>
                     <div class="line">He is an usurer: strike me the counterfeit matron;</div>
                     <div class="line">It is her habit only that is honest,</div>
                     <div class="line">Herself's a bawd: let not the virgin's cheek</div>
                     <div class="line">Make soft thy trenchant sword; for those milk-paps,</div>
                     <div class="line">That through the window-bars bore at men's eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are not within the leaf of pity writ,</div>
                     <div class="line">But set them down horrible traitors: spare not the babe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose dimpled smiles from fools exhaust their mercy;</div>
                     <div class="line">Think it a bastard, whom the oracle</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath doubtfully pronounced thy throat shall cut,</div>
                     <div class="line">And mince it sans remorse: swear against objects;</div>
                     <div class="line">Put armour on thine ears and on thine eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose proof, nor yells of mothers, maids, nor babes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor sight of priests in holy vestments bleeding,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall pierce a jot. There's gold to pay soldiers:</div>
                     <div class="line">Make large confusion; and, thy fury spent,</div>
                     <div class="line">Confounded be thyself! Speak not, be gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast thou gold yet? I'll take the gold thou</div>
                     <div class="line">givest me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not all thy counsel.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost thou, or dost thou not, heaven's curse</div>
                     <div class="line">upon thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHRYNIA</div>
                     <div class="speaker">TIMANDRA</div>
                     <div class="line">Give us some gold, good Timon: hast thou more?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Enough to make a whore forswear her trade,</div>
                     <div class="line">And to make whores, a bawd. Hold up, you sluts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your aprons mountant: you are not oathable,</div>
                     <div class="line">Although, I know, you 'll swear, terribly swear</div>
                     <div class="line">Into strong shudders and to heavenly agues</div>
                     <div class="line">The immortal gods that hear you,--spare your oaths,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll trust to your conditions: be whores still;</div>
                     <div class="line">And he whose pious breath seeks to convert you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be strong in whore, allure him, burn him up;</div>
                     <div class="line">Let your close fire predominate his smoke,</div>
                     <div class="line">And be no turncoats: yet may your pains, six months,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be quite contrary: and thatch your poor thin roofs</div>
                     <div class="line">With burthens of the dead;--some that were hang'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">No matter:--wear them, betray with them: whore still;</div>
                     <div class="line">Paint till a horse may mire upon your face,</div>
                     <div class="line">A pox of wrinkles!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHRYNIA</div>
                     <div class="speaker">TIMANDRA</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, more gold: what then?</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe't, that we'll do any thing for gold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Consumptions sow</div>
                     <div class="line">In hollow bones of man; strike their sharp shins,</div>
                     <div class="line">And mar men's spurring. Crack the lawyer's voice,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he may never more false title plead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor sound his quillets shrilly: hoar the flamen,</div>
                     <div class="line">That scolds against the quality of flesh,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not believes himself: down with the nose,</div>
                     <div class="line">Down with it flat; take the bridge quite away</div>
                     <div class="line">Of him that, his particular to foresee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Smells from the general weal: make curl'd-pate</div>
                     <div class="line">ruffians bald;</div>
                     <div class="line">And let the unscarr'd braggarts of the war</div>
                     <div class="line">Derive some pain from you: plague all;</div>
                     <div class="line">That your activity may defeat and quell</div>
                     <div class="line">The source of all erection. There's more gold:</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you damn others, and let this damn you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And ditches grave you all!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PHRYNIA</div>
                     <div class="speaker">TIMANDRA</div>
                     <div class="line">More counsel with more money, bounteous Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">More whore, more mischief first; I have given you earnest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Strike up the drum towards Athens! Farewell, Timon:</div>
                     <div class="line">If I thrive well, I'll visit thee again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">If I hope well, I'll never see thee more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">I never did thee harm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, thou spokest well of me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Call'st thou that harm?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Men daily find it. Get thee away, and take</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy beagles with thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">We but offend him. Strike!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Drum beats. Exeunt ALCIBIADES, PHRYNIA,
and TIMANDRA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">That nature, being sick of man's unkindness,</div>
                     <div class="line">Should yet be hungry! Common mother, thou,</div>
                     <p>Digging</p>
                     <div class="line">Whose womb unmeasurable, and infinite breast,</div>
                     <div class="line">Teems, and feeds all; whose self-same mettle,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof thy proud child, arrogant man, is puff'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Engenders the black toad and adder blue,</div>
                     <div class="line">The gilded newt and eyeless venom'd worm,</div>
                     <div class="line">With all the abhorred births below crisp heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereon Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yield him, who all thy human sons doth hate,</div>
                     <div class="line">From forth thy plenteous bosom, one poor root!</div>
                     <div class="line">Ensear thy fertile and conceptious womb,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it no more bring out ingrateful man!</div>
                     <div class="line">Go great with tigers, dragons, wolves, and bears;</div>
                     <div class="line">Teem with new monsters, whom thy upward face</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath to the marbled mansion all above</div>
                     <div class="line">Never presented!--O, a root,--dear thanks!--</div>
                     <div class="line">Dry up thy marrows, vines, and plough-torn leas;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof ungrateful man, with liquorish draughts</div>
                     <div class="line">And morsels unctuous, greases his pure mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">That from it all consideration slips!</div>
                     <p>Enter APEMANTUS</p>
                     <div class="line">More man? plague, plague!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I was directed hither: men report</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou dost affect my manners, and dost use them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis, then, because thou dost not keep a dog,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom I would imitate: consumption catch thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">This is in thee a nature but infected;</div>
                     <div class="line">A poor unmanly melancholy sprung</div>
                     <div class="line">From change of fortune. Why this spade? this place?</div>
                     <div class="line">This slave-like habit? and these looks of care?</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy flatterers yet wear silk, drink wine, lie soft;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hug their diseased perfumes, and have forgot</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever Timon was. Shame not these woods,</div>
                     <div class="line">By putting on the cunning of a carper.</div>
                     <div class="line">Be thou a flatterer now, and seek to thrive</div>
                     <div class="line">By that which has undone thee: hinge thy knee,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let his very breath, whom thou'lt observe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Blow off thy cap; praise his most vicious strain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And call it excellent: thou wast told thus;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou gavest thine ears like tapsters that bid welcome</div>
                     <div class="line">To knaves and all approachers: 'tis most just</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou turn rascal; hadst thou wealth again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rascals should have 't. Do not assume my likeness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Were I like thee, I'ld throw away myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast cast away thyself, being like thyself;</div>
                     <div class="line">A madman so long, now a fool. What, think'st</div>
                     <div class="line">That the bleak air, thy boisterous chamberlain,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will put thy shirt on warm? will these moss'd trees,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have outlived the eagle, page thy heels,</div>
                     <div class="line">And skip where thou point'st out? will the</div>
                     <div class="line">cold brook,</div>
                     <div class="line">Candied with ice, caudle thy morning taste,</div>
                     <div class="line">To cure thy o'er-night's surfeit? Call the creatures</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose naked natures live in an the spite</div>
                     <div class="line">Of wreakful heaven, whose bare unhoused trunks,</div>
                     <div class="line">To the conflicting elements exposed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Answer mere nature; bid them flatter thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">O, thou shalt find--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">A fool of thee: depart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I love thee better now than e'er I did.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I hate thee worse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Why?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou flatter'st misery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I flatter not; but say thou art a caitiff.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou seek me out?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">To vex thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Always a villain's office or a fool's.</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost please thyself in't?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What! a knave too?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou didst put this sour-cold habit on</div>
                     <div class="line">To castigate thy pride, 'twere well: but thou</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost it enforcedly; thou'ldst courtier be again,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wert thou not beggar. Willing misery</div>
                     <div class="line">Outlives encertain pomp, is crown'd before:</div>
                     <div class="line">The one is filling still, never complete;</div>
                     <div class="line">The other, at high wish: best state, contentless,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath a distracted and most wretched being,</div>
                     <div class="line">Worse than the worst, content.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shouldst desire to die, being miserable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Not by his breath that is more miserable.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art a slave, whom Fortune's tender arm</div>
                     <div class="line">With favour never clasp'd; but bred a dog.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hadst thou, like us from our first swath, proceeded</div>
                     <div class="line">The sweet degrees that this brief world affords</div>
                     <div class="line">To such as may the passive drugs of it</div>
                     <div class="line">Freely command, thou wouldst have plunged thyself</div>
                     <div class="line">In general riot; melted down thy youth</div>
                     <div class="line">In different beds of lust; and never learn'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The icy precepts of respect, but follow'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The sugar'd game before thee. But myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who had the world as my confectionary,</div>
                     <div class="line">The mouths, the tongues, the eyes and hearts of men</div>
                     <div class="line">At duty, more than I could frame employment,</div>
                     <div class="line">That numberless upon me stuck as leaves</div>
                     <div class="line">Do on the oak, hive with one winter's brush</div>
                     <div class="line">Fell from their boughs and left me open, bare</div>
                     <div class="line">For every storm that blows: I, to bear this,</div>
                     <div class="line">That never knew but better, is some burden:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy nature did commence in sufferance, time</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath made thee hard in't. Why shouldst thou hate men?</div>
                     <div class="line">They never flatter'd thee: what hast thou given?</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou wilt curse, thy father, that poor rag,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must be thy subject, who in spite put stuff</div>
                     <div class="line">To some she beggar and compounded thee</div>
                     <div class="line">Poor rogue hereditary. Hence, be gone!</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Art thou proud yet?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that I am not thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I, that I was</div>
                     <div class="line">No prodigal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I, that I am one now:</div>
                     <div class="line">Were all the wealth I have shut up in thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'ld give thee leave to hang it. Get thee gone.</div>
                     <div class="line">That the whole life of Athens were in this!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus would I eat it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Eating a root</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here; I will mend thy feast.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Offering him a root</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">First mend my company, take away thyself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">So I shall mend mine own, by the lack of thine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not well mended so, it is but botch'd;</div>
                     <div class="line">if not, I would it were.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What wouldst thou have to Athens?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thee thither in a whirlwind. If thou wilt,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell them there I have gold; look, so I have.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is no use for gold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">The best and truest;</div>
                     <div class="line">For here it sleeps, and does no hired harm.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where liest o' nights, Timon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Under that's above me.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where feed'st thou o' days, Apemantus?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where my stomach finds meat; or, rather, where I eat</div>
                     <div class="line">it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Would poison were obedient and knew my mind!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Where wouldst thou send it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">To sauce thy dishes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The middle of humanity thou never knewest, but the</div>
                     <div class="line">extremity of both ends: when thou wast in thy gilt</div>
                     <div class="line">and thy perfume, they mocked thee for too much</div>
                     <div class="line">curiosity; in thy rags thou knowest none, but art</div>
                     <div class="line">despised for the contrary. There's a medlar for</div>
                     <div class="line">thee, eat it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">On what I hate I feed not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Dost hate a medlar?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, though it look like thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">An thou hadst hated meddlers sooner, thou shouldst</div>
                     <div class="line">have loved thyself better now. What man didst thou</div>
                     <div class="line">ever know unthrift that was beloved after his means?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, without those means thou talkest of, didst thou</div>
                     <div class="line">ever know beloved?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I understand thee; thou hadst some means to keep a</div>
                     <div class="line">dog.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">What things in the world canst thou nearest compare</div>
                     <div class="line">to thy flatterers?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Women nearest; but men, men are the things</div>
                     <div class="line">themselves. What wouldst thou do with the world,</div>
                     <div class="line">Apemantus, if it lay in thy power?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Give it the beasts, to be rid of the men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Wouldst thou have thyself fall in the confusion of</div>
                     <div class="line">men, and remain a beast with the beasts?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">A beastly ambition, which the gods grant thee t'</div>
                     <div class="line">attain to! If thou wert the lion, the fox would</div>
                     <div class="line">beguile thee; if thou wert the lamb, the fox would</div>
                     <div class="line">eat three: if thou wert the fox, the lion would</div>
                     <div class="line">suspect thee, when peradventure thou wert accused by</div>
                     <div class="line">the ass: if thou wert the ass, thy dulness would</div>
                     <div class="line">torment thee, and still thou livedst but as a</div>
                     <div class="line">breakfast to the wolf: if thou wert the wolf, thy</div>
                     <div class="line">greediness would afflict thee, and oft thou shouldst</div>
                     <div class="line">hazard thy life for thy dinner: wert thou the</div>
                     <div class="line">unicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee and</div>
                     <div class="line">make thine own self the conquest of thy fury: wert</div>
                     <div class="line">thou a bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse:</div>
                     <div class="line">wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be seized by the</div>
                     <div class="line">leopard: wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to</div>
                     <div class="line">the lion and the spots of thy kindred were jurors on</div>
                     <div class="line">thy life: all thy safety were remotion and thy</div>
                     <div class="line">defence absence. What beast couldst thou be, that</div>
                     <div class="line">were not subject to a beast? and what a beast art</div>
                     <div class="line">thou already, that seest not thy loss in</div>
                     <div class="line">transformation!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou couldst please me with speaking to me, thou</div>
                     <div class="line">mightst have hit upon it here: the commonwealth of</div>
                     <div class="line">Athens is become a forest of beasts.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">How has the ass broke the wall, that thou art out of the city?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Yonder comes a poet and a painter: the plague of</div>
                     <div class="line">company light upon thee! I will fear to catch it</div>
                     <div class="line">and give way: when I know not what else to do, I'll</div>
                     <div class="line">see thee again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">When there is nothing living but thee, thou shalt be</div>
                     <div class="line">welcome. I had rather be a beggar's dog than Apemantus.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">A plague on thee! thou art too bad to curse.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">All villains that do stand by thee are pure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no leprosy but what thou speak'st.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">If I name thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll beat thee, but I should infect my hands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I would my tongue could rot them off!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, thou issue of a mangy dog!</div>
                     <div class="line">Choler does kill me that thou art alive;</div>
                     <div class="line">I swound to see thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Would thou wouldst burst!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Away,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou tedious rogue! I am sorry I shall lose</div>
                     <div class="line">A stone by thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Throws a stone at him</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Beast!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Slave!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Toad!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Rogue, rogue, rogue!</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sick of this false world, and will love nought</div>
                     <div class="line">But even the mere necessities upon 't.</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, Timon, presently prepare thy grave;</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie where the light foam the sea may beat</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy grave-stone daily: make thine epitaph,</div>
                     <div class="line">That death in me at others' lives may laugh.</div>
                     <p>To the gold</p>
                     <div class="line">O thou sweet king-killer, and dear divorce</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twixt natural son and sire! thou bright defiler</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Hymen's purest bed! thou valiant Mars!</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou ever young, fresh, loved and delicate wooer,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose blush doth thaw the consecrated snow</div>
                     <div class="line">That lies on Dian's lap! thou visible god,</div>
                     <div class="line">That solder'st close impossibilities,</div>
                     <div class="line">And makest them kiss! that speak'st with</div>
                     <div class="line">every tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">To every purpose! O thou touch of hearts!</div>
                     <div class="line">Think, thy slave man rebels, and by thy virtue</div>
                     <div class="line">Set them into confounding odds, that beasts</div>
                     <div class="line">May have the world in empire!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Would 'twere so!</div>
                     <div class="line">But not till I am dead. I'll say thou'st gold:</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wilt be throng'd to shortly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Throng'd to!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy back, I prithee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Live, and love thy misery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Long live so, and so die.</div>
                     <p>Exit APEMANTUS</p>
                     <div class="line">I am quit.</div>
                     <div class="line">Moe things like men! Eat, Timon, and abhor them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Banditti</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">Where should he have this gold? It is some poor</div>
                     <div class="line">fragment, some slender sort of his remainder: the</div>
                     <div class="line">mere want of gold, and the falling-from of his</div>
                     <div class="line">friends, drove him into this melancholy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">It is noised he hath a mass of treasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us make the assay upon him: if he care not</div>
                     <div class="line">for't, he will supply us easily; if he covetously</div>
                     <div class="line">reserve it, how shall's get it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">True; for he bears it not about him, 'tis hid.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not this he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Banditti</div>
                     <div class="line">Where?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis his description.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">He; I know him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Banditti</div>
                     <div class="line">Save thee, Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, thieves?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Banditti</div>
                     <div class="line">Soldiers, not thieves.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Both too; and women's sons.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Banditti</div>
                     <div class="line">We are not thieves, but men that much do want.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Your greatest want is, you want much of meat.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should you want? Behold, the earth hath roots;</div>
                     <div class="line">Within this mile break forth a hundred springs;</div>
                     <div class="line">The oaks bear mast, the briers scarlet hips;</div>
                     <div class="line">The bounteous housewife, nature, on each bush</div>
                     <div class="line">Lays her full mess before you. Want! why want?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">We cannot live on grass, on berries, water,</div>
                     <div class="line">As beasts and birds and fishes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor on the beasts themselves, the birds, and fishes;</div>
                     <div class="line">You must eat men. Yet thanks I must you con</div>
                     <div class="line">That you are thieves profess'd, that you work not</div>
                     <div class="line">In holier shapes: for there is boundless theft</div>
                     <div class="line">In limited professions. Rascal thieves,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's gold. Go, suck the subtle blood o' the grape,</div>
                     <div class="line">Till the high fever seethe your blood to froth,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so 'scape hanging: trust not the physician;</div>
                     <div class="line">His antidotes are poison, and he slays</div>
                     <div class="line">Moe than you rob: take wealth and lives together;</div>
                     <div class="line">Do villany, do, since you protest to do't,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like workmen. I'll example you with thievery.</div>
                     <div class="line">The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction</div>
                     <div class="line">Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief,</div>
                     <div class="line">And her pale fire she snatches from the sun:</div>
                     <div class="line">The sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolves</div>
                     <div class="line">The moon into salt tears: the earth's a thief,</div>
                     <div class="line">That feeds and breeds by a composture stolen</div>
                     <div class="line">From general excrement: each thing's a thief:</div>
                     <div class="line">The laws, your curb and whip, in their rough power</div>
                     <div class="line">Have uncheque'd theft. Love not yourselves: away,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rob one another. There's more gold. Cut throats:</div>
                     <div class="line">All that you meet are thieves: to Athens go,</div>
                     <div class="line">Break open shops; nothing can you steal,</div>
                     <div class="line">But thieves do lose it: steal no less for this</div>
                     <div class="line">I give you; and gold confound you howsoe'er! Amen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">Has almost charmed me from my profession, by</div>
                     <div class="line">persuading me to it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis in the malice of mankind that he thus advises</div>
                     <div class="line">us; not to have us thrive in our mystery.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll believe him as an enemy, and give over my trade.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Bandit</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us first see peace in Athens: there is no time</div>
                     <div class="line">so miserable but a man may be true.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Banditti</p>
               <p>Enter FLAVIUS</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O you gods!</div>
                     <div class="line">Is yond despised and ruinous man my lord?</div>
                     <div class="line">Full of decay and failing? O monument</div>
                     <div class="line">And wonder of good deeds evilly bestow'd!</div>
                     <div class="line">What an alteration of honour</div>
                     <div class="line">Has desperate want made!</div>
                     <div class="line">What viler thing upon the earth than friends</div>
                     <div class="line">Who can bring noblest minds to basest ends!</div>
                     <div class="line">How rarely does it meet with this time's guise,</div>
                     <div class="line">When man was wish'd to love his enemies!</div>
                     <div class="line">Grant I may ever love, and rather woo</div>
                     <div class="line">Those that would mischief me than those that do!</div>
                     <div class="line">Has caught me in his eye: I will present</div>
                     <div class="line">My honest grief unto him; and, as my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Still serve him with my life. My dearest master!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Away! what art thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you forgot me, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost ask that? I have forgot all men;</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, if thou grant'st thou'rt a man, I have forgot thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">An honest poor servant of yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Then I know thee not:</div>
                     <div class="line">I never had honest man about me, I; all</div>
                     <div class="line">I kept were knaves, to serve in meat to villains.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">The gods are witness,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ne'er did poor steward wear a truer grief</div>
                     <div class="line">For his undone lord than mine eyes for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">What, dost thou weep? Come nearer. Then I</div>
                     <div class="line">love thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because thou art a woman, and disclaim'st</div>
                     <div class="line">Flinty mankind; whose eyes do never give</div>
                     <div class="line">But thorough lust and laughter. Pity's sleeping:</div>
                     <div class="line">Strange times, that weep with laughing, not with weeping!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">I beg of you to know me, good my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">To accept my grief and whilst this poor wealth lasts</div>
                     <div class="line">To entertain me as your steward still.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Had I a steward</div>
                     <div class="line">So true, so just, and now so comfortable?</div>
                     <div class="line">It almost turns my dangerous nature mild.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me behold thy face. Surely, this man</div>
                     <div class="line">Was born of woman.</div>
                     <div class="line">Forgive my general and exceptless rashness,</div>
                     <div class="line">You perpetual-sober gods! I do proclaim</div>
                     <div class="line">One honest man--mistake me not--but one;</div>
                     <div class="line">No more, I pray,--and he's a steward.</div>
                     <div class="line">How fain would I have hated all mankind!</div>
                     <div class="line">And thou redeem'st thyself: but all, save thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">I fell with curses.</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks thou art more honest now than wise;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, by oppressing and betraying me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou mightst have sooner got another service:</div>
                     <div class="line">For many so arrive at second masters,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon their first lord's neck. But tell me true--</div>
                     <div class="line">For I must ever doubt, though ne'er so sure--</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not thy kindness subtle, covetous,</div>
                     <div class="line">If not a usuring kindness, and, as rich men deal gifts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Expecting in return twenty for one?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">No, my most worthy master; in whose breast</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubt and suspect, alas, are placed too late:</div>
                     <div class="line">You should have fear'd false times when you did feast:</div>
                     <div class="line">Suspect still comes where an estate is least.</div>
                     <div class="line">That which I show, heaven knows, is merely love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Duty and zeal to your unmatched mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Care of your food and living; and, believe it,</div>
                     <div class="line">My most honour'd lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">For any benefit that points to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Either in hope or present, I'ld exchange</div>
                     <div class="line">For this one wish, that you had power and wealth</div>
                     <div class="line">To requite me, by making rich yourself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Look thee, 'tis so! Thou singly honest man,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, take: the gods out of my misery</div>
                     <div class="line">Have sent thee treasure. Go, live rich and happy;</div>
                     <div class="line">But thus condition'd: thou shalt build from men;</div>
                     <div class="line">Hate all, curse all, show charity to none,</div>
                     <div class="line">But let the famish'd flesh slide from the bone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere thou relieve the beggar; give to dogs</div>
                     <div class="line">What thou deny'st to men; let prisons swallow 'em,</div>
                     <div class="line">Debts wither 'em to nothing; be men like</div>
                     <div class="line">blasted woods,</div>
                     <div class="line">And may diseases lick up their false bloods!</div>
                     <div class="line">And so farewell and thrive.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">O, let me stay,</div>
                     <div class="line">And comfort you, my master.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou hatest curses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay not; fly, whilst thou art blest and free:</div>
                     <div class="line">Ne'er see thou man, and let me ne'er see thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit FLAVIUS. TIMON retires to his cave</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  The woods. Before Timon's cave.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Before the walls of Athens.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  The woods. Timon's cave, and a rude tomb seen.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before the walls of Athens.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  The woods. Before Timon's cave.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Poet and Painter; TIMON watching
them from his cave</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">As I took note of the place, it cannot be far where</div>
                     <div class="line">he abides.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">What's to be thought of him? does the rumour hold</div>
                     <div class="line">for true, that he's so full of gold?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Certain: Alcibiades reports it; Phrynia and</div>
                     <div class="line">Timandra had gold of him: he likewise enriched poor</div>
                     <div class="line">straggling soldiers with great quantity: 'tis said</div>
                     <div class="line">he gave unto his steward a mighty sum.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Then this breaking of his has been but a try for his friends.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing else: you shall see him a palm in Athens</div>
                     <div class="line">again, and flourish with the highest. Therefore</div>
                     <div class="line">'tis not amiss we tender our loves to him, in this</div>
                     <div class="line">supposed distress of his: it will show honestly in</div>
                     <div class="line">us; and is very likely to load our purposes with</div>
                     <div class="line">what they travail for, if it be a just true report</div>
                     <div class="line">that goes of his having.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">What have you now to present unto him?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing at this time but my visitation: only I will</div>
                     <div class="line">promise him an excellent piece.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">I must serve him so too, tell him of an intent</div>
                     <div class="line">that's coming toward him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Good as the best. Promising is the very air o' the</div>
                     <div class="line">time: it opens the eyes of expectation:</div>
                     <div class="line">performance is ever the duller for his act; and,</div>
                     <div class="line">but in the plainer and simpler kind of people, the</div>
                     <div class="line">deed of saying is quite out of use. To promise is</div>
                     <div class="line">most courtly and fashionable: performance is a kind</div>
                     <div class="line">of will or testament which argues a great sickness</div>
                     <div class="line">in his judgment that makes it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>TIMON comes from his cave, behind</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Excellent workman! thou canst not paint a</div>
                     <div class="line">man so bad as is thyself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">I am thinking what I shall say I have provided for</div>
                     <div class="line">him: it must be a personating of himself; a satire</div>
                     <div class="line">against the softness of prosperity, with a discovery</div>
                     <div class="line">of the infinite flatteries that follow youth and opulency.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Must thou needs stand for a villain in</div>
                     <div class="line">thine own work? wilt thou whip thine own faults in</div>
                     <div class="line">other men? Do so, I have gold for thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, let's seek him:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then do we sin against our own estate,</div>
                     <div class="line">When we may profit meet, and come too late.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">True;</div>
                     <div class="line">When the day serves, before black-corner'd night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Find what thou want'st by free and offer'd light. Come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  I'll meet you at the turn. What a</div>
                     <div class="line">god's gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he is worshipp'd in a baser temple</div>
                     <div class="line">Than where swine feed!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis thou that rigg'st the bark and plough'st the foam,</div>
                     <div class="line">Settlest admired reverence in a slave:</div>
                     <div class="line">To thee be worship! and thy saints for aye</div>
                     <div class="line">Be crown'd with plagues that thee alone obey!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fit I meet them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Coming forward</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Hail, worthy Timon!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">Our late noble master!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Have I once lived to see two honest men?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir,</div>
                     <div class="line">Having often of your open bounty tasted,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hearing you were retired, your friends fall'n off,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose thankless natures--O abhorred spirits!--</div>
                     <div class="line">Not all the whips of heaven are large enough:</div>
                     <div class="line">What! to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose star-like nobleness gave life and influence</div>
                     <div class="line">To their whole being! I am rapt and cannot cover</div>
                     <div class="line">The monstrous bulk of this ingratitude</div>
                     <div class="line">With any size of words.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it go naked, men may see't the better:</div>
                     <div class="line">You that are honest, by being what you are,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make them best seen and known.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">He and myself</div>
                     <div class="line">Have travail'd in the great shower of your gifts,</div>
                     <div class="line">And sweetly felt it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, you are honest men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">We are hither come to offer you our service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Most honest men! Why, how shall I requite you?</div>
                     <div class="line">Can you eat roots, and drink cold water? no.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">What we can do, we'll do, to do you service.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ye're honest men: ye've heard that I have gold;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sure you have: speak truth; ye're honest men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">So it is said, my noble lord; but therefore</div>
                     <div class="line">Came not my friend nor I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Good honest men! Thou draw'st a counterfeit</div>
                     <div class="line">Best in all Athens: thou'rt, indeed, the best;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou counterfeit'st most lively.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">So, so, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">E'en so, sir, as I say. And, for thy fiction,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, thy verse swells with stuff so fine and smooth</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou art even natural in thine art.</div>
                     <div class="line">But, for all this, my honest-natured friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">I must needs say you have a little fault:</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, 'tis not monstrous in you, neither wish I</div>
                     <div class="line">You take much pains to mend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Beseech your honour</div>
                     <div class="line">To make it known to us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll take it ill.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Most thankfully, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you, indeed?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Doubt it not, worthy lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">There's never a one of you but trusts a knave,</div>
                     <div class="line">That mightily deceives you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Do we, my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and you hear him cog, see him dissemble,</div>
                     <div class="line">Know his gross patchery, love him, feed him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Keep in your bosom: yet remain assured</div>
                     <div class="line">That he's a made-up villain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                     <div class="line">I know none such, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Look you, I love you well; I'll give you gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rid me these villains from your companies:</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang them or stab them, drown them in a draught,</div>
                     <div class="line">Confound them by some course, and come to me,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll give you gold enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">Name them, my lord, let's know them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You that way and you this, but two in company;</div>
                     <div class="line">Each man apart, all single and alone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet an arch-villain keeps him company.</div>
                     <div class="line">If where thou art two villains shall not be,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come not near him. If thou wouldst not reside</div>
                     <div class="line">But where one villain is, then him abandon.</div>
                     <div class="line">Hence, pack! there's gold; you came for gold, ye slaves:</div>
                     <p>To Painter</p>
                     <div class="line">You have work'd for me; there's payment for you: hence!</div>
                     <p>To Poet</p>
                     <div class="line">You are an alchemist; make gold of that.</div>
                     <div class="line">Out, rascal dogs!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Beats them out, and then retires to his cave</p>
               <p>Enter FLAVIUS and two Senators</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">It is in vain that you would speak with Timon;</div>
                     <div class="line">For he is set so only to himself</div>
                     <div class="line">That nothing but himself which looks like man</div>
                     <div class="line">Is friendly with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring us to his cave:</div>
                     <div class="line">It is our part and promise to the Athenians</div>
                     <div class="line">To speak with Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">At all times alike</div>
                     <div class="line">Men are not still the same: 'twas time and griefs</div>
                     <div class="line">That framed him thus: time, with his fairer hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Offering the fortunes of his former days,</div>
                     <div class="line">The former man may make him. Bring us to him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And chance it as it may.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is his cave.</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace and content be here! Lord Timon! Timon!</div>
                     <div class="line">Look out, and speak to friends: the Athenians,</div>
                     <div class="line">By two of their most reverend senate, greet thee:</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak to them, noble Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>TIMON comes from his cave</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou sun, that comfort'st, burn! Speak, and</div>
                     <div class="line">be hang'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">For each true word, a blister! and each false</div>
                     <div class="line">Be as cauterizing to the root o' the tongue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Consuming it with speaking!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Worthy Timon,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Of none but such as you, and you of Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">The senators of Athens greet thee, Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank them; and would send them back the plague,</div>
                     <div class="line">Could I but catch it for them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">O, forget</div>
                     <div class="line">What we are sorry for ourselves in thee.</div>
                     <div class="line">The senators with one consent of love</div>
                     <div class="line">Entreat thee back to Athens; who have thought</div>
                     <div class="line">On special dignities, which vacant lie</div>
                     <div class="line">For thy best use and wearing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">They confess</div>
                     <div class="line">Toward thee forgetfulness too general, gross:</div>
                     <div class="line">Which now the public body, which doth seldom</div>
                     <div class="line">Play the recanter, feeling in itself</div>
                     <div class="line">A lack of Timon's aid, hath sense withal</div>
                     <div class="line">Of its own fail, restraining aid to Timon;</div>
                     <div class="line">And send forth us, to make their sorrow'd render,</div>
                     <div class="line">Together with a recompense more fruitful</div>
                     <div class="line">Than their offence can weigh down by the dram;</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, even such heaps and sums of love and wealth</div>
                     <div class="line">As shall to thee blot out what wrongs were theirs</div>
                     <div class="line">And write in thee the figures of their love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ever to read them thine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">You witch me in it;</div>
                     <div class="line">Surprise me to the very brink of tears:</div>
                     <div class="line">Lend me a fool's heart and a woman's eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I'll beweep these comforts, worthy senators.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, so please thee to return with us</div>
                     <div class="line">And of our Athens, thine and ours, to take</div>
                     <div class="line">The captainship, thou shalt be met with thanks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Allow'd with absolute power and thy good name</div>
                     <div class="line">Live with authority: so soon we shall drive back</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Alcibiades the approaches wild,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, like a boar too savage, doth root up</div>
                     <div class="line">His country's peace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">And shakes his threatening sword</div>
                     <div class="line">Against the walls of Athens.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, Timon,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, sir, I will; therefore, I will, sir; thus:</div>
                     <div class="line">If Alcibiades kill my countrymen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let Alcibiades know this of Timon,</div>
                     <div class="line">That Timon cares not. But if be sack fair Athens,</div>
                     <div class="line">And take our goodly aged men by the beards,</div>
                     <div class="line">Giving our holy virgins to the stain</div>
                     <div class="line">Of contumelious, beastly, mad-brain'd war,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then let him know, and tell him Timon speaks it,</div>
                     <div class="line">In pity of our aged and our youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot choose but tell him, that I care not,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let him take't at worst; for their knives care not,</div>
                     <div class="line">While you have throats to answer: for myself,</div>
                     <div class="line">There's not a whittle in the unruly camp</div>
                     <div class="line">But I do prize it at my love before</div>
                     <div class="line">The reverend'st throat in Athens. So I leave you</div>
                     <div class="line">To the protection of the prosperous gods,</div>
                     <div class="line">As thieves to keepers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Stay not, all's in vain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I was writing of my epitaph;</div>
                     <div class="line">it will be seen to-morrow: my long sickness</div>
                     <div class="line">Of health and living now begins to mend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And nothing brings me all things. Go, live still;</div>
                     <div class="line">Be Alcibiades your plague, you his,</div>
                     <div class="line">And last so long enough!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">We speak in vain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet I love my country, and am not</div>
                     <div class="line">One that rejoices in the common wreck,</div>
                     <div class="line">As common bruit doth put it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">That's well spoke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me to my loving countrymen,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">These words become your lips as they pass</div>
                     <div class="line">thorough them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">And enter in our ears like great triumphers</div>
                     <div class="line">In their applauding gates.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me to them,</div>
                     <div class="line">And tell them that, to ease them of their griefs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their fears of hostile strokes, their aches, losses,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their pangs of love, with other incident throes</div>
                     <div class="line">That nature's fragile vessel doth sustain</div>
                     <div class="line">In life's uncertain voyage, I will some kindness do them:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll teach them to prevent wild Alcibiades' wrath.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">I like this well; he will return again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a tree, which grows here in my close,</div>
                     <div class="line">That mine own use invites me to cut down,</div>
                     <div class="line">And shortly must I fell it: tell my friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell Athens, in the sequence of degree</div>
                     <div class="line">From high to low throughout, that whoso please</div>
                     <div class="line">To stop affliction, let him take his haste,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come hither, ere my tree hath felt the axe,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hang himself. I pray you, do my greeting.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                     <div class="line">Trouble him no further; thus you still shall find him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                     <div class="line">Come not to me again: but say to Athens,</div>
                     <div class="line">Timon hath made his everlasting mansion</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the beached verge of the salt flood;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who once a day with his embossed froth</div>
                     <div class="line">The turbulent surge shall cover: thither come,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let my grave-stone be your oracle.</div>
                     <div class="line">Lips, let sour words go by and language end:</div>
                     <div class="line">What is amiss plague and infection mend!</div>
                     <div class="line">Graves only be men's works and death their gain!</div>
                     <div class="line">Sun, hide thy beams! Timon hath done his reign.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Retires to his cave</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">His discontents are unremoveably</div>
                     <div class="line">Coupled to nature.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Our hope in him is dead: let us return,</div>
                     <div class="line">And strain what other means is left unto us</div>
                     <div class="line">In our dear peril.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">It requires swift foot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Before the walls of Athens.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter two Senators and a Messenger</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast painfully discover'd: are his files</div>
                     <div class="line">As full as thy report?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">have spoke the least:</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, his expedition promises</div>
                     <div class="line">Present approach.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">We stand much hazard, if they bring not Timon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                     <div class="line">I met a courier, one mine ancient friend;</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom, though in general part we were opposed,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet our old love made a particular force,</div>
                     <div class="line">And made us speak like friends: this man was riding</div>
                     <div class="line">From Alcibiades to Timon's cave,</div>
                     <div class="line">With letters of entreaty, which imported</div>
                     <div class="line">His fellowship i' the cause against your city,</div>
                     <div class="line">In part for his sake moved.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Here come our brothers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter the Senators from TIMON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Third Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">No talk of Timon, nothing of him expect.</div>
                     <div class="line">The enemies' drum is heard, and fearful scouring</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth choke the air with dust: in, and prepare:</div>
                     <div class="line">Ours is the fall, I fear; our foes the snare.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  The woods. Timon's cave, and a rude tomb seen.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Soldier, seeking TIMON</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">By all description this should be the place.</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's here? speak, ho! No answer! What is this?</div>
                     <div class="line">Timon is dead, who hath outstretch'd his span:</div>
                     <div class="line">Some beast rear'd this; there does not live a man.</div>
                     <div class="line">Dead, sure; and this his grave. What's on this tomb</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot read; the character I'll take with wax:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our captain hath in every figure skill,</div>
                     <div class="line">An aged interpreter, though young in days:</div>
                     <div class="line">Before proud Athens he's set down by this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose fall the mark of his ambition is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  Before the walls of Athens.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Trumpets sound. Enter ALCIBIADES with his powers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Sound to this coward and lascivious town</div>
                     <div class="line">Our terrible approach.</div>
                     <p>A parley sounded</p>
                     <p>Enter Senators on the walls</p>
                     <div class="line">Till now you have gone on and fill'd the time</div>
                     <div class="line">With all licentious measure, making your wills</div>
                     <div class="line">The scope of justice; till now myself and such</div>
                     <div class="line">As slept within the shadow of your power</div>
                     <div class="line">Have wander'd with our traversed arms and breathed</div>
                     <div class="line">Our sufferance vainly: now the time is flush,</div>
                     <div class="line">When crouching marrow in the bearer strong</div>
                     <div class="line">Cries of itself 'No more:' now breathless wrong</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall sit and pant in your great chairs of ease,</div>
                     <div class="line">And pursy insolence shall break his wind</div>
                     <div class="line">With fear and horrid flight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Noble and young,</div>
                     <div class="line">When thy first griefs were but a mere conceit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere thou hadst power or we had cause of fear,</div>
                     <div class="line">We sent to thee, to give thy rages balm,</div>
                     <div class="line">To wipe out our ingratitude with loves</div>
                     <div class="line">Above their quantity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">So did we woo</div>
                     <div class="line">Transformed Timon to our city's love</div>
                     <div class="line">By humble message and by promised means:</div>
                     <div class="line">We were not all unkind, nor all deserve</div>
                     <div class="line">The common stroke of war.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">These walls of ours</div>
                     <div class="line">Were not erected by their hands from whom</div>
                     <div class="line">You have received your griefs; nor are they such</div>
                     <div class="line">That these great towers, trophies and schools</div>
                     <div class="line">should fall</div>
                     <div class="line">For private faults in them.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor are they living</div>
                     <div class="line">Who were the motives that you first went out;</div>
                     <div class="line">Shame that they wanted cunning, in excess</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath broke their hearts. March, noble lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Into our city with thy banners spread:</div>
                     <div class="line">By decimation, and a tithed death--</div>
                     <div class="line">If thy revenges hunger for that food</div>
                     <div class="line">Which nature loathes--take thou the destined tenth,</div>
                     <div class="line">And by the hazard of the spotted die</div>
                     <div class="line">Let die the spotted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">All have not offended;</div>
                     <div class="line">For those that were, it is not square to take</div>
                     <div class="line">On those that are, revenges: crimes, like lands,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are not inherited. Then, dear countryman,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring in thy ranks, but leave without thy rage:</div>
                     <div class="line">Spare thy Athenian cradle and those kin</div>
                     <div class="line">Which in the bluster of thy wrath must fall</div>
                     <div class="line">With those that have offended: like a shepherd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Approach the fold and cull the infected forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">But kill not all together.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">What thou wilt,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou rather shalt enforce it with thy smile</div>
                     <div class="line">Than hew to't with thy sword.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">First Senator </div>
                     <div class="line">Set but thy foot</div>
                     <div class="line">Against our rampired gates, and they shall ope;</div>
                     <div class="line">So thou wilt send thy gentle heart before,</div>
                     <div class="line">To say thou'lt enter friendly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Second Senator</div>
                     <div class="line">Throw thy glove,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or any token of thine honour else,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou wilt use the wars as thy redress</div>
                     <div class="line">And not as our confusion, all thy powers</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall make their harbour in our town, till we</div>
                     <div class="line">Have seal'd thy full desire.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Then there's my glove;</div>
                     <div class="line">Descend, and open your uncharged ports:</div>
                     <div class="line">Those enemies of Timon's and mine own</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom you yourselves shall set out for reproof</div>
                     <div class="line">Fall and no more: and, to atone your fears</div>
                     <div class="line">With my more noble meaning, not a man</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall pass his quarter, or offend the stream</div>
                     <div class="line">Of regular justice in your city's bounds,</div>
                     <div class="line">But shall be render'd to your public laws</div>
                     <div class="line">At heaviest answer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Both</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis most nobly spoken.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">Descend, and keep your words.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>The Senators descend, and open the gates</p>
               <p>Enter Soldier</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Soldier</div>
                     <div class="line">My noble general, Timon is dead;</div>
                     <div class="line">Entomb'd upon the very hem o' the sea;</div>
                     <div class="line">And on his grave-stone this insculpture, which</div>
                     <div class="line">With wax I brought away, whose soft impression</div>
                     <div class="line">Interprets for my poor ignorance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads the epitaph</span>  'Here lies a</div>
                     <div class="line">wretched corse, of wretched soul bereft:</div>
                     <div class="line">Seek not my name: a plague consume you wicked</div>
                     <div class="line">caitiffs left!</div>
                     <div class="line">Here lie I, Timon; who, alive, all living men did hate:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pass by and curse thy fill, but pass and stay</div>
                     <div class="line">not here thy gait.'</div>
                     <div class="line">These well express in thee thy latter spirits:</div>
                     <div class="line">Though thou abhorr'dst in us our human griefs,</div>
                     <div class="line">Scorn'dst our brain's flow and those our</div>
                     <div class="line">droplets which</div>
                     <div class="line">From niggard nature fall, yet rich conceit</div>
                     <div class="line">Taught thee to make vast Neptune weep for aye</div>
                     <div class="line">On thy low grave, on faults forgiven. Dead</div>
                     <div class="line">Is noble Timon: of whose memory</div>
                     <div class="line">Hereafter more. Bring me into your city,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I will use the olive with my sword,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make war breed peace, make peace stint war, make each</div>
                     <div class="line">Prescribe to other as each other's leech.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let our drums strike.</div>
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               <p>Exeunt</p>
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         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Life of Timon of Athens</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Athens. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A Senator's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in Lucullus' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in Sempronius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. The senate-house. The Senate sitting.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same. A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Without the walls of Athens.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  Athens. A room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.4">3. SCENE III.  Woods and cave, near the seashore.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  The woods. Before Timon's cave.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.3">2. SCENE II.  Before the walls of Athens.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.4">3. SCENE III.  The woods. Timon's cave, and a rude tomb seen.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.5">4. SCENE IV.  Before the walls of Athens.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div class="content">
            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">TIMON, of Athens.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">LUCIUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">LUCULLUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">SEMPRONIUS</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">flattering lords.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">VENTIDIUS, one of Timon's false friends.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ALCIBIADES, an Athenian captain.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">APEMANTUS, a churlish philosopher.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">FLAVIUS, steward to Timon.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Poet, Painter, Jeweller, and Merchant. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">An old Athenian. </span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">FLAMINIUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">LUCILIUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">SERVILIUS</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">servants to Timon.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">CAPHIS</span>
                              <span class="personname">PHILOTUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">TITUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">LUCIUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">HORTENSIUS</span>
                              <span class="personname">And others</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">servants to Timon's creditors.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Page. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">A Fool. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Three Strangers.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">PHRYNIA</span>
                              <span class="personname">TIMANDRA</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">mistresses to Alcibiades.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Cupid and Amazons in the mask. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Banditti, and Attendants.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE  Athens, and the neighbouring woods.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Athens. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II.  A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Athens. A hall in Timon's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and
others, at several doors</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Good day, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">I am glad you're well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">I have not seen you long: how goes the world?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">It wears, sir, as it grows.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, that's well known:</div>
                              <div class="line">But what particular rarity? what strange,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which manifold record not matches? See,</div>
                              <div class="line">Magic of bounty! all these spirits thy power</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath conjured to attend. I know the merchant.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">I know them both; th' other's a jeweller.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">O, 'tis a worthy lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, that's most fix'd.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">A most incomparable man, breathed, as it were,</div>
                              <div class="line">To an untirable and continuate goodness:</div>
                              <div class="line">He passes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller:</div>
                              <div class="line">I have a jewel here--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">O, pray, let's see't: for the Lord Timon, sir?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller:</div>
                              <div class="line">If he will touch the estimate: but, for that--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Reciting to himself</span>  'When we for recompense have</div>
                              <div class="line">praised the vile,</div>
                              <div class="line">It stains the glory in that happy verse</div>
                              <div class="line">Which aptly sings the good.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis a good form.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Looking at the jewel</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                              <div class="line">And rich: here is a water, look ye.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">You are rapt, sir, in some work, some dedication</div>
                              <div class="line">To the great lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">A thing slipp'd idly from me.</div>
                              <div class="line">Our poesy is as a gum, which oozes</div>
                              <div class="line">From whence 'tis nourish'd: the fire i' the flint</div>
                              <div class="line">Shows not till it be struck; our gentle flame</div>
                              <div class="line">Provokes itself and like the current flies</div>
                              <div class="line">Each bound it chafes. What have you there?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">A picture, sir. When comes your book forth?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon the heels of my presentment, sir.</div>
                              <div class="line">Let's see your piece.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis a good piece.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">So 'tis: this comes off well and excellent.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">Indifferent.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Admirable: how this grace</div>
                              <div class="line">Speaks his own standing! what a mental power</div>
                              <div class="line">This eye shoots forth! how big imagination</div>
                              <div class="line">Moves in this lip! to the dumbness of the gesture</div>
                              <div class="line">One might interpret.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">It is a pretty mocking of the life.</div>
                              <div class="line">Here is a touch; is't good?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">I will say of it,</div>
                              <div class="line">It tutors nature: artificial strife</div>
                              <div class="line">Lives in these touches, livelier than life.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter certain Senators, and pass over</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">How this lord is follow'd!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">The senators of Athens: happy man!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">Look, more!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">You see this confluence, this great flood</div>
                              <div class="line">of visitors.</div>
                              <div class="line">I have, in this rough work, shaped out a man,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whom this beneath world doth embrace and hug</div>
                              <div class="line">With amplest entertainment: my free drift</div>
                              <div class="line">Halts not particularly, but moves itself</div>
                              <div class="line">In a wide sea of wax: no levell'd malice</div>
                              <div class="line">Infects one comma in the course I hold;</div>
                              <div class="line">But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on,</div>
                              <div class="line">Leaving no tract behind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">How shall I understand you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">I will unbolt to you.</div>
                              <div class="line">You see how all conditions, how all minds,</div>
                              <div class="line">As well of glib and slippery creatures as</div>
                              <div class="line">Of grave and austere quality, tender down</div>
                              <div class="line">Their services to Lord Timon: his large fortune</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon his good and gracious nature hanging</div>
                              <div class="line">Subdues and properties to his love and tendance</div>
                              <div class="line">All sorts of hearts; yea, from the glass-faced flatterer</div>
                              <div class="line">To Apemantus, that few things loves better</div>
                              <div class="line">Than to abhor himself: even he drops down</div>
                              <div class="line">The knee before him, and returns in peace</div>
                              <div class="line">Most rich in Timon's nod.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">I saw them speak together.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, I have upon a high and pleasant hill</div>
                              <div class="line">Feign'd Fortune to be throned: the base o' the mount</div>
                              <div class="line">Is rank'd with all deserts, all kind of natures,</div>
                              <div class="line">That labour on the bosom of this sphere</div>
                              <div class="line">To propagate their states: amongst them all,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose eyes are on this sovereign lady fix'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">One do I personate of Lord Timon's frame,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whom Fortune with her ivory hand wafts to her;</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose present grace to present slaves and servants</div>
                              <div class="line">Translates his rivals.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis conceived to scope.</div>
                              <div class="line">This throne, this Fortune, and this hill, methinks,</div>
                              <div class="line">With one man beckon'd from the rest below,</div>
                              <div class="line">Bowing his head against the sleepy mount</div>
                              <div class="line">To climb his happiness, would be well express'd</div>
                              <div class="line">In our condition.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, sir, but hear me on.</div>
                              <div class="line">All those which were his fellows but of late,</div>
                              <div class="line">Some better than his value, on the moment</div>
                              <div class="line">Follow his strides, his lobbies fill with tendance,</div>
                              <div class="line">Rain sacrificial whisperings in his ear,</div>
                              <div class="line">Make sacred even his stirrup, and through him</div>
                              <div class="line">Drink the free air.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, marry, what of these?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">When Fortune in her shift and change of mood</div>
                              <div class="line">Spurns down her late beloved, all his dependants</div>
                              <div class="line">Which labour'd after him to the mountain's top</div>
                              <div class="line">Even on their knees and hands, let him slip down,</div>
                              <div class="line">Not one accompanying his declining foot.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis common:</div>
                              <div class="line">A thousand moral paintings I can show</div>
                              <div class="line">That shall demonstrate these quick blows of Fortune's</div>
                              <div class="line">More pregnantly than words. Yet you do well</div>
                              <div class="line">To show Lord Timon that mean eyes have seen</div>
                              <div class="line">The foot above the head.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Trumpets sound. Enter TIMON, addressing himself
courteously to every suitor; a Messenger from
VENTIDIUS talking with him; LUCILIUS and other
servants following</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Imprison'd is he, say you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, my good lord: five talents is his debt,</div>
                              <div class="line">His means most short, his creditors most strait:</div>
                              <div class="line">Your honourable letter he desires</div>
                              <div class="line">To those have shut him up; which failing,</div>
                              <div class="line">Periods his comfort.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Noble Ventidius! Well;</div>
                              <div class="line">I am not of that feather to shake off</div>
                              <div class="line">My friend when he must need me. I do know him</div>
                              <div class="line">A gentleman that well deserves a help:</div>
                              <div class="line">Which he shall have: I'll pay the debt,</div>
                              <div class="line">and free him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                              <div class="line">Your lordship ever binds him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Commend me to him: I will send his ransom;</div>
                              <div class="line">And being enfranchised, bid him come to me.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis not enough to help the feeble up,</div>
                              <div class="line">But to support him after. Fare you well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                              <div class="line">All happiness to your honour!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <p>Enter an old Athenian</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord Timon, hear me speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Freely, good father.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou hast a servant named Lucilius.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I have so: what of him?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">Most noble Timon, call the man before thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Attends he here, or no? Lucilius!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, at your lordship's service.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">This fellow here, Lord Timon, this thy creature,</div>
                              <div class="line">By night frequents my house. I am a man</div>
                              <div class="line">That from my first have been inclined to thrift;</div>
                              <div class="line">And my estate deserves an heir more raised</div>
                              <div class="line">Than one which holds a trencher.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Well; what further?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">One only daughter have I, no kin else,</div>
                              <div class="line">On whom I may confer what I have got:</div>
                              <div class="line">The maid is fair, o' the youngest for a bride,</div>
                              <div class="line">And I have bred her at my dearest cost</div>
                              <div class="line">In qualities of the best. This man of thine</div>
                              <div class="line">Attempts her love: I prithee, noble lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">Join with me to forbid him her resort;</div>
                              <div class="line">Myself have spoke in vain.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">The man is honest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore he will be, Timon:</div>
                              <div class="line">His honesty rewards him in itself;</div>
                              <div class="line">It must not bear my daughter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Does she love him?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">She is young and apt:</div>
                              <div class="line">Our own precedent passions do instruct us</div>
                              <div class="line">What levity's in youth.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>To LUCILIUS</span>           Love you the maid?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, my good lord, and she accepts of it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">If in her marriage my consent be missing,</div>
                              <div class="line">I call the gods to witness, I will choose</div>
                              <div class="line">Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world,</div>
                              <div class="line">And dispossess her all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">How shall she be endow'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">if she be mated with an equal husband?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">Three talents on the present; in future, all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">This gentleman of mine hath served me long:</div>
                              <div class="line">To build his fortune I will strain a little,</div>
                              <div class="line">For 'tis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter:</div>
                              <div class="line">What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise,</div>
                              <div class="line">And make him weigh with her.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Old Athenian</div>
                              <div class="line">Most noble lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">Pawn me to this your honour, she is his.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">My hand to thee; mine honour on my promise.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Humbly I thank your lordship: never may</div>
                              <div class="line">The state or fortune fall into my keeping,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which is not owed to you!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt LUCILIUS and Old Athenian</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your lordship!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank you; you shall hear from me anon:</div>
                              <div class="line">Go not away. What have you there, my friend?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">A piece of painting, which I do beseech</div>
                              <div class="line">Your lordship to accept.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Painting is welcome.</div>
                              <div class="line">The painting is almost the natural man;</div>
                              <div class="line">or since dishonour traffics with man's nature,</div>
                              <div class="line">He is but outside: these pencill'd figures are</div>
                              <div class="line">Even such as they give out. I like your work;</div>
                              <div class="line">And you shall find I like it: wait attendance</div>
                              <div class="line">Till you hear further from me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">The gods preserve ye!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Well fare you, gentleman: give me your hand;</div>
                              <div class="line">We must needs dine together. Sir, your jewel</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath suffer'd under praise.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                              <div class="line">What, my lord! dispraise?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">A more satiety of commendations.</div>
                              <div class="line">If I should pay you for't as 'tis extoll'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">It would unclew me quite.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, 'tis rated</div>
                              <div class="line">As those which sell would give: but you well know,</div>
                              <div class="line">Things of like value differing in the owners</div>
                              <div class="line">Are prized by their masters: believe't, dear lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">You mend the jewel by the wearing it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Well mock'd.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">No, my good lord; he speaks the common tongue,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which all men speak with him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Look, who comes here: will you be chid?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter APEMANTUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                              <div class="line">We'll bear, with your lordship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">He'll spare none.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Good morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow;</div>
                              <div class="line">When thou art Timon's dog, and these knaves honest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Why dost thou call them knaves? thou know'st them not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Are they not Athenians?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Then I repent not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Jeweller</div>
                              <div class="line">You know me, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou know'st I do: I call'd thee by thy name.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art proud, Apemantus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Of nothing so much as that I am not like Timon.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Whither art going?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">To knock out an honest Athenian's brains.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">That's a deed thou'lt die for.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Right, if doing nothing be death by the law.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">How likest thou this picture, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">The best, for the innocence.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Wrought he not well that painted it?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">He wrought better that made the painter; and yet</div>
                              <div class="line">he's but a filthy piece of work.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Painter</div>
                              <div class="line">You're a dog.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy mother's of my generation: what's she, if I be a dog?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Wilt dine with me, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No; I eat not lords.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">An thou shouldst, thou 'ldst anger ladies.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">O, they eat lords; so they come by great bellies.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">That's a lascivious apprehension.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">So thou apprehendest it: take it for thy labour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">How dost thou like this jewel, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Not so well as plain-dealing, which will not cost a</div>
                              <div class="line">man a doit.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">What dost thou think 'tis worth?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Not worth my thinking. How now, poet!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">How now, philosopher!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou liest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Art not one?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Then I lie not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Art not a poet?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Then thou liest: look in thy last work, where thou</div>
                              <div class="line">hast feigned him a worthy fellow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Poet</div>
                              <div class="line">That's not feigned; he is so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee for thy</div>
                              <div class="line">labour: he that loves to be flattered is worthy o'</div>
                              <div class="line">the flatterer. Heavens, that I were a lord!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">What wouldst do then, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">E'en as Apemantus does now; hate a lord with my heart.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">What, thyself?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Wherefore?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">That I had no angry wit to be a lord.</div>
                              <div class="line">Art not thou a merchant?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, Apemantus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Merchant</div>
                              <div class="line">If traffic do it, the gods do it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Traffic's thy god; and thy god confound thee!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Trumpet sounds. Enter a Messenger</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">What trumpet's that?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Messenger</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,</div>
                              <div class="line">All of companionship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray, entertain them; give them guide to us.</div>
                              <p>Exeunt some Attendants</p>
                              <div class="line">You must needs dine with me: go not you hence</div>
                              <div class="line">Till I have thank'd you: when dinner's done,</div>
                              <div class="line">Show me this piece. I am joyful of your sights.</div>
                              <p>Enter ALCIBIADES, with the rest</p>
                              <div class="line">Most welcome, sir!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">So, so, there!</div>
                              <div class="line">Aches contract and starve your supple joints!</div>
                              <div class="line">That there should be small love 'mongst these</div>
                              <div class="line">sweet knaves,</div>
                              <div class="line">And all this courtesy! The strain of man's bred out</div>
                              <div class="line">Into baboon and monkey.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                              <div class="line">Sir, you have saved my longing, and I feed</div>
                              <div class="line">Most hungerly on your sight.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Right welcome, sir!</div>
                              <div class="line">Ere we depart, we'll share a bounteous time</div>
                              <div class="line">In different pleasures. Pray you, let us in.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt all except APEMANTUS</p>
                        <p>Enter two Lords</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">What time o' day is't, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Time to be honest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">That time serves still.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">The more accursed thou, that still omitt'st it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art going to Lord Timon's feast?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, to see meat fill knaves and wine heat fools.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Fare thee well, fare thee well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art a fool to bid me farewell twice.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Shouldst have kept one to thyself, for I mean to</div>
                              <div class="line">give thee none.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Hang thyself!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No, I will do nothing at thy bidding: make thy</div>
                              <div class="line">requests to thy friend.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Away, unpeaceable dog, or I'll spurn thee hence!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I will fly, like a dog, the heels o' the ass.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">He's opposite to humanity. Come, shall we in,</div>
                              <div class="line">And taste Lord Timon's bounty? he outgoes</div>
                              <div class="line">The very heart of kindness.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">He pours it out; Plutus, the god of gold,</div>
                              <div class="line">Is but his steward: no meed, but he repays</div>
                              <div class="line">Sevenfold above itself; no gift to him,</div>
                              <div class="line">But breeds the giver a return exceeding</div>
                              <div class="line">All use of quittance.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">The noblest mind he carries</div>
                              <div class="line">That ever govern'd man.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Long may he live in fortunes! Shall we in?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll keep you company.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Hautboys playing loud music. A great banquet
served in; FLAVIUS and others attending; then enter
TIMON, ALCIBIADES, Lords, Senators, and VENTIDIUS.
Then comes, dropping, after all, APEMANTUS,
discontentedly, like himself</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">VENTIDIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Most honour'd Timon,</div>
                              <div class="line">It hath pleased the gods to remember my father's age,</div>
                              <div class="line">And call him to long peace.</div>
                              <div class="line">He is gone happy, and has left me rich:</div>
                              <div class="line">Then, as in grateful virtue I am bound</div>
                              <div class="line">To your free heart, I do return those talents,</div>
                              <div class="line">Doubled with thanks and service, from whose help</div>
                              <div class="line">I derived liberty.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">O, by no means,</div>
                              <div class="line">Honest Ventidius; you mistake my love:</div>
                              <div class="line">I gave it freely ever; and there's none</div>
                              <div class="line">Can truly say he gives, if he receives:</div>
                              <div class="line">If our betters play at that game, we must not dare</div>
                              <div class="line">To imitate them; faults that are rich are fair.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">VENTIDIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">A noble spirit!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, my lords,</div>
                              <p>They all stand ceremoniously looking on TIMON</p>
                              <div class="line">Ceremony was but devised at first</div>
                              <div class="line">To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,</div>
                              <div class="line">Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown;</div>
                              <div class="line">But where there is true friendship, there needs none.</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray, sit; more welcome are ye to my fortunes</div>
                              <div class="line">Than my fortunes to me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>They sit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, we always have confess'd it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ho, ho, confess'd it! hang'd it, have you not?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">O, Apemantus, you are welcome.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No;</div>
                              <div class="line">You shall not make me welcome:</div>
                              <div class="line">I come to have thee thrust me out of doors.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Fie, thou'rt a churl; ye've got a humour there</div>
                              <div class="line">Does not become a man: 'tis much to blame.</div>
                              <div class="line">They say, my lords, 'ira furor brevis est;' but yond</div>
                              <div class="line">man is ever angry. Go, let him have a table by</div>
                              <div class="line">himself, for he does neither affect company, nor is</div>
                              <div class="line">he fit for't, indeed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon: I come to</div>
                              <div class="line">observe; I give thee warning on't.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I take no heed of thee; thou'rt an Athenian,</div>
                              <div class="line">therefore welcome: I myself would have no power;</div>
                              <div class="line">prithee, let my meat make thee silent.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I scorn thy meat; 'twould choke me, for I should</div>
                              <div class="line">ne'er flatter thee. O you gods, what a number of</div>
                              <div class="line">men eat Timon, and he sees 'em not! It grieves me</div>
                              <div class="line">to see so many dip their meat in one man's blood;</div>
                              <div class="line">and all the madness is, he cheers them up too.</div>
                              <div class="line">I wonder men dare trust themselves with men:</div>
                              <div class="line">Methinks they should invite them without knives;</div>
                              <div class="line">Good for their meat, and safer for their lives.</div>
                              <div class="line">There's much example for't; the fellow that sits</div>
                              <div class="line">next him now, parts bread with him, pledges the</div>
                              <div class="line">breath of him in a divided draught, is the readiest</div>
                              <div class="line">man to kill him: 't has been proved. If I were a</div>
                              <div class="line">huge man, I should fear to drink at meals;</div>
                              <div class="line">Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous notes:</div>
                              <div class="line">Great men should drink with harness on their throats.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, in heart; and let the health go round.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Let it flow this way, my good lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Flow this way! A brave fellow! he keeps his tides</div>
                              <div class="line">well. Those healths will make thee and thy state</div>
                              <div class="line">look ill, Timon. Here's that which is too weak to</div>
                              <div class="line">be a sinner, honest water, which ne'er left man i' the mire:</div>
                              <div class="line">This and my food are equals; there's no odds:</div>
                              <div class="line">Feasts are too proud to give thanks to the gods.</div>
                              <div class="line">Apemantus' grace.</div>
                              <div class="line">Immortal gods, I crave no pelf;</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray for no man but myself:</div>
                              <div class="line">Grant I may never prove so fond,</div>
                              <div class="line">To trust man on his oath or bond;</div>
                              <div class="line">Or a harlot, for her weeping;</div>
                              <div class="line">Or a dog, that seems a-sleeping:</div>
                              <div class="line">Or a keeper with my freedom;</div>
                              <div class="line">Or my friends, if I should need 'em.</div>
                              <div class="line">Amen. So fall to't:</div>
                              <div class="line">Rich men sin, and I eat root.</div>
                              <p>Eats and drinks</p>
                              <div class="line">Much good dich thy good heart, Apemantus!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Captain Alcibiades, your heart's in the field now.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                              <div class="line">My heart is ever at your service, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You had rather be at a breakfast of enemies than a</div>
                              <div class="line">dinner of friends.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                              <div class="line">So the were bleeding-new, my lord, there's no meat</div>
                              <div class="line">like 'em: I could wish my best friend at such a feast.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Would all those fatterers were thine enemies then,</div>
                              <div class="line">that then thou mightst kill 'em and bid me to 'em!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Might we but have that happiness, my lord, that you</div>
                              <div class="line">would once use our hearts, whereby we might express</div>
                              <div class="line">some part of our zeals, we should think ourselves</div>
                              <div class="line">for ever perfect.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">O, no doubt, my good friends, but the gods</div>
                              <div class="line">themselves have provided that I shall have much help</div>
                              <div class="line">from you: how had you been my friends else? why</div>
                              <div class="line">have you that charitable title from thousands, did</div>
                              <div class="line">not you chiefly belong to my heart? I have told</div>
                              <div class="line">more of you to myself than you can with modesty</div>
                              <div class="line">speak in your own behalf; and thus far I confirm</div>
                              <div class="line">you. O you gods, think I, what need we have any</div>
                              <div class="line">friends, if we should ne'er have need of 'em? they</div>
                              <div class="line">were the most needless creatures living, should we</div>
                              <div class="line">ne'er have use for 'em, and would most resemble</div>
                              <div class="line">sweet instruments hung up in cases that keep their</div>
                              <div class="line">sounds to themselves. Why, I have often wished</div>
                              <div class="line">myself poorer, that I might come nearer to you. We</div>
                              <div class="line">are born to do benefits: and what better or</div>
                              <div class="line">properer can we can our own than the riches of our</div>
                              <div class="line">friends? O, what a precious comfort 'tis, to have</div>
                              <div class="line">so many, like brothers, commanding one another's</div>
                              <div class="line">fortunes! O joy, e'en made away ere 't can be born!</div>
                              <div class="line">Mine eyes cannot hold out water, methinks: to</div>
                              <div class="line">forget their faults, I drink to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou weepest to make them drink, Timon.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Joy had the like conception in our eyes</div>
                              <div class="line">And at that instant like a babe sprung up.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ho, ho! I laugh to think that babe a bastard.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">I promise you, my lord, you moved me much.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Much!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Tucket, within</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">What means that trump?</div>
                              <p>Enter a Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">How now?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Please you, my lord, there are certain</div>
                              <div class="line">ladies most desirous of admittance.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Ladies! what are their wills?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">There comes with them a forerunner, my lord, which</div>
                              <div class="line">bears that office, to signify their pleasures.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray, let them be admitted.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter Cupid</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Cupid</div>
                              <div class="line">Hail to thee, worthy Timon, and to all</div>
                              <div class="line">That of his bounties taste! The five best senses</div>
                              <div class="line">Acknowledge thee their patron; and come freely</div>
                              <div class="line">To gratulate thy plenteous bosom: th' ear,</div>
                              <div class="line">Taste, touch and smell, pleased from thy tale rise;</div>
                              <div class="line">They only now come but to feast thine eyes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">They're welcome all; let 'em have kind admittance:</div>
                              <div class="line">Music, make their welcome!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit Cupid</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">You see, my lord, how ample you're beloved.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Music. Re-enter Cupid with a mask of Ladies
as Amazons, with lutes in their hands,
dancing and playing</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Hoy-day, what a sweep of vanity comes this way!</div>
                              <div class="line">They dance! they are mad women.</div>
                              <div class="line">Like madness is the glory of this life.</div>
                              <div class="line">As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.</div>
                              <div class="line">We make ourselves fools, to disport ourselves;</div>
                              <div class="line">And spend our flatteries, to drink those men</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon whose age we void it up again,</div>
                              <div class="line">With poisonous spite and envy.</div>
                              <div class="line">Who lives that's not depraved or depraves?</div>
                              <div class="line">Who dies, that bears not one spurn to their graves</div>
                              <div class="line">Of their friends' gift?</div>
                              <div class="line">I should fear those that dance before me now</div>
                              <div class="line">Would one day stamp upon me: 't has been done;</div>
                              <div class="line">Men shut their doors against a setting sun.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>The Lords rise from table, with much adoring of
TIMON; and to show their loves, each singles out an
Amazon, and all dance, men with women, a lofty
strain or two to the hautboys, and cease</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You have done our pleasures much grace, fair ladies,</div>
                              <div class="line">Set a fair fashion on our entertainment,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which was not half so beautiful and kind;</div>
                              <div class="line">You have added worth unto 't and lustre,</div>
                              <div class="line">And entertain'd me with mine own device;</div>
                              <div class="line">I am to thank you for 't.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lady</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, you take us even at the best.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">'Faith, for the worst is filthy; and would not hold</div>
                              <div class="line">taking, I doubt me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Ladies, there is an idle banquet attends you:</div>
                              <div class="line">Please you to dispose yourselves.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Ladies</div>
                              <div class="line">Most thankfully, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt Cupid and Ladies</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Flavius.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">The little casket bring me hither.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, my lord. More jewels yet!</div>
                              <div class="line">There is no crossing him in 's humour;</div>
                              <p>Aside</p>
                              <div class="line">Else I should tell him,--well, i' faith I should,</div>
                              <div class="line">When all's spent, he 'ld be cross'd then, an he could.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind,</div>
                              <div class="line">That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Where be our men?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, my lord, in readiness.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">Our horses!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter FLAVIUS, with the casket</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">O my friends,</div>
                              <div class="line">I have one word to say to you: look you, my good lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">I must entreat you, honour me so much</div>
                              <div class="line">As to advance this jewel; accept it and wear it,</div>
                              <div class="line">Kind my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">I am so far already in your gifts,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All</div>
                              <div class="line">So are we all.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter a Servant</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, there are certain nobles of the senate</div>
                              <div class="line">Newly alighted, and come to visit you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">They are fairly welcome.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I beseech your honour,</div>
                              <div class="line">Vouchsafe me a word; it does concern you near.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Near! why then, another time I'll hear thee:</div>
                              <div class="line">I prithee, let's be provided to show them</div>
                              <div class="line">entertainment.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  I scarce know how.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter a Second Servant</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">May it please your honour, Lord Lucius,</div>
                              <div class="line">Out of his free love, hath presented to you</div>
                              <div class="line">Four milk-white horses, trapp'd in silver.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I shall accept them fairly; let the presents</div>
                              <div class="line">Be worthily entertain'd.</div>
                              <p>Enter a third Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">How now! what news?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Please you, my lord, that honourable</div>
                              <div class="line">gentleman, Lord Lucullus, entreats your company</div>
                              <div class="line">to-morrow to hunt with him, and has sent your honour</div>
                              <div class="line">two brace of greyhounds.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll hunt with him; and let them be received,</div>
                              <div class="line">Not without fair reward.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>                What will this come to?</div>
                              <div class="line">He commands us to provide, and give great gifts,</div>
                              <div class="line">And all out of an empty coffer:</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor will he know his purse, or yield me this,</div>
                              <div class="line">To show him what a beggar his heart is,</div>
                              <div class="line">Being of no power to make his wishes good:</div>
                              <div class="line">His promises fly so beyond his state</div>
                              <div class="line">That what he speaks is all in debt; he owes</div>
                              <div class="line">For every word: he is so kind that he now</div>
                              <div class="line">Pays interest for 't; his land's put to their books.</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, would I were gently put out of office</div>
                              <div class="line">Before I were forced out!</div>
                              <div class="line">Happier is he that has no friend to feed</div>
                              <div class="line">Than such that do e'en enemies exceed.</div>
                              <div class="line">I bleed inwardly for my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You do yourselves</div>
                              <div class="line">Much wrong, you bate too much of your own merits:</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, my lord, a trifle of our love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">With more than common thanks I will receive it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Third Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">O, he's the very soul of bounty!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">And now I remember, my lord, you gave</div>
                              <div class="line">Good words the other day of a bay courser</div>
                              <div class="line">I rode on: it is yours, because you liked it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">O, I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, in that.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You may take my word, my lord; I know, no man</div>
                              <div class="line">Can justly praise but what he does affect:</div>
                              <div class="line">I weigh my friend's affection with mine own;</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll tell you true. I'll call to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Lords</div>
                              <div class="line">O, none so welcome.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I take all and your several visitations</div>
                              <div class="line">So kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give;</div>
                              <div class="line">Methinks, I could deal kingdoms to my friends,</div>
                              <div class="line">And ne'er be weary. Alcibiades,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art a soldier, therefore seldom rich;</div>
                              <div class="line">It comes in charity to thee: for all thy living</div>
                              <div class="line">Is 'mongst the dead, and all the lands thou hast</div>
                              <div class="line">Lie in a pitch'd field.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ALCIBIADES</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, defiled land, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">We are so virtuously bound--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">And so</div>
                              <div class="line">Am I to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">So infinitely endear'd--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">All to you. Lights, more lights!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Lord</div>
                              <div class="line">The best of happiness,</div>
                              <div class="line">Honour and fortunes, keep with you, Lord Timon!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Ready for his friends.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt all but APEMANTUS and TIMON</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">What a coil's here!</div>
                              <div class="line">Serving of becks and jutting-out of bums!</div>
                              <div class="line">I doubt whether their legs be worth the sums</div>
                              <div class="line">That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs:</div>
                              <div class="line">Methinks, false hearts should never have sound legs,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'sies.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, I would be</div>
                              <div class="line">good to thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No, I'll nothing: for if I should be bribed too,</div>
                              <div class="line">there would be none left to rail upon thee, and then</div>
                              <div class="line">thou wouldst sin the faster. Thou givest so long,</div>
                              <div class="line">Timon, I fear me thou wilt give away thyself in</div>
                              <div class="line">paper shortly: what need these feasts, pomps and</div>
                              <div class="line">vain-glories?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, an you begin to rail on society once, I am</div>
                              <div class="line">sworn not to give regard to you. Farewell; and come</div>
                              <div class="line">with better music.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">So:</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou wilt not hear me now; thou shalt not then:</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll lock thy heaven from thee.</div>
                              <div class="line">O, that men's ears should be</div>
                              <div class="line">To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  A Senator's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  A Senator's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter Senator, with papers in his hand</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                              <div class="line">And late, five thousand: to Varro and to Isidore</div>
                              <div class="line">He owes nine thousand; besides my former sum,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which makes it five and twenty. Still in motion</div>
                              <div class="line">Of raging waste? It cannot hold; it will not.</div>
                              <div class="line">If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog,</div>
                              <div class="line">And give it Timon, why, the dog coins gold.</div>
                              <div class="line">If I would sell my horse, and buy twenty more</div>
                              <div class="line">Better than he, why, give my horse to Timon,</div>
                              <div class="line">Ask nothing, give it him, it foals me, straight,</div>
                              <div class="line">And able horses. No porter at his gate,</div>
                              <div class="line">But rather one that smiles and still invites</div>
                              <div class="line">All that pass by. It cannot hold: no reason</div>
                              <div class="line">Can found his state in safety. Caphis, ho!</div>
                              <div class="line">Caphis, I say!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter CAPHIS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, sir; what is your pleasure?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                              <div class="line">Get on your cloak, and haste you to Lord Timon;</div>
                              <div class="line">Importune him for my moneys; be not ceased</div>
                              <div class="line">With slight denial, nor then silenced when--</div>
                              <div class="line">'Commend me to your master'--and the cap</div>
                              <div class="line">Plays in the right hand, thus: but tell him,</div>
                              <div class="line">My uses cry to me, I must serve my turn</div>
                              <div class="line">Out of mine own; his days and times are past</div>
                              <div class="line">And my reliances on his fracted dates</div>
                              <div class="line">Have smit my credit: I love and honour him,</div>
                              <div class="line">But must not break my back to heal his finger;</div>
                              <div class="line">Immediate are my needs, and my relief</div>
                              <div class="line">Must not be toss'd and turn'd to me in words,</div>
                              <div class="line">But find supply immediate. Get you gone:</div>
                              <div class="line">Put on a most importunate aspect,</div>
                              <div class="line">A visage of demand; for, I do fear,</div>
                              <div class="line">When every feather sticks in his own wing,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord Timon will be left a naked gull,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which flashes now a phoenix. Get you gone.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">I go, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                              <div class="line">'I go, sir!'--Take the bonds along with you,</div>
                              <div class="line">And have the dates in contempt.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">I will, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Senator</div>
                              <div class="line">Go.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter FLAVIUS, with many bills in his hand</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No care, no stop! so senseless of expense,</div>
                              <div class="line">That he will neither know how to maintain it,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor cease his flow of riot: takes no account</div>
                              <div class="line">How things go from him, nor resumes no care</div>
                              <div class="line">Of what is to continue: never mind</div>
                              <div class="line">Was to be so unwise, to be so kind.</div>
                              <div class="line">What shall be done? he will not hear, till feel:</div>
                              <div class="line">I must be round with him, now he comes from hunting.</div>
                              <div class="line">Fie, fie, fie, fie!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter CAPHIS, and the Servants of Isidore and Varro</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Good even, Varro: what,</div>
                              <div class="line">You come for money?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Is't not your business too?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">It is: and yours too, Isidore?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">It is so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Would we were all discharged!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">I fear it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes the lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter TIMON, ALCIBIADES, and Lords, &c</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again,</div>
                              <div class="line">My Alcibiades. With me? what is your will?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord, here is a note of certain dues.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Dues! Whence are you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Of Athens here, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Go to my steward.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Please it your lordship, he hath put me off</div>
                              <div class="line">To the succession of new days this month:</div>
                              <div class="line">My master is awaked by great occasion</div>
                              <div class="line">To call upon his own, and humbly prays you</div>
                              <div class="line">That with your other noble parts you'll suit</div>
                              <div class="line">In giving him his right.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Mine honest friend,</div>
                              <div class="line">I prithee, but repair to me next morning.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, good my lord,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Contain thyself, good friend.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">One Varro's servant, my good lord,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">From Isidore;</div>
                              <div class="line">He humbly prays your speedy payment.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">If you did know, my lord, my master's wants--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">'Twas due on forfeiture, my lord, six weeks And past.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Your steward puts me off, my lord;</div>
                              <div class="line">And I am sent expressly to your lordship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Give me breath.</div>
                              <div class="line">I do beseech you, good my lords, keep on;</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll wait upon you instantly.</div>
                              <p>Exeunt ALCIBIADES and Lords</p>
                              <p>To FLAVIUS</p>
                              <div class="line">Come hither: pray you,</div>
                              <div class="line">How goes the world, that I am thus encounter'd</div>
                              <div class="line">With clamourous demands of date-broke bonds,</div>
                              <div class="line">And the detention of long-since-due debts,</div>
                              <div class="line">Against my honour?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Please you, gentlemen,</div>
                              <div class="line">The time is unagreeable to this business:</div>
                              <div class="line">Your importunacy cease till after dinner,</div>
                              <div class="line">That I may make his lordship understand</div>
                              <div class="line">Wherefore you are not paid.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Do so, my friends. See them well entertain'd.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray, draw near.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <p>Enter APEMANTUS and Fool</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Stay, stay, here comes the fool with Apemantus:</div>
                              <div class="line">let's ha' some sport with 'em.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Hang him, he'll abuse us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">A plague upon him, dog!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">How dost, fool?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Dost dialogue with thy shadow?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">I speak not to thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No,'tis to thyself.</div>
                              <p>To the Fool</p>
                              <div class="line">Come away.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Isidore's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">There's the fool hangs on your back already.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">No, thou stand'st single, thou'rt not on him yet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">CAPHIS</div>
                              <div class="line">Where's the fool now?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">He last asked the question. Poor rogues, and</div>
                              <div class="line">usurers' men! bawds between gold and want!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">What are we, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Asses.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">Why?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">That you ask me what you are, and do not know</div>
                              <div class="line">yourselves. Speak to 'em, fool.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">How do you, gentlemen?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">Gramercies, good fool: how does your mistress?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">She's e'en setting on water to scald such chickens</div>
                              <div class="line">as you are. Would we could see you at Corinth!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Good! gramercy.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter Page</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">Look you, here comes my mistress' page.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>To the Fool</span>  Why, how now, captain! what do you</div>
                              <div class="line">in this wise company? How dost thou, Apemantus?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Would I had a rod in my mouth, that I might answer</div>
                              <div class="line">thee profitably.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                              <div class="line">Prithee, Apemantus, read me the superscription of</div>
                              <div class="line">these letters: I know not which is which.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Canst not read?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                              <div class="line">No.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">There will little learning die then, that day thou</div>
                              <div class="line">art hanged. This is to Lord Timon; this to</div>
                              <div class="line">Alcibiades. Go; thou wast born a bastard, and thou't</div>
                              <div class="line">die a bawd.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Page</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou wast whelped a dog, and thou shalt famish a</div>
                              <div class="line">dog's death. Answer not; I am gone.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">E'en so thou outrunnest grace. Fool, I will go with</div>
                              <div class="line">you to Lord Timon's.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">Will you leave me there?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">If Timon stay at home. You three serve three usurers?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay; would they served us!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">So would I,--as good a trick as ever hangman served thief.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">Are you three usurers' men?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, fool.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">I think no usurer but has a fool to his servant: my</div>
                              <div class="line">mistress is one, and I am her fool. When men come</div>
                              <div class="line">to borrow of your masters, they approach sadly, and</div>
                              <div class="line">go away merry; but they enter my mistress' house</div>
                              <div class="line">merrily, and go away sadly: the reason of this?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">I could render one.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Do it then, that we may account thee a whoremaster</div>
                              <div class="line">and a knave; which not-withstanding, thou shalt be</div>
                              <div class="line">no less esteemed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">What is a whoremaster, fool?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">A fool in good clothes, and something like thee.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis a spirit: sometime't appears like a lord;</div>
                              <div class="line">sometime like a lawyer; sometime like a philosopher,</div>
                              <div class="line">with two stones moe than's artificial one: he is</div>
                              <div class="line">very often like a knight; and, generally, in all</div>
                              <div class="line">shapes that man goes up and down in from fourscore</div>
                              <div class="line">to thirteen, this spirit walks in.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Varro's Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art not altogether a fool.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor thou altogether a wise man: as much foolery as</div>
                              <div class="line">I have, so much wit thou lackest.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">That answer might have become Apemantus.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">All Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">Aside, aside; here comes Lord Timon.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter TIMON and FLAVIUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">APEMANTUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Come with me, fool, come.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Fool</div>
                              <div class="line">I do not always follow lover, elder brother and</div>
                              <div class="line">woman; sometime the philosopher.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt APEMANTUS and Fool</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray you, walk near: I'll speak with you anon.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt Servants</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You make me marvel: wherefore ere this time</div>
                              <div class="line">Had you not fully laid my state before me,</div>
                              <div class="line">That I might so have rated my expense,</div>
                              <div class="line">As I had leave of means?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">You would not hear me,</div>
                              <div class="line">At many leisures I proposed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Go to:</div>
                              <div class="line">Perchance some single vantages you took.</div>
                              <div class="line">When my indisposition put you back:</div>
                              <div class="line">And that unaptness made your minister,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus to excuse yourself.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">O my good lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">At many times I brought in my accounts,</div>
                              <div class="line">Laid them before you; you would throw them off,</div>
                              <div class="line">And say, you found them in mine honesty.</div>
                              <div class="line">When, for some trifling present, you have bid me</div>
                              <div class="line">Return so much, I have shook my head and wept;</div>
                              <div class="line">Yea, 'gainst the authority of manners, pray'd you</div>
                              <div class="line">To hold your hand more close: I did endure</div>
                              <div class="line">Not seldom, nor no slight cheques, when I have</div>
                              <div class="line">Prompted you in the ebb of your estate</div>
                              <div class="line">And your great flow of debts. My loved lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">Though you hear now, too late--yet now's a time--</div>
                              <div class="line">The greatest of your having lacks a half</div>
                              <div class="line">To pay your present debts.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Let all my land be sold.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis all engaged, some forfeited and gone;</div>
                              <div class="line">And what remains will hardly stop the mouth</div>
                              <div class="line">Of present dues: the future comes apace:</div>
                              <div class="line">What shall defend the interim? and at length</div>
                              <div class="line">How goes our reckoning?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">To Lacedaemon did my land extend.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">O my good lord, the world is but a word:</div>
                              <div class="line">Were it all yours to give it in a breath,</div>
                              <div class="line">How quickly were it gone!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You tell me true.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">If you suspect my husbandry or falsehood,</div>
                              <div class="line">Call me before the exactest auditors</div>
                              <div class="line">And set me on the proof. So the gods bless me,</div>
                              <div class="line">When all our offices have been oppress'd</div>
                              <div class="line">With riotous feeders, when our vaults have wept</div>
                              <div class="line">With drunken spilth of wine, when every room</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath blazed with lights and bray'd with minstrelsy,</div>
                              <div class="line">I have retired me to a wasteful cock,</div>
                              <div class="line">And set mine eyes at flow.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Prithee, no more.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Heavens, have I said, the bounty of this lord!</div>
                              <div class="line">How many prodigal bits have slaves and peasants</div>
                              <div class="line">This night englutted! Who is not Timon's?</div>
                              <div class="line">What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord Timon's?</div>
                              <div class="line">Great Timon, noble, worthy, royal Timon!</div>
                              <div class="line">Ah, when the means are gone that buy this praise,</div>
                              <div class="line">The breath is gone whereof this praise is made:</div>
                              <div class="line">Feast-won, fast-lost; one cloud of winter showers,</div>
                              <div class="line">These flies are couch'd.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, sermon me no further:</div>
                              <div class="line">No villanous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart;</div>
                              <div class="line">Unwisely, not ignobly, have I given.</div>
                              <div class="line">Why dost thou weep? Canst thou the conscience lack,</div>
                              <div class="line">To think I shall lack friends? Secure thy heart;</div>
                              <div class="line">If I would broach the vessels of my love,</div>
                              <div class="line">And try the argument of hearts by borrowing,</div>
                              <div class="line">Men and men's fortunes could I frankly use</div>
                              <div class="line">As I can bid thee speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Assurance bless your thoughts!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">And, in some sort, these wants of mine are crown'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">That I account them blessings; for by these</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall I try friends: you shall perceive how you</div>
                              <div class="line">Mistake my fortunes; I am wealthy in my friends.</div>
                              <div class="line">Within there! Flaminius! Servilius!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter FLAMINIUS, SERVILIUS, and other Servants</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servants</div>
                              <div class="line">My lord? my lord?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">I will dispatch you severally; you to Lord Lucius;</div>
                              <div class="line">to Lord Lucullus you: I hunted with his honour</div>
                              <div class="line">to-day: you, to Sempronius: commend me to their</div>
                              <div class="line">loves, and, I am proud, say, that my occasions have</div>
                              <div class="line">found time to use 'em toward a supply of money: let</div>
                              <div class="line">the request be fifty talents.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">As you have said, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  Lord Lucius and Lucullus? hum!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Go you, sir, to the senators--</div>
                              <div class="line">Of whom, even to the state's best health, I have</div>
                              <div class="line">Deserved this hearing--bid 'em send o' the instant</div>
                              <div class="line">A thousand talents to me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I have been bold--</div>
                              <div class="line">For that I knew it the most general way--</div>
                              <div class="line">To them to use your signet and your name;</div>
                              <div class="line">But they do shake their heads, and I am here</div>
                              <div class="line">No richer in return.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">Is't true? can't be?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">They answer, in a joint and corporate voice,</div>
                              <div class="line">That now they are at fall, want treasure, cannot</div>
                              <div class="line">Do what they would; are sorry--you are honourable,--</div>
                              <div class="line">But yet they could have wish'd--they know not--</div>
                              <div class="line">Something hath been amiss--a noble nature</div>
                              <div class="line">May catch a wrench--would all were well--'tis pity;--</div>
                              <div class="line">And so, intending other serious matters,</div>
                              <div class="line">After distasteful looks and these hard fractions,</div>
                              <div class="line">With certain half-caps and cold-moving nods</div>
                              <div class="line">They froze me into silence.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">TIMON</div>
                              <div class="line">You gods, reward them!</div>
                              <div class="line">Prithee, man, look cheerly. These old fellows</div>
                              <div class="line">Have their ingratitude in them hereditary:</div>
                              <div class="line">Their blood is caked, 'tis cold, it seldom flows;</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis lack of kindly warmth they are not kind;</div>
                              <div class="line">And nature, as it grows again toward earth,</div>
                              <div class="line">Is fashion'd for the journey, dull and heavy.</div>
                              <p>To a Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">Go to Ventidius.</div>
                              <p>To FLAVIUS</p>
                              <div class="line">Prithee, be not sad,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art true and honest; ingeniously I speak.</div>
                              <div class="line">No blame belongs to thee.</div>
                              <p>To Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">Ventidius lately</div>
                              <div class="line">Buried his father; by whose death he's stepp'd</div>
                              <div class="line">Into a great estate: when he was poor,</div>
                              <div class="line">Imprison'd and in scarcity of friends,</div>
                              <div class="line">I clear'd him with five talents: greet him from me;</div>
                              <div class="line">Bid him suppose some good necessity</div>
                              <div class="line">Touches his friend, which craves to be remember'd</div>
                              <div class="line">With those five talents.</div>
                              <p>Exit Servant</p>
                              <p>To FLAVIUS</p>
                              <div class="line">That had, give't these fellows</div>
                              <div class="line">To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or think,</div>
                              <div class="line">That Timon's fortunes 'mong his friends can sink.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAVIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I would I could not think it: that thought is</div>
                              <div class="line">bounty's foe;</div>
                              <div class="line">Being free itself, it thinks all others so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  A room in Lucullus' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  A room in Sempronius' house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A hall in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. The senate-house. The Senate sitting.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same. A banqueting-room in Timon's house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  A room in Lucullus' house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>FLAMINIUS waiting. Enter a Servant to him</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">I have told my lord of you; he is coming down to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank you, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter LUCULLUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Here's my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  One of Lord Timon's men? a gift, I</div>
                              <div class="line">warrant. Why, this hits right; I dreamt of a silver</div>
                              <div class="line">basin and ewer to-night. Flaminius, honest</div>
                              <div class="line">Flaminius; you are very respectively welcome, sir.</div>
                              <div class="line">Fill me some wine.</div>
                              <p>Exit Servants</p>
                              <div class="line">And how does that honourable, complete, free-hearted</div>
                              <div class="line">gentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord</div>
                              <div class="line">and master?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">His health is well sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I am right glad that his health is well, sir: and</div>
                              <div class="line">what hast thou there under thy cloak, pretty Flaminius?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">'Faith, nothing but an empty box, sir; which, in my</div>
                              <div class="line">lord's behalf, I come to entreat your honour to</div>
                              <div class="line">supply; who, having great and instant occasion to</div>
                              <div class="line">use fifty talents, hath sent to your lordship to</div>
                              <div class="line">furnish him, nothing doubting your present</div>
                              <div class="line">assistance therein.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                              <div class="line">La, la, la, la! 'nothing doubting,' says he? Alas,</div>
                              <div class="line">good lord! a noble gentleman 'tis, if he would not</div>
                              <div class="line">keep so good a house. Many a time and often I ha'</div>
                              <div class="line">dined with him, and told him on't, and come again to</div>
                              <div class="line">supper to him, of purpose to have him spend less,</div>
                              <div class="line">and yet he would embrace no counsel, take no warning</div>
                              <div class="line">by my coming. Every man has his fault, and honesty</div>
                              <div class="line">is his: I ha' told him on't, but I could ne'er get</div>
                              <div class="line">him from't.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Re-enter Servant, with wine</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Please your lordship, here is the wine.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise. Here's to thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Your lordship speaks your pleasure.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I have observed thee always for a towardly prompt</div>
                              <div class="line">spirit--give thee thy due--and one that knows what</div>
                              <div class="line">belongs to reason; and canst use the time well, if</div>
                              <div class="line">the time use thee well: good parts in thee.</div>
                              <p>To Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">Get you gone, sirrah.</div>
                              <p>Exit Servant</p>
                              <div class="line">Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy lord's a</div>
                              <div class="line">bountiful gentleman: but thou art wise; and thou</div>
                              <div class="line">knowest well enough, although thou comest to me,</div>
                              <div class="line">that this is no time to lend money, especially upon</div>
                              <div class="line">bare friendship, without security. Here's three</div>
                              <div class="line">solidares for thee: good boy, wink at me, and say</div>
                              <div class="line">thou sawest me not. Fare thee well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Is't possible the world should so much differ,</div>
                              <div class="line">And we alive that lived? Fly, damned baseness,</div>
                              <div class="line">To him that worships thee!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Throwing the money back</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCULLUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ha! now I see thou art a fool, and fit for thy master.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">FLAMINIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">May these add to the number that may scald thee!</div>
                              <div class="line">Let moulten coin be thy damnation,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou disease of a friend, and not himself!</div>
                              <div class="line">Has friendship such a faint and milky heart,</div>
                              <div class="line">It turns in less than two nights? O you gods,</div>
                              <div class="line">I feel master's passion! this slave,</div>
                              <div class="line">Unto his honour, has my lord's meat in him:</div>
                              <div class="line">Why should it thrive and turn to nutriment,</div>
                              <div class="line">When he is turn'd to poison?</div>
                              <div class="line">O, may diseases only work upon't!</div>
                              <div class="line">And, when he's sick to death, let not that part of nature</div>
                              <div class="line">Which my lord paid for, be of any power</div>
                              <div class="line">To expel sickness, but prolong his hour!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  A public place.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter LUCILIUS, with three Strangers</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Who, the Lord Timon? he is my very good friend, and</div>
                              <div class="line">an honourable gentleman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">First Stranger</div>
                              <div class="line">We know him for no less, though we are but strangers</div>
                              <div class="line">to him. But I can tell you one thing, my lord, and</div>
                              <div class="line">which I hear from common rumours: now Lord Timon's</div>
                              <div class="line">happy hours are done and past, and his estate</div>
                              <div class="line">shrinks from him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Fie, no, do not believe it; he cannot want for money.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Stranger</div>
                              <div class="line">But believe you this, my lord, that, not long ago,</div>
                              <div class="line">one of his men was with the Lord Lucullus to borrow</div>
                              <div class="line">so many talents, nay, urged extremely for't and</div>
                              <div class="line">showed what necessity belonged to't, and yet was denied.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">How!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Second Stranger</div>
                              <div class="line">I tell you, denied, my lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">What a strange case was that! now, before the gods,</div>
                              <div class="line">I am ashamed on't. Denied that honourable man!</div>
                              <div class="line">there was very little honour showed in't. For my own</div>
                              <div class="line">part, I must needs confess, I have received some</div>
                              <div class="line">small kindnesses from him, as money, plate, jewels</div>
                              <div class="line">and such-like trifles, nothing comparing to his;</div>
                              <div class="line">yet, had he mistook him and sent to me, I should</div>
                              <div class="line">ne'er have denied his occasion so many talents.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter SERVILIUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">See, by good hap, yonder's my lord;</div>
                              <div class="line">I have sweat to see his honour. My honoured lord,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>To LUCIUS</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Servilius! you are kindly met, sir. Fare thee well:</div>
                              <div class="line">commend me to thy honourable virtuous lord, my very</div>
                              <div class="line">exquisite friend.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">May it please your honour, my lord hath sent--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Ha! what has he sent? I am so much endeared to</div>
                              <div class="line">that lord; he's ever sending: how shall I thank</div>
                              <div class="line">him, thinkest thou? And what has he sent now?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">Has only sent his present occasion now, my lord;</div>
                              <div class="line">requesting your lordship to supply his instant use</div>
                              <div class="line">with so many talents.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LUCILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">I know his lordship is but merry with me;</div>
                              <div class="line">He cannot want fifty five hundred talents.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SERVILIUS</div>
                              <div class="line">But in the mean time he wants less, my lord.</div>
                              <div class="line">If his occasion were not virtuous,</div>