Timon of Athens
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Enter Poet, Painter, Ieweller, Merchant, and Mercer, at Enter Poet and Painter, Jeweller and Merchant, atseveral (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
Tim I.i.1.1
seuerall doores.several doors Tim I.i.1.2
Poet.POET 
GOod day Sir.Good day, sir. Tim I.i.1.1
Pain. PAINTER 
I am glad y'are well.I am glad y'are well. Tim I.i.1.2
Poet.POET 
I haue not seene you long, how goes the World?I have not seen you long. How goes the world? Tim I.i.2
Pain. PAINTER 
It weares sir, as it growes.It wears, sir, as it grows.wear (v.)
old form: weares
pass, waste, run out
Tim I.i.3.1
Poet. POET 
I that's well knowne:Ay, that's well known. Tim I.i.3.2
But what particular Rarity? What strange,But what particular rarity? What strange,strange (adj.)rare, singular, exceptionalTim I.i.4
Which manifold record not matches: seeWhich manifold record not matches? See,match (v.)compare, equate, make equalTim I.i.5
record (n.)recorded history, public remembrance
Magicke of Bounty, all these spirits thy powerMagic of bounty, all these spirits thy powerpower (n.)exercise of power, authoritative actionTim I.i.6
Hath coniur'd to attend. / I know the Merchant.Hath conjured to attend! I know the merchant.attend (v.)serve at court, wait on royaltyTim I.i.7
conjure (v.)
old form: coniur'd
call up, bring out, produce
Pain. PAINTER 
I know them both: th'others a Ieweller.I know them both; th' other's a jeweller. Tim I.i.8
Mer. MERCHANT 
O 'tis a worthy Lord.O, 'tis a worthy lord!fixed (adj.)
old form: fixt
certain, indisputable, definite
Tim I.i.9.1
Iew. JEWELLER 
Nay that's most fixt.Nay, that's most fixed. Tim I.i.9.2
Mer. MERCHANT 
A most incomparable man, breath'd as it were,A most incomparable man, breathed, as it were,breathed (adj.)
old form: breath'd
strong-winded, well-exercised
Tim I.i.10
To an vntyreable and continuate goodnesse:To an untirable and continuate goodness.continuate (adj.)continuing, long-lasting, enduringTim I.i.11
goodness (n.)
old form: goodnesse
natural kindness, generosity, bounty
untirable (adj.)
old form: vntyreable
tireless, inexhaustible, indefatigable
He passes.He passes.pass (v.)surpass, go beyond, outdoTim I.i.12.1
Iew. JEWELLER 
I haue a Iewell heere.I have a jewel here –  Tim I.i.12.2
Mer. MERCHANT 
O pray let's see't. For the Lord Timon, sir?O, pray, let's see't. For the Lord Timon, sir?Timon (n.)[pron: 'tiymon] Athenian nobleman; disgusted with mankind because of friends' ingratitude, he lived a secluded lifeTim I.i.13
Iewel. JEWELLER 
If he will touch the estimate. But for that---If he will touch the estimate. But for that – estimate (n.)value, esteem, estimationTim I.i.14
touch (v.)reach, rise to, go as far as
Poet. POET  
(reciting to himself)vile, vild (n.)worthless person, one not deserving of praiseTim I.i.15
When we for recompence haue prais'd the vild,‘ When we for recompense have praised the vile, Tim I.i.15
It staines the glory in that happy Verse,It stains the glory in that happy versestain (v.)
old form: staines
eclipse, belittle, put in the shade
Tim I.i.16
Which aptly sings the good.Which aptly sings the good.’ Tim I.i.17.1
Mer. MERCHANT  
(looking at the jewel)form (n.)
old form: forme
physical appearance, outward appearance
Tim I.i.17
'Tis a good forme.'Tis a good form. Tim I.i.17.2
Iewel. JEWELLER 
And rich: heere is a Water looke ye.And rich. Here is a water, look ye.water (n.)lustre, sheen, qualityTim I.i.18
Pain. PAINTER 
You are rapt sir, in some worke, some DedicationYou are rapt, sir, in some work, some dedicationrapt (adj.)absorbed, engrossed, preoccupiedTim I.i.19
to the great Lord.To the great lord.idly (adv.)
old form: idlely
without paying attention, casually
Tim I.i.20.1
Poet. POET 
A thing slipt idlely from me.A thing slipped idly from me. Tim I.i.20.2
Our Poesie is as a Gowne, which vsesOur poesy is as a gum which oozespoesy (n.)
old form: Poesie
poetry
Tim I.i.21
From whence 'tis nourisht: the fire i'th'FlintFrom whence 'tis nourished. The fire i'th' flint Tim I.i.22
Shewes not, till it be strooke: our gentle flameShows not till it be struck. Our gentle flamegentle (adj.)refined, discriminating, sophisticatedTim I.i.23
Prouokes it selfe, and like the currant flyesProvokes itself, and like the current fliesprovoke (v.)
old form: Prouokes
bring about, induce, engender
Tim I.i.24
fly (v.)
old form: flyes
leave, run away [from], flee
Each bound it chases. What haue you there?Each bound it chafes. What have you there?bound (n.)limit, boundary, confine, barrierTim I.i.25
chafe (v.)fret, rage, seethe
Pain. PAINTER 
A Picture sir: when comes your Booke forth?A picture, sir. When comes your book forth?come forth (v.)come into existence, be displayedTim I.i.26
Poet. POET 
Vpon the heeles of my presentment sir.Upon the heels of my presentment, sir.presentment (n.)presentation, bestowal, offering for acceptanceTim I.i.27
Let's see your peece.Let's see your piece.piece (n.)
old form: peece
work (of art), creation
Tim I.i.28
Pain. PAINTER 
'Tis a good Peece.'Tis a good piece. Tim I.i.29
Poet. POET 
So 'tis, this comes off well, and excellent.So 'tis. This comes off well and excellent.come off (v.)turn out, resultTim I.i.30
Pain. PAINTER 
Indifferent.Indifferent.indifferent (adj.)average, ordinary, typicalTim I.i.31.1
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
Poet. POET 
Admirable: How this graceAdmirable. How this grace Tim I.i.31.2
Speakes his owne standing: what a mentall powerSpeaks his own standing! What a mental powerspeak (v.)
old form: Speakes
proclaim, show, reveal
Tim I.i.32
standing (n.)status, position, stature
This eye shootes forth? How bigge imaginationThis eye shoots forth! How big imaginationbig (adv.)
old form: bigge
strongly, forcefully, with depth
Tim I.i.33
power (n.)force, strength, might
Moues in this Lip, to th'dumbnesse of the gesture,Moves in this lip! To th' dumbness of the gesturemove (v.)
old form: Moues
arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
Tim I.i.34
One might interpret.One might interpret.interpret (v.)provide a dialogue [as does a puppeteer on behalf of the puppets]Tim I.i.35
Pain. PAINTER 
It is a pretty mocking of the life:It is a pretty mocking of the life.mocking (n.)imitation, representation, impressionTim I.i.36
pretty (adj.)clever, ingenious, artful
Heere is a touch: Is't good?Here is a touch. Is't good?touch (n.)trait, quality, featureTim I.i.37.1
Poet. POET 
I will say of it,I will say of it, Tim I.i.37.2
It Tutors Nature, Artificiall strifeIt tutors nature. Artificial strifeartificial (adj.)
old form: Artificiall
showing creative artistry, artistically skilful
Tim I.i.38
strife (n.)striving, endeavour, strong effort
Liues in these toutches, liuelier then life.Lives in these touches livelier than life.touch (n.)
old form: toutches
trait, quality, feature
Tim I.i.39
Enter certaine Senators.Enter certain senators, and pass over the stagefollow (v.)seek after, pursue, strive for, courtTim I.i.40
Pain. PAINTER 
How this Lord is followed.How this lord is followed! Tim I.i.40
Poet. POET 
The Senators of Athens, happy men.The senators of Athens – happy man! Tim I.i.41
Pain. PAINTER 
Looke moe.Look, more!mo, moe (adj.)more [in number]Tim I.i.42
Po. POET 
You see this confluence, this great flood of visitors,You see this confluence, this great flood of visitors. Tim I.i.43
I haue in this rough worke, shap'd out a manI have in this rough work shaped out a manrough (adj.)imperfect, unpolished, untidyTim I.i.44
Whom this beneath world doth embrace and huggeWhom this beneath world doth embrace and hugbeneath (adj.)lower, earthlyTim I.i.45
With amplest entertainment: My free driftWith amplest entertainment. My free driftdrift (n.)direction, progress, courseTim I.i.46
entertainment (n.)pleasant reception, favourable welcome
free (adj.)open, unobstructed, unimpeded
Halts not particularly, but moues it selfeHalts not particularly, but moves itselfparticularly (adv.)by singling out any one individualTim I.i.47
In a wide Sea of wax, no leuell'd maliceIn a wide sea of tax. No levelled malicelevelled (adj.)
old form: leuell'd
targetted, directed, aimed
Tim I.i.48
tax (n.)charge, accusation, censure
Infects one comma in the course I hold,Infects one comma in the course I hold,course (n.)course of action, way of proceedingTim I.i.49
comma (n.)[subordinate part of a sentence] detail, jot
But flies an Eagle flight, bold, and forth on,But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on,forth (adv.)straight, directlyTim I.i.50
Leauing no Tract behinde.Leaving no tract behind.tract (n.)trace, trail, evidence of passageTim I.i.51
Pain. PAINTER 
How shall I vnderstand you?How shall I understand you? Tim I.i.52
Poet. POET 
I will vnboult to you.I will unbolt to you.unbolt (v.)
old form: vnboult
unfold, explain, open out
Tim I.i.53
You see how all Conditions, how all Mindes,You see how all conditions, how all minds,condition (n.)position, social rank, stationTim I.i.54
As well of glib and slipp'ry Creatures, asAs well of glib and slipp'ry creatures asglib (adj.)smooth, suave, oilyTim I.i.55
Of Graue and austere qualitie, tender downeOf grave and austere quality, tender downquality (n.)
old form: qualitie
nature, disposition, character
Tim I.i.56
tender down (v.)
old form: tender downe
offer, proffer, present
Their seruices to Lord Timon: his large Fortune,Their services to Lord Timon. His large fortune, Tim I.i.57
Vpon his good and gracious Nature hanging,Upon his good and gracious nature hanging, Tim I.i.58
Subdues and properties to his loue and tendanceSubdues and properties to his love and tendanceproperty (v.)appropriate, take possession ofTim I.i.59
tendance (n.)attention, care, solicitude
All sorts of hearts; yea, from the glasse-fac'd FlattererAll sorts of hearts; yea, from the glass-faced flattererglass-faced (adj.)
old form: glasse-fac'd
mirror-faced, self-reflecting
Tim I.i.60
To Apemantus, that few things loues betterTo Apemantus, that few things loves better Tim I.i.61
Then to abhorre himselfe; euen hee drops downeThan to abhor himself – even he drops down Tim I.i.62
The knee before him, and returnes in peaceThe knee before him, and returns in peace Tim I.i.63
Most rich in Timons nod.Most rich in Timon's nod. Tim I.i.64
Pain. PAINTER 
I saw them speake together.I saw them speak together. Tim I.i.65.1
Poet. POET 
Sir,Sir, Tim I.i.65.2
I haue vpon a high and pleasant hillI have upon a high and pleasant hill Tim I.i.66
Feign'd Fortune to be thron'd. / The Base o'th'MountFeigned Fortune to be throned. The base o'th' mountFortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blindTim I.i.67
Is rank'd with all deserts, all kinde of NaturesIs ranked with all deserts, all kind of natures,desert, desart (n.)worth, merit, deservingTim I.i.68
nature (n.)personality, innate disposition, character
rank (v.)
old form: rank'd
arrange in ranks, order in rows
That labour on the bosome of this Sphere,That labour on the bosom of this spherebosom (n.)
old form: bosome
surface
Tim I.i.69
sphere (n.)globe, earth, world
To propagate their states; among'st them all,To propagate their states. Amongst them all,propagate (v.)increase, multiplyTim I.i.70
state (n.)estate, property, wealth, means
Whose eyes are on this Soueraigne Lady fixt,Whose eyes are on this sovereign lady fixed Tim I.i.71
One do I personate of Lord Timons frame,One do I personate of Lord Timon's frame,personate (v.)describe, represent, delineateTim I.i.72
frame (n.)nature, frame of mind, disposition
Whom Fortune with her Iuory hand wafts to her,Whom Fortune with her ivory hand wafts to her,ivory (adj.)
old form: Iuory
white
Tim I.i.73
waft (v.)beckon, wave [at], signal
Whose present grace, to present slaues and seruantsWhose present grace to present slaves and servantsgrace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respectTim I.i.74
Translates his Riuals.Translates his rivals.conceive (v.)
old form: conceyu'd
devise, form, conceptualize
Tim I.i.75.1
translate (v.)transform, change, alter
scope (n.)goal, prospect, purpose, aim
Pain. PAINTER 
'Tis conceyu'd, to scope'Tis conceived to scope. Tim I.i.75.2
This Throne, this Fortune, and this Hill me thinkesThis throne, this Fortune, and this hill, methinks,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Tim I.i.76
With one man becken'd from the rest below,With one man beckoned from the rest below, Tim I.i.77
Bowing his head against the steepy MountBowing his head against the steepy mountsteepy (adj.)steep, precipitous, difficult to ascendTim I.i.78
To climbe his happinesse, would be well exprestTo climb his happiness, would be well expressedclimb (v.)
old form: climbe
reach, attain, achieve
Tim I.i.79
happiness (n.)
old form: happinesse
good luck, success, good fortune
In our Condition.In our condition.hear on (v.)
old form: heare
listen further to
Tim I.i.80.1
Poet. POET 
Nay Sir, but heare me on:Nay, sir, but hear me on. Tim I.i.80.2
All those which were his Fellowes but of late,All those which were his fellows but of late – fellow (n.)
old form: Fellowes
counterpart, match, equal
Tim I.i.81
late, ofrecently, a little while ago
Some better then his valew; on the momentSome better than his value – on the momentmoment, on theimmediately, instantlyTim I.i.82
value (n.)
old form: valew
worth, estimation, valuation
Follow his strides, his Lobbies fill with tendance,Follow his strides, his lobbies fill with tendance,lobby (n.)ante-room, corridorTim I.i.83
tendance (n.)retinue, people in attendance
Raine Sacrificiall whisperings in his eare,Rain sacrificial whisperings in his ear, Tim I.i.84
Make Sacred euen his styrrop, and through himMake sacred even his stirrup, and through him Tim I.i.85
Drinke the free Ayre.Drink the free air. Tim I.i.86.1
Pain. PAINTER 
I marry, what of these?Ay, marry, what of these?marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryTim I.i.86.2
Poet. POET 
When Fortune in her shift and change of moodWhen Fortune in her shift and change of mood Tim I.i.87
Spurnes downe her late beloued; all his DependantsSpurns down her late beloved, all his dependants,spurn (v.)
old form: Spurnes
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
Tim I.i.88
Which labour'd after him to the Mountaines top,Which laboured after him to the mountain's top Tim I.i.89
Euen on their knees and hand, let him sit downe,Even on their knees and hands, let him fall down, Tim I.i.90
Not one accompanying his declining foot.Not one accompanying his declining foot.declining (adj.)falling, sinking, descendingTim I.i.91
Pain. PAINTER 
Tis common:'Tis common. Tim I.i.92
A thousand morall Paintings I can shew,A thousand moral paintings I can showmoral (adj.)
old form: morall
pointing a moral, allegorical
Tim I.i.93
That shall demonstrate these quicke blowes of Fortunes,That shall demonstrate these quick blows of Fortune's Tim I.i.94
More pregnantly then words. Yet you do well,More pregnantly than words. Yet you do well Tim I.i.95
To shew Lord Timon, that meane eyes haue seeneTo show Lord Timon that mean eyes have seenmean (adj.)
old form: meane
lowly, humble, poor
Tim I.i.96
The foot aboue the head.The foot above the head. Tim I.i.97
Trumpets sound. Enter Lord Timon, addressing himselfe Trumpets sound. Enter Lord Timon, addressing himself Tim I.i.98.1
curteously to euery Sutor.courteously to every suitor; a Messenger from Tim I.i.98.2
Ventidius talking with him; Lucilius and other Tim I.i.98.3
servants following Tim I.i.98.4
Tim. TIMON 
Imprison'd is he, say you?Imprisoned is he, say you? Tim I.i.98
Mes. MESSENGER 
I my good Lord, fiue Talents is his debt,Ay, my good lord. Five talents is his debt,talent (n.)high-value accounting unit in some ancient countriesTim I.i.99
His meanes most short, his Creditors most straite:His means most short, his creditors most strait.strait (adj.)
old form: straite
stringent, strict, harsh
Tim I.i.100
short (adj.)wanting, insufficient, inadequate
Your Honourable Letter he desiresYour honourable letter he desires Tim I.i.101
To those haue shut him vp, which failing,To those have shut him up, which failing Tim I.i.102
Periods his comfort.Periods his comfort.period (v.)end, conclude; [with ‘comfort’ as object] put an end to; or [with ‘comfort’ as subject]: come to an endTim I.i.103.1
Tim. TIMON 
Noble Ventidius, well:Noble Ventidius! Well, Tim I.i.103.2
I am not of that Feather, to shake offI am not of that feather to shake offshake off (v.)abandon, cast off, discardTim I.i.104
feather (n.)kind, type, disposition
My Friend when he must neede me. I do know himMy friend when he must need me. I do know him Tim I.i.105
A Gentleman, that well deserues a helpe,A gentleman that well deserves a help, Tim I.i.106
Which he shall haue. Ile pay the debt, and free him.Which he shall have. I'll pay the debt, and free him. Tim I.i.107
Mes. MESSENGER 
Your Lordship euer bindes him.Your lordship ever binds him. Tim I.i.108
Tim. TIMON 
Commend me to him, I will send his ransome,Commend me to him. I will send his ransom;commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsTim I.i.109
ransom (n.)
old form: ransome
money owing, amount to be paid
And being enfranchized bid him come to me;And, being enfranchised, bid him come to me.enfranchise (v.)
old form: enfranchized
set free, liberate
Tim I.i.110
'Tis not enough to helpe the Feeble vp,'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, Tim I.i.111
But to support him after. Fare you well.But to support him after. Fare you well.fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]Tim I.i.112
Mes. MESSENGER 
All happinesse to your Honor. All happiness to your honour! Tim I.i.113
Exit.Exit Tim I.i.113
Enter an old Athenian.Enter an Old Athenianfreely (adv.)gladly, willingly, readilyTim I.i.114
father (n.)old man, venerable sir
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
Lord Timon, heare me speake.Lord Timon, hear me speak. Tim I.i.114.1
Tim. TIMON 
Freely good Father.Freely, good father. Tim I.i.114.2
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
Thou hast a Seruant nam'd Lucilius.Thou hast a servant named Lucilius. Tim I.i.115
Tim. TIMON 
I haue so: What of him?I have so. What of him? Tim I.i.116
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
Most Noble Timon, call the man before thee.Most noble Timon, call the man before thee. Tim I.i.117
Tim. TIMON 
Attends he heere, or no? Lucillius.Attends he here, or no? Lucilius!attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Tim I.i.118
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Luc. LUCILIUS 
Heere at your Lordships seruice.Here, at your lordship's service. Tim I.i.119
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
This Fellow heere, L. Timon, this thy Creature,This fellow here, Lord Timon, this thy creature,creature (n.)dependant, servantTim I.i.120
By night frequents my house. I am a manBy night frequents my house. I am a man Tim I.i.121
That from my first haue beene inclin'd to thrift,That from my first have been inclined to thrift, Tim I.i.122
And my estate deserues an Heyre more rais'd,And my estate deserves an heir more raisedraise (v.)
old form: rais'd
elevate in rank, advance, promote
Tim I.i.123
Then one which holds a Trencher.Than one which holds a trencher.trencher (n.)plate, platter, serving dishTim I.i.124.1
Tim. TIMON 
Well: what further?Well, what further? Tim I.i.124.2
Old. OLD ATHENIAN 
One onely Daughter haue I, no Kin else,One only daughter have I, no kin else, Tim I.i.125
On whom I may conferre what I haue got:On whom I may confer what I have got.get (v.)acquire, gain, earnTim I.i.126
The Maid is faire, a'th'youngest for a Bride,The maid is fair, o'th' youngest for a bride,fair (adj.)
old form: faire
handsome, good-looking, beautiful
Tim I.i.127
And I haue bred her at my deerest costAnd I have bred her at my dearest costbreed (v.), past form bredraise, bring up, supportTim I.i.128
In Qualities of the best. This man of thineIn qualities of the best. This man of thinequality (n.)accomplishment, capacity, abilityTim I.i.129
Attempts her loue: I prythee (Noble Lord)Attempts her love. I prithee, noble lord,attempt (v.)endeavour, venture, strive [for]Tim I.i.130
Ioyne with me to forbid him her resort,Join with me to forbid him her resort;resort (n.)visits, visitings, approachesTim I.i.131
My selfe haue spoke in vaine.Myself have spoke in vain. Tim I.i.132.1
Tim. TIMON 
The man is honest.The man is honest. Tim I.i.132.2
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
Therefore he will be Timon,Therefore he will be, Timon. Tim I.i.133
His honesty rewards him in it selfe,His honesty rewards him in itself; Tim I.i.134
It must not beare my Daughter.It must not bear my daughter.bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
old form: beare
carry away, take as a companion
Tim I.i.135.1
Tim. TIMON 
Does she loue him?Does she love him? Tim I.i.135.2
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
She is yong and apt:She is young and apt.apt (adj.)impressionable, susceptibleTim I.i.136
Our owne precedent passions do instruct vsOur own precedent passions do instruct uspassion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]Tim I.i.137
precedent (adj.)former, previous, prior
What leuities in youth.What levity's in youth. Tim I.i.138.1
Tim. TIMON  
(to Lucilius) Tim I.i.138
Loue you the Maid?Love you the maid? Tim I.i.138.2
Luc. LUCILIUS 
I my good Lord, and she accepts of it.Ay, my good lord, and she accepts of it. Tim I.i.139
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
If in her Marriage my consent be missing,If in her marriage my consent be missing, Tim I.i.140
I call the Gods to witnesse, I will chooseI call the gods to witness, I will choose Tim I.i.141
Mine heyre from forth the Beggers of the world,Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world, Tim I.i.142
And dispossesse her all.And dispossess her all.all (adv.)exclusively, totally, altogetherTim I.i.143.1
endow (v.)provide with a dowry
Tim. TIMON 
How shall she be endowed,How shall she be endowed Tim I.i.143.2
If she be mated with an equall Husband?If she be mated with an equal husband?equal (adj.)
old form: equall
of the same social position; or: of equivalent fortune
Tim I.i.144
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
Three Talents on the present; in future, all.Three talents on the present; in future, all.present, on theright now, immediately, forthwithTim I.i.145
Tim. TIMON 
This Gentleman of mine / Hath seru'd me long:This gentleman of mine hath served me long. Tim I.i.146
To build his Fortune, I will straine a little,To build his fortune I will strain a little,strain (v.)
old form: straine
stretch, make extra effort
Tim I.i.147
For 'tis a Bond in men. Giue him thy Daughter,For 'tis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter.bond (n.)duty, commitment, obligationTim I.i.148
What you bestow, in him Ile counterpoize,What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise,counterpoise (v.)
old form: counterpoize
equal, match, rival
Tim I.i.149
And make him weigh with her.And make him weigh with her.weigh (v.)balance [as in scales], poise, matchTim I.i.150.1
Oldm. OLD ATHENIAN 
Most Noble Lord,Most noble lord, Tim I.i.150.2
Pawne me to this your Honour, she is his.Pawn me to this your honour, she is his.pawn (v.)
old form: Pawne
stake, pledge, risk
Tim I.i.151
Tim. TIMON 
My hand to thee, / Mine Honour on my promise.My hand to thee; mine honour on my promise. Tim I.i.152
Luc. LUCILIUS 
Humbly I thanke your Lordship, neuer mayHumbly I thank your lordship. Never may Tim I.i.153
That state or Fortune fall into my keeping,The state or fortune fall into my keepingstate (n.)estate, property, wealth, meansTim I.i.154
Which is not owed to you. Which is not owed to you. Tim I.i.155
ExitExeunt Lucilius and Old Athenian Tim I.i.155
Poet. POET  
(presenting a poem)vouchsafe (v.)be pleased to accept, graciously receiveTim I.i.156
Vouchsafe my Labour, / And long liue your Lordship.Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your lordship! Tim I.i.156
Tim. TIMON 
I thanke you, you shall heare from me anon:I thank you; you shall hear from me anon.anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyTim I.i.157
Go not away. What haue you there, my Friend?Go not away. (To Painter) What have you there, my friend? Tim I.i.158
Pain. PAINTER 
A peece of Painting, which I do beseechA piece of painting, which I do beseechpiece (n.)
old form: peece
work (of art), creation
Tim I.i.159
Your Lordship to accept.Your lordship to accept. Tim I.i.160.1
Tim. TIMON 
Painting is welcome.Painting is welcome. Tim I.i.160.2
The Painting is almost the Naturall man:The painting is almost the natural man; Tim I.i.161
For since Dishonor Traffickes with mans Nature,For since dishonour traffics with man's nature,traffic with (v.)
old form: Traffickes
traffic in, trade illicitly, pervert
Tim I.i.162
He is but out-side: These Pensil'd Figures areHe is but outside; these pencilled figures areoutside (n.)
old form: out-side
appearance, look, outside show
Tim I.i.163
pencilled (adj.)
old form: Pensil'd
painted, shown in a painting
Euen such as they giue out. I like your worke,Even such as they give out. I like your work, Tim I.i.164
And you shall finde I like it; Waite attendanceAnd you shall find I like it. Wait attendance Tim I.i.165
Till you heare further from me.Till you hear further from me. Tim I.i.166.1
Pain. PAINTER 
The Gods preserue ye.The gods preserve ye! Tim I.i.166.2
Tim. TIMON 
Well fare you Gentleman: giue me your hand.Well fare you, gentleman. Give me your hand.fare (v.)get on, manage, do, copeTim I.i.167
We must needs dine together: sir your IewellWe must needs dine together. (To Jeweller) Sir, your jewel Tim I.i.168
Hath suffered vnder praise.Hath suffered under praise.dispraise (n.)disparagement, censure, reproachTim I.i.169.1
Iewel. JEWELLER 
What my Lord, dispraise?What, my lord, dispraise? Tim I.i.169.2
Tim. TIMON 
A meere saciety of Commendations,A mere satiety of commendations.mere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Tim I.i.170
satiety (n.)
old form: saciety
excess, over-abundance
If I should pay you for't as 'tis extold,If I should pay you for't as 'tis extolled, Tim I.i.171
It would vnclew me quite.It would unclew me quite.rate (v.)reckon, estimate, appraiseTim I.i.172.1
unclew (v.)
old form: vnclew
unwind, undo; ruin
Iewel. JEWELLER 
My Lord, 'tis ratedMy lord, 'tis rated Tim I.i.172.2
As those which sell would giue: but you well know,As those which sell would give. But you well know Tim I.i.173
Things of like valew differing in the Owners,Things of like value, differing in the owners,like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equalTim I.i.174
Are prized by their Masters. Beleeu't deere Lord,Are prized by their masters. Believe't, dear lord, Tim I.i.175
You mend the Iewell by the wearing it.You mend the jewel by the wearing it.mend (v.)increase the value of, make more excellentTim I.i.176
Tim. TIMON 
Well mock'd. Well mocked.mocked, well
old form: mock'd
make a jocular riposte, evade an argument using flattery
Tim I.i.177
Enter Apermantus.Enter Apemantustongue (n.)
old form: toong
speech, expression, language, words, voice
Tim I.i.178
Mer. MERCHANT 
No my good Lord, he speakes ye common toongNo, my good lord; he speaks the common tongue Tim I.i.178
Which all men speake with him.Which all men speak with him. Tim I.i.179
Tim. TIMON 
Looke who comes heere, will you be chid?Look who comes here. Will you be chid?chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveTim I.i.180
Iewel. JEWELLER 
Wee'l beare with your Lordship.We'll bear, with your lordship.bear (v.), past forms bore, borne
old form: beare
sustain, carry through, keep going
Tim I.i.181.1
Mer. MERCHANT 
Hee'l spare none.He'll spare none. Tim I.i.181.2
Tim. TIMON 
Good morrow to thee, / Gentle Apermantus.Good morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus.morrow (n.)morningTim I.i.182
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow.Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow,stay (v.)wait (for), awaitTim I.i.183
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
When thou art Timons dogge, and these Knaues honest.When thou art Timon's dog, and these knaves honest.knave (n.)
old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Tim I.i.184
Tim. TIMON 
Why dost thou call them Knaues, thou know'st them not?Why dost thou call them knaves? Thou knowest them not. Tim I.i.185
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Are they not Athenians?Are they not Athenians? Tim I.i.186
Tim. TIMON 
Yes.Yes. Tim I.i.187
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Then I repent not.Then I repent not. Tim I.i.188
Iew. JEWELLER 
You know me, Apemantus?You know me, Apemantus? Tim I.i.189
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Thou know'st I do, I call'd thee by thy name.Thou knowest I do. I called thee by thy name. Tim I.i.190
Tim. TIMON 
Thou art proud Apemantus?Thou art proud, Apemantus. Tim I.i.191
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Of nothing so much, as that I am not like TimonOf nothing so much as that I am not like Timon. Tim I.i.192
Tim. TIMON 
Whether art going?Whither art going? Tim I.i.193
Ape. APEMANTUS 
To knocke out an honest Athenians braines.To knock out an honest Athenian's brains. Tim I.i.194
Tim. TIMON 
That's a deed thou't dye for.That's a deed thou'lt die for. Tim I.i.195
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Right, if doing nothing be death by th'Law.Right, if doing nothing be death by th' law. Tim I.i.196
Tim. TIMON 
How lik'st thou this picture Apemantus?How likest thou this picture, Apemantus? Tim I.i.197
Ape. APEMANTUS 
The best, for the innocence.The best, for the innocence. Tim I.i.198
Tim. TIMON 
Wrought he not well that painted it.Wrought he not well that painted it?work (v.), past form wroughtperform, do, carry outTim I.i.199
Ape. APEMANTUS 
He wrought better that made the Painter,He wrought better that made the painter, Tim I.i.200
and yet he's but a filthy peece of worke.and yet he's but a filthy piece of work.filthy (adj.)nasty, contemptible, disgustingTim I.i.201
Pain. PAINTER 
Y'are a Dogge.Y'are a dog. Tim I.i.202
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Thy Mothers of my generation: what's Thy mother's of my generation. What'sgeneration (n.)breed, class, pedigreeTim I.i.203
she, if I be a Dogge?she, if I be a dog? Tim I.i.204
Tim. TIMON 
Wilt dine with me Apemantus?Wilt dine with me, Apemantus? Tim I.i.205
Ape. APEMANTUS 
No: I eate not Lords.No. I eat not lords. Tim I.i.206
Tim. TIMON 
And thou should'st, thoud'st anger Ladies.An thou shouldst, thou'dst anger ladies.and, an (conj.)if, whetherTim I.i.207
Ape. APEMANTUS 
O they eate Lords; / So they come by greatO, they eat lords; so they come by greatcome by (v.)find, acquire, come acrossTim I.i.208
bellies.bellies. Tim I.i.209
Tim. TIMON 
That's a lasciuious apprehension.That's a lascivious apprehension.apprehension (n.)conception, grasping by the mind, awarenessTim I.i.210
Ape. APEMANTUS 
So, thou apprehend'st it, / Take it for thySo thou apprehendest it. Take it for thyapprehend (v.)
old form: apprehend'st
seize upon, snatch at, lay hold of
Tim I.i.211
labour.labour. Tim I.i.212
Tim. TIMON 
How dost thou like this Iewell, Apemantus?How dost thou like this jewel, Apemantus? Tim I.i.213
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Not so well as plain-dealing, which wil notNot so well as plain-dealing, which will not Tim I.i.214
cast a man a Doit.cost a man a doit.doit (n.)[small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifleTim I.i.215
Tim. TIMON 
What dost thou thinke 'tis worth?What dost thou think 'tis worth? Tim I.i.216
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Not worth my thinking. / How now Poet?Not worth my thinking. How now, poet! Tim I.i.217
poet. POET 
How now Philosopher?How now, philosopher! Tim I.i.218
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Thou lyest.Thou liest. Tim I.i.219
Poet. POET 
Art not one?Art not one? Tim I.i.220
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Yes.Yes. Tim I.i.221
Poet. POET 
Then I lye not.Then I lie not. Tim I.i.222
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Art not a Poet?Art not a poet? Tim I.i.223
Poet. POET 
Yes.Yes. Tim I.i.224
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Then thou lyest: / Looke in thy last worke,Then thou liest. Look in thy last work, Tim I.i.225
where thou hast fegin'd him a worthy Fellow.where thou hast feigned him a worthy fellow.feign (v.)
old form: fegin'd
depict, imagine, conjure up
Tim I.i.226
Poet. POET 
That's not feign'd, he is so.That's not feigned – he is so. Tim I.i.227
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Yes he is worthy of thee, and to pay theeYes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee Tim I.i.228
for thy labour. He that loues to be flattered, is worthyfor thy labour. He that loves to be flattered is worthy Tim I.i.229
o'th flatterer. Heauens, that I were a Lord.o'th' flatterer. Heavens, that I were a lord! Tim I.i.230
Tim. TIMON 
What wouldst do then Apemantus?What wouldst do then, Apemantus? Tim I.i.231
Ape. APEMANTUS 
E'ne as Apemantus does now, hate a LordE'en as Apemantus does now: hate a lord Tim I.i.232
with my heart.with my heart. Tim I.i.233
Tim. TIMON 
What thy selfe?What, thyself? Tim I.i.234
Ape. APEMANTUS 
I.Ay. Tim I.i.235
Tim. TIMON 
Wherefore?Wherefore? Tim I.i.236
Ape. APEMANTUS 
That I had no angry wit to be a Lord. / ArtThat I had no angry wit to be a lord. – Artwit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityTim I.i.237
not thou a Merchant?not thou a merchant? Tim I.i.238
Mer. MERCHANT 
I Apemantus.Ay, Apemantus. Tim I.i.239
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Traffick confound thee, if the Gods will not.Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruinTim I.i.240
traffic (n.)
old form: Traffick, Trafficke
trade, commerce, business, merchandise
Mer. MERCHANT 
If Trafficke do it, the Gods do it.If traffic do it, the gods do it. Tim I.i.241
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Traffickes thy God, & thy God confoundTraffic's thy god, and thy god confoundconfound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruinTim I.i.242
thee.thee! Tim I.i.243
Trumpet sounds. Enter a Messenger.Trumpet sounds. Enter a Messenger Tim I.i.244
Tim. TIMON 
What Trumpets that?What trumpet's that? Tim I.i.244
Mes. MESSENGER 
'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty Horse'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,horse (n.)cavalry, horse soldiersTim I.i.245
All of Companionship.All of companionship.companionship, ofbelonging to one company, in a single partyTim I.i.246
Tim. TIMON 
Pray entertaine them, giue them guide to vs.Pray entertain them, give them guide to us.entertain (v.)
old form: entertaine
welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
Tim I.i.247
guide (n.)guidance, direction, conduct
Exeunt some attendants Tim I.i.247
You must needs dine with me: go not you henceYou must needs dine with me. Go not you hence Tim I.i.248
Till I haue thankt you: when dinners doneTill I have thanked you. When dinner's done, Tim I.i.249
Shew me this peece, I am ioyfull of your sights.Show me this piece. I am joyful of your sights.piece (n.)
old form: peece
work (of art), creation
Tim I.i.250
sight (n.)sighting, presence in one's sight
Enter Alcibiades with the rest.Enter Alcibiades, with the rest Tim I.i.251
Most welcome Sir.Most welcome, sir! Tim I.i.251.1
Ape. APEMANTUS 
So, so; theirSo, so, there! Tim I.i.251.2
Aches contract, and sterue your supple ioynts:Aches contract and starve your supple joints!contract (v.)shrink, shrivel, crippleTim I.i.252
starve (v.)
old form: sterue
destroy, wither, waste away
that there should bee small loue amongest these sweet Knaues,That there should be small love amongst these sweet knaves,sweet (adj.)smooth, unctuous, oilyTim I.i.253
knave (n.)
old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
and all this Curtesie. The straine of mans bred outAnd all this courtesy! The strain of man's bred outbreed out (v.)exhaust through breeding, become degenerateTim I.i.254
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
old form: Curtesie
courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
strain (n.)
old form: straine
quality, character, disposition
into Baboon and Monkey.Into baboon and monkey. Tim I.i.255
Alc. ALCIBIADES 
Sir, you haue sau'd my longing, and I feedSir, you have saved my longing, and I feedsave (v.)
old form: sau'd
prevent, avoid, avert
Tim I.i.256
Most hungerly on your sight.Most hungerly on your sight.hungerly (adv.)hungrily, greedily, avidlyTim I.i.257.1
Tim. TIMON 
Right welcome Sir:Right welcome, sir! Tim I.i.257.2
Ere we depatt, wee'l share a bounteous timeEre we depart we'll share a bounteous timedepart (v.)
old form: depatt
separate, part company, take leave of one another
Tim I.i.258
In different pleasures. Pray you let vs in. In different pleasures. Pray you, let us in.different (adj.)various, severalTim I.i.259
Exeunt.Exeunt all but Apemantus Tim I.i.259
Enter two Lords.Enter two Lords Tim I.i.260
1.Lord FIRST LORD 
What time a day is't Apemantus?What time o' day is't, Apemantus? Tim I.i.260
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Time to be honest.Time to be honest. Tim I.i.261
1 FIRST LORD 
That time serues still.That time serves still.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyTim I.i.262
serve (v.)
old form: serues
suffice, be enough, do [for]
Ape. APEMANTUS 
The most accursed thou that still omitst it.The more accursed thou that still omittest it. Tim I.i.263
2 SECOND LORD 
Thou art going to Lord Timons Feast.Thou art going to Lord Timon's feast? Tim I.i.264
Ape. APEMANTUS 
I, to see meate fill Knaues, and Wine heat fooles.Ay, to see meat fill knaves and wine heat fools.knave (n.)
old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Tim I.i.265
2 SECOND LORD 
Farthee well, farthee well.Fare thee well, fare thee well.fare ... well (int.)
old form: farthee well
goodbye [to an individual]
Tim I.i.266
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Thou art a Foole to bid me farewell twice.Thou art a fool to bid me farewell twice. Tim I.i.267
2 SECOND LORD 
Why Apemantus?Why, Apemantus? Tim I.i.268
Ape. APEMANTUS 
Should'st haue kept one to thy selfe, for IShouldst have kept one to thyself, for I Tim I.i.269
meane to giue thee none.mean to give thee none. Tim I.i.270
1 FIRST LORD 
Hang thy selfe.Hang thyself. Tim I.i.271
Ape. APEMANTUS 
No I will do nothing at thy bidding: / MakeNo, I will do nothing at thy bidding. Make Tim I.i.272
thy requests to thy Friend.thy requests to thy friend. Tim I.i.273
2 SECOND LORD 
Away vnpeaceable Dogge, / Or Ile spurne theeAway, unpeaceable dog, or I'll spurn theespurn (v.)
old form: spurne
kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
Tim I.i.274
unpeaceable (adj.)
old form: vnpeaceable
quarrelsome, contentious, noisily argumentative
hence.hence. Tim I.i.275
Ape. APEMANTUS 
I will flye like a dogge, the heeles a'th'Asse.I will fly, like a dog, the heels o'th' ass. Tim I.i.276
Exit Tim I.i.276
1 FIRST LORD 
Hee's opposite to humanity.He's opposite to humanity.opposite (adj.)opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]Tim I.i.277
Comes shall we in,Come, shall we in Tim I.i.278
And raste Lord Timons bountie: he out-goesAnd taste Lord Timon's bounty? He outgoesoutgo (v.)
old form: out-goes
outdo, outstrip, surpass
Tim I.i.279
The verie heart of kindnesse.The very heart of kindness.heart (n.)spirit, soul, essenceTim I.i.280
2 SECOND LORD 
He powres it out: Plutus the God of GoldHe pours it out. Plutus, the god of gold,Plutus (n.)[pron: 'plootus] Greek god of wealth and gold; also called PlutoTim I.i.281
Is but his Steward: no meede but he repayesIs but his steward. No meed but he repaysmeed (n.)
old form: meede
gift, service, benefaction
Tim I.i.282
Seuen-fold aboue it selfe: No guift to him,Sevenfold above itself; no gift to him Tim I.i.283
But breeds the giuer a returne: exceedingBut breeds the giver a return exceeding Tim I.i.284
All vse of quittance.All use of quittance.quittance (n.)due recompense, repayment, requitalTim I.i.285.1
use (n.)
old form: vse
usual practice, habit, custom
1 FIRST LORD 
The Noblest minde he carries,The noblest mind he carries Tim I.i.285.2
That euer gouern'd man.That ever governed man. Tim I.i.286
2 SECOND LORD 
Long may he liue in Fortunes. Shall we in?Long may he live in fortunes. Shall we in? Tim I.i.287
FIRST LORD 
Ile keepe you Company. I'll keep you company. Tim I.i.288
Exeunt.Exeunt Tim I.i.288
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