Timon of Athens
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Enter Lucius, with three strangers.Enter Lucius, with three Strangers Tim III.ii.1
Luc. LUCIUS 
Who the Lord Timon? He is my very goodWho, the Lord Timon? He is my very good Tim III.ii.1
friend and an Honourable Gentleman.friend and an honourable gentleman. Tim III.ii.2
1 FIRST STRANGER 
We know him for no lesse, thogh weWe know him for no less, though we Tim III.ii.3
are but strangers to him. But I can tell you one thingare but strangers to him. But I can tell you one thing, Tim III.ii.4
my Lord, and which I heare from common rumours, nowmy lord, and which I hear from common rumours: now Tim III.ii.5
Lord Timons happie howres are done and past, and hisLord Timon's happy hours are done and past, and his Tim III.ii.6
estate shrinkes from him.estate shrinks from him.shrink (v.)
old form: shrinkes
shrivel up, wither away
Tim III.ii.7
estate (n.)fortune, prosperity
Lucius. LUCIUS 
Fye no, doe not beleeue it: hee cannot want forFie, no, do not believe it. He cannot want forwant (v.)lack, need, be withoutTim III.ii.8
money.money. Tim III.ii.9
2 SECOND STRANGER 
But beleeue you this my Lord, thatBut believe you this, my lord, that Tim III.ii.10
not long agoe, one of his men was with the Lord Lucullus,not long ago one of his men was with the Lord Lucullus Tim III.ii.11
to borrow so many Talents, nay vrg'd extreamly for't,to borrow so many talents, nay, urged extremely for't,urge (v.)
old form: vrg'd
entreat with, plead with
Tim III.ii.12
talent (n.)high-value accounting unit in some ancient countries
and shewed what necessity belong'd too't, and yet wasand showed what necessity belonged to't, and yet was Tim III.ii.13
deny'de.denied. Tim III.ii.14
Luci. LUCIUS 
How?How? Tim III.ii.15
2 SECOND STRANGER 
I tell you, deny'de my Lord.I tell you, denied, my lord. Tim III.ii.16
Luci. LUCIUS 
What a strange case was that? Now before theWhat a strange case was that! Now, before the Tim III.ii.17
Gods I am asham'd on't. Denied that honourable man?gods, I am ashamed on't. Denied that honourable man? Tim III.ii.18
There was verie little Honour shew'd in't. For my owneThere was very little honour showed in't. For my own Tim III.ii.19
part, I must needes confesse, I haue receyued some smallpart, I must needs confess, I have received some small Tim III.ii.20
kindnesses from him, as Money, Plate, Iewels, and such likekindnesses from him, as money, plate, jewels, and suchlikeplate (n.)special tableware, household utensils of valueTim III.ii.21
Trifles; nothing comparing to his: yet had hee mistooketrifles, nothing comparing to his. Yet, had he mistookmistake (v.)
old form: misstooke
act in error, perform the wrong action
Tim III.ii.22
him, and sent to me, I should ne're haue denied hishim and sent to me, I should ne'er have denied hisdeny (v.)refuse, decline, scornTim III.ii.23
Occasion so many Talents.occasion so many talents.occasion (n.)need, want, requirementTim III.ii.24
Enter Seruilius.Enter Servilius Tim III.ii.25.1
Seruil. SERVILIUS 
See, by good hap yonders my Lord, I haueSee, by good hap, yonder's my lord. I havehap (n.)luck, chance, accidentTim III.ii.25
swet to see his Honor. My Honor'd Lord.sweat to see his honour. My honoured lord!sweat (v.)
old form: swet
make great efforts, exert oneself strongly
Tim III.ii.26
Lucil. LUCIUS 
Seruilius? You are kindely met sir. Farthewell,Servilius? You are kindly met, sir. Fare theefare ... well (int.)
old form: Farthewell
goodbye [to an individual]
Tim III.ii.27
commend me to thy Honourable vertuous Lord, mywell. Commend me to thy honourable virtuous lord, mycommend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsTim III.ii.28
very exquisite Friend.very exquisite friend.exquisite (adj.)special, excellent, particularly valuableTim III.ii.29
Seruil. SERVILIUS 
May it please your Honour, my Lord hathMay it please your honour, my lord hath Tim III.ii.30
sent---sent –  Tim III.ii.31
Luci. LUCIUS 
Ha? what ha's he sent? I am so much endeeredHa? What has he sent? I am so much endearedendeared (adj.)
old form: endeered
attached in honour, bound by affection
Tim III.ii.32
to that Lord; hee's euer sending: how shall I thank himto that lord; he's ever sending. How shall I thank him, Tim III.ii.33
think'st thou? And what has he sent now?thinkest thou? And what has he sent now? Tim III.ii.34
Seruil. SERVILIUS 
Has onely sent his present Occasion now my'Has only sent his present occasion now, myoccasion (n.)need, want, requirementTim III.ii.35
present (adj.)pressing, urgent
Lord: requesting your Lordship to supply his instant vselord, requesting your lordship to supply his instant useinstant (adj.)urgent, pressing, imperativeTim III.ii.36
supply (v.)fill, contribute to
with so many Talents.with so many talents. Tim III.ii.37
Lucil. LUCIUS 
I know his Lordship is but merry with me,I know his lordship is but merry with me;merry (adj.)facetious, droll, jocularTim III.ii.38
He cannot want fifty fiue hundred Talents.He cannot want fifty five hundred talents.want (v.)lack, need, be withoutTim III.ii.39
Seruil. SERVILIUS 
But in the mean time he wants lesse my Lord.But in the mean time he wants less, my lord. Tim III.ii.40
If his occasion were not vertuous,If his occasion were not virtuous,virtuous (adj.)
old form: vertuous
arising from virtuous practice, justifiable, well-warranted
Tim III.ii.41
I should not vrge it halfe so faithfully.I should not urge it half so faithfully.urge (v.)
old form: vrge
bring forward, advocate, represent
Tim III.ii.42
Luc. LUCIUS 
Dost thou speake seriously Seruilius?Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius? Tim III.ii.43
Seruil. SERVILIUS 
Vpon my soule 'tis true Sir.Upon my soul,'tis true, sir. Tim III.ii.44
Luci. LUCIUS 
What a wicked Beast was I to disfurnish my selfWhat a wicked beast was I to disfurnish myselfdisfurnish (v.)deprive, strip, dispossessTim III.ii.45
against such a good time, when I might ha shewn my selfeagainst such a good time, when I might ha' shown myselftime (n.)right moment, favourable opportunityTim III.ii.46
Honourable? How vnluckily it hapned, that I honourable! How unluckily it happened that I Tim III.ii.47
shold Purchase the day before for a little part, and vndoshould purchase the day before for a little part and undopurchase (v.)endeavour, strive, exert oneself; or: make a bargain, investTim III.ii.48
undo (v.)
old form: vndo
bring to naught
a great deale of Honour? Seruilius. now before the Godsa great deal of honour! Servilius, now before the gods, Tim III.ii.49
I am not able to do (the more beast I say) I was sendingI am not able to do – the more beast, I say! I was sendingdo (v.)perform, play one's part, actTim III.ii.50
to vse Lord Timon my selfe, these Gentlemen canto use Lord Timon myself, these gentlemen canuse (v.)
old form: vse
make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
Tim III.ii.51
witnesse; but I would not for the wealth of Athens Iwitness; but I would not, for the wealth of Athens, I Tim III.ii.52
had done't now. Commend me bountifully to his goodhad done't now. Commend me bountifully to his goodcommend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regardsTim III.ii.53
Lordship, and I hope his Honor will conceiue thelordship, and I hope his honour will conceive the  Tim III.ii.54
fairest of mee, because I haue no power to be kinde. And fairest of me, because I have no power to be kind. Andkind (adj.)
old form: kinde
generous, liberal, benevolent
Tim III.ii.55
fair (adj.)virtuous, honourable, upright
tell him this from me, I count it one of my greatest tell him this from me, I count it one of my greatest Tim III.ii.56
afflictions say, that I cannot pleasure such an Honourableafflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such an honourablepleasure (v.)please, gratify, give pleasure toTim III.ii.57
Gentleman. Good Seruilius, will you befriend mee gentleman. Good Servilius, will you befriend me Tim III.ii.58
o farre, as to vse mine owne words to him?so far as to use mine own words to him? Tim III.ii.59
Ser. SERVILIUS 
Yes sir, I shall. Yes, sir, I shall. Tim III.ii.60
Lucil. LUCIUS 
Ile looke you out a good turne Seruilius.I'll look you out a good turn, Servilius.look out (v.)
old form: looke out
seek out, find by looking
Tim III.ii.61
Exit Seruil.Exit Servilius Tim III.ii.62.1
True as you said, Timon is shrunke indeede,True, as you said, Timon is shrunk indeed,shrink (v.)
old form: shrunke
bring low, diminish, curtail
Tim III.ii.62
And he that's once deny'de, will hardly speede. And he that's once denied will hardly speed.speed (v.)
old form: speede
meet with success, prosper, flourish
Tim III.ii.63
deny (v.)
old form: deny'de
refuse, rebuff, reject
Exit.Exit Tim III.ii.
1 FIRST STRANGER 
Do you obserue this Hostilius?Do you observe this, Hostilius? Tim III.ii.64.1
2 SECOND STRANGER 
I, to well.Ay, too well. Tim III.ii.64.2
1 FIRST STRANGER 
Why this is the worlds soule,Why, this is the world's soul,soul (n.)
old form: soule
driving force, animating principle
Tim III.ii.65
And iust of the same peeceAnd just of the same piecepiece (n.)
old form: peece
kind, type, sort
Tim III.ii.66
Is euery Flatterers sport: who can call him his FriendIs every flatterer's spirit. Who can call him his friend Tim III.ii.67
That dips in the same dish? For in my knowingThat dips in the same dish? For in my knowingknowing (n.)knowledge, awareness, understandingTim III.ii.68
Timon has bin this Lords Father,Timon has been this lord's father, Tim III.ii.69
And kept his credit with his purse:And kept his credit with his purse, Tim III.ii.70
Supported his estate, nay Timons moneySupported his estate. Nay, Timon's moneyestate (n.)state, situation, circumstancesTim III.ii.71
Has paid his men their wages. He ne're drinkes,Has paid his men their wages. He ne'er drinks Tim III.ii.72
But Timons Siluer treads vpon his Lip,But Timon's silver treads upon his lip.tread upon (v.)
old form: vpon
press down on, thrust against
Tim III.ii.73
And yet, oh see the monstrousnesse of man,And yet – O see the monstrousness of man Tim III.ii.74
When he lookes out in an vngratefull shape;When he looks out in an ungrateful shape – look out (v.)
old form: lookes
show, appear, manifest
Tim III.ii.75
He does deny him (in respect of his)He does deny him, in respect of his,deny (v.)refuse, rebuff, rejectTim III.ii.76
What charitable men affoord to Beggers.What charitable men afford to beggars. Tim III.ii.77
3 THIRD STRANGER 
Religion grones at it.Religion groans at it. Tim III.ii.78.1
1 FIRST STRANGER 
For mine owne part, I neuer tasted Timon in my lifeFor mine own part, Tim III.ii.78.2
I never tasted Timon in my life,taste (v.)try out, test, put to the proofTim III.ii.79
Nor came any of his bounties ouer me,Nor came any of his bounties over mebounty (n.)act of kindness, good turnTim III.ii.80
To marke me for his Friend. Yet I protest,To mark me for his friend. Yet I protest,protest (v.)make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaimTim III.ii.81
For his right Noble minde, illustrious Vertue,For his right noble mind, illustrious virtue, Tim III.ii.82
And Honourable Carriage,And honourable carriage, Tim III.ii.83
Had his necessity made vse of me,Had his necessity made use of me, Tim III.ii.84
I would haue put my wealth into Donation,I would have put my wealth into donation,donation (n.)giving, bestowal, impartingTim III.ii.85
And the best halfe should haue return'd to him,And the best half should have returned to him, Tim III.ii.86
So much I loue his heart: But I perceiue,So much I love his heart. But, I perceive, Tim III.ii.87
Men must learne now with pitty to dispence,Men must learn now with pity to dispense,dispense with (v.)
old form: dispence
have done with, do away with, forgo
Tim III.ii.88
For Policy sits aboue Conscience. For policy sits above conscience.policy (n.)expediency, shrewdness, self-interestTim III.ii.89
Exeunt.Exeunt Tim III.ii.89
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