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We know him for no lesse, thogh weWe know him for no less, though weTim 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: nowTim III.ii.5
Lord Timons happie howres are done and past, and hisLord Timon's happy hours are done and past, and hisTim III.ii.6
estate shrinkes from him.estate shrinks from him.Tim III.ii.7
Do you obserue this Hostilius?Do you observe this, Hostilius?Tim III.ii.64.1
Why this is the worlds soule,Why, this is the world's soul,Tim III.ii.65
And iust of the same peeceAnd just of the same pieceTim III.ii.66
Is euery Flatterers sport: who can call him his FriendIs every flatterer's spirit. Who can call him his friendTim III.ii.67
That dips in the same dish? For in my knowingThat dips in the same dish? For in my knowingTim 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 moneyTim III.ii.71
Has paid his men their wages. He ne're drinkes,Has paid his men their wages. He ne'er drinksTim III.ii.72
But Timons Siluer treads vpon his Lip,But Timon's silver treads upon his lip.Tim III.ii.73
And yet, oh see the monstrousnesse of man,And yet – O see the monstrousness of manTim III.ii.74
When he lookes out in an vngratefull shape;When he looks out in an ungrateful shape – Tim III.ii.75
He does deny him (in respect of his)He does deny him, in respect of his,Tim III.ii.76
What charitable men affoord to Beggers.What charitable men afford to beggars.Tim III.ii.77
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,Tim III.ii.79
Nor came any of his bounties ouer me,Nor came any of his bounties over meTim III.ii.80
To marke me for his Friend. Yet I protest,To mark me for his friend. Yet I protest,Tim 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,Tim 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,Tim III.ii.88
For Policy sits aboue Conscience. For policy sits above conscience.Tim III.ii.89
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