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Apem. What a coil's here, 5 Serving of becks and jutting out of bums! 'I doubt, whether their legs be worth the sums That are giv'n for 'em ; friendship's full of dregs ; Methinks, false hearts should never have found legs. Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'fies.

Tim. Now, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, I would be good to thee.

Apem. No, I'll nothing; for if I should be brib'd too, there would be none left to rail upon thee, and then thou wouldt sin the faster. Thou giv'st so long, Timon, ? I fear me, thou wilt give away thyself in paper shortly. What need these feasts, pomps, and vain-glories ?

Tim. Nay, if you begin to rail on society once, I am sworn not to give regard to you. Farewel, and come with better musick.

Apem. So

SERVING of berks This bow or act of obeisance. nonsense should be read,

? I fear ine, thou wilt give Serring of becks

away thyself in paper flotly.] from the French, ferrer, to join i.e. be ruin'd by his securities close together. A metaphor tak- entered into. But this fenfe is en from the billing of pigeons. flat, and relishes very little of

WARBURTON. the salt in Aperraniu's other reThe commentator conceives fections. We should read, beck to mean the mouth or the -give array i hyelf in proper bead, after the Frencb, ber, where- Morily. is it means a salutation made i. e. in person; thy proper self. with the head. So Milton, This laiter is an expression of Nots and becks, and wreathed our author's in the Tempejt ; Smiles.

And ev’n with such like valour To jerve a teck, is to offer a sa min hang and crown lutation.

Their proper selves. WARB. • I doubt, uberler tb.ir legs, Hanmir reads very plausibly, &c ] He plays upon the word thou wilt give arley ih filf in ky, as it fignifies a limb and a perpetuum. VOL. VI. 0


Thou wilt not hear me now, thou shalt not then.
l'll lock

Thy heaven from thee, Oh, that men's ears should be
To counsel deat, but not to flattery !




A publick Place in the City.

Enter a Senator.



ND Jate, five thousand. TO Varro and to Isidore

He owes nine thousand, besides my former Sum;
Which makes it five and twenty.--Still in motion
Of raging wate? It cannot hold, it will not.
If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog,
And give it Timon, why, the dog coins gold.
If I would sell my horse, and buy ten more
Better than he; why, give my horse to Timon ;
9 Alk nothing, give it him, it foals me straight
Ten able horse. 'No porter at his gate,

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8 Thy heaven- The pleasure “ ferches me an horse." But is of being flattered.

that gaining the Point propos’d? 9 In old Edition :

The first Folio reads, less corruptAk nothing, give it him, it ly than the modern Impreslions, foals me straight

-And able Horses.An able horfe,] “ If I want Which Reading, join'd to the “ Gold, (lays the Senator) let Reasoning of he Pallage, gave " me iteal a Bergar's Dog, and me the Hint for this Emendagive it to Timon, the Dog tion.

THEOBALD. “ coins me Gold. If I would 1-No porter at his ga'e, “ fell my hors, and had a mind But rather one that miles, ard “ to buy ten better initead of still inriles] I imagine that « him; why, I need but give a line is lost here, in which the

my Horle to limon, to gain usual behaviour of a surly porter 6 this Point; and it presently was desc ibed.

But rather one that smiles, and still invites
All that pass by it. It cannot hold ; ' no reason
Can found his state in safety. Caphis, hoa!
Capbis, I fay.

Enter Caphis.
Caph. Here, Sir, what is your pleasure ?
Sen. Get on your cloak, and haste you to Lord

Timon; Importune him for my monies, be not ceas'd With slight denial; nor then silenc'd, when " Commend me to your master-and the cap Plays in the right hand, thus. But tell him, sirrah, My uses cry to me, I must serve my turn Out of mine own; his days and times are past, And my reliance on his fracted dates Has smit my credit. I love and honour him ; But must not break my back, to heal his finger. Immediate are my needs, and my relief Must not be toft and turn'd to ine in words, But find supply immediate. Get you gone. Put on a most importunate aspect, A visage of demand; for I do fear, When every feather sticks in his own wing, Lord Timon will be left a naked Gull, Who Aalhes now a Phønix. Get you gone.

Capo. I go, Sir.


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Sen. I go, Sir? – Take the bonds along with you, And have the dates in Compt.

Caph. I will, Sir.
Sen. Go.



Changes to Timon's Hall.


Enter Flavius, with many bills in his hand. " Flav. TO care, no stop. So senseless of expence,

That he will neither know how to main

tain it, Nor cease his flow of riot ; takes no account How things go from him, and resumes no care Of what is to continue. 4 Never Mind Was to be so unwise, to be so kind. What shall be done. He will not hear, 'till feel. I must be round with him, now he comes from hunting.

Enter Caphis, with the servants of Isidore, and Varro. Fy, fy, fy, fy.

3 -take the Donds abng with

-never Mind you,

Was, to be so unwise, or be lo And have the Dates in. Come.] kind.] Nothing can be Certainly, ever since Bonds were worse, or more obscurely exgiven, the Date was put in when press’d: And all for the sake of the Bond was entered into: And a wretched rhime. To make it these Bonds Timon had already sense and grammar, it hould be given, and the Time limited for supplied thus, their Payment was laps’d. The

never Mind Senator's Charge to his Servant Was [made] to be so unwifi, must be to the Tenour as I have [in order to be so kind. amended the Text; Take good i. e. Nature in order to make a Notice of the Dates, for the profuse mind never before enbetter Computation of the In- dow'd any man with fo large a tereft due upon them. Theob. share of folly.



Caph. S Good even, Varro. What, you come for

Var. Is't not your business too ?
Capb. It is; and your's too, Ifidore?
Ifid. It is fo.
Caph. 'Would we were all discharg'd!
Var. I fear it.
Capb. Here comes the Lord.

Enter Timon, and his train.
Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again,
My Alcibiades. - Well, what's your will ?

[They present their bills.
Caph. My Lord, here is a note of certain dues,
Tim. Dues? Whence are you ?
Caph. Of Athens here, my Lord.
Tim. Go to my Steward.

Caph. Please it your Lordship, he hath put me off
To the succession of new days, this month.
My master is awak'd by great occasion,
To call upon his own; and humbly prays you,
That with your other noble parts you'll suit,
In giving him his Right.

Tim. Mine honest friend,
I pr’ythee, but repair to me next morning.

Capb. Nay, good my LordTim. Contain thyself, good friend. Var. One Varro's servant, my good Lord Ilid. From Ifidore. He prays your speedy paymentŞ Good evening, Varro.] It is vertencies neither authour nor obfervable that this good evening editor can escape. is before dinner ; for Timon tells There is another remark to be Alcibiades, that they will go forth made. Varro and Ifidore link a again as soon as 'dinner's done, few lines afterwards into the serwhich may prove that by dinner vants of Varro and Ifidore. Whe. our authour meant not the coena ther servants, in our authour's of ancient times, but the mid- time, took the names of their day's repast. I do not fuppofe masters, I know not. Perhaps the passage corrupt : such inad. it is a slip of negligence.


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