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Luc. You see, my Lord, how amply you're be
lov'd. Apem. Heyday! what a sweep of vanity comes this
• They dance ? They are mad women.
• They dance, they are mad it has so greatly the advantage :
as great as this gompous fupper Like madne's, is ihe glory of this appears to have above my oil and life;
root. This, in my opinion, was As ibis pomp shows to a little the sentiment that connected the
oji and root.] This is Ape- second and third lines together: martüs's reflection on the Maik which for the future should be of Ladies : and, for its obscuri. read with asterisks between them. ty, would become any pagan
WARBURTON. philosopher. The first line is a When I read this paffage I compleat sentence : the second is was at first of the same opinion the beginning of a new reflec- with this learned man; but, uption; and the third, the conclu- on longer consideration, I grew fion of it by a similitude. Hence less confident, because I think it appears, that some lines are the present reading susceptible dropt out and lost from between of explanation, with no more the second and third verses. I violence to language than is freconjecture the sense of the whole quently found in our authour. might be this, The glory of hu- The glory of this life is very near man life is like the madness of 10 wadniji, as may be made apthis Mask; it is a false aim at
pear from this pomp exhibited in happinefs, which is to be ob.
a place where a philosopher is tained only by fobriety and tem- feeding on oil and roots. When perance in a private and retired
we see by example how few are life. But superficial judges will the necessaries of life, we learn always prefer pomp and glory; what madness there is in so much because in outward appearance fuperfuity,
Would mine own device.] The Money, if he could. He is mark
Would one day stamp upon me.
'T has been done ; Men shut their doors against the setting sun. The Lords rise from table, with much adoring of Timon;
each fingling out an Amazon, and all dance, men with women ; a lofty strain or two to the hautboys, and cease. Tim. You have done our pleasures much grace,
fair ladies, Set a fair fashion on our entertainment, Which was not half so beautiful and kind ; You've added worth unto't, and lively lustre, And entertain'd me with 7 mine own device. I am to thank you. for it.
Luc. * My Lord, you take us even at the best.
Apem. 'Faith, for the worst is filthy, and would not hold taking, I doubt me.
Tim. Ladies, there is an idle banquet attends you. Please you to dispose yourselves.
Al Lad. Most thankfully, my Lord. [Exeunt.
Flav. Yes, my Lord. More jewels yet ? there is no crossing him in's humour,
[Afide. Else I should tell him-well-i'faith, I should, When all's spent, she'd be cross'd then if he could :
appears to have been de- playing on the Word, and alfigned by Timon to surprise his luding to our old Silver Penny, guests.
used before K. Edward the first's My Lord, ] This answer Time, which had a Cross on the seems rather to belong to one of Reverse with a Crease, that it the Ladies. It was probably on- might be more easily broke into ly marked L in the copy. Halves and Quarters, Half- pence 8 -he'd be crossd then if he and Farthings. From this Penny,
could:] The Poet does not and other Pieces, was our commean here, that he would be mon Expression derived, I have cropi'd in Humour, but that he not a Cross atout me ; i. 6. not a would have his Hand cross'd with Piece of Money. THEOBALD.
'Tis pity, Bounty has not eyes behind ;
Lucul. Where be our men?
Luc. 'I am so far already in your gifts
Enter a Servant.
Serv. My Lord, there are certain Nobles of the Senate newly alighted, and come to visit you.
Tim. They are fairly welcome.
Re-enter Flavius. Flav. I beseech your Honour, vouchsafe me a word; it does concern you near.
Tim. Near! Why then another time I'll hear chee. I pr’ythee, let's be provided to fhew them entertain
Flav. (Aside.) I scarce know how.
Enter another Servant.
2 Sero. May it please your Honour, Lord Lucias, out of his free love, hath presented to you four milkwhite horses trapt in silver.
Tim. I shall accept them fairly. Let the Prefents Be worthily entertain'd.
- eyes behind ;) To see bleness of foul. the miseries that are following ito advarce this jewel,] To her.
prefer it; to raise it to honour by for his mind.] For no- wearing it,
Enter Enter a third Servant.
How now? what news?
3 Serv. Please you, my Lord, that honourable gentleman, Lord Lucullus, entreats your company tomorrow to hunt with him, and has sent
Honour two brace of grey-hounds.
Tim. I'll hunt with him; and let them be received, Not without fair reward.
Flav. [ Aside.) What will this come to ? he commands us to provide, and give great gifts, and all out of an empty coffer. Nor will he know his purfe, or yield me this, To Thew him what a beggar his heart is, Being of no power to make his wishes good; His promises fy fo beyond his state, That what he speaks is all in debt; he owes For ev'ry word. He is fo kind, that he Pays intereft for’t; his land's put to their books.
Well, 'would I were gently put out of office, - Ere I were forc'd!
Happier is he that has no friend to feed,
[Exit. Tim. You do yourselves much wrong, you 'bate too much of your own merits. Here, my Lord, a trifle of our love.
i Lord. With more than common thanks I will receive it.
3 Lord. He has the very foul of bounty. Tim. And now I remember, my Lord, you gave good words the other day of a bay courfer 1 rode on. 'Tis
yours, becaufe you lik'd it. 2 Lord. Oh, I beseech you, pardon me, my Lord,
Tim. You may take my word, my Lord. I know
Can justly praise, but what he does affect;
I'll call on you.
Tim. I take all, and your several visitations
Alc. * l' defiled land, my Lord.
3 Lord. The best of happiness, honour and fortunes, Keep with you, Lord TimonTim. Ready for his friends.
3 1 tell you trie.] The other depends on a very low quibble. editions, I'll tell you.
Alcibiades is told, that his efiate 4 --'is not enough to give; lies in a pitch'd field. Now
Methinks, I could deal kingdoms] pitch, as Falltaff says, doth deThus the passage stood in all file. Alcibiades therefore replies
, editions before Hanmer's, who That his estate lies in defiled land. thanks.
This, as it happened, was not * l' defiled land,] This is the underlcod, and all the editors old reading, which apparently publithed, I def; land.