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Your lordship to accept.
Old Ath. Moft noble lord,
your honour, she is his.
Poet. Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your lordship!
Pain. The gods preserve you !
Jew. What, my lord? difpraise?
Jew. My lord, 'tis rated
Tim. Well mock'd.
5. The meaning is, let me never henceforth consider any thing that I pofters, but as owed or due to you ; held for your service, and at your 9 Pictures have no hypocrisy; they are what they profess. to be.
? To unclezw, is to unwind a ball of thread. To unclew a man, is to draw out the whole mass of his fortunes.
Are rated according to the eliteem in which their pofleffar is held.
Which all men speak with him.
Apem. Thou know'st, I do; I call’d thee by thy name.
Apem. He wrought better, that made the painter; and yet
he's but a filthy piece of work.
I im. Wilt dine with me, Apemantas !
Apem. O, they eat lords ; fo they come by great bellies.
Apen. 9 See this character of a cynic finely drawn by Lucian, in his Austion of the Pbilosopbers; and how well Sbakspeare has copied it.
'? When thou haft gotten a better character, and inftead of being Timon, as thou art, Malt be changed to Timon's dog, and become worthy of kindness and falutation,
Apem. So thou apprehend't it: Take it for thy labour.
Apem. Not so well as plain-dealing?, which will not
Apem. Then thou lieft : look in thy last work, where
Poet. That's not feign’d, he is fo.
Apem. Yes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee for
Apem. Even as Apemantus does now, hate a lord with
Apem. That I had no angry wit to be a lord 3.--Art
Trumpets found. Enter a Servant.
use it die beggars."
2. Alluding to the proverb : “Plain dealing is a jewel, but they that 3 The meaning may be, I should hate myself for patiently enduring to be a lord. This is ill enough exprefled. Perhaps fome happy change may set it right. I have tried, and can do nothing. JOHNSON.
All of companionship
(Exeunt fome Attendants.
Enter ALCIBIADES, with bis company. Moft welcome, fir!
Apem. So, fo; there! Aches contract and starve your supple joints.! That there should be small love amongst these sweet knaves, And all this courtesy ! The strain of man's bred out Into baboon and monkeys.
Alc. Sir, you have fav'd my longing, and I feed
Tim. Right welcome, fir:
(Exeunt all but Apemantus.
Enter two Lords. 1, Lord. What time a day is't, Apemantus ? Apem. Time to be honest. 1. Lerd. That time serves still. Apem. The most accursed thou, that stilt omit'it it. 2. Lord. Thou art going to lord Timon's feast? Apem. Ay; to see meat fill knaves, and wine heat
fools. 2. Lord. Fare thee well, fare thee well. Apem. Thou art a fool, to bid me farewell twice. 2. Lord. Why, Apemantus ?
Apem. Should it have kept one to thyself, for I mean to give thee none.
4 This expression does not mean barely that they all belong to one company, but that tbey are ell such as Alcibiades bonours witb bis acquaintance, and sers on a level with himself:
5 Man is exhausted and degenerated ; his Arain or lineage is worn down into monkey.
o Depart and part have the same meaning,
2. Lord. Away, enpeaceable dog, or I'll spurn thee
Apem. I will fly, like a dog, the heels of the 'ass. [Exit,
heart of kindness.
1. Lord. The nobleft mind he carries,
2. Lord. Long may he live in' fortunes! Shall we in?
Flavius and others attending ; then Enter Timon,
Then, as in grateful virtue I am bound
Doubled, ? Meed, which in general signifies reward or recompence, in this place seems to mean desert.
& l. C. All the customary returns made in discharge of obligations