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no man

His promises fly su beyond his state,
That what he speaks is all in debt, he owes

For every word; he is so kind, that he now
Pays interest for't; his lands put to their books.

SCENE I.-The same. A Room in

@ Senator's Well, 'would I were gently put out of office,

Before I were forc'd out!
Happier is he that has no friend to feed,

Enter a Senator, with papers in his hani.
Than such as do even enemies exceed.

(Erit. I bleed inwardly for my lord.

Sen. And late, five thousand to Varro; and to

Isidore Tim.

You do yourselves

He owes nine thousand ; besides my former sum, Much wrong, you bate too much of your own merits: Which makes it five and twenty.—Still in motion Here, my lord, a trifle of our love. 2 Lord. With more than common thanks I will of raging waste ?. It cannot hold; it will not

If I want gold, steal but a beggar's dog, 3 Lord. O, he is the very soul of bounty ! Tim. And now I remember me, my lord, you gave if I would sell my horse, and buy twenty more

And give it Timon, why, the dog coins gold:
Good words the other day of a bay courser
I rode on: it is yours, because you lik'd it !

Better than he, why, give my horse to Timon, 2 Lord. I beseech you, pardon me, my lord, in that. Ask nothing, give it him, it foals me straightTim. You may take my word, my lord; I know, But rather one that smiles, and still invites

And able horses : No porter at his gate;

All that pass by. It cannot hold ; no reason Can justly praise, but what he does affect:

Can found his state in safety.
I weigh my friend's affection with mine own;

Caphis, ho!
I'll tell you true.
I'll call on you.

Caphis, I say.
All Lords.
None so welcome.

Enter Caphis.
Tim. I take all and your several visitations

Caph. Here, sir; What is your pleasure ? So kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give;

Sen. Get on your cloak, and haste you to lord Methinks, I could deal kingdoms to my friends,

Timon ; And ne'er be weary: -- Alcibiades,

Impórtune him for my monies: be not ceas'd Thou art a soldier, therefore seldom rich,

With slight denial; nor then silenc'd, whenIt comes in charity to thee: for all thy living Commend me to your master and the cap Is 'mongst the dead; and all the lands thou hast Plays in the right hand thus :—but tell him, sirrak, Lie in a pitch'd field.

My uses cry to me, I must serve my turn Alcib.

Ay, defiled land, my lord. Out of mine own; his days and times are past, 1 Lord. We are so virtuously bound,

And my reliances on his fracted dates Tim.

And so Have smit my credit : I love, and honour him; Am I to you.

But must not break my back, to heal his finger: 2 Lord. So infinitely endear'd

Immediate are my needs; and my relief Tim. All to you.—Lights, more lights.

Must not be toss'd and turn’d to me in words, 1 Lord.

The best of happiness, But find supply in mediate. Get you gone :
Honour, and fortunes, keep with you, lord Timon! Put on a most importunate aspect,
T'im. Ready for his friends.

A visage of demand; for, I do fear,
[Exeunt ALCIBIADES, Lords, 8c. When every feather sticks in his own wing,

What a coil's here ! Lord Timon will be left a nak :d gull,
Serving of becks, and jutting out of bums ! Which flashes now a phænix. Get you gone.
I doubt whether their legs be worth the sums

Caph. I go, sir.
That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs: Sen. I go, sir?--take the bonds along with you,
Meibinks, false hearts should never have sound legs. And have the dates in compt.
Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on court'sies. Caph. .

I will, sir. Tim. Now, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, Sen.

Go. I'd be good to thee.

[Ereunt. Арет. .

No, I'll nothing: for If I should be brib'd too, there would be gone left SCENE II.-The same. A Hall in Timon's House To rail upon thee; and then thou would'st sin the faster.

Enter Flavius, with many bills in his hana. Thou giv'st so long. Timon, I fear me, thou

Flav. No care, no stop! so senseless of expense, Wilt give away thyself in paper shortly:

That he will neither know how to maintain it, What need these feasts, pomps, and vain glories ? Nor cease his flow of riot: Takes no account Tim.

Nay, How things go from him; nor resumes no care An you begin to rail on society once,

Of what is to continue; Never mind I am sworn, not to give regard to you.

Was to be so unwise, to be so kind. Farewell; and come with better musick. (Exit. What shall be done? He will not hear, till feel : Apem.

So;- I must be round with bim, now he comes froin Thou’lt not hear me now,-thou shalt not then ; l'll

hunting. lock

l'ye, fye, fye, fye! Thy beaven from thee. O, that men's ears should be To counsel deaf, but not to flattery! (Exit.

Enter Caphis, and the Servants of Isidors and


Good even, Varro : What,
You come for money?
Var, Serv.

Is't not your business too?
Caph. It is ;-and yours too, Isidore ?
Isid. Serv.

It is so And past,

Capk. 'Would we were all discharg'd!

Fool. She's e'en setting on water to scald such Var. Serv.

I fear it. chickens as you are.

'Would we could see you at Caph. Here comes the lord.

Corinth. Enter Timox, ALCIBIA NES, and Lords, 8-c.

Apem. Good ! gramercy. Tim. So soon as dinner's done, we'll forth again,

Enter Page. Ny Alcibiades. With me? What's your will ? Fool. Look you, here comes my mistress' page.

Caph. My lord, here is a note of certain dues. Page. (To the Fool.] Why, how now, captain ? Tim. Dues ? whence are you?

what do you in this wise company? How dost thou, Cuph.

Of Athens here, my lord. | Apemantus ? Tim. Go to my steward.

Apem. 'Would I had a rod in my mouth, *hut I Caph. Please it your lordship, he hath put me off might answer thee profitably. To the succession of new days this month :

Page. Proythee, Apemantus, read mo the superMy master is awak'd by great occasion,

scription of these letters : I know not which is which. To call upon his own: and humbly prays you, Apem. Canst not read ? That with your other noble parts you'll suit,

Page. No. Io giving him his right.

Apem. There will little learning die then, that Tim.

Mine honest friend, day thou art hanged. This is to lord Timon; this I pr’ythee, but repair to me next morning.

to Alcibiades. Go; thou wast born a bastard, and Caph. Nay, good my lord,

thou'lt die a bawd. Tim.

Contain thyself, good friend. Page. Thou wast whelped a dog; and thou shalt Var. Serv. One Varro's servant, my good lord, famish, a dog's death. Answer not, I am gone. Isid. Serv. From Isidore;

[Erit Page. He humbly prays your speedy payment,

Apem. Even so thou out-run'st grace. Fool, I Caph. If you did know, my lord, my master's will go with you to lord Timon's. wants,

(weeks, Fool. Will you leave me there ? Var. Serv. 'Twas due on forfeiture, my lord, six Apem. If Timon stay at home.—You three serve

three usurers ? Isid. Sero. Your steward puts me off, my lord; All Serv. Ay; 'would they served us ! And I am sent expressly to your lordship.

Apem. So would I,

-as good a trick as ever hangTim. Give me breath :

man served thief. I do beseech you, good my lords, keep on;

Fool. Are you three usurers' men ? (Exeunt Alcibiades and Lords. All Serv. Ay, fool. I ll wait upon you instantly.-Come hither, pray Fool. I think, no usurer but has a fool to his servyou :

[To l'lavius. ant: My mistress is one, and I am her fool. When How goes the world, that I am thus encounter'd men come to borrow of your masters, they approach With clamorous demands of date. broke bonds, sadly, and go away merry; but they enter my misAnd the detention of long-since-due debts,

tress' house merrily, and go away sadly : The reaAgainst my honour?

son of this ? Flav. Please you, gentlemen,

Var. Serv. I could render one. The time is unagreeable to this business :

Apem. Do it then, that we may account thee a Your importunacy cease, till after dinner;

whoremaster, and a knave; which notwithstanding, That I may make his lordship understand

thou shalt be no less esteemed. Wherefore you are not paid.

Var. Serv. What is a whoremaster, fool ? Tim.

Do so, my friends : Fool. A fool in good clothes, and something like See them well entertained.

(Exit Timon. thee. 'Tis a spirit: sometime, it appears like a Fluo.

I pray, draw near. lord; sometime, like a lawyer; sometime, like a

(Exit Flavius. philosopher, with two stones more than his artificial Enter AreMANTUS and a Fool.

one: He is very often like a knight; and, generally, Caph. Stay, stay, here comes the fool with Ape- fourscore to thirteen, this spirit walks in.

in all shapes, that man goes up and down in, froin mantus; let's have some sport with 'em

Var. Serv. Thou art not altogether a fool.
Var. Sere. Hang him, he'll abuse us,
Isid. Serv. A plague upon him, dog!

Fool. Nor thou altogether a wise man : as much Var. Serv. How dost, fool ?

foolery as I have, so much wit thau lackest.

Apem. That answer might have become Apemantus. Apem. Dost dialogue with thy shadow ? Var. Serv. I speak not to thee.

AU Serv. Aside, aside; here comes lord Timon Apeni. No; 'tis to thyself.-Come away.

Re-enter Timon and FLAVIUS.

(To the Fool. Apem. Come with me, fool, come. Isid. Serr. I 1'0 Var. Serv.) There's the fool hangs Fool. I do not always foliow lover, elder brother, on your back already.

and woman; sometime, the pbilosopher. Apem. No, thou stand'st single, thou art not on

(Exeunt APEMANTUS and Fool.

Flav. 'Pray you, walk near; I'll speak with you Caph. Where's the fool now?

(Ereunt Serv. Apem. He last asked the question.- Poor rogues Tim. You make me marvel: Wherefore, ere this and usurers' men! bawds between gold and want !

time, All Serv. What are we, Apemantus ?

Had you not fully laid my state before ine; Apem. Asses.

That I might so have rated my expense, All Serv. Why?

As I had leave of means ? Apem. That you ask me what you are, and do not Flav

You would not hear me, know yourselves.-Speak to 'em, fool.

At many leisures I propos’d.
Fool. How do you, gentlemen ? (mistress ? Tim.

Go to:
AU Serv. Gramercies, good soul: How does your Perchance, some single vantages you souk,

him yet.


When my indisposition put you back ;

Toward a supply of money : '-1 the request And that unaptness made your minister,

Be fifty talents. Thus to excuse yourself.



have said, my lord.
O my good lord !

Flav. Lord Lucius, and lord Lucullus ? huinph! At many times I brought in my accounts,

Aside. Laid them before you; you would throw them off, Tim. Go you, sir, [to another Serv.) to the senators, And say, you found them in mine honesty.

(Of whom, even to the state's best health, I have When, for some trifling present, you have bid me Deserv'd this hearing,) bid 'em send o’the instant Return so much, I have shook my head, and wept; A thousand talents to me. Yea, 'gainst the authority of manpers, pray'd you Flav.

I have been bold,
To hold your hand more close: I did endure (For that I knew it the most general way,)
Not seldom, nor no slight checks; when I have To them to use your signet, and your name,
Prompted you, in the ebb of your estate,

But they do shake their heads, and I am here
And your great flow of debts. My dear-lov'd lord, No richer in return.
Though you bear now, (too late!) yet now's a time, Tim.

Is't true? can it be ?
The greatest of your having lacks a half

Flav. They answer, in a joint and corporate voice, To pay your present debts.

That now they are at fall, want treasure, cannot Tim.

Let all my land be sold. Do what they would; are sorry you are honourFlav. 'Tis all engag'd, some forfeited and gone ;


[but And what remains will hardly stop the mouth But yet they could bave wish'd—they know notOf present dues: the future comes apace: Something hath been amiss-a noble 'nature What shall defend the interim ? and at length May catch a wrench-would all were well-'tis How goes our reckoning?

pity Tim. To Lacedæmon did my land extend. And so, intending other serious matters, Flav. O my good lord, the world is but a word; After distasteful looks, and these hard fractions, Were it all yours, to give it in a breath,

With certain half-caps, and cold-moving nods,
How quickly were it gone!

They froze me into silence.
You tell me true. Tim.

You gods, reward thein ! Flav. If you suspect my husbandry, or falsehood, I pr’ythee, man, look cheerly; These old fellows Call me before the exactest auditors,

Have their ingratitude in them hereditary : And set me on the proof. So the gods bless me, Their blood is cak’d, 'tis cold, it seldom flows; When all our offices have been oppress'd

'Tis lack of kindly warmth, they are not kind; With riotous feeders: when our vaults have wept And nature, as it grows again toward earth, With drunken spilth of wine; when every room Is fashion'd for the journey, dull, and heavyHath blaz’d with lights, and bray'd with minstrelsy; Go to Ventidius,-[io a Serv.] 'Pr’ythee, (10 FLAI have retir'd me to a wasteful cock,

VIUS) be not sad, And set mine eyes at flow.

Thou’rt true, and honest : ingenuously I speak, Tim.

Prythee, no more. No blame belongs to thee :-[to Serv.] Ventidins. Flav. Heavens, have I said, the bounty of this lord !

lately How many prodigal bits have slaves, and peasants, Buried his father; hy whose death, he's stepp'a This night englutted! Who is not Timon's? Into a great estate : when he was poor, What heart, head, sword, force, means, but is lord Imprison'd, and in scarcity of friends, Timon's ?

I clear'd him with five talents: Greet him from ne; Great Timon, noble, worthy, royal Timon ! Bid him suppose, some good necessity Ah! when the means are gone, that buy this praise, Touches his friend, which craves to be remember'd The breath is gone whereof this praise is made : With those five talents : -that bad, -[to Flav. Feast-won, fast-lost; one cloud of winter showers,

give it these fellows These flies are couch'd.

To whom 'tis instant due. Ne'er speak, or think, Tim.

Come, sermon me no further : That Timon's fortune 'mong his friends can sink. No villainous bounty yet hath pass'd my heart; Flav. I would, I could not think it: That thought Unwisely, not ignobly, have I given. [lack,

is bounty's foe; Why dost thou weep? Canst thou the conscience Being free itself, it thinks all others so. (Ereuni To think I shall lack friends ? Secure thy heart; If I would broach the vessels of my love, And try the argument of hearts by borrowing, Men, and men's fortunes, could I frankly use, As I can bid thee speak.

ACT III. Flar.

Assurance bless your thoughts ! Tim. And, in some sort, these wants of mine are SCENE I.The same. A Room in Lucullus's crown'd,

That I account them blessings; for by these
Shall I try friends: You shall perceive, how you

FLAMINIUS warting. Enter a Servant to him. Mistake my fortunes; I'm wealthy in my friends. Serv. I have told my lord of you ; he is coming Within there, ho !-Flaminius! Servilius!

down to you. Enter FLAMINIUS, Servilius, and other Servants.

Flam. I thank you, sir.
Serv. My lord, my lord [loru Lucius,-

Tim. I will despatch you severally-You, to Serv. Here's my lord.
To lord Lucullus you: I hunted with his

Lucul. [ Aside.) One of lord Timon's men ? a gitt, Honour to-day ;-You, to Sempronius;

I warrant. Why, this hits right; I dreamt of a Commend me to their loves; and, I am proud, say, silver bason and ewer to-night. Flaminius, honest That my occasions have found time to use them Flaminius; you are very respectively welcoine, si

for money.

-Fill me some wine.—[Exit Servant. |- And how I now lord Timon's happy hours are done and past, does that honourable, complete, free-hearted gentle and his estate shrinks from him. man of Athens, thy very bountiful good lord and Luc. Fye, no, do not believe it; he cannot want master? Flam. His health is well, sir.

2 Stran. But believe you this, my lord, that, not Lucul. I am right glad that his health is well, long ago, one of his men was with the lord Lucullus, sir : And what hast thou there under thy woak, to borrow so many talents; nay, urged extremely pretty Flaminius ?

for't, and showed what necessity belonged to 't, and Flam. 'Faith, nothing but an empty box, sir; yet was denied. which, in my lord's behalf, I come to entreat your Luc. How ? honour to supply; who, having great and instant 2 Stran. I tell you, denied, my lord.' occasion to use fifty talents, hath sent to your lord- Luc. What a strange case was that! now, before ship to furnish him; nothing doubting your present the gods, I am ashamed on't. Denied that honourassistance therein.

able man ? there was very little honour showed in't. Lucul. La, la, la, la,—nothing doubting, says he ? For my own part, I must' needs confess, I have realas, good lord ! a noble gentleman ’tis, if he would ceived some small kindnesses from him, as money, not keep so good a house. Many a time and often plate, jewels, and such-like trifles, nothing comparing I have dined with him, and told him on't ; and come to his; yet, had he mistook him, and sent to me, again to supper to him, of purpose to have him spend should ne'er have denied his occasion so many ta. less : and yet he would embrace no counsel, take no lents. warning by my coming. Every man has his fault, and honesty is his; I have told him on't, but I

Enter ServiLICS. could never get bim from it.

Ser. See, by good hap, yonder's my lord ; I have

sweat to see his honour.—My honoured lord, Re-enter Servant, with wine. ,

[ To Lucius. Serv. Please your lordship, here's the wine. Luc. Servilius ! you are kindly met, sir. Fare

Lucul. Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise. thee well :-Commend me to thy honourable-virtuous Here's to thee.

lord, --my very exquisite friend. Flam. Your lordship speaks your pleasure.

Ser. May it please your honour, my lord hath Lucul. I have observed thee always for a towardly sentprompt spirit,-give thee thy due-and one that Luc. Ha! what has he sent? I am so much enknows what belongs to reason : and canst use the deared to that lord; he's ever sending : How shall time well, if the time use thee well : good parts in I thank him, thinkest thou ? And what has he sent thee.-Get you gone, sirrah.-[ To the Servant, who now? goes out.)-Draw nearer, honest Flaminius.

Ser. He has only sent his present occasion now, lord's a bountiful gentleman : but thou art wise; my lord ; requesting your lordship to supply his inand thou kaowest well enough, although thou comest stant use with so many talents. to me, that this is no time to lend money; especially

Luc. I know, his lordship is but merry with me; upon bare friendship, without security. Here's He cannot want fifty-five hundred talents. three solidares for thee; good boy, wink at me, and

Ser. But in the mean time he wants less, my lord. say, thou saw'st me not. Fare thee well.

If his occasion were not virtuous, Flam. Is't possible, the world should so much I should not urge it half so faithfully. differ:

Luc. Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius ?
And we alive, that liv'd ? Fly, damned baseness, Ser. Upon my soul, 'tis true, sir.
To him that worships thee.

Luc. What a wicked beast was I, to disfurnish (Throwing the money away. myself against such a good time, when I might have Lucul. Ha! now I see, thou art a fool, and it shown myself honourable ! how unluckily it hapfor thy master.

(Exit Lucullus. pened, that I should purchase the day before for a Flan. May these add to the number that may viiius, now before the gods, I am not able to do?t;

little part, and undo a great deal of honour !-Serscald thee! Let molten coin be thy damnation,

the more beast, I say:-1 was sending to use lord Thou disease of a friend, and not himself!

Timon myself, these gentlemen can witness; but I Has friendship such a faint and milky heart, would not, for the wealth of Athens, I had done it It turns in less than two nights ? O you gods,

Commend me bountifully to his good lordI feel my master's passion! This slave

ship; and I hope, his honour will conceive the fair.. Uuto his honour, has my lord's mcat in him;

est of me, because I have no power to be kind :-Why should it thrive, and turn to nutriment,

And tell him this from me; I count it one of my When he is turn’d to poison ?

greatest afflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such O, may diseases only work upon 't! (nature an honourable gentleman. Good Servilius, will you And, when he's sick to death, let not that part of befriend me so far, as to use mine own words to him? Which my lord paid for, be of any power

Ser. Yes, sir, I shall. To expel sickness, but prolong his hour! (Erit. Luc. I will look you out a good turn, Servilius.

(Erit SERVILIUS. SCENE II.-The same. A publick Place.

True, as you said, Timon is shrunk, indeed;

And he, that's once denied, will hardly speed.
Enter Lucius, with Three Strangers.

[Erit Lucus

1 Stran. Do you observe this, Hostilius ? Luc. Who, the lord Timon ? he is my very good 2 Stran. Ay, too well. friend, and an honourable geatleman.

I Stran. Why this I Stran. We know him for no less, though we are Is the world's soul; and just of the same piece but strangers to him. But I can tell you one thing, Is every flat erer's spirit. Who can call him my lord, and which I hear from cominon rumours; His friend, liat dips in the same dish? for, in


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My knowing, Timon has been this lord's father, Now to guard sure their master.
And kept his credit with his purse;

And this is all a liberal course allows;
Supported his estate ; nay, Timon's money Who cannot keep his wealth, must keep his house.
Has paid his men their wages: He ne'er drinks,

(Erit. But Timon's silver treads upon his lip; And yet, (0, see the monstrousness of man

SCENE IV.-The same. A Hall in Timou's House. When he looks out in an ungrateful shape !) He does deny him, in respect of his,

Enter Two Servants of Varro, and the Servant of What charitable men afford to beggars.

Lucius, meetiny Titus, HORTENSIUS, and other 3 Stran. Religion groans at it.

Servants to Timon's creditors, waiting his coming 1 Stran.

For mine own part, I never tasted Timon in my life,

Var. Serv. Well met ; good morrow, Titus and Nor came any of his bounties over me,

Hortensius. To mark me for his friend; yet, I protest,

Tit. The like to you, kind Varro. For his right noble mind, illustrious virtue,


Lucius ? And honourable carriage,

What, do we meet together? Had his neccssity made use of me,

Luc. Serv.

Ay, and, I think, I would have put my wealth into donation,

One business doth command us all; for mine
And the best half should have return'd to him,
So much I love his heart : But, I perceive,

Tit. So is theirs and ours.
Men must learn now with pity to dispense:

Enter PhiloTUS.
For policy sits above conscience.

Luc, Serv.

And, sir,
SCENE III.- The same. A Room in Sempronius's Philotus too !


Good day at once.
Luc. Serv.

Welcome, good brother: Enter SEMPRONIUS, and a Servant of Timon's.

What do you think the hour ? Sem. Must he needs trouble me in't? Humpli !


Labouring for nine. 'Bove all others ?

Luc. Serv. So much ? He might have tried lord Lucius, or Lucullus; Phi.

Is not my lord seen yet? And now Ventidius is wealthy too,

Luc. Serv. Whom he redeem'd from prison: All these three Phi. I wonder on't; he was wont to shine at seven Owe their estates unto him.

Luc. Serv. Ay, but the days are waxed shorter Ser. O, my lord, (for

with him : They have all been touch’d, and found base metal; pou must consider, that a prodigal course They have all denied hum!

Is like the sun's; but not, like his, recoverable. Sem.

How! have they denied him? I fear, Has Ventidius and Lucullus denied him?

'Tis deepest winter in lord Timon's purse; And does he send to me? Three ? humph!- That is, one may reach deep enough, and yet It shows but little love or judgment in him.

Find little. Must I be his last refuge ? His friends, like physi

Phi. I'm of your fear for that. cians,

(me ? Tit. I'll show you how to observe a strange eren! Thrive, give him over ; Must I take the cure upon Your lord sends now for money. He has much disgrac'd me in't; I am angry at him, Hor.

Most true, he does. That might have known my place: I see no sense for't, Tit. And he wears jewels now of Timon's gift, But his occasions might have woo'd me first;

For which I wait for money. For, in my conscience, I was the first man

Hor. It is against my heart. That e'er received gift from him:

Luc. Serv.

Mark, how strange it shows, And does he think so backwardly of me now, Timon in this should pay more than he owes : That I'll requite it last? No; so it may prove

And e'en as if your lord should wear rich jewels, An argument of laughter to the rest,

And send for money for 'em

(ness : Aid I amongst the lords be thought a fool.

Hor. I'm weary of this charge, the gods can wit. I had rather than the worth of thrice the sum, I know, my lord hath spent of Timon's wealth, lie had sent to me first, but for my mind's sake; And now ingratitude makes it worse than stealth. I had such a courage to do him good. But now re

1 Var. Serv. Yes, mine's three thousand crowns: turn,

What's your's ? And with their faint reply this answer join;

Luc. Serv. Five thousand miue. Who bates mine honour, shall not know my coin. 1 Var. Serv. 'Tis much deep: and it should seem


by the sum, Sery. Excellent! Your lordship's a goodly villain. Your master's confidence was above mine; The devil knew not what he did, when he made man Else, surely, his had equallid. politick; he crossed bimself hy't: and I cannot

Enter FLAMINIUS. think, but, in the end, the villainies of man will set him clear. How fairly this lord strives to appear

Tit. One of lord Timon's men. foul? takes virtuous copies to be wicked ; like those Luc. Serv. Flaminius! sir, a word: 'Pray, is my that, under hot ardent zeal, would set whole realms lord ready to come forth ? on fire.

Flam. No, indeed, he is not.
Of such a nature is his politick love.

Tit. We attend his lordship; pray, signify so much. This was my lord's best hope ; now all are fled, Flam. I need not tell him that; he knows, you Save the gods only: Now his friends are dead, are too diligent

(Exit FIAMINTUS. Doore, that were ne'er acquainted with their wards Many a bounteous year, must be employ'd

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