Timon of Athens


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Enter two other Senators, with a Messenger
discover (v.) 6 reconnoitre, scout out
file (n.) 1 rank of soldiers, formation
painfully (adv.) diligently, taking great pains


THIRD SENATOR

Thou hast painfully discovered. Are his files

As full as thy report?
least (n.) lowest estimate


MESSENGER

                         I have spoke the least.

Besides, his expedition promises
expedition (n.) 1 haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch

Present approach.
approach (n.) 3 advance, attack, offensive


FOURTH SENATOR

We stand much hazard if they bring not Timon.
stand (v.) 14 withstand, endure, stand up to


MESSENGER

I met a courier, one mine ancient friend,
ancient, aunchient (adj.) 2 former, earlier, past

Whom, though in general part we were opposed,
general (adj.) 1 common, of everyone, public
part (n.) 4 action, conduct, behaviour

Yet our old love made a particular force,
particular (adj.) 1 personal, special, private

And made us speak like friends. This man was riding

From Alcibiades to Timon's cave

With letters of entreaty, which imported
import (v.) 1 signify, mean, suggest

His fellowship i'th' cause against your city,
fellowship (n.) partnership, membership, participation

In part for his sake moved.

Enter the two other Senators, from Timon
move (v.) 3 encourage, instigate, prompt


THIRD SENATOR

                         Here come our brothers.


FIRST SENATOR

No talk of Timon, nothing of him expect.

The enemy's drum is heard, and fearful scouring
scouring (n.) hostile roving about, aggressive movement

Doth choke the air with dust. In, and prepare.

Ours is the fall, I fear; our foe's the snare.

Exeunt

 
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