Timon of Athens


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Enter a Soldier in the woods, seeking Timon


SOLDIER

By all description this should be the place.

Who's here? Speak, ho! No answer! What is this?

(He reads)
outstretch (v.) stretch out out to the end, strain beyond the limit
span (n.) 2 span of life

Timon is dead, who hath outstretched his span.

Some beast read this; there does not live a man.

Dead, sure, and this his grave. What's on this tomb

I cannot read. The character I'll take with wax.
character (n.) 3 handwriting, style of writing, lettering

Our captain hath in every figure skill,
figure (n.) 10 writing system, type of orthography

An aged interpreter, though young in days.
aged (adj.) experienced, accomplished, mature

Before proud Athens he's set down by this,
set down (v.) 5 encamp, lay siege
this, by by this time

Whose fall the mark of his ambition is.
mark (n.) 1 target, goal, aim

Exit

 
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