Timon of Athens

Tim I.i.1.1 
Enter Poet and Painter, Jeweller and Merchant, at
several (adj.) 1 separate, different, distinct

Tim I.i.1.2 
several doors

 

POET

Tim I.i.1.1 
Good day, sir.

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.1.2 
                         I am glad y'are well.

 

POET

Tim I.i.2 
I have not seen you long. How goes the world?

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.3.1 
It wears, sir, as it grows.
wear (v.) 2 pass, waste, run out

 

POET

Tim I.i.3.2 
                         Ay, that's well known.

Tim I.i.4 
But what particular rarity? What strange,
strange (adj.) 2 rare, singular, exceptional

Tim I.i.5 
Which manifold record not matches? See,
match (v.) 2 compare, equate, make equal
record (n.) 3 recorded history, public remembrance

Tim I.i.6 
Magic of bounty, all these spirits thy power
power (n.) 5 exercise of power, authoritative action

Tim I.i.7 
Hath conjured to attend! I know the merchant.
attend (v.) 3 serve at court, wait on royalty
conjure (v.) 2 call up, bring out, produce

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.8 
I know them both; th' other's a jeweller.

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.9.1 
O, 'tis a worthy lord!
fixed (adj.) 1 certain, indisputable, definite

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.9.2 
                         Nay, that's most fixed.

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.10 
A most incomparable man, breathed, as it were,
breathed (adj.) strong-winded, well-exercised

Tim I.i.11 
To an untirable and continuate goodness.
continuate (adj.) 2 continuing, long-lasting, enduring
goodness (n.) 1 natural kindness, generosity, bounty
untirable (adj.) tireless, inexhaustible, indefatigable

Tim I.i.12.1 
He passes.
pass (v.) 1 surpass, go beyond, outdo

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.12.2 
                         I have a jewel here –

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.13 
O, pray, let's see't. For the Lord Timon, sir?

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.14 
If he will touch the estimate. But for that –
estimate (n.) 1 value, esteem, estimation
touch (v.) 12 reach, rise to, go as far as

  

POET

Tim I.i.15 
(reciting to himself)
vile, vild (n.) 2 worthless person, one not deserving of praise

Tim I.i.15 
‘ When we for recompense have praised the vile,

Tim I.i.16 
It stains the glory in that happy verse
stain (v.) 2 eclipse, belittle, put in the shade

Tim I.i.17.1 
Which aptly sings the good.’

  

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.17 
(looking at the jewel)
form (n.) 8 physical appearance, outward appearance

Tim I.i.17.2 
                         'Tis a good form.

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.18 
And rich. Here is a water, look ye.
water (n.) 2 lustre, sheen, quality

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.19 
You are rapt, sir, in some work, some dedication
rapt (adj.) 1 absorbed, engrossed, preoccupied

Tim I.i.20.1 
To the great lord.
idly (adv.) 2 without paying attention, casually

 

POET

Tim I.i.20.2 
                         A thing slipped idly from me.

Tim I.i.21 
Our poesy is as a gum which oozes
poesy (n.) poetry

Tim I.i.22 
From whence 'tis nourished. The fire i'th' flint

Tim I.i.23 
Shows not till it be struck. Our gentle flame
gentle (adj.) 3 refined, discriminating, sophisticated

Tim I.i.24 
Provokes itself, and like the current flies
fly (v.) 1 leave, run away [from], flee
provoke (v.) 2 bring about, induce, engender

Tim I.i.25 
Each bound it chafes. What have you there?
bound (n.) 1 limit, boundary, confine, barrier
chafe (v.) 1 fret, rage, seethe

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.26 
A picture, sir. When comes your book forth?
come forth (v.) come into existence, be displayed

 

POET

Tim I.i.27 
Upon the heels of my presentment, sir.
presentment (n.) 2 presentation, bestowal, offering for acceptance

Tim I.i.28 
Let's see your piece.
piece (n.) 1 work (of art), creation

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.29 
'Tis a good piece.

 

POET

Tim I.i.30 
So 'tis. This comes off well and excellent.
come off (v.) 4 turn out, result

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.31.1 
Indifferent.
grace (n.) 4 gracefulness, charm, elegance
indifferent (adj.) 3 average, ordinary, typical

 

POET

Tim I.i.31.2 
                         Admirable. How this grace

Tim I.i.32 
Speaks his own standing! What a mental power
speak (v.) 3 proclaim, show, reveal
standing (n.) 2 status, position, stature

Tim I.i.33 
This eye shoots forth! How big imagination
big (adv.) 2 strongly, forcefully, with depth
power (n.) 4 force, strength, might

Tim I.i.34 
Moves in this lip! To th' dumbness of the gesture
move (v.) 1 arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]

Tim I.i.35 
One might interpret.
interpret (v.) provide a dialogue [as does a puppeteer on behalf of the puppets]

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.36 
It is a pretty mocking of the life.
mocking (n.) imitation, representation, impression
pretty (adj.) 1 clever, ingenious, artful

Tim I.i.37.1 
Here is a touch. Is't good?
touch (n.) 1 trait, quality, feature

 

POET

Tim I.i.37.2 
                         I will say of it,

Tim I.i.38 
It tutors nature. Artificial strife
artificial (adj.) 1 showing creative artistry, artistically skilful
strife (n.) striving, endeavour, strong effort

Tim I.i.39 
Lives in these touches livelier than life.
touch (n.) 1 trait, quality, feature

Tim I.i.40 
Enter certain senators, and pass over the stage
follow (v.) 1 seek after, pursue, strive for, court

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.40 
How this lord is followed!

 

POET

Tim I.i.41 
The senators of Athens – happy man!

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.42 
Look, more!
mo, moe (adj.) more [in number]

 

POET

Tim I.i.43 
You see this confluence, this great flood of visitors.

Tim I.i.44 
I have in this rough work shaped out a man
rough (adj.) 3 imperfect, unpolished, untidy

Tim I.i.45 
Whom this beneath world doth embrace and hug
beneath (adj.) lower, earthly

Tim I.i.46 
With amplest entertainment. My free drift
drift (n.) 2 direction, progress, course
entertainment (n.) 2 pleasant reception, favourable welcome
free (adj.) 8 open, unobstructed, unimpeded

Tim I.i.47 
Halts not particularly, but moves itself
particularly (adv.) 2 by singling out any one individual

Tim I.i.48 
In a wide sea of tax. No levelled malice
levelled (adj.) targetted, directed, aimed
tax (n.) charge, accusation, censure

Tim I.i.49 
Infects one comma in the course I hold,
comma (n.) 1 [subordinate part of a sentence] detail, jot
course (n.) 1 course of action, way of proceeding

Tim I.i.50 
But flies an eagle flight, bold and forth on,
forth (adv.) 3 straight, directly

Tim I.i.51 
Leaving no tract behind.
tract (n.) 3 trace, trail, evidence of passage

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.52 
How shall I understand you?

 

POET

Tim I.i.53 
I will unbolt to you.
unbolt (v.) unfold, explain, open out

Tim I.i.54 
You see how all conditions, how all minds,
condition (n.) 4 position, social rank, station

Tim I.i.55 
As well of glib and slipp'ry creatures as
glib (adj.) smooth, suave, oily

Tim I.i.56 
Of grave and austere quality, tender down
quality (n.) 1 nature, disposition, character
tender down (v.) offer, proffer, present

Tim I.i.57 
Their services to Lord Timon. His large fortune,

Tim I.i.58 
Upon his good and gracious nature hanging,

Tim I.i.59 
Subdues and properties to his love and tendance
property (v.) 2 appropriate, take possession of
tendance (n.) 1 attention, care, solicitude

Tim I.i.60 
All sorts of hearts; yea, from the glass-faced flatterer
glass-faced (adj.) mirror-faced, self-reflecting

Tim I.i.61 
To Apemantus, that few things loves better

Tim I.i.62 
Than to abhor himself – even he drops down

Tim I.i.63 
The knee before him, and returns in peace

Tim I.i.64 
Most rich in Timon's nod.

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.65.1 
I saw them speak together.

 

POET

Tim I.i.65.2 
                         Sir,

Tim I.i.66 
I have upon a high and pleasant hill

Tim I.i.67 
Feigned Fortune to be throned. The base o'th' mount

Tim I.i.68 
Is ranked with all deserts, all kind of natures,
desert, desart (n.) 2 worth, merit, deserving
nature (n.) 5 personality, innate disposition, character
rank (v.) 1 arrange in ranks, order in rows

Tim I.i.69 
That labour on the bosom of this sphere
bosom (n.) 6 surface
sphere (n.) 2 globe, earth, world

Tim I.i.70 
To propagate their states. Amongst them all,
propagate (v.) increase, multiply
state (n.) 11 estate, property, wealth, means

Tim I.i.71 
Whose eyes are on this sovereign lady fixed

Tim I.i.72 
One do I personate of Lord Timon's frame,
frame (n.) 5 nature, frame of mind, disposition
personate (v.) 1 describe, represent, delineate

Tim I.i.73 
Whom Fortune with her ivory hand wafts to her,
waft (v.) 1 beckon, wave [at], signal

Tim I.i.74 
Whose present grace to present slaves and servants
grace (n.) 1 honour, favour, recognition, respect

Tim I.i.75.1 
Translates his rivals.
conceive (v.) 4 devise, form, conceptualize
scope (n.) 1 goal, prospect, purpose, aim
translate (v.) 1 transform, change, alter

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.75.2 
                         'Tis conceived to scope.

Tim I.i.76 
This throne, this Fortune, and this hill, methinks,
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.) it seems /seemed to me

Tim I.i.77 
With one man beckoned from the rest below,

Tim I.i.78 
Bowing his head against the steepy mount
steepy (adj.) steep, precipitous, difficult to ascend

Tim I.i.79 
To climb his happiness, would be well expressed
climb (v.) reach, attain, achieve
happiness (n.) 1 good luck, success, good fortune

Tim I.i.80.1 
In our condition.
hear on (v.) listen further to

 

POET

Tim I.i.80.2 
                         Nay, sir, but hear me on.

Tim I.i.81 
All those which were his fellows but of late –
fellow (n.) 2 counterpart, match, equal
late, of recently, a little while ago

Tim I.i.82 
Some better than his value – on the moment
moment, on the immediately, instantly
value (n.) worth, estimation, valuation

Tim I.i.83 
Follow his strides, his lobbies fill with tendance,
lobby (n.) ante-room, corridor
tendance (n.) 2 retinue, people in attendance

Tim I.i.84 
Rain sacrificial whisperings in his ear,

Tim I.i.85 
Make sacred even his stirrup, and through him

Tim I.i.86.1 
Drink the free air.

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.86.2 
                         Ay, marry, what of these?

 

POET

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When Fortune in her shift and change of mood

Tim I.i.88 
Spurns down her late beloved, all his dependants,
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash

Tim I.i.89 
Which laboured after him to the mountain's top

Tim I.i.90 
Even on their knees and hands, let him fall down,

Tim I.i.91 
Not one accompanying his declining foot.
declining (adj.) 2 falling, sinking, descending

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.92 
'Tis common.

Tim I.i.93 
A thousand moral paintings I can show
moral (adj.) 2 pointing a moral, allegorical

Tim I.i.94 
That shall demonstrate these quick blows of Fortune's

Tim I.i.95 
More pregnantly than words. Yet you do well

Tim I.i.96 
To show Lord Timon that mean eyes have seen
mean (adj.) 2 lowly, humble, poor

Tim I.i.97 
The foot above the head.

Tim I.i.98.1 
Trumpets sound. Enter Lord Timon, addressing himself

Tim I.i.98.2 
courteously to every suitor; a Messenger from

Tim I.i.98.3 
Ventidius talking with him; Lucilius and other

Tim I.i.98.4 
servants following

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.98 
Imprisoned is he, say you?

 

MESSENGER

Tim I.i.99 
Ay, my good lord. Five talents is his debt,

Tim I.i.100 
His means most short, his creditors most strait.
short (adj.) 1 wanting, insufficient, inadequate
strait (adj.) 1 stringent, strict, harsh

Tim I.i.101 
Your honourable letter he desires

Tim I.i.102 
To those have shut him up, which failing

Tim I.i.103.1 
Periods his comfort.
period (v.) end, conclude; [with ‘comfort’ as object] put an end to; or [with ‘comfort’ as subject]: come to an end

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.103.2 
                         Noble Ventidius! Well,

Tim I.i.104 
I am not of that feather to shake off
feather (n.) kind, type, disposition
shake off (v.) abandon, cast off, discard

Tim I.i.105 
My friend when he must need me. I do know him

Tim I.i.106 
A gentleman that well deserves a help,

Tim I.i.107 
Which he shall have. I'll pay the debt, and free him.

 

MESSENGER

Tim I.i.108 
Your lordship ever binds him.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.109 
Commend me to him. I will send his ransom;
commend (v.) 1 convey greetings, present kind regards
ransom (n.) money owing, amount to be paid

Tim I.i.110 
And, being enfranchised, bid him come to me.
enfranchise (v.) set free, liberate

Tim I.i.111 
'Tis not enough to help the feeble up,

Tim I.i.112 
But to support him after. Fare you well.

 

MESSENGER

Tim I.i.113 
All happiness to your honour!

Tim I.i.113 
Exit

Tim I.i.114 
Enter an Old Athenian
father (n.) 1 old man, venerable sir
freely (adv.) 2 gladly, willingly, readily

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.114.1 
Lord Timon, hear me speak.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.114.2 
                         Freely, good father.

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.115 
Thou hast a servant named Lucilius.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.116 
I have so. What of him?

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.117 
Most noble Timon, call the man before thee.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.118 
Attends he here, or no? Lucilius!
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.) 2 serve, follow, wait [on/upon]

 

LUCILIUS

Tim I.i.119 
Here, at your lordship's service.

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.120 
This fellow here, Lord Timon, this thy creature,
creature (n.) 3 dependant, servant

Tim I.i.121 
By night frequents my house. I am a man

Tim I.i.122 
That from my first have been inclined to thrift,

Tim I.i.123 
And my estate deserves an heir more raised
raise (v.) 4 elevate in rank, advance, promote

Tim I.i.124.1 
Than one which holds a trencher.
trencher (n.) plate, platter, serving dish

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.124.2 
                         Well, what further?

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.125 
One only daughter have I, no kin else,

Tim I.i.126 
On whom I may confer what I have got.
get (v.) 3 acquire, gain, earn

Tim I.i.127 
The maid is fair, o'th' youngest for a bride,
fair (adj.) 1 handsome, good-looking, beautiful

Tim I.i.128 
And I have bred her at my dearest cost
breed (v.), past form bred 1 raise, bring up, support

Tim I.i.129 
In qualities of the best. This man of thine
quality (n.) 2 accomplishment, capacity, ability

Tim I.i.130 
Attempts her love. I prithee, noble lord,
attempt (v.) 1 endeavour, venture, strive [for]

Tim I.i.131 
Join with me to forbid him her resort;
resort (n.) 1 visits, visitings, approaches

Tim I.i.132.1 
Myself have spoke in vain.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.132.2 
                         The man is honest.

 

OLD ATHENIAN

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Therefore he will be, Timon.

Tim I.i.134 
His honesty rewards him in itself;

Tim I.i.135.1 
It must not bear my daughter.
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 12 carry away, take as a companion

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.135.2 
                         Does she love him?

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.136 
She is young and apt.
apt (adj.) 6 impressionable, susceptible

Tim I.i.137 
Our own precedent passions do instruct us
passion (n.) 1 powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
precedent (adj.) former, previous, prior

Tim I.i.138.1 
What levity's in youth.

  

TIMON

Tim I.i.138 
(to Lucilius)

Tim I.i.138.2 
                         Love you the maid?

 

LUCILIUS

Tim I.i.139 
Ay, my good lord, and she accepts of it.

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.140 
If in her marriage my consent be missing,

Tim I.i.141 
I call the gods to witness, I will choose

Tim I.i.142 
Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world,

Tim I.i.143.1 
And dispossess her all.
all (adv.) 1 exclusively, totally, altogether
endow (v.) provide with a dowry

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.143.2 
                         How shall she be endowed

Tim I.i.144 
If she be mated with an equal husband?
equal (adj.) 3 of the same social position; or: of equivalent fortune

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.145 
Three talents on the present; in future, all.
present, on the right now, immediately, forthwith

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.146 
This gentleman of mine hath served me long.

Tim I.i.147 
To build his fortune I will strain a little,
strain (v.) 1 stretch, make extra effort

Tim I.i.148 
For 'tis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter.
bond (n.) 2 duty, commitment, obligation

Tim I.i.149 
What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise,
counterpoise (v.) 1 equal, match, rival

Tim I.i.150.1 
And make him weigh with her.
weigh (v.) 1 balance [as in scales], poise, match

 

OLD ATHENIAN

Tim I.i.150.2 
                         Most noble lord,

Tim I.i.151 
Pawn me to this your honour, she is his.
pawn (v.) stake, pledge, risk

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.152 
My hand to thee; mine honour on my promise.

 

LUCILIUS

Tim I.i.153 
Humbly I thank your lordship. Never may

Tim I.i.154 
The state or fortune fall into my keeping
state (n.) 11 estate, property, wealth, means

Tim I.i.155 
Which is not owed to you.

Tim I.i.155 
Exeunt Lucilius and Old Athenian

  

POET

Tim I.i.156 
(presenting a poem)
vouchsafe (v.) 2 be pleased to accept, graciously receive

Tim I.i.156 
Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your lordship!

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.157 
I thank you; you shall hear from me anon.
anon (adv.) 1 soon, shortly, presently

Tim I.i.158 
Go not away. (To Painter) What have you there, my friend?

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.159 
A piece of painting, which I do beseech
piece (n.) 1 work (of art), creation

Tim I.i.160.1 
Your lordship to accept.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.160.2 
                         Painting is welcome.

Tim I.i.161 
The painting is almost the natural man;

Tim I.i.162 
For since dishonour traffics with man's nature,
traffic with (v.) traffic in, trade illicitly, pervert

Tim I.i.163 
He is but outside; these pencilled figures are
outside (n.) 1 appearance, look, outside show
pencilled (adj.) painted, shown in a painting

Tim I.i.164 
Even such as they give out. I like your work,

Tim I.i.165 
And you shall find I like it. Wait attendance

Tim I.i.166.1 
Till you hear further from me.

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.166.2 
                         The gods preserve ye!

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.167 
Well fare you, gentleman. Give me your hand.
fare (v.) 1 get on, manage, do, cope

Tim I.i.168 
We must needs dine together. (To Jeweller) Sir, your jewel

Tim I.i.169.1 
Hath suffered under praise.
dispraise (n.) disparagement, censure, reproach

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.169.2 
                         What, my lord, dispraise?

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.170 
A mere satiety of commendations.
mere (adj.) 1 complete, total, absolute, utter
satiety (n.) 1 excess, over-abundance

Tim I.i.171 
If I should pay you for't as 'tis extolled,

Tim I.i.172.1 
It would unclew me quite.
rate (v.) 2 reckon, estimate, appraise
unclew (v.) unwind, undo; ruin

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.172.2 
                         My lord, 'tis rated

Tim I.i.173 
As those which sell would give. But you well know

Tim I.i.174 
Things of like value, differing in the owners,
like (adj.) 1 same, similar, alike, equal

Tim I.i.175 
Are prized by their masters. Believe't, dear lord,

Tim I.i.176 
You mend the jewel by the wearing it.
mend (v.) 2 increase the value of, make more excellent

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.177 
Well mocked.
mocked, well make a jocular riposte, evade an argument using flattery

Tim I.i.178 
Enter Apemantus
tongue (n.) 1 speech, expression, language, words, voice

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.178 
No, my good lord; he speaks the common tongue

Tim I.i.179 
Which all men speak with him.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.180 
Look who comes here. Will you be chid?
chide (v.), past form chid 1 scold, rebuke, reprove

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.181.1 
We'll bear, with your lordship.
bear (v.), past forms bore, borne 5 sustain, carry through, keep going

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.181.2 
                         He'll spare none.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.182 
Good morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus.
gentle (adj.) 1 well-born, honourable, noble
morrow (n.) morning

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.183 
Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow,
gentle (adj.) 2 courteous, friendly, kind
stay (v.) 1 wait (for), await

Tim I.i.184 
When thou art Timon's dog, and these knaves honest.
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.185 
Why dost thou call them knaves? Thou knowest them not.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.186 
Are they not Athenians?

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.187 
Yes.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.188 
Then I repent not.

 

JEWELLER

Tim I.i.189 
You know me, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.190 
Thou knowest I do. I called thee by thy name.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.191 
Thou art proud, Apemantus.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.192 
Of nothing so much as that I am not like Timon.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.193 
Whither art going?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.194 
To knock out an honest Athenian's brains.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.195 
That's a deed thou'lt die for.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.196 
Right, if doing nothing be death by th' law.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.197 
How likest thou this picture, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.198 
The best, for the innocence.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.199 
Wrought he not well that painted it?
work (v.), past form wrought 2 perform, do, carry out

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.200 
He wrought better that made the painter,

Tim I.i.201 
and yet he's but a filthy piece of work.
filthy (adj.) nasty, contemptible, disgusting

 

PAINTER

Tim I.i.202 
Y'are a dog.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.203 
Thy mother's of my generation. What's
generation (n.) 4 breed, class, pedigree

Tim I.i.204 
she, if I be a dog?

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.205 
Wilt dine with me, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.206 
No. I eat not lords.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.207 
An thou shouldst, thou'dst anger ladies.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.208 
O, they eat lords; so they come by great
come by (v.) find, acquire, come across

Tim I.i.209 
bellies.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.210 
That's a lascivious apprehension.
apprehension (n.) 2 conception, grasping by the mind, awareness

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.211 
So thou apprehendest it. Take it for thy
apprehend (v.) 2 seize upon, snatch at, lay hold of

Tim I.i.212 
labour.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.213 
How dost thou like this jewel, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.214 
Not so well as plain-dealing, which will not

Tim I.i.215 
cost a man a doit.
doit (n.) [small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.216 
What dost thou think 'tis worth?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.217 
Not worth my thinking. How now, poet!

 

POET

Tim I.i.218 
How now, philosopher!

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.219 
Thou liest.

 

POET

Tim I.i.220 
Art not one?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.221 
Yes.

 

POET

Tim I.i.222 
Then I lie not.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.223 
Art not a poet?

 

POET

Tim I.i.224 
Yes.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.225 
Then thou liest. Look in thy last work,

Tim I.i.226 
where thou hast feigned him a worthy fellow.
feign (v.) 1 depict, imagine, conjure up

 

POET

Tim I.i.227 
That's not feigned – he is so.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.228 
Yes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay thee

Tim I.i.229 
for thy labour. He that loves to be flattered is worthy

Tim I.i.230 
o'th' flatterer. Heavens, that I were a lord!

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.231 
What wouldst do then, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.232 
E'en as Apemantus does now: hate a lord

Tim I.i.233 
with my heart.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.234 
What, thyself?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.235 
Ay.

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.236 
Wherefore?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.237 
That I had no angry wit to be a lord. – Art
wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability

Tim I.i.238 
not thou a merchant?

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.239 
Ay, Apemantus.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.240 
Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin
traffic (n.) 1 trade, commerce, business, merchandise

 

MERCHANT

Tim I.i.241 
If traffic do it, the gods do it.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.242 
Traffic's thy god, and thy god confound
confound (v.) 1 destroy, overthrow, ruin

Tim I.i.243 
thee!

Tim I.i.244 
Trumpet sounds. Enter a Messenger

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.244 
What trumpet's that?

 

MESSENGER

Tim I.i.245 
'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,
horse (n.) cavalry, horse soldiers

Tim I.i.246 
All of companionship.
companionship, of belonging to one company, in a single party

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.247 
Pray entertain them, give them guide to us.
entertain (v.) 2 welcome, receive kindly, treat well, show hospitality to
guide (n.) guidance, direction, conduct

Tim I.i.247 
Exeunt some attendants

Tim I.i.248 
You must needs dine with me. Go not you hence

Tim I.i.249 
Till I have thanked you. When dinner's done,

Tim I.i.250 
Show me this piece. I am joyful of your sights.
piece (n.) 1 work (of art), creation
sight (n.) 3 sighting, presence in one's sight

Tim I.i.251 
Enter Alcibiades, with the rest

Tim I.i.251.1 
Most welcome, sir!

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.251.2 
                         So, so, there!

Tim I.i.252 
Aches contract and starve your supple joints!
contract (v.) 3 shrink, shrivel, cripple
starve (v.) 5 destroy, wither, waste away

Tim I.i.253 
That there should be small love amongst these sweet knaves,
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue
sweet (adj.) 3 smooth, unctuous, oily

Tim I.i.254 
And all this courtesy! The strain of man's bred out
breed out (v.) exhaust through breeding, become degenerate
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) 1 courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
strain (n.) 1 quality, character, disposition

Tim I.i.255 
Into baboon and monkey.

 

ALCIBIADES

Tim I.i.256 
Sir, you have saved my longing, and I feed
save (v.) 2 prevent, avoid, avert

Tim I.i.257.1 
Most hungerly on your sight.
hungerly (adv.) hungrily, greedily, avidly

 

TIMON

Tim I.i.257.2 
                         Right welcome, sir!

Tim I.i.258 
Ere we depart we'll share a bounteous time
depart (v.) separate, part company, take leave of one another

Tim I.i.259 
In different pleasures. Pray you, let us in.
different (adj.) 2 various, several

Tim I.i.259 
Exeunt all but Apemantus

Tim I.i.260 
Enter two Lords

 

FIRST LORD

Tim I.i.260 
What time o' day is't, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.261 
Time to be honest.

 

FIRST LORD

Tim I.i.262 
That time serves still.
serve (v.) 2 suffice, be enough, do [for]
still (adv.) 1 constantly, always, continually

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.263 
The more accursed thou that still omittest it.

 

SECOND LORD

Tim I.i.264 
Thou art going to Lord Timon's feast?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.265 
Ay, to see meat fill knaves and wine heat fools.
knave (n.) 1 scoundrel, rascal, rogue

 

SECOND LORD

Tim I.i.266 
Fare thee well, fare thee well.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.267 
Thou art a fool to bid me farewell twice.

 

SECOND LORD

Tim I.i.268 
Why, Apemantus?

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.269 
Shouldst have kept one to thyself, for I

Tim I.i.270 
mean to give thee none.

 

FIRST LORD

Tim I.i.271 
Hang thyself.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.272 
No, I will do nothing at thy bidding. Make

Tim I.i.273 
thy requests to thy friend.

 

SECOND LORD

Tim I.i.274 
Away, unpeaceable dog, or I'll spurn thee
spurn (v.) 2 kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
unpeaceable (adj.) quarrelsome, contentious, noisily argumentative

Tim I.i.275 
hence.

 

APEMANTUS

Tim I.i.276 
I will fly, like a dog, the heels o'th' ass.

Tim I.i.276 
Exit

 

FIRST LORD

Tim I.i.277 
He's opposite to humanity.
opposite (adj.) opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]

Tim I.i.278 
Come, shall we in

Tim I.i.279 
And taste Lord Timon's bounty? He outgoes
outgo (v.) 1 outdo, outstrip, surpass

Tim I.i.280 
The very heart of kindness.
heart (n.) 2 spirit, soul, essence

 

SECOND LORD

Tim I.i.281 
He pours it out. Plutus, the god of gold,

Tim I.i.282 
Is but his steward. No meed but he repays
meed (n.) 3 gift, service, benefaction

Tim I.i.283 
Sevenfold above itself; no gift to him

Tim I.i.284 
But breeds the giver a return exceeding

Tim I.i.285.1 
All use of quittance.
quittance (n.) 1 due recompense, repayment, requital
use (n.) 1 usual practice, habit, custom

 

FIRST LORD

Tim I.i.285.2 
                         The noblest mind he carries

Tim I.i.286 
That ever governed man.

 

SECOND LORD

Tim I.i.287 
Long may he live in fortunes. Shall we in?

 

FIRST LORD

Tim I.i.288 
I'll keep you company.

Tim I.i.288 
Exeunt

 
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