Timon of Athens

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Hoboyes Playing lowd Musicke. A great Banquet seru'd Hautboys playing loud music. A great banquet servedhautboy (n.)
type of musical instrument; oboe
Tim I.ii.1.1
in: and then, Enter in; Flavius and others attending; and then enter attend (v.)
serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
Tim I.ii.1.2
Lord Timon, the States, the Athenian Lord Timon, Alcibiades, the States, the Athenianstate (n.)
persons of rank, nobility, court, council of state
Tim I.ii.1.3
Lords, Ventigius which Timon redeem'd from Lords, and Ventidius which Timon redeemed from Tim I.ii.1.4
prison. Then comes dropping after all Apemantus prison. Then comes, dropping after all, Apemantus,drop (v.)
drift, meander, come casually
Tim I.ii.1.5
discontentedly like himselfe.discontentedly, like himself Tim I.ii.1.6
Most honoured Timon, / It hath pleas'd the GodsMost honoured Timon, it hath pleased the gods Tim I.ii.1
to remember my Fathers age, / And call him to long peace:To remember my father's age, and call him to long peace. Tim I.ii.2
He is gone happy, and has left me rich:He is gone happy, and has left me rich. Tim I.ii.3
Then, as in gratefull Vertue I am boundThen, as in grateful virtue I am bound Tim I.ii.4
To your free heart, I do returne those TalentsTo your free heart, I do return those talents,free (adj.)
liberal, lavish, generous
Tim I.ii.5
talent (n.)
high-value accounting unit in some ancient countries
Doubled with thankes and seruice, from whose helpeDoubled with thanks and service, from whose help Tim I.ii.6
I deriu'd libertie.I derived liberty. Tim I.ii.7.1
O by no meanes,O, by no means, Tim I.ii.7.2
Honest Ventigius: You mistake my loue,Honest Ventidius. You mistake my love.mistake (v.)
misunderstand, take wrongly, misconceive
Tim I.ii.8
I gaue it freely euer, and ther's noneI gave it freely ever, and there's nonefreely (adv.)
without conditions, unreservedly
Tim I.ii.9
Can truely say he giues, if he receiues:Can truly say he gives, if he receives. Tim I.ii.10
If our betters play at that game, we must not dareIf our betters play at that game, we must not dare Tim I.ii.11
To imitate them: faults that are rich are faire.To imitate them; faults that are rich are fair.fair (adj.)

old form: faire
fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
Tim I.ii.12
A Noble spirit.A noble spirit! Tim I.ii.13.1
Nay my Lords, Nay, my lords, Tim I.ii.13.2
Ceremony was but deuis'd at firstCeremony was but devised at first Tim I.ii.14
To set a glosse on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,gloss (n.)

old form: glosse
deceptive appearance, plausibility
Tim I.ii.15
Recanting goodnesse, sorry ere 'tis showne:Recanting goodness, sorry ere 'tis shown;recanting (adj.)
causing an action to be retracted, resulting in withdrawal
Tim I.ii.16
goodness (n.)

old form: goodnesse
natural kindness, generosity, bounty
But where there is true friendship, there needs none.But where there is true friendship there needs none. Tim I.ii.17
Pray sit, more welcome are ye to my Fortunes,Pray, sit. More welcome are ye to my fortunes Tim I.ii.18
Then my Fortunes to me.Than my fortunes to me. Tim I.ii.19
They sit Tim I.ii.20.1
My Lord, we alwaies haue confest it.My lord, we always have confessed it.confess (v.)

old form: confest
acknowledge, recognize, admit
Tim I.ii.20
Ho ho, confest it? Handg'd it? Haue you not?Ho, ho, confessed it! Hanged it, have you not? Tim I.ii.21
Timo. TIMON 
O Apermantus, you are welcome.O, Apemantus, you are welcome. Tim I.ii.22.1
No:No, Tim I.ii.22.2
You shall not make me welcome:You shall not make me welcome. Tim I.ii.23
I come to haue thee thrust me out of doores.I come to have thee thrust me out of doors. Tim I.ii.24
Fie, th'art a churle, ye'haue got a humour thereFie, th' art a churl. Y' have got a humour therechurl (n.)

old form: churle
peasant, serf, rustic
Tim I.ii.25
humour (n.)
mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
Does not become a man, 'tis much too blame:Does not become a man; 'tis much too blame.become (v.)
be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
Tim I.ii.26
blame (adj.)
blameworthy, culpable, guilty
They say my Lords, Ira furor breuis est,They say, my lords, Ira furor brevis est;ira...
anger is a madness that doesn't last long
Tim I.ii.27
But yond man is verie angrie.But yond man is ever angry. Tim I.ii.28
Go, let him haue a Table by himselfe:Go, let him have a table by himself; Tim I.ii.29
For he does neither affect companie,For he does neither affect company,affect (v.)
cultivate, aim at, seek out
Tim I.ii.30
Nor is he fit for't indeed.Nor is he fit for't, indeed. Tim I.ii.31
Let me stay at thine apperill Timon,Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon.apperil (n.)

old form: apperill
peril, risk, danger
Tim I.ii.32
I come to obserue, I giue thee warning on't.I come to observe, I give thee warning on't. Tim I.ii.33
I take no heede of thee: Th'art an Athenian,I take no heed of thee. Th' art an Athenian, Tim I.ii.34
therefore welcome: I my selfe would haue no power,therefore welcome. I myself would have no power –  Tim I.ii.35
prythee let my meate make thee silent.prithee, let my meat make thee silent.meat (n.)

old form: meate
food, nourishment
Tim I.ii.36
I scorne thy meate, 'twould choake me: for II scorn thy meat. 'Twould choke me, for I Tim I.ii.37
should nere flatter thee. Oh you Gods! What a number ofshould ne'er flatter thee. O you gods! What a number of Tim I.ii.38
men eats Timon, and he sees 'em not? It greeues me to men eats Timon, and he sees 'em not! It grieves me to Tim I.ii.39
see so many dip there meate in one mans blood, and allsee so many dip their meat in one man's blood. And all Tim I.ii.40
the madnesse is, he cheeres them vp too.the madness is he cheers them up to't.cheer up (v.)

old form: cheeres vp
encourage, urge on, egg on
Tim I.ii.41
I wonder men dare trust themselues with men.I wonder men dare trust themselves with men. Tim I.ii.42
Me thinks they should enuite them without kniues,Methinks they should invite them without knives:methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
Tim I.ii.43
Good for there meate, and safer for their liues.Good for their meat, and safer for their lives. Tim I.ii.44
There's much example for't, the fellow that sits nextThere's much example for't. The fellow that sits next Tim I.ii.45
him, now parts bread with him, pledges the breath ofhim, now parts bread with him, pledges the breath ofpart (v.)
divide, share, split up
Tim I.ii.46
breath (n.)
life, spirit, living and breathing existence
him in a diuided draught: is the readiest man to killhim in a divided draught, is the readiest man to killdraught (n.)
cup of drink
Tim I.ii.47
ready (adj.)
eager, willing, ready to act
divided (adj.)

old form: diuided
shared, with everyone partaking
him. 'Tas beene proued, if I were a huge man I shouldhim. 'T has been proved. If I were a huge man, I shouldhuge (adj.)
great, important, of high rank
Tim I.ii.48
feare to drinke at meales,fear to drink at meals, Tim I.ii.49
least they should spie my wind-pipes dangerous noates,Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous notes. Tim I.ii.50
great men should drinke with harnesse on their throates.Great men should drink with harness on their throats.harness (n.)

old form: harnesse
Tim I.ii.51
My Lord in heart: and let the health go round.My lord, in heart! And let the health go round.health (n.)
toast, salutation in drink
Tim I.ii.52
heart, in
[in making a toast] in good spirits, in a spirit of fellowship
Let it flow this way my good Lord.Let it flow this way, my good lord.flow (v.)
move, travel, run
Tim I.ii.53
Flow this way? A braue fellow. He keepesFlow this way? A brave fellow. He keepsbrave (adj.)

old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Tim I.ii.54
his tides well, those healths will make thee and thy his tides well. Those healths will make thee and thyhealth (n.)
toast, salutation in drink
Tim I.ii.55
tide (n.)
season, date, time [of year]
state looke ill, Timon.state look ill, Timon.state (n.)
estate, property, wealth, means
Tim I.ii.56
Heere's that which is too weake to be a sinner,Here's that which is too weak to be a sinner,sinner (n.)
cause of sin, instiller of wickedness
Tim I.ii.57
Honest water, which nere left man i'th'mire:Honest water, which ne'er left man i'th' mire. Tim I.ii.58
This and my food are equals, there's no ods,This and my food are equals, there's no odds. Tim I.ii.59
Feasts are to proud to giue thanks to the Gods.Feasts are too proud to give thanks to the gods. Tim I.ii.60
Apermantus Grace.APEMANTUS'S GRACEgrace (n.)
grace before meals, prayer of thanksgiving
Tim I.ii.61.1
Immortall Gods, I craue no pelfe,Immortal gods, I crave no pelf,crave (v.)

old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
Tim I.ii.61
pelf (n.)

old form: pelfe
possessions, property, goods
I pray for no man but my selfe,I pray for no man but myself. Tim I.ii.62
Graunt I may neuer proue so fond,Grant I may never prove so fondfond (adj.)
foolish, stupid, mad
Tim I.ii.63
To trust man on his Oath or Bond.To trust man on his oath or bond, Tim I.ii.64
Or a Harlot for her weeping,Or a harlot for her weeping, Tim I.ii.65
Or a Dogge that seemes asleeping,Or a dog that seems a-sleeping, Tim I.ii.66
Or a keeper with my freedome,Or a keeper with my freedom,keeper (n.)
gaoler, warden, custodian
Tim I.ii.67
Or my friends if I should need 'em.Or my friends if I should need 'em. Tim I.ii.68
Amen. So fall too't:Amen. So fall to't.fall to, fall to it (v.)

old form: too
set to work, begin eating
Tim I.ii.69
Richmen sin, and I eat root.Rich men sin, and I eat root.root (n.)
vegetable root
Tim I.ii.70
He eats and drinks Tim I.ii.71.1
Much good dich thy good heart, ApermantusMuch good dich thy good heart, Apemantus.dich (v.)
[perhaps a dialectal form] do it
Tim I.ii.71
Captaine, Alcibiades, your hearts in the field now.Captain Alcibiades, your heart's in the field now.field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Tim I.ii.72
My heart is euer at your seruice, my Lord.My heart is ever at your service, my lord. Tim I.ii.73
You had rather be at a breakefast of Enemies, thenYou had rather be at a breakfast of enemies than Tim I.ii.74
a dinner of Friends.a dinner of friends. Tim I.ii.75
So they were bleeding new my Lord, there'sSo they were bleeding new, my lord. There'snew (adv.)
newly, freshly, recently, just
Tim I.ii.76
no meat like 'em, I could wish my best friend at such ano meat like 'em. I could wish my best friend at such ameat (n.)
food, nourishment
Tim I.ii.77
Feast.feast. Tim I.ii.78
Would all those Flatterers were thineWould all those flatterers were thine Tim I.ii.79
Enemies then, that then thou might'st kill 'em: & bidenemies then, that then thou mightst kill 'em – and bidbid (v.), past form bade
pray, entreat, beg, ask
Tim I.ii.80
me to 'em.me to 'em. Tim I.ii.81
Might we but haue that happinesse myMight we but have that happiness, my Tim I.ii.82
Lord, that you would once vse our hearts, whereby welord, that you would once use our hearts, whereby weuse (v.)

old form: vse
make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
Tim I.ii.83
might expresse some part of our zeales, we should thinkemight express some part of our zeals, we should think Tim I.ii.84
our selues for euer perfect.ourselves for ever perfect.perfect (adj.)
in a state of complete satisfaction, totally content
Tim I.ii.85
Timon. TIMON 
Oh no doubt my good Friends, but the GodsO, no doubt, my good friends, but the gods Tim I.ii.86
themselues haue prouided that I shall haue much helpethemselves have provided that I shall have much help Tim I.ii.87
from you: how had you beene my Friends else. Whyfrom you. How had you been my friends else? Whyelse (adv.)
Tim I.ii.88
haue you that charitable title from thousands? Did nothave you that charitable title from thousands, did notcharitable (adj.)
kindly, loving, warm-hearted
Tim I.ii.89
you chiefely belong to my heart? I haue told more of youyou chiefly belong to my heart? I have told more of you Tim I.ii.90
to my selfe, then you can with modestie speake in your owneto myself than you can with modesty speak in your own Tim I.ii.91
behalfe. And thus farre I confirme you. Oh you Gods (thinkebehalf; and thus far I confirm you. O you gods, think Tim I.ii.92
I,) what need we haue any Friends; if we should nereI, what need we have any friends if we should ne'er Tim I.ii.93
haue need of 'em? They were the most needlessehave need of 'em? They were the most needless Tim I.ii.94
Creatures liuing; should we nere haue vse for 'em? Andcreatures living should we ne'er have use for 'em, and Tim I.ii.95
would most resemble sweete Instruments hung vp inwould most resemble sweet instruments hung up in Tim I.ii.96
Cases, that keepes there sounds to themselues. Why Icases, that keeps their sounds to themselves. Why, I Tim I.ii.97
haue often wisht my selfe poorer, that I might comehave often wished myself poorer that I might come Tim I.ii.98
neerer to you: we are borne to do benefits. And whatnearer to you. We are born to do benefits. And what Tim I.ii.99
better or properer can we call our owne, then the riches ofbetter or properer can we call our own than the riches of Tim I.ii.100
our Friends? Oh what a pretious comfort 'tis, to haue soour friends? O, what a precious comfort 'tis to have socomfort (n.)
happiness, joy, cheerfulness
Tim I.ii.101
many like Brothers commanding one anothers Fortunes.many like brothers commanding one another's fortunes!like (adj.)
like-minded, harmonious
Tim I.ii.102
like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
command (v.)
have at one's disposal, be entrusted with
Oh ioyes, e'ne made away er't can be borne: mineO, joy's e'en made away ere't can be born! Minemake away (v.)
put an end to, do away with
Tim I.ii.103
eies cannot hold out water me thinks to forget theireyes cannot hold out water, methinks. To forget theirmethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
Tim I.ii.104
Faults. I drinke to you.faults, I drink to you. Tim I.ii.105
Thou weep'st to make them drinke, Timon.Thou weepest to make them drink, Timon. Tim I.ii.106
Ioy had the like conception in our eies,Joy had the like conception in our eyes,like (adj.)
same, similar, alike, equal
Tim I.ii.107
And at that instant, like a babe sprung vp.And at that instant like a babe sprung up. Tim I.ii.108
Ho, ho: I laugh to thinke that babe a bastard.Ho, ho! I laugh to think that babe a bastard. Tim I.ii.109
I promise you my Lord you mou'd me much.I promise you, my lord, you moved me much.move (v.)

old form: mou'd
arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
Tim I.ii.110
Much.Much! Tim I.ii.111
Sound Tucket. Sound tuckettucket (n.)
personal trumpet call
Tim I.ii.112.1
What meanes that Trumpe?What means that trump?trump (n.)

old form: Trumpe
Tim I.ii.112
Enter Seruant.Enter a Servant Tim I.ii.113
How now?How now? Tim I.ii.113
Please you my Lord, there are certaine LadiesPlease you, my lord, there are certain ladies Tim I.ii.114
Most desirous of admittance.most desirous of admittance. Tim I.ii.115
Ladies? what are their wils?Ladies? What are their wills?will (n.)

old form: wils
desire, wish, liking, inclination
Tim I.ii.116
There comes with them a fore-runner my Lord,There comes with them a forerunner, my lord, Tim I.ii.117
which beares that office, to signifie their pleasures.which bears that office to signify their pleasures.office (n.)
role, position, place, function
Tim I.ii.118
signify (v.)

old form: signifie
report, make known, declare
I pray let them be admitted.I pray let them be admitted. Tim I.ii.119
Enter Cupid with the Maske of Ladies.Enter CupidCupid (n.)
[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
Tim I.ii.120
Haile to thee worthy Timon and to allHail to thee, worthy Timon, and to all Tim I.ii.120
that of his Bounties taste: the fiue best SencesThat of his bounties taste! The five best sensesbounty (n.)

old form: Bounties
act of kindness, good turn
Tim I.ii.121
acknowledge thee their Patron, and come freelyAcknowledge thee their patron, and come freely Tim I.ii.122
to gratulate thy plentious bosome. ThereTo gratulate thy plenteous bosom. Th' ear,plenteous (adj.)

old form: plentious
generous, liberal, bountiful
Tim I.ii.123
gratulate (v.)
greet, welcome, salute
bosom (n.)

old form: bosome
warm-heartedness, tender affection
tast, touch all pleas'd from thy Table rise:Taste, touch, smell, all pleased from thy table rise; Tim I.ii.124
They onely now come but to Feast thine eies.They only now come but to feast thine eyes. Tim I.ii.125
Timo. TIMON 
They'r wecome all, let 'em haue kind admittance.They're welcome all; let 'em have kind admittance. Tim I.ii.126
Exit Cupid Tim I.ii.126
Musicke make their welcome.Music make their welcome. Tim I.ii.127
You see my Lord, how ample y'are belou'd.You see, my lord, how ample y'are beloved.ample (adv.)
well, fully, completely
Tim I.ii.128
Enter the Maskers ofMusic. Enter Cupid with a Masque of Ladies as Tim I.ii.129.1
Amazons, with Lutes in their hands, dauncing and Amazons, with lutes in their hands, dancing andAmazon, Amazonian (n.)
one of a race of warrior women, said to be descended from Ares, god of war
Tim I.ii.129.2
playing.playing Tim I.ii.129.3
Hoyday, / What a sweepe of vanitie comes this way. Hoyday, what a sweep of vanity comes this way!sweep (n.)

old form: sweepe
parade, progress, promenade
Tim I.ii.129
vanity (n.)

old form: vanitie
foolishness, absurdity, inanity
They daunce? They are madwomen,They dance? They are madwomen. Tim I.ii.130
Like Madnesse is the glory of this life,Like madness is the glory of this life Tim I.ii.131
As this pompe shewes to a little oyle and roote.As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.show (v.)

old form: shewes
appear, look [like], present [as]
Tim I.ii.132
root (n.)

old form: roote
vegetable root
We make our selues Fooles, to disport our selues,We make ourselves fools to disport ourselves,disport (v.)
entertain, amuse, divert
Tim I.ii.133
And spend our Flatteries, to drinke those men,And spend our flatteries to drink those menspend (v.)
expend, express, give vent to
Tim I.ii.134
drink (v.)

old form: drinke
drink down, swallow up
Vpon whose Age we voyde it vp agenUpon whose age we void it up againvoid up (v.)

old form: voyde vp
bring up, regurgitate, disgorge
Tim I.ii.135
age (n.)
mature years, old age
With poysonous Spight and Enuy.With poisonous spite and envy. Tim I.ii.136
Who liues, that's not depraued, or depraues;Who lives that's not depraved or depraves?deprave (v.)

old form: depraues
defame, disparage, deride
Tim I.ii.137
depraved (adj.)

old form: depraued
slandered, disparaged, defamed
Who dyes, that beares not one spurne to their grauesWho dies that bears not one spurn to their gravesspurn (n.)

old form: spurne
contemptuous treatment, scornful rejection
Tim I.ii.138
Of their Friends guift:Of their friends' gift?gift (n.)

old form: guift
giving, imparing, bestowal
Tim I.ii.139
I should feare, those that dance before me now,I should fear those that dance before me now Tim I.ii.140
Would one day stampe vpon me: 'Tas bene done,Would one day stamp upon me. 'T has been done. Tim I.ii.141
Men shut their doores against a setting Sunne.Men shut their doors against a setting sun. Tim I.ii.142
The Lords rise from Table, with much adoring of The Lords rise from table, with much adoring ofadoring (n.)
reverence, expression of respect [towards]
Tim I.ii.143.1
Timon, and to shew their loues, each single out an Timon, and to show their loves each single out an Tim I.ii.143.2
Amazon, and all Dance, men with women, a loftie Amazon, and all dance, men with women, a lofty Tim I.ii.143.3
straine or two to the Hoboyes, and cease.strain or two to the hautboys, and cease Tim I.ii.143.4
You haue done our pleasures / Much grace (faire Ladies)You have done our pleasures much grace, fair ladies,pleasure (n.)
enjoyment, pleasant occasion, revelry
Tim I.ii.143
grace (n.)
gracefulness, charm, elegance
Set a faire fashion on our entertainment,Set a fair fashion on our entertainment,entertainment (n.)
feast, banquet
Tim I.ii.144
fashion (n.)
manner, way, mode, appearance
fair (adj.)

old form: faire
fine, pleasing, splendid, excellent
Which was not halfe so beautifull, and kinde:Which was not half so beautiful and kind.kind (adj.)

old form: kinde
gracious, full of courtesy
Tim I.ii.145
You haue added worth vntoo't, and luster,You have added worth unto't and lustre,lustre (n.)

old form: luster
light, glory, brilliance
Tim I.ii.146
And entertain'd me with mine owne deuice.And entertained me with mine own device.device (n.)

old form: deuice
show, performance, production
Tim I.ii.147
I am to thanke you for't.I am to thank you for't. Tim I.ii.148
My Lord you take vs euen at the best.My lord, you take us even at the best.take (v.)
measure, estimate, gauge
Tim I.ii.149
best, at the
as well as one can, in the best possible way
Faith for the worst is filthy, and would notFaith, for the worst is filthy, and would not Tim I.ii.150
hold taking, I doubt me.hold taking, I doubt me.doubt (v.)
fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
Tim I.ii.151
Ladies, there is an idle banquet attends you,Ladies, there is an idle banquet attends you,idle (adj.)
trifling, unimportant, trivial
Tim I.ii.152
attend (v.)
await, wait for, expect
banquet, banket (n.)
refreshments, light meal, dessert
Please you to dispose your selues.Please you to dispose yourselves.dispose (v.)
place, distribute, organize
Tim I.ii.153
Most thankfully, my Lord. Most thankfully, my lord. Tim I.ii.154.1
Exeunt.Exeunt Cupid and Ladies Tim I.ii.154
Flauius.Flavius! Tim I.ii.154.2
My Lord.My lord? Tim I.ii.155.1
The little Casket bring me hither.The little casket bring me hither. Tim I.ii.155.2
Yes, my Lord. More Iewels yet?Yes, my lord. (Aside) More jewels yet! Tim I.ii.156
There is no crossing him in's humor,There is no crossing him in's humour,humour (n.)

old form: humor
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
Tim I.ii.157
cross (v.)
contradict, challenge, go against
Else I should tell him well, yfaith I should;Else I should tell him well, i'faith I should,else (adv.)
Tim I.ii.158
well (adv.)
clearly, plainly, frankly
When all's spent, hee'ld be crost then, and he could:When all's spent, he'd be crossed then, an he could.and, an (conj.)
if, whether
Tim I.ii.159
cross (v.)
[of a debt] cancel by crossing through, strike out
'Tis pitty Bounty had not eyes behinde,'Tis pity bounty had not eyes behind, Tim I.ii.160
That man might ne're be wretched for his minde. That man might ne'er be wretched for his mind.mind (n.)

old form: minde
intention, purpose, intent
Tim I.ii.161
Exit.Exit Tim I.ii.161
Where be our men?Where be our men? Tim I.ii.162
Heere my Lord, in readinesse.Here, my lord, in readiness. Tim I.ii.163
Our Horses.Our horses! Tim I.ii.164
Enter Flavius, with the casket Tim I.ii.165
O my Friends:O my friends, Tim I.ii.165
I haue one word to say to you: Looke you, my good L.I have one word to say to you. Look you, my good lord, Tim I.ii.166
I must intreat you honour me so much,I must entreat you honour me so much Tim I.ii.167
As to aduance this Iewell, accept it, and weare it,As to advance this jewel. Accept it and wear it,advance (v.)

old form: aduance
display, present, promote
Tim I.ii.168
Kinde my Lord.Kind my lord. Tim I.ii.169
I am so farre already in your guifts.I am so far already in your gifts.far (adv.)

old form: farre
very greatly, deeply
Tim I.ii.170
All. ALL 
So are we all.So are we all. Tim I.ii.171
Enter a Seruant.Enter a Servant Tim I.ii.172
My Lord, there are certaine Nobles of theMy lord, there are certain nobles of the Tim I.ii.172
Senate newly alighted, and come to visit you.Senate newly alighted and come to visit you. Tim I.ii.173
They are fairely welcome.They are fairly welcome.fairly (adv.)

old form: fairely
fully, completely, entirely
Tim I.ii.174
Enter Flauius.Exit Servant Tim I.ii.174
I beseech your Honor, vouchsafe me a word,I beseech your honour, vouchsafe me a word. Tim I.ii.175
it does concerne you neere.It does concern you near.near (adv.)

old form: neere
closely, intimately, seriously
Tim I.ii.176
Neere? why then another time Ile heare thee. INear? Why then, another time I'll hear thee. I Tim I.ii.177
prythee let's be prouided to shew them entertainment.prithee let's be provided to show them entertainment.entertainment (n.)
pleasant reception, favourable welcome
Tim I.ii.178
I scarse know how. (aside) I scarce know how.scarce (adv.)
scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
Tim I.ii.179
Enter another Seruant.Enter another Servant Tim I.ii.180
May it please your Honor, Lord LuciusMay it please your honour, Lord Lucius, Tim I.ii.180
(Out of his free loue) hath presented to youOut of his free love, hath presented to youfree (adj.)
liberal, lavish, generous
Tim I.ii.181
Foure Milke-white Horses, trapt in Siluer.Four milk-white horses, trapped in silver.trapped (adj.)

old form: trapt
adorned with trappings, decked out
Tim I.ii.182
I shall accept them fairely: let the PresentsI shall accept them fairly. Let the presentsfairly (adv.)

old form: fairely
cordially, warmly, becomingly
Tim I.ii.183
Be worthily entertain'd.Be worthily entertained.entertain (v.)

old form: entertain'd
treat, deal with, handle
Tim I.ii.184.1
Exit Servant Tim I.ii.184
Enter a third Seruant.Enter a third Servant Tim I.ii.184
How now? What newes?How now? What news? Tim I.ii.184.2
Please you my Lord, that honourablePlease you, my lord, that honourable Tim I.ii.185
Gentleman Lord Lucullus, entreats your companiegentleman Lord Lucullus entreats your company Tim I.ii.186
to morrow, to hunt with him, and ha's sent your Honourtomorrow to hunt with him, and has sent your honour Tim I.ii.187
two brace of Grey-hounds.two brace of greyhounds.brace (n.)
group of two, couple, pair
Tim I.ii.188
Ile hunt with him, / And let them be receiu'd,I'll hunt with him; and let them be received, Tim I.ii.189
not without faire Reward.Not without fair reward.fair (adj.)

old form: faire
appropriate, courteous, pleasing
Tim I.ii.190.1
Exit Servant Tim I.ii.190
(aside) Tim I.ii.190
What will this come to?What will this come to? Tim I.ii.190.2
He commands vs to prouide, and giue great guifts,He commands us to provide and give great gifts, Tim I.ii.191
and all out of an empty Coffer:And all out of an empty coffer; Tim I.ii.192
Nor will he know his Purse, or yeeld me this,Nor will he know his purse, or yield me this,purse (n.)
resources, funds, available money
Tim I.ii.193
know (v.)
acknowledge, remember, think [of]
yield (v.)

old form: yeeld
concede, acknowledge, grant
To shew him what a Begger his heart is,To show him what a beggar his heart is, Tim I.ii.194
Being of no power to make his wishes good.Being of no power to make his wishes good.make good
perform well, succeed in carrying out
Tim I.ii.195
power (n.)
faculty, function, ability
His promises flye so beyond his state,His promises fly so beyond his statestate (n.)
estate, property, wealth, means
Tim I.ii.196
That what he speaks is all in debt, he owsThat what he speaks is all in debt. He owes Tim I.ii.197
for eu'ry word: / He is so kinde, that he nowFor every word. He is so kind that he now Tim I.ii.198
payes interest for't; / His Land's put to their Bookes.Pays interest for't. His land's put to their books.put (v.)
bestow, grant, place officially
Tim I.ii.199
Well, would I were / Gently put out of Office,Well, would I were gently put out of officeoffice (n.)
role, position, place, function
Tim I.ii.200
before I were forc'd out:Before I were forced out! Tim I.ii.201
Happier is he that has no friend to feede,Happier is he that has no friend to feed Tim I.ii.202
Then such that do e'ne Enemies exceede.Than such that do e'en enemies exceed. Tim I.ii.203
I bleed inwardly for my Lord. I bleed inwardly for my lord. Tim I.ii.204
ExitExit Tim I.ii.204
You do your selues much wrong,You do yourselves much wrong. Tim I.ii.205
You bate too much of your owne merits.You bate too much of your own merits.bate (v.)
[of quantities] lessen, reduce, deduct
Tim I.ii.206
Heere my Lord, a trifle of our Loue.Here, my lord, a trifle of our love.trifle (n.)
small token, insignificant sign
Tim I.ii.207
With more then common thankes / I will receyue it.With more than common thanks I will receive it. Tim I.ii.208
O he's the very soule of Bounty.O, he's the very soul of bounty. Tim I.ii.209
And now I remember my Lord, you gaue goodAnd now I remember, my lord, you gave good Tim I.ii.210
words the other day of a Bay Courser I rod on. Tiswords the other day of a bay courser I rode on. 'Tiscourser (n.)
swift horse, sprinter, charger
Tim I.ii.211
yours because you lik'd it.yours because you liked it. Tim I.ii.212
Oh, I beseech you pardon mee, my Lord, inO, I beseech you pardon me, my lord, in Tim I.ii.213
that.that. Tim I.ii.214
You may take my word my Lord: I know no manYou may take my word, my lord. I know no man Tim I.ii.215
can iustly praise, but what he does affect. I weighe mycan justly praise but what he does affect. I weigh myaffect (v.)
love, like, be fond of
Tim I.ii.216
Friends affection with mine owne: Ile tell you true, Ilefriend's affection with mine own. I'll tell you true, I'llaffection (n.)
fancy, inclination, desire
Tim I.ii.217
call to you.call to you.call to (v.)
call on, make a visit
Tim I.ii.218
O none so welcome.O, none so welcome. Tim I.ii.219
I take all, and your seuerall visitationsI take all and your several visitationsseveral (adj.)

old form: seuerall
various, sundry, respective, individual
Tim I.ii.220
visitation (n.)
So kinde to heart, 'tis not enough to giue:So kind to heart, 'tis not enough to give.kind (adv.)

old form: kinde
kindly, lovingly, with affection
Tim I.ii.221
Me thinkes, I could deale Kingdomes to my Friends,Methinks I could deal kingdoms to my friends,methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Tim I.ii.222
deal (v.)

old form: deale
bestow, apportion, grant
And nere be wearie. Alcibiades,And ne'er be weary. Alcibiades, Tim I.ii.223
Thou art a Soldiour, therefore sildome rich,Thou art a soldier, therefore seldom rich. Tim I.ii.224
It comes in Charitie to thee: for all thy liuingIt comes in charity to thee; for all thy livingliving (n.)

old form: liuing
possessions, means of support, livelihood
Tim I.ii.225
Is mong'st the dead: and all the Lands thou hastIs 'mongst the dead, and all the lands thou hast Tim I.ii.226
Lye in a pitcht field.Lie in a pitched field.pitched (adj.)

old form: pitcht
strategically planned, made ready for combat
Tim I.ii.227
field (n.)
field of battle, battleground, field of combat
I, defil'd Land, my Lord.Ay, defiled land, my lord. Tim I.ii.228
We are so vertuously bound.We are so virtuously bound – virtuously (adv.)

old form: vertuously
steadfastly, strongly, powerfully
Tim I.ii.229
And so am I to you.And so am I to you. Tim I.ii.230
So infinitely endeer'd.So infinitely endearedendeared (adj.)

old form: endeer'd
attached in honour, bound by affection
Tim I.ii.231
All to you. Lights, more Lights.All to you. Lights, more lights! Tim I.ii.232
The best of Happines, Honor, and FortunesThe best of happiness, honour, and fortunes Tim I.ii.233
Keepe with you Lord Timon.Keep with you, Lord Timon!keep (v.)

old form: Keepe
continue, carry on, remain
Tim I.ii.234
Ready for his Friends. Ready for his friends. Tim I.ii.235.1
Exeunt LordsExeunt all but Apemantus and Timon Tim I.ii.235
What a coiles heere, What a coil's here,coil (n.)

old form: coiles
turmoil, disturbance, fuss
Tim I.ii.235.2
seruing of beckes, and iutting out of bummes.Serving of becks and jutting-out of bums!serve (v.)

old form: seruing
provide, supply, furnish
Tim I.ii.236
beck (n.)

old form: beckes
bow, curtsy, gesture of respect
I doubt whether their Legges be worth the summesI doubt whether their legs be worth the sumsleg (n.)

old form: Legges
bending of a knee, genuflection, obeisance
Tim I.ii.237
that are giuen for 'em. / Friendships full of dregges,That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs.dreg (n.)

old form: dregges
impurity, corruption, defiling matter
Tim I.ii.238
Me thinkes false hearts, should neuer haue sound legges.Methinks false hearts should never have sound legs.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Tim I.ii.239
false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
Thus honest Fooles lay out their wealth on Curtsies.Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on curtsies.lay out (v.)
expend, spend, use up
Tim I.ii.240
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
Now Apermantus (if thou wert not sullen) INow, Apemantus, if thou wert not sullen, I Tim I.ii.241
would be good to thee.would be good to thee.good (adj.)
kind, benevolent, generous
Tim I.ii.242
No, Ile nothing; for if I should be brib'dNo, I'll nothing. For if I should be bribed Tim I.ii.243
too, there would be none left to raile vpon thee, and thentoo, there would be none left to rail upon thee, and thenrail (v.)

old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
Tim I.ii.244
thou wouldst sinne the faster. Thou giu'st so long Timon thou wouldst sin the faster. Thou givest so long, Timon, Tim I.ii.245
(I feare me) thou wilt giue away thy selfe in paper shortly.I fear me thou wilt give away thyself in paper shortly.paper (n.)
paper replacement for money
Tim I.ii.246
What needs these Feasts, pompes, and Vaine-glories?What needs these feasts, pomps, and vainglories?vainglory, vain-glory (n.)

old form: Vaine-glories
showy event, ostentatious activity
Tim I.ii.247
Nay, and you begin to raile on Societie once, I am Nay, an you begin to rail on society once, I amonce (adv.)
ever, at any time
Tim I.ii.248
rail (v.)

old form: raile
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
and, an (conj.)
if, whether
sworne not to giue regard to you. Farewell, & comesworn not to give regard to you. Farewell, and comeregard (n.)
consideration, concern, thought, heed
Tim I.ii.249
with better Musicke.with better music. Tim I.ii.250
ExitExit Tim I.ii.250
So: Thou wilt not heare mee now, thou shaltSo. Thou wilt not hear me now; thou shalt Tim I.ii.251
not then. Ile locke thy heauen from thee:not then. I'll lock thy heaven from thee.lock (v.)

old form: locke
keep captive, keep away, detain
Tim I.ii.252
Oh that mens eares should beO, that men's ears should be Tim I.ii.253
To Counsell deafe, but not to Flatterie. To counsel deaf, but not to flattery. Tim I.ii.254
ExitExit Tim I.ii.254
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