Timon of Athens

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Enter Timon in the woods.Enter Timon in the woods Tim IV.iii.1
O blessed breeding Sun, draw from the earthO blessed breeding sun, draw from the earth Tim IV.iii.1
Rotten humidity: below thy Sisters OrbeRotten humidity. Below thy sister's orborb (n.)

old form: Orbe
sphere, orbit, circle
Tim IV.iii.2
rotten (adj.)
unhealthy, corrupting, unwholesome
humidity (n.)
moisture, dampness, vapours
Infect the ayre. Twin'd Brothers of one wombe,Infect the air. Twinned brothers of one womb,twinned (adj.)

old form: Twin'd
indistinguishable, identical, closely linked
Tim IV.iii.3
Whose procreation, residence, and birth,Whose procreation, residence, and birth, Tim IV.iii.4
Scarse is diuidant; touch them with seuerall fortunes,Scarce is dividanttouch them with several fortunes,dividant (adj.)

old form: diuidant
divisible, distinguishable, separable
Tim IV.iii.5
several (adj.)

old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
touch (v.)
test the quality [of], put to the test
The greater scornes the lesser. Not NatureThe greater scorns the lesser. Not nature,nature (n.)
human nature
Tim IV.iii.6
(To whom all sores lay siege) can beare great FortuneTo whom all sores lay siege, can bear great fortunesore (n.)
affliction, suffering, sorrow
Tim IV.iii.7
But by contempt of Nature.But by contempt of nature. Tim IV.iii.8
Raise me this Begger, and deny't that Lord,Raise me this beggar and deject that lord – deject (v.)
humble, abase, cast down
Tim IV.iii.9
The Senators shall beare contempt Hereditary,The senator shall bear contempt hereditary, Tim IV.iii.10
The Begger Natiue Honor.The beggar native honour. Tim IV.iii.11
It is the Pastour Lards, the Brothers sides,It is the pasture lards the wether's sides,wether (n.)
sheep, ram
Tim IV.iii.12
lard (v.)
fatten, build up
The want that makes him leaue: who dares? who daresThe want that makes him lean. Who dares, who dares, Tim IV.iii.13
In puritie of Manhood stand vprightIn purity of manhood stand upright, Tim IV.iii.14
And fay, this mans a Flatterer. If one be,And say, ‘ This man's a flatterer ’? If one be, Tim IV.iii.15
So are they all: for euerie grize of FortuneSo are they all, for every grise of fortunegrece, grise, grize (n.)

old form: grize
step, degree, grade
Tim IV.iii.16
Is smooth'd by that below. The Learned pateIs smoothed by that below. The learned patepate (n.)
head, skull
Tim IV.iii.17
Duckes to the Golden Foole. All's obliquie:Ducks to the golden fool. All's obliquy;obliquy (n.)

old form: obliquie
[unclear meaning] oblique, obliquity; deviance, perversity
Tim IV.iii.18
duck (v.)

old form: Duckes
make a brief bow, act in a cringing way
There's nothing leuell in our cursed NaturesThere's nothing level in our cursed naturesnature (n.)
human nature
Tim IV.iii.19
level (adj.)

old form: leuell
steady, steadfast, constant
But direct villanie. Therefore be abhorr'd,But direct villainy. Therefore be abhorreddirect (adj.)
downright, straightforward, absolute
Tim IV.iii.20
abhor (v.)

old form: abhorr'd
loathe, abominate, regard with disgust
All Feasts, Societies, and Throngs of men.All feasts, societies, and throngs of men. Tim IV.iii.21
His semblable, yea himselfe Timon disdaines,His semblable, yea himself, Timon disdains.semblable (n.)
fellow-man, anything of the same nature
Tim IV.iii.22
Destruction phang mankinde; Earth yeeld me Rootes, Destruction fang mankind. Earth, yield me roots.root (n.)

old form: Rootes
vegetable root
Tim IV.iii.23
fang (v.)
seize, take hold of
He digs Tim IV.iii.24.1
Who seekes for better of thee, sawce his pallateWho seeks for better of thee, sauce his palatesauce (v.)

old form: sawce
spice, season, flavour
Tim IV.iii.24
With thy most operant Poyson. What is heere?With thy most operant poison. What is here?operant (adj.)
active, vital, potent, functioning
Tim IV.iii.25
Gold? Yellow, glittering, precious Gold?Gold? Yellow, glittering, precious gold? Tim IV.iii.26
No Gods, I am no idle Votarist,No, gods, I am no idle votarist.idle (adj.)
careless, inattentive, lax
Tim IV.iii.27
votarist (n.)
vow-taker, religious, nun / monk
Roots you cleere Heauens. Thus much of this will makeRoots, you clear heavens! Thus much of this will make Tim IV.iii.28
Blacke, white; fowle, faire; wrong, right;Black white, foul fair, wrong right, Tim IV.iii.29
Base, Noble; Old, young; Coward, valiant.Base noble, old young, coward valiant.base (adj.)
low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
Tim IV.iii.30
Ha you Gods! why this? what this, you Gods? why thisHa, you gods! Why this? What, this, you gods? Why, this Tim IV.iii.31
Will lugge your Priests and Seruants from your sides:Will lug your priests and servants from your sides, Tim IV.iii.32
Plucke stout mens pillowes from below their heads.Pluck stout men's pillows from below their heads. Tim IV.iii.33
This yellow Slaue,This yellow slave Tim IV.iii.34
Will knit and breake Religions, blesse th'accurst,Will knit and break religions, bless th' accursed, Tim IV.iii.35
Make the hoare Leprosie ador'd, place Theeues,Make the hoar leprosy adored, place thieves,place (v.)
establish in office, appoint to a post
Tim IV.iii.36
hoar (adj.)

old form: hoare
grey-white, hoary
And giue them Title, knee, and approbationAnd give them title, knee, and approbation,knee (n.)
bending of a knee, right to be knelt before
Tim IV.iii.37
approbation (n.)
expression of approval, pleasurable confirmation, ready sanctioning
With Senators on the Bench: This is itWith senators on the bench. This is it Tim IV.iii.38
That makes the wappen'd Widdow wed againe;That makes the wappened widow wed again – wappened (adj.)

old form: wappen'd
[unclear meaning] worn-out, weary, exhausted [perhaps sexually]
Tim IV.iii.39
Shee, whom the Spittle-house, and vlcerous sores,She, whom the spital-house and ulcerous soresspital-house (n.)

old form: Spittle-house
hospital inmates
Tim IV.iii.40
Would cast the gorge at. This Embalmes and SpicesWould cast the gorge at, this embalms and spicesgorge (n.)
stomach contents
Tim IV.iii.41
cast (v.)
cast up, throw up, regurgitate
To'th'Aprill day againe. Come damn'd Earth,To th' April day again. Come, damned earth, Tim IV.iii.42
Thou common whore of Mankinde, that puttes oddesThou common whore of mankind, that puts oddsodds (n. plural)

old form: oddes
quarrel, disagreement, strife
Tim IV.iii.43
Among the rout of Nations, I will make theeAmong the rout of nations, I will make theerout (n.)
rabble, mob, disorderly crowd
Tim IV.iii.44
Do thy right Nature. Do thy right nature.nature (n.)
function, capacity, role
Tim IV.iii.45.1
March afarre off.March afar off Tim IV.iii.45
Ha? A Drumme? Th'art quicke,Ha? A drum? Th' art quick,quick (adj.)

old form: quicke
vigorous, quick-acting, energetic
Tim IV.iii.45.2
But yet Ile bury thee: Thou't go (strong Theefe)But yet I'll bury thee. Thou'lt go, strong thief,strong (adj.)
flagrant, barefaced; or: resolute, determined
Tim IV.iii.46
go (v.)
walk, travel on foot
When Gowty keepers of thee cannot stand:When gouty keepers of thee cannot stand. Tim IV.iii.47
Nay stay thou out for earnest.Nay, stay thou out for earnest.earnest (n.)
pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
Tim IV.iii.48
He keeps some of the gold, and buries the rest Tim IV.iii.49.1
Enter Alcibiades with Drumme and Fife in warlike Enter Alcibiades, with drum and fife, in warlike Tim IV.iii.49.2
manner, and Phrynia and Timandra.manner; and Phrynia and Timandra Tim IV.iii.49.3
What art thou there? speake.What art thou there? Speak. Tim IV.iii.49
A Beast as thou art. The Canker gnaw thy hartA beast, as thou art. The canker gnaw thy heartcanker (n./adj.)
cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
Tim IV.iii.50
For shewing me againe the eyes of Man.For showing me again the eyes of man! Tim IV.iii.51
What is thy name? Is man so hatefull to thee,What is thy name? Is man so hateful to thee Tim IV.iii.52
That art thy selfe a Man?That art thyself a man? Tim IV.iii.53
I am Misantropos, and hate Mankinde.I am Misanthropos, and hate mankind.Misanthropos (n.)

old form: Misantropos
Tim IV.iii.54
For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dogge,For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog, Tim IV.iii.55
That I might loue thee something.That I might love thee something.something (adv.)
a little, to some extent
Tim IV.iii.56.1
I know thee well:I know thee well; Tim IV.iii.56.2
But in thy Fortunes am vnlearn'd, and strange.But in thy fortunes am unlearned and strange.strange (adj.)
unfamiliar, unknown, not previously experienced
Tim IV.iii.57
I know thee too, and more then that I know theeI know thee too, and more than that I know thee Tim IV.iii.58
I not desire to know. Follow thy Drumme,I not desire to know. Follow thy drum. Tim IV.iii.59
With mans blood paint the ground Gules, Gules:With man's blood paint the ground gules, gules.gules (adj.)
[heraldry] red
Tim IV.iii.60
Religious Cannons, ciuill Lawes are cruell,Religious canons, civil laws are cruel; Tim IV.iii.61
Then what should warre be? This fell whore of thine,Then what should war be? This fell whore of thinefell (adj.)
deadly, destructive, virulent
Tim IV.iii.62
Hath in her more destruction then thy Sword,Hath in her more destruction than thy sword, Tim IV.iii.63
For all her Cherubin looke.For all her cherubim look.cherubin (adj.)
cherubic, angelic
Tim IV.iii.64.1
Thy lips rot off.Thy lips rot off! Tim IV.iii.64.2
I will not kisse thee, then the rot returnesI will not kiss thee; then the rot returns Tim IV.iii.65
To thine owne lippes againe.To thine own lips again. Tim IV.iii.66
How came the Noble Timon to this change?How came the noble Timon to this change? Tim IV.iii.67
As the Moone do's, by wanting light to giue:As the moon does, by wanting light to give.want (v.)
require, demand, need
Tim IV.iii.68
But then renew I could not like the Moone,But then renew I could not like the moon;renew (v.)
become new, grow again, regenerate
Tim IV.iii.69
There were no Sunnes to borrow of.There were no suns to borrow of. Tim IV.iii.70.1
Noble Timon,Noble Timon, Tim IV.iii.70.2
what friendship may I do thee?What friendship may I do thee?friendship (n.)
friendly act, favour, act of kindness
Tim IV.iii.71.1
None, but toNone, but to Tim IV.iii.71.2
maintaine my opinion.Maintain my opinion. Tim IV.iii.72.1
What is it Timon?What is it, Timon? Tim IV.iii.72.2
Promise me Friendship, but performe none.Promise me friendship, but perform none. Tim IV.iii.73
If thou wilt not promise, the Gods plague thee, forIf thou wilt promise, the gods plague thee, for Tim IV.iii.74
thou / art a man: if thou do'st performe,Thou art a man. If thou dost not perform, Tim IV.iii.75
confound thee, for / thou art a man.Confound thee, for thou art a man. Tim IV.iii.76
I haue heard in some sort of thy Miseries.I have heard in some sort of thy miseries.sort (n.)
way, manner
Tim IV.iii.77
Thou saw'st them when I had prosperitie.Thou sawest them when I had prosperity. Tim IV.iii.78
I see them now, then was a blessed time.I see them now. Then was a blessed time. Tim IV.iii.79
As thine is now, held with a brace of Harlots.As thine is now, held with a brace of harlots.brace (n.)
group of two, couple, pair
Tim IV.iii.80
Is this th'Athenian Minion, whom the worldIs this th' Athenian minion whom the worldminion (n.)
darling, favourite, select one
Tim IV.iii.81
Voic'd so regardfully?Voiced so regardfully?regardfully (adv.)
respectfully, with great esteem, with high praise
Tim IV.iii.82.1
voice (v.)

old form: Voic'd
talk about, acclaim, praise
Art thou Timandra? Art thou Timandra? Tim IV.iii.82.2
Yes.Yes. Tim IV.iii.83
Be a whore still, they loue thee not that vse thee,Be a whore still. They love thee not that use thee.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
Tim IV.iii.84
giue them diseases, leauing with thee their Lust.Give them diseases, leaving with thee their lust. Tim IV.iii.85
Make vse of thy salt houres, season the slauesMake use of thy salt hours. Season the slavesseason (v.)
prepare, make fit
Tim IV.iii.86
salt (adj.)
lecherous, lascivious, lustful
for Tubbes and Bathes, bring downe Rose-cheekt youthFor tubs and baths; bring down rose-cheeked youthtub (n.)

old form: Tubbes
sweating-tub [for curing venereal disease]
Tim IV.iii.87
bring down (v.)

old form: downe
reduce, lower
to the Fubfast, and the Diet.To the tub-fast and the diet.diet (n.)
therapeutic nutrition, curative regime
Tim IV.iii.88.1
tub-fast (n.)

old form: Fubfast
fasting while being treated for venereal disease in a sweating-tub
Hang thee Monster.Hang thee, monster! Tim IV.iii.88.2
Pardon him sweet Timandra, for his witsPardon him, sweet Timandra, for his witswits, also five wits
faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
Tim IV.iii.89
Are drown'd and lost in his Calamities.Are drowned and lost in his calamities. Tim IV.iii.90
I haue but little Gold of late, braue Timon,I have but little gold of late, brave Timon,brave (adj.)

old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Tim IV.iii.91
The want whereof, doth dayly make reuoltThe want whereof doth daily make revoltwant (n.)
need, requirement, necessity
Tim IV.iii.92
revolt (n.)

old form: reuolt
rebellion, act of disobedience
In my penurious Band. I haue heard and greeu'dIn my penurious band. I have heard, and grieved,penurious (adj.)
poverty-stricken, needy, beggarly
Tim IV.iii.93
How cursed Athens, mindelesse of thy worth,How cursed Athens, mindless of thy worth, Tim IV.iii.94
Forgetting thy great deeds, when Neighbour statesForgetting thy great deeds, when neighbour states, Tim IV.iii.95
But for thy Sword and Fortune trod vpon them.But for thy sword and fortune, trod upon them –  Tim IV.iii.96
I prythee beate thy Drum, and get thee gone.I prithee beat thy drum and get thee gone. Tim IV.iii.97
I am thy Friend, and pitty thee deere Timon.I am thy friend, and pity thee, dear Timon. Tim IV.iii.98
How doest thou pitty him whom yu dost troble,How dost thou pity him whom thou dost trouble? Tim IV.iii.99
I had rather be alone.I had rather be alone. Tim IV.iii.100.1
Why fare thee well:Why, fare thee well.fare ... well (int.)
goodbye [to an individual]
Tim IV.iii.100.2
Heere is some Gold for thee.Here is some gold for thee. Tim IV.iii.101.1
Keepe it, I cannot eate it.Keep it, I cannot eat it. Tim IV.iii.101.2
When I haue laid proud Athens on a heape.When I have laid proud Athens on a heapheap, on a

old form: heape
in ruins
Tim IV.iii.102
Warr'st thou 'gainst Athens.Warrest thou 'gainst Athens? Tim IV.iii.103.1
I Timon, and haue cause.Ay, Timon, and have cause.cause (n.)
reason, motive, ground
Tim IV.iii.103.2
The Gods confound them all in thy Conquest,The gods confound them all in thy conquest,confound (v.)
destroy, overthrow, ruin
Tim IV.iii.104
And thee after, when thou hast Conquer'd.And thee after, when thou hast conquered! Tim IV.iii.105
Why me, Timon?Why me, Timon? Tim IV.iii.106.1
That by killing of VillainesThat by killing of villains Tim IV.iii.106.2
Thou was't borne to conquer my Country.Thou wast born to conquer my country. Tim IV.iii.107
Put vp thy Gold. Go on, heeres Gold, go on;Put up thy gold. Go on. Here's gold. Go on. Tim IV.iii.108
Be as a Plannetary plague, when IoueBe as a planetary plague, when Joveplanetary (adj.)

old form: Plannetary
caused by the bad influence of a planet
Tim IV.iii.109
Jove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Will o're some high-Vic'd City, hang his poysonWill o'er some high-viced city hang his poisonhigh-viced (adj.)

old form: high-Vic'd
full of great wickedness
Tim IV.iii.110
will (v.), past form would
decree, determine, decide [to]
In the sicke ayre: let not thy sword skip one:In the sick air. Let not thy sword skip one.sick (adj.)

old form: sicke
infected, contaminated
Tim IV.iii.111
Pitty not honour'd Age for his white Beard,Pity not honoured age for his white beard; Tim IV.iii.112
He is an Vsurer. Strike me the counterfet Matron,He is an usurer. Strike me the counterfeit matronmatron (n.)
married woman
Tim IV.iii.113
counterfeit (adj.)

old form: counterfet
pretended, feigned, sham
It is her habite onely, that is honest,It is her habit only that is honest,habit (n.)

old form: habite
dress, clothing, costume
Tim IV.iii.114
honest (adj.)
chaste, pure, virtuous
Her selfe's a Bawd. Let not the Virgins cheekeHerself's a bawd. Let not the virgin's cheekbawd (n.)
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
Tim IV.iii.115
Make soft thy trenchant Sword: for those Milke pappesMake soft thy trenchant sword; for those milk-papsmilk-pap (n.)

old form: Milke pappes
nipple, teat
Tim IV.iii.116
trenchant (adj.)
sharp, cutting, keen-edged
That through the window Barne bore at mens eyes,That, through the window, bared, bore at men's eyes Tim IV.iii.117
Are not within the Leafe of pitty writ,Are not within the leaf of pity writ, Tim IV.iii.118
But set them down horrible Traitors. Spare not the BabeBut set them down horrible traitors. Spare not the babeset down (v.)
log, make note, put on record
Tim IV.iii.119
Whose dimpled smiles from Fooles exhaust their mercy;Whose dimpled smiles from fools exhaust their mercy;exhaust (v.)
draw out, elicit, extract
Tim IV.iii.120
Thinke it a Bastard, whom the OracleThink it a bastard whom the oracle Tim IV.iii.121
Hath doubtfully pronounced, the throat shall cut,Hath doubtfully pronounced thy throat shall cut,doubtfully (adv.)
ambiguously, hesitatingly, indistinctly
Tim IV.iii.122
And mince it sans remorse. Sweare against Obiects,And mince it sans remorse. Swear against objects.mince (v.)
chop into pieces, cut into tiny bits
Tim IV.iii.123
object (n.)

old form: Obiects
objection, protestation
sans (prep.)
remorse (n.)
pity, compassion, tenderness
Put Armour on thine eares, and on thine eyes,Put armour on thine ears and on thine eyes, Tim IV.iii.124
Whose proofe, nor yels of Mothers, Maides, nor Babes,Whose proof nor yells of mothers, maids, nor babes,proof (n.)

old form: proofe
tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
Tim IV.iii.125
Nor sight of Priests in holy Vestments bleeding,Nor sight of priests in holy vestments bleeding, Tim IV.iii.126
Shall pierce a iot. There's Gold to pay thy Souldiers,Shall pierce a jot. There's gold to pay thy soldiers. Tim IV.iii.127
Make large confusion: and thy fury spent,Make large confusion; and, thy fury spent,large (adj.)
widespread, general, extensive
Tim IV.iii.128
confusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
Confounded be thy selfe. Speake not, be gone.Confounded be thyself. Speak not, be gone.confound (v.)
destroy, overthrow, ruin
Tim IV.iii.129
Hast thou Gold yet, Ile take the Gold thou giuest me,Hast thou gold yet? I'll take the gold thou givest me, Tim IV.iii.130
not all thy Counsell.Not all thy counsel. Tim IV.iii.131
Dost thou or dost thou not, Heauens curse vpon thee.Dost thou or dost thou not, heaven's curse upon thee! Tim IV.iii.132
Giue vs some Gold good Timon, hast yu more?Give us some gold, good Timon. Hast thou more? Tim IV.iii.133
Enough to make a Whore forsweare her Trade,Enough to make a whore forswear her trade,forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore

old form: forsweare
abandon, renounce, reject, give up
Tim IV.iii.134
And to make Whores, a Bawd. Hold vp you SlutsAnd to make whores, a bawd. Hold up, you sluts,bawd (n.)
pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
Tim IV.iii.135
Your Aprons mountant; you are not Othable,Your aprons mountant. You are not oathable,mountant (adj.)
mounting, rising, always being lifted up
Tim IV.iii.136
oathable (adj.)

old form: Othable
oath-worthy, fit to take an oath
Although I know you'l sweare, terribly sweareAlthough I know you 'll swear, terribly swear, Tim IV.iii.137
Into strong shudders, and to heauenly AguesInto strong shudders and to heavenly aguesague (n.)
fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
Tim IV.iii.138
Th'immortall Gods that heare you. Spare your Oathes:Th' immortal gods that hear you. Spare your oaths;spare (v.)
omit, avoid, refrain [from]
Tim IV.iii.139
Ile trust to your Conditions, be whores still.I'll trust to your conditions. Be whores still.condition (n.)
disposition, temper, mood, character
Tim IV.iii.140
And he whose pious breath seekes to conuert you,And he whose pious breath seeks to convert you – breath (n.)
utterance, speech, voice
Tim IV.iii.141
Be strong in Whore, allure him, burne him vp,Be strong in whore, allure him, burn him up;whore (n.)
whoring, fornication
Tim IV.iii.142
allure (v.)
entice, attract, tempt
Let your close fire predominate his smoke,Let your close fire predominate his smoke,predominate (v.)
prevail over, control, dominate
Tim IV.iii.143
fire (n.)
disease, infection
close (adj.)
secret, concealed, hidden
And be no turne-coats: yet may your paines six monthsAnd be no turncoats. Yet may your pains, six months, Tim IV.iii.144
Be quite contrary, And ThatchBe quite contrary; and thatch Tim IV.iii.145
Your poore thin Roofes with burthens of the dead,Your poor thin roofs with burdens of the dead – burden, burthen (n.)
load, pile [here: of hair]
Tim IV.iii.146
(Some that were hang'd) no matter:Some that were hanged. No matter. Tim IV.iii.147
Weare them, betray with them; Whore still,Wear them, betray with them, whore still.betray (v.)
deceive, seduce, mislead
Tim IV.iii.148
Paint till a horse may myre vpon your face:Paint till a horse may mire upon your face.mire (v.)

old form: myre
sink in the mire, get bogged down
Tim IV.iii.149
A pox of wrinkles.A pox of wrinkles!pox (n.)
venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
Tim IV.iii.150.1
Well, more Gold, what then?Well, more gold. What then? Tim IV.iii.150.2
Beleeue't that wee'l do any thing for Gold.Believe't that we'll do anything for gold. Tim IV.iii.151
Consumptions soweConsumptions sowconsumption (n.)
wasting disease, venereal disease
Tim IV.iii.152
In hollow bones of man, strike their sharpe shinnes,In hollow bones of man; strike their sharp shins, Tim IV.iii.153
And marre mens spurring. Cracke the Lawyers voyce,And mar men's spurring. Crack the lawyer's voice,spurring (n.)
ability to use spurs
Tim IV.iii.154
That he may neuer more false Title pleade,That he may never more false title plead,false (adj.)
defective, weak, inadequate
Tim IV.iii.155
title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
Nor sound his Quillets shrilly: Hoare the Flamen,Nor sound his quillets shrilly. Hoar the flamen,quillet (n.)
quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
Tim IV.iii.156
hoar (v.)

old form: Hoare
make white with disease
flamen (n.)
priest serving a particular deity
That scold'st against the quality of flesh,That scolds against the quality of fleshquality (n.)
nature, disposition, character
Tim IV.iii.157
And not beleeues himselfe. Downe with the Nose,And not believes himself. Down with the nose, Tim IV.iii.158
Downe with it flat, take the Bridge quite awayDown with it flat, take the bridge quite away Tim IV.iii.159
Of him, that his particular to foreseeOf him that, his particular to foresee,particular (n.)
private matter, personal business
Tim IV.iii.160
foresee (v.)
provide in advance for, make provision for
Smels from the generall weale. Make curld' pate Ruffians baldSmells from the general weal. Make curled-pate ruffians bald,weal (n.)

old form: weale
state, community, commonwealth
Tim IV.iii.161
general (adj.)

old form: generall
common, of everyone, public
curled-pate (adj.)

old form: curld' pate
And let the vnscarr'd Braggerts of the WarreAnd let the unscarred braggarts of the war Tim IV.iii.162
Deriue some paine from you. Plague all,Derive some pain from you. Plague all, Tim IV.iii.163
That your Actiuity may defeate and quellThat your activity may defeat and quelldefeat (v.)

old form: defeate
destroy, ruin, wreck
Tim IV.iii.164
The sourse of all Erection. There's more Gold.The source of all erection. There's more gold. Tim IV.iii.165
Do you damne others, and let this damne you,Do you damn others, and let this damn you, Tim IV.iii.166
And ditches graue you all.And ditches grave you all!grave (v.)

old form: graue
entomb, bury, inter
Tim IV.iii.167
More counsell with more Money, bounteous Timon.More counsel with more money, bounteous Timon. Tim IV.iii.168
More whore, more Mischeefe first, I haue giuen you earnest.More whore, more mischief first. I have given you earnest.earnest (n.)
pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
Tim IV.iii.169
mischief (n.)

old form: Mischeefe
disease, ailment, misfortune
whore (n.)
whoring, fornication
Strike vp the Drum towardes Athens, farewell / Timon:Strike up the drum towards Athens. Farewell, Timon. Tim IV.iii.170
if I thriue well, Ile visit thee againe.If I thrive well, I'll visit thee again. Tim IV.iii.171
If I hope well, Ile neuer see thee more.If I hope well, I'll never see thee more. Tim IV.iii.172
I neuer did thee harme.I never did thee harm. Tim IV.iii.173
Yes, thou spok'st well of me.Yes, thou spokest well of me. Tim IV.iii.174.1
Call'st thou that harme?Callest thou that harm? Tim IV.iii.174.2
Men dayly finde it. Get thee away, / And takeMen daily find it. Get thee away, and take Tim IV.iii.175
thy Beagles with thee.Thy beagles with thee. Tim IV.iii.176.1
We but offend him, strike.We but offend him. Strike! Tim IV.iii.176.2
Exeunt.Drum beats. Exeunt all but Timon Tim IV.iii.176
That Nature being sicke of mans vnkindnesseThat nature, being sick of man's unkindness,nature (n.)
natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
Tim IV.iii.177
sick (adj.)

old form: sicke
ill through excess, surfeited
Should yet be hungry: Common Mother, thouShould yet be hungry! Common mother, thou, Tim IV.iii.178
(he digs) Tim IV.iii.179
Whose wombe vnmeasureable, and infinite brestWhose womb unmeasurable and infinite breast Tim IV.iii.179
Teemes and feeds all: whose selfesame MettleTeems and feeds all; whose selfsame mettle,mettle, mettell (n.)
substance, matter
Tim IV.iii.180
teem (v.)

old form: Teemes
produce, bring forth
Whereof thy proud Childe (arrogant man) is puft,Whereof thy proud child, arrogant man, is puffed,puffed (adj.)

old form: puft
puffed up, swollen (with vanity)
Tim IV.iii.181
Engenders the blacke Toad, and Adder blew,Engenders the black toad and adder blue,engender (v.)
produce, develop, generate
Tim IV.iii.182
The gilded Newt, and eyelesse venom'd Worme,The gilded newt and eyeless venomed worm, Tim IV.iii.183
With all th'abhorred Births below Crispe Heauen,With all th' abhorred births below crisp heavenabhorred (adj.)
horrifying, disgusting, abominable
Tim IV.iii.184
crisp (adj.)

old form: Crispe
shining, bright, clear
Whereon Hyperions quickning fire doth shine:Whereon Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine – quickening (adj.)

old form: quickning
life-giving, animating
Tim IV.iii.185
Hyperion (n.)
[pron: hiy'peerion] Greek god, son of Uranus and Gaia, who fathered the Sun, Moon, and Dawn; often, the Sun itself, with a horse-drawn chariot
Yeeld him, who all the humane Sonnes do hate,Yield him, who all thy human sons doth hate, Tim IV.iii.186
From foorth thy plenteous bosome, one poore roote:From forth thy plenteous bosom, one poor root. Tim IV.iii.187
Enseare thy Fertile and Conceptious wombe,Ensear thy fertile and conceptious womb,ensear (v.)

old form: Enseare
dry up, wither, make arid
Tim IV.iii.188
conceptious (adj.)
prolific, teeming, fruitful
Let it no more bring out ingratefull man.Let it no more bring out ingrateful man.ingrateful (adj.)

old form: ingratefull
ungrateful, unappreciative
Tim IV.iii.189
Goe great with Tygers, Dragons, Wolues, and Beares,Go great with tigers, dragons, wolves, and bears,great (adj.)
pregnant, prolific
Tim IV.iii.190
Teeme with new Monsters, whom thy vpward faceTeem with new monsters, whom thy upward faceupward (adj.)
upturned, looking upwards
Tim IV.iii.191
Hath to the Marbled Mansion all aboueHath to the marbled mansion all abovemarbled (adj.)
shining like marble; reminiscent of marble
Tim IV.iii.192
Neuer presented. O, a Root, deare thankes:Never presented. – O, a root! Dear thanks! –  Tim IV.iii.193
Dry vp thy Marrowes, Vines, and Plough-torne Leas,Dry up thy marrows, vines and plough-torn leas,lea (n.)
meadow, field
Tim IV.iii.194
Whereof ingratefull man with Licourish draughtsWhereof ingrateful man with liquorish draughtsliquorish (adj.)

old form: Licourish
pleasantly tasting, appetising
Tim IV.iii.195
And Morsels Vnctious, greases his pure minde,And morsels unctuous greases his pure mind,unctuous (adj.)

old form: Vnctious
oily, greasy, fatty
Tim IV.iii.196
That from it all Consideration slippes---That from it all consideration slips – consideration (n.)
moody contemplation, deep reflection
Tim IV.iii.197
Enter Apemantus .Enter Apemantus Tim IV.iii.198
More man? Plague, plague.More man? Plague, plague! Tim IV.iii.198
I was directed hither. Men report,I was directed hither. Men report Tim IV.iii.199
Thou dost affect my Manners, and dost vse them.Thou dost affect my manners, and dost use them.manner (n.)
(plural) morals, character, way of behaving
Tim IV.iii.200
affect (v.)
assume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
'Tis then, because thou dost not keepe a dogge'Tis, then, because thou dost not keep a dog, Tim IV.iii.201
Whom I would imitate. Consumption catch thee.Whom I would imitate. Consumption catch thee!consumption (n.)
wasting disease, venereal disease
Tim IV.iii.202
This is in thee a Nature but infected,This is in thee a nature but infected,nature (n.)
personality, innate disposition, character
Tim IV.iii.203
infected (adj.)
affected, artificial, put on
A poore vnmanly Melancholly sprungA poor unmanly melancholy sprung Tim IV.iii.204
From change of future. Why this Spade? this place?From change of fortune. Why this spade? This place? Tim IV.iii.205
This Slaue-like Habit, and these lookes of Care?This slave-like habit and these looks of care?habit (n.)
dress, clothing, costume
Tim IV.iii.206
care (n.)
sorrow, grief, trouble
Thy Flatterers yet weare Silke, drinke Wine, lye soft,Thy flatterers yet wear silk, drink wine, lie soft, Tim IV.iii.207
Hugge their diseas'd Perfumes, and haue forgotHug their diseased perfumes, and have forgotperfume (n.)
perfumed mistress, fragrant woman
Tim IV.iii.208
That euer Timon was. Shame not these Woods,That ever Timon was. Shame not these woods Tim IV.iii.209
By putting on the cunning of a Carper.By putting on the cunning of a carper.cunning (n.)
skill, ability, expertise
Tim IV.iii.210
carper (n.)
fault-finder, cynic, cavilling critic
Be thou a Flatterer now, and seeke to thriueBe thou a flatterer now, and seek to thrive Tim IV.iii.211
By that which ha's vndone thee; hindge thy knee,By that which has undone thee. Hinge thy knee,hinge (v.)

old form: hindge
bend, make flexible
Tim IV.iii.212
undo (v.)

old form: vndone
ruin, destroy, wipe out
undo (v.)

old form: vndone
bring to nought
And let his very breath whom thou'lt obserueAnd let his very breath whom thou'lt observe Tim IV.iii.213
Blow off thy Cap: praise his most vicious straine,Blow off thy cap. Praise his most vicious strainstrain (n.)

old form: straine
quality, character, disposition
Tim IV.iii.214
And call it excellent: thou wast told thus:And call it excellent. Thou wast told thus. Tim IV.iii.215
Thou gau'st thine eares (like Tapsters, that bad welcom)Thou gavest thine ears, like tapsters that bade welcome,tapster (n.)
inn waiter, drawer of ale
Tim IV.iii.216
To Knaues, and all approachers: 'Tis most iustTo knaves and all approachers. 'Tis most justknave (n.)

old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Tim IV.iii.217
That thou turne Rascall, had'st thou wealth againe,That thou turn rascal; hadst thou wealth again, Tim IV.iii.218
Rascals should haue't. Do not assume my likenesse.Rascals should have't. Do not assume my likeness. Tim IV.iii.219
Were I like thee, I'de throw away my selfe.Were I like thee, I'd throw away myself. Tim IV.iii.220
Thou hast cast away thy selfe, being like thy selfThou hast cast away thyself, being like thyself Tim IV.iii.221
A Madman so long, now a Foole: what think'stA madman so long, now a fool. What, thinkest Tim IV.iii.222
That the bleake ayre, thy boysterous ChamberlaineThat the bleak air, thy boisterous chamberlain,chamberlain (n.)

old form: Chamberlaine
bedchamber attendant
Tim IV.iii.223
boisterous (adj.)

old form: boysterous
violent, fierce, savage
Will put thy shirt on warme? Will these moyst Trees,Will put thy shirt on warm? Will these moist trees,moist (adj.)

old form: moyst
damp, dripping, dewy
Tim IV.iii.224
warm (adj.)

old form: warme
warmed, well-aired
That haue out-liu'd the Eagle, page thy heelesThat have outlived the eagle, page thy heelspage (v.)
follow like a page
Tim IV.iii.225
And skip when thou point'st out? Will the cold brookeAnd skip when thou pointest out? Will the cold brook,skip (v.)
jump into action, spring up
Tim IV.iii.226
Candied with Ice, Cawdle thy Morning tasteCandied with ice, caudle thy morning taste,candied (adj.)
made of ice, crystallized, glistening
Tim IV.iii.227
caudle (v.)

old form: Cawdle
provide a warm medicinal drink for
To cure thy o're-nights surfet? Call the Creatures,To cure thy o'ernight's surfeit? Call the creaturesovernight (n.)

old form: o're-nights
previous evening, night before
Tim IV.iii.228
surfeit (n.)

old form: surfet
sickness brought on by excess
Whose naked Natures liue in all the spightWhose naked natures live in all the spitenature (n.)
natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
Tim IV.iii.229
Of wrekefull Heauen, whose bare vnhoused Trunkes,Of wreakful heaven, whose bare unhoused trunks,trunk (n.)

old form: Trunkes
body, form, frame
Tim IV.iii.230
unhoused (adj.)

old form: vnhoused
unsheltered, unprotected, open to the elements
wreakful (adj.)

old form: wrekefull
vengeful, retributive; relentless
To the conflicting Elements expos'dTo the conflicting elements exposed, Tim IV.iii.231
Answer meere Nature: bid them flatter thee.Answer mere nature – bid them flatter thee.mere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Tim IV.iii.232
nature (n.)
natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
answer (v.)
cope with, face, encounter
O thou shalt finde.O, thou shalt find –  Tim IV.iii.233.1
A Foole of thee: depart.A fool of thee. Depart. Tim IV.iii.233.2
I loue thee better now, then ere I did.I love thee better now than e'er I did. Tim IV.iii.234
I hate thee worse.I hate thee worse. Tim IV.iii.235.1
Why?Why? Tim IV.iii.235.2
Thou flatter'st misery.Thou flatterest misery. Tim IV.iii.235.3
I flatter not, but say thou art a Caytiffe.I flatter not, but say thou art a caitiff.caitiff (n.)

old form: Caytiffe
[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
Tim IV.iii.236
Why do'st thou seeke me out?Why dost thou seek me out? Tim IV.iii.237.1
To vex thee.To vex thee.vex (v.)
afflict, trouble, torment
Tim IV.iii.237.2
Alwayes a Villaines Office, or a Fooles.Always a villain's office or a fool's.office (n.)
role, position, place, function
Tim IV.iii.238
Dost please thy selfe in't?Dost please thyself in't? Tim IV.iii.239.1
I.Ay. Tim IV.iii.239.2
What, a Knaue too?What, a knave too?knave (n.)

old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Tim IV.iii.239.3
If thou did'st put this sowre cold habit onIf thou didst put this sour cold habit onhabit (n.)
dress, clothing, costume
Tim IV.iii.240
To castigate thy pride, 'twere well: but thouTo castigate thy pride, 'twere well; but thou Tim IV.iii.241
Dost it enforcedly: Thou'dst Courtier be againeDost it enforcedly. Thou'dst courtier be againenforcedly (adv.)
under compulsion, out of necessity
Tim IV.iii.242
Wert thou not Beggar: willing miseryWert thou not beggar. Willing miserywilling (adj.)
voluntary, taken up willingly
Tim IV.iii.243
Out-liues: incertaine pompe, is crown'd before:Outlives incertain pomp, is crowned before.pomp (n.)

old form: pompe
greatness, nobility, high rank
Tim IV.iii.244
incertain (adj.)

old form: incertaine
uncertain, doubtful, dubious
The one is filling still, neuer compleat:The one is filling still, never complete,still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
Tim IV.iii.245
complete, compleat (adj.)
fully equipped, with everything present
The other, at high wish: best state Contentlesse,The other at high wish. Best state, contentless,high (adj.)
very great, extreme
Tim IV.iii.246
state (n.)
condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
contentless (adj.)

old form: Contentlesse
discontented, dissatisfied, unhappy
Hath a distracted and most wretched being,Hath a distracted and most wretched being,distracted (adj.)
perplexed, confused, agitated
Tim IV.iii.247
being (n.)
physical existence, life
Worse then the worst, Content.Worse than the worst, content. Tim IV.iii.248
Thou should'st desire to dye, being miserable.Thou shouldst desire to die, being miserable. Tim IV.iii.249
Not by his breath, that is more miserable.Not by his breath that is more miserable.breath (n.)
suggestion, persuasion, judgement
Tim IV.iii.250
Thou art a Slaue, whom Fortunes tender armeThou art a slave whom Fortune's tender armFortune (n.)
Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning-wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Tim IV.iii.251
With fauour neuer claspt: but bred a Dogge.With favour never clasped. But, bred a dog, Tim IV.iii.252
Had'st thou like vs from our first swath proceeded,Hadst thou, like us from our first swath, proceededproceed (v.)
advance through, make progress via
Tim IV.iii.253
swath (n.)
swathing in infant clothes, swaddling-clothes
The sweet degrees that this breefe world affords,The sweet degrees that this brief world affordsdegree (n.)
step, stage, rung
Tim IV.iii.254
To such as may the passiue drugges of itTo such as may the passive drudges of itdrudge (n.)

old form: drugges
slave, serf, lackey
Tim IV.iii.255
Freely command'st: thou would'st haue plung'd thy selfFreely command, thou wouldst have plunged thyself Tim IV.iii.256
In generall Riot, melted downe thy youthIn general riot, melted down thy youthriot (n.)
dissipation, wasteful revelry, extravagance
Tim IV.iii.257
general (adj.)

old form: generall
all-embracing, universal, comprehensive
In different beds of Lust, and neuer learn'dIn different beds of lust, and never learned Tim IV.iii.258
The Icie precepts of respect, but followedThe icy precepts of respect, but followedrespect (n.)
attention, heed, deliberation
Tim IV.iii.259
The Sugred game before thee. But my selfe,The sugared game before thee. But myself – sugared (adj.)

old form: Sugred
sweetly tempting, outwardly attractive
Tim IV.iii.260
Who had the world as my Confectionarie,Who had the world as my confectionary,confectionary (n.)

old form: Confectionarie
sweetmeat factory, sweet-shop, candy-store
Tim IV.iii.261
The mouthes, the tongues, the eyes, and hearts of men,The mouths, the tongues, the eyes, and hearts of men Tim IV.iii.262
At duty more then I could frame employment;At duty, more than I could frame employment;duty, at
at one's service, to command
Tim IV.iii.263
frame (v.)
arrange, organize, plan
That numberlesse vpon me stucke, as leauesThat numberless upon me stuck, as leaves Tim IV.iii.264
Do on the Oake, haue with one Winters brushDo on the oak, have with one winter's brushbrush (n.)
hostile meeting, collision, forceful encounter
Tim IV.iii.265
Fell from their boughes, and left me open, bare,Fell from their boughs, and left me open, bare,open (adj.)
exposed, open to the elements
Tim IV.iii.266
bare (adj.)
unprotected, defenceless, without covering
For euery storme that blowes. I to beare this,For every storm that blows – I to bear this, Tim IV.iii.267
That neuer knew but better, is some burthen:That never knew but better, is some burden. Tim IV.iii.268
Thy Nature, did commence in sufferance, TimeThy nature did commence in sufferance, timenature (n.)
mortal life, natural life
Tim IV.iii.269
sufferance (n.)
distress, suffering, hardship
Hath made thee hard in't. Why should'st yu hate Men?Hath made thee hard in't. Why shouldst thou hate men?hard (adj.)
hardened, toughened
Tim IV.iii.270
They neuer flatter'd thee. What hast thou giuen?They never flattered thee. What hast thou given? Tim IV.iii.271
If thou wilt curse; thy Father (that poore ragge)If thou wilt curse, thy father, that poor rag,rag (n.)

old form: ragge
worthless wretch, good-for-nothing creature, beggar
Tim IV.iii.272
Must be thy subiect; who in spight put stuffeMust be thy subject; who in spite put stuffput stuff to

old form: stuffe
copulate with, screw
Tim IV.iii.273
To some shee-Begger, and compounded theeTo some she-beggar and compounded theecompound (v.)
put together, construct, compose
Tim IV.iii.274
Poore Rogue, hereditary. Hence, be gone,Poor rogue hereditary. Hence, be gone. Tim IV.iii.275
If thou hadst not bene borne the worst of men,If thou hadst not been born the worst of men,worst (n.)
lowest, most despicable
Tim IV.iii.276
Thou hadst bene a Knaue and Flatterer.Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer.knave (n.)
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Tim IV.iii.277
Art thou proud yet?Art thou proud yet? Tim IV.iii.278.1
I, that I am not thee.Ay, that I am not thee. Tim IV.iii.278.2
I, that I was no Prodigall.I, that I was no prodigal.prodigal (n.)

old form: Prodigall
waster, squanderer, spendthrift
Tim IV.iii.279
I, that I am one now.I, that I am one now. Tim IV.iii.280
Were all the wealth I haue shut vp in thee,Were all the wealth I have shut up in thee,shut up (v.)

old form: vp
enclose, store up, put away
Tim IV.iii.281
I'ld giue thee leaue to hang it. Get thee gone:I'd give thee leave to hang it. Get thee gone. Tim IV.iii.282
That the whole life of Athens were in this,That the whole life of Athens were in this! Tim IV.iii.283
Thus would I eate it .Thus would I eat it. Tim IV.iii.284.1
He eats a root Tim IV.iii.284
Heere, I will mend thy Feast.Here, I will mend thy feast.mend (v.)
supplement, augment
Tim IV.iii.284.2
He offers Timon food Tim IV.iii.285
First mend thy company, take away thy selfe.First mend my company, take away thyself. Tim IV.iii.285
So I shall mend mine owne, by'th'lacke of thineSo I shall mend mine own by th' lack of thine. Tim IV.iii.286
'Tis not well mended so, it is but botcht;'Tis not well mended so, it is but botched.botch (v.)

old form: botcht
clumsily patch together, fumble with
Tim IV.iii.287
If not, I would it were.If not, I would it were. Tim IV.iii.288
What would'st thou haue to Athens?What wouldst thou have to Athens? Tim IV.iii.289
Thee thither in a whirlewind: if thou wilt,Thee thither in a whirlwind. If thou wilt, Tim IV.iii.290
Tell them there I haue Gold, looke, so I haue.Tell them there I have gold. Look, so I have. Tim IV.iii.291
Heere is no vse for Gold.Here is no use for gold. Tim IV.iii.292.1
The best, and truest:The best and truest; Tim IV.iii.292.2
For heere it sleepes, and do's no hyred harme.For here it sleeps, and does no hired harm. Tim IV.iii.293
Where lyest a nights Timon?Where liest a-nights, Timon? Tim IV.iii.294
Vnder that's aboue me.Under that's above me. Tim IV.iii.295
Where feed'st thou a-dayes Apemantus?Where feedest thou a-days, Apemantus? Tim IV.iii.296
Where my stomacke findes meate, or ratherWhere my stomach finds meat; or, rather,meat (n.)

old form: meate
food, nourishment
Tim IV.iii.297
where I eate it.where I eat it. Tim IV.iii.298
Would poyson were obedient, & knew my mindWould poison were obedient, and knew my mind! Tim IV.iii.299
Where would'st thou send it?Where wouldst thou send it? Tim IV.iii.300
To sawce thy dishes.To sauce thy dishes.sauce (v.)

old form: sawce
spice, season, flavour
Tim IV.iii.301
The middle of Humanity thou neuer knewest,The middle of humanity thou never knewest, Tim IV.iii.302
but the extremitie of both ends. When thou wast inbut the extremity of both ends. When thou wast in Tim IV.iii.303
thy Gilt, and thy Perfume, they mockt thee for toothy gilt and thy perfume, they mocked thee for toogilt (n.)
gold-gilded state, gold-coated effects
Tim IV.iii.304
much Curiositie: in thy Ragges thou know'st none, but artmuch curiosity. In thy rags thou knowest none, but artcuriosity (n.)

old form: Curiositie
scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
Tim IV.iii.305
despis'd for the contrary. There's a medler for thee,despised for the contrary. There's a medlar for thee.medlar (n.)

old form: medler
apple-like fruit eaten when its flesh has begun to decay [also: pun on ‘meddler’]
Tim IV.iii.306
eate it.Eat it. Tim IV.iii.307
On what I hate, I feed not.On what I hate I feed not. Tim IV.iii.308
Do'st hate a Medler?Dost hate a medlar? Tim IV.iii.309
I, though it looke like thee.Ay, though it look like thee. Tim IV.iii.310
And th'hadst hated Medlers sooner, yuAn th' hadst hated meddlers sooner, thouand, an (conj.)
if, whether
Tim IV.iii.311
should'st haue loued thy selfe better now. What man didd'st shouldst have loved thyself better now. What man didst Tim IV.iii.312
thou euer know vnthrift, that was beloued after histhou ever know unthrift that was beloved after hisunthrift (n.)

old form: vnthrift
spendthrift, squanderer, wastrel
Tim IV.iii.313
meanes?means? Tim IV.iii.314
Who without those meanes thou talk'st of, didstWho, without those means thou talkest of, didst Tim IV.iii.315
thou euer know belou'd?thou ever know beloved? Tim IV.iii.316
My selfe.Myself. Tim IV.iii.317
I vnderstand thee: thou had'st some meanes toI understand thee: thou hadst some means to Tim IV.iii.318
keepe a Dogge.keep a dog. Tim IV.iii.319
What things in the world canst thou neerestWhat things in the world canst thou nearest Tim IV.iii.320
compare to thy Flatterers?compare to thy flatterers? Tim IV.iii.321
Women neerest, but men: men are the thingsWomen nearest. But men – men are the things Tim IV.iii.322
themselues. What would'st thou do with the world themselves. What wouldst thou do with the world, Tim IV.iii.323
Apemantus, if it lay in thy power?Apemantus, if it lay in thy power? Tim IV.iii.324
Giue it the Beasts, to be rid of the men.Give it the beasts, to be rid of the men. Tim IV.iii.325
Would'st thou haue thy selfe fall in the confusion ofWouldst thou have thyself fall in the confusion ofconfusion (n.)
destruction, overthrow, ruin
Tim IV.iii.326
men, and remaine a Beast with the Beasts.men, and remain a beast with the beasts? Tim IV.iii.327
I Timon.Ay, Timon. Tim IV.iii.328
A beastly Ambition, which the Goddes graunt theeA beastly ambition, which the gods grant thee Tim IV.iii.329
t'attaine to. If thou wert the Lyon, the Fox would beguilet' attain to! If thou wert the lion, the fox would beguilebeguile (v.)
cheat, deceive, trick
Tim IV.iii.330
thee. if thou wert the Lambe, the Foxe would eate thee: ifthee. If thou wert the lamb, the fox would eat thee. If Tim IV.iii.331
thou wert the Fox, the Lion would suspect thee, whenthou wert the fox, the lion would suspect thee when Tim IV.iii.332
peraduenture thou wert accus'd by the Asse: If thou wertperadventure thou wert accused by the ass. If thou wertperadventure (adv.)

old form: peraduenture
perhaps, maybe, very likely
Tim IV.iii.333
the Asse, thy dulnesse would torment thee; and still thouthe ass, thy dullness would torment thee, and still thoustill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
Tim IV.iii.334
liu'dst but as a Breakefast to the Wolfe. If thou wert thelivedst but as a breakfast to the wolf. If thou wert the Tim IV.iii.335
Wolfe, thy greedinesse would afflict thee, & oft thou wolf, thy greediness would afflict thee, and oft thouoft (adv.)
Tim IV.iii.336
should'st hazard thy life for thy dinner. Wert thoushouldst hazard thy life for thy dinner. Wert thou thehazard (v.)
expose to danger, put at risk
Tim IV.iii.337
the Vnicorne, pride and wrath would confound thee, andunicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee andconfound (v.)
destroy, overthrow, ruin
Tim IV.iii.338
make thine owne selfe the conquest of thy fury. Wert thoumake thine own self the conquest of thy fury. Wert thou Tim IV.iii.339
a Beare, thou would'st be kill'd by the Horse: wert thoua bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse. Wert thou Tim IV.iii.340
a Horse, thou would'st be seaz'd by the Leopard: werta horse, thou wouldst be seized by the leopard. Wert Tim IV.iii.341
thou a Leopard, thou wert Germane to the Lion, and the thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion, and thegerman, germane (adj.)
near related, closely akin
Tim IV.iii.342
spottes of thy Kindred, were Iurors on thy life. All thy spots of thy kindred were jurors on thy life. All thyspot (n.)

old form: spottes
fault, vice, crime
Tim IV.iii.343
safety were remotion, and thy defence absence. Whatsafety were remotion, and thy defence absence. Whatremotion (n.)
removal, departure; or: remoteness
Tim IV.iii.344
Beast could'st thou bee, that were not subiect to a Beast:beast couldst thou be that were not subject to a beast? Tim IV.iii.345
and what a Beast art thou already, that seest not thyAnd what a beast art thou already, that seest not thy Tim IV.iii.346
losse in transformation.loss in transformation! Tim IV.iii.347
If thou could'st please me / With speaking toIf thou couldst please me with speaking to Tim IV.iii.348
me, thou might'st / Haue hit vpon it heere. / The Commonwealthme, thou mightst have hit upon it here. The commonwealth Tim IV.iii.349
of Athens, is become / A Forrest of Beasts.of Athens is become a forest of beasts. Tim IV.iii.350
How ha's the Asse broke the wall, that thou art outHow has the ass broke the wall, that thou art out Tim IV.iii.351
of the Citie.of the city? Tim IV.iii.352
Yonder comes a Poet and a Painter: / TheYonder comes a poet and a painter. The Tim IV.iii.353
plague of Company light vpon thee: / I will feare to catchplague of company light upon thee! I will fear to catch Tim IV.iii.354
it, and giue way. / When I know not what else to do, / Ile it, and give way. When I know not what else to do, I'llgive way (v.)

old form: giue
keep out of the way [of], steer clear [of]
Tim IV.iii.355
see thee againe.see thee again. Tim IV.iii.356
When there is nothing liuing but thee, / Thou shaltWhen there is nothing living but thee, thou shalt Tim IV.iii.357
be welcome. / I had rather be a Beggers Dogge, / Then be welcome. I had rather be a beggar's dog than Tim IV.iii.358
Apemantus.Apemantus. Tim IV.iii.359
Thou art the Cap / Of all the Fooles aliue.Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.cap (n.)
chief, supremo, doyen
Tim IV.iii.360
Would thou wert cleane enough / To spit vpon.Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon! Tim IV.iii.361
A plague on thee, / Thou art too bad to curse.A plague on thee! Thou art too bad to curse. Tim IV.iii.362
All Villaines / That do stand by thee, are pure.All villains that do stand by thee are pure.stand (v.)
be placed, set, arrange
Tim IV.iii.363
There is no Leprosie, / But what thou speak'st.There is no leprosy but what thou speakest. Tim IV.iii.364
If I name thee,If I name thee. Tim IV.iii.365
Ile beate thee; / But I should infect my hands.I'll beat thee – but I should infect my hands. Tim IV.iii.366
I would my tongue / Could rot them off.I would my tongue could rot them off. Tim IV.iii.367
Away thou issue of a mangie dogge,Away, thou issue of a mangy dog!issue (n.)
child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
Tim IV.iii.368
Choller does kill me, / That thou art aliue,Choler does kill me that thou art alive.choler (n.)

old form: Choller
anger, rage, wrath
Tim IV.iii.369
I swoond to see thee.I swoon to see thee.swoon (v.)

old form: swoond
Tim IV.iii.370
Would thou would'st burst.Would thou wouldst burst! Tim IV.iii.371.1
Away thou tedious Rogue,Away, thou tedious rogue!  Tim IV.iii.371.2
I am sorry I shall lose a stone by thee.I am sorry I shall lose a stone by thee. Tim IV.iii.372
He throws a stone at Apemantus Tim IV.iii.373
Beast.Beast! Tim IV.iii.373
Slaue.Slave! Tim IV.iii.374
Toad.Toad! Tim IV.iii.375
Rogue, Rogue, Rogue.Rogue, rogue, rogue! Tim IV.iii.376
I am sicke of this false world, and will loue noughtI am sick of this false world, and will love naughtfalse (adj.)
unfair, unjust, double-crossing
Tim IV.iii.377
But euen the meere necessities vpon't:But even the mere necessities upon't.mere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Tim IV.iii.378
Then Timon presently prepare thy graue:Then, Timon, presently prepare thy grave.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
Tim IV.iii.379
Lye where the light Fome of the Sea may beateLie where the light foam of the sea may beat Tim IV.iii.380
Thy graue stone dayly, make thine Epitaph,Thy grave-stone daily. Make thine epitaph, Tim IV.iii.381
That death in me, at others liues may laugh.That death in me at others' lives may laugh. Tim IV.iii.382
He addresses the gold Tim IV.iii.383.1
O thou sweete King-killer, and deare diuorceO thou sweet king-killer, and dear divorcedivorce (n.)

old form: diuorce
cause of separation, reason for estrangement
Tim IV.iii.383
Twixt naturall Sunne and fire: thou bright defiler'Twixt natural son and sire, thou bright defilernatural (adj.)

old form: naturall
related by blood
Tim IV.iii.384
of Himens purest bed, thou valiant Mars,Of Hymen's purest bed, thou valiant Mars,Hymen (n.)
[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
Tim IV.iii.385
Mars (n.)
Roman god of war
Thou euer, yong, fresh, loued, and delicate wooer,Thou ever young, fresh, loved, and delicate wooer,delicate (adj.)
fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
Tim IV.iii.386
Whose blush doth thawe the consecrated SnowWhose blush doth thaw the consecrated snow Tim IV.iii.387
That lyes on Dians lap. / Thou visible God,That lies on Dian's lap! Thou visible god,Diana, Dian (n.)
Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
Tim IV.iii.388
That souldrest close Impossibilities,That sold'rest close impossibilities,solder (v.)

old form: souldrest
unite, interlink, fasten
Tim IV.iii.389
close (adv.)
tightly, in a close-fitting way
And mak'st them kisse; that speak'st with euerie TongueAnd makest them kiss; that speakest with every tongue, Tim IV.iii.390
To euerie purpose: O thou touch of hearts,To every purpose! O thou touch of hearts!purpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Tim IV.iii.391
touch (n.)
touchstone, test, proof
Thinke thy slaue-man rebels, and by thy vertueThink thy slave man rebels, and by thy virtue Tim IV.iii.392
Set them into confounding oddes, that BeastsSet them into confounding odds, that beastsconfounding (adj.)
destructive, ruinous, causing total confusion
Tim IV.iii.393
May haue the world in Empire.May have the world in empire. Tim IV.iii.394.1
Would 'twere so,Would 'twere so! Tim IV.iii.394.2
But not till I am dead. Ile say th'hast Gold:But not till I am dead. I'll say th' hast gold. Tim IV.iii.395
Thou wilt be throng'd too shortly.Thou wilt be thronged to shortly. Tim IV.iii.396.1
Throng'd too?Thronged to? Tim IV.iii.396.2
I.Ay. Tim IV.iii.396.3
Thy backe I prythee.Thy back, I prithee. Tim IV.iii.397.1
Liue, and loue thy misery.Live, and love thy misery. Tim IV.iii.397.2
Long liue so, and so dye. I am quit.Long live so, and so die! I am quit.quit (adj.)
freed [from], relieved [of]
Tim IV.iii.398
Enter the Bandetti.Enter the Bandits Tim IV.iii.399.1
Mo things like men, / Eate Timon, and abhorre then. More things like men! Eat, Timon, and abhor them.abhor (v.)

old form: abhorre
loathe, abominate, regard with disgust
Tim IV.iii.399
Exit Apeman.Exit Tim IV.iii.399
Where should he haue this Gold? It is Where should he have this gold? It is Tim IV.iii.400
some poore Fragment, some slender Ort of his remainder:some poor fragment, some slender ort of his remainder.ort (n.)
scrap, fragment, fraction
Tim IV.iii.401
remainder (n.)
remaining wealth, residue of a fortune
the meere want of Gold, and the falling from of hisThe mere want of gold, and the falling-from of hismere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Tim IV.iii.402
falling-from (n.)

old form: falling from
falling away, desertion, defection
Friendes, droue him into this Melancholly.friends, drove him into this melancholy. Tim IV.iii.403
It is nois'd / He hath a masse of Treasure.It is noised he hath a mass of treasure.noise (v.)

old form: nois'd
rumour, spread about, noise abroad
Tim IV.iii.404
Let vs make the assay vpon him, if heLet us make the assay upon him. If heassay (n.)
test, trial, measure
Tim IV.iii.405
care not for't, he will supply vs easily: if he couetouslycare not for't, he will supply us easily. If he covetously Tim IV.iii.406
reserue it, how shall's get it?reserve it, how shall's get it? Tim IV.iii.407
True: for he beares it not about him:True; for he bears it not about him. Tim IV.iii.408
'Tis hid.'Tis hid. Tim IV.iii.409
Is not this hee?Is not this he? Tim IV.iii.410
Where?Where? Tim IV.iii.411
'Tis his description.'Tis his description. Tim IV.iii.412
He? I know him.He. I know him. Tim IV.iii.413
Saue thee Timon.Save thee, Timon. Tim IV.iii.414
Now Theeues.Now, thieves? Tim IV.iii.415
Soldiers, not Theeues.Soldiers, not thieves. Tim IV.iii.416.1
Both too, and womens Sonnes.Both too – and women's sons. Tim IV.iii.416.2
We are not Theeues, but men / That much do want.We are not thieves, but men that much do want.want (v.)
lack, need, be without
Tim IV.iii.417
Your greatest want is, you want much of meat:Your greatest want is, you want much of meat.meat (n.)
food, nourishment
Tim IV.iii.418
Why should you want? Behold, the Earth hath Rootes:Why should you want? Behold, the earth hath roots; Tim IV.iii.419
Within this Mile breake forth a hundred Springs:Within this mile break forth a hundred springs; Tim IV.iii.420
The Oakes beare Mast, the Briars Scarlet Heps,The oaks bear mast, the briars scarlet hips;mast (n.)
fruit of forest trees, edible produce
Tim IV.iii.421
The bounteous Huswife Nature, on each bush,The bounteous housewife Nature on each bush Tim IV.iii.422
Layes her full Messe before you. Want? why Want?Lays her full mess before you. Want? Why want?mess (n.)

old form: Messe
serving of food, dish
Tim IV.iii.423
We cannot liue on Grasse, on Berries, Water,We cannot live on grass, on berries, water, Tim IV.iii.424
As Beasts, and Birds, and Fishes.As beasts, and birds, and fishes. Tim IV.iii.425
Nor on the Beasts themselues, the Birds & Fishes,Nor on the beasts themselves, the birds, and fishes; Tim IV.iii.426
You must eate men. Yet thankes I must you con,You must eat men. Yet thanks I must you concon (v.)
express, offer, give
Tim IV.iii.427
That you are Theeues profest: that you worke notThat you are thieves professed, that you work not Tim IV.iii.428
In holier shapes: For there is boundlesse TheftIn holier shapes. For there is boundless theft Tim IV.iii.429
In limited Professions. Rascall TheeuesIn limited professions. Rascal thieves,rascal (adj.)

old form: Rascall
worthless, good-for-nothing
Tim IV.iii.430
limited (adj.)
with exclusive membership, limited-entry
Heere's Gold. Go, sucke the subtle blood o'th'Grape,Here's gold. Go, suck the subtle blood o'th' grapesubtle, subtile (adj.)
refined, rarefied, very fine
Tim IV.iii.431
blood (n.)
vital fluid, life-giving juice
Till the high Feauor seeth your blood to froth,Till the high fever seethe your blood to froth,seethe (v.)

old form: seeth
reduce by boiling, dissipate by overheating
Tim IV.iii.432
high (adj.)
very great, extreme
And so scape hanging. Trust not the Physitian,And so 'scape hanging. Trust not the physician;scape, 'scape (v.)
escape, avoid
Tim IV.iii.433
His Antidotes are poyson, and he slayesHis antidotes are poison, and he slays Tim IV.iii.434
Moe then you Rob: Take wealth, and liues together,More than you rob. Take wealth and lives together. Tim IV.iii.435
Do Villaine do, since you protest to doo't.Do villainy, do, since you protest to do't,protest (v.)
profess openly, acknowledge publicly
Tim IV.iii.436
Like Workemen, Ile example you with Theeuery:Like workmen. I'll example you with thievery.workman (n.)

old form: Workemen
craftsman, skilled worker
Tim IV.iii.437
example (v.)
find an example for, provide a model for
The Sunnes a Theefe, and with his great attractionThe sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Tim IV.iii.438
Robbes the vaste Sea. The Moones an arrant Theefe,Robs the vast sea. The moon's an arrant thief,arrant (adj.)
downright, absolute, unmitigated
Tim IV.iii.439
And her pale fire, she snatches from the Sunne.And her pale fire she snatches from the sun. Tim IV.iii.440
The Seas a Theefe, whose liquid Surge, resoluesThe sea's a thief, whose liquid surge resolvesresolve (v.)

old form: resolues
melt, dissolve, transform
Tim IV.iii.441
The Moone into Salt teares. The Earth's a Theefe,The moon into salt tears. The earth's a thief, Tim IV.iii.442
That feeds and breeds by a composture stolneThat feeds and breeds by a composture stolencomposture (n.)
compost, manure
Tim IV.iii.443
From gen'rall excrement: each thing's a Theefe.From general excrement. Each thing's a thief,general (adj.)

old form: gen'rall
all-embracing, universal, comprehensive
Tim IV.iii.444
The Lawes, your curbe and whip, in their rough powerThe laws, your curb and whip, in their rough powerpower (n.)
exercise of power, authoritative action
Tim IV.iii.445
rough (adj.)
arbitrary, severe, strong
Ha's vncheck'd Theft. Loue not your selues, away,Has unchecked theft. Love not yourselves. Away.unchecked (adj.)

old form: vncheck'd
unlimited, boundless opportunities for
Tim IV.iii.446
Rob one another, there's more Gold, cut throates,Rob one another. There's more gold. Cut throats. Tim IV.iii.447
All that you meete are Theeues: to Athens go,All that you meet are thieves. To Athens go, Tim IV.iii.448
Breake open shoppes, nothing can you stealeBreak open shops – nothing can you steal Tim IV.iii.449
But Theeues do loose it: steale lesse, for this I giue you,But thieves do lose it. Steal less for this I give you, Tim IV.iii.450
And Gold confound you howsoere: Amen.And gold confound you howsoe'er. Amen.confound (v.)
destroy, overthrow, ruin
Tim IV.iii.451
Has almost charm'd me from my Profession,'Has almost charmed me from my profession, Tim IV.iii.452
by perswading me to it.by persuading me to it. Tim IV.iii.453
'Tis in the malice of mankinde, that he'Tis in the malice of mankind that hemalice (n.)
hostility, hatred, ill-will, enmity
Tim IV.iii.454
thus aduises vs not to haue vs thriue in our mystery.thus advises us, not to have us thrive in our mystery.mystery (n.)
trade, office, occupation
Tim IV.iii.455
Ile beleeue him as an Enemy, / And giueI'll believe him as an enemy, and give Tim IV.iii.456
ouer my Trade.over my trade. Tim IV.iii.457
Let vs first see peace in Athens, there isLet us first see peace in Athens. There is Tim IV.iii.458
no time so miserable, but a man may be true. no time so miserable but a man may be true.true (adj.)
honest, upright, law-abiding
Tim IV.iii.459
Exit Theeues.Exeunt Bandits Tim IV.iii.459
Enter the Steward to Timon.Enter Flavius Tim IV.iii.460
Oh you Gods!O you gods! Tim IV.iii.460
Is yon'd despis'd and ruinous man my Lord?Is yond despised and ruinous man my lord? Tim IV.iii.461
Full of decay and fayling? Oh MonumentFull of decay and failing? O monumentmonument (n.)
memory, memorial, remembrance
Tim IV.iii.462
And wonder of good deeds, euilly bestow'd!And wonder of good deeds evilly bestowed!wonder (n.)
object of fascination, target of astonishment
Tim IV.iii.463
What an alteration of HonorWhat an alteration of honour Tim IV.iii.464
has desp'rate want made?Has desperate want made! Tim IV.iii.465
What vilder thing vpon the earth, then Friends,What viler thing upon the earth than friends,vile, vild (adj.)
shameful, contemptible, wretched
Tim IV.iii.466
Who can bring Noblest mindes, to basest ends.Who can bring noblest minds to basest ends!base (adj.)
dishonourable, low, unworthy
Tim IV.iii.467
How rarely does it meete with this times guise,How rarely does it meet with this time's guise,meet with (v.)

old form: meete
fit in with, suit, agree with
Tim IV.iii.468
rarely (adv.)
splendidly, beautifully, excellently
guise (n.)
way, custom, practice
When man was wisht to loue his Enemies:When man was wished to love his enemies! Tim IV.iii.469
Grant I may euer loue, and rather wooGrant I may ever love, and rather woo Tim IV.iii.470
Those that would mischeefe me, then those that doo.Those that would mischief me than those that do!mischief (v.)

old form: mischeefe
hurt, injure, do harm to
Tim IV.iii.471
Has caught me in his eye, I will present'Has caught me in his eye. I will present Tim IV.iii.472
my honest griefe vnto him; and as my Lord, My honest grief unto him, and as my lord Tim IV.iii.473
still serue him with my life. / My deerest Master.Still serve him with my life. My dearest master! Tim IV.iii.474
Away: what art thou?Away! What art thou? Tim IV.iii.475.1
Haue you forgot me, Sir?Have you forgot me, sir? Tim IV.iii.475.2
Why dost aske that? I haue forgot all men.Why dost ask that? I have forgot all men. Tim IV.iii.476
Then, if thou grunt'st, th'art a man. / I haue forgot thee.Then, if thou grantest th' art a man, I have forgot thee. Tim IV.iii.477
An honest poore seruant of yours.An honest poor servant of yours. Tim IV.iii.478
Then I know thee not:Then I know thee not. Tim IV.iii.479
I neuer had honest man about me, II never had honest man about me, I. Tim IV.iii.480
all / I kept were Knaues, to serue in meate to Villaines.All I kept were knaves, to serve in meat to villains.meat (n.)

old form: meate
food, nourishment
Tim IV.iii.481
serve in (v.)

old form: serue
supply, provide, deal out
knave (n.)

old form: Knaues
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
The Gods are witnesse,The gods are witness, Tim IV.iii.482
Neu'r did poore Steward weare a truer greefeNe'er did poor steward wear a truer griefwear (v.)

old form: weare
have, experience
Tim IV.iii.483
For his vndone Lord, then mine eyes for you.For his undone lord than mine eyes for you.undone (adj.)

old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
Tim IV.iii.484
What, dost thou weepe? / Come neerer, then I loue theeWhat, dost thou weep? Come nearer. Then I love thee, Tim IV.iii.485
Because thou art a woman, and disclaim'stBecause thou art a woman and disclaimest Tim IV.iii.486
Flinty mankinde: whose eyes do neuer giue,Flinty mankind, whose eyes do never givegive (v.)

old form: giue
give forth, emit, flow
Tim IV.iii.487
flinty (adj.)
hard, harsh, tough
But thorow Lust and Laughter: pittie's sleeping:But thorough lust and laughter. Pity's sleeping. Tim IV.iii.488
Strange times yt weepe with laughing, not with weeping.Strange times, that weep with laughing, not with weeping! Tim IV.iii.489
I begge of you to know me, good my Lord,I beg of you to know me, good my lord, Tim IV.iii.490
T'accept my greefe, and whil'st this poore wealth lasts,T' accept my grief, and whilst this poor wealth lasts Tim IV.iii.491
To entertaine me as your Steward still.To entertain me as your steward still.entertain (v.)

old form: entertaine
hire, employ, maintain, take into service
Tim IV.iii.492
still (adv.)
ever, now [as before]
Had I a StewardHad I a steward Tim IV.iii.493
So true, so iust, and now so comfortable?So true, so just, and now so comfortable?comfortable (adj.)
comforting, encouraging, reassuring
Tim IV.iii.494
It almost turnes my dangerous Nature wilde.It almost turns my dangerous nature mild.dangerous (adj.)
threatening, severe, menacing
Tim IV.iii.495
Let me behold thy face: Surely, this manLet me behold thy face. Surely this man Tim IV.iii.496
Was borne of woman.Was born of woman. Tim IV.iii.497
Forgiue my generall, and exceptlesse rashnesseForgive my general and exceptless rashness,exceptless (adj.)

old form: exceptlesse
making no exceptions, indiscriminate
Tim IV.iii.498
You perpetuall sober Gods. I do proclaimeYou perpetual-sober gods! I do proclaimsober (adj.)
sedate, staid, demure, grave
Tim IV.iii.499
One honest man: Mistake me not, but one:One honest man. Mistake me not, but one –  Tim IV.iii.500
No more I pray, and hee's a Steward.No more, I pray – and he's a steward. Tim IV.iii.501
How faine would I haue hated all mankinde,How fain would I have hated all mankind,fain (adv.)

old form: faine
gladly, willingly
Tim IV.iii.502
And thou redeem'st thy selfe. But all saue thee,And thou redeemest thyself. But all, save thee, Tim IV.iii.503
I fell with Curses.I fell with curses. Tim IV.iii.504
Me thinkes thou art more honest now, then wise:Methinks thou art more honest now than wise.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Tim IV.iii.505
For, by oppressing and betraying mee,For by oppressing and betraying me Tim IV.iii.506
Thou might'st haue sooner got another Seruice:Thou mightst have sooner got another service;service (n.)

old form: Seruice
employment, situation as a servant
Tim IV.iii.507
For many so arriue at second Masters,For many so arrive at second mastersarrive at

old form: arriue
end up with, obtain
Tim IV.iii.508
Vpon their first Lords necke. But tell me true,Upon their first lord's neck. But tell me true –  Tim IV.iii.509
(For I must euer doubt, though ne're so sure)For I must ever doubt, though ne'er so sure –  Tim IV.iii.510
Is not thy kindnesse subtle, couetous,Is not thy kindness subtle-covetous,subtle-covetous (adj.)craftily avariciousTim IV.iii.511
If not a Vsuring kindnesse, and as rich men deale Guifts,A usuring kindness, and as rich men deal gifts,usuring (adj.)

old form: Vsuring
expecting ample interest, looking for maximum return
Tim IV.iii.512
Expecting in returne twenty for one?Expecting in return twenty for one? Tim IV.iii.513
No my most worthy Master, in whose brestNo, my most worthy master, in whose breast Tim IV.iii.514
Doubt, and suspect (alas) are plac'd too late:Doubt and suspect, alas, are placed too late.suspect (n.)
suspicion, mistrust, doubt
Tim IV.iii.515
You should haue fear'd false times, when you did Feast.You should have feared false times when you did feast.false (adj.)
sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
Tim IV.iii.516
Suspect still comes, where an estate is least.Suspect still comes where an estate is least.estate (n.)
state, situation, circumstances
Tim IV.iii.517
still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
suspect (n.)
suspicion, mistrust, doubt
That which I shew, Heauen knowes, is meerely Loue,That which I show, heaven knows, is merely love, Tim IV.iii.518
Dutie, and Zeale, to your vnmatched minde;Duty, and zeal to your unmatched mind,zeal (n.)

old form: Zeale
ardour, fervour; or: loyalty, devotion
Tim IV.iii.519
Care of your Food and Liuing, and beleeue it,Care of your food and living. And believe it,living (n.)

old form: Liuing
possessions, means of support, livelihood
Tim IV.iii.520
care (n.)
anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]
My most Honour'd Lord,My most honoured lord, Tim IV.iii.521
For any benefit that points to mee,For any benefit that points to me, Tim IV.iii.522
Either in hope, or present, I'de exchangeEither in hope or present, I'd exchange Tim IV.iii.523
For this one wish, that you had power and wealthFor this one wish, that you had power and wealth Tim IV.iii.524
To requite me, by making rich your selfe.To requite me by making rich yourself.requite (v.), past forms requit, requited
reward, repay, recompense
Tim IV.iii.525
Looke thee, 'tis so: thou singly honest man,Look thee, 'tis so. Thou singly honest man,singly (adv.)
uniquely, solely; or: truly, sincerely
Tim IV.iii.526
Heere take: the Gods out of my miserieHere, take. The gods, out of my misery, Tim IV.iii.527
Ha's sent thee Treasure. Go, liue rich and happy,Ha' sent thee treasure. Go, live rich and happy, Tim IV.iii.528
But thus condition'd: Thou shalt build from men:But thus conditioned: thou shalt build from men,from (prep.)
away from
Tim IV.iii.529
condition (v.)

old form: condition'd
make subject to a condition
Hate all, curse all, shew Charity to none,Hate all, curse all, show charity to none, Tim IV.iii.530
But let the famisht flesh slide from the Bone,But let the famished flesh slide from the bone Tim IV.iii.531
Ere thou releeue the Begger. Giue to doggesEre thou relieve the beggar. Give to dogs Tim IV.iii.532
What thou denyest to men. Let Prisons swallow 'em,What thou deniest to men. Let prisons swallow 'em,deny (v.)

old form: denyest
refuse, decline, scorn
Tim IV.iii.533
Debts wither 'em to nothing, be men like blasted woodsDebts wither 'em to nothing. Be men like blasted woods,blasted (adj.)
blighted, withered; accursed, malevolent
Tim IV.iii.534
And may Diseases licke vp their false bloods,And may diseases lick up their false bloods!false (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Tim IV.iii.535
And so farewell, and thriue.And so farewell, and thrive. Tim IV.iii.536
O let me stay, and comfort you, my Master.O, let me stay and comfort you, my master. Tim IV.iii.537
If thou hat'st CursesIf thou hatest curses, Tim IV.iii.538
Stay not: flye, whil'st thou art blest and free:Stay not. Fly, whilst thou art blest and free. Tim IV.iii.539
Ne're see thou man, and let me ne're see thee. Ne'er see thou man, and let me ne'er see thee. Tim IV.iii.540
ExitExit Flavius; Timon retires to his cave Tim IV.iii.540.1
at the rear of the stage Tim IV.iii.540.2
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