Timon of Athens

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Enter Poet, and Painter.Enter Poet and Painter Tim V.i.1
As I tooke note of the place, it cannot be farreAs I took note of the place, it cannot be far Tim V.i.1
where he abides.where he abides.abide (v.)
live, dwell, reside
Tim V.i.2
Poet. POET 
What's to be thought of him? / Does the RumorWhat's to be thought of him? Does the rumour Tim V.i.3
hold for true, / That hee's so full of Gold?hold for true that he's so full of gold? Tim V.i.4
Painter. PAINTER 
Certaine. / Alcibiades reports it: Phrinica and Certain. Alcibiades reports it. Phrynia and Tim V.i.5
Timandylo / Had Gold of him. He likewise enrich'd / Poore Timandra had gold of him. He likewise enriched poor Tim V.i.6
stragling Souldiers, with great quantity. / 'Tis saide, he gauestraggling soldiers with great quantity. 'Tis said he gave Tim V.i.7
vnto his Steward / A mighty summe.unto his steward a mighty sum. Tim V.i.8
Poet. POET 
Then this breaking of his, / Ha's beene but a Try for hisThen this breaking of his has been but a try for histry (n.)
test, trial
Tim V.i.9
breaking (n.)
bankruptcy, insolvency
Friends?friends? Tim V.i.10
Painter. PAINTER 
Nothing else: / You shall see him a Palme inNothing else. You shall see him a palm in Tim V.i.11
Athens againe, / And flourish with the highest: / Therefore,Athens again, and flourish with the highest. Therefore Tim V.i.12
'tis not amisse, we tender our loues / To him, in this suppos'd'tis not amiss we tender our loves to him in this supposedsupposed (adj.)

old form: suppos'd
pretended, false, counterfeit
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tender (v.)
offer, give, present
distresse of his: / It will shew honestly in vs, / And isdistress of his. It will show honestly in us, and ishonestly (adv.)
honourably, commendably, worthily
Tim V.i.14
very likely, to loade our purposes / With what they trauailevery likely to load our purposes with what they travailpurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Tim V.i.15
travail, travel (v.)

old form: trauaile
labour, make an effort, work hard [for] [often overlapping with the sense of 'travel']
for, / If it be a iust and true report, that goes / Of his hauing.for, if it be a just and true report that goes of his having.having (n.)

old form: hauing
fortune, estate, means
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Poet. POET 
What haue you now / To present vnto him?What have you now to present unto him? Tim V.i.17
Painter. PAINTER 
Nothing at this time / But my Visitation: onely INothing at this time but my visitation: only I Tim V.i.18
will promise him / An excellent Peece.will promise him an excellent piece.piece (n.)

old form: Peece
work (of art), creation
Tim V.i.19
Poet. POET 
I must serue him so too; / Tell him of an intent that'sI must serve him so too, tell him of an intent that'sintent (n.)
intention, purpose, aim
Tim V.i.20
comming toward him.coming toward him. Tim V.i.21
Painter. PAINTER 
Good as the best. / Promising, is the verie AyreGood as the best. Promising is the very airair (n.)

old form: Ayre
manner, style, fashion
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o'th'Time; / It opens the eyes of Expectation. / Performance,o'th' time; it opens the eyes of expectation. Performance Tim V.i.23
is euer the duller for his acte, / And but in the plaineris ever the duller for his act; and but in the plainer Tim V.i.24
and simpler kinde of people, / The deede of Saying is quiteand simpler kind of people the deed of saying is quitesaying (n.)
promising, affirmation, assertion
Tim V.i.25
deed (n.)

old form: deede
performance, action
out of vse. / To Promise, is most Courtly and fashionable;out of use. To promise is most courtly and fashionable.use (n.)

old form: vse
usual practice, habit, custom
Tim V.i.26
Performance, is a kinde of Will or Testament / Which arguesPerformance is a kind of will or testament which argues Tim V.i.27
a great sicknesse in his iudgement / That makes it.a great sickness in his judgement that makes it. Tim V.i.28
Enter Timon from his Caue.Enter Timon from his cave Tim V.i.29.1
Timon. TIMON  
(aside) Tim V.i.29.2
Excellent Workeman, / Thou canst not paintExcellent workman! Thou canst not paintworkman (n.)

old form: Workeman
craftsman, skilled worker
Tim V.i.29
a man so badde / As is thy selfe.a man so bad as is thyself. Tim V.i.30
Poet. POET 
I am thinking / What I shall say I haue prouided forI am thinking what I shall say I have provided forprovide (v.)

old form: prouided
prepare, make ready, plan
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him: / It must be a personating of himselfe: / A Satyre against him. It must be a personating of himself; a satire againstpersonating (n.)
representation, symbolic portrayal
Tim V.i.32
the softnesse of Prosperity, / With a Discouerie of the infinitethe softness of prosperity, with a discovery of the infinitediscovery (n.)

old form: Discouerie
revealing, exposure, presentation
Tim V.i.33
Flatteries / That follow youth and opulencie.flatteries that follow youth and opulency.opulency (n.)

old form: opulencie
opulence, affluence, wealth
Tim V.i.34
Timon. TIMON  
(aside) Tim V.i.35.1
Must thou needes / Stand for a Villaine inMust thou needs stand for a villain instand (v.)
stand in, impersonate, represent
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thine owne Worke? / Wilt thou whip thine owne faults inthine own work? Wilt thou whip thine own faults in Tim V.i.36
other men? / Do so, I haue Gold for thee.other men? Do so, I have gold for thee. Tim V.i.37
Poet. POET 
Nay let's seeke him.Nay, let's seek him. Tim V.i.38
Then do we sinne against our owne estate,Then do we sin against our own estate,estate (n.)
state, situation, circumstances
Tim V.i.39
When we may profit meete, and come too late.When we may profit meet and come too late. Tim V.i.40
Painter. PAINTER 
True:True. Tim V.i.41
When the day serues before blacke-corner'd night;When the day serves, before black-cornered night,serve (v.)

old form: serues
provide opportunity [to], be favourable [to], favour
Tim V.i.42
black-cornered (adj.)full of dark places to hide
Finde what thou want'st, by free and offer'd light.Find what thou wantest by free and offered light. Tim V.i.43
Come.Come. Tim V.i.44
Tim. TIMON  
(aside) Tim V.i.45.1
Ile meete you at the turne: / What a Gods Gold,I'll meet you at the turn. What a god's gold,turn (n.)
[unclear meaning] turning-point; trick, game; occasion, proper time
Tim V.i.45
that he is worshipt / In a baser Temple,That he is worshipped in a baser templebase (adj.)
poor, wretched, of low quality
Tim V.i.46
then where Swine feede?Than where swine feed! Tim V.i.47
'Tis thou that rigg'st the Barke, and plow'st the Fome,'Tis thou that riggest the bark and ploughest the foam,bark, barque (n.)

old form: Barke
ship, vessel
Tim V.i.48
Setlest admired reuerence in a Slaue,Settlest admired reverence in a slave.admired (adj.)
regarded with admiration, wondered at
Tim V.i.49
To thee be worshipt, and thy Saints for aye:To thee be worship; and thy saints for ayeaye (adv.)
always, ever, for eternity
Tim V.i.50
Be crown'd with Plagues, that thee alone obay.Be crowned with plagues, that thee alone obey. Tim V.i.51
Fit I meet them.Fit I meet them. Tim V.i.52
He comes forward Tim V.i.53
Poet. POET 
Haile worthy Timon.Hail, worthy Timon! Tim V.i.53.1
Our late Noble Master.Our late noble master! Tim V.i.53.2
Timon. TIMON 
Haue I once liu'd / To see two honest men?Have I once lived to see two honest men?once (adv.)
ever, at any time
Tim V.i.54
Poet. POET 
Sir:Sir, Tim V.i.55
Hauing often of your open Bounty tasted,Having often of your open bounty tasted,open (adj.)
generous, liberal, freely giving
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bounty (n.)
great generosity, gracious liberality, munificence
Hearing you were retyr'd, your Friends falne off,Hearing you were retired, your friends fall'n off,retired (adj.)

old form: retyr'd
withdrawn, secluded, cloistered
Tim V.i.57
fall off (v.)

old form: falne
become estranged, withdraw from allegiance
Whose thankelesse Natures (O abhorred Spirits)Whose thankless natures – O abhorred spirits! – abhorred (adj.)
horrifying, disgusting, abominable
Tim V.i.58
Not all the Whippes of Heauen, are large enough.Not all the whips of heaven are large enough –  Tim V.i.59
What, to you,What, to you, Tim V.i.60
Whose Starre-like Noblenesse gaue life and influenceWhose star-like nobleness gave life and influence Tim V.i.61
To their whole being? I am rapt, and cannot couerTo their whole being! I am rapt, and cannot coverrapt (adj.)
carried away with emotion, lost for words
Tim V.i.62
The monstrous bulke of this IngratitudeThe monstrous bulk of this ingratitude Tim V.i.63
With any size of words.With any size of words. Tim V.i.64
Timon. TIMON 
Let it go, / Naked men may see't the better:Let it go naked, men may see't the better. Tim V.i.65
You that are honest, by being what you are,You that are honest, by being what you are, Tim V.i.66
Make them best seene, and knowne.Make them best seen and known. Tim V.i.67.1
He, and my selfeHe and myself Tim V.i.67.2
Haue trauail'd in the great showre of your guifts,Have travelled in the great shower of your gifts, Tim V.i.68
And sweetly felt it.And sweetly felt it. Tim V.i.69.1
Timon. TIMON 
I, you are honest man.Ay, you are honest men. Tim V.i.69.2
Painter. PAINTER 
We are hither come / To offer you our seruice.We are hither come to offer you our service. Tim V.i.70
Timon. TIMON 
Most honest men: / Why how shall I requite you?Most honest men! Why, how shall I requite you?requite (v.), past forms requit, requited
reward, repay, recompense
Tim V.i.71
Can you eate Roots, and drinke cold water, no?Can you eat roots, and drink cold water? No? Tim V.i.72
What we can do, / Wee'l do to do you seruice.What we can do, we'll do, to do you service. Tim V.i.73
Y'are honest men, / Y'haue heard that I haue Gold,Y' are honest men. Y' have heard that I have gold. Tim V.i.74
I am sure you haue, speake truth, y'are honest men.I am sure you have. Speak truth; y' are honest men. Tim V.i.75
So it is said my Noble Lord, but thereforeSo it is said, my noble lord, but therefore Tim V.i.76
Came not my Friend, nor I.Came not my friend nor I. Tim V.i.77
Timon. TIMON 
Good honest men: Thou draw'st a counterfetGood honest men! Thou drawest a counterfeitcounterfeit (n.)

old form: counterfet'st
likeness, portrait, image
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Best in all Athens, th'art indeed the best,Best in all Athens. Th' art indeed the best; Tim V.i.79
Thou counterfet'st most liuely.Thou counterfeitest most lively. Tim V.i.80.1
So, so, my Lord.So, so, my lord. Tim V.i.80.2
E'ne so sir as I say. And for thy fiction,E'en so, sir, as I say. (To the Poet) And for thy fiction, Tim V.i.81
Why thy Verse swels with stuffe so fine and smooth,Why, thy verse swells with stuff so fine and smoothstuff (n.)

old form: stuffe
matter, notion, idea
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That thou art euen Naturall in thine Art.That thou art even natural in thine art.natural (adj.)

old form: Naturall
lacking artifice, reflecting the reality of the world
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art (n.)
rhetorical art, verbal artistry
But for all this (my honest Natur'd friends)But, for all this, my honest-natured friends, Tim V.i.84
I must needs say you haue a little fault,I must needs say you have a little fault. Tim V.i.85
Marry 'tis not monstrous in you, neither wish IMarry, 'tis not monstrous in you, neither wish Imonstrous (adj.)
unnatural, outlandish, aberrant
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marry (int.)
[exclamation] by Mary
You take much paines to mend.You take much pains to mend.mend (v.)
amend, improve, make better, put right
Tim V.i.87.1
Beseech your HonourBeseech your honour Tim V.i.87.2
To make it knowne to vs.To make it known to us. Tim V.i.88.1
You'l take it ill.You'll take it ill.ill (adv.)
badly, adversely, unfavourably
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Most thankefully, my Lord.Most thankfully, my lord. Tim V.i.89.1
Timon. TIMON 
Will you indeed?Will you indeed? Tim V.i.89.2
Doubt it not worthy Lord.Doubt it not, worthy lord. Tim V.i.90
There's neuer a one of you but trusts a Knaue,There's never a one of you but trusts a knaveknave (n.)

old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
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That mightily deceiues you.That mightily deceives you. Tim V.i.92.1
Do we, my Lord?Do we, my lord? Tim V.i.92.2
I, and you heare him cogge, / See him dissemble,Ay, and you hear him cog, see him dissemble,dissemble (v.)
deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
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cog (v.)

old form: cogge
cheat, swindle, hoodwink, wheedle
Know his grosse patchery, loue him, feede him,Know his gross patchery, love him, feed him,patchery (n.)
roguery, knavery, tricks
Tim V.i.94
gross (adj.)

old form: grosse
plain, striking, evident, obvious
Keepe in your bosome, yet remaine assur'dKeep in your bosom. Yet remain assuredbosom (n.)

old form: bosome
heart, inner person
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assured (adj.)

old form: assur'd
certain, definite, sure
That he's a made-vp-Villaine.That he's a made-up villain.made up, made-up (adj.)

old form: made-vp
accomplished, consummate, out-and-out
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I know none such, my Lord.I know none such, my lord. Tim V.i.97.1
Poet. POET 
Nor I.Nor I. Tim V.i.97.2
Timon. TIMON 
Looke you, / I loue you well, Ile giue you GoldLook you, I love you well; I'll give you gold, Tim V.i.98
Rid me these Villaines from your companies;Rid me these villains from your companies. Tim V.i.99
Hang them, or stab them, drowne them in a draught,Hang them or stab them, drown them in a draught,draught (n.)
privy, cesspool, sewer
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Confound them by some course, and come to me,Confound them by some course, and come to me,confound (v.)
destroy, overthrow, ruin
Tim V.i.101
course (n.)
course of action, way of proceeding
Ile giue you Gold enough.I'll give you gold enough. Tim V.i.102
Name them my Lord, let's know them.Name them, my lord, let's know them. Tim V.i.103
You that way, and you this: / But two in Company:You that way, and you this – but two in company –  Tim V.i.104
Each man a part, all single, and alone,Each man apart, all single and alone, Tim V.i.105
Yet an arch Villaine keepes him company:Yet an arch-villain keeps him company. Tim V.i.106
If where thou art, two Villaines shall not be,(To the Painter) If, where thou art, two villains shall not be, Tim V.i.107
Come not neere him. If thou would'st not recideCome not near him. (To the Poet) If thou wouldst not reside Tim V.i.108
But where one Villaine is, then him abandon.But where one villain is, then him abandon. Tim V.i.109
Hence, packe, there's Gold, you came for Gold ye slaues:Hence, pack! There's gold. You came for gold, ye slaves.pack (v.)

old form: packe
take [oneself] off, be off, depart
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You haue worke for me; there's payment, hence,(To the Painter) You have work for me. There's payment. Hence! Tim V.i.111
You are an Alcumist, make Gold of that:(To the Poet) You are an alchemist, make gold of that. Tim V.i.112
Out Rascall dogges. Out, rascal dogs!rascal (adj.)

old form: Rascall
worthless, good-for-nothing
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ExeuntHe beats them off the stage, and retires to his cave Tim V.i.114.1
Enter Steward, and two Senators.Enter Flavius and two Senators Tim V.i.114.2
It is vaine that you would speake with Timon:It is in vain that you would speak with Timon; Tim V.i.114
For he is set so onely to himselfe,For he is set so only to himselfset (adj.)
focused [on], fixed [on], wrapped up [in]
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That nothing but himselfe, which lookes like man,That nothing but himself which looks like man Tim V.i.116
Is friendly with him.Is friendly with him. Tim V.i.117.1
Bring vs to his Caue.Bring us to his cave. Tim V.i.117.2
It is our part and promise to th'AtheniansIt is our part and promise to th' Athenians Tim V.i.118
To speake with Timon.To speak with Timon. Tim V.i.119.1
At all times alikeAt all times alike Tim V.i.119.2
Men are not still the same: 'twas Time and GreefesMen are not still the same. 'Twas time and griefsstill (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
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That fram'd him thus. Time with his fairer hand,That framed him thus. Time, with his fairer hand,frame (v.)

old form: fram'd
fashion, make, form, create
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Offering the Fortunes of his former dayes,Offering the fortunes of his former days, Tim V.i.122
The former man may make him: bring vs to himThe former man may make him. Bring us to him, Tim V.i.123
And chanc'd it as it may.And chance it as it may.chance (v.)

old form: chanc'd
happen [to], transpire, come about
Tim V.i.124.1
Heere is his Caue:Here is his cave. Tim V.i.124.2
Peace and content be heere. Lord Timon, Timon,Peace and content be here! Lord Timon, Timon,content (n.)
contentment, peace of mind
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Looke out, and speake to Friends: Th'AtheniansLook out, and speak to friends. Th' Athenians Tim V.i.126
By two of their most reuerend Senate greet thee:By two of their most reverend Senate greet thee.reverend (adj.)

old form: reuerend
revered, worthy, respected
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Speake to them Noble Timon.Speak to them, noble Timon. Tim V.i.128
Enter Timon out of his Caue.Enter Timon out of his cave Tim V.i.129
Thou Sunne that comforts burne, / Speake and be hang'd:Thou sun, that comforts, burn! Speak and be hanged. Tim V.i.129
For each true word, a blister, and each falseFor each true word a blister, and each false Tim V.i.130
Be as a Cantherizing to the root o'th'Tongue,Be as a cantherizing to the root o'th' tongue,cantherizing (n.)
cauterizing, burning with a hot iron
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Consuming it with speaking.Consuming it with speaking! Tim V.i.132.1
Worthy Timon.Worthy Timon –  Tim V.i.132.2
Of none but such as you, / And you of Timon.Of none but such as you, and you of Timon. Tim V.i.133
The Senators of Athens, greet thee Timon.The senators of Athens greet thee, Timon. Tim V.i.134
I thanke them, / And would send them backe the plague,I thank them, and would send them back the plague, Tim V.i.135
Could I but catch it for them.Could I but catch it for them. Tim V.i.136.1
O forgetO, forget Tim V.i.136.2
What we are sorry for our selues in thee:What we are sorry for ourselves in thee. Tim V.i.137
The Senators, with one consent of loue,The senators with one consent of loveconsent (n.)
agreement, accord, unanimity, compact
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Intreate thee backe to Athens, who haue thoughtEntreat thee back to Athens, who have thoughtthink on (v.)
bring to mind, recall
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On speciall Dignities, which vacant lyeOn special dignities, which vacant liedignity (n.)
official position, high office, rule
Tim V.i.140
For thy best vse and wearing.For thy best use and wearing.wearing (n.)
possession, having, enjoyment
Tim V.i.141.1
They confesseThey confess Tim V.i.141.2
Toward thee, forgetfulnesse too generall grosse;Toward thee forgetfulness too general-gross;general-gross (adj.)

old form: generall grosse
palpably evident to all
Tim V.i.142
forgetfulness (n.)

old form: forgetfulnesse
neglect, disregard, lack of proper attention
Which now the publike Body, which doth sildomeWhich now the public body, which doth seldom Tim V.i.143
Play the re-canter, feeling in it selfePlay the recanter, feeling in itselfrecanter (n.)

old form: re-canter
one who retracts, party of withdrawal
Tim V.i.144
A lacke of Timons ayde, hath since withallA lack of Timon's aid, hath sense withal Tim V.i.145
Of it owne fall, restraining ayde to Timon,Of its own fault, restraining aid to Timon,restrain (v.)
withhold, keep back, hold back
Tim V.i.146
And send forth vs, to make their sorrowed render,And send forth us to make their sorrowed render,sorrowed (adj.)
sorrowful, regretful, crestfallen
Tim V.i.147
render (n.)
account, declaration, admission
Together, with a recompence more fruitfullTogether with a recompense more fruitful Tim V.i.148
Then their offence can weigh downe by the Dramme,Than their offence can weigh down by the dramdram (n.)

old form: Dramme
tiny amount, small quantity
Tim V.i.149
I euen such heapes and summes of Loue and Wealth,Ay, even such heaps and sums of love and wealth Tim V.i.150
As shall to thee blot out, what wrongs were theirs,As shall to thee blot out what wrongs were theirs, Tim V.i.151
And write in thee the figures of their loue,And write in thee the figures of their love,figure (n.)
form, design, shape, conception
Tim V.i.152
Euer to read them thine.Ever to read them thine. Tim V.i.153.1
You witch me in it;You witch me in it,witch (v.)
bewitch, charm, enchant
Tim V.i.153.2
Surprize me to the very brinke of teares;Surprise me to the very brink of tears.surprise (v.)

old form: Surprize
astonish, bewilder, perplex
Tim V.i.154
Lend me a Fooles heart, and a womans eyes,Lend me a fool's heart and a woman's eyes, Tim V.i.155
And Ile beweepe these comforts, worthy Senators.And I'll beweep these comforts, worthy senators.beweep (v.)

old form: beweepe
weep over, wet with tears
Tim V.i.156
Therefore so please thee to returne with vs,Therefore so please thee to return with us, Tim V.i.157
And of our Athens, thine and ours to takeAnd of our Athens, thine and ours, to take Tim V.i.158
The Captainship, thou shalt be met with thankes,The captainship, thou shalt be met with thanks,captainship (n.)
leadership, command
Tim V.i.159
Allowed with absolute power, and thy good nameAllowed with absolute power, and thy good nameallow (v.)
bestow, legally assign
Tim V.i.160
Liue with Authoritie: so soone we shall driue backeLive with authority. So soon we shall drive back Tim V.i.161
Of Alcibiades th'approaches wild,Of Alcibiades th' approaches wild,approach (n.)
advance, attack, offensive
Tim V.i.162
Who like a Bore too sauage, doth root vpWho like a boar too savage doth root uproot (v.)
root up, tear out
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His Countries peace.His country's peace. Tim V.i.164.1
And shakes his threatning SwordAnd shakes his threat'ning sword Tim V.i.164.2
Against the walles of Athens.Against the walls of Athens. Tim V.i.165.1
Therefore Timon.Therefore, Timon –  Tim V.i.165.2
Well sir, I will: therefore I will sir thus:Well, sir, I will – therefore I will, sir, thus: Tim V.i.166
If Alcibiades kill my Countrymen,If Alcibiades kill my countrymen, Tim V.i.167
Let Alcibiades know this of Timon,Let Alcibiades know this of Timon, Tim V.i.168
That Timon cares not. But if he sacke faire Athens,That Timon cares not. But if he sack fair Athens, Tim V.i.169
And take our goodly aged men by'th'Beards,And take our goodly aged men by th' beards, Tim V.i.170
Giuing our holy Virgins to the staineGiving our holy virgins to the stainstain (n.)

old form: staine
pollution, defilement
Tim V.i.171
Of contumelious, beastly, mad-brain'd warre:Of contumelious, beastly, mad-brained war,contumelious (adj.)
contemptuous, arrogant, insolent
Tim V.i.172
Then let him know, and tell him Timon speakes it,Then let him know – and tell him Timon speaks it Tim V.i.173
In pitty of our aged, and our youth,In pity of our aged and our youth –  Tim V.i.174
I cannot choose but tell him that I care not,I cannot choose but tell him that I care not, Tim V.i.175
And let him tak't at worst: For their Kniues care not,And let him take't at worst. For their knives care not, Tim V.i.176
While you haue throats to answer. For my selfe,While you have throats to answer. For myself,answer (v.)
suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
Tim V.i.177
There's not a whittle, in th'vnruly Campe,There's not a whittle in th' unruly campwhittle (n.)
clasp-knife, carving knife
Tim V.i.178
But I do prize it at my loue, beforeBut I do prize it at my love before Tim V.i.179
The reuerends Throat in Athens. So I leaue youThe reverend'st throat in Athens. So I leave you Tim V.i.180
To the protection of the prosperous Gods,To the protection of the prosperous godsprosperous (adj.)
favourable, sympathetic, well-disposed
Tim V.i.181
As Theeues to Keepers.As thieves to keepers. Tim V.i.182.1
Stay not, all's in vaine.Stay not, all's in vain. Tim V.i.182.2
Why I was writing of my Epitaph,Why, I was writing of my epitaph; Tim V.i.183
It will be seene to morrow. My long sicknesseIt will be seen tomorrow. My long sickness Tim V.i.184
Of Health, and Liuing, now begins to mend,Of health and living now begins to mend,mend (v.)
amend, improve, make better, put right
Tim V.i.185
And nothing brings me all things. Go, liue still,And nothing brings me all things. Go, live still;nothing (n.)
[state of] nothingness, oblivion, extinction
Tim V.i.186
Be Alcibiades your plague; you his,Be Alcibiades your plague, you his, Tim V.i.187
And last so long enough.And last so long enough. Tim V.i.188.1
We speake in vaine.We speak in vain. Tim V.i.188.2
But yet I loue my Country, and am notBut yet I love my country, and am not Tim V.i.189
One that reioyces in the common wracke,One that rejoices in the common wrack,wrack (n.)

old form: wracke
destruction, ruin
Tim V.i.190
common (adj.)
of ordinary people, of the masses
As common bruite doth put it.As common bruit doth put it.bruit (n.)

old form: bruite
news, rumour, tidings
Tim V.i.191.1
That's well spoke.That's well spoke. Tim V.i.191.2
Commend me to my louing Countreymen.Commend me to my loving countrymen – commend (v.)
convey greetings, present kind regards
Tim V.i.192
These words become your lippes as they passe thorow them.These words become your lips as they pass through them.become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
Tim V.i.193
And enter in our eares, like great TriumphersAnd enter in our ears like great triumpherstriumpher (n.)
victor, conqueror, general [given a Roman procession of welcome]
Tim V.i.194
In their applauding gates.In their applauding gates. Tim V.i.195.1
Commend me to them,Commend me to them, Tim V.i.195.2
And tell them, that to ease them of their greefes,And tell them that to ease them of their griefs, Tim V.i.196
Their feares of Hostile strokes, their Aches losses,Their fears of hostile strokes, their aches, losses, Tim V.i.197
Their pangs of Loue, with other incident throwesTheir pangs of love, with other incident throesincident (adj.)
likely to happen, applicable, natural
Tim V.i.198
That Natures fragile Vessell doth sustaineThat nature's fragile vessel doth sustainsustain (v.)

old form: sustaine
receive, undergo, experience
Tim V.i.199
In lifes vncertaine voyage, I will some kindnes do them,In life's uncertain voyage, I will some kindness do them –  Tim V.i.200
Ile teach them to preuent wilde Alcibiades wrath.I'll teach them to prevent wild Alcibiades' wrath.prevent (v.)

old form: preuent
anticipate, expect, look ahead to
Tim V.i.201
I like this well, he will returne againe.I like this well. He will return again. Tim V.i.202
I haue a Tree which growes heere in my Close,I have a tree, which grows here in my close,close (n.)
enclosure, yard
Tim V.i.203
That mine owne vse inuites me to cut downe,That mine own use invites me to cut down,use (n.)

old form: vse
need, requirement
Tim V.i.204
And shortly must I fell it. Tell my Friends,And shortly must I fell it. Tell my friends, Tim V.i.205
Tell Athens, in the sequence of degree,Tell Athens, in the sequence of degreesequence (n.)
appropriate order, correct precedence
Tim V.i.206
degree (n.)
rank, station, standing
From high to low throughout, that who so pleaseFrom high to low throughout, that whoso please Tim V.i.207
To stop Affliction, let him take his haste;To stop affliction, let him take his haste, Tim V.i.208
Come hither ere my Tree hath felt the Axe,Come hither ere my tree hath felt the axe, Tim V.i.209
And hang himselfe. I pray you do my greeting.And hang himself. I pray you do my greeting. Tim V.i.210
Trouble him no further, thus you still shall / Finde him.Trouble him no further; thus you still shall find him.still (adv.)
constantly, always, continually
Tim V.i.211
Come not to me againe, but say to Athens,Come not to me again, but say to Athens, Tim V.i.212
Timon hath made his euerlasting MansionTimon hath made his everlasting mansion Tim V.i.213
Vpon the Beached Verge of the salt Flood,Upon the beached verge of the salt flood,beached (adj.)
having a beach, shingly, sandy
Tim V.i.214
Who once a day with his embossed FrothWho once a day with his embossed frothembossed (adj.)
foaming, driven forward
Tim V.i.215
The turbulent Surge shall couer; thither come,The turbulent surge shall cover. Thither come, Tim V.i.216
And let my graue-stone be your Oracle:And let my grave-stone be your oracle. Tim V.i.217
Lippes, let foure words go by, and Language end:Lips, let four words go by, and language end: Tim V.i.218
What is amisse, Plague and Infection mend.What is amiss, plague and infection mend! Tim V.i.219
Graues onely be mens workes, and Death their gaine;Graves only be men's works, and death their gain! Tim V.i.220
Sunne, hide thy Beames, Timon hath done his Raigne.Sun, hide thy beams. Timon hath done his reign. Tim V.i.221
Exit Timon.Exit Tim V.i.221
His discontents are vnremoueablyHis discontents are unremovablydiscontent (n.)
discontented thought, feeling of dissatisfaction
Tim V.i.222
unremovably (adv.)

old form: vnremoueably
irremovably, immovably
coupled to Nature.Coupled to nature.nature (n.)
personality, innate disposition, character
Tim V.i.223
Our hope in him is dead: let vs returne,Our hope in him is dead. Let us return, Tim V.i.224
And straine what other meanes is left vnto vsAnd strain what other means is left unto usstrain (v.)

old form: straine
stretch, make extra effort
Tim V.i.225
In our deere perill.In our dear peril.dear (adj.)

old form: deere
dire, grievous, hard
Tim V.i.226.1
It requires swift foot. It requires swift foot. Tim V.i.226.2
Exeunt.Exeunt Tim V.i.226
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