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Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow.Till I be gentle, stay thou for thy good morrow,Tim I.i.183
When thou art Timons dogge, and these Knaues honest.When thou art Timon's dog, and these knaves honest.Tim I.i.184
Are they not Athenians?Are they not Athenians?Tim I.i.186
Then I repent not.Then I repent not.Tim I.i.188
Thou know'st I do, I call'd thee by thy name.Thou knowest I do. I called thee by thy name.Tim I.i.190
Of nothing so much, as that I am not like TimonOf nothing so much as that I am not like Timon.Tim I.i.192
To knocke out an honest Athenians braines.To knock out an honest Athenian's brains.Tim I.i.194
Right, if doing nothing be death by th'Law.Right, if doing nothing be death by th' law.Tim I.i.196
The best, for the innocence.The best, for the innocence.Tim I.i.198
He wrought better that made the Painter,He wrought better that made the painter,Tim I.i.200
and yet he's but a filthy peece of worke.and yet he's but a filthy piece of work.Tim I.i.201
Thy Mothers of my generation: what's Thy mother's of my generation. What'sTim I.i.203
she, if I be a Dogge?she, if I be a dog?Tim I.i.204
No: I eate not Lords.No. I eat not lords.Tim I.i.206
O they eate Lords; / So they come by greatO, they eat lords; so they come by greatTim I.i.208
bellies.bellies.Tim I.i.209
So, thou apprehend'st it, / Take it for thySo thou apprehendest it. Take it for thyTim I.i.211
labour.labour.Tim I.i.212
Not so well as plain-dealing, which wil notNot so well as plain dealing, which will notTim I.i.214
cast a man a Doit.cost a man a doit.Tim I.i.215
Not worth my thinking. / How now Poet?Not worth my thinking. How now, poet!Tim I.i.217
Thou lyest.Thou liest.Tim I.i.219
Yes.Yes.Tim I.i.221
Art not a Poet?Art not a poet?Tim I.i.223
Then thou lyest: / Looke in thy last worke,Then thou liest. Look in thy last work,Tim I.i.225
where thou hast fegin'd him a worthy Fellow.where thou hast feigned him a worthy fellow.Tim I.i.226
Yes he is worthy of thee, and to pay theeYes, he is worthy of thee, and to pay theeTim I.i.228
for thy labour. He that loues to be flattered, is worthyfor thy labour. He that loves to be flattered is worthyTim I.i.229
o'th flatterer. Heauens, that I were a Lord.o'th' flatterer. Heavens, that I were a lord!Tim I.i.230
E'ne as Apemantus does now, hate a LordE'en as Apemantus does now: hate a lordTim I.i.232
with my heart.with my heart.Tim I.i.233
I.Ay.Tim I.i.235
That I had no angry wit to be a Lord. / ArtThat I had no angry wit to be a lord. – ArtTim I.i.237
not thou a Merchant?not thou a merchant?Tim I.i.238
Traffick confound thee, if the Gods will not.Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!Tim I.i.240
Traffickes thy God, & thy God confoundTraffic's thy god, and thy god confoundTim I.i.242
thee.thee!Tim I.i.243
So, so; theirSo, so, there!Tim I.i.251.2
Aches contract, and sterue your supple ioynts:Aches contract and starve your supple joints!Tim I.i.252
that there should bee small loue amongest these sweet Knaues,That there should be small love amongst these sweet knaves,Tim I.i.253
and all this Curtesie. The straine of mans bred outAnd all this courtesy! The strain of man's bred outTim I.i.254
into Baboon and Monkey.Into baboon and monkey.Tim I.i.255
Time to be honest.Time to be honest.Tim I.i.261
The most accursed thou that still omitst it.The more accursed thou that still omittest it.Tim I.i.263
I, to see meate fill Knaues, and Wine heat fooles.Ay, to see meat fill knaves and wine heat fools.Tim I.i.265
Thou art a Foole to bid me farewell twice.Thou art a fool to bid me farewell twice.Tim I.i.267
Should'st haue kept one to thy selfe, for IShouldst have kept one to thyself, for ITim I.i.269
meane to giue thee none.mean to give thee none.Tim I.i.270
No I will do nothing at thy bidding: / MakeNo, I will do nothing at thy bidding. MakeTim I.i.272
thy requests to thy Friend.thy requests to thy friend.Tim I.i.273
I will flye like a dogge, the heeles a'th'Asse.I will fly, like a dog, the heels o'th' ass.Tim I.i.276
Ho ho, confest it? Handg'd it? Haue you not?Ho, ho, confessed it! Hanged it, have you not?Tim I.ii.21
No:No,Tim I.ii.22.2
You shall not make me welcome:You shall not make me welcome.Tim I.ii.23
I come to haue thee thrust me out of doores.I come to have thee thrust me out of doors.Tim I.ii.24
Let me stay at thine apperill Timon,Let me stay at thine apperil, Timon.Tim I.ii.32
I come to obserue, I giue thee warning on't.I come to observe, I give thee warning on't.Tim I.ii.33
I scorne thy meate, 'twould choake me: for II scorn thy meat. 'Twould choke me, for ITim I.ii.37
should nere flatter thee. Oh you Gods! What a number ofshould ne'er flatter thee. O you gods! What a number ofTim I.ii.38
men eats Timon, and he sees 'em not? It greeues me to men eats Timon, and he sees 'em not! It grieves me toTim I.ii.39
see so many dip there meate in one mans blood, and allsee so many dip their meat in one man's blood. And allTim I.ii.40
the madnesse is, he cheeres them vp too.the madness is he cheers them up to't.Tim I.ii.41
I wonder men dare trust themselues with men.I wonder men dare trust themselves with men.Tim I.ii.42
Me thinks they should enuite them without kniues,Methinks they should invite them without knives:Tim I.ii.43
Good for there meate, and safer for their liues.Good for their meat, and safer for their lives.Tim I.ii.44
There's much example for't, the fellow that sits nextThere's much example for't. The fellow that sits nextTim I.ii.45
him, now parts bread with him, pledges the breath ofhim, now parts bread with him, pledges the breath ofTim I.ii.46
him in a diuided draught: is the readiest man to killhim in a divided draught, is the readiest man to killTim I.ii.47
him. 'Tas beene proued, if I were a huge man I shouldhim. 'T has been proved. If I were a huge man, I shouldTim I.ii.48
feare to drinke at meales,fear to drink at meals,Tim I.ii.49
least they should spie my wind-pipes dangerous noates,Lest they should spy my windpipe's dangerous notes.Tim I.ii.50
great men should drinke with harnesse on their throates.Great men should drink with harness on their throats.Tim I.ii.51
Flow this way? A braue fellow. He keepesFlow this way? A brave fellow. He keepsTim I.ii.54
his tides well, those healths will make thee and thy his tides well. Those healths will make thee and thyTim I.ii.55
state looke ill, Timon.state look ill, Timon.Tim I.ii.56
Heere's that which is too weake to be a sinner,Here's that which is too weak to be a sinner,Tim I.ii.57
Honest water, which nere left man i'th'mire:Honest water, which ne'er left man i'th' mire.Tim I.ii.58
This and my food are equals, there's no ods,This and my food are equals, there's no odds.Tim I.ii.59
Feasts are to proud to giue thanks to the Gods.Feasts are too proud to give thanks to the gods.Tim I.ii.60
Immortall Gods, I craue no pelfe,Immortal gods, I crave no pelf,Tim I.ii.61
I pray for no man but my selfe,I pray for no man but myself.Tim I.ii.62
Graunt I may neuer proue so fond,Grant I may never prove so fondTim I.ii.63
To trust man on his Oath or Bond.To trust man on his oath or bond,Tim I.ii.64
Or a Harlot for her weeping,Or a harlot for her weeping,Tim I.ii.65
Or a Dogge that seemes asleeping,Or a dog that seems a-sleeping,Tim I.ii.66
Or a keeper with my freedome,Or a keeper with my freedom,Tim I.ii.67
Or my friends if I should need 'em.Or my friends if I should need 'em.Tim I.ii.68
Amen. So fall too't:Amen. So fall to't.Tim I.ii.69
Richmen sin, and I eat root.Rich men sin, and I eat root.Tim I.ii.70
Much good dich thy good heart, ApermantusMuch good dich thy good heart, Apemantus.Tim I.ii.71
Would all those Flatterers were thineWould all those flatterers were thineTim I.ii.79
Enemies then, that then thou might'st kill 'em: & bidenemies then, that then thou mightst kill 'em – and bidTim I.ii.80
me to 'em.me to 'em.Tim I.ii.81
Thou weep'st to make them drinke, Timon.Thou weepest to make them drink, Timon.Tim I.ii.106
Ho, ho: I laugh to thinke that babe a bastard.Ho, ho! I laugh to think that babe a bastard.Tim I.ii.109
Much.Much!Tim I.ii.111
Hoyday, Hoyday, what a sweep of vanity comes this way!Tim I.ii.129
What a sweepe of vanitie comes this way. They daunce? They are madwomen,They dance? They are madwomen.Tim I.ii.130
Like Madnesse is the glory of this life,Like madness is the glory of this lifeTim I.ii.131
As this pompe shewes to a little oyle and roote.As this pomp shows to a little oil and root.Tim I.ii.132
We make our selues Fooles, to disport our selues,We make ourselves fools to disport ourselves,Tim I.ii.133
And spend our Flatteries, to drinke those men,And spend our flatteries to drink those menTim I.ii.134
Vpon whose Age we voyde it vp agenUpon whose age we void it up againTim I.ii.135
With poysonous Spight and Enuy.With poisonous spite and envy.Tim I.ii.136
Who liues, that's not depraued, or depraues;Who lives that's not depraved or depraves?Tim I.ii.137
Who dyes, that beares not one spurne to their grauesWho dies that bears not one spurn to their gravesTim I.ii.138
Of their Friends guift:Of their friends' gift?Tim I.ii.139
I should feare, those that dance before me now,I should fear those that dance before me nowTim I.ii.140
Would one day stampe vpon me: 'Tas bene done,Would one day stamp upon me. 'T has been done.Tim I.ii.141
Men shut their doores against a setting Sunne.Men shut their doors against a setting sun.Tim I.ii.142
Faith for the worst is filthy, and would notFaith, for the worst is filthy, and would notTim I.ii.150
hold taking, I doubt me.hold taking, I doubt me.Tim I.ii.151
What a coiles heere, What a coil's here,Tim I.ii.235.2
seruing of beckes, and iutting out of bummes.Serving of becks and jutting-out of bums!Tim I.ii.236
I doubt whether their Legges be worth the summesI doubt whether their legs be worth the sumsTim I.ii.237
that are giuen for 'em. / Friendships full of dregges,That are given for 'em. Friendship's full of dregs.Tim I.ii.238
Me thinkes false hearts, should neuer haue sound legges.Methinks false hearts should never have sound legs.Tim I.ii.239
Thus honest Fooles lay out their wealth on Curtsies.Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on curtsies.Tim I.ii.240
No, Ile nothing; for if I should be brib'dNo, I'll nothing. For if I should be bribedTim I.ii.243
too, there would be none left to raile vpon thee, and thentoo, there would be none left to rail upon thee, and thenTim I.ii.244
thou wouldst sinne the faster. Thou giu'st so long Timon thou wouldst sin the faster. Thou givest so long, Timon,Tim I.ii.245
(I feare me) thou wilt giue away thy selfe in paper shortly.I fear me thou wilt give away thyself in paper shortly.Tim I.ii.246
What needs these Feasts, pompes, and Vaine-glories?What needs these feasts, pomps, and vainglories?Tim I.ii.247
So: Thou wilt not heare mee now, thou shaltSo. Thou wilt not hear me now; thou shaltTim I.ii.251
not then. Ile locke thy heauen from thee:not then. I'll lock thy heaven from thee.Tim I.ii.252
Oh that mens eares should beO, that men's ears should beTim I.ii.253
To Counsell deafe, but not to Flatterie. To counsel deaf, but not to flattery.Tim I.ii.254
Dost Dialogue with thy shadow?Dost dialogue with thy shadow?Tim II.ii.55
No 'tis to thy selfe. Come away.No,'tis to thyself. (To the Fool) Come away.Tim II.ii.57
No thou stand'st single, th'art not on himNo, thou standest single, th' art not on himTim II.ii.60
yet.yet.Tim II.ii.61
He last ask'd the question. Poore Rogues, andHe last asked the question. Poor rogues andTim II.ii.63
Vsurers men, Bauds betweene Gold and want.usurers' men, bawds between gold and want!Tim II.ii.64
Asses.Asses.Tim II.ii.66
That you ask me what you are, & do notThat you ask me what you are, and do notTim II.ii.68
know your selues. Speake to 'em Foole.know yourselves. Speak to 'em, fool.Tim II.ii.69
Good, Gramercy.Good, gramercy.Tim II.ii.75
Would I had a Rod in my mouth, that IWould I had a rod in my mouth, that ITim II.ii.79
might answer thee profitably.might answer thee profitably.Tim II.ii.80
Canst not read?Canst not read?Tim II.ii.83
There will litle Learning dye then thatThere will little learning die then, thatTim II.ii.85
day thou art hang'd. This is to Lord Timon, this to day thou art hanged. This is to Lord Timon; this toTim II.ii.86
Alcibiades. Go thou was't borne a Bastard, and thou'tAlcibiades. Go, thou wast born a bastard, and thou'ltTim II.ii.87
dye a Bawd.die a bawd.Tim II.ii.88
E'ne so thou out-runst Grace, / Foole IE'en so. Thou outrunnest grace. Fool, ITim II.ii.91
will go with you to Lord Timons.will go with you to Lord Timon's.Tim II.ii.92
If Timon stay at home. / You three serueIf Timon stay at home. – You three serveTim II.ii.94
three Vsurers?three usurers?Tim II.ii.95
So would I: / As good a tricke as euer Hangman So would I – as good a trick as ever hangmanTim II.ii.97
seru'd Theefe.served thief.Tim II.ii.98
Do it then, that we may account thee aDo it then, that we may account thee aTim II.ii.107
Whoremaster, and a Knaue, which notwithstanding thou whoremaster and a knave; which notwithstanding, thouTim II.ii.108
shalt be no lesse esteemed.shalt be no less esteemed.Tim II.ii.109
That answer might haue become That answer might have becomeTim II.ii.121
Apemantus.Apemantus.Tim II.ii.122
Come with me (Foole) come.Come with me, fool, come.Tim II.ii.125
I was directed hither. Men report,I was directed hither. Men reportTim IV.iii.199
Thou dost affect my Manners, and dost vse them.Thou dost affect my manners, and dost use them.Tim IV.iii.200
This is in thee a Nature but infected,This is in thee a nature but infected,Tim IV.iii.203
A poore vnmanly Melancholly sprungA poor unmanly melancholy sprungTim 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?Tim IV.iii.206
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 forgotTim IV.iii.208
That euer Timon was. Shame not these Woods,That ever Timon was. Shame not these woodsTim IV.iii.209
By putting on the cunning of a Carper.By putting on the cunning of a carper.Tim IV.iii.210
Be thou a Flatterer now, and seeke to thriueBe thou a flatterer now, and seek to thriveTim IV.iii.211
By that which ha's vndone thee; hindge thy knee,By that which has undone thee. Hinge thy knee,Tim IV.iii.212
And let his very breath whom thou'lt obserueAnd let his very breath whom thou'lt observeTim IV.iii.213
Blow off thy Cap: praise his most vicious straine,Blow off thy cap. Praise his most vicious strainTim 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,Tim IV.iii.216
To Knaues, and all approachers: 'Tis most iustTo knaves and all approachers. 'Tis most justTim 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
Thou hast cast away thy selfe, being like thy selfThou hast cast away thyself, being like thyselfTim IV.iii.221
A Madman so long, now a Foole: what think'stA madman so long, now a fool. What, thinkestTim IV.iii.222
That the bleake ayre, thy boysterous ChamberlaineThat the bleak air, thy boisterous chamberlain,Tim IV.iii.223
Will put thy shirt on warme? Will these moyst Trees,Will put thy shirt on warm? Will these moist trees,Tim IV.iii.224
That haue out-liu'd the Eagle, page thy heelesThat have outlived the eagle, page thy heelsTim IV.iii.225
And skip when thou point'st out? Will the cold brookeAnd skip when thou pointest out? Will the cold brook,Tim IV.iii.226
Candied with Ice, Cawdle thy Morning tasteCandied with ice, caudle thy morning taste,Tim IV.iii.227
To cure thy o're-nights surfet? Call the Creatures,To cure thy o'ernight's surfeit? Call the creaturesTim IV.iii.228
Whose naked Natures liue in all the spightWhose naked natures live in all the spiteTim IV.iii.229
Of wrekefull Heauen, whose bare vnhoused Trunkes,Of wreakful heaven, whose bare unhoused trunks,Tim IV.iii.230
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.Tim IV.iii.232
O thou shalt finde.O, thou shalt find – Tim IV.iii.233.1
I loue thee better now, then ere I did.I love thee better now than e'er I did.Tim IV.iii.234
Why?Why?Tim IV.iii.235.2
I flatter not, but say thou art a Caytiffe.I flatter not, but say thou art a caitiff.Tim IV.iii.236
To vex thee.To vex thee.Tim IV.iii.237.2
I.Ay.Tim IV.iii.239.2
If thou did'st put this sowre cold habit onIf thou didst put this sour cold habit onTim IV.iii.240
To castigate thy pride, 'twere well: but thouTo castigate thy pride, 'twere well; but thouTim IV.iii.241
Dost it enforcedly: Thou'dst Courtier be againeDost it enforcedly. Thou'dst courtier be againTim IV.iii.242
Wert thou not Beggar: willing miseryWert thou not beggar. Willing miseryTim IV.iii.243
Out-liues: incertaine pompe, is crown'd before:Outlives incertain pomp, is crowned before.Tim IV.iii.244
The one is filling still, neuer compleat:The one is filling still, never complete,Tim IV.iii.245
The other, at high wish: best state Contentlesse,The other at high wish. Best state, contentless,Tim IV.iii.246
Hath a distracted and most wretched being,Hath a distracted and most wretched being,Tim IV.iii.247
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
Art thou proud yet?Art thou proud yet?Tim IV.iii.278.1
I, that I was no Prodigall.I, that I was no prodigal.Tim IV.iii.279
Heere, I will mend thy Feast.Here, I will mend thy feast.Tim IV.iii.284.2
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
What would'st thou haue to Athens?What wouldst thou have to Athens?Tim IV.iii.289
Heere is no vse for Gold.Here is no use for gold.Tim IV.iii.292.1
Where lyest a nights Timon?Where liest a-nights, Timon?Tim IV.iii.294
Where my stomacke findes meate, or ratherWhere my stomach finds meat; or, rather,Tim IV.iii.297
where I eate it.where I eat it.Tim IV.iii.298
Where would'st thou send it?Where wouldst thou send it?Tim IV.iii.300
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 inTim IV.iii.303
thy Gilt, and thy Perfume, they mockt thee for toothy gilt and thy perfume, they mocked thee for tooTim IV.iii.304
much Curiositie: in thy Ragges thou know'st none, but artmuch curiosity. In thy rags thou knowest none, but artTim IV.iii.305
despis'd for the contrary. There's a medler for thee,despised for the contrary. There's a medlar for thee.Tim IV.iii.306
eate it.Eat it.Tim IV.iii.307
Do'st hate a Medler?Dost hate a medlar?Tim IV.iii.309
And th'hadst hated Medlers sooner, yuAn th' hadst hated meddlers sooner, thouTim IV.iii.311
should'st haue loued thy selfe better now. What man didd'st shouldst have loved thyself better now. What man didstTim IV.iii.312
thou euer know vnthrift, that was beloued after histhou ever know unthrift that was beloved after hisTim IV.iii.313
meanes?means?Tim IV.iii.314
My selfe.Myself.Tim IV.iii.317
What things in the world canst thou neerestWhat things in the world canst thou nearestTim IV.iii.320
compare to thy Flatterers?compare to thy flatterers?Tim IV.iii.321
Giue it the Beasts, to be rid of the men.Give it the beasts, to be rid of the men.Tim IV.iii.325
I Timon.Ay, Timon.Tim IV.iii.328
If thou could'st please me / With speaking toIf thou couldst please me with speaking toTim IV.iii.348
me, thou might'st / Haue hit vpon it heere. / The Commonwealthme, thou mightst have hit upon it here. The commonwealthTim IV.iii.349
of Athens, is become / A Forrest of Beasts.of Athens is become a forest of beasts.Tim IV.iii.350
Yonder comes a Poet and a Painter: / TheYonder comes a poet and a painter. TheTim IV.iii.353
plague of Company light vpon thee: / I will feare to catchplague of company light upon thee! I will fear to catchTim 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'llTim IV.iii.355
see thee againe.see thee again.Tim IV.iii.356
Thou art the Cap / Of all the Fooles aliue.Thou art the cap of all the fools alive.Tim IV.iii.360
A plague on thee, / Thou art too bad to curse.A plague on thee! Thou art too bad to curse.Tim IV.iii.362
There is no Leprosie, / But what thou speak'st.There is no leprosy but what thou speakest.Tim IV.iii.364
I would my tongue / Could rot them off.I would my tongue could rot them off.Tim IV.iii.367
Would thou would'st burst.Would thou wouldst burst!Tim IV.iii.371.1
Beast.Beast!Tim IV.iii.373
Toad.Toad!Tim IV.iii.375
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
I.Ay.Tim IV.iii.396.3
Liue, and loue thy misery.Live, and love thy misery.Tim IV.iii.397.2
Mo things like men, / Eate Timon, and abhorre then. More things like men! Eat, Timon, and abhor them.Tim IV.iii.399