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Apem. There is no leprosy, but what thou speak'st.
Tim. If I name thee.-
hands. Apem. I would, my tongue could rot them off!
Tim. Away, thou issue of a mangy dog !
'Would thou would'st burst! Tim.
Away, Thou tedious rogue! I am sorry, I shall lose A stone by thee.
[Throws a stone at him. Арет. .
Rogue, rogue, rogue ! [Apemantus retreats backward, as going. I am sick of this false world; and will love nought But even the mere necessities upon it. Then, Timon, presently prepare thy grave; Lie where the light foam of the sea may beat Thy grave-stone daily: make thine epitaph, That death in me at others' lives may laugh. O thou sweet king-killer, and dear divorce
[Looking on the gold. ?Twixt natural son and sire! thou bright defiler Of Hymen's purest bed! thou valiant Mars ! Thou ever young, fresh, lov’d, and delicate wooer, Whose blush doth thaw the consecrated snow That lies on Dian's lap! thou visible god, That solder'st close impossibilities, And mak'st them kiss! that speak’st with every
To every purpose! O thou touch of hearts !
Would 'twere so;-
Throng'd to? Арет. .
Ay. Tim. Thy back, I pr’ythee. Арет.
Live, and love thy misery! Tim. Long live so, and so die!--I am quit.
[Exit Apemantus. More things like men:-Eat, Timon, and abhor
i Thief. Where should he have this gold? It is some poor fragment, some slender ort of his remainder: The mere want of gold, and the fallingfrom of his friends, drove him into this melancholy
2 Thief. It is nois d, he hath a mass of treasure.
3 Thief. Let us make the assay upon him; if he care not for't, he will supply us easily;. If he covetously reserve it, how shall's get it? 9 Thief. True; for he bears it not about him,
'tis hid. 1 Thief. Is not this he? Thietes. Where: 9 Thief: "Tis his description. 3 Thief. He; I know him.
Thieves. Save thee, Timon.
meat. Why should you want? Behold, the earth hath
roots; Within this mile break forth a hundred springs: The oaks bear mast, the briars scarlet hips; The bounteous housewife, nature, on each bush Lays her full mess before you. Want? why want? 1 Thief. We cannot live on grass, on berries,
water, As beasts, and birds, and fishes. Tim. Nor on the beasts themselves, the birds,
and fishes; You must eat men.
Yet thanks I must you con, That
you are thieves profess'd; that you work not
rob: take wealth and lives together; Do villainy, do, since you profess to do't, Like workmen. I'll example you with thievery: The sun's a thief, and with his great attraction
Robs the vast sea: the moon's an arrant thief,
[Timon retires to his care. 3 Thief. He has almost charm’d me from my profession, by persuading me to it.
1 Thief. 'Tis in the malice of mankind, that he thus advises us; not to have us thrive in our mystery.
2 Thief. I'll believe him as an enemy, and give over my trade.
1 Thief. Let us first see peace in Athens: There is no time so miserable, but a man may be true.
Fluv. O you gods !
What viler thing upon the earth, than friends,
Timon comes forward from his cave.
Have you forgot me, sir? Tim. Why dost ask that? I have forgot all men; Then, if thou grant'st thou’rt man, I have forgot
The gods are witness,
you. Tim. What, dost thou weep? -Come nearer;
then I love thee, Because thou art a woman, and disclaim'st Flinty mankind; whose eyes do never give, But thorough lust, and laughter. Pity's sleeping: Strange times, that weep with laughing, not with
weeping! Flav. I beg of you to know me, good my lord,