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That mine own use invites me to cut down,
shall find him.
[Retires to his cave. First Sen. His discontents are unremoveably Coupled to nature.
Sec. Sen. Our hope in him is dead: let us return,
First Sen. It requires swift foot. [Exeunt.
SCENE II. Before the walls of Athens.
Enter two Senators and a Messenger.
220, embossed, swollen, 231. dcar, grievous.
I have spoke the least :
Here come our brothers.
Enter the Senators from TIMON.
The woods. Timon's cave, and a
rude tomb seen.
Enter a Soldier, seeking TIMON.
this ? 4. Present, immediate.
error due to the 'made in the
next line. 7. Whom, anticipating 'him'
But it yields a fair
sense : our old love formed a implied in ‘us,' v. 9.
special influence which neutral8. made. This is perhaps an ised our political antagonism.
Timon is dead, who hath outstretch'd his span :
What's on this
SCENE IV. Before the walls of Athens.
Trumpets sound. Enter ALCIBIADES with his
powers. Alcib. Sound to this coward and lascivious town Our terrible approach.
[A parley sounded.
Enter Senators on the walls. Till now you have gone on and fillid the time With all licentious measure, making your wills The scope of justice ; till now myself and such As slept within the shadow of your power Have wander'd with our traversed arms and
breathed Our sufferance vainly; now the time is flush,
4. Some beast rear'd this, etc. proceeds to take for granted So Warburton for Ff 'read.' that Alcibiades can. For a The hater must have similar reason it cannot be received these burial honours maintained that vv. 3, 4 represent from his fellows, not from man. an inscription on or near the It is hardly possible to give a tomb. The actual inscription meaning to 'read' which does is given v. 4. 70, and the soldier not involve glaring contradiction 'cannot read.' in what follows. • There does
7. figure, handwriting. not live a man who can (or is fit to] read it. But the soldier 8. flush, full, complete.
When crouching marrow in the bearer strong
Noble and young,
So did we woo
These walls of ours
should fall For private faults in them. Sec. Sen.
Nor are they living
All have not offended ;
14. conceit, fancy.
cunning, in excess, extreme 28. Shame that they wanted shame that they lacked wisdom.
For those that were, it is not square to take
What thou wilt,
Set but thy foot
Throw thy glove,
Then there's my glove ;
60 Of regular justice in your city's bounds, But shall be render'd to your public laws At heaviest answer. Both,
'Tis most nobly spoken. Alcib. Descend, and keep your words.
[The Senators descend, and open the gates. 36. square, right. 47. rampired, fortified with ramparts.