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Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens Translation Act 3, Scene 6

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Music. Tables set out: Servants attending. Enter divers Lords, Senators and others, at several doors

FIRST LORD

The good time of day to you, sir.

FIRST LORD

Good day, sir.

SECOND LORD

I also wish it to you. I think this honourable lorddid but try us this other day.

SECOND LORD

You too. This feels familiar.

FIRST LORD

Upon that were my thoughts tiring, when weencountered: I hope it is not so low with him ashe made it seem in the trial of his several friends.

FIRST LORD

I was just thinking that when we met. I hope things are not so bad that Timon has had to borrow more from his friends.

SECOND LORD

It should not be, by the persuasion of his new feasting.

SECOND LORD

From what I see at this feast, I don't think so.

FIRST LORD

I should think so: he hath sent me an earnest inviting, which many my near occasions did urge me to put off; but he hath conjured me beyond them, and I must needs appear.

FIRST LORD

I do. He sent me an invitation, and when I said I had other engagements, he pressed me further and told me I had to come.

SECOND LORD

In like manner was I in debt to my importunate business, but he would not hear my excuse. I am sorry, when he sent to borrow of me, that my provision was out.

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

I am sick of that grief too, as I understand how allthings go.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Every man here's so. What would he have borrowed ofyou?

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

A thousand pieces.

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SECOND LORD

A thousand pieces!

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

What of you?

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SECOND LORD

He sent to me, sir,—Here he comes.

SECOND LORD

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TIMON

With all my heart, gentlemen both; and how fare you?

TIMON

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FIRST LORD

Ever at the best, hearing well of your lordship.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

The swallow follows not summer more willing than weyour lordship.

SECOND LORD

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TIMON

[Aside] Nor more willingly leaves winter; such summer-birds are men. Gentlemen, our dinner will not recompense this long stay: feast your ears with the music awhile, if they will fare so harshly o' the trumpet's sound; we shall to 't presently.

TIMON

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FIRST LORD

I hope it remains not unkindly with your lordshipthat I returned you an empty messenger.

FIRST LORD

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TIMON

O, sir, let it not trouble you.

TIMON

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SECOND LORD

My noble lord,—

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TIMON

Ah, my good friend, what cheer?

TIMON

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SECOND LORD

My most honourable lord, I am e'en sick of shame,that, when your lordship this other day sent to me,I was so unfortunate a beggar.

SECOND LORD

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TIMON

Think not on 't, sir.

TIMON

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SECOND LORD

If you had sent but two hours before,—

SECOND LORD

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TIMON

Let it not cumber your better remembrance.

TIMON

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The banquet brought in

TIMON

Come, bring in all together.

TIMON

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SECOND LORD

All covered dishes!

SECOND LORD

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FIRST LORD

Royal cheer, I warrant you.

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THIRD LORD

Doubt not that, if money and the season can yieldit.

THIRD LORD

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FIRST LORD

How do you? What's the news?

FIRST LORD

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THIRD LORD

Alcibiades is banished: hear you of it?

THIRD LORD

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SECOND LORD

Alcibiades banished!

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THIRD LORD

'Tis so, be sure of it.

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FIRST LORD

How! how!

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SECOND LORD

I pray you, upon what?

SECOND LORD

Lore

TIMON

My worthy friends, will you draw near?

TIMON

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THIRD LORD

I'll tell you more anon. Here's a noble feast toward.

THIRD LORD

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SECOND LORD

This is the old man still.

SECOND LORD

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THIRD LORD

Will 't hold? will 't hold?

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SECOND LORD

It does: but time will—and so—

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THIRD LORD

I do conceive.

THIRD LORD

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TIMON

Each man to his stool, with that spur as he would to the lip of his mistress: your diet shall be in all places alike. Make not a city feast of it, to let the meat cool ere we can agree upon the first place: sit, sit. The gods require our thanks. You great benefactors, sprinkle our society with thankfulness. For your own gifts, make yourselves praised: but reserve still to give, lest your deities be despised. Lend to each man enough, that one need not lend to another; for, were your godheads to borrow of men, men would forsake the gods. Make the meat be beloved more than the man that gives it. Let no assembly of twenty be without a score of villains: if there sit twelve women at the table, let a dozen of them be—as they are. The rest of your fees, O gods—the senators of Athens, together with the common lag of people—what is amiss in them, you gods, make suitable for destruction. For these my present friends, as they are to me nothing, so in nothing bless them, and to nothing are they welcome. Uncover, dogs, and lap.

TIMON

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SOME SPEAK

What does his lordship mean?

SOME SPEAK

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SOME OTHERS

I know not.

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TIMON

May you a better feast never behold, You knot of mouth-friends I smoke and lukewarm water Is your perfection. This is Timon's last; Who, stuck and spangled with your flatteries, Washes it off, and sprinkles in your faces Your reeking villany.

TIMON

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Throwing the water in their faces

TIMON

Live loathed and long, Most smiling, smooth, detested parasites, Courteous destroyers, affable wolves, meek bears, You fools of fortune, trencher-friends, time's flies, Cap and knee slaves, vapours, and minute-jacks! Of man and beast the infinite malady Crust you quite o'er! What, dost thou go? Soft! take thy physic first—thou too—and thou;— Stay, I will lend thee money, borrow none.

TIMON

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Throws the dishes at them, and drives them out

TIMON

What, all in motion? Henceforth be no feast, Whereat a villain's not a welcome guest. Burn, house! sink, Athens! henceforth hated be Of Timon man and all humanity!

TIMON

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Exit

Re-enter the Lords, Senators, & c

FIRST LORD

How now, my lords!

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Know you the quality of Lord Timon's fury?

SECOND LORD

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THIRD LORD

Push! did you see my cap?

THIRD LORD

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FOURTH LORD

I have lost my gown.

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FIRST LORD

He's but a mad lord, and nought but humour sways him.He gave me a jewel th' other day, and now he hasbeat it out of my hat: did you see my jewel?

FIRST LORD

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THIRD LORD

Did you see my cap?

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SECOND LORD

Here 'tis.

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FOURTH LORD

Here lies my gown.

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FIRST LORD

Let's make no stay.

FIRST LORD

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SECOND LORD

Lord Timon's mad.

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THIRD LORD

I feel 't upon my bones.

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FOURTH LORD

One day he gives us diamonds, next day stones.

FOURTH LORD

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