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now. Commend me bountifully to his good lordship; and I hope his honour will conceive the faireft of me, because I have no power to be kind :--And tell him this from me, I count it one of my greatest afflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such an honourable gentleman. Good Servilius, will you befriend me so far, as to use mine own words to him?
Ser. Yes, fir, I shall.
[Exit SERVILIUS. True, as you said, Timon is shrunk, indeed; And he, that's once denied, will hardly speed.
[Exit Lucius. I Stran. Do you observe this, Hostilius ? 2 Stran. Ay, too well.,
i Stran. Why this
3 Stran. Religion groans at it.
For mine own part,
And honourable carriage,
The same. A Room in Sempronius's House.
Enter SEMPRONIUS, and a Servant of Timon's.
all others ?
O my lord,
How! have they denied him? Has Ventidius and Lucullus deny'd him ? And does he fend to me? Three ? humph ! It shows but little love or judgment in him. Muft I be his last refuge? His friends, like physicians, Thrive, give him over? Must I take the cure upon me? He has much disgrac'd me in't ; I am angry at him, That might have known my place : I see no sense fort, But his occasions might have woo'd me first; For, in my conscience, I was the first man That e'er receiv'd gift from him :
And does he think so backwardly of me now,
Serv. Excellent! Your lordship’s a goodly villain. The devil knew not what he did, when he made man politick; he cross'd himself by't: and I cannot think, but, in the end, the villainies of man will set him clear. How fairly this lord strives to appear foul? takes virtuous copies to be wicked ; like those that, under hot ardent zeal, would set whole realms on fire. Of such a nature is his politick love. This was my lord's best hope ; now all are fled, Save the gods only: Now his friends are dead, Doors, that were ne'er acquainted with their wards Many a bounteous year, must be employ'd Now to guard sure their master. And this is all a liberal course allows; Who cannot keep his wealth, must keep his house. [Exit.
Enter two servants of Varro, and the servant of Lucius,
meeting Titus, HORTENSIUS, and otber servants to
Tit. The like to you, kind Varro.
Ay, and, I think,
Tit, So is theirs and ours.
Phi. Good day at once.
Welcome, good brother.
Labouring for nine.
Is not my lord seen yet?
Pbị. I am of your fear for that.
Tit. I'll show you how to observe a strange event.
Most true, he does.
Hor. It is against my heart.
Mark, how strange it Ahows,
Hor. I am weary of this charge, the gods can witness : I know, my lord hath spent of Timon's wealth, And now ingratitude makes it worse than stealth. i Var. Serv. Yes, mine's three thousand crowns :
What's yours? Luc. Serv. Five thousand mine. 1 Var. Serv. 'Tis much deep: and it hould seem by
the sum, Your master's confidence was above mine i Else, furely, his had equallid.
Tit. One of lord Timon's men.
Luc. Serv. Flaminius! sir, a word : 'Pray, is my lord ready to come forth?
Flam. No, indeed, he is not.
Flam. I need not tell him that; he knows, you are too diligent.
Enter FLAVIUS in a cloak, mufled.
Luc, Serv. Ha! is not that his steward muffled fo?
Țit. Do you hear, sir?
friend? Tit. We wait for certain money here, fir.