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Candied with ice, cawdle thy morning taste,
Tim. A fool of thee ; depart.
Tim. Always a villain's office, or a fool's.
Apem. If thou didst put this four cold habit on
Tim. Not by his breath, that is more miserable.
The mouths, the tongues, the eyes, the hearts of men
rogue hereditary. Hence! Be goneIf thou hadit not been born the worst of men, Thou hadft been knave and flatterer.
Apem. Art thou proud yet?
Tim. I, that I am one now.
[Eating a root.
Apem. What wouldst thou have to Athens ?
Tim. Thee thither in a whirlwind, if thou wilt., Tell them there, I have gold. Look, so I have.
Apem. Here is no use for gold.
Tim. The best and trueft:
Apem. Where ly'st o nights, l'imon?
Tim, Under that's above me.
Apem. Where my stomach finds meat; or, rather, where
Apem. Where wouldi thou send it ?
Apem. The middle of humanity thou never kneweft, but the extremity of both ends. When thou waft in thy gilt, and thy perfame, they mock'd thee for too niuch curiosity; in thy rags thou knowest none, but are despis'd for the contrary. There's a medlar for thee ; eat it.
Tim, On what I hate I feed not.
Apem. An thou hadft hated medlers sooner, thou shouldi have loved thyself better now. What man didst thou ever know unthrift, that was below'd after his means ?
Tim. Who, without those means thou talk'it of, didk thou ever know belov'd?
Tim. I understand thee, thou hadd some means to keep a dog.
Apem. What things in the world canst thou neareft compare to thy Aatterers ? !
Tim. Women nearest; but men, men are the things themfelves. What wouldit thou do with the world, Apemantus, if it lay in thy power?
Apem. Give it the beasts, to be rid of the men.
Tim. Wouldst thou have thyself fall in the confusion of men, or remain a beast with the beasts ?
Apem. Ay, Timon.
Tim. A beastly ambition, which the Gods grant thee to attain to! If thou wert a lion, the fox would beguile thee; if thou wert the lamb, the fox would eat thee; if thou wert the fox, the lion would fufpect thee, when, peradventure, thou wert accus’d by the ass; if thou wert the als, thy dulness would torment thee; and still thou liv'd ft but as a breakfait to the wolf. If thou wert the wolf, thy greedinefs would afflict thee; and oft thou shouldAt hazard thy life for thy dinner. Wert thou the unicorn, pride and wrath would confound thee, and make thine ownself the conquest of thy fury. Wert thou a bear, thou wouldst be killed by the horse; wert thou a horse, thou wouldst be feiz'd by the leopard; wert thou a leopard, thou wert german to the lion, and the spots of thy kindred were jurors on thy life. All
thy safety were remotion, and thy deferce absence. What beait couldst thou be, that were not subject to a beaft? And what a beaft art thou already, and feeft not thy loss in transformation!
Apem. If thou couldst please me with speaking to me, thou mightít have hit upon it here. The commonwealth of Athens is become a forest of beasts.
Tim. How has the ass broke the wall, that thou art out of the city ?
Apem. Yonder comes a poet, and a painter. The plague of company light upon thee! I will fear to catch it, and give way. When I know not what else to do, I'll see thce again.
Tim. When there is nothing living but thee, thou Malt be welcome. I had rather be a beggar's dog, than Apeinantus.
Apem. Thou art the cap.of all the fools alive.
Tim. Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon ! A. plague on thee!
Apem. Thou art too bad to curse.
. Tim. If I name thee:- I'll beat thee, but I should infect
Apem. I would my tongue could rot them off!
Tim. Away, thou iflue of a mangy dog!
Apem. 'Would thou wouldit burst !
Tim. Away, thou tedious rogue; I am sorry. I shall lose a stone by thee.
[ Apemantus retreats backward, as going. I am sick of this false world, and will love nought. But even the mere necessities
upon Then, Timon, presently prepare thy grave; Lie where the light foam of the sea may
beat Thy grave-ftone daily; make thine epitaph; 06
That death in thee at others' lives may laugh.
[ Looking or the gold.
Apem. 'Would 'twere so;
Tim. Throng'd to?
No. XXI.-CYMBELINE. .
part of it a large trunk.
Who's there i my woman, Helen ?
imo. I have read three hours then ; mine eyes are weak. Fold down the leaf where I have left. To-bed.