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she cried not-stop your noses: would she give us
LUXURY IN DRESS
O spent itself
NCE, I do remember, coming from
in those unprofitable toys thou speak'st of,-
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER
THE FOOL'S BEATITUDE
he is not capeable of passion;
whilst studious contemplation sucks the juyce
TIMON OF ATHENS
Tim. ET thee gone.
That the whole life of Athens were in this! thus would I eat it.
[eating a root Apem. Here; I will mend thy feast. Tim. First mend my company, take away thyself. Apem. So I shall mend mine own, by the lack of thine. Tim. 'Tis not well mended so, it is but botch'd ;
if not, I would it were. Apem. What would'st 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. Tiin.
The best, and truest: for here it sleeps, and does no hired harm. Apem. Where ly'st o’nights, Timon? Tim.
Under that's above me. Where feed'st thou o'days, Apemantus? Apem. Where my stomach finds meat; or, rather, where I
eat it. Tim. ?Would poison were obedient, and knew my mind! Apem. Where would'st thou send it? Tim. To sauce thy dishes.. Apem. The middle of humanity thou never knewest, but
the extremity of both ends: when thou wast in thy gilt and thy perfume, they mocked thee for too much curiosity; in thy rags thou knowest none, but art despised for the contrary.
I'LL instantly set all my hinds to thrashing
under the ground; and with the straw thereof
AT curses breathe these men! how have my
deeds made my looks differ from another man's, that they should thus detest, and loth my life! Out on my wretched humour, it is that makes me thus monstrous in true humane eyes. Pardon me, gentle friends, I'll make fair 'mends for my foul errors past, and twenty fold restore to all men, what with wrong I robbed them: my barns and garners shall stand open still to all the poor that come, and my best grain be made alms-bread, to feed half-famished mouths. Though hitherto amongst you I have lived, like an unsavoury muck-hill to my self,
yet now my gathered heaps being spread abroad,
WHAT art thou
there? speak. . A beast, as thou art. The canker gnaw thy
heart, for showing me again the eyes of man! Alc. What is thy name? Is man so hateful to thee,
that art thyself a man? Tim. I am misanthropos, and hate mankind.
For thy part I do wish thou wert a dog,
that I might love thee something. Alc.
I know thee well; but in thy fortunes am unlearned and strange.
How came the noble Timon to this change?
but then renew I could not, like the moon;
what friendship may I do thee? Tim.
None, but to maintain my opinion. Alc. What is it, Timon? Tim. Promise me friendship, but perform none: If
thou wilt not promise, the gods plague thee, for thou art a man! if thou dost perform, confound thee
for thou’rt a man! Alc. I have heard in some sort of thy miseries. Tim. Thou sawest them, when I had prosperity.
APOLOGY FOR THIEVERY Al.
smaller brooks, And in this world of ours, this microcosm, guts from the stomach steal, and what they spare the meseraicks filch, and lay i' the liver :
, a theatre of theft. Great rivers
where, lest it should be found, turn'd to red nectar,
frame thee and me. Man's a quick mass of thievery.
ne'er to restore, and that's flat robbery.
ADDRESS TO THE AUDIENCE
Asper Whais he pani check his spirit, or rein his
HO so patient of
tongue ? Who can behold such prodigies as these, and have his lips seald up? Not I; my soul was never ground into such oily colours, to flatter vice and daub iniquity: but with an armed and resolvéd hand I'll strip the ragged follies of the time, naked as at their birth. I fear no mood stampt in a private brow, when I am pleased to unmask a public vice. I fear no strumpet's drugs, nor ruffian's stab, should I detect their hateful luxuries: no broker's, usurer's, or lawyer's gripe, were I dispos’d to say, they're all corrupt. I fear no courtier's frown, should I applaud the easy flexure of his supple hams. Tut, these are so innate and popular, that drunken custom would not shame to laugh in scorn at him, that should not dare to tax 'em.