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Who shall tell Priam so, or Hecuba?
Let him, that will a screech-owl aye be call'd,
Thus proudly pight upon our Phrygian plains,
I'll through and through you!-And thou, great-
No space of earth shall sunder our two hates;
As Troilus is going out, enter, from the other side,
Pan. But hear you, hear you!
Tro. Hence, broker lackey! ignomy and shame Pursue thy life, and live aye with thy name!
Pan. A goodly medicine for my aching bones!— O world! world! world! thus is the poor agent despis'd! O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a' work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavour be so lov'd, and the performance so
loath'd? what verse for it? what instance for it?
Let me see:—
Full merrily the humble-bee doth sing, Till he hath lost his honey, and his sting: And being once subdu'd in armed tail, Sweet honey and sweet notes together fail.— Good traders in the flesh, set this in your painted cloths.
As many as be here of pander's hall,
Your eyes, half out, weep out at Pandar's fall:
Timon of Athens.
FROM THE TEXT OF
MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.
Timon, a noble Athenian.
Ventidius, one of Timon's false Friends.
Flavius, Steward to Timon.
Lords, and flatterers of Timon.
Servants to Timon's Creditors.
Two Servants of Varro, and the Servant of Isidore;
two of Timon's Creditors.
Cupid and Maskers. Three Strangers.
Tymandra,} Mistresses to Alcibiades.
Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Thieves, and
SCENE, Athens; and the Woods adjoining.