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Enter ACHILLES and Myrmidons.
Achil. Look, Hector, how the sun begins to set; How ugly night comes breathing at his heels: Even with the vail and dark'ning of the sun, To close the day up, Hector's life is done.
Hect. I am unarm'd; forego this vantage, Greek.
Achil. Strike, fellows, strike; this is the man I seek. [HECTOR falls. So, Ilion, fall thou next; now, Troy, sink down; Here lies thy heart, thy sinews, and thy bone.
- Another Part of the Field.
Enter ENEAS and Trojans.
Ene. Stand, ho! yet are we masters of the field: Never go home; here starve we out the night. Enter TROILUS.
Tro. Hector is slain.
In beastly sort, dragg'd through the shameful field.— Frown on, you heavens, effect your rage with speed!
Sit, gods, upon your thrones, and smile at Troy ! I say, at once let your brief plagues be mercy, And linger not our sure destructions on!
Ene. My lord, you do discomfort all the host. Tro. You understand me not, that tell me so : I do not speak of flight, of fear, of death; But dare all imminence, that gods and men, Address their dangers in. Hector is gone! Who shall tell Priam so, or Hecuba? Let him, that will a screech-owl aye be call'd, Go in to Troy, and say there - Hector's dead : There is a word will Priam turn to stone; Make wells and Niobes of the maids and wives, Cold statues of the youth; and, in a word, Scare Troy out of itself. But, march, away: Hector is dead; there is no more to say. Stay yet; You vile abominable tents, Thus proudly night upon our Phrygian plains, Let Titan rise as early as he dare, I'll through and through you! And thou, great siz'd coward!
No space of earth shall sunder our two hates; I'll haunt thee like a wicked conscience still,
Pan. But hear you, hear you!
Tro. Hence, broker lackey! ignomy and shame Pursue thy life, and live aye with thy name. [Exit TROILUS. Pan. A goodly med'cine for my aching bones!O world! world! world! thus is the poor agent despised! O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a' work, and how ill requited! Why should our endeavour be so loved, and the performance so loathed? 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 subdued in armed tail, Sweet honey and sweet notes together fail. Good traders in the flesh, set this in your painted
As many as be here of pander's hall, Your eyes, half out, weep out at Pandar's fall: Or, if you cannot weep, yet give some groans, Though not for me, yet for your aching bones. Brethren, and sisters, of the hold-door trade, Some two months hence my will shall here be made : It should be now, but that my fear is this, Some galled goose of Winchester would hiss: Till then I'll sweat, and seek about for eases; And, at that time, bequeath you my diseases.
Enter certain Senators, and pass over.
Pain. How this lord's follow'd!
Poet. You see this confluence, this great flood of
I have, in this rough work, shap'd out a man,
Ven. Serv. All happiness to your honour! [Exit.
Enter an old Athenian.
Pain. How shall I understand you
Is rank'd with all deserts, all kind of natures,
Ay, marry, what of these? Poet. When Fortune, in her shift and change of mood,
Even on their knees and hands, let him slip down,
Spurns down her late belov'd, all his deperdants,
A thousand moral paintings I can show,
That shall demonstrate these quick blows of fortune
Trumpets sound. Enter TIMON, attended; the Ser
His means most short, his creditors most strait :
To those have shut him up; which failing to him,
Noble Ventidius! Well;
I am not of that feather, to shake off
A gentleman, that well deserves a help,
Tim. Commend me to him: I will send his ran
Old Ath. Lord Timon, hear me speak.
Old Ath. Most noble Timon, call the man before
Tim. Attends he here, or no? - Lucilius !
Luc. Here, at your lordship's service.
Old Ath. This fellow here, lord Timon, this thy
By night frequents my house. I am a man
The man is honest.
Does she love him? apt:
Old Ath. She is young, and
Tim. [To LUCILIUS.] Love you the maid'
Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world, And dispossess her all.
Tim. How shall she be endow'd, If she be mated with an equal husband? Old Ath. Three talents, on the present; in future, all.
Tim. This gentleman of mine hath serv'd me long; To build his fortune I will strain a little, For 'tis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter: What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise, And make him weigh with her.
Old Ath. Most noble lord, Pawn me to this your honour, she is his. Tim. My hand to thee; mine honour on my promise.
Luc. Humbly I thank your lordship: Never may That state or fortune fall into my keeping, Which is not ow'd to you!
[Exeunt LUCILIUS and old Athenian. Poet. Vouchsafe my labour, and long live your lordship!
Tim. I thank you; you shall hear from me anon: Go not away. - What have you there, my friend? Pain. A piece of painting, which I do beseech Your lordship to accept.
Painting is welcome.
The gods preserve you! Tim. Well fare you, gentlemen: Give me your hand:
We must needs dine together. Hath suffer'd under praise.
What, my lord? dispraise? Tim. A meer satiety of commendations. If I should pay you for't as 'tis extoll'd, It would unclew me quite.
My lord, 'tis rated As those, which sell, would give: But you well know, Things of like value, differing in the owners, Are prized by their masters: believe't, dear lord, You mend the jewel by wearing it.
Well mock'd. Mer. No, my good lord; he speaks the common tongue, Which all men speak with him.
Tim. Look, who comes here. Will you be chid? Enter APEMANTUS.
Jew. We will bear with your lordship.
He'll spare none. Tim. Good morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus! Apem. Till I be gentle, stay for thy good morrow; When thou art Timon's dog, and these knaves
Tim. Why dost thou call them knaves? thou know'st them not.
Apem. Are they not Athenians?
Apen. Then I repent not.
Jeo. You know me, Apemantus.
Apem. Thou knowest, I do; I call'd thee by thy
Tim. Thou art proud, Apmantus.
Apem. Of nothing so much, as that I am not like Timon.
Trumpets sound. Enter a Servant.
Tim. What trumpet's that? Serv. 'Tis Alcibiades, and Some twenty horse, all of companionship. Tim. Pray entertain them; give them guide to [Exeunt some Attendants. You must needs dine with me:Go not you hence, Till I have thank'd you; and, when dinner's done, Show me this piece. — I am joyful of your sights. Enter ALCIBIADES, with his company. [They salute.
Most welcome, sir!