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Act 3, scene 1
Timon’s servant Flaminius approaches Timon’s friend Lucullus for money and is denied.⌜Enter⌝ Flaminius waiting to speak with ⌜Lucullus,⌝
from his master.
⌜Enter⌝ a Servant to him.
SERVANT 0885 I have told my lord of you. He is coming
0886 down to you.
FLAMINIUS 0887 I thank you, sir.
SERVANT 0888 Here’s my lord.
LUCULLUS, ⌜aside⌝ 0889 5One of Lord Timon’s men? A gift, I
0890 warrant. Why, this hits right. I dreamt of a silver
0891 basin and ewer tonight.—Flaminius, honest
0892 Flaminius, you are very respectively welcome, sir.
0893 (⌜To Servant.⌝) Fill me some wine.(⌜Servant exits.⌝)
0894 10 And how does that honorable, complete, free-hearted
0895 gentleman of Athens, thy very bountiful
0896 good lord and master?
FLAMINIUS 0897 His health is well, sir.
LUCULLUS 0898 I am right glad that his health is well, sir.
0899 15 And what hast thou there under thy cloak, pretty
FLAMINIUS 0901 Faith, nothing but an empty box, sir, which
0902 in my lord’s behalf I come to entreat your Honor
0903 to supply; who, having great and instant occasion
p. 750904 20 to use fifty talents, hath sent to your Lordship to
0905 furnish him, nothing doubting your present assistance
LUCULLUS 0907 La, la, la, la. “Nothing doubting” says he?
0908 Alas, good lord! A noble gentleman ’tis, if he would
0909 25 not keep so good a house. Many a time and often I
0910 ha’ dined with him and told him on ’t, and come
0911 again to supper to him of purpose to have him
0912 spend less, and yet he would embrace no counsel,
0913 take no warning by my coming. Every man has his
0914 30 fault, and honesty is his. I ha’ told him on ’t, but I
0915 could ne’er get him from ’t.
Enter Servant with wine.
SERVANT 0916 Please your Lordship, here is the wine.
LUCULLUS 0917 Flaminius, I have noted thee always wise.
0918 Here’s to thee.⌜He drinks.⌝
FLAMINIUS 0919 35Your Lordship speaks your pleasure.
LUCULLUS 0920 I have observed thee always for a towardly
0921 prompt spirit—give thee thy due—and one that
0922 knows what belongs to reason and canst use the
0923 time well, if the time use thee well. Good parts in
0924 40 thee.—Get you gone, sirrah.⌜Servant exits.⌝
0925 Draw nearer, honest Flaminius. Thy lord’s a bountiful
0926 gentleman, but thou art wise and thou
0927 know’st well enough, although thou com’st to me,
0928 that this is no time to lend money, especially upon
0929 45 bare friendship, without security. Here’s three solidares
0930 for thee. (⌜Gives him money.⌝) Good boy,
0931 wink at me, and say thou saw’st me not. Fare thee
0933 Is ’t possible the world should so much differ,
0934 50 And we alive that lived? Fly, damnèd baseness,
0935 To him that worships thee!
⌜He throws the money back at Lucullus.⌝
p. 77LUCULLUS 0936 Ha! Now I see thou art a fool and fit for thy
0937 master.Lucullus exits.
0938 May these add to the number that may scald thee!
0939 55 Let molten coin be thy damnation,
0940 Thou disease of a friend and not himself!
0941 Has friendship such a faint and milky heart
0942 It turns in less than two nights? O you gods,
0943 I feel my master’s passion. This slave
0944 60 Unto his honor has my lord’s meat in him.
0945 Why should it thrive and turn to nutriment
0946 When he is turned to poison?
0947 O, may diseases only work upon ’t,
0948 And when he’s sick to death, let not that part of
0949 65 nature
0950 Which my lord paid for be of any power
0951 To expel sickness, but prolong his hour.