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2 Var. Serv. No matter what; he's poor, and that's revenge enough. Who can speak broader than he that has
no house to put his head in ? Such may rail against great e buildings.
Serv. If I might beseech you, gentlemen,
Luc. Serv. Many do keep their chambers, are not sick ;
Ser. Good gods !
Enter Timon, in a rage; FLAMINIUS following.
Luc. Serv. Put in now, Titus.
STEEVENS. Vol. V.
2 Var. Serv. My lord,
Re-enter Timon and FLAVIUS.
Tim. So fitly? Go, bid all my friends again,
Flar. O my lord,
Tim. Be't not in thy care ; go,
The Senate-House. The Senate sitting. Enter
2 Sen. Most true ; the law shall bruise him.
Alcib. I am an humble suitor to your virtues ;
Of comely virtues ;
1 Sen. You undergo too strict a paradox,'
Alcib. My lord,
1 Sen. You cannot make gross sins look clear ; To revenge is no valour, but to bear.
Alcib. My lords, then, under favour, pardon me, If I speak like a captain.Why do fond men expose themselves to battle, And not endure all threatnings ? sleep upon it, And let the foes quietly cut their throats, Without repugnancy ? but if there be Such valour in the bearing, what make we Abroad ?" why then, women are more valiant, That stay at home, if bearing carry it; And th’ ass, more captain than the lion ; the felon, Loaden with irons, wiser than the judge, If wisdom be in suffering. O my lords, As you are great, be pitifully good : Who cannot condemn rashness in cold blood ? To kill, I grant, is sin's extremest gust ;' (2) Unnoted, for common, bounded.---Behave, for curb, manage. WARBURTON. (3) You undertake a paradox too hard. What do we, or what have
we to do in the field
? 151 I believe gust means rashness. The allusion may be to a sudden gust of wind
But, in defence, by mercy, 'tis most just.
2 Sen. You breathe in vain.
Alcib. In vain ? his service done At Lacedæmon, and Byzantium, Were a sufficient briber for his life.
1 Sen. What's that?
Alcib. Why I say, my lords, h’as done fair service,
2 Sen. He has made too much plenty with 'em, he
1 Sen. He dies.
Alcib. Hard fate! he might have died in war.
1 Sen. We are for law, he dies ; urge it no more, On height of our displeasure : Friend, or brother, He forfeits his own blood, that spills another.
Alcib. Must it be so ? it must not be. My lords, I do beseech you, know me.
2 Sen. How ? Alcib. Call nie to your remembrances. 3 Sen. What ? Alcib. I cannot think, but your age has forgot me ; (6) I call mercy herself to witness, that defensive violence is just. JOHNSON. A sworn rioter, is a man who
practises rit, as if he had by an oaib made it his duty. JOHN.  He charges theni obliquely with being usurers. JOHNSON.
It could not else be, I should prove so base,
Alcib. Banish me ? Banish your dotage ; banish
usury, That makes the senate ugly.
1 Sen. If, after two days' shine, Athens contain thee, Attend our weightier judgment. And, not to swell our
spirit, He shall be executed presently. [Exeunt Senators.
Alcib. Now the gods keep you old enough ; that you
Only in bone, that none may look on you!
SCENE VI. A magnificent Room in Timon's House. Music. Tables set out: Servants attending. Enter divers Lords at several doors.
1 Lord. The good time of day to you, sir.
2 Lord. I also wish it to you. I think, this honourable lord did but try us this other day.
1 Lord. Upon that were my thoughts tiring,' when we encountered : I hope, it is not so low with him, as he made it seem in the trial of his several friends.
2 Lord. It should not be, by the persuasion of his new feasting.
(91 Base for dishonoured. WARBURTON.  Not to swell our spirit, I believe, means, not to put ourselves into any tamour of rage, take our definitive resolution. STEEVENS.
(2) A hawk, I think, is said to tire when she amuses herself with pecking a phea. sant's wing or any thing that puts her in mind of prey. To tire upon a thing, thers fore, is to be idly employed upon it.