|William Shakespeare (15641616). The Oxford Shakespeare. 1914.|
|Timon of Athens|
|Act V. Scene II.|
Before the Walls of Athens.
Enter two Senators and a Messenger.
| First Sen. Thou hast painfully discoverd: are his files|
|As full as thy report?|
| Mess. I have spoke the least;|| 5|
|Besides, his expedition promises|
| Sec. Sen. We stand much hazard if they bring not Timon.|
| Mess. I met a courier, one mine ancient friend,|
|Whom, though in general part we were opposd,|| 10|
|Yet our old love made a particular force,|
|And made us speak like friends: this man was riding|
|From Alcibiades to Timons cave,|
|With letters of entreaty, which imported|
|His fellowship i the cause against your city,|| 15|
|In part for his sake movd.|
| First Sen. Here come our brothers.|
Enter Senators from TIMON.
| Third Sen. No talk of Timon, nothing of him expect.|
|The enemies drum is heard, and fearful scouring|| 20|
|Doth choke the air with dust. In, and prepare:|
|Ours is the fall, I fear; our foes the snare. [Exeunt.|