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Auf. My lords, when you shall know-as in this

rage,
Provoked by him, you cannot—the great danger
Which this man's life did owe you, you 'll rejoice
That he is thus cut off.

Please it your

honours
To call me to your senate, I'll deliver
Myself your loyal servant, or endure
Your heaviest censure.
First Lord.

Bear from hence his body;
And mourn you for him: let him be regarded
As the most noble corse that ever herald
Did follow to his urn.
Sec. Lord.

His own impatience
Takes from Aufidius a great part of blame.
Let's make the best of it.
Auf.

My rage is gone;
And I am struck with sorrow. Take him up.
Help, three o' the chiefest soldiers ; I'll be one.
Beat thou the drum, that it speak mournfully :
Trail your steel pikes. Though in this city he
Hath widow'd and unchilded many a one,
Which to this hour bewail the injury,
Yet he shall have a noble memory.
Assist.

[Exeunt, bearing the body of Corio

lanus. A dead march sounded.

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139. did owe you, made you liable to.

VOL. X

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TIMON OF ATHENS

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

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TIMON, of Athens
LUCIUS,
LUCULLUS,

flattering lords.
SEMPRONIUS,
VENTIDIUS, one of Timon's false friends.
ALCIBIADES, an Athenian captain.
APEMANTUS, a churlish philosopher.
FLAVIUS, steward to Timon.
Poet, Painter, Jeweller, and Merchant.
An old Athenian.
FLAMINIUS,
LUCILIUS,

servants to Timon.
SERVILIUS,
CAPHIS,
PHILOTUS,
Titus,

servants to Timon's creditors.
LUCIUS,
HORTENSIUS,
And others.
A Page. A Fool. Three Strangers.
PHRYNIA,

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mistresses to Alcibiades. TIMANDRA,

Cupid and Amazons in the mask. Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Banditti, and Attendants.

SCENE: Athens, and the neighbouring woods.

DURATION OF TIME Dramatic Time.-Six days with one interval.

Day 1. I. 1., 2.

2. II. 1., 2.; III. 1.-3.
3. III. 4.-6.; IV. 1., 2.

Interval.
4. IV. 3.
5. V. I., 2.

2

1

6. V. 3., 4.

Historic Time.-414 B.C. was the date of Alcibiades' disgrace.

INTRODUCTION

Edition.

THE LYFE OF TIMON OF ATHENS was first printed The First in the Folio of 1623, as the fourth of the Tragedies. It is there divided neither into Acts nor Scenes, and the text is very corrupt.

It is now generally agreed that large tracts of Authorship. Timon are not the work of Shakespeare. The following table gives a conspectus of the most currently accepted division, and of the resulting distribution of the characters :

2.

Shakespeare.

Not Shakespeare. Act I. 1. Painter, Poet.

189 f. Timon, Apemantus.
Timon.

(Except 249-265; 283-294?).
Old Athenian.
? Apemantus, 257 f.

Banquet. Apemantus. Masque. „ II. I.

III. 1.-4.

Senator, Caphis. 2. 1-44. Timon, Flavius.

45. Apemantus, Fool.

Timon's friends and his servants. 5.

Alcibiades and the Senate. 6. 98-115. Timon's de- Timon's banquet (exc. 98-115).

nunciation of his

guests.
· IV. 1. Timon.
2. Timon's servants ;

30-50. Flavius.
Flavius (exc. 30-50).
3. Timon.

291-361. Timon and Apemantus.
Alcibiades.
Apemantus.

454-543. Timon and Flavius.

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