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Timon of Athens Scenes


Scene 2

Before the walls of Athens.

(First Senator; First Senator; Third Senator; Fourth Senator; Messenger)


The other Senators wait to find out if Timon will return. They hear that Alcibiades too has tried to recruit him. The two who went to see Timon return and report their failure. (19 lines)

Enter two other Senators with a Messenger.

3. SEN.

Thou hast painfully discover’d; are his files

As full as thy report?

MESS.

I have spoke the least.

Besides, his expedition promises

Present approach.

4. 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 oppos’d,

Yet our old love made a particular force,

And made us speak like friends. This man was riding

From Alcibiades to Timon’s cave

With letters of entreaty, which imported

His fellowship i’ th’ cause against your city,

In part for his sake mov’d.

Enter the other Senators.

3. SEN.

Here come our brothers.

1. SEN.

No talk of Timon, nothing of him expect.

The enemy’s drum is heard, and fearful scouring

Doth choke the air with dust. In, and prepare:

Ours is the fall, I fear, our foes the snare.

Exeunt.

 

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