The woods. A rude tomb near Timon’s cave.
Alcibiades’s messenger finds Timon dead. (10 lines)
Enter a Soldier in the woods, seeking Timon. A rude tomb seen.
By all description this should be the place.
Who’s here? Speak ho! No answer? What is this?
“Timon is dead, who hath outstretch’d his span:
Some beast read this; there does not live a man.”
Dead, sure, and this his grave. What’s on this tomb
I cannot read; the character I’ll take with wax;
Our captain hath in every figure skill,
An ag’d interpreter, though young in days.
Before proud Athens he’s set down by this,
Whose fall the mark of his ambition is.