Ha! what has he sent? I am so much endeared to
that lord; he's ever sending: how shall I thank
thou? And what has he sent now?
Has only sent his present occasion now, my lord;
requesting your lordship to supply his instant use
so many talents.
I know his lordship is but merry with me;
He cannot want fifty five hundred talents.
But in the mean time he wants less, my lord.
If his occasion were not virtuous,
I should not urge it half so
Dost thou speak seriously, Servilius?
Upon my soul,'tis true, sir.
What a wicked beast was I to disfurnish myself
against such a good time, when I might ha' shown
honourable! how unluckily it happened, that I
should purchase the day before for a little part,
a great deal of honoured! Servilius, now,
before the gods, I am not able to do, the more
beast, I say:I
was sending to use Lord Timon
myself, these gentlemen can witness! but I would
not, for the wealth
of Athens, I had done't now.
Commend me bountifully to his good lordship; and I
hope his honour will
conceive the fairest of me,
because I have no power to be kind: and tell him
this from me, I count it one
of my greatest
afflictions, say, that I cannot pleasure such an
honourable gentleman. Good Servilius, will
befriend me so far, as to use mine own words to him?
Yes, sir, I shall.
I'll look you out a good turn, Servilius.
True as you said, Timon is shrunk indeed;
And he that's once denied will hardly speed.
Do you observe this, Hostilius?
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