Speeches (Lines) for First Lord
in "Timon of Athens"

Total: 28

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1

I,1,302

(stage directions). [Enter two Lords]

First Lord. What time o' day is't, Apemantus?


2

I,1,304

Apemantus. Time to be honest.

First Lord. That time serves still.


3

I,1,313

Apemantus. Shouldst have kept one to thyself, for I mean to
give thee none.

First Lord. Hang thyself!


4

I,1,319

(stage directions). [Exit]

First Lord. He's opposite to humanity. Come, shall we in,
And taste Lord Timon's bounty? he outgoes
The very heart of kindness.


5

I,1,327

Second Lord. He pours it out; Plutus, the god of gold,
Is but his steward: no meed, but he repays
Sevenfold above itself; no gift to him,
But breeds the giver a return exceeding
All use of quittance.

First Lord. The noblest mind he carries
That ever govern'd man.


6

I,1,330

Second Lord. Long may he live in fortunes! Shall we in?

First Lord. I'll keep you company.


7

I,2,361

(stage directions). [They sit]

First Lord. My lord, we always have confess'd it.


8

I,2,422

Apemantus. Would all those fatterers were thine enemies then,
that then thou mightst kill 'em and bid me to 'em!

First Lord. Might we but have that happiness, my lord, that you
would once use our hearts, whereby we might express
some part of our zeals, we should think ourselves
for ever perfect.


9

I,2,473

(stage directions). [Exit Cupid]

First Lord. You see, my lord, how ample you're beloved.
[Music. Re-enter Cupid with a mask of Ladies]
as Amazons, with lutes in their hands,
dancing and playing]


10

I,2,519

(stage directions). [Exit]

First Lord. Where be our men?


11

I,2,528

Timon. O my friends,
I have one word to say to you: look you, my good lord,
I must entreat you, honour me so much
As to advance this jewel; accept it and wear it,
Kind my lord.

First Lord. I am so far already in your gifts,—


12

I,2,593

Alcibiades. Ay, defiled land, my lord.

First Lord. We are so virtuously bound—


13

I,2,598

Timon. All to you. Lights, more lights!

First Lord. The best of happiness,
Honour and fortunes, keep with you, Lord Timon!


14

III,6,1438

(stage directions). [Music. Tables set out: Servants attending.]
Enter divers Lords, Senators and others, at
several doors]

First Lord. The good time of day to you, sir.


15

III,6,1441

Second Lord. I also wish it to you. I think this honourable lord
did but try us this other day.

First Lord. Upon that were my thoughts tiring, when we
encountered: I hope it is not so low with him as
he made it seem in the trial of his several friends.


16

III,6,1445

Second Lord. It should not be, by the persuasion of his new feasting.

First Lord. I should think so: he hath sent me an earnest
inviting, which many my near occasions did urge me
to put off; but he hath conjured me beyond them, and
I must needs appear.


17

III,6,1453

Second Lord. In like manner was I in debt to my importunate
business, but he would not hear my excuse. I am
sorry, when he sent to borrow of me, that my
provision was out.

First Lord. I am sick of that grief too, as I understand how all
things go.


18

III,6,1457

Second Lord. Every man here's so. What would he have borrowed of
you?

First Lord. A thousand pieces.


19

III,6,1459

Second Lord. A thousand pieces!

First Lord. What of you?


20

III,6,1463

Timon. With all my heart, gentlemen both; and how fare you?

First Lord. Ever at the best, hearing well of your lordship.


21

III,6,1471

Timon. [Aside] Nor more willingly leaves winter; such
summer-birds are men. Gentlemen, our dinner will not
recompense this long stay: feast your ears with the
music awhile, if they will fare so harshly o' the
trumpet's sound; we shall to 't presently.

First Lord. I hope it remains not unkindly with your lordship
that I returned you an empty messenger.


22

III,6,1485

Second Lord. All covered dishes!

First Lord. Royal cheer, I warrant you.


23

III,6,1488

Third Lord. Doubt not that, if money and the season can yield
it.

First Lord. How do you? What's the news?


24

III,6,1490

Third Lord. Alcibiades is banished: hear you of it?

First Lord. [with Second Lord] Alcibiades banished!


25

III,6,1492

Third Lord. 'Tis so, be sure of it.

First Lord. How! how!


26

III,6,1549

(stage directions). [Re-enter the Lords, Senators, &c]

First Lord. How now, my lords!


27

III,6,1553

Fourth Lord. I have lost my gown.

First Lord. He's but a mad lord, and nought but humour sways him.
He gave me a jewel th' other day, and now he has
beat it out of my hat: did you see my jewel?


28

III,6,1559

Fourth Lord. Here lies my gown.

First Lord. Let's make no stay.


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