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

Total: 4

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

III,2,1014

Lucilius. Who, the Lord Timon? he is my very good friend, and
an honourable gentleman.

First Stranger. We know him for no less, though we are but strangers
to him. But I can tell you one thing, my lord, and
which I hear from common rumours: now Lord Timon's
happy hours are done and past, and his estate
shrinks from him.


2

III,2,1077

(stage directions). [Exit]

First Stranger. Do you observe this, Hostilius?


3

III,2,1079

Second Stranger. Ay, too well.

First Stranger. Why, this is the world's soul; and just of the
same piece
Is every flatterer's spirit. Who can call him
His friend that dips in the same dish? for, in
My knowing, Timon has been this lord's father,
And kept his credit with his purse,
Supported his estate; nay, Timon's money
Has paid his men their wages: he ne'er drinks,
But Timon's silver treads upon his lip;
And yet—O, see the monstrousness of man
When he looks out in an ungrateful shape!—
He does deny him, in respect of his,
What charitable men afford to beggars.


4

III,2,1093

Third Stranger. Religion groans at it.

First Stranger. For mine own part,
I never tasted Timon in my life,
Nor came any of his bounties over me,
To mark me for his friend; yet, I protest,
For his right noble mind, illustrious virtue
And honourable carriage,
Had his necessity made use of me,
I would have put my wealth into donation,
And the best half should have return'd to him,
So much I love his heart: but, I perceive,
Men must learn now with pity to dispense;
For policy sits above conscience.


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