Speeches (Lines) for Old Athenian
in "Timon of Athens"

Total: 10

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1

I,1,139

(stage directions). [Enter an old Athenian]

Old Athenian. Lord Timon, hear me speak.


2

I,1,141

Timon. Freely, good father.

Old Athenian. Thou hast a servant named Lucilius.


3

I,1,143

Timon. I have so: what of him?

Old Athenian. Most noble Timon, call the man before thee.


4

I,1,146

Lucilius. Here, at your lordship's service.

Old Athenian. This fellow here, Lord Timon, this thy creature,
By night frequents my house. I am a man
That from my first have been inclined to thrift;
And my estate deserves an heir more raised
Than one which holds a trencher.


5

I,1,152

Timon. Well; what further?

Old Athenian. One only daughter have I, no kin else,
On whom I may confer what I have got:
The maid is fair, o' the youngest for a bride,
And I have bred her at my dearest cost
In qualities of the best. This man of thine
Attempts her love: I prithee, noble lord,
Join with me to forbid him her resort;
Myself have spoke in vain.


6

I,1,161

Timon. The man is honest.

Old Athenian. Therefore he will be, Timon:
His honesty rewards him in itself;
It must not bear my daughter.


7

I,1,165

Timon. Does she love him?

Old Athenian. She is young and apt:
Our own precedent passions do instruct us
What levity's in youth.


8

I,1,170

Lucilius. Ay, my good lord, and she accepts of it.

Old Athenian. If in her marriage my consent be missing,
I call the gods to witness, I will choose
Mine heir from forth the beggars of the world,
And dispossess her all.


9

I,1,176

Timon. How shall she be endow'd,
if she be mated with an equal husband?

Old Athenian. Three talents on the present; in future, all.


10

I,1,182

Timon. This gentleman of mine hath served me long:
To build his fortune I will strain a little,
For 'tis a bond in men. Give him thy daughter:
What you bestow, in him I'll counterpoise,
And make him weigh with her.

Old Athenian. Most noble lord,
Pawn me to this your honour, she is his.


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