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Speeches (Lines) for Messenger
in "Timon of Athens"

Total: 6

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Timon. Imprison'd is he, say you?

Messenger. Ay, my good lord: five talents is his debt,
His means most short, his creditors most strait:
Your honourable letter he desires
To those have shut him up; which failing,
Periods his comfort.



Timon. Noble Ventidius! Well;
I am not of that feather to shake off
My friend when he must need me. I do know him
A gentleman that well deserves a help:
Which he shall have: I'll pay the debt,
and free him.

Messenger. Your lordship ever binds him.



Timon. Commend me to him: I will send his ransom;
And being enfranchised, bid him come to me.
'Tis not enough to help the feeble up,
But to support him after. Fare you well.

Messenger. All happiness to your honour!



Timon. What trumpet's that?

Messenger. 'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,
All of companionship.



First Senator. Thou hast painfully discover'd: are his files
As full as thy report?

Messenger. have spoke the least:
Besides, his expedition promises
Present approach.



Second Senator. We stand much hazard, if they bring not Timon.

Messenger. I met a courier, one mine ancient friend;
Whom, though in general part we were opposed,
Yet our old love made a particular force,
And made us speak like friends: this man was riding
From Alcibiades to Timon's cave,
With letters of entreaty, which imported
His fellowship i' the cause against your city,
In part for his sake moved.

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