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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 1
  • Ay, my good lord: five talents is his debt,
    His means most short, his credit...
  • 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. 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.

2 I / 1
  • Your lordship ever binds him.
  • Your lordship ever binds him.
  • 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.

3 I / 1
  • All happiness to your honour!
  • All happiness to your honour!
  • 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!

4 I / 1
  • 'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,
    All of companionship.
  • 'Tis Alcibiades, and some twenty horse,
    All of companionship.
  • Timon. What trumpet's that?

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

5 V / 2
  • have spoke the least:
    Besides, his expedition promises
    Present approach....
  • have spoke the least:
    Besides, his expedition promises
    Present approach.
  • 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.

6 V / 2
  • I met a courier, one mine ancient friend;
    Whom, though in general part we we...
  • 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.
  • 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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