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Act V. Scene II.

Scene II.—Before the Walls of Athens.

Enter two Senators and a Messenger.

First Sen. Thou hast painfully discover'd:
are his files
As full as thy report?
Mess. I have spoke the least;
Besides, his expedition promises
Present approach.
Sec. Sen. We stand much hazard if they bring
not Timon.
Mess. I met a courier, one mine ancient
friend,
Whom, though in general part we were op-
pos'd,
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 mov'd.
First Sen. Here come our brothers.

Enter Senators from TIMON.
Third Sen. No talk of Timon, nothing of him
expect.
The enemies' drum is heard, and fearful scour-
ing
Doth choke the air with dust. In, and prepare:
Ours is the fall, I fear; our foes the snare.
[Exeunt.
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