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Timon of Athens

ACT V SCENE III The woods. Timon's cave, and a rude tomb seen. 
[Enter a Soldier, seeking TIMON]
SoldierBy all description this should be the place.
Who's here? speak, ho! No answer! What is this?
Timon is dead, who hath outstretch'd his span:
Some beast rear'd this; there does not live a man.
Dead, sure; and this his grave. What's on this tomb5
I cannot read; the character I'll take with wax:
Our captain hath in every figure skill,
An aged interpreter, though young in days:
Before proud Athens he's set down by this,
Whose fall the mark of his ambition is.10

Timon of Athens, Act 5, Scene 4


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