Cleon. There's no contending,
For this time I am pleaƒ'd, but I'll no more on't. Exeunt.
Archidamus, Cleon, Diphilus, Olimpia, Coriƒca, Cleora, Zanthia.
Archidamus. So careleƒƒe we haue beene, my noble Lords,
In the diƒpoƒing of our owne affaires,
And ignorant in the Art of gouernment,
That now we need a ƒtranger to inƒtruct vs.
|Yet we are happy, that our neighbour Corinth||5|
On Siracuƒa) hath vouchƒafed to lend vs
Her man of men Timoleon to defend
Our Country, and our Liberties.
Diphilus. Tis a fauour
|We are vnworthy of, and we may bluƒh,||10|
Archid. O ƒhame! that we that are a populous Nation,
Ingag'd to liberal! nature, for all bleƒƒings
An Iland can bring forth; we that haue limbs
|And able bodies; Shipping, Armes, and Treaƒure,||15|
One fit to be our Generall.
Cleon. I am olde and fat,
I could ay ƒomething elƒe.
Archid. We muƒt obey
|The time, and our occaƒions, ruinous buildings,||20|
With danger, o're our heads with ƒayle ƒtretch'd wings,
Detruction houers; and a cloud of miƒchiefe
|Ready to breake vpon vs; no hope left vs||25|
Cleon. When arriues he?