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Timon, a noble Athenian.
servants to Timon's creditors.
two of Timon's creditors.
mistresses to Alcibiades.
Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Thieves,
Scene, Athens; and the Woods adjoining.
TIMON OF ATHENS.
SCENE I. Athens. A hall in Timon's house.
Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and
others, at sederal doors.
I am glad you are well.
world? Pain. It wears, sir, as it grows. Poet.
Ay, that's well known:
Pain. I know them both; t'other's a jeweller.
Nay, that's most fix'd. Mer. A most incomparable man; breath'd*, as it
• Inured by constant practice.
To an untirable and continuate* goodness:
Jew. I have a jewel here.
'Tis a good form.
(Looking at the jewel. Jeu. And rich : here is a water, look you. Pain. You are rapt, sir, in some work, some dedi
cation To the great lord. Poet.
A thing slipp'd idly from me. Our poesy is as a gum, which oozes From whence'tis nourished: The fire i'the fint Shows not, till it be struck; our gentle flame Provokes itself, and, like the current, flies Each bound it chafes. What have you there? Pain. A picture, sir.-And when comes your book
forth? Poet. Upon the heels of my presentment), sir. Let's see your piece. Pain.
'Tis a good piece. Poet. So 'tis : this comes off well and excellent, Pain. Indifferent. Poet.
Admirable: How this grace Speaks his own standing! what a mental power This eye shoots forth! how big imagination Moves in this lip! to the dumbness of the gesture One might interpret.
Pain. It is a pretty mocking of the life. Here is a touch; Is't good ?
# For continual. 1 i. e. Exceeds, goes beyond common bounds. * As soon as my book has been presented to Timon.
I'll say of it,
Pain. How shall I understand you?
I'll upbolt to you.
Than to abhor himself: even he drops down
I saw them speak together.
. i. e. The contest of art with nature. + My design does not stop at any particular character. 1 Open, explain.
One who shows by reflection the looks of his pa. tron,