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Timon, a noble Athcnian.
servants to Timon's creditors.
two of Timon's creditors.
mistresses to Alcibiadcs.
Other Lords, Senators, officers, Soldiers, Thieves,
Scene, Athens; and the Woods adjoining.
SCENE I. Athens. A hall in Timon's house.
Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and
others, at several doors.
Tam 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. Jew. 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 flint 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 presentmentt, 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,
Enter certain Senators, and pass over.
Pain. How shall I understand you?
I'll upbolt to you.
I saw them speak together.
. i. e. The contest of art with nature.
+ My design does not stop at any particular character.
One who shows by reflection the looks of his pa. wron.