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THE ftory of the Misanthrope is told in almost every collection of the time, and particularly in two books, with which Shakspeare was intimately acquainted; the Palace of Pleasure, and the English Plutarcb. Indeed from a passage in an old play, called Yack Drum's Extertainment, I conjecture that he had before made his appearance on the Aage. FARMER.
Timon, A noble Athenian.
of Timon's Creditors.
, } Mifreljes to Alcibiades.
Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Thieves, and
SCENE, Athens; and the Woods adjoining,
TIMON OF ATHENS.
АстІ. SCEN E I.
Athens. A Hall in Timon's House. Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and Others, at
Several doors. Poet.
Poet. Ay, that's well known:
Pain. I know them both; the other's a jeweller,
Jew, I have a jewel here.
> Breatbed is inured by constant practice; la trained as not to be wearied. To breatbe a horse, is to exercise him for the course, ? He passes.] i. e. he exceeds, goes beyond common bounds.
touch the effimate :-] Come up to the price. 4 We must here suppose the poet busy in reading his own work; and that these three lines are the introduction of the poem addresied to Timon, which he afterwards gives the painter an account of,