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Timon, a noble Athenian.
two of Timon's creditors. Cupid and Maskers. Three Strangers. : Poet, Painter, Jeweller and Merchant. An old Athenian. A Page, A Fool.
Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Thieves, and
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 several 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
Jew. I have a jewel here.
1 Inured by constant practice. 2 For continual,
3 i. 6. Exceeds, goes beyond common bounds.
Jew. If he will touch the estimate: But, for that
Poet. When we for recompense have prais'd the vile,
"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 de
dication To the great lord. Poet.
A thing slipp'd idly from me.
'Tis a good piece.
Admirable: How this grace
Pain. It is a pretty mocking of the life.
I'll say of it,
* As soon as my book has been presented to Timan.