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Timon, a noble Athenian.
Servants to Timon's Creditors.
, } Mistreses to Alcibiades .
Other Lords, Senators, Oficers, Soldiers, Thieves, and At
SCENE, Athens; and the Woods adjajning.
TIMON of AT HEN S.
ACT I. SCENE I. Athens. A Hall in Timon's House. Enter Poet, Painter, JEWELLER, MERCHANT, and
Others, at several doors.
Poet. Good day, fir.
Poet. Ay, that's well known:
Pain. I know them both; t'other's a jeweller.
Mer. A most incomparable man; breath'd, as it were, To an untirable and continuate goodness :
Jew. I have a jewel here.
Poet. When we for recompense bave prais'd the vile,
Mer. 'Tis a good form. [Looking on the jewel.
you. Pain. You are rapt, fir, in some work, some dedication To the great lord.
Poet. A thing slipp'd idly from me.
Pain. A picture,sir..And when comes your book forth?
Poer. Upon the heels of my presentment, fir.
Pain. 'Tis a good piece.
Poet. Admirable : How this grace
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.
Poet. I'll say of it,
Enter certain Senators, and pass over.