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Timon, a noble Athenian.
S servants to Timon's creditors.
PHRYNIA, 3 mistresses to Alcibiades.
Cupid and Amazons in the mask.
Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers, Banditti, and Attendants.
SCENE-Athens, and the woods adjoining.
TIMON OF ATHENS.
Scene I. Athens. A hall in Timon's house.
Poet. Good day, sir.
I am glad you're well.
Ay, that's well known :
Pain. I know them both; th' other's a jeweller.
Nay, that's most fix'd.
Jew. I have a jewel here-
prais’d the vile,
'Tis a good form. [Looking at the jewel. Jew. And rich : here is a water, look ye.
Pain. You are rapt, sir, in some work, some dedication
A thing slipp'd idly from me.
Pain. A picture, sir.— When comes your book forth?
Poet. Upon the heels of my presentment, sir.-
'Tis a good piece.
Admirable: how this grace
Pain. It is a pretty mocking of the life.
I will say of it,
Enter certain Senators, and pass over.
Poet. You see this confluence, this great flood of visitors.
Pain. How shall I understand you?