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TIMO N, a noble Athenian.
Several servants to Vfurers.
Thieves, Senators, Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Mercer and Mer
chant; with divers servants and attendants.
S CE N E Athens, and the Woods not
far from it.
The hint of part of this play taken from Lucian's Dialogue of
T I MO N of AT H E N S.
A CI I. SCENE I.
A Hall in Timon's House.
Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and Mercer,
at several doors.
Pain. I am glad ye are well.
Poet. Ay, that's well known.
Pain. I know them both; th other's a jeweller.
Mer. A most incomparable man, breach'd as it were
Mer. O pray let's see’t. For the lord Timon, Sir ?
Jew. If he will touch the estimate: but for that ---
Poet. When we for recompence have prais’d the vile,
(Looking on the jewel. Jew. And rich; here is a water, look ye.
Pain. You're rapt, Sir, in some work, some dedication To the
there? Pain. A picture, Sir: -- when comes your book forth?
Poet. Upon the heels of my presentment, Sir. Let's see your piece.
Pain. 'Tis a good piece.
Poet. So 'ris,
Poet. Admirable! how this grace
Pain. It is a pretty mocking of the life:
Enter a Our poesie is as a gown, which uses from whence ʼtis nourish'd.