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Timon, a noble Athenian.
servants to Timon's creditors.
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,
SCENE, Athens; and the Woods adjoining.
Enter Poet, Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and others
at several Doors.
I am glad you are well.
Ay, that's well known :
Pain. I know them both; t'other's a jeweller.
Nay, that's most fix'd.
were, To an untirable and continuate' goodness :
I have a jewel here.
1 Inured by constant practice.
2 Continual. 3 i. e. Exceeds, goes beyond common bounds.
Mer. O, pray, let's see't: For the lord Timon, sir?
'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,
4 As soon as my book has been presented to Timon.
si.e. The contest of art with nature.