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Timon, a noble Athenian.
Servants to Timon's Creditors.
Isidore ; two of Timon's Creditors. Cupid and Maskers. Three Strangers. Poet, Painter, Jeweller, and Merchant, An old Athenian. A Page. A Fool. Phrynia,
Mistresses to Alcibiades. Timandra, Other Lords, Senators, Officers, Soldiers,
Thieves, and Attendants.
Enter Poet , Painter, Jeweller, Merchant, and
Others, at several doors,
Poet. Ay', that's well known :
Mer. A inost incomparable man; breath'd, as
Jew. I have a jewel here.
mon., Sir? Jew. If he will touch the estimate: But, for
that Poet. When we for recompense have prais'd
[Looking on the jewel. Jaw. And rich : here is a water, look you. Pain. You are rapt, Sir, in some work, somo
dedication To the great lord.
Poet. A thing slipp'd idly from me. Our poesy is as a gum, which oozes From whence 'tis pourished: The fire i'the flint Shows not, till it be struck; our gentle flame P'rovnkes itself, and, like the current, flics Each bound it chafes. What have you there? Pain. A picture, Sir. And when comes your
book forth? Poet. Upon the heels of my presentment, Sir. Let's see your piece,
Pain. 'Tis a good piece.
Poet. Admirable: How this grace
Pain. It is a pretty mocking of the life. llere is a touch ; Is't good ?
Poet. I'll say of it,