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Mor. O hell! what have we here?
Bassanio told him, he would make some speed
But jiay the very riping of obe time;
And for ebe few's bond, which be burb of me,
Let it not enter in your mind of love 3:
and employ your cbiefijt i boughts
To court;hip, and juch fair oients of love
4shall conveniently become yra
bere: Young in limbi, in judgement old,
And even there, his eye being big with tears,
And with atfection wondrous sensible
Then, farewell, heat; and welcome, fruit. -- Sala. I think, he only loves the world for him
Sal. Do we fo.
[Exeunt. Let all of his complexion chuse me so. [Exeunt.
Enter Nerisa, with a Servant.
Ner. Quick, quick, I pray thee, draw the curtain Szi. Why, man, I law Batlanio under fail; The prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath, [1traight; With him is Gratiano gone along ;
And comes to bis election prelently. And in their thip, I am sure, Lorenzo is not. Enter Arragon, bis train; Portia, with hers. FlouSala. The villain Jew withouteries rais dthe duke;
rit of cornis. Whe went with himn to search Ballanio's thip. Por. Behold, there stand the caskets, noble prince: Sat. He came too late, the ship was under fail:
If you chuse that wherein I ain contain'd, But there the duke was given to underttand, Straight ihall our nuptial-rites be solemniz'd; That in a gondola were seen together
But it you fail, without more speech, my lord, Lienzo and his amurous Jellica:
You must be gone frorn hence iminediately. Betices, Anthonio certify'd the duke,
Ar. lam enjoin'u by oath to observe three things: I!.cy sere not with Ballanio in his thip.
Firit, never to unfold to any one
Of the right calket, never in my life
To woo a inaid in way of marriage; laitly, ty duughter-O
It I do fail in fortune of my choice,
de! tbe lacu! my duwures, and mix drughter! Por. To theie injunétions every one doth sweat, anted borg, two jealid bags of ducabin That comes to hazard for my worthless self. Of wable ducais, fiuian from me by my daughter!
Ar. And io lave I addrett 4 me: Fortune now stre jewels; biva stones, two rich and precious jione:, To n.y heart's hope !--Gold, lil: er, and base lead. Stil'n by my daughter! Juice! find ibe giri Wbuch.fer! m2, mu't give and hazard all bi baib: She buil ils fonts upon bei, und be dueats! You Thall look fairer, ere I give, or hazard.
Sal. Why, all the boys in Venice follow him, What says the golden chelt? ha! let me fee :--Crying, is itones, his daughter, and lus Jucals. Il bo obujith 18?, jhall gain what many men defire.
Sala. Let goud Anthonio look he heep his day, What many men defire,.---Thiat many inay be meant Or he mall pay for this.
Of the fool multitude, that chute by Thow, Sul. Marry, well remember'd:
Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach; I realon'd' with a Frenchiman yesterday ; Which pries not to the interior, but, like the martiei, Who told me, in the narrow leas, that part Builds in the weather, on the outward wall, The French and Englith, there miicarried Even in the force ; and road of calualty. A vellel of our country, richly fraught:
I will not chufe what many men Jetire, I thought upon Anthonio, when he told me; Because I will not jump with common spirits, And with it in silence, that it were not his. And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.
Suda. You were best to tell Anthonio what you hear: Wlay, then to thee, thou filver treasure-icoule; Yet do not luduenly, for it may grieve him. Tell me once more what title thou doit bear:
Sal. A kinder gentleman freads not the earth. Who chuseth me, jhall get as much as he deferves; I saw Bailanio and Anthonio part:
And well said too: For who thall go about
[ That is, conversed. purhaps, your loving mind.
2 To jubler is to do any thing carelesly, or imperfectly.
4 1. c. prepared me. si e. the power.
To cozen fortune, and be honourable
Take what wife you will to beds
I will ever be your bead:
So be gone, fir, you are sped.
Ar. Still more fool I thall appear
But I go away with two.-
Sweet, adieu! I'll keep my oath,
O these deliberate fools, when they do chule,
Enter a Servant.
Ar. What's here? the portrait of a blinking idiot, Por. Here; what would my lord ?
Serv. Madam, there is alighted at your gate,
A young Venetian, one that comes before
Por. To offend, and judge, are diftinét offices, So likely an emballador of love:
A day in April never came 10 (weet,
To show how costly summer was at hand,
As this fore-ipurrer comes before his lord.
Por. No more, I pray thee; I am half afeard,
Thou wilt lay anon, he is some kin to thee,
Thou spend'nt such higli-day wit in praising him.--
Come, come, Neriíla; for I long to iee
Quick Cupid's poit, that comes to mannerly.
Ner. Balranio, lord Love, if thy will it he!
Sal. Come the full stop.
Sala. Ha,“what say'ıt thou?--Why the end is,
he hath lost a ship.
Sal. I would it might prove the end of his losses! Enter Salania and Salarino.
Sala. Let me lav amen betimes, let the devil cross Sala. OW, what news on the Rialto? thy prayer; for here he comes in the likeness of a
Sal. Why, yet it lives there uncheck’d, jew.that Anthonio hath a thip of rich lading wreck'd,
Enter Sbylock. on the narrow seas; the Goodwins, I think they How now, Shylock? what news among the mercall the place; a very dangerous flat, and fatal, chants ? where the carcases of many a tall ship lie buried, as Sby. You knew, none so well, none so well as they say, if my goflip Report be an honest woman you, of my daughter's flight. of her word.
Sat. That's certain ; 1, for my part, knew the Sala. I would me were as lying a gossip in that, taylor that made the wings the fiew withal. as ever knapt + ginger, or made her neighbours be Sala. And Shylock, for his own part, knew the lieve the wept for the death of a third hulb.nd: But bird was fledge; and then it is the complexion of it is true, --without any hips of prolixity, or crothing, them all to leave the dam. the plain high-way of talk,—that the good Antho Shy. She is damn'd for it. njo, the honest Anthonio,----- that I had a title Sal. That's certain, if the devil may be her judge. good enough to keep his name company ! Sby. My own fieth and blood to rebel! 1 That is, I know. 2 i. c. my misfortune. si. e. falutations. 4 To ảnab is to break flourt,
Sals. Out upon it, old carrion! rebels it at these but what lights o' my shoulders; no fighs, but o'! years.
my breathing; no tcars, but o' my shedding. Shy. I say, my daughter is my ficth and blood. Tub. Yes, other men have ill luck too; Anthonio,
Sal. There is more ditference between thy fluh as I heard in Gen03,– and bers, than between jet and ivory ; more be Sby. What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck? tween your bloods, than there is between red wine Tub. Hath an argoly cast away, coming from and Rhenith :- Rut tell us, do you hear, whether Tripolis. Anthonio have bad any loss at sea, or no?
Sby. I thank God, I thank God :-- Is it true? is Sby. There I have another bad match: a bank- it true? rupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce thew his head on Tib. I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the Rialto ;-a beggar, that us'd to come fo ímus the wreck. upon the mart;- let him look to luis bond: he was Shy. I thank thee, good Tubal :-Good news, wont to call me uíurer ;-- let him look to his bond: good news: ha! ha! Where? in Genoa ? he was wont to lend money for a Chriítian cour Tub. Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, tely ;- let him look to his bond.
one night, fourscore ducats. Sal. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not Shy. Thou stick'it a dagger in me:-I shall never take his flesh; What's that good for?
fee my gold again: Fourscore ducats at a fitting ! Shy. To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing fourscore ducats ! else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgrac'ı me, Tub. There came divers of Anthonio's creditors and hinder'd me of half a million; laughid at my in my comprny to Venice, that swear he cannot lores, mock'd at my gains, ícoru'd my nation, chuse but break. thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated Shy. I am glad of it ; I'll plague him ; Ill tormine enemies; And what's his reason? I am a cure him; I am glad of it. Jew: Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands ; Tub. One of them shewed me a ring, that he lead organs, dimensions, sentes, aflections, paitions ? fed of your daughter for a monkey. with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, Sly. Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal: subject to the fame diseases, hcald by the same it was my turquoise; I had it of Leah, when I was means, warm’d and coold by the fame winter and a batchelor: I would not have given it for a wil. fummer, as a Chriftian is! If you prick us, do we derness of monkics. na bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if Tub. But Anthonio is certainly undone. you poison ll, do we not die? and if you wrong Shy. Nay, that's true, that's very true: Go, us, fhall we not revenge! It we are like you in the Tubal, fee me an officer, bespeak him a fortnight rett, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew before: I will have the heart of hin, if he forfeit; wrong a Chriftian, what is his humility ? revenge: for were he out of Venice, I can make what mere If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his fuf- chandize I will: Go, go, Tubal, and meet me at ferance be by Christian example? why, revenge. our synagogue; g), guod Tubal; at our fynagogue, The villain, you teach me, I will execute; and it Tubal.
[Exeunt. Thaill go hard, but I will better the instruction.
S CE N E II.
Enter Bafanio, Porria, Gratiano, and Attendants Sul. We have been up and down to seek him.
The Caskets are set out.
Per. I pray you, tarry; pause a day or two, Sala. Here comes another of the tribe; a third Before you hazard; for, in chuling wrong, cannot be match'd, unless the devil hiniself turn I lose your company; therefore, forbear a while: jew.
[Exeun: Sal. and Salan. There's something tells me (but it is not love) Sby. How now, Tubel, what news from Genoa: I would nct lose you; and you know yourfell, halt thou found my daughter?
Hate counfels not in such a quality : Tub. I often came where I did hear of her, but But left you thould not understand me well, cannot find her.
(And yet a maiden hath no tongue but thought) Sby. Why, there, there, there, there! a diamond I would detain you here some month or two, gore, cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort! Before you venture for me. I could teach you the curse never fell upon our nation till now; I How to chule right, but I am then forsworn; never felt it 'till now :-(wo thousand ducats in So will I never be: so you may miss me : that; and other precious, precious jewels. I would, But if you do, you'll make me with a fin, my daughter were dead at my foot, and the jewels That I had been forsworn. Beshrew your eyes, in her ear! 'would she were hears’d at my foot, They have o'er-look'd me, and divided me; and the ducats in her coffin! No news of them ?-One half of me is yours, the other half yours, Why, so:- and I know not what's spent in the Mine own, I would say ; but if mine, then yours, search: Why, thou loss upon loss! the thief gone And so all yours: 0! these naughty times with so much, and so much to find the thief; and Put bars between the owners and their rights; no satisfaction, no revenge : nor no ill luck stirring, And so, though yours, not yours.- Prova iting
Let fortune go to hell for it,-00 11.
Bal.--So may the out ward shows be least thentI speak too long; but 'tis to peize 2 the time; The world is still deceiv'il with ornament. [telves; To ake it, and to draw it out in length,
In law, what piea lo tainted and corrupt, To 1tay you from election.
But, being featon'd with a gracious voice, Baj. Let me chuse ;
Ob cures the Thow of evil! In religion, Foʻ, as I am, I live upon the rack.
What capucl error, but fome fober brow Por. Upon the rack, Baffinio? then confess Will blets it, and approve it with a text, What treaton there is mingled with your love. Fliling the oneis with fair ortament?
Bal. None, but that ugly treason of miftruit, There is no vice lo simple, but allumes Which makes me fear the enjoying of my love: Sune mark of virtue on his outward paits. Tiere may as well be amity and life
How many cowards, whole-hearts are all as false 'Tween snow and tire, as treasfon and my love. A turs of famil, wear yet upon their chins
Por. Ay, but I fear, you speak upon the rack, The beards of Hercules, and frowning Mars; Where men enforced do speak anything. Who, inward learchii, hive liver's wi.t: as milk?
Bed. Promise me life, and I'll centers the truth. And these atsume but valour's excrement,
To ļender them redoubtol. Look on beauty, Bil. Confels, and love,
And you thall see 'tis purchasd by the weight; Had been the very tuin of my confection : Which therein works a miracle in nature, O happy torment, when my torturer
Miking them lightest that wear most of it: Doth teach me answers for deliverance!
So are those crisped + inaky golden locks, But let me to my fortune and the calkois.
Which make inch wanton gambols with the wind, Por. Away then: I am lock'd in one of them; Upon fuppofed fairness, often known If you do love me, you will find me out. To be the dou ry of a second head, Nerin, and the reii, Itaus sil aleot.---
The scuil that bied them in the fepulchre. Let mufick found, u bile he cuth make his choice; Thus ornament is but the guiled s Thore ? hen, if he lote, he i.!kes a quan-like end, To a mort dangerous les; the beauteous scarf Fiding in musick: that the comparison
Veiling an Indian beauty ; in a word, May itand more proper, my eye thuill be the fream, Tlie iceming truth which cuning times put on And wat'ry deathi-hed for him: He may win; To entrap the witeit. Therefore, thou gaudy gold, And what is mulick then? then mufick is Hard food for Mids, I will none of thee: Even as the flourish when true fubjcct bow Nur none of thee, thou pale and common drudge To a new-crowned monarch: such it is,
Tween mand man: but thou, thou meager leid, As are thof dulcet founds in break of day, Which rather threatneit, than dott promile aught, That creep into the dreaming bridegroom's car, Thy painnels moves me more than cloquence, And fummon him to marriage. Now he goes, And here chuie I; Joy be the consequence! With no leis presence 3, but with much more love, Poi. How all the other pollions feet to air, Than young Alcides, when he did redeem As doubt:ur thought., and rath-embriud defpur, The virgin-tribute paid by howling Troy And thudd'ring fear, and green-ey 'jealousy! To the fez-monster: I stand for sacrifice, O love, he moderate', ailay tiny ecitary, The rest aloot are the Dardanian uives,
In meuure rain tliv jo, icant this excess; With blera viages, come forth to view I feel too much thy blurling, make it leis, The itdue of the exploit. Ge, Hercules !
For fear I surfeit! [Opening the leadın cahit. Live then, I live:--With much much more difmay Bull. Whiat find I here? I view the tight, thin thou that mak'it the trov. Fair Portia's counterfeito? What demy-god
[ Musiek witbin. Hato come fontar creation? Move theie eyes? A Song, ab:!? Baffinio comments on the calkits in Or whether, riding on the balls of mine, himself
Seem they in motion ? Here are sever'd lips,
Pated with sugar breathi ; so sweet a bar
Should sunder such sweet friends: Here in her hairs llcov bogot, boru nourished?
The painter plays the spider; and hath woven Reply. It is engenier'd in the eyes,
A golden nieth to entrap the hearts of men, 117:h gazing fed; and fancy dies Fater than giats in cobwchs : But her eyes, --In ebe cradle where it lins:
How could be iee to do them: Having made one, Lui us all ring funcy's kuali.
Meilink, it ihould have power to Steal both his, I'll beginning
-Ding, ding, tell. And love itielt unfurnith'd: Yet look, how far All. Ding, dong, bell.
The subítance of my praise doth wrong this in..dow
1 The author of the Revisal of Shakleare's text affigns the following meaning to this difficult pallage : :- If the worst I fear thould happen, and it iliould prove in the event, that I, who am
juliig soms be the free donation I have made you on msfuli, thould yet not be yours in conte
quence of an unlucky choice, let fortune go whell for mobbing you of your jult due, no! I lor * violating my oath." 2 To frize comes from pofer; Fr. which figuifies to retard. 3 Meaning, with no less dignity of mien. 4 i. e. curled. sic the treavierous thorc. Cowraierfeit here means a tidenej, a 1 jomblance.
In underprizing it, so far this shadow
Gra. My lord Bassanio, and my gentle lady,
And, when your honours mean to folemnize
The bargain of your faith, I do beseech you,
Even at that time I may be marry'd too.
Buff. With all my heart, fo thou canst get a wife.
Gra. I thank your loruthip; you have got me one.
You saw the mistress, I beheld the maid;
You lov'd, I lov'd; for intermillion 2
[Kijing ber. Your fortune ftood upon the catket there;
And to did mine tov, as the matter falls:
For wooing here, until I sweat again ;
And swearing, till my very roof was dry
With oaths of love; at lalt,-if promile latt,
I got a promise of this fair one here,
Atchiev'd her mistress.
Por. Is this true, Nerilla?
Ner. Madam, it is, so you stand pleas'd withal.
Gys. Yes, 'faith, my lord.
(marriage. I would not be ambitious in my wish,
Ball. Our feaft shall be much honour'd in your
But who comes here? Lorenzo, and his infidel?
Enter Lorenzo, Feljica, and Salerio.
Bal. Lorenzo, and Salerio, welcome hither;
Have power to bid you welcome :--By your leave,
I bid my very friends, and countrymen,
Sweet Portia, welcome.
Por. So do I, my lord ;
[bord, Is now converted: but now I was the lord
Lor. I thank your honour :-For my pari, my
Sale. I did, my lord,
And I have reason for it. Signior Anthonio
Comiends him to you. [Gives Bafunio a lettera
Sale. Nui fick, my lord, unless it be in mind!
Nor well, unless in mind: his letter there
Will show you bis eitate.
[come. Among the buzzing pleased multitude ;
Gia. Verilla, cheer yon' ftranger; bid her wel-
How doth that royal merchant, good Anthonio?
Sale. Would you had won the fleece that he hath