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Could turn so much the constitution

With an unquiet foul. You shall have gold Of any constant m.2n. What, worse and worse? To pay the petty debt twenty times over : With leave, BafTanio ; I am half yourself, When it is paid, bring your true friend along: And I must freely have the half of any thing My maid Neritfa, and myself, mean time, That this fame paper brings you.

Will live as maius and widou's. Come, away; Ball. O sweet Portia,

For you thall hence upon your wedding-lay : Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words, Bill your friends welcome, thew a merry chcer ; That ever blotted paper! Gentle lady,

Since you are dear bougiit, I will love you dear.-When I did firft impart my love to you,

But let me hear the letter of your friend. I freely told you, all the wealth I had

Ball [reads.] “ Sweet Ballanio, my thips have Ran in my veins, I was a gentleman ;

" all milcarry'd, my creditors grow cruc!, my And then I told you true : and yet, rear lady, “ estate is very low, my bond to the Jew is forRating myself ät nothing, you shall see

“ feit ; and smce, in paying it, it is impollible I How much I was a braggart: When I told

you “ should live, all debts are cleared between you My state was nothing, I thould then have told you and me, if I might but see you at my death : That I was worse than nothing; for, indeed, " notwithstanding, use your pleasure: if your love I have engag’d myself to a dear friend,

“ do not perfuade you to come, let not my letter.” Eng g'd my friend to his nieer enemy,

P2.0 love, dispatch all hutiness, and be gone. To feed my means. Here is a letter, lady ; Baj. Since I have your good leave to go away, The paper as the body of my friend,

I will make hatte : but, 'till I come again, And every word in it a gaping wound,

No bed shall e'er he guilty of my stav, Jisuing life-blood! ---But is it true, Salerio?

No reit be interpoler 'twixt us twain. [Excunt. Have all his ventures faild? What, not one hit? From Tripolis, from Mexico, and England,

S CE N E III. From Lithon, Baibary, and India ?

A Street in Venice. And not one vetiel 'scape the dreadful touch Entri Shylock, Salanin, Anibonis, and the Garder. Of merchant-marring rocks?

by. Gavler, look to him ;--Tell not me of Sale. Not one, my lord.

mercy;--Belides, it should appear, that if he had

This is the fool that lent out money gratis ; The prefent money to discharge the Jer,

G.coler, look to him. He would not take it : Never did I know

sirth. Hear me yet, good Shylock.

sbond ; A creature, that did bear the shape of mun, Shy. I'll have my bond ; sperk not againit my So keen and greedy to confound a man:

I have sworn an oath, that I will hwe my bond : He plies the duke at morning, and at night; Thou call dit me dos, before thou hodit a çaufe; And doth impeach the freedom of ihe state, But, fince I am a dog, beware my fangs : If they deny him justice : twenty merchants, The duke ihall grant me justice.--I do wonder, The duke himself, and the magniticoes

Tlou naughty goler, that thou art in fond !. Of greatest port, have all perfuaded with him; To come abroad with him at his request. But none can drive him from the envious pica seth. I pray thee, hear me speak. Of forfeiture, of justice, and his bond. [twear, Sly. I'll have my bond; I will not hear thee spcak:

F!!. When I was with him, I have heard him I'll have my bond; and therefore fpeak no more. To Tubal, and to Chus, his countrymen,

I'll nct be made a soft and dull-ey'd fool?, That he would rather have Anthonio's fieth, To fhake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield Than twenty times the value of the sum

To chriftian intercetfors. Follow not ;
That he did owe him: and I know, my lord, I'll have no speaking; I will have my bond.
If law, authority, and power deny not,

[Exit Shylocb. It will go hard with poor Anthonio.

Sal. It is the most impenetrable cur, Por. Is it your dear friend, that is thus in trouble ? That ever kept with men.

Baff. The dearest friend to me, the kindett man, Anth. Let him alone;
The best condition'd and unweary'd spirit I'll follow him no more with bootless pravers.
In doing, courtehes; and one in whom

He seeks my life; his reason well I know ;
The ancient Roman honour more appears, I oft deliver'd from his forfeitures
Than any that draws breath in Italy.

Many that have at times made moan to me,
Por. What sum owes he the Jew?

Therefore he hates me. Braff. For me, three thoutand ducats.

Sala. I am sure, the duke Por. What, no more?

Will never grant this forfeiture to hold.
Pay him fix thousand, and deface the bond; Inth. The duke cannot deny the course of law,
Double ix thoutand, and then treble that, For the commodity that itrangers have
Before a friend of this defcription

With us in Venice; if it be deny'd,
Shall lose a hair thorough Baisanio's fault. Will noch impeach the justice of the state ;
First, go with me to church, and call me wife ; Since that the trade and profit of the city
And then away to Venice to your friend; Confilteth of all nations. Therefore go:
For never thall you lie by Portia's fide

'These griefs and lolles hare so 'bated me,

ii. e. fo koolith.

2 dicaning, velanikely fool.

Tha:

l'll prove

That I fall hardly spare a pound of Aesh In speed to Padua ; see thou render this
Tomorrow' to my bloody creditor.-

Intu my cousin's hand, doctor Bellario ; [thee, Will, gaoler, on :-Pray God, Baltinio come And, look, whai notes and garments he doth give To ice me pay his debi, and then i care not! Bring them, I pray thee, with imagin'd speed

Exeunt. Unto the traject, to the common ferry
S CE N E IV.

Which trades to Venice:-walte no time in words,

But get thee gone ; I shall be there before thee. Bilimone.

Balth. Madam, I go with all convenient speed. Erter Portia, Nerif.1, Lorenzo, Jelisa, and

Evit. Buithez.r.

Por. Come on, Nerisla ; I have work in hand, Lor. Malam, although I speak it in your prefence, That you yet know not of: we'll tee our husband's You have a noble and a true conceit

Before they think of us. Of goud-like amity; wuch appears most strongly

Ner. Shu they fee us ? In bearing thus the absence of your lord.

Por. They shall, Neriffa ; but in such a habit, But, if you knew to whom you ihew this honour, That they shall think we are accomplished How true a gentleman you send relief,

lvith what we lack. I'll hold thee any wager, How dear a lover of my lord your husband,

When we are both apparell'd like young men, I know, you would be prouder of the work,

the prettier fellow of the two, Ilma celtomary bounty can enforce you.

And wear my dagger with the braver grace ; Po: I never did repent for doing good,

And speak between the change of man and boy, Nor thall not now: for in companions

With a reed voice; and turn two mincing Iteps I but do converse and waste the time together,

Into a manly stride; and speak of frays, Whole fouts do bear an equal yoke of love,

Like a fine bragging youth : and tell quaint lies, There must needs be a like proportion

How honourable ladies fought my love, Oi lineaments, of minners, and of spirit ;

Which I denying, they fell fick and dy'd ; Which makes me think, that this Anthonio,

I could not do with all ;-then I'll repent, Being the bofom lover of my lord,

And wish, for all that, that I had not kill them : Muit needs be like my lord : If it be so, And twenty of these puny lies I'll tell, How little is the cost I have betow'il,

That men ihall fwear, I have discontinued school In purchasing the femblance of my foul

Above a twelvemonth:- I have within my mind From out the fate of hellith cruelty ?

A thousand raw trich of these bragging jacks, This comes too near the praising of myself ;

Which I will practise. Therefore, no more of it : hear other things.

Ner. Why, thall we turn to men ? Lorenzo, I commit into your hands

Por. Fie! what a question's that, The husbandry and manage of my house,

If thou wert near a lewd interpreter? I'roil my lord's return : for mine own part,

But come, I'll tell thee all my whole device I have toward heaven breatli'd a lecret low,

When I am in my coach, which itays for us Tolle in prayer and contemplation,

At the park gate ; and therefore hatte away, Oliy attended by Nerilla here,

For we must ineafure twenty miles to-day. (Exeunt. l'n:il her futband and my lord's return :

SCENE V.
There is a monastery tuo miles ort,
And there we will abide.
I do defire you,

Enter Launcelos, and yeljica.
Not to deny this imposition ;

Larun. Yes, truly :-for, look you, the sins of The which my love, and some neceility, the father are to be laid upon the children; thereNow lays agoon yoll.

tore, I promise you, I fear you. I was always Lori Medam, with all my heart;

plain with you, and to now I speak my agitation I Thall obey you in all fair coinmands.

of the matter : Therefore be of good cheer; for, Po. Mi pe ple do already know my mind, truly, I think, you are damn'd. There is but one And will acknovledge you and Jellina

hope in it that can do you any good; and that is Ir. piine ot lord Ballinio and nyieli.

but a kind of a baard hope neither. So fare you well, till we shall meet again.

71. And what hope is that, I pray thee? Lw.tal thoughts and happy hours attend on you! Ladi. Masty, you may partly hope that your Fer. I with your jaclyihip all heart's content. father got you not, that you are not the Jeu's Por. I thank you for your with, and am well zughter. pleas

Fij. That were a kind of baftard liope, in. To wish it back on you: fare you well, Jerlica.- deed; so the fins of my mother ih:ll te vifccd

(Exeunt Julia und Loirza. upon me. Now, Palthazar,

Laur. Truly then I fear you are damn'd both A, I have ever found thee honest, true,

by father and mother : thus when I thun Scylla, So let me sin! thee ftill: Take this fame letrer, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother, And ule thou all ile endeavour of a man, well, you are gone buih ways. ? For the fonic of the word do in this place, see noie 4, p. 77.

nas.

Could turn so much the constitution

With an unquiet foul. You shall have gold Of any conttant m.in. What, worse and worse? To pay the petty debt twenty times nver : With leave, RaTinio; I am half yourself, When it is paid, bring your true friend along : And I must freely have the half of any thing My maid Neritfa, and myselt, mean time, That this same paper brings you.

Will live as maids and widow's. Come, atay; Ball. O sweet Portia,

For

you Thall hunce upon your wedding-day : Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words, Bid your friends welcome, thew a merry chcer ; That ever blotted paper! Gentle lady,

Since you are dear bougit, I will love you dear When I did fuit impart my love to you,

But let me hear the letter of your friend. I freely told vou, all the wealth I had

B:f. [reads.] “ Siveet Batianio, my thips have Ran in my veins, I was a gentleman ;

- all milcarry'd, my creditors grow cruc!, my And then I told you true : and yet, dear lady, « estate is very low, my bond to the Jew in for Rating myself ät nothing, you shall see

“ feit; and smce, in paying it, it is impoflible I How much I was a braggart: When I told you “ should live, all debts are cleared between you My state was nothing, I thould then have told you" and nie, if I might but see you at my deat! : That I was worse than nothing; for, indeed, “ notwithi tunding, use your pleasure : if your love I have engag'd myself to a dear friend,

“ do not perfuade you to come, let not my letter." Eng g'd my friend to his nieer enemy,

Po. O love, dispatch all business, and be gone. To feed my in

Here is a letter, lady ; B:27. Since I have your good leave to go away, The paper as the body of my friend,

I will make hatte : but, 'till I come again, And every word in it a caring wound,

No ved hail e'er be guilty of my stav, Illuing life-blood!..But is it tive, Salerin?

No reit be interpoler 'twixt usiwain. [Excunt. Hare all his ventures faild? Wut, not one hit?

S CE N E III.
From Tripolin, from Mexico, and England,
From Lisbon, Barbary, and India?

A Street in Venice.
And not one vellel 'ic?pe the dreadful touch Entri Sbylock, Salanin, Ansbonis, and the Gior.
Of merchant-marving rocks?

Sby. Goler, look to him ;-----Tell not me of Sale. Not one, my lord.

mercy;Relides, it should appear, that if he had

This is the fool that ient out money gratis ;
The prefent money to discharge the feu, Guoler, look to him.
He would not take it : Never did I know

sush. Hear me yet, good Shylock. [bond ; A creature, that did bear the shape of min, Sby. I'll have my bond ; fpe:sk not againit my So keen and greedy to confound a m21 :

I have sworn an oath, that I will have my bond : He plies the duke at morning, and at night; Thou call dit me dor, before thou hal it a caule; And doth impe.ch the freedom of ihe state, But, since I am a dog, beware my fags : If they deny him justice : twenty merchants, The duke ihall grant me juftice.--I do wonder, The duke himself, and the magnificncs

Thiou naughty guler, that thou art fo fond !, Of greatest port, have all perfuaded with him ; To come abroad with him at his request. But none can drive him from the envious pica *x+b. I pray thee, hear me sperk. Of forfeiture, of justice, and his bond. [twear, Slv. I'll have my hond; I will not bear tree peak:

Jl. When I was with him, I have heard bim I'll have my bond; and therefore fpeak no more. To Tubal, and to Chus, his country.an,

l'il net be made a foft and dull-ey'd fool-?, That he would rather have Anthonio's flesh, To thake the head, relent, and figh, and yield Than twenty times the value of the sum

To christian interceflors. Foliow not ;
That he did owe him : and I know, my lord, I'll have no speaking ; I will have my bond.
If law, authority, and power deny not,

[Exhi Shyloce It will go hard with poor Anthonio.

Sal. It is the most impenetrable cur, Por. Is it your dear friend, that is thus in trouble : That ever kept with men.

Bal. The dearest friend to nie, the kindett mari, Anth. Let him alone;
The beit condition'd and unweary'ü fpirit I'll follow him no incre with bootless prayers,
In doing courtehes; and one in whom

He seeks my life ; his rcaton well I know;
The ancient Roman honour more appears, I oft deliver'd from his forfeitures
Than any that draws breach in Itak.

Many that have at times made mom to me,
Por. What sum owes he the Jew?

Therefore he hates me. Baff. For me, three thousand ducats.

Sula. I am sure, the duke Por. What, no more?

Will never grant this forfeiture to hold. Pay him fix thonfand, and deface the bond ; drtb. The duke cannot deny the course of law, Double 1.x thoutand, and then treble that, For the commodity that strangers have Pefcre a friend of this description

With us in Venice; if it be deny'd, Shall lose a hair thorough Bailanio's fault. Will noch impeach the justice of the Itate; kindl, go with me to church, and call me wife ; Since that the trade and profit of the city And then away to Venice to your friend; Confiteth of all necons. Therefore go: for never that you lie by Portia's fide

'Theie griefs and loties have fo 'bated me,

ii. c. lu iool th.

2 Meaning, wearikois fool.

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[Extini. Unto the traject, to the common ferry SC E SE IV.

Ich tradesto Venice :--Waite nu time in words,

But ret inse gone; I shall be there before thee. Br.

Bb. Madam, I go with all convenient speed. Enter i's sia, Vit, Lorenzo, Jera, and Builtzar.

Por. Come on, Seriffa ; I hare work in lund, LL'am, alorrachliperkt in your prezace, That you ret know not of : we'll see our hufrands Y nestle and time coacet

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Ver. Scul they ice us? 1-stus te bience of

P. They thail, Nerita ; but in such a babit, Esfrukser to whim you hew this honour, That they fhuil think we are accompithed Hvire a certeman via iend relief,

liith what we lak. I'll told thee any wager, Elez a l ser cím lord your hand,

When we are buth appareli'd like young men, ! *, : Hnd be prouver of the work,

I'll pro,e the prettier fellow of the two, 1...mr bonty can enforce yo.

And wear my dagger with the braver grace; is. I gererererent for doing good,

And speak between the change of man and boy, Xibel. Du Dow: for in comparisons

With a reed voice; and turn two mincing Iteps 1. congrere and wate the time together,

Into a maniy stride; and speak of frays, etc. beat ar. equal oke of love,

Like a fine bragging youth : and teii quaint les, 1. Tintes be a ik: proportion

How honourable ladies fought my love,
Omnes, of maters, and of pirit;

Which I denv.ng, they feil fick and dy';
Ti me think, tru this Arthonio,

I could not do? with all ;-then l'il repent,
Bo-bim lover of my lun,

And with, for all that, that I had not kill u them: Vi sees te ike my lori : If it be fo,

And twenty of these puny lies I'll tell, 1. Less the wt I have beitowe!,

The men thall fwear, I have discontinued school Lizing the emhi.se of my soul

Above a twelvemonth :-) hare within my mind Frosthe fate of helith cruelty ?

A thoutud raw tricks of these bragging jauks, T. Co o near the prafng of mofelf;

Which I will practise. bre, po mere of i: bear oiter dings Ver. Whi, thail we turn to men ? L2N I com : into your hu.de

l'or. Fie! what a question's that, Te" 25.dese of my house,

If thou wert near a lewd interprcter? **'s rem: meown part,

But a me, I'll tell thee all my whole device 11.be en breid alecret som,

When I am in my coach, which itays for us ener 204 contempo,

At the park gaie; and therefore late 7:5 , I desby Seriha bere,

Fur we must mealure twenty miles to-da;. Excu!. tri benimko': return:

S CE N E T* Temanzien tuomi ot,

Enter Lar:elot. and Yuica. serene su .ce. I do defire you, **: Empat ci

Lun. Yes, truly :-for, look you, the sins of Teniu! Jy ic re, and some neceility, the iter are to be laid upon the children; there

pore, I pru.nie ;ou, I fear you. I was always - VW 'l my heart;

, lan with you, and io now I speak my agitation Olun aliis cumands.

of the outer : Therefore be of good cheer; for, P. Mbete o ziready know my mind, truly, I think., yuu tre damn'u. There is but one

hope in i wa can do you any guod; and that is K: B10 and neit.

Sakid uts bailiú bone neitier. Sie ws!!, re fh!) meet again.

H: Andabat hope is that, I pray thee? - rib-Talaurs alter.do you! Lasiti. Miut;, you may partly hope that your

cher la step ali beurt winteni. F.ller 3 + you coul, that you are out the Jen's 1. Irak Iru ja puur w.sh, and am well;kalt.

Fej

. Thai were a kind of baftard hope, in Sa bax Ayc: fare Fou weil, jerl.cz.- deed; so the ins of my mother thall be wid

incant ant le 120.-pon me. S-, -'rimary

Lun. Truly then I fear you are dann'd boa ere band thee honest, true,

by father and mother : thus when I ik in Suyad, settu: Take this same letter, outsider, I fall into Cairy beads, your moner, LL2.2 eadca vor of a nang

well, you are gone buih Ways.

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1 Fu: the cenfc of the word do in this place, 'ee note 4, p. 77,

Fif. I Mall be saved by my husband; he hath 'thou Mew the whole wealth of thy wit in an in made me a Christian.

ftant? I pray thee, under itand a plain man in his Laun. Truly, the more to blame he : we were plain meaning : go to thy fellows; bid them coChristians enough before; e'en as many as could ver the table, serve in the meat, and we will come weil live one by another : This making of Chri- in to dinner. Stians will raise the price of hogs; if we grow all Laun. For the table, sir, it shall be serv'd in ; to be pork-caters, we shall not shortly have a rasher for the meat, fır, it Thall be covered; for your on the coais for money.

coming in to dinner, fir, why, let it be as humours Erter Lorenzo, and concert Thail govern.

[Fxt Laun. Telf. I'll tell my husband, Launcelot, what you Lor. O drar difcretion, how his words are suited! say; here he comes.

The fool hath planted in his memory Lør. I Mall grow jealous of you fortly, Laun- An army of good words : And I do know celot, if you thus get my wife into corners. A many fools, that ftand in better place,

Fel. Nay, you need not fear us, Lorenzo ; Garnish'd like him, that for a trickiy word Launcclot and I are out: he tells me flatly, there Defy the matter. How cheer'it thou, Jellica ? is no mercy for me in heaven, because I am a Jew's, And now, good sweet, say thy opinion, daughter ; and he says, you are no good member How doft thou like the lord Battanio's wife? of the commonwenkh; for in converting Jew's to 9. Palt ail expressing: it is very mect, Christians, you raise the price of pork.

The Icrd Bafranio live an upright life; Lor. I shall answer that better to the common- For, having such a bletřing in his lady, wealth, than you can the getting up of the negro's He tinds the joys of heaven here on caith : belly : the Moor is with child by you, Lauricelct. And, if on earth he do not mean it, it

Laun. It is much, that the Moor should be more is reason he could never come to heaven. than rcafon : but if the be less than an honest wo- Why, if two gods should play fume heavenly match, man, me is, indeed, more than I took her for. And on the wager lay two earthly women,

Lor. How every fool can play upon the word ! And Portia one, there must be something else I think the beít grace of wit will Mhortly turn into Pawnd with the other ; for the poor rude world filence ; and discourse grow commendable in none Hath not her fellow. oily but parrots-Go in, firrah; hid them pre Lor. Even such a husband pare for dinner.

Haft thou of me, as she is for a wife. Laun. That is done, sir; they have all ftomachs. Fél. Nay, but ask my opinion too of that.

Lor. Goodly lord, what a wit-inapper are you ! Lor. I will anon ; first let us go to dinner. then bid them prepare dinner.

Jej. Nay, let me praise you, while I have a Laun. That is done too, fir; only, cover is the

stomach. word.

Lor. No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk ; Lor. Will you cover then, fir?

Then, hou soe'er thou speak'ít, 'mong other things Loun. Not so, tir, neither; I know my duty. I shall diget it. Lor. Yet more quarrelling with occasion! wilt! Jej. Well, I'll set you forth. [Excunt,

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W LAT, is Anthonio here?

SCENE I.

To suffer, with a quietness of spirit,
The Senati-bo ifi in Verice.

The very tyranny and rage of his.

Duke. Go one, and call the Jew into the court. Irter obe Duke, the Senators; Antbonio, Basanio, Sal. He's ready at the door: he comes, my lord. Gratiano, and others.

Enter Shylock. Diske.

Dike. Make room, and let him ftand before our n!b. Ready, so please your grace. [swer

face. Duke. I am forry for thee; thou art come to an- Shylock, the world thinks, and I think fo too,' A itony adversary, an inhuman wretch

That thou but lead'It this fashion of thy malice Uncapable of pity, void and empty

To the last hour of act; and then, 'tis thought, From any dram of mercy.

Thou'lt fhew thy mercy, and remorse more Itrange Hrob. I have heard,

Than is thy itrange apparent cruelty: Your grace hath ta'en great pains to qualify

And, where a thou now exact'st the penalty', His rigorous course ; but since he stands obdurate, (which is a pound of this poor merchant's flesh) And that no law ful means can carry me

Thou wilt not only lose the forfeiture, Out of his envy's reach', I do oppose

But, touch'd with human gentleness and love, My patience to his fury; and ami arm'd Forgive a moiety of the principal ;

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