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without any flips of prolixity, or croffing the plain high-way of talk, that the good Anthonio, the honeft Anthonio -- o that I had a title good enough to keep his name company.
Sal. Come, the full stop.
Sola. Ha, what fay'st thou ? why the end is, he hath lost a ship.
Sal. I would, it might prove the end of his loffes.
Sola. Let me say Amen betimes, left the devil cross iny prayer, (15) for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew. How now, Shylock, what news among the mes chants ?
Enter Shylock. Shy. You knew (none so well, none fo well as you) of my daughter's flight.
Sal. That's certain ; I, for my part, knew the taylor that made the wings she flew withal.
Sda. And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was fledg'd, and then it is the complection of them all to leave the dam.
Shy. She is damn'd for it.
Sal. There is more difference between thy fesh and hers, than between jet and ivory ; more between your bloods, than there is between red wine and rhenih: but tell us, do you hear, whether Anthonio have had any loís at sea or no ?
'Shy. There I have another bad match ; a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dares Icarce shew his head on the Ryalto; a beggar, that us'd to come so smug upon the mart! let him look on his bond; he was wont to call me usurer; let him look to his bond; he was wont to lend money for a christian courtesy ; let him look to his bond.
(15)- let the devil cross my prayer, ] But the prayer was Salanio's. The other only, as clerk, says. Amen to it. We muft therefore read --thy prayer,
Sal. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his felh: what's that good for ?
Sby. To bait fit withal. If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge ; he hath disgrac'd me, and hinder'd me half a million, laught at my losses, mock'd at my gains, scorn'd my nation, thwarted my bargains, coold my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, fenses, affections, passions ? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the fame diseases, heaľd by the fame means, warm'd and coold by the faine winter and fummer, as a chrikian is ? if you prick us, do we not bleed: if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you poi"fon us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ? if we like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a few wrong, a christian, what is his humility ? Revenge. If a christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by chriftian example i why Revenge. The villany, you teach me, I will execute; and it hall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Enter a Servant from Anthonio. Ser. Gentlemen, my master Anthonio is at his house, and defires to speak with you both. Sal. We have been up and down to seek him.
Enter Tubal. Sola. Here comes another of the tribe; a third can. not be match’d, unless the devil himself turn Jew.
[Exeunt Sala. und Solar. Shy. How now, Tubal, what news from Genoua? haft thou found my daughter? * Tub. I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.
Shy. Why there, there, there, there! a diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort ! the curse never fell upon our nation 'till now, I never felt it 'till how; two thousand ducats in that, and other precious, precious jewels ! I would, my daughter were dead at
my foot, and the jewels in her ear; 0, would se were hers'd at my foot, and the ducats in her coffin. No news of them ; why fo! and I know not what's spent in the search : why, thou loss upon loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge, nor no ill luck stirring, but what lights o' my shoulders; no fighs but o' my breathing, no tears but o' my shedding.
Tub. Yes, other men have ill luck too; Anthonio, as I heard in Gencua
Shy. What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck?
Túb. I spoke with some of the failors that escaped the wreck.
Shy. I thank thee, good Tubal ; good news, good news; ha, ha, where ? in Genoua?
Tub. Your daughter spent in Genoua, as I heard, one night, fourscore ducats.
Shy. Thou stick'it a dagger in me; I shall never fee my gold again ; fourscore ducats at a fitting, fourscore ducats !
Tub. There came divers of Anthonio's creditors in my company to Venice, that swear he cannot chuse but break.
Sby. I am glad of it, I'll plague him, I'll torture him ; I am glad of it.
Tub. One of them shew'd me a ring, that he had of your daughter for a monkey.
Shy. Out upon her! thou tortureft me, Tubal; it was my Turquoise, I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor; I would not have given it for a wilderness, of monkies.
Tub. But Anthonio is certainly undone.
Sby. Nay, that's true, that's very true; go fee me an officer, bespeak him a fortnight before. I will have the heart of him, if he forfeit; for were he out of Venice, I can make what merchandize I will : go: go, Tubal, and meet me at our fynagogue ; go, good Tue bal; at our fynagogue, Tubal.
SCENE changes to Belmont.
Enter Bassanio, Portia, Gratiano, and Attendants.
The Caskets are set out.
Before you hazard; for in chusing wrong
I could teach you.
Alas! these naughty times
Baj. Let me chuse:
the rack. Por. Upon the rack, Bafanio? then confess, What treason there is mingled with your
Por. Ay, but I fear you speak upon the rack;
Por. Well then, confess and live,
Baf. Confess, and love,
Por. Away then! I am lockt in one of them ;
[Mufick within A Song, whilA Bassanio comments on the caskets to bimself.
Tell me, where is fancy bred,