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The law allows it, and the court awards it.
320 Gra. O upright judge?-Mark, Jew;- learned
judge! Shy. Is that the law?
Por. Thyself shall see the act : For, as thou urgest justice, be assur’d, Thou shalt have justice, more than thou desir'st. Gra. O learned judge !—Mark, Jew ;-a learned
judge! Shy. I take this offer then ;-pay the bond thrice, And let the Christian go.
Bass. Here is the money.
Por. Soft; The Jew shall have all justice ;-soft!--no haste; He shall have nothing but the penalty.
Gra. O Jew! an upright judge, a learned judge!
Por. Therefore prepare thee to cut off the flesh. Shed thou no blood ; nor cut thou less, nor more, But just a pound of flesh: if thou tak’st more, Or less, than a just pound,—be it but so much
11 WACKLIJ’in SHILOCK.
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