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As makes it light, or heavy, in the substance,
340 But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest, and all thy goods are confiscate.
Gra. A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew! Now, infidel, I have thee on the hip. Por.. Why doth the Jew pause ? take thy for
feiture, Shy. Give me my principal, and let me go. Bass., I have it ready for thee; here it is..
Por. He hath refus'd it in the open court; He shall have merely justice, and his bond. 349
Gra. A Daniel, still say. I; a second Daniel !I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word.
Shy. Shall I not barely have my principal ?
Por. Thou shalt have nothing, but the forfeiture, To be so taken at thy peril, Jew.
Shy. Why then the devil give him good of it!
Por. Tarry, Jew;
Of the duke only, 'gainst all other voice.
370 Thou hast contriv'd against the very
life Of the defendant ; and thou hast incur'd The danger formerly by me rehears'd. Down, therefore, and beg mercy of the duke. Gra. Beg, that thou may'st have leave to hang
Por. Ay, for the state ; not for Anthonio.
Shy. Nay, take my life and all, pardon not that: You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house; you take my life,
do take the means whereby I live. Por. What mercy can you render him, Anthonio? Gra. A halter gratis; nothing else, for God's sake. Anth. So please my lord the duke, and all the
court, To quit the fine for one half of his goods ; I am content, so he will let me have