« PředchozíPokračovat »
Baff. Here is the money.
The Jew fhall have all justice;-foft !-no hafte ;-
Gra. O Jew! an upright judge, a learned judge!
Of one poor fcruple; nay, if the scale turn
Thou diest, and all thy goods are confiscate.
Now, infidel, I have thee on the hip.
Por. Why doth the Jew pause? take thy forfeiture. Shy. Give me my principal, and let me go.
Bass. I have it ready for thee; here it is.
Gra. A Daniel, ftill fay I; a fecond Daniel!-
Shy. Why then the devil give him good of it!
Por. Tarry, Jew;
The law hath yet another hold on you.
If it be prov'd against an alien,
The party, 'gainst the which he doth contrive,
Gra. Beg, that thou may'st have leave to hang thyself : And yet, thy wealth being forfeit to the state,
Thou haft not left the value of a cord;
For half thy wealth, it is Anthonio's ;
Por. Ay, for the ftate; 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 fuftain my houfe; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
'The other half in ufe,-to render it, Upon his death, unto the gentleman,
Por. What mercy can you render him, Anthonio? Gra. A halter gratis; nothing elfe, for God's fake. Anth. So please my lord the duke, and all the court, To quit the fine for one half of his goods; I am content, fo he will let me have
* The other balf in use,]—in truft-the intereft to be paid to Shylock, during his life, and at his decease, the principal to go to Lorenzo.
That lately ftole his daughter.
Two things provided more,―That, for this favour,
The other, that he do record a gift,.
Duke. He fhall do this; or else I do recant
Por. Art thou contented, Jew? what doft thou say? Shy. I am content.
Por. Clerk, draw a deed of gift.
Shy. I pray you give me leave to go from hence; I am not well; fend the deed after me,
And I will fign it.
Duke. Get thee gone, but do it.
Gra. In christening thou fhalt have two godfathers; Had I been judge, thou fhould'st have had ten more, To bring thee to the gallows, not the font. [Exit Shylock. Duke. Sir, I intreat you home with me to dinner. Por. I humbly do defire your grace of pardon; I must away this night to Padua,
And it is meet, I presently set forth.
Duke. I am forry, that your leisure serves you not.
[Exit Duke, and his train. Baff. Moft worthy gentlemen, I, and my friend, Have by your wisdom been this day acquitted Of grievous penalties; in lieu whereof, Three thousand ducats, due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal. Anth. And ftand indebted, over and above,
Y ten more,]-a jury.
2 grace's pardon.
cope your courteous pains withal.]—offer in return for them.
In love and service to you evermore.
Por. He is well paid, that is well fatisfy'd ;
pray you, know me, when we meet again; I wish you well, and fo I take my leave.
Baff. Dear fir, of force I muft attempt you further; Take fome remembrance of us, for a tribute,
Not as a fee: grant me two things, I pray you,
Not to deny me, and to pardon me.
Por. You prefs me far, and therefore I will yield.
Por. I will have nothing elfe but only this; And now, methinks, I have a mind to it.
Baff. There's more depends on this, than on the value.
The dearest ring in Venice will I give you,
Baff. Good fir, this ring was given me by my wife;
Por. That 'fcufe ferves many men to fave their gifts.
She would not hold out enemy for ever,
[Exit with Neriffa.
Enter Portia and Neriffa.
Por. Enquire the Jew's house out, give him this deed, And let him fign it; we'll away to-night, And be a day before our husbands home: This deed will be well welcome to Lorenzo.
Gra. Fair fir, you are well o'erta'en :
Por. That cannot be :
This ring I do accept moft thankfully,
Ner. Sir, I would speak with you:
d upon more advice,]-upon reflection.