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First, never to unfold to any one
my choice, Immediately to leave you and be gone.
Por. To these injunctions every one doth swear, That comes to hazard for my worthless self,
Ar. And so have I address'do me: Fortune now
Gold, silver, and base lead.
says the golden chest? ha! let me see:-
many then should cover, that stand bare ?
Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times,
Por. To offend, and judge, are distinct offices,
What is here?
[Exeunt ARRAGON, and Train.
Por. Thus hath the candle sing'd the moth. O these deliberate fools ! when they do choose, They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.
Ner. The ancient saying is no heresy ;Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.
Por. Come, draw the curtain, Nerissa.
Enter a Servant,
pray thee; I am half afeard,
; for í long to see Quick Cupid's post, that comes so mannerly.
ACT THE THIRD.
Venice. A Street.
Enter SALANIO and SALARINO. Salan. Now, what news on the Rialto ?
Salar. Why, yet it lives there uncheck'd, that Antonio hath a ship of rich lading wreck'd on the narrow seas; the Goodwins, I think they call the place; a very dangerous flat, and fatal, where the carcases of many a tall ship lie buried, as they say, if my gossip report be an honest woman of her word.
Salan. I would she were as lying a gossip in that, as ever knapp'd ginger, or made her neighbours believe she wept for the death of a third husband : But it is true, — without any slips of prolixity, or crossing the plain high-way of talk,-tħat the good Antonio, the honest Antonio, O that I had a title good enough to keep his name company!
Salar. Come, the full stop.
Salan. Ha, --what say’st thou?— Why the end is, he hath lost a ship.
Salar. I would it might prove the end of his
Salan. Let me say amen betimes, lest the devil cross my prayer; for here he comes in the likeness
of a Jew.
Enter SHYLOCK. How now, Shylock? what news among the merchants ?
Shy. You knew, none so well, none so well as you, of my daughter's flight.
Salar. That's certain ; I, for my part, knew the tailor that made the wings she flew withal.
Salan. And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was fledg'd.
Shy. My own flesh and blood to rebel!
Salar. There is more difference between thy flesh and hers, than between jet and ivory; more between your bloods, than there is between red wine and rhenish : - But tell uș, do you hear whether Antonio have had any loss at sea or no?
Shy. There I have another bad match: a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto; a beggar, that used to come so smug upon
the mart; - let him look to 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.
Salar. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his fesh; What's that good for?
Shy. To bait fish withal : if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and hindered me of half a million ; laughed at my losses, mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled 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, senses, affections, passions? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? if you prick us, do not we bleed ? if you tickle us, do we not laugh ? if you, poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? if we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his húmility ? revenge; If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example ? wliy, revenge. The vil