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And then away to Venice to your friend;
Bass. [reads.] Sweet Bassanio, my ships have all miscarried, my creditors grow cruel, my estate is very low, ту bond to the Jew is forfeit; and since, in paying it, it is impossible I should live, all debts are cleared between you and I, if I might but see you at my death : notwithstanding, use your pleasure : if your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter.
Por. O love, despatch all business, and be gone.
I will make haste: but, till I come again,
+ No rest be interposer 'twixt us twain. [Exeunt.
Venice. A Street.
Enter SHYLOCK, SALANIO, ANTONIO, and Gaoler.
Shy. Gaoler, look to him ; — Tell not
Hear me yet, good Shylock.
Shy. I'll have my bond ; speak not against my bond; I have sworn an oath, that I will have my bond: Thou call’dst me dog, before thou had'st a cause: But, since I am a dog, beware my fangs : The duke shall grant me justice.—I do wonder, Thou naughty gaoler, that thou art so fond' To come abroad with him at his
request. Ant. I pray thee, hear me speak.
Shy. I'll have my bond: I will not hear thee speak: I'll have my bond ; and therefore speak no more. I'll not be made a soft and dull-ey'd fool, To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield To Christian intercessors. Follow not ; I'll have no speaking ; I will have my bond.
Let him alone;
I am sure, the duke
Ant. The duke cannot deny the course of law; For the commodity that strangers have With us in Venice, if it be denied, Will much impeach the justice of the state; Since that the trade and profit of the city Consisteth of all nations. Therefore, go: These griefs and losses have so ’bated me, That I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh To-morrow to my bloody creditor.Well, gaoler, on :-Pray God, Bassanio come To see me pay his debt, and then I care not! [Eceunt.
Belmont. A Room in PORTIA's House.
Enter PORTIA, NERISSA, LORENZO, JESSICA, and
Por. I never did repent for doing good,
And there we will abide. I do desire you,
Madam, with all my heart;
Por. My people do already know my mind,
Lor. Fair thoughts, and happy hours, attend on you !
Por. I thank you for your wish, and am well pleas’d To wish it back on you: fare you well, Jessica.
[Exeunt JESSICA and LORENZO. Now, Balthazar, As I have ever found thee honest, true, So let me find thee still: Take this same letter, And use thou all the endeavour of a man, In speed to Padua ; see thou render this Into my cousin's hand, doctor Bellario; And, look, what notes and garments he doth give thee, Bring them, I pray thee, with imagin'd speed Unto the tranect, to the common ferry Which trades to Venice:-waste no time in words, But get thee gone; I shall be there before thee. Balth. Madam, I go with all convenient speed.
Shall they see us ?
& Unto the tranect,] The old copies concur in this reading, which appears to be derived from tranare, and was probably a word current in the time of our author, though I can produce no example of it. STEEVENS.
With what we lack. I'll hold thee any wager,
Why, shall we turn to men ?
Laun. Yes, truly :—for look you, the sins of the father are to be laid upon the children; therefore, I promise you, I fear you'. I was always plain with you, and so now I speak my agitation of the matter: Therefore,
+ “ Withal ;” Malone.
I promise you, I fear you.] I fear for you.