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Sala. Out upon it, old carrion ! rebels it at these years?
Sol. 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 us, do you hear, whether Anthonio have had any loss at sea or no?
Sby. There I have another bad match: a bankrupt, ea prodigal, who dare scarce shew his head on the Rialto; a beggar, that us’d 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.
Sol. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his fesh; What's that good for ?
Sby. To bait fish withal : if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgrac'd me, and hinder'd me of half a million ; laugh’d at my losses, mock'd at my gains, scorn'd my nation, thwarted my bargains, coold 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, fenies, affections, passions ? fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, heal'd by the same means, warm’d and coolid by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is ? if you prick us, do we not 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 humility ? revenge: If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian
ca prodigal,)-in his bounty, lending without interest.
example? why, revenge. The villainy, you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Enter a Servant. Serv. Gentlemen, my master Anthonio is at his house, and desires to speak with you both.
Sol. We have been up and down to seek him.
Enter Tubal. Sala. Here comes another of the tribe; a third cannot be match'd, unless the devil himself turn Jew.
[Exeunt Sol. and Salar. Sby. How now, Tubal, what news from Genoa ? haft thou found my daughter ?
Tub. I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.
Shy. Why there, there, there, there! a diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort ! the curse never fell upon our nation ’till now: I never felt it 'till now:two thousand ducats in that ; and other precious, precious jewels.--I would, my daughter were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear! 'would she were hears'd at my foot, and the ducats in her coffin ! No news of them ?-Why, fo:-and I know not what's spent in the search: Why, thou loss upon loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge : nor no ill luck stirring, but what lights o' my shoulders; no sighs, but o'my breathing; no tears, but o’my shedding.
Tub. Yes, other men have ill luck too ; Anthonio, as
Shy. What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck ?
Tub. I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the
Shy. I thank thee, good Tubal ;-Good news, good news : ha! ha!-Where? in Genoa ?
Tub. Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, one night, fourscore ducats,
Shy. Thou stick'st a dagger in me:-I shall never fee my gold again : Fourscore ducats at a sitting ! fourscore ducats !
Tub. There came divers of Anthonio's creditors in my company to Venice, that swear he cannot chuse but break.
Sby. I am glad of it ; I'll plague him ; I'll torture him ; I am glad of it.
Tub. One of them shewed me a ring, that he had of your daughter for a monkey.
Shy. Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal: it was my turquoise ; I had it of Leah, when I was a batchelor : I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkies.
Tub. But Anthonio is certainly undone.
Shy. Nay, that's true, that's very true: Go, Tubal, fee me an officer, befpeak him a fortnight before: I will have the heart of him, if he forfeit ; for were he out of Venice, I can make what merchandize I will : Go, go, Tubal, and meet me at our fynagogue; go, good Tubal; at our fynagogue, Tubal.
S CE NE II.
Enter Bassanio, Portia, Gratiano, and attendants. .
The caskets are set out.
I lose your company ; therefore, forbear a while :
Baj. Let me chuse;
Por. Upon the rack, Bassanio ? then confess
Baf. None, but that ugly treason of mistrust,
Por. Ay, but, I fear, you speak upon the rack,
f Prove it fo, &c. )-Should you chance to lose me, let fortune rather go to hell for depriving you of your deserts, than I for a breach of my oath.
peize).-delay, retard, piece. VOL. II.
Where men enforced do speak any thing.
Bas. Promise me life, and I'll confess the truth.
Bas. Confess, and love,
Por. Away then: I am lock'd in one of them;
With no less presence, but with much more love,
[Mufick within. With no less presence. ]-With like intrepidity. i virgin tribute] – Hefione daughter of Laomedon king of Troy destined to be devoured by a fea-monster, but delivered by Hercules.