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Enter Sbylock. Duke. Make room, and let him stand before our face. Shylock, the world thinks, and I think so too, That thou but lead'st this fashion of thy malice To the last hour of act; and then, 'tis thought, Thou'lt shew thy mercy, and remorse, more strange Than is thy strange d apparent cruelty : And, e where thou now exact'st the penalty, (Which is a pound of this poor merchant's Aesh) Thou wilt not only f lose the forfeiture, But touch'd with human gentleness and love, Forgive a moiety of the principal; Glancing an eye of pity on his losses, That have of latė fo & huddled on his back; Enough to press a royal merchant down, And pluck commiseration of his state From braffy bosoms, and rough hearts of fint, From stubborn Turks, and Tartars, never train'd To offices of tender courtesy. We all expect a gentle answer, Jew.
Sby. I have possess'd your grace of what I purpose ; And by our holy Sabbath have I sworn, To have the due and forfeit of my bond : If you deny it, let the danger light Upon your charter, and your city's freedom. You'll ask me, why I rather chuse to have A weight of carrion Alesh, than to receive Three thousand ducats : I'll not ! answer that : But, say, it is my humour ; Is it answer'd ?
where]—whereas. f lojė)-remit.
8 huddled ]-crowded, fall’n so thick. A poljefs d)informed. i anfrver that :)-formally, and as a legal question.
What if my house be troubled with a rat,
Bal. This is no answer, thou unfeeling man,
Sby. I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
Cannot contain their urine for affection because they are so violently affected by the found.
- For affection, &c.—Sympathy, and antipathy fo govern our sensations, as to force us to follow their impulse.
Masters of passion fway &ic.-whatever has the mastery over it makes it like, or loath at pleasure. . . “ Mafterless pasion fways us to the mood
“Of what it likes, or loaths."--The ruling passion. Masters our paffion. " firm reason to be render'd, ]-fatisfactory account to be given.
woollen bag-pipe ;]~the bag covered with woollen cloth— fwollen, wawling, wooden.
Ball. Every offence is not a hate at first.
Anth. I pray you, think you o question with the Jew :
Bas. For thy three thousand ducats here is fix.
Sby. If every ducat in six thousand ducats
Duke. How shalt thou hope for mercy, rend'ring none?
Sby. What judgment shall I dread, doing no wrong? You have among you many a purchas’d nave, Which, like your afles, and your dogs, and mules, You use in abject and in Navish parts, Because you bought them :-Shall I say to you, Let them be free, marry them to your heirs ? Why sweat they under burdens ? let their beds Be made as soft as yours, and let their palates Be season'd with such viands ? you will answer, The Naves are ours :-So do I answer you: The pound of flesh, which I demand of him,
Is dearly bought, is mine, and I will have it :
Duke. Upon my power, I may dismiss this court,
Sala. My lord, here stays without
Duke. Bring us the letters; Call the messenger.
Baff. Good cheer, Anthonio! What, man? courage yet!
Anth. I am a cainted wether of the flock,
Enter Nerissa, dress'd like a lawyer's clerk.
Sby. No, none that thou hast wit enough to make.
· Thou almost mak’ft me waver in my faith,
To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
Shy. 'Till thou can'st rail the seal from off my bond,
Duke. This letter from Bellario doth commend
Duke. With all my heart :-some three or four of you,
Your grace shall understand, that, at the receipt of your letter, I am very sick: but at the instant that your messenger came, in loving visitation was with me a young doĉtor of Rome, bis name is Balthasar : I acquainted him with the cause in controversy between the Jew and Anthonio tbe merchant : we turn'd o'er many books together : he is furnish'd with my opinion ; wbich, bettered with his own learning, (the greatness whereof I cannot enough commend) comes with bim, at my importunity, to fill up your grace's request in my stead. I beseech you, let bis lack of years be no impediment to let him lack a reverend estimation ; for I never knew so young a body with to old an bead. I leave him to your gracious acceptance, whose trial shall better publish his commendation.