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Lor. I must needs tell thee all : She hath Jes. His words were, Farewell, mistress ; directed,

nothing else. How I shall take her from her father's house ; Shy. The patch is kind enough; but a huge What goid, and jewels, she is furnish'd with

feeder. What page's suit she hath in readiness. Snail-slow in profit, and he sleeps by day (me; If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven, More than the wild cat; drones hive not with It will be for his gentle daughter's sake: Therefore I part with him; and part with him And never dare misfortune cross her foot, To one that I would have him help to waste Unless she do it under this excuse,

His borrow'd purse.- Well, Jessica, go in; That she is issue to a faithless Jew.

Perhaps, I will return immediately ; Come, go with me; peruse this, as thou goest: Do as I bid yon, Pair Jessica shall be my torch-bearer. [Exeunt. Shut doors after you: Fast bind, fast find;

A SCENE V.. The same. Before Shylock's

proverb never stale in thrifty mind. [Erit.

Jes. Farewell : and if my fortune be not House.

crost, Enter ShYLOCK and LAUNCELOT.

I have a father, you a daughter, lost. [Erit. Shy. Well, thou shalt see, thy eyes shall be thy judge.

SCENE VI. The same.
The difference of old Shylock and Bassanio:-
What, Jessica!-thou shalt not gormandize,

Enter GRATIANO and SALARINO, masked. As thou hast done with me;-What, Jessica ! Gra. This is the pent-house, under which And sleep and snore, and rend apparel ont;

Desir'd us to make stand.

(Lorenzo Why, Jessica, I say !


His hour is almost past. Laun. Why, Jessica ! [call.

Gra. And it is marvel he out-dwells his Shy. Who bids thee call? I do not bid thee For lovers ever run before the clock. (honr,

Laun. Your worship was wont to tell me, Salar. O, ten times faster Venus' pigeons ily I could do nothing without bidding.

To seal love's bonds new made, than they are Enter JESSICA.

To keep obliged faith unforfeited ! (wont, Jes. Call you? What is your will?

Gra. That ever holds: Who riseth from a Shy. I am bid * forth to supper, Jessica;

feast, $ There are my keys : - But wherefore should I With that keen appetite that he sits down?

I am not bid for love; they flatter me: [go? Where is the horse that doth untread again But yet I'll go in hate, to feed upon

His tedious measures with the unbated tire The prodigal Christian,-Jessica, my girl, That he did pace them first? All things that are, Look to my house :-I am right loth to go; Are with more spirit chased than enjoy'd. There is some ill a brewing towards my rést, How like a younker, or a prodigal, For I did dream of money-bags to-night. The scarfed † bark pats from her native bay,

Laun. I beseech you, sir, go; my young Hugg'd and embraced by the strumpet wind ! master doth expect your reproach.

How like the prodigal doth she return, Shy. So do I his.

With over-weather'd ribs, and ragged sails, Laun. And they have conspired together,

-Lean, rent, and beggar'd by the strompet wind! I will not say, you shall see a masqae; but if

Enter LORENZO. you do, then it was not for nothing that my Salar. Here comes Lorenzo;-more of this nose fell a bleeding on Black-Monday last, hereafter.

[long abode; at six o'clock i'the morning, falling out that Lor. Sweet friends, your patience for my year on Ash-wednesday was four year in the Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait; afternoon.

When you shall pleas to play the thieves for Shy. What! are there masques? Hear you wives, me, Jessica:

(drum, I'll watch as long for you then.-Approach; Lock np my doors ; and when you hear the Here dwells my father Jew :-Ho! who's And the vile squeaking of the wry-neck'd fife, within. Clamber not you up to the casements then, Enter Jessica above, in boy's clothes. Nor thrust your head into the public street, Jes. Who are you? Tell me, for more eerTo gaze on Christian fools with varnish'd faces : tainty, But stop my house's ears, I mean my casements; Albeit I'll swear that I do know your tongue. Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter Lor. Lorenzo, and thy love. My sober house.—By Jacob's staff, I swear, Jes. Lorenzo, certain ; and my love, indeed; I have no mind of feasting forth to night: For who love I so much? And now who knows But I will go.-Go you before me, sirrali; But you, Lorenzo, whether I am yonrs? Say, I will come.

Lor. Heaven, and tby thoughts are witness Laun. I will go before, sir. that thou art.

[pains. Mistress, look out at window, for all this ; Jes. Here, catch this casket; it is worth the There will come a Christian by,

I am glad 'tis night, you do not look on me, Will be worth a Jewess' eye. [Exit Laun. For I am much ashamed of my exchange: Shy. What says that fool of Hagar's off. But love is blind, and lovers cannot see spring, ha?

The pretty follies that themselves commit; Invited. 1 Decorated with flags.


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For if they could, Cupid himself would blush | What says this leaden casket?
To see me thus transformed to a boy.

Who choseth me, must give and hazard all Lor. Descend, for you n:ust be my torch- he hath.

[lead? bearer.

[shames? Must give--For what? for lead?' hazard for Jes. What, must I hold a candle to my This casket threatens: Men, that hazard all, They in themselves, good sooth, are too too Do it in hope of fair advantages: Why, 'tis an office of discovery, love; [light. A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross; And I should be obscured.

I'll then nor give, nor hazard, aught for lead. Lor.

So are you, sweet, What says the silver, with her virgin hoe? Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.

Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he But come at once ;


[rocco, For the close night doth play the run-away,

As much as he deserves ?-Pause there, Mo And we are staid for at Bassanio's feast. And weigh thy value with an even hand: Jes. I will make fast the doors, and gild If thou best rated by thy estimation, myself

Thou dost deserve enough; and yet enongh With some more ducats, and be with you May not extend so far as to the lady ; straight.

[Erit, from above. And yet to be afeard of my deserving, Gra. Now, by my hood, a Gentile and no Were but a weak disabling of myself. Jew.

As much as I deserve !-Why, that's the lady: Lor. Beshrew me, but I love her heartily: I do in birth deserve her, and in fortunes, For she is wise, if I can judge of her ; In graces, and in qualities of breeding; And fair she is, if that inine eyes be true;. But more than these, in love I do deserve. And true she is, as she hath prov'd herself ; What if I stray'd no further, but chose here?-And therefore, like herself, wise, fair, and true, Let's see once more this saying grav'd in gold: Shall she be placed in my constant soul. Who chooseth me, shall gain what many Enter JESSICA, below.

men desire. What, art thou come?-On, gentlemen, away; Why, that's the lady; all the world desires her. Our masquing mates by this time for us stay. From the four corners of the earth they come,

(Exit with JESSICA and SALARINO. To kiss this shrine, this mortal breathing saint. Enter ANTONIO.

The Hyrcanian deserts, and the vasty wilds Ant. Who's there?

Of wide Arabia, are as througb-fares now, Gra. Signior Antonio ?

[rest? For princes to come view fair Portia ; Ant. Fie, fie, Gratiano! where are all the The watery kingdom, whose ambitious head 'Tis nine o'clock; our friends all stay for you:- Spits in the face of heaven, is no bar No masque to night; the wind is come about, To stop the foreign spirits; but they come, Bassanio presently will go aboard.;

As o'er a brook, to see fair Portia. I have sent twenty ont to seek for you. One of these three contains her heavenly pic. Gra. I am glad on't; I desire no more


tion, delight,

Is't like, that lead contains her ? 'Twere damna. Than to be under sail, and gone to-night. To think so base a thought; it were too gross

[Exeunt. To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave. SCENE VII. Belmont. A Room in Portia's Being ten times undervalued to try'd gold?

Or shall I think, in silver she's immur'd, House.

O sinful thought! Never so rich a gem Flourish of Cornets. Enter PORTIA, with Was set in worse than gold. They have in the Priyce of Morocco, and both their England Trains.

A coin, that bears the figure of an angel Por. Go, draw aside the curtains, and disco- Stamped in gold; but that's insculp'd t upon; The several caskets to this noble prince :-(ver But here an angel in a golden bed Now make your choice.

Lies all within.-Deliver ine the key; Mor. The first, of gold, who this inscription Here do I chouse, and thrive I as I may ! bears; -

(desire. Por. There, take it, prince, and if my form Who chooseth me, shall gain what many men lie there,

(casket. The second, silver, which this promise car. Then I am yours. [He unlocks the golden

(deserves Mor,

O hell! what have we here! Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he A carrion death, within whose empty eye This third, dull lead, with warning all as There is a written scroll? I'll read the writing. blunt ;

(he hath. All that glisters is not gold,
Who chooseth me, must give and hazard all Uften have you heard that told:
How shall I know if I do choose the right? Many a man his life hath sold,
Por. The one of them contains my picture, But my outside to behold:
prince ;

Gilded tombs do worms infold.
If you choose that, then I am yonrs withal. Had you been as wise as bold,
Mor. Some god direct my judgment! Let Young in limbs, in judgment old,
me see,

Your answer had not been inscrolld: I will survey the inscriptions back again: Fare you well ; yuur suit is cold,

Enclose. + Engraven,


Cold, indeed; and labour lost:

Turning his face, he put his hand behind him, Then, farewell, heat; and, welcome, frost.-And with affection wondrous sensible Portia, adieu! I have too griev'd a heart He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted. To take a tedious leave : thus losers part. [Exit. Salan. I think, he only loves the world for Por. A gentle riddance:Draw the cur- I pray thee, let us go, and find him out. [him. tains, go;

[Exeunt. And quicken bis einbraced heaviness Let all of his complexion choose me so. With some delight or other.

Salar. SCENE VIII. Venice. A Street.

Do we so. [Exeunt. Enter SALARINO and SALANIO.

SCENE IX. Belmont. A Room in Portia's

Salar. Why, man, I saw Bassanio under sail;
With him is Gratiano gone along;

Enter Nerissa, with a Servant.
And in their ship, I am sure, Lorenzo is not. Ner. Quick, quick, I pray thee, draw the
Salan. The villain Jew with outcrie rais'd . curtain straight;
the duke;

The prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath, Who went' with him to search Bassanio's ship. And comes to his election presently. Salur. He came too late, the ship was under Flourish of Cornets. Enter the Prince of sail :

Arragon, Portin, and their Trains. But there the duke was given to understand, Por. Behold, there stand the caskets, noble That in a gondola were seen together

prince: Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica :

If you choose that wherein I am contain'l, Besides, Antonio certify'd the duke,

Straight shall our nuptial rites be solemnized ; They were not with Bassanio in his ship. But if you fail, without more speech, my lord,

Salun, I never heard a passion so confus'a, Yon must be gone from hence immediately. So strange, outrageous, and so variable, Ar. I am enjoin'd by oath to observe three As the dog Jew did utter in the streets : First, never to unfold to any one [things : My daughter !-O my ducats !- my Which casket 'twas I chose ; nest, if I fail daughter!

[ducats! Of the right casket, never iu my life Fled with a Christian? - my christian To woo a maid in way of marriage; lastly, Justice! the law! my ducats, and my If I do fail in fortune of my choice, daughter !

Immediately to leave you and be gone. [swear, A sealed bug, two sealed bags of ducats, Por. To these injunctions every one doti Of double ducats, stolen from me by my That comes to hazard for my worthless self. daughter!

[cious stones, Ar. And so have I address'd|| me: Fortune And jewels; two stones, two rich and pre


[lead. Stol'n by my daughter !--Justice!--find the To my heart's hopel-Gold, silver, and base girl!

Who chooseth me, must give and hazard She hath the stones upon her, and the ducats! all he hath: Salar. Why, all the boys in Venice follow You shall look fairer, ere I give, or hazard. bim,

(dncats: What says the golden chest? ha! let me see:Crying,-his stones, bis daughter, and his Vho chooseth me, shull guin what many Salan. Let good Antonio look he keep his men desire.

(meant Or he shall pay for this.

day, What many men desire.-That many may be Salar. Marry, well rememberd: By the fool maltitude, that choose by show, I reason'd* with a Frenchinan yesterday ; Not learning morethan the font eyedoth teachi; Who told me,--in the narrow seas, that part Which pries not to the interior, but, like the The French and English, there miscarried

martlet, A vessel of our couutry, richly fraught: Builds in the weather on the outward wall, I thought upon Antonio, when he told me; Even in the forces and road of casualty. And wish'd in silence, that it were not his. I will not choose what many men desire, Salan. You were best to tell Antonio what Because I will not jump ** with common you hear;

epirits, Yet do not suddenly, for it may grieve him. And rank me with the barbarons multitudes.

Salar. A kinder gentleman treads not the Why, then to thee, thon silver treasure house; I saw Bassanio and Antonio part : (earth. Tell me once more what title thou dost bear: Bassanio told him, he would make some speed Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he Of his return; he answer'd-Do not so,

: deserves ; Slubber not t business for my sake, Bassanio, And wett said too: For who shall go about But stay the very riping of the time ;' To cozen fortune, and be honourable And for the Jew's bond, which he hath of Withont the stamp of merit ! Let none preLet it not enter in your mind of love : [me, To wear an undeserved dignity. [sume Be merry;and employ your chiefest thoughts o, that estates, degrees, and offices, [lionour To courtship, an such fuir osients I of love Were not deriv'd corruptly! and that clear As shall conveniently become you there : Were purchas'd by the merit of the wearer! And even there, his eye being big with tears, | How many then should cover, that stand bare?

. Conversed. + To slubber is to do a thing carelessly, | Shows, tokens. The heaviness he is fond of. H Prepared.

'Power. ** Agree with.

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How many be commanded, that command ?

Still more fool I shall appear How much low peasantry would then be By the time I linger here: glean'd

(much honour With one fool's head I came to woo,
From the true seed of honour ? and how But I go away with two.
Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times, Sweet, adieu ! I'll keep my oath,
To be new varnish'd? Well, but to my choice: Patiently to bear my wroth.
Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he

(Exeunt Arragon, and Train. deserves :

Por. Thus båth the candle singed the moth. I will assume desert;--Give me a key for this, Othese deliberate fools! when they do choose, And instantly unlock my fortunes here. They have the wisdom by their wit to lose. Por. Too long a pause for that which you Ner. The ancient saying is no heresy ;find there.

{idiot, Hanging and wiving goes by destiny: Ar. What's here ? the portrait of a blinking Por. Come, draw the curtain, Nerissa. Presenting me a schedule? I will read it.

Enter a Servant. How much unlike art thou to Portia ?

Serv. Where is my lady? .'; How much unlike my hopes, and my deserv- Por.

Here; what would my lord ? ings?

[deserves. Serv. Madam, there is alighted at your gate Who chovseth me, shall have as much as he A young Venetian, one that comes before Did I deserve no more than a fool's head? To signify the approaching of his lord : Is that my prize ? are my deserts no better? From whom he bringeth sensible regreetst;

Por. To offend, and judge, are distinct offices, To wit, besides commends,and courteousbreath, And of opposed natures.

Gifts of rich valae; yet I have not seen
What is here?

So likely an ambassador of love:
The fire seven times tried this; A day in April never came so sweet,
Seven times tried that judgment is, To show how costly sommer was at hand,
That did never choose amiss : As this fore-sparrer comes before his lord.
Some there be, that shadows kiss ; Por. No more, I pray thee; I am half afeard,
Such have but a shadow's bliss : Thou wilt say anon, he is some kin to thee,
There be fools alive, I wis *,

Thou spend'st such high-day witin praising him.
Silver'd o'er ; and so was this. Come, come, Nerissa ; for I long to see
Take whut wife you will to bed, Quick Cupid's post, that comes 80 mannerly.
I will ever be your head:

Fer. Bassanio, lord love, if thy will it be.
So begone, sir, you are sped.




SCENE I. Venice. A Street. How now, Shylock ?' wbat news among the

merchants ?

Shy. You knew, none so well, none so well Salan. Now, what news on the Rialto ? as you, of my daughter's flight.

Salar.Why,yet it lives there uncheck'd, that Salar. That's certain; 1, for my part, knew Antonio hath a ship of rich lading wreck'd on the tailor that made the wings she flew withal. the narrow seas; the Goodwins, I think they Salan. And Shylock,for his own part, knew call the place; a very dangerous flat, and fatal, the bird was fledged ; and then it is the comwhere the carcases of many a tall ship. lie plexion of them all to leave the dam. buried, as they say, if my gossip report be an Shy. She is damn'd for it. [her judge. honest woman of her word.

Salar. That's certain, if the devil may be Salan. I would she were as lying a gossip Shy. My own flesh and blood to rebel! in that, as ever knapp'd ginger, or made her Salan. Out upon it, old carrion / rebels it neighbours believe she wept for the death of at these years?

(blood. a third husband : But it is true, --without any Shy. I say, my daughter is my flesh and slips of prolixity, or crossing the plain higli- Salar. There is more difference between way of talk,-that the good Antonio, the ho- thy flesh and hers, than between jet and nest Antonio,“O that I had a title good ivory; more between your bloods, than there enough to keep bis name company! is between red wine and rhenish: But tell Salar. Come, the full stop.

us, do you hear whether Antonio have had Salan. Ha,,what sayst thou ?-Why the any loss at sea or no ? end is, he hath lost a ship:

Shy. There I have another bad mateh: a Sular. I would it might prove the end of bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his losses !

his bead on the Rialto;-a beggar, that used Salan. Let me say amen betimes, lest the to come so smug upon the mart;-let him look devil cross my prayer; for here be comes into bis bond ; he was wont to call me usarer; the likeness of a Jew,

let bim look to his bond: he was wont to

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lend money for a Christian courtesy;-let him Tub. I spoke with some of the sailors that, look to his bond.

escape1 the wreck. Salar. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou Shy. I thank thee, good Tubal;-Good news, wilt not take his fleshi; What's that good good news: ha! ha!-Where? in Genoa ? fur?

Tub. Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I, Shy. To bait fish withal : if it will feed no- heard, one night, foorscore ducats. thing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath Shy. Thou stick'st a dagger in me: disgraced me, and hindered me of half a mil- shall never see my gold again: Fourscore lion ; laughed at my losses, mocked at my ducats at a sitting ! fourscore ducats ! gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bar

Tub. There came divers of Antonio's cre. gains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies; ditors in my company to Venice, that swear and what's his reason? I am a Jew: Hathi he cannot choose bnt break. not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, Shy. I am very glad of it: I'll plague bim; dimensions, senses, affections, passions : fed I'll torture him ; I am glad of it. with the same food, hurt with the same wea- Tub. One of them showed me a ring, that pons, subject to the same diseases, healed by he had of your daughter for a monkey. the same means, warmed and cooled by the Shy. Out upon her! Thou torturest me, same winter and summer, as a Christian is? Tabal: it was my turqnoise*; I had it of Leah, if you prick us, do we not bleed ? if you tickle when I was a bachelor: I would not have us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we given it for a wilderness of monkeys. not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not Tub. But Antonio is certainly undone. revenge? if we are like you in the rest, we Shy. Nay, that's true, that's very true: Go, will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Tubal, fee me an officer, bespeak him a fort. Cbristian, what is his humility ? revenge: If night before : I will have the heart of him, if a Christian wrong a Jew, what should bis he forfeit; for were he out of Venice, I can safferance be by Christian example? why, make what merchandise I will: Go, go, Tubal, revenge. The villany, you teach me, I will and meet me at our synagogue; go, good execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better Tubal; at our synagogue, Tubal. (Exeunt. the instruction.

SCENE II. Belmont. A Room in Portia's Enter a Servant.

House, Serv. Gentlemen, my master, Antonio is at his house, and desires to speak with you both. Enter BASSANIO, PORTIA, GRATIANO, NE

Salar. We have been up and down to RISSA, and Attendants. The Caskets are seek him.

set out. Enter TUBAL.

Por. I pray you, tarry; pause a day or two, Salan. Here comes another of the tribe; a Before you hazard; for, in choosing wrong, third cannot be matched, unless the devil him. I lose your company; therefore,forbear a while: self turn Jew.

There's something tells me, (but it is not love,) [Exeunt SalAN. SALAR. and Servant. I would not lose you; and you know yourself, Shy. How now, Tubal, what news from Hate counsels not in such a quality : Genoa ? hast thou found my daughter? But lest you should not understand me well,

Tub. I often came where I did hear of her, (And yet a maiden hath notongue but thought,) but cannot find her.

I would detain you here some month or two, Shy. Why there, there, there, there ! a dia. Before yon venture for me. I could teach you, mond gone, cost me two thousand ducats in How to choose right, but then I am forsworn; Frankfort! The curse never fell upon our So will I never be: so may you miss me; nation till now; I never felt it till now :- But if you do, you'll make me wish a sin, two thousand ducats in that; and other, pre- That I had been forsworn. Beshrew your eyes, cious, precious jewels.— I would, my daughter They have o’er-look'd me, and divided me; were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her One half of me is yours, the other half yours, ear! 'would she were hearsed at my foot, and Mine own, I would say; butif mine, then yours, the ducats in her coffin! No news of them? And so all yours : 0 ! these naughty times -Why, 80:- and I know not what's spent in Put bars between the owners and their rights; the search : Why, thou loss upon loss! the And so, though yours, not yours.--Prove it so, thief gone with so much, and so much to find Let fortune go to hell for it,--not I. the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge : I speak too long; but'tis to peizet the time nor no ill luck stirring, but what lights o' my To eke it, and to draw it out in length, shoulders; no sigbs, but o' my breathing; no To stay you from election. tears, but o' my shedding.


Let me choose; Tub. Yes, other men have ill luck too; For, as I am, I live upon the rack. Antonio, as I heard in Genoa,

Por. Upon the rack, Bassanio? then confess Shy. What, what, what? ist luck, ill luck? What treason there is mingled with your love,

Tub. -hath an argosy cast away, coming Bass.None, but that ugly treason of mistrust, from Tripolis.

Which makes me fear the enjoying of my love: Shy. I thank God, I thank God:-Is it There may as well be amity and life true ? is it true ?

Tween snow and fire, as treason and love. • A precious stone.

+ Delay.

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