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Or leas, than a just pound,—be it but so muck
Gra. A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew I
Par. Why doth the Jew pause i take thy forfeiture.
«V/; ■/. Give nie my principal, and let ine go.
Bass, 1 have it ready for thee; here it is.
Рог. He hath refue'd it in the open court; He shall have merely justice, and his bund.
Gra. A Daniel,still say 1 ; a second Daniel!— 1 thank thee, Jew, for leaching tne that word.
Shi/. Shall 1 not have barely my principal?
Por. Thou shalt have nothing but the for* To be so taken at thy peril, Jew. [feiture.
Shy. Why then the devil give him good oî I'll stay no longer question. [it!
* For. Tarry, Jew;
The law hath yet another hold on you.
Gra. Beg, that thou may 'at have leave t«
And yet, thy wealth being forfeit to the »täte,
'I hou hast not lelt the value of a conl;
Therefore, thou must be hang'd at the state's
charge. [our spirit,
Duke. That tliou ehalt seethe difference of I pardon thee thy lile before thou ask it: lor half Jhy vtealtli,it is Antonio's; The other half comes lo the general state, Which hcmMeness may drive unto a tine.
Por. Ay, for the state; not for Antonio,
.Su;/. Nay, take my life aud all, pardon not
You take my house, when yon do take the
That doth sustain my house; you take my life,
When you do take the means whereby 1 live.
Por. Wli.it mercy can you render him. Ante Ii io'
Gra. A halter gratis; nothing else; for God's sake. [the court,
Ant. So please my lord the duke, and all To quit th; flue for one half of his goods; I am content, so he will let me have The other half in иве,—lo render 4, l'pon his death, unto the gentleman That lately stole his daughter: [favour,
Two things provided more,—That, for this He presently become a Christian;
The other, that he do rt-cord a cifl,
Here in the court, of all he die« possess'd,
Luto hi» son Lorenzo, and Ins daughter.
Duke. He .shall do this ; or else 1 do recant The pardon, that 1 lite pronounced here.
Por. Art H contt-uled, Jew, what doit
Sh v. 1 л;п content. [thou say 1
Por. Clerk, draw a deed of gift
Shu. 1 pray j ou, give nie leave to go from la и not well ; send the deed after me, [hence; And I will sign It.
Duke. (Jet thee gone, bat do it.
Gra. In christening thou »halt have two godfathers; [more,
Had I been ji'dge, thou shouldtt have had ten To bring thee to the gallows, not the font.
[Exit Shy Lock.
Duke. Sir, I entreat yen home with me to dinner. [pardon;
Pur. 1 humbly do desire yonr grace of Ï must away this night toward Padua, Ai.d it is meet, I presently set forth.
/Juke. I am sorry, that your leisure serves Antonio, gratify (hid gentleman; [yon not. Foi, in my mind, yon are much bound to him. [Ex* tint Duke, Alugnijitoest und Train.
Bass. Most worthy gentleman, I ami my friend, Have by your wisdom been this day acquitted Ot grievous penalties; in lieu whereof, Threr thousand ducats, due unto the Jew, We freely cope jour courteous pains withal.
Ant. And stand indebted, over and above, In love and service to you evermore.
Рог. He is well paid, that is well satisfied; And I,delivering you, am satisfied, And therein do account myself well paid; My mind was never yet more mercenary. I pray you, know me, when we meet again; I wish yon well, and so I take my leave.
Bas». Dear sir, of force I must attempt you
Take some remembrance of as, as a tribute,
N oi as a fee: graut me two things, I pray you,
Not to deny tue, and to pardon me. [yield.
Por. You piess me far, and therefore 1 will Give me your gloves, I'll wear them for your sake; ,[>°u :—
And, for your love, I'll- take this ring from Do not draw back your hand; I'll take no more; And you in love shall not deny me (his.
Лгал. This ring, good sir,—alas,it is a trifle; I will net shame my se if to give you this.
Por. I will have nothing else hut only this; And now, inethiuks, I have a mind to it. Mass. There's more depends on this, than on the value.
The dearest ring in Venice will I give yon.
Par. I see, sir, yon are liberal in oilers: Yon taught me first to beg ; and now, met h inks, You teach me how я beggar should be auswerM.
Bass. Good sir, this ring was given me by my wife; And, when she pnt It on, she made me vow. That I should neither sell, uor give, nor lose it.
Por. That 'scuse serves many men to w*4 their gilts. An if your wife be not a mad woman, Aud know how well I have deserved this ring. She would not hold out cueiny for ever, Forgiving it tome. Well, peace be with yon I [tinunt I'drih and Nekissa.
Ant. My lord Buesanio,lethimhavetheriag; Let his deserving*, and my love withal. Be valued 'gainst your wife's commandement.
Bass. Go, Gmtiano, run am) overtake him. Give him the ring; and bring him, if thou canst, Lnto Antonio's honse:—away, make haste.
[Etil Gratiano. Come, yon and I will thither presently; Ai.d in the morning early will we both Fly toward Belmont: Lome, Antonio. [Exeunt.
SCENE II. 7Ъе same. A Street. Enter IV m i A and Nkrissa. Por. Inquire the Jew's house oat, give him this deed. And let him sign it; we'll away to-night. And be a day before our husbanris home: This deed will be well welcome to Lorento. Enter Gratianu. Gra. Fair sir, you are well overtaken: My lord Bassanio, upon mote advice •, Hath sent you here this ring ; and doth entreat Your company at dinner.
Por. That cannot be:
This ring I do accept most thankfully,
Ncr, Sir, I would speak with you :—
I'll see if I can get my husband's ring,
* [TV Furtia.
Which I did make hhn swear to keep for ever.
Pur. Thou mayst, 1 warrant: We shall have
That they did give the rings away to men;
But we'll outface them, and outswearthem loo.
Away, make haste; thou know'st where
Ner. Com«*, good sir, will yon show me to this housef [Et, mit.
Je*. In such a night.
Did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrlp the dew;
f чг. In such a night,
Stood Dido with я willow iii her hand
Jf.%, In such a night,
Medea gathered the enchanted herbs
Ler. In each a night,
Did Jessica ete^l from the wealthy Jew:
J,s. And in such a nieht.
Did у >mn; Lorenzo swear he lov'd her well; Stealing birr soul with many vowa of faith, And ne'er a true one.
Лег. And in such a night,
Did pretty Jessica, like a Utile shrew,
Jes. I won И out-nit ht yon, did no body come:
Lor. A friend f what friend? your name, 1 pray you, friend Î [word,
Steph. Stepháno is my name; and I bring My m ist re*» will before the break of day Be here at Belmont: she doth stray about By holy crosses, wtwre she kneels and prays For happy wedlock hours.
Lor. Who comes with her?
•St, ph. None, bat a holy hermit, and her m>id. 1 pray yon. Is my master yet retnrn'd? Lor. He is not, nor we have not heard from him.— Bet go we in, I pray thee, Jessica, And ceremoniously let us prepare Sume welcome lor the mistress of the house. Enter Lit NCBLOT. Li un. Sola, sola, wo ha, ho, sola, sola! Lor. Who calls Î
Laun. Solat did you see master Lorenzo, and mistress Loren zu I sola, sola! Lor. Leave hollaing, man; here. Laun. Solal whereÏ where? Lit. Here
Laun. Tell him, there's a post come from my master, with his hom fu.l of good news; ву master will be here ere morning. [Exit. Ltor. Sweet soul, let's in, and there expect their coming. An«! yet no matter ;—Why should we go in! My friend Stephano, signify, I pra> yon, Л ithin the huase, yonr mistress b at hand; And bring your music forth into the air,—
[Eiit Steph Ano. How sweet (he moon-light sleeps upon this bank 1 , [sic
H*re will we alt, and let the sounds of innCreep in our cart; soft stillness, and the night.
Become the touches of sweet harm-iny.
Enter Musicians. Com*, ho, and wake Diana with a hymn; With sweetest touches pierce your mistress* And draw her home with music. tear,
Jes. I am never merry, when I hear sweet music. IMustc.
Lor. The reason is, your spirits are attentive: For do but note я wild and wanton herd, Or race of youthful an I unbundled colts Fetching mad bounds, bellowing, and neigh
ing loud. Which is the hot condition of their blood; If they but heur perchance a trumpet sound Or any air of music touch their ear?. You shall perceive them make a mutual statut, Their savage eyesturn'd toa mod es i ца/е. By the sweet power of music: i'herefore,
Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones,
and floods; [>ige.
Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of
But music lor the time doth change bis
nature: The man that hath no mnsic in himself, Nor is nut mov'd with concord of sweet
sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit »re dull as night. And his affections dark a* Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.— Mark the music. En er Portia und Nerissa,/// a distance. Por. That light we see, is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams I So shines a good deed in a naughty world. Ner. When the moon shone, we did not see the candle. (less:
Por. So doth the greater glory dim the A substitute shines brightly as " kitig, Until a king he by; and then his state Empties itself, as doth an inland brook Into the main of waters. Music! hark! Ner, It is your music, madam, of the
house. Por. Nothing Is good, I see, withont résped; [day. Melhinks, it sounds much sweeter than by Air. Silence bestows that virtue on it,madam, [lark, Por. The crow doth sing as sweetly ai the When neither is attended; and, I think, The nightingale, If she should siug by day. When every goose is cackling, would be
thought No better a musician than the'
* A small flat dish, used in the administration of the Eucharist.
How ninny tilings by season season'd яге
Lor. That is the voice,
Or 1 am mm h deceiv'd,of Portia.
Por. We have been prajing for our husbands' welfare, [worils. Which speed, we hope, the better for our Are they returned t
Aor. Madam, they are not yet %
But there is come a messenger before,
Por. Go In, Ncrissa,
Give order to my servant*, that they take No note at all of our being absent hence ;— Nor you, Lorenzo;—Jessica, nor you.
[A tuck ft * sim пая. bar* Your husband ii at hand, 1 hear his trumpet: We are no tell-tales, madam; fear you not Por. This night, tuctbink», is but the daylight sick, It lookn a little paler; Misa day, Such as the day is when the nun Is hid. Enter Bass An in, A \tonio, G Rati A No, and their Follower?. Bass. We should hold day with the Antipodes, If you would walk in absence of the sun. Por. Let me give liiiht, but let me not be light; For a light wife doth make a heavy husband, And never be В asean i о so for me; But God sort all!—You are welcome Ъоте, my lord. Bass. I thank yon, madam: give welcome to nay friend.— This is the man, this is Antonio, To whom 1 am so infinitely bound.
Por. You should in all sense be mach bound to him, For, as I hear, he was much bound for yon. Ant. No more than I am well acquitted of. Por. Sir, you are very welcome to our house: *
It must appear in other ways than words, Therefore, I scant this breathing courtesy t. [gratiano and Nkrissa seem to talk apart* Gra. By yonder moon, I swear, yon do me wrong; In faith, I gave it to the jndge's clerk: Would he were gelt that had it, for my part, [heart.
ince \ (m do take It, love, so much at Por. A quarrel, ho, airead}? what's the
matter? Gra. About a hoop of gold, a paltry ring That she did give me; whose poey was For all the world, like cutlet's poetry Upon a knife, Love me, and leave me not.
Ner. What talk you of the posy, or tit
Yon swore to me, when I did give It yon,
That you would wear it till yotir hour ol
And that it should lie with yon in yoor
Though not for ine, yet for your vehement
oaths, [kept it.
Yon shonld have been respective*, and have
Gave it я (mice's clerk !—but well I know,
The clerk will ne'er wear hair on his face,
that had it.
Gra. He will, an If he live to be a man.
Ner. Ay, if a woman live to be a man.
Gra. Now, by this hand, I gave it to a youth,— A kind of boy; a little r crabbed boy, No higher than thyself, the jndge's clerk; A prating boy. that betig'd it as a fee; I could no', for my heart deny it him.
Por. You were to blame, I must be piala with yon. To part so slightly with yonr wife's first gift; A thin«; stuck on with oaths upon your finger And rivetted so with faith unto yonr flesh. I gave my love a ring, and made him swear Never to part with it ; and here he stands; I dare be sworn for him, he would not leave!., • Nor pluck it iroin his linger, forthe wealth That the world masters. Now, in faith, Gra* 'tiano, [grief;
Yon give your wife loo nnkind a cause ol An 'twere to me, 1 shonld be mad at it.
Bass. Why, I were best to cut my left hand off, [Aside.
And swear, 1 lost the ring defending it.
Gra. My lord Bassanio gave his ring away Unto the judge that beyg'd it, and, indeed, Deserv'd it too; and then the boy, his clerk, That took some pains in writing, be beggM mine: [aught
And neither man, nor master, woald lake But the two rings.
Por. What ring gave you, my lord!
Not that, T hope, which yon received of me.
Bass. If I could add я lie nnto a fault, Í wonld deny it; but yon see, my finger Hath not the ring upon it, it is gone.
Pur. Even to void is your false heart of truth, By heaven, I will ne'er come in your bed Until [ sec the ring.
Ner. Nor I in yours,
Till I again see mine.
Bats. Sweet Portia,
If you did know to whom I gave the ring.
Por. If you had known the virtue of the
What in.m is there к much unreasonable,
And beg^M the ring; the which I did deny
sweet lady Í
beggM The riug t>f me to give the worthy doctor. Por. Let not that doctor e'er come near
my house: S i nre he hath »ot the jewel that I lovM, And that which you did swear to keep for me¡ 1 will become as liberal as you: J'll not deny hint any tiling 1 have. No, not my body, nor my husband's bed: Know him 1 shall, I am well sure of it: Lie not a night from home; watch me, like If yon do not, if 1 be left alone, [Arktis:
No«, by mine honour, which is yet iny own, 1*11 have that doctor for my bedfellow. ЛУг. And I hi» clerk ; therefore be well
advis'd, How you do leave me to mine own, protection. Gra. Well, do you so: let not me take him
then; Por, if I do, I'll mar the yonng clerk's pen. Ant. I am the unhappy subject of these
quarrels. Por. Sir, grieve not yon; You are welcome notwithstanding. [wrong; Bast. Portia, forgive me this enforced And, in the hearing of these many friends, Z swear tothee, even by thine own fair eye«.
Wherein I see myself,
Por. Mark you bnt that!
In both my eyes he doubly sees himself:
Bass. Nay, but hear me:
Pardon this fanlt, and by my soul I swear,
wealth»; Which, bnt for him that had yonr husband's
rinz, [7*" Portia.
H-td quite miscarried: I dare be bound again,
An'. Here, lord Bassanio; swear to keep this ring. [the doctor!
Bass. Hy heaven, it is the same I gave
Por. I had it of him: pardon me, Hassauio; For by this ring the doctor by with ine.
iVi r. And pardon me, my gentle Gratlano; For tint same scrubbed boy, the doctor's
clerk, In Id u of this, last night did lie with me.
Gra. Why, this is like the mending of
In summer, where the ways atr fair enough¡
W hat 1 are \\г cuckolds, ere we have deserv'd
Por. Speak not so grossly. You are aü Here isa letter, read it at your leisure; It comes from Padua,from hVllario: [tor; There you shall find, that Portia was the docN'erissa there, her clerk: Lorenzo here Sh.dl witne's, I set forth as soon as you. And but even now retnrn'd; I have not yet EnicrM my house.—Antonio, you are web
come; And 1 havf better news in store for yon Than you expect: unseal this letter soon; Then? you shall find, three of yonr argosies Are richly come to harbour suddenly: Vuii shall not know by what strange accident I chanced ou this letter.
Ant. I am dumb.
Bass. Were you the doctor, and I knew you not T
Gra. Were you the clerk, that it to make me cuckold f [to do it,
-Vir. Ay; but the clerk that never means Unless he live until he be a man.
Bass. Sweet doctor, you shall be my bed. fellow; When I am absent, then He with my wife.
Ant. Sweet lady, you have given me life, and living; For here I read for certain, that my ships Are safely come to road.
Pit. How now, Lorenzo*
My clerk hath some good comforts too for yon. [a fee.—
Л>г. Ay, and I'll give them him without There do 1 give to you, and Jessica, From the rich Jew, a special deed of gift. After his death, of all he djes possess'd of.
l.or. Fair ladies,you drop manna in the way Of starved people.
Por. It is almost morning,
And yet, I am sure, you are not satisfied
GV«. Let ¡the so: The first inter'gatory.