Book of Plays for Home Amusement: Being a Collection of Original, Altered, and Selected Tragedies, Plays, Dramas, Comedies, Farces, Burlesques, Charades, Lectures, Etc

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G.E. Evans, 1859 - 352 pages
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Page 59 - pardon not that: You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house : you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live. POR. What mercy can you render him, Antonio ? GRA. A
Page 57 - The words expressly are, a pound of flesh ; Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh : But, in the cutting of it, if thou dost shed One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the State of Venice. GRA.
Page 59 - SHY. I am content. POR. Clerk, draw a deed of gift. SHY. I pray you, give me leave to go from hence ; I am not well; send the deed after me, And I will sign it. DUKE. Get thee gone, but do it.
Page 57 - learned judge !—Mark, Jew :—a learned judge! SHY. I take this offer, then ;—pay the bond thrice, And let the Christian go. BASS. Here is the money. POR. Soft: The Jew shall have all justice !—soft !—no haste ;— He shall have nothing but the penalty.
Page 55 - be. There is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established : 'Twill be recorded for a precedent; And many an error, by the same example, Will rush into the state: it cannot be. SHY. (In
Page 55 - Oh, wise and upright judge ! How much more elder art thou than thy looks ! POR. Therefore, lay bare your bosom. SHY. Ay, his breast: So says the bond ;—Doth it not, noble judge ?— Nearest his heart; those are the very words. POR. It is so. Are there
Page 55 - excellent young man ! POR. For the intent and purpose of the law Hath full relation to the penalty, Which here appeareth due upon the bond. SHY. 'Tis very true. Oh, wise and upright judge ! How much more elder art thou than thy looks
Page 55 - POR. Therefore, lay bare your bosom. SHY. Ay, his breast: So says the bond ;—Doth it not, noble judge ?— Nearest his heart; those are the very words. POR. It is so. Are there balances here, to weigh The flesh ? SHY. I have them ready. POR. Have by some surgeon, Shylock, on your charge, To stop his wounds, lest he
Page 60 - There you shall find that Portia was the doctor; Nerissa, there, her clerk. Antonio, you are welcome, And I have better news in store for you Than you expect; unseal this letter soon : There you shall find three of your argosies Are richly come to harbor suddenly.
Page 57 - learned judge! SHY. Is that the law ? POR. Thyself shall see the act: For as thou urgest justice, be assured Thou shalt have justice, more than thou desir'st. GRA. Oh, learned judge !—Mark, Jew :—a learned judge! SHY. I take this offer, then ;—pay the bond thrice, And let the Christian go.

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