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Act II Antonio appears Bass Bassanio better bond casket choose Christian comes Compare daughter desire difference doth ducats Duke Elizabethan English Enter Exeunt Explain expression eyes fair father figure flesh follow fool foot force fortune give gold Gratiano half hand hath hear heart interest Introduction Italy Jessica judge justice kind lady Laun Launcelot leave live look lord Lorenzo master meaning Merchant mind nature Nerissa never night note on Act Notice play Portia pray present prince probably reason ring Salan Salanio Salar SCENE seems sense Shakespeare Shylock sometimes soul speak speech spirit stand story suggested sweet syllable tell term thee things thou thought thousand true turn Venice young
Page 41 - Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
Page 9 - If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that follows his own instructions : I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching.
Page 69 - Tarry a little; — there is something else. — This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are a pound of flesh; Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh; But, in the cutting 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.
Page 13 - How like a fawning publican he looks ! I hate him for he is a Christian; But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
Page 13 - Yes, to smell pork ; to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following ; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
Page 9 - You would be, sweet madam, if your miseries were in the same abundance as your good fortunes are : And yet, for aught I see, they are as sick, that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing...
Page 66 - It must not 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.
Page 42 - 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 hearsed at my foot, and the ducats in her coffin ! No news of them ? — Why, so ; — and I know not what's spent in the search.
Page 77 - For do but note a wild and wanton herd, Or race of youthful and unhandled colts, Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud, Which is the hot condition of their blood ; If they but hear perchance a trumpet sound, Or any air of music touch their ears, You shall perceive them make a mutual stand, Their savage eyes turn'd to a modest gaze By the sweet power of music...