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I'I break a custom :-s he yet poffefs d, You, that did void your rheum upon my beard,
And foot me, as you turn a stranger cur
Over your threshold ; monies is your suit. drib. And for three months.
What thould I say to you ? Should I not say,
[row, Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key, Methrighes, you said, you neither lend, nor bor-With 'bated breath, and whispering humbieness, (pon advantage.
Say this." Fair ír, you 1pit on me on Wednesday
56. When Jacob graz'd his uncle Laban's sheep, “ You spurn'd me such a day; another time
entb. I ain as like to call thee so again, dute. And what of him ? did he take interest? To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too. Sty. No, not take intereft ; not, as you would | If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not say,
As to thy friends ; (for when did friendship taks Dire Wy interest: mark what Jacob did.
A breed of barren metal 6 of his friend?) When Laban and himelf were compromis'd,
But lend it rather to thine enerny ;
Exact the penalty.
Forget the sames that you have stain' me with,
Sby. This kindness will I show :
Aub. This was a venture, fir, that Jacob ferv'd in such a place, such sum, or sums, as are
Sb. I cannot tell ; I make it breed as fast: Aneb. Content, in faith ; I'll seal to such a bond,
And say, there is much kindness in the Jew. Antb. Mark you this, Baffanio.
B.f. You Thall not real to such a bond for me, The devil can cite scripture for his purpose.
I'll rather dwell 7 in my neceffity. An esil toul, producing holy witness,
_nth. Why, fear not, man ; I will not forfeit it: Like a villain with a smiling cheek ;
Within these two months, that's a month before
This bond expires, I do expe&t return
Sby. Three thousand ducats,-- tis a good round Sby. O father Abraham, what these Christians are;
[you? The thoughts of others ! Pray you, tell me this ; Amb. Well, Shylock, thall we be beholden to If he ihould break his day, what should I gain
Sha. Signior Anthonio, many 'a time and oft By the exaction of the forfeiture ? la the Rialto you have rated me
A pound of man's flesh, taken from a mar,
Is not to estimable, profitable neither,
Anth. Yes, Shylock, I will real unto this bond.
Give him direction for this merry bond, * Strylock, we would have monies;" You say so; And I will go and purse the ducats (trait ;
Tie, lambs just dropt. 2 i. c. of nature. 3 Meaning, lascivious, obscene. 4 Use and usance were both ords formerly employed for ufury., 5, A gaberdine means a coarfe stock. That is, inich money bred from the principal. 7 To' dwell, here seems to mean the same as to continue.
See to my house, left in the fearful guard ! Baff. I like not fair terms, and a villain's mind. Of an unthrifty knave; and presently
crib. Come on ; in this there can be no diimay, I will be with you.
[Exit. My thips come home a month before the day. Arth. Hie thee, gentle Jew.
[Excunt. This Hebrew will turn Christian ; he grows kind.
$ CE N E 1.
Never to speak to lady afterward
In way of marriage ; therefore be advised.
Mor. Nor will not; come, bring me unto my Enter the Prince of Morocco, and three or four fol
chance. lowers accordingly; with Porria, Nerila, and Por. First, forward to the temple ; after dinner ber train. Flourish Cornets.
Your hazard shall be made.
Mor. Good fortune then !
A Street in Venice.
Entry Launcelot Gobbo. To prove whose blood is reddeft, his, or mine.
Laun. Certainly, my conscience will serve me I tell thee, lady, this aspect of mine
to run from this Jew my mater: The fieud is at Hath fear'd the variant; by my love, I swear, mine elbow, and tempts me, saying to me," Gobbo, The best regarded virgins of our clime
“ Launcelot Gobbo, good Launcelot, or good GobHave lov'd it too : I would not change this hue, “ bo, or good Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs, Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen. “ take the start, run away."
-My conicience Por. In terms of choice I am not solely led says,-“ No; take heed, honest Launcelot; take By nice direction of a naiden's eyes :
“ heed, honest Gobbo ; or," as foresaid, “ honest Belides, the lottery of my destiny
“ Launcelot Gobbo ; do not rui; fcorn running Bars me the right of voluntary chusing :
" with thy heels." Well, the most courageous But, if my father had not scanted me,
fiend bids me pack: “ Via !" says the fiend ; Ane hedg'd me hy his will, to yield myself
away !” says the fiend, “ for the heavens;" “rouse His wife, who wins me by that means I told you, up a brave mind,” says the fiend, “and run." Yourself, renowned prince, then stood as fair, Well, my conscience hanging about the neck of As any comer I have look'd on yet,
my heart, says very wisely to me,—" My honeft For my affection.
“ friend Launcelot, being an honest man's lon,"'Mor. Even for that I thank you;
or rather an honest woman's son ;--for, indecu, Therefore, I pray you, lead me to the caskets, my father did something (mack, something grow To try my fortune. By this scintar,--. to, he had a kind of tatte ;-Well, my conicience That New the Saphy, and a Persian prince, says,-“ Launcelot, budge not." “ Budge,” fay's That won three fields of Sultan Solyman, the fiend. “ Budge not,” says my conicience.' I would out-stare the steineft eyes that look, Conscience, say I, you counsel well. Fiend, say I, Out-brave the heart most daring on the earth, you counsel well. To be ruld by my conscience, I Pluck the young sucking cubs from the the-bear, Thould stay with the Jew my matter, who, Gud Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey, bless the mark, is a kind of devil; and, to run To win thee, lady : But, alas the while ! away from the Jew, I should be ruld by the fiend, If Hercules, and Lichas, play at dice
who, saving your reverence, is the devil himself. Which is the better man, the greater throw Certainly, the Jew is the very devil incarnation ; May turn by fortune from the weaker hand :
and, in my conscience, my conicience is but a kind So is Alcides beaten by his page ;
of hard conscience, to offer to counsel me to Itay And so may I, blind Fortune leading me, with the Jew : The fiend gives the more friendly Miss that which one unworthier may attain, counsel. I will run, fiend ; my heels are at your And die with grieving.
commandment, I will run. Por. You'must take your chance ;
Enter old Gobbo, bis faiber, with a basket. And either not attempt to chuse at all,
Gob. Matter, young man, you, I pray you i Or swer, before you chuse,-if you chuse wrong,' which is the way to malter Jew's ?
1 Fearfulziziri means a guard that is not to be trufcd, but gives cause of fear, Probably Shakipcare wrote Joarid,
2 1. c. terrify'da
L.222. (afid..] O heavens, this is my true-berot- a beard hast thou got! Thou hast got more hair ten utler! who, being more than fand-blind, on thy chin, than Dobbin my thill-horse 2 has on Egb-gravel blind, knows me not :- I will try con-This tail. camasi with him.
Laun. It should seem then, that Dobbin's tail Gé. Maiter young gentleman, I pray you, grows backward; I am sure he had more hair on which is the way to master Jew's?
his tail, than I have on my face, when I last saw Liu. Tum up or your right hand, at the next him. tning, but, at the next turning of all, on your Gob. Lord, how thou art chang'd! How doft leht; marty, at the very next turning, turn of no thou and thy matter agrce? I have brought him a
, but turn down indirectly to the Jew's house. present; How agree you now? Gud. By Goi's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to Laun. Well, well; but for mine own part, as 1. Curs you teil me whether one Launcelot, that I have set up my reft to run away, so I will not Csells with bim, dwell with hiin, or no reit 'till I have run fume ground : My matter's a
L26. Talk you of young maner Launcelot - very Jew; give him a present! give luin a halter: Misk me now, (afid..] 110w will I raise the wa- I am familli'd in tris fervice; you may tell every a:-Talk you of young maitor Launcelot? finger I have with my ribs. Father, I am glad
Gh. No master, sır, but a poor man's fon ; his you are come ; give me your prefent to one malter fater, though I say it, is an honett exceeding poor Butanio, ulio, indeeil, gives rire new liveries ; 2, and, Gol ke thanhed, i ell to live. if I terve not him, I will run as far as God has
Laur. Well, let his father be wiat lic will, we any ground.--O rare fortune! here comes the Disci young master Launcelot.
man ;--Iohiin, f.ther' ; for I am a Jew, if I lerve 64. Your worships frien, and Launcelot, fir. the Jew any longer.
Luss. But I pray you ogn, old man, crys, 1 Enter Ballino, with Leonardo, and a follerver or beseech you; Talk you of young master Launcelt!
Bal. You may do 10;---hut let it be so hate!, Gl. Of Launcelot, an' please your masterthip. that supper be ready at the farthest by five of the
L. Ergo, mater Launcelot, talk not of mal-clock. See the le letters deliver'd; put the liveries. te: Lancelot, facher ; for the young gentleman to making; and desire Gratiano to come anon to
a wording to fates and deitiu es, and íuch odd fay- my lodging.
Bai. Gr.mercy; Would it thou aught with me? frut. Marry, God forbid ! the boy was the very Gib. Here's my son, fir, a poor boys ft of my age, my very prop.
Luun. Not a poor boy, sir, but the rich Jew's Laat. Du I luok like a cudgel, or a hos el-pott, man ; that would, fır, as my father th:11 specify;--a itxi, or a prop :-Do you know me, father? Goh. He hath a great infection, fir, as one would
G 5. Alack the day, know you not, young fay, to serve-gertian : but, I pray you, cell me, is my boy Luun. Indeed, the short and the long is, Iserie God relt his soul !) alive, or dead?
the Jew's and have a desire, as my father thall ipeLou. Do you not know me, father ?
city, Gj. Alack, jir, I am fand-blind, I know you
Gob. His master and he (faving your worship's
reverence) are scarce cater-coulins :Lan. Nay, indeer', if you bad your eyes, you
Laun. To be brief, the very truth is, that the te fal of the knowing me: it is a wife father Jew having done me wrong, doth cause me, as my knows his own child. Well, old man, I will father, being I hope an old ma, Thall frutify unto
u news of your son : Give me your blefling: you.----ut will come to light ; murder cannot be hij Gob. I have here a dish of doves, that I would ins, a man's fon may ; but, in the end, truth will bestow upon your worship; and my suit is,---
Luan. In very brief, the fuit is impertinent to Gcb. Pray you, fır, stand up ; I am sure, you are myself, as your worthip hall kuow hy this honest Do Launcelo, my boy.
luid man; and though I lay it, though old man, Lau. Pray you, let's have no more fooling about yet poor man, my father. I, but give me your bleiing; I am Launcelot, B.]. One ipeak for both ;--What would you ? Your boy that was, your son that is, your child that Laun. Serve you, fir. be
Gob. This is the very defect of the matter, fir. Gost. I cannot think, you are my son.
Bull. I know thee well, thou hast obtain'd thy L. I know not what I shall think of that :
fuit : be i am Lamcelot, the Jew's man; and, I am Shylock, thy master, spoke with me this day, 1, Margery, your wife, is my mother. And hath preferr'd thee; if it be preferment,
66. Her name is Margery, indeed: I'll he | To leave a rich jew's service to become fact, if thoabe Launcelot, thou art my own feth The follower of to poor a gentleman.
Lord worthipp'd might he be! what Laun. The old proverb is very well parted be.
* That is, I will try experiments with him.
2 Thill, or fill, means the shafts of a cart or waggon.
theen my master Shylock and you, sır; you have Bali No, that were pity;
That purpose merriment: But fare you well,
I have fome business. My lodging out :--give him a livery
Gra. And I must to Lorenzo, and the rest;
[To his followers. But we will visit you at luppor-time. More guarded! than his fellows: see it done. Laun. Father, in :--lcannot get a service, no;-
S CE N E IIL. I have ne'er a tongue in my head. ---Well,[lonka
Sblock's boule. ing an bis palm} if any man in Italy have a fairer table?, which doth offer to fwear upon a book, I
Enter Feilica and Launcelos. thall have good fortune.--Go to, here's a simple our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,
Fel. I am sorry, thou wilt leave my father so; line of life! here's a small trifle of wives : alas, fif-Didit rob it of some taste of tediousness : teen wives is nothing; eleven widows, and nine But fare thee weil; there is a ducat for tree. maids, is a simple coming-in for one man: and And, Launcelot, soon at fupper shalt thou iee then, to '[cape drowning thrice ; and to be in pe- Lorenzo, who is thy new master's guest : sil of my life with the edge of a feather-bed 3 ; - Give him this letter'; do it fecretly, bere are simple 'scapes ! Well, if fortune be a woman, she's a good wench for this geer.— Father, and fo farewell; I would not have my father
See mc talk wilh thee, conte; I'll take my leave of the Jew in the
Laun. Adieu !--tears exhibit my tongue.twinkling of an eye. (Exeunt Launcelot and old Gobbo.
Most beautiful pagan,—most sweet Jew! if a Bol. I pray thee, good Leonardo, think on this; am much deceiv'd: but, adieu! there foolith drops
Christian did not play the knave, and get thee, I Thule things being bought, and orderly bestow'd, do somewhat drown my manly spirit; adieu! Return in hatte, for I do feast 10-night
Fef. Farewel, good Launcelot.---
To be asham'd to be my father's child !
But though I am a daughter to lis blood,
I am not to his manners : 0 Lorenzo,
If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife ;
Become a christian, and thy loving wife. Bal. You have obtain'd it.
S CE N E IV.
Lor. Nay, we will link away in supper-time;
All in an hour.
Gra. We have not made good preparation. Butache thou art not known.,why, there they thew Sal, We have not spoke us yet of torch-bearers. Something too liberal 4 ;--pray thee, take pain Sala. 'Tis vile, unless it may be quaintly ordered; To allay with some cold drops of modesty (viour, And better, in my mind, not undertook. [hours Thy skipping fpirit; left, through thy wild beha Lor. 'Tis now but four o'clock; we have two I be misconstru'd in the place I go to,
To furnith us : And lose my hopes.
Enter Launcelo: wirb a leier. Gia. Signior Ballanio, hear me:
Friend Launcelot, what's the news? If I do not put on a sober habit,
---Laun. An it shall please you to break up this, Talk with respect, and swear but now and then, it shall seem to signify. Wear prayer-books in my pocket, look demurely ; Lor. I know the hand: in faith, 'tis a fair hand ; Nay, more, while grace is saying, hood mine eyes And whiter than the paper it writ on, Thus with my bat, and figh, and say, amen ;
Is the fair hand that writ. Ule all the observance of civility,
Gra. Love-news, in faith, Like one well studied in a iad oitent s
Laun. By your leave, sir. To please his grandam, never truit me more. Lor. Whicher goeft thou ?
Bat Well, we ihall see your bearing. [me Laun. Marry, sir, to bid my old mafter the
G-2. Nay, but I bar to-night; you shall not gage Jew to sup to-night with my new master the By what we do to-night.
I That is, more ornamented. 2 The 'chiromantic term for the lines of the hand.
3 A cant phrase to signify the danger of marrying. + That is, too grofs, licentious. s That is, grave apo pearance. 6 To break up was a verm in carving
Lyr. Hold here, take this :-tell gentle Jessica, And the vile squeaking of the wry-neck'd fife, I will not fail her ;--Speak it privately i go.-
Clamber not you up to the cafements then, Geatiemen,
Nor thrust your head into the public street,
Sal. Ay, mary, I'll be gone about it straight. Let not the sound of thallow foppery enter
My sober house.---By Jacob's itaif, I swear,
I have no mind of feaiting forth to-night :
But I will go.-Go you before me, firrah;
There will come a Christian by,
Will be worth a Jewels' eye.
[Exit Latin. Why gold, and jewels, she is furnith'd with; Sby. What says that fool of Hagar's offspring, 11a ? What page's suit the hath in readiness.
fef. His words were, Farewel, mistress ; 100Ii e'er the Jew her father come to heaven,
[feedler, I will be for his gentle daughter's fake :
-Shy. The patch 2 is kind enough; but a hirge And never dare misfortune cross her foot, Snail-Now in profit, and he sleeps by day Unless she do it under this excuse,
More than the wild cat ; drones hive not with ime: That the is stiue to a faithleis Jew.
Therefore 1 part with him; and part with him a Come, go with me; peruse this, as thou goest;
To one that I would have him help to waste
Perhaps, I will return imniediately;
Do, as I bid you.
Shut the doors after you : Fast bind, fast find ;:
A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.
Jes. Farewel ; and if my fortune be not craft, Sby. Well, thou shalt see, thy eyes shall be thy I have a father, you a daughter, loit. judge,
S CE N E VI.
Gra. This is the pent-house, under which Lam Lis Why, Jellica! $64. Who bids chee call? I do not bid thee call. Defir'd us to make stand. Lazz. Your worship was wont to tell me, that
Sal. His hour is almost paít. I could do nuthing without bidding.
Gra. And it is marvel he out-dwells his ho er, Ertir yfira.
For lovers ever run before the clock. 9. Call you ? what is your will
Sal. O, ten times falter Venus' pigeons fly So I am bid forth to supper, Jetlica ;
To real love's bonds new made, than they are w 0:2 There are my keys:—But wherefore invuld I go? To keep obliged fuith unforteited! 1 ao noi bid for love ; they flatter me :
Gra. That ever holds: Who riseth from a least But yet I'll go in hate, to feed upca
With that keen appetite that he hits down? The prodigal christian.- Jefíica, my girl,
Where is the horle, that doth untread again Look to my house :-I am right loth to go ;
His tedious measures with the unbated fire There is some ill a-brewing towards my reft,
That he did pace them first? All things that a I, For i did dream of money-bags to-night.
Are with more ipirit chased than enjoy'u. Laur. I beseech you, fir, go; my young master How like a younker, or a prodigal, datb expect your reproach.
The skarfed bark puts from her native bay, Sly. So do I his.
Hugg'd and embraced by the strumpet wind ! Ler. And they have conspired together,-- How like a prodigal doth the return; mail not fay, you Thall see a masque ; but if you With over-weather'd ribs, and ragged fails, ds, then it was not for nothing that my nose fell Lean, rent, and beggar'd by the strumpet wint! ötleeding on Black-Monday lat', at fix o'clock
Enter Lorenzo. the morning, falling out that year on Ain-Wed Sal. Here comes Lorenzo ;
-more of this here. day was four year in the afternoon.
[about it Sty. What are there masques ? Hear you me, Lor. Sweet friends, your patience for my k. og Jeilica :
Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait : Lack op my doors; and when you hear the drum, When you shall pleale to play the thieves for wiscesa
i Black-Monday, according to Stowe, means Easter-Monday, and was so called from Edward III. bawang litt a part of his army, tlien belieging Paris, by cold on that day, which was aliv rema: k. ily dark and milty. z 1. c. the fool,