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Would blow me to an ague when I thought And do a wilful stillness entertain,
What harm a wind too great might do at sea. With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion
I should not see the sandy hour-glass run, of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit;
But I should think of shallows and of flats ; As who should say, I am Sir Oracle,
And see my wealtby Andrew dock'd in sand, And, when I ope my lips, let no dog bark !
Vailing her high-top lower than ber ribs, O my Antonio, I do know of these,
To kiss her burial. Should I go to church, That therefore only are reputed wise,
And see the holy edifice of stone,

For saying nothing ; wbo, I am very sure,
And not betbink me straight of dangerous rocks ; If they should speak, would almost damn those
Which touching but my gentle vessel's side,


(fools. Would scatter all her spices on the stream; Wbich, hearing them, would call their brütbers, Eurobe the roaring waters with my silks ;

I'll tell tbee more of this another time : And, in a word, but even now worth this, But fish not, with this melancholy hait, And now worth nothing ? Shall I have the For this fool's gudgeon, this opinion. thought

Come, good Lorenzo :-Fare ye well, a while ; To think on this; and shall I lack the thought, I'll end my exbortation after dinner. + That such a thing, becbanc'd, would make ine Lor. Well, we will leave you then till dinner. sad ?

time : But, tell not me: I know, Antonio

I must be one of these same dumb wise men, Is sad to think upon his merchandise.

For Gratiano never lets me speak. Ant. Believe me, no : I thank my fortune for Gra. Well, keep me company but two years My ventures are not in one boltuin trusted, [il,

more, Nor to one place ; nor is my whole estate Thou shalt not know the sound of tbine own Upon the fortune of this present year :

tongue. Therefore, my merchandise inakes me not sad. Ant. Farewell : I'll grow a talker for this Salan. Why then you are in love.

gear. Ant. Fie, fie !

Gra. Tbanks, i'faith ; for silence only is comSalan. Not in love neither! Then let's say you


(ble. are sad,

In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendiBecause you are not merry : and, 'ıwere as easy

(Eicunt GRATIANO and LORENZO. For you to laugh, and leap, and say, you are Ant. Is that any thing now? merry,

(Janus, Bass. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of po. Because you are not sad. Now, by two-headed thing, more than any man in all Venice: His Nature hatb fram'd strange fellows in her time : reasons are as two grains of wheat bid in two Some that will evermore peep tbrough their bushels of chaff; you sball seek all day ere you eyes,

find them ; and wben you have them they are And laugh, like parrots, at a bagpiper ;

not worth the search. And other of such vinegar aspect,

Ant. Well ;

tell me now, what lady is this That they'll not show their teetbin way of

same smile,

To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. That you to-day promis'd to tell me of 1

Bass. 'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio, Enter BASSANTO, LORENZO, and GRATIANO. How much I have disabled mine estate, Salan. Here comes Bassanio, your most noble By soinething showing a more swelling port kinsman,

Than my faint means would grant continuance : Gratiano, and Lorenzo : Fare you well ;

Nor do 1 now make moan to be abridg'd We leave you now with better company.

From such a poble rate ; but my chief care Salar. I would have staid till i had made you ls, to come fairly off from the great debts, merry

Wherein my time, something too prodigal, If worthier friends had not prevented me. Hath left me gaged : To you, Antonio,

Ant. Your worth is very dear in my regard. I owe the most, in money, and in love ; I take it, your own business calls on you, And from your love I have a warranty And you embrace the occasion to depart. To unburden all my plots and purposes, Salar. Good morrow, my goud lords.

How to get clear of all the debts I owe.
Bass. Good signiors both, when shall we laugh? Ant. I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know

Say, wben?
You grow exceeding strange : Must it be so ? And, if it stand, as you yourself still do,
Salar. We'll make our leisures to attend on within the eye of bonour, be assur'd,

My purse, my person, my extremest means,
(Ereunt SALARINO and SALANIO. Lie all unlock'd to your occasious.
Lor. My lord Bassanio, since you have found Bass. In my school days, wben I had lost on

shaft, We two will leave you : but at dinner time, I shot his fellow of the self-same fight I pray you, have in mind where we must meet. The self-same way, with more advised watch, Bass. I will not fail you.

To find the other fortb ; and by adveut'ring Gra. You look pot well, signior Antonio ;

both, You have too much respect upon the world :

I oft found both: 1 urg'd this childhood proof, They lose it, ibat do buy it with inuch care. Because what follows is pure innocence Believe me, you are marvellously chang'd. I owe you much ; and, like a wilful youth, Ant. I hold the world but as the world, Gra. That which I owe is lost: but if you please tiano,

To shoot another arrow that self way A stage, where every man must play a part, Which you did shoot the first, I do not doubt And mine a sad one.

As I will watch the aim, or to find both, Gra. Let me play the Fool :

Or bring your latter hazard back again, With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come ; And thankfully rest debtor for the first. And let my liver rather beat with wine,

Ant. You know me well; and herein spend Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.

but time, Wby shonld a man, whose blood is warm within, To wind about my love with circumstance ; Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?

And, out of doubt, you do me now more wrong, Sleep when he wakes ? and creep into the jaun. in making question of my uttermost,

dice By being peevish? I tell thee what, Antonio,

• Obstinate silence. I love thee, and it is my love that speaks ;

+ This is an allusion to the puritan preachers; who Tbere are a sort of men, whose visages

being generally long and tedious, were obliged to post

pone that part of their sermon called the exhortativa, Do cream and mantle, like a standing pond; till after dinner.

it ;

Than if you had made waste of all I bave : potbing but talk of bis horse ; and he makes it Then do but say to me what I should do,

a great appropriation to his good parts, that he That in your knowledge may by me be done, caii shoe hin himself; I am much afraid, my And I ain pressid • unto it: therefore, speak, lady his mother played false with a smith. Bass. In Belmont is a lady richly left,

Ner. Then, is there the county · Palatine. And she is fair, and, fairer than that word, Por. He doth nothing but frown ; as wbo of wondrous virtues ; sometimes + from ber eyes should say, An if you will not have me, choose : I did receive fair speechless messages :

he hears merry tales, and smiles not: I fear he Her name is Portia ; nothing undervalued will prove the weeping pbilosopher when be To Cato's daughter, Brulus' Portia.

grows oid, being so full of unmannerly sadness Nor is the wide world igporant of ber worth : in bis youth. I had rather be married to a For the four winds blow in from every coast

death's head with a bone in his mouth, than Renowned suitors : and her sunny locks

to either of these. God defend ine froin these Hang on her temples like a golden fleece ;

two. Which makes her seat of Belmont, Colchos' Ner. How say you by the French lord, Mon. strand,

sieur Le Bon ? And many Jasons come in quest of her.

Por. God made him, and therefore let bim O my Antonio, bad I but the means

pass for a man. In truth, I know it is a sin to To hold a rival place with one of them,

be a mocker ; But, he! why, he hath a borse I have a mind presages me such thrift,

better than the Neapolitan's ; a better bad habit That I should questionless be fortunate.

of frowning than the count Palatine : he is every Ant. Thou know'st, that all my fortunes are man in no man: if a Ibrostle sing, he falls at sea ;

straight a capering : he will fence with bls own Nor have I money, nor commodity

shadow: if I should marry him, I should marry To raise a present som : therefore go forth, twenty husbands : If he would despise me, I Try what my credit can in Venice do ;

would forgive him ; for if he love me to mad. That shall be rack'd even to the uttermost, ness, I shall never requite him. To furnish thee to Belmont, to fair Portia. Ner. What say you then to Faulconbridge, Go, presently inquire, and so will I,

the young baron of England ? Where money is; and I no question make,

Por. You know, I say nothing to bim ; for he To have it of my trust, or for my sake.

understands not me, nor I bim : he bath neither [Exeunt. Latin, French, vor Italian ; and you will come

into the court and swear, that I have a poor SCENE II.-Belmont.--A Room in PORTIA's penny-worth in the English. He is a proper House.

man's picture; But, alas! who can converse

with a dumb sbow How oddly he is suited ! Enter Portia and NERISSA.

I think, he bought bis doublet in Italy, his round Por. By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is bose in France, his bonnet in Germany, and his 2-weary of this great world.

bebaviour every where. Ner. You would be, sweet madam, if your Ner. Wbat think you of the Scottish lord, bis miseries were in the same abundance as your neighbour ? good fortunes are : And yet for aught I see, Por. That he bath a neighbourly charity in they are as sick, that surfeit with too much, as bim ; for be borrowed a box of the ear of the they that starve with nothing : It is no mean Englishınan, and swore he would pay him again, happiness therefore, to be serted in the mean ; when he was able ; I think the Frenchman superfuity comes sooner by white hairs, but became bis surety, and sealed under for ancompetency lives longer.

other. Por. Good sentences, and well pronounced. Ner. How like you the young German, the Ner. They would be better, if well followed. duke of Saxony's nephew?

Por. If to do were as easy as to know what Por. Very vilely in the morning, when he is were good to do, chapels had been churcbes, sober; and most vilely in the afternoon, when and poor men's cottages princes' palaces. It be is drunk : wben bé is best, he is little worse is a good divine that follows his own instruc-than a man; and when he is worst, be is little tions ; I can easier teach twenty wbat were good better than a beast; an the worst fall + that ever to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow rell, I hope I shall make shift to go without mine own teaching. The brain may devise laws him. for the blood ; but a hot temper leaps over a Ner. If he should offer to choose, and choose cold decree : such a hare is madness the youth, the right casket, you should refuse to perform to skip o'er the meshes of good counsel the your father's will, if you should refuse to accept cripple. But this reasoning is not in the fashion him. to choose me a husband :-0 me, the word Por. Therefore, for fear of the worst, I pray

I choose! I may neither choose whom I would, thee set a deep glass of Rhenish wine on the nor refuse whom I dislike ; so is the will of a contrary casket : for, if the devil be within, and living daughter curb’d by the will of a dead fa- that temptation without, I know he will choose ther :-Is it not bard, Nerissa, that I cannot it. I will do any thing, Nerissa, ere I will be choose one, nor refuse none

married to a sponge. Ner. Your father was ever virtuous; and Ner. You need not fear, lady, the having ary boly men, at their death, bave good inspira- of these lords; they have acquainted me with tions; therefore the lottery that be bath de their determination : which is, indeed, to return vised in these three chests, of gold, silver, and to their home, and to trouble you with no more lead, (whereof who chooses his ineaning, suit; unless you may be won by some otber chooses you,) will, no doubt, never be chosen sort than your father's imposition, depending on by any rightly, but one who you shall rightly the caskets. love. But what warmth is there in your affec- Por, if I live to be as old as Sibylla I will tion towards any of these princely suitors that die as chaste as Diana, unless I be obtailied by are already come?

the manner of my father's will : I am glad this Por. I pray thee overname them; and as parcel of wooers are so reasonable ; for there is thou namest them, I will describe tbem : and, not one among them but I dote on his very according to my description, level at my affec-absence, and I pray God grant them a fair de tion.

parture. Ner. First, there is the Neapolitan prince. Ner. Do you not remember, lady, in your Por. Ay, that's a colti indeed, for be doth father's time, a Venetian, a scholar, and sol

• Ready.

+ Formerly. A beady, gay youngster.

• Count.
I. e. If the worst happen that rver, ke

mne so.

dier, that came hither in company of the mar. Even there where merchants most do congrequis of Montferrat ?

gate, Por. Yes, yes, it was Bassanio ; as I think so On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift, was he called.

Which he calls interest : Cursed be my tribe, Ner. True, madam ; he, of all the men that if I forgive him! ever my foolish eyes looked upon, was the best Bass. Shylock, do you hear? deserving a fair lady,

Shy. I am debating of my present store ; Por. I remember him well; and I remember And, by the near guess of my memory, him worthy of thy praise.--How now! what I cannot instantly raise up the gross ness

of full three thousand ducats : What of that?

Tubal, a wealthy Hebrew of my tribe,
Enter a SERVANT.

Will furnish me; But soft ; how many months Serv. The four strangers, seek for you, ma- Do you desire ?--Rest you fair, good signior ; dam, to take their leave: and there is a fore

(TO ANTONIO, rumer come from a onth, the prince of Mo. Yonr worship was the last man in our inouths. rocco ; who brings word the prince, his master, Ant. Sbylock, albeit, I weither leud nor burwill be bere to-night.

row, Por. If I could bid the fifth welcome witb 80 By taking nor by giving of excess, good a heart as I can bid the other four fare. Yet, to supply the ripe wants of my friend, well, I should be glad of his approach: if he !'ll break a custom :-- Is he yet possess'd, t have the condition of a saint, and the com

How much you would ? plexion of a devil, I had rather he sbould shrive Shy. Ay, ay, three thousand ducats. me, than wive me. Come, Nerissa.-Sirrah, go

Ant. And for three months. before.-Whiles we shut the gate upon one

Shy. I had forgot,-ibree months, you told wooer, another knocks at the door. (Exeunt.

Well then, your bond ; and, let me see,--But

hear you ; SCENE III.-Venice.- A public Place.

Methought, you said, you neither lend, nor Enter BASSANIO and SHYLOCK.

Upon advantage.


Ant. I do never use it. Shy. Three thousand ducats,-well.

Shy. When Jacob grazid bis uncle Laban's Buss. Ay, Sir, for three months.

sheep, Shy. For three months,-well.

This Jacob from our holy Abraham was
Bass. For the which, as I told you, Antonio (As his wise mother wronglit iu bis beball,)
shall be bound.
Shy. Antonio sball become bound,-well.

The third possessor; ay, he was the third.

Ant. And wiat of him? did he take interest ? Bass. May you stead me? Will you pleasure

Shy. No, not take interest ; not, as you would me? Shall I know your answer ?

say, Shy. Three thousand ducats, for three months, Directly interest: mark what Jacob did. and Antonio bound.

When Laban and himself were comproinisid, Bass. Your answer to that.

Tbat all the eaulings which were streak'd and Shy. Antonio is a good man.

pied, Bass. Have you beard any imputatiou to the sbould fall as Jacob's bire; the ewes, being rank, contrary?

In the end of autumn turned to the rams; Shy. Ho, no, no, no, no;-my meaning, in say. And when the work of generation was ing be is a good man, is to bave you under- Between tbese woolly breeders in the act, stand me, that he is sufficient : yet his means the skilful shepherd peeld me certain wands, are in supposition : he bath an argosy bound to And, in the doing of the deed of kind, I Tripolis, another to the Indies, I understand He stu: them up before the fulsome ewes ; moreover upon the Rialto, be bath a third al who, then conceiving, did in eauing time Mexico, a foarth for England, --and other Fall party-colour'd lambs, and

those ventures he hath, squander'd abroad : But ships

Jacob's. are but boards, sailors but men: there be land. This was a way to thrive, and he was blest ; rats and water-rats, water-thieves, and land

And thrist is blessing, if men steal it not. thieves ; I mean, pirates ; and then, there is

Ant. This was a venture, Sir, ibat Jacob the peril of waters, winds, and rocks : The man

serv'd for ; is, notwithstanding, sufficient ;--three thousand a thing not in bis power to bring to pass, ducats ;-I think, I may take bis bond.

But sway'd and fashion'd by the band of beaven, Bass. Be assured you may.

Was this inserted to make interest good ! Shy. I will be assured i may; and, I

Or is your gold and silver, ewes and ranis ? may be assured, I will bethink me : May I

Shy. I cannot tell; I make it breed as speak with Antonio ?

fast :Bass. If it please you to dine with us.

But note nie, signior. Shy. Ye3, to smell pork; to eat of the habi.

Ant. Mark you tbis, Bassanio, tatio, which your prophet, tbe Nazarite, con. The devil can cite scripture for bis purpose. jured the devil into + I will buy with you, sell an evil sonl producing holy witness, with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so

Is like a villain with a smiling cheek ; following; but I will not eat with you, drink A goodly apple rotten at the heart : with you, nor pray with you. What news on Oh! what a goodly outside falsehood bath! the Rialto - Who is he comes here?

Shy. Tbree thousand ducats, --'tis a good

round sum. Enter ANTONIO.

Three months from twelve, then let me see the Bass. This is signior Antonio,

rate. Shy. [Aside.) How like a fawning publican Ant. Well, Shylock, shall we be beholden to you, be looks i

Shy. Signior Antonio, many a time, and oil, I hate him, for he is a Christian :

In the Rialto you have rated me But more, for that, in low simplicity,

About my monies and my usauces: 5 He lends out money gratis, and brings down Still have I borne it with a patient sbrug; The rate of usance here, with us in Venice. For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe : If I can catch him once upon the hip,

You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, I will feed fat the ancient grudge i bear him!

And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, He hates our sacred nation : and be rails, And all for use of that which is mine own.

• Wants which admit no longer selay. • Temper, qualities, + Shylock's allusions


1 Nature. are all aporopriare.



Well then, it now appears, you need my help:

Go to then : you come to me, and you say,
Shylock, we would have monies : You say so;

SCENE 1.-Belmont.A Room in PORTIA'S You, that did void your rheuin upon my beard,

And foot me, as you spura a stranger cur
Over your threshold ; monies is your suit.

Flourish of Cornets. Enter the PRINCE OP What should I say to you? Should I not say,

MOROCCO und his Train ; PORTIA, NERISSA, Hath a dog money ? is it possible,

und other of her Attendants. A cur can lend three thousand ducats ! or, Mor. Mislike me not for my complexion, Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key, The shadow'd livery of the burnish'd sun, With 'bated breath, and whispering humble. To whom I am a neighbour, and near bred. ness,

Bring me the fairest creature northward born, Say this,

Where Phæbus' fire scarce thaws the icicles, Fair Sir, you spit on me on Wednesday And let us make incision • for your love, last:

To prove whose blood is reddest, his, or’mine. You spurn'd me such a day; another time I tell thee, lady, this aspect of mine You call'd me-dog; and for these courtesies Hath fear'd the valiant; by my love, I swear l'll lend you thus much monies.

The best-regarded virgins of our clime Ant. I am as like to call thee so again, Have lov'd it too : I would not change this hue, To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too. Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen. If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not

Por. In terms of choice I am not solely led As to shy friends ; (for when did friendship By nice direction of a maiden's eyes : take)

Besides the lottery of my destiny A breed for barren metal of his friend?

Bars nie the right of voluntary choosing :
But lend it rather to thine enemy;

But, if my father bad not scanted me,
Who, if he break, tbou may'st with better face And hedg'd ine by his wit, to yield myself
Exact the penalty.

His wife, who wins me by that means I told you, Shy. Why, look you, how you storm!

Yourself, renowned priuce, then stood as fair, I would be friends with you, and have your As any comer 1 bave look'd on yet, love,

For my affection. Forget the shames that you have stain'd me Mor. Even for that I thank you : with,

Therefore, ! pray you, lead me to the caskets, Supply your present wants, and take no doit To try my fortune. By this scimitar,or usance for my monies, and you'll not bear That slew the Sophy, and a Persian prince, me :

That won three fields of Sultan Solyman,This is kind I offer.

I would out-stare the sternest eyes that look, Ant. This were kinduess.

Out-brave the beart most daring on the earth, Shy. This kindness will I show :

Pluck the young suckling cubs froin the she Go with me to a notary, seal me there

bear, Your single bond ; and, in a merry sport,

Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey, If you repay me not on such a day,

To win thee, lady : But, alas the while ! Ju such a place, such sum or sums as are If Hercules and Lichas play at dice Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit

Which is the better man, the greater throw Be nominated for an equal pound

May turn by fortune from the weaker hand : of your fair flesh, to be cnt off and taken So is Alcides beaten by his page ; Ju what part of your body pleaseth me.

And so may 1, blind fortune leading me, Ant. Content, in faith ; I'll seal to such a Miss that which one unworthier may attain, bond,

And die with grieving.
And say there is much kindness in the Jew. Por. You must take your chance ;
Bass. You shall not seal to such a bond for And either not attempt to choose at all,

Or swear, before you choose, if you choose 1'11 rather dwell in my necessity.

Ant. Why, fear not, mau; I will not forfeit il; Never to speak to lady afterward
Within these two months, that's a month before In way of marriage : therefore be advis'd.
This bond expires, 1 do expect return

Mor. Nor will not; come, bring me outo my of thrice three times the value of this bond.

cbance. Shy. O father Abrabam, what these Christians Por. First, forward to the teinple; after dinuer are ;

Your hazard sball be made. Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect Mor. Good fortune then !

(Cornets. The thoughts of others ! Pray you, tell me ibis ; To make me bless'd, or cursed'st among men. If he should break his day, what should I gain

1 Exeunt. By the exaction of the forfeiture ? A pound of man's flesh, taken froin a man,

SCENE II.- Venice.-A Street.
Io not so estimable, profitable neither,
As flesh of multons, beefs, or goats. I say,

To buy bis favour, 1 extend this friendship : Laun. Certainly my couscience will serve me
If he will take it, so ; if not, adieu ;

to run from this Jew, my master : The fiend is And, for my love, I pray you, wrong me not.

at mine elbow: and tempts ine, saying to me, Ant. Yes, Sbylock, i will seal unto this Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo, good Launcelot, or bond.

good Gobbo, or good Launcelot Gobbo, use Shy. Then ineet me forthwith at the notary's ; your legs, take the start, run away: My conGive him direction for this merry bond,

science says,--10; take heed, honest Launcelot ; And I will go and purse the ducats straight; take heed, honest Gobbo; or, as aforesaid, See to my house, lett in the fearful guard honest Launcelot Gobbo ; do not run; scorn of an unthriity knave ; and presently

running with thy heels : Well, the most couI will be with you.

(Foxit. rageous fiend bids me pack ; via ! says the fiend; Ant. Hie thee, gentle Jew.

away! says the fiend, for the heavens ; rouse This Hebrew will turu Christian ; he grows up a brave mind, says the fiend, and run. kind.

Well, my conscience, banging about the neck of Bass. I like not fair terms, and a villain's my heart, says very wisely to me,--my honest mind.

friend Launcelot, being an honest man's son, Ant. Come on : in this there can be no dis--or rather an honest woman's son ;-for, indeed, inay,

my father did sometbing smack, something grow My ships coine home a mo:ith before the day.

(Exeunt. • Red blood is a traditionary sign of ove affrightecla

to, le bad a kind of taste; well, my conscience, but I am Launcelot, the Jew's man; and, I am says, Launcelot, budge not ; budge, says the sure, Margery, your wife, is my mother, tend ; budge not, says my conscience : Cousci. Gob. Her naine is Margery, indeed : I'll be ence, says i, you counsel well; tiend, says I, you sworu, if thou be Launcelot, thou art mine own comsel well : to be ruled by my conscience, ! flesh and blood. Lord worshipp'd might be be ! should stay with the Jew iny master, wbo, (God what a beard hast thou got ! thou hast got more bless the inark !) is a kind of devil; and to run hair ou thy chin, tbau Dobbin my tbill-horse away from the Jew, I should be ruled by the has on bis tail. tiend, who, saving your reverence, is the devil Laun. It should seem then, that Dobbin's tail himseli'; Certainly, the Jew is the very devil grows backward; I am sure be had more bair on incarnation; and, in my conscience, my con his tail, than I have on my face, when I lust saw science is but a kind of hard copscience, to offer him. to counsel nie to stay with the Jew: The fiend Gob. Lord, bow art thou changed! How dost gives the more friendly couusel: I will run, thou and thy master agree? I bave brought him fend; my beels are at your commandment, i a present; How 'gree you now? will run.

Laun. Well, well; but, for mine own part, as

I have set up my rest to run away, so I will not Enter old GOBBO, with a Basket.

rest till I have run some ground : iny master's a Gob. Master, young man, you, I pray you ; very Jew: Give bim a present! give him a halwhich is the way to inaster Jew's ?

ter: I am famish'd in his service ; you may tell Laun. [ Aside.) O beavens, this is my true be every fiuger I have with my ribs.' Father, I ain golten father! who, being more than sand-blind, glad you are come : give me your present to one high-gravel blind, knows me not :-I will try con- master Bassanio, who, indeed, gives rare new clusions with him.

liveries : if I serve not hini, I will run as far as Gob. Master young gentleman, I pray you, God has any grond.-0 rare fortunel here comes which is the way to master Jew's !

ibe man ;-to him, father; for I am a Jew if I Laun. Turn up on your right band, at the next serve the Jew any longer. turning, but at the next turning of all, on your left; inarry, at the very next turning, turn of no Enter Bassanio, with LEONARDO, and other band, but turn down indirectly to the Jew's

Followers. house.

Bass. You may do so :--but let it he so basted, Gob. By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way that supper be ready at the farthest by five of the to hit. Can you tell me whether one Launce. clock : See these letters deliver'd; put the liveries lot, that dwells with bim, dwell with him, or no ? to inaking; and desire Gratiano to come anou to Laun. Talk you of young master Launce- ny lodging.

(Exit a Servant. lot 1-Mark me now ; (aside.) now will I raise Laun. To him, fatber. the waters :-Talk you of young master Lanuce- Gob. God bless your worsbip ! lot?

Bass. Gramercy; would'st thou aught with Glo. No master, Sir, but a poor man's son ; me? his father, though I say it, is an honest ex- Gob. Here's my son, Sir, a poor boy, ceeding poor man, and, God be thanked, well to Laun. Not a poor boy, Sir, but the rich Jew's live.

man ; that would, Sir, as my father shall spe Laun. Well, let his father be what he will, we cify,talk of young master Launcelot.

Gob. He hath a great infection, Sir, as one Gob. Your worship's frieud, and Launcelot, would say, to serve-Sir.

Laun. Indeed, the short and the long is, I Laun. But I pray you ergo, old man, ergo, serve the Jew, and I bave a desire, as my father beseech you ; Talk you of young master Launce shall specify-lot 1

Gob. His master and he, (saving your wor. Gob. Of Launcelot, an't please your master- sbip's reverence,) are scarce cater-cousins : ship.

Laun. To be brief, the very truth is, that the Laun. Ergo, master Launcelot ; talk not of Jew, having done me wrong, doth cause me, as master Launcelot, father ; for the young gentle. my father, being I hope an old man, shall frutify man (acccording to fates and destinies, and such unto you,-odd saying, the sisters three, and such branches Gob. I have here a dish of doves, that I of learning, is, indeed, deceased ; or, as you would bestow upon your worship; and my suit would say, in plain terms, gone to heaven. is,

Gob. Marry, God forbid ! the boy was the very Laun. In very brief, the suit is impertinent to staff of my age, iny very prop.

myself, as your worship sball kyow by this honest Laun. Do I look like a cudgel, or a hovel-old man; and, though I say it, though old man, post, a stail, or a prop ?-Do you know me, fa- yet, poor man, my fatber. tber

Bass. Onespeak for both :- What would Gob. Alack the day, I know you not, young

you ? gentleman : but, I pray you, tell me, is my boy, Laun. Serve yon, sir. (God rest his soul!) alive, or dead?

Gob. This is the very defect of the matter, Sir. Laun. Do you bot kuow me, father?

Bass. I know thee well, thou hast obtain's thy Gob. Alack, Sir, I am sand-blind, I know you

suit : not.

Shylock, thy master, spoke with me this day, Laun. Nay, indeed, if you bad your eyes, you And bath preferr'd ibee, if it be preferment, might fail of the knowing me : it is a wise father, To leave a rich Jew's service, to become that knows his own child. Well, old man, I will Tbe follower of so poor a gentleman. tell you news of your son : Give me your bless. Laun. The old proverb is very well parted ing: truth will come to light; murder cannot be between my master Shylock and you, Sir ; you bid long, a man's sou may ; but, in the end, have the grace of God, Sir, and he hath euongh. truth will out.

Bass. Thou speak'st it well : Go, father, with Gob. Pray you, Sir, stand up ; I am sure, you

tby son :are not Launcelot, my boy.

Take leave of thy old master, and inquire Laun. Pray you, let's have no more fooling My lodging out :-Give bim a livery about it, but give me your blessing; I am Launce.

[To his Followers. lot, your boy that was, your son that is, your More guarded + toan his fellows': See it done. child that shall be.

Laun. Father, in :-) cannot get a service, Gob. I cannot think, you are my son.

no ;- I have ne'er a tongie in my bead.- Well; Laun. I know not what I shall think of that : 1 Looking on his palm.) if any man in Italy bave

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