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I must be married to my brother's daughter,
way of gain! But I am in
Re-enter Page, with TYRREL.
Tyr. James Tyrrel, and your most obedient subject.
Prove me, my gracious lord.
K. Rich. Why, then thou hast it: two deep enemies,
Tyr. Let me have open means to come to them,
Tyrrel : Go, by this token : rise, and lend thine ear : [Whispers. There is no more but so: say, it is done, And I will love thee, and prefer thee for it. Tyr. I will despatch it straight.
[Exit. Re-enter BUCKINGHAM. Buck. My lord, I have considered in
mind The late request that you
did sound me in. K. Rich. Well, let that rest. Dorset is fled to Richmond. Buck. I hear the news, my lord. K. Rich. Stanley, he is your wife's son :-well, look to it.
Buck. My lord, I claim the gift, my due by promise,
faith is pawn'd : The earldom of Hereford, and the movables, Which you have promised I shall possess.
K. Rich. Stanley, look to your wife : if she convey Letters to Richmond, you shall answer it.
Buck. What says your highness to my just request ?
K. Rich. I do remember me,-Henry the Sixth
Buck. My lord !
K. Rich. How chance the prophet could not at that time Have told me, I being by, that I should kill him?
Buck. My lord, your promise for the earldom
K. Rich. Richmond ! When last I was at Exeter,
mayor in courtesy shew'd me the castle,
Buck. My lord !
Ay, what's o'clock ?
Well, but what's o'clock ?
Well, let it strike.
K. Rich. Because that, like a Jack, thou keep’st the stroke
Buck. Why, then resolve me whether you will or no.
Exeunt KING RICHARD and train.
The Merchant of Venice.
Act I., SCENE III.-A PUBLIC PLACE IN VENICE.
Shy. For three months, ---well.
Bass. May you stead me? Will you pleasure me? Shall I know your answer ?
Shy. Three thousand ducats, for three months, and Antonio bound.
Bass. Your answer to that.
Shy. Ho, no, no, no, no ;-my meaning, in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me, that he is sufficient. Yet his means are in supposition: he hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies; I understand, moreover, upon the Rialto, he hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for England ; and other ventures he hath, squander'd abroad. But ships are but boards, sailors but men: there be land-rats, and waterrats, land-thieves, and water-thieves, -I mean, pirates; and then, there is the peril of waters, winds, and rocks. The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient;—three thousand ducats :-I think I may take his bond.
Bass. Be assured you may.
Bass. If it please you to dine with us.
Shy. Yes, to smell pork ; 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. What news on the Rialto £-Who is he comes here?
Shy. [Aside.] How like a fawning publican he looks !
On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift,
Shylock, do you hear?
[To ANTONIO Your worship was the last man in our mouths.
Ant. Shylock, albeit I neither lend nor borrow,
Ay, ay, three thousand ducats.
Shy. I had forgot,—three months, you told me so. Well then, your bond ; and, let me see,
-but hear you;
I do never use it.
Ant. Well, Shylock, shall we be beholding to you?
Shy. Signior Antonio, many a time and oft,
You say so;
And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur
thus much moneys.
Ant. This were kindness.
This kindness will I show.
Ant. Content, in faith ; I'll seal to such a bond, And say there is much kindness in the Jew.
Bass. You shall not seal to such a bond for me : I'll rather dwell in my necessity.