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His borrow'd purse.—Well, Jessica, go in ;
[Exit, R. Jes. (L.) Farewell ; and if my fortune be not crost, I have a father, you a daughter, lost.
To my longing arins repair,
Come, and ease thy Jessy's care :
Sigh and gaze my soul away. [Exit, L. SCENE V.-A Street in Venice“Before Shylock's House.
Enter GRATIANO, SALARINO, SOLANIO, masked, 1. Gra. (c.) This is the pent-house, under which Lorenzo Desired us to make stand.
Sol. His hour is almost past.
Gra. And it is marvel he out-dwells his hour,
Sal. O, ten times faster Venus' pigeons fly
Enter LORENZO, masked, L.
By bolts of steel are limbs confin'd;
JESSICA, at the Window in Flat, L.
Lor. Lorenzo, and thy love.
Jes. Lorenzo, certain ; and my love, indeed ; For who love I so much ? and now who knows, But you, Lorenzo, whether I am yours ? Lor. Heaven, and thy thoughts, are witness that thou
art. Jes. Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains.
Lor. But come at once ;
Jes. I will make fast the doors, and gild myself
[Exit, from the window. Gra. (R.) Now, by my hood, a Gentile, and no Jew.
Lor. Beshrew me, but I love her heartily;
Enter JESSICA, L. D. F.
END OF ACT II.
ACT III. .
SCENE I.-A Street in Venice.
Enter SALARINO and SOLANIO, R,
Sal. (c.) The villain Jew with outcries rais'd the duke; Who went with him to search Bassanio's ship.
Sol. He came too late, the ship was under sail :
Sul. I never heard a passion so confus’d,
Sol. Marry, well remember'd : I reason'd with a Frenchman yesterday; who told me, that Antonio bath a ship of rich lading wreck'd on the narrow seas; the Goodwins, I think they call the place ; a very dangerous flat, and fatal, where the carcases of many a tall ship lie buried, as they say, if my gossip report be an honest woman of her word.
Sal. I would she were as lying a gossip in that as ever knapt ginger, or made her neighbours believe she wept for the death of a third husband : but it is true, that the good Antonio, the honest Antonio_0, that I had a title good enough to keep his name company!
Sol. Come, the full-stop.
Sal. Let me say Amen betimes, lest the devil cross thy prayer; for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew.
Enter SHYLOCK, L. How now, Shylock; what news among the merchants ?
Shy. (L. c.) You knew, none so well, none so well as you, of my daughter's flight. (c.)
Sol. That's certain ; I, for my part, knew the tailor that made the wings she flew withal.
Sal. And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was fledg’d: and then it is the complexion of them all to leave the dam.
Shy. She is damn'd for it.
Shy. My own flesh and blood to rebel!
Sal. But tell us, do you hear whether Antonio have had any loss at sea, or no?
Shy. There I have another bad match: a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto : -a beggar, that used to come so smug upon the mart;let him look to his bond : he was wont to call me usurer ; let him look to his bond: he was wont to lend money for a christian courtesy :-let him look to his bond.
[Goes L. Sol. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit thou wilt not take his flesh; what's that good for
Shy. [Goes R.] To bait fish withal : if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. [Returns to c.] He hath disgrac'd me, and hinder'd me of half a million ; laugh'd at my losses, mock'd at my gates, scorn'd my nation, 'thwarted my bargains, cool'd my friends, heated my enemies, and what his reason ?-I am a Jew. 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, heal'd by the same means, warm’d and coola by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is ? if you prick us, do we not bleed ?-if you tickle us, do we not laugh?—if you poison us, do we not die ? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge ? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility ? revenge: If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by villany, you teach me, I will execute ! and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Sal. Here comes another of the tribe: a third cannot be match’d, unless the devil himself turn Jew.
[Exeunt Solanio and Salarino, R.
Enter TUBAL, L. Shy. [Running to meet him.] How now, Tubal, what news from Genoa, hast thou found my daughter ?
Tub. (L.) I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.
Shy. (c.) Why there, there, there, there ! a diamond gone, cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort! 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 hears'd 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: why, thou loss upon loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge: nor no ill luck stirring, but what lights o' my shoulders ; no sighs, but o' my breathing: no tears, but o’ my shedding.
Tub. (L. c.) Yes, other men have ill luck too; Antonio, as I heard in Genoa
Shy. What, what, what! ill luck, ill luck?
Shy. I thank God, I thank God !—Is it true? is it true ?
Tub. I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the wreck.
Shy. I thank thee, good Tubal ?-Good news, good Gews: ha! ha!-Where? in Genoa ?
Tub. Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, one night, fourscore ducats.
Shy. (L.) Thou stick’st a dagger în me--I shall never see my gold again : fourscore ducats at a sitting ! fourscore ducats !
Tub. (L.) There came divers of Antonio's creditors in my company to Venice, that swear he cannot choose but break.
Shy. 'I am very glad of it; I'll plague him; I'll torture him; I am glad of it.
Tub. One of them shewed me a ring, that he had of your daughter for a monkey.
Shy. [Running R.] Out upon ber! Thou torturest me, Tubal : it was my torquoise ; I had it of Leah, when I was a bachelor : I would not have given it for a wil. derness of monkeys.
[Crosses to L. Tub. But Antonio is certainly undone.
Shy. Nay, that's true, that's very true : go, Tubal, (fee me an officer, bespeak him a fortnight before: I will
have the heart of him, if he forfeit; for were he out of Venice, I can make what merchandise I will : go, go, Tubal, and meet me at our synagogue, go, good Tubal; at our synagogue, Tubal. [Exeunt Shylock, L. Tubal, R.