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I am reading this book for my Writing 121 class at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon from January 8, 2013 to March 21, 2013. Read full review
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Review: The Merchant of VeniceUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
I much prefer Shakespeare's “tragi-comedies” to his mere comedies, and this one certainly excels in that genre. It's more of the stuff of real life, yet still entertaining and not as over-the-top as ... Read full review
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art thou bar marked Bass Bassanio found Bassanio read Antonio's beginning the bar Belmont bond choice choose chooseth Christian confess court cy's knell Daniel dear friend deserves Ding dong bell doth teach Duke Express'd eyes fair lady FANCY BRED fear fortune friend Antonio gave the ring gentle give and hazard Go back gold golden Gratiano hath hear heart heaven honour husband Jessica judge's clerk judgment justice laughs Portia learned judge lend live look maid married MASKELL HARDY Merchant of Venice mercy Morocco then enters Nerissa never noble prince o'er oath pardon pound of flesh Prince of Arragon Prince of Morocco quality of Mercy read Antonio's letter Repeat Coda scene shalt Shylock silver SINGING sound of music spirit stand suitors TELL thee There's three thousand ducats trial unto upright judge usurer usuries voice begins wife wisdom wish wrong
Page 62 - Nay, take my life and all ; pardon not that : You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house ; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
Page 52 - It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes: 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown ; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this sceptred sway ; It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice.
Page 61 - Tarry, Jew; The law hath yet another hold on you. It is enacted in the laws of Venice, — If it be proved against an alien, That by direct or indirect attempts He seek the life of any citizen...
Page 69 - Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold; There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins: Such harmony is in immortal souls; But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it. Enter Musicians. Come, ho! and...
Page 36 - Tell me, where is fancy bred, Or in the heart, or in the head ? How begot, how nourished ? Reply, reply. It is engender'd in the eyes, With gazing fed ; and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies. Let us all ring fancy's knell ; I'll begin it, — Ding, dong, bell.
Page 12 - For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine, And all for use of that which is mine own. Well then, it now appears you need my help : Go to, then ; you come to me, and you say ' Shylock, we would have moneys...
Page 54 - I will be bound to pay it ten times o'er, On forfeit of my hands, my head, my heart: If this will not suffice, it must appear That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority : To do a great right do a little wrong; And curb this cruel devil of his will. POR. It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established: 'T will be recorded for a precedent; And many an error, by the same example, Will rush into the state: it cannot be.
Page 52 - The quality of mercy is not strain'd ; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath ; it is twice bless'd ; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes ; 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown.
Page 68 - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Page 13 - Shylock, we would have moneys': — you say so; You, that did void your rheum upon my beard. And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur Over your threshold: moneys is your suit. What should I say to you? Should I not say, 'Hath a dog money? is it possible A cur can lend three thousand ducats?
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