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the Rialto ;- beggar, that us'd 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.
Sal. Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take his flesh; What's that good for?
49 Shy. To bait fish withal : if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge. He hath disgrac'd me, and hinder'd me of half a million; laugh'd at my los. ses, mock'd at my gains, scorn'd my nation, thwarted my bargains, cool'd my friends, heated mine ene. mies; And what's 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 cool'd 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. ✓ Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility ? re
venge : If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian exainple? why, revenge. The villainy, you teach me, I will execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better the instruction.
Enter a Servant. Serv. Gentlemen, my master Anthonio is at his house, and desires to speak with you
Sal. We have been up and down to seek him.
Sala. Here comes another of the tribe; a third cannot be match'd, unless the devil himself turn Jew.
[Exeunt SAL. and SALAN. Shy. How now, Tubal, what news from Genoa ? hast thou found my daughter?
Tub. I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.
78 Shy. 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.
9 Tub. Yes, other men have ill luck too; Anthonio, as I heard in Genoa,
Shy. What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck?
Tub. Hath an argosy cast away, coming from Tripolis.
Sky. 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 news: ha! ha!-- Where? in Genoa ?
Tub. Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, one night, fourscore ducats.
Shy. Thou stick'st a dagger in me:--I shall never see my gold again : Fourscore ducats at a sitting ! fourscore ducats!
Tub. There came divers of Anthonio's creditors in my company to Venice, that swear he cannot choose but break.
Shy. I am 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. Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal : it was my turquoise; I had it of Leah, when I was a bachelor: I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkies.
Tub. But Anthonio 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 merchandize I will : Go, go, Tubal, and meet me at our synagogue; go, good Tubal ; at our synagogue, Tubal.
Enter BASSANIO, PORTIA, GRATIANO,
The Caskets are set out.
Por. I pray you, tarry ; pause a day or two, Before you hazard; for, in choosing wrong, I lose your company; therefore, forbear a while : There's something tells me (but it is not love), 131 I would not lose you; and you know yourself, Hate counsels not in such a quality : But lest
should not understand me well
I could teach you
150 To stay you froin election,
Bass. Let me choose;
Por, Upon the rack, Bassanio? then confess
Bass. None, but that ugly treason of mistrust,
Por. Ay, but, I fear, you speak upon the rack,
161 Bass. Promise me life, and I'll confess the truth. Por. Well then, confess and live,
Bass. Confess, and love,
Por. Away then: I am lock'd in one of them;