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And spat 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 monies ; You say so ;
You, that did void your rheum upon my beard,
And foor me, as you spurn a stranger cur
Over your threshold; monies is your suit.
What should I say to you? Should I not say,
Hath a dog money? Is it posible,
A cur can lend three thousand ducats? or
Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key,
With 'bated breath, and whispering humbleness,
Say this,-Fair Sir, you spit on me on wednesday last ;
You spurn'd me such a day; anotber time
You calld me-dog; and for these courteses
I'll lend you thus much monies.
Anth. I am as like to call thee so again,
To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too.
If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not
As to thy friends ; (for when did friendship take
A breed of barren metal of his friend?)
But lend it rather to thine enemy;
Who if he break, thou may'st with better face
Exact the penalty.
Sby. Why, look
I would be friends with you, and have your love,
Forget the shames that you have stain'd me with,
Supply your present wants, and take no doit
Of utance for my monies, and you'll not hear me ;
i gaberdine, ]-cassock, a frock.
-“my best way is to creep under his gaberdine."
TEMPEST, A& II, S. 2. Trin. h A breed of barrer metal ]—Increase, money produced from the principal.
This is kind I offer.
Anth. This were kindness.
Sby. This kindness will I show :-
Go with me to a notary, seal me there
Your single bond; and, in a merry sport,
you repay me not on such a day,
In such a place, such fum, or sums, as are
Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit
Be nominated for an equal pound
your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken In what
your body pleaseth me. Antb. Content, in faith ; l'll seal to such a bond, And say, there is much kindness in the Jew.
Bas. You shall not seal to such a bond for me,
I'll rather' dwell in my necessity.
Anth. Why, fear not, man ; I will not forfeit it;
Within these two months, that's a month before
This bond expires, I do expect return
Of thrice three times the value of the bond.
Sby. O father Abraham, what these Christians are ;
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others! Pray you, tell me this;
If he should break his day, what should I gain
By the exaction of the forfeiture?
A pound of man's fesh, taken from a man,
Is not so estimable, profitable neither,
As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats. I say,
To buy his favour, I extend this friendship:
If he will take it, fo ; if not, adieu ;,
And, for my love, I pray you, wrong me not.
Anib. Yes, Shylock, I will seal unto this bond.
Sby. Then meet me forthwith at the notary's; Give him direction for this merry bond,
i dwell in my neceffity. ]-abide, continue necessitous.
And I will go and purse the ducats strait ;
See to my house, left in the "fearful guard
Of an unthrifty knave ; and presently
I will be with you.
[Exit. Anth. Hie thee, gentle Jew.This Hebrew will turn Christian ; he grows kind.
Baj. I like not fair 'terms, and a villain's mind.
Anth. Come on ; in this there can be no dismay, My ships come home a month before the day. (Exeunt.
Enter the Prince of Morocco, and three or four followers
accordingly; with Portia, Nerisa and ber train. Flourish Cornets.
Mor. Minike me not for my complexion,
The shadow'd livery of the burnish'd sun,
To whom I am a neighbour, and near bred.
Bring me the faireft creature northward born,
Where Phæbus' fire scarce thaws the isicles,
And let us make incision for your love,
To prove whose blood is reddeft, his, or mine.
I tell thee, lady, this aspect of mine
Hath fear'd " the valiant; by my love, I swear,
The best regarded virgins of our clime
fearful guard ]-causing fear, not fit to be trusted. 1 terms,] speeches.
reddej,]-red blood was deemed an indication of courage.
" fear'd]-[car'd, terrified.
“ fear boys with bugs."
TAMING OF THE SHREW, Act I, S. 2. Pet.
Have lov'd it too : I would not change this hue,
Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen.
Por. In terms of choice I am not solely led
By nice direction of a maiden's eyes :
Besides, the lottery of my destiny
Bars me the right of voluntary chusing:
But, if my father had not scanted me,
And hedg'd me by his will, to yield myself
His wife, who wins me by that means I told you,
Yourself, renowned prince, then stood as fair,
As any comer I have looked on yet,
Mor. Even for that I thank you ;
Therefore, I pray you, lead me to the caskets,
To try my fortune. By this scimitar,-
That New the Sophy, and a Persian prince,
That won three fields of Sultan Solyman,-
I would out-stare the sternest eyes that look,
Out-brave the heart most daring on the earth,
Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she bear,
Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey,
To win thee, lady : But, alas the while !
If Hercules, and Lichas, play at dice
Which is the better. man, the greater throw
May turn by fortune from the weaker hand :
So is Alcides beaten by his page ;
And so may I, blind fortune leading me,
Miss that which one unworthier may attain,
And die with grieving.
Por. You must take your chance ;
And either not attempt to chuse at all,
Or swear, before
, Never to speak to lady afterward
• hedg’d}-limited, confined.
In way of marriage; therefore P be advis’d.
Mor. Nor will not ; come, bring me unto my chance.
Por. First, forward to the temple; after dinner
Your hazard shall be made.
Mor. Good fortune then !
[Cornets. To make me blest, or cursed'st among men. [Exeunt.
Laun. Certainly, my conscience will serve me to run from this Jew my master : The fiend is at mine elbow; and tempts me, saying to me, Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo, good Launcelot, or good Gobbo, or good Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs, take the start, run away: My conscience says—no; take heed, honest Launcelot; take heed, honest Gobbo ; or, as aforesaid, honest Launcelot Gobbo ; do not run; fcorn running with thy beels : Well, the most courageous fiend bids me pack; via ! says the fiend; away! says the fiend, for 'the heavens : rouse up a brave mind, says the fiend, and run. Well, my conscience, hanging about the neck of my heart, says very wisely to me,-my honest friend Launcelot, being an honest man's fon,—or rather an honest woman's son ;--for, indeed, my father did something smack, fomething grow to, he had a kind of taste ;-well, my conscience says; -- Launcelot, budge not ; budge, says the fiend; budge not, says my conscience : Conscience, say I, you counsel well ; fiend, fay I, you counsel well : to be rul'd by my conscience, I should stay with the Jew my master,
P be advis'd. ]-think maturely e're you make this experiment.
9 fcorn running with thy heels :)-spurn át, reject the idea of it with disdain. "ibe haven.