The Jew of Malta
I crave but this: grace him as he deserves,
And let him not be entertained the worse
Because he favours me. (Prologue 33-35)
Enter Barabas in his counting-house, with heaps of gold before him (1.1)
BARABAS: Are strangers with your tribute to be taxed?
SECOND KNIGHT: Have strangers leave with us to get their wealth?
Then let them with us contribute.
BARABAS: How, equally?
FERNEZE: No, Jew, like infidels.
For through our suff'rance of your hateful lives,
Who stand accursed in the sight of heaven,
These taxes and afflictions are befall'n (1.2.62-5)