The Merchant of Venice
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PORTIAIf I could bid the fifth welcome with so good heart as Ican bid the other four farewell, I should be glad of hisapproach; if he have the condition of a saint and the complexionof a devil, I h...
'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio,How much I have disabled mine estate,By something showing a more swelling portThan my faint means would grant continuance:Nor do I now make moan to be abridgedFrom...
ANTONIOWell; tell me now what lady is the sameTo whom you swore a secret pilgrimage,That you to-day promis'd to tell me of? (1.1.7)
Your father was ever virtuous; and holy men at theirdeath have good inspirations: therefore the lottery,that he hath devised in these three chests of gold,silver and lead, whereof who chooses his m...
SHYLOCKSignior Antonio, many a time and oftIn the Rialto you have rated meAbout my moneys and my usances;Still have I borne it with a patient shrug,For suff'rance is the badge of all our tribe;You...
SOLANIOWhy then you are in love.ANTONIOFie, fie! (1.1.2)
ANTONIOIn sooth, I know not why I am so sad.It wearies me; you say it wearies you;But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,I am to learn;And such a w...
PORTIABut this reasoning is not in the fashion tochoose me a husband. O me, the word 'choose'! I may neitherchoose who I would nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of aliving daughter curb'd by...
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