I have heard, your grace hath ta'en great plains to qualify, his rigorous course
what, is Antonio here?
A stony adversary, inhuman wrench uncapable of mercy
Make room, and let him stand before our face,
You are welcome: take your place. you are acquainted with the difference that holds this present question in the court.
I did, my lord
The law hath yet another hold on you. It is enacted in the laws of Venice, If it be prov'd against an alien That by direct or indirect attempts he seek the life of any citizen, the party 'gainst the which he doth contrive shall seize one half his goods; the other half come to the privy coffer of the state; and the offenders life lies in the mercy of the duke only.
Tarry a little, there is something else. This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood; The words expressly are 'a pound of flesh': Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh; but in cutting it, if you doth shed one drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice confiscate unto the state of Venice
Ill take this ring from you, do not draw back your hand; Ill take no more, and you in love shall not deny me this
this ring good sir? alas! it is a trifle, I will not shame myself to give you this