Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice

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  • In sooth, know not why I am so sad. it wearies me, you say it wearies you.
  • SCENE I - A street in Venic
  • Your mind is tossing on the ocean. There, where your argosies with portly sail. But tell not me, I know, Antonio. Is sad to think upon his merchandise.
  • Believe me, no: I thank my fortune for it. Upon the fortune of this present year. Therefore, my merchandise makes me not sad.
  • Fie, fie!
  • Why, then you are in love.
  • Here comes Bassanio, Gratiano and Lorenzo.
  • Is that anything now?
  • 'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio. How much I have disabled mine estate. To unburden all my plots and purposes. 
  • I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know it. My purse, my person, my extremest means. Lie all unlock'd to your occasions.
  • In Belmont is a lady richly left. And she is fair, and, fairer than that word. Her name is Portia.
  • Nor is the wide world ignorant of her worth. For the four winds blow in from every coast. O my Antnio, had I but the means .To hold a rival place with her renowned suitors.
  • Thou knowst that all my fortunes are at sea. Go presently inquirs, and so will I, where money is and I will have it of my trust.
  • SCENE II
  • A room at Portia's house
  • By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of this great world.
  • Your father was ever virtuous. Therefore the lottery,that he hath devised in these three chests of gold,silver and lead, whereof who chooses his meaningchooses you
  • I pray thee, over-name them; and as thou namest them, I will describe them
  • Ay, that's a colt indeed, for he doth nothing but talk of his horse
  • First, there is the Neapolitan prince.
  • He doth nothing but frown. God defend me from these two!
  • Then there is the County Palatine.
  • You know I say nothing to him. He is a proper man's picture, but, alas, who can converse with a dumb-show?
  • What say you, then, to Falconbridge, the young baron of England?
  • Yes, yes!
  • Do you not remember
  • I remember him well, and I remember him worthy of thy praise.
  • True, madam: he, of all the men was the best deserving a fair lady.
  • How now! what news?
  • If I could bid the fifth welcome with so good a heart as I can bid the other four farewell. Come, Nerissa.
  • The four strangers seek for you, madam, to take their leave.
  • END OF COMIC: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
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