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      <article class="book" id="R.1">
         <header class="book-titlepage">
            <h1>The Merchant of Venice</h1>
         </header>
         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II: Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.8">7. SCENE VII.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.9">8. SCENE VIII.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.10">9. SCENE IX.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A garden.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A court of justice.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. Avenue to PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
            <header class="preface-titlepage">
               <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
            </header>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">The DUKE OF VENICE. </span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">The PRINCE OF MOROCCO</span>
                        <span class="personname">The PRINCE OF ARRAGON</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">suitors to Portia.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">ANTONIO, a merchant of Venice.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">BASSANIO, his friend, suitor likewise to Portia.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">SALANIO</span>
                        <span class="personname">SALARINO</span>
                        <span class="personname">GRATIANO</span>
                        <span class="personname">SALERIO</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">friends to Antonio and Bassanio.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LORENZO, in love with Jessica.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">SHYLOCK, a rich Jew.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">TUBAL, a Jew, his friend.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LAUNCELOT GOBBO, the clown, servant to SHYLOCK. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">OLD GOBBO, father to Launcelot. </span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">LEONARDO, servant to BASSANIO.</span>
            </p>
            <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
               <tr>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">
                        <span class="personname">BALTHASAR</span>
                        <span class="personname">STEPHANO</span>
                     </span>
                  </td>
                  <td>
                     <span class="member">servants to PORTIA.</span>
                  </td>
               </tr>
            </table>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">PORTIA, a rich heiress.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">NERISSA, her waiting-maid.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">JESSICA, daughter to SHYLOCK.</span>
            </p>
            <p>
               <span class="personname">Magnificoes of Venice, Officers of the Court of Justice, Gaoler, Servants to Portia, and other Attendants.</span>
            </p>
            <p>SCENE  Partly at Venice, and partly at Belmont, the seat of PORTIA, on the Continent.</p>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II: Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A public place.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANTONIO, SALARINO, and SALANIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:</div>
                     <div class="line">It wearies me; you say it wearies you;</div>
                     <div class="line">But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,</div>
                     <div class="line">What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am to learn;</div>
                     <div class="line">And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I have much ado to know myself.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your mind is tossing on the ocean;</div>
                     <div class="line">There, where your argosies with portly sail,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea,</div>
                     <div class="line">Do overpeer the petty traffickers,</div>
                     <div class="line">That curtsy to them, do them reverence,</div>
                     <div class="line">As they fly by them with their woven wings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,</div>
                     <div class="line">The better part of my affections would</div>
                     <div class="line">Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still</div>
                     <div class="line">Plucking the grass, to know where sits the wind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads;</div>
                     <div class="line">And every object that might make me fear</div>
                     <div class="line">Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt</div>
                     <div class="line">Would make me sad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">My wind cooling my broth</div>
                     <div class="line">Would blow me to an ague, when I thought</div>
                     <div class="line">What harm a wind too great at sea might do.</div>
                     <div class="line">I should not see the sandy hour-glass run,</div>
                     <div class="line">But I should think of shallows and of flats,</div>
                     <div class="line">And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Vailing her high-top lower than her ribs</div>
                     <div class="line">To kiss her burial. Should I go to church</div>
                     <div class="line">And see the holy edifice of stone,</div>
                     <div class="line">And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which touching but my gentle vessel's side,</div>
                     <div class="line">Would scatter all her spices on the stream,</div>
                     <div class="line">Enrobe the roaring waters with my silks,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in a word, but even now worth this,</div>
                     <div class="line">And now worth nothing? Shall I have the thought</div>
                     <div class="line">To think on this, and shall I lack the thought</div>
                     <div class="line">That such a thing bechanced would make me sad?</div>
                     <div class="line">But tell not me; I know, Antonio</div>
                     <div class="line">Is sad to think upon his merchandise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, no: I thank my fortune for it,</div>
                     <div class="line">My ventures are not in one bottom trusted,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the fortune of this present year:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore my merchandise makes me not sad.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then you are in love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not in love neither? Then let us say you are sad,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because you are not merry: and 'twere as easy</div>
                     <div class="line">For you to laugh and leap and say you are merry,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because you are not sad. Now, by two-headed Janus,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time:</div>
                     <div class="line">Some that will evermore peep through their eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">And laugh like parrots at a bag-piper,</div>
                     <div class="line">And other of such vinegar aspect</div>
                     <div class="line">That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BASSANIO, LORENZO, and GRATIANO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes Bassanio, your most noble kinsman,</div>
                     <div class="line">Gratiano and Lorenzo. Fare ye well:</div>
                     <div class="line">We leave you now with better company.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">I would have stay'd till I had made you merry,</div>
                     <div class="line">If worthier friends had not prevented me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your worth is very dear in my regard.</div>
                     <div class="line">I take it, your own business calls on you</div>
                     <div class="line">And you embrace the occasion to depart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good morrow, my good lords.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good signiors both, when shall we laugh? say, when?</div>
                     <div class="line">You grow exceeding strange: must it be so?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll make our leisures to attend on yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Salarino and Salanio</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">My Lord Bassanio, since you have found Antonio,</div>
                     <div class="line">We two will leave you: but at dinner-time,</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, have in mind where we must meet.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not fail you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">You look not well, Signior Antonio;</div>
                     <div class="line">You have too much respect upon the world:</div>
                     <div class="line">They lose it that do buy it with much care:</div>
                     <div class="line">Believe me, you are marvellously changed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano;</div>
                     <div class="line">A stage where every man must play a part,</div>
                     <div class="line">And mine a sad one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me play the fool:</div>
                     <div class="line">With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let my liver rather heat with wine</div>
                     <div class="line">Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why should a man, whose blood is warm within,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?</div>
                     <div class="line">Sleep when he wakes and creep into the jaundice</div>
                     <div class="line">By being peevish? I tell thee what, Antonio--</div>
                     <div class="line">I love thee, and it is my love that speaks--</div>
                     <div class="line">There are a sort of men whose visages</div>
                     <div class="line">Do cream and mantle like a standing pond,</div>
                     <div class="line">And do a wilful stillness entertain,</div>
                     <div class="line">With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion</div>
                     <div class="line">Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit,</div>
                     <div class="line">As who should say 'I am Sir Oracle,</div>
                     <div class="line">And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!'</div>
                     <div class="line">O my Antonio, I do know of these</div>
                     <div class="line">That therefore only are reputed wise</div>
                     <div class="line">For saying nothing; when, I am very sure,</div>
                     <div class="line">If they should speak, would almost damn those ears,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, hearing them, would call their brothers fools.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell thee more of this another time:</div>
                     <div class="line">But fish not, with this melancholy bait,</div>
                     <div class="line">For this fool gudgeon, this opinion.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, good Lorenzo. Fare ye well awhile:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll end my exhortation after dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, we will leave you then till dinner-time:</div>
                     <div class="line">I must be one of these same dumb wise men,</div>
                     <div class="line">For Gratiano never lets me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, keep me company but two years moe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shalt not know the sound of thine own tongue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell: I'll grow a talker for this gear.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thanks, i' faith, for silence is only commendable</div>
                     <div class="line">In a neat's tongue dried and a maid not vendible.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt GRATIANO and LORENZO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Is that any thing now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more</div>
                     <div class="line">than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two</div>
                     <div class="line">grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you</div>
                     <div class="line">have them, they are not worth the search.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, tell me now what lady is the same</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you to-day promised to tell me of?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio,</div>
                     <div class="line">How much I have disabled mine estate,</div>
                     <div class="line">By something showing a more swelling port</div>
                     <div class="line">Than my faint means would grant continuance:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor do I now make moan to be abridged</div>
                     <div class="line">From such a noble rate; but my chief care</div>
                     <div class="line">Is to come fairly off from the great debts</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein my time something too prodigal</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath left me gaged. To you, Antonio,</div>
                     <div class="line">I owe the most, in money and in love,</div>
                     <div class="line">And from your love I have a warranty</div>
                     <div class="line">To unburden all my plots and purposes</div>
                     <div class="line">How to get clear of all the debts I owe.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know it;</div>
                     <div class="line">And if it stand, as you yourself still do,</div>
                     <div class="line">Within the eye of honour, be assured,</div>
                     <div class="line">My purse, my person, my extremest means,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie all unlock'd to your occasions.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft,</div>
                     <div class="line">I shot his fellow of the self-same flight</div>
                     <div class="line">The self-same way with more advised watch,</div>
                     <div class="line">To find the other forth, and by adventuring both</div>
                     <div class="line">I oft found both: I urge this childhood proof,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because what follows is pure innocence.</div>
                     <div class="line">I owe you much, and, like a wilful youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">That which I owe is lost; but if you please</div>
                     <div class="line">To shoot another arrow that self way</div>
                     <div class="line">Which you did shoot the first, I do not doubt,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I will watch the aim, or to find both</div>
                     <div class="line">Or bring your latter hazard back again</div>
                     <div class="line">And thankfully rest debtor for the first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You know me well, and herein spend but time</div>
                     <div class="line">To wind about my love with circumstance;</div>
                     <div class="line">And out of doubt you do me now more wrong</div>
                     <div class="line">In making question of my uttermost</div>
                     <div class="line">Than if you had made waste of all I have:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then do but say to me what I should do</div>
                     <div class="line">That in your knowledge may by me be done,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I am prest unto it: therefore, speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">In Belmont is a lady richly left;</div>
                     <div class="line">And she is fair, and, fairer than that word,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of wondrous virtues: sometimes from her eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">I did receive fair speechless messages:</div>
                     <div class="line">Her name is Portia, nothing undervalued</div>
                     <div class="line">To Cato's daughter, Brutus' Portia:</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor is the wide world ignorant of her worth,</div>
                     <div class="line">For the four winds blow in from every coast</div>
                     <div class="line">Renowned suitors, and her sunny locks</div>
                     <div class="line">Hang on her temples like a golden fleece;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which makes her seat of Belmont Colchos' strand,</div>
                     <div class="line">And many Jasons come in quest of her.</div>
                     <div class="line">O my Antonio, had I but the means</div>
                     <div class="line">To hold a rival place with one of them,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a mind presages me such thrift,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I should questionless be fortunate!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou know'st that all my fortunes are at sea;</div>
                     <div class="line">Neither have I money nor commodity</div>
                     <div class="line">To raise a present sum: therefore go forth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Try what my credit can in Venice do:</div>
                     <div class="line">That shall be rack'd, even to the uttermost,</div>
                     <div class="line">To furnish thee to Belmont, to fair Portia.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, presently inquire, and so will I,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where money is, and I no question make</div>
                     <div class="line">To have it of my trust or for my sake.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II: Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PORTIA and NERISSA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of</div>
                     <div class="line">this great world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">You would be, sweet madam, if your miseries were in</div>
                     <div class="line">the same abundance as your good fortunes are: and</div>
                     <div class="line">yet, for aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit</div>
                     <div class="line">with too much as they that starve with nothing. It</div>
                     <div class="line">is no mean happiness therefore, to be seated in the</div>
                     <div class="line">mean: superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but</div>
                     <div class="line">competency lives longer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sentences and well pronounced.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">They would be better, if well followed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">If to do were as easy as to know what were good to</div>
                     <div class="line">do, chapels had been churches and poor men's</div>
                     <div class="line">cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that</div>
                     <div class="line">follows his own instructions: I can easier teach</div>
                     <div class="line">twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the</div>
                     <div class="line">twenty to follow mine own teaching. The brain may</div>
                     <div class="line">devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps</div>
                     <div class="line">o'er a cold decree: such a hare is madness the</div>
                     <div class="line">youth, to skip o'er the meshes of good counsel the</div>
                     <div class="line">cripple. But this reasoning is not in the fashion to</div>
                     <div class="line">choose me a husband. O me, the word 'choose!' I may</div>
                     <div class="line">neither choose whom I would nor refuse whom I</div>
                     <div class="line">dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed</div>
                     <div class="line">by the will of a dead father. Is it not hard,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nerissa, that I cannot choose one nor refuse none?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Your father was ever virtuous; and holy men at their</div>
                     <div class="line">death have good inspirations: therefore the lottery,</div>
                     <div class="line">that he hath devised in these three chests of gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">silver and lead, whereof who chooses his meaning</div>
                     <div class="line">chooses you, will, no doubt, never be chosen by any</div>
                     <div class="line">rightly but one who shall rightly love. But what</div>
                     <div class="line">warmth is there in your affection towards any of</div>
                     <div class="line">these princely suitors that are already come?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray thee, over-name them; and as thou namest</div>
                     <div class="line">them, I will describe them; and, according to my</div>
                     <div class="line">description, level at my affection.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">First, there is the Neapolitan prince.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, that's a colt indeed, for he doth nothing but</div>
                     <div class="line">talk of his horse; and he makes it a great</div>
                     <div class="line">appropriation to his own good parts, that he can</div>
                     <div class="line">shoe him himself. I am much afeard my lady his</div>
                     <div class="line">mother played false with a smith.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Then there is the County Palatine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He doth nothing but frown, as who should say 'If you</div>
                     <div class="line">will not have me, choose:' he hears merry tales and</div>
                     <div class="line">smiles not: I fear he will prove the weeping</div>
                     <div class="line">philosopher when he grows old, being so full of</div>
                     <div class="line">unmannerly sadness in his youth. I had rather be</div>
                     <div class="line">married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth</div>
                     <div class="line">than to either of these. God defend me from these</div>
                     <div class="line">two!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">How say you by the French lord, Monsieur Le Bon?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.</div>
                     <div class="line">In truth, I know it is a sin to be a mocker: but,</div>
                     <div class="line">he! why, he hath a horse better than the</div>
                     <div class="line">Neapolitan's, a better bad habit of frowning than</div>
                     <div class="line">the Count Palatine; he is every man in no man; if a</div>
                     <div class="line">throstle sing, he falls straight a capering: he will</div>
                     <div class="line">fence with his own shadow: if I should marry him, I</div>
                     <div class="line">should marry twenty husbands. If he would despise me</div>
                     <div class="line">I would forgive him, for if he love me to madness, I</div>
                     <div class="line">shall never requite him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">What say you, then, to Falconbridge, the young baron</div>
                     <div class="line">of England?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You know I say nothing to him, for he understands</div>
                     <div class="line">not me, nor I him: he hath neither Latin, French,</div>
                     <div class="line">nor Italian, and you will come into the court and</div>
                     <div class="line">swear that I have a poor pennyworth in the English.</div>
                     <div class="line">He is a proper man's picture, but, alas, who can</div>
                     <div class="line">converse with a dumb-show? How oddly he is suited!</div>
                     <div class="line">I think he bought his doublet in Italy, his round</div>
                     <div class="line">hose in France, his bonnet in Germany and his</div>
                     <div class="line">behavior every where.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">What think you of the Scottish lord, his neighbour?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">That he hath a neighbourly charity in him, for he</div>
                     <div class="line">borrowed a box of the ear of the Englishman and</div>
                     <div class="line">swore he would pay him again when he was able: I</div>
                     <div class="line">think the Frenchman became his surety and sealed</div>
                     <div class="line">under for another.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">How like you the young German, the Duke of Saxony's nephew?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Very vilely in the morning, when he is sober, and</div>
                     <div class="line">most vilely in the afternoon, when he is drunk: when</div>
                     <div class="line">he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and</div>
                     <div class="line">when he is worst, he is little better than a beast:</div>
                     <div class="line">and the worst fall that ever fell, I hope I shall</div>
                     <div class="line">make shift to go without him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">If he should offer to choose, and choose the right</div>
                     <div class="line">casket, you should refuse to perform your father's</div>
                     <div class="line">will, if you should refuse to accept him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, for fear of the worst, I pray thee, set a</div>
                     <div class="line">deep glass of rhenish wine on the contrary casket,</div>
                     <div class="line">for if the devil be within and that temptation</div>
                     <div class="line">without, I know he will choose it. I will do any</div>
                     <div class="line">thing, Nerissa, ere I'll be married to a sponge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">You need not fear, lady, the having any of these</div>
                     <div class="line">lords: they have acquainted me with their</div>
                     <div class="line">determinations; which is, indeed, to return to their</div>
                     <div class="line">home and to trouble you with no more suit, unless</div>
                     <div class="line">you may be won by some other sort than your father's</div>
                     <div class="line">imposition depending on the caskets.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">If I live to be as old as Sibylla, I will die as</div>
                     <div class="line">chaste as Diana, unless I be obtained by the manner</div>
                     <div class="line">of my father's will. I am glad this parcel of wooers</div>
                     <div class="line">are so reasonable, for there is not one among them</div>
                     <div class="line">but I dote on his very absence, and I pray God grant</div>
                     <div class="line">them a fair departure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you not remember, lady, in your father's time, a</div>
                     <div class="line">Venetian, a scholar and a soldier, that came hither</div>
                     <div class="line">in company of the Marquis of Montferrat?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, yes, it was Bassanio; as I think, he was so called.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">True, madam: he, of all the men that ever my foolish</div>
                     <div class="line">eyes looked upon, was the best deserving a fair lady.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I remember him well, and I remember him worthy of</div>
                     <div class="line">thy praise.</div>
                     <p>Enter a Serving-man</p>
                     <div class="line">How now! what news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">The four strangers seek for you, madam, to take</div>
                     <div class="line">their leave: and there is a forerunner come from a</div>
                     <div class="line">fifth, the Prince of Morocco, who brings word the</div>
                     <div class="line">prince his master will be here to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">If I could bid the fifth welcome with so good a</div>
                     <div class="line">heart as I can bid the other four farewell, I should</div>
                     <div class="line">be glad of his approach: if he have the condition</div>
                     <div class="line">of a saint and the complexion of a devil, I had</div>
                     <div class="line">rather he should shrive me than wive me. Come,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nerissa. Sirrah, go before.</div>
                     <div class="line">Whiles we shut the gates</div>
                     <div class="line">upon one wooer, another knocks at the door.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  Venice. A public place.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BASSANIO and SHYLOCK</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Three thousand ducats; well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, sir, for three months.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">For three months; well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Antonio shall become bound; well.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">May you stead me? will you pleasure me? shall I</div>
                     <div class="line">know your answer?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Three thousand ducats for three months and Antonio bound.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your answer to that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Antonio is a good man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Have you heard any imputation to the contrary?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Oh, no, no, no, no: my meaning in saying he is a</div>
                     <div class="line">good man is to have you understand me that he is</div>
                     <div class="line">sufficient. Yet his means are in supposition: he</div>
                     <div class="line">hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the</div>
                     <div class="line">Indies; I understand moreover, upon the Rialto, he</div>
                     <div class="line">hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for England, and</div>
                     <div class="line">other ventures he hath, squandered abroad. But ships</div>
                     <div class="line">are but boards, sailors but men: there be land-rats</div>
                     <div class="line">and water-rats, water-thieves and land-thieves, I</div>
                     <div class="line">mean pirates, and then there is the peril of waters,</div>
                     <div class="line">winds and rocks. The man is, notwithstanding,</div>
                     <div class="line">sufficient. Three thousand ducats; I think I may</div>
                     <div class="line">take his bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Be assured you may.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I will be assured I may; and, that I may be assured,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will bethink me. May I speak with Antonio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If it please you to dine with us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, to smell pork; to eat of the habitation which</div>
                     <div class="line">your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I</div>
                     <div class="line">will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you,</div>
                     <div class="line">walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat</div>
                     <div class="line">with you, drink with you, nor pray with you. What</div>
                     <div class="line">news on the Rialto? Who is he comes here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter ANTONIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is Signior Antonio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  How like a fawning publican he looks!</div>
                     <div class="line">I hate him for he is a Christian,</div>
                     <div class="line">But more for that in low simplicity</div>
                     <div class="line">He lends out money gratis and brings down</div>
                     <div class="line">The rate of usance here with us in Venice.</div>
                     <div class="line">If I can catch him once upon the hip,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.</div>
                     <div class="line">He hates our sacred nation, and he rails,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even there where merchants most do congregate,</div>
                     <div class="line">On me, my bargains and my well-won thrift,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which he calls interest. Cursed be my tribe,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I forgive him!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Shylock, do you hear?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I am debating of my present store,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, by the near guess of my memory,</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot instantly raise up the gross</div>
                     <div class="line">Of full three thousand ducats. What of that?</div>
                     <div class="line">Tubal, a wealthy Hebrew of my tribe,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will furnish me. But soft! how many months</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you desire?</div>
                     <p>To ANTONIO</p>
                     <div class="line">Rest you fair, good signior;</div>
                     <div class="line">Your worship was the last man in our mouths.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Shylock, although I neither lend nor borrow</div>
                     <div class="line">By taking nor by giving of excess,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet, to supply the ripe wants of my friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll break a custom. Is he yet possess'd</div>
                     <div class="line">How much ye would?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, ay, three thousand ducats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And for three months.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I had forgot; three months; you told me so.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well then, your bond; and let me see; but hear you;</div>
                     <div class="line">Methought you said you neither lend nor borrow</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon advantage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I do never use it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep--</div>
                     <div class="line">This Jacob from our holy Abram was,</div>
                     <div class="line">As his wise mother wrought in his behalf,</div>
                     <div class="line">The third possessor; ay, he was the third--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And what of him? did he take interest?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not take interest, not, as you would say,</div>
                     <div class="line">Directly interest: mark what Jacob did.</div>
                     <div class="line">When Laban and himself were compromised</div>
                     <div class="line">That all the eanlings which were streak'd and pied</div>
                     <div class="line">Should fall as Jacob's hire, the ewes, being rank,</div>
                     <div class="line">In the end of autumn turned to the rams,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, when the work of generation was</div>
                     <div class="line">Between these woolly breeders in the act,</div>
                     <div class="line">The skilful shepherd peel'd me certain wands,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in the doing of the deed of kind,</div>
                     <div class="line">He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who then conceiving did in eaning time</div>
                     <div class="line">Fall parti-colour'd lambs, and those were Jacob's.</div>
                     <div class="line">This was a way to thrive, and he was blest:</div>
                     <div class="line">And thrift is blessing, if men steal it not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This was a venture, sir, that Jacob served for;</div>
                     <div class="line">A thing not in his power to bring to pass,</div>
                     <div class="line">But sway'd and fashion'd by the hand of heaven.</div>
                     <div class="line">Was this inserted to make interest good?</div>
                     <div class="line">Or is your gold and silver ewes and rams?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot tell; I make it breed as fast:</div>
                     <div class="line">But note me, signior.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark you this, Bassanio,</div>
                     <div class="line">The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.</div>
                     <div class="line">An evil soul producing holy witness</div>
                     <div class="line">Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,</div>
                     <div class="line">A goodly apple rotten at the heart:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum.</div>
                     <div class="line">Three months from twelve; then, let me see; the rate--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, Shylock, shall we be beholding to you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Signior Antonio, many a time and oft</div>
                     <div class="line">In the Rialto you have rated me</div>
                     <div class="line">About my moneys and my usances:</div>
                     <div class="line">Still have I borne it with a patient shrug,</div>
                     <div class="line">For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.</div>
                     <div class="line">You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,</div>
                     <div class="line">And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine,</div>
                     <div class="line">And all for use of that which is mine own.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well then, it now appears you need my help:</div>
                     <div class="line">Go to, then; you come to me, and you say</div>
                     <div class="line">'Shylock, we would have moneys:' you say so;</div>
                     <div class="line">You, that did void your rheum upon my beard</div>
                     <div class="line">And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur</div>
                     <div class="line">Over your threshold: moneys is your suit</div>
                     <div class="line">What should I say to you? Should I not say</div>
                     <div class="line">'Hath a dog money? is it possible</div>
                     <div class="line">A cur can lend three thousand ducats?' Or</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I bend low and in a bondman's key,</div>
                     <div class="line">With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this;</div>
                     <div class="line">'Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;</div>
                     <div class="line">You spurn'd me such a day; another time</div>
                     <div class="line">You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll lend you thus much moneys'?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am as like to call thee so again,</div>
                     <div class="line">To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too.</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not</div>
                     <div class="line">As to thy friends; for when did friendship take</div>
                     <div class="line">A breed for barren metal of his friend?</div>
                     <div class="line">But lend it rather to thine enemy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, if he break, thou mayst with better face</div>
                     <div class="line">Exact the penalty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, look you, how you storm!</div>
                     <div class="line">I would be friends with you and have your love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Forget the shames that you have stain'd me with,</div>
                     <div class="line">Supply your present wants and take no doit</div>
                     <div class="line">Of usance for my moneys, and you'll not hear me:</div>
                     <div class="line">This is kind I offer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This were kindness.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">This kindness will I show.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go with me to a notary, seal me there</div>
                     <div class="line">Your single bond; and, in a merry sport,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you repay me not on such a day,</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a place, such sum or sums as are</div>
                     <div class="line">Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit</div>
                     <div class="line">Be nominated for an equal pound</div>
                     <div class="line">Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken</div>
                     <div class="line">In what part of your body pleaseth me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Content, i' faith: I'll seal to such a bond</div>
                     <div class="line">And say there is much kindness in the Jew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not seal to such a bond for me:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll rather dwell in my necessity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, fear not, man; I will not forfeit it:</div>
                     <div class="line">Within these two months, that's a month before</div>
                     <div class="line">This bond expires, I do expect return</div>
                     <div class="line">Of thrice three times the value of this bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">O father Abram, what these Christians are,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect</div>
                     <div class="line">The thoughts of others! Pray you, tell me this;</div>
                     <div class="line">If he should break his day, what should I gain</div>
                     <div class="line">By the exaction of the forfeiture?</div>
                     <div class="line">A pound of man's flesh taken from a man</div>
                     <div class="line">Is not so estimable, profitable neither,</div>
                     <div class="line">As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats. I say,</div>
                     <div class="line">To buy his favour, I extend this friendship:</div>
                     <div class="line">If he will take it, so; if not, adieu;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, for my love, I pray you wrong me not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes Shylock, I will seal unto this bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Then meet me forthwith at the notary's;</div>
                     <div class="line">Give him direction for this merry bond,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I will go and purse the ducats straight,</div>
                     <div class="line">See to my house, left in the fearful guard</div>
                     <div class="line">Of an unthrifty knave, and presently</div>
                     <div class="line">I will be with you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hie thee, gentle Jew.</div>
                     <p>Exit Shylock</p>
                     <div class="line">The Hebrew will turn Christian: he grows kind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I like not fair terms and a villain's mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on: in this there can be no dismay;</div>
                     <div class="line">My ships come home a month before the day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Venice. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.8">7. SCENE VII.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.9">8. SCENE VIII.  Venice. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.4.10">9. SCENE IX.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish of cornets. Enter the PRINCE OF MOROCCO
and his train; PORTIA, NERISSA, and others
attending</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Mislike me not for my complexion,</div>
                     <div class="line">The shadow'd livery of the burnish'd sun,</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom I am a neighbour and near bred.</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring me the fairest creature northward born,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where Phoebus' fire scarce thaws the icicles,</div>
                     <div class="line">And let us make incision for your love,</div>
                     <div class="line">To prove whose blood is reddest, his or mine.</div>
                     <div class="line">I tell thee, lady, this aspect of mine</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath fear'd the valiant: by my love I swear</div>
                     <div class="line">The best-regarded virgins of our clime</div>
                     <div class="line">Have loved it too: I would not change this hue,</div>
                     <div class="line">Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">In terms of choice I am not solely led</div>
                     <div class="line">By nice direction of a maiden's eyes;</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, the lottery of my destiny</div>
                     <div class="line">Bars me the right of voluntary choosing:</div>
                     <div class="line">But if my father had not scanted me</div>
                     <div class="line">And hedged me by his wit, to yield myself</div>
                     <div class="line">His wife who wins me by that means I told you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yourself, renowned prince, then stood as fair</div>
                     <div class="line">As any comer I have look'd on yet</div>
                     <div class="line">For my affection.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Even for that I thank you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore, I pray you, lead me to the caskets</div>
                     <div class="line">To try my fortune. By this scimitar</div>
                     <div class="line">That slew the Sophy and a Persian prince</div>
                     <div class="line">That won three fields of Sultan Solyman,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would outstare the sternest eyes that look,</div>
                     <div class="line">Outbrave the heart most daring on the earth,</div>
                     <div class="line">Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she-bear,</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey,</div>
                     <div class="line">To win thee, lady. But, alas the while!</div>
                     <div class="line">If Hercules and Lichas play at dice</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is the better man, the greater throw</div>
                     <div class="line">May turn by fortune from the weaker hand:</div>
                     <div class="line">So is Alcides beaten by his page;</div>
                     <div class="line">And so may I, blind fortune leading me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Miss that which one unworthier may attain,</div>
                     <div class="line">And die with grieving.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You must take your chance,</div>
                     <div class="line">And either not attempt to choose at all</div>
                     <div class="line">Or swear before you choose, if you choose wrong</div>
                     <div class="line">Never to speak to lady afterward</div>
                     <div class="line">In way of marriage: therefore be advised.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor will not. Come, bring me unto my chance.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">First, forward to the temple: after dinner</div>
                     <div class="line">Your hazard shall be made.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good fortune then!</div>
                     <div class="line">To make me blest or cursed'st among men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Cornets, and exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Venice. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LAUNCELOT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from</div>
                     <div class="line">this Jew my master. The fiend is at mine elbow and</div>
                     <div class="line">tempts me saying to me 'Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo, good</div>
                     <div class="line">Launcelot,' or 'good Gobbo,' or good Launcelot</div>
                     <div class="line">Gobbo, use your legs, take the start, run away. My</div>
                     <div class="line">conscience says 'No; take heed,' honest Launcelot;</div>
                     <div class="line">take heed, honest Gobbo, or, as aforesaid, 'honest</div>
                     <div class="line">Launcelot Gobbo; do not run; scorn running with thy</div>
                     <div class="line">heels.' Well, the most courageous fiend bids me</div>
                     <div class="line">pack: 'Via!' says the fiend; 'away!' says the</div>
                     <div class="line">fiend; 'for the heavens, rouse up a brave mind,'</div>
                     <div class="line">says the fiend, 'and run.' Well, my conscience,</div>
                     <div class="line">hanging about the neck of my heart, says very wisely</div>
                     <div class="line">to me 'My honest friend Launcelot, being an honest</div>
                     <div class="line">man's son,' or rather an honest woman's son; for,</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed, my father did something smack, something</div>
                     <div class="line">grow to, he had a kind of taste; well, my conscience</div>
                     <div class="line">says 'Launcelot, budge not.' 'Budge,' says the</div>
                     <div class="line">fiend. 'Budge not,' says my conscience.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Conscience,' say I, 'you counsel well;' ' Fiend,'</div>
                     <div class="line">say I, 'you counsel well:' to be ruled by my</div>
                     <div class="line">conscience, I should stay with the Jew my master,</div>
                     <div class="line">who, God bless the mark, is a kind of devil; and, to</div>
                     <div class="line">run away from the Jew, I should be ruled by the</div>
                     <div class="line">fiend, who, saving your reverence, is the devil</div>
                     <div class="line">himself. Certainly the Jew is the very devil</div>
                     <div class="line">incarnal; and, in my conscience, my conscience is</div>
                     <div class="line">but a kind of hard conscience, to offer to counsel</div>
                     <div class="line">me to stay with the Jew. The fiend gives the more</div>
                     <div class="line">friendly counsel: I will run, fiend; my heels are</div>
                     <div class="line">at your command; I will run.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Old GOBBO, with a basket</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Master young man, you, I pray you, which is the way</div>
                     <div class="line">to master Jew's?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  O heavens, this is my true-begotten father!</div>
                     <div class="line">who, being more than sand-blind, high-gravel blind,</div>
                     <div class="line">knows me not: I will try confusions with him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Master young gentleman, I pray you, which is the way</div>
                     <div class="line">to master Jew's?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn up on your right hand at the next turning, but,</div>
                     <div class="line">at the next turning of all, on your left; marry, at</div>
                     <div class="line">the very next turning, turn of no hand, but turn</div>
                     <div class="line">down indirectly to the Jew's house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to hit. Can</div>
                     <div class="line">you tell me whether one Launcelot,</div>
                     <div class="line">that dwells with him, dwell with him or no?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Talk you of young Master Launcelot?</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">Mark me now; now will I raise the waters. Talk you</div>
                     <div class="line">of young Master Launcelot?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">No master, sir, but a poor man's son: his father,</div>
                     <div class="line">though I say it, is an honest exceeding poor man</div>
                     <div class="line">and, God be thanked, well to live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, let his father be what a' will, we talk of</div>
                     <div class="line">young Master Launcelot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your worship's friend and Launcelot, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">But I pray you, ergo, old man, ergo, I beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">talk you of young Master Launcelot?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Of Launcelot, an't please your mastership.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Ergo, Master Launcelot. Talk not of Master</div>
                     <div class="line">Launcelot, father; for the young gentleman,</div>
                     <div class="line">according to Fates and Destinies and such odd</div>
                     <div class="line">sayings, the Sisters Three and such branches of</div>
                     <div class="line">learning, is indeed deceased, or, as you would say</div>
                     <div class="line">in plain terms, gone to heaven.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, God forbid! the boy was the very staff of my</div>
                     <div class="line">age, my very prop.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Do I look like a cudgel or a hovel-post, a staff or</div>
                     <div class="line">a prop? Do you know me, father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack the day, I know you not, young gentleman:</div>
                     <div class="line">but, I pray you, tell me, is my boy, God rest his</div>
                     <div class="line">soul, alive or dead?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you not know me, father?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Alack, sir, I am sand-blind; I know you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, indeed, if you had your eyes, you might fail of</div>
                     <div class="line">the knowing me: it is a wise father that knows his</div>
                     <div class="line">own child. Well, old man, I will tell you news of</div>
                     <div class="line">your son: give me your blessing: truth will come</div>
                     <div class="line">to light; murder cannot be hid long; a man's son</div>
                     <div class="line">may, but at the length truth will out.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, sir, stand up: I am sure you are not</div>
                     <div class="line">Launcelot, my boy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Pray you, let's have no more fooling about it, but</div>
                     <div class="line">give me your blessing: I am Launcelot, your boy</div>
                     <div class="line">that was, your son that is, your child that shall</div>
                     <div class="line">be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot think you are my son.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">I know not what I shall think of that: but I am</div>
                     <div class="line">Launcelot, the Jew's man, and I am sure Margery your</div>
                     <div class="line">wife is my mother.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Her name is Margery, indeed: I'll be sworn, if thou</div>
                     <div class="line">be Launcelot, thou art mine own flesh and blood.</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord worshipped might he be! what a beard hast thou</div>
                     <div class="line">got! thou hast got more hair on thy chin than</div>
                     <div class="line">Dobbin my fill-horse has on his tail.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">It should seem, then, that Dobbin's tail grows</div>
                     <div class="line">backward: I am sure he had more hair of his tail</div>
                     <div class="line">than I have of my face when I last saw him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Lord, how art thou changed! How dost thou and thy</div>
                     <div class="line">master agree? I have brought him a present. How</div>
                     <div class="line">'gree you now?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, well: but, for mine own part, as I have set</div>
                     <div class="line">up my rest to run away, so I will not rest till I</div>
                     <div class="line">have run some ground. My master's a very Jew: give</div>
                     <div class="line">him a present! give him a halter: I am famished in</div>
                     <div class="line">his service; you may tell every finger I have with</div>
                     <div class="line">my ribs. Father, I am glad you are come: give me</div>
                     <div class="line">your present to one Master Bassanio, who, indeed,</div>
                     <div class="line">gives rare new liveries: if I serve not him, I</div>
                     <div class="line">will run as far as God has any ground. O rare</div>
                     <div class="line">fortune! here comes the man: to him, father; for I</div>
                     <div class="line">am a Jew, if I serve the Jew any longer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BASSANIO, with LEONARDO and other followers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You may do so; but let it be so hasted that supper</div>
                     <div class="line">be ready at the farthest by five of the clock. See</div>
                     <div class="line">these letters delivered; put the liveries to making,</div>
                     <div class="line">and desire Gratiano to come anon to my lodging.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit a Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">To him, father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">God bless your worship!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Gramercy! wouldst thou aught with me?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here's my son, sir, a poor boy,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Not a poor boy, sir, but the rich Jew's man; that</div>
                     <div class="line">would, sir, as my father shall specify--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath a great infection, sir, as one would say, to serve--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Indeed, the short and the long is, I serve the Jew,</div>
                     <div class="line">and have a desire, as my father shall specify--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">His master and he, saving your worship's reverence,</div>
                     <div class="line">are scarce cater-cousins--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">To be brief, the very truth is that the Jew, having</div>
                     <div class="line">done me wrong, doth cause me, as my father, being, I</div>
                     <div class="line">hope, an old man, shall frutify unto you--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have here a dish of doves that I would bestow upon</div>
                     <div class="line">your worship, and my suit is--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">In very brief, the suit is impertinent to myself, as</div>
                     <div class="line">your worship shall know by this honest old man; and,</div>
                     <div class="line">though I say it, though old man, yet poor man, my father.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">One speak for both. What would you?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Serve you, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                     <div class="line">That is the very defect of the matter, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I know thee well; thou hast obtain'd thy suit:</div>
                     <div class="line">Shylock thy master spoke with me this day,</div>
                     <div class="line">And hath preferr'd thee, if it be preferment</div>
                     <div class="line">To leave a rich Jew's service, to become</div>
                     <div class="line">The follower of so poor a gentleman.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">The old proverb is very well parted between my</div>
                     <div class="line">master Shylock and you, sir: you have the grace of</div>
                     <div class="line">God, sir, and he hath enough.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou speak'st it well. Go, father, with thy son.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take leave of thy old master and inquire</div>
                     <div class="line">My lodging out. Give him a livery</div>
                     <div class="line">More guarded than his fellows': see it done.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Father, in. I cannot get a service, no; I have</div>
                     <div class="line">ne'er a tongue in my head. Well, if any man in</div>
                     <div class="line">Italy have a fairer table which doth offer to swear</div>
                     <div class="line">upon a book, I shall have good fortune. Go to,</div>
                     <div class="line">here's a simple line of life: here's a small trifle</div>
                     <div class="line">of wives: alas, fifteen wives is nothing! eleven</div>
                     <div class="line">widows and nine maids is a simple coming-in for one</div>
                     <div class="line">man: and then to 'scape drowning thrice, and to be</div>
                     <div class="line">in peril of my life with the edge of a feather-bed;</div>
                     <div class="line">here are simple scapes. Well, if Fortune be a</div>
                     <div class="line">woman, she's a good wench for this gear. Father,</div>
                     <div class="line">come; I'll take my leave of the Jew in the twinkling of an eye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Launcelot and Old Gobbo</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray thee, good Leonardo, think on this:</div>
                     <div class="line">These things being bought and orderly bestow'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Return in haste, for I do feast to-night</div>
                     <div class="line">My best-esteem'd acquaintance: hie thee, go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">My best endeavours shall be done herein.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GRATIANO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is your master?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LEONARDO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yonder, sir, he walks.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Signior Bassanio!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Gratiano!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a suit to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You have obtain'd it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">You must not deny me: I must go with you to Belmont.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then you must. But hear thee, Gratiano;</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice;</div>
                     <div class="line">Parts that become thee happily enough</div>
                     <div class="line">And in such eyes as ours appear not faults;</div>
                     <div class="line">But where thou art not known, why, there they show</div>
                     <div class="line">Something too liberal. Pray thee, take pain</div>
                     <div class="line">To allay with some cold drops of modesty</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy skipping spirit, lest through thy wild behavior</div>
                     <div class="line">I be misconstrued in the place I go to,</div>
                     <div class="line">And lose my hopes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Signior Bassanio, hear me:</div>
                     <div class="line">If I do not put on a sober habit,</div>
                     <div class="line">Talk with respect and swear but now and then,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wear prayer-books in my pocket, look demurely,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay more, while grace is saying, hood mine eyes</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus with my hat, and sigh and say 'amen,'</div>
                     <div class="line">Use all the observance of civility,</div>
                     <div class="line">Like one well studied in a sad ostent</div>
                     <div class="line">To please his grandam, never trust me more.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, we shall see your bearing.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gauge me</div>
                     <div class="line">By what we do to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, that were pity:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would entreat you rather to put on</div>
                     <div class="line">Your boldest suit of mirth, for we have friends</div>
                     <div class="line">That purpose merriment. But fare you well:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have some business.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">And I must to Lorenzo and the rest:</div>
                     <div class="line">But we will visit you at supper-time.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter JESSICA and LAUNCELOT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry thou wilt leave my father so:</div>
                     <div class="line">Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,</div>
                     <div class="line">Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness.</div>
                     <div class="line">But fare thee well, there is a ducat for thee:</div>
                     <div class="line">And, Launcelot, soon at supper shalt thou see</div>
                     <div class="line">Lorenzo, who is thy new master's guest:</div>
                     <div class="line">Give him this letter; do it secretly;</div>
                     <div class="line">And so farewell: I would not have my father</div>
                     <div class="line">See me in talk with thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Adieu! tears exhibit my tongue. Most beautiful</div>
                     <div class="line">pagan, most sweet Jew! if a Christian did not play</div>
                     <div class="line">the knave and get thee, I am much deceived. But,</div>
                     <div class="line">adieu: these foolish drops do something drown my</div>
                     <div class="line">manly spirit: adieu.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell, good Launcelot.</div>
                     <p>Exit Launcelot</p>
                     <div class="line">Alack, what heinous sin is it in me</div>
                     <div class="line">To be ashamed to be my father's child!</div>
                     <div class="line">But though I am a daughter to his blood,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo,</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,</div>
                     <div class="line">Become a Christian and thy loving wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  The same. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GRATIANO, LORENZO, SALARINO, and SALANIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, we will slink away in supper-time,</div>
                     <div class="line">Disguise us at my lodging and return,</div>
                     <div class="line">All in an hour.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">We have not made good preparation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">We have not spoke us yet of torchbearers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis vile, unless it may be quaintly order'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">And better in my mind not undertook.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis now but four o'clock: we have two hours</div>
                     <div class="line">To furnish us.</div>
                     <p>Enter LAUNCELOT, with a letter</p>
                     <div class="line">Friend Launcelot, what's the news?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">An it shall please you to break up</div>
                     <div class="line">this, it shall seem to signify.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">I know the hand: in faith, 'tis a fair hand;</div>
                     <div class="line">And whiter than the paper it writ on</div>
                     <div class="line">Is the fair hand that writ.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Love-news, in faith.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">By your leave, sir.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Whither goest thou?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, sir, to bid my old master the</div>
                     <div class="line">Jew to sup to-night with my new master the Christian.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hold here, take this: tell gentle Jessica</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not fail her; speak it privately.</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, gentlemen,</div>
                     <p>Exit Launcelot</p>
                     <div class="line">Will you prepare you for this masque tonight?</div>
                     <div class="line">I am provided of a torch-bearer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, marry, I'll be gone about it straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And so will I.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Meet me and Gratiano</div>
                     <div class="line">At Gratiano's lodging some hour hence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis good we do so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt SALARINO and SALANIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Was not that letter from fair Jessica?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">I must needs tell thee all. She hath directed</div>
                     <div class="line">How I shall take her from her father's house,</div>
                     <div class="line">What gold and jewels she is furnish'd with,</div>
                     <div class="line">What page's suit she hath in readiness.</div>
                     <div class="line">If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven,</div>
                     <div class="line">It will be for his gentle daughter's sake:</div>
                     <div class="line">And never dare misfortune cross her foot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless she do it under this excuse,</div>
                     <div class="line">That she is issue to a faithless Jew.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, go with me; peruse this as thou goest:</div>
                     <div class="line">Fair Jessica shall be my torch-bearer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SHYLOCK and LAUNCELOT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, thou shalt see, thy eyes shall be thy judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">The difference of old Shylock and Bassanio:--</div>
                     <div class="line">What, Jessica!--thou shalt not gormandise,</div>
                     <div class="line">As thou hast done with me:--What, Jessica!--</div>
                     <div class="line">And sleep and snore, and rend apparel out;--</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, Jessica, I say!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, Jessica!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Who bids thee call? I do not bid thee call.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Your worship was wont to tell me that</div>
                     <div class="line">I could do nothing without bidding.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter Jessica</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Call you? what is your will?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I am bid forth to supper, Jessica:</div>
                     <div class="line">There are my keys. But wherefore should I go?</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not bid for love; they flatter me:</div>
                     <div class="line">But yet I'll go in hate, to feed upon</div>
                     <div class="line">The prodigal Christian. Jessica, my girl,</div>
                     <div class="line">Look to my house. I am right loath to go:</div>
                     <div class="line">There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest,</div>
                     <div class="line">For I did dream of money-bags to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, go: my young master doth expect</div>
                     <div class="line">your reproach.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">So do I his.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">An they have conspired together, I will not say you</div>
                     <div class="line">shall see a masque; but if you do, then it was not</div>
                     <div class="line">for nothing that my nose fell a-bleeding on</div>
                     <div class="line">Black-Monday last at six o'clock i' the morning,</div>
                     <div class="line">falling out that year on Ash-Wednesday was four</div>
                     <div class="line">year, in the afternoon.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are there masques? Hear you me, Jessica:</div>
                     <div class="line">Lock up my doors; and when you hear the drum</div>
                     <div class="line">And the vile squealing of the wry-neck'd fife,</div>
                     <div class="line">Clamber not you up to the casements then,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor thrust your head into the public street</div>
                     <div class="line">To gaze on Christian fools with varnish'd faces,</div>
                     <div class="line">But stop my house's ears, I mean my casements:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter</div>
                     <div class="line">My sober house. By Jacob's staff, I swear,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have no mind of feasting forth to-night:</div>
                     <div class="line">But I will go. Go you before me, sirrah;</div>
                     <div class="line">Say I will come.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">I will go before, sir. Mistress, look out at</div>
                     <div class="line">window, for all this, There will come a Christian</div>
                     <div class="line">boy, will be worth a Jewess' eye.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">What says that fool of Hagar's offspring, ha?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">His words were 'Farewell mistress;' nothing else.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">The patch is kind enough, but a huge feeder;</div>
                     <div class="line">Snail-slow in profit, and he sleeps by day</div>
                     <div class="line">More than the wild-cat: drones hive not with me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore I part with him, and part with him</div>
                     <div class="line">To one that would have him help to waste</div>
                     <div class="line">His borrow'd purse. Well, Jessica, go in;</div>
                     <div class="line">Perhaps I will return immediately:</div>
                     <div class="line">Do as I bid you; shut doors after you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Fast bind, fast find;</div>
                     <div class="line">A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Farewell; and if my fortune be not crost,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a father, you a daughter, lost.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.7">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>6. SCENE VI.  The same.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GRATIANO and SALARINO, masqued</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the pent-house under which Lorenzo</div>
                     <div class="line">Desired us to make stand.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">His hour is almost past.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">And it is marvel he out-dwells his hour,</div>
                     <div class="line">For lovers ever run before the clock.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, ten times faster Venus' pigeons fly</div>
                     <div class="line">To seal love's bonds new-made, than they are wont</div>
                     <div class="line">To keep obliged faith unforfeited!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever holds: who riseth from a feast</div>
                     <div class="line">With that keen appetite that he sits down?</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is the horse that doth untread again</div>
                     <div class="line">His tedious measures with the unbated fire</div>
                     <div class="line">That he did pace them first? All things that are,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are with more spirit chased than enjoy'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">How like a younker or a prodigal</div>
                     <div class="line">The scarfed bark puts from her native bay,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hugg'd and embraced by the strumpet wind!</div>
                     <div class="line">How like the prodigal doth she return,</div>
                     <div class="line">With over-weather'd ribs and ragged sails,</div>
                     <div class="line">Lean, rent and beggar'd by the strumpet wind!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes Lorenzo: more of this hereafter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LORENZO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode;</div>
                     <div class="line">Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait:</div>
                     <div class="line">When you shall please to play the thieves for wives,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll watch as long for you then. Approach;</div>
                     <div class="line">Here dwells my father Jew. Ho! who's within?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter JESSICA, above, in boy's clothes</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Who are you? Tell me, for more certainty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Albeit I'll swear that I do know your tongue.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Lorenzo, and thy love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Lorenzo, certain, and my love indeed,</div>
                     <div class="line">For who love I so much? And now who knows</div>
                     <div class="line">But you, Lorenzo, whether I am yours?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Heaven and thy thoughts are witness that thou art.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains.</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad 'tis night, you do not look on me,</div>
                     <div class="line">For I am much ashamed of my exchange:</div>
                     <div class="line">But love is blind and lovers cannot see</div>
                     <div class="line">The pretty follies that themselves commit;</div>
                     <div class="line">For if they could, Cupid himself would blush</div>
                     <div class="line">To see me thus transformed to a boy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Descend, for you must be my torchbearer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">What, must I hold a candle to my shames?</div>
                     <div class="line">They in themselves, good-sooth, are too too light.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, 'tis an office of discovery, love;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I should be obscured.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">So are you, sweet,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.</div>
                     <div class="line">But come at once;</div>
                     <div class="line">For the close night doth play the runaway,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we are stay'd for at Bassanio's feast.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I will make fast the doors, and gild myself</div>
                     <div class="line">With some more ducats, and be with you straight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit above</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by my hood, a Gentile and no Jew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Beshrew me but I love her heartily;</div>
                     <div class="line">For she is wise, if I can judge of her,</div>
                     <div class="line">And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true,</div>
                     <div class="line">And true she is, as she hath proved herself,</div>
                     <div class="line">And therefore, like herself, wise, fair and true,</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall she be placed in my constant soul.</div>
                     <p>Enter JESSICA, below</p>
                     <div class="line">What, art thou come? On, gentlemen; away!</div>
                     <div class="line">Our masquing mates by this time for us stay.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit with Jessica and Salarino</p>
               <p>Enter ANTONIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who's there?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Signior Antonio!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, fie, Gratiano! where are all the rest?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis nine o'clock: our friends all stay for you.</div>
                     <div class="line">No masque to-night: the wind is come about;</div>
                     <div class="line">Bassanio presently will go aboard:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sent twenty out to seek for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am glad on't: I desire no more delight</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to be under sail and gone to-night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.8">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>7. SCENE VII.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish of cornets. Enter PORTIA, with the
PRINCE OF MOROCCO, and their trains</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Go draw aside the curtains and discover</div>
                     <div class="line">The several caskets to this noble prince.</div>
                     <div class="line">Now make your choice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">The first, of gold, who this inscription bears,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire;'</div>
                     <div class="line">The second, silver, which this promise carries,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves;'</div>
                     <div class="line">This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt,</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.'</div>
                     <div class="line">How shall I know if I do choose the right?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The one of them contains my picture, prince:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you choose that, then I am yours withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">Some god direct my judgment! Let me see;</div>
                     <div class="line">I will survey the inscriptions back again.</div>
                     <div class="line">What says this leaden casket?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Must give: for what? for lead? hazard for lead?</div>
                     <div class="line">This casket threatens. Men that hazard all</div>
                     <div class="line">Do it in hope of fair advantages:</div>
                     <div class="line">A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll then nor give nor hazard aught for lead.</div>
                     <div class="line">What says the silver with her virgin hue?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.'</div>
                     <div class="line">As much as he deserves! Pause there, Morocco,</div>
                     <div class="line">And weigh thy value with an even hand:</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou be'st rated by thy estimation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou dost deserve enough; and yet enough</div>
                     <div class="line">May not extend so far as to the lady:</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet to be afeard of my deserving</div>
                     <div class="line">Were but a weak disabling of myself.</div>
                     <div class="line">As much as I deserve! Why, that's the lady:</div>
                     <div class="line">I do in birth deserve her, and in fortunes,</div>
                     <div class="line">In graces and in qualities of breeding;</div>
                     <div class="line">But more than these, in love I do deserve.</div>
                     <div class="line">What if I stray'd no further, but chose here?</div>
                     <div class="line">Let's see once more this saying graved in gold</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, that's the lady; all the world desires her;</div>
                     <div class="line">From the four corners of the earth they come,</div>
                     <div class="line">To kiss this shrine, this mortal-breathing saint:</div>
                     <div class="line">The Hyrcanian deserts and the vasty wilds</div>
                     <div class="line">Of wide Arabia are as thoroughfares now</div>
                     <div class="line">For princes to come view fair Portia:</div>
                     <div class="line">The watery kingdom, whose ambitious head</div>
                     <div class="line">Spits in the face of heaven, is no bar</div>
                     <div class="line">To stop the foreign spirits, but they come,</div>
                     <div class="line">As o'er a brook, to see fair Portia.</div>
                     <div class="line">One of these three contains her heavenly picture.</div>
                     <div class="line">Is't like that lead contains her? 'Twere damnation</div>
                     <div class="line">To think so base a thought: it were too gross</div>
                     <div class="line">To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave.</div>
                     <div class="line">Or shall I think in silver she's immured,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being ten times undervalued to tried gold?</div>
                     <div class="line">O sinful thought! Never so rich a gem</div>
                     <div class="line">Was set in worse than gold. They have in England</div>
                     <div class="line">A coin that bears the figure of an angel</div>
                     <div class="line">Stamped in gold, but that's insculp'd upon;</div>
                     <div class="line">But here an angel in a golden bed</div>
                     <div class="line">Lies all within. Deliver me the key:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here do I choose, and thrive I as I may!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">There, take it, prince; and if my form lie there,</div>
                     <div class="line">Then I am yours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>He unlocks the golden casket</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                     <div class="line">O hell! what have we here?</div>
                     <div class="line">A carrion Death, within whose empty eye</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a written scroll! I'll read the writing.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">All that glitters is not gold;</div>
                     <div class="line">Often have you heard that told:</div>
                     <div class="line">Many a man his life hath sold</div>
                     <div class="line">But my outside to behold:</div>
                     <div class="line">Gilded tombs do worms enfold.</div>
                     <div class="line">Had you been as wise as bold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Young in limbs, in judgment old,</div>
                     <div class="line">Your answer had not been inscroll'd:</div>
                     <div class="line">Fare you well; your suit is cold.</div>
                     <div class="line">Cold, indeed; and labour lost:</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, farewell, heat, and welcome, frost!</div>
                     <div class="line">Portia, adieu. I have too grieved a heart</div>
                     <div class="line">To take a tedious leave: thus losers part.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit with his train. Flourish of cornets</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">A gentle riddance. Draw the curtains, go.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let all of his complexion choose me so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.9">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>8. SCENE VIII.  Venice. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SALARINO and SALANIO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, man, I saw Bassanio under sail:</div>
                     <div class="line">With him is Gratiano gone along;</div>
                     <div class="line">And in their ship I am sure Lorenzo is not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The villain Jew with outcries raised the duke,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who went with him to search Bassanio's ship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">He came too late, the ship was under sail:</div>
                     <div class="line">But there the duke was given to understand</div>
                     <div class="line">That in a gondola were seen together</div>
                     <div class="line">Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica:</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, Antonio certified the duke</div>
                     <div class="line">They were not with Bassanio in his ship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I never heard a passion so confused,</div>
                     <div class="line">So strange, outrageous, and so variable,</div>
                     <div class="line">As the dog Jew did utter in the streets:</div>
                     <div class="line">'My daughter! O my ducats! O my daughter!</div>
                     <div class="line">Fled with a Christian! O my Christian ducats!</div>
                     <div class="line">Justice! the law! my ducats, and my daughter!</div>
                     <div class="line">A sealed bag, two sealed bags of ducats,</div>
                     <div class="line">Of double ducats, stolen from me by my daughter!</div>
                     <div class="line">And jewels, two stones, two rich and precious stones,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stolen by my daughter! Justice! find the girl;</div>
                     <div class="line">She hath the stones upon her, and the ducats.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, all the boys in Venice follow him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Crying, his stones, his daughter, and his ducats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let good Antonio look he keep his day,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or he shall pay for this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, well remember'd.</div>
                     <div class="line">I reason'd with a Frenchman yesterday,</div>
                     <div class="line">Who told me, in the narrow seas that part</div>
                     <div class="line">The French and English, there miscarried</div>
                     <div class="line">A vessel of our country richly fraught:</div>
                     <div class="line">I thought upon Antonio when he told me;</div>
                     <div class="line">And wish'd in silence that it were not his.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">You were best to tell Antonio what you hear;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet do not suddenly, for it may grieve him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">A kinder gentleman treads not the earth.</div>
                     <div class="line">I saw Bassanio and Antonio part:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bassanio told him he would make some speed</div>
                     <div class="line">Of his return: he answer'd, 'Do not so;</div>
                     <div class="line">Slubber not business for my sake, Bassanio</div>
                     <div class="line">But stay the very riping of the time;</div>
                     <div class="line">And for the Jew's bond which he hath of me,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it not enter in your mind of love:</div>
                     <div class="line">Be merry, and employ your chiefest thoughts</div>
                     <div class="line">To courtship and such fair ostents of love</div>
                     <div class="line">As shall conveniently become you there:'</div>
                     <div class="line">And even there, his eye being big with tears,</div>
                     <div class="line">Turning his face, he put his hand behind him,</div>
                     <div class="line">And with affection wondrous sensible</div>
                     <div class="line">He wrung Bassanio's hand; and so they parted.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I think he only loves the world for him.</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray thee, let us go and find him out</div>
                     <div class="line">And quicken his embraced heaviness</div>
                     <div class="line">With some delight or other.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do we so.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.4.10">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>9. SCENE IX.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter NERISSA with a Servitor</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Quick, quick, I pray thee; draw the curtain straight:</div>
                     <div class="line">The Prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath,</div>
                     <div class="line">And comes to his election presently.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Flourish of cornets. Enter the PRINCE OF ARRAGON,
PORTIA, and their trains</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Behold, there stand the caskets, noble prince:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you choose that wherein I am contain'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Straight shall our nuptial rites be solemnized:</div>
                     <div class="line">But if you fail, without more speech, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">You must be gone from hence immediately.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                     <div class="line">I am enjoin'd by oath to observe three things:</div>
                     <div class="line">First, never to unfold to any one</div>
                     <div class="line">Which casket 'twas I chose; next, if I fail</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the right casket, never in my life</div>
                     <div class="line">To woo a maid in way of marriage: Lastly,</div>
                     <div class="line">If I do fail in fortune of my choice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Immediately to leave you and be gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">To these injunctions every one doth swear</div>
                     <div class="line">That comes to hazard for my worthless self.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                     <div class="line">And so have I address'd me. Fortune now</div>
                     <div class="line">To my heart's hope! Gold; silver; and base lead.</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.'</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall look fairer, ere I give or hazard.</div>
                     <div class="line">What says the golden chest? ha! let me see:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.'</div>
                     <div class="line">What many men desire! that 'many' may be meant</div>
                     <div class="line">By the fool multitude, that choose by show,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which pries not to the interior, but, like the martlet,</div>
                     <div class="line">Builds in the weather on the outward wall,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even in the force and road of casualty.</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not choose what many men desire,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because I will not jump with common spirits</div>
                     <div class="line">And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then to thee, thou silver treasure-house;</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell me once more what title thou dost bear:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves:'</div>
                     <div class="line">And well said too; for who shall go about</div>
                     <div class="line">To cozen fortune and be honourable</div>
                     <div class="line">Without the stamp of merit? Let none presume</div>
                     <div class="line">To wear an undeserved dignity.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, that estates, degrees and offices</div>
                     <div class="line">Were not derived corruptly, and that clear honour</div>
                     <div class="line">Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!</div>
                     <div class="line">How many then should cover that stand bare!</div>
                     <div class="line">How many be commanded that command!</div>
                     <div class="line">How much low peasantry would then be glean'd</div>
                     <div class="line">From the true seed of honour! and how much honour</div>
                     <div class="line">Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times</div>
                     <div class="line">To be new-varnish'd! Well, but to my choice:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.'</div>
                     <div class="line">I will assume desert. Give me a key for this,</div>
                     <div class="line">And instantly unlock my fortunes here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>He opens the silver casket</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Too long a pause for that which you find there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                     <div class="line">What's here? the portrait of a blinking idiot,</div>
                     <div class="line">Presenting me a schedule! I will read it.</div>
                     <div class="line">How much unlike art thou to Portia!</div>
                     <div class="line">How much unlike my hopes and my deservings!</div>
                     <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall have as much as he deserves.'</div>
                     <div class="line">Did I deserve no more than a fool's head?</div>
                     <div class="line">Is that my prize? are my deserts no better?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">To offend, and judge, are distinct offices</div>
                     <div class="line">And of opposed natures.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                     <div class="line">What is here?</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">The fire seven times tried this:</div>
                     <div class="line">Seven times tried that judgment is,</div>
                     <div class="line">That did never choose amiss.</div>
                     <div class="line">Some there be that shadows kiss;</div>
                     <div class="line">Such have but a shadow's bliss:</div>
                     <div class="line">There be fools alive, I wis,</div>
                     <div class="line">Silver'd o'er; and so was this.</div>
                     <div class="line">Take what wife you will to bed,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will ever be your head:</div>
                     <div class="line">So be gone: you are sped.</div>
                     <div class="line">Still more fool I shall appear</div>
                     <div class="line">By the time I linger here</div>
                     <div class="line">With one fool's head I came to woo,</div>
                     <div class="line">But I go away with two.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet, adieu. I'll keep my oath,</div>
                     <div class="line">Patiently to bear my wroth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Arragon and train</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus hath the candle singed the moth.</div>
                     <div class="line">O, these deliberate fools! when they do choose,</div>
                     <div class="line">They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">The ancient saying is no heresy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, draw the curtain, Nerissa.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is my lady?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Here: what would my lord?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, there is alighted at your gate</div>
                     <div class="line">A young Venetian, one that comes before</div>
                     <div class="line">To signify the approaching of his lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">From whom he bringeth sensible regreets,</div>
                     <div class="line">To wit, besides commends and courteous breath,</div>
                     <div class="line">Gifts of rich value. Yet I have not seen</div>
                     <div class="line">So likely an ambassador of love:</div>
                     <div class="line">A day in April never came so sweet,</div>
                     <div class="line">To show how costly summer was at hand,</div>
                     <div class="line">As this fore-spurrer comes before his lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">No more, I pray thee: I am half afeard</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wilt say anon he is some kin to thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou spend'st such high-day wit in praising him.</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, come, Nerissa; for I long to see</div>
                     <div class="line">Quick Cupid's post that comes so mannerly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Bassanio, lord Love, if thy will it be!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A garden.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SALANIO and SALARINO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, what news on the Rialto?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio hath</div>
                     <div class="line">a ship of rich lading wrecked on the narrow seas;</div>
                     <div class="line">the Goodwins, I think they call the place; a very</div>
                     <div class="line">dangerous flat and fatal, where the carcasses of many</div>
                     <div class="line">a tall ship lie buried, as they say, if my gossip</div>
                     <div class="line">Report be an honest woman of her word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I would she were as lying a gossip in that as ever</div>
                     <div class="line">knapped ginger or made her neighbours believe she</div>
                     <div class="line">wept for the death of a third husband. But it is</div>
                     <div class="line">true, without any slips of prolixity or crossing the</div>
                     <div class="line">plain highway of talk, that the good Antonio, the</div>
                     <div class="line">honest Antonio,--O that I had a title good enough</div>
                     <div class="line">to keep his name company!--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, the full stop.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ha! what sayest thou? Why, the end is, he hath</div>
                     <div class="line">lost a ship.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">I would it might prove the end of his losses.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me say 'amen' betimes, lest the devil cross my</div>
                     <div class="line">prayer, for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew.</div>
                     <p>Enter SHYLOCK</p>
                     <div class="line">How now, Shylock! what news among the merchants?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">You know, none so well, none so well as you, of my</div>
                     <div class="line">daughter's flight.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">That's certain: I, for my part, knew the tailor</div>
                     <div class="line">that made the wings she flew withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was</div>
                     <div class="line">fledged; and then it is the complexion of them all</div>
                     <div class="line">to leave the dam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">She is damned for it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">That's certain, if the devil may be her judge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">My own flesh and blood to rebel!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Out upon it, old carrion! rebels it at these years?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I say, my daughter is my flesh and blood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">There is more difference between thy flesh and hers</div>
                     <div class="line">than between jet and ivory; more between your bloods</div>
                     <div class="line">than there is between red wine and rhenish. But</div>
                     <div class="line">tell us, do you hear whether Antonio have had any</div>
                     <div class="line">loss at sea or no?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">There I have another bad match: a bankrupt, a</div>
                     <div class="line">prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the</div>
                     <div class="line">Rialto; a beggar, that was used to come so smug upon</div>
                     <div class="line">the mart; let him look to his bond: he was wont to</div>
                     <div class="line">call me usurer; let him look to his bond: he was</div>
                     <div class="line">wont to lend money for a Christian courtesy; let him</div>
                     <div class="line">look to his bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take</div>
                     <div class="line">his flesh: what's that good for?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else,</div>
                     <div class="line">it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and</div>
                     <div class="line">hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,</div>
                     <div class="line">mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my</div>
                     <div class="line">bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine</div>
                     <div class="line">enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath</div>
                     <div class="line">not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,</div>
                     <div class="line">dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with</div>
                     <div class="line">the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject</div>
                     <div class="line">to the same diseases, healed by the same means,</div>
                     <div class="line">warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as</div>
                     <div class="line">a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?</div>
                     <div class="line">if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison</div>
                     <div class="line">us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not</div>
                     <div class="line">revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will</div>
                     <div class="line">resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian,</div>
                     <div class="line">what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian</div>
                     <div class="line">wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by</div>
                     <div class="line">Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you</div>
                     <div class="line">teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I</div>
                     <div class="line">will better the instruction.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter a Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                     <div class="line">Gentlemen, my master Antonio is at his house and</div>
                     <div class="line">desires to speak with you both.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">We have been up and down to seek him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter TUBAL</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here comes another of the tribe: a third cannot be</div>
                     <div class="line">matched, unless the devil himself turn Jew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt SALANIO, SALARINO, and Servant</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Tubal! what news from Genoa? hast thou</div>
                     <div class="line">found my daughter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, there, there, there, there! a diamond gone,</div>
                     <div class="line">cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort! The curse</div>
                     <div class="line">never fell upon our nation till now; I never felt it</div>
                     <div class="line">till now: two thousand ducats in that; and other</div>
                     <div class="line">precious, precious jewels. I would my daughter</div>
                     <div class="line">were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear!</div>
                     <div class="line">would she were hearsed at my foot, and the ducats in</div>
                     <div class="line">her coffin! No news of them? Why, so: and I know</div>
                     <div class="line">not what's spent in the search: why, thou loss upon</div>
                     <div class="line">loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to</div>
                     <div class="line">find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge:</div>
                     <div class="line">nor no in luck stirring but what lights on my</div>
                     <div class="line">shoulders; no sighs but of my breathing; no tears</div>
                     <div class="line">but of my shedding.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, other men have ill luck too: Antonio, as I</div>
                     <div class="line">heard in Genoa,--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath an argosy cast away, coming from Tripolis.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank God, I thank God. Is't true, is't true?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the wreck.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee, good Tubal: good news, good news!</div>
                     <div class="line">ha, ha! where? in Genoa?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, in one</div>
                     <div class="line">night fourscore ducats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou stickest a dagger in me: I shall never see my</div>
                     <div class="line">gold again: fourscore ducats at a sitting!</div>
                     <div class="line">fourscore ducats!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">There came divers of Antonio's creditors in my</div>
                     <div class="line">company to Venice, that swear he cannot choose but break.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I am very glad of it: I'll plague him; I'll torture</div>
                     <div class="line">him: I am glad of it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">One of them showed me a ring that he had of your</div>
                     <div class="line">daughter for a monkey.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal: it was my</div>
                     <div class="line">turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                     <div class="line">But Antonio is certainly undone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, that's true, that's very true. Go, Tubal, fee</div>
                     <div class="line">me an officer; bespeak him a fortnight before. I</div>
                     <div class="line">will have the heart of him, if he forfeit; for, were</div>
                     <div class="line">he out of Venice, I can make what merchandise I</div>
                     <div class="line">will. Go, go, Tubal, and meet me at our synagogue;</div>
                     <div class="line">go, good Tubal; at our synagogue, Tubal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BASSANIO, PORTIA, GRATIANO, NERISSA, and
Attendants</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, tarry: pause a day or two</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you hazard; for, in choosing wrong,</div>
                     <div class="line">I lose your company: therefore forbear awhile.</div>
                     <div class="line">There's something tells me, but it is not love,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not lose you; and you know yourself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hate counsels not in such a quality.</div>
                     <div class="line">But lest you should not understand me well,--</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet a maiden hath no tongue but thought,--</div>
                     <div class="line">I would detain you here some month or two</div>
                     <div class="line">Before you venture for me. I could teach you</div>
                     <div class="line">How to choose right, but I am then forsworn;</div>
                     <div class="line">So will I never be: so may you miss me;</div>
                     <div class="line">But if you do, you'll make me wish a sin,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I had been forsworn. Beshrew your eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">They have o'erlook'd me and divided me;</div>
                     <div class="line">One half of me is yours, the other half yours,</div>
                     <div class="line">Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so all yours. O, these naughty times</div>
                     <div class="line">Put bars between the owners and their rights!</div>
                     <div class="line">And so, though yours, not yours. Prove it so,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let fortune go to hell for it, not I.</div>
                     <div class="line">I speak too long; but 'tis to peize the time,</div>
                     <div class="line">To eke it and to draw it out in length,</div>
                     <div class="line">To stay you from election.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me choose</div>
                     <div class="line">For as I am, I live upon the rack.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the rack, Bassanio! then confess</div>
                     <div class="line">What treason there is mingled with your love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">None but that ugly treason of mistrust,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which makes me fear the enjoying of my love:</div>
                     <div class="line">There may as well be amity and life</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tween snow and fire, as treason and my love.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but I fear you speak upon the rack,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where men enforced do speak anything.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Promise me life, and I'll confess the truth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Well then, confess and live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">'Confess' and 'love'</div>
                     <div class="line">Had been the very sum of my confession:</div>
                     <div class="line">O happy torment, when my torturer</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth teach me answers for deliverance!</div>
                     <div class="line">But let me to my fortune and the caskets.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Away, then! I am lock'd in one of them:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you do love me, you will find me out.</div>
                     <div class="line">Nerissa and the rest, stand all aloof.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let music sound while he doth make his choice;</div>
                     <div class="line">Then, if he lose, he makes a swan-like end,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fading in music: that the comparison</div>
                     <div class="line">May stand more proper, my eye shall be the stream</div>
                     <div class="line">And watery death-bed for him. He may win;</div>
                     <div class="line">And what is music then? Then music is</div>
                     <div class="line">Even as the flourish when true subjects bow</div>
                     <div class="line">To a new-crowned monarch: such it is</div>
                     <div class="line">As are those dulcet sounds in break of day</div>
                     <div class="line">That creep into the dreaming bridegroom's ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And summon him to marriage. Now he goes,</div>
                     <div class="line">With no less presence, but with much more love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than young Alcides, when he did redeem</div>
                     <div class="line">The virgin tribute paid by howling Troy</div>
                     <div class="line">To the sea-monster: I stand for sacrifice</div>
                     <div class="line">The rest aloof are the Dardanian wives,</div>
                     <div class="line">With bleared visages, come forth to view</div>
                     <div class="line">The issue of the exploit. Go, Hercules!</div>
                     <div class="line">Live thou, I live: with much, much more dismay</div>
                     <div class="line">I view the fight than thou that makest the fray.</div>
                     <p>Music, whilst BASSANIO comments on the caskets to himself</p>
                     <h3 class="bridgehead">SONG.</h3>
                     <div class="line">Tell me where is fancy bred,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or in the heart, or in the head?</div>
                     <div class="line">How begot, how nourished?</div>
                     <div class="line">Reply, reply.</div>
                     <div class="line">It is engender'd in the eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">With gazing fed; and fancy dies</div>
                     <div class="line">In the cradle where it lies.</div>
                     <div class="line">Let us all ring fancy's knell</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll begin it,--Ding, dong, bell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ALL</div>
                     <div class="line">Ding, dong, bell.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">So may the outward shows be least themselves:</div>
                     <div class="line">The world is still deceived with ornament.</div>
                     <div class="line">In law, what plea so tainted and corrupt,</div>
                     <div class="line">But, being seasoned with a gracious voice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Obscures the show of evil? In religion,</div>
                     <div class="line">What damned error, but some sober brow</div>
                     <div class="line">Will bless it and approve it with a text,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hiding the grossness with fair ornament?</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no vice so simple but assumes</div>
                     <div class="line">Some mark of virtue on his outward parts:</div>
                     <div class="line">How many cowards, whose hearts are all as false</div>
                     <div class="line">As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins</div>
                     <div class="line">The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars;</div>
                     <div class="line">Who, inward search'd, have livers white as milk;</div>
                     <div class="line">And these assume but valour's excrement</div>
                     <div class="line">To render them redoubted! Look on beauty,</div>
                     <div class="line">And you shall see 'tis purchased by the weight;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which therein works a miracle in nature,</div>
                     <div class="line">Making them lightest that wear most of it:</div>
                     <div class="line">So are those crisped snaky golden locks</div>
                     <div class="line">Which make such wanton gambols with the wind,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon supposed fairness, often known</div>
                     <div class="line">To be the dowry of a second head,</div>
                     <div class="line">The skull that bred them in the sepulchre.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thus ornament is but the guiled shore</div>
                     <div class="line">To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf</div>
                     <div class="line">Veiling an Indian beauty; in a word,</div>
                     <div class="line">The seeming truth which cunning times put on</div>
                     <div class="line">To entrap the wisest. Therefore, thou gaudy gold,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hard food for Midas, I will none of thee;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor none of thee, thou pale and common drudge</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tween man and man: but thou, thou meagre lead,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which rather threatenest than dost promise aught,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thy paleness moves me more than eloquence;</div>
                     <div class="line">And here choose I; joy be the consequence!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  How all the other passions fleet to air,</div>
                     <div class="line">As doubtful thoughts, and rash-embraced despair,</div>
                     <div class="line">And shuddering fear, and green-eyed jealousy! O love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be moderate; allay thy ecstasy,</div>
                     <div class="line">In measure rein thy joy; scant this excess.</div>
                     <div class="line">I feel too much thy blessing: make it less,</div>
                     <div class="line">For fear I surfeit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">What find I here?</div>
                     <p>Opening the leaden casket</p>
                     <div class="line">Fair Portia's counterfeit! What demi-god</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath come so near creation? Move these eyes?</div>
                     <div class="line">Or whether, riding on the balls of mine,</div>
                     <div class="line">Seem they in motion? Here are sever'd lips,</div>
                     <div class="line">Parted with sugar breath: so sweet a bar</div>
                     <div class="line">Should sunder such sweet friends. Here in her hairs</div>
                     <div class="line">The painter plays the spider and hath woven</div>
                     <div class="line">A golden mesh to entrap the hearts of men,</div>
                     <div class="line">Faster than gnats in cobwebs; but her eyes,--</div>
                     <div class="line">How could he see to do them? having made one,</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks it should have power to steal both his</div>
                     <div class="line">And leave itself unfurnish'd. Yet look, how far</div>
                     <div class="line">The substance of my praise doth wrong this shadow</div>
                     <div class="line">In underprizing it, so far this shadow</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth limp behind the substance. Here's the scroll,</div>
                     <div class="line">The continent and summary of my fortune.</div>
                     <p>Reads</p>
                     <div class="line">You that choose not by the view,</div>
                     <div class="line">Chance as fair and choose as true!</div>
                     <div class="line">Since this fortune falls to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Be content and seek no new,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you be well pleased with this</div>
                     <div class="line">And hold your fortune for your bliss,</div>
                     <div class="line">Turn you where your lady is</div>
                     <div class="line">And claim her with a loving kiss.</div>
                     <div class="line">A gentle scroll. Fair lady, by your leave;</div>
                     <div class="line">I come by note, to give and to receive.</div>
                     <div class="line">Like one of two contending in a prize,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thinks he hath done well in people's eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Hearing applause and universal shout,</div>
                     <div class="line">Giddy in spirit, still gazing in a doubt</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether these pearls of praise be his or no;</div>
                     <div class="line">So, thrice fair lady, stand I, even so;</div>
                     <div class="line">As doubtful whether what I see be true,</div>
                     <div class="line">Until confirm'd, sign'd, ratified by you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You see me, Lord Bassanio, where I stand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such as I am: though for myself alone</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not be ambitious in my wish,</div>
                     <div class="line">To wish myself much better; yet, for you</div>
                     <div class="line">I would be trebled twenty times myself;</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand times more fair, ten thousand times more rich;</div>
                     <div class="line">That only to stand high in your account,</div>
                     <div class="line">I might in virtue, beauties, livings, friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">Exceed account; but the full sum of me</div>
                     <div class="line">Is sum of something, which, to term in gross,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is an unlesson'd girl, unschool'd, unpractised;</div>
                     <div class="line">Happy in this, she is not yet so old</div>
                     <div class="line">But she may learn; happier than this,</div>
                     <div class="line">She is not bred so dull but she can learn;</div>
                     <div class="line">Happiest of all is that her gentle spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">Commits itself to yours to be directed,</div>
                     <div class="line">As from her lord, her governor, her king.</div>
                     <div class="line">Myself and what is mine to you and yours</div>
                     <div class="line">Is now converted: but now I was the lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Of this fair mansion, master of my servants,</div>
                     <div class="line">Queen o'er myself: and even now, but now,</div>
                     <div class="line">This house, these servants and this same myself</div>
                     <div class="line">Are yours, my lord: I give them with this ring;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which when you part from, lose, or give away,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it presage the ruin of your love</div>
                     <div class="line">And be my vantage to exclaim on you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, you have bereft me of all words,</div>
                     <div class="line">Only my blood speaks to you in my veins;</div>
                     <div class="line">And there is such confusion in my powers,</div>
                     <div class="line">As after some oration fairly spoke</div>
                     <div class="line">By a beloved prince, there doth appear</div>
                     <div class="line">Among the buzzing pleased multitude;</div>
                     <div class="line">Where every something, being blent together,</div>
                     <div class="line">Turns to a wild of nothing, save of joy,</div>
                     <div class="line">Express'd and not express'd. But when this ring</div>
                     <div class="line">Parts from this finger, then parts life from hence:</div>
                     <div class="line">O, then be bold to say Bassanio's dead!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord and lady, it is now our time,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have stood by and seen our wishes prosper,</div>
                     <div class="line">To cry, good joy: good joy, my lord and lady!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord Bassanio and my gentle lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">I wish you all the joy that you can wish;</div>
                     <div class="line">For I am sure you can wish none from me:</div>
                     <div class="line">And when your honours mean to solemnize</div>
                     <div class="line">The bargain of your faith, I do beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even at that time I may be married too.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my heart, so thou canst get a wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your lordship, you have got me one.</div>
                     <div class="line">My eyes, my lord, can look as swift as yours:</div>
                     <div class="line">You saw the mistress, I beheld the maid;</div>
                     <div class="line">You loved, I loved for intermission.</div>
                     <div class="line">No more pertains to me, my lord, than you.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your fortune stood upon the casket there,</div>
                     <div class="line">And so did mine too, as the matter falls;</div>
                     <div class="line">For wooing here until I sweat again,</div>
                     <div class="line">And sweating until my very roof was dry</div>
                     <div class="line">With oaths of love, at last, if promise last,</div>
                     <div class="line">I got a promise of this fair one here</div>
                     <div class="line">To have her love, provided that your fortune</div>
                     <div class="line">Achieved her mistress.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Is this true, Nerissa?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, it is, so you stand pleased withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And do you, Gratiano, mean good faith?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, faith, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Our feast shall be much honour'd in your marriage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">We'll play with them the first boy for a thousand ducats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">What, and stake down?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">No; we shall ne'er win at that sport, and stake down.</div>
                     <div class="line">But who comes here? Lorenzo and his infidel? What,</div>
                     <div class="line">and my old Venetian friend Salerio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LORENZO, JESSICA, and SALERIO, a Messenger
from Venice</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Lorenzo and Salerio, welcome hither;</div>
                     <div class="line">If that the youth of my new interest here</div>
                     <div class="line">Have power to bid you welcome. By your leave,</div>
                     <div class="line">I bid my very friends and countrymen,</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet Portia, welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">So do I, my lord:</div>
                     <div class="line">They are entirely welcome.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank your honour. For my part, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">My purpose was not to have seen you here;</div>
                     <div class="line">But meeting with Salerio by the way,</div>
                     <div class="line">He did entreat me, past all saying nay,</div>
                     <div class="line">To come with him along.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALERIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I did, my lord;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I have reason for it. Signior Antonio</div>
                     <div class="line">Commends him to you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Gives Bassanio a letter</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere I ope his letter,</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, tell me how my good friend doth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALERIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not sick, my lord, unless it be in mind;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor well, unless in mind: his letter there</div>
                     <div class="line">Will show you his estate.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nerissa, cheer yon stranger; bid her welcome.</div>
                     <div class="line">Your hand, Salerio: what's the news from Venice?</div>
                     <div class="line">How doth that royal merchant, good Antonio?</div>
                     <div class="line">I know he will be glad of our success;</div>
                     <div class="line">We are the Jasons, we have won the fleece.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALERIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I would you had won the fleece that he hath lost.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">There are some shrewd contents in yon same paper,</div>
                     <div class="line">That steals the colour from Bassanio's cheek:</div>
                     <div class="line">Some dear friend dead; else nothing in the world</div>
                     <div class="line">Could turn so much the constitution</div>
                     <div class="line">Of any constant man. What, worse and worse!</div>
                     <div class="line">With leave, Bassanio: I am half yourself,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I must freely have the half of anything</div>
                     <div class="line">That this same paper brings you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">O sweet Portia,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever blotted paper! Gentle lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">When I did first impart my love to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">I freely told you, all the wealth I had</div>
                     <div class="line">Ran in my veins, I was a gentleman;</div>
                     <div class="line">And then I told you true: and yet, dear lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">Rating myself at nothing, you shall see</div>
                     <div class="line">How much I was a braggart. When I told you</div>
                     <div class="line">My state was nothing, I should then have told you</div>
                     <div class="line">That I was worse than nothing; for, indeed,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have engaged myself to a dear friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">Engaged my friend to his mere enemy,</div>
                     <div class="line">To feed my means. Here is a letter, lady;</div>
                     <div class="line">The paper as the body of my friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And every word in it a gaping wound,</div>
                     <div class="line">Issuing life-blood. But is it true, Salerio?</div>
                     <div class="line">Have all his ventures fail'd? What, not one hit?</div>
                     <div class="line">From Tripolis, from Mexico and England,</div>
                     <div class="line">From Lisbon, Barbary and India?</div>
                     <div class="line">And not one vessel 'scape the dreadful touch</div>
                     <div class="line">Of merchant-marring rocks?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALERIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not one, my lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">Besides, it should appear, that if he had</div>
                     <div class="line">The present money to discharge the Jew,</div>
                     <div class="line">He would not take it. Never did I know</div>
                     <div class="line">A creature, that did bear the shape of man,</div>
                     <div class="line">So keen and greedy to confound a man:</div>
                     <div class="line">He plies the duke at morning and at night,</div>
                     <div class="line">And doth impeach the freedom of the state,</div>
                     <div class="line">If they deny him justice: twenty merchants,</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke himself, and the magnificoes</div>
                     <div class="line">Of greatest port, have all persuaded with him;</div>
                     <div class="line">But none can drive him from the envious plea</div>
                     <div class="line">Of forfeiture, of justice and his bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">When I was with him I have heard him swear</div>
                     <div class="line">To Tubal and to Chus, his countrymen,</div>
                     <div class="line">That he would rather have Antonio's flesh</div>
                     <div class="line">Than twenty times the value of the sum</div>
                     <div class="line">That he did owe him: and I know, my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">If law, authority and power deny not,</div>
                     <div class="line">It will go hard with poor Antonio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it your dear friend that is thus in trouble?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The dearest friend to me, the kindest man,</div>
                     <div class="line">The best-condition'd and unwearied spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">In doing courtesies, and one in whom</div>
                     <div class="line">The ancient Roman honour more appears</div>
                     <div class="line">Than any that draws breath in Italy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What sum owes he the Jew?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For me three thousand ducats.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What, no more?</div>
                     <div class="line">Pay him six thousand, and deface the bond;</div>
                     <div class="line">Double six thousand, and then treble that,</div>
                     <div class="line">Before a friend of this description</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall lose a hair through Bassanio's fault.</div>
                     <div class="line">First go with me to church and call me wife,</div>
                     <div class="line">And then away to Venice to your friend;</div>
                     <div class="line">For never shall you lie by Portia's side</div>
                     <div class="line">With an unquiet soul. You shall have gold</div>
                     <div class="line">To pay the petty debt twenty times over:</div>
                     <div class="line">When it is paid, bring your true friend along.</div>
                     <div class="line">My maid Nerissa and myself meantime</div>
                     <div class="line">Will live as maids and widows. Come, away!</div>
                     <div class="line">For you shall hence upon your wedding-day:</div>
                     <div class="line">Bid your friends welcome, show a merry cheer:</div>
                     <div class="line">Since you are dear bought, I will love you dear.</div>
                     <div class="line">But let me hear the letter of your friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads</span>  Sweet Bassanio, my ships have all</div>
                     <div class="line">miscarried, my creditors grow cruel, my estate is</div>
                     <div class="line">very low, my bond to the Jew is forfeit; and since</div>
                     <div class="line">in paying it, it is impossible I should live, all</div>
                     <div class="line">debts are cleared between you and I, if I might but</div>
                     <div class="line">see you at my death. Notwithstanding, use your</div>
                     <div class="line">pleasure: if your love do not persuade you to come,</div>
                     <div class="line">let not my letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">O love, dispatch all business, and be gone!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Since I have your good leave to go away,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will make haste: but, till I come again,</div>
                     <div class="line">No bed shall e'er be guilty of my stay,</div>
                     <div class="line">No rest be interposer 'twixt us twain.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.4">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>3. SCENE III.  Venice. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SHYLOCK, SALARINO, ANTONIO, and Gaoler</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Gaoler, look to him: tell not me of mercy;</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the fool that lent out money gratis:</div>
                     <div class="line">Gaoler, look to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Hear me yet, good Shylock.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have my bond; speak not against my bond:</div>
                     <div class="line">I have sworn an oath that I will have my bond.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou call'dst me dog before thou hadst a cause;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, since I am a dog, beware my fangs:</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke shall grant me justice. I do wonder,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou naughty gaoler, that thou art so fond</div>
                     <div class="line">To come abroad with him at his request.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray thee, hear me speak.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have my bond; I will not hear thee speak:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have my bond; and therefore speak no more.</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll not be made a soft and dull-eyed fool,</div>
                     <div class="line">To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield</div>
                     <div class="line">To Christian intercessors. Follow not;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have no speaking: I will have my bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">It is the most impenetrable cur</div>
                     <div class="line">That ever kept with men.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let him alone:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll follow him no more with bootless prayers.</div>
                     <div class="line">He seeks my life; his reason well I know:</div>
                     <div class="line">I oft deliver'd from his forfeitures</div>
                     <div class="line">Many that have at times made moan to me;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore he hates me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sure the duke</div>
                     <div class="line">Will never grant this forfeiture to hold.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">The duke cannot deny the course of law:</div>
                     <div class="line">For the commodity that strangers have</div>
                     <div class="line">With us in Venice, if it be denied,</div>
                     <div class="line">Will much impeach the justice of his state;</div>
                     <div class="line">Since that the trade and profit of the city</div>
                     <div class="line">Consisteth of all nations. Therefore, go:</div>
                     <div class="line">These griefs and losses have so bated me,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh</div>
                     <div class="line">To-morrow to my bloody creditor.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, gaoler, on. Pray God, Bassanio come</div>
                     <div class="line">To see me pay his debt, and then I care not!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.5">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>4. SCENE IV.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PORTIA, NERISSA, LORENZO, JESSICA, and
BALTHASAR</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, although I speak it in your presence,</div>
                     <div class="line">You have a noble and a true conceit</div>
                     <div class="line">Of godlike amity; which appears most strongly</div>
                     <div class="line">In bearing thus the absence of your lord.</div>
                     <div class="line">But if you knew to whom you show this honour,</div>
                     <div class="line">How true a gentleman you send relief,</div>
                     <div class="line">How dear a lover of my lord your husband,</div>
                     <div class="line">I know you would be prouder of the work</div>
                     <div class="line">Than customary bounty can enforce you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I never did repent for doing good,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor shall not now: for in companions</div>
                     <div class="line">That do converse and waste the time together,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whose souls do bear an equal yoke Of love,</div>
                     <div class="line">There must be needs a like proportion</div>
                     <div class="line">Of lineaments, of manners and of spirit;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which makes me think that this Antonio,</div>
                     <div class="line">Being the bosom lover of my lord,</div>
                     <div class="line">Must needs be like my lord. If it be so,</div>
                     <div class="line">How little is the cost I have bestow'd</div>
                     <div class="line">In purchasing the semblance of my soul</div>
                     <div class="line">From out the state of hellish misery!</div>
                     <div class="line">This comes too near the praising of myself;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore no more of it: hear other things.</div>
                     <div class="line">Lorenzo, I commit into your hands</div>
                     <div class="line">The husbandry and manage of my house</div>
                     <div class="line">Until my lord's return: for mine own part,</div>
                     <div class="line">I have toward heaven breathed a secret vow</div>
                     <div class="line">To live in prayer and contemplation,</div>
                     <div class="line">Only attended by Nerissa here,</div>
                     <div class="line">Until her husband and my lord's return:</div>
                     <div class="line">There is a monastery two miles off;</div>
                     <div class="line">And there will we abide. I do desire you</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to deny this imposition;</div>
                     <div class="line">The which my love and some necessity</div>
                     <div class="line">Now lays upon you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, with all my heart;</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall obey you in all fair commands.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">My people do already know my mind,</div>
                     <div class="line">And will acknowledge you and Jessica</div>
                     <div class="line">In place of Lord Bassanio and myself.</div>
                     <div class="line">And so farewell, till we shall meet again.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fair thoughts and happy hours attend on you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I wish your ladyship all heart's content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you for your wish, and am well pleased</div>
                     <div class="line">To wish it back on you: fare you well Jessica.</div>
                     <p>Exeunt JESSICA and LORENZO</p>
                     <div class="line">Now, Balthasar,</div>
                     <div class="line">As I have ever found thee honest-true,</div>
                     <div class="line">So let me find thee still. Take this same letter,</div>
                     <div class="line">And use thou all the endeavour of a man</div>
                     <div class="line">In speed to Padua: see thou render this</div>
                     <div class="line">Into my cousin's hand, Doctor Bellario;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, look, what notes and garments he doth give thee,</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring them, I pray thee, with imagined speed</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto the tranect, to the common ferry</div>
                     <div class="line">Which trades to Venice. Waste no time in words,</div>
                     <div class="line">But get thee gone: I shall be there before thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BALTHASAR</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, I go with all convenient speed.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Come on, Nerissa; I have work in hand</div>
                     <div class="line">That you yet know not of: we'll see our husbands</div>
                     <div class="line">Before they think of us.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall they see us?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">They shall, Nerissa; but in such a habit,</div>
                     <div class="line">That they shall think we are accomplished</div>
                     <div class="line">With that we lack. I'll hold thee any wager,</div>
                     <div class="line">When we are both accoutred like young men,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll prove the prettier fellow of the two,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wear my dagger with the braver grace,</div>
                     <div class="line">And speak between the change of man and boy</div>
                     <div class="line">With a reed voice, and turn two mincing steps</div>
                     <div class="line">Into a manly stride, and speak of frays</div>
                     <div class="line">Like a fine bragging youth, and tell quaint lies,</div>
                     <div class="line">How honourable ladies sought my love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I denying, they fell sick and died;</div>
                     <div class="line">I could not do withal; then I'll repent,</div>
                     <div class="line">And wish for all that, that I had not killed them;</div>
                     <div class="line">And twenty of these puny lies I'll tell,</div>
                     <div class="line">That men shall swear I have discontinued school</div>
                     <div class="line">Above a twelvemonth. I have within my mind</div>
                     <div class="line">A thousand raw tricks of these bragging Jacks,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I will practise.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, shall we turn to men?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Fie, what a question's that,</div>
                     <div class="line">If thou wert near a lewd interpreter!</div>
                     <div class="line">But come, I'll tell thee all my whole device</div>
                     <div class="line">When I am in my coach, which stays for us</div>
                     <div class="line">At the park gate; and therefore haste away,</div>
                     <div class="line">For we must measure twenty miles to-day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.5.6">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>5. SCENE V.  The same. A garden.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LAUNCELOT and JESSICA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, truly; for, look you, the sins of the father</div>
                     <div class="line">are to be laid upon the children: therefore, I</div>
                     <div class="line">promise ye, I fear you. I was always plain with</div>
                     <div class="line">you, and so now I speak my agitation of the matter:</div>
                     <div class="line">therefore be of good cheer, for truly I think you</div>
                     <div class="line">are damned. There is but one hope in it that can do</div>
                     <div class="line">you any good; and that is but a kind of bastard</div>
                     <div class="line">hope neither.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">And what hope is that, I pray thee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Marry, you may partly hope that your father got you</div>
                     <div class="line">not, that you are not the Jew's daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">That were a kind of bastard hope, indeed: so the</div>
                     <div class="line">sins of my mother should be visited upon me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly then I fear you are damned both by father and</div>
                     <div class="line">mother: thus when I shun Scylla, your father, I</div>
                     <div class="line">fall into Charybdis, your mother: well, you are</div>
                     <div class="line">gone both ways.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall be saved by my husband; he hath made me a</div>
                     <div class="line">Christian.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Truly, the more to blame he: we were Christians</div>
                     <div class="line">enow before; e'en as many as could well live, one by</div>
                     <div class="line">another. This making Christians will raise the</div>
                     <div class="line">price of hogs: if we grow all to be pork-eaters, we</div>
                     <div class="line">shall not shortly have a rasher on the coals for money.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LORENZO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll tell my husband, Launcelot, what you say: here he comes.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall grow jealous of you shortly, Launcelot, if</div>
                     <div class="line">you thus get my wife into corners.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, you need not fear us, Lorenzo: Launcelot and I</div>
                     <div class="line">are out. He tells me flatly, there is no mercy for</div>
                     <div class="line">me in heaven, because I am a Jew's daughter: and he</div>
                     <div class="line">says, you are no good member of the commonwealth,</div>
                     <div class="line">for in converting Jews to Christians, you raise the</div>
                     <div class="line">price of pork.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall answer that better to the commonwealth than</div>
                     <div class="line">you can the getting up of the negro's belly: the</div>
                     <div class="line">Moor is with child by you, Launcelot.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">It is much that the Moor should be more than reason:</div>
                     <div class="line">but if she be less than an honest woman, she is</div>
                     <div class="line">indeed more than I took her for.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">How every fool can play upon the word! I think the</div>
                     <div class="line">best grace of wit will shortly turn into silence,</div>
                     <div class="line">and discourse grow commendable in none only but</div>
                     <div class="line">parrots. Go in, sirrah; bid them prepare for dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">That is done, sir; they have all stomachs.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Goodly Lord, what a wit-snapper are you! then bid</div>
                     <div class="line">them prepare dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">That is done too, sir; only 'cover' is the word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Will you cover then, sir?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Not so, sir, neither; I know my duty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet more quarrelling with occasion! Wilt thou show</div>
                     <div class="line">the whole wealth of thy wit in an instant? I pray</div>
                     <div class="line">tree, understand a plain man in his plain meaning:</div>
                     <div class="line">go to thy fellows; bid them cover the table, serve</div>
                     <div class="line">in the meat, and we will come in to dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">For the table, sir, it shall be served in; for the</div>
                     <div class="line">meat, sir, it shall be covered; for your coming in</div>
                     <div class="line">to dinner, sir, why, let it be as humours and</div>
                     <div class="line">conceits shall govern.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">O dear discretion, how his words are suited!</div>
                     <div class="line">The fool hath planted in his memory</div>
                     <div class="line">An army of good words; and I do know</div>
                     <div class="line">A many fools, that stand in better place,</div>
                     <div class="line">Garnish'd like him, that for a tricksy word</div>
                     <div class="line">Defy the matter. How cheerest thou, Jessica?</div>
                     <div class="line">And now, good sweet, say thy opinion,</div>
                     <div class="line">How dost thou like the Lord Bassanio's wife?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Past all expressing. It is very meet</div>
                     <div class="line">The Lord Bassanio live an upright life;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, having such a blessing in his lady,</div>
                     <div class="line">He finds the joys of heaven here on earth;</div>
                     <div class="line">And if on earth he do not mean it, then</div>
                     <div class="line">In reason he should never come to heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, if two gods should play some heavenly match</div>
                     <div class="line">And on the wager lay two earthly women,</div>
                     <div class="line">And Portia one, there must be something else</div>
                     <div class="line">Pawn'd with the other, for the poor rude world</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath not her fellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Even such a husband</div>
                     <div class="line">Hast thou of me as she is for a wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but ask my opinion too of that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">I will anon: first, let us go to dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, let me praise you while I have a stomach.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk;</div>
                     <div class="line">' Then, howso'er thou speak'st, 'mong other things</div>
                     <div class="line">I shall digest it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, I'll set you forth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.6">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 4. ACT IV</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A court of justice.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A street.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Venice. A court of justice.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter the DUKE, the Magnificoes, ANTONIO, BASSANIO,
GRATIANO, SALERIO, and others</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">What, is Antonio here?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ready, so please your grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry for thee: thou art come to answer</div>
                     <div class="line">A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch</div>
                     <div class="line">uncapable of pity, void and empty</div>
                     <div class="line">From any dram of mercy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have heard</div>
                     <div class="line">Your grace hath ta'en great pains to qualify</div>
                     <div class="line">His rigorous course; but since he stands obdurate</div>
                     <div class="line">And that no lawful means can carry me</div>
                     <div class="line">Out of his envy's reach, I do oppose</div>
                     <div class="line">My patience to his fury, and am arm'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To suffer, with a quietness of spirit,</div>
                     <div class="line">The very tyranny and rage of his.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Go one, and call the Jew into the court.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALERIO</div>
                     <div class="line">He is ready at the door: he comes, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter SHYLOCK</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Make room, and let him stand before our face.</div>
                     <div class="line">Shylock, the world thinks, and I think so too,</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou but lead'st this fashion of thy malice</div>
                     <div class="line">To the last hour of act; and then 'tis thought</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou'lt show thy mercy and remorse more strange</div>
                     <div class="line">Than is thy strange apparent cruelty;</div>
                     <div class="line">And where thou now exact'st the penalty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is a pound of this poor merchant's flesh,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou wilt not only loose the forfeiture,</div>
                     <div class="line">But, touch'd with human gentleness and love,</div>
                     <div class="line">Forgive a moiety of the principal;</div>
                     <div class="line">Glancing an eye of pity on his losses,</div>
                     <div class="line">That have of late so huddled on his back,</div>
                     <div class="line">Enow to press a royal merchant down</div>
                     <div class="line">And pluck commiseration of his state</div>
                     <div class="line">From brassy bosoms and rough hearts of flint,</div>
                     <div class="line">From stubborn Turks and Tartars, never train'd</div>
                     <div class="line">To offices of tender courtesy.</div>
                     <div class="line">We all expect a gentle answer, Jew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I have possess'd your grace of what I purpose;</div>
                     <div class="line">And by our holy Sabbath have I sworn</div>
                     <div class="line">To have the due and forfeit of my bond:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you deny it, let the danger light</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon your charter and your city's freedom.</div>
                     <div class="line">You'll ask me, why I rather choose to have</div>
                     <div class="line">A weight of carrion flesh than to receive</div>
                     <div class="line">Three thousand ducats: I'll not answer that:</div>
                     <div class="line">But, say, it is my humour: is it answer'd?</div>
                     <div class="line">What if my house be troubled with a rat</div>
                     <div class="line">And I be pleased to give ten thousand ducats</div>
                     <div class="line">To have it baned? What, are you answer'd yet?</div>
                     <div class="line">Some men there are love not a gaping pig;</div>
                     <div class="line">Some, that are mad if they behold a cat;</div>
                     <div class="line">And others, when the bagpipe sings i' the nose,</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot contain their urine: for affection,</div>
                     <div class="line">Mistress of passion, sways it to the mood</div>
                     <div class="line">Of what it likes or loathes. Now, for your answer:</div>
                     <div class="line">As there is no firm reason to be render'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Why he cannot abide a gaping pig;</div>
                     <div class="line">Why he, a harmless necessary cat;</div>
                     <div class="line">Why he, a woollen bagpipe; but of force</div>
                     <div class="line">Must yield to such inevitable shame</div>
                     <div class="line">As to offend, himself being offended;</div>
                     <div class="line">So can I give no reason, nor I will not,</div>
                     <div class="line">More than a lodged hate and a certain loathing</div>
                     <div class="line">I bear Antonio, that I follow thus</div>
                     <div class="line">A losing suit against him. Are you answer'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This is no answer, thou unfeeling man,</div>
                     <div class="line">To excuse the current of thy cruelty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not bound to please thee with my answers.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Do all men kill the things they do not love?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Hates any man the thing he would not kill?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Every offence is not a hate at first.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, think you question with the Jew:</div>
                     <div class="line">You may as well go stand upon the beach</div>
                     <div class="line">And bid the main flood bate his usual height;</div>
                     <div class="line">You may as well use question with the wolf</div>
                     <div class="line">Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb;</div>
                     <div class="line">You may as well forbid the mountain pines</div>
                     <div class="line">To wag their high tops and to make no noise,</div>
                     <div class="line">When they are fretten with the gusts of heaven;</div>
                     <div class="line">You may as well do anything most hard,</div>
                     <div class="line">As seek to soften that--than which what's harder?--</div>
                     <div class="line">His Jewish heart: therefore, I do beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Make no more offers, use no farther means,</div>
                     <div class="line">But with all brief and plain conveniency</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me have judgment and the Jew his will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">For thy three thousand ducats here is six.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">What judgment shall I dread, doing</div>
                     <div class="line">Were in six parts and every part a ducat,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would not draw them; I would have my bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">How shalt thou hope for mercy, rendering none?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">What judgment shall I dread, doing no wrong?</div>
                     <div class="line">You have among you many a purchased slave,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,</div>
                     <div class="line">You use in abject and in slavish parts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Because you bought them: shall I say to you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Let them be free, marry them to your heirs?</div>
                     <div class="line">Why sweat they under burthens? let their beds</div>
                     <div class="line">Be made as soft as yours and let their palates</div>
                     <div class="line">Be season'd with such viands? You will answer</div>
                     <div class="line">'The slaves are ours:' so do I answer you:</div>
                     <div class="line">The pound of flesh, which I demand of him,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is dearly bought; 'tis mine and I will have it.</div>
                     <div class="line">If you deny me, fie upon your law!</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no force in the decrees of Venice.</div>
                     <div class="line">I stand for judgment: answer; shall I have it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon my power I may dismiss this court,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless Bellario, a learned doctor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whom I have sent for to determine this,</div>
                     <div class="line">Come here to-day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SALERIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My lord, here stays without</div>
                     <div class="line">A messenger with letters from the doctor,</div>
                     <div class="line">New come from Padua.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Bring us the letter; call the messenger.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good cheer, Antonio! What, man, courage yet!</div>
                     <div class="line">The Jew shall have my flesh, blood, bones and all,</div>
                     <div class="line">Ere thou shalt lose for me one drop of blood.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am a tainted wether of the flock,</div>
                     <div class="line">Meetest for death: the weakest kind of fruit</div>
                     <div class="line">Drops earliest to the ground; and so let me</div>
                     <div class="line">You cannot better be employ'd, Bassanio,</div>
                     <div class="line">Than to live still and write mine epitaph.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter NERISSA, dressed like a lawyer's clerk</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Came you from Padua, from Bellario?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">From both, my lord. Bellario greets your grace.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Presenting a letter</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why dost thou whet thy knife so earnestly?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">To cut the forfeiture from that bankrupt there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Not on thy sole, but on thy soul, harsh Jew,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou makest thy knife keen; but no metal can,</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not the hangman's axe, bear half the keenness</div>
                     <div class="line">Of thy sharp envy. Can no prayers pierce thee?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">No, none that thou hast wit enough to make.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">O, be thou damn'd, inexecrable dog!</div>
                     <div class="line">And for thy life let justice be accused.</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou almost makest me waver in my faith</div>
                     <div class="line">To hold opinion with Pythagoras,</div>
                     <div class="line">That souls of animals infuse themselves</div>
                     <div class="line">Into the trunks of men: thy currish spirit</div>
                     <div class="line">Govern'd a wolf, who, hang'd for human slaughter,</div>
                     <div class="line">Even from the gallows did his fell soul fleet,</div>
                     <div class="line">And, whilst thou lay'st in thy unhallow'd dam,</div>
                     <div class="line">Infused itself in thee; for thy desires</div>
                     <div class="line">Are wolvish, bloody, starved and ravenous.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou but offend'st thy lungs to speak so loud:</div>
                     <div class="line">Repair thy wit, good youth, or it will fall</div>
                     <div class="line">To cureless ruin. I stand here for law.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">This letter from Bellario doth commend</div>
                     <div class="line">A young and learned doctor to our court.</div>
                     <div class="line">Where is he?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">He attendeth here hard by,</div>
                     <div class="line">To know your answer, whether you'll admit him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">With all my heart. Some three or four of you</div>
                     <div class="line">Go give him courteous conduct to this place.</div>
                     <div class="line">Meantime the court shall hear Bellario's letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">Clerk</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Reads</span>
                     </div>
                     <div class="line">Your grace shall understand that at the receipt of</div>
                     <div class="line">your letter I am very sick: but in the instant that</div>
                     <div class="line">your messenger came, in loving visitation was with</div>
                     <div class="line">me a young doctor of Rome; his name is Balthasar. I</div>
                     <div class="line">acquainted him with the cause in controversy between</div>
                     <div class="line">the Jew and Antonio the merchant: we turned o'er</div>
                     <div class="line">many books together: he is furnished with my</div>
                     <div class="line">opinion; which, bettered with his own learning, the</div>
                     <div class="line">greatness whereof I cannot enough commend, comes</div>
                     <div class="line">with him, at my importunity, to fill up your grace's</div>
                     <div class="line">request in my stead. I beseech you, let his lack of</div>
                     <div class="line">years be no impediment to let him lack a reverend</div>
                     <div class="line">estimation; for I never knew so young a body with so</div>
                     <div class="line">old a head. I leave him to your gracious</div>
                     <div class="line">acceptance, whose trial shall better publish his</div>
                     <div class="line">commendation.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">You hear the learn'd Bellario, what he writes:</div>
                     <div class="line">And here, I take it, is the doctor come.</div>
                     <p>Enter PORTIA, dressed like a doctor of laws</p>
                     <div class="line">Give me your hand. Come you from old Bellario?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I did, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">You are welcome: take your place.</div>
                     <div class="line">Are you acquainted with the difference</div>
                     <div class="line">That holds this present question in the court?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am informed thoroughly of the cause.</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Antonio and old Shylock, both stand forth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Is your name Shylock?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Shylock is my name.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Of a strange nature is the suit you follow;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yet in such rule that the Venetian law</div>
                     <div class="line">Cannot impugn you as you do proceed.</div>
                     <div class="line">You stand within his danger, do you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, so he says.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Do you confess the bond?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Then must the Jew be merciful.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">On what compulsion must I? tell me that.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The quality of mercy is not strain'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;</div>
                     <div class="line">It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes</div>
                     <div class="line">The throned monarch better than his crown;</div>
                     <div class="line">His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,</div>
                     <div class="line">The attribute to awe and majesty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;</div>
                     <div class="line">But mercy is above this sceptred sway;</div>
                     <div class="line">It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,</div>
                     <div class="line">It is an attribute to God himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">And earthly power doth then show likest God's</div>
                     <div class="line">When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,</div>
                     <div class="line">Though justice be thy plea, consider this,</div>
                     <div class="line">That, in the course of justice, none of us</div>
                     <div class="line">Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;</div>
                     <div class="line">And that same prayer doth teach us all to render</div>
                     <div class="line">The deeds of mercy. I have spoke thus much</div>
                     <div class="line">To mitigate the justice of thy plea;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice</div>
                     <div class="line">Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">My deeds upon my head! I crave the law,</div>
                     <div class="line">The penalty and forfeit of my bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Is he not able to discharge the money?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Yes, here I tender it for him in the court;</div>
                     <div class="line">Yea, twice the sum: if that will not suffice,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will be bound to pay it ten times o'er,</div>
                     <div class="line">On forfeit of my hands, my head, my heart:</div>
                     <div class="line">If this will not suffice, it must appear</div>
                     <div class="line">That malice bears down truth. And I beseech you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wrest once the law to your authority:</div>
                     <div class="line">To do a great right, do a little wrong,</div>
                     <div class="line">And curb this cruel devil of his will.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">It must not be; there is no power in Venice</div>
                     <div class="line">Can alter a decree established:</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twill be recorded for a precedent,</div>
                     <div class="line">And many an error by the same example</div>
                     <div class="line">Will rush into the state: it cannot be.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel!</div>
                     <div class="line">O wise young judge, how I do honour thee!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, let me look upon the bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Here 'tis, most reverend doctor, here it is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Shylock, there's thrice thy money offer'd thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">An oath, an oath, I have an oath in heaven:</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I lay perjury upon my soul?</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not for Venice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this bond is forfeit;</div>
                     <div class="line">And lawfully by this the Jew may claim</div>
                     <div class="line">A pound of flesh, to be by him cut off</div>
                     <div class="line">Nearest the merchant's heart. Be merciful:</div>
                     <div class="line">Take thrice thy money; bid me tear the bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">When it is paid according to the tenor.</div>
                     <div class="line">It doth appear you are a worthy judge;</div>
                     <div class="line">You know the law, your exposition</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath been most sound: I charge you by the law,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whereof you are a well-deserving pillar,</div>
                     <div class="line">Proceed to judgment: by my soul I swear</div>
                     <div class="line">There is no power in the tongue of man</div>
                     <div class="line">To alter me: I stay here on my bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Most heartily I do beseech the court</div>
                     <div class="line">To give the judgment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why then, thus it is:</div>
                     <div class="line">You must prepare your bosom for his knife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">O noble judge! O excellent young man!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">For the intent and purpose of the law</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath full relation to the penalty,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which here appeareth due upon the bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis very true: O wise and upright judge!</div>
                     <div class="line">How much more elder art thou than thy looks!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore lay bare your bosom.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, his breast:</div>
                     <div class="line">So says the bond: doth it not, noble judge?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Nearest his heart:' those are the very words.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is so. Are there balance here to weigh</div>
                     <div class="line">The flesh?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I have them ready.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Have by some surgeon, Shylock, on your charge,</div>
                     <div class="line">To stop his wounds, lest he do bleed to death.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Is it so nominated in the bond?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is not so express'd: but what of that?</div>
                     <div class="line">'Twere good you do so much for charity.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I cannot find it; 'tis not in the bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You, merchant, have you any thing to say?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">But little: I am arm'd and well prepared.</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me your hand, Bassanio: fare you well!</div>
                     <div class="line">Grieve not that I am fallen to this for you;</div>
                     <div class="line">For herein Fortune shows herself more kind</div>
                     <div class="line">Than is her custom: it is still her use</div>
                     <div class="line">To let the wretched man outlive his wealth,</div>
                     <div class="line">To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow</div>
                     <div class="line">An age of poverty; from which lingering penance</div>
                     <div class="line">Of such misery doth she cut me off.</div>
                     <div class="line">Commend me to your honourable wife:</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell her the process of Antonio's end;</div>
                     <div class="line">Say how I loved you, speak me fair in death;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, when the tale is told, bid her be judge</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether Bassanio had not once a love.</div>
                     <div class="line">Repent but you that you shall lose your friend,</div>
                     <div class="line">And he repents not that he pays your debt;</div>
                     <div class="line">For if the Jew do cut but deep enough,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll pay it presently with all my heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Antonio, I am married to a wife</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is as dear to me as life itself;</div>
                     <div class="line">But life itself, my wife, and all the world,</div>
                     <div class="line">Are not with me esteem'd above thy life:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would lose all, ay, sacrifice them all</div>
                     <div class="line">Here to this devil, to deliver you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Your wife would give you little thanks for that,</div>
                     <div class="line">If she were by, to hear you make the offer.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have a wife, whom, I protest, I love:</div>
                     <div class="line">I would she were in heaven, so she could</div>
                     <div class="line">Entreat some power to change this currish Jew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">'Tis well you offer it behind her back;</div>
                     <div class="line">The wish would make else an unquiet house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">These be the Christian husbands. I have a daughter;</div>
                     <div class="line">Would any of the stock of Barrabas</div>
                     <div class="line">Had been her husband rather than a Christian!</div>
                     <p>Aside</p>
                     <div class="line">We trifle time: I pray thee, pursue sentence.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">A pound of that same merchant's flesh is thine:</div>
                     <div class="line">The court awards it, and the law doth give it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Most rightful judge!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">And you must cut this flesh from off his breast:</div>
                     <div class="line">The law allows it, and the court awards it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Most learned judge! A sentence! Come, prepare!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Tarry a little; there is something else.</div>
                     <div class="line">This bond doth give thee here no jot of blood;</div>
                     <div class="line">The words expressly are 'a pound of flesh:'</div>
                     <div class="line">Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed</div>
                     <div class="line">One drop of Christian blood, thy lands and goods</div>
                     <div class="line">Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto the state of Venice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">O upright judge! Mark, Jew: O learned judge!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Is that the law?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Thyself shalt see the act:</div>
                     <div class="line">For, as thou urgest justice, be assured</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shalt have justice, more than thou desirest.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">O learned judge! Mark, Jew: a learned judge!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I take this offer, then; pay the bond thrice</div>
                     <div class="line">And let the Christian go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is the money.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Soft!</div>
                     <div class="line">The Jew shall have all justice; soft! no haste:</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall have nothing but the penalty.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">O Jew! an upright judge, a learned judge!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore prepare thee to cut off the flesh.</div>
                     <div class="line">Shed thou no blood, nor cut thou less nor more</div>
                     <div class="line">But just a pound of flesh: if thou cut'st more</div>
                     <div class="line">Or less than a just pound, be it but so much</div>
                     <div class="line">As makes it light or heavy in the substance,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or the division of the twentieth part</div>
                     <div class="line">Of one poor scruple, nay, if the scale do turn</div>
                     <div class="line">But in the estimation of a hair,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou diest and all thy goods are confiscate.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">A second Daniel, a Daniel, Jew!</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, infidel, I have you on the hip.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Why doth the Jew pause? take thy forfeiture.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Give me my principal, and let me go.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I have it ready for thee; here it is.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He hath refused it in the open court:</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall have merely justice and his bond.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel!</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank thee, Jew, for teaching me that word.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall I not have barely my principal?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou shalt have nothing but the forfeiture,</div>
                     <div class="line">To be so taken at thy peril, Jew.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, then the devil give him good of it!</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll stay no longer question.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Tarry, Jew:</div>
                     <div class="line">The law hath yet another hold on you.</div>
                     <div class="line">It is enacted in the laws of Venice,</div>
                     <div class="line">If it be proved against an alien</div>
                     <div class="line">That by direct or indirect attempts</div>
                     <div class="line">He seek the life of any citizen,</div>
                     <div class="line">The party 'gainst the which he doth contrive</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall seize one half his goods; the other half</div>
                     <div class="line">Comes to the privy coffer of the state;</div>
                     <div class="line">And the offender's life lies in the mercy</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the duke only, 'gainst all other voice.</div>
                     <div class="line">In which predicament, I say, thou stand'st;</div>
                     <div class="line">For it appears, by manifest proceeding,</div>
                     <div class="line">That indirectly and directly too</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast contrived against the very life</div>
                     <div class="line">Of the defendant; and thou hast incurr'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The danger formerly by me rehearsed.</div>
                     <div class="line">Down therefore and beg mercy of the duke.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Beg that thou mayst have leave to hang thyself:</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet, thy wealth being forfeit to the state,</div>
                     <div class="line">Thou hast not left the value of a cord;</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore thou must be hang'd at the state's charge.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">That thou shalt see the difference of our spirits,</div>
                     <div class="line">I pardon thee thy life before thou ask it:</div>
                     <div class="line">For half thy wealth, it is Antonio's;</div>
                     <div class="line">The other half comes to the general state,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which humbleness may drive unto a fine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, for the state, not for Antonio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that:</div>
                     <div class="line">You take my house when you do take the prop</div>
                     <div class="line">That doth sustain my house; you take my life</div>
                     <div class="line">When you do take the means whereby I live.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What mercy can you render him, Antonio?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">A halter gratis; nothing else, for God's sake.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">So please my lord the duke and all the court</div>
                     <div class="line">To quit the fine for one half of his goods,</div>
                     <div class="line">I am content; so he will let me have</div>
                     <div class="line">The other half in use, to render it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon his death, unto the gentleman</div>
                     <div class="line">That lately stole his daughter:</div>
                     <div class="line">Two things provided more, that, for this favour,</div>
                     <div class="line">He presently become a Christian;</div>
                     <div class="line">The other, that he do record a gift,</div>
                     <div class="line">Here in the court, of all he dies possess'd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto his son Lorenzo and his daughter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">He shall do this, or else I do recant</div>
                     <div class="line">The pardon that I late pronounced here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Art thou contented, Jew? what dost thou say?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I am content.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Clerk, draw a deed of gift.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, give me leave to go from hence;</div>
                     <div class="line">I am not well: send the deed after me,</div>
                     <div class="line">And I will sign it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Get thee gone, but do it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">In christening shalt thou have two god-fathers:</div>
                     <div class="line">Had I been judge, thou shouldst have had ten more,</div>
                     <div class="line">To bring thee to the gallows, not the font.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit SHYLOCK</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I entreat you home with me to dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I humbly do desire your grace of pardon:</div>
                     <div class="line">I must away this night toward Padua,</div>
                     <div class="line">And it is meet I presently set forth.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">DUKE</div>
                     <div class="line">I am sorry that your leisure serves you not.</div>
                     <div class="line">Antonio, gratify this gentleman,</div>
                     <div class="line">For, in my mind, you are much bound to him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Duke and his train</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Most worthy gentleman, I and my friend</div>
                     <div class="line">Have by your wisdom been this day acquitted</div>
                     <div class="line">Of grievous penalties; in lieu whereof,</div>
                     <div class="line">Three thousand ducats, due unto the Jew,</div>
                     <div class="line">We freely cope your courteous pains withal.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">And stand indebted, over and above,</div>
                     <div class="line">In love and service to you evermore.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He is well paid that is well satisfied;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I, delivering you, am satisfied</div>
                     <div class="line">And therein do account myself well paid:</div>
                     <div class="line">My mind was never yet more mercenary.</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, know me when we meet again:</div>
                     <div class="line">I wish you well, and so I take my leave.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Dear sir, of force I must attempt you further:</div>
                     <div class="line">Take some remembrance of us, as a tribute,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not as a fee: grant me two things, I pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Not to deny me, and to pardon me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You press me far, and therefore I will yield.</div>
                     <p>To ANTONIO</p>
                     <div class="line">Give me your gloves, I'll wear them for your sake;</div>
                     <p>To BASSANIO</p>
                     <div class="line">And, for your love, I'll take this ring from you:</div>
                     <div class="line">Do not draw back your hand; I'll take no more;</div>
                     <div class="line">And you in love shall not deny me this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">This ring, good sir, alas, it is a trifle!</div>
                     <div class="line">I will not shame myself to give you this.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I will have nothing else but only this;</div>
                     <div class="line">And now methinks I have a mind to it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">There's more depends on this than on the value.</div>
                     <div class="line">The dearest ring in Venice will I give you,</div>
                     <div class="line">And find it out by proclamation:</div>
                     <div class="line">Only for this, I pray you, pardon me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I see, sir, you are liberal in offers</div>
                     <div class="line">You taught me first to beg; and now methinks</div>
                     <div class="line">You teach me how a beggar should be answer'd.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Good sir, this ring was given me by my wife;</div>
                     <div class="line">And when she put it on, she made me vow</div>
                     <div class="line">That I should neither sell nor give nor lose it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">That 'scuse serves many men to save their gifts.</div>
                     <div class="line">An if your wife be not a mad-woman,</div>
                     <div class="line">And know how well I have deserved the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">She would not hold out enemy for ever,</div>
                     <div class="line">For giving it to me. Well, peace be with you!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt Portia and Nerissa</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">My Lord Bassanio, let him have the ring:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let his deservings and my love withal</div>
                     <div class="line">Be valued against your wife's commandment.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Go, Gratiano, run and overtake him;</div>
                     <div class="line">Give him the ring, and bring him, if thou canst,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto Antonio's house: away! make haste.</div>
                     <p>Exit Gratiano</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, you and I will thither presently;</div>
                     <div class="line">And in the morning early will we both</div>
                     <div class="line">Fly toward Belmont: come, Antonio.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.6.3">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>2. SCENE II.  The same. A street.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PORTIA and NERISSA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Inquire the Jew's house out, give him this deed</div>
                     <div class="line">And let him sign it: we'll away to-night</div>
                     <div class="line">And be a day before our husbands home:</div>
                     <div class="line">This deed will be well welcome to Lorenzo.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter GRATIANO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fair sir, you are well o'erta'en</div>
                     <div class="line">My Lord Bassanio upon more advice</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath sent you here this ring, and doth entreat</div>
                     <div class="line">Your company at dinner.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">That cannot be:</div>
                     <div class="line">His ring I do accept most thankfully:</div>
                     <div class="line">And so, I pray you, tell him: furthermore,</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, show my youth old Shylock's house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">That will I do.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, I would speak with you.</div>
                     <p>Aside to PORTIA</p>
                     <div class="line">I'll see if I can get my husband's ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which I did make him swear to keep for ever.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside to NERISSA</span>  Thou mayst, I warrant.</div>
                     <div class="line">We shall have old swearing</div>
                     <div class="line">That they did give the rings away to men;</div>
                     <div class="line">But we'll outface them, and outswear them too.</div>
                     <p>Aloud</p>
                     <div class="line">Away! make haste: thou knowist where I will tarry.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Come, good sir, will you show me to this house?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exeunt</p>
            </section>
         </article>
         <article class="chapter" id="R.1.7">
            <header class="chapter-titlepage">
               <h2>Chapter 5. ACT V</h2>
            </header>
            <div class="lists-of-titles">
               <div class="toc">
                  <p>
                     <b>Table of Contents</b>
                  </p>
                  <ul class="toc">
                     <li>
                        <span>
                           <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. Avenue to PORTIA'S house.</a>
                        </span>
                     </li>
                  </ul>
               </div>
            </div>
            <section class="section" id="R.1.7.2">
               <div class="section-titlepage">
                  <h2>1. SCENE I.  Belmont. Avenue to PORTIA'S house.</h2>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LORENZO and JESSICA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">The moon shines bright: in such a night as this,</div>
                     <div class="line">When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees</div>
                     <div class="line">And they did make no noise, in such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Troilus methinks mounted the Troyan walls</div>
                     <div class="line">And sigh'd his soul toward the Grecian tents,</div>
                     <div class="line">Where Cressid lay that night.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Did Thisbe fearfully o'ertrip the dew</div>
                     <div class="line">And saw the lion's shadow ere himself</div>
                     <div class="line">And ran dismay'd away.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Stood Dido with a willow in her hand</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon the wild sea banks and waft her love</div>
                     <div class="line">To come again to Carthage.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Medea gather'd the enchanted herbs</div>
                     <div class="line">That did renew old AEson.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew</div>
                     <div class="line">And with an unthrift love did run from Venice</div>
                     <div class="line">As far as Belmont.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Did young Lorenzo swear he loved her well,</div>
                     <div class="line">Stealing her soul with many vows of faith</div>
                     <div class="line">And ne'er a true one.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">In such a night</div>
                     <div class="line">Did pretty Jessica, like a little shrew,</div>
                     <div class="line">Slander her love, and he forgave it her.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I would out-night you, did no body come;</div>
                     <div class="line">But, hark, I hear the footing of a man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter STEPHANO</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who comes so fast in silence of the night?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">STEPHANO</div>
                     <div class="line">A friend.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">A friend! what friend? your name, I pray you, friend?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">STEPHANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Stephano is my name; and I bring word</div>
                     <div class="line">My mistress will before the break of day</div>
                     <div class="line">Be here at Belmont; she doth stray about</div>
                     <div class="line">By holy crosses, where she kneels and prays</div>
                     <div class="line">For happy wedlock hours.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who comes with her?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">STEPHANO</div>
                     <div class="line">None but a holy hermit and her maid.</div>
                     <div class="line">I pray you, is my master yet return'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">He is not, nor we have not heard from him.</div>
                     <div class="line">But go we in, I pray thee, Jessica,</div>
                     <div class="line">And ceremoniously let us prepare</div>
                     <div class="line">Some welcome for the mistress of the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter LAUNCELOT</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sola, sola! wo ha, ho! sola, sola!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Who calls?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sola! did you see Master Lorenzo?</div>
                     <div class="line">Master Lorenzo, sola, sola!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Leave hollaing, man: here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Sola! where? where?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                     <div class="line">Tell him there's a post come from my master, with</div>
                     <div class="line">his horn full of good news: my master will be here</div>
                     <div class="line">ere morning.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Exit</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet soul, let's in, and there expect their coming.</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet no matter: why should we go in?</div>
                     <div class="line">My friend Stephano, signify, I pray you,</div>
                     <div class="line">Within the house, your mistress is at hand;</div>
                     <div class="line">And bring your music forth into the air.</div>
                     <p>Exit Stephano</p>
                     <div class="line">How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!</div>
                     <div class="line">Here will we sit and let the sounds of music</div>
                     <div class="line">Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night</div>
                     <div class="line">Become the touches of sweet harmony.</div>
                     <div class="line">Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven</div>
                     <div class="line">Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:</div>
                     <div class="line">There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st</div>
                     <div class="line">But in his motion like an angel sings,</div>
                     <div class="line">Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;</div>
                     <div class="line">Such harmony is in immortal souls;</div>
                     <div class="line">But whilst this muddy vesture of decay</div>
                     <div class="line">Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.</div>
                     <p>Enter Musicians</p>
                     <div class="line">Come, ho! and wake Diana with a hymn!</div>
                     <div class="line">With sweetest touches pierce your mistress' ear,</div>
                     <div class="line">And draw her home with music.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Music</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                     <div class="line">I am never merry when I hear sweet music.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">The reason is, your spirits are attentive:</div>
                     <div class="line">For do but note a wild and wanton herd,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or race of youthful and unhandled colts,</div>
                     <div class="line">Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which is the hot condition of their blood;</div>
                     <div class="line">If they but hear perchance a trumpet sound,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or any air of music touch their ears,</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall perceive them make a mutual stand,</div>
                     <div class="line">Their savage eyes turn'd to a modest gaze</div>
                     <div class="line">By the sweet power of music: therefore the poet</div>
                     <div class="line">Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones and floods;</div>
                     <div class="line">Since nought so stockish, hard and full of rage,</div>
                     <div class="line">But music for the time doth change his nature.</div>
                     <div class="line">The man that hath no music in himself,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,</div>
                     <div class="line">Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;</div>
                     <div class="line">The motions of his spirit are dull as night</div>
                     <div class="line">And his affections dark as Erebus:</div>
                     <div class="line">Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter PORTIA and NERISSA</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">That light we see is burning in my hall.</div>
                     <div class="line">How far that little candle throws his beams!</div>
                     <div class="line">So shines a good deed in a naughty world.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">When the moon shone, we did not see the candle.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">So doth the greater glory dim the less:</div>
                     <div class="line">A substitute shines brightly as a king</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto the king be by, and then his state</div>
                     <div class="line">Empties itself, as doth an inland brook</div>
                     <div class="line">Into the main of waters. Music! hark!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is your music, madam, of the house.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nothing is good, I see, without respect:</div>
                     <div class="line">Methinks it sounds much sweeter than by day.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Silence bestows that virtue on it, madam.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark,</div>
                     <div class="line">When neither is attended, and I think</div>
                     <div class="line">The nightingale, if she should sing by day,</div>
                     <div class="line">When every goose is cackling, would be thought</div>
                     <div class="line">No better a musician than the wren.</div>
                     <div class="line">How many things by season season'd are</div>
                     <div class="line">To their right praise and true perfection!</div>
                     <div class="line">Peace, ho! the moon sleeps with Endymion</div>
                     <div class="line">And would not be awaked.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Music ceases</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">That is the voice,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or I am much deceived, of Portia.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">He knows me as the blind man knows the cuckoo,</div>
                     <div class="line">By the bad voice.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Dear lady, welcome home.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">We have been praying for our husbands' healths,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which speed, we hope, the better for our words.</div>
                     <div class="line">Are they return'd?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Madam, they are not yet;</div>
                     <div class="line">But there is come a messenger before,</div>
                     <div class="line">To signify their coming.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Go in, Nerissa;</div>
                     <div class="line">Give order to my servants that they take</div>
                     <div class="line">No note at all of our being absent hence;</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor you, Lorenzo; Jessica, nor you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>A tucket sounds</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Your husband is at hand; I hear his trumpet:</div>
                     <div class="line">We are no tell-tales, madam; fear you not.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">This night methinks is but the daylight sick;</div>
                     <div class="line">It looks a little paler: 'tis a day,</div>
                     <div class="line">Such as the day is when the sun is hid.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <p>Enter BASSANIO, ANTONIO, GRATIANO, and
their followers</p>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">We should hold day with the Antipodes,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you would walk in absence of the sun.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Let me give light, but let me not be light;</div>
                     <div class="line">For a light wife doth make a heavy husband,</div>
                     <div class="line">And never be Bassanio so for me:</div>
                     <div class="line">But God sort all! You are welcome home, my lord.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I thank you, madam. Give welcome to my friend.</div>
                     <div class="line">This is the man, this is Antonio,</div>
                     <div class="line">To whom I am so infinitely bound.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You should in all sense be much bound to him.</div>
                     <div class="line">For, as I hear, he was much bound for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No more than I am well acquitted of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, you are very welcome to our house:</div>
                     <div class="line">It must appear in other ways than words,</div>
                     <div class="line">Therefore I scant this breathing courtesy.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>To NERISSA</span>  By yonder moon I swear you do me wrong;</div>
                     <div class="line">In faith, I gave it to the judge's clerk:</div>
                     <div class="line">Would he were gelt that had it, for my part,</div>
                     <div class="line">Since you do take it, love, so much at heart.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">A quarrel, ho, already! what's the matter?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">About a hoop of gold, a paltry ring</div>
                     <div class="line">That she did give me, whose posy was</div>
                     <div class="line">For all the world like cutler's poetry</div>
                     <div class="line">Upon a knife, 'Love me, and leave me not.'</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">What talk you of the posy or the value?</div>
                     <div class="line">You swore to me, when I did give it you,</div>
                     <div class="line">That you would wear it till your hour of death</div>
                     <div class="line">And that it should lie with you in your grave:</div>
                     <div class="line">Though not for me, yet for your vehement oaths,</div>
                     <div class="line">You should have been respective and have kept it.</div>
                     <div class="line">Gave it a judge's clerk! no, God's my judge,</div>
                     <div class="line">The clerk will ne'er wear hair on's face that had it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">He will, an if he live to be a man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, if a woman live to be a man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by this hand, I gave it to a youth,</div>
                     <div class="line">A kind of boy, a little scrubbed boy,</div>
                     <div class="line">No higher than thyself; the judge's clerk,</div>
                     <div class="line">A prating boy, that begg'd it as a fee:</div>
                     <div class="line">I could not for my heart deny it him.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">You were to blame, I must be plain with you,</div>
                     <div class="line">To part so slightly with your wife's first gift:</div>
                     <div class="line">A thing stuck on with oaths upon your finger</div>
                     <div class="line">And so riveted with faith unto your flesh.</div>
                     <div class="line">I gave my love a ring and made him swear</div>
                     <div class="line">Never to part with it; and here he stands;</div>
                     <div class="line">I dare be sworn for him he would not leave it</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor pluck it from his finger, for the wealth</div>
                     <div class="line">That the world masters. Now, in faith, Gratiano,</div>
                     <div class="line">You give your wife too unkind a cause of grief:</div>
                     <div class="line">An 'twere to me, I should be mad at it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">
                        <span>Aside</span>  Why, I were best to cut my left hand off</div>
                     <div class="line">And swear I lost the ring defending it.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">My Lord Bassanio gave his ring away</div>
                     <div class="line">Unto the judge that begg'd it and indeed</div>
                     <div class="line">Deserved it too; and then the boy, his clerk,</div>
                     <div class="line">That took some pains in writing, he begg'd mine;</div>
                     <div class="line">And neither man nor master would take aught</div>
                     <div class="line">But the two rings.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">What ring gave you my lord?</div>
                     <div class="line">Not that, I hope, which you received of me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">If I could add a lie unto a fault,</div>
                     <div class="line">I would deny it; but you see my finger</div>
                     <div class="line">Hath not the ring upon it; it is gone.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Even so void is your false heart of truth.</div>
                     <div class="line">By heaven, I will ne'er come in your bed</div>
                     <div class="line">Until I see the ring.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Nor I in yours</div>
                     <div class="line">Till I again see mine.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet Portia,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you did know to whom I gave the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you did know for whom I gave the ring</div>
                     <div class="line">And would conceive for what I gave the ring</div>
                     <div class="line">And how unwillingly I left the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">When nought would be accepted but the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">You would abate the strength of your displeasure.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">If you had known the virtue of the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or half her worthiness that gave the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or your own honour to contain the ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">You would not then have parted with the ring.</div>
                     <div class="line">What man is there so much unreasonable,</div>
                     <div class="line">If you had pleased to have defended it</div>
                     <div class="line">With any terms of zeal, wanted the modesty</div>
                     <div class="line">To urge the thing held as a ceremony?</div>
                     <div class="line">Nerissa teaches me what to believe:</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll die for't but some woman had the ring.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">No, by my honour, madam, by my soul,</div>
                     <div class="line">No woman had it, but a civil doctor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Which did refuse three thousand ducats of me</div>
                     <div class="line">And begg'd the ring; the which I did deny him</div>
                     <div class="line">And suffer'd him to go displeased away;</div>
                     <div class="line">Even he that did uphold the very life</div>
                     <div class="line">Of my dear friend. What should I say, sweet lady?</div>
                     <div class="line">I was enforced to send it after him;</div>
                     <div class="line">I was beset with shame and courtesy;</div>
                     <div class="line">My honour would not let ingratitude</div>
                     <div class="line">So much besmear it. Pardon me, good lady;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, by these blessed candles of the night,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had you been there, I think you would have begg'd</div>
                     <div class="line">The ring of me to give the worthy doctor.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Let not that doctor e'er come near my house:</div>
                     <div class="line">Since he hath got the jewel that I loved,</div>
                     <div class="line">And that which you did swear to keep for me,</div>
                     <div class="line">I will become as liberal as you;</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll not deny him any thing I have,</div>
                     <div class="line">No, not my body nor my husband's bed:</div>
                     <div class="line">Know him I shall, I am well sure of it:</div>
                     <div class="line">Lie not a night from home; watch me like Argus:</div>
                     <div class="line">If you do not, if I be left alone,</div>
                     <div class="line">Now, by mine honour, which is yet mine own,</div>
                     <div class="line">I'll have that doctor for my bedfellow.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">And I his clerk; therefore be well advised</div>
                     <div class="line">How you do leave me to mine own protection.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, do you so; let not me take him, then;</div>
                     <div class="line">For if I do, I'll mar the young clerk's pen.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am the unhappy subject of these quarrels.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Sir, grieve not you; you are welcome notwithstanding.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Portia, forgive me this enforced wrong;</div>
                     <div class="line">And, in the hearing of these many friends,</div>
                     <div class="line">I swear to thee, even by thine own fair eyes,</div>
                     <div class="line">Wherein I see myself--</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Mark you but that!</div>
                     <div class="line">In both my eyes he doubly sees himself;</div>
                     <div class="line">In each eye, one: swear by your double self,</div>
                     <div class="line">And there's an oath of credit.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Nay, but hear me:</div>
                     <div class="line">Pardon this fault, and by my soul I swear</div>
                     <div class="line">I never more will break an oath with thee.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I once did lend my body for his wealth;</div>
                     <div class="line">Which, but for him that had your husband's ring,</div>
                     <div class="line">Had quite miscarried: I dare be bound again,</div>
                     <div class="line">My soul upon the forfeit, that your lord</div>
                     <div class="line">Will never more break faith advisedly.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Then you shall be his surety. Give him this</div>
                     <div class="line">And bid him keep it better than the other.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Here, Lord Bassanio; swear to keep this ring.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">By heaven, it is the same I gave the doctor!</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">I had it of him: pardon me, Bassanio;</div>
                     <div class="line">For, by this ring, the doctor lay with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">And pardon me, my gentle Gratiano;</div>
                     <div class="line">For that same scrubbed boy, the doctor's clerk,</div>
                     <div class="line">In lieu of this last night did lie with me.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Why, this is like the mending of highways</div>
                     <div class="line">In summer, where the ways are fair enough:</div>
                     <div class="line">What, are we cuckolds ere we have deserved it?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">Speak not so grossly. You are all amazed:</div>
                     <div class="line">Here is a letter; read it at your leisure;</div>
                     <div class="line">It comes from Padua, from Bellario:</div>
                     <div class="line">There you shall find that Portia was the doctor,</div>
                     <div class="line">Nerissa there her clerk: Lorenzo here</div>
                     <div class="line">Shall witness I set forth as soon as you</div>
                     <div class="line">And even but now return'd; I have not yet</div>
                     <div class="line">Enter'd my house. Antonio, you are welcome;</div>
                     <div class="line">And I have better news in store for you</div>
                     <div class="line">Than you expect: unseal this letter soon;</div>
                     <div class="line">There you shall find three of your argosies</div>
                     <div class="line">Are richly come to harbour suddenly:</div>
                     <div class="line">You shall not know by what strange accident</div>
                     <div class="line">I chanced on this letter.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">I am dumb.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Were you the doctor and I knew you not?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Were you the clerk that is to make me cuckold?</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, but the clerk that never means to do it,</div>
                     <div class="line">Unless he live until he be a man.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet doctor, you shall be my bed-fellow:</div>
                     <div class="line">When I am absent, then lie with my wife.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                     <div class="line">Sweet lady, you have given me life and living;</div>
                     <div class="line">For here I read for certain that my ships</div>
                     <div class="line">Are safely come to road.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">How now, Lorenzo!</div>
                     <div class="line">My clerk hath some good comforts too for you.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                     <div class="line">Ay, and I'll give them him without a fee.</div>
                     <div class="line">There do I give to you and Jessica,</div>
                     <div class="line">From the rich Jew, a special deed of gift,</div>
                     <div class="line">After his death, of all he dies possess'd of.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                     <div class="line">Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way</div>
                     <div class="line">Of starved people.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                     <div class="line">It is almost morning,</div>
                     <div class="line">And yet I am sure you are not satisfied</div>
                     <div class="line">Of these events at full. Let us go in;</div>
                     <div class="line">And charge us there upon inter'gatories,</div>
                     <div class="line">And we will answer all things faithfully.</div>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="dialogue">
                  <div class="linegroup">
                     <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                     <div class="line">Let it be so: the first inter'gatory</div>
                     <div class="line">That my Nerissa shall be sworn on is,</div>
                     <div class="line">Whether till the next night she had rather stay,</div>
                     <div class="line">Or go to bed now, being two hours to day:</div>
                     <div class="line">But were the day come, I should wish it dark,</div>
                     <div class="line">That I were couching with the doctor's clerk.</div>
                     <div class="line">Well, while I live I'll fear no other thing</div>
                     <div class="line">So sore as keeping safe Nerissa's ring.</div>
                  </div>
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            <h1>The Merchant of Venice</h1>
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         <div class="lists-of-titles">
            <div class="toc">
               <p>
                  <b>Table of Contents</b>
               </p>
               <ul class="toc">
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.2">1. Dramatis Personae</a>
                     </span>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.3">1. ACT I</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II: Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.4">2. ACT II</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.8">7. SCENE VII.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.9">8. SCENE VIII.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.10">9. SCENE IX.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
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                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.5">3. ACT III</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A garden.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.6">4. ACT IV</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A court of justice.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.6.3">2. SCENE II.  The same. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li>
                     <span>
                        <a href="#R.1.7">5. ACT V</a>
                     </span>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.7.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. Avenue to PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
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               </ul>
            </div>
         </div>
         <div class="content">
            <article class="preface" id="R.1.2">
               <header class="preface-titlepage">
                  <h2>Dramatis Personae</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="content">
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">The DUKE OF VENICE. </span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">The PRINCE OF MOROCCO</span>
                              <span class="personname">The PRINCE OF ARRAGON</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">suitors to Portia.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">ANTONIO, a merchant of Venice.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">BASSANIO, his friend, suitor likewise to Portia.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">SALANIO</span>
                              <span class="personname">SALARINO</span>
                              <span class="personname">GRATIANO</span>
                              <span class="personname">SALERIO</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">friends to Antonio and Bassanio.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LORENZO, in love with Jessica.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">SHYLOCK, a rich Jew.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">TUBAL, a Jew, his friend.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LAUNCELOT GOBBO, the clown, servant to SHYLOCK. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">OLD GOBBO, father to Launcelot. </span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">LEONARDO, servant to BASSANIO.</span>
                  </p>
                  <table border="0" class="simplelist" summary="Simple list">
                     <tr>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">
                              <span class="personname">BALTHASAR</span>
                              <span class="personname">STEPHANO</span>
                           </span>
                        </td>
                        <td>
                           <span class="member">servants to PORTIA.</span>
                        </td>
                     </tr>
                  </table>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">PORTIA, a rich heiress.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">NERISSA, her waiting-maid.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">JESSICA, daughter to SHYLOCK.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>
                     <span class="personname">Magnificoes of Venice, Officers of the Court of Justice, Gaoler, Servants to Portia, and other Attendants.</span>
                  </p>
                  <p>SCENE  Partly at Venice, and partly at Belmont, the seat of PORTIA, on the Continent.</p>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.3">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 1. ACT I</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.3">2. SCENE II: Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.3.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A public place.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter ANTONIO, SALARINO, and SALANIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:</div>
                              <div class="line">It wearies me; you say it wearies you;</div>
                              <div class="line">But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,</div>
                              <div class="line">What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,</div>
                              <div class="line">I am to learn;</div>
                              <div class="line">And such a want-wit sadness makes of me,</div>
                              <div class="line">That I have much ado to know myself.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Your mind is tossing on the ocean;</div>
                              <div class="line">There, where your argosies with portly sail,</div>
                              <div class="line">Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea,</div>
                              <div class="line">Do overpeer the petty traffickers,</div>
                              <div class="line">That curtsy to them, do them reverence,</div>
                              <div class="line">As they fly by them with their woven wings.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,</div>
                              <div class="line">The better part of my affections would</div>
                              <div class="line">Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still</div>
                              <div class="line">Plucking the grass, to know where sits the wind,</div>
                              <div class="line">Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads;</div>
                              <div class="line">And every object that might make me fear</div>
                              <div class="line">Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt</div>
                              <div class="line">Would make me sad.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">My wind cooling my broth</div>
                              <div class="line">Would blow me to an ague, when I thought</div>
                              <div class="line">What harm a wind too great at sea might do.</div>
                              <div class="line">I should not see the sandy hour-glass run,</div>
                              <div class="line">But I should think of shallows and of flats,</div>
                              <div class="line">And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand,</div>
                              <div class="line">Vailing her high-top lower than her ribs</div>
                              <div class="line">To kiss her burial. Should I go to church</div>
                              <div class="line">And see the holy edifice of stone,</div>
                              <div class="line">And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which touching but my gentle vessel's side,</div>
                              <div class="line">Would scatter all her spices on the stream,</div>
                              <div class="line">Enrobe the roaring waters with my silks,</div>
                              <div class="line">And, in a word, but even now worth this,</div>
                              <div class="line">And now worth nothing? Shall I have the thought</div>
                              <div class="line">To think on this, and shall I lack the thought</div>
                              <div class="line">That such a thing bechanced would make me sad?</div>
                              <div class="line">But tell not me; I know, Antonio</div>
                              <div class="line">Is sad to think upon his merchandise.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Believe me, no: I thank my fortune for it,</div>
                              <div class="line">My ventures are not in one bottom trusted,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon the fortune of this present year:</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore my merchandise makes me not sad.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, then you are in love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Fie, fie!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Not in love neither? Then let us say you are sad,</div>
                              <div class="line">Because you are not merry: and 'twere as easy</div>
                              <div class="line">For you to laugh and leap and say you are merry,</div>
                              <div class="line">Because you are not sad. Now, by two-headed Janus,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time:</div>
                              <div class="line">Some that will evermore peep through their eyes</div>
                              <div class="line">And laugh like parrots at a bag-piper,</div>
                              <div class="line">And other of such vinegar aspect</div>
                              <div class="line">That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile,</div>
                              <div class="line">Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter BASSANIO, LORENZO, and GRATIANO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes Bassanio, your most noble kinsman,</div>
                              <div class="line">Gratiano and Lorenzo. Fare ye well:</div>
                              <div class="line">We leave you now with better company.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">I would have stay'd till I had made you merry,</div>
                              <div class="line">If worthier friends had not prevented me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Your worth is very dear in my regard.</div>
                              <div class="line">I take it, your own business calls on you</div>
                              <div class="line">And you embrace the occasion to depart.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Good morrow, my good lords.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Good signiors both, when shall we laugh? say, when?</div>
                              <div class="line">You grow exceeding strange: must it be so?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">We'll make our leisures to attend on yours.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt Salarino and Salanio</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">My Lord Bassanio, since you have found Antonio,</div>
                              <div class="line">We two will leave you: but at dinner-time,</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray you, have in mind where we must meet.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I will not fail you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">You look not well, Signior Antonio;</div>
                              <div class="line">You have too much respect upon the world:</div>
                              <div class="line">They lose it that do buy it with much care:</div>
                              <div class="line">Believe me, you are marvellously changed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano;</div>
                              <div class="line">A stage where every man must play a part,</div>
                              <div class="line">And mine a sad one.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Let me play the fool:</div>
                              <div class="line">With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come,</div>
                              <div class="line">And let my liver rather heat with wine</div>
                              <div class="line">Than my heart cool with mortifying groans.</div>
                              <div class="line">Why should a man, whose blood is warm within,</div>
                              <div class="line">Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?</div>
                              <div class="line">Sleep when he wakes and creep into the jaundice</div>
                              <div class="line">By being peevish? I tell thee what, Antonio--</div>
                              <div class="line">I love thee, and it is my love that speaks--</div>
                              <div class="line">There are a sort of men whose visages</div>
                              <div class="line">Do cream and mantle like a standing pond,</div>
                              <div class="line">And do a wilful stillness entertain,</div>
                              <div class="line">With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion</div>
                              <div class="line">Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit,</div>
                              <div class="line">As who should say 'I am Sir Oracle,</div>
                              <div class="line">And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!'</div>
                              <div class="line">O my Antonio, I do know of these</div>
                              <div class="line">That therefore only are reputed wise</div>
                              <div class="line">For saying nothing; when, I am very sure,</div>
                              <div class="line">If they should speak, would almost damn those ears,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which, hearing them, would call their brothers fools.</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll tell thee more of this another time:</div>
                              <div class="line">But fish not, with this melancholy bait,</div>
                              <div class="line">For this fool gudgeon, this opinion.</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, good Lorenzo. Fare ye well awhile:</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll end my exhortation after dinner.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, we will leave you then till dinner-time:</div>
                              <div class="line">I must be one of these same dumb wise men,</div>
                              <div class="line">For Gratiano never lets me speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, keep me company but two years moe,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou shalt not know the sound of thine own tongue.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Farewell: I'll grow a talker for this gear.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Thanks, i' faith, for silence is only commendable</div>
                              <div class="line">In a neat's tongue dried and a maid not vendible.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt GRATIANO and LORENZO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Is that any thing now?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more</div>
                              <div class="line">than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two</div>
                              <div class="line">grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you</div>
                              <div class="line">shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you</div>
                              <div class="line">have them, they are not worth the search.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, tell me now what lady is the same</div>
                              <div class="line">To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage,</div>
                              <div class="line">That you to-day promised to tell me of?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis not unknown to you, Antonio,</div>
                              <div class="line">How much I have disabled mine estate,</div>
                              <div class="line">By something showing a more swelling port</div>
                              <div class="line">Than my faint means would grant continuance:</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor do I now make moan to be abridged</div>
                              <div class="line">From such a noble rate; but my chief care</div>
                              <div class="line">Is to come fairly off from the great debts</div>
                              <div class="line">Wherein my time something too prodigal</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath left me gaged. To you, Antonio,</div>
                              <div class="line">I owe the most, in money and in love,</div>
                              <div class="line">And from your love I have a warranty</div>
                              <div class="line">To unburden all my plots and purposes</div>
                              <div class="line">How to get clear of all the debts I owe.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know it;</div>
                              <div class="line">And if it stand, as you yourself still do,</div>
                              <div class="line">Within the eye of honour, be assured,</div>
                              <div class="line">My purse, my person, my extremest means,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lie all unlock'd to your occasions.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft,</div>
                              <div class="line">I shot his fellow of the self-same flight</div>
                              <div class="line">The self-same way with more advised watch,</div>
                              <div class="line">To find the other forth, and by adventuring both</div>
                              <div class="line">I oft found both: I urge this childhood proof,</div>
                              <div class="line">Because what follows is pure innocence.</div>
                              <div class="line">I owe you much, and, like a wilful youth,</div>
                              <div class="line">That which I owe is lost; but if you please</div>
                              <div class="line">To shoot another arrow that self way</div>
                              <div class="line">Which you did shoot the first, I do not doubt,</div>
                              <div class="line">As I will watch the aim, or to find both</div>
                              <div class="line">Or bring your latter hazard back again</div>
                              <div class="line">And thankfully rest debtor for the first.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">You know me well, and herein spend but time</div>
                              <div class="line">To wind about my love with circumstance;</div>
                              <div class="line">And out of doubt you do me now more wrong</div>
                              <div class="line">In making question of my uttermost</div>
                              <div class="line">Than if you had made waste of all I have:</div>
                              <div class="line">Then do but say to me what I should do</div>
                              <div class="line">That in your knowledge may by me be done,</div>
                              <div class="line">And I am prest unto it: therefore, speak.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">In Belmont is a lady richly left;</div>
                              <div class="line">And she is fair, and, fairer than that word,</div>
                              <div class="line">Of wondrous virtues: sometimes from her eyes</div>
                              <div class="line">I did receive fair speechless messages:</div>
                              <div class="line">Her name is Portia, nothing undervalued</div>
                              <div class="line">To Cato's daughter, Brutus' Portia:</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor is the wide world ignorant of her worth,</div>
                              <div class="line">For the four winds blow in from every coast</div>
                              <div class="line">Renowned suitors, and her sunny locks</div>
                              <div class="line">Hang on her temples like a golden fleece;</div>
                              <div class="line">Which makes her seat of Belmont Colchos' strand,</div>
                              <div class="line">And many Jasons come in quest of her.</div>
                              <div class="line">O my Antonio, had I but the means</div>
                              <div class="line">To hold a rival place with one of them,</div>
                              <div class="line">I have a mind presages me such thrift,</div>
                              <div class="line">That I should questionless be fortunate!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou know'st that all my fortunes are at sea;</div>
                              <div class="line">Neither have I money nor commodity</div>
                              <div class="line">To raise a present sum: therefore go forth;</div>
                              <div class="line">Try what my credit can in Venice do:</div>
                              <div class="line">That shall be rack'd, even to the uttermost,</div>
                              <div class="line">To furnish thee to Belmont, to fair Portia.</div>
                              <div class="line">Go, presently inquire, and so will I,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where money is, and I no question make</div>
                              <div class="line">To have it of my trust or for my sake.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II: Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter PORTIA and NERISSA</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">By my troth, Nerissa, my little body is aweary of</div>
                              <div class="line">this great world.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">You would be, sweet madam, if your miseries were in</div>
                              <div class="line">the same abundance as your good fortunes are: and</div>
                              <div class="line">yet, for aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit</div>
                              <div class="line">with too much as they that starve with nothing. It</div>
                              <div class="line">is no mean happiness therefore, to be seated in the</div>
                              <div class="line">mean: superfluity comes sooner by white hairs, but</div>
                              <div class="line">competency lives longer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Good sentences and well pronounced.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">They would be better, if well followed.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">If to do were as easy as to know what were good to</div>
                              <div class="line">do, chapels had been churches and poor men's</div>
                              <div class="line">cottages princes' palaces. It is a good divine that</div>
                              <div class="line">follows his own instructions: I can easier teach</div>
                              <div class="line">twenty what were good to be done, than be one of the</div>
                              <div class="line">twenty to follow mine own teaching. The brain may</div>
                              <div class="line">devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps</div>
                              <div class="line">o'er a cold decree: such a hare is madness the</div>
                              <div class="line">youth, to skip o'er the meshes of good counsel the</div>
                              <div class="line">cripple. But this reasoning is not in the fashion to</div>
                              <div class="line">choose me a husband. O me, the word 'choose!' I may</div>
                              <div class="line">neither choose whom I would nor refuse whom I</div>
                              <div class="line">dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed</div>
                              <div class="line">by the will of a dead father. Is it not hard,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nerissa, that I cannot choose one nor refuse none?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">Your father was ever virtuous; and holy men at their</div>
                              <div class="line">death have good inspirations: therefore the lottery,</div>
                              <div class="line">that he hath devised in these three chests of gold,</div>
                              <div class="line">silver and lead, whereof who chooses his meaning</div>
                              <div class="line">chooses you, will, no doubt, never be chosen by any</div>
                              <div class="line">rightly but one who shall rightly love. But what</div>
                              <div class="line">warmth is there in your affection towards any of</div>
                              <div class="line">these princely suitors that are already come?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray thee, over-name them; and as thou namest</div>
                              <div class="line">them, I will describe them; and, according to my</div>
                              <div class="line">description, level at my affection.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">First, there is the Neapolitan prince.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, that's a colt indeed, for he doth nothing but</div>
                              <div class="line">talk of his horse; and he makes it a great</div>
                              <div class="line">appropriation to his own good parts, that he can</div>
                              <div class="line">shoe him himself. I am much afeard my lady his</div>
                              <div class="line">mother played false with a smith.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">Then there is the County Palatine.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">He doth nothing but frown, as who should say 'If you</div>
                              <div class="line">will not have me, choose:' he hears merry tales and</div>
                              <div class="line">smiles not: I fear he will prove the weeping</div>
                              <div class="line">philosopher when he grows old, being so full of</div>
                              <div class="line">unmannerly sadness in his youth. I had rather be</div>
                              <div class="line">married to a death's-head with a bone in his mouth</div>
                              <div class="line">than to either of these. God defend me from these</div>
                              <div class="line">two!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">How say you by the French lord, Monsieur Le Bon?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.</div>
                              <div class="line">In truth, I know it is a sin to be a mocker: but,</div>
                              <div class="line">he! why, he hath a horse better than the</div>
                              <div class="line">Neapolitan's, a better bad habit of frowning than</div>
                              <div class="line">the Count Palatine; he is every man in no man; if a</div>
                              <div class="line">throstle sing, he falls straight a capering: he will</div>
                              <div class="line">fence with his own shadow: if I should marry him, I</div>
                              <div class="line">should marry twenty husbands. If he would despise me</div>
                              <div class="line">I would forgive him, for if he love me to madness, I</div>
                              <div class="line">shall never requite him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">What say you, then, to Falconbridge, the young baron</div>
                              <div class="line">of England?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">You know I say nothing to him, for he understands</div>
                              <div class="line">not me, nor I him: he hath neither Latin, French,</div>
                              <div class="line">nor Italian, and you will come into the court and</div>
                              <div class="line">swear that I have a poor pennyworth in the English.</div>
                              <div class="line">He is a proper man's picture, but, alas, who can</div>
                              <div class="line">converse with a dumb-show? How oddly he is suited!</div>
                              <div class="line">I think he bought his doublet in Italy, his round</div>
                              <div class="line">hose in France, his bonnet in Germany and his</div>
                              <div class="line">behavior every where.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">What think you of the Scottish lord, his neighbour?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">That he hath a neighbourly charity in him, for he</div>
                              <div class="line">borrowed a box of the ear of the Englishman and</div>
                              <div class="line">swore he would pay him again when he was able: I</div>
                              <div class="line">think the Frenchman became his surety and sealed</div>
                              <div class="line">under for another.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">How like you the young German, the Duke of Saxony's nephew?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Very vilely in the morning, when he is sober, and</div>
                              <div class="line">most vilely in the afternoon, when he is drunk: when</div>
                              <div class="line">he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and</div>
                              <div class="line">when he is worst, he is little better than a beast:</div>
                              <div class="line">and the worst fall that ever fell, I hope I shall</div>
                              <div class="line">make shift to go without him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">If he should offer to choose, and choose the right</div>
                              <div class="line">casket, you should refuse to perform your father's</div>
                              <div class="line">will, if you should refuse to accept him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore, for fear of the worst, I pray thee, set a</div>
                              <div class="line">deep glass of rhenish wine on the contrary casket,</div>
                              <div class="line">for if the devil be within and that temptation</div>
                              <div class="line">without, I know he will choose it. I will do any</div>
                              <div class="line">thing, Nerissa, ere I'll be married to a sponge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">You need not fear, lady, the having any of these</div>
                              <div class="line">lords: they have acquainted me with their</div>
                              <div class="line">determinations; which is, indeed, to return to their</div>
                              <div class="line">home and to trouble you with no more suit, unless</div>
                              <div class="line">you may be won by some other sort than your father's</div>
                              <div class="line">imposition depending on the caskets.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">If I live to be as old as Sibylla, I will die as</div>
                              <div class="line">chaste as Diana, unless I be obtained by the manner</div>
                              <div class="line">of my father's will. I am glad this parcel of wooers</div>
                              <div class="line">are so reasonable, for there is not one among them</div>
                              <div class="line">but I dote on his very absence, and I pray God grant</div>
                              <div class="line">them a fair departure.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you not remember, lady, in your father's time, a</div>
                              <div class="line">Venetian, a scholar and a soldier, that came hither</div>
                              <div class="line">in company of the Marquis of Montferrat?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, yes, it was Bassanio; as I think, he was so called.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">True, madam: he, of all the men that ever my foolish</div>
                              <div class="line">eyes looked upon, was the best deserving a fair lady.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">I remember him well, and I remember him worthy of</div>
                              <div class="line">thy praise.</div>
                              <p>Enter a Serving-man</p>
                              <div class="line">How now! what news?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">The four strangers seek for you, madam, to take</div>
                              <div class="line">their leave: and there is a forerunner come from a</div>
                              <div class="line">fifth, the Prince of Morocco, who brings word the</div>
                              <div class="line">prince his master will be here to-night.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">If I could bid the fifth welcome with so good a</div>
                              <div class="line">heart as I can bid the other four farewell, I should</div>
                              <div class="line">be glad of his approach: if he have the condition</div>
                              <div class="line">of a saint and the complexion of a devil, I had</div>
                              <div class="line">rather he should shrive me than wive me. Come,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nerissa. Sirrah, go before.</div>
                              <div class="line">Whiles we shut the gates</div>
                              <div class="line">upon one wooer, another knocks at the door.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.3.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE III.  Venice. A public place.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter BASSANIO and SHYLOCK</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Three thousand ducats; well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, sir, for three months.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">For three months; well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Antonio shall become bound; well.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">May you stead me? will you pleasure me? shall I</div>
                              <div class="line">know your answer?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Three thousand ducats for three months and Antonio bound.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Your answer to that.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Antonio is a good man.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Have you heard any imputation to the contrary?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Oh, no, no, no, no: my meaning in saying he is a</div>
                              <div class="line">good man is to have you understand me that he is</div>
                              <div class="line">sufficient. Yet his means are in supposition: he</div>
                              <div class="line">hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the</div>
                              <div class="line">Indies; I understand moreover, upon the Rialto, he</div>
                              <div class="line">hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for England, and</div>
                              <div class="line">other ventures he hath, squandered abroad. But ships</div>
                              <div class="line">are but boards, sailors but men: there be land-rats</div>
                              <div class="line">and water-rats, water-thieves and land-thieves, I</div>
                              <div class="line">mean pirates, and then there is the peril of waters,</div>
                              <div class="line">winds and rocks. The man is, notwithstanding,</div>
                              <div class="line">sufficient. Three thousand ducats; I think I may</div>
                              <div class="line">take his bond.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Be assured you may.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I will be assured I may; and, that I may be assured,</div>
                              <div class="line">I will bethink me. May I speak with Antonio?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">If it please you to dine with us.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, to smell pork; to eat of the habitation which</div>
                              <div class="line">your prophet the Nazarite conjured the devil into. I</div>
                              <div class="line">will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you,</div>
                              <div class="line">walk with you, and so following, but I will not eat</div>
                              <div class="line">with you, drink with you, nor pray with you. What</div>
                              <div class="line">news on the Rialto? Who is he comes here?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter ANTONIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">This is Signior Antonio.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  How like a fawning publican he looks!</div>
                              <div class="line">I hate him for he is a Christian,</div>
                              <div class="line">But more for that in low simplicity</div>
                              <div class="line">He lends out money gratis and brings down</div>
                              <div class="line">The rate of usance here with us in Venice.</div>
                              <div class="line">If I can catch him once upon the hip,</div>
                              <div class="line">I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.</div>
                              <div class="line">He hates our sacred nation, and he rails,</div>
                              <div class="line">Even there where merchants most do congregate,</div>
                              <div class="line">On me, my bargains and my well-won thrift,</div>
                              <div class="line">Which he calls interest. Cursed be my tribe,</div>
                              <div class="line">If I forgive him!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Shylock, do you hear?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I am debating of my present store,</div>
                              <div class="line">And, by the near guess of my memory,</div>
                              <div class="line">I cannot instantly raise up the gross</div>
                              <div class="line">Of full three thousand ducats. What of that?</div>
                              <div class="line">Tubal, a wealthy Hebrew of my tribe,</div>
                              <div class="line">Will furnish me. But soft! how many months</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you desire?</div>
                              <p>To ANTONIO</p>
                              <div class="line">Rest you fair, good signior;</div>
                              <div class="line">Your worship was the last man in our mouths.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Shylock, although I neither lend nor borrow</div>
                              <div class="line">By taking nor by giving of excess,</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet, to supply the ripe wants of my friend,</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll break a custom. Is he yet possess'd</div>
                              <div class="line">How much ye would?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, ay, three thousand ducats.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">And for three months.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I had forgot; three months; you told me so.</div>
                              <div class="line">Well then, your bond; and let me see; but hear you;</div>
                              <div class="line">Methought you said you neither lend nor borrow</div>
                              <div class="line">Upon advantage.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I do never use it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">When Jacob grazed his uncle Laban's sheep--</div>
                              <div class="line">This Jacob from our holy Abram was,</div>
                              <div class="line">As his wise mother wrought in his behalf,</div>
                              <div class="line">The third possessor; ay, he was the third--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">And what of him? did he take interest?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">No, not take interest, not, as you would say,</div>
                              <div class="line">Directly interest: mark what Jacob did.</div>
                              <div class="line">When Laban and himself were compromised</div>
                              <div class="line">That all the eanlings which were streak'd and pied</div>
                              <div class="line">Should fall as Jacob's hire, the ewes, being rank,</div>
                              <div class="line">In the end of autumn turned to the rams,</div>
                              <div class="line">And, when the work of generation was</div>
                              <div class="line">Between these woolly breeders in the act,</div>
                              <div class="line">The skilful shepherd peel'd me certain wands,</div>
                              <div class="line">And, in the doing of the deed of kind,</div>
                              <div class="line">He stuck them up before the fulsome ewes,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who then conceiving did in eaning time</div>
                              <div class="line">Fall parti-colour'd lambs, and those were Jacob's.</div>
                              <div class="line">This was a way to thrive, and he was blest:</div>
                              <div class="line">And thrift is blessing, if men steal it not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">This was a venture, sir, that Jacob served for;</div>
                              <div class="line">A thing not in his power to bring to pass,</div>
                              <div class="line">But sway'd and fashion'd by the hand of heaven.</div>
                              <div class="line">Was this inserted to make interest good?</div>
                              <div class="line">Or is your gold and silver ewes and rams?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I cannot tell; I make it breed as fast:</div>
                              <div class="line">But note me, signior.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Mark you this, Bassanio,</div>
                              <div class="line">The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.</div>
                              <div class="line">An evil soul producing holy witness</div>
                              <div class="line">Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,</div>
                              <div class="line">A goodly apple rotten at the heart:</div>
                              <div class="line">O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Three thousand ducats; 'tis a good round sum.</div>
                              <div class="line">Three months from twelve; then, let me see; the rate--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, Shylock, shall we be beholding to you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Signior Antonio, many a time and oft</div>
                              <div class="line">In the Rialto you have rated me</div>
                              <div class="line">About my moneys and my usances:</div>
                              <div class="line">Still have I borne it with a patient shrug,</div>
                              <div class="line">For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.</div>
                              <div class="line">You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,</div>
                              <div class="line">And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine,</div>
                              <div class="line">And all for use of that which is mine own.</div>
                              <div class="line">Well then, it now appears you need my help:</div>
                              <div class="line">Go to, then; you come to me, and you say</div>
                              <div class="line">'Shylock, we would have moneys:' you say so;</div>
                              <div class="line">You, that did void your rheum upon my beard</div>
                              <div class="line">And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur</div>
                              <div class="line">Over your threshold: moneys is your suit</div>
                              <div class="line">What should I say to you? Should I not say</div>
                              <div class="line">'Hath a dog money? is it possible</div>
                              <div class="line">A cur can lend three thousand ducats?' Or</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall I bend low and in a bondman's key,</div>
                              <div class="line">With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this;</div>
                              <div class="line">'Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;</div>
                              <div class="line">You spurn'd me such a day; another time</div>
                              <div class="line">You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll lend you thus much moneys'?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I am as like to call thee so again,</div>
                              <div class="line">To spit on thee again, to spurn thee too.</div>
                              <div class="line">If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not</div>
                              <div class="line">As to thy friends; for when did friendship take</div>
                              <div class="line">A breed for barren metal of his friend?</div>
                              <div class="line">But lend it rather to thine enemy,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who, if he break, thou mayst with better face</div>
                              <div class="line">Exact the penalty.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, look you, how you storm!</div>
                              <div class="line">I would be friends with you and have your love,</div>
                              <div class="line">Forget the shames that you have stain'd me with,</div>
                              <div class="line">Supply your present wants and take no doit</div>
                              <div class="line">Of usance for my moneys, and you'll not hear me:</div>
                              <div class="line">This is kind I offer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">This were kindness.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">This kindness will I show.</div>
                              <div class="line">Go with me to a notary, seal me there</div>
                              <div class="line">Your single bond; and, in a merry sport,</div>
                              <div class="line">If you repay me not on such a day,</div>
                              <div class="line">In such a place, such sum or sums as are</div>
                              <div class="line">Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit</div>
                              <div class="line">Be nominated for an equal pound</div>
                              <div class="line">Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken</div>
                              <div class="line">In what part of your body pleaseth me.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Content, i' faith: I'll seal to such a bond</div>
                              <div class="line">And say there is much kindness in the Jew.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">You shall not seal to such a bond for me:</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll rather dwell in my necessity.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, fear not, man; I will not forfeit it:</div>
                              <div class="line">Within these two months, that's a month before</div>
                              <div class="line">This bond expires, I do expect return</div>
                              <div class="line">Of thrice three times the value of this bond.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">O father Abram, what these Christians are,</div>
                              <div class="line">Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect</div>
                              <div class="line">The thoughts of others! Pray you, tell me this;</div>
                              <div class="line">If he should break his day, what should I gain</div>
                              <div class="line">By the exaction of the forfeiture?</div>
                              <div class="line">A pound of man's flesh taken from a man</div>
                              <div class="line">Is not so estimable, profitable neither,</div>
                              <div class="line">As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats. I say,</div>
                              <div class="line">To buy his favour, I extend this friendship:</div>
                              <div class="line">If he will take it, so; if not, adieu;</div>
                              <div class="line">And, for my love, I pray you wrong me not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes Shylock, I will seal unto this bond.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Then meet me forthwith at the notary's;</div>
                              <div class="line">Give him direction for this merry bond,</div>
                              <div class="line">And I will go and purse the ducats straight,</div>
                              <div class="line">See to my house, left in the fearful guard</div>
                              <div class="line">Of an unthrifty knave, and presently</div>
                              <div class="line">I will be with you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Hie thee, gentle Jew.</div>
                              <p>Exit Shylock</p>
                              <div class="line">The Hebrew will turn Christian: he grows kind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I like not fair terms and a villain's mind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Come on: in this there can be no dismay;</div>
                              <div class="line">My ships come home a month before the day.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.4">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 2. ACT II</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.2">1. SCENE I.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.3">2. SCENE II.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.4">3. SCENE III.  The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.5">4. SCENE IV.  The same. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.7">6. SCENE VI.  The same.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.8">7. SCENE VII.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.9">8. SCENE VIII.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.4.10">9. SCENE IX.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Flourish of cornets. Enter the PRINCE OF MOROCCO
and his train; PORTIA, NERISSA, and others
attending</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">Mislike me not for my complexion,</div>
                              <div class="line">The shadow'd livery of the burnish'd sun,</div>
                              <div class="line">To whom I am a neighbour and near bred.</div>
                              <div class="line">Bring me the fairest creature northward born,</div>
                              <div class="line">Where Phoebus' fire scarce thaws the icicles,</div>
                              <div class="line">And let us make incision for your love,</div>
                              <div class="line">To prove whose blood is reddest, his or mine.</div>
                              <div class="line">I tell thee, lady, this aspect of mine</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath fear'd the valiant: by my love I swear</div>
                              <div class="line">The best-regarded virgins of our clime</div>
                              <div class="line">Have loved it too: I would not change this hue,</div>
                              <div class="line">Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">In terms of choice I am not solely led</div>
                              <div class="line">By nice direction of a maiden's eyes;</div>
                              <div class="line">Besides, the lottery of my destiny</div>
                              <div class="line">Bars me the right of voluntary choosing:</div>
                              <div class="line">But if my father had not scanted me</div>
                              <div class="line">And hedged me by his wit, to yield myself</div>
                              <div class="line">His wife who wins me by that means I told you,</div>
                              <div class="line">Yourself, renowned prince, then stood as fair</div>
                              <div class="line">As any comer I have look'd on yet</div>
                              <div class="line">For my affection.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">Even for that I thank you:</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore, I pray you, lead me to the caskets</div>
                              <div class="line">To try my fortune. By this scimitar</div>
                              <div class="line">That slew the Sophy and a Persian prince</div>
                              <div class="line">That won three fields of Sultan Solyman,</div>
                              <div class="line">I would outstare the sternest eyes that look,</div>
                              <div class="line">Outbrave the heart most daring on the earth,</div>
                              <div class="line">Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she-bear,</div>
                              <div class="line">Yea, mock the lion when he roars for prey,</div>
                              <div class="line">To win thee, lady. But, alas the while!</div>
                              <div class="line">If Hercules and Lichas play at dice</div>
                              <div class="line">Which is the better man, the greater throw</div>
                              <div class="line">May turn by fortune from the weaker hand:</div>
                              <div class="line">So is Alcides beaten by his page;</div>
                              <div class="line">And so may I, blind fortune leading me,</div>
                              <div class="line">Miss that which one unworthier may attain,</div>
                              <div class="line">And die with grieving.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">You must take your chance,</div>
                              <div class="line">And either not attempt to choose at all</div>
                              <div class="line">Or swear before you choose, if you choose wrong</div>
                              <div class="line">Never to speak to lady afterward</div>
                              <div class="line">In way of marriage: therefore be advised.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor will not. Come, bring me unto my chance.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">First, forward to the temple: after dinner</div>
                              <div class="line">Your hazard shall be made.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">Good fortune then!</div>
                              <div class="line">To make me blest or cursed'st among men.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Cornets, and exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.3">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>2. SCENE II.  Venice. A street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter LAUNCELOT</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Certainly my conscience will serve me to run from</div>
                              <div class="line">this Jew my master. The fiend is at mine elbow and</div>
                              <div class="line">tempts me saying to me 'Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo, good</div>
                              <div class="line">Launcelot,' or 'good Gobbo,' or good Launcelot</div>
                              <div class="line">Gobbo, use your legs, take the start, run away. My</div>
                              <div class="line">conscience says 'No; take heed,' honest Launcelot;</div>
                              <div class="line">take heed, honest Gobbo, or, as aforesaid, 'honest</div>
                              <div class="line">Launcelot Gobbo; do not run; scorn running with thy</div>
                              <div class="line">heels.' Well, the most courageous fiend bids me</div>
                              <div class="line">pack: 'Via!' says the fiend; 'away!' says the</div>
                              <div class="line">fiend; 'for the heavens, rouse up a brave mind,'</div>
                              <div class="line">says the fiend, 'and run.' Well, my conscience,</div>
                              <div class="line">hanging about the neck of my heart, says very wisely</div>
                              <div class="line">to me 'My honest friend Launcelot, being an honest</div>
                              <div class="line">man's son,' or rather an honest woman's son; for,</div>
                              <div class="line">indeed, my father did something smack, something</div>
                              <div class="line">grow to, he had a kind of taste; well, my conscience</div>
                              <div class="line">says 'Launcelot, budge not.' 'Budge,' says the</div>
                              <div class="line">fiend. 'Budge not,' says my conscience.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Conscience,' say I, 'you counsel well;' ' Fiend,'</div>
                              <div class="line">say I, 'you counsel well:' to be ruled by my</div>
                              <div class="line">conscience, I should stay with the Jew my master,</div>
                              <div class="line">who, God bless the mark, is a kind of devil; and, to</div>
                              <div class="line">run away from the Jew, I should be ruled by the</div>
                              <div class="line">fiend, who, saving your reverence, is the devil</div>
                              <div class="line">himself. Certainly the Jew is the very devil</div>
                              <div class="line">incarnal; and, in my conscience, my conscience is</div>
                              <div class="line">but a kind of hard conscience, to offer to counsel</div>
                              <div class="line">me to stay with the Jew. The fiend gives the more</div>
                              <div class="line">friendly counsel: I will run, fiend; my heels are</div>
                              <div class="line">at your command; I will run.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter Old GOBBO, with a basket</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Master young man, you, I pray you, which is the way</div>
                              <div class="line">to master Jew's?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">
                                 <span>Aside</span>  O heavens, this is my true-begotten father!</div>
                              <div class="line">who, being more than sand-blind, high-gravel blind,</div>
                              <div class="line">knows me not: I will try confusions with him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Master young gentleman, I pray you, which is the way</div>
                              <div class="line">to master Jew's?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Turn up on your right hand at the next turning, but,</div>
                              <div class="line">at the next turning of all, on your left; marry, at</div>
                              <div class="line">the very next turning, turn of no hand, but turn</div>
                              <div class="line">down indirectly to the Jew's house.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to hit. Can</div>
                              <div class="line">you tell me whether one Launcelot,</div>
                              <div class="line">that dwells with him, dwell with him or no?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Talk you of young Master Launcelot?</div>
                              <p>Aside</p>
                              <div class="line">Mark me now; now will I raise the waters. Talk you</div>
                              <div class="line">of young Master Launcelot?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">No master, sir, but a poor man's son: his father,</div>
                              <div class="line">though I say it, is an honest exceeding poor man</div>
                              <div class="line">and, God be thanked, well to live.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, let his father be what a' will, we talk of</div>
                              <div class="line">young Master Launcelot.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Your worship's friend and Launcelot, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">But I pray you, ergo, old man, ergo, I beseech you,</div>
                              <div class="line">talk you of young Master Launcelot?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Of Launcelot, an't please your mastership.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Ergo, Master Launcelot. Talk not of Master</div>
                              <div class="line">Launcelot, father; for the young gentleman,</div>
                              <div class="line">according to Fates and Destinies and such odd</div>
                              <div class="line">sayings, the Sisters Three and such branches of</div>
                              <div class="line">learning, is indeed deceased, or, as you would say</div>
                              <div class="line">in plain terms, gone to heaven.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, God forbid! the boy was the very staff of my</div>
                              <div class="line">age, my very prop.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Do I look like a cudgel or a hovel-post, a staff or</div>
                              <div class="line">a prop? Do you know me, father?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Alack the day, I know you not, young gentleman:</div>
                              <div class="line">but, I pray you, tell me, is my boy, God rest his</div>
                              <div class="line">soul, alive or dead?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Do you not know me, father?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Alack, sir, I am sand-blind; I know you not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, indeed, if you had your eyes, you might fail of</div>
                              <div class="line">the knowing me: it is a wise father that knows his</div>
                              <div class="line">own child. Well, old man, I will tell you news of</div>
                              <div class="line">your son: give me your blessing: truth will come</div>
                              <div class="line">to light; murder cannot be hid long; a man's son</div>
                              <div class="line">may, but at the length truth will out.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray you, sir, stand up: I am sure you are not</div>
                              <div class="line">Launcelot, my boy.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Pray you, let's have no more fooling about it, but</div>
                              <div class="line">give me your blessing: I am Launcelot, your boy</div>
                              <div class="line">that was, your son that is, your child that shall</div>
                              <div class="line">be.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">I cannot think you are my son.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">I know not what I shall think of that: but I am</div>
                              <div class="line">Launcelot, the Jew's man, and I am sure Margery your</div>
                              <div class="line">wife is my mother.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Her name is Margery, indeed: I'll be sworn, if thou</div>
                              <div class="line">be Launcelot, thou art mine own flesh and blood.</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord worshipped might he be! what a beard hast thou</div>
                              <div class="line">got! thou hast got more hair on thy chin than</div>
                              <div class="line">Dobbin my fill-horse has on his tail.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">It should seem, then, that Dobbin's tail grows</div>
                              <div class="line">backward: I am sure he had more hair of his tail</div>
                              <div class="line">than I have of my face when I last saw him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Lord, how art thou changed! How dost thou and thy</div>
                              <div class="line">master agree? I have brought him a present. How</div>
                              <div class="line">'gree you now?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, well: but, for mine own part, as I have set</div>
                              <div class="line">up my rest to run away, so I will not rest till I</div>
                              <div class="line">have run some ground. My master's a very Jew: give</div>
                              <div class="line">him a present! give him a halter: I am famished in</div>
                              <div class="line">his service; you may tell every finger I have with</div>
                              <div class="line">my ribs. Father, I am glad you are come: give me</div>
                              <div class="line">your present to one Master Bassanio, who, indeed,</div>
                              <div class="line">gives rare new liveries: if I serve not him, I</div>
                              <div class="line">will run as far as God has any ground. O rare</div>
                              <div class="line">fortune! here comes the man: to him, father; for I</div>
                              <div class="line">am a Jew, if I serve the Jew any longer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter BASSANIO, with LEONARDO and other followers</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">You may do so; but let it be so hasted that supper</div>
                              <div class="line">be ready at the farthest by five of the clock. See</div>
                              <div class="line">these letters delivered; put the liveries to making,</div>
                              <div class="line">and desire Gratiano to come anon to my lodging.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit a Servant</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">To him, father.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">God bless your worship!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Gramercy! wouldst thou aught with me?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">Here's my son, sir, a poor boy,--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Not a poor boy, sir, but the rich Jew's man; that</div>
                              <div class="line">would, sir, as my father shall specify--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">He hath a great infection, sir, as one would say, to serve--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Indeed, the short and the long is, I serve the Jew,</div>
                              <div class="line">and have a desire, as my father shall specify--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">His master and he, saving your worship's reverence,</div>
                              <div class="line">are scarce cater-cousins--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">To be brief, the very truth is that the Jew, having</div>
                              <div class="line">done me wrong, doth cause me, as my father, being, I</div>
                              <div class="line">hope, an old man, shall frutify unto you--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">I have here a dish of doves that I would bestow upon</div>
                              <div class="line">your worship, and my suit is--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">In very brief, the suit is impertinent to myself, as</div>
                              <div class="line">your worship shall know by this honest old man; and,</div>
                              <div class="line">though I say it, though old man, yet poor man, my father.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">One speak for both. What would you?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Serve you, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GOBBO</div>
                              <div class="line">That is the very defect of the matter, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I know thee well; thou hast obtain'd thy suit:</div>
                              <div class="line">Shylock thy master spoke with me this day,</div>
                              <div class="line">And hath preferr'd thee, if it be preferment</div>
                              <div class="line">To leave a rich Jew's service, to become</div>
                              <div class="line">The follower of so poor a gentleman.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">The old proverb is very well parted between my</div>
                              <div class="line">master Shylock and you, sir: you have the grace of</div>
                              <div class="line">God, sir, and he hath enough.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou speak'st it well. Go, father, with thy son.</div>
                              <div class="line">Take leave of thy old master and inquire</div>
                              <div class="line">My lodging out. Give him a livery</div>
                              <div class="line">More guarded than his fellows': see it done.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Father, in. I cannot get a service, no; I have</div>
                              <div class="line">ne'er a tongue in my head. Well, if any man in</div>
                              <div class="line">Italy have a fairer table which doth offer to swear</div>
                              <div class="line">upon a book, I shall have good fortune. Go to,</div>
                              <div class="line">here's a simple line of life: here's a small trifle</div>
                              <div class="line">of wives: alas, fifteen wives is nothing! eleven</div>
                              <div class="line">widows and nine maids is a simple coming-in for one</div>
                              <div class="line">man: and then to 'scape drowning thrice, and to be</div>
                              <div class="line">in peril of my life with the edge of a feather-bed;</div>
                              <div class="line">here are simple scapes. Well, if Fortune be a</div>
                              <div class="line">woman, she's a good wench for this gear. Father,</div>
                              <div class="line">come; I'll take my leave of the Jew in the twinkling of an eye.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt Launcelot and Old Gobbo</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray thee, good Leonardo, think on this:</div>
                              <div class="line">These things being bought and orderly bestow'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">Return in haste, for I do feast to-night</div>
                              <div class="line">My best-esteem'd acquaintance: hie thee, go.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LEONARDO</div>
                              <div class="line">My best endeavours shall be done herein.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter GRATIANO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Where is your master?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LEONARDO</div>
                              <div class="line">Yonder, sir, he walks.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Signior Bassanio!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Gratiano!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">I have a suit to you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">You have obtain'd it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">You must not deny me: I must go with you to Belmont.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why then you must. But hear thee, Gratiano;</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou art too wild, too rude and bold of voice;</div>
                              <div class="line">Parts that become thee happily enough</div>
                              <div class="line">And in such eyes as ours appear not faults;</div>
                              <div class="line">But where thou art not known, why, there they show</div>
                              <div class="line">Something too liberal. Pray thee, take pain</div>
                              <div class="line">To allay with some cold drops of modesty</div>
                              <div class="line">Thy skipping spirit, lest through thy wild behavior</div>
                              <div class="line">I be misconstrued in the place I go to,</div>
                              <div class="line">And lose my hopes.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Signior Bassanio, hear me:</div>
                              <div class="line">If I do not put on a sober habit,</div>
                              <div class="line">Talk with respect and swear but now and then,</div>
                              <div class="line">Wear prayer-books in my pocket, look demurely,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay more, while grace is saying, hood mine eyes</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus with my hat, and sigh and say 'amen,'</div>
                              <div class="line">Use all the observance of civility,</div>
                              <div class="line">Like one well studied in a sad ostent</div>
                              <div class="line">To please his grandam, never trust me more.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, we shall see your bearing.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, but I bar to-night: you shall not gauge me</div>
                              <div class="line">By what we do to-night.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">BASSANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">No, that were pity:</div>
                              <div class="line">I would entreat you rather to put on</div>
                              <div class="line">Your boldest suit of mirth, for we have friends</div>
                              <div class="line">That purpose merriment. But fare you well:</div>
                              <div class="line">I have some business.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">And I must to Lorenzo and the rest:</div>
                              <div class="line">But we will visit you at supper-time.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.4">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>3. SCENE III.  The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter JESSICA and LAUNCELOT</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">I am sorry thou wilt leave my father so:</div>
                              <div class="line">Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,</div>
                              <div class="line">Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness.</div>
                              <div class="line">But fare thee well, there is a ducat for thee:</div>
                              <div class="line">And, Launcelot, soon at supper shalt thou see</div>
                              <div class="line">Lorenzo, who is thy new master's guest:</div>
                              <div class="line">Give him this letter; do it secretly;</div>
                              <div class="line">And so farewell: I would not have my father</div>
                              <div class="line">See me in talk with thee.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Adieu! tears exhibit my tongue. Most beautiful</div>
                              <div class="line">pagan, most sweet Jew! if a Christian did not play</div>
                              <div class="line">the knave and get thee, I am much deceived. But,</div>
                              <div class="line">adieu: these foolish drops do something drown my</div>
                              <div class="line">manly spirit: adieu.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">Farewell, good Launcelot.</div>
                              <p>Exit Launcelot</p>
                              <div class="line">Alack, what heinous sin is it in me</div>
                              <div class="line">To be ashamed to be my father's child!</div>
                              <div class="line">But though I am a daughter to his blood,</div>
                              <div class="line">I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo,</div>
                              <div class="line">If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,</div>
                              <div class="line">Become a Christian and thy loving wife.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.5">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>4. SCENE IV.  The same. A street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter GRATIANO, LORENZO, SALARINO, and SALANIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Nay, we will slink away in supper-time,</div>
                              <div class="line">Disguise us at my lodging and return,</div>
                              <div class="line">All in an hour.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">We have not made good preparation.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">We have not spoke us yet of torchbearers.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis vile, unless it may be quaintly order'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">And better in my mind not undertook.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis now but four o'clock: we have two hours</div>
                              <div class="line">To furnish us.</div>
                              <p>Enter LAUNCELOT, with a letter</p>
                              <div class="line">Friend Launcelot, what's the news?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">An it shall please you to break up</div>
                              <div class="line">this, it shall seem to signify.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">I know the hand: in faith, 'tis a fair hand;</div>
                              <div class="line">And whiter than the paper it writ on</div>
                              <div class="line">Is the fair hand that writ.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Love-news, in faith.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">By your leave, sir.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Whither goest thou?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, sir, to bid my old master the</div>
                              <div class="line">Jew to sup to-night with my new master the Christian.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Hold here, take this: tell gentle Jessica</div>
                              <div class="line">I will not fail her; speak it privately.</div>
                              <div class="line">Go, gentlemen,</div>
                              <p>Exit Launcelot</p>
                              <div class="line">Will you prepare you for this masque tonight?</div>
                              <div class="line">I am provided of a torch-bearer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Ay, marry, I'll be gone about it straight.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">And so will I.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Meet me and Gratiano</div>
                              <div class="line">At Gratiano's lodging some hour hence.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis good we do so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt SALARINO and SALANIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Was not that letter from fair Jessica?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">I must needs tell thee all. She hath directed</div>
                              <div class="line">How I shall take her from her father's house,</div>
                              <div class="line">What gold and jewels she is furnish'd with,</div>
                              <div class="line">What page's suit she hath in readiness.</div>
                              <div class="line">If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven,</div>
                              <div class="line">It will be for his gentle daughter's sake:</div>
                              <div class="line">And never dare misfortune cross her foot,</div>
                              <div class="line">Unless she do it under this excuse,</div>
                              <div class="line">That she is issue to a faithless Jew.</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, go with me; peruse this as thou goest:</div>
                              <div class="line">Fair Jessica shall be my torch-bearer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.6">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>5. SCENE V.  The same. Before SHYLOCK'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SHYLOCK and LAUNCELOT</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Well, thou shalt see, thy eyes shall be thy judge,</div>
                              <div class="line">The difference of old Shylock and Bassanio:--</div>
                              <div class="line">What, Jessica!--thou shalt not gormandise,</div>
                              <div class="line">As thou hast done with me:--What, Jessica!--</div>
                              <div class="line">And sleep and snore, and rend apparel out;--</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, Jessica, I say!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, Jessica!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Who bids thee call? I do not bid thee call.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">Your worship was wont to tell me that</div>
                              <div class="line">I could do nothing without bidding.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter Jessica</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">Call you? what is your will?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I am bid forth to supper, Jessica:</div>
                              <div class="line">There are my keys. But wherefore should I go?</div>
                              <div class="line">I am not bid for love; they flatter me:</div>
                              <div class="line">But yet I'll go in hate, to feed upon</div>
                              <div class="line">The prodigal Christian. Jessica, my girl,</div>
                              <div class="line">Look to my house. I am right loath to go:</div>
                              <div class="line">There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest,</div>
                              <div class="line">For I did dream of money-bags to-night.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">I beseech you, sir, go: my young master doth expect</div>
                              <div class="line">your reproach.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">So do I his.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">An they have conspired together, I will not say you</div>
                              <div class="line">shall see a masque; but if you do, then it was not</div>
                              <div class="line">for nothing that my nose fell a-bleeding on</div>
                              <div class="line">Black-Monday last at six o'clock i' the morning,</div>
                              <div class="line">falling out that year on Ash-Wednesday was four</div>
                              <div class="line">year, in the afternoon.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">What, are there masques? Hear you me, Jessica:</div>
                              <div class="line">Lock up my doors; and when you hear the drum</div>
                              <div class="line">And the vile squealing of the wry-neck'd fife,</div>
                              <div class="line">Clamber not you up to the casements then,</div>
                              <div class="line">Nor thrust your head into the public street</div>
                              <div class="line">To gaze on Christian fools with varnish'd faces,</div>
                              <div class="line">But stop my house's ears, I mean my casements:</div>
                              <div class="line">Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter</div>
                              <div class="line">My sober house. By Jacob's staff, I swear,</div>
                              <div class="line">I have no mind of feasting forth to-night:</div>
                              <div class="line">But I will go. Go you before me, sirrah;</div>
                              <div class="line">Say I will come.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LAUNCELOT</div>
                              <div class="line">I will go before, sir. Mistress, look out at</div>
                              <div class="line">window, for all this, There will come a Christian</div>
                              <div class="line">boy, will be worth a Jewess' eye.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">What says that fool of Hagar's offspring, ha?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">His words were 'Farewell mistress;' nothing else.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">The patch is kind enough, but a huge feeder;</div>
                              <div class="line">Snail-slow in profit, and he sleeps by day</div>
                              <div class="line">More than the wild-cat: drones hive not with me;</div>
                              <div class="line">Therefore I part with him, and part with him</div>
                              <div class="line">To one that would have him help to waste</div>
                              <div class="line">His borrow'd purse. Well, Jessica, go in;</div>
                              <div class="line">Perhaps I will return immediately:</div>
                              <div class="line">Do as I bid you; shut doors after you:</div>
                              <div class="line">Fast bind, fast find;</div>
                              <div class="line">A proverb never stale in thrifty mind.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">Farewell; and if my fortune be not crost,</div>
                              <div class="line">I have a father, you a daughter, lost.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.7">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>6. SCENE VI.  The same.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter GRATIANO and SALARINO, masqued</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">This is the pent-house under which Lorenzo</div>
                              <div class="line">Desired us to make stand.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">His hour is almost past.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">And it is marvel he out-dwells his hour,</div>
                              <div class="line">For lovers ever run before the clock.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">O, ten times faster Venus' pigeons fly</div>
                              <div class="line">To seal love's bonds new-made, than they are wont</div>
                              <div class="line">To keep obliged faith unforfeited!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">That ever holds: who riseth from a feast</div>
                              <div class="line">With that keen appetite that he sits down?</div>
                              <div class="line">Where is the horse that doth untread again</div>
                              <div class="line">His tedious measures with the unbated fire</div>
                              <div class="line">That he did pace them first? All things that are,</div>
                              <div class="line">Are with more spirit chased than enjoy'd.</div>
                              <div class="line">How like a younker or a prodigal</div>
                              <div class="line">The scarfed bark puts from her native bay,</div>
                              <div class="line">Hugg'd and embraced by the strumpet wind!</div>
                              <div class="line">How like the prodigal doth she return,</div>
                              <div class="line">With over-weather'd ribs and ragged sails,</div>
                              <div class="line">Lean, rent and beggar'd by the strumpet wind!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes Lorenzo: more of this hereafter.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter LORENZO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode;</div>
                              <div class="line">Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait:</div>
                              <div class="line">When you shall please to play the thieves for wives,</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll watch as long for you then. Approach;</div>
                              <div class="line">Here dwells my father Jew. Ho! who's within?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter JESSICA, above, in boy's clothes</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">Who are you? Tell me, for more certainty,</div>
                              <div class="line">Albeit I'll swear that I do know your tongue.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Lorenzo, and thy love.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">Lorenzo, certain, and my love indeed,</div>
                              <div class="line">For who love I so much? And now who knows</div>
                              <div class="line">But you, Lorenzo, whether I am yours?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Heaven and thy thoughts are witness that thou art.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains.</div>
                              <div class="line">I am glad 'tis night, you do not look on me,</div>
                              <div class="line">For I am much ashamed of my exchange:</div>
                              <div class="line">But love is blind and lovers cannot see</div>
                              <div class="line">The pretty follies that themselves commit;</div>
                              <div class="line">For if they could, Cupid himself would blush</div>
                              <div class="line">To see me thus transformed to a boy.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Descend, for you must be my torchbearer.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">What, must I hold a candle to my shames?</div>
                              <div class="line">They in themselves, good-sooth, are too too light.</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, 'tis an office of discovery, love;</div>
                              <div class="line">And I should be obscured.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">So are you, sweet,</div>
                              <div class="line">Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.</div>
                              <div class="line">But come at once;</div>
                              <div class="line">For the close night doth play the runaway,</div>
                              <div class="line">And we are stay'd for at Bassanio's feast.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">JESSICA</div>
                              <div class="line">I will make fast the doors, and gild myself</div>
                              <div class="line">With some more ducats, and be with you straight.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit above</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, by my hood, a Gentile and no Jew.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">LORENZO</div>
                              <div class="line">Beshrew me but I love her heartily;</div>
                              <div class="line">For she is wise, if I can judge of her,</div>
                              <div class="line">And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true,</div>
                              <div class="line">And true she is, as she hath proved herself,</div>
                              <div class="line">And therefore, like herself, wise, fair and true,</div>
                              <div class="line">Shall she be placed in my constant soul.</div>
                              <p>Enter JESSICA, below</p>
                              <div class="line">What, art thou come? On, gentlemen; away!</div>
                              <div class="line">Our masquing mates by this time for us stay.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit with Jessica and Salarino</p>
                        <p>Enter ANTONIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Who's there?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">Signior Antonio!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ANTONIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Fie, fie, Gratiano! where are all the rest?</div>
                              <div class="line">'Tis nine o'clock: our friends all stay for you.</div>
                              <div class="line">No masque to-night: the wind is come about;</div>
                              <div class="line">Bassanio presently will go aboard:</div>
                              <div class="line">I have sent twenty out to seek for you.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">GRATIANO</div>
                              <div class="line">I am glad on't: I desire no more delight</div>
                              <div class="line">Than to be under sail and gone to-night.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.8">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>7. SCENE VII.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Flourish of cornets. Enter PORTIA, with the
PRINCE OF MOROCCO, and their trains</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Go draw aside the curtains and discover</div>
                              <div class="line">The several caskets to this noble prince.</div>
                              <div class="line">Now make your choice.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">The first, of gold, who this inscription bears,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire;'</div>
                              <div class="line">The second, silver, which this promise carries,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves;'</div>
                              <div class="line">This third, dull lead, with warning all as blunt,</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.'</div>
                              <div class="line">How shall I know if I do choose the right?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">The one of them contains my picture, prince:</div>
                              <div class="line">If you choose that, then I am yours withal.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">Some god direct my judgment! Let me see;</div>
                              <div class="line">I will survey the inscriptions back again.</div>
                              <div class="line">What says this leaden casket?</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.'</div>
                              <div class="line">Must give: for what? for lead? hazard for lead?</div>
                              <div class="line">This casket threatens. Men that hazard all</div>
                              <div class="line">Do it in hope of fair advantages:</div>
                              <div class="line">A golden mind stoops not to shows of dross;</div>
                              <div class="line">I'll then nor give nor hazard aught for lead.</div>
                              <div class="line">What says the silver with her virgin hue?</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.'</div>
                              <div class="line">As much as he deserves! Pause there, Morocco,</div>
                              <div class="line">And weigh thy value with an even hand:</div>
                              <div class="line">If thou be'st rated by thy estimation,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou dost deserve enough; and yet enough</div>
                              <div class="line">May not extend so far as to the lady:</div>
                              <div class="line">And yet to be afeard of my deserving</div>
                              <div class="line">Were but a weak disabling of myself.</div>
                              <div class="line">As much as I deserve! Why, that's the lady:</div>
                              <div class="line">I do in birth deserve her, and in fortunes,</div>
                              <div class="line">In graces and in qualities of breeding;</div>
                              <div class="line">But more than these, in love I do deserve.</div>
                              <div class="line">What if I stray'd no further, but chose here?</div>
                              <div class="line">Let's see once more this saying graved in gold</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.'</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, that's the lady; all the world desires her;</div>
                              <div class="line">From the four corners of the earth they come,</div>
                              <div class="line">To kiss this shrine, this mortal-breathing saint:</div>
                              <div class="line">The Hyrcanian deserts and the vasty wilds</div>
                              <div class="line">Of wide Arabia are as thoroughfares now</div>
                              <div class="line">For princes to come view fair Portia:</div>
                              <div class="line">The watery kingdom, whose ambitious head</div>
                              <div class="line">Spits in the face of heaven, is no bar</div>
                              <div class="line">To stop the foreign spirits, but they come,</div>
                              <div class="line">As o'er a brook, to see fair Portia.</div>
                              <div class="line">One of these three contains her heavenly picture.</div>
                              <div class="line">Is't like that lead contains her? 'Twere damnation</div>
                              <div class="line">To think so base a thought: it were too gross</div>
                              <div class="line">To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave.</div>
                              <div class="line">Or shall I think in silver she's immured,</div>
                              <div class="line">Being ten times undervalued to tried gold?</div>
                              <div class="line">O sinful thought! Never so rich a gem</div>
                              <div class="line">Was set in worse than gold. They have in England</div>
                              <div class="line">A coin that bears the figure of an angel</div>
                              <div class="line">Stamped in gold, but that's insculp'd upon;</div>
                              <div class="line">But here an angel in a golden bed</div>
                              <div class="line">Lies all within. Deliver me the key:</div>
                              <div class="line">Here do I choose, and thrive I as I may!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">There, take it, prince; and if my form lie there,</div>
                              <div class="line">Then I am yours.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>He unlocks the golden casket</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">MOROCCO</div>
                              <div class="line">O hell! what have we here?</div>
                              <div class="line">A carrion Death, within whose empty eye</div>
                              <div class="line">There is a written scroll! I'll read the writing.</div>
                              <p>Reads</p>
                              <div class="line">All that glitters is not gold;</div>
                              <div class="line">Often have you heard that told:</div>
                              <div class="line">Many a man his life hath sold</div>
                              <div class="line">But my outside to behold:</div>
                              <div class="line">Gilded tombs do worms enfold.</div>
                              <div class="line">Had you been as wise as bold,</div>
                              <div class="line">Young in limbs, in judgment old,</div>
                              <div class="line">Your answer had not been inscroll'd:</div>
                              <div class="line">Fare you well; your suit is cold.</div>
                              <div class="line">Cold, indeed; and labour lost:</div>
                              <div class="line">Then, farewell, heat, and welcome, frost!</div>
                              <div class="line">Portia, adieu. I have too grieved a heart</div>
                              <div class="line">To take a tedious leave: thus losers part.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exit with his train. Flourish of cornets</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">A gentle riddance. Draw the curtains, go.</div>
                              <div class="line">Let all of his complexion choose me so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.9">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>8. SCENE VIII.  Venice. A street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SALARINO and SALANIO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, man, I saw Bassanio under sail:</div>
                              <div class="line">With him is Gratiano gone along;</div>
                              <div class="line">And in their ship I am sure Lorenzo is not.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">The villain Jew with outcries raised the duke,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who went with him to search Bassanio's ship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">He came too late, the ship was under sail:</div>
                              <div class="line">But there the duke was given to understand</div>
                              <div class="line">That in a gondola were seen together</div>
                              <div class="line">Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica:</div>
                              <div class="line">Besides, Antonio certified the duke</div>
                              <div class="line">They were not with Bassanio in his ship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I never heard a passion so confused,</div>
                              <div class="line">So strange, outrageous, and so variable,</div>
                              <div class="line">As the dog Jew did utter in the streets:</div>
                              <div class="line">'My daughter! O my ducats! O my daughter!</div>
                              <div class="line">Fled with a Christian! O my Christian ducats!</div>
                              <div class="line">Justice! the law! my ducats, and my daughter!</div>
                              <div class="line">A sealed bag, two sealed bags of ducats,</div>
                              <div class="line">Of double ducats, stolen from me by my daughter!</div>
                              <div class="line">And jewels, two stones, two rich and precious stones,</div>
                              <div class="line">Stolen by my daughter! Justice! find the girl;</div>
                              <div class="line">She hath the stones upon her, and the ducats.'</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, all the boys in Venice follow him,</div>
                              <div class="line">Crying, his stones, his daughter, and his ducats.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Let good Antonio look he keep his day,</div>
                              <div class="line">Or he shall pay for this.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Marry, well remember'd.</div>
                              <div class="line">I reason'd with a Frenchman yesterday,</div>
                              <div class="line">Who told me, in the narrow seas that part</div>
                              <div class="line">The French and English, there miscarried</div>
                              <div class="line">A vessel of our country richly fraught:</div>
                              <div class="line">I thought upon Antonio when he told me;</div>
                              <div class="line">And wish'd in silence that it were not his.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">You were best to tell Antonio what you hear;</div>
                              <div class="line">Yet do not suddenly, for it may grieve him.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">A kinder gentleman treads not the earth.</div>
                              <div class="line">I saw Bassanio and Antonio part:</div>
                              <div class="line">Bassanio told him he would make some speed</div>
                              <div class="line">Of his return: he answer'd, 'Do not so;</div>
                              <div class="line">Slubber not business for my sake, Bassanio</div>
                              <div class="line">But stay the very riping of the time;</div>
                              <div class="line">And for the Jew's bond which he hath of me,</div>
                              <div class="line">Let it not enter in your mind of love:</div>
                              <div class="line">Be merry, and employ your chiefest thoughts</div>
                              <div class="line">To courtship and such fair ostents of love</div>
                              <div class="line">As shall conveniently become you there:'</div>
                              <div class="line">And even there, his eye being big with tears,</div>
                              <div class="line">Turning his face, he put his hand behind him,</div>
                              <div class="line">And with affection wondrous sensible</div>
                              <div class="line">He wrung Bassanio's hand; and so they parted.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I think he only loves the world for him.</div>
                              <div class="line">I pray thee, let us go and find him out</div>
                              <div class="line">And quicken his embraced heaviness</div>
                              <div class="line">With some delight or other.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Do we so.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.4.10">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>9. SCENE IX.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter NERISSA with a Servitor</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">Quick, quick, I pray thee; draw the curtain straight:</div>
                              <div class="line">The Prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath,</div>
                              <div class="line">And comes to his election presently.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Flourish of cornets. Enter the PRINCE OF ARRAGON,
PORTIA, and their trains</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Behold, there stand the caskets, noble prince:</div>
                              <div class="line">If you choose that wherein I am contain'd,</div>
                              <div class="line">Straight shall our nuptial rites be solemnized:</div>
                              <div class="line">But if you fail, without more speech, my lord,</div>
                              <div class="line">You must be gone from hence immediately.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                              <div class="line">I am enjoin'd by oath to observe three things:</div>
                              <div class="line">First, never to unfold to any one</div>
                              <div class="line">Which casket 'twas I chose; next, if I fail</div>
                              <div class="line">Of the right casket, never in my life</div>
                              <div class="line">To woo a maid in way of marriage: Lastly,</div>
                              <div class="line">If I do fail in fortune of my choice,</div>
                              <div class="line">Immediately to leave you and be gone.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">To these injunctions every one doth swear</div>
                              <div class="line">That comes to hazard for my worthless self.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                              <div class="line">And so have I address'd me. Fortune now</div>
                              <div class="line">To my heart's hope! Gold; silver; and base lead.</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath.'</div>
                              <div class="line">You shall look fairer, ere I give or hazard.</div>
                              <div class="line">What says the golden chest? ha! let me see:</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall gain what many men desire.'</div>
                              <div class="line">What many men desire! that 'many' may be meant</div>
                              <div class="line">By the fool multitude, that choose by show,</div>
                              <div class="line">Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach;</div>
                              <div class="line">Which pries not to the interior, but, like the martlet,</div>
                              <div class="line">Builds in the weather on the outward wall,</div>
                              <div class="line">Even in the force and road of casualty.</div>
                              <div class="line">I will not choose what many men desire,</div>
                              <div class="line">Because I will not jump with common spirits</div>
                              <div class="line">And rank me with the barbarous multitudes.</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, then to thee, thou silver treasure-house;</div>
                              <div class="line">Tell me once more what title thou dost bear:</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves:'</div>
                              <div class="line">And well said too; for who shall go about</div>
                              <div class="line">To cozen fortune and be honourable</div>
                              <div class="line">Without the stamp of merit? Let none presume</div>
                              <div class="line">To wear an undeserved dignity.</div>
                              <div class="line">O, that estates, degrees and offices</div>
                              <div class="line">Were not derived corruptly, and that clear honour</div>
                              <div class="line">Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!</div>
                              <div class="line">How many then should cover that stand bare!</div>
                              <div class="line">How many be commanded that command!</div>
                              <div class="line">How much low peasantry would then be glean'd</div>
                              <div class="line">From the true seed of honour! and how much honour</div>
                              <div class="line">Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times</div>
                              <div class="line">To be new-varnish'd! Well, but to my choice:</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves.'</div>
                              <div class="line">I will assume desert. Give me a key for this,</div>
                              <div class="line">And instantly unlock my fortunes here.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>He opens the silver casket</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Too long a pause for that which you find there.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                              <div class="line">What's here? the portrait of a blinking idiot,</div>
                              <div class="line">Presenting me a schedule! I will read it.</div>
                              <div class="line">How much unlike art thou to Portia!</div>
                              <div class="line">How much unlike my hopes and my deservings!</div>
                              <div class="line">'Who chooseth me shall have as much as he deserves.'</div>
                              <div class="line">Did I deserve no more than a fool's head?</div>
                              <div class="line">Is that my prize? are my deserts no better?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">To offend, and judge, are distinct offices</div>
                              <div class="line">And of opposed natures.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">ARRAGON</div>
                              <div class="line">What is here?</div>
                              <p>Reads</p>
                              <div class="line">The fire seven times tried this:</div>
                              <div class="line">Seven times tried that judgment is,</div>
                              <div class="line">That did never choose amiss.</div>
                              <div class="line">Some there be that shadows kiss;</div>
                              <div class="line">Such have but a shadow's bliss:</div>
                              <div class="line">There be fools alive, I wis,</div>
                              <div class="line">Silver'd o'er; and so was this.</div>
                              <div class="line">Take what wife you will to bed,</div>
                              <div class="line">I will ever be your head:</div>
                              <div class="line">So be gone: you are sped.</div>
                              <div class="line">Still more fool I shall appear</div>
                              <div class="line">By the time I linger here</div>
                              <div class="line">With one fool's head I came to woo,</div>
                              <div class="line">But I go away with two.</div>
                              <div class="line">Sweet, adieu. I'll keep my oath,</div>
                              <div class="line">Patiently to bear my wroth.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt Arragon and train</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Thus hath the candle singed the moth.</div>
                              <div class="line">O, these deliberate fools! when they do choose,</div>
                              <div class="line">They have the wisdom by their wit to lose.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">The ancient saying is no heresy,</div>
                              <div class="line">Hanging and wiving goes by destiny.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, draw the curtain, Nerissa.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Enter a Servant</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Where is my lady?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">Here: what would my lord?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Madam, there is alighted at your gate</div>
                              <div class="line">A young Venetian, one that comes before</div>
                              <div class="line">To signify the approaching of his lord;</div>
                              <div class="line">From whom he bringeth sensible regreets,</div>
                              <div class="line">To wit, besides commends and courteous breath,</div>
                              <div class="line">Gifts of rich value. Yet I have not seen</div>
                              <div class="line">So likely an ambassador of love:</div>
                              <div class="line">A day in April never came so sweet,</div>
                              <div class="line">To show how costly summer was at hand,</div>
                              <div class="line">As this fore-spurrer comes before his lord.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">PORTIA</div>
                              <div class="line">No more, I pray thee: I am half afeard</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou wilt say anon he is some kin to thee,</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou spend'st such high-day wit in praising him.</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, come, Nerissa; for I long to see</div>
                              <div class="line">Quick Cupid's post that comes so mannerly.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">NERISSA</div>
                              <div class="line">Bassanio, lord Love, if thy will it be!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <p>Exeunt</p>
                     </div>
                  </section>
               </div>
            </article>
            <article class="chapter" id="R.1.5">
               <header class="chapter-titlepage">
                  <h2>Chapter 3. ACT III</h2>
               </header>
               <div class="lists-of-titles">
                  <div class="toc">
                     <p>
                        <b>Table of Contents</b>
                     </p>
                     <ul class="toc">
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.2">1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.3">2. SCENE II.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.4">3. SCENE III.  Venice. A street.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.5">4. SCENE IV.  Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                        <li>
                           <span>
                              <a href="#R.1.5.6">5. SCENE V.  The same. A garden.</a>
                           </span>
                        </li>
                     </ul>
                  </div>
               </div>
               <div class="content">
                  <section class="section" id="R.1.5.2">
                     <div class="section-titlepage">
                        <h2>1. SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</h2>
                     </div>
                     <div class="content">
                        <p>Enter SALANIO and SALARINO</p>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Now, what news on the Rialto?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio hath</div>
                              <div class="line">a ship of rich lading wrecked on the narrow seas;</div>
                              <div class="line">the Goodwins, I think they call the place; a very</div>
                              <div class="line">dangerous flat and fatal, where the carcasses of many</div>
                              <div class="line">a tall ship lie buried, as they say, if my gossip</div>
                              <div class="line">Report be an honest woman of her word.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">I would she were as lying a gossip in that as ever</div>
                              <div class="line">knapped ginger or made her neighbours believe she</div>
                              <div class="line">wept for the death of a third husband. But it is</div>
                              <div class="line">true, without any slips of prolixity or crossing the</div>
                              <div class="line">plain highway of talk, that the good Antonio, the</div>
                              <div class="line">honest Antonio,--O that I had a title good enough</div>
                              <div class="line">to keep his name company!--</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Come, the full stop.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Ha! what sayest thou? Why, the end is, he hath</div>
                              <div class="line">lost a ship.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">I would it might prove the end of his losses.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Let me say 'amen' betimes, lest the devil cross my</div>
                              <div class="line">prayer, for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew.</div>
                              <p>Enter SHYLOCK</p>
                              <div class="line">How now, Shylock! what news among the merchants?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">You know, none so well, none so well as you, of my</div>
                              <div class="line">daughter's flight.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">That's certain: I, for my part, knew the tailor</div>
                              <div class="line">that made the wings she flew withal.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">And Shylock, for his own part, knew the bird was</div>
                              <div class="line">fledged; and then it is the complexion of them all</div>
                              <div class="line">to leave the dam.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">She is damned for it.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">That's certain, if the devil may be her judge.</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">My own flesh and blood to rebel!</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Out upon it, old carrion! rebels it at these years?</div>
                           </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="dialogue">
                           <div class="linegroup">
                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I say, my daughter is my flesh and blood.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">There is more difference between thy flesh and hers</div>
                              <div class="line">than between jet and ivory; more between your bloods</div>
                              <div class="line">than there is between red wine and rhenish. But</div>
                              <div class="line">tell us, do you hear whether Antonio have had any</div>
                              <div class="line">loss at sea or no?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">There I have another bad match: a bankrupt, a</div>
                              <div class="line">prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the</div>
                              <div class="line">Rialto; a beggar, that was used to come so smug upon</div>
                              <div class="line">the mart; let him look to his bond: he was wont to</div>
                              <div class="line">call me usurer; let him look to his bond: he was</div>
                              <div class="line">wont to lend money for a Christian courtesy; let him</div>
                              <div class="line">look to his bond.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, I am sure, if he forfeit, thou wilt not take</div>
                              <div class="line">his flesh: what's that good for?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">To bait fish withal: if it will feed nothing else,</div>
                              <div class="line">it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me, and</div>
                              <div class="line">hindered me half a million; laughed at my losses,</div>
                              <div class="line">mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my</div>
                              <div class="line">bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine</div>
                              <div class="line">enemies; and what's his reason? I am a Jew. Hath</div>
                              <div class="line">not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, organs,</div>
                              <div class="line">dimensions, senses, affections, passions? fed with</div>
                              <div class="line">the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject</div>
                              <div class="line">to the same diseases, healed by the same means,</div>
                              <div class="line">warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as</div>
                              <div class="line">a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed?</div>
                              <div class="line">if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison</div>
                              <div class="line">us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not</div>
                              <div class="line">revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will</div>
                              <div class="line">resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian,</div>
                              <div class="line">what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian</div>
                              <div class="line">wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by</div>
                              <div class="line">Christian example? Why, revenge. The villany you</div>
                              <div class="line">teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I</div>
                              <div class="line">will better the instruction.</div>
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                        <p>Enter a Servant</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">Servant</div>
                              <div class="line">Gentlemen, my master Antonio is at his house and</div>
                              <div class="line">desires to speak with you both.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SALARINO</div>
                              <div class="line">We have been up and down to seek him.</div>
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                        <p>Enter TUBAL</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">SALANIO</div>
                              <div class="line">Here comes another of the tribe: a third cannot be</div>
                              <div class="line">matched, unless the devil himself turn Jew.</div>
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                        <p>Exeunt SALANIO, SALARINO, and Servant</p>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">How now, Tubal! what news from Genoa? hast thou</div>
                              <div class="line">found my daughter?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Why, there, there, there, there! a diamond gone,</div>
                              <div class="line">cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort! The curse</div>
                              <div class="line">never fell upon our nation till now; I never felt it</div>
                              <div class="line">till now: two thousand ducats in that; and other</div>
                              <div class="line">precious, precious jewels. I would my daughter</div>
                              <div class="line">were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear!</div>
                              <div class="line">would she were hearsed at my foot, and the ducats in</div>
                              <div class="line">her coffin! No news of them? Why, so: and I know</div>
                              <div class="line">not what's spent in the search: why, thou loss upon</div>
                              <div class="line">loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to</div>
                              <div class="line">find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge:</div>
                              <div class="line">nor no in luck stirring but what lights on my</div>
                              <div class="line">shoulders; no sighs but of my breathing; no tears</div>
                              <div class="line">but of my shedding.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">Yes, other men have ill luck too: Antonio, as I</div>
                              <div class="line">heard in Genoa,--</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck?</div>
                           </div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">Hath an argosy cast away, coming from Tripolis.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank God, I thank God. Is't true, is't true?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the wreck.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I thank thee, good Tubal: good news, good news!</div>
                              <div class="line">ha, ha! where? in Genoa?</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, in one</div>
                              <div class="line">night fourscore ducats.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Thou stickest a dagger in me: I shall never see my</div>
                              <div class="line">gold again: fourscore ducats at a sitting!</div>
                              <div class="line">fourscore ducats!</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">There came divers of Antonio's creditors in my</div>
                              <div class="line">company to Venice, that swear he cannot choose but break.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">I am very glad of it: I'll plague him; I'll torture</div>
                              <div class="line">him: I am glad of it.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">TUBAL</div>
                              <div class="line">One of them showed me a ring that he had of your</div>
                              <div class="line">daughter for a monkey.</div>
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                              <div class="speaker">SHYLOCK</div>
                              <div class="line">Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal: it was my</div>
                              <div class="line">turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor:</div>
                              <div class="line">I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.</div>
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