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A much-loved Shakespeare play of mine. Wonderfully artistic in every way and crafted with a pair of hands worth a million words. "a stage where every man must play a part and mine a sad one".
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answer Antonio Bass Bassanio bear Belmont better blood bond bring casket choose Christian clerk comes court daughter dear deny deserves desire devil doctor doth Duke Enter Exeunt Exit eyes fair faith father fear flesh follow fool fortune gentle give gold Gratiano half hand hast hath head hear heart heaven hold honour hope husband I'll Italy Jessica judge justice kind lady Laun Launcelot learned leave live look lord Lorenzo lose madam marry master means merchant mind Nerissa never night poor Portia pray pray thee present prince rest ring Salan Salar SCENE serve Shylock soul speak spirit stand suit sweet tell thank thee thing thou thought thousand ducats told true turn unto Venice wife wish wrong young
Page 367 - Shylock, we would have moneys : ' you say so ; You, that did void your rheum upon my beard And foot me as you spurn a stranger cur Over your threshold : moneys is your suit. What should I say to you ? Should I not say ' Hath a dog money ? is it possible A cur can lend three thousand ducats...
Page 358 - There are a sort of men, whose visages Do cream and mantle like a standing pond ; And do a wilful stillness entertain, With purpose to be dress'd in an opinion Of wisdom, gravity, profound conceit , As who should say, / am sir Oracle, And when I ope my lips let no dog bark!
Page 359 - Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice. His reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff : you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.
Page 422 - The moon shines bright : — In such a night as this, When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees, And they did make no noise ; in such a night, Troilus, methinks, mounted the Trojan walls, And sigh'd his soul toward the Grecian tents, Where Cressid lay that night.
Page 365 - I hate him for he is a Christian, But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice. If I can catch him once upon the hip, I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
Page 365 - I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following ; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you.
Page 422 - In such a night, Did Jessica steal from the wealthy Jew : And with an unthrift love did run from Venice, As far as Belmont. Jes. And in such a night...
Page 413 - It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes : 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest : it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown ; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and...
Page 413 - Tis mightiest in the mightiest ; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown ; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings ; But mercy is above this sceptred sway, It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself, And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew, Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That in the course of justice none of...