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The other half in use,--to render it,
Duke. He shall do this; or else I do recant
Por. Art thou contented, Jew? what dost thou say?
Shy. I pray yon, give me leave to go from hence ;
410 Gra. In christening thou shalt have two god.
fathers; Had I been judge, thou should'st have had ten more, To bring thee to the gallows, not the font.
[Exit SHYLOCK Duke. Sir, I entreat you home with me to dinner."
Por. I humbly do desire your grace of pardon ;
Duke. I am sorry that your leisure serves you not.
[ Exeunt Duke, and his Train, K
Bass. Most worthy gentleman, I, and my friend, Have by your wisdom been this day acquitted Of grievous penalties; in lieu whereof, Three thousand ducats, due unto the Jew, We freely cope your courteous pains withal.
Anth. And stand indebted, over and above, In love and service to you evermore.
Por. He is well paid, that is well satisfy'd; And I, delivering you, am satisfy'd, And therein do account myself well paid; 433 My mind was never yet more mercenary. I pray you, know me, when we meet again ; I wish you well, and so I take my leave.
Bass. Dear sir, of force I must attempt you fur
Take some remembrance of us, for a tribute,
yield. Give me your gloves, I'll wear them for your
And, for your love, I'll take this ring from you :-
412 Bass. This ring, good sir,-alas, it is a trifle; I will not shame iyself to give you this.
Por. I will have nothing else but only this; And now, methinks, I have a mind to it. 3
Bass. There's more depends on this, than on the
460 For giving it to me. Well, peace be with you !
[Exit with NERISSA.
Bass. Go, Gratiano, run and overtake him,
Enter PORTIA and NERISSA.
Gra. Fair sir, you are well o’erta'en :
Por. That cannot be :
Gra. That will I do,
Ner. Sir, I would speak with you :I'll see if I can get my husband's ring, [To PORTIA. Which I did make him swear to keep for ever. Por. Thou may'st, I warrant: We shall have old
swearing, That they did give the rings away to men ; But we'll out-face them, and out-swear them too. Away, make haste; thou know'st where I will tarry. Ner. Come, good sir, will you shew me to this house?