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Bass. Since I have your good leave to go away,
I will make haste : but 'till I come again, No bed shall e'er be guilty of my stay,
No rest be interposer 'twixt us twain.' [Exeunt.
A Street in Venice. Enter SHYLOCK, SALANIO, AN.
THONIO, and the Gaoler, Shy. Gaoler, look to him;- Tell not me of
Anth. Hear me yet, good. Shylock.
Anth. I pray thee, hear me speak.
I'll have no speaking ; I will have my bond.
[Exit SHYLOCK. Sal. It is the most impenetrable cur,
480 That ever kept with men.
Anth. Let liim alone;
Sal. I am sure, the duke
Anth. The duke cannot deny the course of law,
491 With us in Venice; if it be deny'd, Will much impeach the justice of the state; Since that the trade and profit of the city Consistețh.of all nations. Therefore, go : These griefs and losses have so 'bated me, That I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh To-morrow to my bloody creditor.--Well, gaoler, on :-Pray, God, Bassanio come To see me pay his debt, and then I care not ! 500
Belmont. Enter Portia, Nerissa, LORENZO, JES.
SICA, and BALTHAZAR.
your husband, I know, you would be prouder of the work, Than customary bounty can enforce you.
Por. I never did repent for doing good,
Until my lord's return : for mine own part,
Por. My people do already know my mind,
510 So fare you well, till we shall meet again.
Lor. Fair thoughts, and happy hours attend on
Jes. I wish your ladyship all heart's content.
Por. I thank you for your wish, and am well pleas'd To wish it back on you : fare you well, Jessica.-
- [ Exeunt JESSICA, and LORENZO. Now, Balthazar, As I have ever found thee honest, true, So let me find thee still: Take this same letter, And use thou all the endeavour of a man, In speed to Padua; see thou render this
550 Into my cousin's hand, doctor Bellario ; And, look, what notes and garments, he doth give thee, нііі
Bring them, I pray thee, with imagin'd speed
[Exit. Por. Come on, Nerissa ; I have work in hand, That you yet know not of: we'll see our husbands Before they think of us.
560 Ner. Shall they see us ?
Por. They shall, Nerissa; but in such a habit, That they shall think we are accomplished With what we lack. I'll hold thee any wager, When we are both apparell'd like young men, I'll prove the prettier fellow of the two, And wear my dagger with the braver grace ; And speak, between the change of man and boy, With a reed voice; and turn two mincing steps Into a manly stride ; and speak of frays, 570 Like a fine bragging youth : and tell quaint lies, How honourable ladies sought iny love, Which I denying, they fell sick and dy'd; I could not do with all ;--then I'll repent, And wish, for all that, that I had not kill'd thein : And twenty of these puny lies I'll tell, That men shall swear, I have discontinued school Above a twelvemonth :-) have within my mind A thousand raw tricks of these bragging jacks, Which I will practise.
580 Ner. Why, shall we turn to men ?