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The Merchant of Venice: Act 3, Scene 3

The Merchant of Venice
Act 3, Scene 3

Venice. A street.

  1. Enter Shylock the Jew and Solanio and Antonio and the
  2. Jailer.

Shylock

3 - 5
  1. Jailer, look to him, tell not me of mercy.
  2. This is the fool that lent out money gratis.
  3. Jailer, look to him.

Antonio

6
  1.                      Hear me yet, good Shylock.

Shylock

7 - 13
  1. I’ll have my bond, speak not against my bond,
  2. I have sworn an oath that I will have my bond.
  3. Thou call’dst me dog before thou hadst a cause,
  4. But since I am a dog, beware my fangs.
  5. The Duke shall grant me justice. I do wonder,
  6. Thou naughty jailer, that thou art so fond
  7. To come abroad with him at his request.

Antonio

14
  1. I pray thee hear me speak.

Shylock

15 - 20
  1. I’ll have my bond; I will not hear thee speak.
  2. I’ll have my bond, and therefore speak no more.
  3. I’ll not be made a soft and dull-ey’d fool
  4. To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield
  5. To Christian intercessors. Follow not,
  6. I’ll have no speaking, I will have my bond.
  1. Exit Jew.

Solanio

22 - 23
  1. It is the most impenetrable cur
  2. That ever kept with men.

Antonio

24 - 29
  1.                          Let him alone,
  2. I’ll follow him no more with bootless prayers.
  3. He seeks my life; his reason well I know:
  4. I oft deliver’d from his forfeitures
  5. Many that have at times made moan to me;
  6. Therefore he hates me.

Solanio

30 - 31
  1.                        I am sure the Duke
  2. Will never grant this forfeiture to hold.

Antonio

32 - 42
  1. The Duke cannot deny the course of law;
  2. For the commodity that strangers have
  3. With us in Venice, if it be denied,
  4. Will much impeach the justice of the state,
  5. Since that the trade and profit of the city
  6. Consisteth of all nations. Therefore go.
  7. These griefs and losses have so bated me
  8. That I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh
  9. Tomorrow to my bloody creditor.
  10. Well, jailer, on. Pray God Bassanio come
  11. To see me pay his debt, and then I care not!
  1. Exeunt.
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