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The skilful shep!ierd peeld ine certain wands, That flew the fophy, and a Persian prince,
That won three licids of sultan Solyman,-
Yea mock the lion when he roars for prey,
Ant. This was a venture, Sir,that Jacobferv'd for; If Hercules and Lychas play at dice
5b;l. I cannot ecll; I make it breed as fast : Mifs that which one unworthier may attain, But note me, lignior.
And die with grieving.
Thou art too wild, too rude, and bold of voice;
Parts that become thee happily enough, A goo apple, rotten at the heart :
And in such eves as ours appear not faults; 0, what a goodly outside fallchood hath! But where thou art not known, why, there they
thew The Jew's Expulation.
Somcthing too liberal; pray thce, take pain Signior Anthonio, many a rime and ofc
To allay with fome cold drops of modeity In the Rialto you have rated me
Thy skipping spirit; lcst, through thy wild beha-
I bi mi contirued in the place I go to, [viour,
Talk with respect, and lis car but now and then,
Shylock, we would have monies; "—you say fo; U'te all the obiervance of ċivility,
The Jew's Commands to bis Daughter.
Hear “ Hath a dog money : ---Is it poflible
you me, Jellica: A cur can lead three thousand ducats".
Lock up my doors; and when you hear the drum, Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key,
And the vile fqueaking of the wry-neck'd fire,
Clamber not you up to the calements then,
But stop my houte's ears;-I mean my cateYou callid me dog; and for these courteties
Let not the sound of shallow foppery enter
My fober houte.
Shylock's Description of his Servant.
Shyl. The patch is kind enough; but a huge
feeder, Milike me not for my complexion,
Snail-llow in profit, and he flecps by day
Fruition more languid than Expectation.
0, ten times fafter Venus' pigeons fly I tvilshee, lady, this alpeet of mine
To Ical love's bondo new' made, than they are wont Blaih tour'd the valiant : by my love, I fucar
To keep obliged faith unforfeited.
-Who riseth from a feast
With that keen appetite that he sits down?
Where is the horie that doch untread again
-Lead me to the caikets, That he did pace them first? All things that are,
How like a younker, or a prodigal,
From the truc fccdof honour! and howmuch honour The foarfed bark puts from her native bav, Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times, Hugg'd and embraced by the trumpet-wind ! To be new varnith'd! How like a prodigal doth the return;
Love's Messenger compared to an April Day. With over-weather'd ribs, and ragged fails,
I have not leen
A day in April never came to tivect,
Let music found, while he doth make his Now, for princes to come view fair Portia.
choice! The wat ry kingdom, whole ambitious head Then, if he lołe, he makes afwan-like end, Spies in the face of heaven, is no bar
Fading in music.-That the comparison To stop the foreign spirits ; but they come, May stand more proper, my eye thall be the stream As o'er a brook, to fee fair Portia.
And watry death-bed for him : he may win; Tbe Parling of Friends.
And what is music then Then music is, I saw Baffanio and Anthonio part:
Ercn as the flourish, when true subjects bow Ballanio told him, he would make fome speed To a new-crownd monarch: luch it is Of his return: he antivered, “ Do not 10; As are those dulcct founds in break of day, Slubber not bulinets for my lake, Bassanio, That creep into the dreaming bridegroom's ear, But stay the very riping of the time;
And lummon him to marriage.And for the Jew's bord, which he hath of me,
Now he goes Let it not cntcr in your mind of love.
With no less presence, but with much more love, Be merry; and employ your chiefest thoughts
Alcides, when he did redeem
The issue of the exploit.
A Song. On Fancy.
Tell me, where is fancy bred, To my hcare's hope !--Gold, filver, and base Or in the hcart, or in the head? jcad.
(he hath." How begot, bow nourished? “ W'ho chooseth me, muft give and hazard all
Reply. You thall look fairer, cre I give or hazard.
II. What says the golden chest: ha ! let mc tee:
It is engender'd in the eyes; “ Who chooteth me, thall gain what many men With gazing fed; and fancy dics defire."
mcant In the cradle where it lies: What inany men defire !—That many may be
Let us all ring fancy's knell; Of the fool multitude, that choofd by thow,
I'll begin it,Dingdong, bell. Not learning more than the fond eye doth teach: The Deceit of Ornament or Appearances. Which pries not to the interior, but, like the Su may the outward thows he least themícives. martlct,
The world is still deceiv'd with ornament. Builds in the weather on the outward wall, In law, what plea to tainted and corrupt, Even in the force and road of casualtv.
But, being leaton'd with a gracious voice, I will noc choose what many meh dciire, Obscures the show of evil. In religion, Because I will not jump with common fpirits, What damned error, but fome fober brow And rank me with the barbarous multitudes. Will blets it, and approve it with a text,
Honour ought 19 be conferred on Merit only. Hiding the grofinets with fair ornament?
Why then to thee, thou filver treasure-house; There is no vice to timple, but affumes Tell me once more what title thou dost bear: Some mark of virtue on his outward parts. “ Who chooteth me, thall get as much as he How many cowards, u hose hearts are all as false deferves."
As stairs of land, wear vet upon their chins And well faid too; for who Mall go about The beards of Hercules, and frowning Mars; To cozen fortunc, and be honourable
Who, inward scarch'd, have livers white as milk! Without the stamp of merit? Let none presume And thete assume but valour's cxcrement, To wcar an undcierved dignity.
To render them redoubted. Look on beauty, O, that eftatcs, degrees and offices,
And you thall tee, 'tis purchas d by the weight; Were not deriv'd corruptly! and that clear honour Which therein works a miracle in nature, Were purchas'd by the incrit of the wearer! Making thein tightest that wear most of it. llow many then should cover, that stand bare! So are those criipcu, inaky, golden locks, How many be commanded that command ! Which make such wanton gambols with the wind llow much low pealantry would then be glean'd! Upon fuppofid fairness, often knywa
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To be the dowry of a second head,
As, after some oration fairly spoke
Among the buzzing, pleased multitude;
Turns to a wild of nothing, lave of joy
that draws brcath in Italy.
Por. What sum owes he the Jew?.
Pay him fix thousand, and deface the bond;
Should lote a hair thro' my Bassanio's fault.
I'll have my bond ; I will not hear thee speak,
How dcar a lover of my lord your husband,
Like one of two contending in a prizc, Than customary bounty can enforce you.
Nor shall not now: for in companions
That do converse and wake the time together,
There must be needs a like proportion
Of lineaments, of manners, and of spirit;
Which makes me think, that this Anthonio,
Being the bofom lover of my lord,
Therefore no more of it.
A pert, bragging Youth.
I'll hold thee any wager,
When we are both accoutred like young men,
I'll prove the prettier fellow of the two,
And speak, between the change of man and boy,
With a ned voice; and turn two mincing steps
How honourable ladies sought my love,
And twenty of these puny lies I'll tell ; As seek to foften that (than which what's harder ?
Duke. How thalt thou hope for mercy, rend'ring,
none ? Affectation in Words.
Shyl. What judgment shall I dread, doing no O dear discretion, how his words are suited!
wrong? The fool hath planted in his memory
You have annong you many a purchas'd save,
You use in abject and in Navish parts,
Because you bought them : Thall Į fay to you,
Let them be free, marry them to your heirs ; Portia's Merit.
Why sweat they under vurdens let their beds It is very mect
Be made as foft as yours, and let their palates The lord Bassanio live an upright life;
Be feason'd with such viands ? you will answer,
The flaves are yours. So do I answer you:
The pound of Acth, which I demand of him,
Is dearly bought, is mine, and I will have it :
If you deny me, fie upon your law!
I stand for judgment : answer; thall I have it?
migration. Hath not her fellow.
Gra. Oh, be thou damn'd, inexorable dog!
And for thy life, let justice be accus’d.
To hold opinion with Pythagoras,
That souls of animals infuse themselves
Into the trunks of men: thy currith spirit
Governd a wolf, who, hang'd for human Naughter,
Even from the gallows did his fell foul feet, Upon your charter, and your city's freedom,
And, whilft thou lay'st in thy unhallow'd dam,
Infus'd itself in thee; for thy desires
Are wolfista, bloody, starv'd, and ravenous.
Shyl. Till thou canst rail the teal from off my But, say, it is my humour. Is it answer'd ?
Thou but oftend'st thy lungo to speak so loud :
Repair thy wit, good youth, or it will fall
To curelcis ruin.- I stand here for law.
The quality of mercy is not strain'd;
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed;
'Tis mighticft in the mightieft; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown : Why he cannot abide a gaping pig;
His fceptre ihews the force of temporal pow'r,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above the sceptred fivay.
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings;
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly pow'r doth then thew likest God's,
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this
That, in the course of justice, none of us
pray mercy ; And bid the main food bate his usual height; And that samc
doth tcach us all to render You may as well use questions with the wolf,
The deeds of mercy.
Juftice must be impartial.
wag their high tops, and to make no noise, Wreft once the laws to your authority :
I bcfcech you,
Pór. It must not be ; there is no pow'r in Venice | But in his motion like an angel sings, Can alter a decree established:
Still quiring to the young-eved cherubins : 'Twill be recorded for a procedent;
Such harmony is in immortal fouls; And many an crror, by the same example, But, whilst this muddy vesture of decay Will ruth into the state : it cannot be.
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it.Cheerful Refignation, with friendly Tenderness. Come, ho, and wake Diana with a hymn;
With sweetest touches pierce your mistress car,
And draw her home with music.
Fes. I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
Lór. The reason is, your spirits are attentive: For herein fortune thew herself more kind
For do but note a wild and wanton herd, Than is her custom. It is still her use,
Or race of youthful and unhandled colts, To let the wretched man outlive his wealth,
Fetc ing madbounds,bellowing and ncighingloud, To view with hollow eve, and wrinkled brow,
Which is the hot condition of their blood; An age of poverty; from which ling ring penance | If they perchance but hcar a trumpet found, Of such misery doth the cut me off.
Or any air of music touch their ears, Cominend me to your honourable wife :
You shall perceive them make a muival stand, Tell her the process of Anthoniu's end;
Their tavage eyes turn'd to a modett gaze, Say, how I lov'd vou, speak me fair in death;
By the sweet pow'r of music. Therefore, the poco And, when the tale is told, bid her be judge,
Did fcign that Orpheus drew trees, ftoncs, and Whether Bassanio had not once a love.
toods; Ropent not you that you thall lose your friend,
Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage,
But music for the time doth change his nature.
The man that hath not music in himself,
Nor is not mov'd'with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils ;
Let no such man be trusted.
A good Deed compared 10 a Candle, and the Effeas
of Time, Circumstance, &c. And lighd his soul toward thc Grecian tents, Por. How far that little candlethrows his beams! Where Crellid lay that night.
So things a good deed in a naughty world. fel. In such a night,
Ner. When the moon thone, we did not see the Did Thitbe fearfully o`ertrip the dew;
candle. And saw the lion's shadow ere himself,
Por. So doth the greater glory dim the less : And ran dilmavid away.
A substitute thines brightly as a king, Lor. In such a night,
Until a king be by; and then his fiate Stood Dido with a willow in her hand
Empties itself, as doth an inland brook Upon the wild-lea banks, and waft her love Into the main waters. Music! hark! Po come again to Carthage.
Ner. It is your music, madam, of the house. Jef. In such a night,
Por. Nothing is good, I fce, without respect; Medea gather'd the enchanted herbs,
Methinks it sounds much livecter than by day. That did rorew old Efon.
Ner. Silence betiows that virtue on it, madam. Lor. In such a night,
Por. The crow does fag as twectly as the lark Did Jeslica steal from the wealthy Jew;
When neither is attended; and, I think, And with an unthrift love did run froin Venice, The nightingale, if the should sing by day, As far as Belmont.
When ev'ry goole is cackliny, would be thought If. And in such a night,
No better a musician than the wren. Did young Lorenzo swear, hc lor d her well; How many things by scafon season d are Stealing her soul with many vows of faith,
To their right prailc, and true perfection! And nc'er a true onc.
Peace, hoa! the moon ileeps with Endymion,
And would not be awak'd!
This night, mcthinks, is but the day-light fick;
Profesions needless, where Intentions are fincere.
Sir, you are very welcome to our house: Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold; It must appear in other ways than words, There's not the smallest orb, which thou behold'ft, Therefore I scant this brcathing courtcly.