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Ham. His beard was grizzled ?-no?
Hor. It was, as I have seen it in his life, A sable silvered.
Ham. I will watch to-night;
Hor. I warrant 'twill.
I'll visit you.
ANTONIO AND SHYLOCK.--Shakspeare.
Bass. For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.
Shy. Antonio shall become bound, --well.
Bass. May you stead me? Will you pleasure me? Shall I know your answer?
Shy. Three thousand ducats, for three months, and Antonio bound.
Bass. Your answer to that.
Shy. Ho, no, no, no, no ;-—my meaning, in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me, that he is sufficient : yet his means are in supposition : he hath an
argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies; I understand moreover upon the Rialto, he hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for England,—and other ventures he bath squandered abroad. But ships are but boards, sailors bui men : there be land-rats, and water-rats, waterthieves, and land-thieves; I mean, pirates; and then, there is the peril of waters, winds, and rocks: The man is, notwithstanding, sufficient;-three thousand ducats; -I think I may take his bond.
Bass. Be assured you may.
Shy. I will be assured I may: and, that I may be assured, I will bethink me; May I speak with Antonio?
Bass. If it please you to dine with us.
Shy. Yes, to smell pork; to eat of the habitation which your prophet, the Nazarite, conjured the devil into: 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. What news on the Rialto ? —Who is he comes here?
Enter Antonio. Bass. This is signior Antonio.
Shy. [Aside.] How like a fawning publican he looks !
Shylock, do you hear ?
or full three thousand ducats: What of that?
months Do you desire ?-Rest you fair, good signior ;
[To Antonio. Your worship was the last man in our mouths.
Ant. Shylock, albeit I neither lend nor borrow,
Shy. Ay, ay, three thousand ducats.
Shy. I had forgot,-three months, you told me so.
I do never use it. Shy. Three thousand ducats,--'tis a good round sum. Three months from twelve, then let me see the rate.
Ant. Well, Shylock, shall we be beholden to you?
Shy. Signior Antonio, many a time and oft,
Shall I bend low, and in a bondsman's key,
thus much monies.
Why, look you, how you storm!
Ant. This were kindness.
This kindness will I show:-
you repay me not on such a day,
your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken lo what part of your body pleaseth me.
Ant. Conteni, in faith : I'll seal to such a bond, And say, there is much kindness in the Jew.
Bass. You shall not seal to such a bond for me, I'll rather dwell in my necessity.
Ant. Why, fear not, man; I will not forfeit it;
Shy. O father Abraham, what these Christians are ; Whose own hard dealings teaclies them suspect The thoughts of others ! Pray you, tell me this ; If he should break his day, what should I gain By the exaction of the forfeiture? A pound of man's flesh, taken from a man, Is not so estimable, profitable neither, As flesh of muttons, beefs, or goats. I say, To buy his favor, I extend this friendship : If he will take it, so; if not, adieu ; And, for my love, I pray you, wrong me not.
Ant. Yes, Shylock, I will seal unto this bond.
Shy. Then meet me forthwith at the notary's ;
Hie thee, gentle Jew. This Hebrew will turn Christian; he grows kind.
Bass. I like not fair terms, and a villain's mind.
Ant. Come on: in this there can be no dismay, My ships come home a month before the day. (Exeunt.
SCENE FROM HAMLET.-Shakspeare.
Hamlet, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern. Ham. Come, some music. Guil. Good my lord, vouchsafe me a word with you. Ham. Sir, a whole history. Guil. The king, Sir, Ham. Ay, sir, what of bim? Guil. Is, in his retirement, marvelous distemp Ham. With drink, sir? Guil. No, my lord, with choler. Ham. Your wisdom should show itself more richer,