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Whose howl's his watch) thus with his stealthy
pace, Like Tarquin's ravishing strides, toward his de
sign Moves like a ghost-Thou sound and firm-set
earth, Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for
fear The very stones should prate of royal blood Soon to be spilt, [Shakesp. MACBETH.]
AFFECTION. JOY. FEAR OF OF.
A Speech of Adam to Eve.
(Milt. PARAD. Loss. B. IV. 1. 411.
Tenderness. SOLE partner, and sole part of all these jogs,
Dearer thyself than all. Needs must the Pov'r, Pity.
That made us, and for us this ample world,
As liberal and free, as infinite;
In all this happiness, who at his hand
Of knowledge, planted by the tree of life; Apprehens. So near grows death to life; whate'er death is ; Some dreadful thing no doubt; for well thou
know'st God hath pronounc'd it death to taste that tree,
The only sign of our obedience left, Gratitude. Among so many signs of pow'r and rule
Conferr'd upon us, and dominion given
Over all other creatures, that possess
INTERCESSION. OBSTINACY. CRUEL
TY.. FORCED SUBMISSION. Interesting scene from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, in which the Jew Shylock, by his persevering malice against Antonio, is completely.
humbled and punished. DUKE, SHYLOCK, ANTONIO, BASSANIO, Por
TIA, and GRATIANO... Duke. Make room, and let him stand before Authoritz: *
our faceShylock, the world thinks, and I think so too, Pleading... That thou but lead'st this fashion of thy malice To the last hour of act; and then, 'tis thought Thoul't shew thy mercy and remorse, more strange Than is thy strange apparent cruelty. And, where thou now exact'st the penalty, Which is a pound of this poor merchant's flesh (1)
Pity. Thou wilt not only lose the forfeiture, But, touch'd with humane gentleness and love, Pleading. Forgive a moiety of the principal, Glancing an eye of pity on his losses,'
(1) See the note, page 155
That have of late brought down such ruin on
We all expect a gentle answer, Jew.
If you deny it, let the danger light
Upon your charter, and your city's freedomMalice. You'll ask, me, why I rather chuse to have
A weight of carrion flesh, than to receive Obstinacy, Three thousand ducats ? I'll not answer that ; Malice. But, say it is my humour; Is it answered? Obstinacy. What if my house be troubled with a rat,
To have it ban'd? What, are you answer'd yet? Reproof. Bassanio. This is no answer, thou unfeeling
man, T'excuse the current of thy cruelty. Malice. Shyl. I am not bound to please thee with my
Antonio. I pray you, think, you question with
bond. Duke. How shalt thou hope for mercy, ren
dering none ! Shyl. What judgment shall I dread, doing
no wrong. The pound of flesh, which I demand of him, Is dearly bought : 'tis mine, and I will have it,
(1) See Affedation, hypocritical, page 27.
[Enter Portia, disguised like a Doct. of Laws.] Duke. Give me your hand. You come from Welcoming
Duke. You're welcome : take your place.
Portia. I am informed thoroughly of the case. Answer.
that. Port. The quality of mercy is not strained. Advising. It droppeth as the gentle rain from Heav'n Upon the happy soil. It is twice blest, In him, who gives it ; and in him, who takes. ' "Tiş mightiest in the Mightiest. It becomes Reverence,
The throned monarch better that his crown;
Bass. For once I beg the court to bend the law Intreat. To equity. 'Tis worth a little wrong To curb this cruel devil of his will. Port. It must not be. There is no pow'r in Forbickling,
Can alter a decree established.
And many an error, by the same example,
Will rush into the state. It cannot be.
it is.. Advising.
Port. Shylock !- there's thrice thy inoney
offer'd thee. Hypocrisy. Shyl. An oath! An.oath! I have an oath
Port. (1) Why, this bond is forfeit,
Take thrice thy money. Bid me tear the bond.
There is no power in the tongue of man
I stay upon any bond.
Anton. Most heartily I do beseech the court
. To give the judgment. Paffing
Port. Why then, thus it is;
You must prepare your bosom for this knife.
So saith the bond; doth it not, noble judge.
Nearest his heart. These are the very words. Question. Port, It is so. Are there scales, to weigh the
(1) Portia speaks all, to " Stop him, guards," without looking off the bond.