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I will possess you of that ship and treasure.
I pray, a little : 'pray you, now:Nay, do so; for, indeed, I have lost command. Therefore I pray you :—I'll see you by and by.
I look on you
Antony taking Leave of his Servants.
shall not see me more; or if,
Description of Cleopatra's supposed Death.
Cleopatra on the Death of Antony.
Come, away; This case of that huge spirit now is cold.
How poor an instrument May do a noble deed!
He brings me liberty. My resolution's placed, I have nothing
Of woman in me : now from head to foot,
Give me my robe, put on my crown ; I have
Cæsar's Comments on the Death of Cleopatra.
her bed ;
grave upon the earth shall clips in it
+ Be quick.
MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Shylock, a rich Jew of Venice, has advanced on loan three thousand ducats to Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, an agreement being signed by which, if the borrowed money be not repaid by a certain period, Shylock is to claim a pound of flesh to be cut from the merchant's body. Antonio, owing to sudden and unforeseen losses, forfeits the bond, and is cited before the Duke and magnificoes of Venice to pay the incurred penalty. The Duke tries to persuade Shylock to accept the money, which is now ready to be paid, but, influenced by a feeling of rancorous hatred, he insists on having the pound of flesh. In the meantime, Portia, a rich heiress, just married to Bassanio, an intimate friend of Antonio's, disguises herself as a doctor of laws, and attends the court where the Duke is sitting in judgment. The cause is left to Portia to arbitrate on; she admits the justice of Shylock's claim, but urges him to accept payment of the loan in money; this he refuses to do, and she then proceeds to pronounce sentence, explaining to the Jew that the bond gives him “no jot of blood,” the words being "expressly a pound of flesh.” Thus baffled, he agrees to take the money, but Portia further shows him that by the laws of Venice, he, being an alien, having sought the destruction of a citizen, has placed his life at the mercy of the Duke. The Duke pardons the Jew on condition that he turns Christian and “ records a gift of all he dies possessed" to Lorenzo, a Christian gentleman, to whom his daughter Jessica is wedded. The loves of Bassanio and Portia, and Gratiano and Nerissa, form an agreeable episode, and the clown, Launcelot Gobbo, Shylock's servant, excites much amusement in the various scenes in which he appears.
The true Value of the World.
liver rather heat with wine, Than
heart cool with mortifying groans.
“ I am Sir Oracle,
Loquacity. Gratiano speaks an infinite deal of nothing, more than any man in all Venice: his reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff; you shall seek all day ere you find them; and when you have
; them, they are not worth the search.
Mediocrity. For aught I see, they are as sick that surfeit with