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The Deceit of Appearances.
Hath come so near creation ? Move these eyes ?
Shylock's Malignity. I'll have my bond ; I will not hear thee speak; I'll have my bond: and therefore speak no more. l'll not be made a soft and dull-eyed fool, To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield To Christian intercessors.
Shylock's Reason for Revenge. You'll ask me, why I rather choose to have A weight of carrion flesh, than to receive Three thousand ducats : I'll not answer that : But, say, it is my humour; is it answer'd ? What if
house be troubled with a rat, And I be pleased to give ten thousand ducats To have it baned ? * What, are you answer'd yet?
Upon the place beneath : it is twice bless'd;
mercy ; And that same prayer doth teach us all to render The deeds of mercy.
I have spoke thus much, To mitigate the justice of thy plea ; Which if thou follow, this strict court of Venice Must needs give sentence 'gainst the merchant there.
Moonlight. How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank ! Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears ; soft stillness, and the night, Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica : look, how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines * of bright gold ; There's not the smallest orb, which thou behold'st, But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubims :
* A small dish used in the sacrarnental service.
Such harmony is in immortal souls ;
air of music touch their ears, You shall perceive them make a mutual stand, Their savage eyes turn'd to a
A good deed.
Nothing good out of Season.
How many things by season season'd are
A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM.
Hermia, daughter of Egeus, is in love with Lysander contrary to her father's will, he wishing her to marry Demetrius. An appeal is made by Egeus to Theseus, Duke of Athens, who condemns Hermia to death or perpetual celibacy except she marries the man of her father's choice. On hearing this sentence, Hermia and Lysander determine to escape beyond the sway of the Duke, and be married privately. Helena, who is in love with Demetrius, (who, however, does not return her love), informs him of the escape of the lovers, on which he pursues them, followed by Helena. In a wood near Athens, Oberon, king of the fairies, overhears a conversation between Helena and Demetrius, in which he rudely repulses her love. The fairy king instructs Puck, an attendant fairy, to squeeze the juice of a certain plant on the eyelids of Demetrius whilst he is asleep, by which he will be charmed into violent love for the first living object that meets his eyes when he awakes, it being presumed that Helena will be this object. Puck by mistake anoints the eyes of Lysander, whose waking eyes first light on Helena, to whom, in obedience to the charm, he at once transfers his affections. Oberon, discovering Puck's error, releases Lysander from the spell, thus restoring his love for Hermia, whilst Demetrius retains his newly awakened affection for Helena. The underplot, in which Titania the fairy queen figures prominently, adds greatly to the interest of the drama.
A Father's Authority. you your
father should be as a god; One that compos’d your
beauties ; yea,