The Merchant of Venice
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Enter Solanio and Salarino.Enter Solanio and SalerioRialto (n.)[pron: ree'altoh] commercial exchange in Venice, NE Italy; also, bridge spanning the Grand CanalMV III.i.1
Sol. SOLANIO 
Now, what newes on the Ryalto?Now what news on the Rialto? MV III.i.1
Sal. SALERIO 
Why yet it liues there vncheckt, that AnthonioWhy, yet it lives there unchecked that Antoniounchecked (adj.)
old form: vncheckt
uncontradicted, undisputed
MV III.i.2
hath a ship of rich lading wrackt on the narrow Seas; hath a ship of rich lading wrecked on the narrow seas,wrack (v.)
old form: wrackt
wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
MV III.i.3
lading (n.)cargo, freight, merchandise
the Goodwins I thinke they call the place, a very dangerousthe Goodwins I think they call the place, a very dangerousGoodwins (n.)Goodwin Sands; treacherous sands for shipping off the Kent coastMV III.i.4
flat, and fatall, where the carcasses of many a tall ship, flat, and fatal, where the carcasses of many a tall shipflat (n.)shoal, sandbankMV III.i.5
tall (adj.)large, fine, grand
lye buried, as they say, if my gossips report be an honest lie buried as they say, if my gossip Report be an honestgossip (n.)friend, neighbourMV III.i.6
woman of her word.woman of her word. MV III.i.7
Sol. SOLANIO 
I would she were as lying a gossip in that, as I would she were as lying a gossip in that as MV III.i.8
euer knapt Ginger, or made her neighbours beleeue she ever knapped ginger or made her neighbours believe sheknap (v.)
old form: knapt
bite into, nibble at, peck at
MV III.i.9
wept for the death of a third husband: but it is true, wept for the death of a third husband. But it is true, MV III.i.10
without any slips of prolixity, or crossing the plaine high-way without any slips of prolixity or crossing the plain highwayprolixity (n.)long-windedness, tedious expositionMV III.i.11
slip (n.)seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
of talke, that the good Anthonio, the honest Anthonio; of talk, that the good Antonio, the honest Antonio – MV III.i.12
ô that I had a title good enough to keepe his name O that I had a title good enough to keep his name MV III.i.13
company!company ...  MV III.i.14
Sal. SALERIO 
Come, the full stop.Come, the full stop!stop (n.)full-stop, period, full pointMV III.i.15
Sol. SOLANIO 
Ha, what sayest thou, why the end is, he hath Ha, what sayest thou? Why the end is, he hath MV III.i.16
lost a ship.lost a ship. MV III.i.17
Sal. SALERIO 
I would it might proue the end of his losses.I would it might prove the end of his losses. MV III.i.18
Sol. SOLANIO 
Let me say Amen betimes, least the diuell crosse my Let me say amen betimes lest the devil cross mycross (v.)
old form: crosse
prevent, thwart, forestall
MV III.i.19
betimes (adv.)at once, forthwith, right now
praier, for here he comes in the likenes of a Iew. prayer, for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew. MV III.i.20
Enter Shylocke.Enter Shylock MV III.i.21
How now Shylocke, what newes among the Merchants?How now, Shylock? What news among the merchants? MV III.i.21
Shy. SHYLOCK 
You knew none so well, none so well as you, ofYou knew, none so well, none so well as you, of MV III.i.22
my daughters flight.my daughter's flight. MV III.i.23
Sal. SALERIO 
That's certaine, I for my part knew the TailorThat's certain. I for my part knew the tailor MV III.i.24
that made the wings she flew withall.that made the wings she flew withal. MV III.i.25
Sol. SOLANIO 
And Shylocke for his own part knew the bird wasAnd Shylock for his own part knew the bird was MV III.i.26
fledg'd, and then it is the complexion of them al to fledged, and then it is the complexion of them all tocomplexion (n.)natural trait, disposition, temperament, natureMV III.i.27
fledge (adj.)
old form: fledg'd
grown large enough for flight, ready to fly
leaue the dam.leave the dam. MV III.i.28
Shy. SHYLOCK 
She is damn'd for it.She is damned for it. MV III.i.29
Sal. SALERIO 
That's certaine, if the diuell may be her Iudge.That's certain, if the devil may be her judge. MV III.i.30
Shy. SHYLOCK 
My owne flesh and blood to rebell.My own flesh and blood to rebel! MV III.i.31
Sol. SOLANIO 
Out vpon it old carrion, rebels it at these Out upon it, old carrion! Rebels it at thesecarrion (n.)carcass, wretch, worthless beastMV III.i.32
yeeres.years? MV III.i.33
Shy. SHYLOCK 
I say my daughter is my flesh and bloud.I say my daughter is my flesh and blood. MV III.i.34
Sal. SALERIO 
There is more difference betweene thy flesh andThere is more difference between thy flesh and MV III.i.35
hers, then betweene Iet and Iuorie, more betweene yourhers than between jet and ivory, more between your MV III.i.36
bloods, then there is betweene red wine and rennish: butbloods than there is between red wine and Rhenish. ButRhenish (n.)
old form: rennish
Rhineland wine
MV III.i.37
tell vs, doe you heare whether Anthonio haue had anie losse tell us, do you hear whether Antonio have had any loss MV III.i.38
at sea or no?at sea or no? MV III.i.39
Shy. SHYLOCK 
There I haue another bad match, a bankrout, There I have another bad match! A bankrupt,match (n.)bargain, contract, agreementMV III.i.40
a prodigall, who dare scarce shew his head on the Ryalto,a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto,prodigal (n.)
old form: prodigall
waster, squanderer, spendthrift
MV III.i.41
a begger that was vsd to come so smug vpon the Mart:a beggar that was used to come so smug upon the mart!mart (n.)marketMV III.i.42
smug (adj.)neat, spruce, trim
let him look to his bond, he was wont to call me Vsurer,Let him look to his bond. He was wont to call me usurer.bond (n.)deed, contract, pledgeMV III.i.43
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
let him looke to his bond, he was wont to lend moneyLet him look to his bond. He was wont to lend money MV III.i.44
for a Christian curtsie, let him looke to his bond.for a Christian courtesy. Let him look to his bond.courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)
old form: curtsie
courteous service, polite behaviour, good manners
MV III.i.45
Sal. SALERIO 
Why I am sure if he forfaite, thou wilt not take his Why, I am sure if he forfeit thou wilt not take his MV III.i.46
flesh, what's that good for?flesh. What's that good for? MV III.i.47
Shy. SHYLOCK 
To baite fish withall, if it will feede nothing else, To bait fish withal. If it will feed nothing else,bait (v.)
old form: baite
tempt, entice, lure
MV III.i.48
it will feede my reuenge; he hath disgrac'd me, and hindred it will feed my revenge. He hath disgraced me and hindereddisgrace (v.)
old form: disgrac'd
insult, dishonour, deny respect [to]
MV III.i.49
me halfe a million, laught at my losses, mockt atme half a million, laughed at my losses, mocked at MV III.i.50
my gaines, scorned my Nation, thwarted my bargaines,my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains,scorn (v.)mock, jeer, express disdain [at]MV III.i.51
cooled my friends, heated mine enemies, and what's thecooled my friends, heated mine enemies; and what's his MV III.i.52
reason? I am a Iewe: Hath not a Iew eyes? hath not areason? I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a MV III.i.53
Iew hands, organs, dementions, sences, affections, passions, Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions?affection (n.)emotion, feelingMV III.i.54
dimension (n.)
old form: dementions
(plural) parts of the body, organs
fed with the same foode, hurt with the same Fed with the same food, hurt with the same MV III.i.55
weapons, subiect to the same diseases, healed by the weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the MV III.i.56
same meanes, warmed and cooled by the same Winter andsame means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and MV III.i.57
Sommmer as a Christian is: if you pricke vs doe we notsummer as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not MV III.i.58
bleede? if you tickle vs, doe we not laugh? if you poisonbleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison MV III.i.59
vs doe we not die? and if you wrong vs shall we not us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not MV III.i.60
reuenge? if we are like you in the rest, we will resemble revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble MV III.i.61
you in that. If a Iew wrong a Christian, what is his you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his MV III.i.62
humility, reuenge? If a Christian wrong a Iew, what humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what MV III.i.63
should his sufferance be by Christian example, why should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why,sufferance (n.)endurance, forbearance, patienceMV III.i.64
reuenge? The villanie you teach me I will execute, and it revenge! The villainy you teach me I will execute, and itexecute (v.)carry out, fulfil, performMV III.i.65
shall goe hard but I will better the instruction.shall go hard but I will better the instruction. MV III.i.66
Enter a man from Anthonio.Enter a Man from Antonio MV III.i.67
MAN 
Gentlemen, my maister Anthonio is at his house, andGentlemen, my master Antonio is at his house and MV III.i.67
desires to speake with you both.desires to speak with you both. MV III.i.68
Sal. SALERIO 
We haue beene vp and downe to seeke him.We have been up and down to seek him. MV III.i.69
Enter Tuball.Enter Tubal MV III.i.70
Sol. SOLANIO 
Here comes another of the Tribe, a third cannotHere comes another of the tribe. A third cannot MV III.i.70
be matcht, vnlesse the diuell himselfe turne Iew.be matched, unless the devil himself turn Jew. MV III.i.71
Exeunt Gentlemen.Exeunt Solanio, Salerio, and Man MV III.i.71
Shy. SHYLOCK 
How now Tuball, what newes from Genowa? How now, Tubal! What news from Genoa? MV III.i.72
hast thou found my daughter?Hast thou found my daughter? MV III.i.73
Tub. TUBAL 
I often came where I did heare of ster, but cannot I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot MV III.i.74
finde her.find her. MV III.i.75
Shy. SHYLOCK 
Why there, there, there, there, a diamond goneWhy, there, there, there, there! A diamond gone MV III.i.76
cost me two thousand ducats in Franckford, the curse cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfurt! The curseducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countriesMV III.i.77
neuer fell vpon our Nation till now, I neuer felt it till never fell upon our nation till now; I never felt it till MV III.i.78
now, two thousand ducats in that, and other precious, now. Two thousand ducats in that, and other precious, MV III.i.79
precious iewels: I would my daughter were dead at my precious jewels. I would my daughter were dead at my MV III.i.80
foot, and the iewels in her eare: would she were hearst foot, and the jewels in her ear! Would she were hearsedhearsed (v.)
old form: hearst
coffined, placed in a hearse
MV III.i.81
at my foote, and the duckets in her coffin: no newes of at my foot, and the ducats in her coffin! No news of MV III.i.82
them, why so? and I know not how much is spent in the them, why so? – And I know not what's spent in the MV III.i.83
search: why thou losse vpon losse, the theefe gone with sosearch. Why thou loss upon loss! The thief gone with so MV III.i.84
much, and so much to finde the theefe, and no satisfaction, much, and so much to find the thief! – And no satisfaction, MV III.i.85
no reuenge, nor no ill luck stirring but what lightsno revenge! Nor no ill luck stirring but what lightsill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourableMV III.i.86
a my shoulders, no sighes but a my breathing, no teareso' my shoulders, no sighs but o' my breathing, no tears MV III.i.87
but a my shedding.but o' my shedding. MV III.i.88
Tub. TUBAL 
Yes, other men haue ill lucke too, Anthonio as IYes, other men have ill luck too. Antonio, as I MV III.i.89
heard in Genowa?heard in Genoa ... MV III.i.90
Shy. SHYLOCK 
What, what, what, ill lucke, ill lucke.What, what, what? Ill luck, ill luck? MV III.i.91
Tub. TUBAL 
Hath an Argosie cast away comming from Tripolis. Hath an argosy cast away coming from Tripolis.Tripolis (n.)[pron: 'tripolis] Tripoli; seaport capital in N Africa (modern Libya)MV III.i.92
argosy (n.)
old form: Argosie
large merchant ship
cast away (v.)destroy, ruin
Shy. SHYLOCK 
I thanke God, I thanke God, is it true, is it true?I thank God, I thank God! Is it true? Is it true? MV III.i.93
Tub. TUBAL 
I spoke with some of the Saylers that escaped the I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the MV III.i.94
wracke.wrack.wrack (n.)
old form: wracke
wreck, loss, shipwreck
MV III.i.95
Shy. SHYLOCK 
I thanke thee good Tuball, good newes, goodI thank thee, good Tubal. Good news, good MV III.i.96
newes: ha, ha, here in Genowa.news! Ha, ha! Heard in Genoa? MV III.i.97
Tub. TUBAL 
Your daughter spent in Genowa, as I heard, one night Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, one night MV III.i.98
fourescore ducats.fourscore ducats. MV III.i.99
Shy. SHYLOCK 
Thou stick'st a dagger in me, I shall neuer see Thou stick'st a dagger in me. I shall never see MV III.i.100
my gold againe, fourescore ducats at a sitting, fourescore my gold again. Fourscore ducats at a sitting, fourscore MV III.i.101
ducats. ducats! MV III.i.102
Tub. TUBAL 
There came diuers of Anthonios creditors in myThere came divers of Antonio's creditors in mydivers (adj.)
old form: diuers
different, various, several
MV III.i.103
company to Venice, that sweare hee cannot choose butcompany to Venice that swear he cannot choose butchoose, cannothave no alternative, cannot do otherwiseMV III.i.104
breake.break.break (v.)
old form: breake
break one's promise, not keep one's word
MV III.i.105
Shy. SHYLOCK 
I am very glad of it, ile plague him, ile tortureI am very glad of it. I'll plague him; I'll torture MV III.i.106
him, I am glad of it,him. I am glad of it. MV III.i.107
Tub. TUBAL 
One of them shewed me a ring that hee had of your One of them showed me a ring that he had of your MV III.i.108
daughter for a Monkie.daughter for a monkey. MV III.i.109
Shy. SHYLOCK 
Out vpon her, thou torturest me Tuball, it Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal. It MV III.i.110
was my Turkies, I had it of Leah when I was a was my turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a MV III.i.111
Batcheler: I would not haue giuen it for a wildernesse of bachelor. I would not have given it for a wilderness of MV III.i.112
Monkies.monkeys. MV III.i.113
Tub. TUBAL 
But Anthonio is certainely vndone.But Antonio is certainly undone.undone (adj.)
old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
MV III.i.114
Shy. SHYLOCK 
Nay, that's true, that's very true, goe Tuball, Nay, that's true, that's very true. Go, Tubal, MV III.i.115
see me an Officer, bespeake him a fortnight before, I willfee me an officer; bespeak him a fortnight before. I willbespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke
old form: bespeake
ask for, order, request
MV III.i.116
fee (v.)purchase, procure, secure
haue the heart of him if he forfeit, for were he out of have the heart of him if he forfeit, for were he out of MV III.i.117
Venice, I can make what merchandize I will: goe Tuball,Venice I can make what merchandise I will. Go, Tubal, MV III.i.118
and meete me at our Sinagogue, goe good Tuball, at ourand meet me at our synagogue; go, good Tubal; at our MV III.i.119
Sinagogue Tuball. synagogue, Tubal. MV III.i.120
Exeunt.Exeunt MV III.i.120
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