Merchant of Venice: Key Quotes

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1. Antonio

1.1. A1,S1

1.1.1. Fie, fie!

1.1.2. In sooth I know not why I am so sad

1.1.3. My purse, my person, my extremest means lie all unlocked to your occasions

1.1.4. Try what my credit can in Venice do...to furnish thee to Belmont to fair Portia

1.1.5. Where money is, and I no question make to have it of my trust or for my sake.

1.2. A1,S3

1.2.1. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness.

1.2.2. I am as like to call thee so again, to spit on thee again, to spurn thee too.

1.2.3. Come on, in this there can be no dismay, my ships come home a month before the day.

1.3. A3, S3

1.3.1. Hear me yet, good Shylock

1.3.2. These griefs and losses have so bated me that I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh

2. Arragon

2.1. A2, S9

2.1.1. 'many' may be meant by the fool multitude that choose by show

2.1.2. I will not jump with common spirits, and rank me with the barbarous multitudes

2.1.3. I will assume desert...and instantly unlock my fortunes here

2.1.4. Still more fool I shall appear by the time I linger here

3. Salerio

3.1. A3, S2

3.1.1. none can drive him from the envious plea...of justice, and his bond

4. Salarino

4.1. A2, S8

4.1.1. in a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica

4.2. A3, S1

4.2.1. if the devil may be her judge

4.2.2. there is more difference between thy flesh and hers than jet and ivory

5. Solanio

5.1. A2, S8

5.1.1. The villain Jew with outcries raised the Duke

5.1.2. I never heard a passion so confused

5.1.3. I think he only loves the world for him.

5.2. A3, S1

5.2.1. lest the devil cross my prayer, for here he comes in the likeness of a Jew

5.2.2. Shylock for his own part knew the bird was fledged

5.2.3. Rebels it at these years?

6. Shylock

6.1. A1,S3

6.1.1. I will buy with you, sell...,talk...,walk..., and so following, but I will not eat with you, drink... nor pray with you.

6.1.2. How like a fawning publican he looks! I hate him for he is a Christian.

6.1.3. You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog and spit upon my Jewish gaberdine

6.1.4. Hath a dog money? Is it possible a cur can lend three thousand ducats?

6.1.5. Let the forfeit be..for an equal pound of your their flesh, to cut off and taken in what part of your body pleaseth me...

6.2. A2,S5

6.2.1. Well thou shalt see, thy eyes shall be thy judge

6.2.2. Lock up my doors...clamber not you up to the casements...to gaze on Christian fools

6.3. A2, S8

6.3.1. 'My daughter! O my ducats! O my daughter!'

6.4. A3, S1

6.4.1. My own flesh and blood to rebel!

6.4.2. He was wont to call me usurer; let him look to his bond

6.4.3. if it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge

6.4.4. Hath not a Jew eyes?...Fed with the same food...as a Christian is...If you prick us, do we not bleed?

6.4.5. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge!

6.4.6. I would my daughter were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear

6.4.7. What, what, what? Ill luck, ill luck?

6.4.8. I shall never see my gold again. Four score ducats at a sitting!

6.5. A3, S3

6.5.1. I'll have my bond...thou call'dst me dog...beware my fangs

7. Bassanio

7.1. A1,S1

7.1.1. To you, Antonio, I owe the most in money and in love and from your love

7.1.2. In Belmont is a lady richly left, and she is fair.

7.1.3. Sometimes from her eyes I did receive fair speechless messages

7.1.4. her sunny locks hang on her temples like a golden fleece

7.1.5. had I but the means to hold a rival place with one of them

7.2. A3, S2

7.2.1. For as I am, I live upon the rack

7.2.2. O happy torment

7.2.3. The world is still deceived with ornament

7.2.4. Therefore thou gaudy gold...I will none of thee

7.2.5. What demigod hath come so near creation?

7.2.6. Madam, you have left me bereft of all words

7.2.7. when this ring parts from this finger, then parts life from hence

7.2.8. Here are a few of the unpleasant'st words that ever blotted paper

8. Portia

8.1. A1,S2

8.1.1. O me, the word 'choose'! I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike

8.1.2. so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father

8.1.3. Yes, yes it was Bassanio! - as I think so was he called.

8.1.4. I remember him well, and I remember him worthy of thy praise

8.2. A2,S1

8.2.1. In terms of choice I am not solely led by nice direction of a maiden's eyes

8.3. A2, S9

8.3.1. When they do choose they have the wisdom by their wit to lose

8.3.2. I long to see quick Cupid's post that comes so mannerly

8.4. A2, S7

8.4.1. Let all of his complexion choose me so

8.5. A3, S2

8.5.1. One half if me is yours, the other half yours

8.5.2. I speak too long...to stay you from election

8.5.3. I fear you speak upon the rack where men enforced do speak anything

8.5.4. O love, be moderate, allay thy ecstasy

8.5.5. for you I would be trebled twenty times myself

8.5.6. I give...this ring, which when you part from...let it presage the ruin of your love

8.5.7. So do I, my lord. They are entirely welcome.

8.5.8. There are some shrewd contents in yond same paper that steals the colour from Bassanio's cheek

8.6. A3, S4

8.6.1. I never did repent for doing good, nor shall not now

8.6.2. This comes too near the praising of myself, therefore no more of it: hear other things

8.6.3. they shall think we are accomplished with what we lack

9. Lancelot

9.1. A2,S2

9.1.1. The fiend...tempts me, saying to me...'use your legs, take the start, run away'

9.1.2. Certainly the Jew is the very devil incarnation

9.2. A2,S3

9.2.1. Most beautiful pagan, most sweet Jew

9.3. A2,S5

9.3.1. Your worship was wont to tell me I could do nothing without bidding

9.4. A3, S5

9.4.1. the sins of the father are to be laid upon the children

9.4.2. hope...that you are not the Jew's daughter

9.4.3. this making of Christians

10. Jessica

10.1. A2,S3

10.1.1. Our house is hell

10.1.2. what heinous sin is it in me to be ashamed to be my father's child

10.2. A2,S5

10.2.1. Farewell, and if my fortune not be crossed, I have a father, you a daughter, lost

10.3. A2, S6

10.3.1. I am much ashamed of my exchange

10.3.2. But love is blind, and lovers cannot see

10.3.3. Cupid himself would blush to see me thus transformed to a boy

11. Lorenzo

11.1. A2,S4

11.1.1. I know the hand; in faith, 'tis a fair hand

11.1.2. Tell gentle Jessica I will not fail her; speak it privately

11.1.3. She hath directed how I shall take her from her father's house, what gold and jewels she is furnished with

11.1.4. She is issue to a faithless Jew

11.2. A2, S6

11.2.1. Here dwells my father Jew

11.2.2. And true she is, as she has proved herself

11.3. A3, S4

11.3.1. You have a noble and a true conceit of god-like amity

11.3.2. with all my heart I shall obey you in all fair commands

12. Nerissa

12.1. A1,S2

12.1.1. Do you not remember...a Venitian, a scholar...that cam hither...?

12.1.2. he of all men that ever my foolish eyes looked upon was the best deserving a fair lady

13. Gratiano

13.1. A1,S1

13.1.1. You look not well Signor Antonio. You have too much respect upon the world.

13.1.2. Let me play the fool

13.2. A3, S2

13.2.1. You saw the mistress, I beheld the maid

13.2.2. We'll play with them the first boy for a thousand ducats

14. Morocco

14.1. A2,S1

14.1.1. Mislike me not for my complexion

14.1.2. The best-regarded virgins of our clime have loved it too

14.2. A2, S7

14.2.1. I do in birth deserve her, and in fortunes

14.2.2. all the world desires her...they come to kiss this shrine, this mortal breathing saint

14.2.3. I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave