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Being ten times undervalued to try'd gold?
there, Then I am yours. [He unlocks the golden casket, Mor.
O hell! what have we here?
All that glisters is not gold,
outside to behold :
you been as wise as bold,
you well; your suit is cold.
Then, farewell, heat; and, welcome, frost. Portia, adieu ! I have too griey'd a heart To take a tedious leave: thus losers part. [Erit, Por. A gentle riddance :-Draw the curtains,
go ; Let all of his complexion choose me so. [E.xeunt.
Venice. A Street.
Enter SALARINO and SALANIO.
Salar. Why man, I saw Bassanio under sail; With him is Gratiano gone along ; And in their ship, I am sure, Lorenzo is not. Salan. The villain Jew with outcries rais'd the
dukes Who went with him to search Bassanio's ship.
Salar. He came too late, the ship was under sail:
Salan. I never heard a passion so confus'd,.
my christian ducats !-
Salar. Why, all the boys in Venice follow him, Crying,-his stones, his daughter, and his ducats.
Salan. Let good Antonio look he keep his day,
Or he shall pay for this.
Marry, well remember'd :
Salan. You were best to tell Antonio what you
Yet do not suddenly, for it may grieve him.
Salar. A kinder gentleman treads not the earth. I saw Bassanio and Antonio part: Bassanio told him, he would make some speed Of his return; he answerr'd-Do not so, Slabber not a business for my sake, Bassanio, But stay the very riping of the time ; And for the Jew's bond, which he hath of me, Let it not enter in your mind of love : Be merry; and employ your chiefest thoughts To courtship, and such fair ostents3 of love As shall conveniently become you there: And even there, his eye being big with tears, Turning his face, he put his hand behind him, And with affection wondrous sensible He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted.
Salan. I think, he only loves the world for him. I pray thee, let us go, and find him out, And quicken his embraced heaviness
i Conversed. 2 To slubber is to do a thing carelessly. 3 Shows, tokens.
4 The heaviness he is fond of.
With some delight or other,
Do we so,
Belmont. A Room in Portia's House.
Enter NERISSA, with a Servant. Ner. Quick, quick, I pray thee, draw the curtain
straight; The prince of Arragon hath ta'en his oath, And comes to his election presently.
Flourish of Cornets. Enter the Prince of Arragon,
PORTIA, and their Trains.
Por. Behold, there stand the caskets, noble prince If f you
choose that wherein I am contain'd, Straight shall our nuptial rites be solemniz'd; But if you fail, without more speech, my lord, You must be gone from hence immediately.
Ar. I am enjoin'd by oath to observe three things : First, never to unfold to any one Which casket 'twas I chose; next, if I fail Of the right casket, never in my life To woo a maid in way of marriage; lastly, If I do fail in fortune of my choice, Immediately to leave you and be gone.
Por. To these injunctions every one doth swear, That comes to hazard for my worthless self.
Ar. And so have I address ds me: Fortune now
To my heart's hope !-Gold, silver, and base lead.
choice: Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he deserves ;