a lodged hate and a certain loathing
I bear Antonio, that I follow thus
A losing suit against him. Are you
This is no answer, thou unfeeling man,
To excuse the current of thy cruelty.
I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
Do all men kill the things they do not love?
Hates any man the thing he would not kill?
Every offence is not a hate at first.
What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?
I pray you, think you question with the Jew:
You may as well go stand upon the beach
And bid the main
flood bate his usual height;
You may as well use question with the wolf
Why he hath made the ewe bleat
for the lamb;
You may as well forbid the mountain pines
To wag their high tops and to make no noise,
they are fretten with the gusts of heaven;
You may as well do anything most hard,
As seek to soften thatthan
which what's harder?
His Jewish heart: therefore, I do beseech you,
Make no more offers, use no farther
But with all brief and plain conveniency
Let me have judgment and the Jew his will.
For thy three thousand ducats here is six.
What judgment shall I dread, doing
Were in six parts and every part a ducat,
I would not draw them; I
would have my bond.
How shalt thou hope for mercy, rendering none?
What judgment shall I dread, doing no wrong?
You have among you many a purchased slave,
like your asses and your dogs and mules,
You use in abject and in slavish parts,
Because you bought
them: shall I say to you,
Let them be free, marry them to your heirs?
Why sweat they under burthens?
let their beds
Be made as soft as yours and let their palates
Be season'd with such viands? You will
'The slaves are ours:' so do I answer you:
The pound of flesh, which I demand of him,
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