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The Merchant of Venice

By Shakespeare, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0000699378
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Merchant of Venice  
Author: Shakespeare, William
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Literature & drama
Collections: DjVu Editions Classic Literature
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Excerpt: The Merchant of Venice; Actus Primus -- Enter Anthonio, Salarino, and Salanio. Anthonio. In sooth I know not why I am so sad, It wearies me: you say it wearies you; But how I caught it, found it, or came by it, What stuffe ?tis made of, whereof it is borne, I am to learne: and such a Want- wit sadnesse makes of mee, That I have much ado to know my selfe. Sal. Your minde is tossing on the Ocean, There where your Argosies with portly saile Like Signiors and rich Burgers on the flood, Or as it were the Pageants of the sea, Do over- peere the pettie Traffiquers That curtsie to them, do them reverence As they flye by them with their wouen wings. Salar. Beleeve me sir, had I such venture forth, The better part of my affections, would Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still Plucking the grasse to know where sits the winde, Peering in Maps for ports, and peers, and rodes: And every object that might make me feare Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt Would make me sad. Sal. My winde cooling my broth, Would blow me to an Ague, when I thought What harme a winde too great might doe at sea.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Merchant of Venice, 1 -- Actus primus., 1 -- Actus Secundus., 12 -- Actus Tertius., 27 -- Actus Quartus., 42 -- Actus Quintus., 53


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