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The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.

I am sorry thou wilt leave my father so:

Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,

Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness.

But fare thee well, there is a ducat for thee:

And, Launcelot, soon at supper shalt thou see

Lorenzo, who is thy new master's guest:

Give him this letter; do it secretly;

And so farewell: I would not have my father (9)

See me in talk with thee.

Adieu! tears exhibit my tongue.
Most beautiful pagan, most sweet Jew! if a
Christian did not play the knave and get thee,
I am much deceived. But, adieu: these foolish
drops do something drown my manly spirit:


Farewell, good Launcelot.
[Exit Launcelot.

Alack, what heinous sin is it in me

To be ashamed to be my father's child!

But though I am a daughter to his blood,

I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo, (20)

If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,

Become a Christian and thy loving wife. [Exit.

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