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  • Title: The Merchant of Venice (Quarto 1, 1600)
  • Editor: Janelle Jenstad

  • Copyright Janelle Jenstad. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Janelle Jenstad
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    The Merchant of Venice (Quarto 1, 1600)

    the Merchant of Venice.
    2640Loren. Faire Ladies, you drop Manna in the way
    of starued people.
    Por. It is almost morning,
    and yet I am sure you are not satisfied
    of these euents at full. Let vs goe in,
    2645and charge vs there vpon intergotories,
    and we will aunswer all things faithfully.
    Gra. Let it be so, the first intergotory
    that my Nerrissa shall be sworne on, is,
    vvhether till the next night she had rather stay,
    2650or goe to bed now being two houres to day:
    But were the day come, I should wish it darke
    till I were couching with the Doctors Clarke.
    Well, while I liue, ile feare no other thing
    so sore, as keeping safe Nerrissas ring.