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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
    Not Peer Reviewed

    The Merchant of Venice (Quarto 1, 1600)

    The most excellent
    Historie of the Merchant
    of Venice.
    VVith the extreame cueltie of Shylocke the Iewe
    towards the sayd Merchant, in cutting a iust pound
    of his flesh: and the obtayning of Portia
    by the choyse of three
    As it hath beene diuers times acted by the Lord
    Chamberlaine his Seruants.
    Written by William Shakespeare.
    Printed by i. R. for Thomas Heyes,
    and are to be sold in Paules Church-yard, at the
    signe of the Greene Dragon.