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The Merchant Of Venice,: A Legend Of Italy

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I believe there are few
But have heard of a Jew,
Named Shylock, of Venice, as arrant a 'screw'
In money transactions as ever you knew;
An exorbitant miser, who never yet lent
A ducat at less than three hundred per cent.,
Insomuch that the veriest spendthrift in Venice,
Who'd take no more care of his pounds than his pennies,
When press'd for a loan, at the very first sight
Of his terms, would back out, and take refuge in Flight.
It is not my purpose to pause and inquire
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 May 2020
Here's one thing - you see This bond of yours gives you here no jot of blood! - The words are 'A pound of flesh, '- that's clear as mud - Slice away, then, old fellow - but mind! - if you spill One drop of his claret that's not in your bill, I'll hang you, like Haman? - By Jingo I will! ' this is so filled with emotion more than the real Merchant of Venice.... thank you. tony
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