"Since he hath ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Since he hath got the jewel that I loved, And that which you did swear to keep for me, I will become as liberal as you, I'll not deny him anything I have, No, not my body nor my husband's bed.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Portia, in The Merchant of Venice, act 5, sc. 1, l. 224-8. Teasing Bassanio, who has given Portia's ring to the lawyer Balthasar, not knowing that Balthasar was Portia in disguise.