"Thou torturest me ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thou torturest me, Tubal. It was my turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor. I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. 1, l. 120-3. On hearing that his daughter Jessica has traded his jewel for a monkey; he refers to his dead wife, Leah.

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