1. SCENE I. Venice. A street
There came divers of Antonio's creditors in my company to
Venice that swear he cannot choose but break.
I am very glad of it; I'll plague him, I'll torture him; I
am glad of it.
One of them showed me a ring that he had of your daughter
for a monkey.
Out upon her! 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.
But Antonio is certainly undone.
Nay, that's true; that's very true. Go, Tubal, fee me an
officer; bespeak him a fortnight before. I will have the heart of
him, if he forfeit; for, were he out of Venice, I can make what
merchandise I will. Go, Tubal, and meet me at our synagogue; go,
good Tubal; at our synagogue, Tubal.