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The brain may devise laws for the blood, but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 2.

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He doth nothing but talk of his horse. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 2.

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God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 2.

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When he is best, he is a little worse than a man; and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 2.

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I dote on his very absence. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 2.

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My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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Ships are but boards, sailors but men: there be land-rats and water-rats, water-thieves and land-thieves. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you. What news on the Rialto? -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him. He hates our sacred nation, and he rails, Even there where merchants most do congregate. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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A goodly apple rotten at the heart: O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath! -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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Many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog, And spit upon my Jewish gaberdine. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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Shall I bend low, and in a bondman's key, With bated breath and whispering humbleness. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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For when did friendship take A breed for barren metal of his friend? -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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O father Abram! what these Christians are, Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect The thoughts of others! -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.

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Mislike me not for my complexion, The shadow'd livery of the burnish'd sun. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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The young gentleman, according to Fates and Destinies and such odd sayings, the Sisters Three and such branches of learning, is indeed deceased; or, as you would say in plain terms, gone to heaven. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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The very staff of my age, my very prop. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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An honest exceeding poor man. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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Truth will come to sight; murder cannot be hid long. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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In the twinkling of an eye. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 2.

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And the vile squeaking of the wry-necked fife. -The Merchant of Venice. Act ii. Sc. 5.

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