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Merchant of Venice

Merchant of Venice Shylock, the Jew, lived at Venice. He was a usurer who had amassed an immense fortune by lending money at great interest to Christian merchants. Shylock, being a hard-hearte…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act V

Act VScene IBelmont. Avenue to Portia's houseEnter Lorenzo and JessicaLorenzoThe moon shines bright: in such a night as this, When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees And they did make no…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act III

Act IIIScene IVenice. A streetEnter Salanio and SalarinoSalanioNow, what news on the Rialto?SalarinoWhy, yet it lives there uncheck'd that Antonio hath a ship of rich lading wrecked on the nar…

William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, Act IV

Act IVScene IVenice. A court of justiceEnter the Duke, the Magnificoes, Antonio, Bassanio, Gratiano, Salerio, and othersDukeWhat, is Antonio here?AntonioReady, so please your grace.DukeI am so…

Brewer's: Venice of the West

Glasgow. “Another element in the blazon of the `Venice of the West' is a fish laid across the stem of the tree, `in base,' as the heralds say.” —J. H. Burton. Source: Di…

Brewer's: Venice Glass

The drinking glasses of the Middle Ages, made at Venice, were said to break into shivers if poison were put into them. Doge. `Tis said that our Venetian crystal has Such pure antipathy to…

Brewer's: Merchant of Venice

A drama by Shakespeare. A similar story occurs in the Gesta Romanorum. The tale of the bond is chapter xlviii., and that of the caskets is chapter xcix. Shakespeare, without doubt, is also …