ACT II - SCENE III. The same. A room in SHYLOCK'S house.
Enter JESSICA and LAUNCELOT
1 I am sorry thou wilt leave my father so: 2 Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil, 3 Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness. 4 But fare thee well, there is a ducat for thee: 5 And, Launcelot, soon at supper shalt thou see 6 Lorenzo, who is thy new master's guest: 7 Give him this letter; do it secretly; 8 And so farewell: I would not have my father 9 See me in talk with thee.
10 Adieu! tears exhibit my tongue. Most beautiful 11 pagan, most sweet Jew! if a Christian did not play 12 the knave and get thee, I am much deceived. But, 13 adieu: these foolish drops do something drown my 14 manly spirit: adieu.
15 Farewell, good Launcelot. Exit Launcelot 16 Alack, what heinous sin is it in me 17 To be ashamed to be my father's child! 18 But though I am a daughter to his blood, 19 I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo, 20 If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife, 21 Become a Christian and thy loving wife.