Author: William Shakespeare
Title: The Merchant of Venice
Original publication date: 1600 (Quarto) 1619 (Quarto) 16
Characters: Shylock, Portia, Antonio, Jessica, Bassanio, Solanio, Salerio, Gratiano, Lorenzo, Tubal, Launcelot Gobbo, Old Gobbo, Leonardo, Balthasar, Stephano, Nerissa, Duke of Venice, Prince of Morocco, Prince of Arragon,
First words: In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:It wearies me; you say it wearies you;But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,I am to learn;And such a want-wit sa
Quotations: The quality of mercy is not strain'd;It droppeth, as the gentle rain from heavenUpon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes
Last words: Well, while I live I'll fear no other thingSo sore as keeping safe Nerissa's ring.
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