The Merchant of Venice

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Enter the Maskers, Gratiano and Salino.Enter the masquers, Gratiano and Salerio MV
This is the penthouse vnder which LorenzoThis is the penthouse under which Lorenzopenthouse, pent-house (n.)covered way, sloping porch, overhanging roofMV
Desired vs to make a stand.Desired us to make stand. MV
His houre is almost past.His hour is almost past.hour (n.)[time of] appointment, engagement, meetingMV
And it is meruaile he out-dwels his houre,And it is marvel he outdwells his hour,outdwell (v.)
old form: out-dwels
stay beyond
For louers euer run before the clocke.For lovers ever run before the clock. MV
O ten times faster Venus Pidgions flyeO ten times faster Venus' pigeons flyVenus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and loveMV
To steale loues bonds new made, then they are wontTo seal love's bonds new-made than they are wontwont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit ofMV
To keepe obliged faith vnforfaited.To keep obliged faith unforfeited!obliged (adj.)contracted, bound by marriageMV
unforfeited (adj.)
old form: vnforfaited
unviolated, unbroken
That euer holds, who riseth from a feastThat ever holds. Who riseth from a feast MV
With that keene appetite that he sits downe?With that keen appetite that he sits down? MV
Where is the horse that doth vntread againeWhere is the horse that doth untread againuntread (v.)
old form: vntread
retrace, go back upon
His tedious measures with the vnbated fire,His tedious measures with the unbated firemeasure (n.)pattern of movement, regular course, routineMV
unbated (adj.)
old form: vnbated
unabated, undiminished, fresh
That he did pace them first: all things that are,That he did pace them first? All things that are MV
Are with more spirit chased then enioy'd.Are with more spirit chased than enjoyed. MV
How like a yonger or a prodigallHow like a younger or a prodigalprodigal (n.)
old form: prodigall
waster, squanderer, spendthrift
younger (n.)
old form: yonger
younger son
The skarfed barke puts from her natiue bay,The scarfed bark puts from her native bay,scarfed (adj.)
old form: skarfed
[unclear meaning] fully decked out; under full sail; [of the hull] well-jointed
bark, barque (n.)
old form: barke
ship, vessel
Hudg'd and embraced by the strumpet winde:Hugged and embraced by the strumpet wind.strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whoreMV
How like a prodigall doth she returneHow like the prodigal doth she return, MV
With ouer-wither'd ribs and ragged sailes,With overweathered ribs and ragged sails,overweathered (adj.)
old form: ouer-wither'd
weather-worn, storm-damaged
Leane, rent, and begger'd by the strumpet winde?Lean, rent, and beggared by the strumpet wind.beggar (v.)
old form: begger'd
reduce to beggary, impoverish, make destitute
Salino. SALERIO 
Heere comes Lorenzo, more of this hereafter.Here comes Lorenzo; more of this hereafter. MV

Enter Lorenzo MV
Sweete friends, your patience for my long abode, Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode.abode (n.)delay, procrastinationMV
Not I, but my affaires haue made you wait:Not I but my affairs have made you wait. MV
When you shall please to play the theeues for wiuesWhen you shall please to play the thieves for wives, MV
Ile watch as long for you then: approachI'll watch as long for you then. (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the lookoutMV
Here dwels my father Iew. Hoa, who's within?Here dwells my father Jew! Ho! Who's within? MV
Iessica aboue.Enter Jessica above, in boy's clothes MV
Who are you? tell me for more certainty,Who are you? Tell me for more certainty, MV
Albeit Ile sweare that I do know your tongue.Albeit I'll swear that I do know your tongue. MV
Lorenzo, and thy Loue.Lorenzo, and thy love. MV
Lorenzo certaine, and my loue indeed,Lorenzo certain, and my love indeed, MV
For who loue I so much? and now who knowesFor who love I so much? And now who knows MV
But you Lorenzo, whether I am yours?But you, Lorenzo, whether I am yours? MV
Heauen and thy thoughts are witness that thou art.Heaven and thy thoughts are witness that thou art. MV
Heere, catch this casket, it is worth the paines,Here, catch this casket; it is worth the pains. MV
I am glad 'tis night, you do not looke on me,I am glad 'tis night, you do not look on me, MV
For I am much asham'd of my exchange:For I am much ashamed of my (n.)transformation, altered appearanceMV
But loue is blinde, and louers cannot seeBut love is blind, and lovers cannot see MV
The pretty follies that themselues commit,The pretty follies that themselves commit;pretty (adj.)clever, ingenious, artfulMV
For if they could, Cupid himselfe would blushFor if they could, Cupid himself would blushCupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrowsMV
To see me thus transformed to a boy.To see me thus transformed to a boy. MV
Descend, for you must be my torch-bearer.Descend, for you must be my torchbearer. MV
What, must I hold a Candle to my shames?What, must I hold a candle to my shames? MV
They in themselues goodsooth are too too light.They in themselves, good sooth, are too too light.sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]MV
Why, 'tis an office of discouery Loue,Why, 'tis an office of discovery, love,office (n.)role, position, place, functionMV
discovery (n.)
old form: discouery
disclosure, admission, revelation
And I should be obscur'd.And I should be obscured. MV
So you are sweet,So are you, sweet, MV
Euen in the louely garnish of a boy: Even in the lovely garnish of a boy.garnish (n.)outfit, adornment, trimmingMV
but come at once,But come at once, MV
For the close night doth play the run-away,For the close night doth play the runaway,close (adj.)secretive, tight-lipped, uncommunicativeMV
And we are staid for at Bassanio's feast.And we are stayed for at Bassanio's feast. MV
I will make fast the doores and guild my selfeI will make fast the doors, and gild myselfgild (v.), past forms gilt, gilded
old form: guild
supply with money, enrich
With some more ducats, and be with you straight.With some more ducats, and be with you straight.straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceMV
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries

Exit above MV
Now by my hood, a gentle, and no Iew.Now by my hood, a gentle and no Jew!gentle (n.)[polite intimate address] dear oneMV
hood (n.)[unclear meaning] head-covering, bonnet, mask
Beshrew me but I loue her heartily.Beshrew me but I love her heartily!beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befallMV
For she is wise, if I can iudge of her,For she is wise, if I can judge of her, MV
And faire she is, if that mine eyes be true,And fair she is, if that mine eyes be true, MV
And true she is, as she hath prou'd her selfe:And true she is, as she hath proved herself;true (adj.)constant, faithful in loveMV
And therefore like her selfe, wise, faire, and true,And therefore, like herself, wise, fair, and true, MV
Shall she be placed in my constant soule.Shall she be placed in my constant soul. MV
Enter Iessica.Enter Jessica below MV
What, art thou come? on gentlemen, away,What, art thou come? On, gentlemen, away! MV
Our masking mates by this time for vs stay. Our masquing mates by this time for us stay. MV
Exit. Exit with Jessica and Salerio MV
Enter Anthonio.Enter Antonio MV
Who's there?Who's there? MV
Signior Anthonio?Signor Antonio? MV
Fie, fie, Gratiano, where are all the rest?Fie, fie, Gratiano! Where are all the rest? MV
'Tis nine a clocke, our friends all stay for you,'Tis nine o'clock; our friends all stay for you. MV
No maske to night, the winde is come about,No masque tonight. The wind is come about;come about (v.)change direction, veer roundMV
Bassanio presently will goe aboord,Bassanio presently will go aboard.presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceMV
I haue sent twenty out to seeke for you.I have sent twenty out to seek for you. MV
I am glad on't, I desire no more delightI am glad on't. I desire no more delight MV
Then to be vnder saile, and gone to night.Than to be under sail and gone tonight. MV
ExeuntExeunt MV
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