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