The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare

Duke: You hear the learn’d Bellario, what he writes

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

Duke: You hear the learn’d Bellario, what he writes:
And here, I take it, is the doctor come.

[Enter Portia, dressed like a Doctor of Laws]

Give me your hand. Come you from old Bellario?

Portia: I did, my lord.

Duke: You are welcome: take your place.
Are you acquainted with the difference
That holds this present question in the court?

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Bassanio: A gentle scroll. - Fair lady, by your leave

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Bassanio: A gentle scroll. - Fair lady, by your leave; [Kissing her]

I come by note, to give and to receive.
Like one of two contending in a prize,
That thinks he hath done well in people’s eyes
Hearing applause and universal shout
Giddy in spirit, still gazing, in a doubt
Whether those peals of praise be his or no;

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Bassanio: To you, Antonio, I owe the most, in money and in love

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Bassanio: To you, Antonio,
I owe the most, in money and in love;
And from your love I have a warranty
To unburden all my plots and purposes
How to get clear of all the debts I owe.

Antonio: I pray you, good Bassanio, let me know it;

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