• Enter the DUKE, the magnificoes, ANTONIO, BASSANIO, GRATIANO, SALERIO, and others

    DUKE

    What, is Antonio here?

    ANTONIO

    Ready, so please your grace.

    DUKE

    I am sorry for thee. Thou art come to answer
    A stony adversary, an inhuman wretch
    5Uncapable of pity, void and empty
    From any dram of mercy.

    ANTONIO

        I have heard
    Your grace hath ta'en great pains to qualify
    His rigorous course. But since he stands obdurate
    And that no lawful means can carry me
    10Out of his envy’s reach, I do oppose
    My patience to his fury, and am armed
    To suffer with a quietness of spirit
    The very tyranny and rage of his.

    DUKE

    Go, one, and call the Jew into the court.

    SALERIO

    15He is ready at the door. He comes, my lord.
    Enter SHYLOCK
  • The DUKE , the magnificoes, ANTONIO, BASSANIO, GRATIANO, SALERIO, and attendants all enter.

    DUKE

    Is Antonio here?

    ANTONIO

    Yes, sir, I’m here.

    DUKE

    I feel sorry for you. You’ve come to face a ruthless enemy, an inhuman wretch incapable of pity, without any feelings of mercy.

    ANTONIO

    They tell me you’ve done everything you can to talk him out of what he’s doing. But since he remains stubborn, and there’s no legal way to protect me from his malice, I’ll just have to take what he’ll give me. I’m ready to suffer peacefully whatever he does to me in his cruelty and anger.

    DUKE

    One of you go call the Jew into court here.

    SALERIO

    He’s standing ready outside the door. Here he comes, my lord.
    SHYLOCK enters.