Enter BASSANIO and SHYLOCK
Three thousand ducats, well.
Ay, sir, for three months.
For three months, well.
For the which, as I told you, Antonio shall be bound.
5Antonio shall become bound, well.
May you stead me? Will you pleasure me? Shall I know
Three thousand ducats for three months, and Antonio
10Your answer to that?
Antonio is a good man.
Have you heard any imputation to the contrary?
Ho, no, no, no, no. My meaning in saying he is a good
man is to have you understand me that he is sufficient. Yet
his means are in supposition. He hath an argosy bound to
Tripolis, another to the Indies. I understand moreover,
upon the Rialto, he hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for
England, and other ventures he hath squandered abroad.