Enter JESSICA and LAUNCELOT the
I am sorry thou wilt leave my father so.
Our house is hell, and thou, a merry devil,
Didst rob it of some taste of tediousness.
But fare thee well, there is a ducat for thee.
5And Launcelot, soon at supper shalt thou see
Lorenzo, who is thy new master’s guest.
Give him this letter.
Do it secretly.
And so farewell. I would not have my father
10See me in talk with thee.
Adieu! Tears exhibit my tongue. Most beautiful pagan,
most sweet Jew! If a Christian do not play the knave and
get thee, I am much deceived. But adieu. These foolish
drops do something drown my manly spirit. Adieu.
15Farewell, good Launcelot.
Alack, what heinous sin is it in me
To be ashamed to be my father’s child!
But though I am a daughter to his blood,
I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo,
20If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife,
Become a Christian and thy loving wife.