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    Act 4, Scene II

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    SCENE II. The same. A street.

    Enter PORTIA and NERISSA
    PORTIA
    Inquire the Jew's house out, give him this deed
    And let him sign it: we'll away to-night
    And be a day before our husbands home:
    This deed will be well welcome to Lorenzo.

    Enter GRATIANO

    GRATIANO
    Fair sir, you are well o'erta'en
    My Lord Bassanio upon more advice
    Hath sent you here this ring, and doth entreat
    Your company at dinner.

    PORTIA
    That cannot be:
    His ring I do accept most thankfully:
    And so, I pray you, tell him: furthermore,
    I pray you, show my youth old Shylock's house.

    GRATIANO
    That will I do.

    NERISSA
    Sir, I would speak with you.

    Aside to PORTIA

    I'll see if I can get my husband's ring,
    Which I did make him swear to keep for ever.

    PORTIA
    [Aside to NERISSA] Thou mayst, I warrant.
    We shall have old swearing
    That they did give the rings away to men;
    But we'll outface them, and outswear them too.

    Aloud

    Away! make haste: thou knowist where I will tarry.

    NERISSA
    Come, good sir, will you show me to this house?

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