a bankrupt, a prodigal, who dare scarce show his head on the Rialto;
I am not bid for love; they flatter me; But yet I’ll go in hate, to feed upon The prodigal Christian.
How like a younker or a prodigal The scarfed bark puts from her native bay, Hugg’d and embraced by the strumpet wind!
How like the prodigal doth she return, With over-weather’d ribs and ragged sails, Lean, rent, and beggar’d by the strumpet wind!
’tis not unknown to you, Antonio, How much I have disabled mine estate By something showing a more swelling port Than my faint means would grant continuance; Nor do I now make moan to be abridg’d From such a noble rate; but my chief care Is to come fairly off from the great debts Wherein my time, something too prodigal, Hath left me gag’d.
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The rainforest is filled with a prodigal variety of vegetation.