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moiety
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • …remorse, more strange Than is thy strange apparent cruelty; And where thou now exacts the penalty,— Which is a pound of this poor merchant’s flesh,— Thou wilt not only loose the forfeiture, But, touch’d with human gentleness and love, Forgive a moiety of the principal, Glancing an eye of pity on his losses, That have of late so huddled on his back, Enow to press a royal merchant down, And pluck commiseration of his state From brassy bosoms and rough hearts of flint, From stubborn Turks…

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  • Had it not been for the moiety of barbarism in her nature it is probable that lady would not have been there, but her intense and fervid soul would not allow her to be absent on an occasion in which she was so terribly interested.
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