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Tatars
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The Merchant of Venice
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Tatars
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • …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 and Tartars, never train’d To offices of tender courtesy.

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  • Most modern Tartars no longer call themselves Tartars; though the Volga Tartars and Crimean Tartars are exceptions.
  • Tatars, Russkis, savages, swine.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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