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The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • Grieve not that I am fallen to this for you, For herein Fortune shows herself more kind Than is her custom: it is still her use To let the wretched man outlive his wealth, To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow An age of poverty; from which lingering penance Of such misery doth she cut me off.

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  • The children were taken into protective custody due to their wretched living conditions.
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