- There is a monastery two miles off, And there we will abide.3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (36% in)
- Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode; Not I, but my affairs, have made you wait: When you shall please to play the thieves for wives, I'll watch as long for you then.2.6 — Act 2 Scene 6 — The same (32% in)
- Now, for your answer: As there is no firm reason to be render'd, Why he cannot abide a gaping pig; Why he, a harmless necessary cat; Why he, a wauling bagpipe; but of force Must yield to such inevitable shame As to offend, himself being offended; So can I give no reason, nor I will not, More than a lodg'd hate and a certain loathing I bear Antonio, that I follow thus A losing suit against him.4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (11% in)
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