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_How shalt thou hope for mercy, rendering none?
_ What judgement shall I dread, doing no wrong?
_You have among you many a purchased slave,
_Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,
_You use in abject and in slavish parts,
_Because you bought them: shall I say to you,
_Let them be free, marry them to your heirs?
_Why sweat they under burdens? let their beds
__Be made as soft as yours, and let their palates
_Be season'd with such viands? You will answer:
_'The slaves are ours': so do I answer you:
_The pound of flesh, which I demand of him,
_Is dearly bought; 't is mine, and I will have it.
_If you deny me, fie upon your law!
_There is no force in the decrees of Venice.
_I stand for judgement: answer; shall I have it?
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