The Merchant of Venice

by: William Shakespeare

Act II, scenes i-iv

1
Mislike me not for my complexion,
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun,
To whom I am a neighbor and near bread. (II.i.)
2
It is a wise father that knows his own child. (II.ii.)
3
Truth will come to light, murder cannot be hid long—a man’s son may, but in the end, truth will out.” (II.ii.)
4
Alack, what heinous sin is it in me
To be ashamed to be my father’s child?
But though I am a daughter to his blood,
I am not to his manners. O Lorenzo,
If thou keep promise, I shall end this strife, Become a Christian and thy loving wife. (II.iii.)
5
I know the hand; in faith, ‘tis a fair hand,
And whiter than the paper it writ on
If the fair hand that writ. (II.iv.)
6
If e’er the Jew her father come to heaven,
It will be for his gentle daughter’s sake; (II.iv.)