The Merchant of Venice

by: William Shakespeare

  Act 2 Scene 2

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    No, that were pity.
I would entreat you rather to put on
Your boldest suit of mirth, for we have friends
155That purpose merriment. But fare you well.
I have some business.


No, it’d be a shame for you to act serious tonight. I’d rather see you having fun, because we have friends coming who want to have fun. Anyway, I have to say goodbye to you now. I’ve got some business to take care of.


And I must to Lorenzo and the rest.
But we will visit you at supper time.


I have to join Lorenzo and the others, but we’ll visit you at supper time.
Exeunt severally
They exit.