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LORENZO

Whither goest thou?

LORENZO

Where are you going?

LAUNCELOT

Marry, sir, to bid my old master the Jew to sup tonight with my new master the Christian.

LAUNCELOT

To invite my former boss, the Jew, to dine tonight with my new master, the Christian.

LORENZO

20 (giving LAUNCELOT money)
Hold here, take this. Tell gentle Jessica
I will not fail her. Speak it privately.—
Go, gentlemen,
Will you prepare you for this masque tonight?
25I am provided of a torchbearer.

LORENZO

(he gives LAUNCELOT money) Hold on, take this. Tell Jessica I won’t fail her. Tell her in private.—Go, gentlemen, get ready for the masquerade tonight. I have someone who can be my torchbearer.
Exit LAUNCELOT the clown
LAUNCELOT exits.

SALARINO

Ay, marry, I’ll be gone about it straight.

SALARINO

All right, I’ll go get things ready.

SOLANIO

And so will I.

SOLANIO

Me too.

LORENZO

   Meet me and Gratiano
At Gratiano’s lodging some hour hence.

LORENZO

Meet me and Gratiano at his house in about an hour.

SALARINO

'Tis good we do so.

SALARINO

It’s good we’re doing this.
Exeunt SALARINO and SOLANIO
SALARINO and SOLANIO exit.

GRATIANO

30Was not that letter from fair Jessica?

GRATIANO

Wasn’t that letter from Jessica?