The Merchant Of Venice: Character Quotes – Bassanio

Act 1 Scene 1 – pg 17 “How much i have disabled mine estate…To you Antonio i owe tye most in money and in love.”
Act 1 Scene 1 – pg 19 “In Belmont is a lady richly left, and she is fair, and fairer than that world.”
Act 1 Scene 3 – pg 39 “You shall not seal to such a bond for me.”
Act 3 Scene 2 – pg 103 “Let me choose, for as I am, I live upon the rack.”
Act 3 Scene 2 – pg 109 “Therefore, thou gaudy gold, hard food for Midas, I will have none of thee, nor non of thee, thou pale and common drudge ‘tween man and man. But thou, through meagre lead, which rather threaten’st than dost promise aught, thy paleness moves me more than eloquence, and here choose I; joy be the consequence!”
Act 3 Scene 2 – pg 111 “A gentle scroll (the message within the lead casket). Fair lady, by your leave, I come by note (the scroll) to give, and to receive.”
Act 3 Scene 2 – pg 113 “…But when this ring parts from this finger, then parts from life hence; O, then be bold to say Bassanio’s dead!”
Act 4 Scene 1 – pg 145 “Good cheer, Antonio! What, man, courage yet! The Jew shall have my flesh, blood, bones and all, ere thou shalt loose for me one drop of blood.”
Act 4 Scene 1 – pg 155 “Antonio, I am married to a wife which is as dear to me as life itself, but life itself, my wife and all the world, are not with me esteemed above thy life. I would…sacrifice them all…”
Act 5 Scene 1 – pg 155 “Sweet portia, if you did know to whom I have the ring, if you did know for whom I gave the ring, and would conceive for what I gave the wring, and how unwillingly I left the ring, when nought would be accepted but the ring, you would abate the strength of your displeasure.”

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