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Speeches (Lines) for Tubal
in "Merchant of Venice"

Total: 8

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Shylock. How now, Tubal! what news from Genoa? hast thou
found my daughter?

Tubal. I often came where I did hear of her, but cannot find her.



Shylock. Why, there, there, there, there! a diamond gone,
cost me two thousand ducats in Frankfort! The curse
never fell upon our nation till now; I never felt it
till now: two thousand ducats in that; and other
precious, precious jewels. I would my daughter
were dead at my foot, and the jewels in her ear!
would she were hearsed at my foot, and the ducats in
her coffin! No news of them? Why, so: and I know
not what's spent in the search: why, thou loss upon
loss! the thief gone with so much, and so much to
find the thief; and no satisfaction, no revenge:
nor no in luck stirring but what lights on my
shoulders; no sighs but of my breathing; no tears
but of my shedding.

Tubal. Yes, other men have ill luck too: Antonio, as I
heard in Genoa,—



Shylock. What, what, what? ill luck, ill luck?

Tubal. Hath an argosy cast away, coming from Tripolis.



Shylock. I thank God, I thank God. Is't true, is't true?

Tubal. I spoke with some of the sailors that escaped the wreck.



Shylock. I thank thee, good Tubal: good news, good news!
ha, ha! where? in Genoa?

Tubal. Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, in one
night fourscore ducats.



Shylock. Thou stickest a dagger in me: I shall never see my
gold again: fourscore ducats at a sitting!
fourscore ducats!

Tubal. There came divers of Antonio's creditors in my
company to Venice, that swear he cannot choose but break.



Shylock. I am very glad of it: I'll plague him; I'll torture
him: I am glad of it.

Tubal. One of them showed me a ring that he had of your
daughter for a monkey.



Shylock. Out upon her! Thou torturest me, Tubal: it was my
turquoise; I had it of Leah when I was a bachelor:
I would not have given it for a wilderness of monkeys.

Tubal. But Antonio is certainly undone.

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