• person who has inherited a lot of money
• makes it legal
• seized, taken away
• (a couple) promise to be with each other
• be certain
• morally good and fair
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
PORTIA (dressed like a lawyer) A pound of ihe merchant's flesh is yours. The court awards il and the law authorises it.
What a righteous judge!
And you must cut this flesh from his chest. The law allows it, and Ihe court awards it.
What a wise judge! A sentence! Gel ready!
Wait a moment, there is something else.
This contract does not give you any blood.
The exact words are 'a pound of flesh'.
So take your price of a pound of flesh.
But while you are culling it, if you spill
One drop of blood, you will die and everything you own
According to the laws of Venice will be confiscated
By the state of Venice.
What an upright judge! Pay attention! What a wise judge.
Is that the law?
You shall see for yourself.
For as you asked for justice, rest assured,
You shall have more justice than you want.