What a wise judge! Pay attention to a wise judge!
I'll take their offer of two times the loan, then. And let the merchant go.
Here is the money.
The man shall have justice. Wail! Don't rush! He shall have nothing except the penally.
O! An upright judge, a wise judge!
So, get ready to cut off the flesh. Don't spill any blood or cut any more or less Than a pound of flesh. If you cut any more Or less than exactly a pound, even as much To make the weight lighter or heavier By a fraction of a twentieth of an ounce, no, even if ihe scale turns By as much as a hair, You will die and all your possessions will be confiscated.