Quotation by Shakespeare

I hate him for he is a Christian;
But more, for that in low simplicity
He lends out money gratis, and brings down
The rate of usance here with us in Venice.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 3, l. 42-5.

On Antonio, his rival merchant; "low simplicity" can mean both modest or humble guilelessness, or base folly; "usance" means usury.
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