Quotation by Shakespeare

You take my house when you do take the prop
That doth sustain my house; you take my life
When you do take the means whereby I live.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Shylock, in The Merchant of Venice, act 4, sc. 1, l. 375-7.

To the Duke, whose judgment is to pardon Shylock his life, but seize all his wealth.
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