Merchant of Venice

act 2, Scene 7

3. Of what are the three caskets made, and what are their inscriptions?

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The caskets are made of gold, silver, and lead. The first is inscribed: He who chooses me shall get what many men desire. The silver says, "Who chooseth me shall get as much as he deserves." The lead casket says, "Who chooseth me must give and hazard all he hath."