Merchant of Venice

What feelings for Antonio are expresssed by Salarino and Salanio in this extract?

Act 3 Scene 1
Extract ...... Frm the 10th line to 19th line..


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Salarino and Solanio respect and like Antonio. They describe him as the "good Antonio," as well as citing his honesty and the hopes that the rumors of the loss of Antonio's ship are untrue. 

SOLANIO: I would she were as lying a gossip in that as ever knapped ginger or made her neighbors believe she wept for the death of a third husband. But it is true, without any slips of prolixity or crossing the plain highway of talk, that the good Antonio, the honest Antonio—oh, that I had a title good enough to keep his name company!—

SALARINO: I would it might prove the end of his losses.


The Merchant of Venice