Merchant of Venice

What message is hidden behind Jessica's saying?

"Farewell; and if my fortune be not crossed,

I have a father, you a daughter, lost."

In Act II scene 5, what do Jessica mean when she says this?

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As Shylock gets ready to depart, Lancelot privately tells Jessica that Lorenzo will come for her that night. She is grateful for the message, and after Shylock leaves she comments that, "I have a father, you a daughter lost" Jessica is saying that her relationship with her father is over.