Shakespeare's dad was a tax collector. Perhaps there is something personal about this play for that reason. Or perhaps usury and usurious individuals are wicked and a threat to life itself, and The Bard was trying to convey this. Lending for profit should be illegal. Do you agree or is it tar and feathers? Contemplate this and your navel with this live wallpaper featuring 500 quotes from the play and images taken from towns where Shakespeare once helped his dad collect tax on beer.
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