From Act 3, Scene2, from the extract "And yet a maiden hath no tongue, but thought ..., the other half yours," what is the meaning of "Beshrew your eyes, / They have overlooked me and divided me:..."?
After the Prince of Arragon has made his disastrous choice of caskets and, following Shylock's rules, departs (Act 2, Scene 9), Bassanio arrives in Act 3, Scene 2, to make his choice. Portia's opening lines make her love for Bassanio clear when she tells him that he ought to stay "a day or two" to consider his choice of caskets, and she goes even further:
I would detain you here some month or two/Before you venture for me. I could teach you/How to choose right, but I am then forsworn. (3:2:9-11)
Beshrew your eyes,/They have o'erlooked me and divided me;/one half of me is yours, the other half yours,/Mine own, I would say; but if mine,/ then yours . . . . (3:2:14-17)