How does "Fortune shows herself more kind" to Antonio in act 4, scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice?

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Give me your hand, Bassanio: fare you well! Grieve not that I am fallen to this for you; For herein Fortune shows herself more kind Than is her custom: it is still her use,To let the wretched man out-live his wealth, To view with hollow eye, and wrinkled...

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Give me your hand, Bassanio: fare you well!
Grieve not that I am fallen to this for you;
For herein Fortune shows herself more kind
Than is her custom: it is still her use,
To let the wretched man out-live his wealth,
To view with hollow eye, and wrinkled brow,
An age of poverty; from which lingering penance
Of such misery doth she cut me off.

Antonio believes he has come to the end of his life, and is saying his final farewell to his friend Bassanio. He tells him not to be upset that he (Antonio) is dying for Bassanio's sake (because Bassanio needed the money for which Antonio made the bond with Shylock).

It's nothing to be upset about, he says, as Fortune is being kind to him. By killing him off early, Fortune is not making him, a "wretched man" (meaning "unhappy", or "unlucky") "out-live his wealth": live until he has no money. Moreover, he will not have to view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow (signifying old age) the day when he has no money. From that penance (punishment) and misery, Fortune has freed him: as she is "cutting him off" - killing him - early.

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