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Your heart is-burst, you have lost half your son?; | Lead to the Sagittary the raised search ;
Even now, very now, an old black ram

And there will I be with him. So, farewell, (Erit.
Is tupping your white ewe. Arise, arise ;
Awake the snorting citizens with the bell,

Enter below, BRABANTIo, and Servants with Torches. Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you : Bra. It is too true an evil : gone she is Arise, I say.

And what's to come of my despised time, Bra. Wbat, have you lost your wits ?

Is nought but billerness.- Now, Roderigo, Rod. Most reverend Signior, do you know my Where didst thou see her?-0, unhappy girl! voice?

With the Moor, say'st thou ? Who would be a faBra. Not 1; What are you?

ther Rod. My name is-Roderigo.

How didst thou know 'twas she? O, thou deceivest Bra. The worse welcome : I have charged thee, not to baunt about my doors: Past thought !-What said she to you ?-Get more In hunest plainness thou hast heard me say,

ters; My daughier is not for thee ; and now, in madness, Raise all my kindred.- Are they married, think Being full of supper, and distemper'dt draughts,

you? Upon malicious bravery, dost thou come

Rod. Truly, I think, they are. To start my quiet.

Bra. O heaven !-How got she out!-0 treason Roda Sir, Sir, Sir, Sir,

of the blood IBra. But thou must needs be sure,

Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' My spirit, and my place, have in them power

minds To make this bitter to thee.

By what you see them act.-Are there not charms, Rod, Patience, good Sir.

By which the property of youth and maid hood Bra. What tell'st thou me of robbing? This is May be abused? Have you not read, Roderigo, Venice;

Of some such thing? My honse is not a grange I.

Rod. Yes, Sir; I have indeed. Rod. Most grave Brabantio,

Bra. Call up my brother.-0, that you had had In simple and pure soul I come to you.

her!lago. 'Zounds, Sir, you are one of those, that will Some one way, some another.-Do you know not serve God, if the devil bid you. Because we Where we may apprehend her and the Moor? come to do you service, you think we are ruffians : Rod. I think, I can discover him, if you please you'll have your daughter cover'd with a barbary To get good guard, and go along with me. horse : you'll have your pephews neigh to you: Bra. Pray you, lead on. At every house I'll you'll have coursers for cousins, and gennets for

call; germans 6.

I may command at most ;-Get weapons, ho! Bra. What profane wretch art thou?

And raise some special officers of nighi.lago. I am one, Sir, that comes to tell you, your On, good Roderigo ;-I'll deserve your pains. daughter and the Moor are now making the beast

(Exeunt. with two backs. Bro. Thou art a villain.

SCENE II.-The same.-- Another Street. Jago. You are-a senator.

Enter OTHELLO, laco, and Altendants. Bra. This thou shalt answer: I know thee, Ro.

Iago. Though in the trade of war I have slain derigo.

men, Rod. Sir, I will answer any thing. But I be. Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience,

To do no contrived murder; I lack iniquity Ist be your pleasure, and most wise consent

Sometimes, to do me service: nine or ien times (As partly, I find, it is) that your fair daughter,

I had thought to have yerk'd him here under the At this odd-even | and dull watch o the night,

ribs.
Transported-with no worse nor better guard, Oth, 'Tis better as it is.
But with a knave of common hire, a gondoliers,
To the gross clasps of a lascivious Moor,-

lago. Nay, but he prated,

And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms
If this be known to you, and your allowance **, Against your honour,
We then have done yon bold and saucy wrongs ; That, with the little godliness I have,
But, if you know not this, my manners tell me, I did full lard forbear him. Bul, I pray, Sir
We have your wrong rebuke. Do not believe,

Are you last married ? for, be sure of this,-
That, from the sense of all civility,

That the magnifico + is much beloved ;
I thus would play and trifle with your reverence: And hath, in his effect, a voice potential
Your daughter,-if you have not given her leave, As double as the duke's: he will divorce you ;
I say again, hath made a gross revolt;

Or put upon you what restraint and grievance
Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes, The law (with all his might, to entorce it on),
In an extravagant++ and wheeling stranger,

Will give him cable.
Of here and every where : straight satisfy your. Oth. Let hiin do his spite :
self:

My services, which I hare done the signiory,
If she be in her chamber, or your house,
Let loose on me the justice of the state

Sl. ull out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to know

(Which, when I know that boasting is an honour For thus delnding you.

I shall promulgate), I fetch my life and being
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho!

From men of royal siege 1 ; and my demerits 6
Give me a taper ;-call up all my people :
This accident is not unlike my dream,

May speak, unbonneted ll, to as proud a fortune

As this that I have reach'd: for know, lago, Belief of it oppresses me already :

But that I love the gentle Desdemona, Light, I say ! Light!

(Exit from above.

I would not my unhoused & free condition lago. Farewell; for I must leave you :

Put into circumscription and confine It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place,

For the sea's worth. But, look! what lights come To be produced (as, it I stay, I shall), Against the Moor: for I do know, the state,

yonder! However this may gall him with some check,- Enter Cassio, at a distance, and certain Officers Cannot with safety cast 1: him ; for he's embark'd

with Torches. With such loud reason to the Cyprus wars,

Iago. These are the raised father, and his friends: (Which evta now stand in act), that, for their

You were best go in. souls,

Oth. Not I: I must be found ; Another of his fathom they have not,

My parts, my title, and my perfect soul, To lead their business : in which regard,

Shall manifest me rightly. Is it they? Though I do hate him as I do hell pains,

Iugo. By Janus, I think no. Yet, for necessity of present life,

Oth. The servants of the duke, and my lieute. I must shew out a flag and sign of love,

nant, Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely find him,

• Olse.

+ Brabantio : Magnitico is his title as a senator. 1. e. Is broken.

+ Intoxicating.

1 Seat or throne. A love farm-house.

Relations. Midnight.

Demerits has the same meaning in Shakspeare & A waterman. as merits. It'ncovered.

Unseliled. ** Approbation. ++ Wandering. :: Dismiss.

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The goodness of the night upon you, friends! SCENE III.-The same.-A Council Chamber.
What is the news?
Cas. The duke does greet' you, general;

The DUKE, and SENATORS, sitting at a Tubli'; And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance,

Oficers attending. Even on the instant.

Duke. There is no composition • in these

news, Oth. What is the matter, think you ?

That gives them credit.
Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine; 1 Sen. Indeed, they are disproportion'd;
It is a business of some heat: the gallies

My letters say, a hundred and seven gallies. Have sent a dozen sequento messengers

Duke. And mine, a hundred and forty. This very night at one another's heels ;

2 Sen. And mine, two hundred : And many of the consuls, raised, and met,

But though they jump not on a just account Are at the duke's already : you have been hotly (As in these cases, where the aim . reports, call'd for ;

Tis oft with difference), yet do they all confirm Vhen, being not at your lodging to be found,

A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus. The senate hath sent about three several quests t,

Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judgment; To search you out.

I do not so secure me in the error,
Oth. 'Tis well I am found by.you.

But the main article I do approve
I will but spend a word here in the house,

In fearful sense. And go with him.

(Exit.

Sailor. (Within.] What ho! what bo! what ho !
Cas. Ancient, what makes he here?

Enter an OFFICER, with a SAILOR.
lugo. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land
carackt;

off. A messenger from the gallies. liit prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.

Duke. Now? the business?
Cas. I do not understand.

Sail. The Turkish preparation makes for Rhodes; lago. He's married.

So was I bid report liere to the state,
Cas. To who?

By signior Angelo.

Duke. How say you by this change?
Re-enter OTHELLO.

1 Sen. This cannot be,
lago. Marry, to-Come, captain, will you go? By no assay of reason; 'tis a pageant,
Oik. Have with you.

To keep us in false gaze : when we consider
Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for you. The iriportancy of Cyprus to the Turk ;

And lei ourselves again but understand, Eater BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, and OFFICERS of That, as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes, night, with Torches and Weapons.

So may he with more facile question I bear it, lago. It is Brabantio :-General, be advised ;

For that it stands not in such warlike brace , He comes to bad intent.

But altogether lacks the abilities
Oth. Hola! Stand there !

That Rhodes is dress'd in :-If we make thought of
Ryd. Signior, it is the Moor.

this, Bra. Down with him, thief!

We must not think, the Turk is so unskilful, (They draw on both sides.

To leave that latest which concerns him first; Iago. You, Roderigo! Come, Sir, I am for you.

Neglecting an allempt of ease and gain, Oih. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew To wake, and wage i, a danger profitless. will rust them.

Duke. Nay, in all confidence, he's not for Rhodes. Good signior, you shall more command with years,

off. Here is more news. Tban with your weapons.

Enter a MESSENGER.
Bra. ( thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd
my daughter?

Mess. The Ottomites, reverend and gracious, Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her: Steering with dua course toward the isle of Rhodes, For I'll refer me to all things of sense,

Have there injointed them with an alter-feet. It she in chains of magic were not bound,

1 Sen. Ay, so I thought :-How many, as you Whether a maid-so tender, fair, and happy;

guess ? so opposite to marriage, that she shunnid

Mess. Oithirty sail : and now do they re-stem The wealthy curled darlings of our nation,

Their backward course, bearing with frank appear. Would ever have, to incur a general mock, Ron from her guardage to the sooty bosom

Their purposes toward Cyprus.--Signior Montano, Or such a thing as thou: to fear, not to delights.

Your trusty and most valiant servitor, Jodge me the world, it is not gross in sense,

With his free duty recommends you thus, That thou hast practised on her with foul charms;

And prays you to believe him.
Abused her delicate youth with drugs, or minerals, Marcus Lucchese, is he not in town?

Duke. "Tis certain then for Cyprus.-
That waken motion : - I'll have it disputed on;
Tis probable, and palpable to thinking,

i Sen. He's now in Florence. I therefore apprehend and do attach thee,

Duke. Write from us; wish him posl-post-haste : Par an abuser of the world, a practiser

despatch. Of arts in hibiled and out of warrant :

1 Sen. Here comes Brabantio, and the valiant

Moor.
Lay hold upon him; it he do resist,
Sobdue him at his peril.

Enter BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, Iago, RODERIGO, and Oth. Hold you hands,

Officers. Both you of my inclining, and the rest : Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it Duke. Valiant Othello, we must straight employ Without a prompter.- Where will you that I go

you To answer ibis your charge?

Against the general enemy Ottoman. Bra. To prison : lill fit time

I did not see you ; welcome, gentle signior ; or law, and course of direct session,

(70 Brabantio, Call thee to answer.

We lack'd your counsel and your help to-night. Onth. What if I do obey ?

Bra. So did I yours : good your grace, pardon

me; How may the duke be therewith satisfied ; Whose messengers are here about my side,

Neither my place, nor anght I heard of business, Upon some present business of the state,

Hath raised me from my bed ; nor doth the gener

ral To bring me to him?

care Of. 'fis trule, most worthy signior,

Take hold on me ; for my particular grief The duke's in council; and your noble self,

Is of so food-gate and o'erbearing nature, I am sure, is senl for.

That it engluts and swallows other sorrows, Bra. How ! the duke in council !

And it is still itself. la this time of the night!-- Bring him away :

Duke. Why, what's the matter? Mine's not an idle cause : the duke himself,

Bra. My daughter: 0, my daughter!

Sen. Dead ?
Or any of my brothers of the state,
Cannot but feel this wrong, as 't were their own :

Bra. Ay, to nie;
Por if such actions may have passage free,

She is abused, stolen from me and corrupted
Bond-slaves, and pagans, shall our staiesmien be.

(Exeunt.
• Consistency.

+ Conjecture Easy dispute.

$ State of defence. • Pollowing

+ Searches.

Combat. 1 A ricb vessel. To terrify, not delighi.

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By spells and medicines bought of mountebanks : Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances,
For nature so preposterously to err,

Of moving accidents, by flood, and field;
Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense, Of hair.breadth scapes i the imminent deadly in
Sans wilchcraft could not

breach;
Duke. Whoe'er he be, that, in this foul proceed of being taken by the insolent foe,
ing,

And sold to slavery ; of my redemption thence,
Hath thus beguiled your daughter of herself, And portance in my travel's history :
And you of her, the bloody book of law

Wherein of antres + vast, and desarts idle,
You shall yourself read in the bitter letter, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads w;
Afier your own sense ; yea, though our proper son touch heaven,
Stood in your action t.

It was my hint to speak, sach was the process ; Bra. Humbly I thank your grace

And of the Cannibals that each other eat, Here is the man, this Moor ; whom now, it seems, The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads Your special mandate, for the state affairs,

Do grow beneath their shoulders. These things to do Hath hiiher brought.

hear, Duke & Sen. We are very sorry for it.

Woald Desdemona seriously incline : Duke. What, in your own part, can you say to Lrt still the house-affairs would draw her thence; te this 3

[70 Othello. Which ever as she could with haste despatch, . Bra. Noibing but, this is so.

She'd come again, and with a greedy ear
Oih. Most polent, grave, and reverend signiors, Devour up my discourse : which I observing,
My very noble and approved good masters,

Took once a pliant hour; and found good means,
That I bave ta'en away this old man's daughter, To draw from ber a prayer of earnest heart,
It is frosi true ; true, I have married her; That I would all my pilgrimage dilate,
The very head and ront of my ofending

Wacreof by parcels t she had something heard,
Hath this extent, no more. Fiude am I in my Bat not intentively ý: I did consent;
Seecii,

Ard often did beguile her of her tears,
And liile blessia with the set plurase of peace ; When I did speak of some distressful stroke,
For since these arms of mine had seven yeais' T at my youth suffer'd. My story being done,
pitur,

She gave me for my pains a world of sighs :
Tili novi some rive moons wested, they have used She swore,-In faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing
The.deui est accions in the tented field ;

strange ; And liile of this great world can I speak,

Twas pilitul, 'iwas wondrous pitiful : More iban pe tains to icats of broil and battle; She wish'd, she had not heard it; yet she wish'd And lie.e.ore liile shall I grace my cause, That heaven had made lier such a man: she la speaki..? 10, 'self: yei, by your gracious pa

thank'd me; tie ice,

And bade me, if I bad a friend that loved her, I will a round uovarnish'd tale deliver

I should but ieach him how to tell my story, of my whole course of love; what drugs, what And that would woo her. Upon this lint, I spake: charins,

Sue loved me or live dangers I had pass'd; What contration, and what mighty magic

And I loved her, that she did pity them. (For such proceeding I am charged withai), Tuis only is the witchcraît I have used; I won his caughter wich.

Here comes the lady, let her witness it.
Bra. A maiden neve, bold;
Of spirit so still ard quiet, that her motion

Enter DESDEMONA, lago, and Altendants. Blush'd at herself; and she,-in spite of nature, Duke. I think, this tale would win my daughter Oi years, of country, credit, every thing,

too.
To fall in love wich what she fear'd to look on Good Brabantio,
It is a jocigmeat maim'd, and most imperfeci, Take up this mangled matter at the best ;
That w!!! confess-perfection so could err

Men do their broken weapons rather use,
Against all rule of natare; and must be driven Tua. treir bare hands.
To tind out practices of cunning hell,

Dra. I pray you, hear her speak;
Why tiris should be. I therefore vonch again, I she contess, that she was half the wooer,
That with some mixtures powerful o'er the blood, Destruction on my head, if my bad blame
Or with soine dram conjured to this effect, Light on the mau !-Come bitter, gentle mistress;
He whought upon her.

Do you perceive in all this noble company, Duke. To vouch this, is no proof;

Waere most you owe oedience?
Without more certain and more overt test ,

Des. My noble father,
Than these thin habits, and poor likelihoods I do perceive here a divided duty:
of modern seening II, do prefer against him. To you, I am bound for ine, and education ;
I Sen. But, o bello, speak;

My lle, aud education, boih do learn me
Did you by indirect and forced courses

How to respect you; you are the lord of duty, Subdue and poison this young maid's affections ? I am bitherto your daughter. But here's my hus Or came it by request, and such fair question

band; As soul to soul affordeth 1

And so much doty as my mother shew'd 0:h. I do beseech you,

To you, preierring you before her father,
Send for the lady to the Sagittary T,

So much I cirllenge that I may profess
And let her speak of me before her father : Due to the 'loos, y jord.
If you do find me foul in her report,

Bra. God be wiib you :-I have done :-
The trust, the office, I do hold of you,

Please it your grace, on to the state-affairs; Not only take away, but let your sentence

I had rutier in adopi a cbild, than get it. Even fall upon my life.

Co ne liituer, Moor: Duke. Peich Desdemona hither.

I bere du give thee that with all my heart, Oth. Ancient, conduct them; you best know the Wnich, but thou hast already, with all my heart

place.- (Ercunt lago and Attendants. I would keep from thee.-For your sake, jewel, And, till she come, as truly as to heaven

I am glad at sout I have no other childi I do confess the vices of my blood,

For thy escape would teach me tyranny, So justly to your grave ears I'll present

To hang clogs on them.- I have done, my lord. How I did thrive in this fair lady's love,

Duke. Let me speak like yourseif; and lay a And she in mine.

sentence, Duke. Say it, Othello.

Which, as a grise, or slep, may help these lovers Oth. Her father loved me; oft invited me ; In o your favour. Still question'd me the story of my life,

When remedies are past, the griefs are ended,
Prom year to year; the baitles, sieges, fortunes, By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended.
That I bave pass'd.

To mourn a mischief that is past and gone,
I ran it throngh, even from my boyish days, Is the next way to draw new mischiet on.
To the very moment that he bade me tell it. What cannot be preserved, when fortune takes,

Patience her injury a mockery makes, • Without.

+ Accnsation. Best exertion.

$ Open proof, My behaviour. Caves and dens. t Parts. | Weak show.

$ Intention and allention were once synony. * The sign of the fictitious creature so called. mous.

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The robb'd, that smiles, steals something from the hances,

And he sha!l our commission bring to you; thief; eld;

With such things else of quality and respect,
He robs himself, that spends a bootless grief. As doch import you.
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Bra. So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile ; Oth. Please your grace, my ancient;
We lose it not, so long as we can smile.

A man he is oi' honesty, and trust :
ion thence,

He bears the sentence well, that nothing bears To his conveyance 1 assign my wife,
Bat the free comfort which from thence he hears: Wito what else needful your good grace shall think

Bat he bears both the sentence and the sorrow, To be sent after me.
jale,

That, to pay grief, must of poor patience borrow. Duke. Let it be so.-
These sentences, to sugar, or to gall,

Good night to every one.-And, noble signior,
Being strong on both sides, are equivocal :
ne process;

(To Brabantio. Bat words are words; I never yel did hear, If virtue no delighted beauty lack, er eat,

Taat the bruised heart was pierced through the Your son-in-law is far more fair than black. heads ear..

1 Sen. Adier, brave Moor! use Desdemona well. These things I hambly beseech you, proceed to the affairs of Bra. Look to her, Moor; have a quick eye to see; state.

She has deceived her father, and may thee. Duke. The Tork with a most mighty preparation

(Exeunt Duke, Senators, Oficers, &c. makes for Cyprus :-Othello, the fortitude of the Oth. My life upon her faith.-Honest lago,

place is best known to you: and though we have My Desdemona must I leave to thee; y ear

There a substitute of most allow'd suficiency, yet I prythee, let thy wile attend on her; observing,

opinion, a sovereign mistress of effecis, throws a And bring them after in the best advantage.more safer voice on you : you must therefore be Co ne, Desdemona; I have but an bour

content to slabber + the gloss of your new foriones of love, of worldly inatters and direction, ate,

with this more stubborn and boisterous expedition. To spend with thee: we must obey the time. Olk. The tyrant custom, most grave senators,

(Exeunt Othello und Desdemona. Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war

Rod. lago.
Ny thrice-driven bed of down: I do agnize

Jago. What say'st thon, noble heart?
A natural and prompt alacrity,

Rod. What will I do, thinkest thou ?
I find in hardness; and do andertake

Iago. Why, go to bed and sleep.
These present wars against the Ottomites.

Rod. I will incontinently drown myself.
Most humbly therefore bending to your stat

Iago. Well, if thou dost, I shall never love thee I crave fit disposition for my wife ;

ailer it. Why, thou silly gentleman? Dae reference of place, and exhibition g.

Rod. It is silliness to live, when to live is a torWith such accommodation, and besort,

ment: and then have we a prescription to die, As levels with her breeding.

when death is our physician. Duke. If you please,

lago. O villainous! I have look'd upon the world Be't at her father's.

for four times seven years; and since I could disBra. I'll not have it so.

tingnish between a benefit and an injury, I never Olk. Nor I.

found a man that knew how to love himself. Ere Des. Nor I; I would not there reside,

I would say, I would drown myselt for the love of To put my father in impatient thoughts,

? Guinea-hen, I would change my humanity with a By being in his eye. Most gracious duke,

babuon. To my unfolding lend a gracious ear,

Rod. What shoold I do? I confess, it is my And let me find a charter in your voice,

shame to be so fond †; but it is not in virtue to To assist my simpleness.

a nend it. Duke. What would you, Desdemona?

lago. Virtue ? a fig! 'Tis in ourselves, that we are Des. That I did love the Muor to live with him, thus, or thus. Our bodies are our gardens; to the Ny downright violence and storm of fortunes which, our wills are gardeners : so that if we will Nay trumpet to the world; my heart's subdued plant nettles, or sow lettuce; set hyssop, and weed Even to the very quality of my lord :

up tiyme, supply it with one gender of herbs, or I saw Othello's visage in his mind;

distract it with many; either to have it steril with And to his honours, and his valiant parts,

idleness, or manured with industry; why, the power Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.

and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. If So that, dear lords, if I be left behind,

the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason A moth of peace, and he go to the war,

lo poise another of sensuality, the blood and baseThe rites, for which I love him, are bereft me, ness of our natures would conduct us to most preAnd I a heavy interiin shall support

posterous conclusions : but we have reason to cool By his dear absence : let me go with him.

our raging motions, our carpal stings, our unbilled i Otk. Your voices, lords :-—'Beseech you, let her lusts ; whereof I take this, that you call-love, to will

be a sect), or scion.
Have a free way:

Rod. It cannot be.
Vouch with me, heaven; I therefore beg it not, Jago. It is merely a lust of the blood, and a per-
To please the palate of my appetite;

mission of the will. Come, be a man: drown thy. Nor to comply with heat, the young affects II, self? drown cats, and blind puppies. I have proIn my distinct and proper satisfaction ;

fess'd me thy friend, and I confess me knit to thy Bat to be free and boonteous to her mind :

deserving with cablés of perdurable toughness; I And heaven defend your good souls, that you could never better stead thee than now. Put money think

in thy purse ; follow these wars; defeat thy favour I will your serious and great business scant, with an usurped beard || ; I say, pat money in thy Por she is with me: No, when light-wing'd toys purse. It cannot be, that Desdemona should long Of feather'd Cupid seel it with wanton dulness continue her love to the Moor,-put money in thy My speculative and active instruments,

perse ;-nor he his to her : it was a violent comThat iny disports corrupt and taint my business,

mencement, and thou shalt see an answerable se. Let housewives make a skillett: of my helm ý ý, questration ;--put but money in thy purse.-These And all indign and base adversities

Moors are changeable in their wills;- 6ll thy porse Make head against my estimation !

with money: the food that to him now is as luscious Duke. Be it as you shall privately determine, as locusts, shall be to him shortly as bitter as coloEither for her stay, or going :-the affair cries-quintida. She must change for youth : when she is haste,

sated with his body, she will find the error of her: And speed must answer it; you must hence to-night. choice.-She must have change, she must: thereDes. To-night, my lord 1

fore put money in thy purse.-If thou wilt needs Duke. This night.

damn thyself, do it a more delicate way than Oth. With all my heart,

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hard for my wits, and all the tribe of hell, thou

shalt enjoy her; therefore make money. A pox of • i.e. That the wounds of sorrow were ever cured by the words of consolation.

+ Obscure, • Immediately. + Poolish. | Unbridled. 1 Acknowledge.

Allowance. A sect is what the gardeners call a cuuing. | Affections.

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drowning thysell! It is clean out of the way; seek Mlon. I am glad on't; 'lis a woitty governor. heel thou rather to be hang'd in compassing thy joy, 3 Gent. But this same Cassio, -though he speakers than to be drown's and go without her.

of comfort, Rod. Wilt thou be fast to my hores, if I depend Touching the Turkish loss-yet he looks sadly, on the issue?

And prays the Moor be safe; for they were parte cene lago. Thou art sure of me ;-Go, make money : With' foul and violent tempest. -I have told thee often, and I re-lell thee again Mon. 'Pray heaven he be ; and again, I hate the Mour: my cause is hearted: For I have served him, and the man conmands his thine hath no less reason : let us be conjunctive in Like a full soldier. Let's to the sea-side, ho ! our revenge against him: is thou canst cuckold As well to see the vessel that's come in, him, thou dost thyself a pleasure, and me a sport. As to throw out our eyes for brave Othello; There are many events in the wornb of time, which Even till we make the main, and the aerial blue, ut will be deliver'd. Traverse; 30; provide ihy mó. An indistinct regard. ney. We will have more of this lo-inorrow. Adieu. 3 Gent. Come, let's do so;

Ron. Where shall we meet i’ the morning? For every minute is expectancy lago. At my lodging.

Of more arrivance. Rod. l'II be with thee betimes.

Enter Cass10. lugo. Go to; farewell. Do you hear, Roderigo? Rod. What say you ?

Cas. Thanks to the valiant of this warlike isle, lugo. No more of drowning, do you hear? That so approve the Moor; 0 let the heavens Rod. I am changed. I'll sell all my land.

Give him defence against the elements, lugo. Go to; farewell : put money enough in your For I have lost him ort'a dangcroas sea. purse.

(Exit Roderigo.

Mon. Is he well slipp'd ? Thus do I ever make my fool my purse :

('us. His bark is stoutly timber'd, and his pilot 11 For I mine own gain'd knowledge should profane, of very expert and approved allowancet; If I would time expend with such a snipe,

Therefore my hopes, not surfeited to death,
But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor;

Stand in bold cure.
And it is ihought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets (Within.) A sail, a sail, a sail!
He has done my office : Í know not if't be true;

Enter another GENTLEMAN.
But I, for mere suspicion imthat kind,
Will do, as if for surely. He holds me well;

Cas. What noise !
The belter shall my purpose work on him.

4 Gent. The town is enipty : on the brow others Cassio's a proper man: let me see now; To get his place, and to plume up my will ;

Stand ranks of people, and they cry--a sail. A double knavery,--How ? low?-Let me see :- Cas. My hopes do shape him for the governor. After some time, to abuse Othello's ear,

2 Gent. They do discharge their shot of courtesy That he is too familiar with his wife:

[Guns herrdal He hath a person, and a smooth dispose,

Our friends, at least.
To be suspected; framed to make women false. Cas. I pray you, Sir, go forth,
The Moor is of a free and open nature,

And give as tru:h who 'tis that is arrived.
That thinks men honest, that but seem to be so;

2 Gent. I shall. And will as lenderly be led by the nose,

Mon. But, good lieutenant, is your general wived ! As asses are.

Cas. Most fortunately: he hath achieved a maid, I have't ;- it is engender'd :-Hell and night That paragons description, and wild fame; Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light. One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens,

[Erit. And, in the essential vesture of creation,

Does bear all excellency:-How now ? who has put ACT II.

in ?

Re-enter second GENTLEMAN. SCENE 1.-A Sea-Port Town in Cyprus.-A Plat. form.

2 Gent. 'Tis one lago, ancient to the general.

Cas. He has had most favourable and happy Enter MONTANO,and two GENTLENEN.

speed : Mon. What from the cape can you discern at sea? Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds

1 Gent. Nothing at all: it is a high-wrought food; The gutter'd rocks, and congregated sands, I cannot, 'twixt the heaven and the main,

Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel,Desery a sail.

As having sense of beauty, do omit Mon. Methinks, the wind hath spoke aloud at Their mortal I natures, letting go safely by land:

The divine Desdemona. A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements :

Mon. What is she? If it hath ruffian'd so upon the sea,

Cas. She that I spake of, onr great captain's capWhat ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them,

tain, Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this? Left in the conduct of the bold lago;

2 Gent. A segregation t of the Turkish fleet : Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts, For do but stand upon the foaming shore,

A se'nnight's speed.--- Great Jove, Othello guard, The chiding billow seems to pell the clouds ; And swell his sail with thine owu powerful breath; The wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous That he may bless this bay with his tall ship, main,

Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms,
Seems to cast water on the burning Bearý,

Give renew'd tire to our extincted spirits,
And quench the guards of the ever-fixed pole: And bring all Cyprus comfort !-0, behold,
I never did like molestation view
On th' enchased flood.

Enter DesdemONA, EMILIA, LAGO, RODERIGO, and Mon. If that the Turkish fleet

Attendants.
Be not inshelter'd and embay'd, they are drown'd; The riches of the ship is come on shore!
It is impossible they bear it out.

Ye men of Cyprus, let her have your knees ;

Hail to thee, lady! and the grace of heaven,
Enter a third GENTLEMAN.

Before, behind thee, and on every hand, 3 Gent. News, lords! our wars are done ;

Enwheel thee round !
The desperate tempest hath so bang'd the Tarks, Des. I thank you, valiant Cassio.
That their designvient halts: a noble ship of Venice What tidings can you tell me of my lord ?
Hath seen a grievous wreck and sufferance

Cus. He is not yet arrived ; nor know I anght
On most part of their feet,

But that he's well, and will be shortly here. Mon. How! is this true !

Des. (), but I tear;-How lost you company ? 3 Gent. The ship is here put in,

Cus. The great contention of the sea and skies A Veronese; Michael Cassio,

Parted our fellowship: bui, burk ! a sail. Lieutenant to the warlike Moor, Othello,

(Cry uithin, i sail, a sail! Then Guns heard. Is come on shore: the Moor himsel's at sea, 2 Genl. They give their greeting to the citadel; And is in full commission here for Cyprus,

This ikewise is a friend. • An ancient military word of command.

• Complete. Esteems.

Separation, + Allowed and approved expertness The constellation near the polar sar.

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