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Buys herself bread and clothes : it is a creature, lof work, that you should find it in your chamber. That dotes on Cassio, -as 'tis the strumpet's plague, and not know who left it there! This is some minx's To beguile many, and be beguild by one ;
Loken, and I must take out the work? There,-give He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain
it your hobby-horse: wheresoever you had it, I'll From the excess of laughter :-Here he comes : take out no work on't.
Cas. How now, my sweet Bianca! how now? Re-enter Cassio.
how now? As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad,
Oth. By heaven, that should be my handker
chief! And his unbookish' jealousy must construe
Bian. An you'll come to supper to-night, you Poor Cassio's smiles, gestures, and light behaviour.
may: an you will not, come when you are next Quite in the wrong.- How do you now, lieutenant ?
Erit. Cas. The worser, that you give me the addition,
lago. After her, after her. Whose want even kills me.
| Cas. 'Faith I must, she'll rail in the street else. lago. Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure of t.
hol lago. Will you sup there? Now, if this suit lay in Bianca's power, ..
Cas. 'Faith, I intend so, How quickly should you speed.
lago. Well, I may chance to see you; for I Cas.
Alas, poor caitiff!
would very lain speak with you. Olh. Look, how he laughs already!" (Aside. !
Cas. Prythee come; Will you? lago. I never knew a woman love man so.
lago. Go to; say no more. (Erit Cassio. Cas. Alas, poor rogue! I think, i'faith, she loves
oth. How shall I murder him, lago? me.
lago. Did you perceive how he laughed at his Oth. Now he denies it faintly, and laughs it out.
Oth. O, Iago!
lago. And did you see the handkerchier?
Oth. Was that mine?
lago. Yours, by this hand : and to see how be lago. She gives it out, that you shall marry her:
prizes the foolish woman, your wife! she gave it
him, and he hath given it his whore.
Oth. I would have him nine years a killing :Oth. Do you triumph, Roman ? do you triumph?
121A fine woman! a fair woman! a sweet woman! (Aside.
Iago. Nay, you must forget that. Cas. I marry her!-what? a customer !3 | pr'y
Oih. Ay, let her rot and perish, and be damned thee, bear some charity to my wit; do not think it
ilto-night ; for she shall not live: No, my heart is so unwholesome. Ha, ha, ha!
turned to stone; I strike it, and it hurts my hand.
O, the world hath not a sweeter creature : she Oih. So, so, so, so : They laugh that win.
might lie by an emperor's side, and command him lago. 'Faith, the cry goes, that you shall marry
lago. Nay, that's not your way. her. Cas. Pr'ythee, say true.
och. Hang her! I do but say what she is:-S0
delicate with her needle !-- An admirable musician! lago. I am a very villain else. Oth. Have you scored me? Well. (Aside.
0, she will sing the savageness out of a bear! Cas. This is the monkey's own giving out: she
of so high and plenteous wit and invention! is persuaded I will marry her out of her own love
lago. She's the worse for all this. and Nattery, not out of my promise..
Oih. O, a thousand, a thousand times :-And Olh. lago beckons me; now he begins the story."
then, of so gentle a condition !5
po gentle. Cas. She was here even now; she haunts me in
1 Oih. Nay, that's certain : But yet the pity of it, every place. I was, the other day, talking on the
the lago!-0, lago, the pity of it, lago! spa-bank with certain Venetians; and thither comes
Jago. If you are so fond over her iniquity, give this bauble; by this hand, she falls thus about my
her patent to offend; for, if it touch not you, it neek ;
comes near nobody. Olh. Crying, Odear Cassio! as it were: his
Oth. I will chop her into inesses :-Cuckold me! gesture imports it.
Iago. 0, 'tis foul in her. Cas. So hangs, and lolls, and weeps upon me;
Oih. With mine officer! so hales, and pulls me: ha, ha, ha!-.
lago. That's fouler. Oth. Now he tells, how she pluck'd him to mylu.
Oih. Get me some poison, lago; this night:-: chamher: 0, I see that nose of yours, but not that
I'll not expostulate with her, lest her body and beaudog I shall throw it to.
"Ity unprovide my mind again : this night, lago. Cas. Well, I must leave her company.
Tago. Do it not with poison, strangle her in her Iago. Before me! look where she comes.
bed, even the bed she hath contaminated.
| Olh. Good, good: the justice of it pleases ; very Enter Bianca.
Tago. And, for Cassio, --- let me be his undertaker: Cas. 'Tis such another fitchew!" marry, a per. You shall hear more by midnight. fumed one.-What do you mean by this haunting
(A trumpet within. of me?
Olh. Excellent good,-What trumpet is that Bian. Let the devil and his dam haunt you!
same? What did you mean by that same handkerchief, lago. Something from Venice, sure. 'Tis Lodoyou gave me even now? I was a fine fool to take it.
vico, I must take out the whole work ?-A likely piece Come from the duke: and, see, your wife is with
him. (1) Ignorant. (2) Title of lieutenant. common woman. (4) A polecat.
(5) Of so sweet a disposition.
4 in (Exeunt.
Enter Lodovico, Desdemona, and Attendants. The shot of accident, nor dart of chanoe,
Could neither graze, nor pierce ?
He is much chang'd. Lod. The duke and senators of Venice greet you.
Lod. Are his wits safe? is he not light of brain? (Gives him a packet.
| lago. He is that he is; I may not breathe my Olh. I kiss the instrument of their pleasures.
censure. (Opens the packel and reads.
s. What he might be,-is, what he might, he is not,Des. And what's the news, good cousin Lodo
I would to heaven, he were.
What, strike his wife! vico? lago. I am very glad to see you, signior; I lago. 'Faith, that was not so well; Yet 'would
utenant Cassio 2 That stroke would prove the worst. layo. Lives, sir.
Is it his use? Des. Cousin, there's fallen between him and my
Or did the letters work upon his blood, lord
And new-create this fauli? An unkind breach : but you shall make all well. lago.
Alas, alas! Oth. Are you sure of that?
It is not honesty in me, to speak Des. My lord?
What I have seen and known. You shall observe Oth. This fail you not to do, as you will
Reade | And his own courses will denote him so, Lod. He did not call: he's busy in the paper. I
That I may save my speech : Do but go after, Is there division 'twixt my lord and Cassio ?
And mark how he continues. Des. A most unhappy one; I would do much
| Lod. I am sorry, that I am deceiv'd in him. To atone' them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Oth. Fire and brimstone!
SCENE II. A room in the castle. Enter Des.
My lord ? Oth.
Are you wise?
Othello, and Emilia. Des. What, is he angry ?
Oth. You have seen nothing then ? Lod.
May be, the letter mov'd him ; Emil. Nor ever heard ; nor ever did suspect. for, as I think, they do command him home,
Olh. Yes, you have seen Cassio and she together. Deputing Cassio in his government.
Emil. But then I saw no harm: and then I heard Des. By my troth, I am glad on't.
Each syllable, that breath made up between them.
Indeed. Oth. What, did they never whisper?
Never, my lord. Oth. I am glad to see you mad.
Oth. Nor send you out o'the way?
Never. Olh. Devil!
[Striking her. Oth. To fetch her fan, her gloves, her mask, nor Des. I have not deserv'd this.
nothing? Lod. My lord, this would not be believ'd in Emil. Never, my lord. Venice,
That's strange. Though I should swear I saw it: 'Tis very much; | Emil. I durst, my lord, to wager she is honest, Make her amends, she weeps,
Lay down my soul at stake: if you think other, Oth,
O devil! devil ! Remove your thought; it doth abuse your bosom i If that the earth could teem with woman's tears, If any wretch hath put this in your head, Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile : Let heaven requite it with the serpent's curse ! Out of my sight!
For, if she be not honest, chaste, and true, Des. I will not stay to offend you. There's no man happy ; the purest of their wives
(Going. Is foul as slander. Lod. Truly, an obedient lady ;
Bid her come hither :-90.I do beseech your lordship, call her back.
[Erit Emilia, Olh. Mistress,
She says enough :-yet she's a simple bawd,
That cannot say as much. This is a subtle whore, Oth.
What would you with her, sir? | A closet-lock-and-key of villanous secrets : Lod. Who, I, my lord ?
And yet she'll kneel, and pray; I have seen her do't, Olh. Ay; 'you did wish, that I would make her
Re-enter Emilia, with Desdemona. Sir, she can turn, and turn, and yet go on,
Des. My lord, what is your will ? And turn again; and she can weep, sir, weep:
Pray, chuck, come hither. And she's obedient, as you say,-obedient,
Des. What is your pleasure? Very obedient;-Proceed you in your tears.
Let me see your eyes; Coneerning this, sir,- well-painted passion! Look in my face.. I am eommanded home :-Get you away;
What horrible fancy's this? I'll send for you anon.-Sir, I obey the mandate,
1. Oth. Some of your function, mistress ; (To Emil. And will return to Venice ;-Hence, avaunt!
Leave procreants alone, and shut the door ; [Exit Desdemona.
Cough, or cry-hem, if any body come: Cassio shall have my place. And,-sir, to-night, Your mystery, your mystery ;-nay, despatch. I do entreat that we
(Erit Emilia You are welcoine, sir, to Cyprus.-Goats, and Des. Upon my knees, what doth your speech monkies!
(Exit.l. import ?'
Your wife, my lord; your true 1) Reconcile.
And loyal wife.
oth. . Come, swear it, damn thysell; I pray you, turn the key, and keep our counsel. Lest, being like one of heaven, the devils themselves
[Exil. Should fear to seize thee: therefore be double- Emil. Alas, wha: does this gentleman conceive ? damın'd,
How do you, madam ? how do you, my good lady? Swear-thou art honest.
Des. 'Faith, half asleep. Des.
Heaven doth truly know it. Emil. Good madam, what's the matter with my Oth. Heaven truly knows, that thou art false as
lord ? hell.
Des. With who? Des. To whom, my lord ? with whom? How am| Emil.
Why, with my lord, madam. I false ?
Des, Who is thy lord ? Oth. O Desdemona!--away! away! away! Emil.
He that is yours, sweet lady. Des. Alas, the heavy day!-Why do you weep? Des. I have none : Do not talk to me, Emilia ; Am I the occasion of these tears, my lord ?
I cannot weep; nor answer I have none, 1, haply, you my father do suspect,
| But what should go by water. Pr’ythee, to-night An instrument of this your calling back,
Lay on my bed my wedding sheets,-remember; Lay not your blame on me; if you have lost him, And call thy husband hither. Why, I have lost him too.
Emil. Here is a change, indeed! (Exit. Oth.
Had it pleas'd heaven Des. 'Tis meet I should be used so, very meet. To try me with affliction ; had he rain'd
How have I been behav'd, that he might stick All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare head; The small'st opinion on my great'st abuse ? Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips; Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes;
Re-enter Emilia, with lago. I should have found in some part of my soul
lago. What is your pleasure, madam ? How is A drop of patience: but (alas!) to make me
it with you ? A fixed figure, for the time of scorn
Des. I cannot tell. Those, that do teach young To point his slow unmoving finger at,
Do it with gentle means, and easy tasks: Yet could I bear that too; well, very well : He might have chid me so; for, in good faith, But there, where I have garner'd' up my heart; I am a child to chiding. Where either I must live, or bear no lise ;
"What's the matter, lady? The fountain from the which my current runs, Emil. Alas, lago, my lord hath so bewhor'd her, Or else dries up; to be discarded thence !
Thrown such despite and heavy terms upon her, Or keep it as a cistern, for foul toads
As true hearts cannot bear.
What name, fair lady? Ay, there, look grim as hell!
Des. Such as, she says, my lord did say I was. Des. I hope, my noble lord esteems me honest. Emil. He call'd her, whore; a beggar, in his Oth. 0, ay; as summer flies are in the shambles, ... drink, .. That quicken even with blowing. Othou weed, Could not have laid such terms upon his callet.? Who art so lovely fair, and smell'st so sweet, Tago. Why did he so ? That the sense aches at thee. Would, thou hadst Des. I do not know ; I am sure, I am none such. ne'er been born!
Iago. Do not weep, do not weep; Alas, the day ! Des. Alas, what ignorant sin have I committed ?! Emil, Has she forsook so many noble matches,
Olh. Was this fair paper, this most goodly book, Her father, and her country, and her friends, Made to write whore upon ? What committed! To be callid--whore? would it not make one weep? Committed !-0 thou public commoner!
Des. It is my wretched fortune. I should make very forges of my cheeks,
Beshrew him for it! That would to cinders burn up modesty,
How comes the trick upon him? Did I but speak thy deeds.-What committed !
Nay, heaven doth know, Heaven stops the nose at it, and the moon winks ; Emil. I will be hang'd, if some eternal villain, The bawdy wind, that kisses all it meets,
Some busy and insinuating rogue, Is hush'd within the hollow mine of earth,
Some cogging cozening slave, to get some office, And will not hear it: What committed !
Have noi devis'd this slander; l’It be hang'd else. Impudent strumpet!
lago. Fie, there is no such man: it is impossible, Des.
. By heaven, you do me wrong. Des. If any such there be, heaven pardou him! Oth. Are you not a strumpet ?
Emil. A halter pardon him ? and hell gnaw his Des. No, as I am a Christian :
bones! is to preserve this vessel for my lord,
Why should he call her, whore? who keeps her From any other foul unlawful touch,
company? Be-not to be a strumpet, I am none.
What place what time? what form ? what like, Oth. What, not a whore ?
lihood ? Des.
No, as I shall be saved. The Moor's abus'd by some most villanous knave, Oth. Is it possible?
Some base notorious knave, some scurer fellow; Des. 0, heaven forgive us !
O, heaven, that such companions thou'dst unsold; Oth.
Fcry you mercy, then ; And put in every honest hand a whip,
Speak within door.
Emil. O, fie upon him ! some such squire he was, That have the office opposite to Saint Peter,
That turn'd your wit the seamy side without, And keep the gate of hell; You! you! ay, you!
And made you to suspect me with the Moor.
(4) Inside out.
O good lago, But, Roderigo, if thou hast that within thee indeed, What shall I do to win my lord again?
which I have greater reason to believe now than Good friend, go to him ; for by this light of heaven, ever,-I mean, purpose, courage, and valour,-this I know not how I lost him. Here I kneel : night show it: if thou the next night following enIf e'er my will did trespass 'gainst his love, joyest not Desdemona, take me from this world Either in discourse of thought, or actual deed; with treachery, and devise engines for my life. Or that mine eyes, mine ears, or any sense,
Rod. Well, what is it? is it within reason, and Delighted them in any other form;
compass ? Or that I do not vet, and ever did,
| lago. Sir, there is especial commission come from And ever will,--Though he do shake me off
Venice, to depute Cassio in Othello's place. To beggarly divorcernent love him dearly,
Rod. Is that true? why, then Othello and DesdeComfort forswear me! Unkindness may do much; mona return again to Venice. And his unkindness may defeat my life,
Tago. 0, no; he goes into Mauritania, and takes But never taint my love. I cannot say, whore; away with him the fair Desdemona, unless his It does ahhor me, now I speak the word ;
abode be lingered here by some accident: wherein To do the act that might the addition' earn, none can be so determinate, as the removing of Not the world's mass of vanity could make me. Cassio.
lago. I pray you, be content; 'lis but his humour; Rod. How do you mean-removing of him? The business of the state does him offence,
lago. Why, by making him incapable of Othello's And he does chide with you.
place; knocking out his brains. Des.
Ir 'twere no other,-1 Rod. And that you would have me do ? lago. It is but so, I warrant you. [Trumpets. lago. Ay, if you dare do yourself a profit, and a Hark, how these instruments summon to supper! right. He sups to-night with a harlot, and thither And the great messengers of Venice stay:
sill I go to him ;-he knows not yet of his honourGo in, and weep not; all things shall be well. able fortune: if you will watch his going thence
(Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia. (which I will fasbion to fall out between twelve and Enter Roderigo.
one,) you may take him at your pleasure ; I will be
near to second your attempi, and he shall fall be How now, Roderigo ?
tween us. Come, stand not annazed at it, but go Rod. I do not find, that thou deal'st justly with along with me; I will show you such a necessity in me.
his death, that you shall think yoursell bound to Iago. What in the contrary?
put it on him. It is now high supper-time, and the Rod. Every day thou doff'st me with some night grows to waste: about it. device, lago; and rather (as it seems to me now,) Rod. I will hear further reason for this. keep'st from me all conveniency, that suppliest me! Jago. And you shall be satisfied. [Errunt. with the least advantage of hope. I will, indeed, no longer endure it : Nor am I yet pursuaded, to SCENE III.-Another room in the castle. Enput up in peace what already I have foolishly suf- ler Othello, Lodovico, Desdemona, Emilia, and fered."
Attendants. lago. Will you hear me, Roderigo ?
Rod. 'Faith, I have heard too much; for your Lod. I do beseech you, sir, trouble yourself ne words and performance are no kin together.
further. lago. You charge me most unjustly
Olh. O pardon me;' 'twill do me good to walk. Rod. With nought but truth. I have wasted Lod. Madam, good night; I humbly thank your myself out of my means. The jewels you have ladyship. had from me, to deliver to Desdemona, would half Des. Your honour is most welcome. have corrupted a votarist: You have told me-she Olh.
Will you walk, sir 1has received them, and returned me expectations 0,-Desdemona, and comforts of sudden respect and acquittance;"| Des.
My lord ? but I find none.
Olh. Get you to bed on the instant, I will be Tago. Well; go to; very well.
returned forthwith : dismiss your attendant there; Rod. Very well! go to! I cannot go to, man; look, it be done. nor 'tis not very well: By this hand, I say, it is Des, I will, my lord. very scurvy: and begin to find myself robbed in it. (Exeunt Othello, Lodovico, and Attendonte lago. Very well.
Emil. How goes it now ? he looks gentler than Rod. I tell you, 'tis not very well. I will make
he did. myself known to Desdemona: if she will return! Des. He says, he will return incontinent; me my jewels, I will give over my suit, and repentHe hath commanded me to go to bed, my unlawful solicitation; if not, assure yourself, 1 And bade me to dismiss you. will seek satisfaction of you.
Dismiss me! lago. You have said now.
| Des. It was his bidding; therefore, good Emilis, Rod. Ay, and I have said nothing, but what I Give me my nightly wearing, and adieu : protest intendment of doing.
We must not now displease him. lago. Why, now I see there's mettle in thee; and| Emil. I would, you had never seen him ! even, from this instant, do build on thee a better Des. So would not I; my love doth so approve opinion than ever before. Give me thy hand, Roderigo: Thou hast taken against me a most just that even his stubbornness, his checks, and exception ; but, yet, I protest, I have dealt most di
frowns, rectly in thy affair.
Priythee, unpin me,-have grace and favour in Rod. It hath not appeared.
them. lago. I grant, indeed, it hath not appeared ; and Emil. I have laid those sheets you bade me on your suspicion is not without wit and judgment.
the bed. (1) Tite. (2) Putt'st me off.
(3) Requitul. (4) Immediately.
Des. All's one :-Good father! how foolish arel Des. Good troth, I think thou would'st not. our minds !
Emil. By my troth, I think I should ; and unIf I do die before thee, pr’ythee, shroud me do't, when I had done. Marry, I would not do In one of taose same sheets.
such a thing for a joint-ring; nor for measures of Emil.
Come, come, you talk. lawn; nor for gowns, petticoats, nor caps, nor any Des. My mother had a maid call'd-Barbara ; petty exhibition : but, for the whole world,- Why, She was in love ; and he, she lov'd, pror'd mad, who would not make her husband a cuckold, to And did forsake her: she had a song of-willow, make him a monarch? I should venture purgatory An old thing 'twas, but it express'd her fortune, for't. And she died singing it: That song, to-night, | Des. Beshrew me, if I would do such a wrong Will not go from my mind ; I have much to do, for the whole world. But to go hang my head all at one side,
Emil. Why, the wrong is vut a wrong i'the And sing it like poor Barbara. Pr'ythee, despatch. world : and, having the world for your labour, 'tis
Emil. Shall I go fetch your night-gown? a wrong in your own world, and you might quickly Des.
No, unpin me here. - make it right, This Lodovico is a proper man.
Des. I do not think there is any such woman. Emil. A very handsome man.
Emil. Yes, a dozen ; and as many
And he speaks well. To the vantage, as would store the world they Emil. I know a lady in Venice, who would have lady in Venice who would have
If wives do fall: Say, that they slack their duties,
Or else break out in peevish jealousies, Des. The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore Throwing restraint upon us; or, say, they strike us tree,
Or scant our former having in despite ;
(Singing. Why, we have galls; and, though we have some Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee,
grace, Sing willow, willow, willow :
Yet we have some revenge. Let husbands know, The fresh streams ran by her, and murmurd Their wives have sense* like them; they see, and her moans;
smell, Sing willow, foc.
And have their palates both for sweet and sour, Her salt lears fell from her, and soften'd the As husbands have. What is it that they do, stones ;
When they change us for others ? Is it sport? Lay by these :
I think it is; And doth affection breed it?
I think, it doth; Is't frailty, that thus errs?
Te is so too: And have not we affections ?
Desires for sport? and frailty, as men have ?
Then, let them use us well: else, let them know,
4 The ills we do, their ills instruct us to. land.
Des. Good night, good night: Heaven me suca II.
usage send, Let nobody blame him, his scorn I approve,
Not to pick bad from bad; but, by bad, mend!
[Exeunt Nay, that's not next.-Hark! who is it that knocks?
Emil. It is the wind.
Sing willow, foc.
SCENE I.-A street. Enter Iago and Roderigo.
EN locals So, get thee gone ; good night. Mine eyes do lago. Here, stand behind this bulk; straight will itch :
he come: Doth that bode weeping?
Wear thy good rapier bare,' and put it home; Emil
'Tis neither here nor there. Quick, quick; fear nothing; I'll be at thy elbow: Des. I have heard it said so.-0, these men, these It makes us, or it mars us : think on that, men !
And fix most firm thy resolution. Post thou in conscience think,-tell me, Emilia, Rod. Be near at hand; I may miscarry in't. That there be women do abuse their husbands lago. Here, at thy hand; be bold, and take thy In such gross kind ?
sword. (Retires to a little distance. Emil.
There be some such, no question. Rol. I have no great devotion to the deed; Des. Would'st thou do such a deed for all the And yet he has given me satisfying reasons :world?
'Tis but a man gone:-forth, my sword; he dies. Emil. Why, would not you ?
[Goes lo his stand. Des.
No, by this heavenly light!! Iago. I have rubb'd this young quat almost to Emil. Nor I neither by this heavenly light ; I might do't as well i'the dark.
And he grows angry. Now, whether he kill Cassio, Des. Would'st thou do such a deed for all the Or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, world?
Every way makes my gain : Live Roderigo, Emil. The world is a huge thing: 'Tis a great He calls me to a restitution large price
of gold, and jewels, that I bobb'd' frorn him, For a small vice.
As gifts to Desdemona; (1) Wild, inconstant. (2) Mo for more. (4) Sensation. (5) Unsheathed, (3) Our former allowance of expense.
(6) To the quick. (7) Fished.
this yo, (Goes lo he dies.
And he the sensed
need for all im