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ACT IV. iki SCENE I. The same.

A gnfitleds meet'rëproach. What, ho! my Enter OTHELLO and Fago.'

lord! Tagó. Will you think so?

Enter CASS10. Oth.

Think so, lago? My fotd, I say! Othéltd How now, Cassio ? Iago.

What, Cas. What is the matter? To kigg in private?

lago. My lord is Pallet into an epilepsy; Oth.

An unanthorized kiss. This is his second fit, he had bne yesterday. lago. Or to be naked with her friend abed, Cas. Rub bim about the temples. An hour, or more, not meaning any harm? lago.

No, forbear: Oth. Naked a bed, Iago, and not mean harm? The lethargy must have his quiet course : It is hypocrisy'against the

If not, he foams at mouth; and, by and by, They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, Breaks out to savage madness. Look, he stirs : The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt Do you withdraw yourself a little while, heaven.

He will recover straight; when he is gone, lago. So they do nothing, 'tis a venial slip: I would oh great occasion speak with you.But if I give my wife a handkerchiet,

(Exit CASSIC Oth. What then?

How is it, general? have you not hurt your lago. Whythen 'tis hers, my lord; and being Oth, thou mock me?

[head! She may, I think, bestow'l on any man. [hers,

I mock you! no, by beaven; Oth. She is protectress of her honour too; Would, you would bear your fortunes like a May she give that?


man. lago. Her honour, is an essence that's not Oth. A horned man's a monster, and a beast. They have it very oft, that have it not:

Iago. There's many a beast, then, in a popt But, for the handkerchief, [forgot it:And many a civil monster. [lous city,

Oth. By heaven, I would most gladly have Oth. Did he confess it? Thou said'st,-0, it comes o'er my memory, Iago.

Good sir, be a man; As doth the raven o'er the infected house, Think, every bearded fellow, that's but yoked, Boding to all*--he had my handkerchief. May draw with you; there's millions now alive, Iago. Ay, what of that?

That nightly lie in those unproper 5 beds, Oth.

That's not so good, now. Which they dare swear peculiar; your case is Iago. What, if I had said, I had seen him better. do you wrong?

O, 'tis the spite of hell, the fiend's arch-mock, Or heard him say, - As kraves be'such abroad, Tó lip a wanton in a secure couch, Who having, by their own importunate suit, And to suppose her chaste! No, let me know; Or voluntary dotage of some inistress, And, knowing what I am, I know what she Convinced or supplied + them, cannot choose Oth, 0, thou art wise; 'tis certain. [shall be. But they must blab

Stand you awhile apart; Oth,

Hath he said any thing? Confine yourself but in a patient list 1: Iago. He hath, my lord; but be you well Whilst you were here, ere while mad with your No more than he'llunswear.l. [assured (A passion most unsuiting such a man,) [grief, Oth.

What hath he said? Cassio came hither: I shifted him away, Iago. "Faith, that he did, I know not what And laid good’scuse upon your ecstacy; [me: Oth. What? what?

s she did. Bade him anon, return, and here speak with Jago. Lie

The which he promised, "Do but encaye? Oth. ;! With her?


[scorns, lago. With her, on her; what you will. And mark the feers, the gibes, and notable Oth. Lie with her!'lie on her!--We say, lie That dwell in every region of his face; on her, when they belie her: Lie with her! For I will make hiin tell the tale anew, that's fulsome.-Handkerchief,confessions, Where, bow, how oft, how long ago, and when -handkerchief:-To confess, and be hanged He hath, and is again to cope your wife; for bis labourt.-- First to be hanged, and then I say, but inark his gesture. Marry, patience; to confess :-I tremble at it. Nature would not Or I shall say, you are all in all in spleer, invest herself in such shadowing passion, with. And nothing of a man. out some instruction. It is not words, that Oth.

Dost thou hear, lago! shake me thus : Pish!--Noses, ears, and lips: I will be found most cunning in my patience; Is it possible?--Confess !---Handkerchief - But(dost'thod bear?) inost bloody! O devil! -N: [Falls in a Trance.

That's not amiss ; lago. Work on,

(caught; But yet kečp titie it all. Will you withdraw My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are

(OTHELLO toithdraws. And many worthy and chaste dames, even Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, thus,

A housewife, that, by selling her desires, * The raven was thought to be a constant attendant on a house infected with the plagne. * Old spelling of suppled, i. e., softened.

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Enter BIANCA. That dotes on Cassio, -as 'tis the strumpet's Cas. 'Tis such another fitchew $! marry, a plagne,

perfumed one.- What do you mean by this To beguile many, and be beguiled by one;, 1 haunting of me? He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain Bian. Let the devil and his dam haunt you! From the excess of laughter:-Here he comes: What did you mean by that same handkerchief, Re-enter Cassio.

you gave me even now? I was a fine fool to As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad; take it. I must take out the whole work I-A Ang his unbookish * jealousy must construie likely piece of work, that you should find it in Pour Cassio's smiles, gestures, and light be your chamber, and not know who left it there! haviour

This is some minx's token, and I must take out Quite in the wrong. How do you now, lieu- the work? There, give it your hobby-horse: Di tenant?

wheresoever you had it, I'll take out no work LaCas. The worser, that you give me the ad. on't. Whose want even kills me.

{dition t, Cas. How now, my sweet Bianca? how - 1 dago. Ply Desdemona swell, and you are now? how now? sure of't.

Oth. By heaven, that should be my handNow, if this suit lay in Bianca's power,


(Aside. [Speaking lower. Bian. An you'll come to supper to-night, How quickly should you speed ? ]

you may: an you will not, come when you are Cas. Alas, poor caltiff! next prepared for,

[Exit. Oth. Look, how he laughs already! (Aside. lago. After her, after her. Jago. I never knew a woman love man so. Cas.'Faith I must, she'll rail in the street else. Cas. Alas, poor' rogue! I think i'faith she lago. Will you sup there? loves me.

Cas. 'Faith, I intend so. Oth. Now he denies it faintly, and laughs it lago. Well, I may chance to see you; for I

(Aside. would very fain speak with you. lago. Do you hear, Cassio ?

Ças. Prythee, come; Will you? Oth.

Now he importunes him Tago. Go to; say no more. (Exit Cassio. To tell it o'er : Go to; well said, well said. Oth. How shall I murder him, Iago?

(Aside, Iago. Did you perceive how he laughed at lago. She gives it out, that you shall marry his vice? Do you intend it?

[her: Oth. O, Iago!' Ha, ha, ha!

Iago. And did you see the handkerchief Oth. Do you triumph, Roman? do you Oth. Was that mine? triumph?

(Aside. Iago. Yours, by this hand: and to see how Cas. I marry her!—what? a customer I! 'The prizes the foolish woman, your wife! she prythee; bear some charity to my wit; do not gave it him, and he hath given it his whore. think it so unwholesome. Ha, ha, ha!

Oih. I would have him nine years a killing: Oth. So, so, so, so: They laugh that win. -A fine woman! a fair woman! a sweet

[Aside. woman! Iago. 'Faith, the cry goes, that you shall Iago. Nay, you must forget that. marry her.

Oth. Ay, let her rot, and perish, and be Cas. Prythee, say true..

damned to-night; for she shall not live: No, Iago. I am a very villain else.

my heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it Oth. Have you scored me? Well. . (Aside. hurts my hand. O, the world hath not a sweeter

Cas. This is the monkey's own giving out: creature: she might lie by an emperor's side, she is persuaded I will marry her, out of her and command him tasks, own love and flattery, not out of my promise. Iago. Nay, that's not your way,

Oth. Iago beckons me; now he begins the Oth. Hang her! I do but say what she is :story.

(Aside. So delicate with her needle An admirable Cas. She was here even now; she haunts musician! O, she will sing the savagenoss out me in every place, I was, the other day, talk- of a bear!-Of so high and plenteous wit and ing on the sea-bank with certain Venetians; invention !! and thither comes this bauble; by this hand, Iago. She's the worse for all this. she falls thus about my neck;

Oth. 0, a thousand, a thousand times :- And Oth. Crying, 0 dear Cassio! as it were: his then, of so gentle a condition it! gesture imports it.

[Aside. lago, Ay, too gentle. Cas. So hangs, and lolls, and weeps upon Oth. Nay, that's certain : But yet the pity me; so hales, and pulls me; ha, ha, ha! of it, Iago!--0, Iago, the pity of it, Iago!

Oth. Now he teils, how she pluck'd him to lugo. if you are so fond over her iniquity, my chamber: 0, I see that nose of yours, but give her patent to offend; for, if it touch not not that dog I shall throw it to. [Aside. you, it comes near nobody,

Cas. Well, I must leave her company, Oth. I will chop her into messes :--Cuckold lago. Before me! look where she comes, me! * Ignorant. + Title of lieutenant.

A common woman.

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Iago. 0, 'tis foul in her.


I will not stay to offend you. oth. Withi' mive officer !


[Going, lago. That's 'fouler.

Lod. Truly, an obedient lady:
Oth. Get me some poison, Iago; thie night: I do beseech your lordship, call her back.
I'll not expostulate with her, lest her body Oth. Mistress,
and beauty unprovide my mind again: this Des.

My lord? night, Iago.

Oth. What would you with her, sir Iago. Do it not with poison, strangle her in Lod. Who, I, my lord?

(ber turn: her bed, even the bed she hath contaminated. Oth. Ay; yon did wish, that I would make

Oth. Good, good: the justice of it pleases; Sir, she can tarn, and turn, and yet go on, very good.

And turn again, and she can weep, sir, weep; fago. And, for Cassio,-let me be his under. And she's obedient, as you say,-obedient, taker: You shall hear inore by midnight. Very obedient ;--Proceed you in yonr tears.

(A Trumpet within. Concerning this, sir,-0 well-paiuted passion! Oth. Excellent good-What trumper is that I am commanded home:-Get you away; same:

[Lodovico, I'll send for you anon. Sir, I obey the manlago. Something from Venice, sure. 'Tis

date, Come from the duke: and, see, your wife is And will retarn to Venice;-Hence, avaunt! with him.

[Exit DesDEMONA. Enter LODOVICO, DESDEMONA, and Cassio shall have my place. And,-sir, toAttendants.

night, Lod. 'Save yon, worthy general!

I do entreat that we may sup together. Oth.

With all my heart, sir. You are welcome, sir, to Cyprus.--Goats, and Lod. The duke and senators of Venice greet monkeys !

(Erit. you.

[Gives him a Packet. Lod. Is this the noble Moor wbom our full Oth. I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. senate

(tore (Opens the Packet and reads. Call-all.iu-all sufficient? This the noble naDes. And what's the news, good cousin Lo Whom passion could not shake? whose solld dovico?

virtue Iago. I am very glad to see you, signior; The shot of accident, nor dart of chance, Welcome to Cyprus.

(Cassio? Could neither graze, nor pierce ? Lod. I thank you: How does lieutenant lago.

He is much changed. Iago, Lives, sir.

[and my lord Lod. Are his wits safe? is he not light of Des. Cousin, there's fallen between him


(my censure. An unkind breach: but you shall make all fago. He is that he is; I may not breatbe Oth. Are you sure of that?

(well. What he might be,-if, what he might, he is Des. My lord?

I would to heaven, he were.

(not, Oth. This fail you not to do, as you


What, strike his wife! will

(Reads. lago. 'Faith, that was not so well : Yet Lod. He did not call; he's busy in the paper.

'would I knew, Is there division 'twixt thy lord and Cassio? That stroke would prove the worst. Des. A most unhappy one; I would do much Lod.

Is it his use
To atone* them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Or did the letters work upon his blood,
Oth. Fire and brimstone!

And new-create this fault
My lord ?

Alas, alas!

Are you wise? It is not honest in me, to speak [serve him ; Des. What, is he angry?

What I have seen ar knd You shall obLod. May be, the letter moved him: And his own courses will denote him so, For, as I think, they do command him home, That I may save my speech ; Do but go after, Deputing Cassio in his government.

And mark how he continues. Des. By my troth, I am glad on't.

Lod. I am sorry that I am deceived in him. Oth. Indeed.

(Ereunt. My lord? Oth. I am glad to see you mad.

SCENE II. A Room in the Castle. How, sweet Othello? Enter OTHELLO and EMILIA. Oth. Devil!

[Striking her. Oth. You have seen nothing then? Des. I have not deserved this.

Emil. Nor ever heard ; por ever did sus Lod. My lord, this would not be believed in pect.

(together. Venice,

(much; Oth. Yes, you have seen Cassio and she Though I should swear I saw it: 'Tis very Emil. But then I saw no harm and then I Make her amends, she weeps.


[them. Oth.

O devil, devil! Each syllable, that breath made up between If that the earth could teen with woman's Oth. What, did they never whisper?


Never, my lord. Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile: Oth. Nor send you ont o'the way? Out of my sight!


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Ith. To fetch her fan, her gloves, her mask, To point his slow unmoving finger *t,-
Emil. Never, my lord. (nor nothing? 0!0!
Oth. That's strange.

[bonest, Yet could I bear that too; well, very well : Emil. I durst, my lord, to wager she is But there, where I have garner'd* op my Lay down my soul at stake: if you think other,

heart; Remove your thonght; it doth abuse your Where either I must live, or bear no life; bosom.

The fountain from the which my current runs, If any wretch hath put this in your head Or else dries up; to be discarded thence! Let heaven requite it with the serpent's cnrse! Or keep it as a cistern, for foul toads (there! For, if she be not honest, chaste, and true, To knot and gender in!-turn thy complexion There's no man happy; the purest of their Patience, thou young and rose-lipp'd cherubim; Js foul as slander.

(wives Ay, there, look grim as hell! Och. Bid her come hither go. Des. I hope, my noble lord esteems me (Erit Emilia.

honest. She says enough :-yet she's a simple bawd, Oth. 0, ay; as summer flies are in the That cannot say as much. This is a subtle shambles. whore,

That quicken even with blowing. O thon weed, A closet-lock-and-key of villanous secrets : Who art so lovely fair, and smell'st so sweet, And yet, she'll kneel, and pray; I have seen That the sense aches at thee.-'Would, thou her do't.

had'st ne'er been born!

[ted ? Re-enter EMILIA, with DESDEMONA. Des. Alas, what ignorant sin have I commitDes. My lord, what is your will?

Oth. Was this fair paper, this most goodly Oth.

Pray, chuek, come hither. book, Des. What is your pleasure ?

Made to write whore upon ? What committed ! Oth.

Let me see your eyes ; Committed !- thou public commoner! Look in my face.

I should make very forges of my cheeks, Des. What horrible fancy's this? That would to:cinders burn up modesty, Oth. Some of your function, mistress; Did I but speak thy deeds. What committed !

[TO Emilia. Heaven stops the nose at it, and the moon Leave procreants alone, and shut the door ;

winks; Cough, or cry-hem, if any body come: The bawdy wind, that kisses all it meets, Your mystery, your mystery; nay, despatch. Is hush'd within the hollow mine of earth,

[Exit EMILIA. And will not hear it: What committed ! Des. Upon my knees, what doth your Impudent strumpet! speech import?


By heaven, you do me wrong. I understand a fury in your words,

Oth. Are not you a strumpet? But not the words.


No, as I am a christian : Oth. Why, what art thou ?

If to preserve this vessel for my lord,
Des. Your wife, my lord; your true From any other foul unlawful toach,
And loyal wife.

Be--not to be a strumpet, I am none.
Oth. Come, swear it, damn thyself; Oth. What, not a whore?
Lest, being like one of heaven, the devils Des.

No, as I shall be saved. themselves

[damn'd, Oth. Is it possible ? Should fear to seize thee: therefore be double- Des. O, heaven forgive us ! Swear-thon art honest.


I cry you mercy, then; Des.

Heaven doth truly know it. I took you for that canning whore of Venice, Oth. Heaven truly knows, that thou art That married with Othello.-You, mistress, false as hell. [am I false?

Re-enter EMILIA. Des. To whom, my lord ? with whom? How That have the office opposite to Saint Peter, Oth. O Desdemona!--away! away! away! And keep the gate of hell; You! you ! ay, Des. Alas, the heavy day!Why do you

[your pains;

We have done our course; there's money for Am I the occasion of these tears, my lord ? I pray you, turn the key, and keep our counlf, haply, you my father do suspect,


[Erit. An instrument of this your calling back, Emil. Alas, what does this gentleman con. Lay not your blame on me; if you have lost ceive ?

(lady? Why, I have lost him too.

(him, How do you, madam? how do you, my good Oth. Had it pleased heaven Des. 'Faith, half asleep.

(my lord; To try me with all iction; had he rain'd Emil. Good madam, what's the matter with All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare Des. With who?

Emil. Why, with my lord, madam. Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips; Des. Who is thy lord ? Given to captivity me and my utmost bopes ; Emil. He that is yours, sweet lady. I should have found in some part of my soul Des. I have none : Do not talk to me, A drop of patience: but (alas !) to make me y Emilia; A fixed figure, for the time of scorn

I cannot weep; nor answer I have none, Treasured ap.






But what suvuld go by water. - Prlythee, to- Jugo. You are a fool; go to.

[ber ;-)

O good lago, Lay on my bed iny wedding sheets, remem. What shall I do to win my lord again? And call thy husband hither.

Good friend, go to him; for, by this light of Emil.

Here is a change, indeed! heaven,

Di [Exit. know not how I lost him. Here I kneel: Des. 'Tis meet I should be used s0, very If e'er my will did trespass 'gainst his love, meet.

Either in discourse of thought, or actual deed; How have I been behaved, that he might stick Or that mine eyes, mine ears, or any sense, The small'st opinion on my great'st abuse?' Delighted them in any other form ;

Re-enter EMILIA, with Iago,', De that I do not yet, and ever did, lago, What is your pleasure, madam? How And ever will,-though he do shake me off

is it with you? ..' [young babes, To beggarly divorcement,-love him dearly, Des. I cannot tell. Those, that co tea Comfort fo wear me! Unkindness may do Do it with gentle means, and easy tasks:

much ; He might have chid me so; for, in good faith, And his unkindness may defeat my life, I am a child to chiding.

But never taint my love. I cannot say, whore; Ingo,

What's the matter, lady? It does abhor me, now I speak the word; Emil. Alas, lago, my lord' hath

so bewhored To do the act that inight the addition ; earn, her,

1:. [her, Not the world's mass of vanity could make Thrown such despite and heavy terms upon

[humour; As true hearts cannot bear.

Iago. I pray you be content; 'tis but his Des. Ain I that name, Jago?

The business of the state does him offence, lago.

What name, fair lady? And he does chide with you. . Des. Such as, she says, my lord did say I i Desi

Ir'twere no other,was.

4 [his drink, lago. It is but so, I warrant you. Emil. He calP'd ber, whore; a beggar, in

[Trumpets Could not bave laid such terms upon his cal- Hark; how these instruments, summon to sup. dago. Why did he.so ?

[per! Des. I do not know; I am sure; I am none And the great messengers of Venice stay: sych. t' !!

[day! Go in, and weep not; ali things shall be well. Iago. Do not weep, do not weep; Alas, the

(Exeunt DESDEMONA and EMILIA, Emil. Has she forsook so many noble

Enter RODERICO. matches,

How now, Roderigo? Her father, and her country, and her friends, Rod. I do not find, that thou deal'st justly To be call'd-whore? would it not make one with me. : Des. It is my wretched fortune. (weep? Iago. What in the contrary? Iago.

Beshrew him for it? Rod. Every day thou doff'st || me with some How comes this trick upon him?

device, Iago; and rather (as ii seems to me Des.

Nay, heaven doth know. now,) keep’st from me all conveniency, than Emil. I will be hang-d, if some eternal vil- suppliest me with the least advantage of hope. Some busy and insinuating rogue, - [lain, I will, indeed, no longer endure it : Nor am I Some cogging cozening slave, to get some yet persuaded, to put up in peace what already office,

[else. I have foolishly suffered. Have not devised this slander ; I'll be hang'd lago. Will you hear me, Roderigo ? lago. Fie, there is no such man; it is im- Rod. 'Faith, I have heard too much; for possible.

[him! your words aud performances, are no kin toDes. If any such there be, heaven pardon gether. Emil. A halter pardon him! and hell gnaw Iago. Yon charge me most unjustly. his bones!

-{her company? Rod. With nought bút truth. I have wasted Why should he call her, whore? who keeps myself out of my means. The jewels you What place? what; time? what form? what have had from me, to deliver to Desdemona,

likelihood 3.1. 1111!!,!" [kpave, would thálf have corrupted a votarist: You The Moor's abused by some most villanous have told me she has received them, and Some basel notorious knave, some scurvy fel. returned me expectations and comforts of low:

1 [unfold; sudden respect and acquittance 1; but I find O, heaven, that such companions + thou’dst none. And put in every honest hand a whip,

Iago. Well; go to; very well. To lash the rascal'naked through the world, Rod. Very well! go to! I cannot go to, Even from the east to the westt is

man; nor 'tis not very well : By this hand, 1 Iago.

Speak within door. say, it is very scarvy; and begin to find my. Emil. O, fie upon him-kgome such squire he self fobbed in it. 1:1 wasy. This

tuyo. Very well. That turnd your wit the:seamy side it withoat, Rod. I tell you, 'tis not very well. I will And made you to suspect me with the Moor. make myself known to Desdemona: Ishe

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