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<?xml version="1.0"?>
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<!DOCTYPE PLAY SYSTEM "play.dtd">
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<PLAY>
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<TITLE>The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice</TITLE>
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<FM>
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<P>Text placed in the public domain by Moby Lexical Tools, 1992.</P>
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<P>SGML markup by Jon Bosak, 1992-1994.</P>
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<P>XML version by Jon Bosak, 1996-1998.</P>
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<P>This work may be freely copied and distributed worldwide.</P>
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<PERSONAE>
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<TITLE>Dramatis Personae</TITLE>
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<PERSONA>DUKE OF VENICE</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>BRABANTIO, a senator.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>Other Senators.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>GRATIANO, brother to Brabantio.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>LODOVICO, kinsman to Brabantio.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>OTHELLO, a noble Moor in the service of the Venetian state.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>CASSIO, his lieutenant.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>IAGO, his ancient.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>RODERIGO, a Venetian gentleman.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>MONTANO, Othello's predecessor in the government of Cyprus.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>Clown, servant to Othello. </PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>DESDEMONA, daughter to Brabantio and wife to Othello.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>EMILIA, wife to Iago.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>BIANCA, mistress to Cassio.</PERSONA>
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<PERSONA>Sailor, Messenger, Herald, Officers, Gentlemen, Musicians, and Attendants.</PERSONA>
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</PERSONAE>
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<SCNDESCR>SCENE  Venice: a Sea-port in Cyprus.</SCNDESCR>
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<PLAYSUBT>OTHELLO</PLAYSUBT>
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<ACT><TITLE>ACT I</TITLE>
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<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE I.  Venice. A street.</TITLE>
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<STAGEDIR>Enter RODERIGO and IAGO</STAGEDIR>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Tush! never tell me; I take it much unkindly</LINE>
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<LINE>That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse</LINE>
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<LINE>As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this.</LINE>
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</SPEECH>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>'Sblood, but you will not hear me:</LINE>
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<LINE>If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me.</LINE>
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</SPEECH>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate.</LINE>
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</SPEECH>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city,</LINE>
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<LINE>In personal suit to make me his lieutenant,</LINE>
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<LINE>Off-capp'd to him: and, by the faith of man,</LINE>
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<LINE>I know my price, I am worth no worse a place:</LINE>
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<LINE>But he; as loving his own pride and purposes,</LINE>
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<LINE>Evades them, with a bombast circumstance</LINE>
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<LINE>Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war;</LINE>
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<LINE>And, in conclusion,</LINE>
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<LINE>Nonsuits my mediators; for, 'Certes,' says he,</LINE>
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<LINE>'I have already chose my officer.'</LINE>
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<LINE>And what was he?</LINE>
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<LINE>Forsooth, a great arithmetician,</LINE>
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<LINE>One Michael Cassio, a Florentine,</LINE>
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<LINE>A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife;</LINE>
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<LINE>That never set a squadron in the field,</LINE>
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<LINE>Nor the division of a battle knows</LINE>
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<LINE>More than a spinster; unless the bookish theoric,</LINE>
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<LINE>Wherein the toged consuls can propose</LINE>
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<LINE>As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practise,</LINE>
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<LINE>Is all his soldiership. But he, sir, had the election:</LINE>
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<LINE>And I, of whom his eyes had seen the proof</LINE>
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<LINE>At Rhodes, at Cyprus and on other grounds</LINE>
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<LINE>Christian and heathen, must be be-lee'd and calm'd</LINE>
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<LINE>By debitor and creditor: this counter-caster,</LINE>
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<LINE>He, in good time, must his lieutenant be,</LINE>
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<LINE>And I--God bless the mark!--his Moorship's ancient.</LINE>
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</SPEECH>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>By heaven, I rather would have been his hangman.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Why, there's no remedy; 'tis the curse of service,</LINE>
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<LINE>Preferment goes by letter and affection,</LINE>
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<LINE>And not by old gradation, where each second</LINE>
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<LINE>Stood heir to the first. Now, sir, be judge yourself,</LINE>
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<LINE>Whether I in any just term am affined</LINE>
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<LINE>To love the Moor.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>I would not follow him then.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>O, sir, content you;</LINE>
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<LINE>I follow him to serve my turn upon him:</LINE>
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<LINE>We cannot all be masters, nor all masters</LINE>
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<LINE>Cannot be truly follow'd. You shall mark</LINE>
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<LINE>Many a duteous and knee-crooking knave,</LINE>
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<LINE>That, doting on his own obsequious bondage,</LINE>
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<LINE>Wears out his time, much like his master's ass,</LINE>
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<LINE>For nought but provender, and when he's old, cashier'd:</LINE>
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<LINE>Whip me such honest knaves. Others there are</LINE>
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<LINE>Who, trimm'd in forms and visages of duty,</LINE>
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<LINE>Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves,</LINE>
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<LINE>And, throwing but shows of service on their lords,</LINE>
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<LINE>Do well thrive by them and when they have lined</LINE>
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<LINE>their coats</LINE>
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<LINE>Do themselves homage: these fellows have some soul;</LINE>
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<LINE>And such a one do I profess myself. For, sir,</LINE>
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<LINE>It is as sure as you are Roderigo,</LINE>
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<LINE>Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago:</LINE>
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<LINE>In following him, I follow but myself;</LINE>
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<LINE>Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,</LINE>
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<LINE>But seeming so, for my peculiar end:</LINE>
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<LINE>For when my outward action doth demonstrate</LINE>
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<LINE>The native act and figure of my heart</LINE>
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<LINE>In compliment extern, 'tis not long after</LINE>
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<LINE>But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve</LINE>
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<LINE>For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>What a full fortune does the thicklips owe</LINE>
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<LINE>If he can carry't thus!</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Call up her father,</LINE>
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<LINE>Rouse him: make after him, poison his delight,</LINE>
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<LINE>Proclaim him in the streets; incense her kinsmen,</LINE>
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<LINE>And, though he in a fertile climate dwell,</LINE>
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<LINE>Plague him with flies: though that his joy be joy,</LINE>
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<LINE>Yet throw such changes of vexation on't,</LINE>
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<LINE>As it may lose some colour.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Here is her father's house; I'll call aloud.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell</LINE>
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<LINE>As when, by night and negligence, the fire</LINE>
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<LINE>Is spied in populous cities.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>What, ho, Brabantio! Signior Brabantio, ho!</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Awake! what, ho, Brabantio! thieves! thieves! thieves!</LINE>
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<LINE>Look to your house, your daughter and your bags!</LINE>
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<LINE>Thieves! thieves!</LINE>
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<STAGEDIR>BRABANTIO appears above, at a window</STAGEDIR>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>What is the reason of this terrible summons?</LINE>
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<LINE>What is the matter there?</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Signior, is all your family within?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Are your doors lock'd?</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Why, wherefore ask you this?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>'Zounds, sir, you're robb'd; for shame, put on</LINE>
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<LINE>your gown;</LINE>
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<LINE>Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul;</LINE>
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<LINE>Even now, now, very now, an old black ram</LINE>
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<LINE>Is topping your white ewe. Arise, arise;</LINE>
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<LINE>Awake the snorting citizens with the bell,</LINE>
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<LINE>Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you:</LINE>
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<LINE>Arise, I say.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>What, have you lost your wits?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Most reverend signior, do you know my voice?</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Not I what are you?</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>My name is Roderigo.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>The worser welcome:</LINE>
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<LINE>I have charged thee not to haunt about my doors:</LINE>
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<LINE>In honest plainness thou hast heard me say</LINE>
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<LINE>My daughter is not for thee; and now, in madness,</LINE>
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<LINE>Being full of supper and distempering draughts,</LINE>
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<LINE>Upon malicious bravery, dost thou come</LINE>
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<LINE>To start my quiet.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Sir, sir, sir,--</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>But thou must needs be sure</LINE>
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<LINE>My spirit and my place have in them power</LINE>
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<LINE>To make this bitter to thee.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Patience, good sir.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>What tell'st thou me of robbing? this is Venice;</LINE>
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<LINE>My house is not a grange.</LINE>
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<SPEECH>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Most grave Brabantio,</LINE>
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<LINE>In simple and pure soul I come to you.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>'Zounds, sir, you are one of those that will not</LINE>
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<LINE>serve God, if the devil bid you. Because we come to</LINE>
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<LINE>do you service and you think we are ruffians, you'll</LINE>
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<LINE>have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse;</LINE>
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<LINE>you'll have your nephews neigh to you; you'll have</LINE>
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<LINE>coursers for cousins and gennets for germans.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>What profane wretch art thou?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter</LINE>
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<LINE>and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Thou art a villain.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>You are--a senator.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>This thou shalt answer; I know thee, Roderigo.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Sir, I will answer any thing. But, I beseech you,</LINE>
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<LINE>If't be your pleasure and most wise consent,</LINE>
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<LINE>As partly I find it is, that your fair daughter,</LINE>
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<LINE>At this odd-even and dull watch o' the night,</LINE>
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<LINE>Transported, with no worse nor better guard</LINE>
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<LINE>But with a knave of common hire, a gondolier,</LINE>
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<LINE>To the gross clasps of a lascivious Moor--</LINE>
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<LINE>If this be known to you and your allowance,</LINE>
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<LINE>We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs;</LINE>
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<LINE>But if you know not this, my manners tell me</LINE>
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<LINE>We have your wrong rebuke. Do not believe</LINE>
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<LINE>That, from the sense of all civility,</LINE>
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<LINE>I thus would play and trifle with your reverence:</LINE>
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<LINE>Your daughter, if you have not given her leave,</LINE>
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<LINE>I say again, hath made a gross revolt;</LINE>
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<LINE>Tying her duty, beauty, wit and fortunes</LINE>
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<LINE>In an extravagant and wheeling stranger</LINE>
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<LINE>Of here and every where. Straight satisfy yourself:</LINE>
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<LINE>If she be in her chamber or your house,</LINE>
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<LINE>Let loose on me the justice of the state</LINE>
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<LINE>For thus deluding you.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Strike on the tinder, ho!</LINE>
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<LINE>Give me a taper! call up all my people!</LINE>
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<LINE>This accident is not unlike my dream:</LINE>
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<LINE>Belief of it oppresses me already.</LINE>
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<LINE>Light, I say! light!</LINE>
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<STAGEDIR>Exit above</STAGEDIR>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Farewell; for I must leave you:</LINE>
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<LINE>It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place,</LINE>
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<LINE>To be produced--as, if I stay, I shall--</LINE>
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<LINE>Against the Moor: for, I do know, the state,</LINE>
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<LINE>However this may gall him with some cheque,</LINE>
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<LINE>Cannot with safety cast him, for he's embark'd</LINE>
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<LINE>With such loud reason to the Cyprus wars,</LINE>
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<LINE>Which even now stand in act, that, for their souls,</LINE>
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<LINE>Another of his fathom they have none,</LINE>
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<LINE>To lead their business: in which regard,</LINE>
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<LINE>Though I do hate him as I do hell-pains.</LINE>
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<LINE>Yet, for necessity of present life,</LINE>
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<LINE>I must show out a flag and sign of love,</LINE>
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<LINE>Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely find him,</LINE>
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<LINE>Lead to the Sagittary the raised search;</LINE>
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<LINE>And there will I be with him. So, farewell.</LINE>
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<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
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<STAGEDIR>Enter, below, BRABANTIO, and Servants with torches</STAGEDIR>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>It is too true an evil: gone she is;</LINE>
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<LINE>And what's to come of my despised time</LINE>
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<LINE>Is nought but bitterness. Now, Roderigo,</LINE>
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<LINE>Where didst thou see her? O unhappy girl!</LINE>
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<LINE>With the Moor, say'st thou? Who would be a father!</LINE>
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<LINE>How didst thou know 'twas she? O she deceives me</LINE>
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<LINE>Past thought! What said she to you? Get more tapers:</LINE>
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<LINE>Raise all my kindred. Are they married, think you?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Truly, I think they are.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>O heaven! How got she out? O treason of the blood!</LINE>
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<LINE>Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds</LINE>
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<LINE>By what you see them act. Is there not charms</LINE>
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<LINE>By which the property of youth and maidhood</LINE>
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<LINE>May be abused? Have you not read, Roderigo,</LINE>
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<LINE>Of some such thing?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Yes, sir, I have indeed.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Call up my brother. O, would you had had her!</LINE>
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<LINE>Some one way, some another. Do you know</LINE>
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<LINE>Where we may apprehend her and the Moor?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>I think I can discover him, if you please,</LINE>
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<LINE>To get good guard and go along with me.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Pray you, lead on. At every house I'll call;</LINE>
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<LINE>I may command at most. Get weapons, ho!</LINE>
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<LINE>And raise some special officers of night.</LINE>
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<LINE>On, good Roderigo: I'll deserve your pains.</LINE>
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<STAGEDIR>Exeunt</STAGEDIR>
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<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE II.  Another street.</TITLE>
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<STAGEDIR>Enter OTHELLO, IAGO, and Attendants with torches</STAGEDIR>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Though in the trade of war I have slain men,</LINE>
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<LINE>Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience</LINE>
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<LINE>To do no contrived murder: I lack iniquity</LINE>
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<LINE>Sometimes to do me service: nine or ten times</LINE>
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<LINE>I had thought to have yerk'd him here under the ribs.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>'Tis better as it is.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Nay, but he prated,</LINE>
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<LINE>And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms</LINE>
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<LINE>Against your honour</LINE>
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<LINE>That, with the little godliness I have,</LINE>
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<LINE>I did full hard forbear him. But, I pray you, sir,</LINE>
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<LINE>Are you fast married? Be assured of this,</LINE>
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<LINE>That the magnifico is much beloved,</LINE>
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<LINE>And hath in his effect a voice potential</LINE>
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<LINE>As double as the duke's: he will divorce you;</LINE>
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<LINE>Or put upon you what restraint and grievance</LINE>
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<LINE>The law, with all his might to enforce it on,</LINE>
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<LINE>Will give him cable.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Let him do his spite:</LINE>
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<LINE>My services which I have done the signiory</LINE>
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<LINE>Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to know,--</LINE>
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<LINE>Which, when I know that boasting is an honour,</LINE>
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<LINE>I shall promulgate--I fetch my life and being</LINE>
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<LINE>From men of royal siege, and my demerits</LINE>
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<LINE>May speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune</LINE>
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<LINE>As this that I have reach'd: for know, Iago,</LINE>
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<LINE>But that I love the gentle Desdemona,</LINE>
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<LINE>I would not my unhoused free condition</LINE>
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<LINE>Put into circumscription and confine</LINE>
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<LINE>For the sea's worth. But, look! what lights come yond?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Those are the raised father and his friends:</LINE>
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<LINE>You were best go in.</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>Not I I must be found:</LINE>
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<LINE>My parts, my title and my perfect soul</LINE>
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<LINE>Shall manifest me rightly. Is it they?</LINE>
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<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
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<LINE>By Janus, I think no.</LINE>
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</SPEECH>
498

    
499

    
500
<STAGEDIR>Enter CASSIO, and certain Officers with torches</STAGEDIR>
501

    
502
<SPEECH>
503
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
504
<LINE>The servants of the duke, and my lieutenant.</LINE>
505
<LINE>The goodness of the night upon you, friends!</LINE>
506
<LINE>What is the news?</LINE>
507
</SPEECH>
508

    
509
<SPEECH>
510
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
511
<LINE>The duke does greet you, general,</LINE>
512
<LINE>And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance,</LINE>
513
<LINE>Even on the instant.</LINE>
514
</SPEECH>
515

    
516
<SPEECH>
517
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
518
<LINE>What is the matter, think you?</LINE>
519
</SPEECH>
520

    
521
<SPEECH>
522
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
523
<LINE>Something from Cyprus as I may divine:</LINE>
524
<LINE>It is a business of some heat: the galleys</LINE>
525
<LINE>Have sent a dozen sequent messengers</LINE>
526
<LINE>This very night at one another's heels,</LINE>
527
<LINE>And many of the consuls, raised and met,</LINE>
528
<LINE>Are at the duke's already: you have been</LINE>
529
<LINE>hotly call'd for;</LINE>
530
<LINE>When, being not at your lodging to be found,</LINE>
531
<LINE>The senate hath sent about three several guests</LINE>
532
<LINE>To search you out.</LINE>
533
</SPEECH>
534

    
535
<SPEECH>
536
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
537
<LINE>'Tis well I am found by you.</LINE>
538
<LINE>I will but spend a word here in the house,</LINE>
539
<LINE>And go with you.</LINE>
540
</SPEECH>
541

    
542

    
543
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
544

    
545
<SPEECH>
546
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
547
<LINE>Ancient, what makes he here?</LINE>
548
</SPEECH>
549

    
550
<SPEECH>
551
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
552
<LINE>'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land carack:</LINE>
553
<LINE>If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.</LINE>
554
</SPEECH>
555

    
556
<SPEECH>
557
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
558
<LINE>I do not understand.</LINE>
559
</SPEECH>
560

    
561
<SPEECH>
562
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
563
<LINE>He's married.</LINE>
564
</SPEECH>
565

    
566
<SPEECH>
567
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
568
<LINE>To who?</LINE>
569
</SPEECH>
570

    
571

    
572
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter OTHELLO</STAGEDIR>
573

    
574
<SPEECH>
575
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
576
<LINE>Marry, to--Come, captain, will you go?</LINE>
577
</SPEECH>
578

    
579
<SPEECH>
580
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
581
<LINE>Have with you.</LINE>
582
</SPEECH>
583

    
584
<SPEECH>
585
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
586
<LINE>Here comes another troop to seek for you.</LINE>
587
</SPEECH>
588

    
589
<SPEECH>
590
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
591
<LINE>It is Brabantio. General, be advised;</LINE>
592
<LINE>He comes to bad intent.</LINE>
593
</SPEECH>
594

    
595

    
596
<STAGEDIR>Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, and Officers with
597
torches and weapons</STAGEDIR>
598

    
599
<SPEECH>
600
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
601
<LINE>Holla! stand there!</LINE>
602
</SPEECH>
603

    
604
<SPEECH>
605
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
606
<LINE>Signior, it is the Moor.</LINE>
607
</SPEECH>
608

    
609
<SPEECH>
610
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
611
<LINE>Down with him, thief!</LINE>
612
</SPEECH>
613

    
614

    
615
<STAGEDIR>They draw on both sides</STAGEDIR>
616

    
617
<SPEECH>
618
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
619
<LINE>You, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for you.</LINE>
620
</SPEECH>
621

    
622
<SPEECH>
623
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
624
<LINE>Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them.</LINE>
625
<LINE>Good signior, you shall more command with years</LINE>
626
<LINE>Than with your weapons.</LINE>
627
</SPEECH>
628

    
629
<SPEECH>
630
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
631
<LINE>O thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd my daughter?</LINE>
632
<LINE>Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her;</LINE>
633
<LINE>For I'll refer me to all things of sense,</LINE>
634
<LINE>If she in chains of magic were not bound,</LINE>
635
<LINE>Whether a maid so tender, fair and happy,</LINE>
636
<LINE>So opposite to marriage that she shunned</LINE>
637
<LINE>The wealthy curled darlings of our nation,</LINE>
638
<LINE>Would ever have, to incur a general mock,</LINE>
639
<LINE>Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom</LINE>
640
<LINE>Of such a thing as thou, to fear, not to delight.</LINE>
641
<LINE>Judge me the world, if 'tis not gross in sense</LINE>
642
<LINE>That thou hast practised on her with foul charms,</LINE>
643
<LINE>Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals</LINE>
644
<LINE>That weaken motion: I'll have't disputed on;</LINE>
645
<LINE>'Tis probable and palpable to thinking.</LINE>
646
<LINE>I therefore apprehend and do attach thee</LINE>
647
<LINE>For an abuser of the world, a practiser</LINE>
648
<LINE>Of arts inhibited and out of warrant.</LINE>
649
<LINE>Lay hold upon him: if he do resist,</LINE>
650
<LINE>Subdue him at his peril.</LINE>
651
</SPEECH>
652

    
653
<SPEECH>
654
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
655
<LINE>Hold your hands,</LINE>
656
<LINE>Both you of my inclining, and the rest:</LINE>
657
<LINE>Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it</LINE>
658
<LINE>Without a prompter. Where will you that I go</LINE>
659
<LINE>To answer this your charge?</LINE>
660
</SPEECH>
661

    
662
<SPEECH>
663
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
664
<LINE>To prison, till fit time</LINE>
665
<LINE>Of law and course of direct session</LINE>
666
<LINE>Call thee to answer.</LINE>
667
</SPEECH>
668

    
669
<SPEECH>
670
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
671
<LINE>What if I do obey?</LINE>
672
<LINE>How may the duke be therewith satisfied,</LINE>
673
<LINE>Whose messengers are here about my side,</LINE>
674
<LINE>Upon some present business of the state</LINE>
675
<LINE>To bring me to him?</LINE>
676
</SPEECH>
677

    
678
<SPEECH>
679
<SPEAKER>First Officer</SPEAKER>
680
<LINE>'Tis true, most worthy signior;</LINE>
681
<LINE>The duke's in council and your noble self,</LINE>
682
<LINE>I am sure, is sent for.</LINE>
683
</SPEECH>
684

    
685
<SPEECH>
686
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
687
<LINE>How! the duke in council!</LINE>
688
<LINE>In this time of the night! Bring him away:</LINE>
689
<LINE>Mine's not an idle cause: the duke himself,</LINE>
690
<LINE>Or any of my brothers of the state,</LINE>
691
<LINE>Cannot but feel this wrong as 'twere their own;</LINE>
692
<LINE>For if such actions may have passage free,</LINE>
693
<LINE>Bond-slaves and pagans shall our statesmen be.</LINE>
694
</SPEECH>
695

    
696

    
697
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt</STAGEDIR>
698
</SCENE>
699

    
700
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE III.  A council-chamber.</TITLE>
701
<STAGEDIR>The DUKE and Senators sitting at a table; Officers
702
attending</STAGEDIR>
703

    
704
<SPEECH>
705
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
706
<LINE>There is no composition in these news</LINE>
707
<LINE>That gives them credit.</LINE>
708
</SPEECH>
709

    
710
<SPEECH>
711
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
712
<LINE>Indeed, they are disproportion'd;</LINE>
713
<LINE>My letters say a hundred and seven galleys.</LINE>
714
</SPEECH>
715

    
716
<SPEECH>
717
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
718
<LINE>And mine, a hundred and forty.</LINE>
719
</SPEECH>
720

    
721
<SPEECH>
722
<SPEAKER>Second Senator</SPEAKER>
723
<LINE>And mine, two hundred:</LINE>
724
<LINE>But though they jump not on a just account,--</LINE>
725
<LINE>As in these cases, where the aim reports,</LINE>
726
<LINE>'Tis oft with difference--yet do they all confirm</LINE>
727
<LINE>A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus.</LINE>
728
</SPEECH>
729

    
730
<SPEECH>
731
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
732
<LINE>Nay, it is possible enough to judgment:</LINE>
733
<LINE>I do not so secure me in the error,</LINE>
734
<LINE>But the main article I do approve</LINE>
735
<LINE>In fearful sense.</LINE>
736
</SPEECH>
737

    
738
<SPEECH>
739
<SPEAKER>Sailor</SPEAKER>
740
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Within</STAGEDIR>  What, ho! what, ho! what, ho!</LINE>
741
</SPEECH>
742

    
743
<SPEECH>
744
<SPEAKER>First Officer</SPEAKER>
745
<LINE>A messenger from the galleys.</LINE>
746
</SPEECH>
747

    
748

    
749
<STAGEDIR>Enter a Sailor</STAGEDIR>
750

    
751
<SPEECH>
752
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
753
<LINE>Now, what's the business?</LINE>
754
</SPEECH>
755

    
756
<SPEECH>
757
<SPEAKER>Sailor</SPEAKER>
758
<LINE>The Turkish preparation makes for Rhodes;</LINE>
759
<LINE>So was I bid report here to the state</LINE>
760
<LINE>By Signior Angelo.</LINE>
761
</SPEECH>
762

    
763
<SPEECH>
764
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
765
<LINE>How say you by this change?</LINE>
766
</SPEECH>
767

    
768
<SPEECH>
769
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
770
<LINE>This cannot be,</LINE>
771
<LINE>By no assay of reason: 'tis a pageant,</LINE>
772
<LINE>To keep us in false gaze. When we consider</LINE>
773
<LINE>The importancy of Cyprus to the Turk,</LINE>
774
<LINE>And let ourselves again but understand,</LINE>
775
<LINE>That as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes,</LINE>
776
<LINE>So may he with more facile question bear it,</LINE>
777
<LINE>For that it stands not in such warlike brace,</LINE>
778
<LINE>But altogether lacks the abilities</LINE>
779
<LINE>That Rhodes is dress'd in: if we make thought of this,</LINE>
780
<LINE>We must not think the Turk is so unskilful</LINE>
781
<LINE>To leave that latest which concerns him first,</LINE>
782
<LINE>Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain,</LINE>
783
<LINE>To wake and wage a danger profitless.</LINE>
784
</SPEECH>
785

    
786
<SPEECH>
787
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
788
<LINE>Nay, in all confidence, he's not for Rhodes.</LINE>
789
</SPEECH>
790

    
791
<SPEECH>
792
<SPEAKER>First Officer</SPEAKER>
793
<LINE>Here is more news.</LINE>
794
</SPEECH>
795

    
796

    
797
<STAGEDIR>Enter a Messenger</STAGEDIR>
798

    
799
<SPEECH>
800
<SPEAKER>Messenger</SPEAKER>
801
<LINE>The Ottomites, reverend and gracious,</LINE>
802
<LINE>Steering with due course towards the isle of Rhodes,</LINE>
803
<LINE>Have there injointed them with an after fleet.</LINE>
804
</SPEECH>
805

    
806
<SPEECH>
807
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
808
<LINE>Ay, so I thought. How many, as you guess?</LINE>
809
</SPEECH>
810

    
811
<SPEECH>
812
<SPEAKER>Messenger</SPEAKER>
813
<LINE>Of thirty sail: and now they do restem</LINE>
814
<LINE>Their backward course, bearing with frank appearance</LINE>
815
<LINE>Their purposes toward Cyprus. Signior Montano,</LINE>
816
<LINE>Your trusty and most valiant servitor,</LINE>
817
<LINE>With his free duty recommends you thus,</LINE>
818
<LINE>And prays you to believe him.</LINE>
819
</SPEECH>
820

    
821
<SPEECH>
822
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
823
<LINE>'Tis certain, then, for Cyprus.</LINE>
824
<LINE>Marcus Luccicos, is not he in town?</LINE>
825
</SPEECH>
826

    
827
<SPEECH>
828
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
829
<LINE>He's now in Florence.</LINE>
830
</SPEECH>
831

    
832
<SPEECH>
833
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
834
<LINE>Write from us to him; post-post-haste dispatch.</LINE>
835
</SPEECH>
836

    
837
<SPEECH>
838
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
839
<LINE>Here comes Brabantio and the valiant Moor.</LINE>
840
</SPEECH>
841

    
842

    
843
<STAGEDIR>Enter BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, IAGO, RODERIGO, and Officers</STAGEDIR>
844

    
845
<SPEECH>
846
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
847
<LINE>Valiant Othello, we must straight employ you</LINE>
848
<LINE>Against the general enemy Ottoman.</LINE>
849
<STAGEDIR>To BRABANTIO</STAGEDIR>
850
<LINE>I did not see you; welcome, gentle signior;</LINE>
851
<LINE>We lack'd your counsel and your help tonight.</LINE>
852
</SPEECH>
853

    
854
<SPEECH>
855
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
856
<LINE>So did I yours. Good your grace, pardon me;</LINE>
857
<LINE>Neither my place nor aught I heard of business</LINE>
858
<LINE>Hath raised me from my bed, nor doth the general care</LINE>
859
<LINE>Take hold on me, for my particular grief</LINE>
860
<LINE>Is of so flood-gate and o'erbearing nature</LINE>
861
<LINE>That it engluts and swallows other sorrows</LINE>
862
<LINE>And it is still itself.</LINE>
863
</SPEECH>
864

    
865
<SPEECH>
866
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
867
<LINE>Why, what's the matter?</LINE>
868
</SPEECH>
869

    
870
<SPEECH>
871
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
872
<LINE>My daughter! O, my daughter!</LINE>
873
</SPEECH>
874

    
875
<SPEECH>
876
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
877
<SPEAKER>Senator</SPEAKER>
878
<LINE>Dead?</LINE>
879
</SPEECH>
880

    
881
<SPEECH>
882
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
883
<LINE>Ay, to me;</LINE>
884
<LINE>She is abused, stol'n from me, and corrupted</LINE>
885
<LINE>By spells and medicines bought of mountebanks;</LINE>
886
<LINE>For nature so preposterously to err,</LINE>
887
<LINE>Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense,</LINE>
888
<LINE>Sans witchcraft could not.</LINE>
889
</SPEECH>
890

    
891
<SPEECH>
892
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
893
<LINE>Whoe'er he be that in this foul proceeding</LINE>
894
<LINE>Hath thus beguiled your daughter of herself</LINE>
895
<LINE>And you of her, the bloody book of law</LINE>
896
<LINE>You shall yourself read in the bitter letter</LINE>
897
<LINE>After your own sense, yea, though our proper son</LINE>
898
<LINE>Stood in your action.</LINE>
899
</SPEECH>
900

    
901
<SPEECH>
902
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
903
<LINE>Humbly I thank your grace.</LINE>
904
<LINE>Here is the man, this Moor, whom now, it seems,</LINE>
905
<LINE>Your special mandate for the state-affairs</LINE>
906
<LINE>Hath hither brought.</LINE>
907
</SPEECH>
908

    
909
<SPEECH>
910
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
911
<SPEAKER>Senator</SPEAKER>
912
<LINE>We are very sorry for't.</LINE>
913
</SPEECH>
914

    
915
<SPEECH>
916
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
917
<LINE><STAGEDIR>To OTHELLO</STAGEDIR>  What, in your own part, can you say to this?</LINE>
918
</SPEECH>
919

    
920
<SPEECH>
921
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
922
<LINE>Nothing, but this is so.</LINE>
923
</SPEECH>
924

    
925
<SPEECH>
926
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
927
<LINE>Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors,</LINE>
928
<LINE>My very noble and approved good masters,</LINE>
929
<LINE>That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter,</LINE>
930
<LINE>It is most true; true, I have married her:</LINE>
931
<LINE>The very head and front of my offending</LINE>
932
<LINE>Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech,</LINE>
933
<LINE>And little bless'd with the soft phrase of peace:</LINE>
934
<LINE>For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith,</LINE>
935
<LINE>Till now some nine moons wasted, they have used</LINE>
936
<LINE>Their dearest action in the tented field,</LINE>
937
<LINE>And little of this great world can I speak,</LINE>
938
<LINE>More than pertains to feats of broil and battle,</LINE>
939
<LINE>And therefore little shall I grace my cause</LINE>
940
<LINE>In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,</LINE>
941
<LINE>I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver</LINE>
942
<LINE>Of my whole course of love; what drugs, what charms,</LINE>
943
<LINE>What conjuration and what mighty magic,</LINE>
944
<LINE>For such proceeding I am charged withal,</LINE>
945
<LINE>I won his daughter.</LINE>
946
</SPEECH>
947

    
948
<SPEECH>
949
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
950
<LINE>A maiden never bold;</LINE>
951
<LINE>Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion</LINE>
952
<LINE>Blush'd at herself; and she, in spite of nature,</LINE>
953
<LINE>Of years, of country, credit, every thing,</LINE>
954
<LINE>To fall in love with what she fear'd to look on!</LINE>
955
<LINE>It is a judgment maim'd and most imperfect</LINE>
956
<LINE>That will confess perfection so could err</LINE>
957
<LINE>Against all rules of nature, and must be driven</LINE>
958
<LINE>To find out practises of cunning hell,</LINE>
959
<LINE>Why this should be. I therefore vouch again</LINE>
960
<LINE>That with some mixtures powerful o'er the blood,</LINE>
961
<LINE>Or with some dram conjured to this effect,</LINE>
962
<LINE>He wrought upon her.</LINE>
963
</SPEECH>
964

    
965
<SPEECH>
966
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
967
<LINE>To vouch this, is no proof,</LINE>
968
<LINE>Without more wider and more overt test</LINE>
969
<LINE>Than these thin habits and poor likelihoods</LINE>
970
<LINE>Of modern seeming do prefer against him.</LINE>
971
</SPEECH>
972

    
973
<SPEECH>
974
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
975
<LINE>But, Othello, speak:</LINE>
976
<LINE>Did you by indirect and forced courses</LINE>
977
<LINE>Subdue and poison this young maid's affections?</LINE>
978
<LINE>Or came it by request and such fair question</LINE>
979
<LINE>As soul to soul affordeth?</LINE>
980
</SPEECH>
981

    
982
<SPEECH>
983
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
984
<LINE>I do beseech you,</LINE>
985
<LINE>Send for the lady to the Sagittary,</LINE>
986
<LINE>And let her speak of me before her father:</LINE>
987
<LINE>If you do find me foul in her report,</LINE>
988
<LINE>The trust, the office I do hold of you,</LINE>
989
<LINE>Not only take away, but let your sentence</LINE>
990
<LINE>Even fall upon my life.</LINE>
991
</SPEECH>
992

    
993
<SPEECH>
994
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
995
<LINE>Fetch Desdemona hither.</LINE>
996
</SPEECH>
997

    
998
<SPEECH>
999
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1000
<LINE>Ancient, conduct them: you best know the place.</LINE>
1001
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt IAGO and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
1002
<LINE>And, till she come, as truly as to heaven</LINE>
1003
<LINE>I do confess the vices of my blood,</LINE>
1004
<LINE>So justly to your grave ears I'll present</LINE>
1005
<LINE>How I did thrive in this fair lady's love,</LINE>
1006
<LINE>And she in mine.</LINE>
1007
</SPEECH>
1008

    
1009
<SPEECH>
1010
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1011
<LINE>Say it, Othello.</LINE>
1012
</SPEECH>
1013

    
1014
<SPEECH>
1015
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1016
<LINE>Her father loved me; oft invited me;</LINE>
1017
<LINE>Still question'd me the story of my life,</LINE>
1018
<LINE>From year to year, the battles, sieges, fortunes,</LINE>
1019
<LINE>That I have passed.</LINE>
1020
<LINE>I ran it through, even from my boyish days,</LINE>
1021
<LINE>To the very moment that he bade me tell it;</LINE>
1022
<LINE>Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances,</LINE>
1023
<LINE>Of moving accidents by flood and field</LINE>
1024
<LINE>Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach,</LINE>
1025
<LINE>Of being taken by the insolent foe</LINE>
1026
<LINE>And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence</LINE>
1027
<LINE>And portance in my travels' history:</LINE>
1028
<LINE>Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle,</LINE>
1029
<LINE>Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads touch heaven</LINE>
1030
<LINE>It was my hint to speak,--such was the process;</LINE>
1031
<LINE>And of the Cannibals that each other eat,</LINE>
1032
<LINE>The Anthropophagi and men whose heads</LINE>
1033
<LINE>Do grow beneath their shoulders. This to hear</LINE>
1034
<LINE>Would Desdemona seriously incline:</LINE>
1035
<LINE>But still the house-affairs would draw her thence:</LINE>
1036
<LINE>Which ever as she could with haste dispatch,</LINE>
1037
<LINE>She'ld come again, and with a greedy ear</LINE>
1038
<LINE>Devour up my discourse: which I observing,</LINE>
1039
<LINE>Took once a pliant hour, and found good means</LINE>
1040
<LINE>To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart</LINE>
1041
<LINE>That I would all my pilgrimage dilate,</LINE>
1042
<LINE>Whereof by parcels she had something heard,</LINE>
1043
<LINE>But not intentively: I did consent,</LINE>
1044
<LINE>And often did beguile her of her tears,</LINE>
1045
<LINE>When I did speak of some distressful stroke</LINE>
1046
<LINE>That my youth suffer'd. My story being done,</LINE>
1047
<LINE>She gave me for my pains a world of sighs:</LINE>
1048
<LINE>She swore, in faith, twas strange, 'twas passing strange,</LINE>
1049
<LINE>'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful:</LINE>
1050
<LINE>She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd</LINE>
1051
<LINE>That heaven had made her such a man: she thank'd me,</LINE>
1052
<LINE>And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her,</LINE>
1053
<LINE>I should but teach him how to tell my story.</LINE>
1054
<LINE>And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake:</LINE>
1055
<LINE>She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd,</LINE>
1056
<LINE>And I loved her that she did pity them.</LINE>
1057
<LINE>This only is the witchcraft I have used:</LINE>
1058
<LINE>Here comes the lady; let her witness it.</LINE>
1059
</SPEECH>
1060

    
1061

    
1062
<STAGEDIR>Enter DESDEMONA, IAGO, and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
1063

    
1064
<SPEECH>
1065
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1066
<LINE>I think this tale would win my daughter too.</LINE>
1067
<LINE>Good Brabantio,</LINE>
1068
<LINE>Take up this mangled matter at the best:</LINE>
1069
<LINE>Men do their broken weapons rather use</LINE>
1070
<LINE>Than their bare hands.</LINE>
1071
</SPEECH>
1072

    
1073
<SPEECH>
1074
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
1075
<LINE>I pray you, hear her speak:</LINE>
1076
<LINE>If she confess that she was half the wooer,</LINE>
1077
<LINE>Destruction on my head, if my bad blame</LINE>
1078
<LINE>Light on the man! Come hither, gentle mistress:</LINE>
1079
<LINE>Do you perceive in all this noble company</LINE>
1080
<LINE>Where most you owe obedience?</LINE>
1081
</SPEECH>
1082

    
1083
<SPEECH>
1084
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1085
<LINE>My noble father,</LINE>
1086
<LINE>I do perceive here a divided duty:</LINE>
1087
<LINE>To you I am bound for life and education;</LINE>
1088
<LINE>My life and education both do learn me</LINE>
1089
<LINE>How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;</LINE>
1090
<LINE>I am hitherto your daughter: but here's my husband,</LINE>
1091
<LINE>And so much duty as my mother show'd</LINE>
1092
<LINE>To you, preferring you before her father,</LINE>
1093
<LINE>So much I challenge that I may profess</LINE>
1094
<LINE>Due to the Moor my lord.</LINE>
1095
</SPEECH>
1096

    
1097
<SPEECH>
1098
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
1099
<LINE>God be wi' you! I have done.</LINE>
1100
<LINE>Please it your grace, on to the state-affairs:</LINE>
1101
<LINE>I had rather to adopt a child than get it.</LINE>
1102
<LINE>Come hither, Moor:</LINE>
1103
<LINE>I here do give thee that with all my heart</LINE>
1104
<LINE>Which, but thou hast already, with all my heart</LINE>
1105
<LINE>I would keep from thee. For your sake, jewel,</LINE>
1106
<LINE>I am glad at soul I have no other child:</LINE>
1107
<LINE>For thy escape would teach me tyranny,</LINE>
1108
<LINE>To hang clogs on them. I have done, my lord.</LINE>
1109
</SPEECH>
1110

    
1111
<SPEECH>
1112
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1113
<LINE>Let me speak like yourself, and lay a sentence,</LINE>
1114
<LINE>Which, as a grise or step, may help these lovers</LINE>
1115
<LINE>Into your favour.</LINE>
1116
<LINE>When remedies are past, the griefs are ended</LINE>
1117
<LINE>By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended.</LINE>
1118
<LINE>To mourn a mischief that is past and gone</LINE>
1119
<LINE>Is the next way to draw new mischief on.</LINE>
1120
<LINE>What cannot be preserved when fortune takes</LINE>
1121
<LINE>Patience her injury a mockery makes.</LINE>
1122
<LINE>The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief;</LINE>
1123
<LINE>He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.</LINE>
1124
</SPEECH>
1125

    
1126
<SPEECH>
1127
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
1128
<LINE>So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile;</LINE>
1129
<LINE>We lose it not, so long as we can smile.</LINE>
1130
<LINE>He bears the sentence well that nothing bears</LINE>
1131
<LINE>But the free comfort which from thence he hears,</LINE>
1132
<LINE>But he bears both the sentence and the sorrow</LINE>
1133
<LINE>That, to pay grief, must of poor patience borrow.</LINE>
1134
<LINE>These sentences, to sugar, or to gall,</LINE>
1135
<LINE>Being strong on both sides, are equivocal:</LINE>
1136
<LINE>But words are words; I never yet did hear</LINE>
1137
<LINE>That the bruised heart was pierced through the ear.</LINE>
1138
<LINE>I humbly beseech you, proceed to the affairs of state.</LINE>
1139
</SPEECH>
1140

    
1141
<SPEECH>
1142
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1143
<LINE>The Turk with a most mighty preparation makes for</LINE>
1144
<LINE>Cyprus. Othello, the fortitude of the place is best</LINE>
1145
<LINE>known to you; and though we have there a substitute</LINE>
1146
<LINE>of most allowed sufficiency, yet opinion, a</LINE>
1147
<LINE>sovereign mistress of effects, throws a more safer</LINE>
1148
<LINE>voice on you: you must therefore be content to</LINE>
1149
<LINE>slubber the gloss of your new fortunes with this</LINE>
1150
<LINE>more stubborn and boisterous expedition.</LINE>
1151
</SPEECH>
1152

    
1153
<SPEECH>
1154
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1155
<LINE>The tyrant custom, most grave senators,</LINE>
1156
<LINE>Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war</LINE>
1157
<LINE>My thrice-driven bed of down: I do agnise</LINE>
1158
<LINE>A natural and prompt alacrity</LINE>
1159
<LINE>I find in hardness, and do undertake</LINE>
1160
<LINE>These present wars against the Ottomites.</LINE>
1161
<LINE>Most humbly therefore bending to your state,</LINE>
1162
<LINE>I crave fit disposition for my wife.</LINE>
1163
<LINE>Due reference of place and exhibition,</LINE>
1164
<LINE>With such accommodation and besort</LINE>
1165
<LINE>As levels with her breeding.</LINE>
1166
</SPEECH>
1167

    
1168
<SPEECH>
1169
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1170
<LINE>If you please,</LINE>
1171
<LINE>Be't at her father's.</LINE>
1172
</SPEECH>
1173

    
1174
<SPEECH>
1175
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
1176
<LINE>I'll not have it so.</LINE>
1177
</SPEECH>
1178

    
1179
<SPEECH>
1180
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1181
<LINE>Nor I.</LINE>
1182
</SPEECH>
1183

    
1184
<SPEECH>
1185
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1186
<LINE>Nor I; I would not there reside,</LINE>
1187
<LINE>To put my father in impatient thoughts</LINE>
1188
<LINE>By being in his eye. Most gracious duke,</LINE>
1189
<LINE>To my unfolding lend your prosperous ear;</LINE>
1190
<LINE>And let me find a charter in your voice,</LINE>
1191
<LINE>To assist my simpleness.</LINE>
1192
</SPEECH>
1193

    
1194
<SPEECH>
1195
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1196
<LINE>What would You, Desdemona?</LINE>
1197
</SPEECH>
1198

    
1199
<SPEECH>
1200
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1201
<LINE>That I did love the Moor to live with him,</LINE>
1202
<LINE>My downright violence and storm of fortunes</LINE>
1203
<LINE>May trumpet to the world: my heart's subdued</LINE>
1204
<LINE>Even to the very quality of my lord:</LINE>
1205
<LINE>I saw Othello's visage in his mind,</LINE>
1206
<LINE>And to his honour and his valiant parts</LINE>
1207
<LINE>Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.</LINE>
1208
<LINE>So that, dear lords, if I be left behind,</LINE>
1209
<LINE>A moth of peace, and he go to the war,</LINE>
1210
<LINE>The rites for which I love him are bereft me,</LINE>
1211
<LINE>And I a heavy interim shall support</LINE>
1212
<LINE>By his dear absence. Let me go with him.</LINE>
1213
</SPEECH>
1214

    
1215
<SPEECH>
1216
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1217
<LINE>Let her have your voices.</LINE>
1218
<LINE>Vouch with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not,</LINE>
1219
<LINE>To please the palate of my appetite,</LINE>
1220
<LINE>Nor to comply with heat--the young affects</LINE>
1221
<LINE>In me defunct--and proper satisfaction.</LINE>
1222
<LINE>But to be free and bounteous to her mind:</LINE>
1223
<LINE>And heaven defend your good souls, that you think</LINE>
1224
<LINE>I will your serious and great business scant</LINE>
1225
<LINE>For she is with me: no, when light-wing'd toys</LINE>
1226
<LINE>Of feather'd Cupid seal with wanton dullness</LINE>
1227
<LINE>My speculative and officed instruments,</LINE>
1228
<LINE>That my disports corrupt and taint my business,</LINE>
1229
<LINE>Let housewives make a skillet of my helm,</LINE>
1230
<LINE>And all indign and base adversities</LINE>
1231
<LINE>Make head against my estimation!</LINE>
1232
</SPEECH>
1233

    
1234
<SPEECH>
1235
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1236
<LINE>Be it as you shall privately determine,</LINE>
1237
<LINE>Either for her stay or going: the affair cries haste,</LINE>
1238
<LINE>And speed must answer it.</LINE>
1239
</SPEECH>
1240

    
1241
<SPEECH>
1242
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
1243
<LINE>You must away to-night.</LINE>
1244
</SPEECH>
1245

    
1246
<SPEECH>
1247
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1248
<LINE>With all my heart.</LINE>
1249
</SPEECH>
1250

    
1251
<SPEECH>
1252
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1253
<LINE>At nine i' the morning here we'll meet again.</LINE>
1254
<LINE>Othello, leave some officer behind,</LINE>
1255
<LINE>And he shall our commission bring to you;</LINE>
1256
<LINE>With such things else of quality and respect</LINE>
1257
<LINE>As doth import you.</LINE>
1258
</SPEECH>
1259

    
1260
<SPEECH>
1261
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1262
<LINE>So please your grace, my ancient;</LINE>
1263
<LINE>A man he is of honest and trust:</LINE>
1264
<LINE>To his conveyance I assign my wife,</LINE>
1265
<LINE>With what else needful your good grace shall think</LINE>
1266
<LINE>To be sent after me.</LINE>
1267
</SPEECH>
1268

    
1269
<SPEECH>
1270
<SPEAKER>DUKE OF VENICE</SPEAKER>
1271
<LINE>Let it be so.</LINE>
1272
<LINE>Good night to every one.</LINE>
1273
<STAGEDIR>To BRABANTIO</STAGEDIR>
1274
<LINE>And, noble signior,</LINE>
1275
<LINE>If virtue no delighted beauty lack,</LINE>
1276
<LINE>Your son-in-law is far more fair than black.</LINE>
1277
</SPEECH>
1278

    
1279
<SPEECH>
1280
<SPEAKER>First Senator</SPEAKER>
1281
<LINE>Adieu, brave Moor, use Desdemona well.</LINE>
1282
</SPEECH>
1283

    
1284
<SPEECH>
1285
<SPEAKER>BRABANTIO</SPEAKER>
1286
<LINE>Look to her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see:</LINE>
1287
<LINE>She has deceived her father, and may thee.</LINE>
1288
</SPEECH>
1289

    
1290

    
1291
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt DUKE OF VENICE, Senators, Officers, &amp;c</STAGEDIR>
1292

    
1293
<SPEECH>
1294
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1295
<LINE>My life upon her faith! Honest Iago,</LINE>
1296
<LINE>My Desdemona must I leave to thee:</LINE>
1297
<LINE>I prithee, let thy wife attend on her:</LINE>
1298
<LINE>And bring them after in the best advantage.</LINE>
1299
<LINE>Come, Desdemona: I have but an hour</LINE>
1300
<LINE>Of love, of worldly matters and direction,</LINE>
1301
<LINE>To spend with thee: we must obey the time.</LINE>
1302
</SPEECH>
1303

    
1304

    
1305
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt OTHELLO and DESDEMONA</STAGEDIR>
1306

    
1307
<SPEECH>
1308
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1309
<LINE>Iago,--</LINE>
1310
</SPEECH>
1311

    
1312
<SPEECH>
1313
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1314
<LINE>What say'st thou, noble heart?</LINE>
1315
</SPEECH>
1316

    
1317
<SPEECH>
1318
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1319
<LINE>What will I do, thinkest thou?</LINE>
1320
</SPEECH>
1321

    
1322
<SPEECH>
1323
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1324
<LINE>Why, go to bed, and sleep.</LINE>
1325
</SPEECH>
1326

    
1327
<SPEECH>
1328
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1329
<LINE>I will incontinently drown myself.</LINE>
1330
</SPEECH>
1331

    
1332
<SPEECH>
1333
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1334
<LINE>If thou dost, I shall never love thee after. Why,</LINE>
1335
<LINE>thou silly gentleman!</LINE>
1336
</SPEECH>
1337

    
1338
<SPEECH>
1339
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1340
<LINE>It is silliness to live when to live is torment; and</LINE>
1341
<LINE>then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician.</LINE>
1342
</SPEECH>
1343

    
1344
<SPEECH>
1345
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1346
<LINE>O villainous! I have looked upon the world for four</LINE>
1347
<LINE>times seven years; and since I could distinguish</LINE>
1348
<LINE>betwixt a benefit and an injury, I never found man</LINE>
1349
<LINE>that knew how to love himself. Ere I would say, I</LINE>
1350
<LINE>would drown myself for the love of a guinea-hen, I</LINE>
1351
<LINE>would change my humanity with a baboon.</LINE>
1352
</SPEECH>
1353

    
1354
<SPEECH>
1355
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1356
<LINE>What should I do? I confess it is my shame to be so</LINE>
1357
<LINE>fond; but it is not in my virtue to amend it.</LINE>
1358
</SPEECH>
1359

    
1360
<SPEECH>
1361
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1362
<LINE>Virtue! a fig! 'tis in ourselves that we are thus</LINE>
1363
<LINE>or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which</LINE>
1364
<LINE>our wills are gardeners: so that if we will plant</LINE>
1365
<LINE>nettles, or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up</LINE>
1366
<LINE>thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs, or</LINE>
1367
<LINE>distract it with many, either to have it sterile</LINE>
1368
<LINE>with idleness, or manured with industry, why, the</LINE>
1369
<LINE>power and corrigible authority of this lies in our</LINE>
1370
<LINE>wills. If the balance of our lives had not one</LINE>
1371
<LINE>scale of reason to poise another of sensuality, the</LINE>
1372
<LINE>blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us</LINE>
1373
<LINE>to most preposterous conclusions: but we have</LINE>
1374
<LINE>reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal</LINE>
1375
<LINE>stings, our unbitted lusts, whereof I take this that</LINE>
1376
<LINE>you call love to be a sect or scion.</LINE>
1377
</SPEECH>
1378

    
1379
<SPEECH>
1380
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1381
<LINE>It cannot be.</LINE>
1382
</SPEECH>
1383

    
1384
<SPEECH>
1385
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1386
<LINE>It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of</LINE>
1387
<LINE>the will. Come, be a man. Drown thyself! drown</LINE>
1388
<LINE>cats and blind puppies. I have professed me thy</LINE>
1389
<LINE>friend and I confess me knit to thy deserving with</LINE>
1390
<LINE>cables of perdurable toughness; I could never</LINE>
1391
<LINE>better stead thee than now. Put money in thy</LINE>
1392
<LINE>purse; follow thou the wars; defeat thy favour with</LINE>
1393
<LINE>an usurped beard; I say, put money in thy purse. It</LINE>
1394
<LINE>cannot be that Desdemona should long continue her</LINE>
1395
<LINE>love to the Moor,-- put money in thy purse,--nor he</LINE>
1396
<LINE>his to her: it was a violent commencement, and thou</LINE>
1397
<LINE>shalt see an answerable sequestration:--put but</LINE>
1398
<LINE>money in thy purse. These Moors are changeable in</LINE>
1399
<LINE>their wills: fill thy purse with money:--the food</LINE>
1400
<LINE>that to him now is as luscious as locusts, shall be</LINE>
1401
<LINE>to him shortly as bitter as coloquintida. She must</LINE>
1402
<LINE>change for youth: when she is sated with his body,</LINE>
1403
<LINE>she will find the error of her choice: she must</LINE>
1404
<LINE>have change, she must: therefore put money in thy</LINE>
1405
<LINE>purse. If thou wilt needs damn thyself, do it a</LINE>
1406
<LINE>more delicate way than drowning. Make all the money</LINE>
1407
<LINE>thou canst: if sanctimony and a frail vow betwixt</LINE>
1408
<LINE>an erring barbarian and a supersubtle Venetian not</LINE>
1409
<LINE>too hard for my wits and all the tribe of hell, thou</LINE>
1410
<LINE>shalt enjoy her; therefore make money. A pox of</LINE>
1411
<LINE>drowning thyself! it is clean out of the way: seek</LINE>
1412
<LINE>thou rather to be hanged in compassing thy joy than</LINE>
1413
<LINE>to be drowned and go without her.</LINE>
1414
</SPEECH>
1415

    
1416
<SPEECH>
1417
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1418
<LINE>Wilt thou be fast to my hopes, if I depend on</LINE>
1419
<LINE>the issue?</LINE>
1420
</SPEECH>
1421

    
1422
<SPEECH>
1423
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1424
<LINE>Thou art sure of me:--go, make money:--I have told</LINE>
1425
<LINE>thee often, and I re-tell thee again and again, I</LINE>
1426
<LINE>hate the Moor: my cause is hearted; thine hath no</LINE>
1427
<LINE>less reason. Let us be conjunctive in our revenge</LINE>
1428
<LINE>against him: if thou canst cuckold him, thou dost</LINE>
1429
<LINE>thyself a pleasure, me a sport. There are many</LINE>
1430
<LINE>events in the womb of time which will be delivered.</LINE>
1431
<LINE>Traverse! go, provide thy money. We will have more</LINE>
1432
<LINE>of this to-morrow. Adieu.</LINE>
1433
</SPEECH>
1434

    
1435
<SPEECH>
1436
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1437
<LINE>Where shall we meet i' the morning?</LINE>
1438
</SPEECH>
1439

    
1440
<SPEECH>
1441
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1442
<LINE>At my lodging.</LINE>
1443
</SPEECH>
1444

    
1445
<SPEECH>
1446
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1447
<LINE>I'll be with thee betimes.</LINE>
1448
</SPEECH>
1449

    
1450
<SPEECH>
1451
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1452
<LINE>Go to; farewell. Do you hear, Roderigo?</LINE>
1453
</SPEECH>
1454

    
1455
<SPEECH>
1456
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1457
<LINE>What say you?</LINE>
1458
</SPEECH>
1459

    
1460
<SPEECH>
1461
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1462
<LINE>No more of drowning, do you hear?</LINE>
1463
</SPEECH>
1464

    
1465
<SPEECH>
1466
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
1467
<LINE>I am changed: I'll go sell all my land.</LINE>
1468
</SPEECH>
1469

    
1470

    
1471
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
1472

    
1473
<SPEECH>
1474
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1475
<LINE>Thus do I ever make my fool my purse:</LINE>
1476
<LINE>For I mine own gain'd knowledge should profane,</LINE>
1477
<LINE>If I would time expend with such a snipe.</LINE>
1478
<LINE>But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor:</LINE>
1479
<LINE>And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets</LINE>
1480
<LINE>He has done my office: I know not if't be true;</LINE>
1481
<LINE>But I, for mere suspicion in that kind,</LINE>
1482
<LINE>Will do as if for surety. He holds me well;</LINE>
1483
<LINE>The better shall my purpose work on him.</LINE>
1484
<LINE>Cassio's a proper man: let me see now:</LINE>
1485
<LINE>To get his place and to plume up my will</LINE>
1486
<LINE>In double knavery--How, how? Let's see:--</LINE>
1487
<LINE>After some time, to abuse Othello's ear</LINE>
1488
<LINE>That he is too familiar with his wife.</LINE>
1489
<LINE>He hath a person and a smooth dispose</LINE>
1490
<LINE>To be suspected, framed to make women false.</LINE>
1491
<LINE>The Moor is of a free and open nature,</LINE>
1492
<LINE>That thinks men honest that but seem to be so,</LINE>
1493
<LINE>And will as tenderly be led by the nose</LINE>
1494
<LINE>As asses are.</LINE>
1495
<LINE>I have't. It is engender'd. Hell and night</LINE>
1496
<LINE>Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light.</LINE>
1497
</SPEECH>
1498

    
1499

    
1500
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
1501
</SCENE>
1502

    
1503
</ACT>
1504

    
1505
<ACT><TITLE>ACT II</TITLE>
1506

    
1507
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE I.  A Sea-port in Cyprus. An open place near the quay.</TITLE>
1508
<STAGEDIR>Enter MONTANO and two Gentlemen</STAGEDIR>
1509

    
1510
<SPEECH>
1511
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1512
<LINE>What from the cape can you discern at sea?</LINE>
1513
</SPEECH>
1514

    
1515
<SPEECH>
1516
<SPEAKER>First Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1517
<LINE>Nothing at all: it is a highwrought flood;</LINE>
1518
<LINE>I cannot, 'twixt the heaven and the main,</LINE>
1519
<LINE>Descry a sail.</LINE>
1520
</SPEECH>
1521

    
1522
<SPEECH>
1523
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1524
<LINE>Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land;</LINE>
1525
<LINE>A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements:</LINE>
1526
<LINE>If it hath ruffian'd so upon the sea,</LINE>
1527
<LINE>What ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them,</LINE>
1528
<LINE>Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this?</LINE>
1529
</SPEECH>
1530

    
1531
<SPEECH>
1532
<SPEAKER>Second Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1533
<LINE>A segregation of the Turkish fleet:</LINE>
1534
<LINE>For do but stand upon the foaming shore,</LINE>
1535
<LINE>The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds;</LINE>
1536
<LINE>The wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous mane,</LINE>
1537
<LINE>seems to cast water on the burning bear,</LINE>
1538
<LINE>And quench the guards of the ever-fixed pole:</LINE>
1539
<LINE>I never did like molestation view</LINE>
1540
<LINE>On the enchafed flood.</LINE>
1541
</SPEECH>
1542

    
1543
<SPEECH>
1544
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1545
<LINE>If that the Turkish fleet</LINE>
1546
<LINE>Be not enshelter'd and embay'd, they are drown'd:</LINE>
1547
<LINE>It is impossible they bear it out.</LINE>
1548
</SPEECH>
1549

    
1550

    
1551
<STAGEDIR>Enter a third Gentleman</STAGEDIR>
1552

    
1553
<SPEECH>
1554
<SPEAKER>Third Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1555
<LINE>News, lads! our wars are done.</LINE>
1556
<LINE>The desperate tempest hath so bang'd the Turks,</LINE>
1557
<LINE>That their designment halts: a noble ship of Venice</LINE>
1558
<LINE>Hath seen a grievous wreck and sufferance</LINE>
1559
<LINE>On most part of their fleet.</LINE>
1560
</SPEECH>
1561

    
1562
<SPEECH>
1563
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1564
<LINE>How! is this true?</LINE>
1565
</SPEECH>
1566

    
1567
<SPEECH>
1568
<SPEAKER>Third Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1569
<LINE>The ship is here put in,</LINE>
1570
<LINE>A Veronesa; Michael Cassio,</LINE>
1571
<LINE>Lieutenant to the warlike Moor Othello,</LINE>
1572
<LINE>Is come on shore: the Moor himself at sea,</LINE>
1573
<LINE>And is in full commission here for Cyprus.</LINE>
1574
</SPEECH>
1575

    
1576
<SPEECH>
1577
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1578
<LINE>I am glad on't; 'tis a worthy governor.</LINE>
1579
</SPEECH>
1580

    
1581
<SPEECH>
1582
<SPEAKER>Third Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1583
<LINE>But this same Cassio, though he speak of comfort</LINE>
1584
<LINE>Touching the Turkish loss, yet he looks sadly,</LINE>
1585
<LINE>And prays the Moor be safe; for they were parted</LINE>
1586
<LINE>With foul and violent tempest.</LINE>
1587
</SPEECH>
1588

    
1589
<SPEECH>
1590
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1591
<LINE>Pray heavens he be;</LINE>
1592
<LINE>For I have served him, and the man commands</LINE>
1593
<LINE>Like a full soldier. Let's to the seaside, ho!</LINE>
1594
<LINE>As well to see the vessel that's come in</LINE>
1595
<LINE>As to throw out our eyes for brave Othello,</LINE>
1596
<LINE>Even till we make the main and the aerial blue</LINE>
1597
<LINE>An indistinct regard.</LINE>
1598
</SPEECH>
1599

    
1600
<SPEECH>
1601
<SPEAKER>Third Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1602
<LINE>Come, let's do so:</LINE>
1603
<LINE>For every minute is expectancy</LINE>
1604
<LINE>Of more arrivance.</LINE>
1605
</SPEECH>
1606

    
1607

    
1608
<STAGEDIR>Enter CASSIO</STAGEDIR>
1609

    
1610
<SPEECH>
1611
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1612
<LINE>Thanks, you the valiant of this warlike isle,</LINE>
1613
<LINE>That so approve the Moor! O, let the heavens</LINE>
1614
<LINE>Give him defence against the elements,</LINE>
1615
<LINE>For I have lost us him on a dangerous sea.</LINE>
1616
</SPEECH>
1617

    
1618
<SPEECH>
1619
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1620
<LINE>Is he well shipp'd?</LINE>
1621
</SPEECH>
1622

    
1623
<SPEECH>
1624
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1625
<LINE>His bark is stoutly timber'd, his pilot</LINE>
1626
<LINE>Of very expert and approved allowance;</LINE>
1627
<LINE>Therefore my hopes, not surfeited to death,</LINE>
1628
<LINE>Stand in bold cure.</LINE>
1629
</SPEECH>
1630

    
1631
<STAGEDIR>A cry within 'A sail, a sail, a sail!'</STAGEDIR>
1632
<STAGEDIR>Enter a fourth Gentleman</STAGEDIR>
1633

    
1634
<SPEECH>
1635
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1636
<LINE>What noise?</LINE>
1637
</SPEECH>
1638

    
1639
<SPEECH>
1640
<SPEAKER>Fourth Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1641
<LINE>The town is empty; on the brow o' the sea</LINE>
1642
<LINE>Stand ranks of people, and they cry 'A sail!'</LINE>
1643
</SPEECH>
1644

    
1645
<SPEECH>
1646
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1647
<LINE>My hopes do shape him for the governor.</LINE>
1648
</SPEECH>
1649

    
1650

    
1651
<STAGEDIR>Guns heard</STAGEDIR>
1652

    
1653
<SPEECH>
1654
<SPEAKER>Second Gentlemen</SPEAKER>
1655
<LINE>They do discharge their shot of courtesy:</LINE>
1656
<LINE>Our friends at least.</LINE>
1657
</SPEECH>
1658

    
1659
<SPEECH>
1660
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1661
<LINE>I pray you, sir, go forth,</LINE>
1662
<LINE>And give us truth who 'tis that is arrived.</LINE>
1663
</SPEECH>
1664

    
1665
<SPEECH>
1666
<SPEAKER>Second Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1667
<LINE>I shall.</LINE>
1668
</SPEECH>
1669

    
1670

    
1671
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
1672

    
1673
<SPEECH>
1674
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1675
<LINE>But, good lieutenant, is your general wived?</LINE>
1676
</SPEECH>
1677

    
1678
<SPEECH>
1679
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1680
<LINE>Most fortunately: he hath achieved a maid</LINE>
1681
<LINE>That paragons description and wild fame;</LINE>
1682
<LINE>One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens,</LINE>
1683
<LINE>And in the essential vesture of creation</LINE>
1684
<LINE>Does tire the ingener.</LINE>
1685
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter second Gentleman</STAGEDIR>
1686
<LINE>How now! who has put in?</LINE>
1687
</SPEECH>
1688

    
1689
<SPEECH>
1690
<SPEAKER>Second Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1691
<LINE>'Tis one Iago, ancient to the general.</LINE>
1692
</SPEECH>
1693

    
1694
<SPEECH>
1695
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1696
<LINE>Has had most favourable and happy speed:</LINE>
1697
<LINE>Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds,</LINE>
1698
<LINE>The gutter'd rocks and congregated sands--</LINE>
1699
<LINE>Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel,--</LINE>
1700
<LINE>As having sense of beauty, do omit</LINE>
1701
<LINE>Their mortal natures, letting go safely by</LINE>
1702
<LINE>The divine Desdemona.</LINE>
1703
</SPEECH>
1704

    
1705
<SPEECH>
1706
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
1707
<LINE>What is she?</LINE>
1708
</SPEECH>
1709

    
1710
<SPEECH>
1711
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1712
<LINE>She that I spake of, our great captain's captain,</LINE>
1713
<LINE>Left in the conduct of the bold Iago,</LINE>
1714
<LINE>Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts</LINE>
1715
<LINE>A se'nnight's speed. Great Jove, Othello guard,</LINE>
1716
<LINE>And swell his sail with thine own powerful breath,</LINE>
1717
<LINE>That he may bless this bay with his tall ship,</LINE>
1718
<LINE>Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms,</LINE>
1719
<LINE>Give renew'd fire to our extincted spirits</LINE>
1720
<LINE>And bring all Cyprus comfort!</LINE>
1721
<STAGEDIR>Enter DESDEMONA, EMILIA, IAGO, RODERIGO, and
1722
Attendants</STAGEDIR>
1723
<LINE>O, behold,</LINE>
1724
<LINE>The riches of the ship is come on shore!</LINE>
1725
<LINE>Ye men of Cyprus, let her have your knees.</LINE>
1726
<LINE>Hail to thee, lady! and the grace of heaven,</LINE>
1727
<LINE>Before, behind thee, and on every hand,</LINE>
1728
<LINE>Enwheel thee round!</LINE>
1729
</SPEECH>
1730

    
1731
<SPEECH>
1732
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1733
<LINE>I thank you, valiant Cassio.</LINE>
1734
<LINE>What tidings can you tell me of my lord?</LINE>
1735
</SPEECH>
1736

    
1737
<SPEECH>
1738
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1739
<LINE>He is not yet arrived: nor know I aught</LINE>
1740
<LINE>But that he's well and will be shortly here.</LINE>
1741
</SPEECH>
1742

    
1743
<SPEECH>
1744
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1745
<LINE>O, but I fear--How lost you company?</LINE>
1746
</SPEECH>
1747

    
1748
<SPEECH>
1749
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1750
<LINE>The great contention of the sea and skies</LINE>
1751
<LINE>Parted our fellowship--But, hark! a sail.</LINE>
1752
</SPEECH>
1753

    
1754

    
1755
<STAGEDIR>Within 'A sail, a sail!' Guns heard</STAGEDIR>
1756

    
1757
<SPEECH>
1758
<SPEAKER>Second Gentleman</SPEAKER>
1759
<LINE>They give their greeting to the citadel;</LINE>
1760
<LINE>This likewise is a friend.</LINE>
1761
</SPEECH>
1762

    
1763
<SPEECH>
1764
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1765
<LINE>See for the news.</LINE>
1766
<STAGEDIR>Exit Gentleman</STAGEDIR>
1767
<LINE>Good ancient, you are welcome.</LINE>
1768
<STAGEDIR>To EMILIA</STAGEDIR>
1769
<LINE>Welcome, mistress.</LINE>
1770
<LINE>Let it not gall your patience, good Iago,</LINE>
1771
<LINE>That I extend my manners; 'tis my breeding</LINE>
1772
<LINE>That gives me this bold show of courtesy.</LINE>
1773
</SPEECH>
1774

    
1775

    
1776
<STAGEDIR>Kissing her</STAGEDIR>
1777

    
1778
<SPEECH>
1779
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1780
<LINE>Sir, would she give you so much of her lips</LINE>
1781
<LINE>As of her tongue she oft bestows on me,</LINE>
1782
<LINE>You'll have enough.</LINE>
1783
</SPEECH>
1784

    
1785
<SPEECH>
1786
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1787
<LINE>Alas, she has no speech.</LINE>
1788
</SPEECH>
1789

    
1790
<SPEECH>
1791
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1792
<LINE>In faith, too much;</LINE>
1793
<LINE>I find it still, when I have list to sleep:</LINE>
1794
<LINE>Marry, before your ladyship, I grant,</LINE>
1795
<LINE>She puts her tongue a little in her heart,</LINE>
1796
<LINE>And chides with thinking.</LINE>
1797
</SPEECH>
1798

    
1799
<SPEECH>
1800
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
1801
<LINE>You have little cause to say so.</LINE>
1802
</SPEECH>
1803

    
1804
<SPEECH>
1805
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1806
<LINE>Come on, come on; you are pictures out of doors,</LINE>
1807
<LINE>Bells in your parlors, wild-cats in your kitchens,</LINE>
1808
<LINE>Saints m your injuries, devils being offended,</LINE>
1809
<LINE>Players in your housewifery, and housewives' in your beds.</LINE>
1810
</SPEECH>
1811

    
1812
<SPEECH>
1813
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1814
<LINE>O, fie upon thee, slanderer!</LINE>
1815
</SPEECH>
1816

    
1817
<SPEECH>
1818
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1819
<LINE>Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk:</LINE>
1820
<LINE>You rise to play and go to bed to work.</LINE>
1821
</SPEECH>
1822

    
1823
<SPEECH>
1824
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
1825
<LINE>You shall not write my praise.</LINE>
1826
</SPEECH>
1827

    
1828
<SPEECH>
1829
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1830
<LINE>No, let me not.</LINE>
1831
</SPEECH>
1832

    
1833
<SPEECH>
1834
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1835
<LINE>What wouldst thou write of me, if thou shouldst</LINE>
1836
<LINE>praise me?</LINE>
1837
</SPEECH>
1838

    
1839
<SPEECH>
1840
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1841
<LINE>O gentle lady, do not put me to't;</LINE>
1842
<LINE>For I am nothing, if not critical.</LINE>
1843
</SPEECH>
1844

    
1845
<SPEECH>
1846
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1847
<LINE>Come on assay. There's one gone to the harbour?</LINE>
1848
</SPEECH>
1849

    
1850
<SPEECH>
1851
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1852
<LINE>Ay, madam.</LINE>
1853
</SPEECH>
1854

    
1855
<SPEECH>
1856
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1857
<LINE>I am not merry; but I do beguile</LINE>
1858
<LINE>The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.</LINE>
1859
<LINE>Come, how wouldst thou praise me?</LINE>
1860
</SPEECH>
1861

    
1862
<SPEECH>
1863
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1864
<LINE>I am about it; but indeed my invention</LINE>
1865
<LINE>Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frize;</LINE>
1866
<LINE>It plucks out brains and all: but my Muse labours,</LINE>
1867
<LINE>And thus she is deliver'd.</LINE>
1868
<LINE>If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit,</LINE>
1869
<LINE>The one's for use, the other useth it.</LINE>
1870
</SPEECH>
1871

    
1872
<SPEECH>
1873
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1874
<LINE>Well praised! How if she be black and witty?</LINE>
1875
</SPEECH>
1876

    
1877
<SPEECH>
1878
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1879
<LINE>If she be black, and thereto have a wit,</LINE>
1880
<LINE>She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit.</LINE>
1881
</SPEECH>
1882

    
1883
<SPEECH>
1884
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1885
<LINE>Worse and worse.</LINE>
1886
</SPEECH>
1887

    
1888
<SPEECH>
1889
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
1890
<LINE>How if fair and foolish?</LINE>
1891
</SPEECH>
1892

    
1893
<SPEECH>
1894
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1895
<LINE>She never yet was foolish that was fair;</LINE>
1896
<LINE>For even her folly help'd her to an heir.</LINE>
1897
</SPEECH>
1898

    
1899
<SPEECH>
1900
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1901
<LINE>These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i'</LINE>
1902
<LINE>the alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou for</LINE>
1903
<LINE>her that's foul and foolish?</LINE>
1904
</SPEECH>
1905

    
1906
<SPEECH>
1907
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1908
<LINE>There's none so foul and foolish thereunto,</LINE>
1909
<LINE>But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.</LINE>
1910
</SPEECH>
1911

    
1912
<SPEECH>
1913
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1914
<LINE>O heavy ignorance! thou praisest the worst best.</LINE>
1915
<LINE>But what praise couldst thou bestow on a deserving</LINE>
1916
<LINE>woman indeed, one that, in the authority of her</LINE>
1917
<LINE>merit, did justly put on the vouch of very malice itself?</LINE>
1918
</SPEECH>
1919

    
1920
<SPEECH>
1921
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1922
<LINE>She that was ever fair and never proud,</LINE>
1923
<LINE>Had tongue at will and yet was never loud,</LINE>
1924
<LINE>Never lack'd gold and yet went never gay,</LINE>
1925
<LINE>Fled from her wish and yet said 'Now I may,'</LINE>
1926
<LINE>She that being anger'd, her revenge being nigh,</LINE>
1927
<LINE>Bade her wrong stay and her displeasure fly,</LINE>
1928
<LINE>She that in wisdom never was so frail</LINE>
1929
<LINE>To change the cod's head for the salmon's tail;</LINE>
1930
<LINE>She that could think and ne'er disclose her mind,</LINE>
1931
<LINE>See suitors following and not look behind,</LINE>
1932
<LINE>She was a wight, if ever such wight were,--</LINE>
1933
</SPEECH>
1934

    
1935
<SPEECH>
1936
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1937
<LINE>To do what?</LINE>
1938
</SPEECH>
1939

    
1940
<SPEECH>
1941
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1942
<LINE>To suckle fools and chronicle small beer.</LINE>
1943
</SPEECH>
1944

    
1945
<SPEECH>
1946
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1947
<LINE>O most lame and impotent conclusion! Do not learn</LINE>
1948
<LINE>of him, Emilia, though he be thy husband. How say</LINE>
1949
<LINE>you, Cassio? is he not a most profane and liberal</LINE>
1950
<LINE>counsellor?</LINE>
1951
</SPEECH>
1952

    
1953
<SPEECH>
1954
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1955
<LINE>He speaks home, madam: You may relish him more in</LINE>
1956
<LINE>the soldier than in the scholar.</LINE>
1957
</SPEECH>
1958

    
1959
<SPEECH>
1960
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
1961
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Aside</STAGEDIR>  He takes her by the palm: ay, well said,</LINE>
1962
<LINE>whisper: with as little a web as this will I</LINE>
1963
<LINE>ensnare as great a fly as Cassio. Ay, smile upon</LINE>
1964
<LINE>her, do; I will gyve thee in thine own courtship.</LINE>
1965
<LINE>You say true; 'tis so, indeed: if such tricks as</LINE>
1966
<LINE>these strip you out of your lieutenantry, it had</LINE>
1967
<LINE>been better you had not kissed your three fingers so</LINE>
1968
<LINE>oft, which now again you are most apt to play the</LINE>
1969
<LINE>sir in. Very good; well kissed! an excellent</LINE>
1970
<LINE>courtesy! 'tis so, indeed. Yet again your fingers</LINE>
1971
<LINE>to your lips? would they were clyster-pipes for your sake!</LINE>
1972
<STAGEDIR>Trumpet within</STAGEDIR>
1973
<LINE>The Moor! I know his trumpet.</LINE>
1974
</SPEECH>
1975

    
1976
<SPEECH>
1977
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1978
<LINE>'Tis truly so.</LINE>
1979
</SPEECH>
1980

    
1981
<SPEECH>
1982
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
1983
<LINE>Let's meet him and receive him.</LINE>
1984
</SPEECH>
1985

    
1986
<SPEECH>
1987
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
1988
<LINE>Lo, where he comes!</LINE>
1989
</SPEECH>
1990

    
1991

    
1992
<STAGEDIR>Enter OTHELLO and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
1993

    
1994
<SPEECH>
1995
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
1996
<LINE>O my fair warrior!</LINE>
1997
</SPEECH>
1998

    
1999
<SPEECH>
2000
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
2001
<LINE>My dear Othello!</LINE>
2002
</SPEECH>
2003

    
2004
<SPEECH>
2005
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2006
<LINE>It gives me wonder great as my content</LINE>
2007
<LINE>To see you here before me. O my soul's joy!</LINE>
2008
<LINE>If after every tempest come such calms,</LINE>
2009
<LINE>May the winds blow till they have waken'd death!</LINE>
2010
<LINE>And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas</LINE>
2011
<LINE>Olympus-high and duck again as low</LINE>
2012
<LINE>As hell's from heaven! If it were now to die,</LINE>
2013
<LINE>'Twere now to be most happy; for, I fear,</LINE>
2014
<LINE>My soul hath her content so absolute</LINE>
2015
<LINE>That not another comfort like to this</LINE>
2016
<LINE>Succeeds in unknown fate.</LINE>
2017
</SPEECH>
2018

    
2019
<SPEECH>
2020
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
2021
<LINE>The heavens forbid</LINE>
2022
<LINE>But that our loves and comforts should increase,</LINE>
2023
<LINE>Even as our days do grow!</LINE>
2024
</SPEECH>
2025

    
2026
<SPEECH>
2027
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2028
<LINE>Amen to that, sweet powers!</LINE>
2029
<LINE>I cannot speak enough of this content;</LINE>
2030
<LINE>It stops me here; it is too much of joy:</LINE>
2031
<LINE>And this, and this, the greatest discords be</LINE>
2032
<STAGEDIR>Kissing her</STAGEDIR>
2033
<LINE>That e'er our hearts shall make!</LINE>
2034
</SPEECH>
2035

    
2036
<SPEECH>
2037
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2038
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Aside</STAGEDIR>  O, you are well tuned now!</LINE>
2039
<LINE>But I'll set down the pegs that make this music,</LINE>
2040
<LINE>As honest as I am.</LINE>
2041
</SPEECH>
2042

    
2043
<SPEECH>
2044
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2045
<LINE>Come, let us to the castle.</LINE>
2046
<LINE>News, friends; our wars are done, the Turks</LINE>
2047
<LINE>are drown'd.</LINE>
2048
<LINE>How does my old acquaintance of this isle?</LINE>
2049
<LINE>Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus;</LINE>
2050
<LINE>I have found great love amongst them. O my sweet,</LINE>
2051
<LINE>I prattle out of fashion, and I dote</LINE>
2052
<LINE>In mine own comforts. I prithee, good Iago,</LINE>
2053
<LINE>Go to the bay and disembark my coffers:</LINE>
2054
<LINE>Bring thou the master to the citadel;</LINE>
2055
<LINE>He is a good one, and his worthiness</LINE>
2056
<LINE>Does challenge much respect. Come, Desdemona,</LINE>
2057
<LINE>Once more, well met at Cyprus.</LINE>
2058
</SPEECH>
2059

    
2060

    
2061
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
2062

    
2063
<SPEECH>
2064
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2065
<LINE>Do thou meet me presently at the harbour. Come</LINE>
2066
<LINE>hither. If thou be'st valiant,-- as, they say, base</LINE>
2067
<LINE>men being in love have then a nobility in their</LINE>
2068
<LINE>natures more than is native to them--list me. The</LINE>
2069
<LINE>lieutenant tonight watches on the court of</LINE>
2070
<LINE>guard:--first, I must tell thee this--Desdemona is</LINE>
2071
<LINE>directly in love with him.</LINE>
2072
</SPEECH>
2073

    
2074
<SPEECH>
2075
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2076
<LINE>With him! why, 'tis not possible.</LINE>
2077
</SPEECH>
2078

    
2079
<SPEECH>
2080
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2081
<LINE>Lay thy finger thus, and let thy soul be instructed.</LINE>
2082
<LINE>Mark me with what violence she first loved the Moor,</LINE>
2083
<LINE>but for bragging and telling her fantastical lies:</LINE>
2084
<LINE>and will she love him still for prating? let not</LINE>
2085
<LINE>thy discreet heart think it. Her eye must be fed;</LINE>
2086
<LINE>and what delight shall she have to look on the</LINE>
2087
<LINE>devil? When the blood is made dull with the act of</LINE>
2088
<LINE>sport, there should be, again to inflame it and to</LINE>
2089
<LINE>give satiety a fresh appetite, loveliness in favour,</LINE>
2090
<LINE>sympathy in years, manners and beauties; all which</LINE>
2091
<LINE>the Moor is defective in: now, for want of these</LINE>
2092
<LINE>required conveniences, her delicate tenderness will</LINE>
2093
<LINE>find itself abused, begin to heave the gorge,</LINE>
2094
<LINE>disrelish and abhor the Moor; very nature will</LINE>
2095
<LINE>instruct her in it and compel her to some second</LINE>
2096
<LINE>choice. Now, sir, this granted,--as it is a most</LINE>
2097
<LINE>pregnant and unforced position--who stands so</LINE>
2098
<LINE>eminent in the degree of this fortune as Cassio</LINE>
2099
<LINE>does? a knave very voluble; no further</LINE>
2100
<LINE>conscionable than in putting on the mere form of</LINE>
2101
<LINE>civil and humane seeming, for the better compassing</LINE>
2102
<LINE>of his salt and most hidden loose affection? why,</LINE>
2103
<LINE>none; why, none: a slipper and subtle knave, a</LINE>
2104
<LINE>finder of occasions, that has an eye can stamp and</LINE>
2105
<LINE>counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never</LINE>
2106
<LINE>present itself; a devilish knave. Besides, the</LINE>
2107
<LINE>knave is handsome, young, and hath all those</LINE>
2108
<LINE>requisites in him that folly and green minds look</LINE>
2109
<LINE>after: a pestilent complete knave; and the woman</LINE>
2110
<LINE>hath found him already.</LINE>
2111
</SPEECH>
2112

    
2113
<SPEECH>
2114
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2115
<LINE>I cannot believe that in her; she's full of</LINE>
2116
<LINE>most blessed condition.</LINE>
2117
</SPEECH>
2118

    
2119
<SPEECH>
2120
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2121
<LINE>Blessed fig's-end! the wine she drinks is made of</LINE>
2122
<LINE>grapes: if she had been blessed, she would never</LINE>
2123
<LINE>have loved the Moor. Blessed pudding! Didst thou</LINE>
2124
<LINE>not see her paddle with the palm of his hand? didst</LINE>
2125
<LINE>not mark that?</LINE>
2126
</SPEECH>
2127

    
2128
<SPEECH>
2129
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2130
<LINE>Yes, that I did; but that was but courtesy.</LINE>
2131
</SPEECH>
2132

    
2133
<SPEECH>
2134
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2135
<LINE>Lechery, by this hand; an index and obscure prologue</LINE>
2136
<LINE>to the history of lust and foul thoughts. They met</LINE>
2137
<LINE>so near with their lips that their breaths embraced</LINE>
2138
<LINE>together. Villanous thoughts, Roderigo! when these</LINE>
2139
<LINE>mutualities so marshal the way, hard at hand comes</LINE>
2140
<LINE>the master and main exercise, the incorporate</LINE>
2141
<LINE>conclusion, Pish! But, sir, be you ruled by me: I</LINE>
2142
<LINE>have brought you from Venice. Watch you to-night;</LINE>
2143
<LINE>for the command, I'll lay't upon you. Cassio knows</LINE>
2144
<LINE>you not. I'll not be far from you: do you find</LINE>
2145
<LINE>some occasion to anger Cassio, either by speaking</LINE>
2146
<LINE>too loud, or tainting his discipline; or from what</LINE>
2147
<LINE>other course you please, which the time shall more</LINE>
2148
<LINE>favourably minister.</LINE>
2149
</SPEECH>
2150

    
2151
<SPEECH>
2152
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2153
<LINE>Well.</LINE>
2154
</SPEECH>
2155

    
2156
<SPEECH>
2157
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2158
<LINE>Sir, he is rash and very sudden in choler, and haply</LINE>
2159
<LINE>may strike at you: provoke him, that he may; for</LINE>
2160
<LINE>even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus to</LINE>
2161
<LINE>mutiny; whose qualification shall come into no true</LINE>
2162
<LINE>taste again but by the displanting of Cassio. So</LINE>
2163
<LINE>shall you have a shorter journey to your desires by</LINE>
2164
<LINE>the means I shall then have to prefer them; and the</LINE>
2165
<LINE>impediment most profitably removed, without the</LINE>
2166
<LINE>which there were no expectation of our prosperity.</LINE>
2167
</SPEECH>
2168

    
2169
<SPEECH>
2170
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2171
<LINE>I will do this, if I can bring it to any</LINE>
2172
<LINE>opportunity.</LINE>
2173
</SPEECH>
2174

    
2175
<SPEECH>
2176
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2177
<LINE>I warrant thee. Meet me by and by at the citadel:</LINE>
2178
<LINE>I must fetch his necessaries ashore. Farewell.</LINE>
2179
</SPEECH>
2180

    
2181
<SPEECH>
2182
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2183
<LINE>Adieu.</LINE>
2184
</SPEECH>
2185

    
2186

    
2187
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
2188

    
2189
<SPEECH>
2190
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2191
<LINE>That Cassio loves her, I do well believe it;</LINE>
2192
<LINE>That she loves him, 'tis apt and of great credit:</LINE>
2193
<LINE>The Moor, howbeit that I endure him not,</LINE>
2194
<LINE>Is of a constant, loving, noble nature,</LINE>
2195
<LINE>And I dare think he'll prove to Desdemona</LINE>
2196
<LINE>A most dear husband. Now, I do love her too;</LINE>
2197
<LINE>Not out of absolute lust, though peradventure</LINE>
2198
<LINE>I stand accountant for as great a sin,</LINE>
2199
<LINE>But partly led to diet my revenge,</LINE>
2200
<LINE>For that I do suspect the lusty Moor</LINE>
2201
<LINE>Hath leap'd into my seat; the thought whereof</LINE>
2202
<LINE>Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards;</LINE>
2203
<LINE>And nothing can or shall content my soul</LINE>
2204
<LINE>Till I am even'd with him, wife for wife,</LINE>
2205
<LINE>Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor</LINE>
2206
<LINE>At least into a jealousy so strong</LINE>
2207
<LINE>That judgment cannot cure. Which thing to do,</LINE>
2208
<LINE>If this poor trash of Venice, whom I trash</LINE>
2209
<LINE>For his quick hunting, stand the putting on,</LINE>
2210
<LINE>I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip,</LINE>
2211
<LINE>Abuse him to the Moor in the rank garb--</LINE>
2212
<LINE>For I fear Cassio with my night-cap too--</LINE>
2213
<LINE>Make the Moor thank me, love me and reward me.</LINE>
2214
<LINE>For making him egregiously an ass</LINE>
2215
<LINE>And practising upon his peace and quiet</LINE>
2216
<LINE>Even to madness. 'Tis here, but yet confused:</LINE>
2217
<LINE>Knavery's plain face is never seen tin used.</LINE>
2218
</SPEECH>
2219

    
2220

    
2221
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
2222
</SCENE>
2223

    
2224
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE II.  A street.</TITLE>
2225
<STAGEDIR>Enter a Herald with a proclamation; People
2226
following</STAGEDIR>
2227

    
2228
<SPEECH>
2229
<SPEAKER>Herald</SPEAKER>
2230
<LINE>It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant</LINE>
2231
<LINE>general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived,</LINE>
2232
<LINE>importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet,</LINE>
2233
<LINE>every man put himself into triumph; some to dance,</LINE>
2234
<LINE>some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and</LINE>
2235
<LINE>revels his addiction leads him: for, besides these</LINE>
2236
<LINE>beneficial news, it is the celebration of his</LINE>
2237
<LINE>nuptial. So much was his pleasure should be</LINE>
2238
<LINE>proclaimed. All offices are open, and there is full</LINE>
2239
<LINE>liberty of feasting from this present hour of five</LINE>
2240
<LINE>till the bell have told eleven. Heaven bless the</LINE>
2241
<LINE>isle of Cyprus and our noble general Othello!</LINE>
2242
</SPEECH>
2243

    
2244

    
2245
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt</STAGEDIR>
2246
</SCENE>
2247

    
2248
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE III.  A hall in the castle.</TITLE>
2249
<STAGEDIR>Enter OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
2250

    
2251
<SPEECH>
2252
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2253
<LINE>Good Michael, look you to the guard to-night:</LINE>
2254
<LINE>Let's teach ourselves that honourable stop,</LINE>
2255
<LINE>Not to outsport discretion.</LINE>
2256
</SPEECH>
2257

    
2258
<SPEECH>
2259
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2260
<LINE>Iago hath direction what to do;</LINE>
2261
<LINE>But, notwithstanding, with my personal eye</LINE>
2262
<LINE>Will I look to't.</LINE>
2263
</SPEECH>
2264

    
2265
<SPEECH>
2266
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2267
<LINE>Iago is most honest.</LINE>
2268
<LINE>Michael, good night: to-morrow with your earliest</LINE>
2269
<LINE>Let me have speech with you.</LINE>
2270
<STAGEDIR>To DESDEMONA</STAGEDIR>
2271
<LINE>Come, my dear love,</LINE>
2272
<LINE>The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue;</LINE>
2273
<LINE>That profit's yet to come 'tween me and you.</LINE>
2274
<LINE>Good night.</LINE>
2275
</SPEECH>
2276

    
2277
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
2278
<STAGEDIR>Enter IAGO</STAGEDIR>
2279

    
2280
<SPEECH>
2281
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2282
<LINE>Welcome, Iago; we must to the watch.</LINE>
2283
</SPEECH>
2284

    
2285
<SPEECH>
2286
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2287
<LINE>Not this hour, lieutenant; 'tis not yet ten o' the</LINE>
2288
<LINE>clock. Our general cast us thus early for the love</LINE>
2289
<LINE>of his Desdemona; who let us not therefore blame:</LINE>
2290
<LINE>he hath not yet made wanton the night with her; and</LINE>
2291
<LINE>she is sport for Jove.</LINE>
2292
</SPEECH>
2293

    
2294
<SPEECH>
2295
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2296
<LINE>She's a most exquisite lady.</LINE>
2297
</SPEECH>
2298

    
2299
<SPEECH>
2300
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2301
<LINE>And, I'll warrant her, fun of game.</LINE>
2302
</SPEECH>
2303

    
2304
<SPEECH>
2305
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2306
<LINE>Indeed, she's a most fresh and delicate creature.</LINE>
2307
</SPEECH>
2308

    
2309
<SPEECH>
2310
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2311
<LINE>What an eye she has! methinks it sounds a parley of</LINE>
2312
<LINE>provocation.</LINE>
2313
</SPEECH>
2314

    
2315
<SPEECH>
2316
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2317
<LINE>An inviting eye; and yet methinks right modest.</LINE>
2318
</SPEECH>
2319

    
2320
<SPEECH>
2321
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2322
<LINE>And when she speaks, is it not an alarum to love?</LINE>
2323
</SPEECH>
2324

    
2325
<SPEECH>
2326
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2327
<LINE>She is indeed perfection.</LINE>
2328
</SPEECH>
2329

    
2330
<SPEECH>
2331
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2332
<LINE>Well, happiness to their sheets! Come, lieutenant, I</LINE>
2333
<LINE>have a stoup of wine; and here without are a brace</LINE>
2334
<LINE>of Cyprus gallants that would fain have a measure to</LINE>
2335
<LINE>the health of black Othello.</LINE>
2336
</SPEECH>
2337

    
2338
<SPEECH>
2339
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2340
<LINE>Not to-night, good Iago: I have very poor and</LINE>
2341
<LINE>unhappy brains for drinking: I could well wish</LINE>
2342
<LINE>courtesy would invent some other custom of</LINE>
2343
<LINE>entertainment.</LINE>
2344
</SPEECH>
2345

    
2346
<SPEECH>
2347
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2348
<LINE>O, they are our friends; but one cup: I'll drink for</LINE>
2349
<LINE>you.</LINE>
2350
</SPEECH>
2351

    
2352
<SPEECH>
2353
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2354
<LINE>I have drunk but one cup to-night, and that was</LINE>
2355
<LINE>craftily qualified too, and, behold, what innovation</LINE>
2356
<LINE>it makes here: I am unfortunate in the infirmity,</LINE>
2357
<LINE>and dare not task my weakness with any more.</LINE>
2358
</SPEECH>
2359

    
2360
<SPEECH>
2361
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2362
<LINE>What, man! 'tis a night of revels: the gallants</LINE>
2363
<LINE>desire it.</LINE>
2364
</SPEECH>
2365

    
2366
<SPEECH>
2367
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2368
<LINE>Where are they?</LINE>
2369
</SPEECH>
2370

    
2371
<SPEECH>
2372
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2373
<LINE>Here at the door; I pray you, call them in.</LINE>
2374
</SPEECH>
2375

    
2376
<SPEECH>
2377
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2378
<LINE>I'll do't; but it dislikes me.</LINE>
2379
</SPEECH>
2380

    
2381

    
2382
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
2383

    
2384
<SPEECH>
2385
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2386
<LINE>If I can fasten but one cup upon him,</LINE>
2387
<LINE>With that which he hath drunk to-night already,</LINE>
2388
<LINE>He'll be as full of quarrel and offence</LINE>
2389
<LINE>As my young mistress' dog. Now, my sick fool Roderigo,</LINE>
2390
<LINE>Whom love hath turn'd almost the wrong side out,</LINE>
2391
<LINE>To Desdemona hath to-night caroused</LINE>
2392
<LINE>Potations pottle-deep; and he's to watch:</LINE>
2393
<LINE>Three lads of Cyprus, noble swelling spirits,</LINE>
2394
<LINE>That hold their honours in a wary distance,</LINE>
2395
<LINE>The very elements of this warlike isle,</LINE>
2396
<LINE>Have I to-night fluster'd with flowing cups,</LINE>
2397
<LINE>And they watch too. Now, 'mongst this flock of drunkards,</LINE>
2398
<LINE>Am I to put our Cassio in some action</LINE>
2399
<LINE>That may offend the isle.--But here they come:</LINE>
2400
<LINE>If consequence do but approve my dream,</LINE>
2401
<LINE>My boat sails freely, both with wind and stream.</LINE>
2402
</SPEECH>
2403

    
2404

    
2405
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter CASSIO; with him MONTANO and Gentlemen;
2406
servants following with wine</STAGEDIR>
2407

    
2408
<SPEECH>
2409
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2410
<LINE>'Fore God, they have given me a rouse already.</LINE>
2411
</SPEECH>
2412

    
2413
<SPEECH>
2414
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2415
<LINE>Good faith, a little one; not past a pint, as I am</LINE>
2416
<LINE>a soldier.</LINE>
2417
</SPEECH>
2418

    
2419
<SPEECH>
2420
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2421
<LINE>Some wine, ho!</LINE>
2422
<STAGEDIR>Sings</STAGEDIR>
2423
<LINE>And let me the canakin clink, clink;</LINE>
2424
<LINE>And let me the canakin clink</LINE>
2425
<LINE>A soldier's a man;</LINE>
2426
<LINE>A life's but a span;</LINE>
2427
<LINE>Why, then, let a soldier drink.</LINE>
2428
<LINE>Some wine, boys!</LINE>
2429
</SPEECH>
2430

    
2431
<SPEECH>
2432
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2433
<LINE>'Fore God, an excellent song.</LINE>
2434
</SPEECH>
2435

    
2436
<SPEECH>
2437
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2438
<LINE>I learned it in England, where, indeed, they are</LINE>
2439
<LINE>most potent in potting: your Dane, your German, and</LINE>
2440
<LINE>your swag-bellied Hollander--Drink, ho!--are nothing</LINE>
2441
<LINE>to your English.</LINE>
2442
</SPEECH>
2443

    
2444
<SPEECH>
2445
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2446
<LINE>Is your Englishman so expert in his drinking?</LINE>
2447
</SPEECH>
2448

    
2449
<SPEECH>
2450
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2451
<LINE>Why, he drinks you, with facility, your Dane dead</LINE>
2452
<LINE>drunk; he sweats not to overthrow your Almain; he</LINE>
2453
<LINE>gives your Hollander a vomit, ere the next pottle</LINE>
2454
<LINE>can be filled.</LINE>
2455
</SPEECH>
2456

    
2457
<SPEECH>
2458
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2459
<LINE>To the health of our general!</LINE>
2460
</SPEECH>
2461

    
2462
<SPEECH>
2463
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2464
<LINE>I am for it, lieutenant; and I'll do you justice.</LINE>
2465
</SPEECH>
2466

    
2467
<SPEECH>
2468
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2469
<LINE>O sweet England!</LINE>
2470
<LINE>King Stephen was a worthy peer,</LINE>
2471
<LINE>His breeches cost him but a crown;</LINE>
2472
<LINE>He held them sixpence all too dear,</LINE>
2473
<LINE>With that he call'd the tailor lown.</LINE>
2474
<LINE>He was a wight of high renown,</LINE>
2475
<LINE>And thou art but of low degree:</LINE>
2476
<LINE>'Tis pride that pulls the country down;</LINE>
2477
<LINE>Then take thine auld cloak about thee.</LINE>
2478
<LINE>Some wine, ho!</LINE>
2479
</SPEECH>
2480

    
2481
<SPEECH>
2482
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2483
<LINE>Why, this is a more exquisite song than the other.</LINE>
2484
</SPEECH>
2485

    
2486
<SPEECH>
2487
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2488
<LINE>Will you hear't again?</LINE>
2489
</SPEECH>
2490

    
2491
<SPEECH>
2492
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2493
<LINE>No; for I hold him to be unworthy of his place that</LINE>
2494
<LINE>does those things. Well, God's above all; and there</LINE>
2495
<LINE>be souls must be saved, and there be souls must not be saved.</LINE>
2496
</SPEECH>
2497

    
2498
<SPEECH>
2499
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2500
<LINE>It's true, good lieutenant.</LINE>
2501
</SPEECH>
2502

    
2503
<SPEECH>
2504
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2505
<LINE>For mine own part,--no offence to the general, nor</LINE>
2506
<LINE>any man of quality,--I hope to be saved.</LINE>
2507
</SPEECH>
2508

    
2509
<SPEECH>
2510
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2511
<LINE>And so do I too, lieutenant.</LINE>
2512
</SPEECH>
2513

    
2514
<SPEECH>
2515
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2516
<LINE>Ay, but, by your leave, not before me; the</LINE>
2517
<LINE>lieutenant is to be saved before the ancient. Let's</LINE>
2518
<LINE>have no more of this; let's to our affairs.--Forgive</LINE>
2519
<LINE>us our sins!--Gentlemen, let's look to our business.</LINE>
2520
<LINE>Do not think, gentlemen. I am drunk: this is my</LINE>
2521
<LINE>ancient; this is my right hand, and this is my left:</LINE>
2522
<LINE>I am not drunk now; I can stand well enough, and</LINE>
2523
<LINE>speak well enough.</LINE>
2524
</SPEECH>
2525

    
2526
<SPEECH>
2527
<SPEAKER>All</SPEAKER>
2528
<LINE>Excellent well.</LINE>
2529
</SPEECH>
2530

    
2531
<SPEECH>
2532
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2533
<LINE>Why, very well then; you must not think then that I am drunk.</LINE>
2534
</SPEECH>
2535

    
2536

    
2537
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
2538

    
2539
<SPEECH>
2540
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2541
<LINE>To the platform, masters; come, let's set the watch.</LINE>
2542
</SPEECH>
2543

    
2544
<SPEECH>
2545
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2546
<LINE>You see this fellow that is gone before;</LINE>
2547
<LINE>He is a soldier fit to stand by Caesar</LINE>
2548
<LINE>And give direction: and do but see his vice;</LINE>
2549
<LINE>'Tis to his virtue a just equinox,</LINE>
2550
<LINE>The one as long as the other: 'tis pity of him.</LINE>
2551
<LINE>I fear the trust Othello puts him in.</LINE>
2552
<LINE>On some odd time of his infirmity,</LINE>
2553
<LINE>Will shake this island.</LINE>
2554
</SPEECH>
2555

    
2556
<SPEECH>
2557
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2558
<LINE>But is he often thus?</LINE>
2559
</SPEECH>
2560

    
2561
<SPEECH>
2562
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2563
<LINE>'Tis evermore the prologue to his sleep:</LINE>
2564
<LINE>He'll watch the horologe a double set,</LINE>
2565
<LINE>If drink rock not his cradle.</LINE>
2566
</SPEECH>
2567

    
2568
<SPEECH>
2569
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2570
<LINE>It were well</LINE>
2571
<LINE>The general were put in mind of it.</LINE>
2572
<LINE>Perhaps he sees it not; or his good nature</LINE>
2573
<LINE>Prizes the virtue that appears in Cassio,</LINE>
2574
<LINE>And looks not on his evils: is not this true?</LINE>
2575
</SPEECH>
2576

    
2577

    
2578
<STAGEDIR>Enter RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
2579

    
2580
<SPEECH>
2581
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2582
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Aside to him</STAGEDIR>  How now, Roderigo!</LINE>
2583
<LINE>I pray you, after the lieutenant; go.</LINE>
2584
</SPEECH>
2585

    
2586

    
2587
<STAGEDIR>Exit RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
2588

    
2589
<SPEECH>
2590
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2591
<LINE>And 'tis great pity that the noble Moor</LINE>
2592
<LINE>Should hazard such a place as his own second</LINE>
2593
<LINE>With one of an ingraft infirmity:</LINE>
2594
<LINE>It were an honest action to say</LINE>
2595
<LINE>So to the Moor.</LINE>
2596
</SPEECH>
2597

    
2598
<SPEECH>
2599
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2600
<LINE>Not I, for this fair island:</LINE>
2601
<LINE>I do love Cassio well; and would do much</LINE>
2602
<LINE>To cure him of this evil--But, hark! what noise?</LINE>
2603
</SPEECH>
2604

    
2605
<STAGEDIR>Cry within: 'Help! help!'</STAGEDIR>
2606
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter CASSIO, driving in RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
2607

    
2608
<SPEECH>
2609
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2610
<LINE>You rogue! you rascal!</LINE>
2611
</SPEECH>
2612

    
2613
<SPEECH>
2614
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2615
<LINE>What's the matter, lieutenant?</LINE>
2616
</SPEECH>
2617

    
2618
<SPEECH>
2619
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2620
<LINE>A knave teach me my duty!</LINE>
2621
<LINE>I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle.</LINE>
2622
</SPEECH>
2623

    
2624
<SPEECH>
2625
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
2626
<LINE>Beat me!</LINE>
2627
</SPEECH>
2628

    
2629
<SPEECH>
2630
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2631
<LINE>Dost thou prate, rogue?</LINE>
2632
</SPEECH>
2633

    
2634

    
2635
<STAGEDIR>Striking RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
2636

    
2637
<SPEECH>
2638
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2639
<LINE>Nay, good lieutenant;</LINE>
2640
<STAGEDIR>Staying him</STAGEDIR>
2641
<LINE>I pray you, sir, hold your hand.</LINE>
2642
</SPEECH>
2643

    
2644
<SPEECH>
2645
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2646
<LINE>Let me go, sir,</LINE>
2647
<LINE>Or I'll knock you o'er the mazzard.</LINE>
2648
</SPEECH>
2649

    
2650
<SPEECH>
2651
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2652
<LINE>Come, come,</LINE>
2653
<LINE>you're drunk.</LINE>
2654
</SPEECH>
2655

    
2656
<SPEECH>
2657
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2658
<LINE>Drunk!</LINE>
2659
</SPEECH>
2660

    
2661

    
2662
<STAGEDIR>They fight</STAGEDIR>
2663

    
2664
<SPEECH>
2665
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2666
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Aside to RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>  Away, I say; go out, and cry a mutiny.</LINE>
2667
<STAGEDIR>Exit RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
2668
<LINE>Nay, good lieutenant,--alas, gentlemen;--</LINE>
2669
<LINE>Help, ho!--Lieutenant,--sir,--Montano,--sir;</LINE>
2670
<LINE>Help, masters!--Here's a goodly watch indeed!</LINE>
2671
<STAGEDIR>Bell rings</STAGEDIR>
2672
<LINE>Who's that which rings the bell?--Diablo, ho!</LINE>
2673
<LINE>The town will rise: God's will, lieutenant, hold!</LINE>
2674
<LINE>You will be shamed for ever.</LINE>
2675
</SPEECH>
2676

    
2677

    
2678
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter OTHELLO and Attendants</STAGEDIR>
2679

    
2680
<SPEECH>
2681
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2682
<LINE>What is the matter here?</LINE>
2683
</SPEECH>
2684

    
2685
<SPEECH>
2686
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2687
<LINE>'Zounds, I bleed still; I am hurt to the death.</LINE>
2688
</SPEECH>
2689

    
2690

    
2691
<STAGEDIR>Faints</STAGEDIR>
2692

    
2693
<SPEECH>
2694
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2695
<LINE>Hold, for your lives!</LINE>
2696
</SPEECH>
2697

    
2698
<SPEECH>
2699
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2700
<LINE>Hold, ho! Lieutenant,--sir--Montano,--gentlemen,--</LINE>
2701
<LINE>Have you forgot all sense of place and duty?</LINE>
2702
<LINE>Hold! the general speaks to you; hold, hold, for shame!</LINE>
2703
</SPEECH>
2704

    
2705
<SPEECH>
2706
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2707
<LINE>Why, how now, ho! from whence ariseth this?</LINE>
2708
<LINE>Are we turn'd Turks, and to ourselves do that</LINE>
2709
<LINE>Which heaven hath forbid the Ottomites?</LINE>
2710
<LINE>For Christian shame, put by this barbarous brawl:</LINE>
2711
<LINE>He that stirs next to carve for his own rage</LINE>
2712
<LINE>Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.</LINE>
2713
<LINE>Silence that dreadful bell: it frights the isle</LINE>
2714
<LINE>From her propriety. What is the matter, masters?</LINE>
2715
<LINE>Honest Iago, that look'st dead with grieving,</LINE>
2716
<LINE>Speak, who began this? on thy love, I charge thee.</LINE>
2717
</SPEECH>
2718

    
2719
<SPEECH>
2720
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2721
<LINE>I do not know: friends all but now, even now,</LINE>
2722
<LINE>In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom</LINE>
2723
<LINE>Devesting them for bed; and then, but now--</LINE>
2724
<LINE>As if some planet had unwitted men--</LINE>
2725
<LINE>Swords out, and tilting one at other's breast,</LINE>
2726
<LINE>In opposition bloody. I cannot speak</LINE>
2727
<LINE>Any beginning to this peevish odds;</LINE>
2728
<LINE>And would in action glorious I had lost</LINE>
2729
<LINE>Those legs that brought me to a part of it!</LINE>
2730
</SPEECH>
2731

    
2732
<SPEECH>
2733
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2734
<LINE>How comes it, Michael, you are thus forgot?</LINE>
2735
</SPEECH>
2736

    
2737
<SPEECH>
2738
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2739
<LINE>I pray you, pardon me; I cannot speak.</LINE>
2740
</SPEECH>
2741

    
2742
<SPEECH>
2743
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2744
<LINE>Worthy Montano, you were wont be civil;</LINE>
2745
<LINE>The gravity and stillness of your youth</LINE>
2746
<LINE>The world hath noted, and your name is great</LINE>
2747
<LINE>In mouths of wisest censure: what's the matter,</LINE>
2748
<LINE>That you unlace your reputation thus</LINE>
2749
<LINE>And spend your rich opinion for the name</LINE>
2750
<LINE>Of a night-brawler? give me answer to it.</LINE>
2751
</SPEECH>
2752

    
2753
<SPEECH>
2754
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2755
<LINE>Worthy Othello, I am hurt to danger:</LINE>
2756
<LINE>Your officer, Iago, can inform you,--</LINE>
2757
<LINE>While I spare speech, which something now</LINE>
2758
<LINE>offends me,--</LINE>
2759
<LINE>Of all that I do know: nor know I aught</LINE>
2760
<LINE>By me that's said or done amiss this night;</LINE>
2761
<LINE>Unless self-charity be sometimes a vice,</LINE>
2762
<LINE>And to defend ourselves it be a sin</LINE>
2763
<LINE>When violence assails us.</LINE>
2764
</SPEECH>
2765

    
2766
<SPEECH>
2767
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2768
<LINE>Now, by heaven,</LINE>
2769
<LINE>My blood begins my safer guides to rule;</LINE>
2770
<LINE>And passion, having my best judgment collied,</LINE>
2771
<LINE>Assays to lead the way: if I once stir,</LINE>
2772
<LINE>Or do but lift this arm, the best of you</LINE>
2773
<LINE>Shall sink in my rebuke. Give me to know</LINE>
2774
<LINE>How this foul rout began, who set it on;</LINE>
2775
<LINE>And he that is approved in this offence,</LINE>
2776
<LINE>Though he had twinn'd with me, both at a birth,</LINE>
2777
<LINE>Shall lose me. What! in a town of war,</LINE>
2778
<LINE>Yet wild, the people's hearts brimful of fear,</LINE>
2779
<LINE>To manage private and domestic quarrel,</LINE>
2780
<LINE>In night, and on the court and guard of safety!</LINE>
2781
<LINE>'Tis monstrous. Iago, who began't?</LINE>
2782
</SPEECH>
2783

    
2784
<SPEECH>
2785
<SPEAKER>MONTANO</SPEAKER>
2786
<LINE>If partially affined, or leagued in office,</LINE>
2787
<LINE>Thou dost deliver more or less than truth,</LINE>
2788
<LINE>Thou art no soldier.</LINE>
2789
</SPEECH>
2790

    
2791
<SPEECH>
2792
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2793
<LINE>Touch me not so near:</LINE>
2794
<LINE>I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth</LINE>
2795
<LINE>Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio;</LINE>
2796
<LINE>Yet, I persuade myself, to speak the truth</LINE>
2797
<LINE>Shall nothing wrong him. Thus it is, general.</LINE>
2798
<LINE>Montano and myself being in speech,</LINE>
2799
<LINE>There comes a fellow crying out for help:</LINE>
2800
<LINE>And Cassio following him with determined sword,</LINE>
2801
<LINE>To execute upon him. Sir, this gentleman</LINE>
2802
<LINE>Steps in to Cassio, and entreats his pause:</LINE>
2803
<LINE>Myself the crying fellow did pursue,</LINE>
2804
<LINE>Lest by his clamour--as it so fell out--</LINE>
2805
<LINE>The town might fall in fright: he, swift of foot,</LINE>
2806
<LINE>Outran my purpose; and I return'd the rather</LINE>
2807
<LINE>For that I heard the clink and fall of swords,</LINE>
2808
<LINE>And Cassio high in oath; which till to-night</LINE>
2809
<LINE>I ne'er might say before. When I came back--</LINE>
2810
<LINE>For this was brief--I found them close together,</LINE>
2811
<LINE>At blow and thrust; even as again they were</LINE>
2812
<LINE>When you yourself did part them.</LINE>
2813
<LINE>More of this matter cannot I report:</LINE>
2814
<LINE>But men are men; the best sometimes forget:</LINE>
2815
<LINE>Though Cassio did some little wrong to him,</LINE>
2816
<LINE>As men in rage strike those that wish them best,</LINE>
2817
<LINE>Yet surely Cassio, I believe, received</LINE>
2818
<LINE>From him that fled some strange indignity,</LINE>
2819
<LINE>Which patience could not pass.</LINE>
2820
</SPEECH>
2821

    
2822
<SPEECH>
2823
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2824
<LINE>I know, Iago,</LINE>
2825
<LINE>Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter,</LINE>
2826
<LINE>Making it light to Cassio. Cassio, I love thee</LINE>
2827
<LINE>But never more be officer of mine.</LINE>
2828
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter DESDEMONA, attended</STAGEDIR>
2829
<LINE>Look, if my gentle love be not raised up!</LINE>
2830
<LINE>I'll make thee an example.</LINE>
2831
</SPEECH>
2832

    
2833
<SPEECH>
2834
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
2835
<LINE>What's the matter?</LINE>
2836
</SPEECH>
2837

    
2838
<SPEECH>
2839
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
2840
<LINE>All's well now, sweeting; come away to bed.</LINE>
2841
<LINE>Sir, for your hurts, myself will be your surgeon:</LINE>
2842
<LINE>Lead him off.</LINE>
2843
<STAGEDIR>To MONTANO, who is led off</STAGEDIR>
2844
<LINE>Iago, look with care about the town,</LINE>
2845
<LINE>And silence those whom this vile brawl distracted.</LINE>
2846
<LINE>Come, Desdemona: 'tis the soldiers' life</LINE>
2847
<LINE>To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.</LINE>
2848
</SPEECH>
2849

    
2850

    
2851
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt all but IAGO and CASSIO</STAGEDIR>
2852

    
2853
<SPEECH>
2854
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2855
<LINE>What, are you hurt, lieutenant?</LINE>
2856
</SPEECH>
2857

    
2858
<SPEECH>
2859
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2860
<LINE>Ay, past all surgery.</LINE>
2861
</SPEECH>
2862

    
2863
<SPEECH>
2864
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2865
<LINE>Marry, heaven forbid!</LINE>
2866
</SPEECH>
2867

    
2868
<SPEECH>
2869
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2870
<LINE>Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost</LINE>
2871
<LINE>my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of</LINE>
2872
<LINE>myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation,</LINE>
2873
<LINE>Iago, my reputation!</LINE>
2874
</SPEECH>
2875

    
2876
<SPEECH>
2877
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2878
<LINE>As I am an honest man, I thought you had received</LINE>
2879
<LINE>some bodily wound; there is more sense in that than</LINE>
2880
<LINE>in reputation. Reputation is an idle and most false</LINE>
2881
<LINE>imposition: oft got without merit, and lost without</LINE>
2882
<LINE>deserving: you have lost no reputation at all,</LINE>
2883
<LINE>unless you repute yourself such a loser. What, man!</LINE>
2884
<LINE>there are ways to recover the general again: you</LINE>
2885
<LINE>are but now cast in his mood, a punishment more in</LINE>
2886
<LINE>policy than in malice, even so as one would beat his</LINE>
2887
<LINE>offenceless dog to affright an imperious lion: sue</LINE>
2888
<LINE>to him again, and he's yours.</LINE>
2889
</SPEECH>
2890

    
2891
<SPEECH>
2892
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2893
<LINE>I will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so</LINE>
2894
<LINE>good a commander with so slight, so drunken, and so</LINE>
2895
<LINE>indiscreet an officer. Drunk? and speak parrot?</LINE>
2896
<LINE>and squabble? swagger? swear? and discourse</LINE>
2897
<LINE>fustian with one's own shadow? O thou invisible</LINE>
2898
<LINE>spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by,</LINE>
2899
<LINE>let us call thee devil!</LINE>
2900
</SPEECH>
2901

    
2902
<SPEECH>
2903
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2904
<LINE>What was he that you followed with your sword? What</LINE>
2905
<LINE>had he done to you?</LINE>
2906
</SPEECH>
2907

    
2908
<SPEECH>
2909
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2910
<LINE>I know not.</LINE>
2911
</SPEECH>
2912

    
2913
<SPEECH>
2914
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2915
<LINE>Is't possible?</LINE>
2916
</SPEECH>
2917

    
2918
<SPEECH>
2919
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2920
<LINE>I remember a mass of things, but nothing distinctly;</LINE>
2921
<LINE>a quarrel, but nothing wherefore. O God, that men</LINE>
2922
<LINE>should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away</LINE>
2923
<LINE>their brains! that we should, with joy, pleasance</LINE>
2924
<LINE>revel and applause, transform ourselves into beasts!</LINE>
2925
</SPEECH>
2926

    
2927
<SPEECH>
2928
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2929
<LINE>Why, but you are now well enough: how came you thus</LINE>
2930
<LINE>recovered?</LINE>
2931
</SPEECH>
2932

    
2933
<SPEECH>
2934
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2935
<LINE>It hath pleased the devil drunkenness to give place</LINE>
2936
<LINE>to the devil wrath; one unperfectness shows me</LINE>
2937
<LINE>another, to make me frankly despise myself.</LINE>
2938
</SPEECH>
2939

    
2940
<SPEECH>
2941
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2942
<LINE>Come, you are too severe a moraler: as the time,</LINE>
2943
<LINE>the place, and the condition of this country</LINE>
2944
<LINE>stands, I could heartily wish this had not befallen;</LINE>
2945
<LINE>but, since it is as it is, mend it for your own good.</LINE>
2946
</SPEECH>
2947

    
2948
<SPEECH>
2949
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2950
<LINE>I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell me</LINE>
2951
<LINE>I am a drunkard! Had I as many mouths as Hydra,</LINE>
2952
<LINE>such an answer would stop them all. To be now a</LINE>
2953
<LINE>sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a</LINE>
2954
<LINE>beast! O strange! Every inordinate cup is</LINE>
2955
<LINE>unblessed and the ingredient is a devil.</LINE>
2956
</SPEECH>
2957

    
2958
<SPEECH>
2959
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2960
<LINE>Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature,</LINE>
2961
<LINE>if it be well used: exclaim no more against it.</LINE>
2962
<LINE>And, good lieutenant, I think you think I love you.</LINE>
2963
</SPEECH>
2964

    
2965
<SPEECH>
2966
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2967
<LINE>I have well approved it, sir. I drunk!</LINE>
2968
</SPEECH>
2969

    
2970
<SPEECH>
2971
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2972
<LINE>You or any man living may be drunk! at a time, man.</LINE>
2973
<LINE>I'll tell you what you shall do. Our general's wife</LINE>
2974
<LINE>is now the general: may say so in this respect, for</LINE>
2975
<LINE>that he hath devoted and given up himself to the</LINE>
2976
<LINE>contemplation, mark, and denotement of her parts and</LINE>
2977
<LINE>graces: confess yourself freely to her; importune</LINE>
2978
<LINE>her help to put you in your place again: she is of</LINE>
2979
<LINE>so free, so kind, so apt, so blessed a disposition,</LINE>
2980
<LINE>she holds it a vice in her goodness not to do more</LINE>
2981
<LINE>than she is requested: this broken joint between</LINE>
2982
<LINE>you and her husband entreat her to splinter; and, my</LINE>
2983
<LINE>fortunes against any lay worth naming, this</LINE>
2984
<LINE>crack of your love shall grow stronger than it was before.</LINE>
2985
</SPEECH>
2986

    
2987
<SPEECH>
2988
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2989
<LINE>You advise me well.</LINE>
2990
</SPEECH>
2991

    
2992
<SPEECH>
2993
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
2994
<LINE>I protest, in the sincerity of love and honest kindness.</LINE>
2995
</SPEECH>
2996

    
2997
<SPEECH>
2998
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
2999
<LINE>I think it freely; and betimes in the morning I will</LINE>
3000
<LINE>beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me:</LINE>
3001
<LINE>I am desperate of my fortunes if they cheque me here.</LINE>
3002
</SPEECH>
3003

    
3004
<SPEECH>
3005
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3006
<LINE>You are in the right. Good night, lieutenant; I</LINE>
3007
<LINE>must to the watch.</LINE>
3008
</SPEECH>
3009

    
3010
<SPEECH>
3011
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3012
<LINE>Good night, honest Iago.</LINE>
3013
</SPEECH>
3014

    
3015

    
3016
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
3017

    
3018
<SPEECH>
3019
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3020
<LINE>And what's he then that says I play the villain?</LINE>
3021
<LINE>When this advice is free I give and honest,</LINE>
3022
<LINE>Probal to thinking and indeed the course</LINE>
3023
<LINE>To win the Moor again? For 'tis most easy</LINE>
3024
<LINE>The inclining Desdemona to subdue</LINE>
3025
<LINE>In any honest suit: she's framed as fruitful</LINE>
3026
<LINE>As the free elements. And then for her</LINE>
3027
<LINE>To win the Moor--were't to renounce his baptism,</LINE>
3028
<LINE>All seals and symbols of redeemed sin,</LINE>
3029
<LINE>His soul is so enfetter'd to her love,</LINE>
3030
<LINE>That she may make, unmake, do what she list,</LINE>
3031
<LINE>Even as her appetite shall play the god</LINE>
3032
<LINE>With his weak function. How am I then a villain</LINE>
3033
<LINE>To counsel Cassio to this parallel course,</LINE>
3034
<LINE>Directly to his good? Divinity of hell!</LINE>
3035
<LINE>When devils will the blackest sins put on,</LINE>
3036
<LINE>They do suggest at first with heavenly shows,</LINE>
3037
<LINE>As I do now: for whiles this honest fool</LINE>
3038
<LINE>Plies Desdemona to repair his fortunes</LINE>
3039
<LINE>And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor,</LINE>
3040
<LINE>I'll pour this pestilence into his ear,</LINE>
3041
<LINE>That she repeals him for her body's lust;</LINE>
3042
<LINE>And by how much she strives to do him good,</LINE>
3043
<LINE>She shall undo her credit with the Moor.</LINE>
3044
<LINE>So will I turn her virtue into pitch,</LINE>
3045
<LINE>And out of her own goodness make the net</LINE>
3046
<LINE>That shall enmesh them all.</LINE>
3047
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
3048
<LINE>How now, Roderigo!</LINE>
3049
</SPEECH>
3050

    
3051
<SPEECH>
3052
<SPEAKER>RODERIGO</SPEAKER>
3053
<LINE>I do follow here in the chase, not like a hound that</LINE>
3054
<LINE>hunts, but one that fills up the cry. My money is</LINE>
3055
<LINE>almost spent; I have been to-night exceedingly well</LINE>
3056
<LINE>cudgelled; and I think the issue will be, I shall</LINE>
3057
<LINE>have so much experience for my pains, and so, with</LINE>
3058
<LINE>no money at all and a little more wit, return again to Venice.</LINE>
3059
</SPEECH>
3060

    
3061
<SPEECH>
3062
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3063
<LINE>How poor are they that have not patience!</LINE>
3064
<LINE>What wound did ever heal but by degrees?</LINE>
3065
<LINE>Thou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcraft;</LINE>
3066
<LINE>And wit depends on dilatory time.</LINE>
3067
<LINE>Does't not go well? Cassio hath beaten thee.</LINE>
3068
<LINE>And thou, by that small hurt, hast cashier'd Cassio:</LINE>
3069
<LINE>Though other things grow fair against the sun,</LINE>
3070
<LINE>Yet fruits that blossom first will first be ripe:</LINE>
3071
<LINE>Content thyself awhile. By the mass, 'tis morning;</LINE>
3072
<LINE>Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.</LINE>
3073
<LINE>Retire thee; go where thou art billeted:</LINE>
3074
<LINE>Away, I say; thou shalt know more hereafter:</LINE>
3075
<LINE>Nay, get thee gone.</LINE>
3076
<STAGEDIR>Exit RODERIGO</STAGEDIR>
3077
<LINE>Two things are to be done:</LINE>
3078
<LINE>My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress;</LINE>
3079
<LINE>I'll set her on;</LINE>
3080
<LINE>Myself the while to draw the Moor apart,</LINE>
3081
<LINE>And bring him jump when he may Cassio find</LINE>
3082
<LINE>Soliciting his wife: ay, that's the way</LINE>
3083
<LINE>Dull not device by coldness and delay.</LINE>
3084
</SPEECH>
3085

    
3086

    
3087
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
3088
</SCENE>
3089

    
3090
</ACT>
3091

    
3092
<ACT><TITLE>ACT III</TITLE>
3093

    
3094
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE I.  Before the castle.</TITLE>
3095
<STAGEDIR>Enter CASSIO and some Musicians</STAGEDIR>
3096

    
3097
<SPEECH>
3098
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3099
<LINE>Masters, play here; I will content your pains;</LINE>
3100
<LINE>Something that's brief; and bid 'Good morrow, general.'</LINE>
3101
</SPEECH>
3102

    
3103
<STAGEDIR>Music</STAGEDIR>
3104
<STAGEDIR>Enter Clown</STAGEDIR>
3105

    
3106
<SPEECH>
3107
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3108
<LINE>Why masters, have your instruments been in Naples,</LINE>
3109
<LINE>that they speak i' the nose thus?</LINE>
3110
</SPEECH>
3111

    
3112
<SPEECH>
3113
<SPEAKER>First Musician</SPEAKER>
3114
<LINE>How, sir, how!</LINE>
3115
</SPEECH>
3116

    
3117
<SPEECH>
3118
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3119
<LINE>Are these, I pray you, wind-instruments?</LINE>
3120
</SPEECH>
3121

    
3122
<SPEECH>
3123
<SPEAKER>First Musician</SPEAKER>
3124
<LINE>Ay, marry, are they, sir.</LINE>
3125
</SPEECH>
3126

    
3127
<SPEECH>
3128
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3129
<LINE>O, thereby hangs a tail.</LINE>
3130
</SPEECH>
3131

    
3132
<SPEECH>
3133
<SPEAKER>First Musician</SPEAKER>
3134
<LINE>Whereby hangs a tale, sir?</LINE>
3135
</SPEECH>
3136

    
3137
<SPEECH>
3138
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3139
<LINE>Marry. sir, by many a wind-instrument that I know.</LINE>
3140
<LINE>But, masters, here's money for you: and the general</LINE>
3141
<LINE>so likes your music, that he desires you, for love's</LINE>
3142
<LINE>sake, to make no more noise with it.</LINE>
3143
</SPEECH>
3144

    
3145
<SPEECH>
3146
<SPEAKER>First Musician</SPEAKER>
3147
<LINE>Well, sir, we will not.</LINE>
3148
</SPEECH>
3149

    
3150
<SPEECH>
3151
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3152
<LINE>If you have any music that may not be heard, to't</LINE>
3153
<LINE>again: but, as they say to hear music the general</LINE>
3154
<LINE>does not greatly care.</LINE>
3155
</SPEECH>
3156

    
3157
<SPEECH>
3158
<SPEAKER>First Musician</SPEAKER>
3159
<LINE>We have none such, sir.</LINE>
3160
</SPEECH>
3161

    
3162
<SPEECH>
3163
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3164
<LINE>Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away:</LINE>
3165
<LINE>go; vanish into air; away!</LINE>
3166
</SPEECH>
3167

    
3168

    
3169
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt Musicians</STAGEDIR>
3170

    
3171
<SPEECH>
3172
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3173
<LINE>Dost thou hear, my honest friend?</LINE>
3174
</SPEECH>
3175

    
3176
<SPEECH>
3177
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3178
<LINE>No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you.</LINE>
3179
</SPEECH>
3180

    
3181
<SPEECH>
3182
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3183
<LINE>Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There's a poor piece</LINE>
3184
<LINE>of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends</LINE>
3185
<LINE>the general's wife be stirring, tell her there's</LINE>
3186
<LINE>one Cassio entreats her a little favour of speech:</LINE>
3187
<LINE>wilt thou do this?</LINE>
3188
</SPEECH>
3189

    
3190
<SPEECH>
3191
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
3192
<LINE>She is stirring, sir: if she will stir hither, I</LINE>
3193
<LINE>shall seem to notify unto her.</LINE>
3194
</SPEECH>
3195

    
3196
<SPEECH>
3197
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3198
<LINE>Do, good my friend.</LINE>
3199
<STAGEDIR>Exit Clown</STAGEDIR>
3200
<STAGEDIR>Enter IAGO</STAGEDIR>
3201
<LINE>In happy time, Iago.</LINE>
3202
</SPEECH>
3203

    
3204
<SPEECH>
3205
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3206
<LINE>You have not been a-bed, then?</LINE>
3207
</SPEECH>
3208

    
3209
<SPEECH>
3210
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3211
<LINE>Why, no; the day had broke</LINE>
3212
<LINE>Before we parted. I have made bold, Iago,</LINE>
3213
<LINE>To send in to your wife: my suit to her</LINE>
3214
<LINE>Is, that she will to virtuous Desdemona</LINE>
3215
<LINE>Procure me some access.</LINE>
3216
</SPEECH>
3217

    
3218
<SPEECH>
3219
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3220
<LINE>I'll send her to you presently;</LINE>
3221
<LINE>And I'll devise a mean to draw the Moor</LINE>
3222
<LINE>Out of the way, that your converse and business</LINE>
3223
<LINE>May be more free.</LINE>
3224
</SPEECH>
3225

    
3226
<SPEECH>
3227
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3228
<LINE>I humbly thank you for't.</LINE>
3229
<STAGEDIR>Exit IAGO</STAGEDIR>
3230
<LINE>I never knew</LINE>
3231
<LINE>A Florentine more kind and honest.</LINE>
3232
</SPEECH>
3233

    
3234

    
3235
<STAGEDIR>Enter EMILIA</STAGEDIR>
3236

    
3237
<SPEECH>
3238
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
3239
<LINE>Good morrow, good Lieutenant: I am sorry</LINE>
3240
<LINE>For your displeasure; but all will sure be well.</LINE>
3241
<LINE>The general and his wife are talking of it;</LINE>
3242
<LINE>And she speaks for you stoutly: the Moor replies,</LINE>
3243
<LINE>That he you hurt is of great fame in Cyprus,</LINE>
3244
<LINE>And great affinity, and that in wholesome wisdom</LINE>
3245
<LINE>He might not but refuse you; but he protests he loves you</LINE>
3246
<LINE>And needs no other suitor but his likings</LINE>
3247
<LINE>To take the safest occasion by the front</LINE>
3248
<LINE>To bring you in again.</LINE>
3249
</SPEECH>
3250

    
3251
<SPEECH>
3252
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3253
<LINE>Yet, I beseech you,</LINE>
3254
<LINE>If you think fit, or that it may be done,</LINE>
3255
<LINE>Give me advantage of some brief discourse</LINE>
3256
<LINE>With Desdemona alone.</LINE>
3257
</SPEECH>
3258

    
3259
<SPEECH>
3260
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
3261
<LINE>Pray you, come in;</LINE>
3262
<LINE>I will bestow you where you shall have time</LINE>
3263
<LINE>To speak your bosom freely.</LINE>
3264
</SPEECH>
3265

    
3266
<SPEECH>
3267
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3268
<LINE>I am much bound to you.</LINE>
3269
</SPEECH>
3270

    
3271

    
3272
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt</STAGEDIR>
3273
</SCENE>
3274

    
3275
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE II.  A room in the castle.</TITLE>
3276
<STAGEDIR>Enter OTHELLO, IAGO, and Gentlemen</STAGEDIR>
3277

    
3278
<SPEECH>
3279
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3280
<LINE>These letters give, Iago, to the pilot;</LINE>
3281
<LINE>And by him do my duties to the senate:</LINE>
3282
<LINE>That done, I will be walking on the works;</LINE>
3283
<LINE>Repair there to me.</LINE>
3284
</SPEECH>
3285

    
3286
<SPEECH>
3287
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3288
<LINE>Well, my good lord, I'll do't.</LINE>
3289
</SPEECH>
3290

    
3291
<SPEECH>
3292
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3293
<LINE>This fortification, gentlemen, shall we see't?</LINE>
3294
</SPEECH>
3295

    
3296
<SPEECH>
3297
<SPEAKER>Gentleman</SPEAKER>
3298
<LINE>We'll wait upon your lordship.</LINE>
3299
</SPEECH>
3300

    
3301

    
3302
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt</STAGEDIR>
3303
</SCENE>
3304

    
3305
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE III.  The garden of the castle.</TITLE>
3306
<STAGEDIR>Enter DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and EMILIA</STAGEDIR>
3307

    
3308
<SPEECH>
3309
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3310
<LINE>Be thou assured, good Cassio, I will do</LINE>
3311
<LINE>All my abilities in thy behalf.</LINE>
3312
</SPEECH>
3313

    
3314
<SPEECH>
3315
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
3316
<LINE>Good madam, do: I warrant it grieves my husband,</LINE>
3317
<LINE>As if the case were his.</LINE>
3318
</SPEECH>
3319

    
3320
<SPEECH>
3321
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3322
<LINE>O, that's an honest fellow. Do not doubt, Cassio,</LINE>
3323
<LINE>But I will have my lord and you again</LINE>
3324
<LINE>As friendly as you were.</LINE>
3325
</SPEECH>
3326

    
3327
<SPEECH>
3328
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3329
<LINE>Bounteous madam,</LINE>
3330
<LINE>Whatever shall become of Michael Cassio,</LINE>
3331
<LINE>He's never any thing but your true servant.</LINE>
3332
</SPEECH>
3333

    
3334
<SPEECH>
3335
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3336
<LINE>I know't; I thank you. You do love my lord:</LINE>
3337
<LINE>You have known him long; and be you well assured</LINE>
3338
<LINE>He shall in strangeness stand no further off</LINE>
3339
<LINE>Than in a polite distance.</LINE>
3340
</SPEECH>
3341

    
3342
<SPEECH>
3343
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3344
<LINE>Ay, but, lady,</LINE>
3345
<LINE>That policy may either last so long,</LINE>
3346
<LINE>Or feed upon such nice and waterish diet,</LINE>
3347
<LINE>Or breed itself so out of circumstance,</LINE>
3348
<LINE>That, I being absent and my place supplied,</LINE>
3349
<LINE>My general will forget my love and service.</LINE>
3350
</SPEECH>
3351

    
3352
<SPEECH>
3353
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3354
<LINE>Do not doubt that; before Emilia here</LINE>
3355
<LINE>I give thee warrant of thy place: assure thee,</LINE>
3356
<LINE>If I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it</LINE>
3357
<LINE>To the last article: my lord shall never rest;</LINE>
3358
<LINE>I'll watch him tame and talk him out of patience;</LINE>
3359
<LINE>His bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift;</LINE>
3360
<LINE>I'll intermingle every thing he does</LINE>
3361
<LINE>With Cassio's suit: therefore be merry, Cassio;</LINE>
3362
<LINE>For thy solicitor shall rather die</LINE>
3363
<LINE>Than give thy cause away.</LINE>
3364
</SPEECH>
3365

    
3366
<SPEECH>
3367
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
3368
<LINE>Madam, here comes my lord.</LINE>
3369
</SPEECH>
3370

    
3371
<SPEECH>
3372
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3373
<LINE>Madam, I'll take my leave.</LINE>
3374
</SPEECH>
3375

    
3376
<SPEECH>
3377
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3378
<LINE>Why, stay, and hear me speak.</LINE>
3379
</SPEECH>
3380

    
3381
<SPEECH>
3382
<SPEAKER>CASSIO</SPEAKER>
3383
<LINE>Madam, not now: I am very ill at ease,</LINE>
3384
<LINE>Unfit for mine own purposes.</LINE>
3385
</SPEECH>
3386

    
3387
<SPEECH>
3388
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3389
<LINE>Well, do your discretion.</LINE>
3390
</SPEECH>
3391

    
3392
<STAGEDIR>Exit CASSIO</STAGEDIR>
3393
<STAGEDIR>Enter OTHELLO and IAGO</STAGEDIR>
3394

    
3395
<SPEECH>
3396
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3397
<LINE>Ha! I like not that.</LINE>
3398
</SPEECH>
3399

    
3400
<SPEECH>
3401
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3402
<LINE>What dost thou say?</LINE>
3403
</SPEECH>
3404

    
3405
<SPEECH>
3406
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3407
<LINE>Nothing, my lord: or if--I know not what.</LINE>
3408
</SPEECH>
3409

    
3410
<SPEECH>
3411
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3412
<LINE>Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?</LINE>
3413
</SPEECH>
3414

    
3415
<SPEECH>
3416
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3417
<LINE>Cassio, my lord! No, sure, I cannot think it,</LINE>
3418
<LINE>That he would steal away so guilty-like,</LINE>
3419
<LINE>Seeing you coming.</LINE>
3420
</SPEECH>
3421

    
3422
<SPEECH>
3423
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3424
<LINE>I do believe 'twas he.</LINE>
3425
</SPEECH>
3426

    
3427
<SPEECH>
3428
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3429
<LINE>How now, my lord!</LINE>
3430
<LINE>I have been talking with a suitor here,</LINE>
3431
<LINE>A man that languishes in your displeasure.</LINE>
3432
</SPEECH>
3433

    
3434
<SPEECH>
3435
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3436
<LINE>Who is't you mean?</LINE>
3437
</SPEECH>
3438

    
3439
<SPEECH>
3440
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3441
<LINE>Why, your lieutenant, Cassio. Good my lord,</LINE>
3442
<LINE>If I have any grace or power to move you,</LINE>
3443
<LINE>His present reconciliation take;</LINE>
3444
<LINE>For if he be not one that truly loves you,</LINE>
3445
<LINE>That errs in ignorance and not in cunning,</LINE>
3446
<LINE>I have no judgment in an honest face:</LINE>
3447
<LINE>I prithee, call him back.</LINE>
3448
</SPEECH>
3449

    
3450
<SPEECH>
3451
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3452
<LINE>Went he hence now?</LINE>
3453
</SPEECH>
3454

    
3455
<SPEECH>
3456
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3457
<LINE>Ay, sooth; so humbled</LINE>
3458
<LINE>That he hath left part of his grief with me,</LINE>
3459
<LINE>To suffer with him. Good love, call him back.</LINE>
3460
</SPEECH>
3461

    
3462
<SPEECH>
3463
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3464
<LINE>Not now, sweet Desdemona; some other time.</LINE>
3465
</SPEECH>
3466

    
3467
<SPEECH>
3468
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3469
<LINE>But shall't be shortly?</LINE>
3470
</SPEECH>
3471

    
3472
<SPEECH>
3473
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3474
<LINE>The sooner, sweet, for you.</LINE>
3475
</SPEECH>
3476

    
3477
<SPEECH>
3478
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3479
<LINE>Shall't be to-night at supper?</LINE>
3480
</SPEECH>
3481

    
3482
<SPEECH>
3483
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3484
<LINE>No, not to-night.</LINE>
3485
</SPEECH>
3486

    
3487
<SPEECH>
3488
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3489
<LINE>To-morrow dinner, then?</LINE>
3490
</SPEECH>
3491

    
3492
<SPEECH>
3493
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3494
<LINE>I shall not dine at home;</LINE>
3495
<LINE>I meet the captains at the citadel.</LINE>
3496
</SPEECH>
3497

    
3498
<SPEECH>
3499
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3500
<LINE>Why, then, to-morrow night; or Tuesday morn;</LINE>
3501
<LINE>On Tuesday noon, or night; on Wednesday morn:</LINE>
3502
<LINE>I prithee, name the time, but let it not</LINE>
3503
<LINE>Exceed three days: in faith, he's penitent;</LINE>
3504
<LINE>And yet his trespass, in our common reason--</LINE>
3505
<LINE>Save that, they say, the wars must make examples</LINE>
3506
<LINE>Out of their best--is not almost a fault</LINE>
3507
<LINE>To incur a private cheque. When shall he come?</LINE>
3508
<LINE>Tell me, Othello: I wonder in my soul,</LINE>
3509
<LINE>What you would ask me, that I should deny,</LINE>
3510
<LINE>Or stand so mammering on. What! Michael Cassio,</LINE>
3511
<LINE>That came a-wooing with you, and so many a time,</LINE>
3512
<LINE>When I have spoke of you dispraisingly,</LINE>
3513
<LINE>Hath ta'en your part; to have so much to do</LINE>
3514
<LINE>To bring him in! Trust me, I could do much,--</LINE>
3515
</SPEECH>
3516

    
3517
<SPEECH>
3518
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3519
<LINE>Prithee, no more: let him come when he will;</LINE>
3520
<LINE>I will deny thee nothing.</LINE>
3521
</SPEECH>
3522

    
3523
<SPEECH>
3524
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3525
<LINE>Why, this is not a boon;</LINE>
3526
<LINE>'Tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves,</LINE>
3527
<LINE>Or feed on nourishing dishes, or keep you warm,</LINE>
3528
<LINE>Or sue to you to do a peculiar profit</LINE>
3529
<LINE>To your own person: nay, when I have a suit</LINE>
3530
<LINE>Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed,</LINE>
3531
<LINE>It shall be full of poise and difficult weight</LINE>
3532
<LINE>And fearful to be granted.</LINE>
3533
</SPEECH>
3534

    
3535
<SPEECH>
3536
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3537
<LINE>I will deny thee nothing:</LINE>
3538
<LINE>Whereon, I do beseech thee, grant me this,</LINE>
3539
<LINE>To leave me but a little to myself.</LINE>
3540
</SPEECH>
3541

    
3542
<SPEECH>
3543
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3544
<LINE>Shall I deny you? no: farewell, my lord.</LINE>
3545
</SPEECH>
3546

    
3547
<SPEECH>
3548
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3549
<LINE>Farewell, my Desdemona: I'll come to thee straight.</LINE>
3550
</SPEECH>
3551

    
3552
<SPEECH>
3553
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
3554
<LINE>Emilia, come. Be as your fancies teach you;</LINE>
3555
<LINE>Whate'er you be, I am obedient.</LINE>
3556
</SPEECH>
3557

    
3558

    
3559
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt DESDEMONA and EMILIA</STAGEDIR>
3560

    
3561
<SPEECH>
3562
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3563
<LINE>Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,</LINE>
3564
<LINE>But I do love thee! and when I love thee not,</LINE>
3565
<LINE>Chaos is come again.</LINE>
3566
</SPEECH>
3567

    
3568
<SPEECH>
3569
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3570
<LINE>My noble lord--</LINE>
3571
</SPEECH>
3572

    
3573
<SPEECH>
3574
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3575
<LINE>What dost thou say, Iago?</LINE>
3576
</SPEECH>
3577

    
3578
<SPEECH>
3579
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3580
<LINE>Did Michael Cassio, when you woo'd my lady,</LINE>
3581
<LINE>Know of your love?</LINE>
3582
</SPEECH>
3583

    
3584
<SPEECH>
3585
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3586
<LINE>He did, from first to last: why dost thou ask?</LINE>
3587
</SPEECH>
3588

    
3589
<SPEECH>
3590
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3591
<LINE>But for a satisfaction of my thought;</LINE>
3592
<LINE>No further harm.</LINE>
3593
</SPEECH>
3594

    
3595
<SPEECH>
3596
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3597
<LINE>Why of thy thought, Iago?</LINE>
3598
</SPEECH>
3599

    
3600
<SPEECH>
3601
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3602
<LINE>I did not think he had been acquainted with her.</LINE>
3603
</SPEECH>
3604

    
3605
<SPEECH>
3606
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3607
<LINE>O, yes; and went between us very oft.</LINE>
3608
</SPEECH>
3609

    
3610
<SPEECH>
3611
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3612
<LINE>Indeed!</LINE>
3613
</SPEECH>
3614

    
3615
<SPEECH>
3616
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3617
<LINE>Indeed! ay, indeed: discern'st thou aught in that?</LINE>
3618
<LINE>Is he not honest?</LINE>
3619
</SPEECH>
3620

    
3621
<SPEECH>
3622
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3623
<LINE>Honest, my lord!</LINE>
3624
</SPEECH>
3625

    
3626
<SPEECH>
3627
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3628
<LINE>Honest! ay, honest.</LINE>
3629
</SPEECH>
3630

    
3631
<SPEECH>
3632
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3633
<LINE>My lord, for aught I know.</LINE>
3634
</SPEECH>
3635

    
3636
<SPEECH>
3637
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3638
<LINE>What dost thou think?</LINE>
3639
</SPEECH>
3640

    
3641
<SPEECH>
3642
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3643
<LINE>Think, my lord!</LINE>
3644
</SPEECH>
3645

    
3646
<SPEECH>
3647
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3648
<LINE>Think, my lord!</LINE>
3649
<LINE>By heaven, he echoes me,</LINE>
3650
<LINE>As if there were some monster in his thought</LINE>
3651
<LINE>Too hideous to be shown. Thou dost mean something:</LINE>
3652
<LINE>I heard thee say even now, thou likedst not that,</LINE>
3653
<LINE>When Cassio left my wife: what didst not like?</LINE>
3654
<LINE>And when I told thee he was of my counsel</LINE>
3655
<LINE>In my whole course of wooing, thou criedst 'Indeed!'</LINE>
3656
<LINE>And didst contract and purse thy brow together,</LINE>
3657
<LINE>As if thou then hadst shut up in thy brain</LINE>
3658
<LINE>Some horrible conceit: if thou dost love me,</LINE>
3659
<LINE>Show me thy thought.</LINE>
3660
</SPEECH>
3661

    
3662
<SPEECH>
3663
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3664
<LINE>My lord, you know I love you.</LINE>
3665
</SPEECH>
3666

    
3667
<SPEECH>
3668
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3669
<LINE>I think thou dost;</LINE>
3670
<LINE>And, for I know thou'rt full of love and honesty,</LINE>
3671
<LINE>And weigh'st thy words before thou givest them breath,</LINE>
3672
<LINE>Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more:</LINE>
3673
<LINE>For such things in a false disloyal knave</LINE>
3674
<LINE>Are tricks of custom, but in a man that's just</LINE>
3675
<LINE>They are close delations, working from the heart</LINE>
3676
<LINE>That passion cannot rule.</LINE>
3677
</SPEECH>
3678

    
3679
<SPEECH>
3680
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3681
<LINE>For Michael Cassio,</LINE>
3682
<LINE>I dare be sworn I think that he is honest.</LINE>
3683
</SPEECH>
3684

    
3685
<SPEECH>
3686
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3687
<LINE>I think so too.</LINE>
3688
</SPEECH>
3689

    
3690
<SPEECH>
3691
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3692
<LINE>Men should be what they seem;</LINE>
3693
<LINE>Or those that be not, would they might seem none!</LINE>
3694
</SPEECH>
3695

    
3696
<SPEECH>
3697
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3698
<LINE>Certain, men should be what they seem.</LINE>
3699
</SPEECH>
3700

    
3701
<SPEECH>
3702
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3703
<LINE>Why, then, I think Cassio's an honest man.</LINE>
3704
</SPEECH>
3705

    
3706
<SPEECH>
3707
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3708
<LINE>Nay, yet there's more in this:</LINE>
3709
<LINE>I prithee, speak to me as to thy thinkings,</LINE>
3710
<LINE>As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts</LINE>
3711
<LINE>The worst of words.</LINE>
3712
</SPEECH>
3713

    
3714
<SPEECH>
3715
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3716
<LINE>Good my lord, pardon me:</LINE>
3717
<LINE>Though I am bound to every act of duty,</LINE>
3718
<LINE>I am not bound to that all slaves are free to.</LINE>
3719
<LINE>Utter my thoughts? Why, say they are vile and false;</LINE>
3720
<LINE>As where's that palace whereinto foul things</LINE>
3721
<LINE>Sometimes intrude not? who has a breast so pure,</LINE>
3722
<LINE>But some uncleanly apprehensions</LINE>
3723
<LINE>Keep leets and law-days and in session sit</LINE>
3724
<LINE>With meditations lawful?</LINE>
3725
</SPEECH>
3726

    
3727
<SPEECH>
3728
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3729
<LINE>Thou dost conspire against thy friend, Iago,</LINE>
3730
<LINE>If thou but think'st him wrong'd and makest his ear</LINE>
3731
<LINE>A stranger to thy thoughts.</LINE>
3732
</SPEECH>
3733

    
3734
<SPEECH>
3735
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3736
<LINE>I do beseech you--</LINE>
3737
<LINE>Though I perchance am vicious in my guess,</LINE>
3738
<LINE>As, I confess, it is my nature's plague</LINE>
3739
<LINE>To spy into abuses, and oft my jealousy</LINE>
3740
<LINE>Shapes faults that are not--that your wisdom yet,</LINE>
3741
<LINE>From one that so imperfectly conceits,</LINE>
3742
<LINE>Would take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble</LINE>
3743
<LINE>Out of his scattering and unsure observance.</LINE>
3744
<LINE>It were not for your quiet nor your good,</LINE>
3745
<LINE>Nor for my manhood, honesty, or wisdom,</LINE>
3746
<LINE>To let you know my thoughts.</LINE>
3747
</SPEECH>
3748

    
3749
<SPEECH>
3750
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3751
<LINE>What dost thou mean?</LINE>
3752
</SPEECH>
3753

    
3754
<SPEECH>
3755
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3756
<LINE>Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,</LINE>
3757
<LINE>Is the immediate jewel of their souls:</LINE>
3758
<LINE>Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;</LINE>
3759
<LINE>'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands:</LINE>
3760
<LINE>But he that filches from me my good name</LINE>
3761
<LINE>Robs me of that which not enriches him</LINE>
3762
<LINE>And makes me poor indeed.</LINE>
3763
</SPEECH>
3764

    
3765
<SPEECH>
3766
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3767
<LINE>By heaven, I'll know thy thoughts.</LINE>
3768
</SPEECH>
3769

    
3770
<SPEECH>
3771
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3772
<LINE>You cannot, if my heart were in your hand;</LINE>
3773
<LINE>Nor shall not, whilst 'tis in my custody.</LINE>
3774
</SPEECH>
3775

    
3776
<SPEECH>
3777
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3778
<LINE>Ha!</LINE>
3779
</SPEECH>
3780

    
3781
<SPEECH>
3782
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3783
<LINE>O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;</LINE>
3784
<LINE>It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock</LINE>
3785
<LINE>The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss</LINE>
3786
<LINE>Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;</LINE>
3787
<LINE>But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er</LINE>
3788
<LINE>Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!</LINE>
3789
</SPEECH>
3790

    
3791
<SPEECH>
3792
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3793
<LINE>O misery!</LINE>
3794
</SPEECH>
3795

    
3796
<SPEECH>
3797
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3798
<LINE>Poor and content is rich and rich enough,</LINE>
3799
<LINE>But riches fineless is as poor as winter</LINE>
3800
<LINE>To him that ever fears he shall be poor.</LINE>
3801
<LINE>Good heaven, the souls of all my tribe defend</LINE>
3802
<LINE>From jealousy!</LINE>
3803
</SPEECH>
3804

    
3805
<SPEECH>
3806
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3807
<LINE>Why, why is this?</LINE>
3808
<LINE>Think'st thou I'ld make a lie of jealousy,</LINE>
3809
<LINE>To follow still the changes of the moon</LINE>
3810
<LINE>With fresh suspicions? No; to be once in doubt</LINE>
3811
<LINE>Is once to be resolved: exchange me for a goat,</LINE>
3812
<LINE>When I shall turn the business of my soul</LINE>
3813
<LINE>To such exsufflicate and blown surmises,</LINE>
3814
<LINE>Matching thy inference. 'Tis not to make me jealous</LINE>
3815
<LINE>To say my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company,</LINE>
3816
<LINE>Is free of speech, sings, plays and dances well;</LINE>
3817
<LINE>Where virtue is, these are more virtuous:</LINE>
3818
<LINE>Nor from mine own weak merits will I draw</LINE>
3819
<LINE>The smallest fear or doubt of her revolt;</LINE>
3820
<LINE>For she had eyes, and chose me. No, Iago;</LINE>
3821
<LINE>I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove;</LINE>
3822
<LINE>And on the proof, there is no more but this,--</LINE>
3823
<LINE>Away at once with love or jealousy!</LINE>
3824
</SPEECH>
3825

    
3826
<SPEECH>
3827
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3828
<LINE>I am glad of it; for now I shall have reason</LINE>
3829
<LINE>To show the love and duty that I bear you</LINE>
3830
<LINE>With franker spirit: therefore, as I am bound,</LINE>
3831
<LINE>Receive it from me. I speak not yet of proof.</LINE>
3832
<LINE>Look to your wife; observe her well with Cassio;</LINE>
3833
<LINE>Wear your eye thus, not jealous nor secure:</LINE>
3834
<LINE>I would not have your free and noble nature,</LINE>
3835
<LINE>Out of self-bounty, be abused; look to't:</LINE>
3836
<LINE>I know our country disposition well;</LINE>
3837
<LINE>In Venice they do let heaven see the pranks</LINE>
3838
<LINE>They dare not show their husbands; their best conscience</LINE>
3839
<LINE>Is not to leave't undone, but keep't unknown.</LINE>
3840
</SPEECH>
3841

    
3842
<SPEECH>
3843
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3844
<LINE>Dost thou say so?</LINE>
3845
</SPEECH>
3846

    
3847
<SPEECH>
3848
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3849
<LINE>She did deceive her father, marrying you;</LINE>
3850
<LINE>And when she seem'd to shake and fear your looks,</LINE>
3851
<LINE>She loved them most.</LINE>
3852
</SPEECH>
3853

    
3854
<SPEECH>
3855
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3856
<LINE>And so she did.</LINE>
3857
</SPEECH>
3858

    
3859
<SPEECH>
3860
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3861
<LINE>Why, go to then;</LINE>
3862
<LINE>She that, so young, could give out such a seeming,</LINE>
3863
<LINE>To seal her father's eyes up close as oak-</LINE>
3864
<LINE>He thought 'twas witchcraft--but I am much to blame;</LINE>
3865
<LINE>I humbly do beseech you of your pardon</LINE>
3866
<LINE>For too much loving you.</LINE>
3867
</SPEECH>
3868

    
3869
<SPEECH>
3870
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3871
<LINE>I am bound to thee for ever.</LINE>
3872
</SPEECH>
3873

    
3874
<SPEECH>
3875
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3876
<LINE>I see this hath a little dash'd your spirits.</LINE>
3877
</SPEECH>
3878

    
3879
<SPEECH>
3880
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3881
<LINE>Not a jot, not a jot.</LINE>
3882
</SPEECH>
3883

    
3884
<SPEECH>
3885
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3886
<LINE>I' faith, I fear it has.</LINE>
3887
<LINE>I hope you will consider what is spoke</LINE>
3888
<LINE>Comes from my love. But I do see you're moved:</LINE>
3889
<LINE>I am to pray you not to strain my speech</LINE>
3890
<LINE>To grosser issues nor to larger reach</LINE>
3891
<LINE>Than to suspicion.</LINE>
3892
</SPEECH>
3893

    
3894
<SPEECH>
3895
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3896
<LINE>I will not.</LINE>
3897
</SPEECH>
3898

    
3899
<SPEECH>
3900
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3901
<LINE>Should you do so, my lord,</LINE>
3902
<LINE>My speech should fall into such vile success</LINE>
3903
<LINE>As my thoughts aim not at. Cassio's my worthy friend--</LINE>
3904
<LINE>My lord, I see you're moved.</LINE>
3905
</SPEECH>
3906

    
3907
<SPEECH>
3908
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3909
<LINE>No, not much moved:</LINE>
3910
<LINE>I do not think but Desdemona's honest.</LINE>
3911
</SPEECH>
3912

    
3913
<SPEECH>
3914
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3915
<LINE>Long live she so! and long live you to think so!</LINE>
3916
</SPEECH>
3917

    
3918
<SPEECH>
3919
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3920
<LINE>And yet, how nature erring from itself,--</LINE>
3921
</SPEECH>
3922

    
3923
<SPEECH>
3924
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3925
<LINE>Ay, there's the point: as--to be bold with you--</LINE>
3926
<LINE>Not to affect many proposed matches</LINE>
3927
<LINE>Of her own clime, complexion, and degree,</LINE>
3928
<LINE>Whereto we see in all things nature tends--</LINE>
3929
<LINE>Foh! one may smell in such a will most rank,</LINE>
3930
<LINE>Foul disproportion thoughts unnatural.</LINE>
3931
<LINE>But pardon me; I do not in position</LINE>
3932
<LINE>Distinctly speak of her; though I may fear</LINE>
3933
<LINE>Her will, recoiling to her better judgment,</LINE>
3934
<LINE>May fall to match you with her country forms</LINE>
3935
<LINE>And happily repent.</LINE>
3936
</SPEECH>
3937

    
3938
<SPEECH>
3939
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3940
<LINE>Farewell, farewell:</LINE>
3941
<LINE>If more thou dost perceive, let me know more;</LINE>
3942
<LINE>Set on thy wife to observe: leave me, Iago:</LINE>
3943
</SPEECH>
3944

    
3945
<SPEECH>
3946
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3947
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Going</STAGEDIR>  My lord, I take my leave.</LINE>
3948
</SPEECH>
3949

    
3950
<SPEECH>
3951
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3952
<LINE>Why did I marry? This honest creature doubtless</LINE>
3953
<LINE>Sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds.</LINE>
3954
</SPEECH>
3955

    
3956
<SPEECH>
3957
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3958
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Returning</STAGEDIR>  My lord, I would I might entreat</LINE>
3959
<LINE>your honour</LINE>
3960
<LINE>To scan this thing no further; leave it to time:</LINE>
3961
<LINE>Though it be fit that Cassio have his place,</LINE>
3962
<LINE>For sure, he fills it up with great ability,</LINE>
3963
<LINE>Yet, if you please to hold him off awhile,</LINE>
3964
<LINE>You shall by that perceive him and his means:</LINE>
3965
<LINE>Note, if your lady strain his entertainment</LINE>
3966
<LINE>With any strong or vehement importunity;</LINE>
3967
<LINE>Much will be seen in that. In the mean time,</LINE>
3968
<LINE>Let me be thought too busy in my fears--</LINE>
3969
<LINE>As worthy cause I have to fear I am--</LINE>
3970
<LINE>And hold her free, I do beseech your honour.</LINE>
3971
</SPEECH>
3972

    
3973
<SPEECH>
3974
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3975
<LINE>Fear not my government.</LINE>
3976
</SPEECH>
3977

    
3978
<SPEECH>
3979
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
3980
<LINE>I once more take my leave.</LINE>
3981
</SPEECH>
3982

    
3983

    
3984
<STAGEDIR>Exit</STAGEDIR>
3985

    
3986
<SPEECH>
3987
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
3988
<LINE>This fellow's of exceeding honesty,</LINE>
3989
<LINE>And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit,</LINE>
3990
<LINE>Of human dealings. If I do prove her haggard,</LINE>
3991
<LINE>Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings,</LINE>
3992
<LINE>I'ld whistle her off and let her down the wind,</LINE>
3993
<LINE>To pray at fortune. Haply, for I am black</LINE>
3994
<LINE>And have not those soft parts of conversation</LINE>
3995
<LINE>That chamberers have, or for I am declined</LINE>
3996
<LINE>Into the vale of years,--yet that's not much--</LINE>
3997
<LINE>She's gone. I am abused; and my relief</LINE>
3998
<LINE>Must be to loathe her. O curse of marriage,</LINE>
3999
<LINE>That we can call these delicate creatures ours,</LINE>
4000
<LINE>And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad,</LINE>
4001
<LINE>And live upon the vapour of a dungeon,</LINE>
4002
<LINE>Than keep a corner in the thing I love</LINE>
4003
<LINE>For others' uses. Yet, 'tis the plague of great ones;</LINE>
4004
<LINE>Prerogatived are they less than the base;</LINE>
4005
<LINE>'Tis destiny unshunnable, like death:</LINE>
4006
<LINE>Even then this forked plague is fated to us</LINE>
4007
<LINE>When we do quicken. Desdemona comes:</LINE>
4008
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter DESDEMONA and EMILIA</STAGEDIR>
4009
<LINE>If she be false, O, then heaven mocks itself!</LINE>
4010
<LINE>I'll not believe't.</LINE>
4011
</SPEECH>
4012

    
4013
<SPEECH>
4014
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
4015
<LINE>How now, my dear Othello!</LINE>
4016
<LINE>Your dinner, and the generous islanders</LINE>
4017
<LINE>By you invited, do attend your presence.</LINE>
4018
</SPEECH>
4019

    
4020
<SPEECH>
4021
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4022
<LINE>I am to blame.</LINE>
4023
</SPEECH>
4024

    
4025
<SPEECH>
4026
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
4027
<LINE>Why do you speak so faintly?</LINE>
4028
<LINE>Are you not well?</LINE>
4029
</SPEECH>
4030

    
4031
<SPEECH>
4032
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4033
<LINE>I have a pain upon my forehead here.</LINE>
4034
</SPEECH>
4035

    
4036
<SPEECH>
4037
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
4038
<LINE>'Faith, that's with watching; 'twill away again:</LINE>
4039
<LINE>Let me but bind it hard, within this hour</LINE>
4040
<LINE>It will be well.</LINE>
4041
</SPEECH>
4042

    
4043
<SPEECH>
4044
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4045
<LINE>Your napkin is too little:</LINE>
4046
<STAGEDIR>He puts the handkerchief from him; and it drops</STAGEDIR>
4047
<LINE>Let it alone. Come, I'll go in with you.</LINE>
4048
</SPEECH>
4049

    
4050
<SPEECH>
4051
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
4052
<LINE>I am very sorry that you are not well.</LINE>
4053
</SPEECH>
4054

    
4055

    
4056
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt OTHELLO and DESDEMONA</STAGEDIR>
4057

    
4058
<SPEECH>
4059
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4060
<LINE>I am glad I have found this napkin:</LINE>
4061
<LINE>This was her first remembrance from the Moor:</LINE>
4062
<LINE>My wayward husband hath a hundred times</LINE>
4063
<LINE>Woo'd me to steal it; but she so loves the token,</LINE>
4064
<LINE>For he conjured her she should ever keep it,</LINE>
4065
<LINE>That she reserves it evermore about her</LINE>
4066
<LINE>To kiss and talk to. I'll have the work ta'en out,</LINE>
4067
<LINE>And give't Iago: what he will do with it</LINE>
4068
<LINE>Heaven knows, not I;</LINE>
4069
<LINE>I nothing but to please his fantasy.</LINE>
4070
</SPEECH>
4071

    
4072

    
4073
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter Iago</STAGEDIR>
4074

    
4075
<SPEECH>
4076
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4077
<LINE>How now! what do you here alone?</LINE>
4078
</SPEECH>
4079

    
4080
<SPEECH>
4081
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4082
<LINE>Do not you chide; I have a thing for you.</LINE>
4083
</SPEECH>
4084

    
4085
<SPEECH>
4086
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4087
<LINE>A thing for me? it is a common thing--</LINE>
4088
</SPEECH>
4089

    
4090
<SPEECH>
4091
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4092
<LINE>Ha!</LINE>
4093
</SPEECH>
4094

    
4095
<SPEECH>
4096
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4097
<LINE>To have a foolish wife.</LINE>
4098
</SPEECH>
4099

    
4100
<SPEECH>
4101
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4102
<LINE>O, is that all? What will you give me now</LINE>
4103
<LINE>For the same handkerchief?</LINE>
4104
</SPEECH>
4105

    
4106
<SPEECH>
4107
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4108
<LINE>What handkerchief?</LINE>
4109
</SPEECH>
4110

    
4111
<SPEECH>
4112
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4113
<LINE>What handkerchief?</LINE>
4114
<LINE>Why, that the Moor first gave to Desdemona;</LINE>
4115
<LINE>That which so often you did bid me steal.</LINE>
4116
</SPEECH>
4117

    
4118
<SPEECH>
4119
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4120
<LINE>Hast stol'n it from her?</LINE>
4121
</SPEECH>
4122

    
4123
<SPEECH>
4124
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4125
<LINE>No, 'faith; she let it drop by negligence.</LINE>
4126
<LINE>And, to the advantage, I, being here, took't up.</LINE>
4127
<LINE>Look, here it is.</LINE>
4128
</SPEECH>
4129

    
4130
<SPEECH>
4131
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4132
<LINE>A good wench; give it me.</LINE>
4133
</SPEECH>
4134

    
4135
<SPEECH>
4136
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4137
<LINE>What will you do with 't, that you have been</LINE>
4138
<LINE>so earnest</LINE>
4139
<LINE>To have me filch it?</LINE>
4140
</SPEECH>
4141

    
4142
<SPEECH>
4143
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4144
<LINE><STAGEDIR>Snatching it</STAGEDIR>  Why, what's that to you?</LINE>
4145
</SPEECH>
4146

    
4147
<SPEECH>
4148
<SPEAKER>EMILIA</SPEAKER>
4149
<LINE>If it be not for some purpose of import,</LINE>
4150
<LINE>Give't me again: poor lady, she'll run mad</LINE>
4151
<LINE>When she shall lack it.</LINE>
4152
</SPEECH>
4153

    
4154
<SPEECH>
4155
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4156
<LINE>Be not acknown on 't; I have use for it.</LINE>
4157
<LINE>Go, leave me.</LINE>
4158
<STAGEDIR>Exit EMILIA</STAGEDIR>
4159
<LINE>I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin,</LINE>
4160
<LINE>And let him find it. Trifles light as air</LINE>
4161
<LINE>Are to the jealous confirmations strong</LINE>
4162
<LINE>As proofs of holy writ: this may do something.</LINE>
4163
<LINE>The Moor already changes with my poison:</LINE>
4164
<LINE>Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons.</LINE>
4165
<LINE>Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,</LINE>
4166
<LINE>But with a little act upon the blood.</LINE>
4167
<LINE>Burn like the mines of Sulphur. I did say so:</LINE>
4168
<LINE>Look, where he comes!</LINE>
4169
<STAGEDIR>Re-enter OTHELLO</STAGEDIR>
4170
<LINE>Not poppy, nor mandragora,</LINE>
4171
<LINE>Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,</LINE>
4172
<LINE>Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep</LINE>
4173
<LINE>Which thou owedst yesterday.</LINE>
4174
</SPEECH>
4175

    
4176
<SPEECH>
4177
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4178
<LINE>Ha! ha! false to me?</LINE>
4179
</SPEECH>
4180

    
4181
<SPEECH>
4182
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4183
<LINE>Why, how now, general! no more of that.</LINE>
4184
</SPEECH>
4185

    
4186
<SPEECH>
4187
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4188
<LINE>Avaunt! be gone! thou hast set me on the rack:</LINE>
4189
<LINE>I swear 'tis better to be much abused</LINE>
4190
<LINE>Than but to know't a little.</LINE>
4191
</SPEECH>
4192

    
4193
<SPEECH>
4194
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4195
<LINE>How now, my lord!</LINE>
4196
</SPEECH>
4197

    
4198
<SPEECH>
4199
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4200
<LINE>What sense had I of her stol'n hours of lust?</LINE>
4201
<LINE>I saw't not, thought it not, it harm'd not me:</LINE>
4202
<LINE>I slept the next night well, was free and merry;</LINE>
4203
<LINE>I found not Cassio's kisses on her lips:</LINE>
4204
<LINE>He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stol'n,</LINE>
4205
<LINE>Let him not know't, and he's not robb'd at all.</LINE>
4206
</SPEECH>
4207

    
4208
<SPEECH>
4209
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4210
<LINE>I am sorry to hear this.</LINE>
4211
</SPEECH>
4212

    
4213
<SPEECH>
4214
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4215
<LINE>I had been happy, if the general camp,</LINE>
4216
<LINE>Pioners and all, had tasted her sweet body,</LINE>
4217
<LINE>So I had nothing known. O, now, for ever</LINE>
4218
<LINE>Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!</LINE>
4219
<LINE>Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars,</LINE>
4220
<LINE>That make ambition virtue! O, farewell!</LINE>
4221
<LINE>Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,</LINE>
4222
<LINE>The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,</LINE>
4223
<LINE>The royal banner, and all quality,</LINE>
4224
<LINE>Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war!</LINE>
4225
<LINE>And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats</LINE>
4226
<LINE>The immortal Jove's dead clamours counterfeit,</LINE>
4227
<LINE>Farewell! Othello's occupation's gone!</LINE>
4228
</SPEECH>
4229

    
4230
<SPEECH>
4231
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4232
<LINE>Is't possible, my lord?</LINE>
4233
</SPEECH>
4234

    
4235
<SPEECH>
4236
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4237
<LINE>Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore,</LINE>
4238
<LINE>Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof:</LINE>
4239
<LINE>Or by the worth of man's eternal soul,</LINE>
4240
<LINE>Thou hadst been better have been born a dog</LINE>
4241
<LINE>Than answer my waked wrath!</LINE>
4242
</SPEECH>
4243

    
4244
<SPEECH>
4245
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4246
<LINE>Is't come to this?</LINE>
4247
</SPEECH>
4248

    
4249
<SPEECH>
4250
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4251
<LINE>Make me to see't; or, at the least, so prove it,</LINE>
4252
<LINE>That the probation bear no hinge nor loop</LINE>
4253
<LINE>To hang a doubt on; or woe upon thy life!</LINE>
4254
</SPEECH>
4255

    
4256
<SPEECH>
4257
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4258
<LINE>My noble lord,--</LINE>
4259
</SPEECH>
4260

    
4261
<SPEECH>
4262
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4263
<LINE>If thou dost slander her and torture me,</LINE>
4264
<LINE>Never pray more; abandon all remorse;</LINE>
4265
<LINE>On horror's head horrors accumulate;</LINE>
4266
<LINE>Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed;</LINE>
4267
<LINE>For nothing canst thou to damnation add</LINE>
4268
<LINE>Greater than that.</LINE>
4269
</SPEECH>
4270

    
4271
<SPEECH>
4272
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4273
<LINE>O grace! O heaven forgive me!</LINE>
4274
<LINE>Are you a man? have you a soul or sense?</LINE>
4275
<LINE>God be wi' you; take mine office. O wretched fool.</LINE>
4276
<LINE>That livest to make thine honesty a vice!</LINE>
4277
<LINE>O monstrous world! Take note, take note, O world,</LINE>
4278
<LINE>To be direct and honest is not safe.</LINE>
4279
<LINE>I thank you for this profit; and from hence</LINE>
4280
<LINE>I'll love no friend, sith love breeds such offence.</LINE>
4281
</SPEECH>
4282

    
4283
<SPEECH>
4284
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4285
<LINE>Nay, stay: thou shouldst be honest.</LINE>
4286
</SPEECH>
4287

    
4288
<SPEECH>
4289
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4290
<LINE>I should be wise, for honesty's a fool</LINE>
4291
<LINE>And loses that it works for.</LINE>
4292
</SPEECH>
4293

    
4294
<SPEECH>
4295
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4296
<LINE>By the world,</LINE>
4297
<LINE>I think my wife be honest and think she is not;</LINE>
4298
<LINE>I think that thou art just and think thou art not.</LINE>
4299
<LINE>I'll have some proof. Her name, that was as fresh</LINE>
4300
<LINE>As Dian's visage, is now begrimed and black</LINE>
4301
<LINE>As mine own face. If there be cords, or knives,</LINE>
4302
<LINE>Poison, or fire, or suffocating streams,</LINE>
4303
<LINE>I'll not endure it. Would I were satisfied!</LINE>
4304
</SPEECH>
4305

    
4306
<SPEECH>
4307
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4308
<LINE>I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion:</LINE>
4309
<LINE>I do repent me that I put it to you.</LINE>
4310
<LINE>You would be satisfied?</LINE>
4311
</SPEECH>
4312

    
4313
<SPEECH>
4314
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4315
<LINE>Would! nay, I will.</LINE>
4316
</SPEECH>
4317

    
4318
<SPEECH>
4319
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4320
<LINE>And may: but, how? how satisfied, my lord?</LINE>
4321
<LINE>Would you, the supervisor, grossly gape on--</LINE>
4322
<LINE>Behold her topp'd?</LINE>
4323
</SPEECH>
4324

    
4325
<SPEECH>
4326
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4327
<LINE>Death and damnation! O!</LINE>
4328
</SPEECH>
4329

    
4330
<SPEECH>
4331
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4332
<LINE>It were a tedious difficulty, I think,</LINE>
4333
<LINE>To bring them to that prospect: damn them then,</LINE>
4334
<LINE>If ever mortal eyes do see them bolster</LINE>
4335
<LINE>More than their own! What then? how then?</LINE>
4336
<LINE>What shall I say? Where's satisfaction?</LINE>
4337
<LINE>It is impossible you should see this,</LINE>
4338
<LINE>Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys,</LINE>
4339
<LINE>As salt as wolves in pride, and fools as gross</LINE>
4340
<LINE>As ignorance made drunk. But yet, I say,</LINE>
4341
<LINE>If imputation and strong circumstances,</LINE>
4342
<LINE>Which lead directly to the door of truth,</LINE>
4343
<LINE>Will give you satisfaction, you may have't.</LINE>
4344
</SPEECH>
4345

    
4346
<SPEECH>
4347
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4348
<LINE>Give me a living reason she's disloyal.</LINE>
4349
</SPEECH>
4350

    
4351
<SPEECH>
4352
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4353
<LINE>I do not like the office:</LINE>
4354
<LINE>But, sith I am enter'd in this cause so far,</LINE>
4355
<LINE>Prick'd to't by foolish honesty and love,</LINE>
4356
<LINE>I will go on. I lay with Cassio lately;</LINE>
4357
<LINE>And, being troubled with a raging tooth,</LINE>
4358
<LINE>I could not sleep.</LINE>
4359
<LINE>There are a kind of men so loose of soul,</LINE>
4360
<LINE>That in their sleeps will mutter their affairs:</LINE>
4361
<LINE>One of this kind is Cassio:</LINE>
4362
<LINE>In sleep I heard him say 'Sweet Desdemona,</LINE>
4363
<LINE>Let us be wary, let us hide our loves;'</LINE>
4364
<LINE>And then, sir, would he gripe and wring my hand,</LINE>
4365
<LINE>Cry 'O sweet creature!' and then kiss me hard,</LINE>
4366
<LINE>As if he pluck'd up kisses by the roots</LINE>
4367
<LINE>That grew upon my lips: then laid his leg</LINE>
4368
<LINE>Over my thigh, and sigh'd, and kiss'd; and then</LINE>
4369
<LINE>Cried 'Cursed fate that gave thee to the Moor!'</LINE>
4370
</SPEECH>
4371

    
4372
<SPEECH>
4373
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4374
<LINE>O monstrous! monstrous!</LINE>
4375
</SPEECH>
4376

    
4377
<SPEECH>
4378
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4379
<LINE>Nay, this was but his dream.</LINE>
4380
</SPEECH>
4381

    
4382
<SPEECH>
4383
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4384
<LINE>But this denoted a foregone conclusion:</LINE>
4385
<LINE>'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream.</LINE>
4386
</SPEECH>
4387

    
4388
<SPEECH>
4389
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4390
<LINE>And this may help to thicken other proofs</LINE>
4391
<LINE>That do demonstrate thinly.</LINE>
4392
</SPEECH>
4393

    
4394
<SPEECH>
4395
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4396
<LINE>I'll tear her all to pieces.</LINE>
4397
</SPEECH>
4398

    
4399
<SPEECH>
4400
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4401
<LINE>Nay, but be wise: yet we see nothing done;</LINE>
4402
<LINE>She may be honest yet. Tell me but this,</LINE>
4403
<LINE>Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief</LINE>
4404
<LINE>Spotted with strawberries in your wife's hand?</LINE>
4405
</SPEECH>
4406

    
4407
<SPEECH>
4408
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4409
<LINE>I gave her such a one; 'twas my first gift.</LINE>
4410
</SPEECH>
4411

    
4412
<SPEECH>
4413
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4414
<LINE>I know not that; but such a handkerchief--</LINE>
4415
<LINE>I am sure it was your wife's--did I to-day</LINE>
4416
<LINE>See Cassio wipe his beard with.</LINE>
4417
</SPEECH>
4418

    
4419
<SPEECH>
4420
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4421
<LINE>If it be that--</LINE>
4422
</SPEECH>
4423

    
4424
<SPEECH>
4425
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4426
<LINE>If it be that, or any that was hers,</LINE>
4427
<LINE>It speaks against her with the other proofs.</LINE>
4428
</SPEECH>
4429

    
4430
<SPEECH>
4431
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4432
<LINE>O, that the slave had forty thousand lives!</LINE>
4433
<LINE>One is too poor, too weak for my revenge.</LINE>
4434
<LINE>Now do I see 'tis true. Look here, Iago;</LINE>
4435
<LINE>All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven.</LINE>
4436
<LINE>'Tis gone.</LINE>
4437
<LINE>Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell!</LINE>
4438
<LINE>Yield up, O love, thy crown and hearted throne</LINE>
4439
<LINE>To tyrannous hate! Swell, bosom, with thy fraught,</LINE>
4440
<LINE>For 'tis of aspics' tongues!</LINE>
4441
</SPEECH>
4442

    
4443
<SPEECH>
4444
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4445
<LINE>Yet be content.</LINE>
4446
</SPEECH>
4447

    
4448
<SPEECH>
4449
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4450
<LINE>O, blood, blood, blood!</LINE>
4451
</SPEECH>
4452

    
4453
<SPEECH>
4454
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4455
<LINE>Patience, I say; your mind perhaps may change.</LINE>
4456
</SPEECH>
4457

    
4458
<SPEECH>
4459
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4460
<LINE>Never, Iago: Like to the Pontic sea,</LINE>
4461
<LINE>Whose icy current and compulsive course</LINE>
4462
<LINE>Ne'er feels retiring ebb, but keeps due on</LINE>
4463
<LINE>To the Propontic and the Hellespont,</LINE>
4464
<LINE>Even so my bloody thoughts, with violent pace,</LINE>
4465
<LINE>Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love,</LINE>
4466
<LINE>Till that a capable and wide revenge</LINE>
4467
<LINE>Swallow them up. Now, by yond marble heaven,</LINE>
4468
<STAGEDIR>Kneels</STAGEDIR>
4469
<LINE>In the due reverence of a sacred vow</LINE>
4470
<LINE>I here engage my words.</LINE>
4471
</SPEECH>
4472

    
4473
<SPEECH>
4474
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4475
<LINE>Do not rise yet.</LINE>
4476
<STAGEDIR>Kneels</STAGEDIR>
4477
<LINE>Witness, you ever-burning lights above,</LINE>
4478
<LINE>You elements that clip us round about,</LINE>
4479
<LINE>Witness that here Iago doth give up</LINE>
4480
<LINE>The execution of his wit, hands, heart,</LINE>
4481
<LINE>To wrong'd Othello's service! Let him command,</LINE>
4482
<LINE>And to obey shall be in me remorse,</LINE>
4483
<LINE>What bloody business ever.</LINE>
4484
</SPEECH>
4485

    
4486

    
4487
<STAGEDIR>They rise</STAGEDIR>
4488

    
4489
<SPEECH>
4490
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4491
<LINE>I greet thy love,</LINE>
4492
<LINE>Not with vain thanks, but with acceptance bounteous,</LINE>
4493
<LINE>And will upon the instant put thee to't:</LINE>
4494
<LINE>Within these three days let me hear thee say</LINE>
4495
<LINE>That Cassio's not alive.</LINE>
4496
</SPEECH>
4497

    
4498
<SPEECH>
4499
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4500
<LINE>My friend is dead; 'tis done at your request:</LINE>
4501
<LINE>But let her live.</LINE>
4502
</SPEECH>
4503

    
4504
<SPEECH>
4505
<SPEAKER>OTHELLO</SPEAKER>
4506
<LINE>Damn her, lewd minx! O, damn her!</LINE>
4507
<LINE>Come, go with me apart; I will withdraw,</LINE>
4508
<LINE>To furnish me with some swift means of death</LINE>
4509
<LINE>For the fair devil. Now art thou my lieutenant.</LINE>
4510
</SPEECH>
4511

    
4512
<SPEECH>
4513
<SPEAKER>IAGO</SPEAKER>
4514
<LINE>I am your own for ever.</LINE>
4515
</SPEECH>
4516

    
4517

    
4518
<STAGEDIR>Exeunt</STAGEDIR>
4519
</SCENE>
4520

    
4521
<SCENE><TITLE>SCENE IV.  Before the castle.</TITLE>
4522
<STAGEDIR>Enter DESDEMONA, EMILIA, and Clown</STAGEDIR>
4523

    
4524
<SPEECH>
4525
<SPEAKER>DESDEMONA</SPEAKER>
4526
<LINE>Do you know, sirrah, where Lieutenant Cassio lies?</LINE>
4527
</SPEECH>
4528

    
4529
<SPEECH>
4530
<SPEAKER>Clown</SPEAKER>
4531
<LINE>I dare not say he lies any where.