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you think we are ruffians ; you'll have your daughter cover'd with a Barbary horse, you'll have your nephews neigh to you, you'll have coursers for cousins, and gennets for germans.
Bra. What prophane wretch art thou ?
Iago. I am one, Sir, that comes to tell you, your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.
Bra. Thou art a villain. lago: Yoù are a senator. Bra. This thou shalt answer. I know thee, Rodorigo.
Rod. Sir, I will answer any thing. But I beseech you, If’t be your pleasure and most wise consent, (As partly I find it is,) that your fair daughter
Be at this odd even and dull watch o'ch' night
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho!
up all my people,
[Exit Bra. from above.
Iago. Farewel; for I must leave you. It seems not meet, nor wholsome to my place, To be produc'd (as if I stay, I shall) Against the Moor. For I do know, the state, However this may gall him with some check, Cannot with safety cast him. For he's embark'd With such loud reason to the Cyprus wars, Which ev'n now stand in act, that for their souls, Another of his fadom they have none, To lead their business. In which regard, Tho' I do hate him as I do hell's pains, Yet, for necessity of present life, I must shew out a flag and sign of love, Which is indeed but lign. That you ? 'may find him, Lead to the Sagittary the raised search ; And there will I be with him. So farewel. [Exit. S C E
Ε Ν E III. Enter Brabantio in his night-gown, and Servants with
torches. Bra. It is too true an evil. Gone she is, And what's to come of my despised time, Is nought but bitterness. Now, Rodorigo, Where didst thou fee her? oh unhappy girl! With the Moor, faid'st thou! who would be a father? How didst thou know 'twas she? oh she deceives me Past thought - What said she to you? get more tapers Raise all my kindred — are they married, think
Rod. Truly I think they are.
Bra. Oh heaven! how gat she out?
Rod. 7 may surely find
Rod. Yes, Sir, I have indeed.
Bra. Call up my brothers; oh would you had had her! Some one way, some another — Do
Rod. I think I can discover him, if you please
Bra. Pray you lead on. At every house I'll call,
S с Е N E IV.
Yet do I hold it very stuff o'th' conscience
Otb. It's better as it is.
lago. Nay, but he prated,
Otb. Let him do his spight:
Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to know,
S СЕ N E . V.
Enter Caffio with torches.
Oth. Not I: I must be found.
Iago. By Janus, I think no.
Oib. The fervants of the Duke, and my lieutenant :
Caf. The Duke does greet you, General,
Otb. What is the matter, think you?
Caf. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine : It is a business of some heat. The gallies Have sent a dozen sequent messengers This very night, at one another's heels : And many of the 'counsel, rais'd and met, Are at the Duke's already. You have been hotly call'd for, When being not at your lodging to be found, The senate sent above three several quests, To search you out.
Orb. 8 unbon netted, or and bonnetted,
9 parts, i consuls, cr couns'lers,
Oth. 'Tis well I am found by you :
[Exit Othello. Caf. Ancient, what makes he here?
Iago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land carack ;
Caf. I do not uuderstand.
Enter Brabantio, Rodorigo, with Officers and torches.
lago. It is Brabantio; General, be advis'd,
Oib. Holla! stand there.
Otb. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will ruft'em.
more command with years,
of 2 curled old, edit. Warb. emend.