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As mine own face. If there be cords or knives,
Iago. I see, Sir, you are eaten up with passion;
Otb. Would? nay, and will.
Iago. And may ; but how? how satisfied, my Lord ? Would you be supervisor, grony gape on? Behold her tupp'd ?
Otb. Death and damnation ! oh!
Iago. It were a tedious difficulty, I think,
Otb. Give me a living reason the's difoyal.
Iago. I do not like the office ;
I lay with Casio lately,
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And grew upon my lips ; then lay his leg
Oib. Oh monstrous! monstrous !
Otb. But this denoted a fore-gone conclusion ; 'Tis a shrewd doubt, tho' it be but a dream.
Iago. And this may help to thicken other proofs That do demonstrate thinly.
Orb. I'll tear her all to pieces.
lago. Nay, but be wise; yet we see nothing done ;
lago. I know not that ; but such a handkerchief,
Otb. If it be that
lago. If it be that, or any, if 'cwas hers, It speaks against her with the other proofs.
Otb. On that the Nave had forty thousand lives!
Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell!
Iago. Yet be content.
Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love;
. I here engage my words Iago. Do not rise yet :
[Iago kneels. Witness, you ever-burning lights above! You elements that clip us round about ! Witness, that here Iago doth give up The execution of his wit, hands, heart, To wrong'd Othello's service. Let him command, 7 'Nor to obey shall be in me remorse, What bloody business ever.
Oth. I greet thy love, Not with vain thanks but with acceptance bounteous, And will upon the instant put thee to't: Within these three days let me hear thee fay, That Callio's not alive.
Iago. My friend is dead; 'Tis done at your request. But let her live.
Oib. Damn her, lewd minx! oh damn her, damn her Come go with me apart; I will withdraw To furnish me with some swift means of death For the fair devil. Now art thou my lieutenant. Iago. I am your own for ever.
S C Ε Ν Ε IX.
Enter Desdemona, Æmilia, and Clown.
Clown. I dare not say he lies any where. Def. Why, man?
Clown. He's a soldier, and for me to say a soldier lies, 'cis ftabbing Def. Go to; where lodges he?
Cloten. And ...old edit. Tl.cob. emend.
Clown. To tell you where he lodges is to tell you where I lie.
Def. Can any thing be made of this? :
Clown. I know not where he lodges ; and for me to devise a lodging, and say he lyes hére, or he lyes there, were to lye in mine own throat.
Def. Can you enquire him out ? and be edified by report?
Clown. I will catechize the world for him, that is, make questions, and s/bid them answer.
Des. Seek him, bid him come hither ; tell him, I have mov'd my Lord on his behalf, and hope all will be well.
Clown. To do this is within the compass of man's wit, and therefore I will attempt the doing of it. (Exit Clown.
Def. Where should I lose the handkerchief, Æmilia?
Def. Believe me, I had rather have lost my purse
Amil. Is he not jealous ?
Def. Who,' he? I think the Sun where he was born Drew all such humours from him.
Æmil. Look where he comes.
Def. I will not leave him now, till Callio be Call’d to him. How is it with you, my Lord ? s C Ε Ν Ε X.
[ Aside. How do you, Desdemona ?
Def. Well, my Lord. Oth, Give me your hand ; this hand is moist, my Lady. Des. It yet hath felt no age, nor known no forrow. Otb. This argues fruitfulness, and liberal heart : Hot, hot, and moist this hand of yours requires
8 by ... old edit. Warb. emend.
A fequefter from liberty; fasting and prayer,
Def. You may, indeed, say so;
Oth. A liberal hand. The hands of old gave hearts; But our new heraldry is hands, not hearts.
Del I cannot speak of this ; come now your promise.
Oih. I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me ;
Def. Here, my Lord.
Oth. That's a fault. That handkerchief
Del. Is't possible?
Oth. 'Tis true ; there's magick in the web of it; A Sybill that hath numbred in the world. s 'Of the sun's course two hundred compasses, Jn
Affrank one. 1 The hearts, of old, gave bands ;.. old edit. Warb. emend. 2 The sun 10