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Otb. I would have him nine years a killing: A fine woman! a fair woman! a sweet 'woman !
Iago. Nay, you must forget that.
Oih. Ay, let her rot and perish, and be damn'd tonight; for she shall not live. No, my heart is turn'd to ftone: I strike it, and it hurts my hand. Oh, ihe world hath not a sweeter creature ---She might lye by an Emperor's side, and command him tasks.
lago. Nay, that's not your way.
Oih. Hang her, I do but say what she is so delicate with her needle — An admirable musician. Oh, she will sing the savageness out of a bear: of so high and plenteous wit and invention!
Iago. She's the worse for all this.
Oth. Oh, a thousand, a thousand times :
Iago. Ay, too gentle.
Oib. Nay, that's certain.
Iago. If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her patent to offend; for if it touch not you, it comes near no body.
Oth. I will chop her into messes; cuckold me!
Oih. Get me some poison, lago, this night. I'll not expoftulate with her, lest her body and her beauty unprovide my mind again : this night, lago.
Iago. Do it not with poison, strangle her in her bed,
Oth. Good, good:
lago. And for Caso, let me be his undertaker :
Iago.S'I warrant you 'cis something come from Venice.
SCENE s Something from Venice, sure.
ѕ c EN E VI.
Lod. 'Save you, worthy General:
[Gives bim a letter Oth, I kiss the instrnment ? 'of their good pleafures.' Def. And what's the news, good cousin Lodovico?
Iago. I am very glad to see you, signior.
Lod. I thank you; how does lieutenant Caffio ?
Def. Cousin, there's fall’n between him and my Lord
sure of that? Def. My Lord! Oib. This fail you not to do, as you will - [Reading
Lod. He did not call; he's busie in the paper. Is there division 'twixt my Lord and Casio?
Des. A most unhappy one ; I would do much
Oth. Fire and brinstone!
Lod: May be the letter mov'd him.
Def. Trust me, I am glad on't.
016. 5 'Tis Lodovico come from the Dake : 6 and the senators 7 of their pleasures.
[Striking her. Def. I have not deserv'd this.'
Lod. My Lord, this would not be believ'd in Venice, Though I should swear I saw't: 'Tis very much ; Make her amends, she weeps.
Oth, Oh devil, devil!
(Guing Lod. Truly an obedient Lady: I do beseech your Lordship call her back.
Oth. Ay; you did with that I would make her turn:
Sir, I obey the mandate,
[Exit. SCE N E VII.
Manent Lodovico, and Iago.
Could neither & /raze' nor pierce ?
Iago. He is much chang'd.
lago. He's what he is; I may not breathe my cenfuzz What he might be, if what he might he is not, I would to heav'n he were.
Lod. What, strike his wife!
lago. 'Faith, that was not so well; yet would I kne That stroke would prove the worst.
Lod. Is it his use?
Iago. Alas, alas!
Lod. I'm sorry that I was deceiv'd in him. [Exezet.
An Apartment in the Palace.
Enter Othello and Æmilia. Otb. OU have seen, nothing then?
Æmil. Nor ever heard, nor ever did suspect. Oth. Yes, you have seen Casio and her together.
Æmil. But then I saw no harm; and then I heard
Oth. What ? did they never whisper?
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Oth. That's strange!
Æmil. I'durst, my Lord, to wager she is honest,
Otb. Bid her come hither, go. [Exit Æmilia.
Enter Desdemona and Æmilia.
Oib. Some of your function, mistress, [To Æmilia.
Des. Upon my knee, what doth your speech import?
Oih. Why? what are thou?
Oib. Come, swear it; damn thy self; lest being like one Of heav'n, the devils themselves should fear to seize thee. Therefore be double-damn'd; swear thou art honeft.
Def. Heaven doth truly know it.