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Whom I, with all the duty of my heart,
my 'offence be of such mortal kind,
Def. Alas! thrice-gentle Caffo,
mil. He went hence but now; And, certainly, in strange unquietness.
Iago. Can he be angry? I have seen the Cannon, When it hath blown his ranks into the air,
2 --the office of my heart,] Saltem aliquis veniat, qui mihi diThe elder quarto reads,
cat, abi. the duty of my heart.
+ And foot mofelf up -] The authour used the more pro- This is the reading of one of per word, and then changed it, the early quartos. The folio, I fuppofe, for fashionable dic- and all the modern editions, tion ; but, as fashion is a very have, weak prote&ress, the old word And fhut myself upis now ready to resume its place. smin favour, ) In look, 3 But to know fo, must be my in countenance. benefit.]
6 within the blank of his Si neque placidas affari Cafaris displeasure,] Within the shot
of his anger,
And, like the Devil, from his very arm
Manent Desdemona, Æmilia, and Caffio. Def. I prythee, do so. Something, sure, of State, Either from Venice, of ? some unhatch'd practice, Made here demonftrable in Cyprus to him, Hath puddled his clear spirit; and, in such cases, Men's natures wrangle with inferior things, Tho'great ones are their object. 'Tis ey'n so. * For let our finger ake, and it endues Our other healthful members with a sense Of pain. Nay, we must think, men are not Gods; Nor of them look for such observance always, As fits the bridal. Beshrew me much, Æmilia, I was, ' unhandsome warrior as I am, Arraigning his unkindness with my soul; But now I find, I had suborn’d the witness, And he's indited falsely.
- Some unhatch'd practice, ] of pain. I believe it. Thould be Some treason that has not taken rather, Subdue our other healtheffect.
ful members 10 a sense of pain. 8 For le: our finger 'ake, and it 9 —unhandsome WARRIOR as endues
I am, ) How this came to Our other healthful members be so blundered, I cannot conwith a sense
ceive. It is plain Shakespear Of pain ] Endue with a wrote, Jarle of pain, is an expreffion, unhandsome WRANGLER as which, though it might be endured, if it were genuine, can So Aniony and Cleopatra, not deserve to be introduced by -- fo wrangling Queen. artifice. The copies, both quarto
WARBURTON. and folio, sead, Endue our other Unbandsome warrior, is evihealthful members even to a sense dently unfair assailant.
I am. .
Æmil. Pray heaven, it be
Des. Alas-the-day, I never gave him cause.
Æmil. But jealous fouls will not be answer'd fo;
(Exeunt Desdemona and Æmilia at one
door; Caffio, at the other.
SCE N E
Changes to the Street before the Palace.
Re-enter Cassio, meeeting Bianca.
Bian. Save your friend Caffio.
Caf. What makes you from home?
Bian. And I was going to your lodging, Capio.
Caf. Pardon me, Bianca :
[Giving her Desdemona's Handkerchief. 2 Take me this work out.
Bian. Oh Cafo, whence came this? This is fome token from a newer friend: Of thy felt absence now-I feel a cause. Is't come to this ? well, well.
Cas. Go to, woman, Throw your vile guefés in the Devil's teeth, A From whence you have them. You are jealous
now, That this is from some mistress, some remembrance ? No, in good truth, Bianca.
Bian. Why, whose is it?
I like the work well; ere it be demanded,
Bian. Leave you? wherefore ?
Caf. I do attend here on the General,
Bian. Wby, I pray you?
Bian. But that you do not love me. 1
pray you, bring me on the way a little ; And say, if I shall see you soon at night?
more convenient time] 2. Take me this work out.] The The folio has,
meaning is not, Pick out the more continuate time, work and leave the ground plain ; time lefs interrupted, time which but, Copy this work in anosber I can call more my own. It bandkercbief. gives a more distinct image than convenient.
Caf. 'Tis but a little way that I can bring you, For I attend here. But I'll see you soon. Bian. "Tis very good'; ? I must be circumstanc'd.
[Exeunt. nails 91 bant 195
ACTIVE SCENE I. auol69 to OY
A Court before the Palace. PgKC0**
Enter Othello, and Iago.
'ILL you think so?
Oth. Think so, Iago? lago. What, to kiss in private ? Otb. An unauthoriz'd kifs.
Iago. Or to be naked with her friend in bed, An hour or more, not meaning any harm?
Oth. 4 Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm ? It is hypocrisy against the Devil:
3 -I must be circumstancd.] bed together, there might be no i. e. your civility is now grown harm done ; it might be only for conditional. WARBURTON. the trial of their virtue ; as was 3. Naked in bed, lago, and not reported of the Romih Saint, mean harm?
Robert D'Arbrisel and his nuns. It is hypocrisy against the Devil:] To this we mult fuppofe Othello This observation seems itrangely here replies ; and like a good abrupt and unoccasioned. We Proteftant. For fo the sentiment must suppose that Iago had, bec does but fuit the character of the fore they appear in this scene, fpeaker, Shakespear little heeds; been applying cases of false com- how those sentiments are circumfort to Othello; as that tho' the ftanced.
WARBURTON. parties had been even found in Hyp crisy againft the Devil,
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