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Stood heir to th' first. Now, Sir, be judge yourself,
Rod. I would not follow him then.
lago, O Sir, content you ; I follow him to serve turn
ass, For nought but provender; and when he's old, cashier'd; Whip me such honeft knaves
-Others there are,
Rod. What a full fortune does the thick-lips owe,
lago. Call up her father,
lago. Do, with like timorous ac ceat, and dire yell, As when, by night and negligence, the fire Is spied in populous cities.
Rod. What, ho! Brabantio ! Signior Brabantio ! ho. Iago. Awake! what, ho! Brabantio ! ho! thieves !
thieves ! Look to your house, your daughter, and your bags : Thieves ! thieves !
Brabantio appears above at a Window.
Rod. Signior, is all your family within ?
Bra. What, have you lost your wits ?
voice ? Bra. Not l; what are you? Rod. My name is Rodorigo.
Bra. The worse welcome;
Ro?. Sir, Sir, Sird
Bra. But thou must needs be sure,
Por. Patience, good Sir.
Roł. Most grave Brabantio,
lagi. Zounds! Sir, you are one of those that will not serve God, if the Devil bid you. Because we come to do you service, 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 courfers, for cousins, and gennets for germans.
Bra, What prophane wretch art thou ?
lago. 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.
Rod. Sir, I will answer any thing. But I beseech you,
allowance, We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs.. But if
you know not this, my manners tell me, .
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho !
my people; This accident is not unlike my dream,.
elief of it oppresses me already. Light, I say, light !
lago. 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 fouls, 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 neceffity of present life, I must shew out a flag and sign of love : (Which is, indeed, but fign.) That you may surely find Lead to the Sagittary the rais'd search; And there will I be with him. So, farewel. [Exit,'
Enter Brabantio, 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 didft thou see her? oh unhappy girl! With the Moor, saidft thou? who would be a father? How didst thou know 'twas the ? oh, she deceives me Palt thought-What said he to you ? get more tapersRaise all my kindred-are they married, think you?
Rod. Truly, I think, they are.
Bra. Oh heaven! how gat she out? Oh treason of my blood ! Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds By what you see them act. Are there not charms, By which the property of youth and maidhood May be abus d ? have you not read, Rodorigo, Cf some such thing ?
Roc. Yes, Sir, I have, indeed.
Era. Call up my brother: oh, 'would you had had her; Some one way, some another Do
know M here we may apprehend her and the Moor?
Rod. I think, I can discover him, if you please
house I'll call, command at moft ; get weapons, hoa! And raise some special officers of might: On, good Rodorig', I'll deserve your pains. [Exeunt.
SCENE, changes to another STREET, before the
Enter Othello, lago, and Attendants with Torches.
HO' in the trade of war I have slain men,
Oth. It's better as it is.
lago. Nay, but he prated,
Oth. Let him do his spight :
As double as the Duke's.] Rymer seems to have had his eye on this passage amongst others, when he talks so much of the im. propriety and barbarity in the style of this play. But it is, in truth, a very elegant Grecism. As double, fignifies, as large, as extensive. So the Greeks us'd'dags, for, latus, grandis, as well as, duplex : and, in the same manner and constructions, the Latines sometimes us’d their duplexe