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Should yawn at alteration,
Emil." (Within.] I do beseech you I may speak O, good my lord!
Oth. I had forgot thee: O, come in, Emilia Soft--by and by :-Let me the curtains draw.Where art thou? What's the matter with thee now?
(Unlocks the door.
Enter Emilia. Emil. O, good my lord, yonder's foul murder
done. Oth. What? now? Emil.
But now, my lord ! Oth. It is the very error of the moon; She comes more near the earth than she was wont, And makes men mad. Emil. Cassio, my lord, has killed a young Ve
netian, Call'd-Roderigo. Oth.
No, Cassio is not kill'd.
Des. O, falsely, falsely murder'd!
Alas! what cry is that? Oth. That! what?
Emil. Out, and alas ! that was my lady's voice:Help! help, ho! helplady, speak again! Sweet Desdemona ! O, sweet mistress, speak!
Des. A guiltless death I die,
O, who hath done
Nobody; I myself; farewell : Commend me to my kind lord ; 0, farewell. [Dies.
Oth. Why, how should she be murder'd?"
Alas, who knows?
Oth. You heard her say herself, it was not I.
O, the more angel she, And
the blacker devil!
Thou art rash as fire, to say That she was false ; O, she was heavenly true !
Oth. Cassio did tup her; ask thy husband else.
Emil. My husband?
Ay, with Cassio.
Emil. My husband?
Ay, 'twas he that told me first;
love ! My husband say, that she was false? Oth.
He, woman; I say, thy husband : Dost understand the word ?
(1) A precious stone.
My friend, thy husband, honest, honest Iago.
Emil. If he say so, may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! he lies to the heart; She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.
Emil. Do thy worst :
Peace, you were best.
Enter Montano, Gratiano, and lago.
Gra. What is the matter?
Emil. Disprove this villain, if thou be'st a man:
Tago. I told him what I thought; and told no
Emil. But did you ever tell him, she was false?
Emil. You told a lie; an odious, damned lie;
(1) More can I bear than you dare execute.'
Iago. With Cassio, mistress ; Go to, charm your
tongue. Emil. I will not charm my tongue; I am bound
AU. O heavens forfend !!
Villany, villany, villany! I think upon't,,I think,- I smell't;-0 villany! I thought so then ;- I'll kill myself for grief.O villany, villany!
Iago. What, are you mad? I charge you, gat Emil. Good gentlemen, let me have leave to
speak; 'Tis proper I obey him, but not now :Perchance, Iago, I will ne'er go home. Oth. O!0! Ó!
(Hanging over his wife. Emil.
Nay, lay thee down, and roar For thou hast kill'd the sweetest innocent, That e'er did lift up eye. Oth.
O, she was foul !
(Rising I scarce did know you, uncle: There lies your niece, Whose breath, indeed, these hands have newly
stopp'd : I know, this act shows horrible and grim. Gra. Poor Desdemona! I am glad thy father's
dead; Thy match was mortal to him, and pure grief Shore his old thread in twain: did he live now, This sight would make him do a desperate turn, Yea, curse his better angel from his side, And fall to reprobation.
Oth. 'Tis pitiful : but yet lago knows,
Come, hold your peace.
lago. Be wise, and get you home.
I will not.
Villanous whore !
Filth, thou liest.
men : O murd'rous coxcomb! what should such a fool Do with so good a wife?
[Iago stabs Emilia, then runs out. Oth
Are there no stones in heaven, But what serve for the thunder!--Precious villain!