Imatges de pàgina

Æmil. Ha ?
lago. To have a foolish d wife.

Æmil. O, is that all? What will you give me now
For that same handkerchief?

lago. What handkerchief?

Æmil. Whạt handkerchief?
Why, that the Moor first gave to Desdemona;
That which so often you did bid me steal.

lago. Haft e ftole it from her?

Æmil, f No; but she let it drop by negligence; And to th' advantage, I, being here, took 't us: Look here it is,

lago. A good wench, give it ine, Æmil, What will you do with it, 8 that you have been so

earnest To have mę filch it?

lago, Why, what is that to you? [k Snatching it,

Æmil. 1 If 't be not for some purpose of import, py Give me 't again, Poor lady! The'll run mad When the shall lack it. lago. Be not you known on 't: I have use for it, Go,

leave me I will in "Caffio's lodging o lose this napkin, [Exit Æmil, And let him find it, Trifles light as air

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Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy P writ. This may do something.
9 The Moor already changes with my 'poison :
• Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons,
Which at the first are scarce found to distaste;
But, with a little ' act upon the blood,
Burn like the mines of sulphur.-I did fay so.


Enter Othello,

Look, where he comes ! Not Poppy, * nor Mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy fyrups of the world,
Shall ever inedicine thee to that sweet sleep,
Which thou * owedst yesterday.
Oth, y Ha, ha! false to me,

z to me?
lago. Why how now, General? No more of that.

Oth. Avant! be gone! - thou hast set me on the rack. I swear, 'tis better to be inuch abus'd, Than but to bknolv't a little.

P Second g. Wrigbro

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2 So the qu's and Y ; the rest read to S R. omits this line.

me but once. · The ist q. art for a&t.

a So all before P. he and all after, exu The ist q. mindes for mines. cept C. tbou'A for obou baft. w The 4th f. omits ner.

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lago. How now, my Lord ?

Oth. What d fenfe had I of her ftol'n hours of luft?
I saw 't not, thought it not, it harm'd not me;
I Nept the next night well'; was free, and merry;
I found not Cafio's kisses on her lips :
He that is robb’d, not wanting what is stol’n,
Let him not know't, and he's not robb’d at all,

Iago. I am sorry to hear this.

Oth. I had been happy, if the general Camp,
Pioneers and all, had tafted her sweet body,
So I had nothing known. Oh, now, for ever
Farewel the tranquil mind, farewel content,
Farewel the plumed & troop, and the big wars,
That 'make ambition virtue! oh, farewel!
Farewel the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
The spirit-ftirring druin, k th' ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!
And O'ye mortal engines, whose i rude throats
Th’immortal Jove's dread o clamours counterfeit,
Farewel! Othello's occupation's gone.

c So all before P. he and the rest, ex k W. proposes to read, tb feer. fept C. omit now.

Sperfing fife, i. e. tbe fear-difpaligi d The 3d f. fene for sense ; the 4th f. but if this had been Sbakespeare's measand R. fcent.

ing, he would have wrote it at length, ¢ The fo's, R. P. and H. read ip for the fear difperfing fife, which would only

have made the verse an Alexandrine, a f After well the fo's and R. add fed kind of verse he frequently makes it well. & So the qu's; the rest, tro ps.

1 So the qu's; the rest, you for se. So all before R. he and all after, m The qu's, wide for rude.

n The qu's, great for dread. i The qu's, is f. 7. and C, makes, • The ift q. clamor,



lago. Is't possible, my Lord?
Oth. Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore;

[p Catching hold on him. Be sure of it; give me the ocular proof, Or, by the worth of mine eternal foul, Thou hadtt been better have been born a dog, "Than answer my wak'd wrath.

lago. Is 't come to this?

Oth. Make me to see 't; or, at the least, fo prove it,
That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop,
To hang a doubt on : or woe upon thy life.

lago. My noble Lord

Oth. If thou doft Nander her, and torture me,
Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
On horror's head, horrors accumulate;
Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amaz'd;
For nothing canft thou to damnation add,
Greater than that,

lago. O grace! O heaven • defend me!
Are you a man? have you a soul, or sense ?
God b'w you. Take mine office. - O wretched fool,
That w liv'st to make thine honesty a vice!
Oh monstrous world! take note, take note, O world,
To be direct and honest, is not safe.
I thank

you for this profit, and from hence

p This direction first put in by R. 5 The fo's and R. forgive for defenda C. directs (Taking bim by ebe broar. + The qu's and three firft fo's, God

4 The 2d q. and C. my for mine; the buy you. it 9. and W. man's for mine,

u P. and H. omit 0. ! Second q. Tbar for Than.

w The fo's, R. and C. lovif for livif.

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I'll love no friend, * fince love breeds such offenee,

Oth. Nay, stay. Thou shouldft be honeft

lago. I should be wise ; for honesty's a fool, And loses " that it works for.

z Oth. By the world,
I think my wife be honest, and think she is not;
I think that thou art just, and think thou art not.
I'll have some proof. Her name, that was as fresh
As Dian's visage, is now begriin'd and black
As mine own face. If there be cords, or knives,
Poison, or fire, or suffocating streams,
I'll not endure it, 'Would I were satisfied !

lago. I fee, fir, you are eaten up with pasfion ; I do repent me that I

put You would be satisfied ?

Oth. Would? nay, I will,

lago. And may; but how? how fatisfied, my Lord? Would

you, f the supervisor, grolly sape on, Behold her 8 tupp'd ?

Oth. Death and damnation! oh!

Iago. It were a tedious difficulty, I think,
To bring " 'em to that prospect : ' damn k 'em then,

it to you,

* So the qu's; the rest, fitb for fince. and I will; the rest, and will.

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& All before T. tops, or soppid, or * So all before the 3d f; that and all ropd; W. rep'd. after, is for be.

b The itt f. tbm; he other fo's omic b C. omits and c The fo's and R. My for Her,

i Qu’s, dam. d The and R. omit fir.

k So the qu’s and C; the reft, bem So the qu's and C; the fo's and R. for 'em,


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