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ACT IV. il rito SCENE I. The same.

All guiltless meet'reproach.What, ho! my Enter OTHELLO and IAGO.

Jord! Tago. Will you think so?

Enter CASSIO. Oth.

Think so, lago? My ford, I say! Othello!-How now, Cassio ? lago.

What, Cas. What is the matter? To kiss in private?

Iago. My lord is fallen into at epilepsy; Oth.

An unanthorized kiss. This is his second fit, he had one yesterday. lago. Or to be naked with her friend abed, Cas. Rub him about the temples. An hour, or more, not meaning any harm? lago.

No, forbear; Oth. Naked a bed, lago, and not mean harm ? The lethargy must have his quiet course: It is hypocrisy against the devil: .

If not, he foams at'mouth; and, by and by, They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, Breaks out to savage madness. Look, he stirs : The devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt Do you withdraw yourself a little while, heaven.

He will recover straight; when he is gone, Iago. So they do nothing, 'tis a venial slip: I would oh great occasion speak with you.But if I give my wife a handkerchiet,

(Exit Cassie Oth. What then?

How is it, general? have you not hurt your lago. Why then’tis hers, my lord; and being Oth. Dust thou mock me? [head! She may, I think, bestow'i on any man. [hers, tagó. I'mock you! no, by heaven:

Oth. She is protectress of her honour too; 'Would, you would bear your fortunes like a May she give that?

(seen'; man. lago. Her honour, is an essence that's not Oth. A horned man's a monster, and a beast. They have it very oft, that have it not:

lago. There's many a beast, then, in a poptBut, for the handkerchief, [forgot it:- And many a civil monster. [lous city,

Oth. By heaven, I would most gladly have Oth. Did he confess it? Thou said'st, -0, it comes o'er my memory, lago.

Good sir, be a man; As doth the raven o'er the infected honse, Think, every bearded fellow, that's but yoked, Boding all *--he had my handkerchief. May draw with you: there's millions now alive, Iago. Ay, what of that?

That nightly lie in those un proper beds, Oth.

That's not so good, now. Which they dare swear peculiar; your case is "Iago. What, if I had said, I had seen him better. do you wrong?

0, 'tis the spite of hell, the fiend's archi-mock, Or heard him say,-- As knaves be such abroad, To lip a wanton in a secure couch, Who having, by their own importunate suit, And to suppose her chaste! No, let me know; Or voluntary dotage of some inistress, And, knowing what I am, I know what she Convinced or supplied + them, cannot choose Oth, O, thou art wise; 'lis certain. [shall be. But they must blab


Stand you awhile apart; Hath he said any thing? Confine yourself but in a patient list 1. Iago. He hath, my lord; but be you well Whilst you were here, ere while mad with your No more than he'll unswear. (assured (A passion most unsuiting such a man,) (grief, Oth.

What hath he said? Cassio came hither: shifted him away, Jago. "Faith, that he did, -I know not what And laid good 'scuse upon your ecstacy; (me: Oth. What? what?

she did. Bade him anon return, and here speak with lago. Lie

The which he promised, Do but encave Oth. With her?


(scorns, lago. With her, on her; what you will. And mark the fleers, the gibes, and notable Oth. Lie with her! 'lie on her!--We say, lie That dwell in every region of his face; on her, when they belie her: Lie with her! For I will make hiin tell the tale anew,that's fulsome.-Handkerchief, --confessions, Where, bow, how oft, how long ago, and when -handkerchief:-To confess, and be hanged He hath, and is again to cope your wife; for his labour 1.--First to be hanged, and then I say, but mark his gesture. Narry, patiesce; to confess:-1 tremble at it. Nature would not Or I shall say, you are all in all in spleen, invest herself in such shadowing passion, with. And nothing of a man. out some instruction. It is not words, that Oth.

Dost thon hear, lago! shake me thus Pish!--Noses, ears, and lips: I will be found most conning in my patience;

-Is it possible?--Confess !--Handkerchief!- But(dost'thod bear?) most bloody.
O devil
(Falls in a Trance. lago.

That's not amiss; lago. Work on,

(caught; But yet keep time in all. Will you withdrawi My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are

(OTHELLO withdraws. And many worthy and chaste dames, even Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, thus,

A housewife, that, by selling her desires, * The raven was thought to be a constant attendant on a house infected with the plague. Old spelling of suppled, i. e., softened. I A proverbial saying.

Ø Common || Within the bounds of patience.



Buys herself bread and clothés : it is a creature,

Enter BIANCA. That dotes on Cassio, -as 'tis the strumpet's

Cas. 'Tis such another fitchew ģ! marry, a plagne,

perfumed one.-What do you mean by this To bėguile many, and be beguiled by one;, haunting of me? He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain Bian. Let the devil and his dam haunt you! From the excess of laughter:--Here he comes: What did you mean by that same handkerchief, Re-enter CASSIO.

you gave me even now? I was a fine fool to As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad; take it. I must take out the whole work ?-A And his unbookish * jealousy must constrne likely piece of work, that you should find it in Pour Cassio's smiles, gestures, and light be your chamber, and not know who left it there! haviour

This is some minx's token, and I must take out Quite in the wrong.--How do you now, lieu- the work? There,—give it your hobby-horse: tenant?

wheresoever you had it, I'll take out no work Cas. The worser, that you give me the ad-on't. Whose want even kills me.

{dition t, Cas. How now, my sweet Bianca? how lago. Piy Desdemona well, and you are now? how now? sure of't.

Oth. By heaven, that should be my handNow, if this suit lay in Bianca's power,


(Aside. [Speaking Jower. Bian. An you'll come to supper to-night, How quiclay should you speed ?

you may: an you will not, come when you are Cas. Alas, poor caltiff! next prepared for,

[Exit. Oth. Look, how he laughs already! (Aside. lago. After her, after her. lago. I never knew a woman love man so. Cas. 'Faith I must, she'll rail in the street else. Cas. Alas, poor rogue! I think i'faith she lago. Will you sup there? loves me.

Cas. 'Faith, I intend so. Oth. Now he denies it faintly, and laughs it lago. Well, I may chance to see you; for I out.

{Aside. would very fain speak with you. lago. Do you hear, Cassio ?

Cas. Pr’yihee, come; Will you ? Oth.

Now he importunes him lago. Go to; say no more. (Exit Cassio. To tell it o'er : Go to; well said, well said. Oth. How shall I murder him, Iago?

[Aside. Iago. Did you perceive how he laughed at lago. She gives it out, that you shall marry his vice? Do you intend it?

(hier: Oth. O, Iago! Cas. Ha, ha, ha!

Iago. And did you see the handkerchief Oth. Do you triumph, Roman? do you Oth. Was that mine? triumph?

(A.side. Iago. Yours, by this hand: and to see how Cas. I marry her!--what? a customer 1! 1|he prizes the foolish woman, your wife! she prythee, bear some charity to my wit; do not gave it him, and he hath given it his whore. think it so unwholesome. Ha, ha, ha!

Oih. I would have him nine years a killing: Oth. So, so, so, so: They laugh that win. -A fine woman! a fair woman! a sweet

[Aside. woman! Iago. 'Faith, the cry goes, that you shall lago. Nay, you must forget that. marry her.

Oth. Ay, let her rot, and perish, and be Cas. Prythee, say true.

damned to-night; for she shall not live: No, Iago. I am a very villain else.

my heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it Oth. Have you scored me? Well. (Aside. hurts my hand. O, the world hath not a sweeter

Cas. This is the monkey's own giving out: creature: she might lie by an emperor's side, she is persuaded will marry her, out of her and command him tasks. own love and pattery, not out of my promise. lago. Nay, that's not your way,

Oth, Iago beckons me; now he begins the Oth, Hang her! I do bnt say what she is :-story

[Aside. So delicate with her needle!-An admirable Cas. She was here even now; she haunts musician! (), she will sing the savagenoss out me in every place. I was, the other day, talk- of a bear!--Of so high and plenteous wit and ing on the sea-bank with certain Venetians; invention! and thither comes this bauble; by this hand, Iago. She's the worse for all this. she falls thus about my neck;

Oth. O, a thousand, a thousand times : And Oth. Crying, 0 dear Cassio! as it were: his then, of so gentle a condition || ! gesture imports it.

[Aside. lago. Ay, too gentle. Cas. So hangs, and lolls, and weeps upon Oth. Nay, that's certain : 'But yet the pity me; so hales, and pulls me; ba, ha, ha!-- of it, Iago!---0, Iago, the pity of it, Lago!

Oth. Now he teils, how she pluck'd him to lugo. if you are so fond over her iniquity, my chamber: 0, I see that nose of yours, but give her patent to offend; for, if it touch not not that dog I shall throw it to. [Aside. you, it comes near nobody.

Cas. Well, I must leave her company. Oth. I will chop her into messes :--Cuckold lago. Before me! look where she comes. me! Ignorant. + Title of lieutenant. I A common woman.

A pole-cat. ! Of so sweet a disposition,


Iago. 0, 'tis foul in her.


I will not stay to offend you. oth. With mive officer!

(Going. lago. That's fouler.

Lod. Truly, an obedient lady: oth. Get me some poison, Iago; thie night: I do beseech your lordship, cail ber back. I'll not expostulate with her, lest her body Oth. Mistress, and beauty unprovide my mind again: this Des.

My lord? night, Iago.

Oth. What would yon with her, sir? Tago. Do it not with poison, strangle her in Lod. Who, I, my lord?

[her torn: her bed, even the bed she hath contaminated. Oth. Ay; you did wish, that I would make

Oth. Good, good: the justice of it pleases; Sir, she can tarn, and turn, and yet go on, very good.

And turn again; and she can weep, sir, weep; Iago. And, for Cassio,-let me be his under. And she's obedient, as you say,-obedient, taker: You shall hear more by midnight. Very obedient;-Proceed you in yonr tears.

(A Trumpet within. Concerning this, sir,-- well-paiuted passion! Oth. Excellent good. What trumpet is that I am commanded home:-Get you away;

[Lodovico, I'll send for you anon. Sir, I obey the manlago. Something from Venice, sure. 'Tis date, Come from the duke: and, see, your wife is And will return to Venice ;-Hence, avannt! with him.

(Exit DesDEMONA. Enter Lodovico, DESDEMONA, and Cassio shall have my place. And,-sir, toAttendants.

night, Lod. 'Save you, worthy general !

I do entreat that we may sup together. Oth.

With all my heart, sir. You are welcome, sir, to Cyprus. -Goats, and Lod. The duke and senators of Venice greet monkeys !

[Erit. you.

(Gives him a Packet. Lod. Is this the noble Moor wbom our full Oth. I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. senate

(tore (Opens the Packet and reads. Call-all-in-all sufficient?_This the noble na. Des. And what's the news, good cousin Lo Whom passion could not shake? whose solld dovico?

virtue Iago. I am very glad to see you, signior; The shot of accident, nor dart of chance, Welcome to Cyprus.

(Cassio ? Could neither graze, nor pierce ? Lod. I thank you: How does lieutenint lago.

He is much cbanged. lago, Lives, sir.

[and my lord Lod. Are his wits safe? is he not light of Des. Cousin, there's fallen between him


(my censure An unkind breach: but yon shall make all jago. He is that he is ; I may not breathe Oth. Are you sure of that 3

(well. What he might be,- if, what he might, he is Des. My lord?

I would to heaven, he were.

(not,Oth. This fail you not to do, as you Lod.

Wbat, strike his wife! will

(Reads. lago. 'Faith, that was not so well ; Yet Lod. He did not call; he's busy in the paper.

'would I knew, Is there division 'twixt thy lord and Cassio? That stroke would prove the worst. Des. A most unhappy one; I would do much Lod.

Is it his use!
To atone* them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Or did the letters work upon his blood,
Oth. Fire and brimstone!

And new-create this fault?
My lord ?

Alas, alas !

Are you wise? It is not honest in me, to speak [serve him; Des. What, is he angry?

What I have seen and known. You shall obLod.

May be, the letter moved him: And his own courses will denote him so, For, as I think, they do command him home, That I may save my speech ; Do but go after, Depnting Cassio in his governinent.

And mark how he continues. Des. By my troth, I am glad on'l.

Lod. I am sorry that I am deceived in him. Oth. Indeed.

(Ereunt. Des.

My lord? Oth. I am glad to see you mad.

SCENE II. A Room in the Castle. Des,

How, sweet Othello? Enter OTHELLO and EMILIA. Oth. Devil!

[Striking her. Oth. You have seen nothing then? Des. I have not deserved this.

Emil. Nor ever heard; nor ever did sus Lod. My lord, this wonld not be believed in pect.

(together. Venice,

(much; Oth. Yes, you have seen Cassio' and she Though I should swear I saw it: 'Tis very

Emil. But then I saw no harm : and then I Make her amends, she weeps.


[them. (th.

O devil, devil ! Each syllable, that breath made up between If that the earth could teen with woman's Oth. What, did they never whisper? tears,


Never, my lord. Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile: Oth. Nor send you ont o’the way? Out of my sight!


Never. • Reconcile,

Ith. To fetch her fan, her gloves, her mask, To point his slow unmoving finger at,
Emil. Never, my lord. (nor nothing? 0:0!
Oth. That's strange.

(honest, Yet could I bear that too; well, very well : Emil. I durst, my lord, to wager she is But there, where I have garner'd * op my Lay down my soul at stake: if you think other, heart; Remove your thought; it doth abuse your Where either I must live, or bear no life; bosom.

The fountain from the which my current runs, If any wretch hath put this in your head Or else dries up; to be discarded thence ! Let heaven requite it with the serpent's curse! Or keep it as a cistern, for foul toads (there! For, if she be not honest, chaste, and true, To knot and gender in!-turn thy complexion There's no man happy; the purest of their Patience, thou young and rose-lipp'd cherubim; Is foul as slander.

(wives Ay, there, look grim as hell! Oth. Bid her come hither :-go.- Des. I hope, my noble lord esteems me (Exit EMILIA.

honest. She says enough :--yet she's a simple bawd, Oth. O, ay; as summer flies are in the That cannot say as much. This is a subtle shambles. whore,

That quicken even with blowing. O thou weed, A closet-lock-and-key of villanous secrets : Who art so lovely fair, and smell'st so sweet, And yet, she'll kneel, and pray; I have seen That the sense aches at thee.—'Would, thou her do't.

had'st ne'er been born!

(ted ? Re-enter EMILIA, with DESDEMONA. Des. Alas, what ignorant sin have I commitDes. My lord, what is your will?

Oth. Was this fair paper, this most goodly Oth.

Pray, chuck, come hither. book, Des. What is your pleasure ?

Made to write whore upon ? What committed ! Oth.

Let me see your eyes; Committed !- thou public commoner! Look in my face.

I should make very forges of my cheeks, Des. What horrible fancy's this? That would to.cinders burn up modesty, Oth. Some of your function, mistress; Did I but speak thy deeds.- What committed!

[TO EMILIA. Heaven stops the nose at it, and the moon Leave procreants alone, and shut the door;

winks; Cough, or cry-hem, if any body come: The bawdy wind, that kisses all it meets, Your mystery, your mystery; nay, despatch. Is husb’d within the hollow mine of earth,

(Exit EMILIA. And will not hear it: What committed ! Des. Upon my knees, what doth your impudent strumpet! speech import?

Des. By heaven, you do me wrong. I understand a fury in your words,

Oth. Are not you a strumpet ? But not the words.


No, as I am a christian : Oth. Why, what art thou?

If to preserve this vessel for my lord,
Des. Your wife, my lord; your true From any other foul unlawful touch,
And loyal wife.

Be-not to be a strumpet, I am none.
Oth. Come, swear it, damn thyself; Oth. What, not a whore?
Lest, being like one of heaven, the devils Des.

No, as I shall be saved. themselves

(damn’d, Oth. Is it possible? Should fear to seize thee: therefore be double- Des. O, heaven forgive us ! Swear--thon art honest.


I cry you mercy, then; Des.

Heaven doth truly know it. I took yon for that canning whore of Venice, Oth. Heaven truly knows, that thou art That married with Othello.-You, mistress, false as hell. [am I false?

Re-enter EMILIA. Des. To whom, my lord ? with whom? How That have the office opposite to Saint Peter, Oth. O Desdemona !-away! away! away! And keep the gate of hell; You! you ! ay, Des. Alas, the heavy day Why do you


[your pains ; weep?

We have done our course; there's money for Am I the occasion of these tears, my lord ? I pray you, turn the key, and keep our counIf, haply, you my father do suspect,


[Exit. An instrument of this your calling back, Emil. Alas, what does this gentleman con. Lay not your blame on me; if you have lost ceive ?

(lady? Why, I have lost him too.

[him, How do you, madam? how do you, my good Oth.

Had it pleased heaven Des. 'Faith, half asleep. (my lord ; To try me with athiction; had he rain'd Emil. Good madam, what's the matter with All kinds of sores, and shames, on my bare Des. With who? head;

Emil. Why, with my lord, madam. Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips ; Des. Who is thy lord ? Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes ;


He that is

yours, sweet lady. I should have found in some part of my soul Des. I have none : Do not talk to me, A drop of patience: but (alas !) to make me

Emilia; A fixed figure, for the time of scorn

cannot weep; nor answer I have none,

Treasured ar.


But what suvuld go by water. Prøythee, to- lugo. You are a fool; go to.
[ber :- Des.

O good lago, Lay on my bed iny wedding sheets, +remem. What shall I do to win my lord again? And call thy husband hither.

Good friend, go to him; for, by this light of Emil. Here is a change, indeed! heaven,

(Exit. I know not how I lost him. Here I kneel :Des., 'Tis meet I should be used so, very If e'er my will did trespass 'gainst bis love, meet.

Either in discourse of thought, or actual deed; How have I been behaved, that he might stick Or that mine eyes, mine ears, or any sense, The small'st opinion on my great'st abuse? Delighted them in any other form;

Re-enter EMILIA, with Iago. Dr that I do not yet, and ever did, lago, What is your pleasure, madam? How And ever will,-though he do shake me off

is it with you? [young babes, To beggarly divorcement, - love him dearly, Des. I cannot tell. Those, that clo teach Comfort förswear me! Unkindness may do Do it with gentle means, and easy tasks:

much ;'. He might have chid me so; for, in good faith, And his unkivdness may defeat my life, I am a child to chiding.

But never taint my love. I cannot say, whore; Iugo,

What's the matter; lady? It does abhor me, now I speak the word; Emil. Alas, lago, my lord' hath so bewhored To do the act that inight the addition ; earn, her,

ili [her, Not the world's mass of vanity could make Thrown such despite and heavy terms upon

[humour; As true learts cannot bear.

Iago. I pray you be content ; 'tis but his Des. Ain I that name, Jago?

The business of the state does him offence, lago.

What name, fair lady? And he does chide with you. , Des. Such as, she says, my lord did say


If 'twere no other,was,

, 4 (his drink, lago. It is but so, I warrant you. Emil. He calPd ber, whore; a beggar, in

[Trumpets. Could not bave laid such terms upon his cal- Hark, how these instruments. summon to suplago. Why did he so? flet

[per! Des. I do not know; I am sure, I am none And the great messengers of Venice stay: sych.

[day! Go in, and weep not; all things shall be well. Iago. Do not weep, do not weep; Alas, the

[Exeunt DesdEMONA and EMILIA. Emil. Has she forsook 80 many noble

Enter RODERIGO. matches,

How now, Roderigo? Her father, and her country, and her friends, Rod. I do not find, that thou dealst justly To be call'd-whore? would it not make one with me. : Des. It is my wretched fortune. (weep? lago. What in the contrary? lago.

Beshrew him for it? Rod. Every day thou doff'st || me with some How comes this trick upon bim?

device, Iago ; and rather (as it seems to me Des.

Nay, heaven doth know. now,) keep'st from me all conveniency, than Emil. I will be hangd, if some eternal vil- suppliest me with the least advantage of hope. Some busy and insinuating rogue, (lain, I will, indeed, no longer endure it: Nor am I Some cogging cozening slave, to get some yet persuaded, to put up in peace what already office,

(else. I have foolishly suffered. Have not devised this slander; I'll be hang'd lago. Will you hear me, Roderigo ? lago. Fie, there is no such man; it is im- Rod. 'Faith, I have heard too much ; for possible.

{him! your words and performances, are no kin to es. If any such there be, heaven pardon gether. Emil. A halter pardon him! and hell gnaw lago. Yon charge me most unjustly. his bones!

{her company? Rod. With nought but truth. I have wasted Why should he call her, whore? who keeps myself out of my means. The jewels you What place? what; timewhat form? what have had from me, to deliver to Desdemona,

likelihood 31.1 tio it'ip'! : [knave, would half have corrupted a votarist: You The Moor’s abused by some most villanous have told me--she has received them, and Some base i notorious knave, some scurvy fel. returned ine expectations and comforts of low:

(unfold; sudden respect and acquittance T; but I find O, heaven, that such companions + thou’dst none. And put in every honest hand a whip,

Iago. Well; go to; very well. To lash thé rascal naked through the world, Rod. Very well! go to! I cannot go to, Even from the east to the west in

man; nor 'tis not very well: By this hand, 1 lago.

Speak within door. say, it is very scurvy; and begin to find my. Emil. O, fie upon him I some suob squire he self fobbed in it. wasy..!!! isa't

fugo. Very well. That turnd your wit the seamy sidet withont, Rod. I tell you, 'tis not very well. I will And made you to suspect me with the Moor. make myself known to Desdemona : Ir she

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