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

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

lago. What handkerchief?

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

lago. Hatt • stole it from her ?

Æmil, 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 me,
Æmil, What will you do with it, 3 that you have been so

To have me filch it?

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

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

leave me I will in Caffio's lodging o lote 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 diftafte;
But, with a little · act upon the blood,
Burn like the mines of sulphur.- I did say fo.


Enter Othello.

Look, where he comes ! Not Poppy, "nor Mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever inedicine thee to that sweet sleep,
Which thou * owedst yesterday.

Oth. y Ha, ha! false to me, 2 to me?
lago. Why how now, General ? No more of that.

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

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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 harın’d not me;
I slept the next night well'; was free, and merry;
I found not Callio'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 8 troop, and the big wars,
That ' make ambition virtue! oh, farewel!
Farewel the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
The spirit-ftirring drun, k th' ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war !
And O'ye mortal engines, whose “ rude throats
Th' immortal Jove's "dread o clamours counterfeit,
Farewel! Othello's occupation's gone.

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n The qu's, great for driad. i The qu's, ift f. Y. and C, makes, • The ift q. clamor,


Iago. 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 soul, Thou hadft 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, so 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 dost slander 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

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

w The fo's, R. and C. lowed for livij.

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

Oth. Nay, stay. Thou should 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 honeft, 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 begriind 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!

Iago. I fee, fır, you are eaten up with passion ;
I do repent me that I

put You would be satisfied?

Oth. Would? nay, • I will,

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


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

Oth. Death and damnation ! oh! lago. It were a tedious difficulty, I think, To bring " 'em to that prospect : ' damn k 'em then,

it to you,


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