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Ꮧ Tago. WILL
you think so?
Enter Othello and Iago.
Oth. Think so, lago?
lago. Or to be naked with her P friend 4 abed, An hour or more, not meaning any harm?
Oth. Naked 9 abed, lago, and not mean harm?
lago. . So they do nothing, 'tis a venial flip: But if I give my wife a handkerchief
Oth. What then?
lago. Why then, 'tis hers, my Lord; and being hers, She may, I think, bestow 't on any man.
Oth. She is "protectress of her honour too; May she give that?
o There is no description of the scene r H. and W. tempis not, tbey templ, in any edition before R. who calls it a &c. room of state; followed by P; the rest s So the qu's and C; the rest, If for as above.
fo. p The three laft fo's, friends.
The two last fo's omit if. 9 So the qu's; the rest, in bed, u For protectress, H. reads proprietor ;
W. propertied; C. proprietre's.
lago. Her honour is an essence that's not seen,
Oth. By heaven, I would most gladly have forgot it;
Iago. Ay, what of that?
lago. What if I y had said, I had seen him do you wrong? Or ? heard him say (as knaves be such abroad, Who having, by their own importunate suit, * Or voluntary dotage of some mistress, • Convinced, or supplied them, cannot chuse But they must blab) –
Oih. Hath he said any thing?
lago. He hath, my Lord; but be you well assurd, No more than he'll unswear.
Oth. What hath he said?
w The fo's and R. infe&ious. by their importunities have convinced,
* Po's duodecimo, T. and W. ill for or overcome, their mistresses; the other, all.
who, when their mistresses voluntarily y So all before P; he and all after, doated on them, have supplied them with except C. omit bad.
the effects of love. These last fort of 2 The three last fo's, bear.
mistresses have no need of being either a First q. Or by ebe voluntary, &c. convinced or suppled. T.'s alteration is
• The 2d q. Conjur'd for Convinced. followed by H.W.J. and C. bating that T. alters the line thus, Corvinc'd or fop- C. reads siraigbr for bey. pled obem, they cannot cbufe, &c. fol. c So the ift q; the rest, Wby for lowed by all after. But I see no reason 'Faith. for this alteration : lago is here de
d So the It q; the 2d
Wbat? fcribing two sorts of gallants; one who the rest, Wbar, what?
will Oth. Lie with her! lie on her! We say, lie on her, when they belie her. Lie with her! Zouns, that's fulsome. Handkerchief-confessions— 5 handkerchief — to confess, and be bang'd for his labour - first to be hang'd, and then to confessI tremble at it- Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing passion, without some instruction. It is not words that * Make me thus-pist -- noses, ears, and lips--Is't possible ?. confess !-- handkerchief!-Oh devil!
[Falls in a trance. lago. Work on, My medicine, 'work! Thus credulous fools are caught; And many worthy and chaste dames even thus, All guiltless, meet reproach. What ho! my Lord ! My Lord, I say, Othello!
• These words in italic are in all the h What follows of this speech is cditions before P; he and all afier, but omitted in the ift q. J. and C. omit tbom.
i H. W. and C. induation for infrus, f All but itt q. omit zouns.
tion. See Healb in loc. & T.W. and je repeat bandkercbief * Second q. fo's and C. fhakes. twice here, contrary to all the other I The fo's, R. P. and H. read cditions. The qu's read bandkercbiefs, works. confeffiom, bankercbiefs.
How now, Caffio ?
Caf. What's the matter?
lago. My Lord is " fal’n into an epilepsy, This is his second fit; he had one yesterday.
Caf. Rub hiin about the temples.
lago. ° No, forbear,
you withdraw yourself a little while, He will recover straight; when he is gone, I would on great occasion speak with you.
[Exit Caffio. How is it, General, have you not hurt your head ?
Oth. Doft'thou mock me?
lago. I mock you? no, by heaven; Would you would bear your' fortunes like a man.
Oth. A horned man's a monster, and a beaft.
lago. There's many a beast, then, in a populous city, And many a civil monster.
m T. and W. fell for faln.
r Second q. and C. omit tbou. n The last f. and all after, but C. s So the qu's; the rest, I mock you rbe for bis.
not, by beaven, &c. except C. who reado o The fo's and R. omit No, for. I mock you ! no, by beaven ; I mock you bear. P The ad q. omits bis.
+ So the qu's, T. W, and I; the 4 Second q. Parres for firs.
Oth. Did he confess it?
Iago. Good sir, be a man;
w There's millions now alive,
Oth. Oh, thou art wise, 'tis certain.
lago. Stand you a while apart,
u The qu's omit it.
< So the oft q. T. W. and ; the w So all before P; who reads, Mil- 2d q. P. H. and C. unfitting; the fo's lions are now alive, &c. followed by and R. resulting. the reft, except C.
d So the qu's and C; the ift f. 'Jcuses * First q. lyes.
upon your, &c. the rest, 'scuses on your, + y The 2d q. this for 'tis.
& C. & 2 The 2d q. No, let me know, &c. e The i ft q. bid for bad. a C. cbar's for 'tis.
f The qu's, retire for retørste b The ift q. ere wbile, mad with your & The qu's omit Do. grief, &c.
h The qu's, jeers.