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I am glad at foul I have no other child;
For thy escape would teach me tyranny,
To hang clogs on them. I have done, k my Lord.

Duke. ' Let me speak like yourself; and lay a sentence , Which, as a grise, or step, may help these lovers P. 9 Into your favour

When remedies are past, the griefs are ended
By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended.
To mourn a mischief that is past and gone,
Is the next way to draw : new mischief on.
What cannot be preserv'd when fortune takes,
Patience her injury a * mockery makes.
The robb'd, that smiles, steals something from the thief;
He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.

Bra. So, let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile,
We lose it not, so long as we can smile;
He bears the sentence well, that nothing bears
But the * free comfort which from thence he hears;

k S. omits my.

of the duke's speech. Heatb in loc. 1 H. rcads, Let me now Speak more m After senrence H. adds in. like yourself, &c. W. Let me speak like n The three last fo's, R. and H. read ourself; i. e. Let me mediate between like for as. you as becomes a prince and common • Qu's, greese. father of his people. Hearb cxplains P After lovers H. adds bere. the old reading thus; Let me add my 9 The fo's and R. omit Into your fou own judgment in confirmation of wha: vour. you yourself have just said. For, in ef r The two laft fo's omit tbe. fect, what Brabantia had just said, s The qu's, more for new. I bere do give thee that with all my beari,

mocker. &c.

c Second q. a for ebe. implying an acquiescence in what was w For bears Bui, H. reads, cara done, merely because it was done, and For. could not be undone, is the very purport * H. falfe comforts


Second q.

But he y bears both the sentence, and the sorrow,
That, to pay grief, must of poor patience borrow.
These sentences to fugar, or to gall,
Being strong on both sides, are equivocal.
But words are words; I never yet did hear,
That the bruis'd heart was ? pierced through the • ear.
• Beseech you, now to the affairs o'th' ftate.

Duke. The Turk with ad, most mighty preparation makes for Cyprus. Othello, the fortitude of the place is best known to you ; and though we have there a substitute of most allowed fufficiency; yet opinion, ' a sovereign mistress of effects, throws a more & safer voice on you; you must therefore be content to flubber the gloss of your new fortunes, with this i more stubborn and boisterous expedition.

Oth. The tyrant custom, most * grave senators,
Hath made the flinty and steel'couch of war
My thrice-driven bed of down. I do agnize

y The two last fo's, R. and P. read frate; but here the two lat fo's orait bear for bear; H. beap.

I. 2 T. and all after read pieced (i, ei & The qu's omit a. cured) because pierced (it seems) figni dj. omits moff. fies wounded. True, so it does fome c Second q. bere. times; but it is also used in a good So the qu's, T. W. 7. and C; the sense, as here, for touching, affecting, rest, « more sovereign, &c. comforting, as with mufick, the bruised & So the qu's and in f; the rest, safe heart—" the car-piercing fife." --Piec'd for safer. is a wretched cmendation; who ever h The three last fo's and R. read talled of piccing a bruise ?

gross for glof. · First f. cares.

i R.'s duodecimo, mof for more. 1 The fo's, R. P. and C. read, I * The ist q. great fur, ravt. bumably tejeach you prtceed to tb' affairs of | The qu's, couch; the fo's and R.


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A natural and prompt m alacrity
I find in hardness; and - do undertake
This present o war against the Ottomites.
Most humbly therefore bending to your State,
I crave fit disposition for my wife,
Due P reference of place, and exhibition,
With such accommodation and befort
As levels with her breeding.

Duke. 9 If you please, be 't at her father's.
Bra. I'll not have it so.
Oth. Nor I.

Def. Nor I; I would not there reside,
To put my father in impatient thoughts
By being in his eye. Most gracious Duke,
To my unfolding lend s a' gracious ear,
And let me find a " charter in


voice " T' aflift my simpleness.

Duke. * What would you, Desdemona ?

Def. That I y did love the Moor to live with him,
My down-right violence and a storın of fortunes
May trumpet to the world. My heart's subdu'd


m First f. Alacartie,

The fo's, R. and J. read frosperous The 11t q. would for do.

for gracious. o wars for war, u The three last fo's and R. read

p The ift q. two last fo's, R. P. and character. H. read reverence; y proporcs prefe w First g. And if my fimpleness

* The ift q. Wbat would you ? 9 So the qu's and C; the rest, Wby, speak. ar ber father's.

y The fo's omit did. So the qu's and C; the rest, Nor 2 The ift q. read scorne for form. wuld I obere reside, &c.

W. reads, My doworigbo violence to furns, s So the qu's and C; the rest, your my fortunes, &c.

for a.


. Even to the very quality of my lord;
I saw Othello's visage in his mind,
And to his honour and his valiant parts
Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.
So that, dear lords, if I be left behind
A moth of peace, and he go to the war,
The c rites, ford which I love him, are bereft ine :
And I a heavy interim shall support,
By his dear absence. Let me go with him.

Oth. Your voices, Lords : beseech you, let her will
Have a free way.
& Vouch with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not,
To please the palate of my appetite ;
Nor to comply with heat ( the young i affects
In " me' defunct) and proper satisfa&tion.
But to be free and bounteous m to her mind.
And heaven defend your good souls, that you think,
I will your serious and great business scant, ,
• For she is with me. No, when light-wing’d toys
p Of feather'd Cupid 9 foil with wanton dulness

for me.

* The ift q. Even to the utmfi pleac folutely; the young affections being in fure of, &c.

me defunct. 6 Second q. my dear lords , &c. * This is Upton's emendation: all € W. rigbts for rites.

the editions but C. read

my d The fo's and R. wby for wbicb. 1 T. and H. read diftinet for defundi.

c For Tiur voices, lords, the fo’s read, No edition but C. uses the parenchelas Let ber bave your voice.

herc. f The fo's omit, befeech you, let ber m The ift q. of for to, will bave a free way.

n The qu's, good for great. & So the 2d q. the fo's and R; the ,The fo's, R. and P. When for For. set omit, Voucb with me, beaven. p The qu's, And for Of. h H. reads, aff:ets the young.

For foil the qu's read foyks; the i Affets for affe&tions, here taken ab- fo's and C. fele; R. feel.

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My speculative and active 'instruments,
That my disports corrupt and taint my business,
Let houtewives make a skillet of my helm,
And all indign and base adversities
Make head against my estimation.

Duke. Be it as you shall privately determine, " Either for w her stay or going; * th' affair cries haste; And speed must answer y. - You must hence to-night.

Def. * To-night, my Lord?
Duke. 5 This night.
Oth. With all my heart.

Duke. Ate nine i'th' morning here we'll meet again.
Othello, leave some officer bcbind,
And he shall our commission bring to you,
And such things else of quality d and respect
As doth e import you.

Oth. Please your Grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust,
To his conveyance I afsign my wife,
With what else needful your good Grace shall think
To be sent after me.

1 So the qu's and Y ; the reft, offic'd a fenator. for active,

a This speech is omitted in the fo's • The fo's, R. and C. inftrument. and R; P. and H. read, To-n gbt, my + The qu's, reputacion for effimation. lørd, to-nigbi,

u So all before P. who alters Eitber 6 The fo's, R. P. and H, omit this to Or; followed by all after except C. speech of the duke, # The ist g. omits ber.

· First q. ten for nine. * The it q. tbe affa:rs cry base. & The ist g. or for and.

y After anfaver, the fo's, R. and 7. The ift q. concerne for import. read it.

f The fo's and R. read, So please your 2 The fo's and R, read, Viz muft Grace, &c. avay to-night, and give these words to & The ad g. omits goed.


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