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* A double knavery - How? how?~* Let me see's
After some time to abuse Othello's Y ear,
That he is too familiar with his wife-
He hath a person, and a smooth dispose,
To be suspected; fram'd to make women false
2 The Moor is of a free and open nature,
That thinks men honest, that but seem to be fo;
And will as tenderly be led by th' nose
As asses are.
I hav't-it is ingender'd-Hell and night
Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light.

w The fu's, R. and C. In for A.
* So the qu's; the rest, Let's see.
y The fo's, R. P. and H. read cars.
z The ist

9. reads,

The Moor a free and opera nature Ico,
That tbinks, &c.

a The qu's, seems."
6 W. reads spite for gigbo


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Enter Montano, Governor of Cyprus, and two Gentlemen,


Mont. HAT from the Cape can you discern at

fea ? 1. Gent. Nothing at all, it is a high-wrought flood; I cannot 'twixt the heaven and the main Descry a fail,

Mont. Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land; A fuller blaft ne'er shook our batt!ements; If it hath ruffian'd so upon the sea, What ribs of oak, when the huge mountain melts,


c The ift q. baven ; R. P. and H. the compoftor hastily put again in the bravens,

wrong place : and what confirms this d The qu’s, dotb speake for balb spoke, fuppofition, this word is the last in the • The 2d q. band for land,

page in that quarto. P. reads, when tbe f The ift q. reads, wbon obe buge buge mountains mell; the rest, wben mountain mes lt; where, in composing mountains mell on them. But the sense the types, the letters It seem to have falo seems to require either the reading of len out of the word mells, and were by the text, or that of P: If it hath ruf.

Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this?

2 Gent. A segregation of the Turkish fleet;
For do but stand upon the foaming shore,
· The chiding k billows seem to pelt the clouds ;
The wind-shak'd surge, with high and monstrous main,
Seems to cast water on the burning bear,
And quench the guards of 1 th' ever-fired pole.
I never did like molestation view
m On the enchafed flood.

Mont. If that the Turkish fleet
Be not inshelter'd and embay'd, they're drown'd;
It is impossible " they bear it out.

fran'd fo upon the fea, as here at land, melt indeed, but never wavu that Iron
where the huge mountain melts away member. I don't doubt that Sbakespeare
before the storm, what ribs of oak can had the following passage of scripture in
hold the' mortise ? what thip, though his eye, Tbe mountains melt at tbe pre-
ever fo ftrongly built, can endure at fea? fence of the Lord; &c.'
But T. would have mountains here to h First q. banning for framing,
fignify waves big as mountains melt i The fo's and R. cbidden.
ing on the ships; and sneers P. for not * The ift q. fo's, R. and C. billow
taking his author's meaning, falsely ac- feiras, &c.
cusing him of an arbitrary change, when | The fo's, R. J. and C. read, ib'
he had the q. 3622, for his authority, ever-fixed pole, &c.
and varied inconsiderably therefrom. m H. reads, Oro 16' encbaf dfiod.
T. did not confider the impropriety of no So the il q. and C; the reft, ro for
waves melling : clouds have been said to big.

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Enter a third Gentleman.

3 Gent. News, °Lords, Pour wars are done :
The desperate tempest hath fo bang'd the 9 Turks,
That their designment halts. A'noble ship of Venice
Hath seen a grievous wreck and sufferance
On most part of their fleet.

Mont. How ! is this true ?

3 Gent. The ship is here put in,
A Veronessa. Michael Caffio,
Lieutenant " to the warlike Moor, Othello,
Is come on shore; the Moor himself 's at sea,
And is in full commission here for Cyprus.

Mont. I am glad on 't; ’tis a worthy governor.

3 Gent. But this same Cafio, though he speak of comfort
Touching the Turkish loss, yet he looks sadly,
And prays the Moor be safe; for they were parted
With foul and violent tempeft.

Mont. Pray * heaven he be !
For 1 have serv'd him, and the man commands

• The 2d q. the fo's, R. J. and C. J. and C. read Veronese; the rett, Yin read Lads for Lords.

ronefo. p The qu's, your for our.

u So the qu's, three ift fo's, and Ci 9 Qu’s, Turke.

the reft, of for 1o. i H. omits noble; the ift q. and P. w All before R. read bimself for binread aneber for a null.

felf's. · The qu's, T. W. and . read ebe for * So the qu's and C; all the resto tbeir.

beavins, . So the qu's, ift f. T. H. and W;


Like a full soldier. Let's to the sea-side, ' ho!
As well to see the vessel that's come in,
As to throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
z Even till we make the main and a th' aerial blue
• An indistinct regard.

3 Gent. Come, let's do so; For every minute is expectancy Of more · arrivance.


Enter Caffio.

Caf. Thanks to the valiant of this worthy ille,
That so approve the Moor: foh! let the heavens
Give him defence 8 against the elements,
For I have loft him on ' a dangerous sea.

Mont. Is he well-shipp'd ?

Caf. His bark is stoutly timber'd; and his pilot * Of very expert and approved allowance;

y P. and all after, except C. omit # The fo's and R. read you for ta. bo!

e So the ift q; the ad omits sortby; 2 The remaining part of this speech the rest read warlike for fuortby. is omitted in the ift q.

f The qu's, ar.d for ab! a The 2d q. reads sb' Ayre all blue, & The 4th f. from for agains. &c. The fo's and R. tb' Erial blue, The qu's, beir for tbs. &c. Three ift blew for blue,

i The 2d q. tbe for a. Second q. And.

k 7. proposes to read, Viry expert, . The fo's read arrivancy.

and of approv'd allowance.


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