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lago. She never yet was foolish, that was fair; For even her folly helpt her to an heir.
Def. These are old & fond paradoxes to make fools laughi i th’alehouse. What miserable praise haft thou for her that's foul and foolish ? . Iago. There's none so foul and foolish thereunto, But does foul pranks, which fair and wise oncs do.
Def. O heavy ignorance ! thou praiseft the worst best. But what praise couldst thou bestow on a deserving woman indeed ? one that in the aụthority of her i merit, did juftly put k on the vouch of very malice itself?
Iago. She that was ever fair, and never proud,
Def. To do what?
f The It q. a baire; 7. proposes to
* T. down for on, read,
I So all before P. who readş wben fos Sbe ne'er was yet so foolish that was fair, being; followed by the rest, except C. But cu'n ber folly belp'd ber to an beir. m The rst q. omits this line. & The qu's omit fond.
'n . reads ne'er for not. h The qu's, ibal praises.
0 The fo's, wig besi i The qu's, merits.
Def. O most lame and impotent conclusion ! Do not learn of him, Æmilia, though he be thy husband. How Lay you, Cafio, is he not a most profane and p liberal 4 counsellor ?
Caf. He speaks home, Madam; you may relish. him more in the soldier than in 'the scholar,
• [They converse apart. lago. [Afide] He takes her by the palm; ay, well saidwhisper-_ With as a little a web as this, will I ensnare as great a fly as Caffio. Ay, smile upon her, do. "I will catch
you in your own courtesies. If such tricks as these ftrip you out of your licutenancy, it had been better you had not * kissed your three fingers so oft, which now again you are most apt to play the Sir in. y Very good, well kiss'd — an excellent courtesy—'tis a so indeed. Yet again, your fingers at your lips ? 'would they were clister-pipes for your fake,
[Trumpet within. The Moor. I know his trumpet.
Caf. 'Tis truly so.
* So the qu's, fo's and C; all the rest, lieutenancy.
* The qu's, rift for kifed,
P H. reads illiberal.
+ The oft g. As little a web as this will ensnare as great a flee as Caffio, &c.
* So the iftq; the 2d, I will carcb you in your own courtship; the reft, I will Egve ibee in ebine own courtship. The ift, 3d and the fo's, give for Syve.
a The 2d q. omits fo.
So the qu's; the reft, so for al, • The two last fo's, come.
Oth. O my fair warrior!
Oth. It gives me wonder, great as my content,
Def. The heavens forbid,
Oth, Amen to that, sweet powers !
d P. and H. omit 0.
& So the qu's, fu's and C; P. akers ir to 1; followed by the rest,
h The rit q. pour •
lago. O you are well-tun'd now;
* All before P. fee for kt.
* R. in for of.
p So all before P; he and the rest,
lago, Do thou meet me presently at the 'harbour.-Come hither. If thou be'st valiant; (as they say, base men, being in love, have then a nobility in their natures, more than is native to them) lift me; the lieutenant tonight watches on the Court of Guard. First, I will tell thee this, Desdemona is directly in love with him,
Rod. With him ? why, 'tis not possible.
lago. Lay thy ? finger thus; and let thy soul be instructed, Mark me, with what violence she firft lov'd the Moor, but for bragging, and telling her fantastical lies. b And will she love him ftill for prating? let not thy discreet heart think dit. Her eye must be fed. And what delight shall she have to look on the devil ? When the blood is made dull with the act of sport, there should be, e again to inflame it, and to give fạtiety a fresh appetite, loveliness in favour,
5 So the qu's and ist f; the rest, you ? So the qu's, three ift fo's, J. and for tbou.
C; the reft, fingers. « First q. babour.
a The three last fo's and R. omit u So the qu's and C; the rest, ibi- firfi. tber.
b For, and will fhe love him, the fo's, w R. omits of
R. and C. read, To love bim. * So the qu's; the rest read mus for c The qu's, the foreby. will.
d The ift a. fo for it. y So the 2d g. the fo's, R. P. H. and • The 2d q. the fo's, R. and P. read C; the rest point thus,-ihce, abis Del. A game for again. demona, &c.
The qu's omit to