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sympathy in years, manners, and beauties: all which the Moor is defective in. Now, for want of these required conveniences, her delicate tenderness will find itself abus'd, begin to heave the gorge, disrelish and abhor the Moor;' very nature will inftru&t her 8 in it, and compel her to some second choice. Now, fir, this granted, (as it is

a most pregnant and unforced position) who stands foeminently in the degree of this fortune, as Caffio does ? a krave very voluble; no farther conscionable, than in putting on the mere form of civil and k humane seeming, for the better compassing of his salt and * most hidden loose affections o; Pa subtle, flippery knave, a finder 9 out of occasions, that • has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never present itself. A devilish knave! besides, the knave is handsome, young, and hath all those requisites in him, that folly and green minds look after. A pestilent compleat knave, and the woman hath found him already.

Rod. I cannot believe that w in her, she 's full of most blest x condition,

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* The 2d q. conditions,

fubile, &c. ift fi Nipper for flippes. & The qu's, 10 for in.

9 So the qu's and C; the rest omit h The 2d


omits a, i So the qu's and C; the reft, eminent. r Before occafions J. inserts warm, as

k The ift q. band.seeming ; R. and in no other edition. The fo's read ocP. buman seeming.

cafion. | The fo's and R. compass.

The ift f. be's for bas. m The i ft q. omits moff and loose. + The ist q. counterfeit be true ad* So the qu's; the rest affection. vintages never present obemselves,


• After affections, the fo's, R. and C. v The qu's omit, A devilish knave! infert, Wby esne, wly none,

w So all before P; he and all after, p So the qu’s; the rest, a pippery and except C. read of fur in.


Fago. Bleft fig's end! the wine she drinks is made of grapes. If she had been bleft, she would never have lov'd the Moor. y Bleft pudding! Didst thou not see her paddle with the palm of his hand ? ? didft not mark that?

Rod. Yes, * that I did; but that was but courtesy.

lago, Letchery, by this hand; an index and bobscure prologue to the history of lust and foul thoughts. They met so near with their lips, that their breaths embrac'd together. · Villainous thoughts, 4 Roderigo ! when these mutualities fo marshal the way, hard at hand 6 comes the master and main exercise, the 'incorporate conclusion: * Pish-But, fır, be you ruld by me. I have brought you from Venice. Watch you to-night. For 'the command, I'll lay 't upon you. Caffio knows you not : I'll not be far from you. Do you find some occasion to anger Caffio, either by speaking too loud, or tainting his discipline, or from what other TM course you please, which the time Niall more favourably minifter.

Red. Well.

lago. Sir, he is rash, and very sudden in choler: and haply with his truncheon inay strike at you. Provoke

The qu's omit, Bleft pudding! h The ift q. and J. omit master and 2 The ist q. omits, didft no mark be. ebas a

i Second q. incorrupt. a The qu's and C. omit, shat I did. k The qu’s omit Pijk. 6 The ift qo omits obscure.

| The ad q. omits ib. ; the ift qe reads < The if q. omits Villainous tbeugbes! gaur for ebe. • The qu's omit Roderigo.

m The ist q. cause for course. • The fo's and R. mutabilities,

The three laft fo's, and all after but | The qu's, bond at band.

7. and C. read bappils ; ad q. bopis. & The ad q. comes, Roderigo, obe ma o So the qu's; the reft omit with bis fer ord ebe main, & Co


him that he may; for even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus to mutiny, whose qualifications shall come into no true tafte ! again, but by 'the displanting of Casho. So shall you have a shorter journey to your desires, by the means I shall then have to prefer them, and the impediment most w profitably removed, * without which there Y were no expectation of our prosperity.

Rod. I will do this, if ? can bring it to any opportunity.

lago. I warrant thee. Meet me by and by at the citadel. I must fetch his necessaries alhore. Farewel. Rod. Adieu.


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Manet Iago.
lagó. That Caffio loves her, I do well * believe it:
That she loves him, 'tis apt, and of great credit.
The Moor, howbeit that I endure him not,

p So all before R; he and all after, y So all before P. who reads was for but C. read tbofe for tbefe.

wire, making nonsense of the sentence; 9 The ift q. fruft for taste.

and is implicitly followed by the rest, • The qu's, again 't.

except J. and Co • The 3d f. and all after but C. omit 2 So the qu's and C; the rest, you for ebe.

1; but the sense requires 1; for Iago had The 2d q. reads displaying for dif- brought the affair to opportunity, by fixe planting ; Ti's duodecimo reads trens ing on Roderigo for one of the watch ; planting, followed by W.

Roderigo's part remained to be done, viz. u So all before R.'s duodecimo, which provoking Cofio, which in this fpecch he reads impediments ; followed by the rest, promises to do, If opportunity offered to except C.

give him cause. w Second q. profitable.

a So the qa's; the fo's, R. and C. * The fo's, R. and C. read witbout believe ' ;. P, and all the ret, belicus. ibe wbicb, &C.

Is of a constant, loving, noble nature;
And, I dare think, he'll prove to Desdemona
A most dear husband. Now I do love her too,
Not out of absolute luft, though peradventure,
I stand accountant for as great a sin;
But partly 4 led to diet my revenge,
For that I do suspect the · lusty Moor
Hath leapt into my seat. · The thought whereof .
Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards,
And nothing can, or shall content my soul,
'Till I am 8 even'd with him, wife for wife.
Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor
At - leaft into a jealousy so strong,
That judgment cannot cure, Which thing to do,
If this poor i trash of Venice, whom I k trace
For his quick hunting, stand the putting on,
I'll have our Michael Casio on the hip,
Abuse him to the Moor in the rank garb,
(For I fear Caffio with my night-cap “ too)
Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me
For making him egregiously an ass,
And practising upon his peace and quiet,
Even to madness. 'Tis here, but yet confus'd;
Knavery's plain face is never seen 'till us’d.



6 Qu's, noble, loving

so all before P. who omits do, fole lowed by the reft, except C.

h W. and F. read lify for leaft.
i T. and W. read bracb for trajh.

d The qu's, lead for led, e The qu's, luftfull.

The 4ch f. and R. sboug bes. 3 The If q. and J. ever.

k For trace the ift q. reads crufb; W. cberish.

I So the qu's, W. H. and C; the seft, rigbt for rank.

m Qu's ille




The Street.

Enter Herald, with a Proclamation. Her. It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant General, that upon certain tidings now arrived, importing the meer perdition of the Turkis fleet, Pevery man put himself into triumph, fome to dance, fome 9 to make bonfires, each man to what sport and revels his ' mind leads him; for, befides . these beneficial news, it is the celebration of his * nuptials. So much was his pleasure, should be proclaimed. All offices are open, and there is full liberty of feasting, from this present hour of five, till the bell whath told eleven. o Heaven bless the -isle of Cyprus, and our noble General Othello!


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The fo's call this Scena Secunda. i The 'fo's, 'R. P. and H. 'read supa' • This description of the scene first rial. put in by P.

The qu's omit of feafing. P Before every the qu’s read sbar. * So the qu's and C; the rest, bave 9 The qu's omit so.

for barb. . The 2d q. R. and C. addiction ; the * The two laft fo's, R. R. and H. fo's, addition for mind.

read toll'd for fold, * So all before R. who reads this for All but the qu's omit bea ver, ebefo ; followed by the reft, except C.


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