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Oth. What dost thou say?
kago. Nothing, my Lord; or if — I know not what.
Oth. Was not that Caffio parted from my wife?

lago. Caffio, my Lord? no, sure I cannot think it,
That he would steal away fo guilty-like,
Seeing you coming.

Oth. I do believe, 'twas he.

Def. How now, my Lord?
I have been talking with a suitor here,
A man that languishes in your difpleasure.

Oth. Who is't you mean?

Def. Why, your lieutenant Casio Good my Lord, ,
If I have any grace or power to move you,
His present reconciliation Y take.
For if he be not one that truly loves you,
That errs in ignorance, and not in cunning,
I have no judgment in an honest face,
I pry'thee call him back,

Oth. Went he hence now?

Def. I 'looth, so humbled,
That be hąth left part of his · grief with me,
To suffer with him. Good love, call him back.
Oth. Not now, sweet · Desdemona; some other tiinc.
Def. But shall't be shortly?

v C. Well, well, do, &c.

and H. In forb; C. Ay, foseb. Whew First q. freake for feal.

ther the author meant by, I, sourb, (if * The two ist fo's, your for you. we read after the fo's) Ay, soseb, or In

y So all before P; he and the rest, foaib, is left to the reader to determine. *cept C. omit do.

• The qu's, griefes.
2 W. make for take.

• The ist g. I for To.
The qu's, Yes faitb for r soorh. d The three it fo's, Difdemon.
The fo's, T. W. and J. I, footb; R. P.


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Oth. The fooner, Sweet, for you.
Def. Shall't be to-night at fupper?
Oth. - No, not to-night.
Def. Tc-morrow dinner then ?

Oth. I shall not dine at home.
I meet the Captains at the Citadel.

Def. Why then to-morrow night, 'or Tuesday morn,
On Tuesday noon, or night, or Wednesday morn;
* I prythce, name the time; but let it not
Exceed three days; 'in faith, he's penitent,
And yet his trespass, in our common reafon,
(Save that they say the # wars must make h examples
Out of their best) is not almost á fáult
To incur a private check. When shall hé come?
Tell me, Othello. I wonder in my foal,
What you P could ask me that I should dený,
Or stand fo' mamm'ring on? What? Michael Caffio !
That came a wooing with you, and so many a time,

d P. and H. omit The.

p So the qu's and C; the sef, would . So all before P; he and the rest, for could, except C. omit No,

9 So the qu's, ift f, and C; the rest, # The fo's and R. on for er. would for should.

8 So the qu's, fo's, and R; the rest, 's So the ad q. the fo's, *R. and H; Or for On,

J. mummering ; the reft, muttering. H. h The qu's, merne for roon,

in his Glossary explains, To mamma, to į The fo's and R. on for or,

hchitate, to fand in fufpence. The word k The ad f. and C. I pray ibeca often occurs in old Englife writings, and 1 The qu's, ifuitb,

probably takes its original from the m C. war.

Frencb word M'amour, which men were » The fo's, R. P. and H. example. apt often to repeat when they were not • The qu's, fo's, and C, ber for obeir. prepared to give a direct answer, H.

s P. and all after omit jo.

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When I have spoke of you dispraisingly,
Hath ta'en your part, to have so much to do
To bring him in ? · Trust me, I could do much —

Oth. Prythee, no more. Let him come when he will, I will deny thee nothing.

Def. Why, this is not a boon,
'Tis as I should entreat you wear your "gloves,
Or feed on nourishing " dishes, or keep you warm;
Or sue to you to do * a peculiar profit
To your own person. Nay when I have ♡ a suit
Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed,
It shall be full of poise and a difficult weight,
And fearful to be granted.

Oth. I will deny thee nothing;
Whereon I do beseech thee grant me this,
To leave me but a little to myself.

Des. Shall I deny you? No. Farewel, my Lord.
Oth. Farewel, my Desdemona; I'll come to thee straight.
Def. Æmilia, come. - Be it as your fancies teach you;

[To Othello. Whate'er you be, I am obedient.


· The ift q. Birlady for Truft me. cept C. omit a. u W. clotbs for gloves.

z So the 2d q. the fo's, and R; the w So all before P. who reads meats for reft, difficulty for difficult weigbe. difha ; followed by the rest, except C. 1 So all before P. who omits to tbee;

* So all before P; he and the rest followed by the rest, except C. omit a.

b So the qu's and C; the rest omit y The two last fo's and all after, ex- il.


S CE N E v.

Manent Othello and Iago.

Oth. Excellent wretch !-- Perdition catch my soul,
But I do love thee; and when I love thee not,
Chaos iš come again.

lago. My noble Lord -
Oth. What dost thou say, lago?
Iago. Did Michael Caffio, when you wood my

lady, Know of your love?

Oth. He did, from first to last. Why dost thou ask ? lago. But for a satisfaction of

my 'thought, No further harm.

Oth. Why of thy thought, lago? lago. I did not think, he had been acquainted with it. Oth, Oyes, and went between us very oft. lago. Indeed!

Oth. Indeed ! ' ay, indeed, Discern'st thou aught kin that? Is he not honeft?

lago. Honest, my Lord?
Oth. Honeft? ay, honest.
lago. My Lord, for aught I know.
Oth. What doft thou think?
Iago. Think, my Lord! -

C T. and 11. Tuencb for wretcb.
d First f. be for you.
e The 2d q. omits a.
# The i ft q. rboughts,

& For it the qu's, ber; the int f. bir.
h The ift q. ofich.
i The ift q. omits ty.
* R. P. and H. of for in.


Oth. Think, my Lord ! 'why doft thou echo me,
As if there were some monster in thy thought,
Too hideous to be shewn? Thou" doft mean something :
I heard thee say but now, thou lik’dft not that,
When Caffio left my wife. What did ft not like?
And when I told thee, he was of my counsel,
p In my whole course of wooing, thou cry'dft, Indeed?
And didst contract and purse thy brow together,
As if thou then hadīt shut up in thy brain
Some horrible o conceit. If thou doft love me,
Shew me thy thought.

lago. My Lord, you know, I love you.
Oth. I think, thou doft:
And, for I know, thou art full of love and honesty,
And weigh'st thy words before thou ' giv'it them breath,
Therefore these stops of thine' fright me the more.
For such things, in a false disloyal knave,
Are tricks of custom; but, in a man that's just,
They are " close * dilations working from the heart,
That passion cannot rule.

lago. For Michael Callio,
I dare * be sworn, I think, y that he is honeft,

| So the 2d q. and 7; the ift q. and C. By beaven be ecboes me, &c. the fo's and R. Alas, tbou ecbo'ft me; P. and the reft, Wby by beav'n ibou ecbo's me.

m First q. and C. bis for tby. n First q. dids for doft.

The fo's and R. even for but. p The fo's and R. of for in. 4 The ift q. counsell; B. cor.ceits. ! The three lagt fo's omit And.

s The ist q. give.
1 The ift q. affrigbr.

u So the qu's, ist f. P. J. and C; the reft, cold for close.

w For dilations, the ift q. P. and C. read denotements; H. dipillations, omitting


* The il q. presume for be sworn, y The ad q. omits ebar.


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