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you know:

Enter Lodovico, Cassio brought in; Montano, Oth. O fool! fool! fool! with Iago, prisoner; and Officers,

Cas. There is, besides, in Roderigo's letter, Lod. Where is this rash and most unfortunate How he upbraids lago, that he made him man?

Brave me upon the watch; whereon it came Oth. That's he that was Othello; here I am. 5 That I was cast : And even but now he spake, Lod. Where is that viper? bring the villain After long seeming dead,-lago hurt him, forth. Iago set hun on.

[us: Oth. I look down towards his feet? ;-but that's Lod. You injust forsake this room, and go with a fable.

Your power and your command is taken off, If that thou be'st a devil, I cannot kill thee. 10 And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave,

[Othello wounds Iago. If there be any cunning cruelty, Lod. Wrench his sword from him.

That can tỏrment him much, and hold him long, lago. I bleed, sir; but not kill'd.

It shall be his: You shall close prisoner rest, Oth. I am not sorry neither; I'd have thee live; 'Till that the nature of your fault be known For, in my sense, 'tis happiness to die. 15 To the Venetian state.-Come, bring hiin away.

Lod. O thou Othello, that wast once so good, Oth. Soft you; a word or two, before you go. Fall'n in the practice of a cursed slave,

I have done the state some service, and they What shall be said to thee?

know it; Oth. Why, any thing:

No more of that:- I pray you, in your letters, An honourable murderer, if you will;

20 When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, For nought I did in hate, but all in honour. Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Lod. This wretch hath part confess'd his vil- Norset downaughtin malice: then must you speak lainy:

Of one, that lov'd not wisely, but too well; Did you and he consent in Cassio's death? Of one, not easily jealous, but, being wrought,

25 Perplex'd in the extreme; of one, whose hand, Cas. Dear general, I never gave you cause.

Like the base Judean', threw a pearl away Oth. I do believe it, and I ask your pardon. Richer than all his tribe; of one, whose subdu'd Will you, I pray, demand that demi-devil,

eyes, Why he hath thus ensnar'd my soul and body? Albeit unused to the melting mood, lago. Demand me nothing: What you know, 30 Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees

Their med'cinable gum: Set you down this: From this time forth I never will speak word. And say, besides,—that in Aleppo once, Lod. What? not to pray?

Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk Gra. Torments will ope your lips.

Beat a Venetian, and traduc'd the state, Oth. Well, thou dost best.

35 I took by the throat the circumcised dog, Lod.Sir,you sballunderstand what hath befall'n, And smote him—thus.

[Stabs himself. Which, as I think, you know not: Here is a Lod. O bloody period ! letter,

Gra. All that is spoke, is marr'd. Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo;

Oth. I kiss'd thee, ere I kill'd thee;-No way And here, another: the one of them imports 401

but this, [Falling upon Desdemoná. The death of Cassio to be undertook

Killing myself, to die upon a kiss. [Dies. By Roderigo.

Cas. This did I fear, but thought he had no Oth. O villain !

weapon; Cas. Most heathenish, and most gross!

For he was great of heart. Lod. Now here's another discontented paper, 1451. Lod. O Spartan dog, Found in his pocket too; and this, it seems, More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea! Roderigo meant to have sent this damned villain; Look on the tragic loading of this bed; [To lago. “But that, belike, Iago in the interim

This is thy work: the object poisons sight;Came in and satisfied him.

Let it be hid.—Gratiano, keep the house, Oth. O the pernicious caitiff!

50 And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor, How came you, Cassio, by that handkerchief For they succeed on you.- Toyou, lord governor, That was my wife's?

Remains the censure of this hellish villain; Cas. I found it in my chamber:

The time, the place, the torture,-0, inforce it! And he himself confess'd, but even now,

Myself will straight aboard; and, to the state, That there he dropp'd it for a special purpose, 55 This heavy act with heavy heart relate. Which wrought to his desire.

[Exeunt. 1 To see if, according to the coinmon opinion, his feet be cloven.

in the snare, by the stratagem. 3 By the Judean (which is the reading of the elder quarto, and adopted by Theobald and Warburton), the latter says, is meant Herod, whose usage to Mariamnè is so apposite to the speaker's case, that a more proper instance could not be thought of. Besides, he was the subject of a tragedy at that time, as appears from the words in Hamlet, where an ill player is described'"-to out-herod Herod.”—The metaphorical term of a pearl for a fine woman, is so common as scarce to need examples. * The dogs of Spartan race, says Hanmer, were reckoned among those of the most fierce and savage kind.

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