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Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely Oth.
Let him do his spite: find him,
My services, which I have done the signiory, Lead to the Sagittary the raised search : Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to And there will I be with him. So, farewell. know,
(nour, [Exit. (Which, when I know that boasting is an há Enter below, BRABANT10, and Servants with I shall promulgate,) I feteh my life and being Torches,
From men of royal sieget; and my demerits Bru. It is too true an evil: gone she is ; May speak, unbonneted ll, to as proud a for And what's to come of my despised time*, Is nought but bitterness.--Now, Roderigo, As this that I have reached: For know, Iago, Where didst thou see her?--0, uuhappy girl! But that I love the gentle Desdemona, With the Moor, say'st thou ?-Who would be I would not my unhoused ( free condition a father?
[deceivest me Pat into circumscription and confine How didst thou know 'twas she?.0, thoa For the sea's worth. But, look! what lights Past thought! What said she to you?-Get come youder? more tapers :
Enter Cassio, ut a distance, and certain Raise all my kindred.- Are they married think
Officers with Torches. Rod. Truly, I think, they are.
[you? Iago. These are the raised father, and his Bra. O heaven - How got she out?-0 Yon were best go in.
[friends: treason of the blood !
Not I: I must be found;
lago. By Janus, I think no. (lieutenant. By which the property of youth and maid- Oth, The servants of the duke, and my hood
The goodness of the night upon you, friends! May be abused ? Have you not read, Roderigo, What is the news? Of some such thing?
Cas, The duke does greet you, general; Rod.
Yes, sir; I have indeed. And he requires your haste-post-haste appearBra. Call up my brother.-0, that you had Even on the instant.
(ance, * had her?
Oth. What is the matter, think you? Some one way, some another.-Do you know Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may di. Where we may apprehend her and the Moor? vine; · Rod. I think, I can discover him; if you It is a business of some beat: the galleys please
Have sent a dozen sequent ** messengers To get good guard, and go along with me. This very night at one another's heels; Bra. Pray you, lead on. At every house And many of the consuls, raised, and met, I'll call;
Are at the duke's already: You have been I may command at most ;-Get weapons, ho! hotly call'd for; And raise some special officers of night.- When, being not at your lodging to be found, On, good Roderigo ;-I'll deserve your pains. The senate hath sent about three several [Exeunt. Tu search you out.
[quests tt, Oth.
'Tis well I am found by you. SCENE II. The same. Another Street.
I will but spend a word here in the house, Enter Othello, Iago, and Attendants. And go with you. Iago. Though in the trade of war I have Cas. Ancient, what makes he here?
Iagó. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a Yet do I hold it very stuff o'the conscience,
land carack # To do no contrived murder; I lack iniquity If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever. Sometimes, to do me service: Nine or ten Cas. I do not understand. times (the ribs. lago.
He's married. I had thought to have yerk'd him bere under Cas.
To who? Oth. 'Tis better as it is.
Re-enter OTHELLO. Iago.
Nay, but he prated, Iago. Marry,to-Come, captain, will yon go! And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms
Have with you. Against your honour,
Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for That, with the little godliness I have,
you. I did fall hard forbear him. But, I pray, sir, Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, and Officers Are you fast married ? 'for, be sure of this, of night, with Torches and Weapons. That the magnifico + is much beloved;
Iago. It is Brabantio : --general, be advised; And hath, in his effect, a voice potential He comes to bad intent. As double as the duke's; he will divorce you; Oth.
Hola! stand there!! Or put upon you what restraint and grievance Rod. Signior, it is the Moor. The law (with all his might, to enforce it on,) Bra,
Down with him, thief! Will give him cable.
[They draw on both sides.
• Old age.
Seat or throne.
+ Brabantio, magnifico is his title as a senator. $ Demerits has the same meaning in Shakspeare as merits. # | Covered
# Searchers. # A rich vessel.
lago. You, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for (As in these cases, where the aim reports, you.
(dew will rust them.- 'Tis oft with difference,) yet do they all conOth. Keep up your bright swords, for the firm Good signior, you shall more command with | A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus. Than with your weapons.
[years, Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judg. Bra. O thou foul thief, where hast thou I do not so secure me in the error, [ment; stow'd my daughter?
But the main article I do approve Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her : In fearful sense.
[what ho! For I'll refer me to all things of sense,
Sailor. [Within.) What ho! what ho! If she in chains of magic were not bound,
Enter an Officer, with a Sailor. Whether a maid-so tender, fair, and happy; Off. A messenger from the galleys. So opposite to marriage, that she shann'd Duke.
Now? the business? The wealthy curled darlings of our nation, Sailor. The Turkish preparation makes for Would ever have, to incur a general mock,
Duke. How say you by this change?
This cannot be, That thou hast practised on her with foul By no assay of reason ; 'tis a pageant, charms;
[nerals, To keep us in false gaze: When we consider Abused her délicate youth with drugs, or mi- The importancy of Cyprus to trie Turk; That waken motion :- I'll have it disputed on; And let ourselves again but understand, 'Tis probable, and palpable to thinking. That, as it more concerns the Turk than 1 therefore apprehend and do attach thee,
Rhodes, For an abuser of the world, a practiser So may he with more facile question || bear it, Of arts inbibited and out of warrant:
For that it stands not in such warlike brace , Lay hold upon him; if he do resist,
But altogether lacks the abilities Subdue him at his peril.
That Rhodes is dress'd in if we make Oth. Hold your hands,
thought of this, Both of you of my inclining, and the rest : We must not think, the Turk is so unskilful, Were it my cue to fight, I should have known to leave that latest which concerns him first; it
[go Neglecting an attempt of ease, and gain, Without a prompter. Where will you that I To wake, and wage**, a danger profitless. To answer this your charge?
Duke. Nay, in all confidence, he's not for Bra.
To prison: till fit time Of. Here is more news. [Rhodes. Of law, and course of direct session,
Enter a Messenger. Call thee to answer.
Mess. The Ottomites, reverend and graciOth. What if I do obey ?
[Rhodes, How may the duke be therewith satisfied? Steering with due course toward the isle of Whose messengers are here about my side, Have there injointed them with an after fleet. Upon some present business of the state, 1 Sen. Ay, so I thought:--How many, as To bring me to him?
yon guess ?
(stem Off 'Tis true, most worthy signior, Mess. Of thirty sail : and now do they reThe duke's in council; and your noble self, Their backward couise, bearing with frank I am sure, is sent for.
How! the duke in council! Their purposes toward Cyprus.-Signior Mon
And prays you to believe him.
[Exeunt. Duke. Write from us; wish him post-post. The same.
baste despatch. SCENE III.
(liant Moor. A Council Chamber.
1 Sen. Here comes Brabantio, and the va..
Enter BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, lago, RoThe Duke, and Senators, sitting at a Table;
DERIGO, and Officers.
Duke. Valiant Othello, we must straight
[news, Against the general enemy Ottoman. 1 Sen, Indeed, they are disproportion'd; I did not see yon; welcome, gentle signior; My letters say,a hundred and seven galleys.
(TO BRABANTIO. Duke. And mine, a hundred and forty. We lack'd your counsel and your help to night. 2 Sen.
And mine, two hundred : Bra. So did I your's : Good your grace, But though they jump not on a just account, pardon me; To terrify not delight. + The pagans and bond-slaves of Africa. # Consistency. Conjecture. ll Easy dispute. State of defence.
Neither my place, nor aught I heard of busi- Why this should be. I therefore vocch again, ness,
That with some mixtures powerful o'er the Hath raised me from my bed ; nor doth the blood, general care
Or with some dram conjured to this effect, Take hold on me; for my particular grief He wrougbt upon her. Is of so flood-gate and o'er bearing nature, Duke.
To vouch this, is no proof ; That it engluts and swallows other sorrows, Without more certain and more overt test ý, And it is still itself.
Than these thin habits, and poor likelihoods Duke.
Why, what's the matter? Of modern seeming II, do prefer against him. Bra. My daughter! O, my daughter! 1 Sen. But, Othello, speak ;Sen.
Dead? Did you by indirect and forced courses Bra.
Ay, to me ; Subdue and poison this young maid's affections! She is abused, stolen from me, and corrupted Or came it by request, and such fair question By spells and medicines bought of mounte. As soul to soul atfordleth.? Por nature so preposterously to err, [banks :
I do beseech you, Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense, Send for the lady to the Sagittary , Sans * witchcraft could not (ceeding, And let her speak of ine before her father :
Duke. Whoe'er be be, that, in this foul pro. If you do find me foul in her report, Hath thus beguiled your daughter of herself, The trust, the office, I do hold of you, And you of her, the bloody book of law Not only take away, but let your sentence You shall yourself read in the bitter letter, Even fall upon my life. After your own sense ; yea, though our pro
Fetch Desdemona bither. Stood in your action t.
[per son Oth. Ancient, conduct them; you best know Bra. Humbly I thank your grace.
the place.Here is the man, this Moor; whom now, it
(Exeunt IAGO and Attendants. seems,
And, till she come, as truly as to heaven
So justly to your grave ears I'll present
[TO OTHELLO. Duke. Say it, Othello. Bra. Nothing but this is so. [niors,
Oth. Her father loved me; oft invited nie; Oth. Most potent, grave, and reverend sig. Still question’d me the story of my life, My very noble and approved good masters, From year to year; the battles, sieges, forThat I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, That I have pass’d.
(tunes, It is most true; true, I have married her; I ran it through, even from my boyish days, The Very
head and front of my offending To the very moment that he bade me tell it. Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my Whereiu I spoke of most disastrous chances, speech,
Of moving accidents, by food, and field; And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ; of hair breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly For since these arms of mine hath seven years of being taken by the insolent foe, '[breaeb; pith,
Lused And sold to slavery ; of my redemption thence, Till now some nine moons wasted, they have And portance ** in my travel's history : Their dearest action t in the tented field; Wherein of antres tt vast, and deserts idle, And little of this great world can I speak, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose beads More than pertains to feats of broil and battle; touch heaven, And therefore little shall I grace my cause, It was my hint to speak, such was the process; In speaking for myself: Yet, by your gracious And of the Cannibals that each other eat, patience,
The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver Do grow beneath their shoulders. These things Of my whole course of love; what drugs, to hear, what charms,
Would Desdemona seriously incline: (thence; What conjuration, and wbat mighty magic, But still the house affairs would draw her (For such proceeding I am charged withal,) Which ever as she could with haste despatch, I won his daughter with,
She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Bra.
A maiden never bold ; Devour up my discourse: Which I observing, Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion Took once a pliant hour; and found good means Blush'd at herself ; And she,-in spite of nature, To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, Of years, of country, credit, every thing,
That I would all my pilgrimage dilate, To fall in love with what she fear'd to look on? Whereof by parcels If she had something It is a judgment maim'd, and most imperfect, But not intentively : I did consent; sheard, That will confess-perfection so could err
And often did beguile her of her tears, Against all rules of nature; and must be driven When I did speak of some distressful stroke, To find out practices of cunning bell,
That my youth suffer'd. My story being done, • Without. + Accnsation.
Open proof. | Weak show.
The sign of the fictitious creature so called. ** My behavicar. * Caves and dens." # Parts, $ Intention and attention were once synonymore She gave me for my pains a world of sighs": Bra. So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile ; She swore,-In faith, 'was strange, 'twas We losei t not, so long as we can smile. passing strange ;
He bears the sentence well, that nothing bears 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful: But the free comfort which from thence he She wish'd, she had not heard it; yet she heais: wish'd
But he bears both the sentence and the sorrow, That heaven had made her such a man: she That, to pay grief, müst of poor patience borthank'd me;
These sentences, to sugar, or to gall, [row. And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, Being strong ou both sides, are equivocal : I should bat teach him how to tell my story, But words are words ; I never yet did hear, And that would woo her. Upon this lint, I That the bruised heart was pierced through the spake :
[of state. She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd ; I humbly beseech you, proceed to the affairs And I loved her, that she did pity them. Duke. The Türk with a most mighty preThis only is the witchcraft I have used ; paration makes for Cyprus :-Othello, the for Here comes the lady, let her witness it. titude of the place is best known to you : And Enter DESDEMONA, IAGO, and Attendants. though we have there a substitute of most
Duke. I think, this tale would win my allowed sufficiency, yet opinion, a sovereign Good Brabantio,
[daughter too. mistress of effects, throws a more safer voice Take up this mangled matter at the best : on you: you must therefore be content to Men do their broken weapons rather use, slubber: the gloss of your new fortunés with Tban.their bare hands.
this more stubborn and boisterous expediticn. Bra,
I pray you, hear her speak; Oth. The tyrant custom, most grave sena. If she confess, that she was half the wooer,
tors, Destruction on my head, if my bad blame Hath made the flipty and steel couch of war Light on the man !Come hither, gentle mis. My thrice-driven bed of down: I do agnize y tress;
A natural and prompt alacrity,
These present wars against the Ottomites. Des.
My noble father, Most humbly therefore bending to your state, I do perceive here a divided duty :
I crave fit disposition for my wife; To
you, I am bound for life, and education ; Due reference of place, and exhibition. My life, and education, both do learn me With such accommodation, and besort, How to respect you; you are the lord of duty, As levels with ber breeding. I am hitherto your daughter : But here's my
If you please, husband;
Be't at her father's. And so much duty as iny mother show'd
I'll not have it so. To you, preferring you before her father, Oth, Nor I. So much I challenge that I may profess
Des. Nor I; I would not there reside, Due to the Moor, my lord.
To put my father in impatient thoughts, Bra. God be with you!—I have done :- By being in his eye. Most gracious duke, Please it your grace, on to the state affairs ; To my unfolding lend a gracious ear; I had rather to adopt a child, than get it.-
And let me find a charter in your voice, Çome hither, Moor:
To assist my simpleness. I here do give thee that with all my heart, Duke. What would you, Desdemona? Which, but thou hast already, with all my Des. That I did love the Moor to live with heart
him, I would keep from thee. -For your sake, My downright violence and storm of fortunes I am glad at soul I have no other child; May trompet to the world; my heart's subdued For thy escape wonld teach me tyranny, Even to the very quality of my lord: To hang elogs on them.--I have done, my lord. I saw Othello's visage in his mind : Duke. Let me speak like yourself; and lay And to his honours, and his valiant parts, a septence,
[lovers Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate. Which, as a grise *, or step, may help these so that, dear lords, if I be left behind, Into your favour.
A moth of peace, and he go to the war, When remedies are past, the griefs are ended, The rites, for wbich I love him, are bereft me, By seeing the worst, which late op hopes de- And I a heavy interim shall support pended.
By his dear absence : Let me go with him. To mourn a mischief that is past and gone, Oth. Your voices, lords ;-'beseech you, let Is the next way to draw new mischief on. Have a free way.
[her will What cannot be preserved when fortune takes, Vouch with me, heaven; I therefore beg it not, Patience her injury a mockery makes. To please the palate of my appetite; The robb'd, that smiles, steals something from Nor to comply with heat, the young affects T, the thief;
In my distinct and proper satisfaction; He robs himself, that spends a bootless grief. But to be free and bounteous, to her mind : • Grise from degrees.
That the wonnds of sorrow were ever cured by words of consolation. 1 Obscure. ♡ Acknowledge. ll Allowance. After
+ i. Boy
Lud heayen defend your good souls, that you drowo myself for the love of a guinea-ben, I think
my I will your serious and great business scant, Rod. What should I do? I confess, it is my Fort she is with me: No, when light-wing a shame to be so fond, 1 but it is not in virtue
toys Of feather'd Capid seelt with wanton dulness "lago. Virtúe? a' fiği "dis'in Görselves, that My speculative and active instrumenis, we are thys, or
bodies are our ness,
ers: so that if we will plant nettles, or sow Let housewives make a skillet 5 of my helm, lettuce ; set hyssop, and weed up thyme ; And all indign and base adversities supply it with one gender of herbs, or distract Make head against my estimation! [mine, it with many; either to have it 'steril with Either for her stay, w going : the affair cries power
e authority of this in shaste,
the balance of our lives had not And speed must answer it; you must hence one scale of reason to poise another of sensuDes Tonight, my lord ?
ality, the blood and baseness of our' natores Duke.
This night. would conduct us to most preposterous conDuke. At nine, i'the morning here. we'll maging motions herborimake this, that you
With all my heart, clusiops : But we have reason to cool our meet again. Othello, leave some officer behind, call--love, to be a sect #h, ors
permission of the
be a man: A man he is of honesty and trust: Oth. Please your grace, my ancient; Drown thyself? du win the blood, and a
pies. "I have professed me thy friend, and I With what else needful your good grace Hall or perdurante toughenes
toughne deserving never bet To be sent after me.
Panthese wars ; defeat thy favour ter
than how." money Duke. Let it be $0,
Isay [TO BRABANTIO, thy purse." It cannot be, that Desdemona If virtue no delighted beanty Jack,
should long continue her love to the Moor, Your son-in-law is far more fair than black. put money in thy purse'; hor he his to her: 1 Sen. Adieu, brave Moor! use Desdemona it was a violent commencement, and thou well.
see an answerable Bra. Look to her, Moor; have a quickeye but money in' thy purse.de on-pot
Moors are She has deceived her father, and may thee. changeable in their wills ;-fill thý purse with
(Exeunt Duke, Senators, Officers, &c. money: the food thạt'to him now is as lusOth. My life upon her faith.-Honest Iago, cious as locusts, shall be to him shortly as My Desdemona must I leave to thee; bitter as coloqnintida. She must change for I prythee, let thy wife attend on her; youth: when she is sated with bis body, she And bring them after in the best advantage.-- will find the error of her choice.-She must Come, Desdemona; I have but an hour
, she Of love, of worldly niątters and direction,
wilt needs damn thy. To spend with thee : we must obey the time. self, do it à more delicate way than drownRod. Iago. (Freunt OTHELLO and DESDEMONA. ing. Make all the vow, betwixt an err.
sanctimony and a frail' Iago. What say'st thou, noble heart? ing||| barbarian and a' supersubtle Venetian, Rod. What will I do, thinkęst thou? be not too hard for my wits, and all the tribe lage, Why, go to bed, and sleep. of hell, thou shalt enjoy, her; therefore make Rod. I will incontinently T drown' myself. money. A pox (of drowning thyself! it is Iago, Well, if thou dost, I shall never love clean out of the way: seek thou rather to be thee after it. Why, thou silly gentleman! hanged in compassing thy joy, than to be
Rod. It is silliness to live, when to live is a drowned and go without her: torment: and then have we a prescription to Rod. Wilt thou be fast to my bopes, if I die, when death is our physician.
depend on the issue?..
for four timės seven years! and since money :--I have told thee often, and i re-tell I could distinguish between a benefit and au thee again and again, I hate thé Moor: My injury, I vever found a man that knew how cause'is hearted:"thine' hath vo less reason, to love himself, Ere I would say, I would Let us be conjunctive in our revenge against • Forbid. t Because.
SA small kettle.
Foolish. higis # Unbridled.
in thy purse. She most witherefore pat money