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Cas. Masters, play here, I will content your pains,
Something that 's brief; and bid, Good-morrow, general.
Enter Clown. Clo. Why, masters, have your instruments been in Naples, that they speak
i' th' nose thus ? 1 Mus. How, sir, how? Clo. Are these, I pray you, wind instruments a ? 1 Mus. Ay, marry, are they, sir. CLO. O, thereby hangs a tail. 1 Mus. Whereby hangs a tale, sir?
a The quarto reads, “ callid wind instruments."
CLo. Marry, sir, by many a wind instrument that I know. But, masters, here 's money for you: and the general so likes your music that he desires you, for love's sake", to make no more noise with it. 1 MUs. Well, sir, we will not. CLo. If you have any music that may not be heard, to 't again: but, as they say, to hear music the general does not greatly care. 1 MUs. We have none such, sir. CLo. Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away: Go; vanish into air”; away. [Eaceunt Musicians. CAs. Dost thou hear, my honest friend? CLo. No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you. CAs. Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There's a poor piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends the general's wife be stirring, tell her, there's one Cassio entreats her a little favour of speech: Wilt thou do this? CLo. She is stirring, sir; if she will stir hither I shall seem to notify unto her. [Exit. Enter IAgo.
CAs. [Do, good my friend. “J–In happy time, Iago.
IAgo. You have not been a-bed then?
CAs. Why, no; the day had broke
IAGo. I'll send her to you presently;
CAs. I humbly thank you for 't. I never knew
EMIL. Good morrow, good lieutenant: I am sorry
* For love's sake. The quarto has the prettier phrase, of all loves. * The quarto, vanish away. * The words in brackets are not found in the folio. * See Illustration to Act I., Scene 1.
[To take the safest occasion by the fronta,]
To bring you in again. Cas.
Yet, I beseech you, — If you think fit, or that it may be done,Give me advantage of some brief discourse
With Desdemona alone. EMIL.
Pray you, come in; I will bestow you where you shall have time
To speak your bosom freely. CAS.
I am much bound to you.
SCENE II.-A Room in the Castle.
Enter OTHELLO, Iago, and Gentlemen.
And, by him, do my duties to the senateb:
Repair there to me.
SCENE III.-Before the Castle.
Enter DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and EMILIA.
Des. Be thou assur’d, good Cassio, I will do
All my abilities in thy behalf.
As if the caused were his.
But I will have my lord and you again
As friendly as you were. Cas.
He's never any thing but your true servant.
You have known him long; and be you well assur'd
a The words in brackets are not found in the folio. The quarto, state. • The quarto, know.
The quarto, case. • The quarto, 0! sir, I thank you.
TRAGEDIES.- VOL. I.
Than in a politic distance.
Ay, but, lady,
My general will forget my love and service.
I give thee warrant of thy place : assure thee,
Enter OTHELLO and Iago at a distance.
Madam, here comes my lord.
Unfit for mine own purposes.
[Exit Cassio. Iago. Ha! I like not that. OTH.
What dost thou say? Iago. Nothing, my lord: or if— I know not what. OTH. Was not that Cassio parted from my wife? Iago. Cassio, my lord? No, sure, I cannot think it,
That he would steal away so guilty-like,
Seeing your coming Отн. .
I do believe 't was he. Des. How now, my lord ?
I have been talking with a suitor here,
A man that languishes in your displeasure.
If I have any grace, or power to move you,
His present reconciliation take;
* We 'll keep you,