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Huat attends the general's wife, be stirring, tell Def. O, that's an honest fellow-Do not doubts her, there's one Carlio eritreats her a little favour
But I will have my lord and you again
Cal. Bounteous madam,
Whatever hall become of Michael Caflio, Cof. Do, good my friend.--- Ja happy time, Iago. He's never any thing but your true servant. lago. You have not been a-bed then?
D.J. O, fir, I thank you : You do love my Caf. Why, no; the day had broke
Than in a politic distance.
Caf. Ay, but, lady,
That policy may either last fo long,
(Exit. That, I being absent, and my place fupply'dy Caf.I bumbly thank you for 't. I never kucw My general will forget my love and service: A Florentine more kind and honest.
Des. Do not doubt that ; before Æmilia heren Enter Æmilia.
I give thee warrant of thy place : atsure thee; Æmil. Good morrow, good lieutenant : I am If I do vow a friendthip, i'll perform it forry
To the last article : my lord shall never rest : For your displeasure; but all will soon be well. I'll watch bim tame', and talk him out of paThe general, and his wife, are talking of it ;
tience; And ihe speaks for you stoutly: The Moor replies, His bed Mall seem a school, his board a frift; That he, you hurt, is of great fame in Cyprus, I'll intermingle every thing he does And great affinity; and that, in wholsome wisdom, With Catfio's fuit : Therefore be merry, Caffio ; He might not but refuse you : but, he protests, he For thy solicitor shall rather die, loves you s
Than give thy cause away. And needs no other suitor, but his likings,
Enter Othello, and laga, at a distanta To take the safest occafion by the front,
Æmil. Madam, here comes my lord.
Caf. Madam, I'll take my leave.
Dif. Why, stay, and hear me speak.
Caf. Madam, not now; I am very ill at ease, Give me advantage of some brief discourse Unfit for mine own purposes. With Desdemona alone.
Def. Well, do your discretion. [Exit Casio Æmil. Pray you, come in ;
lago. Ha! I like not that. I will bestow you where you shall have time Oib. What dott thou say?
(what. To speak your botom freely.
Iago. Nothing, my lord: or if I know not Caf. I am much bound to you. [Exeunt. Orb. Was not that Callio parted from my wife? SCENE II.
lago. Cafiio, my lord ! No, sure; I cannos
That he would steal away so guilty-like;
Orb. I do believe, 'twas he.
Dif. How now, my lord ? That done, I will be walking on the works,
I have been talking with a suitor here, Repair there to me.
A man that languishes in your displeasures
Oth. Who is't, you mean?
Def. Why, your lieutenant Callio. Good my
His present reconciliation take;
For, if he be not one that truly lores you,
That errs in ignorance, and not in cunning”,
I have no judgment in an honest face:
I pr’ythee, call him back.
Æmil. Gool madam, do ; I know it grieves my That he hath left joast of liis grief with me,
To suffer with himn : Good love, call him back,
A It is said, that the ferocity of beasts, insuperable and irreclaimable by any other moins, is subo dued by keeping them from Qcep. 2 Cunning, for design, or purpose, fimply.
Oth. Not now, sweet Desdemona; some other lago. But for a satisfaction of my thoughts time.
No further harm. Def. But thall’t be shortly ?
Otb. Why of thy thought, laco ? Oib. Tle sooner, sweet, for you.
lugs. - I did not think, he had been acquainted Def. Shall 't be to-night at supper ?
with it. Oib. No, not to night.
Oib. O yes; and went between us very oft. Del To-morrow dinner then ?
laço. Indeed ; Oib. I fall not dine at home.
0:5. Indeed ! ay, indeed ;-Driceni'lt to I meet the captains at the citadel. (morn;
aught in that?
Oib. Honett! ay, honest.
Oth. Think, my lord ;-By heaven, he ectos: Out of their bett) is not almost a fault
As if there were fome monster in his thought, To incur a private check: When thall he come ? Tou hideous to be Mewn.--Thou dott mean como Tell me, Othello. I wonder in my soul,
thing : What you could ask me, that I should deny, I heard thee say but now Thou lik dit so they Or stand so mammering on'. What! Michael When Caffio left my wife ; What did not like! Callio,
[time, And, when I told thee-he was of my counsel That came a-w'ooing with you ; and so many a In my whole course of wooing, thou cy'de When I have spoke of you diípraisingly,
Indeed? Hath ta'en your part ; to have fo much to do And didit contract and purse the brow together, To bring him in! Trust me, I could do much,-- As if thou then hadit Thus up in thy brain Orb. İr’ythee, no more : let him come when Some horrible conceit. If thou dost love me, he will ;
Show me thy thought. i will deny thee nothing.
lage. My lord, you know I love you. Def. Why, this is not a boon ;
Orb. I think, thou do'st ; 'Tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves, And, for I know thou art full of love and ineOr feed on nourishing dishes, or keep you warm;
(ixeah,Or fue to you to do a peculiar profit
And weigh'it thy words before thou givit them To your own person : Niy, when I have a fuit, Therefore thefe stops of thine fright me the more: Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed, For such things, in a falfe difloyal knave, It shall be full of poize? and difficulty,
Are tricks of custom; but, in a man that's just, And fearful to be granted.
They are close delations, working from the beart, 0:6. I will deny thee nothing :
That paflion cannot rule.
I daire be swori), I think that he is honest.
(teach you ; Or, those that be noi, 'would they might seen Def. Æmilia, come :--- -Be it as your fancies
none 6! Whate'er you be, I am obedient.
Oib. Certain, men should he what they seems
(Exit with a mil. lago. Why then, I think Callio's an honest 01. Excellent wretch 3! Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Oth. Nay, yet there's more in this : Chaos is come again 4.
I pray thee, speak to me as to thy thinkings, lago. My noble lord,
As thou doft ruminate; and give thy wont of Oik. What dolt thou fuy, Iago ? [lady, The worst of words
(thoughes Jaga. Did Michael Cailio, wlien you woo'd my lago. Gooi my lord, pardon me ; Know of your love ?
[atk ? Though I am bound to every act of duty, 015. Ile did, from first to last : Why dost thou I am not bound to that all Naves are free to.
I To helitate, to stand in suspence. 2 i. e. of weight.
3 The word wreich, iz font parts of England, is a term of the loftest and fondelt tenderness. It exprelles the utmost degree of ainiablenels, joined with an idea, which perhaps all senderneis includes, of feeblencis, fottnels, and want of protection. 4 i. e. When I cafe to love thee, the world is ai an end; i. c there remams nothing valuable or important. s i. c. occult and secret accusations, working involuntarily from the heart, which, though sefolved to COLC :1 the fault, cannot rule iis pution of reicament.
61,6 would they might no longes from, or bear the lhape of man.
Utter my thoughts? Why, fay, they are vile and , Think'st thou, I'd make a life of jealousy,
To follow still the changes of the moon
When I thall turn the business of my soul
Matching thy inference. 'Tis not to make me
jealous, If thou but think'st him wrong'd, and mak’it his To say--my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company, A Itranger to thy thoughts.
[ear Is free of speech, fings, plays, and dances well; lago. I do beseech you,
Where virtue is, there are more virtuous ; Though I-perchance, am vicious in my guess ?, Nor froin mine own weak merits will I draw (As, I confess, it is my nature's plagile
The smallett fear, or doubt of her revolt;
And, on the proof, there is no more but this,
Receive it from me:-1 speak not yet of proof.
Look to your wife; obferve her well with Caffio; Lage. Good name, in man and woman, dear Wear your eye-chus, not jealous, nor secure : my lord,
I would not have your free and noble nature, Is the immediate jewel of their fouls :
Out of self-bountyø, be abusid ; louk to 'r: Who Iteals my purse, steals trajh ; 'tis something, I know our country disposition well; nothing;
In Venice they do let heaven see the pranks 'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been Nave to thousands; They dare not thew their husbands; their best But he, chat filches from me my good name,
conscience Robs me of that, which not enriches him, Islot to leave undone, but keep unknown. And makes me poor indeed.
Oib. Dost thou say fo?
She loy'd them mott 7,
0:b. And so she did.
lago. Why, go to, then;
Orb. I am bound to thee for ever.
Oth. Not a jot, not a jot.
lugo. Trust me, I fear it has.
Comes from my love :-But, I do fee, you are
! The poet's meaning is, “ Who has a brealt so little apt to form ill opinions of others, but that foul fuipicions will fometimes mix with his faire and molt candid thoughts, and erect a court in his mind, io enquire of the offences apprehended? 2 i. e. am apt to put the worst construction on every thing. 3 i. e. loaths that which nourilhes and luftains it. This being a miserable itate, Iago bids hiin beware of it. 4 i. c. unbounded, endless, unnumbered treasures, 5 The illus hon is to a bubble, 6 Silf-bounty, for inherent generolity: 1 Dr. Johuíon obfervus, that of this and the following argument of lago ought to be deeply impressed on every reader. Deceit and fallhood, whatever conveniencies they may for a time promise or produce, arc, in the sum of life, obstacles to happiness. Those who profit by the chcat, distrust the deceiver, and the act by which kindness was fought, puts an end to confidence. The same objection may be made with a lower degree of Itrength againit the imprudent generosity of dilproporiionale marriages. Waen the first heat of pafli nu is over, it is early lucceeded by fufpicion, that the fame violence of incinnation, which caused one irregula ity, may stimulate to another; and those who have lewn, that their parlons arc too powerful for their prudence, will, with very night appearances against them, be centured, as not very likely to restrain them by their virtue. * Cloje as oak, means, clufe 2017 of the oik. To fich is an exprellion taken from falconry.
I am to pray you not to ftrajo my speech And knows all qualities, with a learned ? fräi, To groffer issues', nor to larger reach, Of human dealings: If I do prove her hagg.21d", Than to suspicion.
Though that her jeffes were my dear heart-ftrag Orb. I will not
I'd whistle her off, and let her doin the wind, lags. Should you do so, my lord,
To prey at fortune 10. Haply, for. I am black; My speech thould fall into such vile success ? And have not those loft parts of conversation As my thoughts aim not at. Callio's my worthy That chamberers 'l have : Or, for I am decim'd: friend :--
Inta the vale of years ;- yet that's not much ; My lord, I see you are movid.
She's gone ; I am abus d ; and my relief Orb. No, not much mov'd :
Must be to loath her. O curse of marriage, I do not think but Desdemona's honeft.
That we can call these delicate creatures ours, lago. Long live lhe fo! and long live you to And not their appetites ! I had rather be a road, think fo!
And live upon the vapour of a dungeon, Otb. And yet, how nature erring from itself, Than keep a conier in the thing I love, lago. Ay, there's the point : As, to be bold for others' uses. Yet, 'tis the plague of great ons with you,
Prerogativ'd are they less than the hale : Not to affect many proposed matches,
'Tis destiny unfhunnable, like death; Of her own clime, complexion, and degree; Even then this forked plague 12 is faled to us, Whereto, we see, in all things nature tends : When we do quicken. Desdeinona comes : Foh! one may finell in such a will moft ranks,
Enter Desdemona and #india.
I'll not believe it.
Oib. I am to blame.
[trell Dib. Farewel, farewel :
. Why is your speech so faint are you dok If more thou doft perceive, let me know more ; Osb. I have a pain upon my forehead here. Set on thy wife to observe : Leave me, lago. Dif. Why, that's with watching ; 'twill away lago. My lord, I take my lcave. [Going
(folds. It will be well.
(Sbe dieps ber bandkerzbiej. honour
Let it alone. Come, I'll go in with you. To scan this thing no further; leave it to time : Dis. I ara very sorry that you are not well. And though it be tit that Culto have his place,
[Fxeunt Dej. ard Oh. (For, sure, he fills it up with great ability) Æmil. I am glad, I have found this napkin; Yet, if you please to hold bim off a while, This u as her first remembrance from the Moor: You mall by that perceive him and hie means 4: My wayward husband hath a hundred times Note, it your lady strain bis entertai zments Wou'd me to steal it; but she lo loves the token, With any strong, or vehement importunity; (For le conjurd her, she should ever keep it)
Much will be seen in that. In the inean time, That the reserves it evermore about her, ? Let me be thought to busy in my fears,
To hils and talk to. I'll have the work ta'en out, (As worthy cause I have, to fear--I am) And give it lago : And hold her free, I do befeech your honour. What he'll do with it, heaven kuous, not l;. Q:b. Fear not niy government
I nothing but to picase his phatilafy.
* lffues, for conclufions. : lago means, “ Should you do io, my lord, my words would be attended by such an infamous degree of success, as my thoughts do not even aim at.". 3 A TUR will, is felf-will overgrown and cxuberant. 4 i. e. You shall discover whether he thinks his beft mad, his molt powerful intereft, is by the solicitation of your lady. si. c. preis hard his re-admiflies to his pay and oifice. Enterlainment was the milijary cerun for admission of soldiers. dillrun my ability to contain my paflion. 7 Learned, for experienced. 8 A huggari hawk is a wild hawk, a kauk dijacula io be reclaim'd. It appears also, that kuegard was a form of reproach sometimes applied to a wanton. 9 Jefes are short traps of leather vicd about the foot of a hawk, by which she is held on the filt. 10 Dr. Johnson observes, that the falconers always let fly the hawk against the wind ; if the flies with the wind behind her, ine feldom returns.
If therefore a hawk n'as for any reason to be dismissed, she was let down the wind, and from that time shifted for herself, and prey'ul not purdune, It i.e. men of intrigue. . 12 in allusion, according to Dr, John. fon, to a barbed or forked arrow, which, once infixed, cannot be extracted. Or, according to Dr. Percy, the forked plague may incan the cuckold's horns. 13 The generous iflanders use the islanders at ask, dislign. 1+ i. c. your pockçi haudkerchief,
61. e. do not
mil. Do not you chide ; I have a thing for i Farewel the neighing feed, and the shrill trump, you. *'
[thing. The spirit-Itirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, lago. You have a thing for mc?—it is a common The royal banner ; and all quality, Æmil. Ha !
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! lago. To have a foolish wife.
(now And you mortal engines, whose rude throats Emil. O, is that all? what will you give me The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeita For that same handkerchief?
Farewel! Othello's occupation's gone ! lago. What handkerchief?
lago. Is it pollible ?--My lord,
Osh. Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whores
[Carcbing bold on bim. lago. Haft stolen it from her?
Or, by the worth of mine eternal soul,
lugo. Is it come to this?
Oıb. Make me to see it ; or (at the leaft) so Æmil. What will you do with it, that you have
That the probation bear no hinge, nor loop,
To hang a doubt on : or, woe upon thy life! lago. Why, what is that to you? (Snatching is. lago. My noble lord,
Æmil. If it be not for some purpose of import, Osb. If shou doft Nander her, and torture me, Give it me again : Pour lady! The'll run mad, Never pray more : abandon all remorse" ; When the shall lack it.
On horror's head horrors accumulate ;
[Exie mil. For nothing canst thou to damnation add,
lago. O grace! O heaven defend me!.
To be direct and honeft, is not safe..
I'll love no friend, fith love breeds fuch offence, Look, where he comes ! Not poppy, nor man Oıb. Nay, stay :-Thou shouldnt be honeft. dragora ?,
lago. I should be wise; for honesty's a fool, Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
And loses that it works for.
I think my wife be honest, and think the is not ;
I think that thou art just, and think thou art not ; lago. Why, how now, general? no more of that. I'll have some proof : Her name, that was as freth Oıb. Avaunt! be gone! thou haft set me on As Dian's visage, is now begrim'd and black the rack :
As mine own face. If there be cords, or knives,
Poison, or fire, or suffocating streams,
I'll not endure it.-'Would, I were satisfied! lagg. How now, my lord ?
lago. I see, fir, you are caten up with pafion; 08%. What sense had 1 of her stolen hours of luft? I do reperx me, that I put it to you. I saw it not, thought it not, it harm'd not me : You would be satisfied ? I Nept the next night well, was free, and merry ; Orb. Would ? nay, I will.
[lord ? I found not Caffio's kisses on her lips :
lago. And may ; But, how ? how satisfied, my
Olb. Death and damnation ! O!
I i. e. I being opportunely here, took it up. The mandragoras, or mandiake, has a loporific quality, and the ancicuts used it when they wanted an opiate of the inost powerful kind
...e. pollejjeds, or hadfl. • i. c. pity. * A ram in Staflordihire and some other countics is called