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Clo. Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away: Go; vanish into air ; away.
[Exeunt Musicians. Cas. Dost thou hear, my honest friend?
Clo. No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you.
Cas. Pr’ythee, 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.
Cas. Why, no; the day had broke
I'll send her to you presently;
[Exit. Čas. I humbly thank you for't. I never knew A Florentine more kind and honest.
Enter EMILIA. Emil. Good morrow, good lieutenant: I am sorry For your displeasure;s but all will soon be well. The general, and his wife, are talking of it;
s For your displeasure ;] i.e. the displeasure you have incurred from Othello.
And she speaks for you stoutly: The Moor replies,
And needs no other suitor, but his likings,
Yet, I beseech you,
Pray you, come in;
I am much bound to
A Room in the Castle.
Enter OTHELLO, Fago, and Gentlemen.
Well, my good lord, I'll do't.
see't? Gent. We'll wait upon your lordship. [Exeunt.
Before the Castle. Enter DESDEMONA, Cassio, and EMILIA. Des. Be thou assur’d, good Cassio, I will do All my abilities in thy behalf. Emil. Good madam, do; I know it grieves my
husband, As if the case were his. Des. O, that's an honest fellow. Do not doubt,
Ay, but, lady,
Des. Do not doubt that; before Emilia here,
6 I'll watch him tame,] Hawks and other birds are tamed by keeping them from sleep, to which management Shakspeare alludes.
His bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift;
Enter OTHELLO and Iago, at a distance. Emil.
Madam, here comes
Cas. Madam, I'll take my leave.
Why, stay, And hear me speak.
Cas. Madam, not now; I am very ill at ease,
[Exit Cassio. Iago.
Ha! I like not that. Oth. What dost thou say? Iago. Nothing, my lord: orif-I know not what. . Oth. Was not that Cassio, parted from my
I do believe 'twas he.
Oth. Who is't, you mean?
If I have any grace, or power to move you,
? His present reconciliation take;] To take his reconciliation, may be to accept the submission which he makes in order to be reconciled.
That errs in ignorance, and not in cunning,
Went he hence now?
time. Des. But shall't be shortly? Oth.
The sooner, sweet, for you. Des. Shall't be to-night at supper i Oth.
No, not to-night. Des. To-morrow dinner then ? Oth.
I shall not dine at home; I meet the captains at the citadel. Des. Why then, to-morrow night; or Tuesday
morn; Or Tuesday noon, or night; or Wednesday morn; I pray thee, name the time, but let it not Exceed three days: in faith, he's penitent; And yet his trespass, in our common reason, (Save that, they say, the wars must make examples Out of their best,9) is not almost a fault To incur a private check : When shall be come? Tell me, Othello. I wonder in my soul, -What
you could ask me, that I should deny, Or stand so mammering on.? What! Michael Cassio, That came a wooing with you; and many a time, When I have spoke of you dispraisingly, Hath ta'en your part; to have so much to do
and not in cunning,] Cunning, for knowledge.
the wars must make examples Out of their best,] The severity of military discipline must not spare the best men of their army, when their punishment may afford a wholesome example.
- so mammering on.] To hesitate, to stand in suspense.