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We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs; Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience,
I had bethought to have yerk'd him here under I thus would play and trifle with your reverence: Oth. 'Tis better as it is.
[the ribs, Your danighter,-if you have not given her Iago.
Nay, but he prated, I say again, hath made a gross revolt;[leave,- And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes, Against your honour, In an extravagant and wheeling stranger, That, with the little godliness I have, Of here an leverywhere: Straight satisiy your- I did full hard forbear him. But, I pray, sir, If she be in her chamber, or your house, (self: Are you fast married ? for, be sure of this,' Let loose on me the justice of the state That the magnifico is much beloved ; For thus deluding you.
And hatlı, in his effect, & voice potentia Bra.
Strike on the tinder, ho! As double as the duke's; he will divorce you; Give me a taper ;-call up all my people :- Or put upon you what restraint and grievance This accident is not unlike my dream,
The law (with all his might, to enforce it ou), Belief of it oppresses me already ;
Will give him cable. Light, I say, light! [Exit, from above. Oth.
Let him do his spite : lago. Farewell; for I must leave you; My services which I have done the signiory, It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place, Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to To be produc'd (as, if I stay, I shall),
know, Against the Moor: For, I do know, the state,- (Which, when I know that boasting is an houosir, However this may gall him with some check, I shall promulgate), I fetch my life and being Cannot with safety cast him; for he's embark'd From men of royal siege; and my demerits With such loud reason to the Cyprus' wars May speak, unbonneted, to as proud a fortune (Which even now stand in act), that, for their As this that I have reach'd: For know, lago, Another of his fathom they have not, [souls, but that I love the gentle Desdemona, To lead their business: in which regard, I would not my unhoused free condition Though I do hate him as I do hell pains, Put into circumscription and confine Yet, for necessity of present life,
For the sea's worth. But look! what lights I must show out a flag and sign of love,
come yonder ? Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely Enter Cassio, at a distance, and certain Officers find him,
toith Torches. Lend to the Sagittary the rais'd search ;
Iago. These are the raised father, and his Aud there will I be with him. So, farewell.
You were best go in.
[friends: (E.cit. Oth.
Not I; I must be found; Enter below, BRABANTIO, and Servants, with
My parts, my title, and my perfect soul,
Shall manifest me rightly. Is it they?
lago. By Janus, I think no. (tenant. And what's to come of my despised time, Oth. The servants of the duke, and my lieuIs nought but bitterness.--Now, Roderigo,
The goodness of the night upon you, friends! Where didst thou see her?-O, unhappy girl! - What is the news? With the Moor, say'st thou ?-Who would be a
Cas. The duke does greet you, general; father?
(ceiv'st me And he requires your haste, post-haste, appearHow didst thou know 'twas she? O, thou de- Even on the instant. Past thought !- What said she to you?-Get
What is the matter, think you? more tapers ;
Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine Raise all my kindred.- Are they married, think It is a business of some heat; the galleys
Kol. Truly, I think, they are. (you? Have sent a dozen sequent messengers Bra. O heaven!-How got she out?--O trek- This very night at one another's heels; son of the blood !
[minds, And many of the consuls, rais'd, and met Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' Are at the duke's already: You have been hotly By what you see them act.- Are there not
callid for; charms, By which the property of youth and maidhood When, being not at your lodging to be found,
The senate hath sent about three several quests, May be abus'd? Have you not read, Roderigo, To search you out. Of some such thing?
"Tis well I am found by you. Mod. Yes, sir, I have indeed.
I will but spend a word here in the house, Bra. Call up my brother.--0, that
And go with you.
(Ecit. had her!
Ancient, what makes he here? Some one way, some another.-Do you know
Iago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land Where we may apprehend her and the Moor?
carrack; Rod. I think, I can discover him; if you please, If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever. To get good guard, and go along with me.
Cas. I do not understand. Bra. 'Pray you, lead on. At every house I'll
He's married. call;
To who? I may command at most:-Get weapons, ho!
Re-enter OTHELLO. And raise some special officers of night
Iago. Marry, to-Come, captain, will you go? On, good Roderigo ;-I'll deserve your pains,
Have with you. [Ecount.
Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for you. SCENE II. The same. Another Street Enter Brabantio, RoderiGO, and Officers of Enter OTHELLO, I ago, and Attendants.
Night with Torches and Weapons, Iago, 'Though in the trade of war I have slain Tago. It is Brabantio ;-general, be advis'd;
He comes to bad intent.
Enter an Officer, with a Sailor.
Of. A messenger from the galleys.
Now? the business? [They draw on both sides.
Sailor, The Turkish preparation makes for Tago. Yon, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for you. So was I bid report here to the state, (Rhodes; oih. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew By signior Angelo will rust them.-
Duke. How say you by this change? Good signior, you shall more command with 1 Sen.
This cannot be, years,
By no assay of reason ; 'tis a pageant, Than with your weapons.
To keep us in false gaze: When we consider Bra, 0 thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd | The importancy of Cyprus to the Turk; my daughter?
And let ourselves again but understand, Damnd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her:
That, as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes, For I'll refer me to all things of sense,
So may he with more facile question bear it, If she in chains of magick were not bound, For that it stands not in such warlike brace, Whether a maid --so tender, fair, and happy; But altogether lacks the abilities [of this, So opposite to marriage, that she shunn'd
That Rhodes is dress din;--if we make thought The wealthy curled darlings of our nation,
We must not think, the Turk is so unskilful, Would ever have, to incur a general mock, To leave that latest which concerns him first; Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom
Neglecting an attempt of ease, and gain, Of such a thing as thou ; to fear, not to delight. To wake, and wage, a danger protitl«ss. Judge me the world, if 'tis not gross in sense,
Duke. Nay, in all contidence, he's not for That thou hast practis'd on her with foulcharms, 0.4. Here is more news.
[Rhodes. Abus'd her delicate youth with drugs, or mine
Enter a Messenger. rals, That waken motion :-I'll have it disputed on; Steering with due course toward the isle of
Mess. The Ottomites, reverend and gracious, 'Tis probable, and palpable to thinking.
Have there injointed them with an after fleet. Of arts inhibited and out of warrant:
1 Sen. Ay, so I thought:--How many, as you Lay hold upon him; if he do resist,
guess ? Subdue him at his peril.
Mess. Of thirty sail : and now do they restem Oth.
Hold your hands,
Their backward course, bearing with frank apBoth you of my inclining, and the rest:
(tano, Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it
Their purposes toward Cyprus.-Signior MonWithout a prompter. - Where will you that I go with his free duty recommends you thus
Your trusty and most valiant servitor
And prays you to believe him.
Duke. 'Tis certain then for Cyprus,-
Marcus Lucchese, is he not in town?
1 Sen. He's now in Florence. How may the duke be therewith satisfied;
Duke. Write from us; wish him post-post
haste; dispatch. Whose messengers are here about my side,
[Moor. Upon some present business of the state,
1 Sen. Here comes Brabantio, and the valiant To bring me to him?
Enter BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, Iago, RODERIGO, Cff. 'Tis truc, most worthy signior,
and Oflicers. The duke's in council; and your noble self, Duks. Valiant Othello, we must straight em: I am sure, is sent for.
ploy you Bra.
How! the duke in council ! | Against the general enemy Ottoman. In this time of the night!- Bring him away : I did not see you; welcome. gentle signior; Mine's not an idle cause: the duke himself,
(To BRABANT 10. Or any of my brothers of the state,
We lack'd your counsel and your help to-night. Cannot but feel this wrong, as 'twere their own: Bra. So did I yours; Good your grace, pardon For if such actions may have passage free,
me; Bond-slaves, and pagans, shall our statesmen be. Neither my place, nor aught I heard of business
(Ereunt. Hath rais'd me from my bed; nordoth the general SCENE III. The same. A Council Chamber.
Take hold on me; for my particular griet (care
Is of so floodgate and o'erbearing nature, The Duke, and Senators, sitting at a Table ; That it engluts and swallows other sorrows, Officers attending.
And it is still itself. Dhike. There is no composition in these news, Dike.
Why, what's the matter? That gives them credit,
Dra. My daughter! O, my daughter! 1 Sen Indeed, they are disproportion'd; Sen
Dead ? My letters say, a hundred and seven galleys, Bra.
Ay, to me; Duke. And mine a hundred and forty. She is abus'd, stol'rı from me, and corrupted 2 Sen.
And mine, two hundred: By spells and medicines bought of mountebanks: But though they jump not on a just account, For nature so preposterously to err, (As in these cases, where the aim reports, Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense, 'Tis oft with difference), yet do they all confirm Sans witchcraft could not
(ceeding, A Tnrkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus. Duke. Whoe'er he be, that, in this foul pro
Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judgment; Hath thus beguild your daughter of herself, I do not so secure me in the error,
And you of her, the bloody book of law But the main article I do approve
You shall yourself read in the bitter letter, In fearful sense.
After your own sense; yea, though our proper son Sailor. (Within.) What ho! what ho! what ho! Stood in your action.
Humbly I thank your grace. To the very moment that he bade me tell it. Here is the man, this Moor; whom now, it seems, Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances, Your special inandate, for the state affairs, Of moving accidents by flood, and field : Hath hither brought.
Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly Duke & Sen. We are very sorry for it. of being taken by the insolent foe, (breach; Duke. What, in your own part, can you say And soli to slavery; of my redemption thence, to this?
(To Othelló. And portance in my travel's history: Bra. Nothing, but this is so.
Wherein of antres vast, and deserts wild, Oth. Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors, Rough quarries, rocks, and hills, whose heads My very noble and approved good masters,
touch heaven, That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter, It was my hint to speak, such was the process; It is most true; true, I have married her; And of the cannibals that each other eat, The very head and front of my offending The anthropophagi, and men whose heads Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my Do grow beneath their shoulders. These things speech,
Would Desdemona seriously incline: (to hear, And little bless'd with the set phrase of peace; But still the house affairswould draw her thence; For since these arms of mine had seven years' Which ever as she could with haste despatch, pith,
[us'a She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Till now some nine moons wasted, they have Devour up my discourse : Which I observing, Their dearest action in the tented field; Took once a pliant hour; and found good means And little of this great world can I speak, To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, More than pertains to feats of broil and battle; That I would all my pilgrimage dilate, And therefore little shall I grace my cause, Whereof by parcels she had something heard, In speaking for myself: Yet, by your gracious But not intentively: I did consent; patience,
And often did beguile her of her tears, I will à round unvarnish'd tale deliver When I did speak of some distressful stroke, Of my whole course of love! what drugs, what that my youth suffer'd. My story being done, charms,
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs: What conjuration, and what mighty magick She swore,- In faith, 'twas strange, 'twas pass(For such proceeding I am charg'd withal),
ing strange; I won his daughter with.
'Twas pitiful,'twas wondrous pitiful : Bra.
A maiden never bold; She wish'd, she had not heard it; yet she wish'd Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion That heaven had made her such a man; she Blush'd at herself; And she,-in spite of nature, thank'd me; Of years, of country, credit, every thing, And bade me, if I had a friend that lov'd her, To fall in love with what she fear'd to look on? I should but teach him how to tell my story, It is a judgment maim'd, and most imperfect, And that would woo her. Upon this hiut, I That will contess-perfection so could err
spake: Against all rules of nature; and must be driven she lov'd me for the dangers I had passid; To find out practices of cunning hell,
And I lov'd her, that she did pity them. Why this should be. I therefore vonch again, This only is the witchcraft I have us’d; That with some mixtures powerful o'er the Here comes the lady, let her witness it. blood,
Enter DESDEMONA, Iago, and Attendants, Or with some dram conjur'd to this effect, Duke. I think, this tale would win my daughHe wrought upon her.
(ter too, Duke.
To vouch this, is no proof; Take up this mangled matter at the best: Without more certain and more overt test, Men do their broken weapons rather use, Than these thin habits, and poor likelihoods Than their bare hands. Of modern seeming, do prefer against him. Bra.
I pray you, hear her speak; 1 Sen. But, Othello, speak :
If she confess, that she was half the wooer, Did you by indirect and forced courses Destruction on my head, if my bad blame Subdue and poison this young maid's affections? Light on the man!-Come hither, gentle misOr came it by request, and such fair question tress ; As soul to soul affordeth?
Do you perceive in all this noble company, Oth.
I do beseech you, Where most you owe obedience ? Send for the lady to the Sagittary,
My noble father, And let her speak of me before her father: I do perceive here a divided dnty: If you do find me foul in her report,
To you, I am bound for life, and education; The trust, the office, I do hold of you, My life, and education, both do learn me Not only take away, but let your sentence How to respect you; you are the lord of duty, Even fall upon my life.
I am hitherto your daughter: But here's my Duke
Fetch Desdemona hither. husband;
the place.-- (Exeunt Iago and Attendants. To you, preferring you before her father, And, till she come, as truly as to heaven So much I challenge that I may profess I do confess the vices of my blood,
Due to the Moor, my lord. So justly to your grave ears I'll present
Bra. God be with yon! I have done :How I did thrive in this fair lady's love, Please it your grace, on to the state affairs; And she iu mine.
I had rather to adopt a child, than get it. Duke. Say it, Othello.
Come hither, Moor: Oth. Her father lov'd me; oft invited me; I here do give thee that with all my heart, Still question'd me the story of my life, Which, but thou hast already, with all my heart From year to year; the battles, sieges, fortunes, I would keep from thee.---For your sake, jewel, That I have pass'd.
I am glad at soul I have no other child; I ran it through, even from my boyish days, For thy escape would teach me tyranny,
To hang clogs on them.-I have done, my lord. In me defunct) and proper satisfaction ; Duke. Let me speak like yourself; aud lay a But to be free and bounteous to her mind : sentence,
Aud heaveu defend your good souls, tinut you Which, as a grise, or step, may help these lovers think Into your favour.
I will your serious and great business scant, When remedies are past, the griefs are ended, For she is with me: No, when light-wing u loys By seeing the worst, which late on hopes de- of feather'd Cupid seei with wanton dumess pended.
My speculative and active instruments, To mourn a mischief that is past and gone, That my disports corruptand taint my business, Is the next way to draw new mischief on. Let housewives make a skillet of iny belm, What cannot be preserv'd when fortune takes, Aud all indign and base adversities Patience her injury a mockery makes. Make head against my estimation; The robb'd, that smiles, steals something from Duke. Be it as you shall privately determine the thief;
Either for her stay, or going: the atfair cries--He robs himself, that spends a bootless grief. haste,
night. Bra. So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile; And speed must answer it; you must hence toWe lose it not, so long as we can smile.
Des. To-night, my lord ? Ile bears the sentence well, that nothing bears
This night. But the free comfort which from thence he hears; Oth,
With all my heart. But he bears both the sentence and the sorrow, Duke. At nine i' the morning here we'll mert That, to pay grief, must of poor patience borrow, Othello, leave some ofăcer behind, (again. These sentences, to sugar, or to gall,
And he shall our commission bring to you : Being strong on both sides, are equivocal; With such things else of quality and respect, But words are words; I never yet did hear, As doth import you. That the bruis'd heart was pierced through the Oth.
Please your grace, my ancient; ear.
[state. A man he is of honesty and trust: I humbly besecch yon, proceed to the affairs of To his conveyance I assign my wife,
Duke. The Turk with a most mighty prepa- With what else needful your good grace shall ration makes for Cyprus :-01 hello, the forti. To be sent after me.
[think tude of the place is best known to you: And
Let it be so.-though we have there a substitute of most al. Good night to every one.- And, poble signior, lowed sufficiency, yet opinion, a sovereign
(To BRABANTIO. mistress of effects, throws a more safer voice on If virtue no delighted beauty lack, yon; you must therefore be content to slubber Your son-in-law is far more fair than black the gloss of your new fortunes with this more 1 Sen. Adieu, brave Moor! use Desdemona stubborn and boisterous expedition.
(to see; Oth. The tyrant custom, most grave senators, Bra, Look to her, Moor; have a quick eye Hath made the Hinty and steel couch of war She has deceiv'd ber father, and may thee. My thrice-driven bed of down: I do agnize
(Excunt Duke, senators, Officers, c. A natural and prompt alacrity,
Oth. My life upon her faith.--Ilonest lago, I fiud in hardness; and do undertake
My Desdemona must I leave to thee: These present wars against the Ottomites. I prythee, let thy wife attend on her; Most humbly therefore bending to your state, and bring them after in the best advantage.I crave tit disposition for my wife;
Come, Desdemona; I have but an hour Due reference of place, and exhibition, Of love, of worldly matters and direction, With such accommodation and besort,
To spend with thee: we must obey the time. As levels with her breeding.
(Exunt OTHELLO and DESDEMONA. Duke.
Iago. What say'st thou, noble heart?
Rod. What will I do, thinkest thou?
log, Why, go to bed, and sleep. Des. Nor I; I would not there reside, Pad. I will incontinently drown mysell. To put my father in impatient thoughts, Iago. Well, if thou dost, I shall never love By being in his eye. Most gracious duke, thee after it. Why, thou silly gentleinan! To my unfolding lend a gracious ear;
Rod. It is silliness to live, when to live is a And let me find a charter in your voice, torment; and then have we a prescription to To assist my simpleness.
die, when death is our physician. Duke. What would you, Desdemona ? (him, lago. O villanous ! I have looked upon the
Des. That I did love the Moor to live with world for four times seven years! and since I My downright violence and storm of fortunes could distinguish between a benefit and an inMay trumpet to the world; my heart's subdued jury, I never found a man that knew how to Even to the very quality of my lori:
love himself. Ere I would say, I would drown I saw Othello's visage in his mind;
myself for the love of a Guinea-hen, I would And to his honours, and his valiant parts, change my humanity with a baboon. Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.
Koul. What should I do? I contess, it is my So that, dear lords, if I be left behind, shame to be so fond : but it is not in virtue to A moth of peace, and he go to the war, ameud it, The rites, for which I love him, are bereft me, lago. Virtue? a fig? 'tis in ourselves, that we And I a heavy interim shall support
are thus, or thus. Our bodies are our gardiens; By his dear absence : Let me go with him. to the which, our wills are gardeners : so that
Oth. Your voices, lords—'beseech you, let her if we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce; set hysHave a free way.
(will sop, and weed up thyme; supply it with one Vouch with me, heaven; I therefore beg it not, gender of herbs, or distract it with many; either To please the palate of my appetite;
to have it steril with idleness, or manured with Nor to comply with heat the young affects, industry: why, the power and corrigible autho.
rity of this lies in our wills. If the balance of That he is too familiar with his wife : our lives had not one scale of reason to poise He hath a person, and a smooth dispose another of sensuality, the blood and baseness To be suspected; fram'd to make women false, of our natures would couduct us to most pre- The Moor is of a free and open nature, posterous conclusions: But we have reason to That thinks men honest, that but seem to be so; cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our And will as tenderly be led by the nose, unbitted lusts; whereof I take this, that you As azses are. call-love, to be a sect, or scion.
I have't ;-it is engender'd :-Hell and night Rod. It cannot be.
Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's Iago. It is merely a lust of the blood, and a light,
[Exit. permission of the will. Come, be a man: Drown thyself? drown cats, and blind puppies. I have professed me thy friend, and I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable toughness; I could never better stead thee SCENE I. A Senport Town in Cyprus. A than now. Put money in thy purse; follow
Platform. these wars; defeat thy favour with an usurped
Enter MONTANO and Trco Gentlemen. beard; I say, put money in thy purse. It cannot be, that Desdemona should long continue
Mon. What from the cape can you discern at her love to the Moor,-put money in thy purse;
(flood; -nor he his to her: it was a violent commence
1 Gent. Nothing at all : it is a high-wrought ment, and thou shalt see an answerable sequies
I cannot, 'twixt the heaven and the main, tration ;-put but money in thy purse.-These Descry a sail.
[at land; Moors are changeable in their wills :-fill thy
Mon. Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud purse with money: the food that to him now is A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements : as luscious as locusts, shall be to him shortly as what ribs of oak,when mountains melt on them,
If it hath ruflian'd so upon the sea, bitter as coloquintida. She must change for youth ; when she is sated with his body, she can hold the mortise? what shall we hear of will find the error of her choice.-She must have
this? change, she must; therefore put money in thy
2 Gent. A segregation of the Turkish fleet: purse.--If thou wilt needs damn thyself, do it For do but stand upon the foaming shore, a more delicate way than drowning. Make all The chiding billow seems to pelt the clouds; the money thou canst: If sanctimony and a
The wind-shak'd surge,with high and monstrous frail vow, betwixt an erring barbarian and a
main, superzubtle Venetian, be not too hard for my Seems to cast water on the burning bear, wits, and all the tribe of hell, thou shalt enjoy | And quench the guards of the ever-fixed pole:
I never did like molestation view her; therefore make money. A pox of drowning thyself! it is clean out of the way: seek On the enchafed tiood. thou rather to be banged in compassing thy Be not ensheiter'd and embay'd, they are
If that the Turkish fleet joy than to be drowned and go without her. Rod. Wilt thou be fast to my hopes, if I de
drowud, pend on the issue?
It is impossible they bear it out. Iago. Thou art sure of me;-Go, make mo
Enter a third Gentleman. ney :-I have told thee often, and I retell thee 3 Gent. News, lords! our wars are done : again and again, I hate the Moor: My cause is The desperate tempest hath so bang'd the Turks hearted : thine bath no less reason: Let us be That their designment halts: A noble ship of conjunctive in our revenge against him: if thou Venice canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a pleasure, Hath seen a grievous wreck and sufferance and me a sport, There are many events in the On most part of their fieet. womb of tinie, which will be delivered. Tra- Mon.
IIow! is this true ? verse; go: provide thy money. We will have 3 Gent. The ship is here put in, more of this to-morrow.-Adieu.
A Veronese; Michael Cassio, Rod. Where shall we meet i' the morning ? Lieutenant to the warlike Moor, Othello, lago. At my lodging.
Is come on shore : the Moor himself's at seu, Pod, I'll be with thee betimes.
And is in full commission here for Cyprus Jago. Go to; farewell. Do you bear, Roderigo ? Mon. I am glad on't; 'tis a worthy governor. Kort. What say you ?
3 Gent. But this same Cassio,--though he lago. No more of drowning, do you hear.
speak of comfort, Rod. I am changed. I'll sell all my land, Touching the Turkish loss,-- yet he looks sadly,
Jago. Go to; farewell: put money enough in And prays the Moor be safe; for they were parted your purse.
[Exit KODERIGO. With foul and violent tempest. Thus do I ever make my fool my purse:
'Pray heaven, he le; For I mine own gain'd knowledge should pro- For I have serv'd him, and the man eommards fare,
Like a full soldier. Let's to the seasido io! If I would time expend with such a snipe, As well to see tbe vessel that's come in, But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor; As to throw out our eyes for brave Othello; And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt niy sheets Even till we make the main, and the ærial blue, He has done my office: I know not if't be true; An iudistinct regard. But I, for mere suspicion in that kind,
Come, let's do so;