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lago. How, brother? Caf. My leg is cut in two.

lago. Marry, heaven forbid ! Light, gentlemen, I'll bind it with



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Bian. What is the matter, ho, who is 't that cried ?
Iago. Who is 't that cried ?

Bian. Oh my dear Caffio,
: My sweet Callio, oh Casio, Caffio, Caffio.

Iago. O notable strumpet ! Callio, may you suspect
Who they should be that'thus have mangled you?

Caf. No.
Gra. I am sorry to find you thus : I have been to seek you.

lago. Lend me a garter. So.-Oh for a chair To bear him casily hence.

Bian. Alas, he faints. On Casio, Caffic, Caffic!

lago. Gentlemen all, I do fufpe&t this trash * To be a party in this ' injury. Patience a while, good Cafio. Come, come, Lend me a light. Know we this face, or no? Alas, my friend, and my dear countryman, Roderigo? no--yes, fure-heaven! Roderigo.

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m The if g. omis Comi, come.


Gra. What, of Venice?
lago. Even he, fir; did you know himn?
Gra. Know him?

lago. Signior Gratiano? I cry P you, gentle pardon.
These bloody accidents must excuse my manners,
That so neglected you.

Gra. I am glad to see you.
lago. How do you, Caffio? Oh, a chair, á chair.
Gra. Roderigo ?

lago, ? He, he, 'tis he. Oh, that's well said. The chair. Some good man bear him carefully from hence; I'll fetch the General's surgeon. For you, mistress,

[To Bianca. Save you your labour. He that lies slain here, Caffio, Was my dear friend.

dear friend. What malice was ' between you ? Caf. None in the world; nor do I know the man. *lago. [To Bian.] What look you pale ! - Oh bear him

out o' th' air.
Stay you, good " gentlemen. Look you pale, mistress ?
Do you perceive the "gastness of her eye?
Nay, * if you v stare, we shall hear more anon.
Behold her well, I pray you, look upon her;
Do you fee, gentlemen ? Nay, guiltiness
Will speak, though tongues were out of use.

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s The 4th f. General.
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u The qu's, gentlewoman.
w The qu's, jeftures for gapiness.
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Æmil. ? 'Lass, what's the matter what's the matter,

husband ? lago. Caffio hath * here been set on in the dark By Roderigo, and fellows that are scap'd. He's almost Nain, and Roderigo dead.

Æmil. Alas, good gentleman! alas, good Caffio !

Iago. This is the fruit of whoring--Pray, Æmilia,
Go know of Casio where he supt to-night.
What, do you shake at that?

Bian. He supt at my house, but I therefore shake not.
Iago. O did he fo? I charge you go with me.
Æmil. Fie, fie upon thee, strumpet.

Bian. I am no strumpet, but of life as honest
As you that thus abuse me. .

Æmil. As I? • fough, fie upon thee.

lago. Kind gentlemen, let 's go see poor Caffio dreft. Come, mistress, you must tell 's another tale,

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Emilia, run you to the citadel,
And tell my Lord and Lady what hath hapt.

you go on, “I pray?-_This is the night, That either makes me, or foredoes me quite.

[Exeunt, Iago following:

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A bed-chamber : Desdemona is discovered afleip in her bid.

Enter Othello with a light k.
Oth. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul;
Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars !
It is the cause. Yet I'll not shed her blood',
Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
And smooth mas monumental alabaster n.
Yet she must die; else she'll betray more men,
Put out the light, and then - Put out • the light?

& P, T, and H. omit you.

a sword, for he intended all along to * So the qu’s; the rest, afore for I trangle his wife in her bed) and in the pray.

utmost agony of mind says, he has a i The fo's call this Scena Secunda. cause for his cruelty, a cause not to be

K and a sword is added by P. and all named to the chaste stars: 'tis fit thereafter, except C.

fore Desdemona should die. I'll put out | Here C. directs, [Taking off bis the ligbt, and iben-trangle her, he is fevord, and laying it by.

going to say; but this recalls a thousand m P.'s duodecimo, and for as. tender ideas in his troubled soul: he stops

n T. inserts this direction (Lays down thort-If I quencb obe taper, bow eofy 'ris the sword; followed by all after except to restore its former ligbı; but O DesdeC.

mona, if once I put out thy iig br, &c. H. reads sby for the.

Upton's Critical Observations. Orbello enters with a taper (not with

If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,
I can again thy former light restore,
Should I repent me: but once put out a thine,
Thọu' cunning pattern of excelling nature,
I know not where is that Promethean heat
That can thy light.relumine!. When I have pluck'd the

I cannot give it vital growth again ;
It needs must wither: I'll smell wit on the tree.

[Kiffing ber
* Oh balmy breath, that almost doft persuade
Justice y herself to break her sword. - Once more
Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee,
And love thee after - Once more - and this the last-
So sweet was ne'er so fatal ! I must weep,
But they are cruel tears. This forrow 's heavenly;
It strikes when it doth love.-She wakes-

Def. Who's there? Othello ?
Oth. Ay, Desdemona.
Dif. Will you come to bed, my Lord ?
Cth. Have you pray'd to-night, * Desdemona ?

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for rbis. u So the qu's and H; the rest, tély d So the ift q; the rest, were for für ebe,

wben, * So the qu's; the rest, ibee for it, • The erro firit fo's, Deju cenen.


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