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Def. Ay, my Lord.
Oth. If you bethink yourself of any crime Unreconcil'd as yet to heaven and
, Solicit for it straight.
Def. ' Alas, my Lord, what & may you mean by that?
Oth. Well, do it, and be brief. I will walk by.
Def. Talk you of killing?
you are fatal then, When your eyes rowl so. Why I should fear, I know not, Since 'guiltiness I know not: * but yet I feel, I fear.
Oth. Think on thy sins.
Def. That death's unnatural, o that kills for loving.
f So the qu's and C; the reft, Alack except C. omit but. for Alas.
I The three laft fo's, love. & The 2d q. doe for may.
* The ad q. so for I. b So the qu's and C; the reft, bea. n The qu's omit Ay.
· H. reads, wbat! kill for loving! i So all before P; he and all after, &c. but C. guilt for guilsiness.
The ad q. knaw.
These are portents : but yet ? I hope, I hope,
Oih. Peace, and be still.
Oth. That handkerchief
Def. No, by my life and soul: send for the man,
Oth. Sweet foul, take heed, take heed of perjury ; Thou art on thy death-bed.
Def. Ay, but not yet to die,
Oth, · Yes, presently :
Def, Oh heaven have mercy on ine!
Des, And have you mercy too !- I never did
my life; never lov'd Cafi, But with such general warranty of heaven, As I might love. I never gave him token.
O:h. By heaven, I saw my handkerchief * in his hand. O perjur'd woman, thou doft stone
9 The qu's read I bepe but once. u So che ift q; the reft, conception
• The rit q. points thus, I will, so, for conceit. wbai's ibe marter »
* The qu's, Tben Lord bave mercy, s So the çu's, two ift fo's and C; &c. the rest omit to.
* So the qu's; the rest, it's for is ? So the qu's, H. and C; the rest bis. omit Teso
y The il q, iby for my.
And makest me call, what I intend to do,
Des. He found it then;
Def. He will not say so.
Oth. No his mouth is stopp'd. Honest Iago hath ta'en order for't.
Def. My fear interprets then. . What, is he dead?
Oth. Had all his hairs been lives, my great revenge
Def. Alas, he is betray'd, and a I undone.
strive Def. But half an hour.
2 So the ist q; the rest omit And. 1 The ist q. uds deatb for us'd tbee.
b The fo's, R. and P. Ob, my fear interprets, &c.
• The fo's, R. and P. omit sben,
H. Ob! pobal, is, &c.
d H. I'm for 1.
* Oth. Being donc, there is no pause.
[He fmothers ber.
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Æinitia at the door.
Æmil. My Lord, my Lord! What ho! my Lord, my
Lord ! Oth. What * voice is this? - Not dead? not yet quite
dead? 1, that am cruel, am yet merciful; I would not have thee linger in thy pain. So, fo.
Æmil. within.] What ho! my Lord, my Lord !
Oth. Yes --'tis Æmilia— by and by. - She's dead.
# The i ft q. P. and H. omit this Speech of Orbello.
i So che in q; the rest omit this Speech of Desdemona.
k Su the itt qu's; the rest, wife for
1 So the qu's, ift and ad fo's and C; the rest, my good for good my.
m so the qu's; the rest, bigb for bere,
* The fo's and R. H'bai's best to do?
If she come in, she'll sure speak to my wife;
Æmil. I 9 do beseech you, 'I may speak with you. • Oh, good my Lord !
Oth. I had ' forgot thee : "Oh, come in, Æmilia.
[w Unlocks the door.
Oth. It is the very error of the moon;
Æmil. Caffio, my Lord, hath kill'd
Oth. Roderigo killid? and Caffio kill'd ?
Oth. Not Caffio kill'd ? then murder 's out of tune,