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Gra. The woman falls; sure he has kill'd his
. Ay, ay; O lay me by my mistress side!
[Exeunt Montano and Gratiano. Oth.
I am not valiant neither, But every puny whipster gets my sword :But why should honour outlive honesty ? Let it go all.
Emil. What did thy song bode, lady? Hark, canst thou hear me? I will play the swan, And die in music ;-Willow, willow, willow. Moor, she was chaste; she lov'd thee, cruel Moor; So come my soul to bliss, as I speak true; So speaking as I think, I die.--I die.
(Dies. Oih. I have another weapon in this chamber, It is a sword of Spain, the ice brook's temper; O, here it is :--Uncle, I must come forth. Gra. [Within.] If thou attempt it, it will cost
thee dear; Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer.
Oth. Look in upon me then, and speak with me, Or, naked as I am, I will assault thee,
Gra. What is the matter?
Behold! I have a weapon ;
(1) Steel is hardened by being put red-hot into very cold water.
That, with this little arm, and this good sword,
Who can control his fate? 'tis not so now.• Be not afraid, though you do see me weapon'd;
Here is my journey's end, here is my butt,
Enter Lodovico, Montano, Cassio, carried in a
chair, and Officers, with lago, prisoner.
2but that's a fable : If that thou be'st a devil, I cannot kill thee.
[Othello wounds lago. Lod. Wrench his sword from him. lago.
I bleed, sir; but not kill'd. Oth. I am not sorry neither; I'd have thee live; For, in my sense, 'tis happiness to die.
(2) To see if his feet be cloven,
you know :
Lod. O thou Othello, that was once so good,
Why, any thing :
Oth. I do believe it, and I ask your pardon.
Iago. Demand me nothing: What you know, From this time forth I never will speak word.
Lod. What? not to pray?
Torments will ope your lips.
fall'n, Which, as I think, you know not: Here is a letter, Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo; And here, another : the one of them imports The death of Cassio to be undertook By Roderigo. Oth. O villain ! Cas.
Most heathenish, and most gross ! Lod. Now here's another discontented paper, Found in his pocket too; and this, it seems, Roderigo meant to have sent this damned villain ; But that, belike, lago in the interim Came in and satisfied him. Oth.
O the pernicious caitiff!. How came you, Cassio, by that handkerchief That was my wife's ?
(1) By the stratagem.
I found it in my chamber : And he himself confess'd, but even now, That there he dropp'd it, for a special purpose, Which wrought to his desire. Oth.
O fool! fool! fool! Cas. There is, besides, in Roderigo's letter, How he upbraids Iago, that he made him Brave me on the watch; whereon it came That I was cast : And even but now he spake, After long seeming dead, -Iago hurt him, lago set him on.
Lod. You must forsake this room, and go with us; Your power and your command is taken off, And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave, If there be any cunning cruelty, That can torment him much, and hold him long, It shall be his. You shall close prisoner rest, Till that the nature of your fault be known To the Venetian state :-Come, bring him away.
Oth. Soft you ; a word or two, before you go.
All, that's spoke, is marr'd. Oth. I kiss'd thee, ere I kill'd thee ;-No way
but this, (Falling upon Desdemona. Killing myself, to die upon a kiss. (Dies. Cas. This did I fear, but thought he had no
weapon; For he was great of heart. Lod.
O Spartan dog, More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea ! Look on the tragic loading of this bed ; [To Iago. This is thy work : the object poisons sight;Let it be hid.—Gratiano, keep the house, And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor, For they succeed to you. -To you, lord
governor, Remains the censurel of this hellish villain; The time, the place, the torture,-0 enforce it! Myself will straight aboard ; and, to the state, This heavy act with heavy heart relate. (Exeunt.