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Def. Oh, falsely, falsely murder’d!-
Æmil. » O Lord, what cry is that?
Otb. That? what?

Æmil. Out and alas ! z it is my Lady's voice.
Help, help, ho, help! Oh Lady, speak again;
Sweet Desdemona, oh sweet mistress, speak.

Def. A guiltless death I die.
Æmil. Oh, who hath done this deed?

Def. Nobody, I myself. Farewel;
Commend me to my kind Lord. Oh, farewel. [Dics.

Oth. Why, how should she be murder'd ?
Æmil. Alas! who knows?
Oth. You - heard her say herself, it was not I.
· Æmil. She said so, I must needs report the truth,

Oth. She's like a liar gone to burning hell; 'Twas I that kill'd her,

Æmil. Oh, the more angel she,
And you the blacker devil.

Oth. She turn'd to folly, and she was a whore.
Æmil. Thou dost bely her, and thou art a devil.
Oth, She was false as water,

Æmil. Thou art rash as fire, to say
That she was false. Oh, she was heavenly true.

Oth, Cafio did e tup her : ask thy husband else,
Oh, I were damn'd beneath all depth in hell,

y So the ist g. and C; the rest, Alas for 0 Lord.

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* The fo's and R. bear for beard. • The qu's, « for ibe.

« The ad q. burne in for burning i followed by C.

d The It q. as for art.

€ So Pi's duodecimo, T. H. and ); the reft, rop for tupa


But that I did proceed upon just grounds.
To this extremity. Thy husband knew it all,

Æmil. My husband !
Oth. Thy husband.
Æmil. That she was false to wedlock?

Oth. Ay, with Caffio. Nay, had the been true,
If heaven would make me such another world,
Of one entire and perfect chrysolite,
I'd not have sold her for it.

Æmil. My husband !

Oth. Ay, 'twas he that told me 8 first; An honest man he is, and hates the slime That sticks on filthy deeds.

Æmil. My husband?

Oth. What needs this iteration, woman? I say thy husband.

· Æmil. Oh mistress! villainy * hath made mocks with love. My husband say that she was false?

Oth. He, woman;
I say thy husband; doft understand the word?
My friend, thy husband, honest, honeft lago.

Æmil. If he - fay fo, may his pernicious soul
Rot half a grain a day! he lies to th' heart.
She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.

Oth. Hah!--:

m T. Says.

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i The ift qe omits the two following ford, ipeeches

Æmil. Do thy worst.
This deed of thine is no more worthy heaven,
Then thou waft worthy her.

Oth. Peace, you were best o.

Æmil. Thou haft not half the power to do me harm, As I have to be hurt. O gull! O dolt ! As ignorant as dirt ! thou hast done a deed I care not for thy ? sword, I'll make thee' known, Though I loft twenty lives-Help, help, ho, help! The Moor hath kill'd my mistress. Murder, murder!

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Enter Montano, Gratiano, lago, and others.

Mon. What is the matter how now, General ? :

Æmil. Oh, are you come, lago? you have done well, That men must lay their' murders on your neck.

Gra. What is the matter?

Æmil. Dilprove this villain, if thou be'st a man;
He says, thou told'At him that his wife was falfe :
I know thou didft not, thou 'rt not such a villain.
Speak, for mỳ heart is full.

Tago. I told him what I thought; and told no more, * Than what he found himself was apt and true.

o And here dire&ts [Tbreas'ning ber witb it.

P So the qu's, the reft, tbar for sbe.
9 The 4th f. word for swerd.
• The gu'sy know for known

• Here C. directs Aaying bima

The qu's, murder.
• C. it for ibis.
w The qu's, thou art, &c.
* C. But for Tban.

Emil. But did you ever tell him, she was false?

lago. I did.

Æmil. You told a lie, an odious, damned lie: Upon my soul, a lie; a wicked lie. y She false with Caffio ? Did you say, with Caffio ?

lago. With Caffio, mistress: Go to, * charın your tongue.

Æmil. I will not charm iny tongue, I am bound to speak; . My mistress there lies murder'd in her bed.

All. Oh heavens forefend !
Æmil. And your reports have fet the murder on.
Oth. Nay, stare not, masters. It is true, indeed.
Gra. 'Tis a strange truth.
Mon. Oh monstrous act!

Æmil. Villainy, villainy, villainy !
I think upon '- I think I smell '1-O villainy !
I thought so tben- I'll kill myself for grief -
O villainy, villainy !

lego. What are you mad? I charge you, get you home.

Æmil. Good gentlemen, let me have leave to speak.
'Tis proper I obey him, but not now.
Perchance, lago, I will ne'er go home.
Oih. Oh! oh! oh! F

[ Othello falls in the bed.
Æmil. Nay, lay thee down and roar:
For thou hast kill'd the sweetest innocent
That e'er did lift up eye.

y The ad q. Sbe was false, &c. derer for murder. z 7. proposes clam for cbarm.

& The 2d q. I smell a villainy, &c. 9 What is in italic is omitted in the • The 3d q. perbapsa

aft a.

r C. adds another ob ! So all before P; he and all after, & The fo's and R. omit this direcexcept C. lies bere for bere lies.

tion. C. directe ( banging over bis « S. from q. 1655, and 7. read mur. wife.


Oth. Oh, she was foul !

[ Rifing
I scarce did know you, uncle. There lies your neice,
Whose breath indeed these hands have newly stopt.
I know, this act shews ' horrible and grim.

Gra. Poor * Desdemona, I am glad thy father's dead:
Thy match was mortal to him; and pure grief
Shore his old thread' in twain. Did he live now,
This fight would make him do a desperate turn;
Yea, curse his better angel from his fide,
And fall to m reprobation.

Oth. 'Tis pitiful; but yet lago knows
That she with Caffio hath the act of shame
A thousand times committed. Caffio confeft it;
And she did gratify his amorous works,
With o that recognizance and pledge of love
Which I first gave her; I saw it in his hand;
It was a handkerchief, an P antique token
My father gave my mother.

Æmil. 4 Oh heaven! oh heavenly powers !
lago. . Come, hold your peace.
Æmil. 'Twill out, 'twill out-I' hold my peace? fir,


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i The qu's, terrible for borrible.
k The ift and 2d fo's, Desdemon,
1 The ift q. at vane.

m The fo's, Reprobance for reprobacica.

The 2d q. T. W. and J. bed for barb.

• The it q. ibe for tbar.

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