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Stood heir to th' first. Now, Sir, be judge yourself, s If I in any just term am affin'd To love the Moor.
Rod. I would not follow him then.
Iage. O Sir, content you ; I follow him to ferve my turn upon him. We cannot all be masters, nor all masters Cannot be truly follow'd. You shall mark Many a duteous and knee-crooking knave, That, doting on his own obsequious bondage, Wears out his time, much like his matter's ass, For nought but provender; and when he's old, ca
shier'd; Whip me such' honeft knaves. Others there are, Who, trimm'd in forms and vifages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves; And, throwing but shows of service on their Lords, Weil thrive by them; and when they've lind their
coats, Do themselves homage. These folks have some soul, And such a one do I profess myself. It is as sure as you are Rodorigo, Were I the Moor, I would not be iuga. In following him, I follow but myself, Heav'n is my judge !--Not I, for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end.
where each fecond of the third quarto and the fut S100d heir to th' first.
folio. The second quarto and all I read therefore.
the modern editions have afza'd. Not (as of ola) gradation - The meaning is, Do Island withi. e. is does not go by gradation, in any fuch terms of propinquity of as it did of old. WARBURTON. relation to the Moor, as that it is
Old gradation, is gradation my duty to love him? etablished by ancient practice, 9 — honeft knaves, -] Knara Where is the difficulty ?
is here for fervunt, but with 3 • If I in any juft term am af. mixcure of By contempr. fin'd] si ned is the reading
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
I'm not what I am.
Iago. Call up her father, Roule him. Make after him, poison his delight, Proclaim him in the streets; incenfe her kinímen; And though he in a fertile climate dwell, Plague him with flies; though that his joy be joy, Yet throw such changes of vexation on't, As it may lose some colour.
Rod. Here is her father's house, I'll call aloud.
fago. Do, with like timorous accent, and dire yell, 2 As when, by night and negligence, the fire Is spied in populous cities.
* In compliment extern,–) In.militude, thus emended, agrees that which I do only for an out beit with the fact it is applied to. award shew of civility.
Had this notice been given to ? As when, by night and nig- Brabantio before his daughterran ligence, the fire
away and married, it might thea Is spied in popu'ous cities.] indeed have been well enough This is not sense, take it which compared to the alarm given of way you will. If night and ne a fire juft Spied, afioon as it was gligence relate to spied, it is ab- begun. But being given after surd to say the fire was spied by the parties were bedoed, it was negligence. If night and negl.- more firly compared to a fire gence refer only to the time and spred by night and negli ence, so occasion, it should then be by as not to be extinguished, night, and thro' negligence. 0
WARSURTON. therwise the particle by would be The particle is vicd equivamade to signify time applied to cally ; the same liderty is taken one word, and cause applied to by writers more correct. the other. We thould read there The wonderful creature ! vo. fore, Is SPRED, by which all man of reason! these faults are avoided. But Never grave out of pride, never what is of most weight, the fi gay out of Jeasin. Y 2
Rod. What, ho! Brabantio ! Signior Brabantio ! ho.
S CE N E
Brabantio appears above, at a Window.
Bra. What is the reason of this terrible summons ?
Rod. Signior, is all your family within ?
Bra. What, have you lost your wits ?
Bra. The worser welcome.
Rod. Sir, Sir, Sir
Bra. But thou must needs be sure,
To make this bitter to thee.
Rod. Patience, good Sir.
Rod. Most grave Brabantio,
Iago. Sir, you are one of those that will not serve God, if the Devil bid you. Because we come to do you service, you think we are ruffians. You'll have your daughter cover'd with a Barbary horse, you'll have your
nephews neigh to you ; you'll have coursers for cousins, and genners for germanes.
Bra. + What profane wretch art thou ?
lago. I am one, Sir, that comes to tell you, your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.
Bra. Thou art a villain.
+ What profane wretch art are not in the first edition, but
shou ? ] That is, what in the folio of 162 3. wretch of gross and licentious lan 3—this old av -] The guage? In that sense Shakespeare even of night is midnight, the Often uses the word profane. time when night is divided into * The lines printed in Italicks even parts,
But if you know not this, my manners tell me,
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho!
lago. Farewel; for I must leave you.
4 + fome check,] Some re miss him; rejea him. We fill buke.
say, a cast coat, and a caft serve 5-as bim.-) That is, dij: ing man.