him: if thou canst cuckold him, thou dost He has done my office : I know not if't be thyself a pleasure, and me a sport. There are true; many events in the womb of time, which will But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, be delivered. Traverse *; go; provide thy Will do, as if for sarety. He holdst me well; money. We will have more of this to-mor- The better shall my purpose work on him. Adieu.

Cassio’s a proper man: Let me see now ; Rod. Where shall we meet i'the morning? To get his plaee, and to plume up my will ; lago. At my lodging.

A double knavery,How ? how ?-Let me Rod. I'll be with thee betimes. lago. Go to; farewell., Do you hear, Ro- After some time, to abuse Othello's ear, Rod. What say yon?ui [derigo ? That he is too familiar with his wife :lago. No more of drowning, do you hear. He hath a peison, and a smooth dispose, Rod. I am changed: I'll sell all my land. To be suspected; framed to make women

lago. Go to; farewell : put money enough The Moor is of a free and open nature, (false. in your purse.

Erit RODERIGO. That thinks men honest, that but seem to be Thus do l ever make my fool my purse: And will as tenderly be led by the nose, [s0; For I. mine own gain'd knowledge should pro- As asses are. fane,

I hav't ;-it is engender'd: Hell and night If I would time expend with such a snipe, Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's Bat for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor;


(Exit. And it is thought abroad, that 'twixt my sheets

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ACT II. SCENE L. A Sea-Port Town in Cyprus. And is in full commission here for Cyprus. A Platform.

Mon. I am glad on't ; 'tis a worthy governor.

3 Gent. But this same Cassio, -though he Enter MONTANO and Two Gentlemen. It speak of comfort, Mon. What from the cape can you discern Touching the Turkish, loss,-yet he looks at sea ? [Hood; sadly,

(parted 1 Gent. Nothing at all: it is a high-wrought And prays the Moor be safe; for they were I cannot, 'twixt the heaven and the main, With foul and violent tempest. Descry a sail. [at land: Mon,

'Pray heaven he be; Mon. Methinks, the wind hath spoke aloud For I have served him, and the man commands A fuller blast ne'er shook oor battlements : Like a full || soldier. Let's to the sea-side, ho ! Ifit bath ruffian'd so upon the sea,

As well to see the vessel that's come in, What ribs of oak, when mountains melt on As throw out our eyes for brave Othello; them,

(this?. Even till we make the main, and the aerial Can hold the mortise? what shall we hear of An indistinct regard.

[blue, 2 Gent. A segregation of the Turkish fleet: 3 Gent.

Come, let's do 80; For do but stand upon the foaming shore, For every minute is expectancy The chiding billow seems to pelt the clouds ; Of more arrivance. The wind-shaked sarge, with high and mon.

Enter CASSIO. strous main,

Cas. Thanks to the valiant of this warlike Seems to cast water on the burning bear ,

isle, And quench the guards of the ever fixed pole : That so approve the Moor; 0, let the heavens I never did like molestation view

Give him defence against the elements, On th' enchafed flood.

For I have lost him on a dangerous sea! Mon.

If that the Turkish fleet Mon. Is he well shipp'd ? Be not inshelter'd and embay'd, they are Cas. His bark is stoutly timber'd, and his pilot It is impossible they bear it out, (drown'd; Of very expert and approved allowance Enter a third Gentleman.

Therefore my hopes, not surfeited to deaih, 3 Gent. News, lords ! our wars are done; Stand in bold cure. The desperate tempest bath so bang'd the [Within.) A sail, a sail, a sail ! Turks,


Enter another Gentleman. That their designment balts: A noble ship of Cas. What noise ?

[o'the sea Hath seen a grieyons wreck and sufferance 4 Gent. The town is empty; on the brow On most part of their fleet.

Stand ranks of people, and they cry-A sail. Mon.

I'l. How! is this true ? Cas. My hopes do shape him for the gover. 3 Gent. The ship is here put in,


[courtesy : A Veronese; Michael Cassio 01 (153 2 Gent. They do discharge their shot of Lieutenant to the warlike Moor, Othello,' '

(Guns heard. $ come on shore: the Moor himself's at sea, Our friends, at least. * An ancient military word of command. + Esteems. † Separation. Ś The constellation' near the polar stär. 194 Complete. Allowed and approved expertness.

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pray you, sir, go forth, Marry, before your ladyship, I grant, And give us truth who 'tis that is arrived. She puts' hier tongne a little in her heart, 2 Gent. I sball.

(Erit. And clides with thinking. Mon. But, good lieutenant, is your general Emil. You have little cause to say so. wived?


Jugo. Come on, come on; you are pictures Cas. Most fortunately : he hath achieved a out of doors,

(kitchens, That paragons description, and wild fane; Bells in your parlours, wild cats in your One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens, Saints in your injuries, devils being offended, And in the essential vesture of creation, Players in your housewifery, and housewives Does bear all excellency. How now who in your beds. has put in ?

Des. O, fie npon thee, slanderer!
Re-enter second Gentleman.

Jago. Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk; 2 Gent. 'Tis one lago, ancient to the general. You rise to play, and go to bed to work. Cas. He has had most favourable and happy Emil, Yon shall not write my praise. speed: [winds, lago.

No, let me not. Tempests themselves, high seas, and bowling Des. What wouldst thou write of me, if The gutter'd rocks, and congregated sands,

thon shouldst praise me? Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel, lago. O, gentle lady, do not put me to't; As having sense of beauty, do omit

For I am nothing, if not critical i. Their mortal * natures, letting go safely by Des. Come on, assay :-There's one gone The divine Desdemona.

lago. Ay, madam. [to the harbour Mon. What is she?

Des. I am not merry ; but I do beguile Cas. She that I spake of, our great captain's The thing I am, by seeming otherwise. captain,

Come, how wouldst thou praise me? Left in the conduct of the bold Iago ?

lago. I am about it; but, indeed, my in. Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts,


(frize, A se'nnight's speed. Great Jove, Othello Comes from my pate, as birdlime does from guard,

[breath ; It plucks out brains and all : But my muse And swell his sail with thine own powerful labours, That he may bless this bay with his tall ship, And thus she is deliver'd. Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms, If she be fair and wise,--fairness, and wit, Give renew'd fire to our extincted spirits, The one's for use, the other useth it. And bring all Cyprus comfort !-o, Behold, Des. Wel: praised! How if she be black Enter DESDEMONA, EMILIA, IAGO, RODE

and witty?

(wit, RIGO, and Attendants.

lago. If she be black, and thereto have a The riches of the ship is come on shore ! She'll find a white that shall her ackness fit. Ye men of Cyprus, let her have your knees ; Des. Worse and worse. Hail to thee, ladyl and the grace of heaven, Emil. How, if fair and foolish? [fair; Before, behind thee, and on every hand, lago. She never yet was foolish that was Enwheel thee round !..

For even her folly help'd her to an heir. Des.

I thank you, valiant Cassio. Des. These are old fond s paradoxes, to What tidings can you tell me of my lord ? make fools laugh i'the alehouse. What miser.

Cas. He is not yet arrived; nor know I aught able praise hast thou for her that's foul and
But that he's well, and will be shortly here. foolisb?
Des. 0, but I fear ;-How lost you com- lago. There's none so foul, and foolish there.


(do. Cas.' The great contention of the sea and Bat does foul pranks which fair and wise ones Parted our fellowship : But, hark! a sail. Des. O heavy ignorance !--thou praisest the [Cry within, A gail, a sail! Then Guns heard. worst best. But what praise couldst thou be

2 Gent. They give their greeting to the cita- stow on a deserving woman indeed! one, that, This likewise is a friend.

[del ; in the authority of ber merit, did justly put on Cas.

See for the news. the vouch of very malice itself? (proud;

[Exit Gentleman. Iago. She that was ever fair, and never Good ancient, you are welcome; – Welcome Had tongue at will, and yet was never loud; mistress:

(TO EMILIA. Never lack'd gold, and yet went never gay ; Let it not gall your patience, good lago,

Fled from her wish, and yet said, --now I may; That I extend my manners ; 'tis my breeding She that, being anger'd, her revenge being nigh, That gives me this bold show of courtesy. Bade her wrong stay, and her displeasure fy:

(Kissing her. She, that in wisdom never was so frail, lago. Sir, would she give you so much of To change the cod's head for the salmon's tail; her lips,

She that could think, and ne'er disclose her As of her tongue she oft bestows on me,

mind, You'd have enough.

See suitors following, and not look behind; Des. Alas, she has no speech. She was a wight, if ever such wigbt were, lago. In faith, too much;

Des. To do what?

[beer. I find it still, when I have list + to sleep: | lago. To suckle fools, and chronicle small

• Deadly, destrnctive. * + Desire, ^ Censorious, ý Foolish.


Des. O most lame and impotent conclu | Does challenge much respect. --Come, Desdesion!- Do not learn of him, Emilia, though he Once more well met at Cyprus. [mora, be thy husband.- How say you, Cassio? is he

[Ea eunt OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, not a most profane and liberal* counsellors

and Attendants. Cas. He speaks home, madam; you may lago. Do thou' meet me presently at the relish him more in the soldier, than in the barbour. Come hither. If thon be'st valiant scholar.

as (they say) base men, being in love, have Iago. (Aside.] He takes her by the palm : then a nobility in their natures more than is Ay, well said, whisper: with as little a web native to them,- list me**. The lieutenant toas this, will I insnare as great a fly as Cassio. night watches on the court of guard :- First, Ay, smile upon her, do, I will gyvet thee in ! must tell thee this-Desdemona is directly thine own courtship. You say true; 'tis so, in love with him. indeed: if such tricks as these strip you out Rod. With him! why, 'tis not possible. of your lieutenantry, it had been better you Iago. Lay thy finger-thus, and let thy soul bad not kissed your three fingers so oft, wbich be instructed. Mark me with what violence now again you are most apt to play the sir in 1. she first loved the Moor, but for bragging, and Very good; well kissed! an excellent cour. telling her fantastical lies : And will she love tesy Ś!'tis so, indeed. Yet again your fingers bim still for prating ? let not thy discreet heart to your lips? would they were clyster-pipes think it. Her eye must be fed; and what defor your sake?--[Trumpet.] The Moor, 1 light shall she bave to look on the devil? know his trumpet.

When the blood is made dull with the act of Cas. 'Tis truly so.

sport, there should be,-again to inflame it, Des. Let's meet him, and receive him. and to give satiety a fresh appetite-loveli. Cas. Lo, where he comes !

ness in favour; sympathy in years, manners, Enter Othello, and Attendants. and beauties; all which the Moor is defective Oth. O my fair warrior!

in: Now, for want of these required conveDes.

My dear Othello? niencies, her delicate tenderness will find itself Oth. It gives me wonder great as my con- abused, begin to heave the gorge, disrelish and tent,

abhor the Moor; very nature will instruct her To see you bere before me. O my soul's joy! in it, and compel her to some second choice. If after every tempest come such calms, Now, sir, this granted, (as it is a most pregMay the winds blow till they have waken'a nant and anforced position,) who stands so death!

eminently in the degree of this fortune, as And let the labouring bark climb hills of seas, Cassio does? a knave very voluble; no further Olympus-high; and duck again as low conscionable, than in putting on the mere As nell's from heaven! If it were now to die, form of civil and humane seeming, for the "Twere now to be most happy ; for I fear, better compassing of bis salt and most hidden My soul hath her content so absolute,

loose affection ? why, none; why, none: À. That not another comfort like to this

slippery and subtle knave; a finder out of ocSucceeds in unknown fate.

casions : that has an eye can stamp and coupDes.

The heavens forbid, terfeit advantages, thongh true advantage never But that our loves and comforts should in- present itself: A devilish knave! besides, the Even as our days do grow.

(crease, knave is handsome, young; and hath all those Oth. Amen to that, sweet po'wers! requisites in him, that folly and green minds tt I cannot speak enough of this content, look after: A pestilent complete knave; and It stops me here; it is too much of joy: the woman hath found him already. And this, and this, the greatest discords be. Rod. I cannot believe that in her; she is

(Kissing her. full of most blessed condition 11. That e'er our hearts shall make!

Iugo. Blessed fig's end! the wine she drinks Iago. O, you are well tuned now! is made of grapes : if she had been blessed, she But I'll set down the pegs that make this music, would never have loved the Moor : Blessed As honest as I am.

(Aside. padding! Didst thou not see her paddle with Oth.

Come, let's to the castle.- the palm of his hand ? didst not mark that? News, friends; our wars are done, the Turks Rod. Yes, that I did; but that was but are drowni'd.

courtesy. How do our old acquaintance of this isle?- lago. Lechery, by this hand; an index, and Honey, you shall be well desired || in Cyprus, obscure prologue to the history of lust and foul I have found great love amongst them. O my thoughts. They met so near with their lips, I prattle out of fashions, and I dote [sweet, that their breaths embraced together. Vil In mine own comforts.- I prythee, good Iago, lanous thoughts, Roderigo ! when these muGo to the bay, and disembark my coffers: tualities so marshal the way, hard at hand Bring thou the master to the citadel;

comes the master and main exercise, the incorHe is a good one, and his worthiness porate conclusion: Pish!-But, sir, be you • Licentious, free-spoken. + Shackle, fetter. Your good breeding and gallantry,

Ś Courtesy, in the sense of obeisance, was applied to men as well as women. Il Much solicited by invitation. Out of method, without order. *Listen to mee tt Minds unripe.

# Qualities, disposition of mind.

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ruled by me: I have brought you from Venice. Tyrkish fleet, every man put himself into Watch you to-night; for the command, I'll triumph ; soine to dance, some to make bonlay't upon you : Cassio knows you not;-1'n fires, each man to what sport and revels his not be far from you : Do you find some occa- addiction leads him ; for, besides these benesion to anger Cassio, either by speaking too ficial news, it is the celebration of his nuptials: loud, or tainting * his discipline; or from So much was his pleasure shuuld be proclaimwhat other course you please, which the time ed. All offices + are open; and there is full shall more favourably minister,

liberty of feasting, from this present hour of Rod. Well.

five, till the bell hath told eleven. Heaven lago. Sir, he is rash, and very sudden in bless the isle of Cyprus, and our noble general, choler; and, haplyt, with his truncheon may Othello!

[Exeunt. strike at you: Provoke him, that he inay:

SCENE III. A Hall in the Castle. for, even out of that, will I cause these of Cyprus to nutiny; whose qualification shall come Enter OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, CAssIo, and

Attendants. into no true taste again, but by the displanting of Cassio. So shall you have a shorter jour- Oth. Good Michael, look you to the guard ney to your desives, by the means I shall then to night: have to preferi them; and the impediment Let's teach ourselves that honourable stop, most profitably removed, without the which Not to out-sport discretion. there were no expectation of our prosperity, Cas, Iago hath direction what to do;

Rod. I will do this, if I can bring it to any Bat, notwithstanding, with my personal eye opportunity,

Will I look to't. lago. I warrant thee. Meet me by and by Oth,

Iago is most honest. at the citadel; I must fetch his necessaries Michael, good night: To-morrow, with our ashore. Farewell.


dear love, Rod. Adieu..

[Exit. Let me have speech with you. ---Coine, my Iago. That Cassio loves her, I do well be. The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue; lieve it ; (dit :

[To DESDEMONA. That she loves him, 'tis apt, and of great cre. That profit's yet to come 'twixt me and you.The Moor-howbeit that I endure him not, Good night. (Exeunt Orh. Des. and Attend. Is of a constant, loving, noble nature;

Enter IAGO. And, I dare think, he'll prove to Desdemona Cas. Welcome, Iago: We must to the watch. A most dear husband. Now I do love her too; Iago. Not this hour, lieutenant; 'tis not yet Not out of absolute lust, (though, peradven- ten o'clock: Our general cast of us thus early, I stand accountant for as great a sin,) [ture, for the love of his Desdemona; whom let us But partly led to diet my revenge,

not therefore blame; he hath not yet made For that I do suspect the lusty Moor wanton the night with her: and she is sport Hath leap'd into my seat ; the thought whereof for Jove. Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my in- Cas. She's a most exquisite lady, wards;

Iago. And, I'll warraut her full of game. And nothing can or shall content my soul, Cas. Indeed, she is a most fresh and deliTill I am even with him, wife for wife; cate creature. Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor

lago. What an eye she has! methinki it At least into a jealousy so strong [do, sounds a parley of provocation. That judgment cannot cure. Which thing to Cas. An inviting eye; and yet methinks If this poor trash of Venice, whom I trash|| right modest. For bis quick hunting, stand the putting on, Iago. And, when she speaks, is it not an I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip; alarm to love ? Abuse him to the Moor in the rank garb – Cas. She is, indeed, perfection.. For I fear Cassio with my night-cap too; Jago. Well, happiness to their sheets. Come, Make the Moor thank me, love me, and re- lieatenant, I have a stoop of wine ; and here For making him egregiously an ass, (ward me, without are a brace of Cyprus gallants, that And practising upon his peace and quiet would fain have a measure to the health of the Even to madness. 'Tis here, but yet confused; black Othello. Knavery's plain face is never seen, till used. Cas. Not to-night, good lago; I hảve very

[Exit. poor and unhappy brains for drinking: I could SCENE II. A Street.

well wish courtesy would invent some other

custom of entertainment. Enter a Herald, with a Proclamation; lago. O, they are our friends; but one cup; People following.

I'll drink for you. Her. It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and Cas. I have drunk but one cup to-night, and valiant general, that upon certain tidings now that was craftily qualified ys too, and, behold, arrived, importing the mere** perdition of the what innovation it makes here : I am unforta * Throwing a slur upon his discipline. + Perhaps.

I To advance them. Ś Worthless hound.

# The term for a clog put on a hound to hinder his running, In the grossest manner.

e. Entire. +1 Rooms, or places in the castle. to Dismissed. Sý Slily mixed with water.

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nate in the infirmity, and dare not task iny,

He was a wight of high renown, weakness with any more.

And thou art but of low degree: Iago. What, man! 'tis a night of revels; the "Tis pride that pulls the country down, gallants desire it, 40,

Then take thine auld clouk about thee. Cas. Where are they?,

Some wine, ho!

0 lago. Here at the door ; I pray you, call Cas. Why, this is a more exquisite song them in.

than the other. Cas. I'll do't; but it dislikes me.

Iago. Will you hear it again?

[Exit Cassio. Cas. No; for I hold him to be unworthy of Iago. If I can fasten but one cup upon him, his place that does those things.-Well,--Hea. With that which he hath drunk to-night al. ven’s above all; and there be souls that must ready,

be saved,

and there be souls'must not be saved. He'll be as full of quarrel and offence

lago. It's true, good lieutenant. As my yonng mistress' doy. Now, my sick Cas. For mine own part, no'offence to the fool, Roderige,

general or any man of quality, -I hope to be
Whom love has turn'd almost the wrong side saved.

Tago. And so do I too, lieutenani.
To Desdemona hath to-night caroused

Cas. Ay, bút, by your leave, not before me;
Potations pottle deep; and he's to watch : the lieutenant is to be saved before the ancient
Three lads of Cyprus,-noble swelling spirits, Let's have no more of this ; let's to our affairs.
That hold their honours in a wary distance, Forgive us our sins !-Gentlemen, let's look to
The very elements of this warlike isle, our business. Do not think, gentlemen, I am
Have I to-night fluster'd with flowing cups,

drunk ; this is my ancient;this is my right And they watch too. Now, 'mongst this flock hand, and this is my left hand :- I am not of drunkards,

drunk now; I can stand well enough, and
Am I to put our Cassio in some action speak well enough.
That may offend the isle:--But here they come:

All. Excellent well.
If consequence do but approve my dream, Cas. Why, very well, then you must not
My boat sails freely both with wind and stream. I think then that I am drunk.

[Exit. Re-enter CASSIO, with him MONTANO, and

Mon. To the platform, masters ; come, let's Gentlemen.

set the watch. Cas. 'Fore heaven, they have given me a

Iago. You see this fellow that is gone be. rouse * already.

He is a soldier, fit to stand by Cæsar [fore; Mon. Good faith, a little one; not past a And give direction; and do but see his vice; pint, as I'm a soldier.

'Tis to his virtue 'a jast equinox, Iago. Some wine, ho !

The one as long as the other: 'tis pity uf him,

I fear, the trust Othello puts him in,
And let me the canakin clink,clink: [Sings. On some odd time of his infirmity
And let me the canakin clink :

Will shake this island.
A soldier's a man;


But is he often thus? A tife's but a span;

lago. 'Tis evermore the prologue to his Why then let a soldier drink.


watch the borologe a double set |\, '[sleep:

If drink rock not his cradle.
Some wine, boys! (Wine brought in.

Mon. "
Cas. 'Fore heaven, an excellent song.

It were well,
Iago. I learned it in England, where (in- Perhaps, he secs it not; or his good nature

The general were put in mind of it.
deed, they are most potent in potting ; your Prizes the virtue that appears in Cassio,
Dane, your German, and your swag-bellied And looks not on his evils; Is not this true ?
Hollander,--Drink, ho!--are nothing to your

Cas. Is your Englishman so expert in his

Iago. How now, Roderigo? [Aside. drinking? ni,, .

I pray yoụ, after the lieutenant; go.
Iugo. Why, he drinks you, with facility,


Mon. And 'tis great pity, that the noble
your Dane dead drunk; he sweats not to over.
throw your Almain ; he gives your Hollander Should hazard such a place, as his own second,

a vomit, ere the next pottle can be filled.
Cas. To the health of our general.

With one of an ingraft infirmity:

It were an honest action to say
Mon. I am for it, lieuteuant; and I'll do

So to the Moor.
you justice to
lugo. O sweet England !

lago. Not I, for this fair island:

I do love Cassio well, and would do much King Stephen was a worthy peeri To cure him of this evil. But hark! what His breeches cost him but a crown;

noise? (Cry within.--Help! help! He held them sixpence all too dear, Recenter Cassio, driving in RODERIGO.

With that he calld the tailor lown g. Cas. You rogue! you rascal!
A little more than enough. + Drink as much as you do. I A worthy fellow.
Clown. 49. While the clock strikes two rolinds, or four-2nd-twenty hours.

Rooted, settled.


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