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And i, (God bless the mark !) his Moorship's an- Rod. My name is-Roderigo." cient.
Bra. The worse welcome: Rod. By heaven, I rather would have been his I have charg'd thee, not to haunt about my hangman.
In honest plainness thou hast heard me say lago. But there's no remedy; 'tis the curse of My daughter is not for thee; aud now, in mac'. service ;
ness, Preferment goes by letter and affection,
Being full of supper and distempering draughts
Rod. Sir, sir, Sir, Sir,
Bra. But thou must needs be sure, To love the Moor.
My spirit and my place have iu then power Rod. I would not follow him then.
To make this bitter to thee. lago. O Sir, content you ;
Rod. Patience, good Sir. I follow him to serve my turn upon him:
Bra. What tell'st thou me of robbing ? this is
Rod. Most grave Brabantio,
cause we come to do you service, you think we
lago. I am one, Sir, that comes to tell you Do themselves homage : these fellows have some your daughter and the Moor are now making thu soul;
beast with two backs. And such a one do I profess myself.
Bra. Thou art a villain. For, Sir,
lago. You are-a scnaiur. It is as sure as you are Roderigo,
Bra. This thou shalt answer: I know thee Were I the Moor, I would not be lago :
Roderigo. In following bim, I follow but myself ;
Rod. Sir, I will answer any thing. But I beHeaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end ;
IP't be your pleasure, and most wise consent,
At this odd-even and dull watch o'the night,
Rod. What a full fortune does the thick-lips If this be kuown to you, and your allowance,
(owe + We then bave done you bold and saucy wrongs : lago. Call up her father,
But if you know not this, my manners tell me, Rouse him; make after him, poison his delight, We have your wrong rebuke. Do not believe Proclaim him in the streets; incense her kins. That from the sense of all civility, (ence ; men,
If thus would play and tride with your reverAnd, though he in a fertile climate dwell,
Your daughter, if you have not given her Plague him with flies; though that his joy be joy,
leave, Yet throw such changes of vexation on't, I say again, hath made a gross revolt; As it may lose some colour.
Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes, Rod. Here is her father's house : I'll call in an extravagant ģ and wheeling stranger, (self aloud.
Of here and every where : Straight salisty your.
Let loose on me the justice of the state
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho!
This accident is not unlike my dream,
[bags ! Light, I say ! light! [Exit from above. Look to your house, your daughter, and your lago. Farewell ; for I must leave you : Thieves ! thieves !
It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place,
To be produc'd (as, if I stay, I shall,)
Against the Moor: For, I do know, the state, Bra. What is the reason of this terrible sum- However this may gall him with some check, What is the matter there?
(mons ? Cannot with safety cast || him ; for he's embark'd Rod. Signior, is all your family within 1 With such loud reason to the Cyprus' wars, lago. Are your doors lock'd ?
(Which even now stand in act,) that, for their Bra. Why? wherefore ask you this!
(soul ; To lead their business; in wbich regard,
Yet, for necessity of present life,
Lead to the Sagittary the rais'd search ;
And there will I be with him. So, farewell.
(Exit. voice ? Bra. Not l; What are you?
• A lone farm house. + Nephews, herc mcans grande
1 A Spanish horse. • Related. † Possess. | Wandering.
Enter below, BRABANTIO, and Servants with Iago. By Janus, I think no.
Oth. The servants of the duke, and my lieu.
tenant. Bra. It is too true an evil : gone she is : And what's to come of my despised time,
The goodness of the night upon you, friends!
What is the news ?
Cas. The duke does greet you, general;
And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance, father
Even on the instant. Hy didst thou know 'twas she? O thou de
Oth. What is the matter, think you? ceiv'st me
Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divise ; Past thought !—What said she to you ?—Get more Have sent a dozen sequent · messengers
It is a business of some heat : The gallies tapers;
[you ! Raise all my kindred.- Are they married think | This very night at one another's heels ; Rod. Truly, I think, they are.
And many of the consuls, rais'd, and met, Bra. O heaven !-How got she out 1-0 trea- Are at the duke's already: You have been hotly son of the blood !
call'd for; Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' When, being not at your lodging to be found, minds
The senate hath sent about three several quests, By what you see them act.- Are there not charms To search you out . By which the property of youth and maidhood
Oth. 'Tis well I am found by you. May be abus'd'? Have you not read, Roderigo,
I will but spend a word bere in the bouse. of some such thing?
And go with you.
(Exit. Rod. Yes, Sir; I have indeed.
Cas. Ancient, what makes me here? Bra. Call up my brother.-o that you had
lago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land had her ?
carack, Some one way, some another.-Do you know
If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.
Cas. I do not understand.
Iago. He's married.
Cas. To who?
Iago. Marry, to-Come, captain, will you got I may command at most :Get weapons, ho !
oth. Have with you. And raise some special officers of night.
Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for yon. On, good Roderigo ;-I'll deserve your pains.
[Ereunt. Enter BRABANTIO, RODERICO, and Officers of
Night with Torches and Weapons. SCENE II.-The same. - Another Street. Iago. It is Brabantio :-general, be advised ;
He comes to bad intent. Enter OTHELLO, Iago, and Attendants.
Oth, Holla! stand there ! Iago. Though in the trade of war I have slain Rod. Signior, it is the Moor. men,
Bra. Down with him, thief! Yet do I hold it very stuff o'the conscience,
(They draw on both sides. To do no contriv'd murder; I lack iniquity Iago. You, Roderigo! come, Sir, I am for you, Sometimes, to me do service : Nine or ten times
Oth. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew I had thought to have yerk'd him here under the
will rust them.
Good signior, you shall more command with Oth. 'Tis better as it is.
Than with your weapons. lago. Nay, but he prated,
Bra. O thou foul thief, where bast thou stou'd And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms
my daughter? Against your honour,
Damn'd as thou art, thou hast enchanted her : That, with the little godliness I have,
For I'll refer me to all things of sense,
So opposite to marriage, that she shunn'd
Judge me the world, if 'tis not gross in sense, Oth. Let him do his spite :
That thou hast practis'd on ber with foul cbarms; My services, which I bave done the signiory, Abus'd her delicate youth with drugs, or mig. Shall out-tongue his complaints. "Tis yet to
(our, That waken motion : I'll have it disputed on; (Which, when I know that boasting is an hon- 'Tis probable, and palpable to thinking. I shall promulgate,) I fetch my life and being I therefore apprehend and do attach thee, From men of royal siege, and my demerits For an abuser of the world, a practiser. May speak, unbonnetted, to as proud a fortune of arts inbibited and out of warrant :As this that I bave reach'd : For know, lago, Lay hold upon him; if he do resist, But that I love the gentle Desdemona,
Subdue him at his peril. I would not my unhoused free condition
Oth. Hold your hands, Put into circumspection and confine
Both you of my inclining, and the rest : For the sea's worth. But, look ! what lights coine were it my cue to fight, I should have known it yonder !
Without a prompter. - Where will yon that I go Enter Cassio, at a distance, and certain
To answer this your charge 1
Bra. To prison : till fit time
Of law, and course of direct session,
Oth. What if I do obey ? Oth. Not 1 : 1 must be found ;
How may the duke be therewith satisfied; My parts, my title, and my perfect soul,
Whose messengers are here about my side, Shall manifest me rightly. is it they ?
Upon some present business of the state,
To bring ine to hini?
+ A heb vesel dieaning in Sbukspeare as merits.
Scene III. OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE. 207 01. 'Tis true, most worthy siguior,
Enter BRABANTIO, OTHELLO, lago, RODERIGO The duke's in council ; and your noble self,
and Officers. I am sure, is sent for.
Duke. Valiant Othello, we must straight enu. Bra. How ! the duke in council!
ploy you la this time of the night !-Bring him away: Against the general enemy Ottoman. Mine's not an idle cause : the duke himself,
I did not see you ; welcome, gentle Signior; or any of my brothers of the state,
[To BRABANTIO Cannot bat feel this wrong as 'twere their own : We lack'd your counsel and your help to-night. For if such actions may have passage free, Bra. So did I your's : Good your grace, pardon Bond-slaves and pagaus * shall our statesmen be.
Iness, [Exeunt. Neither my place, nor aught I heard of busj.
Hath rais'd me from my bed ; nor doth the ge. SCENE III.-The same.-A Council Chamber.
neral care The DUKE and SENATORS, sitting at a Table ; | Take hold on me ; for my particular grief Officers attending.
Is of so food-gate' and o'erbearing nature, Duke. There is no composition + in these That it engluts and swallows other sorrows,
And it is still itself.
(news, That gives them credit. I Sen. Indeed, they are disproportion'd;
Duke. Why, what's the matter? My letters say, a hundred and seven gallies.
Bra. My daughter | 0 my daughter! Duke. And mine, a bundred and forty.
Sen, Dead ? 2 Sen. And mine two hundred :
Bra. Ay, to me; But though they jump not on a just account,
She is abus'd, stolen from me, and corrupted (As in these cases, where the aim reports,
By spells and medicines bought of mountebauks; 'Tis oft with difference,) yet do they all confirm
For nature so preposterously to err, A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus.
Being not deficient, blind, or lame of sense, Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judg. Sans witchcraft could notment ;
Duke. Whoe'er he be, that in this foul proI do not so secure me in the error,
ceeding, But the main article I do approve,
Hath thus beguil'd your daughter of herself, lo feartal sense.
And you of her, the bloody book of law Sailor. (Within.] What ho! what ho! what You shall yourself read in the bitter letter, ho !
After your own sense ; yea, though our proper
Bra. Humbly I thank your grace.
Here is the man, this Moor ; whom now it
Your special mandate, for the state affairs, So was I bid report here to the state,
Hath hither brought.
Duke & Sen. We are very sorry for it.
Duke. What, in your own part, can you say 1 Sen. This cannot be,
to this ?
[TO OTHELLO. By no assay of reason ; 'tis pageant,
Bra. Nothing but this is so. To keep us in false gaze : When we consider Oth. Most potent, grave, and reverend sig. The importancy of Cyprus to the Turk;
niors, And let ourselves again but understand,
My very noble and approv'd good masters, That, as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes, That i bave ta’en away this old man's daughter, So may he with more facile question 1 bear it,
It is most true ; true, I have married her ; For that it stands not in such warlike brace, ý
The very head and front of my offending But altogether lacks the abilities
Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my That Rhodes is dress’d in :-if we make thought and little bless'd with the set phrase of peace ;
For since these arms of mine had seven years! To leave that latest which concerns bim first;
(us'd Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain,
Till now some nine moons wasted, they have
Their dearest action ( in the tented field;
More than pertains to feats of broil and battle;
And therefore little shall I grace my cause,
In speaking for myself : Yet, by your gracious
I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver
What conjuration, aud what mighty magic,
I won his daughter with.
Bra. A maiden never bold;
Of spirit so still and quiet, that her motion
Of years, of country, credit, every thing.-
To fall in love with what she fear'd to look on ?
It is a judgment maim'd and most imperfect, Duke. Tis certain then for Cyprus.
That will confess-perfection so could could err Marcus Lucchese, is he not in town ?
Against all rules of nature; and must be driven 1 Sen. He's now in Florence.
To find out practices of cunning hell, Duke. Write from us; wish him post-post. Why this should be. I therefore vouch again, haste : despatch.
That with some mixtures powerful o'er tb 1 Sen. Here comes Brabantio, with the valiant
Or with some dram conjur'd to this effect,
He wrought upon her.
+ Accusation. 1 Best exertion
Withont more certain and more overt-test, Good Brabantio,
Than their bare hands.
Bra. I pray you, bear her speak; Subdue and poison this young maid's affec- If she confess that she was half the wooer, tionis ?
Destruction on my head, if my bad blue Or came it by request, and such fair question Light on the man !--Come hither, gentle mis As soul to soul aflordeth ?
tress; Oth. I do beseech you,
Do you perceive in all this noble company,
Where most you owe obedience?
I do perceive bere a divided duty :
To you, I am bound for life and education ; Not only take away, but let your sentence My life and education both do learn me Even fall upon my life.
How to respect you : you are the lord of duty, Duke. Fetch Desdeinona hither.
I am hitherto your daughter : But here's my Oth. Ancient, conduct them; you best know
And so much duty as my mother show'd
Due to the Moor my lord.
Bra. God be with you !--I have done :How I did thrive in this fair lady's love, Please it your grace, on to the state affairs ; And she in mine.
I had rather to adopt a child, than get it. Duke. Say it, Othello.
Come hither, Moor:
Ljewel, That I have pass'd.
I would keep from thee.- For your sabe, I ran it through, even from my boyish days, I am glad at soul I have no other child ; To the very moment that he bade me tell it. For thy escape would teach me tyranny, Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances, To hang clogs on them.--I have done, my lord. Of moving accidents, by flood, and field;
Duke. Let me speak like yourself ; . and lay of bair-breadth scapes i'the imminent deadly
(lovers Of being taken by the insolent foe, [breach; Which as a grise, t or step, may help these And sold to slavery ; of my redemption thence, Into your favours. And portance in iny travel's history:
Wher remedies are past, the griefs are ended, Wherein of antres || vast, and desarts idle, By seeing the worst, which late on hopes deRough quarries, rocks, and bills whose heads
peuded. touch beaven,
To mourn a mischief that is past and gone, It was my hint to speak, such was the process is the best way to draw new mischief on. And of the Cannibals that each other eat, What cannot be preserv'd when fortune takes, The Anthropophagi, and men whose beads Patience ber injury a mockery makes. Do grow beneath their shoulders. These things The robb'd, that smiles, steals something froin to hear,
the thief; Would Desdemona seriously incline : (thence ; He robs himself, that spends a bootless grief. But still the house affairs would draw her Bra. So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile; Which ever as she could with haste despatch, We lose it not, so long as we can smile. She'd come again, and with a greedy ear He bears the sentence well, that nothing bears Devour up my discourse : Which I observing, But the free comfort which from thence be Took once a pliant hour, and found good
hears : means
But he bears both the sentence and the sorrow, To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, That, to pay grief, must of poor patience bora That I would all my pilgriinage dilate,
row. Whereof by parcels she had something heard, These sentences, to sugar, or to gall, But not intentively :** I did consent ;
Being strong on both sides, are equivocal : And often did beguile her of ber tears,
But words are words; I never yet did bear, When I did speak of some distressful stroke,
Tbat the bruis'd heart was pierced through the That my youth sutler'd. My story being done,
ear. I She gave me for my pains a world of sighs ; I humbly beseech you, proceed to the affairs of She swore, in faith, 'twas strange, 'twas pass- state. ing strange ;
Duke. The Turk with a most mighty prepar. 'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful ;
ation makes for Cyprus :
-Othello, the forti. She wish'd she had not heard it; yet she tude of the place is best known to you : Aud wish'd
though we bave there a substitute of most alThat heaven had made her such a man; she lowed sufficiency, yet opinion, a sovereign mis. thank'd me ; tress of effects, throws a more safer voice
on And bade me if I had a friend that lov'd ber, you: you must therefore be content to slubbers I should but teach him how to tell my story, the gloss of your new fortunes with this more And that would woo her. Upon this hint, I stubborn and boisterous expedition. She lov'd me for the dangers I had pass'd, (spake :
Oth. The tyrant custom, most grave senators, And I lov'd her that she did pity them.
Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war This only is the witchcraft I have us'd ;
My thrice driven bed of down: I do aguize Here comes the lady, let her witness it.
A'natural and prompt alacrity,
I find in hardness; and do nudertake Enter DESDEMONA, lago, and Attendants. These present wars against the Ottomites. Duke. I think this tale would win my daugh Most humbly therefore bending to your state, ter too.
I crave fit disposition for my wise,
Due reference of place, and exibition, • Proof.
+ Weak show. 1 The sign of the fictitious creature so called. • As you yourself wonld speak. + Grier, from degrees | My behaviour.
Caves. Mentioned + 1.6. That wounds of sorrow were ever cured by by Mandeville, and also by Sir Walter Raleigh.
words of consolation. ** Attentively.
Scene II. OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE.
of love, of worldly matters, and direction, As levels with her breeding.
To spend with thee, we must obey the time. Duke. If you please,
[Exeunt OTHELLO and DESDEMONA. Be't at her father's.
Rod. lago. Bra, l'll not bave it so.
lago. W bat say'st thou, noble heart? Olh. Nor I.
Rod. What will I do, thinkest thou? Des. Nor 1 ; I would not there reside,
Iago. Why, go to bed, and sleep. To put my father in impatient thoughts,
Rod. I will incontinently * drown myself. By being in his eye. Most gracious duke,
lago. Well, thou dost, I shall never love To my unfolding lend a gracious ear ;
thee after it. Why, thou silly gentleman ! And let me find a charter in your voice,
Rod. It is silliness to live, when to live is a To assist my simpleness.
torment: and then have we a prescription to Duke. What would you, Desdemona ?
die, when death is our physician. Des. That I did love the Moor to live with lago. O villainous ! I have looked upon the him,
world for four times seven years; and since I My downright violence and storm of fortunes could distinguish between a benefit and an inMay trumpet to the world; my heart's sub-jury, I never found a man that knew how to dued
love himself, Ere I would say, I would drown Even to the very quality of my lord :
myself for the love of a Guinea-hen, t I would I saw Othello's visage in his mind;
change my humanity with a baboon. And to bis honours, and his valiant parts,
Rod. What should I do? I confess it is my Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.
shame to be so fond ; but it is not in virtue to So that, dear lords, if I be left behind,
amend it. A moth of peace, and he go to the war,
lago. Virtue ? a fig! 'tis in ourselves, that we The rights for which I love him, are bereft me, are thus, or thus. Our bodies are our gardens ; And I a beavy interim shall support
to the which our wills are gardeners : so that By his dear absence : Let me go with him. if we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce ; set Oth. Your voices, lords :-'beseech you, let hyssop, and weed up thyme : supply it with her will
oue gender of herbs, or distract it with many; Have a free way.
either to have it steril with idleness, or manVouch with me, heaven ; I therefore beg it not ured with industry; why, the power and corTo please the palate of my appetite;
rigible authority of this lies in our wills. If Nor to comply with heat, the young affects, the balance of our lives had not one scale of In my distinct and proper satisfaction ;
reason to poise another of sensuality, the blood But to be free and bounteous to her mind : and baseness of our natures would conduct us And heaven defend + your good souls, that you to most preposterous conclusions : But we have think
reason to cool our raging motions, our camnal I will your serious and great business scant, stings, our unbitted 1 lusts : wbereof I take this, For i she is with me: No, when light-wing'd that you call-love, to be a sect, ý or scion. toys
Rod. It cannot be. or feather a Cupid seel 6 with wanton dulness lago. It is merely a lust of the blood, and a Hy speculative and active instruments,
permission of the will. Come, be a man ; That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Drown thyself? drown cats and blind puppies. Let housewives make a skillet || of my helm, I have professed me thy friend, and I conless And all indign and base adversities
me knit to thy deserving with cables of perMake head against my estimation !
durable toughness; I could never better stead Duke. Be it as you shall privately determine, thee than now. Put money in thy purse; tolEither for her stay or going : the affair cries, low these wars ; defeat thy favour with an baste, usurped beard ; | I say, put money
in thy And speed must answer it: you must hence pnrse. It cannot be, that Desdemona should to-night.
long continue her love to the Moor,-put Des. To-night, my lord ?
mouey in thy purse ;-nor be bis to her: it was Duke. This pight.
a violent commencement, and thou shalt see Oth. With all my heart.
an answerable sequestration ;-put but money Duke. At nine i’the morning here we'll meet in thy purse.-These Moors are changeable in again.
their wills;-fill, thy purse with money : the Otbello, leave some officer behind,
food that to him now is as luscious as locusts, And he shall our commission bring to yon ; shall be to bim shortly as bitter as coloquintida. With such things else of quality and respect, She must change for youth : when she is sated As doth import you.
with his body, she will find the error of her Oth. Please your grace, my ancient ;
choice.-She must have change, she must : A man he is of honesty and trust :
therefore put money in thy puise.-If thou To his conveyance I assign my wife, [think wilt needs damn thyself, do it a more delicate With what else needful your good grace shall way than drowning. Make all the money thou To be sent after me.
canst : If sanctimony and a frail vow, betwixt Duke. Let it be so.
an erring & barbarian and a supersubile VeneGood night to every one.-And, noble Signior, tian, be not too hard for my wits, and all the tribe
(To BRABANTIO. of bell, thou shalt enjoy ber; therefore make If virtue no delighted beauty lack,
money. A pox of drowning thyself! it is clean Your son-in-law is far inore fair than black, out of the way : seek thou rather to be hanged 1 Sen. Adieu, brave Moor! use Desdemona in compassing thy joy, than to be drowned well.
and go without her. Bra. Look to ber, Moor; have a quick eye to Rod. Wilt thou be fast to my hopes, If I de. see ;
pend on the issue? Sbe has deceiv'd her father, and may thee. lago. Thou art sure of me ;-Go, make
(Exeunt DUKE, SENATORS, Officers, &c. money :- I have told thee often, 'aud 'I re-tell Oth. My life upon her faith.-Honest lago, thee again and again, I hate the Moor: My My Desdemona must I leave to thee;
cause is hearted: tbine hath no less reason : i proythee, let thy wife attend on her ;
Let us be conjunctive in our revenge againsi And bring them after in the best advantage.- bim: if thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyCorne, Desdemona ; I have but an hour
• Immediately. The cant term for a prostitute. Da slitt means profession ; ise the life of a soldier. Unbridled & A sect is what the gardeners call a + Forbid. I Because. Blind. cutting
il.c. Alter your effeminate visage, by 1 A small kettle.