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I shall promulgate,) I fetch my life and being
yonder ? Enter Cassio, at a distance, and certain Officers with
Not I: I must be found;
Iago. By Janus, I think no.
Oth. The servants of the duke, and lieutenant, 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, Even on the instant. Oth.
What is the matter, think you? Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine; It is a business of some heat: the gallies Have sent a dozen sequent messengers This very night, at one another's heels;
And many of the consuls 15, rais'd, and met,
'Tis well I am found by you.
Ancient, what makes he here? lago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land ca.
Cas. I do not understand.
To who? Re-enter OTHELLO. Iago. Marry, to-Come, captain, will you go? Oth.
Have with you. Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for you.
Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, and Officers of night,
with torches and weapons.
Hola! stand there!
Down with him, thief!
[They draw on both sides. VOL. XIV.
Iago. You, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for you.
years, Than with your weapons. Bra. O thou foul thief, where hast thou stow'd my
Hold your hands,
Without a prompter.—Where will you that I go
To prison : till fit time
What if I do obey?
'Tis true, most worthy signior,
How! the duke in council!
of my brothers of the state,
The Same. A Council-Chamber.
The Duke, and Senators, sitting at a table; Officers
attending Duke. There is no composition in these news, That gives them credit.
Indeed, they are disproportiond; My letters say, a hundred and seven gallies.
Duke. And mine, a hundred and forty. 2 Sen.
And mine, two hundred: But though they jump not on a just account, (As in these cases, where the aim reports, "Tis oft with difference,) yet do they all confirm A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus.
Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judgement;
Sailor. [Within.] What ho! what ho! what ho!
Enter an Officer with a Sailor. Off. A messenger from the gallies. Duke.
Now? the business? Sail. The Turkish preparation makes for Rhodes; So was I bid report here to the state, By signior Angelo.
Duke. How say you by this change? 1 Sen.
This cannot be, By no assay
of reason; 'tis a pageant,