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Defi Am I that name, lago ?
lags. What name, fair Lady ?
Des. Such as she said, my Lord did say I was.

Æmil. He call'd her whore;, a beggar in his drink,
Could not have laid such terms upon his callet.

lag. Why did he lo ?
Def. I do not know; I am sure I am none fuch.
Iago. Do not weep, do not weep; alas, tlie day!

Æmil. Hath fhe forsook so many noble matches,
Her father, and her country, and her friends
To be call'd whore? Would it not make one weep?

Def It is my wretched' fortune.
lago. Beshrew him for it! How comes this trick upon him?
Def. Nay, heaven doth know.

Æmil. I will be hang'd, if some eternal villain,
Some busy, and insinuating rogue,
Some cogging, cozening Nave, to get some office,
* Have not devis'd this flander : I'll be hang'd else.

lago. Fie, there is no such man; it is impossible.
Def. If any such there 8 be, heaven pardon him!

Æmil. A halter pardon him, and hell gnaw his boñes !
Why should he call her whore? Who keeps her company?
What place? what time? what form? what likelyhood ?
The Moor's abus'd by some "most villainous knave,
Some base notorious knave, fome (curvy fellow.
O' heaven, that such a companions' thou’dst unfold!

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lago. Speak within doors.

Æmil. Oh, fie upon ° them! Some such 'squire he was, That turn'd

your wit the seamy side without; And made you to suspect me with the Moor,

lago. You are a fool; go to.

Def. P O good lago,
What shall I do to win my Lord again?
Good friend, go to him; for by this light of heaven,
I know not how I lost him. Here I kneel; [Kneeling.
If e'er my will did trespass 'gainst his love,
* Either in discourse, or thought, or actual deed;
Or that mine eyes, mine ears, or any sense,
Delighted them in any other form ;
Or tliat I do not yet, and ever did,
And ever will (though he do shake me off
To beggarly divorcement) love him dearly,
Comfort forfivear me! Unkindness may do much;
And his unkindness may defeat my life,
But never taint my love. I cannot say, whore;
It docs abhor me, now I speak the word;

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Not the world's mass of vanity could make me.

lago. I pray you, be content ; 'tis but his humour;
The business of the state does him offence,
* And he does chide with you.

Def. If 'twere no other

lago. 'Tis but so, I warrant Y you. [Trumpets: Hark how these instruments summon ? you to supper ! * And the great messengers of Venice stay; Go in, and weep not; all things shall be well.

[Exeunt Desdemona and Æinilia.

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Enter Roderigo to Iago.
How now, Roderigo ?

Rod. I do not find that thou deal'st juftly with me.
laga. What in the contrary?

Rod. Every day thou doft'ft me with some device, lago; and rather as it seems to me now, keep'st froin me all conveniency, than supplieft me with the least advantage of hope. I will indeed no longer endure it. Nor at I yet persuaded to put up in peace what already I have foolishly suffer'd.

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Iago. Will you hear me, Roderigo ?

Rod. "Faith, I have heard too much, e for your words and performances are no kin together.

lago. You charge me most unjustly.

Rod. : With nought but truth. I have wasted myself out of b my means. The jewels you have had from me to deliver i to Desdemona, would half have corrupted a votarist. You have told ine she hath receiv'd them, and return’d me expectations and comforts of sudden respect and * acquittance; but I find none.

lago. Well, go to; very ! well,

Rod. Very well? go to ? I cannot go to, man, "nor 'tis not very well ; " by this hand, ° I say, it is P very scurvy, and begin to find myself a fob'd in it.

Iago. Very well.

Rod. "I say it is not very well. I will inake myself known to Desdemona: if she will return me my jewels, I will give over my fuit, and repent my unlawful solicitation; if not, assure yourself, I will seek satisfaction of you.

lago. You have said now.

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Rod. Ay, and I have said nothing, but what I proteft intendment of doing.

lago. Why, now I see there's mettle in thee; and even from this . instant do' build on thee a better opinion than ever before. Give me thy hand, Roderigo. Thou hast taken against ine a most juft" exception; but "yet I protest, I have dealt most directly in thy * affair.

Rod. It hath not appear'd.

lago. I grant indeed, it hath not appear’d; and your fufpicion is not without wit and judgment. But, Roderigo, if thou hast that y within thee indeed, which I have greater reason to believe now than ever (1 inean, purpose, courage, and valour) this night shew it. If thou the next night following ? enjoyest not Desdemona, take me from this world with treachery, and devise engines for my life.

Rod. Well; what is it? is it within reason and compass?

Iago. Sir, there is especial • commission come from Venice to depute Callio in Othello's place.

Rod. Is that true? Why, then Othello and Desdemona return again to Venice. lago. Oh no, he

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