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Æmilia, run you to the citadel,
[Exeunt, Iago following.
A bed-chamber : Desdemona is discovered asleep in ber bud.
Enter Othello with a light k.
& P, T, and H. omit you.
a sword, for he intended all along to h So the qu’s; the rest, afore for 1 frangle his wife in her bed) and in the pray:
utmost agony of mind says, he has a i The fo's call this Scena Secunda. caufe for his cruelty, a cause not to be
k and a sword is added by P. and all named to the chaste stars: 'tis fit thereafter, except C.
fore Desdemona should die. I'll put out ! Here C. direets, [Taking off bis the ligbt, and iben--strangle her, he is sword, and laying it by.
going to say; but this recalls a thousand m P.'s duodecimo, and for as. tender ideas in his troubled soul: he stops
n T. inserts this direction (Lays down fort If I quencb obe taper, bow easy 'tis Ibe sword; followed by all after except ro restore its former ligbe; but O DesdeC.
mona, if once I put out iby iig bi, &c. • H. reads by for the.
Upton's Critical Observations, Oibello enters with a taper (not with
If I quench thce, thou flaming minister,
Def. Who's there? Othello ?
•p So all before P; he and all after, except C. omit me,
9 So the qu's; the rest, by ligbe for ebine.
r So the jitq; the rest, cunningIt.
s The it q. return for relumine; the fo's, relumie.
Here T. and all after direa [Sets. ducun ibe safer,
u So the qu's and H; the rest, aby for ebe,
* So the qu's; the rest, bee for il,
* The qu's, A for Ob.
2 So the ift q; the ad, ante mais ;
a So the ift q; the rest, One for Once.
b So all before P; he and all after, except C. omit and.
So che qu's and C; the reß, ibai's for róis.
d So the aft q; the rest, wbere for
• The etro firt fo's, Dejuenen.
Def. Ay, my Lord.
Oth. If you bethink yourself of any crime Unreconcil'd as yet to heaven and grace, Solicit for it straight.
Def. ' Alas, my Lord, what & may you mean by that?
Oth. Well, do it, and be brief. I will walk by.
Def. Talk you of killing?
you are fatal then, When your eyes rowl so. Why I should fear, I know not, Since ' guiltiness I know not: * but yet I feel, I fear.
Oth. Think on thy sins.
Def. That death's unnatural, that kills for loving.
f So the qu's and C; the reft, Alack except C. omit bei. for Alas.
1 The three last fo's, love, & The ad q. doe for may.
* The ad q. 10 for I. h So the qu's and C; the rest, bea. * The qu's omit Ay.
• H. reads, wbat! kill for loving! i So all before P; he and all after, &c. but C. guilt for guiltiness.
? The xd g. knaw. So all before P; he and all after,
These are portents : but yetI hope, I hope,
Oth. Peace, and be still.
Oth. That handkerchief
Def. No, by my life and soul : fend for the man,
Oth. Sweet foul, take heed, take heed of perjury; Thou art on thy death-bed.
Def, Ay, but not yet to die.
Oth, · Yes, presently:
Dij, w Oh heaven have mercy on ime!
Def, And have you mercy too!- I never did
in my life; never lov'd Casio, But with such general warranty of heaven, As I might love. I never gave him token.
Oih. By heaven, I saw my handkerchief * in his hand. . Operjur'd woman, thou dost stone ' my heart,
9 The qu's read I bope but once. u So che ift q; the reft, cicepties
The rit q. points thus, I will, fos for conceit, wbai's be matter ?
* The qu's, Tben Lord bave mercy, So the cu's, two ift fo's and c; &c. the rest omit to.
* So the qu's; the rest, it's for in So the qu's, H. and C; the rest bis. pmit rein
y The ift q, iby for my.
And makest me call, what I intend to do,
Des. He found it then;
Oth. He hath confeft.
Oth. No his mouth is stopp d.
Def. My fear interprets then. What, is he dead?
Oth. Had all his hairs been lives, my great revenge
Def. Alas, he is betray'd, and " I undone.
strive Def. But half an hour.
z So the ist 9; the rest omit And. 2 The ist q. uds death for usd sbee.
The fo's, R. and P, Ob, my fear interprets, &c.
« The fo's, R. and P. omit then,
H. Ob! wobar, is, &c.
d H. I'm for I.