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And to defend ourselves it be a fin,
When violence affails us.

Oth. Now, by heaven,
My blood begins my fafer guides to rule;
And paffion, having my best judgment collied,
Afsays to lead the way. If I once ftit,
Or do but lift this arm, the best of you
Shall sink in my rebuke. Give me to know
How this foul rout began; who set it on;
And he that is approv'd in this offence,
Tho' he had twinn'd with me, both at a birth,
* Shall y loose me, -What, in a town of war,
Yet wild, the people's hearts brim-full of fear,
To manage private and domeftick * quarrels
In night, and on the court and guard of fafety?
'Tis monstrous. blago, who began 't?

Mont. If, partially affin'd, or · leagu'd in office,
Thou doft deliver more or less than truth,
Thou art ņo Toldier.

i So the fo's; collied is a word very or disjoined. C. reads laofts; all the much in use in Warwickshire, Leicester- reít, lose for lonie. bire, and thereabouts, fignifying foiled Ź So the qu's; the reft, quarrel. or dirried. The quis, coold; Çaquell d; a F.H. y, and , of Guard oed the reft, çokrid.

Saf.rs u The ift q. Zauns, if I firse; the b So all before P; he and all after, ad, Iforce I Pirrita

exeept C, incint Say before Iago, w So aļl before R; who reads bis for c For began't, the ift q. begen; the sbis; fallowed by P. and H,

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The qu's, partialiry,
y The qu's, fo's and R, read loose me Al before P sead league
(as in the text) i. e, bę loosed from meg

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lago. Touch me not so near :
I had rather have this tongue 'cut & from my mouth
Than it should do offence to Michael Caffio:
Yet I persuade myself, to speak the truth
Shall nothing wrong him. Thus it is, General :
Montano and inyself being in fpeech,
There comes a fellow crying out for help,
And Caffio following * him with determin'd sword,
To execute upon him. Sir, this gentleman
Steps in to Cafio, and intreats his pause;
Myself the crying fellow did pursue,
Left by his clamour (as it fo fell out)
The town might fall in fright. He, lwift of foot,
Out-ran my purpose: 'and I return'd "the rather
For that I heard the clink and fall of fwords,
And Caffio high in oath; which 'till to-night
I ne'er might say before. When I came back,
(For this was brief) I found them close together
At blow and thrust; even as again they were
When you yourself did part them.
More of this matter P can I not report
But men are men; the best sometimes forget ;
Though Caffio did some little wrong to him,
As men in rage strike 9 those that with them beft,

! The qu's, our far eme,
& The ad q. of bis for from my.

h After speak the three laft fo's and R. add to.

i The fo's and R. This for Tbus,

* so all before P; he and the rest, except 6. amit bitka

* So all before P; he and the ret,
except C. omit and.

* The ift f. eben for the
m The aft q. carbs.
n The ift q. fee for fag.

ö So the qu's and C; the rest, cannot
1.report.
P Second q, obem,

Yet,

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Yet, surely, Casio, I believe,., receiv'd
From him that Hled some strange indignity,
Which patience could not pafs.

Oth. I know, lago,
Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter,
Making it light to Caffio, Caffio, I love thce,
But never more be officer of mine.

Enter Desdemoną attended.
Look, if my gentle love be not rais'd

up I'll make thee an example.

Def. What's the matter, ' Dear?

Oth. All's well now, Sweeting ; ' come away to bed.
Sir, for your hurts, myself will be your furgeon.
Lead him off.
lago, look with care about the town,

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And filence those whom this vile brawl distracted.
Come, Desdemona, 'tis the soldiers' life,
To have their balmy slumbers wak’d with strife. , [Exeunt,

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Manent Iago and Cassio,
lago. What, are you hurt, lieutenant?
Caf. " Ay, past all surgery.
Tagor Marry, * heaven forbid !

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? The qu's, P. and all after, except C. omit Dear.

. So the qu's and C ; the rest omit

? Before sweeting, J. inserts Here. v C. reads, come let's away.

w So all before P. who omits Ay; followed by the rest, çxcept C.

Cafe

Cas. y Reputation, reputation, reputation! zoh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part, . fir, of myself, and what remains is beftial. My reputation, lago, my reputation

lago. As I am an honest man, " I thought you had receiv'd some bodily wound; there is more offence in that than in reputation. Reputation is an idle, and most falle -mposition; oft got without merit, and loft without deserve ing. You have loft no reputation at all, unless you repute yourself such a loser, What, man? there are ways to recover the General again. You are but now cast in his mood, a punishment more in policy than in malice; even so as one would beat his offenceless dog, to affright, an imperious lion, Sue to him again, and he's yours.

Caf. I will rather sue to be despis’d, than to deceive so good a commander, with so light, so drunken and so indiscreet an officer. Drunk, and 8 speak Parrot, and squabble, swagger, swear ? and discourse fufian with one's own fha

oft q.

* The ist q. God for beaven. ligbe. y The qu’s and C. repeat reputation

'c What is in italic is omitted in the but twice here. 2 The ist q. omits ob.

f Speak parrot.] A phrase fignifying a So the qu's; the rest omit for. to a&t foolishly and childishly. So Sbel

So the qu's and C; the rest, I bad fox, tbcugbt, &c.

Tbese maidens full mekely with many b So the qu's and C; the rest, sense divers flour, for offence.

Freshly obey dress and make sweete my + The fo's and R. insert more before boure, quanto

Witb spake parrot I pray fo% full cour. So the qu's; the rest, figbe for tconfly bei fay.

W. & The 2d q. omits if

dow?

dow? O thou invifible spirit of wine; if thou haft no name to be known by, let us call the devil. .

lags. What was he that you follow'd with your sword ? what had he done to you?

Caf. I know not. lago. Is't possible ?

Cal. I remember a mafs of things, but nothing diftin&ly : á quarrel, but nothing wherefore. i O God, that men fhould put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should k with joy, revel, pleasure and applause, transform ourselves into beasts.

Iage. Why, but you are now well enough. How came you thus recovered?

Caf. It hath pleas'd the devil, Drunkenness, to give place to the devil, Wrath; one unperfectness shews me another, . to make me frankly despise niyself.

lags. Come, you are too fevere á moraler. As the time, the place, ' and the condition of this country stands, I could heartily wish this had not m so befallen : but since it is as it is, mend it for your own good.

Caf. I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell me, I am a drunkard : Had I as many mouths as Hydra, fuch an antwer would ftop them all. To be now a fenfible man; by and by a fool, and presently a beaft!-- Every " inordinatę cup is unblets’d, and the ingredient is a devil,

So the It q; the rest, Ob ebot sen,

The qu's omit and.
m So the ist q; the rest omit foo'

The ft 9. unordinate,
• The qu's and C. ingredience.

i So the qu's and C; the rest, with joy, pleafance, rovel, and applause, &c.

lago.

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