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lago. Come, coine, good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well us’d; exclaim no more against it. And, good lieutenant, I think, you think I love you.

Caf. I have well approv'd it, fir.-I drunk?

lago. You, or any man living, may be drunk at P some time, o man. "I'll tell you what you shall do -Our General's wife is now the General. I may say fo, in this respect, for that he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation, mark, and denotement of her parts and graces. Confess yourself freely to her; 'importune her; she'll help to put you in your place again. She is ů of so free, lo kind, so apt, so blessed a disposition, that the holds it a vice in her goodness not to do more than she is requested. This broken joint between you and her husband intreat her to splinter. And, my fortunes againft any lay worth naming, this crack of your love shall grow stronger than it was before.

Caf. You advise me well.

lago. I protest, in the fincerity of love, and's honest kindness.

Caf. I think it freely; and betimes in the morning ? will I beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me.

1 am desperate of my fortunes, if they check ice · here.

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lago. You are in the right. Good-night, lieutenant; I muft to the watch. Caf. Good-night, honest Iago.

[Exit Caffio.

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Tago. And what's he then, that says, I play the villain?
When this advice is free I give, and honest,
o Probal to thinking, and indeed the course
To win the Moor again. For 'tis moft easy

Th'inclining Desdemona to subdue
In any honest suit; she's frain'd as fruitful
As the free elements. And then for her
To win the Moor, were 't to renounce his baptisin,
All seals and symbols of redeemed sin,
His soul is so enfetter'd to her love,
That she may make, unmake, do what she list,
Even as her appetite shall play the God
With his weak function. How am I then a villain,
To counsel Caffic to this parallel course,
Directly to his good ? • Divinity of Hell !
When devils will their blackest fins put on,
They do suggest at first with heavenly shews,
As I do now. -For while this honeft fool

o So the qu's and fo's; R. Probable; e P. and H. read, 'Tis bell's divinity all after, Likely

wben, &c. c The fo's were for were's.

f The three ist fo's and C. tbe for d P. and all after, except C. omis ibeir. How.

Plies Desdemona to repair his. & fortune,
And she for himn pleads strongly to the Moor;
I'll pour this pestilence into his ear,

That she repeals him for her body's luft :
And by how much she strives to do him good,
She shall undo her credit with the Moor.
So will I turn her virtue into pitch;
And out of her own goodness make the net,
That shall enmesh them all. How. now, Roderigo ?

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Enter Roderigo. Rod. I do follow here in the chace, not like a hound that hunts, but one that fills up the cry. My money is almost spent; I have been to-night exceedingly well cudgelld;

and I think the issue will be, I shall have so much experience for my pains, kas that comes to, and no money at all, and with that wit“ return to Venice.

lago. How poor are they that have not patience !
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Thou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcraft;
And wit depends on dilatory time.

no money at all.

8 The qu's and C. fortunes.

so no

money at all; the rest, and so with h H. and P. omit do. i The qu's omit and.

m So the 1st q; the 2d reads, and * So the aft q; the rest omit, as that with a little more wil, &c. the rest, and comes to.

a little more wir, &c. So the aft q; the ad q. reads, and So the qu's; the rest, return again

80 Venice.


Does't not go well? Caffio hath beaten thee,
And thou by that small hurt haft cashier'd Caffio,
Tho' other things " grow fair againft the fun,
• Yet fruits that blossom forft P will firft be ripe.
Content thyself awhile. By th' mass, 'tis morning :
Pleasure and action make the time seem short,
Retire thee; go where thou art billeted.
Away, I say. Thou shalt know more hereafter.
Nay get thee gone. [Exit Rod.]. Two things are to be done;
My wife must move for Caffio to her mistress :
* I'll set her on :
Myself " a while, " to draw the Moor apart,
And bring him jump, when he may Caffio find
Solliciting his wife, -ay, that's the way :
Dull not device by coldness and delay.


• The ad q. grew.

draw, &c. P. reads, I'll for ber on ts The 1kq. But for Yet.

draw, &c. H. I'U set ber on, fodretu, 9.H reads, are not fint ripe. • The ad q. fire for forf.

W T. W. J. and C. read tbe zobile ; s So che qu's and C; the rest, In trotb büt perhaps a wbile fignifies the same, for By ebmafs.

and may be a contraction of at ibe • The qu's, some for two.

gbile. u So the qu's; the fo's and R. point * . reads will for x, chus, r'll set ber on myself swobile, to


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Caf..? STERS, play here, I will content your

pains, Something that's brief; and bid, Good-morrow, General.

[Mufick plays, and enter Clown from the house. Clown. Why, masters, have your instruments been at Naples, that they · speak i'th' nose thus?

Muf. How, fir, how?
Clown. Are these, I pray you, callid wind instruments ?
Mus. Ay, marry are they, fir.
Clown. O, thereby hangs a tail.
Muf. Whereby hangs a tale, fir?

6 So the qu's and C; the rest, in for

y This scene, first described by R. 2 Second q. Mafter.

. This direction first restored by T. from the 2d q.

cc. play for sent.
d The ift 4. omits you.
• All but qu's omít callid.



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