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Defd. Can you inquire him out, and be edified by report? Clo. I will cathechize the world for him, that is, make
questions And by them answer. Defd. Seeke him, bid him come hither, tell him I haue
moued my lord in his behalfe, and hope all will be well. Clo. To doe this is within the compasse of a man t, and therefore I'le attempt the doing of it.
Exit. Defd. Where should I loose that handkercher | Emillia ? Em. I know not madam.
Def. Beleeue me, I had rather loose my purse
Full of crusadoes: and but my noble Moore
Is true of minde, and made of no such basenesse,
As jealous creatures are, it were enough,
To put him to ill thinking.
Em. Is he not iealous.
Desd. Who he ? I thinke the sun where he was borne, Drew all such humors from him,
Em. Looke where he comes.
Def. I will not leaue him now,
Let Caffio be cald to him: how is it with you my lord ?
Oth. Well my good lady: 0 hardnesle to dissemble :
How doe you Desdemona ?
Def. Well, my good lord.
Oth. Giue me your hand, this hand is moist my lady.
Def. It yet has felt no age, nor knowne no forrow.
Oth. This argues fruitfulnesse and liberall heart,
Not || hot and moist, this hand of yours requires
A sequester from liberty: fasting and praying,
Much castigation, exercise deuout;
For heere's a young and swetting diuell here,
That commonly rebels: tis a good hand,
A franke one.
Def. You may indeed say so,
For twas that hand that gaue away my heart.
Oth. A liberall hand, the hearts of old gaue hands,
But our new herraldry is hands, not hearts.
Der. I cannot speake of this, come, come $, your promise.
Oth. What promise chucke?
Des. I haue sent to bid Cafio come speake with you.
Oth. I haue a salt and sullen rhume offends me,
Lend me thy handkercher *,
Def. Here my lord.
Oth. That which I gaue you.
Def. I'haue it not about me.
Def. No faith my lord.
Oth. Thats a fault : that handkercher *
Did an Egyptian to my mother giue,
She was a charmer, and could almost reade
The thoughts of people; he told her while she kept it,
T'would make her amiable, and subdue
Intirely to her loue: but if she lost it,
Or made a gift of it: my fathers eye
Should hold her lothely t, and his spirits should hunt
After new fancies : she dying, gaue it me,
And bid me when my fate would haue me wiue,
To giue it her; I did so, and take heede on't,
Make it a darling, like your pretious eye,
To loose, or giue't away, were such perdition,
As nothing else could match.
Defd. I'st possible?
Oth. Tis true, there's magicke in the web of it,
A Sybell that had numbred in the world,
The fun to make I two hundred compasses,
In her prophetique fury, fowed the worke;
The wormes were hallowed that did breed the silke,
And it was died in mummy, with || the skilfull
Conserues g of maidens hearts.
Def. Ifaith i'lt true ?
Oth. Most veritable, therefore looke to't well.
Def. Then would to God, that I had neuer feene it.
Oth. Ha, wherefore ?
Def. Why doe you speake so startingly and rashly t.
Oth. I'lt loft? i'lt gone ? speake, is it out o’the way?
Def. Heauen II bleste vs.
Oth. Say you?
Def. It is not lofi, but what and if it were ?
Def. I say it is not loft.
Oth. Fetch't, let me see it.
Def. Why so I can sir, but I will not now,
This is a tricke, to put me from my suite,
I pray let Casio, be receiu'd againe.
Oth. Fetch me that handkercher ll, my mind misgiues.
Def. Come, come, you'll neuer meete a more sufficient man.
Oth. The handkercher III.
$$ Des. I pray talke me of Callio.
Oth. The handkercher.
Def. A man that all his time,
Hath founded his good fortunes on your loue,
Shar'd dangers with you.
Oth. The handkercher H.
Def. Ifaith ** you are too blame. I course. Il wbicb. § Concerve,
• Indeed. t rah.
11 Heaven @mitted. bandkercbiefe. $$ These two speeches omitted.
Oth. Zouns .
Em. Is not this man iealous ?
Def. I ne're faw this before :
Sure there's some wonder in this handkercher *
I am most vnhappy in the lofle to
Enter Iago and Cassio.
Em. Tis not a yeere or two shewes vs a man,
They are all but stomacks, and we all but fonde ;
They eate vs hungerly, and when they are full,
They belch vs; looke you, Casio and my husband.
lag. There is no other way, tis she must doe it, And loe the happinesse, goe, and importune her.
Def. How now good Casio, what's the news with you!
Caf. Madam, my former suite: I doe beseech you,
That by your vertuous meanes, I may againe
Exist, and be a member of his loue,
Whom I, with all the duty t of my heart,
Intirely honour, I would not be delayed :
If my offence be of such mortall kind,
That neither & feruice past, nor present sorrowes,
Nor purpos'd merrit, in futurity
Can ransome me, into his louc againe,
But to know fo, must be my bencfit,
So shall I cloth me in a forc'd content,
And sboote | my felfe vp in some other course,
To fortunes almes.
Def. Alas thrice gentle Casio,
My aduocation is not now in tune;
My lord is not my lord, nor should I know him,
Were he in fauour, as in humor altred.
# bandkercbiegi lofte of it. It offices not my. Il fruto
So helpe me, euery fpirit fanctified,
As I haue spoken for you, all my best,
And stood within the blanke of his displeasure,
For my free speech : you must a while be patient,
What I can doe I will, and more I will
Then for my felfe I dare, let that suffice you.
lag. Is my lord angry?
Em. He went hence but now,
And certainely in strange vnquietnesse.
lag. Can he be angry? I haue seene the cannon, When it hath blowne his rankes into the
And (like the diuell) from his very arme,
Puft his owne brother, and can he be angry?
Something of moment then : I will goe meete him,
There's matter in't indeed, if he be angry.
Defd. I preethee do fo: fomething sure of state,
Either from Venice, or some vphatcht practice,
Made demonstrable here ia Cypres to him,
Hath pudled his cleere spirit, and in such cases
Mens natures wrangle with inferior things,
Tho great ones are the obiect,
Tis euen so: for let our finger ake,
And it endues our other heathfull members,
Euen to that sence of paine ; nay, we must thinke
Men are not gods,
Nor of them looke for such obseruances
As fits the bridall : beshrew me much Emillia
I was, (vnhandsome, warrior as I am)
Arraigning his vnkindensle with my foule ;
But now I finde, I had subbornd the witnesse,
And hee's indited falsly.
Em. Pray heauen it be state matters, as you thinke,
And no conception, noi no iealous toy