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Def. Tis meete I should be vsde so, very well ; How haue I bin behau'd, that he might sticke The smallest opinion, op my greatest abuse t.
Enter lago, and Emillia.
Def. I cannot tell : those that doe teach young babes
lag. What is the matter lady?
Em. Alas lago, my lord hath so bewhor'd her,
Def. Am I that name lago ?
Em. He call’d her whore: a begger in his drinke,
lag. Why did he fo?
Em. Has the forsooke so many noble matches,
Def. It is my wretched fortune.
Em. I will be hang'd, if some eternall villaine,
t leaf misuse. $10 I anda
Des. If any such there be *, heauen pardon him.
Em. A halter pardon him, and hell gnaw his bones :
Iag. Speake within dores.
Em. O fie vpon him ; fome such fquire he was,
lag. You are a foole, goe to.
Def. O good lago.
lag. I pray you be content, tis but his humour,
+ Here I kneele
Def. If t'were no other.
lag. Tis but so, I warrant you,
And the great messengers of Venice stay,
Rod. I doe not finde that thou dealst iustly with me.
Rod. Euery day, thou doffist me, with some deuise Iago ;
lag. Will you heare me Roderigo ?
Rod. Faith $ I haue heard too much, for your words,
lag. You charge me most vniustly.
Rod. I haue * wasted my felfe out of meanes : the iewels you haue had from me, to deliuer to Desdemona, would halfe haue corrupted a votarist: you haue told me she has receiu'd em, and return'd mee expectation, and comforts, of suddaine respect, and acquittance t, but I finde none.
lag. Well, goe to, very good !!.
Rod. Very well, goe to, I cannot goe to man, it is not very well, by this hand **, I say tis very scuruy, and begin to finde my felfe fopt in it.
lag. Very well.
Rod. I say it is not very well : I will make my selfe knowne to Desdemona, if she will returne me my iewels, I will giue 1 Tbe meate. l now.
* Wirb rought but trutb : I baue. facquaintance.
** by this band, omitted. VOL. IV.
ouer my suite, and repent my volawfull sollicitation, if not, assure your felfe I'le seeke satisfaction of you.
lag. You haue said now.
Rod. I, and I haue said nothing, but what I protest entendment of doing.
lag. Why now I see there's mettle in thee, and euen from this time * 'doe build on thee, a better opinion then euer before, giue me thy hand Roderigo : thou hast taken against me a most iust conception, but yet I protest, I haue delt most directly in thy affaires +.
Rod. It hath not appeared.
lag. I grant indeed it hath not appear'd, and your fufpition is not without wit and iudgement : but Roderigo, if thou hast that within thee indeed, which I haue greater reason to beleeue now, then euer, I meane purpose, courage, and valour, this night shew it, if thou the next night following enioyest not Desdemona, take mee from this world with treachery, and deuise engines for my life.
Rod. Well, is it within reason and compasse ?
lag. Sir, there is especiall command come from Venice, To depute Cassio in Othello's place.
Rod. Is that true? why then Othello and Desdemona Returne againe to Venice. lag. O no, he goes into Mauritania, and takes away with
Rod. How doe you meane remouing of him?
lag. Why, by making him vncapable of Othello's place, Knocking out his braines.
Rod. And that you would haue me to doe.
lag. I, and if you dare doe your felfe a profit, and right, hee sups to night with a harlot #, and thither will I goe to
him ;-he knowes not yet of his honourable fortune: if you will watch his going thence, which I will fashion to fall out betweene twelue and one, you may take him at your pleasure: I will be neere to second your attempt, and hee shall fall betweene vs : come, stand not amaz’d at it, but goe along with mee, I will shew you such a necessity in his death, that you fall thinke your selfe bound to put it on him. It is now high supper time, and the night growes to wast: about it.
Enter Othello, Desdemona, Lodouico, Emillia, and at.
Rod. I will heare further reason for this. lag. And you shall be satisfied.
Ex. Iag. and Rod. Lod. I do beseech you sir, trouble your selfe no further. Oth O pardon me, it shall doe me good to walke. Lod. Madame, good night, I humbly thanke your ladiship. Def. Your honour is most welcome. Oth. Will you walke fir:Desdemona: Def. My lord.
Oth. Get you to bed, o'the instant I will be return'd, forthwith, dispatch your attendant there,- looke it be done.
Def. He faies he will returne incontinent:
Em. Dismisse me?
Def. It was his bidding, therefore good Emillia,
Em. If would you had neuer seene him.