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if such tricks as these strip, you out of
cellent courtesy! 'tis so indeed.
Enter Othello and Attendants. Oth. O my fair warrior. I believe, notwithstanding Mr. Steevens's quotation, that Othello calls his wife a warrior, because she had embarked with him on a warlike expedition.
If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy. It is remarkable that in the passage, quoted from Terence by Mr. Malone as a parallel to this, interfeci is printed for interfici in every one of these three editions Theobald reads, if I were now to die, which is easier than the other reading, it; if, however, we continue to read it, the
passage is sufficiently intelligible; it seems to me a Latinism; si jam moriendum fuerit. Si moriendum est pro te.-Q. Curt.
O, you are well tun'd now!
As honest as I am. I would read let down, with Mr. Pope and the modern editors.
I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip. I doubt what is the true reading and explanation of this line. I incline to think that there is a corruption.
What, in a town of war,
"Tis monstrous. I
approve of Mr. Malone's transposition, and would read with him, on the court of guard and safety. It is observable that Theobald has made the same transposition, and given his reason for it in a note.
Thus it is, general,
To execute upon him.
[To Montano, who is led off. I incline to think that Malone is right.
Chaos is come again.
Men should be what they seem ;
I think Dr. Johnson has explained this rightly.
Iago. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
I would adopt Sir Thomas Hanmer's emendation, make, which, I think, is very ably supported by Malone.
'Tis not to make me jealous,
This, I confess, notwithstanding the explanations, I do not understand : more virtuous than what? I therefore wish to read with the ignorant editor of the second folio, and the modern editors, most virtuous.
Should you do so, my lord,
Mr. Steevens is right.
I agree with Mr. Malone, that Dr. Percy's explanation of forked plague, is the true one.
I agree with Mr. Steevens.
Nay, this was but his dream.
I agree with Dr. Johnson.
P. 668.-564.-- 553.
Notwithstanding all that is said against it, I incline to adopt Theobald's reading, nor.
You may, indeed, say so ;
I am not quite convinced that no satirical allusion to the order of baronets was intended
in this place.
Mr. Steevens is clearly right.
Some correction appears to me necessary. We should either read subdues with Dr. Johnson, or adopt Theobald's reading
and it indues
I incline to prefer Dr. Johnson's emendation.
Bian. 'Tis very good ; I must be circumstanc'd.
As knaves be such abroad,
But they must blab.