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and lips :-Is it possible ? -Confess !-Handkerchief!-0 devil!
[Falls in a Trance. Iago. Work on, My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are caught; And many worthy and chaste dames, even thus, All guiltless meet reproach.—What, ho! my lord!
My lord, I say! Othello!-How now, Cassió?
Cas. What is the matter?
Iago. My lord is fallen into an epilepsy;
Cas. Rub him about the temples.
No, forbear :
[Erit Cassio. How is it, general ? have
head ? Oth. Dost thou mock me?
I mock you! no, by heaven: 'Would, you would bear
fortunes like a man. Oth. A horned man's a monster, and a beast.
Iago. There's many a beast then in a populous city, And many a civil monster.
Oth. Did he confess it?
Good sir, be a man;
That nightly lie in those unproper 5 beds,
Oth. O, thou art wise; 'tis certain.
awhile apart; Confine yourself but in a patient list.“ Whilst you were here, .ere while mad with your
Dost thou hear, Iago?
That's not amiss i But yet keep time in all. Will
[OTHELLO withdrazes. Now will I question Cassio of Bianca,
6 Within the bounds of patience.
A housewife, that, by selling her desires,
As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad;
Cas. The worser, that you give me the addition, Whose want even kills me.
Iago. Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure of't. Now, if this suit lay in Bianca's power,
[Speaking lower. How quickly should you speed ? Cas.
Alas, poor caitiff!
Now he importunes him To tell it o'er : Go to; well said, well said. [Aside.
Iago. She gives it out, that you shall marry her: Do
you intend it? Cas.
Ha, ha, ha!
Oth. Do you triumph, Roman? do you triumph?
[Aside. Cas. I marry. her!—what? a customer!' I pr’ythee, bear some charity to my wit; do not think it so unwholesome. Ha, ha, ha!
Oth. So, so, so, so: They laugh that win. [Aside.
lago. 'Faith, the cry goes, that you shall marry her.
Cas. Pr'ythee, say true.
[Aside. Cas. This is the monkey's own giving out: she is persuaded I will marry her, out of her own love and fattery, not out of my promise. Oth. Iago beckons me; now he begins the story.
[Aside. Cas. She was here even now; she haunts me in every place. I was, the other day, talking on the sea-bank with certain Venetians; and thither conjes this bauble; by this hand, she falls thus about my
Oth. Crying, () dear Cassio! as it were : his gesture imports it.
[Aside. Cas. So hangs, and lolls, and weeps upon me; so hales, and pulls me: ha, ha, ha!
Oth. Now he tells, how she pluck'd him to my chamber: 0, I see that nose of yours, but not that dog I shall throw it to.
[Aside. Cas. Well, I must leave her company. Iago. Before me! look where she comes.
I A common woman.
Cas. 'Tis such another fitchew!? marry, a perfumed one.--What do you mean by this haunting of me?
Bian. Let the devil and his dam haunt you! What did you mean by that same handkerchief, you gave me even now? I was a fine fool to take it. I must take out the whole work?-A likely piece of work, that you should find it in your chamber, and not know who left it there! This is some minx's token, and I must take out the work? There,-give it your hobby-horse: wheresoever you had it, I'll take out no work on't.
Cas. How now, my sweet Bianca ? how now? how now? Oth. By heaven, that should be my handkerchief!
[Aside, Bian. An you'll come to supper to night, you may : an you will not, come when you are next prepared for.
Iago. Well, I may chance to see you ; for I would very fain speak with you.
Cas. Pr'ythee, come; Will you ? .
2 A pole-cat.