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" Keep yet their hearts attending on themfelves; " And, throwing but shows of fervice on their Lords, “ Well thrive by them; and when they've lin’d their
Rod. What a full fortune does the thick-lips owe,
lago Call up her father,
lose some colour,
lago. Do with like timorous accent, and dire yell, " As when, by night and negligence, the fire " Is spread in populous cities."
Rod. What, ho! Brabantio! Signior Brabantio ! ho, lago. A wake! whát, ho! Brabantio! ho! thieves !
thieves ! Look to your house, your daughter and your bags : Thieves ! thieves !
S C Ε Ν Ε 1. Brabantio appears above at a window. Bra. What is the reason of this terrible summons? What is the matter there? Rod. Signior, is all your family within ? complement. i.e. fulness.
lago. Are all doors lock'd ? Bra. Why? wherefore ask you this? lago. Zounds! sir, you're robb’d: for shame, put
on your gown;
wits? Rod. Most Reverend Signior, do you
voice ? Bra. Not I ; what are you? Rod, My name is Rodoriço.
Bra. The worse welcome ;
Rod. Sir, sir, Sir
Bra. But thou must needs be sure, My spirit and my place have in their
power To make this bitter to thee,
Rod. Patience, good sir.
Bra. What tell’st thou me of robbing? this is veMy house is not a grange.
[nice : Rod. Molt grave Brabantio, In fimple and pure soul I come to you.
lago. Zounds ! Sir, you are one of those that will not ferve God, if the devil bid you. Because we come to do you service, you think we are ruflians; you'll have your daughter cover'd with a Barbary horse, you'll have yar nephews neigh to you, you'll have coursers for cousins, and gennels for germanes.
Bra. What profane wretch art thou ?
lago. I ain one, Sir, that comes to tell you, your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.
Bra. Thou art a villain. lago. You are a fenator, VOL. VIII.
Bra. 'This thou shalt answer. I know thee, Rodorigo.
Rod. Sir, I will answer any thing. But I beseech you f't be your pleasure and most wife consent, (As partly i find it is), that your fair daughter Be at this odd even and dull watch o'th' night, Transported with no worse nor better guard, But with a knave of hire, a Gundalier, To the gross clafps of a lascivious Moor ; It this be known to you, and your allowance, We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs. But if you know not this, my manners tell me, We have your wrong rebuke. Do not believe, 'That from the sense of all civility I thus would play, and trifle with your reverence, Your daughter, if you have not given her leave, 1 say again, hath made a grofs revolt; Tying her duty, beauty, wit, fortunes; To an extravagant and wheeling stranger, Of here and every where ; straight fatisfy yourself. If she be in her chamber, or your house, Let loose on me the justice of the state For thus deluding you.
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho ! Give me a taper ;-call up
my people; This accident is not unlike my dream, Belief of it oppresses me already. Light, I say, light! [Exit Brabantio from above.
Tago. Farewel; for I must leave you. It seems not meet, nor wholsome to my place, To be produc'd (as, if I stay, I shall) Against the Moor. For I do know, the state, However this may gall him with some check, Cannot with safety cast him. For he's embark'd With such loud reason to the Cyprus wars, Which ev'n now stand in act, that, for their souls, Another of his fadom they have none, To lead their business. In which regard, Tho' I do hate him as I do hell's pains, Yet, for necessity of present life, I must shew out a flag and sign of love : which is indeed but lign. That you may surely find
Lead to the Sagittary the raised fearch ;
S CE N E III. Enter Brabantio, and Servants with torches.Braz It is too true an evil. Gone she is; And what's to come of my despited * time, is nought but bitterness. Now, Rodorigo, Where didit thou see her ? oh unhappy girl ! With the Moor; faidst thou? who would be a father?" How didit thou know 'twas The ? oh, the deceives me Palt thought What said she to you ? get more
tapersRaise all my kindrei-are they married, think you?
Rod. Truly I think they are.
Bra. Oh Heaven ! how gat lhe out? Oh treason of
my blood ! Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds
fee-them act. Are there not charms, . By which the property of youth and maidhood May be abus'd ? have you not read, Rodorigo, of some such thing?
Rod. Yes, Sir, I have indeed.
Bra, Call up my brother: oh, 'would you had had Some one way, so ne another -Do you know [her ! Where we may apprehend her and the Moor?
Rod, I think I can discover him, if you please To get good guard, and go along with me.
Bra. Pray you lead on. At every house I'll call, I may command at most ; get weapons, hoa ! And raise some special officers of might : 0n, good Rodorigo, I'll deserve your pains. . [Exeunt:
Changes to anther street before the Sagittary. Enter Othello, lago, and Attendants with torches..
lago. Tho' in the trade of war I have llain men,, Yet do I hold it very stuff o'ch'conscience
• I. 6, vexatious,
To do no contriv'd murther : I lack iniquity
Oth. 'Tis better as it is.
lago. Nay, but he prated,
Oth. Let him do his spight:
SCENE V. Enter Caffio with torches. lazo. Those are the raised father, and his friends : You were best
Oth Not I: I must be found.
lago. By Janus, I think, no.
Oth. The servants of the Duke, and my lieutenant, The goodness of the night upon your friends! What is the news
s? Caf. The Duke dues greet you, General ; And he requires your hafte, poft hafte, appearance,
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