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Ev'n on the instant.
? Caf. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine ; It is a business of some heat. The gallies . Have fent a dozen fequent messengers This very night at one anothers heels: And many of the consuls rais’d and met, Are at the Duke's already. You have been hotly callid 1 When, being not at your lodging to be found, [for, The senate sent above three several quelts, To search you out,
Oth. 'Tis well I am found by you :
[Exit Othello.. Gas. Ancient, what makes he here?
lago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land-carrack;; If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.
Caf. I do not understand.. lago. He's married. Caf. To whom? laga. Marry to Come, Captain, will you go??
Oih. Have with you.
S.GE- N . E:
Enter Brabantio, Rodorigo, with officers and torchesa.
lago. It is Brabantio : General, be advis'd; He comes to bad intent.
Oth, Holla ? Itand there. ·
[They draw on both sides. Iago. You, Rodorigo! come, Sir, I am for you Oth. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will i
ruft 'em, Good Signior, you fhall more command with years, Than with your weapons. Bra, o thou foul thief ! where haft thou stow'd myy
Damn'd as thou art, thou hast inchanted her ;,
Oih. Hold your hands,
Where will you I go.
Bra. To prison, till fit time
Oth. What if I do obey ?
the Duke be there with satisfied,
Off. True, most worthy Signior,
Bra. How ! the Duke in council ?
brothers of the state, Cannot but feel this wrong as ?twere their own; For if such adions may have passage free, Bond-slaves and Pagans shall our statesmen be. (Excunda
SCENE VII. Changes to the senate-house. Duke and Senators, set at a table with lights, and Ata
Duke. There is no composition * in these news, That gives them credit.
i Sen. Indeed they're disproportion'd; My letters fay, a hundred and seven gallies. . Duke. And mine a hundred and forty.
2. Sen: And mine two hundred. But though they jump not on a just account, (As in these cases, where th' aim reports, [is oft with diff'rence); yet do they all confirm A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus,
Duke. Nay, it is poflible enough to judgment; I do not fo fecure me in the error, but the main article I do approve in fearful sense. [Sailor within.] What hoa! what hoa! what hoa ! :
Enier Sailor.. of. A messenger from the gallies. Duke. Now!
what's the business? Sail. The Turkish-preparation makes for Rhodes ; , So was I bid, report here to the state.
Duke. How say you by this change?
i Sen. This cannot be, By no assay of reason. 'Tis a pageant, To keep us in fase gaze; when we consider Th’importancy of Cyprus to the Turk, And let ourselves again but understand, 'I hat as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes, . So may he with more facile question bear it; For that it stands not in such warlike brace, But all together lacks th' abilities That Rhodes is dress’d in. jf we make thought of this, We must not think the Turk is so unskilful, To leave that latest which concerns him first; Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain, To wake, and wage, a danger profiless.
composition, for consistency, concordancy,
Duke. Nay, in all confidence he's not for Rhodes..
Enter a. Meslenger..
I Sen. Ay, so I thought; how many, as you guess?
Mell. Of thirty fail; and now they do re-stem Their backward course, bearing with frank appearance: Their purposes toward Cyprus. Signior Montano, Your trusty and most valiant servitor, With his free duty, recommends you thus, And prays you to believe him.
Duke. 'Tis certain then for Cyprus: Marcus, Luc-. Is he not here in town ?
To them, enter Brabantio, Othello,, Caffio, lago, Rodo-.
rigo, and officers..
Duke. Valiant Othello, we must streight employ you, Against the general enemy Ottoman. I did not see you ; welcome, gentle Signior : [To Brab. We lack'd your counsel and your help to.night.
Bra. So did I your's; good your Grace, pardon me;
Duke. Why? what's the matter ?
Bra. To me, ;
(Being not deficient, blind, or lame of fenfe), Sans witchcraft could not
Duke. Whoe'er he be that in this foul proceeding Hath thus beguild your daughter of herself, . And you of her, the bloody book of law
You thall yourself read in the bitter letter,
Bra. Humbly I thank your Grace.
All. We're very sorry for't.
[To Othel, Dra. Nothing, but this is fo.
Oth. Most potent, grave, and reverend Signiors,
head and front of my offending
Bra. A maiden, never bold ;