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SCENE XI. Manent lago and Montano.
Mont. But is he often thus ?
lass. 'Tis evermore the prologue to his sleep
Mont. It were well
Enter Rodorigo. lago. How now, Rodorigo ? I pray you, after the Lieutenant, go. [Exit Rod.
Mont And 'tis great pity that the noble Moor
lago. Not 1, for this fair island ;
[1Vithin, Help! help
Caf. A knave teach me my duty! I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle.
Rod, Beat me
Mont, Nay, good Lieutenant ;
[Staying him. I pray you, Sir, hold your hand. Gas. Let me go, Sir, or I'll knock you o’er the maz-.
zard, Mont. Come, come, you're drunk. Caf. Drunk?
[They fight. lago. Away, I say; go out, and cry a mutiny.
[Exit Rodorigo. Nay, good Lieutenant-Alas, Gentlemen -Help, ho!
--Lieutenant Sir Montano Help, masters! here's a goodly watch indeed Who's that who rings the belldiablo, ho!
[Bell rings. The town will rise. Fie, fie, Lieutenant ! hold : You will be sham'd for ever..
SCENE Xll. Enter Othello and Attendants.
Oth. Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth chis ?
lago. I do not know ; friends all, but now, even now In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom Divesting them for bed; and then, but (As if some planet had unwitted men), Swords ont, and tilting one at other's breasts, In opposition bloody I can't speak Any beginning to this peevish odds, And 'would in action gloricus I had lost
Those legs that brought me to a part of it!
Oih. How comes it, Michael, you are thus forgot?
Oth. Worthy Montano, you were wont to be civil ::
What's the inatter,
Mont. Worthy Othello, I am hurt to danger;
Oth Nove, by Heav'n,
Mont. If partially affin'd, or leagu'd in office, ,
lago. Touch me not so near:
* felf charity, for charity inherent in the person's nature.
There comes a fellow crying out for help,
Oth. I know, lago,
Eriter Desdemona attended.
Def. What's the matter?
Oth. All is well, sweeting, come to bed,
lago. Marry, Heav'n forbid !
Cas. Reputation, reputation, reputation! oh I have lost my reputation ! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation ! lago, my reputation
Iago. As I am an honest man, I had thought you had receiv'd some bodily wound ; there is more sense in that than in reputation. Reputation is an idle and most false impolition ; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving. You have lost no reputation at all, un. less you repute yourself such a loser,
What, man, there are ways to recover the General again. You are but now cast in his mood, a punishment more in policy than in malice; even so as one would beat his offence. Jefs dog, to affright an imperious lion. Sue to him a: gain, and he's your's.
Caf. I will rather fue to be despis’d, than to deceive so good a commander, with fo flight, so drunken, and so indiscreet an officer. Drunk ? and speak parrot * and squabble ? swagger ? (wear and discourse fustian with one's own shadow ? Oh thou invincible spirit of wine! if thou hast go name to be known by, let us call thee devil,
lago. What was he that you follow'd with your sword? what had he done to you?
Caf. I know not, lago. Is't possible?
Caf. I remember a mass of things, but nothing diftinctly; a quarrel, but nothing wherefore. Oh, that men lhould put an enemy in their mouths, to steal away their brains! that we should with joy, plealance, rev.I, and applause; transform ourselves into beasts.
lago. Why, but you are now well enough: how came you thus recover'd ?
Caf. It has pleas'd the devil Drunkenness to give place to the devil Wrath ; one unperfectness thews me anncher, to make me frankly despite myself,
Iago. Come, you are too levere a moraler. As the time, the place, and the condition of this country stands, I could heartily with this had not bzfallen; but since it. is as it is, mend it tor your own good.
* A pl.rafe signifying to act foolith'y and childishly,