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Caf. I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell me I am a drunkard! had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast!
Every inordinate cup is unblefs'd, and the ingredient is a devil.
lago. Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well usd : exclaim no more against it. And, good Lieutenant, I think you think I love you.
Caf. I have well approv'd it, Sir. I drunk!
lago. You, or any man living, may be drunk at some time, man.
Thall do. Our General's wife is now the General. I may say foʻin this refpect; for that he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation, mark, and denotement of her parts and graces. Confess yourself freely to her: im. portune her help, to put you in your place again. She is of ro free, so kind, so apt, so blessed a disposition, The holds it a vice in her goodness not to do more than she is requested. This broken joint between you and her busband, intreat her to splinter. And, my fortunes against any lay worth naming, this crack of your love shall grow stronger than it was before.
Caf. You advise me well.
lazo. I protest, in the sincerity of love, and honest kindness.
Caf. I think it freely; and betimes in the morning I will beleech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me: I am desperate of my fortunes, if they check me here.
lago. You are in the right. Good night, Lieutenant, I mult to the watch. Caf. Good night, honest layo. [Exit Callio
SCENE Iago. And what's he then that says I play the villain ? When this advice is free I give, and honest, Likely to thinking, and indeed the course To win the Moor again. For ’tis most easy Th'inclicing Desdemona to subdue In any honelt suit; she's fram'd as fruitful As the free elements : and then for her
To win the Moor, were't to renounce his baptism,
For while this honest fool
Enter Rodorigo.. Rod. I do follow here in the chase, not like a hound that hunts, but one that fills up the cry. My money is almost spent; I have been to-night exceedingly well cudgelled; and I think the issue will be, I shall have so much experience for my pains; and fo with no money at all, and a little more wit, retorn again to Venice.
lago. How poor are they that have not patience ? What wound did ever heal but by degrees ? Thou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcrast; And wit depends on dilatory time. Does't not go well ? Callio hath beaten thee, And thou by that small hurt haft cashier'd Callio. Tho' other things grow fair against the sun, Yet fruits that bloffom first will first be ripe: Content thyself a while. In troth, 'tis morning : Plealure and action make the hours seem short.
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Retire thee; go where thou art billeted;
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Enter Caffio, with musicians.
Something that's brief ; and bid, good mor
row, General. [Music plays, and enter Clown from the house. Clown. Why, masters, have your initruments been in Naples, that they speak i' th’nofe thus ?
Muf. How, Sir, how ?
Muf. Weil, Sir, we will not.
have any music that may not be heard, to't again : but, as they lay, to hear mutic the General does not greatly care.
Muf. We have none such, Sir.
Clown. Then put up your pipes in your bag, and hic away. Go, vauith into air, away. [Exeunt Musicians. Caf, Dolt thou hear, mibe honest friend? VOL. VIII.
Glown. No, I hear not your honest friend ; I hear you.
Caf. Pr’ythee, keep up thy quillets, there's a poor piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends the General's wife be stirring, tell her there's one (allio intreats of her a little favour of speech. Wilt thou do this?
Clown, She is stirring, Sir; if she will stir hither, I shall seem to notify unto her.
[Exit Clown. Caf. Do, my good friend.
To him, Enter Iago, In happy time, Iago.
lago. You have not been a bed then ?
Caf. Why, no; the day had broke before we parted.
lago. I'll send her presently ;
To him, ënter Æmilia.
Caf. Yet I beseech you,
Æmil. Pray you, come in;
To speak your bosom freely.
[Exeunt, SCENE II. Enter Othello, Iago, and Gentlemen.
Oih. These letters give, lago, to the pilot, And by him do my duties to the senate ; That done, I will be walking on the works, Repair there to me.
lago. My good Lord, I'll do't. Oin. This fortification, Gentlemen, shall we see't ?
Gent. We'll wait upon your Lordship. [Exeunt. SCENE III. Changes to an apartment in the palace.
Enter Desdemona, Callio, and Æmilia. Def. Be thou affur'd, good Callio, I will do A!! my abilities in thy behalf.
Æmil. Good ladan, do : I know it grieves my As if the cause were his,
Cafe Most bounteous Madam,
Def. I know't, I thank you ; you do love my Lord,
Caf. Ay, but, Lady,
Def, Do not doubt that ; before Æmilia here,