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Oth. Say you?
Def. Why, so I can, Sir ; but I will not now:
Def. A man, that all his time
Oth. The handkerchief-
S CE N E XI. Manent Desdemona and Æmilia.
Æmil. Is not this man jealous ?
Def. I ne'er saw this before.
Æmil. 'Tis not a year or two Thews us a man :
Enter lago and Callio.
Can ransom me into his love again ;
Del Alas, thrice.gentle Callio,
lago. Is my Lord angry?
Æmil. He went hence but now; And certainly in itrange unquietness.
lago, * Can he be angry? I have seen the cannon, # When it hach blown his ranks into the air, “ And, like the devil, from his very arm « Puft his own brother; and can he be angry? “ Something of moment then; I will yo meet him:
There's matter in't indeed, if he be angry. [Exit.
SC EN E XH:
Nay, we must think, men are not gods ::
And he's indited falfely.
Æmil. Pray Heav'n, it be
Def. Alas-the-day, I never gave him caufe.
Æmil. But jealous souls will not be answer'd fo;
Def. Heav'n keep that monster from Othello's mind !
Def. I will go seek him. Caffio, walk hereabout; If I do find him fit, I'll move your suit, And seek r'effect it to my uttermoft, Gaf, I humbly thank your Ladyship.
[Ex. Desdemona and Einilia, at one door
Caffio, at the other,
S. CE N E XIII.
Re-enter. Cafio, meeting. Bianca.
Caf. What makes you from home ?
Bian. And I was going to your lodging, Caffio. • What ? keep a week away? feven days and nights ?
Eightscore eight hours ? and lovers' absent hours, • More tedious than the dial, eightscore times ? • Oh weary reck’ning!
Cas. Pardon me, Bianca : I have this while with leaden thoughts been press'd ; But I shall in a more convenient time Strike off this score of absence. Sweet Bianca, [Giving her Desdemona's handkerchief
: Take me this work out.
Bian. Oh Caffio, whence came this ?
Caf. Go to, woman :
Throw your vile guesses in the devil's teeth,
Bian. Why, whose is it?
Caf. I know not ceither ; I found it in my chamber. I like the work well; ere it be demanded, As like enough it will, I'd have it copied : Take it, and do't, and leave me for this time.
Bian. Leave you ? wherefore ?
Caf. I do attend here on the General,
Bian. Why, I pray you ?
Bian. But that you do not love me ;
Cas.' 'Tis but a little way that I can bring you,
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A court before the palice.
Oth. Think lag. What, to kiss in private ? Oth. An unauthorised kiss ?
lago. Or to be naked with her friend in bed, An hour or more, not meaning any harm?
Oth, Naked in bed, lago, and not mean harm? • It is hypocrisy against the devil : • They that mean virtuously, and yet do so, • The devil their virtue tempts not; they tempt Heav'n.
Iago. If they do nothing, 'tis a venial flip: But if I give my wife a handkerchief
Oth. What then? lago. Why then, 'tis her's, my Lord; and being her's
She may, I think, bestow't on any man.
Oth. She is propertied of her honour too ; May she give that ?
lago. Her honour is an essence that's not seen; They have it very oft, that have it not. But for the handkerchief
Oth.“ By Heav'n, I would most gladly have forgot it; “ Thou said'lt -oh, it comes o'er my memory, “ As doth the raven o'er th’infected house,
Boading to ill, he had my handkerchief.
lago. What if I laid, I'd seen him do you wrong?
Oth. Hath he said any thing?
Iago. He hath, my Lord; but be you well assurd,
Osh. What hath he faid?
will Oib, « Lie with her ! lie on her! lie with her! that's te fulsome: handkerchief-confessionshandker." 66 chief handkerchief (to confess, and be hang'd for his labour.
First, to be bang'd, and " then to confess! t] I tremble at it“ Nature would not inveit berself in such shadowing " without lome induction. It is not words that shake “ mne thus-pilh-noses, ears, and lips-is't poflible ! confess !-handkerchief! -oh devil
[Falls in a trance. lago Work on, My medicine, work! thus credulous fools are caught ; And many worthy and chalte dames even thus,
convinc'd, for conquer'd, fub.du'd.