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THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO, MOOR OF VENICE
Dramatis Personae OTHELLO, the Moor, general of the Venetian forces DESDEMONA, his wife IAGO, ensign to Othello EMILIA, his wife, lady-in-waiting to Desdemona CASSIO, lieutenant to Othello THE DUKE OF VENICE BRABANTIO, Venetian Senator, father of Desdemona GRATIANO, nobleman of Venice, brother of Brabantio LODOVICO, nobleman of Venice, kinsman of Brabantio RODERIGO, rejected suitor of Desdemona BIANCA, mistress of Cassio MONTANO, a Cypriot official A Clown in service to Othello Senators, Sailors, Messengers, Officers, Gentlemen, Musicians, and
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Attendants SCENE: Venice and Cyprus ACT I. SCENE I. Venice. A street. Enter Roderigo and Iago. RODERIGO. O never tell me! I take it much unkindly That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse As if the strings were thine, shouldst know of this. IAGO. 'Sblood, but you will not hear me. If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me. RODERIGO. Thou told'st me thou didst hold him in thy hate. IAGO. Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city, In personal suit to make me his lieutenant, Off-capp'd to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price, I am worth no worse a place. But he, as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bumbast circumstance Horribly stuff'd with epithets of war, And, in conclusion, Nonsuits my mediators; for, "Certes," says he, "I have already chose my officer." And what was he? Forsooth, a great arithmetician, One Michael Cassio, a Florentine (A fellow almost damn'd in a fair wife) That never set a squadron in the field, Nor the division of a battle knows More than a spinster; unless the bookish theoric, Wherein the toged consuls can propose As masterly as he. Mere prattle without practice Is all his soldiership. But he, sir, had the election; And I, of whom his eyes had seen the proof At Rhodes, at Cyprus, and on other grounds Christian and heathen, must be belee'd and calm'd By debator and creditor. This counter-caster, He, in good time, must his lieutenant be, And I- God bless the mark!- his Moorship's
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ancient. RODERIGO. By heaven, I rather would have been his hangman. IAGO. Why, there's no remedy. 'Tis the curse of service, Preferment goes by letter and affection, And not by old gradation, where each second Stood heir to the first. Now, sir, be judge yourself Whether I in any just term am affined To love the Moor. RODERIGO. I would not follow him then. IAGO. O, sir, content you. I follow him to serve my turn upon him: We cannot all be masters, nor all masters Cannot be truly follow'd. You shall mark Many a duteous and knee-crooking knave, That doting on his own obsequious bondage Wears out his time, much like his master's ass, For nought but provender, and when he's old, cashier'd. Whip me such honest knaves. Others there are Who, trimm'd in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves And throwing but shows of service on their lords Do well thrive by them; and when they have lined their coats Do themselves homage. These fellows have some soul, And such a one do I profess myself. For, sir, It is as sure as you are Roderigo, Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago. In following him, I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so, for my peculiar end. For when my outward action doth demonstrate The native act and figure of my heart In complement extern, 'tis not long after But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at: I am not what I am. RODERIGO. What a full fortune does the thick-lips owe, If he can carry't thus! IAGO. Call up her father,
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Rouse him, make after him, poison his delight, Proclaim him in the streets, incense her kinsmen, And, though he in a fertile climate dwell, Plague him with flies. Though that his joy be joy, Yet throw such changes of vexation on't As it may lose some color. RODERIGO. Here is her father's house; I'll call a loud. IAGO. Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell As when, by night and negligence, the fire Is spied in populous cities. RODERIGO. What, ho, Brabantio! Signior Brabantio, ho! IAGO. Awake! What, ho, Brabantio! Thieves! Thieves! Thieves! Look to your house, your daughter, and your bags! Thieves! Thieves! Brabantio appears above, at a window. BRABANTIO. What is there a son of this terrible summons? What is the matter there? RODERIGO. Signior, is all your family within? IAGO. Are your doors lock'd? BRABANTIO. Why? Wherefore ask you this? IAGO. 'Zounds, sir, you're robb'd! For shame, put on your gown; Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul; Even now, very now, an old black ram Is topping your white ewe. Arise, arise! Awake the snorting citizens with the bell, Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you. Arise, I say! BRABANTIO. What, have you lost your have wits? RODERIGO. Most reverend signior, do you know my voice? BRABANTIO. Not I. What are you? RODERIGO. My name is Roderigo. BRABANTIO. The worser welcome. I have charged thee not to haunt about my doors. In honest plainness thou hast heard me say My daughter is not for thee; and now, in madness, Being full of supper and distempering draughts, Upon malicious bravery, dost thou come
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To start my quiet. RODERIGO. Sir, sir, sirBRABANTIO. But thou must needs be sure My spirit and my place have in them power To make this bitter to thee. RODERIGO. Patience, good sir. BRABANTIO. What tell'st thou me of robbing? This is Venice; My house is not a grange. RODERIGO. Most grave Brabantio, In simple and pure soul I come to you. IAGO. 'Zounds, sir, you are one of those that will not serve God, if the devil bid you. Because we come to do you service and you think we are ruffians, you'll have your daughter covered with a Barbary horse; you'll have your nephews neigh to you; you'll have coursers for cousins, and gennets for germans. BRABANTIO. What profane wretch art thou? IAGO. I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs. BRABANTIO. Thou are a villain. IAGO. You are- a senator. BRABANTIO. This thou shalt answer; I know thee, Roderigo. RODERIGO. Sir, I will answer anything. But, I beseech you, If't be your pleasure and most wise consent, As partly I find it is, that your fair daughter, At this odd-even and dull watch o' the night, Transported with no worse nor better guard But with a knave of common hire, a gondolier, To the gross clasps of a lascivious MoorIf 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, I say again, hath made a gross revolt, Tying her duty, beauty, wit, and fortunes
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In an extravagant and wheeling stranger Of here and everywhere. Straight satisfy yourself: If she be in her chamber or your house, Let loose on me the justice of the state For thus deluding you. BRABANTIO. Strike on the tinder, ho! Give me a taper! Call up all my people! This accident is not unlike my dream; Belief of it oppresses me already. Light, I say, light! Exit above. IAGO. Farewell, for I must leave you. It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place, To be produced- as, if I stay, I shallAgainst 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 even now stands in act, that, for their souls, Another of his fathom they have none To lead their business; in which regard, Though I do hate him as I do hell pains, Yet for necessity of present life, I must show out a flag and sign of love, Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely find him, Lead to the Sagittary the raised search, And there will I be with him. So farewell. Exit. Enter, below, Brabantio, in his nightgown, and Servants with torches. BRABANTIO. It is too true an evil: gone she is, And what's to come of my despised time Is nought but bitterness. Now, Roderigo, Where didst thou see her? O unhappy girl! With the Moor, say'st thou? Who would be a father! How didst thou know 'twas she? O, she deceives me Past thought! What said she to you? Get more tapers. Raise all my kindred. Are they married, think you? RODERIGO. Truly, I think they are.
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Or put upon you what restraint and grievance The law. I'll deserve your pains. Is there not charms By which the property of youth and maidhood May be abused? Have you not read. O heaven! How got she out? O treason of the blood! Fathers. ho! And raise some special officers of night. Nine or ten times I had thought to have yerk'd him here under the ribs. http://darkwing. Roderigo. And hath in his effect a voice potential As double as the Duke's. BRABANTIO. I may command at most.uoregon. Enter Othello. and Attendants with torches. OTHELLO. IAGO. Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience To do no contrived murther. Exeunt. if you please To get good guard and go along with me. But I pray you. I did full hard forbear him. some another. Call up my brother. Pray you. I have indeed. Another street. Though in the trade of war I have slain men. Do you know Where we may apprehend her and the Moor? RODERIGO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Are you fast married? Be assured of this. Iago. but he prated And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Against your honor That.html (7 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . That the magnifico is much beloved. Yes. Nay. would you had had her! Some one way. 'Tis better as it is. with all his might to enforce it on. Of some such thing? RODERIGO. O. BRABANTIO. with the little godliness I have. On. good Roderigo. At every house I'll call. lead on. IAGO. sir. from hence trust not your daughters' minds By what you see them act. He will divorce you. I lack iniquity Sometimes to do me service.William Shakespeare: Othello BRABANTIO. Get weapons. sir. I think I can discover him. SCENE II.
think you? CASSIO. friends! What is the news? CASSIO. my title. Shall out-tongue his complaints. When. I will but spend a word here in the house And go with http://darkwing. and my perfect soul Shall manifest me rightly. OTHELLO. Enter Cassio and certain Officers with torches. The galleys Have sent a dozen sequent messengers This very night at one another's heels. OTHELLO. But. look! What lights come yond? IAGO. You were best go in. Are at the Duke's already. and my demerits May speak unbonneted to as proud a fortune As this that I have reach'd. Something from Cyprus. But that I love the gentle Desdemona. The Senate hath sent about three several quests To search you out. Is it they? IAGO. 'Tis yet to knowWhich. OTHELLO. And many of the consuls. 'Tis well I am found by you. being not at your lodging to be found.William Shakespeare: Othello Will give him cable. I must be found. as I may divine. By Janus. OTHELLO. My services. I shall promulgate. Even on the instant. raised and met. Let him do his spite. I think no. My parts. which I have done the signiory. Those are the raised father and his friends. The Duke does greet you. And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance. It is a business of some heat.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. when I know that boasting is an honor.I fetch my life and being From men of royal siege. OTHELLO. The servants of the Duke? And my lieutenant? The goodness of the night upon you. I would not my unhoused free condition Put into circumscription and confine For the sea's worth.uoregon. You have been hotly call'd for. What is the matter. general.html (8 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . For know. Not I. Iago.
If it prove lawful prize. to. captain. You. sir. To who? Re-enter Othello. I am for you.to fear. Signior. He's married. IAGO. I'll have't disputed on. Whether a maid so tender. IAGO. IAGO. CASSIO. If she in chains of magic were not bound. CASSIO. Abused her delicate youth with drugs or minerals That weaken motion. Enter Brabantio. Faith. It is Brabantio. BRABANTIO. For I'll refer me to all things of sense. I do not understand. CASSIO. Roderigo. it is the Moor. not to delight. http://darkwing. Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom Of such a thing as thou. you shall more command with years Than with your weapons. Exit. Ancient. Keep up your bright swords. and Officers with torches and weapons. where hast thou stow'd my daughter? Damn'd as thou art. Marry. Good signior. So opposite to marriage that she shunn'd The wealthy. Here comes another troop to seek for you. curled darlings of our nation. he tonight hath boarded a land carack. and happy.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. OTHELLO. will you go? OTHELLO.html (9 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM .William Shakespeare: Othello you.Come. be advised. General. what makes he here? IAGO. he's made forever. Roderigo! Come. He comes to bad intent. for the dew will rust them. thou hast enchanted her. BRABANTIO. Down with him. thief! They draw on both sides. fair. if 'tis not gross in sense That thou hast practiced on her with foul charms. IAGO. Holla! Stand there! RODERIGO. CASSIO. Would ever have. to incur a general mock. Judge me the world. Have with you. O thou foul thief.uoregon. OTHELLO.
There is no composition in these news That gives them credit. till fit time Of law and course of direct session Call thee to answer. I should have known it Without a prompter. FIRST SENATOR. The Duke's in council. I therefore apprehend and do attach thee For an abuser of the world. Whose messengers are here about my side.html (10 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . BRABANTIO. If he do resist. Were it my cue to fight. Hold your hands. most worthy signior. The Duke himself. What if I do obey? How may the Duke be therewith satisfied. a hundred and forty. OTHELLO. 'Tis oft with difference. Where will you that I go To answer this your charge? BRABANTIO. and your noble self. OTHELLO. Indeed they are disproportion'd. 'Tis true. How? The Duke in council? In this time of the night? Bring him away. where the aim reports. Upon some present business of the state To bring me to him? FIRST OFFICER. And mine. a practicer Of arts inhibited and out of warrant. A council chamber.yet do they all confirm A Turkish fleet. The Duke and Senators sitting at a table. I am sure. SCENE III. SECOND SENATOR. To prison. two hundred. Lay hold upon him.uoregon. DUKE. and bearing up to Cyprus. But though they jump not on a just accountAs in these cases. Mine's not an idle cause. Bond slaves and pagans shall our statesmen be.William Shakespeare: Othello 'Tis probable.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. DUKE. My letters say a hundred and seven galleys. Or any of my brothers of the state. is sent for. For if such actions may have passage free. http://darkwing. and palpable to thinking. Cannot but feel this wrong as 'twere their own. Exeunt. Subdue him at his peril. Both you of my inclining and the rest. Officers attending. And mine.
html (11 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM .uoregon. as you guess? MESSENGER. what's the business? SAILOR. How say you by this change? FIRST SENATOR. Your trusty and most valiant servitor. bearing with frank appearance Their purposes toward Cyprus. But the main article I do approve In fearful sense.] What. How many. Ay. ho! FIRST OFFICER. DUKE. The Turkish preparation makes for Rhodes. Enter Sailor. in all confidence. so I thought. So was I bid report here to the state By Signior Angelo.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. To wake and wage a danger profitless. This cannot be. For that it stands not in such warlike brace. DUKE.William Shakespeare: Othello DUKE. When we consider The importancy of Cyprus to the Turk. Have there injointed them with an after fleet. So may he with more facile question bear it. Nay. I do not so secure me in the error. Now. A messenger from the galleys. If we make thought of this. SAILOR. Signior Montano. Here is more news. But altogether lacks the abilities That Rhodes is dress'd in. it is possible enough to judgement. 'tis a pageant To keep us in false gaze. And let ourselves again but understand That as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes. FIRST OFFICER. FIRST SENATOR. We must not think the Turk is so unskillful To leave that latest which concerns him first. The Ottomites. ho! What. By no assay of reason. DUKE. Nay. Enter a Messenger. reverend and gracious. he's not for Rhodes. ho! What. http://darkwing. Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain. Of thirty sail. [Within. MESSENGER. Steering with due course toward the isle of Rhodes. and now they do re-stem Their backward course.
Dead? BRABANTIO. this Moor. DUKE. for my particular grief Is of so flood-gate and o'erbearing nature That it engluts and swallows other sorrows.William Shakespeare: Othello With his free duty recommends you thus. gentle signior. Your special mandate for the state affairs http://darkwing. post-post-haste dispatch.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. And prays you to believe him.html (12 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . it seems. Whoe'er he be that in this foul proceeding Hath thus beguiled your daughter of herself And you of her. the bloody book of law You shall yourself read in the bitter letter After your own sense. DUKE. Why. FIRST SENATOR. BRABANTIO. whom now. and Officers. So did I yours. He's now in Florence. And it is still itself. we must straight employ you Against the general enemy Ottoman. Being not deficient.uoregon. BRABANTIO. my daughter! ALL. though our proper son Stood in your action. DUKE. Enter Brabantio. stol'n from me and corrupted By spells and medicines bought of mountebanks. Write from us to him. Here is the man. We lack'd your counsel and your help tonight. what's the matter? BRABANTIO. Sans witchcraft could not. or lame of sense. DUKE. [To Brabantio. 'Tis certain then for Cyprus. to me. For nature so preposterously to err. Ay. blind. Roderigo. Good your Grace. pardon me: Neither my place nor aught I heard of business Hath raised me from my bed. She is abused. My daughter! O. nor doth the general care Take hold on me. Iago. Here comes Brabantio and the valiant Moor. Humbly I thank your Grace. Othello. DUKE.] I did not see you. Marcus Luccicos. is not he in town? FIRST SENATOR. welcome. Valiant Othello. yea.
http://darkwing. More than pertains to feats of broil and battle. they have used Their dearest action in the tented field.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello.uoregon. The very head and front of my offending Hath this extent. OTHELLO. Nothing. no more. grave. everythingTo fall in love with what she fear'd to look on! It is judgement maim'd and most imperfect. BRABANTIO. We are very sorry for't. Most potent. and reverend signiors. what charms. And little blest with the soft phrase of peace.in spite of nature. My very noble and approved good masters. To vouch this is no proof. true. I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver Of my whole course of love: what drugs.html (13 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . DUKE. What conjuration. ALL. For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith. He wrought upon her. I have married her. Of years. Without more certain and more overt test Than these thin habits and poor likelihoods Of modern seeming do prefer against him. It is most true. and what mighty magicFor such proceeding I am charged withalI won his daughter. and she. credit. But. Yet.William Shakespeare: Othello Hath hither brought. FIRST SENATOR. Till now some nine moons wasted. That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter. DUKE. A maiden never bold. but this is so. of country. by your gracious patience. speak. [To Othello. And therefore little shall I grace my cause In speaking for myself. I therefore vouch again That with some mixtures powerful o'er the blood.] What in your own part can you say to this? BRABANTIO. That will confess perfection so could err Against all rules of nature. and must be driven To find out practices of cunning hell Why this should be. Or with some dram conjured to this effect. And little of this great world can I speak. Rude am I in my speech. Of spirit so still and quiet that her motion Blush'd at herself. Othello.
even from my boyish days To the very moment that he bade me tell it: Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances. DUKE. I do beseech you. Which ever as she could with haste dispatch. Fetch Desdemona hither. Not only take away.uoregon.html (14 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . DUKE. Rough quarries. It was my hint to speak. Of hair-breadth 'scapes i' the imminent deadly breach. And let her speak of me before her father. conduct them. The Anthropophagi. If you do find me foul in her report. and men whose heads Do grow beneath their shoulders. Exeunt Iago and Attendants. OTHELLO.such was the processAnd of the Cannibals that each other eat.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. you best know the place. That I have pass'd. Her father loved me. Of moving accidents by flood and field. Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle. And till she come.William Shakespeare: Othello Did you by indirect and forced courses Subdue and poison this young maid's affections? Or came it by request. and hills whose heads touch heaven. This to hear Would Desdemona seriously incline. Of being taken by the insolent foe And sold to slavery. Still question'd me the story of my life From year to year. fortunes. But still the house affairs would draw her thence. as truly as to heaven I do confess the vices of my blood. So justly to your grave ears I'll present How I did thrive in this fair lady's love And she in mine. sieges. the office I do hold of you. rocks. The trust. the battles. Othello. Send for the lady to the Sagittary. Ancient. I ran it through. Say it. and such fair question As soul to soul affordeth? OTHELLO. OTHELLO. oft invited me. of my redemption thence And portance in my travels' history. http://darkwing. but let your sentence Even fall upon my life.
gentle mistress. 'twas wondrous pitiful. Enter Desdemona. Here comes the lady. yet she wish'd That heaven had made her such a man. If she confess that she was half the wooer. in faith. She gave me for my pains a world of sighs. Upon this hint I spake: She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd. Take up this mangled matter at the best: Men do their broken weapons rather use Than their bare hands. I should but teach him how to tell my story. Do you perceive in all this noble company Where most you owe obedience? DESDEMONA. BRABANTIO.html (15 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . 'twas strange. you are the lord of duty. Good Brabantio. 'twas passing strange. DUKE. And often did beguile her of her tears When I did speak of some distressful stroke That my youth suffer'd. To you I am bound for life and education. And I loved her that she did pity them. let her witness it. She swore. And that would woo her. Destruction on my head. My life and education both do learn me How to respect you. Iago.William Shakespeare: Othello She'ld come again. I did consent. This only is the witchcraft I have used. and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse. hear her speak. if my bad blame Light on the man! Come hither. But not intentively. I pray you. I do perceive here a divided duty.uoregon. And bade me. and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart That I would all my pilgrimage dilate. She wish'd she had not heard it. But here's my husband. I think this tale would win my daughter too. I am hitherto your daughter. Took once a pliant hour. Whereof by parcels she had something heard. and Attendants.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. 'Twas pitiful. if I had a friend that loved her. http://darkwing. which I observing. My noble father. My story being done. she thank'd me.
proceed to the affairs of state.html (16 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . For thy escape would teach me tyranny. God be with you! I have done. are equivocal. Being strong on both sides.William Shakespeare: Othello And so much duty as my mother show'd To you. When remedies are past. He bears the sentence well. I have done. I am glad at soul I have no other child. To mourn a mischief that is past and gone Is the next way to draw new mischief on. Please it your Grace. Let me speak like yourself. We lose it not so long as we can smile. my lord. DUKE. but thou hast already. So much I challenge that I may profess Due to the Moor. But words are words. preferring you before her father. with all my heart I would keep from thee. For your sake. Patience her injury a mockery makes. I had rather to adopt a child than get it. What cannot be preserved when Fortune takes. These sentences. I never yet did hear That the bruised heart was pierced through the ear. must of poor patience borrow. and lay a sentence Which. I here do give thee that with all my heart Which.uoregon. To hang clogs on them. to pay grief. He robs himself that spends a bootless grief. which late on hopes depended. the griefs are ended By seeing the worst. as a grise or step. But he bears both the sentence and the sorrow That. may help these lovers Into your favor. I humbly beseech you. Moor. So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile. the fortitude of the place is best known to you. on to the state affairs. to sugar or to gall.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Othello. that nothing bears But the free comfort which from thence he hears. BRABANTIO. BRABANTIO. The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief. Come hither. DUKE. and though we have there a substitute of most allowed sufficiency. http://darkwing. The Turk with a most mighty preparation makes for Cyprus. jewel. my lord.
And let me find a charter in your voice To assist my simpleness.html (17 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . And to his honors and his valiant parts Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate. I would not there reside To put my father in impatient thoughts By being in his eye.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I saw Othello's visage in his mind. To my unfolding lend your prosperous ear. That I did love the Moor to live with him. OTHELLO. heaven. and he go to the war. And I a heavy interim shall support By his dear absence.William Shakespeare: Othello yet opinion. Nor I. if I be left behind. Be't at her father's. most grave senators. A moth of peace. DUKE. So that. With such accommodation and besort As levels with her breeding. The tyrant custom. DUKE. Most gracious Duke. OTHELLO. Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war My thrice-driven bed of down. Nor I. You must therefore be content to slubber the gloss of your new fortunes with this more stubborn and boisterous expedition. My heart's subdued Even to the very quality of my lord. a sovereign mistress of effects. Vouch with me. The rites for which I love him are bereft me. dear lords. DESDEMONA.uoregon. I therefore beg it not To please the palate of my appetite. Let her have your voices. Desdemona? DESDEMONA. What would you. I crave fit disposition for my wife. OTHELLO. throws a more safer voice on you. http://darkwing. Most humbly therefore bending to your state. Due reference of place and exhibition. If you please. I'll not have it so. Let me go with him. I do agnize A natural and prompt alacrity I find in hardness and do undertake These present wars against the Ottomites. BRABANTIO. My downright violence and storm of fortunes May trumpet to the world.
Let housewives make a skillet of my helm. Moor. Exeunt Duke.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. DUKE.the young affects In me defunct. Be it as you shall privately determine. when light-wing'd toys Of feather'd Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and officed instruments. OTHELLO. With what else needful your good Grace shall think To be sent after me. Either for her stay or going. Othello. I prithee. Your son-in-law is far more fair than black. Good night to everyone. She has deceived her father. BRABANTIO. If virtue no delighted beauty lack. My life upon her faith! Honest Iago. and may thee.html (18 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . my lord? DUKE. To his conveyance I assign my wife. FIRST SENATOR. At nine i' the morning here we'll meet again. And all indign and base adversities Make head against my estimation! DUKE. And heaven defend your good souls. A man he is of honesty and trust. leave some officer behind. Look to her. my ancient. let thy wife attend on her. Let it be so. And speed must answer't: you must hence tonight. DESDEMONA. The affair cries haste. My Desdemona must I leave to thee. That my disports corrupt and taint my business.William Shakespeare: Othello Nor to comply with heat.uoregon. DUKE. that you think I will your serious and great business scant For she is with me. No. Tonight. With such things else of quality and respect As doth import you. So please your Grace. But to be free and bounteous to her mind. This night. http://darkwing. and Officers. And he shall our commission bring to you. brave Moor. noble signior. use Desdemona well.and proper satisfaction.] And. And bring them after in the best advantage. OTHELLO. With all my heart. Adieu. [To Brabantio. if thou hast eyes to see. Senators. OTHELLO.
but it is not in my virtue to amend it. supply it with one gender of herbs or distract it with many.html (19 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM .uoregon. We must obey the time. Our bodies are gardens. Iago! IAGO. What will I do. RODERIGO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. What should I do? I confess it is my shame to be so fond. thou silly gentleman! RODERIGO. why. either to have it sterile with idleness or manured with industry. RODERIGO. thinkest thou? IAGO. O villainous! I have looked upon the world for four times seven years. I shall never love thee after. and since I could distinguish betwixt a benefit and an injury. It is silliness to live when to live is torment. If thou dost. IAGO. IAGO.William Shakespeare: Othello Come. the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. Ere I would say I would drown myself for the love of a guinea hen. go to bed and sleep. I have but an hour Of love. IAGO. to the which our wills are gardeners. noble heart? RODERIGO. I would change my humanity with a baboon. If the balance of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality. Virtue? a fig! 'Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. the blood and baseness of our natures would conduct us to most preposterous http://darkwing. To spend with thee. What say'st thou. set hyssop and weed up thyme. so that if we will plant nettles or sow lettuce. of worldly matters and direction. Why. Why. Desdemona. RODERIGO. Exeunt Othello and Desdemona. I will incontinently drown myself. I never found man that knew how to love himself. and then have we a prescription to die when death is our physician.
therefore put money in thy purse. She must have change. She must change for youth. she must. I could never better stead thee than now. Come. she will find the error of her choice. It cannot be that Desdemona should long continue her love to the Moor.nor he his to her.put money in thy purse. But we have reason to cool our raging motions. defeat thy favor with an usurped beard. These Moors are changeable in their wills. RODERIGO.William Shakespeare: Othello conclusions. to be a sect or scion. If sanctimony and a frail vow betwixt an erring barbarian and a supersubtle Venetian be not too hard for my wits and all the tribe of hell. and I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable toughness. put money in thy purse. Put money in thy purse. do it a more delicate way than drowning.uoregon. our unbitted lusts. that you call love. follow thou the wars. be a man! Drown thyself? Drown cats and blind puppies. IAGO. when she is sated with his body. http://darkwing. It was a violent commencement. Make all the money thou canst. and thou shalt see an answerable sequestration-put but money in thy purse.fill thy purse with money. whereof I take this. It cannot be. It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of the will.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello.html (20 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . I have professed me thy friend. I say. our carnal stings. shall be to him shortly as acerb as the coloquintida. If thou wilt needs damn thyself. The food that to him now is as luscious as locusts.
If thou canst cuckold him. go. I am changed. I hate the Moor. We will have more of this tomorrow. if I depend on the issue? IAGO. I have told thee often. Roderigo? RODERIGO. For I mine own gain'd knowledge should profane If I would time expend with such a snipe But for my sport and profit. Let us be conjunctive in our revenge against him. I'll go sell all my land. And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets He has done my office. IAGO.therefore make money. I'll be with thee betimes.go. Cassio's a proper man. Thus do I ever make my fool my purse. He hath a person and a smooth dispose http://darkwing. The better shall my purpose work on him. farewell. thine hath no less reason. RODERIGO. me a sport. make money. to abuse Othello's ear That he is too familiar with his wife. Thou art sure of me. Traverse. Adieu. There are many events in the womb of time which will be delivered. thou dost thyself a pleasure.How.William Shakespeare: Othello thou shalt enjoy her. My cause is hearted.html (21 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM .Let's seeAfter some time. No more of drowning.uoregon. But I for mere suspicion in that kind Will do as if for surety. Exit. At my lodging. He holds me well. Where shall we meet i' the morning? IAGO. IAGO. and to plume up my will In double knavery. Do you hear. RODERIGO. What say you? IAGO. Let me see nowTo get his place. Go to. provide thy money. and I retell thee again and again. I hate the Moor. I know not if't be true. how?.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Seek thou rather to be hanged in compassing thy joy than to be drowned and go without her. Wilt thou be fast to my hopes. RODERIGO. A pox of drowning thyself! It is clean out of the way. do you hear? RODERIGO.
I have't. lads! Our wars are done. I cannot.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. with high and monstrous mane.uoregon.html (22 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . when mountains melt on them. ACT II.framed to make women false.William Shakespeare: Othello To be suspected. If that the Turkish fleet Be not enshelter'd and embay'd. Exit. Descry a sail. A seaport in Cyprus. If it hath ruffian'd so upon the sea. Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this? SECOND GENTLEMAN. An open place near the quay. It is engender'd. I never did like molestation view On the enchafed flood. MONTANO. Enter Montano and two Gentlemen. For do but stand upon the foaming shore. And quench the guards of the ever-fixed pole. What from the cape can you discern at sea? FIRST GENTLEMAN. A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements. News. That their designment halts. What ribs of oak. That thinks men honest that but seem to be so. It is impossible to bear it out. Seems to cast water on the burning bear. MONTANO. SCENE I. A noble ship of Venice http://darkwing. Hell and night Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's light. And will as tenderly be led by the nose As asses are. MONTANO. Enter a third Gentleman. The desperate tempest hath so bang'd the Turks. It is a highwrought flood. The Moor is of a free and open nature. Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land. The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds. A segregation of the Turkish fleet. The wind-shaked surge. Nothing at all. THIRD GENTLEMAN. 'twixt the heaven and the main. they are drown'd.
William Shakespeare: Othello Hath seen a grievous wreck and sufferance On most part of their fleet. Pray heavens he be. for they were parted With foul and violent tempest. let the heavens Give him defense against the elements. A cry within. Even till we make the main and the aerial blue An indistinct regard.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Therefore my hopes. Othello. MONTANO. a sail!" Enter a fourth Gentleman. For I have lost him on a dangerous sea.uoregon. "A sail. on the brow o' the sea http://darkwing. That so approve the Moor! O. Thanks. I she well shipp'd? CASSIO. Is come on shore.html (23 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . a sail. 'tis a worthy governor. I am glad on't. For I have served him. Let's to the seaside. CASSIO. The ship is here put in. For every minute is expectancy Of more arrivance. MONTANO. How? Is this true? THIRD GENTLEMAN. Come. Michael Cassio. and the man commands Like a full soldier. But this same Cassio. The town is empty. His bark is stoutly timber'd. What noise? FOURTH GENTLEMAN. the Moor himself at sea. And is in full commission here for Cyprus. Stand in bold cure. let's do so. MONTANO. THIRD GENTLEMAN. MONTANO. though he speak of comfort Touching the Turkish loss. yet he looks sadly And prays the Moor be safe. A Veronesa. ho! As well to see the vessel that's come in As to throw out our eyes for brave Othello. Lieutenant to the warlike Moor. not surfeited to death. and his pilot Of very expert and approved allowance. Enter Cassio. THIRD GENTLEMAN. you the valiant of this warlike isle.
What is she? CASSIO. And bring all Cyprus comfort. Emilia Iago. Give renew'd fire to our extincted spirits. go forth. is your general wived? CASSIO. That he may bless this bay with his tall ship. "A sail!" CASSIO. Most fortunately: he hath achieved a maid That paragons description and wild fame. CASSIO. do omit Their mortal natures. Guns heard. Roderigo. One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens. good lieutenant. She that I spoke of. Left in the conduct of the bold Iago. I shall. Re-enter second Gentleman. Traitors ensteep'd to clog the guiltless keel. Exit. Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms. He has had most favorable and happy speed: Tempests themselves. And in the essential vesture of creation Does tire the ingener. ancient to the general. and howling winds. I pray you. CASSIO.uoregon.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. sir. and Attendants.html (24 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:58 AM . And give us truth who 'tis that is arrived. and congregated sands. And swell his sail with thine own powerful breath. letting go safely by The divine Desdemona. Enter Desdemona. How now! who has put in? SECOND GENTLEMAN. Great Jove. As having sense of beauty. The gutter'd rocks. http://darkwing. MONTANO.William Shakespeare: Othello Stand ranks of people. Othello guard. our great captain's captain. high seas. SECOND GENTLEMAN. and they cry. They do discharge their shot of courtesyOur friends at least. SECOND GENTLEMAN. Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts A se'nnight's speed. 'Tis one Iago. MONTANO. But. My hopes do shape him for the governor.
DESDEMONA. That I extend my manners. Kisses her. Hall to thee. IAGO. You are pictures out of doors. EMILIA. O. too much. I find it still when I have list to sleep. Sir. DESDEMONA. devils being offended. come on. Good ancient. Come on.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. In faith. 'tis my breeding That gives me this bold show of courtesy. would she give you so much of her lips As of her tongue she oft bestows on me. DESDEMONA. behold. A cry within. The riches of the ship is come on shore! Ye men of Cyprus. You'ld have enough. Enwheel thee round! DESDEMONA. lady! And the grace of heaven. wildcats in your kitchens. I thank you. before your ladyship I grant. You have little cause to say so. Before. a sail!" Guns heard. hark! a sail. Let it not gall your patience.] Welcome. valiant Cassio. Marry. Alas. you are welcome. and on every hand. She puts her tongue a little in her heart And chides with thinking. behind thee. good Iago. Bells in your parlors. What tidings can you tell me of my lord? CASSIO. They give their greeting to the citadel. nor know I aught But that he's well and will be shortly here. she has no speech. CASSIO. "A sail.uoregon. The great contention of the sea and skies Parted our fellowship.html (25 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM .But. See for the news. IAGO. slanderer! http://darkwing.William Shakespeare: Othello O.How lost you company? CASSIO. let her have your knees. O. Saints in your injuries. and housewives in your beds. He is not yet arrived. IAGO. [To Emilia. SECOND GENTLEMAN. mistress. but I fear. This likewise is a friend. Players in your housewifery. Exit Gentleman. fie upon thee.
it is true. EMILIA. But my Muse labors.William Shakespeare: Othello IAGO. These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i' the alehouse. DESDEMONA. If she be black. There's none so foul and foolish thereunto. Nay. how wouldst thou praise me? IAGO. fairness and wit. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA O heavy ignorance! Thou praisest the worst best. For I am nothing if not critical. How if fair and foolish? IAGO. Had tongue at will and yet was never loud. assay. What miserable praise hast thou for her that's foul and foolish? IAGO. But what praise couldst thou bestow on a deserving woman indeed. the other useth it. O gentle lady. http://darkwing. Come. You shall not write my praise. madam. She never yet was foolish that was fair. if thou shouldst praise me? IAGO.uoregon.html (26 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . The one's for use. Worse and worse. She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit. DESDEMONA. But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do. and go to bed to work. one that in the authority of her merit did justly put on the vouch of very malice itself? IAGO. but indeed my invention Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frieze. If she be fair and wise. I am about it. No. do not put me to't.There's one gone to the harbor? IAGO. Well praised! How if she be black and witty? IAGO. Ay. For even her folly help'd her to an heir. What wouldst thou write of me. I am not merry. DESDEMONA. let me not. It plucks out brains and all. DESDEMONA. or else I am a Turk: You rise to play. EMILIA. And thus she is deliver'd. and thereto have a wit. IAGO. but I do beguile The thing I am by seeming otherwise. She that was ever fair and never proud.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Come on.
Yet again your fingers to your lips? Would they were clyster-pipes for your sake! [Trumpet within. though he be thy husband. To suckle fools and chronicle small beer. madam. indeed. How say you.] He takes her by the palm. ay. CASSIO. Lo. You say true. She that could think and ne'er disclose her mind. CASSIO. IAGO. smile upon her.uoregon. See suitors following and not look behind. it had been better you had not kissed your three fingers so oft.] The Moor! I know his trumpet. I will gyve thee in thine own courtship. "Now I may". if ever such wight wereDESDEMONA To do what? IAGO. well said. Bade her wrong stay and her displeasure fly. 'tis so. DESDEMONA. He speaks home. With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio. Emilia. [Aside. You may relish him more in the soldier than in the scholar. which now again you are most apt to play the sir in. Let's meet him and receive him. O my fair warrior! http://darkwing. She that in wisdom never was so frail To change the cod's head for the salmon's tall. her revenge being nigh. being anger'd. 'Tis truly so. Fled from her wish and yet said. indeed. She that. OTHELLO.html (27 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Ay. where he comes! Enter Othello and Attendants. Very good.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. do. Well kissed! an excellent courtesy! 'tis so. whisper.William Shakespeare: Othello Never lack'd gold and yet went never gay. She was a wight. Cassio? Is he not a most profane and liberal counselor? CASSIO. If such tricks as these strip you out of your lieutenantry. DESDEMONA O most lame and impotent conclusion! Do not learn of him.
and duck again as low As hell's from heaven! If it were now to die. My dear Othello! OTHELLO. It gives me wonder great as my content To see you here before me. it is too much of joy. Bring thou the master to the citadel. Exeunt all but Iago and Roderigo. Come. the greatest discords be Kisses her. for I fear My soul hath her content so absolute That not another comfort like to this Succeeds in unknown fate. Desdemona. the Turks are drown'd. OTHELLO. [Aside. O my soul's joy! If after every tempest come such calms. How does my old acquaintance of this isle? Honey.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. let us to the castle. and I dote In mine own comforts. and this. As honest as I am. He is a good one. Amen to that. you are well tuned now! But I'll set down the pegs that make this music. http://darkwing. Even as our days do grow! OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. sweet powers! I cannot speak enough of this content.html (28 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . If thou best valiant-as they say base men being in love have then a nobility in their natures more than is native to them.list me. IAGO. and his worthiness Does challenge much respect. 'Twere now to be most happy. I prattle out of fashion. Once more well met at Cyprus. you shall be well desired in Cyprus. O my sweet. May the winds blow till they have waken'd death! And let the laboring bark climb hills of seas Olympus-high. Go to the bay and disembark my coffers. good Iago. News. friends: our wars are done. Come hither. It stops me here. I have found great love amongst them. The heavens forbid But that our loves and comforts should increase.] O. That e'er our hearts shall make! IAGO.William Shakespeare: Othello DESDEMONA. And this. I prithee. Come. Do thou meet me presently at the harbor.uoregon.
William Shakespeare: Othello The lieutenant tonight watches on the court of guard.a slipper and subtle knave. there should be. loveliness in favor. and let thy soul be instructed. First. very nature will instruct her in it and compel her to some second choice. 'tis not possible. With him? Why. Now. manners. Now sir. sympathy in years.who stands so eminently in the degree of this fortune as Cassio does? A knave very voluble. though true advantage never present http://darkwing. and what delight shall she have to look on the devil? When the blood is made dull with the act of sport.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. and beautiesall which the Moor is defective in.as it is a most pregnant and unforced position. no further conscionable than in putting on the mere form of civil and humane seeming. none. that has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages. disrelish and abhor the Moor. for want of these required conveniences. a finder out of occasions. none. her delicate tenderness will find itself abused.html (29 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Lay thy finger thus.uoregon. Mark me with what violence she first loved the Moor. why. this granted. IAGO. I must tell thee this: Desdemona is directly in love with him. Her eye must be fed. And will she love him still for prating? Let not thy discreet heart think it. again to inflame it and to give satiety a fresh appetite. but for bragging and telling her fantastical lies. begin to heave the gorge. RODERIGO. for the better compass of his salt and most hidden loose affection? Why.
she's full of most blest condition. IAGO. Lechery. or tainting his discipline.uoregon. but that was but courtesy. Cassio knows you not. Yes. Well. RODERIGO. IAGO. he is rash and very sudden in choler. which the time shall more favorably minister. I have brought you from Venice. she would never have loved the Moor. that he may. Blest pudding! Didst thou not see her paddle with the palm of his hand? Didst not mark that? RODERIGO. the knave is handsome. sir. and hath all those requisites in him that folly and green minds look after. Do you find some occasion to anger Cassio. I'll lay't upon you. I'll not be far from you. and the woman hath found him already. Blest fig's-end! The wine she drinks is made of grapes. that I did.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. for even out of that http://darkwing. They met so near with their lips that their breaths embraced together. I cannot believe that in her. Pish! But. the incorporate conclusion. young. either by speaking too loud.a pestilent complete knave. IAGO. RODERIGO. Provoke him. be you ruled by me. an index and obscure prologue to the history of lust and foul thoughts. Roderigo! When these mutualities so marshal the way. by this hand.William Shakespeare: Othello itself-a devilish knave! Besides. Villainous thoughts. hard at hand comes the master and main exercise. If she had been blest. Watch you tonight.html (30 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . and haply may strike at you. for the command. Sir. or from what other course you please.
But partly led to diet my revenge. For that I do suspect the lusty Moor Hath leap'd into my seat.html (31 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . So shall you have a shorter journey to your desires by the means I shall then have to prefer them. howbeit that I endure him not. whose qualification shall come into no true taste again but by the displanting of Cassio. and the impediment most profitably removed. wife for wife. I do love her too. 'tis apt and of great credit. I do well believe it. I warrant thee. without the which there were no expectation of our prosperity. noble nature. Exit. Farewell. And nothing can or shall content my soul Till I am even'd with him. loving. RODERIGO. Now.William Shakespeare: Othello will I cause these of Cyprus to mutiny. and reward me For making him egregiously an ass And practicing upon his peace and quiet Even to madness. I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip. if I can bring it to any opportunity. IAGO. yet that I put the Moor At least into a jealousy so strong That judgement cannot cure. RODERIGO. Which thing to do. Not out of absolute lust. Make the Moor thank me. I must fetch his necessaries ashore. That she loves him.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. the thought whereof Doth like a poisonous mineral gnaw my inwards. though peradventure I stand accountant for as great a sin.uoregon. Abuse him to the Moor in the rank garb (For I fear Cassio with my nightcap too). love me. That Cassio loves her. The Moor. Meet me by and by at the citadel. 'Tis here. And I dare think he'll prove to Desdemona A most dear husband. Is of a constant. If this poor trash of Venice. but yet confused: Knavery's plain face is never seen till http://darkwing. I will do this. Adieu. IAGO. Or failing so. stand the putting on. whom I trace For his quick hunting.
Desdemona. Exit. and there is full liberty of feasting from this present hour of five till the bell have told eleven. importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet. That profit's yet to come 'tween me and you. All offices are open. http://darkwing. Let's teach ourselves that honorable stop. Cassio. But notwithstanding with my personal eye Will I look to't. people following. The purchase made. OTHELLO. some to dance. A street. our noble and valiant general. Come. Not to outsport discretion. each man to what sport and revels his addiction leads him. A hall in the castle. for besides these beneficial news. Iago hath direction what to do.William Shakespeare: Othello used. It is Othello's pleasure. SCENE II. Michael. CASSIO. Good Michael. good night.html (32 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . So much was his pleasure should be proclaimed. Enter Othello. that upon certain tidings now arrived.uoregon. Heaven bless the isle of Cyprus and our noble general Othello! Exeunt. HERALD. the fruits are to ensue. some to make bonfires. my dear love. every man put himself into triumph. Iago is most honest. OTHELLO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. SCENE III. Enter a Herald with a proclamation. and Attendants. it is the celebration of his nuptial. look you to the guard tonight. Tomorrow with your earliest Let me have speech with you.
He hath not yet made wanton the night with her. Not this hour. An inviting eye. CASSIO. Not tonight. CASSIO. who let us not therefore blame. and behold what innovation it makes here. and here without are a brace of Cyprus gallants that would fain have a measure to the health of black Othello. She's a most exquisite lady.William Shakespeare: Othello Good night. Our general cast us thus early for the love of his Desdemona. I have a stope of wine. lieutenant. I have very poor and unhappy brains for drinking. And.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. and yet methinks right modest. they are our friends! But one cup. Well. Iago. Desdemona. CASSIO. full of game. I am unfortunate in the infirmity. Enter Iago. Indeed she's a most fresh and delicate creature. CASSIO. and she is sport for Jove.html (33 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM .uoregon. And when she speaks. I'll warrant her. IAGO. lieutenant. O. CASSIO. good Iago. happiness to their sheets! Come. What an eye she has! Methinks it sounds a parley to provocation. Welcome. IAGO. we must to the watch. and Attendants. is it not an alarum to love? CASSIO. I could well wish courtesy would invent some other custom of entertainment. 'tis not yet ten o' the clock. IAGO. IAGO. I have drunk but one cup tonight. CASSIO. Exeunt Othello. and that was craftily qualified too. She is indeed perfection. IAGO. and dare not task my weakness with http://darkwing. I'll drink for you. IAGO.
CASSIO. Now. O. the gallants desire it. He'll be as full of quarrel and offense As my young mistress' dog. The very elements of this warlike isle. If I can fasten but one cup upon him. 'mongst this flock of drunkards. Servants following with wine. IAGO. Good faith.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. clink. Have I tonight fluster'd with flowing cups. Why then let a soldier drink. an excellent song. CASSIO. Now my sick fool Roderigo. boys! CASSIO. 'Fore God. call them in. not past a pint. If consequence do but approve my dream. What. Re-enter Cassio. And they watch too. I pray you.html (34 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . noble swelling spirits." Some wine. That hold their honors in a wary distance. MONTANO. and he's to watch. http://darkwing. man's life's but a span. I'll do't.] "And let me the canakin clink. ho! [Sings. with him Montano and Gentlemen. a little one. man! 'Tis a night of revels. Where are they? IAGO. Am I to put our Cassio in some action That may offend the isle. Some wine. My boat sails freely. IAGO. With that which he hath drunk tonight already. To Desdemona hath tonight caroused Potations pottle-deep. But here they come. 'Fore God. Whom love hath turn'd almost the wrong side out. And let me the canakin clink. CASSIO. Here at the door. Three lads of Cyprus. A soldier's a man.uoregon. as I am a soldier.William Shakespeare: Othello any more. they have given me a rouse already. IAGO. both with wind and stream. Exit. but it dislikes me.
'Tis pride that pulls the country down. and there be souls must be saved. good lieutenant. lieutenant. he drinks you with facility your Dane dead drunk. CASSIO. CASSIO. His breeches cost him but a crown. And so do I too. Why. Let's have no more http://darkwing. Then take thine auld cloak about thee. and there be souls must not be saved.are nothing to your English. and your swagbellied HollanderDrink. where indeed they are most potent in potting. It's true. O sweet England! [Sings. for I hold him to be unworthy of his place that does those things. God's above all." Some wine. nor any man of quality. For mine own part. And thou art but of low degree. Well. CASSIO. IAGO. IAGO. Is your Englishman so expert in his drinking? IAGO. this is a more exquisite song than the other. Ay. To the health of our general! MONTANO. and I'll do you justice.] "King Stephen was and-a worthy peer. he sweats not to overthrow your Almain. ho!. CASSIO. but. Your Dane. IAGO. He held them sixpence all too dear. ho! CASSIO. Will you hear't again? CASSIO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello.uoregon.I hope to be saved.html (35 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I learned it in England. No. your German. I am for it. "He was a wight of high renown. With that he call'd the tailor lown. IAGO.no offense to the general.William Shakespeare: Othello IAGO. Why. by your leave. he gives your Hollander a vomit ere the next pottle can be filled. the lieutenant is to be saved before the ancient. not before me. lieutenant.
uoregon.William Shakespeare: Othello of this. CASSIO. But is he often thus? IAGO. Do not think.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. It were well The general were put in mind of it. after the lieutenant.] How now. You see this fellow that is gone before. It were an honest action to say So to the Moor. IAGO. for this fair island. He'll watch the horologe a double set. Is not this true? Enter Roderigo. If drink rock not his cradle. or his good nature Prizes the virtue that appears in Cassio And looks not on his evils. He is a soldier fit to stand by Caesar And give direction. masters. and this is my left. go. come. ALL. very well then. IAGO. Exit. Roderigo! I pray you. you must not think then that I am drunk. God forgive us our sins! Gentlemen. To the platform. Excellent well. Exit Roderigo. let's set the watch. And 'tis great pity that the noble Moor Should hazard such a place as his own second With one of an ingraft infirmity. and I speak well enough. Why. [Aside to him. let's to our affairs. 'Tis evermore the prologue to his sleep. 'Tis to his virtue a just equinox. I fear the trust Othello puts him in On some odd time of his infirmity Will shake this island. And do but see his vice. this is my right hand. IAGO. Perhaps he sees it not. 'Tis pity of him. The one as long as the other. I am not drunk now. I am drunk: this is my ancient. MONTANO. I can stand well enough. MONTANO. http://darkwing. MONTANO. Not 1. gentlemen.html (36 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . let's look to our business. MONTANO.
ho! Lieutenant. sir. rogue? Strikes Roderigo.Montano. I am hurt to the death. Re-enter Othello and Attendants. lieutenant. gentlemen! Help. hold. Faints. hark! What noise? A cry within. MONTANO. masters!.sirHelp. I pray you. ho!. OTHELLO.sir. RODERIGO. IAGO. I bleed still. good lieutenant. good lieutenant! God's will.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. 'Zounds! You rogue! You rascal! MONTANO. you're drunk. CASSIO. driving in Roderigo. go out and cry mutiny. A knave teach me my duty! But I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle.] Away. God's will. CASSIO.uoregon. sir. MONTANO. Drunk? They fight.But. What's the matter.Montano. Dost thou prate.html (37 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . [Aside to Roderigo. Nay. Exit Roderigo. Nay. come. CASSIO.William Shakespeare: Othello I do love Cassio well. hold your hand. "Help. 'Zounds.Diablo. hold! You will be shamed forever. lieutenant? CASSIO. ho! The town will rise. Who's that that rings the bell?. or I'll knock you o'er the mazzard. What is the matter here? MONTANO. I say. for your lives! IAGO. for http://darkwing. OTHELLO. Beat me! CASSIO. Hold. Let me go.gentlemenHave you forgot all place of sense and duty? Hold! the general speaks to you! Hold.Here's a goodly watch indeed! A bell rings. and would do much To cure him of this evil. Come. Hold. help!" Re-enter Cassio.sir.Lieutenant.
OTHELLO. My blood begins my safer guides to rule. That you unlace your reputation thus. having my best judgement collied. MONTANO. who set it on. masters? Honest Iago. and tilting one at other's breast. by heaven. ho! from whence ariseth this? Are we turn'd Turks. http://darkwing. In opposition bloody. you were wont be civil.uoregon. What is the matter. I charge thee. and in terms like bride and groom Devesting them for bed. Your officer. Worthy Othello. pardon me. can inform youWhile I spare speech. IAGO. I do not know. And would in action glorious I had lost Those legs that brought me to a part of it! OTHELLO. I cannot speak Any beginning to this peevish odds. Assays to lead the way. Now. Michael. I am hurt to danger. Iago. What's the matter. you are thus forgot? CASSIO. OTHELLO. but now (As if some planet had unwitted men). Why. Or do but lift this arni. If I once stir. And spend your rich opinion for the name Of a night-brawler? Give me answer to it. and then. it frights the isle From her propriety. He that stirs next to carve for his own rage Holds his soul light. and your name is great In mouths of wisest censure. even now. and to ourselves do that Which heaven hath forbid the Ottomites? For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl. the best of you Shall sink in my rebuke. Speak: who began this? On thy love. which something now offends meOf all that I do know. How come sit. he dies upon his motion.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Unless self-charity be sometimes a vice. Worthy Montano. I cannot speak. Give me to know How this foul rout began. In quarter.William Shakespeare: Othello shame! OTHELLO. that look'st dead with grieving. Silence that dreadful bell. Nor know I aught By me that's said or done amiss this night. Swords out. I pray you. Friends all but now. The gravity and stillness of your youth The world hath noted. how now. And passion. And to defend ourselves it be a sin When violence assails us.html (38 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM .
Making it light to Cassio. Outran my purpose. Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter. When I came backFor this was brief. Which patience could not pass.html (39 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . IAGO. the best sometimes forget.uoregon. And Cassio following him with determined sword. general. But men are men. I believe.as it so fell outThe town might fall in fright. Thou art no soldier. Re-enter Desdemona. and on the court and guard of safety! 'Tis monstrous.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Touch me not so near: I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth Than it should do offense to Michael Cassio. Thus it is. If partially affined.William Shakespeare: Othello And he that is approved in this offense. In night. or leagued in office. As men in rage strike those that wish them best. Shall lose me What! in a town of war. Lest by his clamor. this gentleman Steps in to Cassio and entreats his pause. Thou dost deliver more or less than truth. And Cassio high in oath. I persuade myself. which till tonight I ne'er might say before. I know. OTHELLO. Myself the crying fellow did pursue. who began't? MONTANO. Iago. To execute upon him. Yet surely Cassio. More of this matter cannot I report. He. To manage private and domestic quarrel. At blow and thrust. received From him that fled some strange indignity. even as again they were When you yourself did part them. Though Cassio did some little wrong to him. I love thee. swift of foot. if my gentle love be not raised up! http://darkwing. Montano and myself being in speech. Cassio. Sir. attended. Yet wild. the people's hearts brimful of fear. and I return'd the rather For that I heard the clink and fall of swords. Iago. But never more be officer of mine. to speak the truth Shall nothing wrong him.I found them close together. There comes a fellow crying out for help. Look. both at a birth. Though he had twinn'd with me. Yet.
reputation! O. What. unless you repute yourself such a loser. for your hurts. there is more sense in that than in reputation. Iago. IAGO. IAGO. And silence those whom this vile brawl distracted. man! there are ways to recover the general again. What's the matter? OTHELLO. What.William Shakespeare: Othello I'll make thee an example. Reputation.uoregon. Sir. and what remains is bestial. Drunk? and speak parrot? and squabble? swagger? swear? and discourse fustian with one's own shadow? O http://darkwing. Ay. Iago.html (40 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . oft got without merit and lost without deserving. I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself. a punishment more in policy than in malice. myself will be your surgeon. Lead him off. Sue to him again. and he's yours. past all surgery. All's well now. My reputation. Come. reputation. are you hurt. Exit Montano. CASSIO. Desdemona. DESDEMONA. Marry. You are but now cast in his mood. so drunken. 'tis the soldiers' life. sweeting. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition. Exeunt all but Iago and Cassio. even so as one would beat his offenseless dog to affright an imperious lion. and so indiscreet an officer. To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife. I will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so good a commander with so slight. As I am an honest man. look with care about the town. I thought you had received some bodily wound. come away to bed. heaven forbid! CASSIO. my reputation! IAGO. lieutenant? CASSIO. attended.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. You have lost no reputation at all.
It hath pleased the devil drunkenness to give place to the devil wrath: one unperfectness shows me another. good wine is a good familiar creature. come. And. transform ourselves into beasts! IAGO. I will ask him for my place again. Is't possible? CASSIO. but nothing wherefore.William Shakespeare: Othello thou invisible spirit of wine. and applause. pleasance. to make me frankly despise myself. I http://darkwing. revel. I remember a mass of things. he shall tell me I am a drunkard! Had I as many mouths as Hydra. IAGO. and the condition of this country stands. that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! that we should. and presently a beast! O strange! Every inordinate cup is unblest. I could heartily wish this had not befallen. To be now a sensible man. a quarrel. O God. but you are now well enough. but since it is as it is. Come. but nothing distinctly. with joy. and the ingredient is a devil. mend it for your own good. What was he that you followed with your sword? What had he done to you? CASSIO. if thou hast no name to be known by. the place. IAGO. CASSIO. such an answer would stop them all. you are too severe a moraler. Why. As the time. How came you thus recovered? CASSIO. if it be well used. Come. Exclaim no more against it. good lieutenant. by and by a fool. I know not. let us call thee devil! IAGO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. IAGO.uoregon.html (41 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM .
And what's he then that says I play the villain? When this advice is free I give and honest. so blessed a disposition. Good night. Confess yourself freely to her. my fortunes against any lay worth naming. http://darkwing. man. I'll tell you what you shall do. IAGO. CASSIO. CASSIO. were't to renounce his baptism. and indeed the course To win the Moor again? For 'tis most easy The inclining Desdemona to subdue In any honest suit. I may say so in this respect. IAGO. Good night.William Shakespeare: Othello think you think I love you. this crack of your love shall grow stronger than it was before. for that he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation. importune her help to put you in your place again. I think it freely. and betimes in the morning I will beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me. I have well approved it. She's framed as fruitful As the free elements. so kind. CASSIO. I must to the watch. She is of so free. Probal to thinking.html (42 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Our general's wife is now the general. Exit. I am desperate of my fortunes if they check me here. And then for her To win the Moor. sir. mark. honest Iago. I protest. You advise me well.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. You or any man living may be drunk at some time. CASSIO. lieutenant. and. in the sincerity of love and honest kindness.uoregon. This broken joint between you and her husband entreat her to splinter. so apt. IAGO. I drunk! IAGO. she holds it a vice in her goodness not to do more than she is requested. You are in the right. and denotement of her parts and graces.
William Shakespeare: Othello All seals and symbols of redeemed sin.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. By the mass. but one that fills up the cry. For whiles this honest fool Plies Desdemona to repair his fortune. That she may make. with no money at all and a little more wit. I'll pour this pestilence into his ear. unmake. I do follow here in the chase. IAGO. and so. She shall undo her credit with the Moor. Even as her appetite shall play the god With his weak function. Yet fruits that blossom first will first be ripe. And by how much she strives to do him good. And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor. Roderigo! RODERIGO. and I think the issue will be. I shall have so much experience for my pains. 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 witchcraft. http://darkwing. How now.uoregon. Content thyself awhile. How am I then a villain To counsel Cassio to this parallel course. And out of her own goodness make the net That shall enmesh them all. not like a hound that hunts. That she repeals him for her body's lust. They do suggest at first with heavenly shows. Enter Roderigo. I have been tonight exceedingly well cudgeled. My money is almost spent. Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. Directly to his good? Divinity of hell! When devils will the blackest sins put on. And wit depends on dilatory time.html (43 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . His soul is so enfetter'd to her love. do what she list. Though other things grow fair against the sun. As I do now. Retire thee. So will I turn her virtue into pitch. go where thou art billeted. And thou by that small hurt hast cashier'd Cassio. return again to Venice. Doest not go well? Cassio hath beaten thee. 'tis morning.
[Exit Roderigo.William Shakespeare: Othello Away. to hear music the general does not greatly care. that they speak i' the nose thus? FIRST MUSICIAN. If you have any music that may not be heard. Masters. Myself the while to draw the Moor apart. http://darkwing. here's money for you. Ay. CASSIO. Well. SCENE I. but. CLOWN. sir. that's the way. CLOWN. get thee gone. sir. FIRST MUSICIAN. masters. I say. Dull not device by coldness and delay.] Two things are to be done: My wife must move for Cassio to her mistressI'll set her on. I will content your pains. that he desires you. Exit. wind instruments? FIRST MUSICIAN. Then put up your pipes in your bag. Marry. sir. FIRST MUSICIAN. Are these. play here.uoregon. and bid "Good morrow. masters. I pray you. Why. to't again. Enter Cassio and some Musicians.html (44 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Ay. by many a wind instrument that I know. marry. And bring him jump when he may Cassio find Soliciting his wife. as they say. CLOWN. we will not. Something that's brief. and the general so likes your music. Thou shalt know more hereafter. But. CLOWN. FIRST MUSICIAN. We have none such. for I'll away.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. are they. for love's sake. sir." Music. sir. Nay. O thereby hangs a tail. have your instruments been in Naples. ACT III. sir? CLOWN. How. how? CLOWN. Before the castle. general. Whereby hangs a tale. to make no more noise with it. Enter Clown.
no.uoregon.] I never knew A Florentine more kind and honest. She is stirring. my honest friend? CLOWN. In happy time. CASSIO. but he protests he loves you http://darkwing. that your converse and business May be more free. Why.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Enter Iago. You have not been abed. Enter Emilia. CASSIO. And she speaks for you stoutly. sir. If she will stir hither. good my friend. The general and his wife are talking of it. Exit Clown. I hear you. vanish into air. Prithee. I'll send her to you presently. There's a poor piece of gold for thee. Iago. tell her there's one Cassio entreats her a little favor of speech. Wilt thou do this? CLOWN. [Exit Iago. then? CASSIO. No. I am sorry For your displeasure. IAGO. Good morrow. keep up thy quillets. The Moor replies That he you hurt is of great fame in Cyprus And great affinity and that in wholesome wisdom He might not but refuse you. I hear not your honest friend. Do. but all will sure be well. To send in to your wife. I humbly thank you for't. the day had broke Before we parted. IAGO. I shall seem to notify unto her.html (45 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . And I'll devise a mean to draw the Moor Out of the way. good lieutenant. Iago. If the gentlewoman that attends the general's wife be stirring. EMILIA.William Shakespeare: Othello Go. CASSIO. Dost thou hear. I have made bold. CASSIO. My suit to her Is that she will to virtuous Desdemona Procure me some access. away! Exeunt Musicians.
That done. I know't: I thank you. DESDEMONA. I'll do't. DESDEMONA. good Cassio. But I will have my lord and you again As friendly as you were. OTHELLO. We'll wait upon your lordship.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. CASSIO.William Shakespeare: Othello And needs no other suitor but his likings To take the safest occasion by the front To bring you in again. You do love my lord: http://darkwing. do. or that it may be done. He's never anything but your true servant. Be thou assured. If you think fit. Bounteous madam. I am much bound to you. CASSIO. Good madam. EMILIA. DESDEMONA. This fortification. Cassio. I will do All my abilities in thy behalf. Yet. my good lord. Iago. that's an honest fellow. O. Exeunt. SCENE III. These letters give. and Emilia. I warrant it grieves my husband As if the cause were his. Give me advantage of some brief discourse With Desdemona alone. gentlemen. Exeunt. Well. SCENE II. Enter Othello. Repair there to me. come in. I will be walking on the works. and Gentlemen.uoregon. Iago. I will bestow you where you shall have time To speak your bosom freely.html (46 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . to the pilot. EMILIA. A room in the castle. Pray you. Do not doubt. OTHELLO. IAGO. Enter Desdemona. CASSIO. I beseech you. Cassio. shall we see't? GENTLEMEN. And by him do my duties to the Senate. The garden of the castle. Whatever shall become of Michael Cassio.
Nay. I'll watch him tame and talk him out of patience. your lieutenant. How now. CASSIO. His present reconciliation take. My lord shall never rest. Who is't you mean? DESDEMONA. his board a shrift. Cassio. do your discretion.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. DESDEMONA.uoregon. my lord. I'll perform it To the last article. I cannot think it. Was not that Cassio parted from my wife? IAGO. Cassio.html (47 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Madam. at a distance. http://darkwing. DESDEMONA. Ha! I like not that. Or breed itself so out of circumstances. What dost thou say? IAGO. but. I do believe 'twas he. Seeing you coming. Before Emilia here I give thee warrant of thy place. here comes my lord. stay and hear me speak. For thy solicitor shall rather die Than give thy cause away. My general will forget my love and service.I know not what. I'll take my leave. Cassio. His bed shall seem a school. IAGO. OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. Therefore be merry. A man that languishes in your displeasure. Well. Why.William Shakespeare: Othello You have known him long. EMILIA. OTHELLO. Good my lord. lady. my lord! I have been talking with a suitor here. That policy may either last so long. I am very ill at ease. Exit Cassio. CASSIO. sure. If I have any grace or power to move you. OTHELLO. Madam. or if. If I do vow a friendship. assure thee. Nothing. OTHELLO. That he would steal away so guilty-like. CASSIO. DESDEMONA. and be you well assured He shall in strangeness stand no farther off Than in a politic distance. not now. Or feed upon such nice and waterish diet. Madam. I'll intermingle everything he does With Cassio's suit. my lord! No. Do not doubt that. Ay. Enter Othello and Iago. That I being absent and my place supplied. Unfit for mine own purposes.
Ay. this is not a boon. DESDEMONA. and so many a time When I have spoke of you dispraisingly Hath ta'en your part. Or stand so mammering on. DESDEMONA. I shall not dine at home. What? Michael Cassio. http://darkwing. It shall be full of poise and difficult weight. I prithee. sweet Desdemona. sweet. some other time. DESDEMONA. I prithee. The sooner. or Tuesday morn. Tomorrow dinner then? OTHELLO.is not almost a fault To incur a private check. not tonight. I could do muchOTHELLO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Prithee. And fearful to be granted. Let him come when he will. DESDEMONA. call him back. on Wednesday morn. No. Why then tomorrow night. Or sue to you to do a peculiar profit To your own person. Nay.uoregon. When shall he come? Tell me. the wars must make example Out of their best. grant me this. I meet the captains at the citadel. Not now. But shall't be shortly? OTHELLO.William Shakespeare: Othello For if he be not one that truly loves you. or keep you warm. To leave me but a little to myself. or night.to have so much to do To bring him in! Trust me. Why. That came awooing with you. call him back. that I should deny. Othello. And yet his trespass. That errs in ignorance and not in cunning. Shall't be tonight at supper? OTHELLO. so humbled That he hath left part of his grief with me To suffer with him. no more. they say. OTHELLO. What you would ask me. Whereon. sooth. Or feed on nourishing dishes. 'Tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves. he's penitent. name the time. when I have a suit Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed. DESDEMONA. in our common reasonSave that. I will deny thee nothing. OTHELLO. I do beseech thee. I have no judgement in an honest face. for you.html (48 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I will deny thee nothing. Went he hence now? DESDEMONA. I wonder in my soul. OTHELLO. Good love. but let it not Exceed three days. On Tuesday noon. In faith.
Know of your love? OTHELLO. thou likest not that. If thou dost love me. from first to last. when you woo'd my lady. and went between us very oft. my lord. As if thou then hadst shut up in thy brain Some horrible conceit. my lord? OTHELLO. my lord? By heaven. honest. As if there were some monster in his thought Too hideous to be shown.uoregon. Think. indeed. Show me thy thought. O. straight. No further harm. What dost thou think? IAGO. Think. Indeed! OTHELLO. thou criedst. IAGO. Iago? IAGO. Discernist thou aught in that? Is he not honest? IAGO. my lord? OTHELLO. Indeed? Ay. Why dost thou ask? IAGO. Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia. Whate'er you be. But I do love thee! and when I love thee not. Why of thy thought. What dost thou say. He did. Honest? Ay. you. OTHELLO. IAGO. Honest. I heard thee say even now. My noble lordOTHELLO. I did not think he had been acquainted with her. Be as your fanciest each I am obedient. OTHELLO.html (49 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Emilia. Shall I OTHELLO. IAGO. Farewell. OTHELLO.William Shakespeare: Othello DESDEMONA. My lord. Thou dost mean something. yes. Chaos is come again. he echoes me. DESDEMONA. http://darkwing. you know I love you. IAGO. OTHELLO. Iago? IAGO. my Desdemona. Farewell. What didst not like? And when I told thee he was of my counsel In my whole course of wooing. Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul. "Indeed!" And didst contract and purse thy brow together. When Cassio left my wife. deny you? No. But for a satisfaction of my thought. for aught I know. Did Michael Cassio. My lord.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I'll come to thee come.
And for I know thou'rt full of love and honesty And weigh'st thy words before thou givest them breath. nor build yourself a trouble Out of his scattering and unsure observance. That passion cannot rule. As. men should be what they seem. I am not bound to that all slaves are free to. It mere not for your quiet nor your good.uoregon. and oft my jealousy Shapes faults that are not. I dare be sworn I think that he is honest. OTHELLO. Certain. IAGO. But some uncleanly apprehensions Keep leets and law-days.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. For Michael Cassio. IAGO. From one that so imperfectly conceits. and in session sit With meditations lawful? OTHELLO. I confess. OTHELLO. Iago. and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words. Utter my thoughts? Why. Thou dost conspire against thy friend. IAGO. Or those that be not. say they are vile and false. I prithee. IAGO. Why then I think Cassio's an honest man.that your wisdom yet. pardon me. Though I am bound to every act of duty. http://darkwing. I think thou dost. would they might seem none! OTHELLO. I do beseech youThough I perchance am vicious in my guess. For such things in a false disloyal knave Are tricks of custom. working from the heart. Men should be what they seem. I think so too. IAGO. yet there's more in this. but in a man that's just They're close dilations.html (50 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more. speak to me as to thy thinkings. Would take no notice. Good my lord. it is my nature's plague To spy into abuses. If thou but think'st him wrong'd and makest his ear A stranger to thy thoughts. As where's that palace whereinto foul things Sometimes intrude not? Who has a breast so pure. Nay. As thou dost ruminate.William Shakespeare: Othello OTHELLO.
honesty. loves company. I'll know thy thoughts. That cuckold lives in bliss Who. Who steals my purse steals trash. To follow still the changes of the moon With fresh suspicions? No! To be once in doubt Is once to be resolved. beware. why is this? Think'st thou lid make a life of jealousy. whilst 'tis in my custody. Why. Is free of speech. certain of his fate. these are more virtuous. Good heaven. or wisdom. Exchange me for a goat When I shall turn the business of my soul To such exsufflicate and blown surmises.William Shakespeare: Othello Nor for my manhood. By heaven. Ha! IAGO. nothing. Nor from mine own weak merits will I draw The smallest fear or doubt of her revolt. 'tis something. and has been slave to thousands. Good name in man and woman. IAGO. 'Tis not to make me jealous To say my wife is fair. sings. Nor shall not. plays.html (51 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . which doth mock The meat it feeds on. when I doubt. To let you know my thoughts. 'tis his. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. No. Is the immediate jewel of their souls. yet strongly loves! OTHELLO. and dances well. Where virtue is. But O. O misery! IAGO. Iago. Matching thy inference. the souls of all my tribe defend From jealousy! OTHELLO.uoregon. prove. loves not his wronger. You cannot. http://darkwing. For she had eyes and chose me. dear my lord. if my heart were in your hand. What dost thou mean? IAGO. O. I'll see before I doubt. feeds well. of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster. But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed. But riches fineless is as poor as winter To him that ever fears he shall be poor. OTHELLO. yet doubts. and rich enough. suspects.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. my lord. 'Twas mine. what damned minutes tells he o'er Who dotes. Poor and content is rich.
Therefore.but I am much to blame. I do not think but Desdemona's honest. Long live she so! and long live you to think http://darkwing. I am glad of it. Receive it from me. I hope you will consider what is spoke Comes from my love.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. IAGO. I fear it has. Cassio's my worthy friendMy lord. I'faith. not a jot. She did deceive her father. I will not. Dost thou say so? IAGO. To seel her father's eyes up close as oakHe thought 'twas witchcraft. OTHELLO. She loved them most. not much moved. OTHELLO. IAGO. marrying you. as I am bound. OTHELLO. I am to pray you not to strain my speech To grosser issues nor to larger reach Than to suspicion. but keep't unknown. IAGO. OTHELLO. And so she did. I would not have your free and noble nature Out of self-bounty be abused. IAGO. Why. I see you're moved. Look to your wife. I see this hath a little dash'd your spirits.William Shakespeare: Othello And on the proof. observe her well with Cassio. IAGO. OTHELLO.uoregon. No. I know our country disposition well. my lord. Look to't. not jealous nor secure. Not a jot. OTHELLO. She that so young could give out such a seeming. their best conscience Is not to leave't undone. go to then. But I do see you're moved. for now I shall have reason To show the love and duty that I bear you With franker spirit. Wear your eye thus. there is no more but thisAway at once with love or jealousy! IAGO. Should you do so. I am bound to thee forever. I humbly do beseech you of your pardon For too much loving you. My speech should fall into such vile success Which my thoughts aim not at. I speak not yet of proof.html (52 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . In Venice they do let heaven see the pranks They dare not show their husbands. And when she seem'd to shake and fear your looks.
there's the point. For sure he fills it up with great ability. Fear not my government.] My lord. for I am black And have not those soft parts of conversation That chamberers have. if you please to hold him off awhile. And yet. as. and degree. IAGO. [Returning. I do beseech your honor. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. Haply. or for I am declined http://darkwing. farewell. Iago.] My lord. Foul disproportion. I do not in position Distinctly speak of her. If more thou dost perceive. Note if your lady strain his entertainment With any strong or vehement importunity. though I may fear. This fellow's of exceeding honesty. Though it be fit that Cassio have his place.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Let me be thought too busy in my fearsAs worthy cause I have to fear I amAnd hold her free. OTHELLO. Why did I marry? This honest creature doubtless Sees and knows more. Much will be seen in that. much more. And knows all qualities. In the meantime. let me know more. IAGO. recoiling to her better judgement. one may smell in such a will most rank. But pardon me. thoughts unnatural. Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings.to be bold with youNot to affect many proposed matches Of her own clime. Yet. Whereto we see in all things nature tendsFoh. complexion. Of human dealings. I take my leave. how nature erring from itselfIAGO. [Going. Farewell. OTHELLO. You shall by that perceive him and his means. Exit. If I do prove her haggard. Set on thy wife to observe. leave it to time. IAGO. I would I might entreat your honor To scan this thing no further. May fall to match you with her country forms. with a learned spirit. Leave me. And happily repent. Ay. Her will. I once more take my leave.html (53 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM .uoregon. than he unfolds.William Shakespeare: Othello so! OTHELLO. I'ld whistle her off and let her down the wind To prey at fortune.
DESDEMONA. Exeunt Othello and Desdemona. Faith. within this hour It will be well. And live upon the vapor of a dungeon. O curse of marriage. Let it alone. Desdemona comes: Re-enter Desdemona and Emilia. DESDEMONA.html (54 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I am to blame. like death. O. OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. For he conjured her she should ever keep it. Let me but bind it hard. Yet. 'Tis destiny unshunnable. 'twill away again. I am glad I have found this napkin. Your napkin is too little. and my relief Must be to loathe her.William Shakespeare: Othello Into the vale of years. That she reserves it evermore about her To kiss and talk to. That we can call these delicate creatures ours. do attend your presence. I'll have the work ta'en out. OTHELLO. then heaven mocks itself! I'll not believe't.uoregon. EMILIA. I'll go in with you. What he will do with it Heaven knows. and she drops it.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. He puts the handkerchief from him. 'tis the plague of great ones: Prerogatived are they less than the base. I am abused. Come. not I. Than keep a corner in the thing I love For others' uses. Even then this forked plague is fated to us When we do quicken. my dear Othello! Your dinner. How now. and the generous islanders By you invited. http://darkwing.yet that's not muchShe's gone. I have a pain upon my forehead here. that's with watching. This was her first remembrance from the Moor. And give't Iago. And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad. I am very sorry that you are not well. If she be false. Why do you speak so faintly? Are you not well? OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. My wayward husband hath a hundred times Woo'd me to steal it. but she so loves the token.
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world. To have a foolish wife. that the Moor first gave to Desdemona.William Shakespeare: Othello I nothing but to please his fantasy. Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ. IAGO. what do you here alone? EMILIA. IAGO. IAGO. I did say so. No.html (55 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . is that all? What will you give me now For that same handkerchief? IAGO. Do not you chide. The Moor already changes with my poison: Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons. Hast stol'n it from her? EMILIA. Go. If't be not for some purpose of import. EMILIA. Look. what is that to you? EMILIA. Re-enter Iago. to the advantage. Not poppy. I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin. A good wench. What will you do with't. That which so often you did bid me steal. What handkerchief? Why. here it is. Give't me again. What handkerchief? EMILIA. Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep http://darkwing. IAGO. Look. give it me. Be not acknown on't. Exit Emilia. Poor lady. she'll run mad When she shall lack it. this may do something. And let him find it. where he comes! Re-enter Othello. leave me. I have use for it. Ha! IAGO. But with a little act upon the blood Burn like the mines of sulphur. I being here took't up. [Snatching it.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. And. Which at the first are scarce found to distaste. she let it drop by negligence. nor mandragora. IAGO. faith. How now. EMILIA. that you have been so earnest To have me filch it? IAGO.uoregon. O. A thing for me? It is a common thingEMILIA. I have a thing for you.] Why.
OTHELLO. now forever Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content! Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue! O. be sure thou prove my love a whore. Villain. or at the least so prove it. my lord? OTHELLO. I slept the next night well. had tasted her sweet body. Thou hadst been better have been born a dog Than answer my waked wrath! IAGO. ha. how now.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I am sorry to hear this. Is't come to this? OTHELLO. IAGO. farewell. What sense had I of her stol'n hours of lust? I saw't not. My noble lordOTHELLO If thou dost slander her and torture me. thought it not. my lord? OTHELLO. Avaunt! be gone! Thou hast set me on the rack. O. was free and merry. I swear 'tis better to be much abused Than but to know't a little. whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamors counterfeit. it harm'd not me. Farewell! Othello's occupation's gone! IAGO. Let him not know't and he's not robb'd at all. So I had nothing known. Ha. On horror's head horrors accumulate. Pioners and all. How now. pomp. OTHELLO. I had been happy if the general camp.html (56 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . or woe upon thy life! IAGO. Be sure of it. not wanting what is stol'n. and all quality. Is't possible. Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump. That the probation bear no hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on. general! No more of that. Give me the ocular proof. Never pray more. OTHELLO. http://darkwing. by the worth of man's eternal soul. Pride. Make me to see't. The spirit-stirring drum. false to me? IAGO. abandon all remorse. Or.William Shakespeare: Othello Which thou owedst yesterday. the ear-piercing fife. I found not Cassio's kisses on her lips. IAGO.uoregon. Why. The royal banner. He that is robb'd. and circumstance of glorious war! And O you mortal engines.
You would be satisfied? OTHELLO. I'll not endure it. But. And loses that it works for.William Shakespeare: Othello Do deeds to make heaven weep. As salt as wolves in pride. stay. thou shouldst be honest. take note. I thank you for this profit. all earth amazed. O wretched fool. how? how satisfied. sir. Will give you satisfaction. I see. and think she is not. and fools as gross As ignorance made drunk. I say. and from hence I'll love no friend sith love breeds such offense. If ever mortal eyes do see them bolster More than their own! What then? how then? What shall I say? Where's satisfaction? It is impossible you should see this Were they as prime as goats. I do not like the office. as hot as monkeys. Nay. But yet. I'll have some proof. IAGO. I think my wife be honest.uoregon. Her name. Damn them then. and think thou art not. OTHELLO. IAGO. I should be wise. you may have't. And may. OTHELLO. Would I were satisfied! IAGO. or suffocating streams. O world. Poison or fire. If there be cords or knives. It were a tedious difficulty. for honesty's a fool. my lord? Would you. take mine office. you are eaten up with passion. IAGO. I do repent me that I put it to you. To bring them to that prospect. Death and damnation! O! IAGO. is now begrimed and black As mine own face. the supervisor. I think. IAGO. grossly gape on? Behold her topp'd? OTHELLO. I will. For nothing canst thou to damnation add Greater than that. Would? Nay.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Which lead directly to the door of truth.html (57 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I think that thou art just. If imputation and strong circumstances. OTHELLO. that was as fresh As Dian's visage. http://darkwing. To be direct and honest is not safe. That livest to make thine honesty a vice! O monstrous world! Take note. Give me a living reason she's disloyal. O grace! O heaven defend me! Are you a man? have you a soul or sense? God be wi' you. By the world.
IAGO.uoregon. IAGO. Nay. "O sweet creature!" and then kiss me hard. from thy hollow hell! Yield up. thy crown and hearted throne To tyrannous hate! Swell.William Shakespeare: Othello But sith I am enter'd in this cause so far. OTHELLO. That in their sleeps will mutter their affairs. but such a handkerchiefI am sure it was your wife's. this was but his dream. O. As if he pluck'd up kisses by the roots. I will go on. O monstrous! monstrous! IAGO. Now do I see 'tis true. being troubled with a raging tooth. O love. blood. Tell me but this. OTHELLO. with thy fraught. If it be thatIAGO. "Sweet Desdemona. too weak for my revenge. I could not sleep. let us hide our loves". In sleep I heard him say. blood! http://darkwing. For 'tis of aspics' tongues! IAGO. And then. though it be but a dream. OTHELLO. I gave her such a one.html (58 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . black vengeance. Look here. IAGO. It speaks against her with the other proofs.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. would he gripe and wring my hand. I'll tear her all to pieces. 'Tis gone.did I today See Cassio wipe his beard with. But this denoted a foregone conclusion. Iago. OTHELLO. and then Cried. Arise. I know not that. 'twas my first gift. sir. That grew upon my lips. 'Tis a shrewd doubt. "Cursed fate that gave thee to the Moor! OTHELLO. Cry. blood. One of this kind is Cassio. then laid his leg Over my thigh. but be wise. If it be that. or any that was hers. Let us be wary. And this may help to thicken other proofs That do demonstrate thinly. Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief Spotted with strawberries in your wife's hand? OTHELLO. yet we see nothing done. There are a kind of men so loose of soul. and sigh'd and kiss'd. bosom. Yet be content. Prick'd to't by foolish honesty and love. Nay. OTHELLO. She may be honest yet. All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven. I lay with Cassio lately And. O. that the slave had forty thousand lives! One is too poor.
html (59 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Before the castle. Shall ne'er look back. 'tis done at your request. Damn her. Now. Iago. but keeps due on To the Propontic and the Hellespont. your mind perhaps may change. Why. hands. man? http://darkwing. Emilia. and Clown. damn her! Come. Kneels. Do you know. ne'er ebb to humble love. OTHELLO. Enter Desdemona. And will upon the instant put thee to't: Within these three days let me hear thee say That Cassio's not alive.William Shakespeare: Othello IAGO. In the due reverence of a sacred vow Kneels. heart. My friend is dead. Whose icy current and compulsive course Ne'er feels retiring ebb. I am your own forever. Now art thou my lieutenant. I dare not say he lies anywhere. IAGO. Till that a capable and wide revenge Swallow them up. But let her live. go with me apart. I greet thy love. OTHELLO. SCENE IV. Witness. To furnish me with some swift means of death For the fair devil. DESDEMONA. And to obey shall be in me remorse. where Lieutenant Cassio lies? CLOWN. with violent pace. IAGO. you ever-burning lights above. Never. sirrah.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. You elements that clip us round about. DESDEMONA. I will withdraw. Patience. IAGO.uoregon. Like to the Pontic Sea. lewd minx! O. I say. Even so my bloody thoughts. but with acceptance bounteous. Exeunt. by yond marble heaven. Not with vain thanks. OTHELLO. I here engage my words. What bloody business ever. To wrong'd Othello's service! Let him command. Witness that here Iago doth give up The execution of his wit. Do not rise yet. They rise.
Can anything be made of this? CLOWN. hardness http://darkwing. I will not leave him now till Cassio Be call'd to him. bid him come hither.uoregon. I had rather have lost my purse Full of crusadoes.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I will catechize the world for him. is stabbing. Who.William Shakespeare: Othello CLOWN. it were enough To put him to ill thinking. Can you inquire him out and be edified by report? CLOWN. and for me to devise lodging. DESDEMONA. How is't with you. Where should I lose that handkerchief. [Aside. and say he lies here or he lies there. Tell him I have moved my lord on his behalf and hope all will be well. Enter Othello. To do this is within the compass of man's wit.] O. I know not.html (60 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . and for one to say a soldier lies. and therefore I will attempt the doing it. Is he not jealous? DESDEMONA. my lord? OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. Look. where he comes. make questions and by them answer. Exit. DESDEMONA. Believe me. Go to! Where lodges he? CLOWN. Seek him. I know not where he lodges. DESDEMONA. and. He's a soldier. were to lie in mine own throat. my good lady. DESDEMONA. Well. that is. madam. but my noble Moor Is true of mind and made of no such baseness As jealous creatures are. Emilia? EMILIA. is to tell you where I lie. EMILIA. CLOWN. he? I think the sun where he was born Drew all such humors from him. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. EMILIA. To tell you where he lodges.
Not? DESDEMONA. and take heed on't.uoregon. not hearts. And bid me. faith.William Shakespeare: Othello to dissemble! How do you. my lady. I cannot speak of this. I did so. http://darkwing. What promise. Much castigation. She told her. She dying gave it me. 'Twould make her amiable and subdue my father Entirely to her love. Come now. DESDEMONA. while she kept it. She was a charmer. OTHELLO. For 'twas that hand that gave away my heart. but if she lost it Or made a gift of it. This argues fruitfulness and liberal heart. OTHELLO. I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me. fasting. That which I gave you. To give it her. your promise. OTHELLO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. OTHELLO. You may. Well. say so. DESDEMONA. Hot. when my fate would have me wive. But our new heraldry is hands. It yet has felt no age nor known no sorrow. DESDEMONA. Here. my father's eye Should hold her loathed and his spirits should hunt After new fancies. DESDEMONA.html (61 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . That's a fault. OTHELLO. my good lord. Desdemona? DESDEMONA. The hearts of old gave hands. Lend me thy handkerchief. and moist. hot. I have sent to bid Cassio come speak with you. OTHELLO. my lord. A liberal hand. indeed. my lord. Make it a darling like your precious eye. DESDEMONA. I have it not about me. chuck? DESDEMONA. This hand is moist. OTHELLO. and could almost read The thoughts of people. Give me your hand. exercise devout. No. 'Tis a good hand. This hand of yours requires A sequester from liberty. That handkerchief Did an Egyptian to my mother give. OTHELLO. and prayer. For here's a young and sweating devil here That commonly rebels. A frank one.
Indeed! is't true? OTHELLO. Is't lost? is't gone? speak. 'Tis true. You'll never meet a more sufficient man. come. Is not this man jealous? DESDEMONA.uoregon.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Most veritable. Fetch't. http://darkwing. DESDEMONA. Pray you. you are to blame. Is't possible? OTHELLO. And it was dyed in mummy which the skillful Conserved of maiden's hearts. The handkerchief! DESDEMONA. but what an if it were? OTHELLO.William Shakespeare: Othello To lose't or give't away were such perdition As nothing else could match. talk me of Cassio. that had number'd in the world The sun to course two hundred compasses. Say you? DESDEMONA. In sooth. Come. let me see it. Then would to God that I had never seen't! OTHELLO. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. sir. Shared dangers with youOTHELLO.html (62 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . DESDEMONA. The handkerchief! DESDEMONA. but I will not now. OTHELLO. I ne'er saw this before. my mind misgives. A sibyl. I am most unhappy in the loss of it. How? DESDEMONA. there's magic in the web of it. This is a trick to put me from my suit. I pray. The handkerchief! DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. Why. it is not lost. Ha! wherefore? DESDEMONA. let Cassio be received again. DESDEMONA. Why do you speak so startingly and rash? OTHELLO. therefore look to't well. Away! Exit. DESDEMONA. Fetch me the handkerchief. The worms were hallow'd that did breed the silk. In her prophetic fury sew'd the work. OTHELLO. Heaven bless us! OTHELLO. is it out o' the way? DESDEMONA. so I can. I say. EMILIA. Sure there's some wonder in this handkerchief. OTHELLO. A man that all his time Hath founded his good fortunes on your love. It is not lost.
http://darkwing. IAGO. DESDEMONA. thrice-gentle Cassio! My advocation is not now in tune. Exit Iago. They eat us hungerly. Look you! Cassio and my husband. Alas. And can he be angry? Something of moment then. good Cassio! What's the news with you? CASSIO.html (63 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . IAGO. What I can do I will. There is no other way. 'Tis not a year or two shows us a man. There's matter in't indeed if he be angry. My lord is not my lord. He went hence but now. DESDEMONA.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. like the devil. lo. So shall I clothe me in a forced content And shut myself up in some other course To Fortune's alms. 'tis she must do't. How now. from his very arm Puff'd his own brother. my former suit: I do beseech you That by your virtuous means I may again Exist and be a member of his love Whom I with all the office of my heart Entirely honor. IAGO. Enter Cassio and Iago. As I have spoken for you all my best And stood within the blank of his displeasure For my free speech! You must awhile be patient. nor should I know him Were he in favor as in humor alter'd. They are all but stomachs and we all but food. Can he be angry? I have seen the cannon. I will go meet him. And certainly in strange unquietness. If my offense be of such mortal kind That nor my service past nor present sorrows Nor purposed merit in futurity Can ransom me into his love again. I would not be delay'd. And. the happiness! Go and importune her. do so. When it hath blown his ranks into the air And. DESDEMONA I prithee. Madam. But to know so must be my benefit. Is my lord angry? EMILIA.William Shakespeare: Othello EMILIA.uoregon. and more I will Than for myself I dare. So help me every spirit sanctified. and when they are full They belch us. Let that suffice you.
friend Cassio! CASSIO. Beshrew me much. Enter Bianca. Cassio. DESDEMONA. And I was going to your lodging. Hath puddled his clear spirit. I'll move your suit. Either from Venice or some unhatch'd practice Made demonstrable here in Cyprus to him. keep a week away? seven days and nights? Eight score eight hours? and lovers' absent hours. CASSIO. as you think. Lady. But jealous for they are jealous. And no conception nor no jealous toy Concerning you. Heaven keep that monster from Othello's mind! EMILIA.html (64 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I never gave him cause! EMILIA. unhandsome warrior as I am. 'Tis a monster Begot upon itself. amen. They are not ever jealous for the cause. I was. Save you. EMILIA. 'Tis even so. home? How is it with you. Alas the day. Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia. And seek to effect it to my uttermost. and it indues Our other healthful members even to that sense Of pain. What. DESDEMONA. If I do find him fit. walk here about. and in such cases Men's natures wrangle with inferior things. I will go seek him.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. For let our finger ache. Nor of them look for such observancy As fits the bridal. What make you from. I was coming to your house. BIANCA. Emilia. BIANCA. Cassio. we must think men are not gods. But now I find I had suborn'd the witness. Nay. Arraigning his unkindness with my soul. DESDEMONA. born on itself. But jealous souls will not be answer'd so. Pray heaven it be state matters. my most fair Bianca? I'faith. And he's indicted falsely. More tedious than the dial eight score times? http://darkwing. Though great ones are their object. I humbly thank your ladyship.William Shakespeare: Othello Something sure of state.uoregon. sweet love.
Enter Othello and Iago. and do't. BIANCA. Exeunt. Before the castle. Leave you! wherefore? CASSIO. For I attend here. Gives her Desdemona's handkerchief. some remembrance. Is't come to this? Well. 'Tis but a little way that I can bring you. I pray you? CASSIO. well. I must be circumstanced. sweet. Pardon me. Why. bring me on the way a little. I do attend here on the general. but I'll see you soon. Iago? IAGO.William Shakespeare: Othello O weary reckoning! CASSIO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Ere it be demandedAs like enough it will. IAGO. To kiss in private? http://darkwing. To have him see me woman'd. Sweet Bianca. Will you think so? OTHELLO. Bianca.uoregon. SCENE I. From whence you have them. Think so. Take it. You are jealous now That this is from some mistress. CASSIO. whose is it? CASSIO. I found it in my chamber. But that you do not love me. But I shall in a more continuate time Strike off this score of absence. woman! Throw your vile guesses in the devil's teeth. and leave me for this time. Go to. Bianca. 'Tis very good. ACT IV. O Cassio. Take me this work out. BIANCA. BIANCA. And think it no addition. I know not. BIANCA. To the felt absence now I feel a cause.I'ld have it copied. by my faith. Why. And say if I shall see you soon at night. Cyprus. nor my wish. CASSIO. BIANCA. whence came this? This is some token from a newer friend.html (65 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Not that I love you not. BIANCA. I have this while with leaden thoughts been press'd. I pray you. What. I like the work well. No.
IAGO. What hath he said? IAGO. They that mean virtuously and yet do so. She is protectress of her honor too. Hath he said anything? IAGO. May she give that? IAGO. 'tis hers. IAGO. With her. What then? IAGO. Or voluntary dotage of some mistress. but be you well assured.as knaves be such abroad. She may. They have it very oft that have it not. As doth the raven o'er the infected house. Or to be naked with her friend in bed An hour or more. that he did. With her? IAGO.I know not what he did. Thou said'st.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. by their own importunate suit. What. Ay. If I had said I had seen him do you wrong? Or heard him say. and being hers. That's not so good now. it comes o'er my memory. my lord. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. He hath. when they belie her. 'tis a venial slip. I would most gladly have forgot it. Naked in bed. Convinced or supplied them. OTHELLO. Boding to all.William Shakespeare: Othello OTHELLO. Faith. IAGO. An unauthorized kiss. So they do nothing. Lie with her! lie on her! We say lie on her. But if I give my wife a handkerchiefOTHELLO.he had my handkerchief.O.html (66 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . The devil their virtue tempts and they tempt heaven. my lord. that's fulsome! Handkerchiefhttp://darkwing. and not mean harm! It is hypocrisy against the devil. IAGO. what you will. Why. What? what? IAGO. Her honor is an essence that's not seen. not meaning any harm? OTHELLO. Lie with her! 'Zounds. I think. But for the handkerchiefOTHELLO. LieOTHELLO. what of that? OTHELLO. Who having.uoregon. bestow't on any man. on her. OTHELLO. Iago. By heaven. No more than he'll unswear. cannot choose But they must blabOTHELLO. then.
CASSIO. I tremble at it.html (67 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . and then to confess. IAGO. ho! My lord! My lord. What. And many a civil monster. ears. Would you would bear your fortune like a man! OTHELLO. he foams at mouth. Look. IAGO. What's the matter? IAGO.uoregon. If not. The lethargy must have his quiet course. He will recover straight. forbear. Exit Cassio. to be hanged. It is not words that shakes me thus. OTHELLO. and by and by Breaks out to savage madness. meet reproach.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. general? Have you not hurt your head? OTHELLO. Rub him about the temples. he stirs. Nature would not invest herself in such shadowing passion without some instruction.handkerchief! To confess and be hanged for his labor -first. Cassio! CASSIO. work! Thus credulous fools are caught. My medicine. There's many a beast then in a populous city. Pish! Noses. A horned man's a monster and a beast. And many worthy and chaste dames even thus. Is't possible? Confess? Handkerchief? O devil! Falls in a trance. IAGO. All guiltless. he had one yesterday. How is it. Dost thou mock me? IAGO. No. Think every bearded fellow that's but yoked http://darkwing. How now. I say! Othello! Enter Cassio. Did he confess it? IAGO. This is his second fit. by heaven. and lips. My lord is fall'n into an epilepsy. Good sir. Do you withdraw yourself a little while. I mock you? No. When he is gone. I would on great occasion speak with you.William Shakespeare: Othello confessions. be a man. Work on.
He. O. Iago? I will be found most cunning in my patience. Will you withdraw? Othello retires. http://darkwing. IAGO. OTHELLO. Dost thou hear. and when He hath and is again to cope your wife. Bade him anon return and here speak with me The which he promised. Your case is better. As he shall smile. I say. Confine yourself but in a patient list.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Othello shall go mad. Marry. And to suppose her chaste! No. Here he comes.html (68 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . That's not amiss. let me know. To lip a wanton in a secure couch. OTHELLO. IAGO. O. the fiend's arch-mock. Now will I question Cassio of Bianca. And nothing of a man. Do but encave yourself And mark the fleers.William Shakespeare: Othello May draw with you. And knowing what I am. I know what she shall be. For I will make him tell the tale anew. Or I shall say you are all in all in spleen. Whilst you were here overwhelmed with your griefA passion most unsuiting such a manCassio came hither. 'tis the spite of hell. cannot refrain From the excess of laughter.uoregon. And laid good 'scuse upon your ecstasy. I shifted him away. when he hears of her. and notable scorns. There's millions now alive That nightly lie in those unproper beds Which they dare swear peculiar. But (dost thou hear?) most bloody. A housewife that by selling her desires Buys herself bread and clothes. Stand you awhile apart. But yet keep time in all. Re-enter Cassio. patience. how oft. the gibes. Where. as 'tis the strumpet's plague To beguile many and be beguiled by one. thou art wise. but mark his gesture. It is a creature That dotes on Cassio. That dwell in every region of his face. how. 'tis certain. how long ago.
by this hand. Go to. CASSIO. Alas. say true. IAGO. Now he denies it faintly and laughs it out. I am a very villain else. bear some charity to my wit. Iago beckons me. I was the other day talking on the sea bank with certain Venetians. She was here even now. poor rogue! I think. Do you triumph. she falls me thus about my neckOTHELLO. out of her own love and flattery. Cassio? OTHELLO. so. well said. CASSIO. They laugh that win. now he begins the story. the cry goes that you shall marry her. How quickly should you speed! CASSIO.uoregon. Now he importunes him To tell it o'er. ha! OTHELLO. The worser that you given me the addition Whose want even kills me. OTHELLO. ha. I never knew a woman love man so. Alas. Crying. not out of my promise. IAGO. Ha. and thither conies the bauble. so. and. Do you intend it? CASSIO. his gesture imports http://darkwing. Prithee. she loves me. She is persuaded I will marry her. she haunts me in every place. Ply Desdemona well. CASSIO. do not think it so unwholesome. I marry her! What? A customer! I prithee. and you are sure on't.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Now. Do you hear. gestures. i'faith. So. ha. Faith. how he laughs already! IAGO. poor caitiff! OTHELLO. She gives it out that you shall marry her.William Shakespeare: Othello And his unbookish jealousy must construe Poor Cassio's smiles. OTHELLO. so. Look. This is the monkey's own giving out. Have you scored me? Well. CASSIO. if this suit lay in Bianco's power. ha! OTHELLO. well said. "O dear Cassio!" as it were. How do you now. lieutenant? CASSIO. Ha. Roman? Do you triumph? CASSIO. IAGO.html (69 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . IAGO. OTHELLO. IAGO. and light behavior Quite in the wrong.
I may chance to see you. Will you sup there? CASSIO. she'll rail i' the street else. CASSIO. give it your hobbyhorse. say no more. after her. an you will not. come. Wheresoever you had it. By heaven. Enter Bianca. How now. a perfumed one. IAGO. you may. Go to. Before me! look where she comes. Exit.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. will you? IAGO. CASSIO. Ha. Well. I must leave her company. IAGO. Well. ha. CASSIO. So hangs and lolls and weeps upon me. I intend so. but not that dog I shall throw it to. CASSIO. Now he tells how she plucked him to my chamber. come when you are next prepared for.uoregon. so hales and pulls me. What do you mean by this haunting of me? BIANCA. Faith. 'Tis such another fitchew! marry. my sweet Bianca! how now! how now! OTHELLO. CASSIO. Let the devil and his dam haunt you! What did you mean by that same handkerchief you gave me even now? I was a fine fool to take it. I'll take out no work on't. After her. CASSIO. and I must take out the work? There. for I would very fain speak with you. IAGO. Faith. ha! OTHELLO. An you'll come to supper tonight. I see that nose of yours. I must. IAGO. Prithee.William Shakespeare: Othello it. I must take out the work? A likely piece of work that you should find it in your chamber and not know who left it there! This is some minx's token.html (70 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . O. that should be my handkerchief! BIANCA. http://darkwing.
OTHELLO. a thousand. No. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. Cuckold me! IAGO. If you are so fond over her iniquity. 'tis foul in her. A fine woman! a fair woman! a sweet woman! IAGO. O. Iago! IAGO. a thousand times. http://darkwing. But yet the pity of it. She might lie by an emperor's side. [Advancing. Of so high and plenteous wit and inventionIAGO. by this hand. I will chop her into messes.William Shakespeare: Othello Exit Cassio. Was that mine? IAGO. an admirable musician.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. that's not your way. So delicate with her needle. With mine officer! IAGO. Did you perceive how he laughed at his vice? OTHELLO. and perish. Nay. OTHELLO. and command him tasks. O. And to see how he prizes the foolish woman your wife! She gave it him. she will sing the savageness out of a bear. And then. OTHELLO. give her patent to offend.html (71 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . you must forget that. OTHELLO. if it touch not you. I strike it.uoregon. IAGO. let her rot. O Iago! IAGO. it comes near nobody. Ay. Ay. of so gentle a condition! IAGO. that's certain. And did you see the handkerchief? OTHELLO. and it hurts my hand. too gentle. for she shall not live.] How shall I murther him. Nay. my heart is turned to stone. Iago! O Iago. OTHELLO. the world hath not a sweeter creature. Nay. and he hath given it his whore. Yours. Iago? IAGO. She's the worse for all this. the pity of it. Hang her! I do but say what she is. for. O. That's fouler. O. OTHELLO. I would have him nine years skilling. and be damned tonight.
this night. OTHELLO. Lives. sir. and Attendants. Iago.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. Excellent good. Is there division 'twixt my lord and Cassio? http://darkwing. very good. strangle her in her bed. see your wife is with him. good cousin Lodovico? IAGO.uoregon. God save the worthy general! OTHELLO. Do it not with poison. Something from Venice. You shall hear more by midnight. OTHELLO. Get me some poison. [A trumpet within.] What trumpet is that same? IAGO. good. let me be his undertaker. as you will-" LODOVICO. Cousin. LODOVICO. And for Cassio. Opens the letter. sure. IAGO. Good. [Reads. Gives him a letter. even the bed she hath contaminated. and reads.William Shakespeare: Othello OTHELLO. OTHELLO. I thank you. 'Tis Lodovico Come from the Duke. I am very glad to see you. I'll not expostulate with her.] "This fail you not to do. Desdemona. This night.html (72 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . He did not call. LODOVICO. With all my heart. sir. Welcome to Cyprus. And. How does Lieutenant Cassio? IAGO. lest her body and beauty unprovide my mind again. IAGO. The Duke and Senators of Venice greet you. OTHELLO. he's busy in the paper. Enter Lodovico. but you shall make all well. I kiss the instrument of their pleasures. there's fall'n between him and my lord An unkind breech. LODOVICO. My lord? OTHELLO. signior. the justice of it pleases. And what's the news. Are you sure of that? DESDEMONA. Iago.
Truly. Fire and brimstone! DESDEMONA. My lord. I would do much To atone them. Mistress! DESDEMONA. Proceed you in your tears. an obedient lady. I am glad on't. And turn again. sir. http://darkwing. LODOVICO. DESDEMONA.O well-painted passion!I am commanded home. LODOVICO. Make her amends. devil! If that the earth could teem with woman's tears. weep. you did wish that I would make her turn. DESDEMONA. My lord? OTHELLO. My lord? OTHELLO. they do command him home. call her back. May be the letter moved him. sir? LODOVICO. And she's obedient. avaunt! Exit Desdemona. sir. What would you with her. sweet Othello? OTHELLO. Concerning this. my lord? OTHELLO. I am glad to see you mad. Though I should swear I saw't. I do beseech your lordship. O devil. Get you away. Very obedient. Ay. OTHELLO.William Shakespeare: Othello DESDEMONA.] I will not stay to offend you. I obey the mandate. as I think. she can turn and turn.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. A most unhappy one. this would not be believed in Venice. and she can weep. tonight. I'll send for you anon. And will return to Venice. Indeed! DESDEMONA. Cassio shall have my place. Who. By my troth.html (73 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . is he angry? LODOVICO. Why. My lord? OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. she weeps. obedient. OTHELLO. [Going. Are you wise? DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. I have not deserved this. Devil! Strikes her.uoregon. And. Out of my sight! DESDEMONA. as you say. Each drop she falls would prove a crocodile. for the love I bear to Cassio. What. OTHELLO. and yet go on. For. Sir. Deputing Cassio in his government. 'Tis very much. Hence. Sir. sir. I.
And mark how he continues. did they never whisper? EMILIA. Alas. Goats and monkeys! Exit. Faith. LODOVICO. Are his wits safe? Is he not light of brain? IAGO. I would to heaven he were! LODOVICO. LODOVICO.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. sir. her gloves. He is much changed. then? EMILIA. strike his wife! IAGO. Is it his use? Or did the letters work upon his blood.William Shakespeare: Othello I do entreat that we may sup together. OTHELLO. Never. Is this the noble Moor whom our full Senate Call all in all sufficient? This the nature Whom passion could not shake? whose solid virtue The shot of accident nor dart of chance Could neither graze nor pierce? IAGO. SCENE II. But then I saw no harm. that was not so well.uoregon. Never. And new create this fault? IAGO. OTHELLO. yet would I knew That stroke would prove the worst! LODOVICO.html (74 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . LODOVICO. alas! It is not honesty in me to speak What I have seen and known. I am sorry that I am deceived in him. Exeunt. To fetch her fan. OTHELLO. Nor ever heard. to Cyprus. Do but go after. OTHELLO. You are welcome. You have seen nothing. A room in the castle. you have seen Cassio and she together. What. Nor send you out o' the way? EMILIA. You shall observe him. I may not breathe my censure What he might be: if what he might he is not. my lord. EMILIA. He's that he is. nor ever did suspect. Yes. http://darkwing. And his own courses will denote him so That I may save my speech. Enter Othello and Emilia. What. and then I heard Each syllable that breath made up between them. OTHELLO. her mask.
Your mystery. Lest. OTHELLO. Never. damn thyself. Therefore be doubledamn'd. dispatch. [To Emilia. the devils themselves Should fear to seize thee. nay. http://darkwing. chaste. She says enough.html (75 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Bid her come hither. DESDEMONA. Leave procreants alone and shut the door. Remove your thought. Let heaven requite it with the serpent's curse! For if she be not honest. your mystery. Lay down my soul at stake. come hither.William Shakespeare: Othello nor nothing? EMILIA. But not the words. Upon my knees. This is a subtle whore. what doth your speech import? I understand a fury in your words. chuck. Exit Emilia. to wager she is honest." if anybody come. That's strange. what art thou? DESDEMONA. or cry "hem. I have seen her do't. Exit Emilia. being like one of heaven. DESDEMONA. What is your pleasure? OTHELLO. Why. and true. DESDEMONA. I durst. my lord. Enter Desdemona with Emilia. Pray. the purest of their wives Is foul as slander. OTHELLO. yet she's a simple bawd That cannot say as much. mistress. A closet lock and key of villainous secrets. OTHELLO.] Some of your function. What horrible fancy's this? OTHELLO. your true and loyal wife. Your wife. My lord.uoregon. what is your will? OTHELLO. There's no man happy. EMILIA. swear it. If any wretch have put this in your head. Come. OTHELLO. Look in my face. Let me see your eyes. Cough. If you think other. it doth abuse your bosom. DESDEMONA. my lord.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. And yet she'll kneel and pray. go. my lord.
but. O.William Shakespeare: Othello Swear thou art honest. this most goodly book.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. But there. as summer flies are in the shambles. look grim as hell! DESDEMONA. That quicken even with blowing. If you have lost him. I hope my noble lord esteems me honest. What committed! Heaven stops the nose at it.html (76 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Ay.uoregon. O Desdemona! Away! away! away! DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. Alas. Lay not your blame on me. Why. and the moon winks. DESDEMONA. Or else dries up. DESDEMONA. would thou hadst ne'er been born! DESDEMONA. I should have found in some place of my soul A drop of patience. I have lost him too. there. Patience. where I have garner'd up my heart. http://darkwing. The fountain from the which my current runs. well. my lord? If haply you my father do suspect An instrument of this your calling back. Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell. to make me A fixed figure for the time of scorn To point his slow unmoving finger at! Yet could I bear that too. had they rain'd All kinds of sores and shames on my bare head. my lord? with whom? how am I false? OTHELLO. Steep'd me in poverty to the very lips. very well. That would to cinders burn up modesty. Where either I must live or bear no life. what ignorant sin have I committed? OTHELLO. alas. thou young and rose-lipp'd cherubin. Had it pleased heaven To try me with affliction. Was this fair paper. ay. To whom. Did I but speak thy deeds. Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes. Alas the heavy day! Why do you weep? Am I the motive of these tears. O thou weed. Made to write "whore" upon? What committed? Committed? O thou public commoner! I should make very forges of my cheeks. Heaven doth truly know it. to be discarded thence! Or keep it as a cistern for foul toads To knot and gender in! Turn thy complexion there. OTHELLO. Who art so lovely fair and smell'st so sweet That the sense aches at thee.
half asleep. you! We have done our course. How have I been behaved. What. With who? EMILIA. What committed? Impudent strumpet! DESDEMONA. Who is thy lord? EMILIA. my good lady? DESDEMONA. You. not a whore? DESDEMONA. That have the office opposite to Saint Peter. I am none. what does this gentleman conceive? How do you. ay. turn the key.] You. I pray you. that he might stick http://darkwing. Prithee. No. EMILIA. you. 'Tis meet I should be used so. very meet. as I shall be saved. heaven forgive us! OTHELLO. tonight Lay on my bed my wedding sheets.html (77 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Are not you a strumpet? DESDEMONA. If to preserve this vessel for my lord From any other foul unlawful touch Be not to be a strumpet. you do me wrong. I have none. madam. And keep the gate of hell! Re-enter Emilia. as I am a Christian. nor answer have I none But what should go by water. By heaven. Why. sweet lady. OTHELLO. Alas. what's the matter with my lord? DESDEMONA. mistress. Faith. there's money for your pains. O. Do not talk to me. DESDEMONA.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I cry you mercy then. OTHELLO. Is't possible? DESDEMONA. EMILIA. EMILIA. OTHELLO. I cannot weep. [Raises his voice. And will not hear it. Is hush'd within the hollow mine of earth. Emilia.William Shakespeare: Othello The bawdy wind. and keep our counsel. Here's a change indeed! Exit. Exit. Good madam. DESDEMONA. He that is yours. Remember.uoregon. DESDEMONA. that kisses all it meets. madam? How do you. I took you for that cunning whore of Venice That married with Othello. And call thy husband hither. with my lord. No.
IAGO. To be call'd whore? Would it not make one weep? DESDEMONA. Alas. Why did he so? DESDEMONA. Alas the day! EMILIA. my lord hath so be whored her. that such companions thou'ldst unfold. IAGO. heaven doth know. Some base notorious knave. EMILIA. He call'd her whore. do not weep. Hath she forsook so many noble matches. Do not weep. O heaven. Some cogging. As true hearts cannot bear. Have not devised this slander. Iago. I am a child to chiding. IAGO. If any such there be. Thrown such despite and heavy terms upon her. EMILIA. cozening slave. Am I that name. I do not know. IAGO. A halter pardon him! And hell gnaw his bones! Why should he call her whore? Who keeps her company? What place? What time? What form? What likelihood? The Moor's abused by some most villainous knave. Fie. fair lady? DESDEMONA. Those that do teach young babes Do it with gentle means and easy tasks. Nay. Her father and her country and her friends. I'll be hang'd else. IAGO. DESDEMONA. http://darkwing.William Shakespeare: Othello The small'st opinion on my least misuse? Re-enter Emilia with Iago. heaven pardon him! EMILIA. What is your pleasure. if some eternal villain. Some busy and insinuating rogue. What's the matter. some scurvy fellow. He might have chid me so. DESDEMONA. IAGO. a beggar in his drink Could not have laid such terms upon his callet. madam? How is't with you? DESDEMONA. It is my wretched fortune.uoregon. What name. to get some office.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. for in good faith.html (78 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Beshrew him for't! How comes this trick upon him? DESDEMONA. Iago? IAGO. Such as she says my lord did say I was. it is impossible. I will be hang'd. I cannot tell. there is no such man. lady? EMILIA. I am sure I am none such.
You are a fool. Or that I do not yet. Or that mine eyes. Here I kneel: If e'er my will did trespass 'gainst his love Either in discourse of thought or actual deed. though he do shake me off To beggarly divorcement. Every day thou doffest me with some http://darkwing. EMILIA.William Shakespeare: Othello And put in every honest hand a whip To lash the rascals naked through the world Even from the east to the west! IAGO. and weep not. Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia. DESDEMONA. I pray you. fie upon them! Some such squire he was That turn'd your wit the seamy side without. Enter Roderigo. And made you to suspect me with the Moor. I do not find that thou dealest justly with me. What shall I do to win my lord again? Good friend. 'tis but his humor: The business of the state does him offense. IAGO. IAGO. go to. I know not how I lost him. DESDEMONA. If 'twere no otherIAGO. What in the contrary? RODERIGO. Speak within door. Comfort forswear me! Unkindness may do much. Hark. Go in. I cannot say "whore." It doth abhor me now I speak the word. O good Iago. love him dearly.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Delighted them in any other form. I warrant. O.html (79 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . IAGO. And ever will. How now. be content. Roderigo! RODERIGO. To do the act that might the addition earn Not the world's mass of vanity could make me.uoregon. mine ears. Trumpets within. all things shall be well. 'Tis but so. and ever did. go to him. And his unkindness may defeat my life. how these instruments summon to supper! The messengers of Venice stay the meat. for by this light of heaven. or any sense. And he does chide with you. But never taint my love.
Roderigo? RODERIGO. I have wasted myself out of my means. I say 'tis very scurvy. IAGO. IAGO. I have heard too much. man. Why. RODERIGO. keepest from me all conveniency than suppliest me with the least advantage of hope. By this hand. Ay. Will you hear me. if not. You have said now. You charge me most unjustly. assure yourself I will seek satisfaction of you.William Shakespeare: Othello device. and even from this instant do build on thee a better opinion than ever before. I will make myself known to Desdemona. Faith. The jewels you have had from me to deliver to Desdemona would half have corrupted a votarist. I will give over my suit and repent my unlawful solicitation. very well. now I see there's mettle in thee.uoregon. Very well! go to! I cannot go to. RODERIGO. With nought but truth. You have told me she hath received them and returned me expectations and comforts of sudden respect and acquaintance.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I tell you 'tis not very well. and said nothing but what I protest intendment of doing. Thou hast taken against me http://darkwing. Roderigo. IAGO.html (80 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Iago. Give me thy hand. nor 'tis not very well. RODERIGO. go to. Very well. but I find none. as it seems to me now. and rather. IAGO. If she will return me my jewels. I will indeed no longer endure it. and begin to find myself fopped in it. IAGO. IAGO. for your words and performances are no kin together. RODERIGO. nor am I yet persuaded to put up in peace what already I have foolishly suffered. Well.
RODERIGO. Is that true? Why then Othello and Desdemona return again to Venice. I that hath not appeared. have dealt most directly in thy affair. and thither will I go to him. IAGO. if thou hast that in thee indeed. unless his abode be lingered here by some accident. Sir. RODERIGO. If you will watch his going thence. which his will fashion to fall out between twelve and http://darkwing. RODERIGO. he goes into Mauritania. How do you mean. He sups tonight with a harlotry.William Shakespeare: Othello a most just exception. no. what is it? Is it within reason and compass? IAGO. wherein none can be so determinate as the removing of Cassio. But. Ay. RODERIGO. and your suspicion is not without wit and judgement. O. but yet. and takes away with him the fair Desdemona. which I have greater reason to believe now than ever. there is especial commission come from Venice to depute Cassio in Othello's place.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. He knows not yet of his honorable fortune. if thou the next night following enjoy not Desdemona. take me from this world with treachery and devise engines for my life. I mean purpose. if you dare do yourself a profit and a right. IAGO. courage. by making him uncapable of Othello's place. removing of him? IAGO. Why.html (81 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I grant indeed it hath not appeared. knocking out his brains. this night show it.uoregon. RODERIGO. Well. Roderigo. and valor. I protest. And that you would have me to do? IAGO.
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one, you may take him at your pleasure; I will be near to second your attempt, and he shall fall between us. Come, stand not amazed at it, but go along with me; I will show you such a necessity in his death that you shall think yourself bound to put it on him. It is now high supper-time, and the night grows to waste. About it. RODERIGO. I will hear further reason for this. IAGO. And you shall be satisfied. Exeunt. SCENE III. Another room in the castle. Enter Othello, Lodovico, Desdemona, Emilia, and Attendants. LODOVICO. I do beseech you, sir, trouble yourself no further. OTHELLO. O, pardon me; 'twill do me good to walk. LODOVICO. Madam, good night; I humbly thank your ladyship. DESDEMONA. Your honor is most welcome. OTHELLO. Will you walk, sir? O- DesdemonaDESDEMONA. My lord? OTHELLO. Get you to bed on the instant; I will be returned forthwith. Dismiss your attendant there; look it be done. DESDEMONA. I will, my lord. Exeunt Othello, Lodovico, and Attendants. EMILIA. How goes it now? He looks gentler than he did. DESDEMONA. He says he will return incontinent. He hath commanded me to go to bed, And bade me to dismiss you. EMILIA. Dismiss me? DESDEMONA. It was his bidding; therefore, good Emilia, Give me my nightly wearing, and adieu. We must not now displease him.
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EMILIA. I would you had never seen him! DESDEMONA. So would not I. My love doth so approve him, That even his stubbornness, his checks, his frownsPrithee, unpin me- have grace and favor in them. EMILIA. I have laid those sheets you bade me on the bed. DESDEMONA. All's one. Good faith, how foolish are our minds! If I do die before thee, prithee shroud me In one of those same sheets. EMILIA. Come, come, you talk. DESDEMONA. My mother had a maid call'd Barbary; She was in love, and he she loved proved mad And did forsake her. She had a song of "willow"; An old thing 'twas, but it express'd her fortune, And she died singing it. That song tonight Will not go from my mind; I have much to do But to go hang my head all at one side And sing it like poor Barbary. Prithee, dispatch. EMILIA. Shall I go fetch your nightgown? DESDEMONA. No, unpin me here. This Lodovico is a proper man. EMILIA. A very handsome man. DESDEMONA. He speaks well. EMILIA. I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip. DESDEMONA. [Sings.] "The poor soul sat sighing by a sycamore tree, Sing all a green willow; Her hand on her bosom, her head on her knee, Sing willow, willow, willow. The fresh streams ran by her, and murmur'd her moans, Sing willow, willow, willow; Her salt tears fell from her, and soften'd the stones-" Lay be these[Sings.] "Sing willow, willow, willow-"
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Prithee, hie thee; he'll come anon[Sings.] "Sing all a green willow must be my garland. Let nobody blame him; his scorn I approve-" Nay, that's not next. Hark, who is't that knocks? EMILIA. It's the wind. DESDEMONA. [Sings.] "I call'd my love false love; but what said he then? Sing willow, willow, willow. If I court moe women, you'll couch with moe men-" So get thee gone; good night. Mine eyes do itch; Doth that bode weeping? EMILIA. 'Tis neither here nor there. DESDEMONA. I have heard it said so. O, these men, these men! Dost thou in conscience think- tell me, EmiliaThat there be women do abuse their husbands In such gross kind? EMILIA. There be some such, no question. DESDEMONA. Wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world? EMILIA. Why, would not you? DESDEMONA. No, by this heavenly light! EMILIA. Nor I neither by this heavenly light; I might do't as well i' the dark. DESDEMONA. Wouldst thou do such a deed for all the world? EMILIA. The world's a huge thing; it is a great price For a small vice. DESDEMONA. In troth, I think thou wouldst not. EMILIA. In troth, I think I should, and undo't when I had done. Marry, I would not do such a thing for a jointring, nor for measures of lawn, nor for gowns, petticoats, nor caps, nor any petty exhibition; but, for the whole world- why,
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Is't frailty that thus errs? It is so too. 'tis a wrong in your own world. Let husbands know Their wives have sense like them.uoregon. But I do think it is their husbands' faults If wives do fall. good night. Why. DESDEMONA. What is it that they do When they change us for others? Is it sport? I think it is. A street. straight will he come. The ills we do. And have not we affections. EMILIA. Why. Heaven me such uses send. as men have? Then let them use us well. their ills instruct us so. Or scant our former having in despite. Be shrew me. Here. and having the world for your labor. say that they slack their duties And pour our treasures into foreign laps. I do not think there is any such woman. Yet have we some revenge. Throwing restraint upon us. the wrong is but a wrong i' the world. And doth affection breed it? I think it doth.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. and frailty. Good night. if I would do such a wrong For the whole world. and as many to the vantage as would store the world they played for. else let them know. Desires for sport. DESDEMONA. a dozen.html (85 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Or else break out in peevish jealousies. and you might quickly make it right. Cyprus. ACT V. Not to pick bad from bad. As husbands have. we have galls. DESDEMONA. EMILIA. http://darkwing. Enter Iago and Roderigo: IAGO. but by bad mend! Exeunt. stand behind this bulk.William Shakespeare: Othello who would not make her husband a cuckold to make him a monarch? I should venture purgatory for't. they see and smell And have their palates both for sweet and sour. or say they strike us. SCENE I. and though we have some grace. Yes.
William Shakespeare: Othello Wear thy good rapier bare. RODERIGO. quick. IAGO. CASSIO. Enter Othello. and take thy stand.html (86 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . RODERIGO. Forth. fear nothing. I have rubb'd this young quat almost to the sense. Enter Cassio. Retires. I am slain! Iago from behind wounds Cassio in the leg. Quick. I am maim'd forever. IAGO. But that my coat is better than thou know'st. or it mars us. Or Cassio him. Live Roderigo. he must die. or each do kill the other. there stand I in much peril. the Moor May unfold me to him. Be't so. and wounds Roderigo. and besides. I will make proof of thine. be bold. I may miscarry in't. Now. He calls me to a restitution large Of gold and jewels that I bobb'd from him. 'tis he. 'Tis but a man gone.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. It makes us. Help. and put it home. and exit. I'll be at thy elbow. And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons. Here. thou diest! Makes a pass at Cassio. at thy hand. If Cassio do remain.uoregon. OTHELLO. He hath a daily beauty in his life That makes me ugly. RODERIGO. Every way makes my gain. http://darkwing. I hear him coming. The voice of Cassio. Iago keeps his word. my sword. he dies. I know his gait. whether he kill Cassio. I have no great devotion to the deed. And fix most firm thy resolution. O. And he grows angry. think on that. Draws. It must not be. ho! Murther! Murther! Falls. That thrust had been mine enemy indeed. Be near at hand. Villain. RODERIGO. CASSIO. No. As gifts to Desdemona.
O brave Iago. Hark! RODERIGO. LODOVICO. CASSIO. villain that I am! OTHELLO. thine eyes. CASSIO. help. GRATIANO. That hast such noble sense of thy friend's wrong! Thou teachest me. ho! No watch? No passage? Murther! Murther! GRATIANO. O. 'Tis he. IAGO. ho! Light! A surgeon! OTHELLO. These may be counterfeits. The same indeed. I come! Forth of my heart those charms. 'Tis some mischance. the cry is very direful.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. let's think't unsafe To come in to the cry without more help. undone by villains! Give me some help. a very valiant fellow. CASSIO. with a light. LODOVICO. Nobody come? Then shall I bleed to death. Iago? O. What's the matter? GRATIANO. IAGO. are blotted. This is Othello's ancient. Strumpet. with light and weapons. Here's one comes in his shirt. IAGO. Thy bed lust-stain'd shall with lust's blood be spotted. O wretched villain! LODOVICO.html (87 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . What are you here that cry so grievously? CASSIO. it is a heavy night. RODERIGO. honest and just.uoregon. Did not you hear a cry? CASSIO. here! for heaven's sake. I am spoil'd. Minion. O. help! LODOVICO. lieutenant! What villains have done this? http://darkwing. help me! IAGO. Here. O. Hark! Re-enter Iago. as I take it. your dear lies dead. IAGO. We do not know. Two or three groan.William Shakespeare: Othello RODERIGO. Exit. O me. Enter Lodovico and Gratiano. What. Who's there? Whose noise is this that cries on murther? LODOVICO. It is even so. And your unblest fate hies.
And cannot make away. gentlemen. IAGO. To bear him easily hence! BIANCA. IAGO. No. I'll bind it with my shirt. Who is't that cried? BIANCA. brother? CASSIO. BIANCA. praise us. RODERIGO. So. Lend me a garter.William Shakespeare: Othello CASSIO. Know we this face or no? http://darkwing. Kill men i' the dark! Where be these bloody thieves? How silent is this town! Ho! Murther! Murther! What may you be? Are you of good or evil? LODOVICO. Gentlemen all. good Cassio. GRATIANO. O.] What are you there? Come in and give some help.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. Cassio. RODERIGO. Here's Cassio hurt by villains. How is't. Signior Lodovico? LODOVICO. sir. Alas. I cry you mercy. my sweet Cassio! O Cassio. What is the matter. he faints! O Cassio. He. IAGO. Patience awhile. come. Marry. ho? Who is't that cried? IAGO. Cassio! IAGO. O my dear Cassio. for a chair. GRATIANO.html (88 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I think that one of them is here about. Enter Bianca. O. IAGO. O treacherous villains! [To Lodovico and Gratiano. I am sorry to find you thus. Lend me a light. IAGO. My leg is cut in two. may you suspect Who they should be that have thus mangled you? CASSIO. As you shall prove us. O damn'd Iago! O inhuman dog! IAGO. Cassio? IAGO.uoregon. heaven forbid! Light. IAGO. Cassio! IAGO. O murtherous slave! O villain! Stabs Roderigo. I do suspect this trash To be a party in this injury. Cassio. O notable strumpet! Cassio. That's one of them. help me here! CASSIO. I have been to seek you. Come.
sir. a chair. I pray you. Was my dear friend. He that lies slain here. and Roderigo dead. Cassio. He. Cassio and Roderigo are borne off.uoregon. Know him! ay. nor do I know the man. IAGO. mistress? Do you perceive the gastness of her eye? Nay.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello.William Shakespeare: Othello Alas.yes. Did you know him? GRATIANO. Cassio? O. Roderigo! IAGO. Enter Emilia. None in the world. Stay you. Go know of Cassio where he supp'd tonight. what malice was between you? CASSIO. of Venice? IAGO. we shall hear more anon. do you shake at that? BIANCA. Behold her well. I am glad to see you.] For you. my friend and my dear countryman Roderigo? No. IAGO. [To Bianca. He supp'd at my house. 'Las.] O. Look you pale. look you pale? O. and fellows that are 'scaped. sure. What. [A chair brought in. good Cassio! IAGO. What. [To Bianca. guiltiness will speak. good gentleman! alas. bear him out o' the air. Though tongues were out of use. mistress. This is the fruit of whoring. Some good man bear him carefully from hence. what's the matter? What's the matter. How do you. Prithee. look upon her. Emilia. I'll fetch the general's surgeon. Even he. EMILIA. Cassio hath here been set on in the dark By Roderigo. a chair! GRATIANO. he. gentlemen? Nay. Do you see. He's almost slain. That so neglected you. IAGO. These bloody accidents must excuse my manners. that's well said: the chair. O heaven! Roderigo. good gentlemen. GRATIANO.html (89 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Save you your labor. GRATIANO. husband? IAGO. 'tis he. Alas. but I therefore shake not. http://darkwing. Signior Gratiano? I cry you gentle pardon.] What. EMILIA. if you stare.
and then put out the light. When I have pluck'd the rose. but of life as honest As you that thus abuse me. I am no strumpet.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. EMILIA. and this the last: So sweet was ne'er so fatal. http://darkwing. Be thus when thou art dead. One more. Enter Othello. I can again thy former light restore. As I! foh! fie upon thee! IAGO. It is the cause. It must needs wither: I'll smell it on the tree. but once put out thy light. Ay. Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow And smooth as monumental alabaster. I cannot give it vital growth again. go with me.uoregon. I must weep. thou flaming minister. you must tell's another tale. It strikes where it doth love. Kind gentlemen. Let me not name it to you. a light burning.] This is the night That either makes me or fordoes me quite. run you to the citadel. If I quench thee. and I will kill thee. EMILIA. mistress. And tell my lord and lady what hath happ'd! Will you go on? [Aside. Come. else she'll betray more men. Ah balmy breath. Should I repent me. But they are cruel tears: this sorrow's heavenly. let's go see poor Cassio dress'd. Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature. you chaste stars! It is the cause.William Shakespeare: Othello IAGO. She wakes. Fie. Yet she must die. Who's there? Othello? OTHELLO. A bedchamber in the castle. Desdemona in bed asleep. strumpet! BIANCA. one more. it is the cause. DESDEMONA. Exeunt. SCENE II.html (90 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I know not where is that Promethean heat That can thy light relume. And love thee after. my soul. OTHELLO. Desdemona. Yet I'll not shed her blood. Emilia. fie upon thee. O. Put out the light. did he so? I charge you. that dost almost persuade Justice to break her sword! One more.
OTHELLO. No. I do. Alas. for you are fatal then When your eyes roll so. I hope. And yet I fear you. I do. And yet I fear you. Then heaven have mercy on me! OTHELLO. If you say so. Why I should fear I know not. I hope you will not kill me. Talk you of killing? OTHELLO. Well. and be brief. what do you mean by that? OTHELLO. but yet I hope. my lord. Why I should fear I know not. OTHELLO. for you are fatal then When your eyes roll so. Ay. Ay. heaven forfend! I would not kill thy soul. DESDEMONA. do it. do it. Talk you of killing? OTHELLO.William Shakespeare: Othello DESDEMONA. Well. http://darkwing. and for that thou diest. Alas. That death's unnatural that kills for loving. and be brief-I will walk by.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. why gnaw you so your nether lip? Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. DESDEMONA. I hope you will not kill me. DESDEMONA. These are portents.uoregon. I would not kill thy unprepared spirit. They are loves I bear to you. but yet I feel I fear. Have you pray'd to-night. with all my heart! DESDEMONA.html (91 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. Will you come to bed. DESDEMONA. Hum! DESDEMONA. my lord. I will walk by. Think on thy sins. heaven forfend! I would not kill thy soul. OTHELLO. If you say so. Ay. with all my heart! DESDEMONA. Amen. Desdemona? DESDEMONA. If you bethink yourself of any crime Unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace. Then heaven have mercy on me! OTHELLO. Since guiltiness I know not. DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. Solicit for it straight. Amen. my lord? OTHELLO. No. Hum! DESDEMONA. I would not kill thy unprepared spirit. Ay.
They are loves I bear to you. He hath confess'd. Peace. That he hath used thee. That death's unnatural that kills for loving. For to deny each article with oath Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception That I do groan withal. why gnaw you so your nether lip? Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. OTHELLO. By heaven. amen. What. DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. OTHELLO. I saw the handkerchief. presently: Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin. DESDEMONA Then Lord have mercy on me! OTHELLO. which I thought a sacrifice. O perjured woman! Thou dost stone my heart. What's the matter? OTHELLO. but yet I feel I fear. Ay. but yet I hope. I never gave it him. my lord? OTHELLO. but not yet to die. I saw my handkerchief in 's hand.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. I never gave him token. Sweet soul. DESDEMONA.uoregon. Thou art to die. Think on thy sins.William Shakespeare: Othello Since guiltiness I know not. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. Send for him hither. and be still! DESDEMONA. These are portents. Ay. take heed. Let him confess a truth. Take heed of perjury. OTHELLO. And makest me call what I intend to do A murther. and ask him. I say. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. DESDEMONA. thou are on thy deathbed. Alas. They do not point on me. And have you mercy too! I never did Offend you in my life. I will so. OTHELLO. No. OTHELLO. How? unlawfully? http://darkwing. That handkerchief which I so loved and gave thee Thou gavest to Cassio. He found it then. by my life and soul! Send for the man. Yes. I hope.html (92 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . and for that thou diest. never loved Cassio But with such general warranty of heaven As I might love. OTHELLO.
edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. DESDEMONA. is he dead? OTHELLO. 'Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio's death. I would not have thee linger in thy pain. No. [Within. Nay. [Within. I would speak a word with you! OTHELLO. my lord! OTHELLO. Kill me tomorrow. she'll sure speak to my wife. so. ho! my lord. my lord. EMILIA. Honest Iago hath ta'en order for't. let me live tonight! OTHELLO. [Within. there is no pause.uoregon. My wife! My wife! What wife? I have no wife. O.] What. 'tis Emilia.html (93 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . DESDEMONA. O. strumpet! Weep'st thou for him to my face? DESDEMONA. Had all his hair been lives.William Shakespeare: Othello OTHELLO. But half an hour! OTHELLO.] O. The noise was here. my great revenge Had stomach for them all. he is betray'd. Out. my lord! What. No. What's best to do? If she come in. good my lord! http://darkwing. Down. good my lord. DESDEMONA. Alas. if you striveDESDEMONA. EMILIA. She's dead. By and by.] My lord. my lord! OTHELLO. ho! my lord. What noise is this? Not dead? not yet quite dead? I that am cruel am yet merciful. Ay. banish me. He stifles her. EMILIA. Shall she come in? were't good? I think she stirs again. and that the affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration.] I do beseech you That I may speak with you. O. Yes. strumpet! DESDEMONA. It is too late. Being done. OTHELLO. But while I say one prayer! OTHELLO. but kill me not! OTHELLO. and I undone! OTHELLO. He will not say so. Who's there? EMILIA. insupportable! O heavy hour! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipse Of sun and moon. O. my fear interprets! What. DESDEMONA. So. his mouth is stopp'd. [Within. Ha! no more moving? Still as the grave.
speak! DESDEMONA. Cassio. what cry is that? OTHELLO. who hath done this deed? DESDEMONA. She turn'd to folly. OTHELLO. Emilia. Where art thou? Unlocks the door. O. EMILIA. how should she be murther'd? EMILIA. What's the matter with thee now? EMILIA. Why. Alas. yonder's foul murthers done! OTHELLO. falsely murther'd! EMILIA. my good lord. and alas! That was my lady's voice. Nobody. Farewell. Roderigo kill'd? And Cassio kill'd? EMILIA. OTHELLO. EMILIA. I myself. She comes more nearer earth than she was wont And makes men mad. And you the blacker devil! OTHELLO. No. OTHELLO. and thou art a devil. by and by. Help! help. it was not I. EMILIA. You heard her say herself.html (94 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . come in. speak again! Sweet Desdemona! O sweet mistress. Enter Emilia. hath kill'd a young Venetian Call'd Roderigo.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. She's like a liar gone to burning hell. That? what? EMILIA. 'Twas I that kill'd her. falsely. O. http://darkwing. I must needs report the truth. A guiltless death I die. O. and she was a whore. Thou dost belie her. O. Cassio is not kill'd. my lord. O. But now. What. Out. It is the very error of the moon. EMILIA. Alas. ho! help! O lady. now? EMILIA. farewell! Dies. Not Cassio kill'd! Then murther's out of tune.uoregon. my lord.William Shakespeare: Othello OTHELLO. And sweet revenge grows harsh. I had forgot thee. EMILIA. DESDEMONA. OTHELLO. She said so. O. Let me the curtains draw. who knows? OTHELLO. Soft. the more angel she. Commend me to my kind lord. OTHELLO.
she was heavenly true! OTHELLO. woman. to say That she was false. http://darkwing. That she was false to wedlock? O Ay. ho! help! The Moor hath kill'd my mistress! Murther. honest Iago.html (95 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . My husband? OTHELLO. lid not have sold her for it. EMILIA. OTHELLO. I were damn'd beneath all depth in hell. My husband? OTHELLO. EMILIA.William Shakespeare: Othello OTHELLO. O gull! O dolt! As ignorant as dirt! Thou hast done a deedI care not for thy sword. had she been true. This deed of thine is no more worthy heaven Than thou wast worthy her. He. Thou hast not half that power to do me harm As I have to be hurt. Do thy worst. Thy husband knew it all. EMILIA. thy husband. and others. O. Nay. Though I lost twenty lives. Thy husband. EMILIA.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. you were best. What needs this iteration. If heaven would make me such another world Of one entire and perfect chrysolite. She was too fond of her most filthy bargain. with Cassio. 'twas he that told me first. She was false as water. My husband? OTHELLO. Ay. Ha! EMILIA. O. and hates the slime That sticks on filthy deeds. EMILIA. OTHELLO. EMILIA. may his pernicious soul Rot half a grain a day! He lies to the heart. I say thy husband. O Mistress. Dost understand the word? My friend. woman? I say thy husband. EMILIA. If he say so. villainy hath made mocks with love! My husband say that she was false! OTHELLO. Help! help. ask thy husband else. Thou art rash as fire. murther! Enter Montano. But that I did proceed upon just grounds To this extremity. An honest man he is. Cassio did top her. Iago. I'll make thee known. EMILIA. honest.uoregon. Gratiano. Peace.
What is the matter? How now. Good gentlemen. O heavens forfend! EMILIA. Iago. and told no more Than what he found himself was apt and true. [Rises. get you home. are you mad? I charge you. For thou hast kill'd the sweetest innocent That e'er did lift up eye. OTHELLO. masters. Perchance.William Shakespeare: Othello MONTANO. but not now. O. Villainy. I did. an odious. With Cassio. O villainy! I thought so then. I smell't. EMILIA. Iago? You have done well. 'Tis proper I obey him. for my heart is full. charm your tongue. stare not. But did you ever tell him she was false? IAGO. EMILIA. Go to. villainy! I think upon't. damned lie. OTHELLO. general? EMILIA. a lie. there lies your niece. I'll kill myself for grief. O villainy. I know thou didst not. she was foul! I scarce did know you. I will not charm my tongue. EMILIA. EMILIA. That men must lay their murthers on your neck. uncle. O monstrous act! EMILIA. GRATIANO. villainy. I told him what I thought. Whose breath indeed these hands have newly stopp'd. Nay. GRATIANO Poor Desdemona! I am glad thy father's http://darkwing. What. let me have leave to speak. I think.html (96 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Upon my soul. Speak. 'Tis a strange truth. You told a lie. MONTANO. it is true indeed. GRATIANO.] O. are you come. villainy! IAGO. a wicked lie! She false with Cassio? Did you say with Cassio? IAGO. mistress. What is the matter? EMILIA. IAGO.uoregon. I am bound to speak. I will ne'er go home. lay thee down and roar. And your reports have set the murther on. He says thou told'st him that his wife was false.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. O! O! O! Falls on the bed. OTHELLO. thou'rt not such a villain. Nay. Disprove this villain. I know this act shows horrible and grim. My mistress here lies murther'd in her bedALL. if thou be'st a man. EMILIA.
but Montano disarms him. O thou dull Moor! That handkerchief thou speak'st of I found by fortune and did give my husband. 'twill. I peace? No. EMILIA. Filth. Thy match was mortal to him. It was a handkerchief. and get you home. 'Twill out. Let heaven and men and devils. cry shame against me. Be wise. More than indeed belong'd to such a trifle. Yea. 'Zounds! Hold your peace. This sight would make him do a desperate turn. IAGO. By heaven. I do not. Are there not stones in heaven But what serve for thunder? Precious villain! He runs at Iago. Iago offers to stab Emilia. I found it. He begg'd of me to steal it. 'Tis pitiful. And fall to reprobation. EMILIA. GRATIANO.uoregon. O murtherous coxcomb! What should such a fool Do with so good a wife? OTHELLO. EMILIA. I saw it in his hand. I do not. O heaven! O heavenly powers! IAGO. alas. did he live now. yet I'll speak. IAGO.William Shakespeare: Othello dead. an antique token My father gave my mother. gentlemen. but yet Iago knows That she with Cassio hath the act of shame A thousand times committed. Villainous whore! EMILIA. I will not. all. OTHELLO. Fie! Your sword upon a woman? EMILIA. http://darkwing. curse his better angel from his side.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello.html (97 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . And she did gratify his amorous works With that recognizance and pledge of love Which I first gave her. let them all. and pure grief Shore his old thread in twain. Iago stabs Emilia. She give it Cassio? No. thou liest! EMILIA. Cassio confess'd it. I will speak as liberal as the north. IAGO. All. And I did give't my husband. For often with a solemn earnestness.
sure. naked as I am. Which I have here recover'd from the Moor. she was chaste. He's gone. GRATIANO. GRATIANO. I'll after that same villain. And die in music. canst thou hear me? I will play the swan. The woman falls. I have a weapon. http://darkwing. EMILIA. Exit Iago. But every puny whipster gets my sword. Or.html (98 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . What is the matter? OTHELLO. Dies. [Within. MONTANO. I die. guard the door without. So speaking as I think. it will cost thee dear. What did thy song bode. A better never did itself sustain Upon a soldier's thigh.] "Willow. GRATIANO. OTHELLO. the ice-brook's temperO. For 'tis a damned slave. Behold.William Shakespeare: Othello GRATIANO. though you do see me weapon'd. [Sings. lady? Hark. Be not afraid.uoregon. Look in upon me then. I am not valiant neither. But. but his wife's kill'd. willow. EMILIA. I die. Ay. as I speak true. OTHELLO. willow. lay me by my mistress' side. 'Tis a notorious villain." Moor.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. let him not pass. I have another weapon in this chamber. Re-enter Gratiano. OTHELLO.] If thou attempt it. But why should honor outlive honesty? Let it go all. I have seen the day That with this little arm and this good sword I have made my way through more impediments Than twenty times your stop. Exeunt all but Othello and Emilia. Come. she loved thee. So come my soul to bliss. cruel Moor. and speak with me. O vain boast! Who can control his fate? 'Tis not so now. he hath kill'd his wife. But kill him rather. I must come forth. ay! O. and perforce must suffer. It is a sword of Spain. Take you this weapon. I will assault thee. Uncle. here it is. Thou hast no weapon.
Here I am.uoregon. And fiends will snatch at it. From the possession of this heavenly sight! Blow me about in winds! Roast me in sulphur! Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire! O Desdemon! dead. If that thou best a devil. LODOVICO. prisoner. O cursed. cursed slave! Whip me. Ay. An honorable murtherer. but that's a fable.html (99 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . I look down towards his feet. And he retires. LODOVICO. Wrench his sword from him. I am not sorry neither. I'd have thee live. I cannot kill thee. Fall'n in the practice of a damned slave. Man but a rush against Othello's breast. if you will. anything. Wounds Iago. that wert once so good. 'tis happiness to die. Cold. Do you go back dismay'd? 'Tis a lost fear.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. here is my butt And very sea-mark of my utmost sail. OTHELLO. What shall be said to thee? OTHELLO. Where is this rash and most unfortunate man? OTHELLO. how dost thou look now? O ill-starr'd wench! Pale as thy smock! When we shall meet at compt. sir. in my sense. For. This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven. OTHELLO. Where is that viper? Bring the villain forth. O thou Othello. This wretch hath part confess'd his villainy. but all in honor. Where should Othello go? Now. LODOVICO. LODOVICO. cold. but not kill'd. For nought did I in hate. LODOVICO.William Shakespeare: Othello Here is my journey's end. That's he that was Othello. Montano. I bleed. Did you and he consent in Cassio's death? OTHELLO. ye devils. Cassio carried in a chair. and Officers with Iago. http://darkwing. my girl? Even like thy chastity. IAGO. Desdemon! dead! O! O! O! Enter Lodovico. Why.
Till that the nature of your fault be known http://darkwing.William Shakespeare: Othello CASSIO. LODOVICO. OTHELLO. What. by that handkerchief That was my wife's? CASSIO. I never gave you cause. what you know. Well. LODOVICO. Iago hurt him. O villain! CASSIO. not to pray? GRATIANO. Which. You shall close prisoner rest. and this. Sir. as I think. I pray. Found in his pocket too. Cassio. I found it in my chamber. you know not. You must forsake this room. Iago set him on. and I ask your pardon. For this slave. Your power and your command is taken off. The one of them imports The death of Cassio to be undertook By Roderigo.html (100 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . LODOVICO. thou dost best. you know. it seems. And even but now he spake After long seeming dead. Torments will ope your lips. belike. that he made him Brave me upon the watch. demand that demi-devil Why he hath thus ensnared my soul and body? IAGO. whereon it came That I was cast. But that. And Cassio rules in Cyprus. and go with us. Dear general. Roderigo meant to have sent this damned villain.uoregon. OTHELLO. I do believe it. If there be any cunning cruelty That can torment him much and hold him long. And he himself confess'd but even now That there he dropp'd it for a special purpose Which wrought to his desire. Will you. Iago in the interim Came in and satisfied him. O the pernicious caitiff! How came you. And here another. you shall understand what hath befall'n. OTHELLO. Here is a letter Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo. There is besides in Roderigo's letter.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. O fool! fool! fool! CASSIO. Now here's another discontented paper. It shall be his. Most heathenish and most gross! LODOVICO. How he upbraids Iago. OTHELLO. From this time forth I never will speak word. Demand me nothing. OTHELLO.
LODOVICO. keep the house. Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely but too well. and dies. Let it be hid. Lord Governor. No way but this. To you. the torture. in your letters. Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state. For he was great of heart. or the sea! Look on the tragic loading of this bed. Exeunt. nothing extenuate. O. of one whose hand. http://darkwing. a word or two before you go. Falls on the bed. Come.] O Spartan dog. Soft you. When you shall these unlucky deeds relate. The time. bring away. I pray you. to die upon a kiss. Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their medicinal gum. This did I fear.html (101 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM . Stabs himself. For they succeed on you. and they know't. enforce it! Myself will straight aboard.William Shakespeare: Othello To the Venetian state. Remains the censure of this hellish villain. O bloody period! GRATIANO. the place. I have done the state some service. OTHELLO. No more of that. threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe. I took by the throat the circumcised dog And smote him. All that's spoke is marr'd. I kiss'd thee ere I kill'd thee.edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello. CASSIO. Perplex'd in the extreme. And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor. Gratiano. being wrought. but. thus. of one whose subdued eyes. This is thy work. [To Iago. hunger. LODOVICO. Of one not easily jealous. More fell than anguish. Speak of me as I am. OTHELLO. And say besides.uoregon. The object poisons sight. but thought he had no weapon. Nor set down aught in malice. Albeit unused to the melting mood. and to the state This heavy act with heavy heart relate. Like the base Indian. Set you down this. that in Aleppo once. Killing myself.
html (102 of 102)4/11/2005 8:45:59 AM .edu/%7Erbear/shake/othello.uoregon.William Shakespeare: Othello Renascence Editions http://darkwing.