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All. O heavens forefend!
Emil. And your reports have set the murder on.
Mon. O monstrous act!
Emil. Villainy, villainy, villainy !
I think upon't, I think,-Ismell't;-Ovillainy!
Iugo. What, are you mad? I charge you, get 10
Which I have here recover'd from the Moor:
Emil. Nay, lay thee down, and roar;
Oth. O! O! O! [Othello looking on his wife. 15 For 'tis a damned slave. [Exeunt Mon. and Gra.
Oth. O, she was foul!
[Rising. Iscarce did know you, uncle: There lies your niece, 20 Whose breath, indeed, these hands have newly stopp'd:
I know, this act shews horrible and grim.
Thy match was mortal to him, and pure grief
Oth. 'Tis pitiful: but yet Iago knows,
Emil. O heaven! O heavenly powers!
Amil. 'Twill out, 'twill out:-I hold my peace,
10 murd'rous coxcomb! what should such a fool Do with so good a wife?
[Iago stabs his wife, then runs out. Oth. Are there no stones in heaven [lain! But what serve for the thunder?-Precious vilGra. The woman falls; sure he has kill'd his
No, I will speak as lib'ral' as the north;
Your sword upon a woman?
Emil. O thou dull Moor! that handkerchief, thou speak'st of,
1 Liberal is free, under no controul. water.
Emil. Ay, ay; O, lay me by my mistress' side!
Emil. What did thy song bode, lady?
Oth. I have another weapon in this chamber, It is a sword of Spain, the ice-brook's temper`;Or, here it is:-Uncle, I must come forth.
Gra. [within.] If thou attempt it, it will cost
Gra. What is the matter?
Oth. Behold! I have a weapon:
Upon a soldier's thigh: I have seen the day,
Do you go back dismay'd? 'tis a lost fear;
Pale as thy smock! when we shall meet at compt,
I found by fortune, and did give my husband;
Iago. Villainous whore !
Emil. She give it Cassio! no, alas; I found it, And I did give it my husband.
Jago. Filth, thou liest.
550 cursed, cursed slave !-Whip me, ye devils,
2 Steel is hardened by being put red-hot into very cold Wench originally signified only a young woman,
Enter Lodovico, Cassio brought in; Montano,
Oth. That's he that was Othello; here I am. Lod. Where is that viper? bring the villain forth.
Oth. I look down towards his feet';-but that's
If that thou be'st a devil, I cannot kill thee.
Lod. O thou Othello, that wast once so good,
Oth. Why, any thing:
An honourable murderer, if you will;
Cas. Dear general, I never gave you cause. Oth. I do believe it, and I ask your pardon. Will you, I pray, demand that demi-devil, Why he hath thus ensnar'd my soul and body? lago. Demand me nothing: What you know, you know:
From this time forth I never will speak word.
Gra. Torments will ope your lips.
Lod.Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n, Which, as I think, you know not: Here is letter,
Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo;
Oth. O villain!
Cas. Most heathenish, and most gross!
Oth. O the pernicious caitiff!--
Cas. I found it in my chamber:
Oth. O fool! fool! fool!
Cas. There is, besides, in Roderigo's letter,-
Lod. You must forsake this room, and go with
That can torment him much, and hold him long,
Oth. Soft you; a word or two, before you go. I have done the state some service, and they know it;
No more of that:-I pray you, in your letters, 20 When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice: then must you speak Of one, that lov'd not wisely, but too well; Of one, not easily jealous, but, being wrought, 25 Perplex'd in the extreme; of one, whose hand, Like the base Judean', threw a pearl away Richer than all his tribe; of one, whose subdu'd eyes,
Albeit unused to the melting mood, 30 Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Their med'cinable gum: Set you down this: And say, besides,-that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk Beat a Venetian, and traduc'd the state, 35I took by the throat the circumcised dog, And smote him—thus. [Stabs himself.
Lod. O bloody period!
Gra. All that is spoke, is marr'd.
Oth. I kiss'd thee, ere I kill'd thee;-No way but this, [Falling upon Desdemona. Killing myself, to die upon a kiss. [Dies. Cas. This did I fear, but thought he had no
For he was great of heart.
Lod. O Spartan dog*,
More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea!
For they succeed on you.-To you, lord governor,
'To see if, according to the common opinion, his feet be cloven. 2 i. e. in the snare, by the stratagem. 3 By the Judean (which is the reading of the elder quarto, and adopted by Theobald and Warburton), the latter says, is meant Herod, whose usage to Mariamnè is so apposite to the speaker's case, that a more proper instance could not be thought of. Besides, he was the subject of a tragedy at that time, as appears from the words in Hamlet, where an ill player is described "-to out-herod Herod."-The metaphorical term of a pearl for a fine woman, is so common as scarce to need examples. 4 The dogs of Spartan race, says Hanmer, were reckoned among those of the most fierce and savage kind. 5 1. e. the sentence.