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Let loose on me the justice of the state
150 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! lago. Farewel; for I must leave
you: It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place, To be produc'd (as, if I stay, I shall) Against 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 160 With such loud reason to the Cyprus' war (Which even now stands in act), that, for their souls, A other of his fathom they have not, 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 shew out a flag and sign of love, Which is indeed but sign. That you shall surely find
him, Lead to the Sagittary the rais'd search ; And there will I be with him. So, farewel.
[Exit. Enter, below, BRABANTIO, and Servants. Bra. It is too true an evil
171 And what's to come of my despised time, Is nought but bitterness.--Now, Roderigo, Where didst thou see her ?-0 unhappy girl!
With the Moor, say'st thou !Who would be a
father? How didst thou know 'twas she ?-0, thou deceiv'st
Past thought !-What said she to you?-Get more
tapers ; Raise all my kindred.- Are they marry'd, think
you? Rod. Truly, I think, they are. Bra. O heaven!-How got she out:-O treason of
the blood !
Rod. Yes, sir; I have, indeed.
Rod. I think, I can discover him; if you please To get good guard, and go along with me. 191
Bra. Pray you, lead on. At every house I'll call; I may command at most:-Get weapons, ho! And raise some special officers of might.On, good Roderigo; I'll deserve your pains.
Another Street. Enter OTHELLO, IAGO, and Attendants.
lago. Though in the trade of war I have slain men, Yet do I hold it very stuff o'the conscience To do no contriv'd murder; I lack iniquity Sometimes, to do me service: Nine or ten times I had thought to have jerk'd him here under the
ribs. Oth. 'Tis better as it is.
lago. Nay, but he prated, And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms Against your honour, That, with the little godliness I have, I did full hard forbear him. But, I pray you, sir, Are you fast marry'd ? for, be sure of this,That the magnifico is much belov'd; And hath, in his effect, a voice potential As double as the duke's: he will divorce
you; Or put upon you what restraint and grievance The law (with all his might, to enforce it on) Will give him cable.
Oth. Let him do his spite : My services, which I have done the signiory, Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to know (Which, when I know that boasting is an honour, I shall promulgate), I fetch my life and being From men of royal siege ; and my demerits May speak, unbonnetted, to as proud a fortune
As this that I have reach'd: For know, lago,
Enter Cassio, with others. lago. These are the raised father, and his friends : You were best go in.
Oth. Not I: I must be found;
230 Tago. By Janus, I think no.
Oth. The servants of the duke, and my lieutenant. The goodness of the night upon you, friends! What is the news ?
Cas. The duke does greet you, general; And he requires your haste, post-haste appearance, Even on the instant.
Oth. What is the matter, think you?
Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine ; It is a business of some heat: the gallies
240 Have sent a dozen sequent messengers This very night, at one another's heels;
of the consuls, rais'd, and met, Are at the duke's already: You have been hotly
call'd for; When, being not at your lodging to be found, The senate hath sent about three several quests,
To search you out.
Oth. 'Tis well I am found by you.
[Exit, Cas. Ancient, what makes he here?
251 lago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land.
Cas. I do not understand.
lago. Marry, to-Come, captain, will you go?
Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, with Officers.
lago. It is Brabantio :-general, be advis’d; 260 He comes to bad intent.
Oth. Hola! stand there!
[They draw on both sides, lago. You, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for you. Oth. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will
rust them, Good signior, you shall more command with years, Than with your weapons.