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Let loose on me the justice of the state
For thus deluding you.
Bra. Strike on the tinder, ho!

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

: gone

171 And what's to come of my despised time, Is nought but bitterness.--Now, Roderigo, Where didst thou see her ?-0 unhappy girl!

she is;

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 !
Fathers, from hence trust not your daughters' minds
By what you see them act.--Are there not charms,
By which the property of youth and inaidhood
May be abus'd ? Have you not read, Roderigo,
Of some such thing?

Rod. Yes, sir; I have, indeed.
Bra. Call up my brother.--0, 'would you had

had her!-
Some one way, some another._Do you know
Where we may apprehend her and the Moor?

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, Iago,
But that I love the gentle Desdemona,
I would not my unhoused free condition
Put into circumscription and confine
For the sea's worth. But, look! what lights come


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;
My parts, my title, and my perfect soul,
Shall manifest me rightly. Is it they?

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;

many 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.
I will but spend a word here in the house,
And go with you.

[Exit, Cas. Ancient, what makes he here?

251 lago. 'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land.

If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.

Cas. I do not understand.
lago. He's married.
Cas. To who?

Re-enter OTHELLO.

lago. Marry, to-Come, captain, will you go?
Oth. Have with you.
Cas. Here comes another troop to seek for you,

Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, with Officers.

lago. It is Brabantio :-general, be advis’d; 260 He comes to bad intent.

Oth. Hola! stand there!
Rod. Signior, it is the Moor.
Bra. Down with him, thief !

[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.



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