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Æmil. I know not, Madam.
Def. Believe me, I had rather have lost my purse
And but my noble Moor
Æmil. Is he not jealous ?
Æmil. Look where he comes.
Def. I will not leave him now, till Caffro be Calld to him. How is ’t with you, my Lord?
to diffemble ! How do you, Desdemona ?
Des. Well, my Lord.
Oih. This argues fruitfulness, and liberal heart :
Def. You may, indeed, say so;
s-Cruzades.-) A Portu- So called from the Cross stamped gueze coin, in value three shil- upon it. lings Sterling Dr, GREY
Oth. A liberal hand. The hearts, of old, gave
hands : But our new heraldry is hands, not hearts. Des. I cannot speak of this. Come, now your pro
away my heart :
- The hearts, of old, gave of Ireland; the memory of which
he would perpetuate by that ad. But our new heraldry is hands, dition to their arms, it being the
not hearts.] It is evident arms of Ulfier. Now the methat the first line should be read thod used by Elizabeth in the res thus,
duction of that kingdom was so The hands of old gave hearts : different from this, the dignities Otherwise it would be no reply she conferred being on those who to the preceding words, employed their steel and not their For 'twas that hand, that gave gold in this service, that nothing
could add more to her glory, Not so, says her husband : The than the being compar'd to her hands of old indeed gave hearts : successor in this point of view; But the custom now is to give Nor was it uncommon for the hands without hearts. The ex- dramatick poets of that time to pression of new heraldry was a sa- satirize the ignominy of James's tirical allusion to the times. Soon reign. So Fletcher, in The Fair after James the Firit came to the Maid of the Inn. One says, 1 Crown, he created the new dige will send thee to Amboyna i'th' nity of Baronets for money.
Å. East Indies for pepper. The omongst their other prerogatives ther replies, To Amboyna? so I of honour, they had an addition might be pepper'd. Again, in the to their paternal arms, of a HAND fame play, a sailor fays, Despise gules in an Escutcheon argent. not this pitch'd Canvas, the time And we are not to doubt but that zas we have known them lined this was the new heraldry alluded with Spanish Ducats. to by our author: By which he The historical observation is insinuates, that some then created very judicious and acute, but of had hands indeed, but not hearts; the emendation there is no need. that is, mony to pay for the crea She says, that her hand gave tion, but no virtue to purchase away her heart.
He goes on the honour. But the finest part with his suspicion, and the hand of the poet's address in this allu- which he had before called frank, fion, is the compliment he pays he now terms liberal; then proto his old mistress Elizabeth. For ceeds to remark, that the hand James's pretence for raising mo was formerly given by the heart ; ny by this creation, was the re- but now it neither gives it, nor duction of Ufter, and other parts is given by it.
Oth. What promise, chuck ?
Oih. I have a 7 salt and forry Rheum offends me: Lend me thy handkerchief.
Des. Here, my Lord.
Oth. That's a fault. That handkerchief
kepe it, 'Twould make her amiable, subdue my father Intirely to her love ; but if fhe lost it, Or made a gift of it, my father's eye Should hold her loathed, and his spirits hunt After new fancies. She, dying, gave it me ; And bid me, when my fate would have me wiv’d, To give it her. · I did fo; and take heed on't ; Make it a darling, like pour precious eye; To lose’t, or giv't away, were such perdition, As nothing else could match.
Def. Is't possible ?
Oih. 'Tis true ; there's magic in the web of it ;
-Salt and sorry Rheum-] expressed. WARBURTON. The old quarto has,
The expression is not very in---Jalt and fulien Rheum
frequent ; we say, I counted the That is, a Rheum obflinately clock to Afrike four; so she numtroublesome. I think this better. bred the sun to course, to run, two 3 --numbred
hundred compasses, two hundred The Sun to course— ] i.e. num annual circuits ber'd the Sun's courses : Badly
The worms were hallowed, that did breed the filk;
Des. Indeed! is't true ?
Des. Why, so I can, Sir ; ,but I will not now.
Des. A man, that, all his time,
Oth. The handkerchief
9-rash?] Is vehement, violint,
Æmil. Is not this man jealous ?
Dif. I ne'er saw this before.
Æmil. 1 'Tis not a year, or two, shews us a man:
Enter Iago and Caffio, lago. There is no other way. 'Tis she must do't. And lo, the happiness. Go and importune her.
Def. How now, good Casio, what's the news with
Caf. Madam, my former suit. I do beseech you,
1 'Tis not a year, or two, shews the night of Othello's arrival, a
us a man :] From this line feast was proclaimed ; at that it may be conjectured, that the feast Caffio was degraded, and authour intended the action of immediately applies to Desdemona this play to be considered as to get him restored. lago in. longer than is marked by any deed advises Othello to hold him note of time. Since their arri. off a while, but there is no rea.. val at Ciprus, to which they fon to think, that he has been were hurried on their wedding- held off long. A little longer night, the fable seems to have interval would increase the probeen in one continual progress, bability of the story, though it nor can I see any vacuiry into might violate the rules of the which a year or two, or even a
drama. month or two, could be put. On