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Lead to the Sagittary the raised search;
And there will I be with him. So, farewel.

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· Enter Brabantio, and Servants with torches.
Bra. It is too true an evil. Gone she is;
And what's to come of my despited * time,
Is nought but bitterness. Now, Rodorigo,
Where didst thou see her? oh unhappy girl !
With the Moor, faidst thon? who would be a father?
How didst thou know 'twas she? oh, she deceives me
Past thought What said she to you ? get more

Raise all


kindred --are they married, think you? Rod. Truly I think they are.

Bra. O Heaven! how gat she out?
Oh treason of my 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 maidhood
May be abus'd? have you not read, Rodorigo,
Of some fuch thing?

Rod. Yes, Sir, I have indeed.

Bra. Call up my brother: oh, 'would you had had
Some one way, some another-- Do you know [her!
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.

Bra Pray you lead on. At every house I'll call,
I may command at most ; get weapons, hoa !
And raise fome special officers of might:
On, good Rodorigo, I'll deserve your pains. [Exeunt.

Changes to another street before the Sagittary.
Enter Othello, lago, and Attendants with torches.

lago. Tho’in the trade of war I have slain men,
Yet do I hold it very stuff o'th' conscience

i, e, vexatious,

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To do no contriv'd murther : I lack iniquity Sometimes to do me service. Nine er ten times I thought to've 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, Sir,

fast married ? 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 or grievance
The law (with all his might t'inforce it on)
Will give him cable.

Otb. Let him do his spight:
My services, which I have done the signory,
Shall out-tongue his complaints. 'Tis yet to know,
(Which, when I know that boating is an honour,
I shall promulgate), I fetch my life and being
From men of royal fięge,; and my demerits
May speak, unbonnetted, to as proud a fortune
As this that I have reach'd

For know, lago,
But that I love the gentle Desdemona,
I would not my unhoused free condition
Put into circumfcription and confine,

[der? For the sea's worth. But look! what lights come yon

SCENE V.Enter Callio with torches.

laga Those are the raised father, and his friends : You were


Oth. Not I: I must be found.
My parts, my title, and my perfe&t soul,
Shall manifest ine righly. Is it they?

lago. 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?

Gaf. The Duke does greet you, General; And he requires your haite, poft-halte, appearance, i. e, as large or extensive,

Ev'n on the instant.

Oth. What is the matter, think you?

Caf. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine;
It is a business of some heat. The gallies
Have sent a dozen sequent messengers
This very night at one another's heels :
And many of the consuls rais’d and met,
Are at the Duke's already. You have been hotly callid
When, being not at your lodging to be found, [for,
The senate fent above 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,


[Exit Othello. Caf. Ancient, what makes he here? lago.'Faith, heto night hath boarded a land-carrack; If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.

Caf. I do not understand.
lago. He's married.
Caf. To whom?
lago. Marry to ---Come, Captain, will you go?

Enter Othello,
Oth. Have with you.
Laf. Here comes another troop to seek for


S CE N E VI. Enter Brabantio, Rodorigo, with Oficers and torches.

Iago. It is Brabantio: General, be advis’d;
He comes to bad intent.

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

[They draw on loth sides. lago. You, Rodorigo! come, Sir, I am for youOih. Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will

rust 'em. Good Signior, you shall more command with years, Than with your weapons. Bra. O thou foul thief ! where halt thou ftow'd my daughter?


Damn'd as thou art, thou hast inchanted her;
For I'll refer me to all things of sense,
If she in chains of magic were not bound,
Whether a maid, fo tender, fair and happy,
So opposite to marriage, that the fhunn d
The wealthy culled darlings of our nation,
Would ever have, t’incur a general mock,
Run from her guardage to the footy bosom
Of such a thing as thou, to fear, not to delight?
Judge me the world, if ’tis not gross in sense,
That thou hast practis'd on her with foul charms,
Abus'd her delicate youth with drugs or minerals,
That weaken notion.- I'll have't disputed on;
'Tis probable, and palpable to thinking.
I therefore apprehend and do attach thee
For an abufer of the world, a practiser
Of arts inhibited and out of warrant;
Lay hold upon them; if he do refift,
Subdue him at his peril.

Oth. Hold your hands,

my inclining, and the rest. Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it Without a prompter.

Where will you I go
To answer this your charge ?

Bra. To prison, till fit time
Of law, and course of direct session,
Call thee to answer.

Oth. What if I do obey ?

the Duke be therewith satisfied, Whose messengers are here about my side, Upon some present business of the state, To bring me to him?

of True, most worthy Signior, The Duke's in council; and your noble felf, I'm sure, is sent for.

Bra. How! the Duke in council ? In this time of the night? bring him away; Mine's not an idle cause. The Duke himself, Or any of

my brothers of the state, Cannot but feel this wrong as 'twere their own; For if such actions may have passage free, Bond-llaves and Pagans shall our statesmen be. [Exeunt.


SCENE VII. Changes to the Senate-house. Duke and Senators, set at a table with lights, and Ato

tendants. Duke. There is no composition * in these news, That gives them credit.

| Sen. Indeed they're disproportion'd ; My letters say, a hundred and seven gallies.

Duke. And mine a hundred and forty.

2 Sen. And mine two hundred. But tho' they jump not on a just account, (As in these cases, where the aim reports, 'Tis oft with diff'rence); yet do they all confirm A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus.

Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judgment;
I do not so secure me in the error,
But the main article I do approve
In fearful sense.
[Sailor within.] What hoa ! what hoa! what hoa!

Enter Sailor.
Of. A messenger from the gallies.
Duke. Now what's the business?

Sail. The Turkish preparation makes for Rhodes; So was I bid report here to the state.

Duke. How say you by this change?

i Sen. This cannot be, By no affay of reason. 'Tis a pageant, To keep us in false gaze; when we consider Th’importancy of Cyprus to the Turk, And let ourselves again but understand, That as it more concerns the Turk than Rhodes, So may he with more facile question bear it; For that it stands not in such warlike brace, But altogether lacks th' abilities That Rhodes is dress’d in. If we make thought of this, We must not think the Turk is fo untkilful, To leave that latest which concerns him first; Neglecting an attempt of ease and gain, To wake, and wage, a danger, profitless. . com; ofilion, for consistency, concordany,


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