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Oth. Well, thou dost best.

Lod. Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n,
Which, as I think, you know not: Here is a letter,
Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo;
And here, another : the one of them imports
The death of Cassio to be undertook
By Roderigo.

Oth. O villain !
Cas. Most heathenish, and most gross !

Lod. Now here's another discontented paper,
Found in his pocket too; and this, it seems,
Roderigo meant to have sent this damned villain;
But that, belike, Iago in the interim
Came and satisfied him.

Oth. O the pernicious caitiff !--
How came you, Cassio, by that handkerchief
That was my wife's ?

Cas. I found it in my chamber :
And he himself confess'd, but even now,
That there he dropp'd it, for a special purpose,
Which wrought to his desire.

Oth. O fool! fool! fool !

Cas. There is, besides, in Roderigo's letter,How he upbraids Iago, that he made him Brave me upon the watch; whereon it came That I was cast: And even but now he spake, After long seeming dead,---Iago hurt him, Iago set him on. Lod. You must forsake this room, and go with us;

; Your

power and your command is taken off, And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave--If there be any cunning cruelty,


That can torment him much, and hold him long,
It shall be his : You shall close prisoner rest,
Till that the nature of your fault be known
To the Venetian state : Come, bring him away.

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,
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,
Perplex'd in the extreme; of one, whose hand,
Like the base Júdean, threw a pearl away,
Richer than all his tribe; of one, whose subdu'd eyes,
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicínal 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,
I took by the throat the circumcised dog,
And smote him---thus.

[Stabs himself. Lod. O bloody period ! Gra. All, that's spoke, is marr’d. Oth. I kiss'd thee, ere I killd 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 weapon; For he was great of heart.

Lod. O Spartan dog,
More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea !



Look on the tragick loading of this bed ; [To Iago.
This is thy work: the object poisons sight;
Let it be hid.---Gratiano, keep the house,
And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor,
For they succeed to you.---To you, lord governor,
Remains the censure of this hellish villain ;
The time, the place, the torture ---O enforce it!
Myself will straight aboard; and, to the state,
This heavy act with heavy heart relate. [Exeunt.

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