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Do with so good a wife?
[IAGO stabs EMILIA, then runs out. Oth.
Are there no stones in heaven, But what serve for the thunder?-Precious villain !
Gra. The woman falls; sure, he has kill'd his wife.
[Exeunt MONTANO and GRATIANO.
I am not valiant neither, But every puny whipster gets my sword: But why should honour outlive honesty ? Let it go all.
Emil. What did thy song bode, lady? Hark, can’st thou hear me? I will play the swan, And die in musick ;--Willow, willow, willow.Moor, she was chaste; she lov'd thee, cruel Moor; So come my soul to bliss, as I speak true; So speaking as I think, I die, I die. [Dies.
Oth. I have another weapon in this chamber, It is a sword of Spain, the ice-brook's temper;7– O, here it is :-Uncle, I must come forth.
Gra. [Within.] If thou attempt it, it will cost thee
Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer.
7 Steel is hardened by being put red-hot into very cold water.
Oth. Look in upon me then, and speak with me, Or, naked as I am, I will assault thee.
Gra. What is the matter?
Behold! I have a weapon ;
soul from heaven, And fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my girl? Even like thy chastity.O cursed, cursed slave!_Whip me, ye devils, From the possession of this heavenly sight! Blow me about in winds! roast me in sulphur! Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire! O Desdemona ! Desdemona! dead? Dead? O! O! O!
Enter Lodovico, MONTANO, CA3S10, carried in a
Chair, and Officers, with IAGO, prisoner. Lod. Where is this rash and most unfortunate man? Oth. That's he, that was Othello ; here I Lod. Where is that viper? bring the villain forth. Oth. I look down towards his feet; 9—but that's a
fable: If that thou be'st a devil, I cannot kill thee.
[OTHELLO wounds Iago. Lod. Wrench his sword from him. Tayo.
I bleed, sir; but not kill'd. Oth. I am not sorry neither; I'd have thee live; For, in my sense, 'tis happiness to die.
Lod. O thou Othello, that was once so good,
Why, any thing:
Lod. This wretch hath part confess'd his villainy: Did you
and he consent in Cassio's death? Oth. Ay. Cas. Dear general, I never gave you cause.
Oth. I do believe it, and I ask your pardon. Will you, I pray you, demand that demi-devil, Why he hath thus ensnar'd my soul and body? lago. Demand me nothing: What you know, you
know : From this time forth I never will speak word.
Lod. What? not to pray ?
9 To see if his feet be cloven.
1 By the stratagem.
Torments will ope your lips. Oth. Well, thou dost best.
Lod. Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n,
Oth. O villain!
Most heathenish, and most gross !
O the pernicious caitiff !-
I found it in my chamber:
O fool! fool! fool!
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,
Oth. Soft you; a word or two, before you go.
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 kissd thee, .ere I kill'd thee;-No
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,