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  • Title: Othello (Quarto 1, 1622)
  • Editor: Donald Bailey
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-466-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Donald Bailey
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    Othello (Quarto 1, 1622)

    The Moore of Venice.

    Should hazard such a place, as his owne second,
    1255With one of an ingraft infirmity:
    It were an honest action to say so to the Moore.
    Iag. Nor I, for this faire Island:
    I doe loue Cassio well, and would doe much,
    Helpe, helpe, within.
    1260To cure him of this euill: but harke, what noyse.

    Enter Cassi}o,driuing in Roderigo.
    Cas. Zouns, you rogue, you rascall.
    Mon. What's the matter Leiutenant?
    Cas. A knaue, teach mee my duty: but I'le beate the knaue into
    1265a wicker bottle.
    Rod. Beate me?
    Cas. Doest thou prate rogue?
    Mon. Good Leiutenant; pray sir hold your hand.
    1270Cas. Let me goe sir, or ile knocke you ore the mazzard.
    Mon. Come, come, you are drunke.
    Cas. Drunke?
    they fight.
    Iag. Away I say, goe out and cry a muteny.
    A bell rung.
    1275Nay good Leiutenant: godswill Gentlemen,
    Helpe ho, Leiutenant: Sir Montanio, sir,
    Helpe maisters, here's a goodly watch indeed,
    Who's that that rings the bell? Diablo --- ho,
    The Towne will rise, godswill Leiutenant, hold,
    1280You will be sham'd for euer.

    Enter Othello, and Gentlemen with weapons.

    Oth. What is the matter here?
    Mon. Zouns, I bleed still, I am hurt, to the death:
    Oth. Hold, for your liues.
    1285Iag. Hold, hold Leiutenant, sir Montanio, Gentlemen,
    Haue you forgot all place of sence, and duty:
    Hold, the Generall speakes to you; hold, hold, for shame.
    Oth. Why how now ho, from whence arises this?
    Are we turn'd Turkes, and to our selues doe that,
    1290Which Heauen has forbid the Ottamites: