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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.

    3145Iag. What's the matter.
    Grat. This is Othello's Ancient, as I take it.
    Lod. The same indeed, a very valiant fellow.
    Iag. What are you here, that cry so greeuously?
    Cas. Iago, O I am spoil'd, vndone by villaines,
    3150Giue me some helpe.
    Iag. O my Leiutenant: what villaines haue done this?
    Cas I thinke the one of them is heere about,
    And cannot make away.
    3155Iag. O treacherous villaines:
    What are you there? come in and giue some helpe.
    Rod. O, helpe me here.
    Cas. That's one of em.
    Iag. O murderous slaue, O villaine.
    3160Rod. O dambd Iago, O inhumaine dog, --o, o, o.
    Ia. Kill him i'the dark? where be those bloody theeues?
    How silent is this Towne? Ho, murder, murder:
    What may you be, are you of good or euill?
    3165Lod. As you shall proue vs, praise vs.
    Iag. Seignior Lodouico.
    Lod. He sir.
    Iag. I cry you mercy: here's Cassio hurt by villaines.
    Grat. Cassio.
    3170Iag. How is it brother?
    Cas. My leg is cut in two.
    Iag. Mary heauen forbid:
    Light Gentlemen, I'le bind it with my shirt.
    Enter Bianca.
    3175Bian. What is the matter ho, who ist that cried?
    Iag. Who ist that cried.
    Bian. O my deare Cassio, O my sweete Cassio, Cassio, Cassio.
    Iag. O notable strumpet: Cassio may you suspect
    3180Who they should be, that thus haue mangled you?
    Cas. No.
    Gra. I am sorry to find you thus, I haue bin to seeke you.
    Bian. Alas he faints, O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio.
    Iag. Gentlemen all, I doe suspect this trash
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