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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.

    2440Iag. I mocke you? no by Heauen,
    Would you would beare your fortunes like a man.
    Oth. A horned man's a monster, and a beast.
    Iag. There's many a beast then in a populous City,
    And many a ciuill monster.
    2445Oth. Did he confesse?
    Iag. Good sir be a man,
    Thinke euery bearded fellow, that's but yoak'd,
    May draw with you, there's millions now aliue,
    That nightly lyes in those vnproper beds,
    2450Which they dare sweare peculiar: your case is better:
    O tis the spite of hell, the fiends arch mocke,
    To lip a wanton in a secure Coach,
    And to suppose her chaste: No, let me know,
    And knowing what I am, I know what she shall be.
    2455Oth. O thou art wise, tis certaine.
    Iag. Stand you awhile apart,
    Confine your selfe but in a patient list:
    Whilst you were here ere while, mad with your griefe,
    A passion most vnsuting such a man,
    2460Cassio came hither, I shifted him away,
    And layed good scuse, vpon your extacy,
    Bid him anon retire, and here speake with me,
    The which he promisde: but incaue your selfe,
    And marke the Ieeres, the Iibes, and notable scornes,
    2465That dwell in euery region of his face;
    For I will make him tell the tale anew,
    Where, how, how oft, how long agoe, and when,
    He has, and is againe to cope your wife:
    I say, but marke his ieasture, mary patience,
    2470Or I shall say, you are all in all, in spleene,
    And nothing of a man.
    Oth. Doest thou heare Iago,
    I will be found most cunning in my patience;
    But doest thou heare, most bloody.
    2475Iag. That's not amisse:
    But yet keepe time in all; will you withdraw?
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