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'Therefore my hopes, not surfeited to death, Stand in bold cure.

Within.] A fail, a fail, a fail ! [Enter a messenger. Cal.

m What noise? Mes. The town is empty; on the brow o'th' sea * Stand ranks of people, and they cry, a fail.

Cal. My hopes do shape him for the o governor.

2 Gent. They do discharge P their fhot of courtesy. Our friends, at leaft.

[Sound of cannon. Cal. I pray you, sir, go forth, And give us truth who 'tis that is arriv'd. 2 Gent. I shall.

[Exit. Mont. But, good lieutenant, is your General wird?

1 y. gives the following note : ground or foundation to expect the thing

I do not understand these lines. I hoped for. Hope is in perfect health, know not, how b:pe can be surfeited to where the grounds for it are equal to the dearb, that is, can be encreased, till it be wish; but if the wife preponderate the destroyed; nor what it is to stand in grounds of expectation, hope is in a bold cure ; or why hope should be con- fickly state. This was the case of Cajfidered as a disease. In the copies there fo; his wishes of Orbello's safety were is no variation. Shall we read, greater than the probability of it, for be Tberefore my fears, not furfcited to dearb, had left him on a dangerous fea; fo his Stand in bold cure :

hope was fick; but not fick to death, This is better, but it is not well. Shall because the ship had a good pilot; this we strike a bolder stroke, and read thought pbyfick'd hope, and put it is a thus ?

bold state of cure. Therefore my bopes, not forfeited to death, m C. reads, Wbat news? Stand bold, not sure. So far y. The ift q. Otand; the 2d, Ssands

Wishes may be called the food upon o The ist q. guernement ; the ad, which hope is very apt to surfeit; and government. to surfeir to death too, when there is no p The qu's, ibe for beir.


Caf. Most fortunately: He hath atchiev'd a maid
That paragons description and wild fame;
One that excells the ? quirks of blazoning pens,
And in 'th' essential vesture of creation
Does bear all excellency

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Enter 2d Gentleman.
How now? who has put in?
2 Gent. 'Tis one lago, Ancient to the General.

Cal. He has had most favourable and happy speed,
Tempests themselves, *high seas, and howling winds;
The gutter'd rocks, and congregated sands,
Traitors ensteep'd to a clog the guiltless keel;
As having sense of beauty, do omit
Their ’ mortal natures, • letting go safely by
The divine Desdemona.

Mont. What is she?

Cal. She that I o spake of, our great Captain's Captain, Left in the conduct of the bold lago.

4 The ist g. omits quirks of. fio a continuation of the 2d gentleman's.

I W. reads terrestrial for tb effential;, * The ist g. big for bigb. Heatb would read the sensual.

y The if q. for enfeep'd reads ma • The fo's read, Do's tire tibi Inge- fcerped ; P. conjectures criur'd. niver; which J. explains, Does tire rb'

2 The fo's, enclogge. ingenious verse. C. reads, Does rire ebe 1 The qu's read common for mortal. inventer.

b So all before P; who reads, letting * The ad qs and R. read an for all, Safe go by, &c. followed by the teft. * The qu's and C. omit bowo.

c First 4. Spake. # The qu's make this specch of Casa & The ad q. omits great.


Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts,
A fennight's speeds Great Jove, Othello guard !
And swell his fail with thine own powerful breath;
That he may bless this bay with his tall ship,
• And swiftly come to Desdemona's arms;
Give renew'd fire to our extincted spirits :

And bring all Cyprus comfort

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Enter Desdemona, lago, Roderigo, and Æmilia,
O behold!
The riches of the ship is come ! on shore.

Ye men of Cyprus, let her have your knees.
Hail to thee, lady; and the grace of heaven,
Before, behind thee, and on every hand,
Enwheel thee round.

Defi I thank you, valiant Caffio,
What tidings can you tell me of my

Caf. He is not yet arriv'd, nor know I aught
But that he's well, and will be shortly here.

Def. O, but I fear – How lost you company?

Caf. The great contention of * the sea and skies Parted our fellowship. But, hark, a sail !

b So the qu's; the-reft, Make love's Le R. reads give for bring. quick pants in Desdemona's arms, &c. * C. adds, and others; attendanès, and

c So the qu's, ift and 2d fo's, J. and people following. C; the 3d and 4th fo's, extin&teft ; R. & The itt q. afbore for on foort. and the reâ, extinguisb’d.

h So the qu’ss the rest, You for re d The fo's omit, And bring ell Cy. i The it f. omits me. prus comforto

* The ift f. omits ebea E


Within. A fail, a fail!

" [Sound of Cannch. 2 Gent. They give their greeting to the Citadel : This likewise is a friend

Cal. ° See for the news.' -
Good Ancient, you are welcome. Welcome, mistress.

[To Æmil.
Let it not gall your patience, good lago,
That I extend my manners. 'Tis my breeding,
That gives me this bold shew of courtesy. P [Saluting her.

Iago. 9 Sir, would she give you so much of her lips,
As of her tongue ' she oft bestows on me,
You'd have enough.

Def. Alas! she has no speech.

lago. In faith, too much; ' I find it still, when I have a list to sleep. Marry, before your ladyship, I grant, She puts her tongue a little in her licart, And chides with thinking.

Æmil. You have little cause to say so,

Iago. Come on, come on; you are pictures out of * doors, Bells in your parlours, wild-cats in your kitchens, Saints in your injuries, devils being offended, Players in your housewifery, and housewives in your beds.

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& The ist g. I knew for In faitb.
+ The ait g. I find it, I; for eles,

m So the qu's and G; the reft, ebis for their

* R. ibis for tbe.

• The ist q. reads, So speaks abis voice, good ancient, & c.

p This direction forft given by H, : i The it go. For for Sir.

u The ad q. and the fo's, icavi for iift.

# The 2d q. omits ber.
* The aft q. aderes; the id f. of


my praise.

* Def. O, fie upon thee, slanderer !

lago. Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turks
You rise to play, and go to bed to work.

Æmil. You shall not write
lago. No, let me not.
Def. What wouldst thou write of me, if thou shouldīt

praise me?
lago. O gentle Lady, do not put me to 't,
For I am nothing, if not critical.

Def. Come on, assay. There's one gone to the harbour ?
lago. Ay, Madam.

Def. I am not merry; but I do beguile
The thing I ain by seeming otherwise.
Come, how wouldst thou praise me ?.

lago. I am about it; but, * indeed, 5 my invention,
Comes from my pate, as bird-lime does from freeze,
It plucks out brains and all. But my muse labours,
And thus she is delivered:
If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit,
The one 's for use, the other useth it.

Def. Well prais'd. How if she be black and witty?

Iago. If she be black, and thereto have a wit,
She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit.

Def. Worse and worse.
Æmil. How, if fair and foolish?



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a The 2d q. omits indeed.
bJ. omits my.
c The qu's, braine.
d First q. ufing.
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