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Oth. I think so too.

lago. Men should be what they seem;
Or, those that be not, 'would they might feein ? none !

Oth. Certain, men should be what they feem.
lago. Why then I think Çaffio's an honest nan

Oth. Nay, yet there's more in this;
I prythee, fpeak to me 6 as to thy thinkings;
As thou doft ruminate; and give thy 'worst of thoughts,
The worst of words.

lago. Good my Lord, pardon me. & Though I am bound to every act of duty, I am not bound to that all Naves are free to. Utter my thoughts? - Why, say, they are vile and false; As whiere's that palace, whereinto foul things Soinetimes intrude not: Who liasi a breast fo pure, * But fome uncleanly apprehensions Keep leets and law-days, and in ' fefsions m fit With meditations lawful?

Oth. Thou doft conspire against tly friend, Ingo, If thou but think'st him wrong'd, and mak't his ear A stranger to thy thoughts.

2 For none W. reads kraves; Herb proposes be known for feem none. But I think the old reading is plain enough.

Men frould be what obey feim, i. 6. those that seem honeft should be honest, or

these that be not what they seem, i. e.
honest, would they migbe feem sene, no fceming or appcarance of ho-
nesty. The 28 q. omits none.

* So the qu's and astf; the rest, fray itse,

b The ist q. omits as.
c The ist e. the for tby.

The zde, omits world of
< First 4. tbougbi.
f The rk q. word.
& R. I am not bound, &c.
h The fo's omit 1o.
i The fo's and R that for a.
* The fo's, Wberein for Bus fome.
| The qu's and C. Jeffre.
m The 2d c. fit for fit.

i. e.


lago. I do beseech you,
Though I, perchance, am vicious in my guess,
As I confess it is my nature's plague
To spy into o abuses; and P oft my jealousy
Shapes faults that are not; ! I intreat you then,
From one that fo imperfe&ly 'conjects,
"You'd take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble
Out of my scattering and unsure observance.
It were not for your quiet, nor your good,
Nor for my manhood, honefty, or wisdom,
To let you know my thoughts.

Oth. * What dost thou mean?

Iago. Good name in man and woman, dear my Lord, Is the immediate jewel of 2 their souls. Who steals my purse, steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; 'Twas mine, 'tis his; and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name, Robs me of that, which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.

* H. 'Cause for Thougb; W. Tbink. * So the ist q. and W; the rest, con

• So all before P; he and all after, ceies for conje&ts. except C. read abuse.

- So the aft q; the 2d, Will for You'd; p The fo's, R.'s octavo, and Pe's duo- the fo's, R. and C. Would; P. and all decimo, of for eft.

after, except C. read the line thus, Yous 9 For I intreat you tben, the fo's, R. wisdom would not build yourself a troue and C. read, that your wisdom; to which ble. the 2d q. adds yet.

# The fo's, R. and C. bis for my, For imperfectly. F. reads-improbably ; w So the qu's and C; the res, and and says it is so in the old quarto; but for or. in neither of the qu's I collate is it to * The ist g. Zouns for Wbar deff sbor be found, nor does S. mention any fucb plan, se ding.

y The ist q. woman's.
? The qu's, out for sbeir.


Oth. a By heaven, I'll know thy thoughts — lago. You cannot, if my heart were in your

hand; Nor shall not, whilst 'tis in my custody.

c Oth. Ha !

lago. O beware, d my Lord, of jealousy;
• It is f a green-ey'd monster, which doth 8 mock
The meat it feeds on. "That cuckold lives in bliss,

Who, certain of his fate, * loves not his wronger ;
But oh, what damned minutes tells he o'er,
Who doats, yet doubts; suspects, yet ' strongly loves !

Oth. O misery!

lago. Poor, and content, is rich, and rich enough; But in riches " fineless is as poor as winter,

2 All but the ist q. omit By beaven. does Jealousy mock Love?-By pretende b The ist q. and C. tbougbt. ing to be its friend, and by seeming to c This speech omitted in the iso q. pity and condole with “, at the same d The ist g. omits my Lord. time that it is its great enemy and de¢ “ It is a green ey'd monster, &c. stroyer.

I am apt to think Shakespeare had here f The ist 9. the fo's and R. ibe for the crocodile in his eye, who by its tears is said to deceive and entice its prey. To & H. make for mock. mock is used by our Author to fignify to h The 2d q. Wbar for Tbat. delude and deceive. But if this be the i The 2d q. Wbo certain of bis wronallufion, what is the meat that Jealousy ger, &c. feeds on ? And the context seems to k S. reads bates for loves, contrary few that Sbakespeare makes Love the to the g. 1622, which he professes to food of Jealousy, “ That Cuckold lives publish from. I find bates in no edition « in bli's, who, certain of his fate, loves but his. “ noc his wronger;" he feels not the | The foʻs, foundly for ftrongly. paag of Jealousy, because he wants that m The 2d 9. ricb. which nourishes and supports it, viz. n So all before P. who reads endle's Love. “But oh, what damned minutes for freefs ; followed by all but 7. and " tells he o'er, Who doats yet doubts, C. “ suspects yet (trongly loves." But how • The 2d q. omits asa


my soul

To him that ever fears he shall be poor.
Good P heaven! the souls of all my tribe defend
From jealousy.

Oth. Why? why is this?
Think'st thou I'd make a life of jealousy?
To follow still the changes of the moon
With fresh fufpicions ? No; to be once in doubt,
Is ' once to be resolv’d. Exchange me for a goat,
When I shall turn the business of
To such exsuffolate, and ' blown surmises,
Matching thy inference. 'Tis not to make me jealous,
To lay my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company,
Is free of speech, fings, plays, and dances a well;
Where virtue is, these * are y more virtuous.
Nor from mine own weak merits will I draw
The linallest fear, or doubt of her révolt;
For she had eyes and a chose me. No, lago,
I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove;
And, on the proof, there is no more but this,
Away at once with love, or jealousy.

lago. I am glad of this; for now I shall have reafon To shew the love and duty that I bear you

2 First q. God for beaven.

u The three last fo's, tobe for tby.. 9 C. inferts lago after ibis.

w The fo's emit well, r The fo's omit once. H. inferts at x W. reads make for are. before once.

y So the qu's, ift f. W. and C; the s all before H. read exuflicate (forest, most for m:16. does C.) except the 3d f. which reads z The 2d q. cbofera exu flicated.

a H. and for or. • The fo's, blowed for bbwn.

5 The qu`s, it for ebisa

With franker spirit. Therefore, as I am bound,
Receive it from me. I speak not yet (of proof,
Look to your wife, observe her well with Caffio;
• Wear your f eye thus; not jealous, nor secure.
I would not have your free and noble natyre
Out of self-bounty be abus’d; look to 't;
I know our country disposition well;
In Venice they do let 8 heaven see the pranks
They dare not shew their husbands; their best conscienc
Is not to be leave undone, but' keep unknown.

Otb. Dost thou say so?

lago. She did deceive her father, marrying you; And when she seem'd to shake, and fear your looks, She loy'd them moft.

Oth. And so she did.

lago. * Why, go to then;
She that fo young could give out such a seeming
To seal her father's eyes up, close as 'oak —
He thought 'twas witchcraft-But " I am much to blame :
I humbly do beseech you of your pardon,
For too much loving you.

Oth. I ain bound to thee for ever.
lago. I see this hath a little dash'd your spirits.

c P. and all after but J. and C. read i So the ift q. áñd C; the fo's, kope; I'm for I am.

the rest, kerp's. d The 2d q. for for of.

* So all before P. who omits Wby i fe:The ad q. Were for Wear. followed by the rest. $ The fo's and R. eyes.

17. proposes owls for oak. & The ist 9. God for beaven,

m P. and all after, except C. I'n for ħ So the aft q. and C; the rest, I am. Leave's,

n So all before R; he and all aftes, except J. and C. read you for tbec.


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