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Nay, get thee gone. [Exit RODERIGO.] Two things ACT II are to be done: Sc. III
My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress;
Myself the while to draw the Moor apart,
And bring him jump when he may Cassio find
SCENE I. Cyprus. Before the Castle.
Enter CASSIO and some Musicians.
CAS. Masters, play here; I will content your pains; Something that's brief; and bid Good morrow, General. [Music.
Enter the Clown.
CLO. Why, Masters, have your instruments been in
FIRST MUS. How, Sir, how!
CLO. Are these, I pray you, wind-instruments?
FIRST MUS. Ay, marry, are they, Sir.
CLO. O, thereby hangs a tail.
FIRST MUS. Whereby hangs a tale, Sir?
CLO. Marry, Sir, by many a wind-instrument that I
you; and the
know. But, Masters, here's money for
FIRST MUS. Well, Sir, we will not.
CLO. If you have any music that may not be heard, to't again; but, as they say, to hear music the General does not greatly care.
FIRST MUS. We have none such, Sir.
CLO. Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away :
CAS. Pr'ythee, keep up thy quillets. keep up thy quillets.
CAS. Dost thou hear, my honest Friend?
CLO. No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you.
There's a poor
piece of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends the General's wife be stirring, tell her there's one Cassio entreats her a little favour of speech: wilt thou do this?
CLO. She is stirring, Sir: if she will stir hither, I shall
seem to notify unto her.
CAS. Do, good my Friend.
In happy time, Iago.
Before we parted. I have made bold, Iago,
I'll send her to you presently;
CAS. I humbly thank you for 't. [Exit IAGO.] I never
A Florentine more kind and honest.
EMIL. Good morrow, good Lieutenant: I am sorry
And she speaks for you stoutly: the Moor replies,
And needs no other suitor but his likings
And great affinity, and that in wholesome wisdom
Yet, I beseech you-
Pray you, come in:
I will bestow you where you shall have time
To speak your bosom freely. CAS.
I am much bound to you.
SCENE II. The Same. A Room in the Castle.
Enter OTHELLO, IAGO, and Gentlemen.
OTн. These letters give, Iago, to the pilot;
SCENE III. The Same. The Garden of the Castle.
Enter DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and EMILIA.
DES. Be thou assur'd, good Cassio, I will do my abilities in thy behalf.
EMIL. Good Madam, do: I warrant it grieves my
As if the case were his.
DES. O, that's an honest fellow. Do not doubt, Cassio,
As friendly as you were.
Than in a politic distance.
Or breed itself so out of circumstance,
I give thee warrant of thy place. Assure thee,
To the last article: my Lord shall never rest;
Enter OTHELLO and IAGO.
Unfit for mine own purposes.
Seeing you coming.
OTн. Who is 't you mean?
DES. Why, your Lieutenant, Cassio. Good my Lord,
If I have any grace or power to move you,
For if he be not one that truly loves you,
Went he hence now?
DES. Ay, sooth; so humbled,
That he hath left part of his grief with me,
To suffer with him. Good Love, call him back.
DES. Shall 't be to-night at supper?
The sooner, Sweet, for you.
No, not to-night.
I shall not dine at home;
I meet the captains at the citadel.
DES. To-morrow dinner, then?
To incur a private check. When shall he come ?
What you would ask me, that I should deny,
Hath ta'en your part; to have so much to do
To bring him in! Trust me, I could do much— Отн. Pr'ythee, no more: let him come when he will; I will deny thee nothing.
Why, this is not a boon;
I will deny thee nothing;