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Othello

Act I, Scene 2

Another street. Enter OTHELLO, IAGO, and Attendants with torches
 
IAGO
              ,         ,         ,               ,    ,
      Though in | the trade | of war | I have / slain men,
           ,       ,      3  3    ,               ,    ,
      Yet do | I hold | it very stuff | of the / conscience
          ,     2     ,       ,           ,      ,    2  ->
      To do | no contrived | murder:| I lack | ini||quity
        ,       2    ,       ,          ,        ,       ,  ->
      Some|times to do | me serv|ice. nine,| or ten || times
       2         ,      2          ,           ,    2           ,
      I had | thought to have | yerked him | here under | the ribs.
 
OTHELLO
            ,       ,       ,
      'Tis bet|ter as | it is.
 
IAGO
                                ,     2      ,
                               Nay but he | prated,
            ,            ,       ,        ,        ,
      And spoke | such scur|vy, and | provo|king terms
          ,           ,        ,        2     ,       ,     3   3    ,  ->
      Against | your hon|or, that | with the lit|tle god||liness I have
         ,           ,         ,        3   3    ,          ,  ->
      I did | full hard | forbear | him. But I pray || you sir,
         2      ,     ,          2    ,          ,
      Are you fast | married?| Be assured | of this,
        ,            ,    ,        ,        ,
      That the | magni|fico | is much | beloved,
            ,        ,        ,        ,        ,       2->
      And hath | in his | effect | a voice | poten||tial
          ,       ,         ,       ,     2     ,
      As doub|le as | the duke's:| he will di|vorce you.
          ,      ,           ,         ,            ,        2->
      Or put | upon | you, what | restraint | and grie||vance,
           ,          ,          ,       2    ,         ,
      The law |(with all | his might,| to enforce | it on)
             ,         ,
      Will give | him ca|ble.
 
OTHELLO
                              ,         ,         ,
                             Let | him do | his spite;
          ,     ,          ,          ,       2    ,     2->
      My serv|ices,| which I | have done | the signio||ry
             ,      ,               ,            ,         ,
      Shall out-|tongue his | complaints.| 'Tis yet | to know,
              ,        ,           ,      3  3    ,
      Which when | I know,| that boas|ting is an hon|or,
      <- ,          ,       ,        ,          ,         ,     2->
         I | shall pro|mulgate.| I fetch | my life | and be||ing,
            ,        ,       ,          ,      ,      2->
      From men | of roy|al siege,| and my | deme||rits
            ,        ,     ,      2     ,        ,       2->
      May speak |(unbon|neted)| to as proud | a for||tune
           ,         ,           ,            ,     ,    ->
      As this | that I | have reached.| for know | Ia||go,
       ,        2    ,         ,       ,     ,    ->
      But | that I love | the gent|le Des|demo||na,
      ,          ,      2     ,       ,       ,
      I | would not | my unhoused | free con|dition
       ,         ,       ,                ,   ,
      Put in|to cir|cumscrip|tion, and / confine,
                  ,     ,           ,            ,            ,
      For the / sea's worth.| But look,| what lights | come yond?
 
IAGO
        ,              ,        ,       ,           ,
      Those are | the rai|sed fath|er, and | his friends:
         2       ,        ,
      You were best | go in.
 
OTHELLO
                                 ,       ,         ,
                             Not I:| I must | be found.
           ,         ,       ,        ,         ,
      My parts,| my tit|le, and | my per|fect soul
             ,     ,         ,        ,        ,
      Shall man|ifest | me right|ly. Is | it they?
 
IAGO
          ,            ,    ,
      By Ja|nus, I / think no.
 
[Enter CASSIO, and certain Officers with torches]
 
OTHELLO
                                    ,       3  3      ,
                               The serv|ants of the duke?
           ,        ,       o         ,        ,          ,  ->
      And my | lieuten|ant?
The good|ness of || the night upon you (Friends)
        ,            ,        ,             ,
What is | the news?
 
CASSIO
            ,           ,           ,     ,
      The duke | does greet | you (gen|eral)
      <- ,    2       ,            T      T    T         ,
        And he re||quires your | haste, post-haste | appear|ance,
      <- ,       ,        ,
         E||ven on | the inst|ant.
 
OTHELLO
                                     ,      2     ,         ,          ->
                                   What | is the mat|ter, think || you?
 
CASSIO
        ,       2      ,        ,      ,        ,
      Some|thing from Cyp|rus, as | I may | divine:
          ,      ,               ,    ,         ,       2->
      It is | a bus|iness of / some heat.| The gal||leys
             ,       ,      ,        ,       ,
      Have sent | a doz|en se|quent mes|sengers
            ,      ,         ,      ,          ,
      This ve|ry night,| at one | anoth|er's heels:
           ,     ,        ,         ,          ,
      And ma|ny of | the cons|uls, raised and met,
         3  3      ,         ,       ,        2      ,        ,          ->
      Are at the duke's | alrea|dy. You | have been hot|ly called || for,
        ,      2    ,      2      ,        ,        ,
      When | being not | at your lod|ging to | be found,
           ,     2       ,       ,            ,   2      ,
      The sen|ate hath sent | about | three* sev|eral guests,
            ,          ,
      To search | you out.
 
OTHELLO
                                 ,     2     ,         ,
                          'Tis well | I am found | by you:
          ,          ,         ,      ,             ,
      I will | but spend | a word | here in | the house,
           ,         ,
      And go | with you.
 
[Exit]
 
CASSIO
                          ,               ,          ,
                         Ancient,| what makes | he here?
 
IAGO
        ,             ,            ,     2    ,        ,
      Faith, he | tonight | hath boar|ded a land | carack,
          ,          ,        ,           ,         ,     2->
      If it | prove law|ful prize,| he's made | for e||ver.
 
CASSIO
         ,        ,      ,
      I do | not und|erstand.
 
IAGO
                                   ,      2
                             He's mar|ried.
 
CASSIO
                                                ,
                                            To who?
 
[Enter OTHELLO]
 
IAGO
       ,             ,     ,            2     ,
      Marry | to-- Come | captain,| will you go?
 
OTHELLO
        <-       ,       2->
          Have with || you.
 
CASSIO
             ,       ,        ,          ,         ,
      Here comes | anoth|er troop | to seek | for you.
 
IAGO
          ,       ,   2    ,   2    ,       ,
      It is | Braban|tio. Gen|eral be | advised,
           ,         ,        ,
      He comes | to bad | intent.
 
[Enter BRABANTIO, RODERIGO, and Officers with torches and weapons]
 
OTHELLO
         ,      ,
      Holla,| stand there.
 
RODERIGO
                                ,        ,         ,
                           Signior,| it is | the Moor.
 
BRABANTIO
        ,      2        T
      Down with him,| thief.
 
[They draw on both sides]
 
IAGO
                             T    T    ,       ,          ,       ,        ->
                            You, Ro|deri|go? Come || sir, I | am for | you.
 
OTHELLO
Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them. Good signior, you shall more command with years, than with your weapons.
 
BRABANTIO
      ,          T    T      T         2        ,          ,        ->
      O thou | foul thief,
Where | hast thou stowed | my daugh||ter?
         ,       2      ,           ,        ,       ,
      Damned | as thou art,| thou hast | enchant|ed her
            ,       ,             ,     ,          ,
      For I'll | refer | me to / all things | of sense,
           ,          ,         ,       ,          ,
      (If she | in chains | of mag|ic were not | bound)
       ,     2      ,         ,         ,          ,
      Whether a | maid, so | tender,| fair, and | happy,
          ,     ,        ,           ,           ,
      So op|posite | to mar|riage, that | she shunned
            ,       ,       ,         ,        ,       2->
      The weal|thy cur|led dar|lings of | our na||tion,
            ,       ,      2   ,       ,    2    ,
      Would ev|er have |(to incur | a gen|eral mock)
       ,      2        ,         ,        ,       ,
      Run from her | guardage | to the | sooty | bosom,
           ,        ,          ,         ,       3  3    ,
      Of such | a thing | as thou:| to fear,| not to delight?
        ,              ,          ,          ,          ,
      Judge me | the world,| if 'tis | not gross | in sense,
             ,           ,         ,                ,     ,
      That thou | hast prac|ticed on | her with / foul charms,
         ,          ,    2     ,            ,         ,     3  3->
      Abused | her del|icate youth,| with drugs | or min||erals,
            ,       ,         ,        3  3    ,      ,
      That wea|ken mo|tion. I'll | have it dispu|ted on,
            ,     ,         ,     ,         ,       2->
      'Tis pro|bable,| and pal|pable | to think||ing:
          ,         ,      ,         ,       ,       , ->
      I there|fore ap|prehend | and do | attach || thee,
              2  ,    3  3      ,         ,     ,
      For | an abu|ser of the world,| a prac|ticer
           ,       ,   3   3     ,        ,
      Of arts | inhi|bited, and out | of war|rant;
      <- ,       ,     ,         T  T  T       ,
        Lay || hold u|pon him,| if he do | resist
          ,          ,        ,
      Subdue | him, at | his per|il.
 
OTHELLO
                                      ,           ,
                                    Hold | your hands
            ,        ,      ,         ,          ,
      Both^you | of my | incli|ning, and | the rest.
        ,           ,         ,          ,            ,        2->
      Were it | my cue | to fight,| I should | have known || it
           ,        ,           ,     ,                  ,
      Without | a promp|ter.  Where will / you that | I go
          ,        ,            ,
      To ans|wer this | your charge?
 
BRABANTIO
                                         ,               ,     , ->
                                     To pris|on, till / fit time
          ,           ,       2    ,     ,
      Of law,| and course | of direct | session
        ,             ,
      Call thee | to ans|wer.
 
OTHELLO
                                ,      2   ,     ,
                              What | if I do | obey?
       ,              ,         ,         ,      ,
      How may | the duke | be there|with sat|isfied,
             ,       ,          ,       ,         ,
      Whose mes|sengers | are here | about | my side,
        ,          ,        ,         ,         ,
      Upon | some pres|ent bus|iness of | the state,
           ,         ,       2
      To bring | me to | him.
 
FIRST OFFICER
                                    ,          ,     2     ,
                             'Tis true | most worth|y signior,
            ,           ,        ,          ,       ,
      The duke's | in coun|cil, and | your nob|le self,
       2     ,         ,
      I am sure | is sent | for.
 
BRABANTIO
                                  ,         ,          ,        o ->
                                 How?| The duke | in coun||cil?
        2       ,      2      ,       ,           ,
      In this time | of the night?| Bring him | away;
        ,             ,       ,           ,         ,
      Mine's not | an id|le cause.| The duke | himself,
         ,     ,       ,         ,         ,
      Or an|y of | my broth|ers of | the state,
       ,             ,           ,           ,            ,
      Cannot | but feel | this wrong,| as 'twere | their own:
           ,         ,        ,          ,         ,
      For if | such ac|tions may | have pas|sage free,
        T     T     .   T        ,           ,         ,
      Bond-slaves, and pag|ans shall | our states|men be.
 
[Exeunt]

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