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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 ser|vice: nine | or ten || times
       2         ,      2          ,           ,    2           ,
5     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|our, that | with the lit|tle god||liness I have,
         ,           ,         ,        3   3    ,          ,  ->
10    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 dou|ble as | the duke's:| he will di|vorce you;
          ,      ,           ,         ,            ,        2->
15    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 ser|vices | which I | have done | the signio||ry
             ,      ,               ,            ,         ,
20    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
           ,         ,           ,            ,     ,    ->
25    As this | that I | have reached:| for know | Ia||go,
       ,        2    ,         ,       ,     ,    ->
      But | that I love | the gen|tle 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
        ,              ,       ,       ,           ,
30    Those are | the rai|sed fa|ther and | his friends:
         2       ,        ,
      You were best | go in.
 
OTHELLO
                                 ,       ,         ,
                             Not I:| I must | be found.
           ,         ,       ,        ,         ,
      My parts,| my ti|tle, and | my per|fect soul
             ,     ,         ,        ,        ,
      Shall man|ifest | me right|ly. Is | it they?
 
IAGO
          ,            ,    ,
35    By Ja|nus, I / think no.
 
[Enter CASSIO, and certain Officers with torches]
 
OTHELLO
                                    ,       3  3      ,
                               The ser|vants 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         ,
40      And he re||quires your | haste-post-haste | appear|ance,
      <- ,       ,        ,
         E||ven on | the in|stant.
 
OTHELLO
                                     ,      2     ,         ,          ->
                                   What | is the mat|ter, think || you?
 
CASSIO
        ,       2      ,       ,      ,        ,
      Some|thing from Cy|prus as | I may | divine:
          ,      ,               ,    ,         ,       2->
      It is | a bus|iness of / some heat:| the gal||leys
             ,       ,      ,        ,       ,
45    Have sent | a do|zen se|quent mes|sengers
            ,      ,         ,      ,          ,
      This ve|ry night | at one | ano|ther's heels,
           ,     ,        ,         ,          ,
      And ma|ny of | the con|suls, 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      ,
50    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
                          ,               ,          ,
55                       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 un|derstand.
 
IAGO
                                   ,      2
                             He's mar|ried.
 
CASSIO
                                                ,
                                            To who?
 
[Re-enter OTHELLO]
 
IAGO
       ,             ,     ,            2     ,
60    Marry | to-- Come | captain,| will you go?
 
OTHELLO
        <-       ,       2->
          Have with || you.
 
CASSIO
             ,       ,        ,          ,         ,
      Here comes | ano|ther 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
         ,      ,
65    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.
        ,         ,     ,             ,       ,            ,
70    Good | signior,| you shall || more com|mand 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 | enchan|ted her;
            ,       ,             ,     ,          ,
      For I'll | refer | me to / all things | of sense,
           ,          ,         ,       ,          ,
75    (If she | in chains | of ma|gic 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 e|ver have |(to incur | a gen|eral mock)
       ,      2        ,         ,        ,       ,
80    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|tised on | her with / foul charms,
         ,          ,    2     ,            ,         ,     3  3->
      Abused | her del|icate youth | with drugs | or min||erals
            ,       ,         ,        3  3    ,      ,
85    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|tiser
           ,       ,   3  3     ,        ,
      Of arts | inhi|bited and out | of war|rant.
      <- ,       ,     ,         T  T  T       ,
90      Lay || hold u|pon him,| if he do | resist,
          ,         ,        ,
      Subdue | him at | his pe|ril.
 
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
           ,        ,           ,     ,                  ,
95    Without | a promp|ter.  Where will / you that | I go
          ,        ,            ,
      To an|swer this | your charge?
 
BRABANTIO
                                         ,               ,     , ->
                                     To pri|son, till / fit (time
          ,           ,       2    ,     ,
      Of law | and course | of direct | session
        ,             ,
      Call thee | to an|swer.
 
OTHELLO
                                ,      2   ,     ,
100                           What | if I do | obey?
       ,              ,         ,         ,      ,
      How may | the duke | be there|with sa|tisfied,
             ,       ,          ,       ,         ,
      Whose mes|sengers | are here | about | my side,
        ,          ,        ,         ,         ,
      Upon | some pre|sent bus|iness of | the state
           ,         ,       2
      To bring | me to | him?
 
FIRST OFFICER
                                    ,          ,     2     ,
105                          'Tis true | most wor|thy signior;
            ,           ,       ,          ,       ,
      The duke's | in coun|cil and | your no|ble 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:
        ,             ,       ,           ,         ,
110   Mine's not | an i|dle cause:| the duke | himself,
         ,     ,       ,         ,         ,
      Or a|ny of | my bro|thers of | the state,
       ,             ,           ,           ,            ,
      Cannot | but feel | this wrong | as 'twere | their own;
           ,         ,        ,          ,         ,
      For if | such ac|tions may | have pas|sage free,
        ,     ,        ,        ,           ,         ,
      Bond-slaves and pa|gans shall | our states|men be.  ????
 
[Exeunt]

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