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Do thy worst ;

This deed of thine is no more worthy heaven,
Than thou wast worthy her.

Peace, you were best.
Emil. Thou hast not half the power to do me

As I have to be hurt. O gull! O dolt!
As ignorant as dirt! thou hast done a deed,—
I care not for thy sword; I'll make thee known,
Though I lost twenty lives :-Help!elp, ho! help!
The Moor has kill'd my mistress; Murder! mur-
der !

Enter Montano, Gratiano, and Iago.

Mon. What is the matter! How now, general? Emil. O, are you come, lago? you have done well,

That men must lay their murders on your neck. Gra. What is the matter?

Emil. Disprove this villain, if thou be'st a man: He says, thou told'st him that his wife was false : I know, thou didst not, thou'rt not such a villain: Speak, for my heart is full.

Iago. I told him what I thought; and told no


Than what he found himself was apt and true. Emil. But did you ever tell him she was false? Iago. I did.

Emil. You told a lie; an odious damned lie; Upon my soul, a lie; a wicked lie:

She false with Cassio!- Did you say with Cassio? Iago. With Cassio, mistress; Go to, charm your tongue. [to speak; Emil. I will not charm my tongue; I am bound My mistress here lies murder'd in her bed. All. O heavens forefend !

Emil. And your reports have set the murder on. Oth. Nay, stare not, masters; it is true, indeed. Gra. 'Tis a strange truth.

Mon. O monstrous act! Emil.

Villainy, villainy, villainy! I think upon't, I think,-I smell't;-O villainy!thought so then;-I'll kill myself for grief. O villainy, villainy!

Iago. What, are you mad? I charge you, get you home. [speak; Emil. Good gentlemen, let me have leave to 'Tis proper I obey him, but not now : Perchance, lago, I will ne'er go home. Oth. O! O! O! [Hanging over his wife. Emil. Nay, lay thee down, and roar; For thou hast kill'd the sweetest innocent,

That e'er did lift up eye.


O, she was foul!

I scarce did know you, uncle: There lies your niece,

Whose breath, indeed, these hands have newly stopp'd:

I know this act shows horrible and grim.

Gra. Poor Desdemona! I am glad thy father's dead;

Thy match was mortal to him, and pure grief
Shore his old thread in twain: did he live now,
This sight would make him do a desperate turn,
Yea, curse his better angel from his side,
And fall to reprobation.

Oth. "Tis pitiful; but yet Iago knows,
That she with Cassio hath the act of shame
A thousand times committed; Cassio confess'd it:
And she did gratify his amorous works
With that recognizance and pledge of love
Which I first gave her; I saw it in his hand;
It was a handkerchief, an antique token
My father gave my mother.
Emil. O heaven! O heavenly powers!
Come, hold your peace.
Emil. 'Twill out, 'twill out;-I hold my peace,
No, I will speak as liberal as the air;
Let heaven, and men, and devils, let them all,
All, all, cry shame against me, yet I'll speak.
Iago. Be wise, and get you home.


I will not. [Iago offers to stab his wife. Fye: Your sword upon a woman?


Emil. O thou dull Moor! that handkerchief thou

speak'st of,

I found by fortune, and did give my husband;
For often with a solemn earnestness,
(More than, indeed, belong'd to such a trifle,)
He begg'd of me to steal it.

Villainous whore!
Emil. She give it Cassio! no, alas; I found it,
And I did give't my husband.
Filth, thou liest.
Emil. By heaven, I do not; I do not, gentlemen:
O murderous coxcomb! what should such a fool
Do with so good a wife?


[Iago stabs Emilia, then runs out. Are there no stones in heaven, But what serve for the thunder ?-Precious villain! Gra. The woman falls; sure he has kill'd his wife.

Emil. Ay, ay: 0, lay me by my mistress' side! Gra. He's gone, but his wife's kill'd.

Mon. "Tis a notorious villain. Take you this


Which I have here recovered from the Moor: Come, guard the door without; let him not pass, But kill him rather; I'll after that same villain, For 'tis a damned slave.

[Exeunt Montano and Gratiano. Oth. I am not valiant neither, But ever puny whipster gets my sword :But why should honour outlive honesty ? Let it go all.

Emil. What did thy song bode, lady? Hark, can'st thou hear me? I will play the swan, And die in musick ;- Willow, willow, willow.Moor, she was chaste; she lov'd thee, cruel Moor; So come my soul to bliss, as I speak true; So speaking as I think, I die,-Î die.


Oth. I have another weapon in this chamber, It is a sword of Spain, the ice-brook's temper ;O, here it is:- Uncle, I must come forth.

Gra. [Within.] If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear;

Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer. Oth. Look in upon me then, and speak with me, Or, naked as I am, I will assault thee.

Re-enter Gratiano.

Gra. What is the matter? Oth.

Behold! I have a weapon; [Rising. A better never did itself sustain

Upon a soldier's thigh: I have seen the day,
That with this little arm, and this good sword,
I have made my way through more impediments
Than twenty times your stop:--But, O vain boast!
Who can control his fate? 'tis not so now.
Be not afraid though you do see me weapon'd;
Here is my journey's end, here my butt,
And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.
Do you go back dismay'd? 'tis a lost fear;
Man but a rush against Othello's breast,
And he retires ;-Where should Othello go?—
Now, how dost thou look now? O ill-starr'd wench!
Pale as thy smock! when we shall meet at compt,
This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven,
And fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my girl?
Even like thy chastity.-

O cursed, cursed slave!-Whip me, ye devils,
From the possession of this heavenly sight!
Blow me about in winds! roast me in sulphur!
Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire!-
O Desdemona! Desdemona! dead?
Dead? O! O! O!

Lod. Now here's another discontented paper,
Found in his pocket too; and this, it seems,
Roderigo meant to have sent this damned villain;
But that, belike, Iago in the interim
Came in and satisfied him.

O the pernicious caitiff!-
How came you, Cassio, by that handkerchief
That was my wife's?

I found it in my chamber:
And he himself confess'd, but even now,
That there he dropp'd it, for a special purpose,
Which wrought to his desire.


O fool! fool! fool!
Cas. There is, besides, in Roderigo's letter,-
How he upbraids Iago, that he made him
Brave me upon the watch; whereon it came
That I was cast: And even but now he spake,
After long seeming dead,-Iago hurt him,
Iago set him on.

Lod. You must forsake this room, and go with us:
Your power and your command is taken off,
And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave,-
If there be any cunning cruelty,

Enter Lodovico, Montano, Cassio carried in a That can torment him much, and hold him long,

chair, and Officers, with Iago, prisoner.

Lod. Where is this rash and most unfortunate

man ?

Oth. That's he, that was Othello; here I am.
Lod. Where is that viper? bring the villain forth.
Oth. I look down towards his feet ;-but that's a

If that thou be'st a devil, I cannot kill thee.
[Othello wounds Iago.
Lod. Wrench his sword from him.
I bleed, sir; but not kill'd.
Oth. I am not sorry neither; I'd have thee live;
For, in my sense, 'tis happiness to die.

Lod. O thou Othello, that was once so good,
Fall'n in the practice of a cursed slave,
What shall be said to thee?


Why, any thing:

An honourable murderer, if you will;
For nought I did in hate, but all in honour.
Lod. This wretch hath part confess'd his

Did you and he consent in Cassio's death?
Oth. Ay.

It shall be his: You shall close prisoner rest,
Till that the nature of your fault be known
To the Venetian state.-Come, bring him away.
Oth. Soft you; a word or two, before you go.

I have done the state some service, and they know

No more of that:-I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, [speak
Nor set down aught in malice: then must you
Of one, that lov'd not wisely, but too well;
Of one, not easily jealous, but, being wrought,
Perplex'd in the extreme; of one, whose hand,
Like the base Judean, threw a pearl away,
Richer than all his tribe; of one, whose subdu'd
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinal gum: Set you down this:
And say, besides,-that in Aleppo once,
vil-Where a malignant and a turban'd Turk
Beat a Venetian, and traduc'd the state,
I took by the throat the circumcised dog,
And smote him-thus.

Cas. Dear general, I never gave you cause.
Oth. I do believe it, and I ask your pardon.
Will you, I pray you, demand that demi-devil,
Why he hath thus ensnar'd my soul and body?
Iago. Demand me nothing: What you know,
you know:

From this time forth I never will speak word.
Lod. What? not to pray?

Torments will ope your lips.

Oth. Well, thou dost best.
Lod. Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n,
Which, as I think, you know not: Here is a letter,
Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo ;
And here, another: the one of them imports
The death of Cassio to be undertook
By Roderigo.

Oth. O villain!

Most heathenish, and most gross!

[Stabs himself.

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O Spartan dog,

More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea!
Look on the tragick loading of this bed; [To Iago.
This is thy work: the object poisons sight;-
Let it be hid.-Gratiano, keep the house,
And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor,
For they succeed to you.-To you, lord governor,
Remains the censure of this hellish villain;
The time, the place, the torture,-O enforce it!
Myself will straight aboard; and, to the state,
This heavy act with heavy heart relate. [Exeunt.



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Acquittance, requital.


Approof, proof, approbation
Approve, to justify, to make good,
to establish, to recommend to

Approved, felt, experienced, con-
victed by proof
Approvers, persons who try
Aqua-vitæ, strong waters
Arbitrate, to determine
Arch, chief

Argentine, silver

Argier, Algiers


Action, direction by mute signs, Argosies, ships of great burthen,

charge or accusation.

Action-taking, litigious.

Additions, titles or descriptions.
Address, to make ready.
Addressed, or addrest, ready.
Advance, to prefer, to raise to ho-
Adversity, contrariety.
Advertisement, admonition.
Advertising, attentive.
Advice, consideration, discretion,


Advise, to consider, recollect.
Advised, not precipitant, cool,
Afeard, afraid."
Affect, love.


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Allowance, approbation
Amaze, to perplex or confuse

Argument, subject for conversa-
tion, evidence, proof
Arm, to take up in the arms
Aroint, avaunt, begone [another
A-rom, successively, one after
Art, practice as distinguished
from theory, theory
Articulate, to enter into articles
Articulated, exhibited in articles
Artificial, ingenious, artful
As, as if
Aspect, countenance
Aspersion, sprinkling
Assay, test
Assinego, a he-ass

Assurance, conveyance or deed
Assured, affianced
Astringer, a falconer
Ates, instigation from Ate, the
mischievous goddess that in-

cites bloodshed
Atomies, minute particles dis-
cernible in a stream of sun-
shine that breaks into a dark-
ened room, atoms
Atone, to reconcile
Attasked, reprehended,
Attended, waited for
Attent, attentive
Attorney, deputation
Attorneyship, the
agency of another
Attornied, supplied by substitu-
tion of embassies [or gives
Attributive, that which attributes


Ames-ace, the lowest chance of Avaunt, contemptuous dismission

the dice

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Banning, cursing

Banquet, a slight refection, a de-
Bans, curses
Bar, barrier

Barbed, caparisoned in a warlike
Barful, full of impediments
Barm, yeast

Barn, or bairn, a child
Barnacle, a kind of shell-fish
Base, dishonoured

Base, a rustic game, called pri-
Bases, a kind of dress used by
knights on horseback
Basilisks, a species of cannon
Basta, Spanish, 'tis enough
Bastard, raisin wine
Bat, a club or staff
Bate, strife, contention
Bate, to flutter as a hawk
Batlet, an instrument used by
washers of clothes
Batten, to grow fat
Battle, army

Bavin, brush wood
Bancock, a jolly cock

Bay, the space between the main
beams of a roof

Bay-window, bow window, one

in a recess [sprit Beak, the forecastle, or the boltBeard, to oppose in a hostile manner, to set at defiance.

Bearing, carriage, demeanour
Bearing-cloth, a mantle used at

Beat, in falconry, to flutter
Beating, hammering, dwelling
Beaver, helmet in general [upon
Beck, a salutation made with the
corrected Becomed, becoming
Beetle, to hang over the base
Being, abode
Belongings, endowments
Be-mete, be-measure
Be-moiled, be-draggled, be-mired
Bending, unequal to the weight
Benefit, beneficiary [passion
Bent, the utmost degree of any
Benumbed, inflexible, immoveable
Beshren, ill befall
Best, bravest
Bestowed, left, stowed, or lodged
Bestraught, distraught or distract-
[permit or suffer
Beteem, to give, to pour out, to
Bewray, betray, discover
Bezonian, a term of reproach
Bid, to invite, to pray
Biding, place, abiding
Bigging, a kind of cap
Bilberry, the whortleberry
Bilbo, a Spanish blade of peculiar

Averring, confirming
Audacious, spirited, animated
Audrey, a corruption of Ethel-
Augurs, auguries or prognostica-
Aukward, adverse the learned
Authentic, an epithet applied to
Anful, reverend, worshipful
Anless, not producing awe


Baccare, stand back, give place
Bale, misery, calamity
Baleful, baneful

Balked, bathed or piled up
Balm, the oil of consecration
Band, bond

Bandog, village dog, or mastiff
Bank, to sail along the banks.


Bilboes, a species of fetters
Bill, a weapon carried by watch-
men, a label, or advertisement,
articles of accusation
Bird-bolt, a species of arrow
Bisson, blind

tokens of respect Ceremonious, superstitious

Butt-shaft, an arrow to shoot at Certes, certainty, in truth
[command Cess, measure

butts with

Blank, the white mark at which | Bush, the sign of a public-house | Ceremonies, honorary ornaments,
Blast, burst [an arrow is shot Busky, woody. See Bosky
Blear, to deceive
But, only, unless, except
Blench, to start off
Blent, blended, mixed
Blind-worm, the slow-worm
Blistered, puffed out like blisters
Blood, ancestry, high spirits, true
metal, passions, natural propen-

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Buxom, obedient, under good By, according to, by means of By'rlakin, by our ladykin or little lady

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Bore, the caliber of a gun, the ca- Canvas-climber,

pacity of the barrel

Bores, stabs or wounds

Bosky, woody

Bosom, wish, heart's desire
Bots, worms in the stomach of a
Bourn, boundary, rivulet [horse)
Bow, yoke
[of defence
Brace, armour for the arm, state
Brach, a species of hound
Braid, crafty or deceitful
Brake, a thicket, furze-bush
Brave, to make fine or splendid
Bravery, showy dress
Brawl, a kind of dance


Breach, of the sea, breaking of the
Breast, voice, surface
Breath, breathing, voice
Breathe, to utter [practice
Breathed, inured by constant
Breathing, complimentary.
Breeched, sheathed [punishment
Breeching, liable to school-boy
Bridal, the nuptial feast
Brief, a short account, letter, or

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a sailor who climbs to adjust the sails Cap, the top, the principal [cap Cap, to salute by taking off the Capable, perceptible, intelligent, quick of apprehension, ample, capacious


Capitulate, to make head
Capon, metaphor for a letter
Capricious, lascivious
Captious, capacious or recipient
Carack, a ship of great bulk
Carbonadoed, scotched like meat
for the gridiron
Card, perhaps a sea-chart
Care, to make provision, to take
Care, inclination
Careires, the motion of a horse
Carkanet, necklace or chain
Carl, clown or husbandman
Carlot, peasant
Carper, a critic
Carpet-consideration, on a carpe
Carriage, import [a festivity
Carried, conducted or managed
Carry, to prevail over
Cart, a chariot [outside-garb
Case, contemptuously for skin,
Case, to strip naked
Casques, helmets

Cassock, a horseman's great-coat
Cast, to empty as a pond, to dis-
miss or reject
Cast, cast up, reckoned
Castilian, an opprobrious term
Castiliano vulgo, a cant term of

Cataian, some kind of sharper Catling, a small lute-string made of catgut

Cavaleroes, airy, gay fellows
Caviare, a delicacy made of the
roe of sturgeon
Cautelous, insidious, cautious
Cease, decease, die, to stop
Censure, judgment, opinion
Censure, to judge
Censured, sentenced, estimated
Centuries, companies of an hun-
dred men each


Chace, a term at tennis
Chair, throne
Chamber, ancient name for Lon-
Chamber, a species of great gun
Chamberers, men of intrigue
Champain, an open country
Chance, fortune

Changeling, a child changed
Channel, a kennel [writing
Character, description, hand-
Character, to write, to infix
strongly [letters are made

Charactery, the matter with which Chares, task-work

Charge, to put to expense

Charge, commission, employment
Charge-house, the free-school
Chariest, most cautious
Chariness, caution

Charitable, dear, endearing Charles's-wain, the constellation called the Bear

Charneco, a sort of sweet wine
Charter, a privilege
Chaudron, entrails
Cheater, escheator, an officer in
the exchequer; a gamester
Check, command, control
Check, to object to, to rebuke
Checks, probably for ethics
Cheer, countenance [stones
Cherry-pit, a play with cherry-
Cheveril, soft or kid leather
Chew, to ruminate, consider
Chewet, a noisy chattering bird
Chide, to resound, to echo, to
scold, to be clamorous
Chiding, sound
Chiding, noisy

Child, a female infant
Childing, unseasonably pregnant
Chopin, a high shoe or clog
Chough, a bird of the daw kind
Christom, the white cloth put on
a new baptized child
Chrystals, eyes


Chuck, chicken, a term of endearChuff, rich, avaricious

Cicatrice, the scar of a wound Circumstance, detail of an argu

ment, a circumlocution Cital, recital

Cite, to incite, to show, to prove
Civil, grave or solemn [human
Civil, human creature, any thing
Clack-dish, a beggar's-dish
Claw, to flatter

Clear, pure, blameless, innocent,
quite, fully, perfectly
Clearest, purest, freest from evil
Clear-story, a species of windows
in a church

Cleave, to unite with closely
Clerkly, like a scholar
Cliff, a key in music
Cling, to shrink or shrivel up
Clinquant, glittering, shining
Clip, to embrace, to infold
Closely, secretly, privately
Clout, the white mark at which
archers take aim
Clown, a licensed jester in fa-
Clubs, a popular cry on a street-
Clutched, grasped [quarrel
Coach-fellow, one who draws with
a confederate

Coasting, conciliatory, inviting

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