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Oth. Is’t lost ? is't gone? speak, is it out of the way?
Say you ?
it is not lost. Oth.
Fetch't, let me see it.
let Cassio be receiv'd again.
Des. Come, come ;
Oth. The handkerchief,-
I pray, talk me of Cassio.
A man that, all his time,
[Exit OTHELLA Emil.
Is not this man jealous ?
Emil. 'Tis not a year or two shows is a man:
Enter Iago, and Cassio.
Iago. There is no other way; 'tis she must do't , And, lo, the happiness! go, and importune her.
Des. How now, good Cassio ? what's the news with you?
Cas. Madam, my former suit : I do beseech you,
Alas! thrice-gentle Cassia,
Iago. Is my lord angry?
He went hence but now,
Iago. Can he be angry?
Des. I pr’ythee do so.—Something, sure, of state,– [Exit lago
Emil. Pray heaven, it be state matters, as you think,
Des. Alas, the day! I never gave him cause.
Emil. But jealous souls will not be answer'd so;
Des. I will go seek Othello.—Cassio, walk hereabout:
[Exeunt DESDEMONA, and EMILIA.
The catastrophe of this noble domestic tragedy, is foreshadowed in our extracts. Othello, convinced of his wife's dishonor, is instigat-d by rage and jealousy to take her ife. But the innocence of Desdemona is proved by the confession of Emilia, and the Ciscovery of lago's treachery. Othello, overwhelme, wit griaf remorse destroy hlingolf, ani Iago is delivered a prisoner into the hande nf justica
The Tempest is supposed to be the last production of Shakspeare's mighty genius ; es it is generally acknowledged to be the most original and perfect of his works. In this Play the Poet has literally “given to airy nothings a local habitation and a name," endowing them with qualities and furnishing them with a fitness of language, which investi these creatures of his imaginings with all the charm and semblance of reality.
The story is simple in its construction, yet it is deeply interesting. Our selections pib sent the main incidents of the plot in consecutive succession.
Alonzo, King of Naples.
Other spirits attending on Prospero.
SCENE.-The Sea, with a Ship; afterwards an uninhabued Island,
Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, has been dethroned by his brother Antonio and banished from his dominions. Prospero seeks refuge in a desert island, with his daugater Miranda, and by magic arts, surrounds himself with “potent spirits," which
are obedient to his wiil. Having learned by his “magic" that his brother Antonio has embarked in a vessel for Naples, in company with Alonzo, King of Naples, the king's son, Ferdinand, together with certain lords of Milan and Naples, Prospero commands his trusty spirit Ariel, to wreck the vessel near the island, but to save the lives of the noble passengers and crew, and bring them, safely to shore. Prospero and his daughter Miranda witness the destruction of the vesse.,
NE II.—The Island : before the Cell of PROSPERO.
Enter PROSPERO, and MIRANDA.
Be collected ;
O, woe the day!
More to know
You have often Begun to tell me what I am ; but stopp’d
And left me to a bootless inquisition ;
The liour's now come ;
Certainly, sir, I can.
'Tis far off:
Pro. Thou had'st, and more, Miranda : But how is it,
But that I do not.
Sir, are not you my father?
0, the heavens !
Bcth, both, my girl;
O, my heart bleeds
Pro. My brother, and thy uncle, call’d Antonio,I
pray thee, mark me,—that a brother should
of my state ; as, at that time,