Where is this impulsive and most unfortunate man? OTHELLO enters with a lit candle. An honorable murderer, if you will,For naught I did in hate, but all in honor. 64, sq. how then? Gripped by jealousy and suspicion, Othello eventually strangles Desdemona.  Desdemona Character Introduction Shakespeare, William. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. More than indeed belonged to such a trifle—. Cf. For thou hast killed the sweetest innocent. You have nothing to fear. You are cold, my girl, cold like your chastity, which never gave in to the heat of desire. He did, from first to last: why dost thou ask? Do you see how you look now? O perjured woman, thou dost stone my heart, And mak’st me call what I intend to do A murder, which I thought a sacrifice! 'Twas I that killed her. I could kill myself out of grief. When I have plucked thy rose I cannot give it vital growth again, It must needs wither. Farewell. Look, I have a weapon. That he hath left part of his grief with me. Desdemona! There was a lot of noise outside. Why, your lieutenant, Cassio. I know thou didst not, thou'rt not such a villain. I charge you, get you home. Oh cursed, cursed villain! 'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream. The woman has fallen down! Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys, As salt as wolves in pride, and fools as gross. Now, by yond marble heaven. For he often eagerly and earnestly begged me to steal it. But as for you—you most artfully, excellently fashioned woman—once I put out your light, I don't know of any magical fire that can bring your life back. As mine own face. I can't now. Mediterranean does not increase — the influx only compensating 249. I'll have the work ta'en out. Oh! Which sentence moet clearly describes the prosody of a poema O A. And then, sir, would he gripe and wring my hand. Are there no stones in heavenBut what serve for the thunder?—Precious villain! How did such a fool as you get such a good wife? If more thou dost perceive, let me know more; Set on thy wife to observe: leave me, Iago: Why did I marry? Murder! Yes, lie down and roar with grief, since you have killed the sweetest innocent girl that ever lived. A better never did itself sustain Upon a soldier’s thigh. I never did anything to offend you in my life. Take you this weapon, Which I have recovered from the Moor. To say my wife is fair, feeds well, loves company. And, for, and, because. To tyrannous hate! I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am. If you can think of any crime you haven't atoned for, make amends with God right now. I'ld whistle her off and let her down the wind, To pray at fortune. . Oh, sweet mistress, say something! Don't let Iago get out. If I extinguish you, flame, I can light you again if I have second thoughts. In jealousy, Othello, the protagonist, kills his innocent wife, Desdemona. Still as the grave. [within] O good my lord, I would speak a word with you! Read online books for free new release and bestseller Uncle, I must come forth. Nay, lay thee down and roar,For thou hast killed the sweetest innocentThat e'er did lift up eye. So come my soul to bliss, as I speak true. Or those that be not, would they might seem none! I think my wife be honest and think she is not; I think that thou art just and think thou art not. Spotted with strawberries in your wife's hand? Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip? Even so my bloody thoughts, with violent pace. Your husband knew all about this. It hurts to look at this. Good. It is proper for me to obey my husband, but not in this case. And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats. My lord, my lord! Is Desdemona moving again? I won't say the reason to the chaste stars in the sky, but it is the reason. Be thus when thou art dead and I will kill thee And love thee after. Anything. I will be like a swan and die while singing. Find related themes, quotes, symbols, characters, and more. If he were alive now, this sight would put him in a downward spiral. It seems Roderigo meant to send it to Iago, but the damned villain likely killed him before he had the chance. It was a handkerchief, an antique my father gave to my mother. Take this weapon that I have obtained from the Moor. Prick'd to't by foolish honesty and love. O curse of marriage. These are bad signs, but I hope they do not point to something that is going to happen to me. and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. Don't let Iago get out. To suffer with him. This did I fear, but thought he had no weapon,For he was great of heart. Some bloodthirsty passion is shaking your whole body. Did you and he conspire to kill Cassio? I think about it, and I think I can smell it, oh wickedness! The truth will come out, the truth will come out. Presently. And now here's the other paper from his pocket, an angry letter. Oh, balmy breath, that dost almost persuade Justice to break her sword! That death’s unnatural that kills for loving. shears. Or feed upon such nice and waterish diet. Or stand so mammering on. You idiot! O, that's an honest fellow. You've dome something so awful . EMILIA 3 Good madam, do: I warrant it grieves my husband, 4 As if the case were his. Fall'n in the practice of a cursèd slave. It's not a natural thing to kill someone for loving. If heaven would make me such another world. You don't have enough strength to do me half as much harm as I can endure. At Iago’s suggestion, he and Roderigo, a former suitor to Desdemona, awake Desdemona’s father to tell him that Desdemona has eloped with Othello. You will stay a prisoner until the Venetian government hears of your crime. Now come on, hold your tongue. 454. Othello questions Emilia about Cassio and Desdemona’s relationship, acting as if Emilia is the mistress of a brothel and Desdemona… Act 4, scene 3 Othello, walking with Lodovico, orders Desdemona to go to bed and to dismiss Emilia. Der. Moreover, Roderigo's letter describes how Iago told him to offend me while I was on guard duty, the thing that made me lose my title of lieutenant. Listen, can you  hear me? Ay, ’twas he that told me on her first. O, behold, The riches of the ship is come on shore! I saw it in his hand. 70. Still as the grave. 178. But yet I feel I fear. Here is a letter that was found in dead Roderigo's pocket. Do you go back dismayed? Upon my soul, a lie, a wicked lie. Well, do it, and be brief. Moor, she was chaste, she loved thee, cruel Moor. It will be soon. O, is that all? Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons. 'Tis a notorious villain. When Cassio left my wife: what didst not like? what wife? [To IAGO] You cruel dog, look at the tragic contents of this bed—worse than pain, starvation, or the tempestuous sea. What wife? More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea.  Shakespeare and Race: The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona 183. He has confessed that he has had sex with you. 380.  Othello: Plot Summary You could strike at me with nothing more than a reed, and I'd draw back. I did say so: Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep. One more, one more. 260. I know this act seems horrible and grim. Oh, are you come, Iago? Of sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe. This is no great suit after all, Oh, you woman with an unlucky fate, as pale as your white nightgown! If oak be the right reading, the reference is to the grain Haply, for I am black, And have not those soft parts of conversation, That chamberers have, or for I am declined, Into the vale of years,--yet that's not much--. [To DESDEMONA] I kissed you before I killed you. The one of them imports The death of Cassio to be undertook By Roderigo. So, so. [To DESDEMONA] I kissed thee ere I killed thee. You have done well,That men must lay their murders on your neck. It was a sword of Spain, the ice-brook’s temper. Be not afraid, though you do see me weaponed. No more of that. Extinguish the light, and then extinguish her light. She said so. Whip me, ye devils, From the possession of this heavenly sight! Sometimes intrude not? 286). 275. Oh, what a terrible time! dead! It is closer to the earth than normal, and this makes men crazy. You shall close prisoner rest Till that the nature of your fault be known To the Venetian state.—Come, bring him away. 262. I speak not yet of proof. Good name in man and woman, dear my lord. These opinions, however, are given to Desdemona in moments of privacy.Emilia does not express such opinions in the company of men. O thou pernicious caitiff!How came you, Cassio, by that handkerchiefThat was my wife’s? Oh, wickedness, wickedness! Devils, whip me until I no longer see this horrible sight! There was never anything so sweet and yet so deadly as you. — A.-S. = Anglo-Saxon: M.E. To the Venetian state.—Come, bring him away. I’ll smell thee on the tree. He lies down to his heart. Possibly I dare be sworn I think that he is honest. I never gave him token. Did you say with Cassio?  Othello Character Introduction Make me to see't; or, at the least, so prove it, That the probation bear no hinge nor loop. So speaking as I think, alas, I die. O lady, speak again! Cold, cold, my girl, Even like thy chastity. that, at these times, we have to sacrifice our best men to conciliate the enemy. I’ll smell thee on the tree. And then enforce the punishment! O gull! I won't say the reason to the chaste stars in the sky, but it is the reason. O sweet mistress, speak! Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell! It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul. One of them says that Roderigo should kill Cassio. Cassio confessed it, And she did gratify his amorous works With that recognizance and pledge of love Which I first gave her. No. My lord, Cassio has killed a young Venetian named Roderigo. Shapes faults that are not--that your wisdom yet, Would take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble. Where should Othello go?— Now, how dost thou look now? There was never anything so sweet and yet so deadly as you. Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed; God be wi' you; take mine office. It is fascinating that right at the beginning of the play, Desdemona's father warns Othello that she will betray him. I'll have some proof. Were ’t good? Perchance, Iago, I will ne'er go home. A better sword has never graced a soldier's scabbard. This is the end of my journey, the end of the rope, and my final destination. Let heaven and men and devils, let them all, All, all cry shame against me, yet I’ll speak. Just do it. What you would ask me, that I should deny. Swell, bosom, with thy fraught. My wife! Here is my journey’s end, here is my butt, And very sea-mark of my utmost sail. I have done the state some service, and they know ’t. Desdemona! Your power and your command is taken off And Cassio rules in Cyprus. I found the handkerchief you speak of by chance, and gave it to my husband. Oh! Help! Where could Othello run to? That in their sleeps will mutter their affairs: In sleep I heard him say 'Sweet Desdemona. He is a terrible villain. Let me draw the bed curtains. Burn like the mines of Sulphur. [within] My lord , my lord! LitCharts Teacher Editions. No, heavens forfend, I would not kill thy soul! I have served the government of Venice well, and they know it. [Offstage] My lord, my lord! Do you go back dismayed? I told him what I thought, and told no moreThan what he found himself was apt and true. No, his mouth is stopped. If thou be'st valiant,-- as, they say, base : men being in love have then a nobility in their : natures more than is native to them--list me. EMILIA [She picks up DESDEMONA's handkerchief] I am glad I have found this handkerchief. Man but a rush against Othello’s breast, And he retires. Then the murder was botched, and sweet revenge hasn't gone as planned. 'Tis proper I obey him, but not now. To kiss and talk to. Dead! And yet I fear you, because when your eyes roll like that I know you're in a deadly mood. No, heavens forfend, I would not kill thy soul! But I do see you're moved: My speech should fall into such vile success, As my thoughts aim not at. Yet the volume of water in the DESDEMONA asleep in bed Enter OTHELLO with a light. There are a kind of men so loose of soul. If she comes in, she'll definitely want to speak to my wife. I will play the swan. I don't care about your sword.  Othello as Tragic Hero popularly considered worthy of a personal punishment, except Oh! Oh, enforce it! O sweet mistress, speak! Had all his hairs been livesMy great revenge had stomach for them all. Behold, I have a weapon. [Offstage] Oh, my good lord, I want to have a word with you! Desdemona is worried about Othello, and passes the time by asking Iago to give his opinion on women. If I extinguish you, flame, I can light you again if I have second thoughts. Then Desdemona's voice is heard from the bed, saying "falsely murdered" and Emilia calls for help. I say “thy husband”—dost understand the word? This was her first remembrance from the Moor: Woo'd me to steal it; but she so loves the token. Who can control his fate? You've dome something so awful . Dian's visage, the face of the moon. No, 'faith; she let it drop by negligence. Your simplicity of mind is here a defect. That's the reason for this, that's the reason, my soul. Think'st thou I'ld make a lie of jealousy, With fresh suspicions? into the Mediterranean a steady stream. I believe you, and I ask for your forgiveness. And even but now he spake, After long seeming dead—Iago hurt him, Iago set him on. Oh, my lord, banish me, but do not kill me. A better sword has never graced a soldier's scabbard. The smallest fear or doubt of her revolt; For she had eyes, and chose me. 333. I'll not endure it. Come, guard the door without. Purse, to wrinkle up, like a purse drawn together. Shakespeare Online. Still, she must die or else she'll betray more men. Extinguish the light, and then extinguish her light. What can I say to you? Let me the curtains draw. With Cassio, mistress. What needs this iterance, woman? Why he hath thus ensnared my soul and body? Yes, he would curse his good conscience and stoop to damnation. How did such a fool as you get such a good wife? You don't have enough strength to do me half as much harm as I can endure. Look in upon me then and speak with me, Or, naked as I am, I will assault thee. And just now, even though he seemed to be dead, Roderigo spoke and said that Iago tricked him and urged him to on. Oh! Kill him instead. Your husband knew all about this. What noise is this?—Not dead? To wrong'd Othello's service! I forgot you were out there. Cassio, my lord! OTHELLO : Farewell, my Desdemona: I'll come to thee straight. Increase from circumstances. He knew that she was unfaithful in her marriage? 234. Not quite dead yet? Brainerd Kellogg. Oh, Desdemona! One is too poor, too weak for my revenge. Must be to loathe her. I look down towards his feet, but that’s a fable. I must weep. But then again, why should my honor live on after my honesty is dead? If down Still, always. So here. Let heaven and men and devils, let them all. Is not to leave't undone, but keep't unknown. for the evaporation caused by the sun. Oh, my mistress—a villain has played tricks with love. Jot, Anglicized form of iota, the smallest Greek letter. Close delations, secret informations. Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger; But, O, what damned minutes tells he o'er. He was more concerned about it than one would expect for such a little thing. For the fair devil. No, I will speak as freely as the north wind blows. Nobody. That men must lay their murders on your neck. If you look like this when you are dead, I will kill you and love you after. Here the better genius speaks. O mistress, villainy hath made mocks with love!My husband say that she was false! Help! And weigh'st thy words before thou givest them breath. And you have mercy, too! Here is a letter that was found in dead Roderigo's pocket. Myself will straight aboard, and to the state This heavy act with heavy heart relate. Help! I will walk around. Sweet soul, take heed, take heed of perjury. Set you down this, And say besides that in Aleppo once, Where a malignant and a turbaned Turk Beat a Venetian and traduced the state, I took by the throat the circumcisèd dog, And smote him, thus. He's surely killed his own wife. Napkin, for handkerchief. I speak the truth, so my soul will go to heaven. Uncle, I must come forth. (to OTHELLO) You must forsake this room and go with us. Cassio did top her, ask thy husband else. If she come in, she’ll sure speak to my wife— My wife! Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love. Othello clearly attaches great importance to the image of himself as a unique and heroic figure, and it is also important to him that he have a remarkable life story worthy of repeated telling. But then again, why should my honor live on after my honesty is dead? Brainerd Kellogg. She was too attached to her filthy marriage to you to be unfaithful. Whereon, I do beseech thee, grant me this. I don't know why I should be afraid, since I am not guilty of anything. Oh, she was heavenly true! To this extremity. Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin, For to deny each article with oath Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception That I do groan withal. madness and death. He refuses to believe her and sends her to find his wife. 123. It hurts to look at this. That I may speak with you, O good my lord! But what a pointless boast that is! [To CASSIO] And you, my lord governor, will decide how to punish this hellish villain. Devils, whip me until I no longer see this horrible sight! When we meet on Judgment Day, this look of yours will throw my soul out of heaven and into hell, where devils will snatch it. Come, guard the door without. Look, I have a weapon. Desdemona tries to heal Othello’s ache with this symbol of their love, but he refuses it, and it falls to the floor. Therefore confess your sin openly. As for this scoundrel, he will get whatever clever, cruel torture we can devise to cause him a lot of pain for a long time. All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven. Ed. What did your song foretell, my lady? No more moving? Don't downplay my crime, but don't exaggerate it maliciously. "Before you fall to play." Of, about, concerning. To incur a private cheque. Oh, you malicious wretch! Now here’s another discontented paper Found in his pocket too, and this, it seems, Roderigo meant to have sent this damnèd villain But that, belike, Iago in the interim Came in and satisfied him. the Atlantic is also perpetual. I think upon ’t, I think I smell ’t, Oh, villainy! Should Emilia come in here? Oh, the more angel she,And you the blacker devil! And yet, how nature erring from itself,--, Ay, there's the point: as--to be bold with you--. Is she not dead? I'll let it all go. [Exeunt DESDEMONA and EMILIA] Othello. If she had been faithful. It is proper for me to obey my husband, but not in this case. ’tis not so now. Oh, farewell! 'Tis pitiful, but yet Iago knows That she with Cassio hath the act of shame A thousand times committed. Me, be quiet? Oh, wickedness, wickedness! Enough, whore! Your marriage was painful to him, and his grief cut his life short. Oh, here it is. My wife!  The Problem of Time in Othello, Iago's Motives: The Relationship Between Othello and Iago, Shakespeare and Race: The Relationship Between Othello and Desdemona. Yet I’ll not shed her blood, Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow And smooth as monumental alabaster. So sweet was ne'er so fatal. 4, 190) prove this to He lies to th' heart. I saw it in his hand. 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. 3, 47) was thought to resemble the human figure, and to cause Oh, your gentle breath almost persuades Justice herself to put away her sword! I saw the handkerchief. I know thou didst not, thou'rt not such a villain. I know this act shows horrible and grim. Do not you chide; I have a thing for you. Blow me around in winds, burn me in sulfur flames, wash me in gulfs of liquid fire! You have no weapon, and so you'll surely get hurt. Take you this weapon. Thinking that she has come to tell him of Cassio’s death, he is uncertain what to do, reluctant to let her in lest she try to speak to Desdemona. You must forsake this room and go with us. I thought so then, I’ll kill myself for grief. An alarming thing to grant. and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. Oh! I’d have thee live,For in my sense ’tis happiness to die. But, oh, vain boast! Oh, this is unbearable! 79. 'Tis a notorious villain. Help! Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer. ’tis not so now. I'll chase after the same villain, for he is a damned scoundrel. To scan this thing no further; leave it to time: Though it be fit that Cassio have his place. Poppy, whence opium is made. You heard her say herself that it wasn't me. This honest creature doubtless. Thy husband knew it all. Shall she come in? And why shouldn’t Iago do this? Yes, him, woman. Ask me nothing. Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump. Oh, Othello, you used to be so good, and now you've fallen under the control of a cursed villain. I would not kill thy unpreparèd spirit. She that, so young, could give out such a seeming, To seal her father's eyes up close as oak-. Did you and he consent in Cassio’s death? Alas, why are you biting your lower lip? Emilia, come. Though that her jesses were my dear heartstrings. Sure he hath killed his wife. Still as the grave. Prerogativ'd, exempted from the evil. Bring the villain forth. My stubborn husband has asked me to steal it a hundred times, but she loves it so much (for Othello asked her never to lose it) that she always keeps it with her to 106 talking about this. I gave her such a one; 'twas my first gift. If I have any grace or power to move you. [Offstage] If you try to get by, you'll pay for it. No, he cannot speak. Ha! Oh, you murdering fool! (Julius Caesar, iii. He says thou told’st him that his wife was false. Othello. O wretched fool. I swear by my soul, it was a lie, a wicked lie. DESDEMONA Emilia, come. What you know, you know. [within] If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear.Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer. 2. Is she not dead? I must speak. who has a breast so pure, Keep leets and law-days and in session sit. When we shall meet at compt This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven And fiends will snatch at it. 'Tis not to make me jealous. Oh, you lying woman! You told a lie, an odious, damnèd lie. I found it in my chamber, And he himself confessed but even now That there he dropped it for a special purpose Which wrought to his desire. Emilia is likely coming to tell me about Cassio's death. I myself. To hang a doubt on; or woe upon thy life! Swallow them up. Don't look so amazed, gentlemen. You told a lie—a horrible, damned lie. She was as unfaithful as water is inconstant. Why, anything. Honest Iago has taken care of that. But what a pointless boast that is! I think there should be a huge eclipse now of both the sun and the moon, and the ground itself should break open at what has happened. I took by the throat the circumcisèd dog. New York: Clark & Maynard, 1892. This wretch hath part confessed his villainy.Did you and he consent in Cassio’s death? Bring the villain forward. I know not that; but such a handkerchief--, I am sure it was your wife's--did I to-day. Abbott; Schmidt, to Dr. Schmidt's invaluable Shakespeare Lexicon. If she comes in, she'll definitely want to speak to my wife. Put out the light, and then put out the light. He says thou told’st him that his wife was false. I would not have thee linger in thy pain. What, is he dead? Demand me nothing. And hold her free, I do beseech your honour. 238. These are portents, but yet I hope, I hope. Much will be seen in that. What’s best to do? Will give you satisfaction, you may have't. My friend, thy husband, honest, honest Iago. One more, and that's the last. 439. By heaven, I saw my handkerchief in ’s hand. What, is he dead? (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/othello_3_3.html >. Cassio confessed it, and she repaid his love with a token, the pledge of love that I first gave her. Oh, she was foul!— I scarce did know you, uncle. I'll let it all go. Not quite dead yet? Emilia assures the suspicious Othello that Desdemona’s behavior toward Cassio has been completely innocent. Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n, Which, as I think, you know not. CASSIO Are you backing off, frightened? She was too attached to her filthy marriage to you to be unfaithful. If she had been faithful, I wouldn't have traded her for an entire world made entirely of gemstones. When we meet on Judgment Day, this look of yours will throw my soul out of heaven and into hell, where devils will snatch it. Speak, for my heart can't bear your silence any longer. Farewell, my Desdemona: I'll come to thee straight. Oh, she was foul! When shall he come? It will be soon. Teachers and parents! Soft you, a word or two before you go. One more, one more kiss. I want you to live, because for me death is sweet now. if I didn't seek out just punishment to this end. I think upon ’t, I think I smell ’t, Oh, villainy! Emilia explains the significance of the napkin, giving meaning to the previous exchange between Desdemona and Othello. And so, alas, I die—speaking my honest thoughts. Your denial of every part of it can do nothing to remove the horrible idea that I have in my head. I saw't not, thought it not, it harm'd not me: I slept the next night well, was free and merry; He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stol'n. You are about to die. Oh! Nay, but be wise: yet we see nothing done; Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief. Shrift, usually confession; here a confessional. Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore, Thou hadst been better have been born a dog. I have done the state some service, and they know ’t. . Hawks were tamed by being kept awake.  Othello: Essay Topics I did not think he had been acquainted with her. You sweet soul, careful now, be careful about lying. I don't care if all angels and devils and humans cry out that I am shameful for disobeying my husband, I will still speak out. You have been stripped of your power and command, and Cassio now rules over Cyprus. PDF downloads of all 1411 LitCharts literature guides, and of every new one we publish. The Moor hath killed my mistress! No, heaven forbid it, I would not send your soul to hell. Prick'd, instigated. Oh, my lady, say something! Cassio did top her, ask thy husband else. But I am afraid nonetheless. That's the reason for this, that's the reason, my soul. [Singing] Willow, willow, willow— Moor, she was chaste and she loved you, cruel Moor. Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars, It is the cause. Yes, it is Emilia. Jesses, straps by which hawks' legs were tied. I suspected it earlier. 253. The Moor has killed my mistress! Cover the bodies. Were ’t good? And didst contract and purse thy brow together, As if thou then hadst shut up in thy brain. Would that be good? You have done well. I am glad your father is dead. If that thou be’st a devil, I cannot kill thee. I will go to a ship immediately, and tell the Venetian government about these tragic events with a heavy heart. This wretched man has confessed to some of his evil doings. Emilia is likely coming to tell me about Cassio's death. I believe you, and I ask for your forgiveness. what wife? It is a sword from Spain, hardened in an icy stream. Thou cunning’st pattern of excelling nature. Emilia, come. I'll smell you while you're still alive. Come on, bring him away. Here is a letter Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo, And here another. As if there were some monster in his thought. 261. I kissed thee ere I killed thee. Blow me around in winds, burn me in sulfur flames, wash me in gulfs of liquid fire! Murder, murder! What should such a fool Do with so good a wife? No, I swear on my life and soul! (to IAGO) Disprove this villain, if thou be’st a man. But nothing more about that. Well, do it, and be brief. [To IAGO] Refute what this villain has said, if you are a man. But kill him rather. Send for him hither,Let him confess a truth. Or, unarmed as I am, I will attack you. Yes, he would curse his good conscience and stoop to damnation. But yet I feel I fear. Yes, yes. No. I that am cruel am yet merciful, I would not have thee linger in thy pain. I will walk around. Fall, begin. If he had had as many lives as hairs on his head, I would have had enough revenge for each one of them. Oh, farewell! I beg you, in your letters, when you relate the story of these unfortunate deeds, speak of me as I am. I never loved Cassio except in a general way, as a friend. 113. 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