Enter IAGO and RODERIGO.
1 Here, stand behind this bulk; straight will he come.
2 Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home:
3 Quick, quick; fear nothing; I'll be at thy elbow:
4 It makes us, or it mars us; think on that,
5 And fix most firm thy resolution.
6 Be near at hand; I may miscarry in't.
7 Here, at thy hand: be bold, and take thy stand.
8 I have no great devotion to the deed;
9 And yet he hath given me satisfying reasons:
10 'Tis but a man gone. Forth, my sword: he dies.
11 I have rubb'd this young quat almost to the sense,
12 And he grows angry. Now, whether he kill Cassio,
13 Or Cassio him, or each do kill the other,
14 Every way makes my gain: live Roderigo,
15 He calls me to a restitution large
16 Of gold and jewels that I bobb'd from him,
17 As gifts to Desdemona;
18 It must not be: if Cassio do remain,
19 He hath a daily beauty in his life
20 That makes me ugly; and, besides, the Moor
21 May unfold me to him; there stand I in much peril:
22 No, he must die. But so: I hear him coming.
23 I know his gait, 'tis he.Villain, thou diest!
[Makes a pass at Cassio.]
24 That thrust had been mine enemy indeed,
25 But that my coat is better than thou know'st
26 I will make proof of thine.
[Draws, and wounds Roderigo.]
26 O, I am slain!
[Iago from behind wounds Cassio in the leg, and exit.]
27 I am maim'd for ever. Help, ho! murder! murder!
28 The voice of Cassio: Iago keeps his word.
29 O, villain that I am!
29 It is even so.
30 O, help, ho! light! a surgeon!
31 'Tis he:O brave Iago, honest and just,
32 That hast such noble sense of thy friend's wrong!
33 Thou teachest me. Minion, your dear lies dead,
34 And your unblest fate hies: strumpet, I come.
35 Forth of my heart those charms, thine eyes, are blotted;
36 Thy bed, lust-stain'd, shall with lust's blood be spotted.
Enter LODOVICO and GRATIANO.
37 What, ho! no watch? no passage? murder! murder!
38 'Tis some mischance; the cry is very direful.
39 O, help!
41 O wretched villain!
42 Two or three groan: it is a heavy night:
43 These may be counterfeits: let's think't unsafe
44 To come in to the cry without more help.
45 Nobody come? then shall I bleed to death.
Enter IAGO [with a light].
47 Here's one comes in his shirt, with light and weapons.
48 Who's there? Whose noise is this that cries on murder?
49 We do not know.
49 Did not you hear a cry?
50 Here, here! for heaven sake, help me!
50 What's the matter?
51 This is Othello's ancient, as I take it.
52 The same indeed; a very valiant fellow.
53 What are you here that cry so grievously?
54 Iago? O, I am spoil'd, undone by villains!
55 Give me some help.
56 O me, lieutenant! what villains have done this?
57 I think that one of them is hereabout,
58 And cannot make away.
58 O treacherous villains!
[To Lodovico and Gratiano.]
59 What are you there? Come in, and give some help.
60 O, help me here!
61 That's one of them.
61 O murderous slave! O villain!
62 O damn'd Iago! O inhuman dog!
63 Kill men i' the dark!Where be these bloody thieves?
64 How silent is this town!Ho! murder! murder!
65 What may you be? are you of good or evil?
66 As you shall prove us, praise us.
67 Signior Lodovico?
68 He, sir.
69 I cry you mercy. Here's Cassio hurt by villains.
71 How is't, brother!
72 My leg is cut in two.
72 Marry, heaven forbid!
73 Light, gentlemen; I'll bind it with my shirt.
74 What is the matter, ho? who is't that cried?
75 Who is't that cried?
76 O my dear Cassio! my sweet Cassio! O Cassio,
77 Cassio, Cassio!
78 O notable strumpet! Cassio, may you suspect
79 Who they should be that have thus mangled you?
81 I am sorry to find you thus; I have been to seek you.
82 Lend me a garter. So. O, for a chair,
83 To bear him easily hence!
84 Alas, he faints! O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!
85 Gentlemen all, I do suspect this trash
86 To be a party in this injury.
87 Patience awhile, good Cassio. Come, come;
88 Lend me a light. Know we this face or no?
89 Alas my friend and my dear countryman
90 Roderigo! Noyes, sureO heaven, Roderigo!
91 What, of Venice?
92 Even he, sir; did you know him?
92 Know him! ay.
93 Signior Gratiano? I cry you gentle pardon;
94 These bloody accidents must excuse my manners,
95 That so neglected you.
95 I am glad to see you.
96 How do you, Cassio? O, a chair, a chair!
98 He, he 'tis he.
[A chair brought in.]
98 O, that's well said; the chair!
99 Some good man bear him carefully from hence;
100 I'll fetch the general's surgeon.
100 For you, mistress,
101 Save you your labor. He that lies slain here, Cassio,
102 Was my dear friend. What malice was between you?
103 None in the world; nor do I know the man.
IAGO [To Bianca.]
104 What, look you pale? O, bear him out o' the air.
[Cassio and Roderigo are borne off.]
105 Stay you, good gentlemen. Look you pale, mistress?
106 Do you perceive the gastness of her eye?
107 Nay, if you stare, we shall hear more anon.
108 Behold her well; I pray you, look upon her:
109 Do you see, gentlemen? nay, guiltiness will speak,
110 Though tongues were out of use.
111 Alas, what's the matter? what's the matter, husband?
112 Cassio hath here been set on in the dark
113 By Roderigo and fellows that are scaped:
114 He's almost slain, and Roderigo dead.
115 Alas, good gentleman! alas, good Cassio!
116 This is the fruits of whoring. Prithee, Emilia,
117 Go know of Cassio where he supp'd tonight.
118 What, do you shake at that?
119 He supp'd at my house; but I therefore shake not.
120 O, did he so? I charge you, go with me.
121 Fie, fie upon thee, strumpet!
122 I am no strumpet; but of life as honest
123 As you that thus abuse me.
123 As I! foh! fie upon thee!
124 Kind gentlemen, let's go see poor Cassio dress'd.
125 Come, mistress, you must tell's another tale.
126 Emilia run you to the citadel,
127 And tell my lord and lady what hath happ'd.
128 Will you go on? I pray.
128 This is the night
129 That either makes me or fordoes me quite.