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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,-0 enforce it ! Myself will straight aboard ; and, to the state, This heavy act with heavy heart relate. [Exeunt.'

9 the censure-] i. e. the sentence.

The beauties of this play impress themselves so strongly upon the attention of the reader, that they can draw no aid from critical illustration. The fiery openness of Othello, magnanimous, artless, and credulous, boundless in his confidence, ardent in his affection, inflexible in his resolution, and obdurate in his revenge ; the cool malignity of Iago, silent in his resentment, subtle in his designs, and studious at once of his interest and his vengeance; the soft simplicity of Desdemona, confident of merit, and conscious of innocence, her artless perseverance in her suit, and her slowness to suspect that she can be suspected, are such proofs of Shakspeare's skill in human nature, as, I suppose, it is vain to seek in any modern writer. The gradual progress which Iago makes in the Moor's conviction, and the circumstances which he employs to enflame him, are so artfully natural, that, though it will perhaps not be said of him as he says of himself, that he is a man not easily jealous, yet we cannot but pity him, when at last we find him perplexed in the extreme.

There is always danger, lest wickedness, conjoined with abilities, should steal upon esteem, though it misses of approbation; but the character of Iago is so conducted, that he is from the first scene to the last hated and despised.

Even the inferior characters of this play would be very conspicuous in any other piece, not only for their justness, but their strength. Cassio is brave, benevolent, and honest, ruined only by his want of stubbornness to resist an insidious invitation. Ro. derigo's suspicious credulity, and impatient submission to the cheats which he sees practised upon him, and which by persuasion he suffers to be repeated, exhibit a strong picture of a weak mind betrayed by unlawful desires to a false friend; and the virtue of Emilia is such as we often find, worn loosely, but not cast off, easy to commit small crimes, but quickened and alarmed at atrocious villainies.

The scenes from the beginning to the end are busy, varied by happy interchanges, and regularly promoting the progression of

the story; and the narrative in the end, though it tells but what is known already, yet is necessary to produce the death of Othello.

Had the scene opened in Cyprus, and the preceding incidents been occasionally related, there had been little wanting to a drama of the most exact and scrupulous regularity. JOHNSON.

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GLOSSARIAL INDEX.

A

Abate, vi. 261

adornings, vii. 377
abated, vü. 191

advance, vii. 24
abc-book, iv. 201

advantage, v. 386
abjects, vi. 129

advantages, v. 214
able, viii. 444

adversaries, iii. 362
abortive, v. 449

adversity, vi. 497
abridgment, ii. 373; ix. 184 advertisement, ii. 281
abroad, v. 436

advertising, ii. 198
absent, iv. 320

advice, i. 145; ii. 201 ; iii. 85,
absolute, ii. 186; viii. 294

270, 347; v. 161; viii. 12
abused, viii. 21

advise, viii. 376
abuses, viii. 453

advised, iii. 25; iv. 68, 312, 5,
aby, ii. 356

486; ix. 302
abysm, i. 10

afeard, i. 66
accept, v. 246

affeered, iv. 161
account, viji. 242

affect, ii. 409
accuse, v. 422

affection, iii. 445, 541 ; v. 93 ;
achieve, v. 487

ix. 185
acquittance, ix. 395

affectioned, ii. 35
across, iii. 237

affied, iii. 412
act, ix. 143

affin'd, vi. 412; ix, 293, 340
action, vii. 415

affront, iii. 535; viii, 101, 111;
action-taking, viii. 381

ix. 192
Adam, ii. 217

affronted, vi. 459
addition, vi. 447, 456

affy, v. 450
additions, iii. 250 ; vi. 402 ; viii. again, i. 27
344, 381

agate, v. 15
address, i. 273

aglet-baby, iii. 355
addressed, v. 91; vii. 287

agnize, ix. 313
addrest, ii. 376, 413; v. 185 a-good, i. 186
admittance, i. 243, 258

a-hold, i. 7
VOL. ix.

aiery, iv. 278; vi. 150

approbation, ii. 110; iii. 465;
aim, ], 154, 195, 254; iv. v. 144 ; viii. 21

212; vii. 255; ix. 237, 304 approve, iii. 55; ix. 273
aimed, i. 154

approves, vii. 346
alder-liefest, v. 374

approv'd, i. 193; ix. 340.
ale, i. 147

approvers, viii. 46
all-hallown, iv. 415

April, vii. 66
all-obeying, vii. 427

aquavitæ, ii. 48
all to all, iv. 142

arbitrate, iv. 178
allow, ii. 9; iii. 494 ; v. 83; arbitrator, v. 302
viii. 395

arch, viii. 377
allowance, vi. 443; vii. 182; argentine, viii. 327
ix. 199, 297

argier, i. 21
allowed, i. 243; ii. 478; vi. argosies, iii. 7
284 ; vii. 92

argument, ii. 249, 352; ii. 146;
allowing, iii. 447

iv. 436; v. 178; vii. 37
almsdrink, vii. 393

arm, viii. 100
alone, i. 144

armed staves, v. 77
amaimon, i. 245

aroint, iv. 87
amaze, i. 308;
iii. 113

a-row, iv. 66
amazed, iv. 259; viii. 101 art, v. 141 ; vii. 319
amazing, iv. 308

articulate, vii. 135
Amazonian, vii. 152

articulated, iv. 501

artificial, ii. 351; vii. 7
ames-all, iii. 248

as, iii. 550
amiable, i. 243

Asher-house, vi. 340
amiss, ix. 237

aspect, iv. 20
amort, iii. 404

aspersion, i. 75
an, ii, 319; ix. 107

assay, ix. 171, 305
anchor, ix. 207

assinego, vi. 427
ancient, v. 45

assistance, vii. 210
angel, iii. 400 ; vii. 303

assurance, iii, 402; ix, 260
anight, iii. 133

assured, iv. 38, 224
answer, vii. 264; viii. 110

astonished, v. 242
Anthropophaginian, i. 289 astringer, iii. 305
antick, iv. 351; v. 342

Até, ii. 231
Antioch, viii. 333

at friend, iii. 537
antiquity, v. 21

at hand, iv. 430
antres, ix. 309

atomies, iii. 155; ix. 26

atone, iv. 302; vii. 98, 212;
apparent, iii. 71, 447

viii. 18; ix. 385
appeal, vii. 408

attasked, vii. 372
appeared, vii. 198

attended, vi. 90; vii. 137
appointment, ii. 146; vi. 485; attent, ix. 142
vii. 446

attorney, vi. 248
apprehension, v. 300

attorneyship, v. 365
apprehensive, v. 89; vii. 289 attornied, iii. 438

amen, i. 52

ape, ix. 35

attribute, ix. 152

aukward, viii. 321.
attributive, vi. 433

aunt, iii. 497
avaunt, vi. 311

authentick, iï. 245
averring, viii. 126

awful, i. 171; v. 78
audacious, ii. 454

awless, vi. 177
Audrey, ili. 162

aye, i. 46
augurs, iv. 143

aye-remaining, viii. 284

B
Baccare, iii. 365

bavin, iv. 473
baiting, vi. 381

bawcock, iii. 444
bale, vii. 110

bay, ii. 124
baleful, v. 361

bays, viii. 314
balked, iv. 407

bay-windows, ii. 77
balm, iv. 373

beak, i. 18
Banbury-cheese, i. 210

beam, vi. 515
band, iv. 48, 295; vü. 401 bear, ii. 276; v. 16; vii. 260
ban-dogs, v. 394

bear him, v. 297
banked, iv. 277

beard, iv. 485; v. 193; ix.
banning, v. 351

184
banns, vii. 62; viii. 387

bearded, iii. 143
banquet, iii. 429; vi. 381 ; vii. bearing, ii. 228 ; iii. 32
392

bearing-cloth, iii. 492
bar, v. 245

beat, v. 398
barbarism, vi. 513

beating, i. 101
barbazon, i. 245

beavers, v. 77 ; ix. 144
barbed, vi. 125

beck, vii. 27
bar-ful, ii. 15

becomed, ix. 94
barm, ii. 321

becomings, vii. 358
barnacles, i. 87

bedlam beggars, viii. 387
barns, ii. 261

beetle, v. 22; ix. 154
base, i. 123; vii. 55; viii. 108 beg, ii. 478
base court, iv. 360

behave, vii. 53
bases, viii. 266

behaviour, iv. 193
baseness, vii. 453

behest, i. 58
basilico-like, iv. 203

being, viii. 25
basilisks, iv. 438; v. 441 be-lee'd, ix. 292
bass, i. 73

bell-wether, iii. 149
basta, iii. 350

belongings, ii. 102
bastard, ii. 153; iv. 201, 443; be-mete, iii. 407
v. 271

bemoiled, iii. 392
bat, viii. 447

bend, ix. 139
bate, i. 221'; iï. 397 ; v. 201 bending, v. 256
bated, iv. 489; ix. 268

bends, vii. 377
bating, ix. 67

benefit, v. 362
batlet, iii. 133

bent, ii. 272; ix. 169
batten, ix. 221

benumbed, vi. 437
battle, vi. 145

bergomask, ii. 384

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