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Iago. Nay, but he prated,
Oth. Let him do his spite :
3 Brabantio, magnifico is his title as a senator. 4 Seat or throne. * Demerits has the same meaning in Shakspeare as merits. 6 Covered. 7 Unsettled.
Enter CAssio, at a distance, and certain Officers with Torches.
Iago. These are the raised father, and his friends: You were best go in.'
Oth. Not I : I must be found ;
Iago. By Janus, I think no.
Oth. The servants of the duke, and my lieute.
- nant. The goodness of the night upon you, friends! What is the news 2
Cas. The duke does greet you, general; And he requires your haste-post-haste appearance, Even on the instant.
O/h. What is the matter, think you?
Cas. Something from Cyprus, as I may divine; It is a business of some heat: the gallies Have sent a dozen sequent” messengers This very night at one another's heels; And many of the consuls, rais'd, and met, Are at the duke's already : You have been hotly
When, being not at your lodging to be found,
Oth. 'Tis well I am found by you.
Cas. . Ancient, what makes he here?
* Following, 9 Searchers.
Iago. Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land carack;" If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever. Cas. I do not understand. Iago. He's married. Cas. * To who?,
Iago. Marry, to—Come, captain, will you go?
Enter BRABAN TIo, Rod ERIGo, and Officers of night, with Torches and Weapons.
Iago. It is Brabantio:—general, be advis'd;
Oth. - Hola! Stand there !
[They draw on both sides.
* A rich vessel.
So opposite to marriage, that she shunn'd
Oth. Hold your hands,
Bra. To prison: till fit time
Oth. What if I do obey
Off. 'Tis true, most worthy signior,
*To terrify, not delight.
Bra. How ! the duke in councill In this time of the night !—Bring him away : Mine's not an idle cause: the duke himself, Or any of my brothers of the state, Cannot but feel this wrong, as 'twere their own : For if such actions may have passage free, Bond-slaves, and pagans,” shall our statesmen be.
The Duke, and Senators, sitting at a Table; Officers attending.
Duke. There is no composition4 in these news, That gives them credit.
1 Sen. Indeed, they are disproportion'd; My letters say, a hundred and seven gallies.
Duke. And mine, a hundred and forty.
2 Sen. And mine, two hundred : But though they jump not on a just account, (As in these cases, where the aim reports, 'Tis oft with difference,) yet do they all confirm A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus. Duke. Nay, it is possible enough to judgment; I do not so secure me in the error, But the main article I do approve In fearful sense.
Sailor. [Within..] What ho! what ho! what ho!
3 The pagans and bond-slaves of Africa. * Consistency. 5 Conjecture.