Lod. You must forsake this room, and go with us;
Your power and your command is taken off,
And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave, -
If there be any cunning cruelty,
That can torment him much, and hold him long,
It shall be his : You shall close prisoner rest,
Till that the nature of your fault be known
To the Venetian state : -Come, bring him away.
Oth. Soft you ; a word or two, before you go.
i have done the state some service, and they know it;
No more of that :- I pray you, in your letters,
When you shall these unlucky deeds relate,
Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate,
Nor set down aught in malice : then must you speak
Of one, that lov'd not wisely, but too well;
Of one, not easily jealous, but, being wrought,
Perplex'd in the extreme ; of one, whose hand,
Like the base Júdean, 3 threw a pearl away,
Richer than all his tribe ; of one, whose subdu'd eyes
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinal gum : Set you down this:
And say, besides,--that in Aleppo once,
Where a malignant and a turban'a Turk
Beat a Venetian, and traduc'd the state,
I took by the throat the circumcised dog,
And smote him—thus.
Lod. ( bloody period !
Gra. All, that's spoke, is marr’d.
Oth. I kiss'd thee, ere I kill'd thee ;-No way but
[Falling upon DESDEM. Killing myself, to die upon a kiss.
[Dies. Cas. This did I fear, but thought he had no weapon ; For he was great of heart.
Lod. O Spartan dog,
More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea !
Look on the tragic loading of this bed ; [To IAGO.
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.- I'o 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.
(37 See Illustrations, Vol. IX.