Othello

by: William Shakespeare

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Enter OTHELLO, IAGO, and GENTLEMEN
OTHELLO, IAGO and GENTLEMEN enter.

OTHELLO

These letters give, Iago, to the pilot,
And by him do my duties to the senate.
That done, I will be walking on the works,
Repair there to me.

OTHELLO

Iago, give these letters to the ship’s captain who brought me here, and ask him to pay my respects to the Senate of Venice. Now that’s done, I’m going to walk on the fortification walls. Look for me there when you come back.

IAGO

5Well, my good lord, I’ll do ’t.

IAGO

I will, my lord.

OTHELLO

This fortification, gentlemen, shall we see ’t?

OTHELLO

Shall we go see this fortification, men?

GENTLEMEN

We’ll wait upon your lordship.

GENTLEMEN

We’re at your service, my lord.
Exeunt
They all exit.