Othello

by: William Shakespeare

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OTHELLO

    I greet thy love
Not with vain thanks but with acceptance bounteous,
480And will upon the instant put thee to ’t.
Within these three days let me hear thee say
That Cassio’s not alive.

OTHELLO

I accept your devotion with my deepest love. I’ll put you to the test right away. Within the next three days I want to hear you tell me that Cassio’s dead.

IAGO

    My friend is dead,
'Tis done at your request. But let her live.

IAGO

My friend Cassio is dead. It’s done, because you request it. But let her live.

OTHELLO

Damn her, lewd minx! Oh, damn her, damn her!
485Come, go with me apart. I will withdraw
To furnish me with some swift means of death
For the fair devil. Now art thou my lieutenant.

OTHELLO

Damn her, the wicked whore! Oh, damn her, damn her! Come away with me. I’m going inside to think up some way to kill that beautiful devil. You’re my lieutenant now.

IAGO

I am your own for ever.

IAGO

I’m yours forever.
Exeunt
They exit.