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The thoughts of people. She told her, while she kept it
50'Twould make her amiable and subdue my father
Entirely to her love, but if she lost it
Or made gift of it, my father’s eye
Should hold her loathèd and his spirits should hunt
After new fancies. She, dying, gave it me
55And bid me, when my fate would have me wived,
To give it her. I did so, and take heed on ’t,
Make it a darling like your precious eye.
To lose ’t or give ’t away were such perdition
As nothing else could match.
almost read people’s thoughts. She told my mother that as long as she kept it with her, my father would love and desire her. But if she lost it or gave it away, my father would start hating her and looking at other women. When she was dying she gave it to me and told me to give it to my wife when I got married. I did. So pay attention. Treat it as something precious. Losing it or giving it away would be an unspeakable loss, a loss like none other.

DESDEMONA

    Is ’t possible?

DESDEMONA

Is that possible?

OTHELLO

60'Tis true. There’s magic in the web of it.
A sibyl, that had numbered in the world
The sun to course two hundred compasses,
In her prophetic fury sewed the work.
The worms were hallowed that did breed the silk,
65And it was dyed in mummy which the skillful
Conserved of maidens' hearts.

OTHELLO

Yes, it’s true. There’s magic in its fabric. A two-hundred-year-old witch sewed it while she was in a fevered trance. The silk came from sacred silkworms, and it was dyed with fluid made from embalmed virgins' hearts.

DESDEMONA

    Indeed? Is ’t true?

DESDEMONA

Really? Is that true?

OTHELLO

Most veritable, therefore look to ’t well.

OTHELLO

It’s absolutely true, so take good care of it.

DESDEMONA

Then would to Heaven that I had never seen ’t!

DESDEMONA

I wish I had never seen it!

OTHELLO

Ha! Wherefore?

OTHELLO

Ha! Why?

DESDEMONA

70Why do you speak so startingly and rash?

DESDEMONA

Why are you yelling at me so angrily?

OTHELLO

Is ’t lost? Is ’t gone? Speak, is ’t out o' th' way?

OTHELLO

Is it lost? Is it gone? Tell me, is it missing?

DESDEMONA

Bless us!

DESDEMONA

God help me!