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EMILIA

    Pray heaven it be
State matters, as you think, and no conception
145Nor no jealous toy concerning you.

EMILIA

I hope to God it’s something political, like you think, and not jealousy involving you.

DESDEMONA

Alas the day! I never gave him cause.

DESDEMONA

Oh no! I never gave him reason to be jealous.

EMILIA

But jealous souls will not be answered so.
They are not ever jealous for the cause,
But jealous for they’re jealous. It is a monster
150Begot upon itself, born on itself.

EMILIA

But jealous people don’t think like that. They’re never jealous for a reason; they’re just jealous. It’s like a monster that just grows and grows, out of nothing.

DESDEMONA

Heaven keep the monster from Othello’s mind!

DESDEMONA

I hope God keeps that monster from growing in Othello’s mind!

EMILIA

Lady, amen.

EMILIA

Amen to that, lady.

DESDEMONA

I will go seek him.—Cassio, walk hereabout.
If I do find him fit, I’ll move your suit
155And seek to effect it to my uttermost.

DESDEMONA

I’ll go look for him—Cassio, stay around here. If he’s in a good mood I’ll mention you again, and do everything I can.

CASSIO

I humbly thank your ladyship.

CASSIO

I thank you, lady.
Exeunt DESDEMONA and EMILIA
DESDEMONA and EMILIA exit.
Enter BIANCA
BIANCA enters.

BIANCA

Save you, friend Cassio!

BIANCA

Hello, Cassio!