Othello

by: William Shakespeare

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RODERIGO

O damned Iago! O inhuman dog!

RODERIGO

Damned Iago! You inhuman dog!

IAGO

65Kill men i' th' dark! Where be these bloody thieves?
How silent is this town!—Ho! murder! murder!—
What may you be? Are you of good or evil?

IAGO

Killing men in the dark? Where are these murderers? This is such a quiet, sleepy town!—Murder, murder!—Who’s that coming? Are you good or evil?

LODOVICO

As you shall prove us, praise us.

LODOVICO

Judge for yourself.

IAGO

Signior Lodovico?

IAGO

Signor Lodovico?

LODOVICO

70He, sir.

LODOVICO

That’s me.

IAGO

I cry you mercy. Here’s Cassio hurt by villains.

IAGO

I beg your pardon. Cassio’s been wounded.

GRATIANO

Cassio!

GRATIANO

Cassio!

IAGO

How is ’t, brother!

IAGO

How are you doing, brother?

CASSIO

My leg is cut in two.

CASSIO

My leg’s been cut in two.

IAGO

75Marry, heaven forbid!
Light, gentlemen, I’ll bind it with my shirt.

IAGO

God forbid! Bring me some light, gentlemen, I’ll bind the wound with my shirt.
Enter BIANCA
BIANCA enters.

BIANCA

What is the matter, ho? Who is ’t that cried?

BIANCA

What’s the matter? Who’s shouting?

IAGO

Who is ’t that cried?

IAGO

Who’s shouting?

BIANCA

  Oh, my dear Cassio!
My sweet Cassio! O Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!

BIANCA

Oh, my dear Cassio! My sweet Cassio! Oh, Cassio, Cassio, Cassio!

IAGO

80O notable strumpet! Cassio, may you suspect
Who they should be that have thus mangled you?

IAGO

You notorious whore! Cassio, do you know who might have stabbed you like this?