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?