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EMILIA

She said so. I must needs report the truth.

EMILIA

Yes, she said that. I must go report what happened.

OTHELLO

She’s like a liar gone to burning hell.
'Twas I that killed her.

OTHELLO

She was lying even as she was going down to hell. I did kill her.

EMILIA

Oh, the more angel she,
145And you the blacker devil!

EMILIA

Then she was even more an angel, and you’re an even blacker devil!

OTHELLO

She turned to folly, and she was a whore.

OTHELLO

She cheated on me, and she was a whore.

EMILIA

Thou dost belie her, and thou art a devil.

EMILIA

You slander her, you devil.

OTHELLO

She was false as water.

OTHELLO

She was fickle and unfaithful, like water.

EMILIA

    Thou art rash as fire,
To say that she was false. Oh, she was heavenly true!

EMILIA

You’ve lost your mind to accuse her of cheating. She was utterly true to you!

OTHELLO

150Cassio did top her, ask thy husband else.
Oh, I were damned beneath all depth in hell,
But that I did proceed upon just grounds
To this extremity. Thy husband knew it all.

OTHELLO

Cassio had sex with her. Ask your husband if you doubt me. If I didn’t have a good reason to do this, damn me to the very bottom of hell. Your husband knew about everything.

EMILIA

My husband!

EMILIA

My husband!

OTHELLO

  Thy husband.

OTHELLO

Your husband.

EMILIA

    That she was false to wedlock?

EMILIA

He said she was unfaithful?

OTHELLO

155Ay, with Cassio. Had she been true,
If heaven would make me such another world
Of one entire and perfect chrysolite,
I’d not have sold her for it.

OTHELLO

Yes, with Cassio. If she’d been faithful to me, I never would have given her up, not even if God himself offered me a jewel as big as a planet in exchange for her.

EMILIA

    My husband?

EMILIA

My husband.