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This sight would make him do a desperate turn,
220Yea, curse his better angel from his side
And fall to reprobation.
him terribly. It would make him curse the heavens and be damned to hell.

OTHELLO

'Tis pitiful, but yet Iago knows
That she with Cassio hath the act of shame
A thousand times committed. Cassio confessed it,
225And she did gratify his amorous works
With that recognizance and pledge of love
Which I first gave her. I saw it in his hand,
It was a handkerchief, an antique token
My father gave my mother.

OTHELLO

It’s sad, but Iago knows she had sex with Cassio a thousand times. Cassio confessed it, and she pledged her love to him by giving him the handkerchief I’d given her. I saw it in his hand.
It was an old memento that my father gave to my mother.

EMILIA

  Oh, heaven! Oh, heavenly powers!

EMILIA

Oh, God! Dear God in heaven!

IAGO

230Zounds, hold your peace.

IAGO

Damn it, shut your mouth.

EMILIA

'Twill out, ’twill out.—I peace?
No, I will speak as liberal as the north.
Let heaven and men and devils, let them all,
All, all cry shame against me, yet I’ll speak.

EMILIA

No, the truth will come out—Me, shut my mouth? Let heaven and men and devils tell me to shut me up. I’ll say what I have to say.

IAGO

235Be wise, and get you home.

IAGO

If you’re smart, you’ll go home.
Draws his sword
IAGO draws his sword.

EMILIA

I will not.

EMILIA

I won’t.

GRATIANO

Fie! Your sword upon a woman?

GRATIANO

Shame on you! Drawing your sword on a woman?

EMILIA

O thou dull Moor! That handkerchief thou speak’st of
I found by fortune and did give my husband.
240For often, with a solemn earnestness—
More than indeed belonged to such a trifle—
He begged of me to steal it.

EMILIA

Oh, you stupid Moor! I found that handkerchief by accident and gave it to my husband. He’d begged me to steal it many times.