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OTHELLO

I look down towards his feet, but that’s a fable.
300If that thou be’st a devil, I cannot kill thee.

OTHELLO

I’m looking to see if you have cloven hooves like the devil. But that’s just a fairy tale. If you are a devil, I won’t be able to kill you.
Stabs IAGO
OTHELLO stabs IAGO.

LODOVICO

Wrench his sword from him.

LODOVICO

Take his sword away from him.
They take OTHELLO ’s sword
They take OTHELLO ’s sword away.

IAGO

    I bleed, sir, but not killed.

IAGO

I’m bleeding, but you didn’t kill me.

OTHELLO

I am not sorry neither. I’d have thee live,
For in my sense ’tis happiness to die.

OTHELLO

I’m not sorry, either. I want you to live, since to me, death is happiness.

LODOVICO

O thou Othello, thou was once so good,
305Fall'n in the practice of a cursèd slave,
What shall be said to thee?

LODOVICO

Oh Othello, you were once so good, then you were tricked by this villain. What can I say to you?

OTHELLO

    Why, anything.
An honorable murderer, if you will,
For naught I did in hate, but all in honor.

OTHELLO

Say anything. Call me an honorable murderer if you like. I did nothing out of hate, only out of honor.

LODOVICO

This wretch hath part confessed his villainy.
310Did you and he consent in Cassio’s death?

LODOVICO

This poor guy’s partly confessed his plan. Did you plan Cassio’s death with him?

OTHELLO

Ay.

OTHELLO

Yes.

CASSIO

Dear general, I never gave you cause.

CASSIO

Dear general, I never gave you any reason to hate me.

OTHELLO

I do believe it, and I ask your pardon.
Will you, I pray, demand that demi-devil
315Why he hath thus ensnared my soul and body?

OTHELLO

I believe you, and I ask you to forgive me. Will you please make this half-devil say why he tricked me and damned my soul?