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SCENE VII. Othello's Confufion, after having murder'd his Wife.
Yes, 'tis Emilia-by and by-she's dead. "Tis like fhe comes to speak of Caffio's death; The noise was high. Ha, no more moving? Still as the grave. Shall she come in? wer't good? I think the ftirs again-No-what's the best? If fhe come in, fhe'll fure fpeak to my wife; My wife! my wife! what wife? I have no wife. Oh infupportable ! oh heavy hour! Methinks it should be now a huge eclipfe Of fun and moon, and that th' affrighted globe Should yawn at alteration.
His Love for ber.
Had he been true,
If heav'n would make me fuch another world,
SCENE IX. His bitter Remorse.
Lo! I have a weapon:
* A better never did itself fuftain
Wear I not a fword?
Ne'er on man's thigh rode better.
A better, &c.] In the Double Falfhood there is exactly the fame expreffion, whether Shakespear's, or introduc'd by Theobald, I cannot pronounce,
Who can controul his fate? 'tis not fo now.
Pale as thy fmock! when we shall meet at compt,
From the poffeffion of this heav'nly fight;
* Blow me about in winds, roaft me in fulphur, Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire——— Oh Defdemona! Desdemona! dead, dead! oh, oh !
SCENE X. His laft Speech.
Soft you; a word or two before you go,
I have done the state some service, and they know it;
* See Meafure for Measure, P 52, 53, 54..
(14) Judean.] The elder quarto gives us Iudian, it was eafy for the e to have been chang'd into an i;-Like thě băse Iūdēān-fo pronounc'd the line will run very well; and I fuppofe, he alludes to the well-known ftory of Herod and Mariamne his wife; in fome
Richer than all his tribe; of one, whofe eyes,
circumstances not unlike this of Othello and Desdemona, for both hufbands lov'd violently, both were jealous, both were the occafion of their wives deaths; befides, the word Tribe, feems wholly to confirm this reading. and in fupport of it we may add, that in the year 1613, the lady Elizabeth Carew, publifh'd a tragedy call'd Mariam, the fair queen of Jewry.' Mr. Upton prefers like the bafe Egyptian; which Egyptian he tells us, was Thyamis, mentioned in the romance of Theagenes and Chariclea, written by Heliodorus. The reader, if he thinks proper, may fee his arguments in fupport of this emendation in his Obfervations, p. 268.
The beauties of this play are fo peculiarly Shakespear's own, little can be produced from other writers to compare with them; there are many excellencies, which could not be introduced in this work, depending on circumftances, fo nicely adapted, no reader can relish them extracted from the tragedy, which is itfelf one compleat beauty.
The Life and Death of King RICHARD
ACTI. SCENE II...
THE pureft treasure mortal times afford,
That which in mean men we entitle patience, I's pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
SCENE VI. Banishment, Confolation under it.
(2) All places that the eye of heaven visits,
And think not, that the king did banish thee;
And thou art flying to a fresher clime.
(1) See Othello, p. 165.
(2) All, &c.] Similar to this is the beginning of the 5th act of Paftor Fido.
All places are our country, where we're well,
S. R. Fanfarve.
Look, what thy foul holds dear, imagine it
The grafs whereon thou tread'ft, the prefence-floor ;:
Thoughts, ineffectual to moderate Afflictions.
SCENE VII. POPULARITY..
Our felf, and Befhy Bagot, here, and Green, Obferv'd his courtship to the common people; How he did feem to dive into their hearts, With humble and familiar courtesy, What reverence he did throw away on flaves; Wooing poor craftsmen with the craft of fmiles,, And patient under-bearing of his fortune: As 'twere to banish their affects with him.. Off goes his bonnet to an oyster-wench: A brace of dray -men bid, God speed him well! And had the tribute of his fupple knee : With,-Thanks my countrymen, my loving friends;