Of arts inhibited and out of warrant.
Lay hold upon him. If he do resist,
Subdue him at his peril.
OTHELLO. Hold your hands,
Both you of my inclining and the rest.
Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it
Without a prompter. Where will you that I go
To answer this your charge?
BRABANTIO. To prison, till fit time
Of law and course of direct session
Call thee to answer.
OTHELLO. What if I do obey?
How may the Duke be therewith satisfied,
Whose messengers are here about my side
Upon some present business of the state
To bring me to him?
OFFICER. 'Tis true, most worthy signior.
The Duke's in council, and your noble self,
I am sure, is sent for.
BRABANTIO. How? The Duke in council!
In this time of the night! Bring him away.
Mine's not an idle cause. The Duke himself,
Or any of my brothers of the state,
Cannot but feel this wrong as 'twere their own.
For if such actions may have passage free,
Bondslaves and pagans shall our statesmen be.
[The DUKE and SENATORS are sitting at a table with lights and ATTENDANTS.]
DUKE. There is no composition in these news
That gives them credit.
FIRST SENATOR. Indeed, they are disproportioned.
My letters say a hundred and seven galleys.
DUKE. And mine, a hundred forty.
SECOND SENATOR. And mine, two hundred.
But though they jump not on a just account-
As in these cases, where they aimed reports,
'Tis oft with difference--yet do they all confirm
A Turkish fleet, and bearing up to Cyprus.
agree... exact estimated
DUKE. Nay, it is possible enough to judgment.
I do not so secure me in the error.