I like the work well. Ere it be demanded--
As like enough it will--I'd have it copied.
Take it and do 't, and leave me for this time.
BIANCA. Leave you? wherefore?
CASSIO. I do attend here on the General,
And think it no addition nor my wish
To have him see me womaned.
with a woman
BIANCA. Why, I pray you?
CASSIO. Not that I love you not.
BIANCA. But that you do not love me.
I pray you bring me on the way a little
And say if I shall see you soon at night.
CASSIO. 'Tis but a little way that I can bring you,
For I attend here, but I'll see you soon.
yield to circum-
BIANCA. 'Tis very good. I must be circumstanced.
[Enter OTHELLOand IAGO.]
IAGO. Will you think so?
OTHELLO. Think so, Iago!
To kiss in private?
OTHELLO. An unauthorized kiss.
IAGO. Or to be naked with her friend in bed
An hour or more, not meaning any harm?
OTHELLO. Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm?
It is hypocrisy against the Devil.
They that mean virtuously and yet do so,
The Devil their virtue tempts, and they tempt Heaven.
IAGO. So they do nothing, 'tis a venial slip.
But if I give my wife a handkerchief--
So long as...
OTHELLO. What then?
IAGO. Why, then, 'tis hers, my lord, and, being hers,
She may, I think, bestow 't on any man.
OTHELLO. She is protectress of her honor too.
May she give that?
IAGO. Her honor is an essence that's not seen.
They have it very oft that have it not.
But for the handkerchief,--
are said to have
OTHELLO. By Heaven, I would most gladly have forgot