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Cas. Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds,
As having sense of beauty, do omit
Their mortal natures.
I confess I do not understand the meaning of ensteep'd here.
if such tricks as these strip you out of your lieutenantry, it had been better you had not kiss'd your three fingers so oft, which now again you are most apt to play the sir in. Very good; well kiss'd; an excellent courtesy! 'tis so indeed.
I think Mr. Malone is right.
P. 604. 503.-469.
Des. Let's meet him, and receive him.
Cas. Lo, where he comes!
Enter Othello and Attendants.
Oth. O my fair warrior.
I believe, notwithstanding Mr. Steevens's quotation, that Othello calls his wife a warrior, because she had embarked with him on a warlike expedition.
If it were now to die, 'Twere now to be most happy.
It is remarkable that in the passage quoted from Terence by Mr. Malone as a parallel to this, interfeci is printed for interfici in every one of these three editions Theobald reads, if I were now to die, which is easier than the other reading, it; if, however, we continue to read it, the passage is sufficiently intelligible; it seems to me a Latinism; si jam moriendum fuerit. Si moriendum est pro te.-Q. Curt.
O, you are well tun'd now!
But I'll set down the pegs that make this musick,
As honest as I am.
I would read let down, with Mr. Pope and the modern editors.
Iago. If this poor trash of Venice, whom I trash
I doubt what is the true reading and explanation of this line. I incline to think that there is a corruption.
What, in a town of war,
In night, and on the court and guard of safety!
I approve of Mr. Malone's transposition, and would read with him, on the court of guard and safety. It is observable that Theobald has made the same transposition, and given his reason for it in a note.
Montano, and myself, being in speech,
There's come a fellow, crying out for help;
And Cassio following him, with determin'd sword,
To execute upon him.
I think Malone is right.
Oth. Sir, for your hurts,
Myself will be your surgeon: lead him off.
[To Montano, who is led off.
I incline to think that Malone is right.
Oth. Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul,
I think Mr. Malone is clearly right.
Men should be what they seem;
Or, those that be not, 'would they might seem none.
I think Dr. Johnson has explained this rightly.
Iago. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy ;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
I would adopt Sir Thomas Hanmer's emendation, make, which, I think, is very ably supported by Malone.
'Tis not to make me jealous,
This, I confess, notwithstanding the explanations, I do not understand: more virtuous than what? I therefore wish to read with the ignorant editor of the second folio, and the modern editors, most virtuous.
Should you do so, my lord,
My speech should fall into such vile success,
Mr. Steevens is right.
Oth. "Tis destiny unshunnable, like death;
I agree with Mr. Malone, that Dr. Percy's explanation of forked plague, is the true one.
Oth. I'll have some proof: her name, that was as fresh
As mine own face.
agree with Mr. Steevens.
Nay, this was but his dream.
Oth. But this denoted a foregone conclusion;
I agree with Dr. Johnson.
Iago. Witness, that here Iago doth give up
Notwithstanding all that is said against it, I incline to adopt Theobald's reading, nor.
You may, indeed, say so;
For 'twas that hand that gave away my heart.
I am not quite convinced that no satirical allusion to the order of baronets was intended in this place.
Emil. 'Tis not a year or two shows us a man:
Mr. Steevens is clearly right.
Des. Men's natures wrangle with inferior things,
Our other healthful members ev'n to that sense
Some correction appears to me necessary. We should either read subdues with Dr. Johnson, or adopt Theobald's reading—
and it indues
Our other healthful members with a sense
I incline to prefer Dr. Johnson's emendation.
Cas. "Tis but a little way, that I can bring you,
Bian. 'Tis very good; I must be circumstanc'd.
I incline to Mr. M. Mason's explanation of I must be circumstanc'd.
As knaves be such abroad,
Who having by their own importunate suit,
I believe supplied is right.