Enter OTHELLO and
To kiss in private?
An unauthorized kiss!
Or to be naked with her friend in bed
An hour or more, not meaning any harm?
5Naked 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.
So they do nothing, ’tis a venial slip.
10But if I give my wife a handkerchief—
Why then ’tis hers, my lord, and, being hers,
She may, I think, bestow ’t on any man.
She is protectress of her honor too.
15May she give that?