• Enter OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and attendants

    OTHELLO

    Good Michael, look you to the guard tonight.
    Let’s teach ourselves that honorable stop
    Not to outsport discretion.

    CASSIO

    Iago hath direction what to do,
    5But notwithstanding with my personal eye
    Will I look to ’t.

    OTHELLO

        Iago is most honest.
    Michael, good night. Tomorrow with your earliest
    Let me have speech with you.—
    Come, my dear love,
    10The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue:
    That profit’s yet to come ’tween me and you.
    Good night.
    Exeunt OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, and attendants
    Enter IAGO

    CASSIO

    Welcome, Iago. We must to the watch.

    IAGO

    Not this hour, lieutenant, ’tis not yet ten o' the clock. Our general cast us thus early for the love of his Desdemona—who let us not therefore blame. He hath not yet made wanton the night with her, and she is sport for Jove.

    CASSIO

    15She’s a most exquisite lady.

    IAGO

    And, I’ll warrant her, full of game.
  • OTHELLO, DESDEMONA, CASSIO and attendants enter.

    OTHELLO

    Good Michael, keep a careful eye on the guards tonight. Let’s exercise restraint and not let the party get too wild.

    CASSIO

    Iago has orders what to do. But I’ll see to it personally anyway.

    OTHELLO

    Iago’s a good man. Goodnight, Michael. Come talk to me tomorrow as early as you can.—Come with me, my dear love. Now that the wedding’s over, we can have the pleasure of consummating our marriage. Good night, everyone.
    OTHELLO and DESDEMONA exit with their attendants.
    IAGO enters.

    CASSIO

    Hello, Iago. It’s time for us to stand guard.

    IAGO

    Not yet, lieutenant. It’s not even ten o'clock. The general got rid of us early tonight so he could be with Desdemona.—I can’t blame him. He hasn’t spent the night with her yet, and she’s beautiful enough to be Jove’s lover.

    Jove’s

    Jove is the head of the gods in Roman mythology.

    CASSIO

    She’s an exquisitely beautiful lady.

    IAGO

    And I bet she’s good in bed too.