Act 3 - Scene 3
The garden of the castle.
Enter DESDEMONA, CASSIO, and EMILIA
Be thou assured, good Cassio, I will do
All my abilities in thy behalf.
Good madam, do: I warrant it grieves my husband,
As if the case were his.
O, that's an honest fellow. Do not doubt, Cassio,
But I will have my lord and you again
As friendly as you
Whatever shall become of Michael Cassio,
He's never any thing but your true servant.
I know't; I thank you. You do love my lord:
You have known him long; and be you well assured
He shall in
strangeness stand no further off
Than in a polite distance.
Ay, but, lady,
That policy may either last so long,
Or feed upon such nice and waterish diet,
Or breed itself
so out of circumstance,
That, I being absent and my place supplied,
My general will forget my love and
Do not doubt that; before Emilia here
I give thee warrant of thy place: assure thee,
If I do vow a friendship,
I'll perform it
To the last article: my lord shall never rest;
I'll watch him tame and talk him out of patience;
bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift;
I'll intermingle every thing he does
With Cassio's suit: therefore
be merry, Cassio;
For thy solicitor shall rather die
Than give thy cause away.
Madam, here comes my lord.
Madam, I'll take my leave.
Why, stay, and hear me speak.
Madam, not now: I am very ill at ease,
Unfit for mine own purposes.
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