emilia speech

Emilia Breaks the Silence

Othello

'Tis pitiful; but yet Iago knows
That she with Cassio hath the act of shame
A thousand times committed; Cassio confess’d it.
And she did gratify his amorous works
With that pledge of love I first gave her.
I saw it in his hand!
It was a handkerchief, an antique token
My father gave my mother.

Emilia

O God! O heavenly God!

Iago

Zounds, hold your peace.

Emilia

'Twill out, 'twill out.  I hold my peace?
No, I will speak as liberal as the north!
All, All, cry shame against me, yet I’ll speak.

Iago

Be wise, and get you home.

Emilia

                                                          I will not.

 

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