Friday, 9 April 2010
your napkin is too little: let it alone
The scene in which Desdemona loses the precious handkerchief that is to testify so fatally against her is given thus in the Folio:
Oth: I have a pain upon my forehead, heere
Des: Why that's with watching, 'twill away againe.
Let me but binde it hard, within this houre
It will be well.
Oth: Your napkin is too little,
Let it alone: Come Ile go in with you
Des: I am very sorry that you are not well.