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Iago

‘Fore God, they have given me a rouse already

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Cassio
‘Fore God, they have given me a rouse already.
Montano
Good faith, a little one; not past a pint, as I
am a soldier.
Iago
Some wine, ho! Sings.

And let me the cannikin clink, clink,
And let me the cannikin clink.
A soldier’s a man,
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Act 2
Scene 3
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What, are you hurt, lieutenant?

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Iago
What, are you hurt, lieutenant?
Cassio
Ay, past all surgery.
Iago
Marry, God  forbid!
Cassio
Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have
lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of
myself, and what remains is bestial. My reputation,
Iago, my reputation!
Iago
As I am an honest man,
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And what’s he, then, that says I play the villain

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And what’s he, then, that says I play the villain,
When this advice is free I give and honest,
Probal to thinking, and indeed the course
To win the Moor again? For ’tis most easy
Th’ inclining Desdemona to subdue
In any honest suit. She’s framed as fruitful
As the free elements. And then for her
To win the Moor— were ‘t to renounce his baptism,
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How now, Roderigo?

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Iago
How now, Roderigo?
Roderigo
I do follow here in the chase, not like a
hound that hunts, but one that fills up the cry. My
money is almost spent, I have been tonight exceedingly
well cudgeled, and I think the issue will be I
shall have so much experience for my pains, and so,
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In Venice they do let God see the pranks

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In Venice they do let God see the pranks
They dare not show their husbands; their best conscience
Is not to leave’t undone, but keep’t unknown.
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Keeping Adultery Hidden

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy

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O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-ey’d monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
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Trifles light as air

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Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.
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Who steals my purse steals trash

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Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands.
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My lord, you know I love you

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Iago
My lord, you know I love you.
Othello
I think thou dost;
And for I know thou ‘rt full of love and honesty
And weigh’st thy words before thou giv’st them breath,
Therefore these stops of thine fright me the more.
For such things in a false, disloyal knave
Are tricks of custom;
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Good name in man and woman

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Iago
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
Who steals my purse steals trash. ‘Tis something, nothing;
‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands.
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
And makes me poor indeed.
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