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Iago

My lord, I see you’re moved

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Iago
My lord, I see you’re moved.
Othello
No, not much moved.
I do not think but Desdemona’s honest.
Iago
Long live she so! And long live you to think so!
Othello
And yet, how nature erring from itself—
Iago
Ay, there’s the point. As,
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Act 3
Scene 3
Line 263

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I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin

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I will in Cassio’s lodging lose this napkin
And let him find it. Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ.

Trifles light as air
Are to the jealous confirmations strong
As proofs of holy writ

This may do something.
The Moor already changes with my poison;
Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons,
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Act 3
Scene 3
Line 369

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The Forms of Things Unknown

Avaunt! Begone! Thou hast set me on the rack

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Othello
Avaunt! Begone! Thou hast set me on the rack.
I swear ’tis better to be much abused
Than but to know ‘t a little.
Iago
How now, my lord?

He that is robbed, not wanting what is stol’n,
Let him not know ‘t, and he’s not robbed at all.

Othello
What sense had I of her stol’n hours of lust?
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Act 3
Scene 3
Line 385

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O, that the slave had forty thousand lives!

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Othello
O, that the slave had forty thousand lives!
One is too poor, too weak for my revenge.
Now do I see ’tis true. Look here, Iago,
All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven.
‘Tis gone.
Arise, black vengeance, from the hollow hell!
Yield up, O love, thy crown and hearted throne
To tyrannous hate!
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Act 3
Scene 3
Line 502

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Is my lord angry?

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Iago
Is my lord angry?
Emilia
He went hence but now,
And certainly in strange unquietness.
Iago
Can he be angry? I have seen the cannon
When it hath blown his ranks into the air
And, like the devil, from his very arm
Puffed his own brother—and is he angry?
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Act 3
Scene 4
Line 151

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He called her “whore”

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Emilia
He called her “whore.” A beggar in his drink
Could not have laid such terms upon his callet.
Iago
Why did he so?
Desdemona
I do not know. I am sure I am none such.
Iago
Do not weep, do not weep! Alas the day!
Emilia
Hath she forsook so many noble matches,
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Act 4
Scene 2
Line 141

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Alas, Iago, What shall I do to win my lord again?

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Desdemona
Alas, Iago,
What shall I do to win my lord again?
Good friend, go to him. For by this light of heaven,
I know not how I lost him.  She kneels.   Here I kneel.
If e’er my will did trespass ‘gainst his love,
Either in discourse of thought or actual deed,
Or that mine eyes,
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Act 4
Scene 2
Line 175

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Here, stand behind this bulk

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Iago
Here, stand behind this bulk. Straight will he come.
Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home.
Quick, quick! Fear nothing. I’ll be at thy elbow.
It makes us or it mars us—think on that,
And fix most firm thy resolution.
Roderigo
Be near at hand. I may miscarry in ‘t.
Iago
Here,
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Act 5
Scene 1
Line 1

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Where is this rash and most unfortunate man?

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Lodovico
Where is this rash and most unfortunate man?
Othello
That’s he that was Othello. Here I am.

Demand me nothing. What you know, you know.
From this time forth I never will speak word.

Lodovico
Where is that viper? Bring the villain forth.
 Iago is brought forward.
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 333

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The Forms of Things Unknown