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Othello

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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I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me

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Othello
I have a salt and sorry rheum offends me.
Lend me thy handkerchief.
Desdemona
Here, my lord.
Othello
That which I gave you.
Desdemona
I have it not about me.
Othello
Not?
Desdemona
No, faith, my lord.
Othello
That’s a fault.
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Act 3
Scene 4
Line 58

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Had it pleased heaven To try me with affliction

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Othello
Had it pleased heaven
To try me with affliction, had they rained
All kind of sores and shames on my bare head,
Steeped me in poverty to the very lips,
Given to captivity me and my utmost hopes,
I should have found in some place of my soul
A drop of patience.

Was this fair paper,
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Act 4
Scene 2
Line 57

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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
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It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul

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It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul.
Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars.
It is the cause. Yet I’ll not shed her blood,
Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
And smooth as monumental alabaster.

So sweet was ne’er so fatal. I must weep,
But they are cruel tears.
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Act 5
Scene 2
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What, ho! My lord, my lord!

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Emilia, within
What, ho! My lord, my lord!
Othello
Who’s there?
Emilia, within
O, good my lord, I would speak a word with you.
Othello
Yes. ‘Tis Emilia.—By and by.—She’s dead.
‘Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio’s death.
The noise was here.
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 111

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O falsely, falsely murdered

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Desdemona
O falsely, falsely murdered.
Emilia
O Lord, what cry is that?
Othello
That? What?
Emilia
Out, and alas, that was my lady’s voice!
Help! Help ho! Help! O lady, speak again!
Sweet Desdemona, O sweet mistress, speak!
Desdemona
A guiltless death I die.
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 144

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O, O, O!

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Othello
O, O, O!
Othello falls on the bed.
Emilia
Nay, lay thee down, and roar!
For thou hast killed the sweetest innocent
That e’er did lift up eye.
Othello, standing
O, she was foul!—
I scarce did know you, uncle. There lies your niece,
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Act 5
Scene 2
Line 235

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Better Angels

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