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Adultery

Or if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth

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Or if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth,
Muffle your false love with some show of blindness:
Let not my sister read it in your eyeHyperbaton;
Be not thy tongue thy own shame’s oratorHyperbaton and Synecdoche:
Look sweet, speak fair, become disloyaltyIsocolon;
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Act 3
Scene 2
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Keeping Adultery Hidden

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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Act 3
Scene 3

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Keeping Adultery Hidden

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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I have heard it said, the fittest time to corrupt a man’s wife

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I have heard it said, the fittest time to corrupt a man’s wife is when she’s fall’n out with her husband.
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Act 4
Scene 3
Line 31

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I know that voice

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Gloucester
I know that voice.
Lear
Ha! Goneril with a white beard? They flattered
me like a dog and told me I had the white hairs in
my beard ere the black ones were there. To say “ay”
and “no” to everything that I said “ay” and “no” to
was no good divinity. When the rain came to wet me
once and the wind to make me chatter,
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Act 4
Scene 6
Line 114

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