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Othello Act I

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Iago
"Because we come to/ do you a service, and you think we are ruffians, you'll/ have your daughter covered by a Barbary horse."
Brabantio
"Fathers, from hence trust not your daughter's minds/ But what you see them act. Is there not charms/ By which the property of youth and maidhood/ May be abused?"
Othello
"This to hear / Would Desdemona seriously incline...She'ld come again, and with greedy ear/ Devour up my discourse"
Othello
"For since these arms of mine had seven years' pith/ Till now some nime moons wasted, they have used / Their dearest action in the tented field;/ And little of this great world can I speak/ More than pertains to feats of broil and battle."
Iago
"You, Reodergio! Come, sir, I am for you."
Iago
"Put money in thy purse."
Iago
"Ere I would/ say I would drown myself for the love of a guinea/ hen, I would change my humanity with a baboon."
Iago
"Though in the trade of war I have slain men,/ Yet do I hold it very stuff o' th' conscience/ To do no contrived murther."
Iago
"Heaven is my judge, not I for love an duty,/ But seeming so, for my peculiar end... I am not what I am."
Iago
"Why, go to bed and sleep."
Othello
"I would not my un-housed free condition/ Put into circumscription and confine/ For the sea's worth."
Iago
"The Moor is of a free and open nature/ That thinks men honest that but seem to be so"
Brabantio
"This accident is not unlike my dream./ Belief of it oppresses me already./ Light, I say! light!"
Iago
"We cannot all be masters nor all masters/ Cannot be truly followed"
Othello
"So please your grace, my ancient;/ A man he is of honesty and trust./ To his conveyance I assign my wife."
Othello
"Let him do his spite/ My services which I have done the signiory/ Shall out-tongue his complaints."
Desdemona
"I do perceive here a divided duty. To you I am bound for life and education...But here's my husband;/ And so much duty as my mother showed/ To you, preferring you before her father,/ So much I challenge that I may profess/ Due to the Moor."
Duke
"There is no composition in these news/ That gives them credit."
Iago
"Make after him, poison his delight,/ Proclaim him in the streets."
Brabantio
"I had rather to adopt a child than get it... I here do give thee with all my heart/ Which, but thou hast already, with all my heart/ I would keep from thee."
Duke
"What cannot be preserved when fortune takes,/ Patience her injury a mock'ry makes./ The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief;/ He robs himself that spends a bootless grief."
Iago
"Preferment goes by letter and affection,/ not by old gradation, where each second/ Stood heir to th' first. Now, sir, be judge yourself,/ Whether I in any just term am affined/ To love the Moor."
Othello
"That I have ta'en away this old man's daughter,/It is most true; true I have married her. The very head and front of my offending/ Hath this extent, no more. Rude am I in my speech."
Duke
"Othello, the fortitude of the place is best known to you; and though we have/ there a substitute of most allowed sufficiency, yet/ opinion, a sovereign mistress of effects, throws a more safer voice on you."
Duke
"I think this tale would win my daughter too."
Iago
"An old black ram/ Is tupping your white ewe. /Awake the snorting citizens with the bell,/ Or else the devil will make a grandsire of you"
Brabantio
"How? The Duke in council?...Mine's not an idle cause."
Duke
"You must therefore be content to slubber the gloss of your new fortunes/ with this more stubborn and boisterous expedition."
Othello
"Vouch with me, heaven, I therefore beg it not/ To please the palate of my appetite,/ Nor to comply with heat"
Othello
"Keep up your bright swords, for the dew will rust them."
Brabantio
"Look at her, Moor, if thou hast eyes to see: She has deceived her father, and may thee."
Duke
"If virtue no delighted beauty lack,/ Your son-in-law is far more fair than black."
Duke
"When remedies are past, the grief's are ended/By seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended. / To mourn a mischief that is past and gone/ Is the next way to draw a new mischief on."
Brabantio
"I have charged thee not to haunt about my doors./In honest plainness thou hast heard me say/ My daughter is not for thee."
Iago
"He tonight hath boarded a land carack / If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever."
Roderigo
"If't be your pleasure and most wise consent,/ As partly I find it is, that your daughter...Moor-/If this be known to you, and your allowance,/ We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs."
Brabantio
"Whether a maid so tender, fair, and happy,/ So opposite to marriage that she shunned/ The wealthy curled darlings of our nation,/ Would ever have, t'incur a general mock,/ Run from her guardage to the sooty bosom of such a thing as thou."
Othello
"I crave fit disposition for my wife."
Othello
"I do beseech you,/ Send for the lady to the Sagittary."
Brabantio
"She is abused, stol'n from me, and corrupted/ By spells and medicines bought of mountebacks."
Duke
"Whoe'er he be that in this foul proceeding/ Hath thus beguiled your daughter of herself,/ And you of her, the bloody book of law/ You shall yourself read in the bitter letter/After your own sense; yea though our proper son/ Stood in your action."
Othello
"Good Signior, you shall more command with years/ Than with your weapons."
Brabantio
"So let the Turk of Cyprus us beguile:/ We lose it nor so long as we can smile.... I never yet did hear/ That the bruised heart was pierced through the ear."
Iago
"Despise me if I do not. Three great ones of the city,/ In personal suit to make me his lieutenant,/ Off-capped to him; and, by the faith of man, I know my price; I am worth no worse a place."
Othello
"The tyrant custom, most grave senators,/ Hath made the flinty and steel couch of war/ My thrice-driven bed of down."
Desdemona
"My heart's subdues/ Even to the very quality of my lord. I saw Othello's visage in his mind."
Iago
"Virtue? a fig! 'Tis in ourselves that we are/thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the/ which our wills are gardeners."
Othello
"He father loved me, oft invited me;/ Still questioned me the story of my life."
Othello
"She loved me for the dangers I had passed,/ And I loved her that she did pity them."
Iago
"After some time, to abuse Othello's ear/ That he [Cassio] is too familiar with his wife. He hath a person and a smooth dispose/ TO be suspected."
Iago
"It cannot be the Desdemona should long continue her love for the Moor- nor he his to her."
Duke
"At nine i' th' morning here we'll meet again."
Brabantio
"If she confess that she was half the wooer,/ Destruction on my head if my bad blame."
Brabantio
"I therefore vouch again/ That with some mixtures pow'rful o'er the blood,/ Or with some dram, conjured to this effect,/ He wrought upon her."
Roderigo
"I will incontinently drown myself."
Brabantio
"A maiden never bold;/ of spirit so still and quiet thather motion / Blushed at herself; and she- in spite of nature/ Of years, of country, credit, everything-/ To fall in love with what she feared to look on!"
Brabantio
"My particular grief/ Is of so floodgate and o'erbearing nature/ That it engluts and swallows other sorrows, And it is still itself."
Iago
"You are- a senator"
Iago
"Nay, but he prated,/ And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms/ Against your honor... Be assured of this,/ That the magnifico is much beloved,/ And hath in his effect a voice potential/ As double as the Duke's."
Iago
"I hate the Moor;/ And it is thought abroad that 'twixt my sheets/ Was done my office."
Roderigo
"I confess it is my/ shame to be so fond, but it is not in my virtue to/ amend it."
Othello
"She wished she had not heard it; yet she wished/ That heaven had made her such a man. She thanked me;/ And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, and that would woo her."
Othello
"My life upon her faith"
Duke
"To vouch there is no proof,/ Without more certain and more overt test/ Than these thin habits and poor likelihoods/ Of modern seeming do prefer against him."
Duke
"I do not so secure me in the error/ But the main article I do approve/ In fearful sense."
Iago
"Hell and night/ Must bring this monstrous birth to the world's night."
Roderigo
"Tush, never tell me! I take it much unkindly/ That thou, Iago, who hast had my purse/ As if the strings were thinge, should'st know of this."
Brabantio
"What tell'st thou me of robbing? This is Venice;/My house is not a grange."
Iago
"Your/ daughter and the Moor are now making the beast/ with two backs."
Cassio
"You have been hotly called for;/ When, being not at your lodging to be found,/ The Senate hath sent about threee several quests/ To search you out."
Othello
"Hold your hands,/ Both you of my inclining and the rest./ Were it my cue to fight, I should have known it,/ Without a prompter. Where will you that I go/ to answer this your charge?"
Duke
"Valiant Othello, we must straight employ you/ Against the general enemy Ottoman. [to Brabantio]/ I did not see you. Welcome, gentle signior./ We lacked your onsel and your help to-night."

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