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Enter Montano, and two Gentlemen.Enter Montano and two Gentlemen Oth II.i.1
Mon. MONTANO 
What from the Cape, can you discerne at Sea?What from the cape can you discern at sea? Oth II.i.1
1. Gent.FIRST GENTLEMAN 
Nothing at all, it is a high wrought Flood:Nothing at all; it is a high-wrought flood.high-wrought (adj.)
old form: high wrought
extremely rough, highly turbulent
Oth II.i.2
flood (n.)sea, deep, waves, rushing water
I cannot 'twixt the Heauen, and the Maine,I cannot 'twixt the heaven and the mainmain (n.)
old form: Maine
open sea, ocean
Oth II.i.3
Descry a Saile.Descry a sail.descry (v.)catch sight of, make out, espy, discoverOth II.i.4
Mon. MONTANO 
Me thinks, the wind hath spoke aloud at Land,Methinks the wind does speak aloud at land;methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
Oth II.i.5
A fuller blast ne're shooke our Battlements:A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements. Oth II.i.6
If it hath ruffiand so vpon the Sea,If it hath ruffianed so upon the sea,ruffian (v.)
old form: ruffiand
rage, bluster, rampage
Oth II.i.7
What ribbes of Oake, when Mountaines melt on them,What ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them, Oth II.i.8
Can hold the Morties. What shall we heare of this?Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this? Oth II.i.9
2 SECOND GENTLEMAN 
A Segregation of the Turkish Fleet:A segregation of the Turkish fleet:segregation (n.)dispersal, scattering, breaking upOth II.i.10
For do but stand vpon the Foaming Shore,For do but stand upon the banning shore,banning (adj.)cursing, chidingOth II.i.11
The chidden Billow seemes to pelt the Clowds,The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds;chidden (adj.)driven along, storm-struck, beaten againstOth II.i.12
The winde-shak'd-Surge, with high & monstrous MaineThe wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous mane,main (n.)
old form: Maine
strength, force, full might
Oth II.i.13
Seemes to cast water on the burning Beare,Seems to cast water on the burning BearBear (n.)the Little Bear, Ursa MinorOth II.i.14
And quench the Guards of th'euer-fixed Pole:And quench the guards of th' ever-fixed Pole.Guards (n.)the Guardians: two stars within the Little Bear constellationOth II.i.15
Pole (n.)the Pole star
I neuer did like mollestation viewI never did like molestation viewmolestation (n.)
old form: mollestation
disturbance, distress, upset
Oth II.i.16
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
On the enchafed Flood.On the enchafed flood.enchafed (adj.)angry, furious, enragedOth II.i.17.1
Men. MONTANO 
If that the Turkish FleeteIf that the Turkish fleet Oth II.i.17.2
Be not enshelter'd, and embay'd, they are drown'd,Be not ensheltered and embayed, they are drowned:ensheltered (adj.)
old form: enshelter'd
within shelter, in a safe haven
Oth II.i.18
embayed (adj.)
old form: embay'd
within a bay, protected by the shore
It is impossible to beare it out.It is impossible they bear it out.bear out (v.)
old form: beare out
endure, weather, cope [with]
Oth II.i.19
Enter a Gentleman.Enter a Gentleman Oth II.i.20
3 THIRD GENTLEMAN 
Newes Laddes: our warres are done:News, lads! Our wars are done: Oth II.i.20
The desperate Tempest hath so bang'd the Turkes,The desperate tempest hath so banged the Turks Oth II.i.21
That their designement halts. A Noble ship of Venice,That their designment halts. A noble ship of Venicedesignment (n.)
old form: designement
undertaking, enterprise, design
Oth II.i.22
Hath seene a greeuous wracke and sufferanceHath seen a grievous wrack and sufferancewrack (n.)
old form: wracke
wreck, loss, shipwreck
Oth II.i.23
sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship
On most part of their Fleet.On most part of their fleet. Oth II.i.24
Mon. MONTANO 
How? Is this true ?How! Is this true? Oth II.i.25.1
3 THIRD GENTLEMAN 
The Ship is heere put in : The ship is here put in, Oth II.i.25.2
A Verennessa, Michael CassioA Veronesa; Michael Cassio, Oth II.i.26
Lieutenant to the warlike Moore, Othello,Lieutenant to the warlike Moor, Othello, Oth II.i.27
Is come on Shore: the Moore himselfe at Sea,Is come on shore; the Moor himself at sea, Oth II.i.28
And is in full Commission heere for Cyprus.And is in full commission here for Cyprus. Oth II.i.29
Mon. MONTANO 
I am glad on't: / 'Tis a worthy Gouernour.I am glad on't; 'tis a worthy governor. Oth II.i.30
3 THIRD GENTLEMAN 
But this same Cassio, though he speake of comfort,But this same Cassio, though he speak of comfort Oth II.i.31
Touching the Turkish losse, yet he lookes sadly,Touching the Turkish loss, yet he looks sadlytouch (v.)affect, concern, regard, relate toOth II.i.32
sadly (adv.)seriously, gravely, solemnly
And praye the Moore be safe; for they were partedAnd prays the Moor be safe; for they were parted Oth II.i.33
With fowle and violent Tempest.With foul and violent tempest. Oth II.i.34.1
Mon. MONTANO 
Pray Heauens he be:Pray heaven he be: Oth II.i.34.2
For I haue seru'd him, and the man commandsFor I have served him, and the man commands Oth II.i.35
Like a full Soldier. Let's to the Sea-side (hoa)Like a full soldier. Let's to the sea-side, ho! Oth II.i.36
As well to see the Vessell that's come in,As well to see the vessel that's come in, Oth II.i.37
As to throw-out our eyes for braue Othello,As to throw out our eyes for brave Othello,brave (adj.)
old form: braue
noble, worthy, excellent
Oth II.i.38
eye (n.)look, glance, gaze
Euen till we make the Maine, and th'Eriall blew,Even till we make the main and th' aerial blueaerial (adj.)
old form: Eriall
airy, sky-clear
Oth II.i.39
main (n.)
old form: Maine
open sea, ocean
An indistinct regard.An indistinct regard.regard (n.)view, prospect, sightOth II.i.40.1
Gent. THIRD GENTLEMAN 
Come, let's do so;Come, let's do so; Oth II.i.40.2
For euery Minute is expectancieFor every minute is expectancyexpectancy (n.)
old form: expectancie
expectation, hope for the future, source of hope
Oth II.i.41
Of more Arriuancie.Of more arrivance.arrivance (n.)
old form: Arriuancie
arriving, landing
Oth II.i.42
Enter Cassio.Enter Cassio Oth II.i.43
Cassi. CASSIO 
Thankes you, the valiant of the warlike Isle,Thanks, you the valiant of this warlike isle Oth II.i.43
That so approoue the Moore: Oh let the HeauensThat so approve the Moor! O, let the heavens Oth II.i.44
Giue him defence against the Elements,Give him defence against the elements,element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powersOth II.i.45
For I haue lost him on a dangerous Sea.For I have lost him on a dangerous sea. Oth II.i.46
Mon. MONTANO 
Is he well ship'd?Is he well shipped? Oth II.i.47
Cassio. CASSIO 
His Barke is stoutly Timber'd, and his PylotHis bark is stoutly timbered, and his pilotbark, barque (n.)
old form: Barke
ship, vessel
Oth II.i.48
timbered (adj.)
old form: Timber'd
made of wood, constructed
Of verie expert, and approu'd Allowance;Of very expert and approved allowance;allowance (n.)regard, respect, reputationOth II.i.49
expert (adj.)experienced, tried and tested
Therefore my hope's (not surfetted to death)Therefore my hopes, not surfeited to death,surfeit (v.)
old form: surfetted
feed to excess, overindulge, glut
Oth II.i.50
Stand in bold Cure.Stand in bold cure.cure (n.)state of health, condition, soundnessOth II.i.51
bold (adj.)confident, certain, sure
Within. A Saile, a Saile, a Saile.Cry within (‘ A sail, a sail, a sail!’) Oth II.i.52
Cassio. CASSIO 
What noise?What noise? Oth II.i.52
Gent. FOURTH GENTLEMAN 
The Towne is empty; on the brow o'th'SeaThe town is empty; on the brow o'th' seabrow (n.)overlooking shore, high-lying coastOth II.i.53
Stand rankes of People, and they cry, a Saile.Stand ranks of people, and they cry ‘ A sail!’ Oth II.i.54
Cassio. CASSIO 
My hopes do shape him for the Gouernor.My hopes do shape him for the Governor.shape (v.)give shape to, make outOth II.i.55
Salvo Oth II.i.56
Gent. SECOND GENTLEMAN 
They do discharge their Shot of Courtesie,They do discharge their shot of courtesy: Oth II.i.56
Our Friends, at least.Our friends at least. Oth II.i.57.1
Cassio. CASSIO 
I pray you Sir, go forth,I pray you, sir, go forth, Oth II.i.57.2
And giue vs truth who 'tis that is arriu'd.And give us truth who 'tis that is arrived. Oth II.i.58
Gent. SECOND GENTLEMAN 
I shall. I shall. Oth II.i.59
Exit.Exit Oth II.i.59
Mon. MONTANO 
But good Lieutenant, is your Generall wiu'd?But, good Lieutenant, is your General wived? Oth II.i.60
Cassio. CASSIO 
Most fortunately: he hath atchieu'd a MaidMost fortunately: he hath achieved a maidachieve (v.)
old form: atchieu'd
gain, obtain, procure
Oth II.i.61
That paragons description, and wilde Fame:That paragons description and wild fame;paragon (v.)surpass, excel, transcendOth II.i.62
One that excels the quirkes of Blazoning pens,One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens,blazoning (adj.)praising, proclaiming, boastingOth II.i.63
quirk (n.)
old form: quirkes
extravagant turn of phrase, verbal flourish
And in th'essentiall Vesture of Creation,And in th' essential vesture of creationvesture (n.)garment, clothing, garb, costumeOth II.i.64
Do's tyre the Ingeniuer.Does tire the ingener.ingener (n.)inventor, designer, creatorOth II.i.65.1
Enter Gentleman.Enter Second Gentleman Oth II.i.65
How now? Who ha's put in?How now? Who has put in? Oth II.i.65.2
Gent. SECOND GENTLEMAN 
'Tis one Iago, Auncient to the Generall.'Tis one Iago, Ancient to the General. Oth II.i.66
Cassio. CASSIO 
Ha's had most fauourable, and happie speed:He's had most favourable and happy speed:speed (n.)success, fortune, good luckOth II.i.67
Tempests themselues, high Seas, and howling windes,Tempests themselves, high seas, and howling winds, Oth II.i.68
The gutter'd-Rockes, and Congregated Sands,The guttered rocks and congregated sands,guttered (adj.)
old form: gutter'd
gullied, furrowed, jagged
Oth II.i.69
Traitors ensteep'd, to enclogge the guiltlesse Keele,Traitors enscarped to clog the guiltless keel,enscarped (adj.)sharp-sided, abruptly shelvingOth II.i.70
ensteeped (adj.)
old form: ensteep'd
located underwater, submerged
enclog (v.)
old form: enclogge
hinder, encumber, impede
As hauing sence of Beautie, do omitAs having sense of beauty, do omit Oth II.i.71
Their mortall Natures, letting go safely byTheir mortal natures, letting go safely bymortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
Oth II.i.72
The Diuine Desdemona.The divine Desdemona. Oth II.i.73.1
Mon. MONTANO 
What is she?What is she? Oth II.i.73.2
Cassio. CASSIO 
She that I spake of: / Our great Captains Captaine,She that I spake of, our great Captain's Captain,captain (n.)
old form: Captaine
commander, chief, leader
Oth II.i.74
Left in the conduct of the bold Iago,Left in the conduct of the bold Iago, Oth II.i.75
Whose footing heere anticipates our thoughts,Whose footing here anticipates our thoughtsfooting (n.)landing, disembarking, setting foot on shoreOth II.i.76
A Senights speed. Great Ioue, Othello guard,A se'nnight's speed. Great Jove, Othello guard,Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godOth II.i.77
sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.)
old form: Senights
[seven night] week
And swell his Saile with thine owne powrefull breath,And swell his sail with thine own powerful breath, Oth II.i.78
That he may blesse this Bay with his tall Ship,That he may bless this bay with his tall ship, Oth II.i.79
Make loues quicke pants in Desdemonaes Armes,Make love's quick pants in Desdemona's arms, Oth II.i.80
Giue renew'd fire to our extincted Spirits.Give renewed fire to our extincted spiritsextincted (adj.)extinguished, quenched, stifledOth II.i.81
And bring all Cyprus comfort. Oth II.i.82.1
Enter Desdemona, Iago, Rodorigo, and Amilia.Enter Desdemona, Emilia, Iago, Roderigo, and attendants Oth II.i.82
Oh behold,O, behold, Oth II.i.82.2
The Riches of the Ship is come on shore:The riches of the ship is come on shore! Oth II.i.83
You men of Cyprus, let her haue your knees.You men of Cyprus, let her have your knees. Oth II.i.84
Haile to thee Ladie: and the grace of Heauen,Hail to thee, lady! And the grace of heaven, Oth II.i.85
Before, behinde thee, and on euery handBefore, behind thee, and on every hand, Oth II.i.86
Enwheele thee round.Enwheel thee round.enwheel (v.)
old form: Enwheele
encircle, surround, ring
Oth II.i.87.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
I thanke you, Valiant Cassio,I thank you, valiant Cassio. Oth II.i.87.2
What tydings can you tell of my Lord?What tidings can you tell me of my lord? Oth II.i.88
Cas. CASSIO 
He is not yet arriu'd, nor know I oughtHe is not yet arrived; nor know I aughtaught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Oth II.i.89
But that he's well, and will be shortly heere.But that he's well, and will be shortly here. Oth II.i.90
Des. DESDEMONA 
Oh, but I feare: / How lost you company?O, but I fear! How lost you company? Oth II.i.91
Cassio. CASSIO 
The great Contention of Sea, and SkiesThe great contention of the sea and skiescontention (n.)quarrel, dispute, strifeOth II.i.92
Parted our fellowship.Parted our fellowship. Oth II.i.93.1
Within. A Saile, a Saile.(Cry within) ‘ A sail, a sail!’ Oth II.i.93
But hearke, a Saile.But hark, a sail! Oth II.i.93.2
Gent. FIRST GENTLEMAN 
They giue this greeting to the Cittadell:They give their greeting to the citadel, Oth II.i.94
This likewise is a Friend.This likewise is a friend. Oth II.i.95.1
Cassio. CASSIO 
See for the Newes:See for the news.see for (v.)look out forOth II.i.95.2
Good Ancient, you are welcome. Welcome Mistris:Good Ancient, you are welcome. Welcome, mistress. Oth II.i.96
Let it not gaule your patience (good Iago)Let it not gall your patience, good Iago,gall (v.)
old form: gaule
vex, annoy, irritate
Oth II.i.97
That I extend my Manners. 'Tis my breeding,That I extend my manners. 'Tis my breedingmanner (n.)(plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politenessOth II.i.98
extend (v.)stretch, push so far, give scope to
That giues me this bold shew of Curtesie.That gives me this bold show of courtesy. Oth II.i.99
He kisses Emilia Oth II.i.100
Iago. IAGO 
Sir, would she giue you somuch of her lippes,Sir, would she give you so much of her lips Oth II.i.100
As of her tongue she oft bestowes on me,As of her tongue she oft bestows on me,oft (adv.)oftenOth II.i.101
You would haue enough.You'd have enough. Oth II.i.102
Des. DESDEMONA 
Alas: she ha's no speech.Alas, she has no speech. Oth II.i.103.1
Iago. IAGO 
Infaith too much:In faith, too much. Oth II.i.103.2
I finde it still, when I haue leaue to sleepe.I find it still when I have list to sleep.still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyOth II.i.104
list (n.)wish, desire, inclination
Marry before your Ladyship, I grant,Marry, before your ladyship, I grantmarry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryOth II.i.105
She puts het tongue a little in her heart,She puts her tongue a little in her heart Oth II.i.106
And chides with thinking.And chides with thinking.chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveOth II.i.107.1
Amil. EMILIA 
You haue little cause to say so.You have little cause to say so. Oth II.i.107.2
Iago. IAGO 
Come on, come on: you are Pictures out of doore:Come on, come on: you are pictures out of doors, Oth II.i.108
Bells in your Parlours: Wilde-Cats in your Kitchens: Saintsbells in your parlours, wild-cats in your kitchens, saints Oth II.i.109
in your Iniuries: Diuels being offended: Players in yourin your injuries, devils being offended, players in your Oth II.i.110
Huswiferie, and Huswiues in your Beds.housewifery, and housewives in your beds.housewife, huswife (n.)
old form: Huswiues
[pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
Oth II.i.111
housewifery (n.)
old form: Huswiferie
housekeeping, household management
Des. DESDEMONA 
Oh, fie vpon thee, SlandererO, fie upon thee, slanderer! Oth II.i.112
Iago. IAGO 
Nay, it is true: or else I am a Turke,Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk:Turk (n.)
old form: Turke
infidel, heathen, pagan
Oth II.i.113
You rise to play, and go to bed to worke.You rise to play and go to bed to work. Oth II.i.114
Amil. EMILIA 
You shall not write my praise.You shall not write my praise. Oth II.i.115.1
Iago. IAGO 
No, let me not.No, let me not. Oth II.i.115.2
Desde. DESDEMONA 
What would'st write of me, if thou should'st praise me?What wouldst thou write of me, if thou shouldst praise me? Oth II.i.116
Iago. IAGO 
Oh, gentle Lady, do not put me too,t,O, gentle lady, do not put me to't,gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleOth II.i.117
For I am nothing, if not Criticall.For I am nothing if not critical.critical (adj.)
old form: Criticall
censorious, judgemental, faultfinding
Oth II.i.118
Des. DESDEMONA 
Come on, assay. / There's one gone to the Harbour?Come on, assay. There's one gone to the harbour?assay (v.)attempt, try, ventureOth II.i.119
Iago. IAGO 
I Madam.Ay, madam. Oth II.i.120
Des. DESDEMONA 
I am not merry: but I do beguile(aside) I am not merry, but I do beguilebeguile (v.)divert attention from, disguiseOth II.i.121
The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.The thing I am by seeming otherwise. Oth II.i.122
Come, how would'st thou praise me?Come, how wouldst thou praise me? Oth II.i.123
Iago. IAGO 
I am about it, but indeed my inuentionI am about it, but indeed my inventioninvention (n.)
old form: inuention
inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
Oth II.i.124
comes from my pate, as Birdlyme do's from Freeze,Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frieze –birdlime (n.)
old form: Birdlyme
sticky substance spread on branches to snare birds
Oth II.i.125
pate (n.)head, skull
frieze (n.)
old form: Freeze
type of rough woollen cloth
it pluckes out Braines and all. But my Muse labours,It plucks out brains and all. But my muse labours, Oth II.i.126
and thus she is deliuer'd.And thus she is delivered. Oth II.i.127
If she be faire, and wise: fairenesse, and wit,If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit,wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityOth II.i.128
The ones for vse, the other vseth it.The one's for use, the other useth it. Oth II.i.129
Des. DESDEMONA 
Well prais'd: How if she be Blacke and Witty?Well praised! How if she be black and witty?witty (adj.)clever, quick, intelligentOth II.i.130
black (adj.)
old form: Blacke
dark-complexioned, swarthy
Iago. IAGO 
If she be blacke, and thereto haue a wit,If she be black, and thereto have a wit, Oth II.i.131
She'le find a white, that shall her blacknesse fit.She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit. Oth II.i.132
Des. DESDEMONA 
Worse, and worse.Worse and worse. Oth II.i.133.1
Amil. EMILIA 
How if Faire, and Foolish?How if fair and foolish? Oth II.i.133.2
Iago. IAGO 
She neuer yet was foolish that was faire,She never yet was foolish that was fair, Oth II.i.134
For euen her folly helpt her to an heire.For even her folly helped her to an heir.folly (n.)wantonness, lewdnessOth II.i.135
Desde. DESDEMONA 
These are old fond Paradoxes, to make FoolesThese are old fond paradoxes to make foolsold (adj.)hackneyed, worn-out, staleOth II.i.136
paradox (n.)statement going against accepted belief, absurdity
fond (adj.)foolish, trifling, frivolous
laugh i'th'Alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou forlaugh i'th' alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou for Oth II.i.137
her that's Foule, and Foolish.her that's foul and foolish?foul (adj.)
old form: Foule
plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
Oth II.i.138
Iago. IAGO 
There's none so foule and foolish thereunto,There's none so foul and foolish thereunto, Oth II.i.139
But do's foule pranks, which faire, and wise-ones do.But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.prank (n.)outrageous deed, excessive behaviourOth II.i.140
Desde. DESDEMONA 
Oh heauy ignorance: thou praisest the worstO heavy ignorance! Thou praisest the worstheavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
grave, serious, weighty
Oth II.i.141
best. But what praise could'st thou bestow on a deseruingbest. But what praise couldst thou bestow on a deserving Oth II.i.142
woman indeed? One, that in the authorithy of her merit,woman indeed? One that in the authority of her merit Oth II.i.143
did iustly put on the vouch of very malice it selfe.did justly put on the vouch of very malice itself?put on (v.)demand, compel, claimOth II.i.144
vouch (n.)approval, testimony, witness
Iago. IAGO 
She that was euer faire, and neuer proud,She that was ever fair and never proud, Oth II.i.145
Had Tongue at will, and yet was neuer loud:Had tongue at will, and yet was never loud; Oth II.i.146
Neuer lackt Gold, and yet went neuer gay,Never lacked gold, and yet went never gay; Oth II.i.147
Fled from her wish, and yet said now I may.Fled from her wish, and yet said ‘ Now I may ’; Oth II.i.148
She that being angred, her reuenge being nie,She that being angered, her revenge being nigh, Oth II.i.149
Bad her wrong stay, and her displeasure flie:Bade her wrong stay, and her displeasure fly;stay (v.)stop, halt, come to a standstillOth II.i.150
She that in wisedome neuer was so fraile,She that in wisdom never was so frail Oth II.i.151
To change the Cods-head for the Salmons taile:To change the cod's head for the salmon's tail;change (v.)exchange, tradeOth II.i.152
She that could thinke, and neu'r disclose her mind,She that could think and ne'er disclose her mind: Oth II.i.153
See Suitors following, and not looke behind:See suitors following and not look behind: Oth II.i.154
She was a wight, (if euer such wightes were)She was a wight, if ever such wight were –wight (n.)
old form: wightes
[archaism] person, human being
Oth II.i.155
Des. DESDEMONA 
To do what?To do what? Oth II.i.156
Iago. IAGO 
To suckle Fooles, and chronicle small Beere.To suckle fools and chronicle small beer.beer / ale, small
old form: Beere
trivialities, trifles, matters of little consequence
Oth II.i.157
Desde. DESDEMONA 
Oh most lame and impotent conclusion.O, most lame and impotent conclusion! Oth II.i.158
Do not learne of him Amillia, though he be thy husband.Do not learn of him, Emilia, though he be thy husband. Oth II.i.159
How say you (Cassio) is he not a most prophane, andHow say you, Cassio, is he not a most profane andprofane (adj.)
old form: prophane
worldly-wise, irreverent, flippant
Oth II.i.160
liberall Counsailor?liberal counsellor?liberal (adj.)
old form: liberall
coarse, licentious, promiscuous
Oth II.i.161
Cassio. CASSIO 
He speakes home (Madam) you may rellish him moreHe speaks home, madam; you may relish him morerelish (v.)
old form: rellish
appreciate, like, approve of
Oth II.i.162
home (adv.)bluntly, to the point, forthrightly
in the Souldier, then in the Scholler.in the soldier than in the scholar. Oth II.i.163
Iago. IAGO  
(aside) Oth II.i.164.1
He takes her by the palme: I, well said,He takes her by the palm. Ay, well said,said, wellwell doneOth II.i.164
whisper. With as little a web as this, will I ensnare aswhisper. With as little a web as this will I ensnare as Oth II.i.165
great a Fly as Cassio. I smile vpon her, do: I willgreat a fly as Cassio. Ay, smile upon her, do. I will Oth II.i.166
giue thee in thine owne Courtship. You say true, 'tis sogyve thee in thine own courtship. You say true, 'tis sogyve (v.)fetter, shackle, ensnareOth II.i.167
indeed. If such tricks as these strip you out of yourindeed. If such tricks as these strip you out of your Oth II.i.168
Lieutenantrie, it had beene better you had not kiss'd yourlieutenantry, it had been better you had not kissed yourlieutenantry (n.)
old form: Lieutenantrie
use of subordinates, office of lieutenants
Oth II.i.169
three fingers so oft, which now againe you are most aptthree fingers so oft, which now again you are most aptoft (adv.)oftenOth II.i.170
to play the Sir, in. Very good: well kiss'd, and excellentto play the sir in. Very good: well kissed, an excellentsir (n.)gentleman, lord, gallant, masterOth II.i.171
Curtsie: 'tis so indeed. Yet againe, your fingers to yourcourtesy! 'Tis so indeed. Yet again your fingers to your Oth II.i.172
lippes? Would they were Cluster-pipes for your sake.lips? Would they were clyster-pipes for your sake!clyster-pipe (n.)
old form: Cluster-pipes
enema syringe, douche tube
Oth II.i.173
Trumpet Oth II.i.173
The Moore I know his Trumpet.(aloud) The Moor! I know his trumpet. Oth II.i.174.1
Cassio, CASSIO 
'Tis truely so.'Tis truly so. Oth II.i.174.2
Des. DESDEMONA 
Let's meete him, and recieue him.Let's meet him and receive him. Oth II.i.175.1
Cassio. CASSIO 
Loe, where he comes.Lo, where he comes! Oth II.i.175.2
Enter Othello, and Attendants.Enter Othello and attendants Oth II.i.176
Oth. OTHELLO 
O, my faire Warriour.O, my fair warrior! Oth II.i.176.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
My deere Othello.My dear Othello! Oth II.i.176.2
Othe. OTHELLO 
It giues me wonder great, as my contentIt gives me wonder great as my contentcontent (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessOth II.i.177
To see you heere before me. / Oh my Soules Ioy:To see you here before me. O, my soul's joy! Oth II.i.178
If after euery Tempest, come such Calmes,If after every tempest come such calms, Oth II.i.179
May the windes blow, till they haue waken'd death:May the winds blow till they have wakened death, Oth II.i.180
And let the labouring Barke climbe hills of SeasAnd let the labouring bark climb hills of seas,bark, barque (n.)ship, vesselOth II.i.181
Olympus high: and duck againe as low,Olympus-high, and duck again as lowOlympus (n.)mountainous region of N Greece; the home of the godsOth II.i.182
As hell's from Heauen. If it were now to dye,As hell's from heaven. If it were now to die, Oth II.i.183
'Twere now to be most happy. For I feare,'Twere now to be most happy; for I fear Oth II.i.184
My Soule hath her content so absolute,My soul hath her content so absolutecontent (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessOth II.i.185
That not another comfort like to this,That not another comfort like to this Oth II.i.186
Succeedes in vnknowne Fate.Succeeds in unknown fate.succeed (v.)
old form: Succeedes
follow on, ensue, come after
Oth II.i.187.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
The Heauens forbidThe heavens forbid Oth II.i.187.2
But that our Loues / And Comforts should encreaseBut that our loves and comforts should increase, Oth II.i.188
Euen as our dayes do grow.Even as our days do grow. Oth II.i.189.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
Amen to rhat (sweet Powers)Amen to that, sweet Powers!power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinityOth II.i.189.2
I cannot speake enough of this content,I cannot speak enough of this content;content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessOth II.i.190
It stoppes me heere: it is too much of ioy.It stops me here; it is too much of joy. Oth II.i.191
They kiss Oth II.i.192
And this, and this the greatest discords beAnd this, and this the greatest discords be Oth II.i.192
That ere our hearts shall make.That e'er our hearts shall make. Oth II.i.193.1
Iago. IAGO  
(aside) Oth II.i.193
Oh you are well tun'd now:O, you are well tuned now! Oth II.i.193.2
But Ile set downe the peggs that make this Musicke,But I'll set down the pegs that make this music,peg (n.)
old form: peggs
pin on a stringed instrument to which the strings are fastened
Oth II.i.194
set down (v.)
old form: downe
[of the strings of a musical instrument] slacken, loosen
as honest as I am.As honest as I am. Oth II.i.195.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
Come: let vs to the Castle.Come, let's to the castle. Oth II.i.195.2
Newes (Friends) our Warres are done: / The Turkes are drown'd.News, friends; our wars are done; the Turks are drowned. Oth II.i.196
How do's my old Acquaintance of this Isle?How does my old acquaintance of this isle? Oth II.i.197
(Hony) you shall be well desir'd in Cyprus,Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus:desired (adj.)
old form: desir'd
liked, admired, esteemed
Oth II.i.198
I haue found great loue among'st them. Oh my Sweet,I have found great love amongst them. O my sweet, Oth II.i.199
I prattle out of fashion, and I doateI prattle out of fashion, and I dotefashion (n.)conventional behaviour, conformity, customary useOth II.i.200
In mine owne comforts. I prythee, good Iago,In mine own comforts. I prithee, good Iago, Oth II.i.201
Go to the Bay, and disimbarke my Coffers:Go to the bay and disembark my coffers;coffer (n.)box, chestOth II.i.202
Bring thou the Master to the Cittadell,Bring thou the Master to the citadel; Oth II.i.203
He is a good one, and his worthynesseHe is a good one, and his worthiness Oth II.i.204
Do's challenge much respect. Come Desdemona,Does challenge much respect. Come, Desdemona,challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist onOth II.i.205
Once more well met at Cyprus.Once more well met at Cyprus! Oth II.i.206
Exit Othello and Desdemona. Exeunt all except Iago and Roderigo Oth II.i.206
Iago. IAGO  
(to soldiers, who go off) Oth II.i.207.1
Do thou meet me presently atDo thou meet me presently atpresently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before longOth II.i.207
the Harbour. Come thither, if thou be'st the harbour. (To Roderigo) Come hither.If thou be'st Oth II.i.208
Valiant, (as they say base men being in Loue, haue then avaliant – as they say base men being in love have then abase (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rankOth II.i.209
Nobilitie in their Natures, more then is natiue to them)nobility in their natures more than is native to them – Oth II.i.210
list-me; the Lieutenant to night watches on the Court of Guard.list me. The Lieutenant tonight watches on the court ofcourt of guard (n.)guard-house, guard-roomOth II.i.211
list (v.)listen to, pay attention to
First, I must tell thee this: Desdemona, is directlyguard. First, I must tell thee this: Desdemona is directlydirectly (adv.)plainly, clearly, evidentlyOth II.i.212
in loue with him.in love with him. Oth II.i.213
Rod. RODERIGO 
With him? Why,'tis not possible.With him? Why, 'tis not possible! Oth II.i.214
Iago. IAGO 
Lay thy finger thus: and let thy soule be instructed.Lay thy finger thus, and let thy soul be instructed. Oth II.i.215
Marke me with what violence she first lou'd the Moore,Mark me with what violence she first loved the Moor,mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Oth II.i.216
but for bragging, and telling her fantasticall lies.but for bragging and telling her fantastical lies. Andfantastical (adj.)
old form: fantasticall
fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
Oth II.i.217
To loue him still for prating, let not thy discreetwill she love him still for prating? Let not thy discreetprate (v.)prattle, chatter, blatherOth II.i.218
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
heart thinke it. Her eye must be fed. And what delightheart think it. Her eye must be fed. And what delight Oth II.i.219
shall she haue to looke on the diuell? When the Blood isshall she have to look on the devil? When the blood isblood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]Oth II.i.220
made dull with the Act of Sport, there should be a gamemade dull with the act of sport, there should be, againsport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dallianceOth II.i.221
to enflame it, and to giue Satiety a fresh appetite. Louelinesseto inflame it and give satiety a fresh appetite, lovelinesssatiety (n.)wearisome gratification, tedious satisfactionOth II.i.222
in fauour, simpathy in yeares, Manners, and Beauties: allin favour, sympathy in years, manners and beauties: allsympathy (n.)
old form: simpathy
accord, agreement, harmony
Oth II.i.223
favour (n.)
old form: fauour
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
which the Moore is defectiue in. Now for want of thesewhich the Moor is defective in. Now for want of these Oth II.i.224
requir'd Conueniences, her delicate tendernesse wil finderequired conveniences, her delicate tenderness will finddelicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, daintyOth II.i.225
convenience (n.)
old form: Conueniences
advantage, desirable feature, point of agreement
it selfe abus'd, begin to heaue the, gorge, disrellish anditself abused, begin to heave the gorge, disrelish anddisrelish (v.)
old form: disrellish
distaste, disfavour, dislike
Oth II.i.226
abuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
gorge (n.)stomach contents
abhorre the Moore, very Nature wil instruct her in it, andabhor the Moor. Very nature will instruct her in it andvery (adj.)true, real, genuineOth II.i.227
compell her to some second choice. Now Sir, this grantedcompel her to some second choice. Now, sir, this granted Oth II.i.228
(as it is a most pregnant and vnforc'd position) who – as it is a most pregnant and unforced position – whoposition (n.)[in logic] affirmation, assertion, hypothesisOth II.i.229
pregnant (adj.)obvious, clear, evident
stands so eminent in the degree of this Forune, as stands so eminently in the degree of this fortune asdegree (n.)measure, extent, amountOth II.i.230
Cassio do's: a knaue very voluble: no further conscionable,Cassio does? – a knave very voluble; no further conscionableconscionable (adj.)[unclear] conscientious, dedicated, scrupulousOth II.i.231
knave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
voluble (adj.)glib, facile, persuasive
then in putting on the meere forme of Ciuill, andthan in putting on the mere form of civil andmere (adj.)
old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Oth II.i.232
Humaine seeming, for the better compasse of his salt,humane seeming for the better compassing of his saltcompass (v.)
old form: compasse
accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
Oth II.i.233
seeming (n.)demeanour, outward behaviour
humane (adj.)
old form: Humaine
polite, courteous, refined
salt (adj.)lascivious, lustful, lecherous
and most hidden loose Affection? Why none, why none:and most hidden loose affection. Why, none; why, none Oth II.i.234
A slipper, and subtle knaue, a finder of occasion:– a slipper and subtle knave, a finder out of occasions;occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunityOth II.i.235
slipper (adj.)slippery, shifty, unreliable
that he's an eye can stampe, and counterfeit Aduantages,that has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages,counterfeit (v.)copy, imitate, simulateOth II.i.236
stamp (v.)
old form: stampe
press, impress, coin
though true Aduantage neuer present it selfe. A diuelish though true advantage never present itself; a devilish Oth II.i.237
knaue: besides, the knaue is handsome, young: and hathknave! Besides, the knave is handsome, young, and hathknave (n.)
old form: knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Oth II.i.238
all those requisites in him, that folly and greene mindesall those requisites in him that folly and green mindsgreen (adj.)
old form: greene
youthful, inexperienced, immature
Oth II.i.239
folly (n.)wantonness, lewdness
looke after. A pestilent compleat knaue, and the womanlook after. A pestilent complete knave; and the woman Oth II.i.240
hath found him already.hath found him already. Oth II.i.241
Rodo. RODERIGO 
I cannot beleeue that in her, she's full of mostI cannot believe that in her: she's full of most Oth II.i.242
bless'd condition.blessed condition.condition (n.)disposition, temper, mood, characterOth II.i.243
Iago. IAGO 
Bless'd figges-end. The Wine she drinkes is made ofBlessed fig's-end! The wine she drinks is made of Oth II.i.244
grapes. If shee had beene bless'd, shee would neuer hauegrapes. If she had been blessed, she would never have Oth II.i.245
lou'd the Moore: Bless'd pudding. Didst thou not see herloved the Moor. Blessed pudding! Didst thou not see her Oth II.i.246
paddle with the palme of his hand? Didst not marke that?paddle with the palm of his hand? Didst not mark that?paddle (v.)toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondleOth II.i.247
mark (v.)
old form: marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Rod. RODERIGO 
Yes, that I did: but that was but curtesie.Yes, that I did: but that was but courtesy. Oth II.i.248
Iago. IAGO 
Leacherie by this hand: an Index, and obscure prologueLechery, by this hand: an index and obscure prologue Oth II.i.249
to the History of Lust and foule Thoughts. They met to the history of lust and foul thoughts. They met Oth II.i.250
so neere with their lippes, that their breathes embrac'dso near with their lips that their breaths embraced Oth II.i.251
together. Villanous thoughts Rodorigo, when thesetogether. Villainous thoughts, Roderigo! When these Oth II.i.252
mutabilities so marshall the way, hard at hand comes themutualities so marshal the way, hard at hand comes themutuality (n.)intimacy, familiar exchange, intimate dealingOth II.i.253
Master, and maine exercise, th'incorporate conclusion:master and main exercise, th' incorporate conclusion.incorporate (adj.)united in one body, combined in one entityOth II.i.254
Pish. But Sir, be you rul'd by me. I haue brought youPish! But, sir, be you ruled by me. I have brought you Oth II.i.255
from Venice. Watch you to night: for the Command, Ilefrom Venice. Watch you tonight: for the command, I'll Oth II.i.256
lay't vpon you. Cassio knowes you not: Ile not be farrelay't upon you. Cassio knows you not; I'll not be far Oth II.i.257
from you. Do you finde some occasion to anger Cassio,from you. Do you find some occasion to anger Cassio, Oth II.i.258
either by speaking too loud, or tainting his discipline, oreither by speaking too loud, or tainting his discipline, ortaint (v.)disparage, denigrate, belittleOth II.i.259
from what other course you please, which the time shallfrom what other course you please, which the time shallcourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingOth II.i.260
more fauorably minister. more favourably minister.minister (v.)provide, supply, giveOth II.i.261
Rod. RODERIGO 
Well.Well. Oth II.i.262
Iago.IAGO 
Sir, he's rash, and very sodaine in Choller: and happelySir, he's rash and very sudden in choler, and haplycholer (n.)
old form: Choller
anger, rage, wrath
Oth II.i.263
haply (adv.)
old form: happely
perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
sudden (adj.)
old form: sodaine
unpredictable, prone to sudden violence
may strike at you, prouoke him thatwith his truncheon may strike at you: provoke him thattruncheon (n.)military baton, staff of officeOth II.i.264
he may: for euen out of that will I cause these of Cyprushe may, for even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus Oth II.i.265
to Mutiny. Whose qualification shall come into no trueto mutiny, whose qualification shall come into no truequalification (n.)true condition, character, natureOth II.i.266
taste againe, but by the displanting of Cassio. So shall youtaste again but by the displanting of Cassio. So shall you Oth II.i.267
haue a shorter iourney to your desires, by the meanes Ihave a shorter journey to your desires by the means I Oth II.i.268
shall then haue to preferre them. And the impediment most shall then have to prefer them, and the impediment mostprefer (v.)
old form: preferre
promote, advance, recommend
Oth II.i.269
profitably remoued, without the which there were noprofitably removed, without the which there were no Oth II.i.270
expectation of our prosperitie.expectation of our prosperity.prosperity (n.)
old form: prosperitie
success, good fortune
Oth II.i.271
Rodo. RODERIGO 
I will do this, if you can bring it to anyI will do this, if you can bring it to any Oth II.i.272
opportunity. opportunity. Oth II.i.273
Iago. IAGO 
I warrant thee. Meete me by and by at the Cittadell. II warrant thee. Meet me by and by at the citadel. Iwarrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmOth II.i.274
must fetch his Necessaries a Shore. Farewell.must fetch his necessaries ashore. Farewell. Oth II.i.275
Rodo. RODERIGO 
Adieu. Adieu. Oth II.i.276
Exit.Exit Oth II.i.276
Iago.IAGO 
That Cassio loues her, I do well beleeu't:That Cassio loves her, I do well believe't: Oth II.i.277
That she loues him, 'tis apt, and of great Credite.That she loves him, 'tis apt and of great credit.apt (adj.)natural, predictable, plausible, to be expectedOth II.i.278
credit (n.)
old form: Credite
credibility, believing, belief
The Moore (how beit that I endure him not)The Moor – howbeit that I endure him not –howbeit that (conj.)
old form: how beit
although
Oth II.i.279
Is of a constant, louing, Noble Nature,Is of a constant, loving, noble nature, Oth II.i.280
And I dare thinke, he'le proue to DesdemonaAnd, I dare think, he'll prove to Desdemona Oth II.i.281
A most deere husband. Now I do loue her too,A most dear husband. Now, I do love her too; Oth II.i.282
Not out of absolute Lust, (though peraduentureNot out of absolute lust – though peradventureperadventure (adv.)
old form: peraduenture
perhaps, maybe, very likely
Oth II.i.283
I stand accomptant for as great a sin)I stand accountant for as great a sin –accountant (adj.)
old form: accomptant
accountable, responsible, answerable
Oth II.i.284
But partely led to dyet my Reuenge,But partly led to diet my revengediet (v.)
old form: dyet
feed to a satisfactory level, condition by feeding
Oth II.i.285
For that I do suspect the lustie MooreFor that I do suspect the lusty Moor Oth II.i.286
Hath leap'd into my Seate. The thought whereof,Hath leaped into my seat, the thought whereof Oth II.i.287
Doth (like a poysonous Minerall) gnaw my Inwardes:Doth, like a poisonous mineral, gnaw my inwards, Oth II.i.288
And nothing can, or shall content my SouleAnd nothing can, or shall, content my soul Oth II.i.289
Till I am eeuen'd with him, wife, for wift.Till I am evened with him, wife for wife; Oth II.i.290
Or fayling so, yet that I put the Moore,Or failing so, yet that I put the Moor Oth II.i.291
At least into a Ielouzie so strongAt least into a jealousy so strong Oth II.i.292
That iudgement cannot cure. Which thing to do,That judgement cannot cure. Which thing to do Oth II.i.293
If this poore Trash of Venice, whom I traceIf this poor trash of Venice, whom I leashtrash (v.)[hunting] rein in, keep in check, hold backOth II.i.294
For his quicke hunting, stand the putting on,For his quick hunting, stand the putting on,putting on (n.)instigation, prompting, urgingOth II.i.295
Ile haue our Michael Cassio on the hip,I'll have our Michael Cassio on the hip,hip, on / upon the[wrestling] at a disadvantage, in an unfavourable positionOth II.i.296
Abuse him to the Moore, in the right garbeAbuse him to the Moor in the rank garb –rank (adj.)gross, outlandish, coarseOth II.i.297
garb (n.)
old form: garbe
manner, style, fashion
(For I feare Cassio with my Night-Cape too)For I fear Cassio with my night-cap too – Oth II.i.298
Make the Moore thanke me, loue me, and reward me,Make the Moor thank me, love me, and reward me Oth II.i.299
For making him egregiously an Asse,For making him egregiously an ass, Oth II.i.300
And practising vpon his peace, and quiet,And practising upon his peace and quiet, Oth II.i.301
Euen to madnesse. 'Tis heere: but yet confus'd,Even to madness. 'Tis here, but yet confused: Oth II.i.302
Knaueries plaine face, is neuer seene, till vs'd.Knavery's plain face is never seen till used. Oth II.i.303
Exit.Exit Oth II.i.303
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