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Enter Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, and Attendants.Enter Othello, Desdemona, Cassio, and attendants Oth II.iii.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
Good Michael, looke you to the guard to night.Good Michael, look you to the guard tonight. Oth II.iii.1
Let's teach our selues that Honourable stop,Let's teach ourselves that honourable stop, Oth II.iii.2
Not to out-sport discretion.Not to outsport discretion.outsport (v.)
old form: out-sport
make merry beyond the bounds of, revel beyond the limits of
Oth II.iii.3
Cas. CASSIO 
Iago, hath direction what to do.Iago hath direction what to do; Oth II.iii.4
But notwithstanding with my personall eyeBut, notwithstanding, with my personal eye Oth II.iii.5
Will I looke to't.Will I look to't. Oth II.iii.6.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
Iago, is most honest:Iago is most honest. Oth II.iii.6.2
Michael, goodnight. To morrow with your earliest,Michael, good night. Tomorrow with your earliest Oth II.iii.7
Let me haue speech with you. Come my deere Loue,Let me have speech with you. (To Desdemona) Come, my dear love, Oth II.iii.8
The purchase made, the fruites are to ensue,The purchase made, the fruits are to ensue: Oth II.iii.9
That profit's yet to come 'tweene me, and you.That profit's yet to come 'tween me and you. Oth II.iii.10
Goodnight. Good night. Oth II.iii.11
Exit.Exeunt Othello, Desdemona, and attendants Oth II.iii.11
Enter Iago.Enter Iago Oth II.iii.12
Cas. CASSIO 
Welcome Iago: we must to the Watch.Welcome, Iago; we must to the watch. Oth II.iii.12
Iago. IAGO 
Not this houre Lieutenant: 'tis not yet ten o'th'clocke.Not this hour, Lieutenant; 'tis not yet ten o'th' clock. Oth II.iii.13
Our Generall cast vs thus earely for the loue of his Our General cast us thus early for the love of hiscast (v.)dismiss, discharge, releaseOth II.iii.14
Desdemona: Who, let vs not therefore blame; he hathDesdemona; who let us not therefore blame. He hath Oth II.iii.15
not yet made wanton the night with her: and she is not yet made wanton the night with her; and she iswanton (adj.)sexually hot, passionate, sportiveOth II.iii.16
sport for Ioue.sport for Jove.Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godOth II.iii.17
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
Cas. CASSIO 
She's a most exquisite Lady.She is a most exquisite lady. Oth II.iii.18
Iago. IAGO 
And Ile warrant her, full of Game.And, I'll warrant her, full of game.warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmOth II.iii.19
game (n.)game of love, amorous play
Cas. CASSIO 
Indeed shes a most fresh and delicate creature.Indeed, she is a most fresh and delicate creature.delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, daintyOth II.iii.20
Iago. IAGO 
What an eye she ha's? / Methinkes it sounds a parley toWhat an eye she has! Methinks it sounds a parley tomethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)
old form: Methinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Oth II.iii.21
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
prouocation.provocation.provocation (n.)
old form: prouocation
erotic stimulation, inciting lustful thoughts
Oth II.iii.22
Cas. CASSIO 
An inuiting eye:/ And yet me thinkes right modest.An inviting eye, and yet methinks right modest. Oth II.iii.23
Iago. IAGO 
And when she speakes, / Is it not an Alarum to Loue?And when she speaks, is it not an alarum to love?alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)arousal, incitement, encouragementOth II.iii.24
Cas. CASSIO 
She is indeed perfection.She is indeed perfection. Oth II.iii.25
Iago. IAGO 
Well: happinesse to their Sheetes. Come Lieutenant,Well, happiness to their sheets! Come, Lieutenant, Oth II.iii.26
I haue a stope of Wine, and heere without are a brace ofI have a stoup of wine; and here without are a brace ofbrace (n.)group of two, couple, pairOth II.iii.27
stoup (n.)
old form: stope
cup, flagon, jug, tankard
Cyprus Gallants, that would faine haue a measure to theCyprus gallants that would fain have a measure to themeasure (n.)[of drink] vessel-full, totOth II.iii.28
fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
health of blacke Othello.health of black Othello. Oth II.iii.29
Cas. CASSIO 
Not to night, good Iago, I haue very poore, andNot tonight, good Iago. I have very poor and Oth II.iii.30
vnhappie Braines for drinking. I could well wish Curtesieunhappy brains for drinking. I could well wish courtesy Oth II.iii.31
would inuent some other Custome of entertainment.would invent some other custom of entertainment. Oth II.iii.32
Iago. IAGO 
Oh, they are our Friends: but one Cup, Ile drinke forO, they are our friends! But one cup; I'll drink for Oth II.iii.33
you.you. Oth II.iii.34
Cassio. CASSIO 
I haue drunke but one Cup to night, and that wasI have drunk but one cup tonight, and that was Oth II.iii.35
craftily qualified too: and behold what inouation itcraftily qualified too; and behold what innovation itinnovation (n.)
old form: inouation
revolution, disturbance, commotion
Oth II.iii.36
qualify (v.)dilute, weaken, mix with water
makes heere. I am infortunate in the infirmity, and daremakes here. I am unfortunate in the infirmity and dare Oth II.iii.37
not taske my weakenesse with any more.not task my weakness with any more. Oth II.iii.38
Iago. IAGO 
What man? 'Tis a night of Reuels, the Gallants desireWhat, man! 'Tis a night of revels; the gallants desiregallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashionOth II.iii.39
it.it. Oth II.iii.40
Cas. CASSIO 
Where are they?Where are they? Oth II.iii.41
Iago. IAGO 
Heere, at the doore: I pray you call them in.Here, at the door: I pray you call them in. Oth II.iii.42
Cas. CASSIO 
Ile do't, but it dislikes me. I'll do't, but it dislikes me.dislike (v.)upset, displease, offendOth II.iii.43
Exit.Exit Oth II.iii.43
Iago. IAGO 
If I can fasten but one Cup vpon himIf I can fasten but one cup upon him, Oth II.iii.44
With that which he hath drunke to night alreadie,With that which he hath drunk tonight already, Oth II.iii.45
He'l be as full of Quarrell, and offenceHe'll be as full of quarrel and offence Oth II.iii.46
As my yong Mistris dogge. / Now my sicke Foole Rodorigo,As my young mistress' dog. Now my sick fool Roderigo, Oth II.iii.47
Whom Loue hath turn'd almost the wrong side out,Whom love hath turned almost the wrong side out, Oth II.iii.48
To Desdemona hath to night Carrows'd.To Desdemona hath tonight carousedcarouse (v.)
old form: Carrows'd
drink at length, imbibe long draughts
Oth II.iii.49
Potations, pottle-deepe; and he's to watch.Potations pottle-deep; and he's to watch.watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-outOth II.iii.50
potation (n.)draught, drinking-bout
pottle-deep (adj.)
old form: pottle-deepe
to the bottom of a two-quart vessel
Three else of Cyprus, Noble swelling Spirites,Three else of Cyprus, noble swelling spirits –swelling (adj.)swollen [with pride], arrogantOth II.iii.51
(That hold their Honours in a wary distance,That hold their honours in a wary distance, Oth II.iii.52
The very Elements of this Warrelike Isle)The very elements of this warlike isle –element (n.)essence, embodiment, heart and soulOth II.iii.53
Haue I to night fluster'd with flowing Cups,Have I tonight flustered with flowing cups, Oth II.iii.54
And they Watch too. / Now 'mongst this Flocke of drunkardsAnd they watch too. Now 'mongst this flock of drunkards,watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-outOth II.iii.55
Am I put to our Cassio in some ActionAm I to put our Cassio in some action Oth II.iii.56
That may offend the Isle. But here they come.That may offend the isle. But here they come; Oth II.iii.57
If Consequence do but approue my dreame,If consequence do but approve my dream,approve (v.)
old form: approue
prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
Oth II.iii.58
consequence (n.)course of events, subsequent happenings
My Boate sailes freely, both with winde and Streame.My boat sails freely both with wind and stream.stream (n.)
old form: Streame
current, flow, drift
Oth II.iii.59
Enter Cassio, Montano, and Gentlemen.Enter Cassio with Montano and Gentlemen, and Oth II.iii.60.1
servants with wine Oth II.iii.60.2
Cas. CASSIO 
'Fore heauen, they haue giuen me a rowse already.'Fore God, they have given me a rouse already.rouse (n.)
old form: rowse
full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
Oth II.iii.60
Mon. MONTANO 
Good-faith a litle one: not past a pint, as I amGood faith, a little one; not past a pint, as I am Oth II.iii.61
a Souldier.a soldier. Oth II.iii.62
Iago. IAGO 
Some Wine hoa.Some wine, ho! Oth II.iii.63
And let me the Cannakin clinke, clinke:(sings) And let me the canakin clink, clink;canakin, cannakin (n.)little can, small drinking vesselOth II.iii.64
And let me the Cannakin clinke.And let me the canakin clink; Oth II.iii.65
A Souldiers a man: A soldier's a man Oth II.iii.66
Oh, mans life's but a span,O, man's life's but a span; Oth II.iii.67
Why then let a Souldier drinke.Why, then, let a soldier drink. Oth II.iii.68
Some Wine Boyes.Some wine, boys. Oth II.iii.69
Cas. CASSIO 
'Fore Heauen: an excellent Song.'Fore God, an excellent song. Oth II.iii.70
Iago. IAGO 
I learn'd it in England: where indeed they are most I learned it in England, where indeed they are most Oth II.iii.71
potent in Potting. Your Dane, your Germaine, and your potent in potting. Your Dane, your German, and yourpotting (n.)drinking, tippling, imbibingOth II.iii.72
potent (adj.)capable, accomplished, competent
swag-belly'd Hollander, (drinke hoa) are nothing toswag-bellied Hollander – drink, ho! – are nothing toswag-bellied (adj.)
old form: swag-belly'd
pendulous-bellied, with a hanging paunch
Oth II.iii.73
your English.your English. Oth II.iii.74
Cassio. CASSIO 
Is your Englishmen so exquisite in his drinking? Is your Englishman so expert in his drinking? Oth II.iii.75
Iago. IAGO 
Why, he drinkes you with facillitie, your Dane deadWhy, he drinks you with facility your Dane dead Oth II.iii.76
drunke. He sweates not to ouerthrow your Almaine. Hedrunk; he sweats not to overthrow your Almaine; heAlmaine (n.)German [person]Oth II.iii.77
giues your Hollander a vomit, ere the next Pottle can be gives your Hollander a vomit, ere the next pottle can bepottle, pottle-pot (n.)drinking vessel containing two quartsOth II.iii.78
fill'd.filled. Oth II.iii.79
Cas. CASSIO 
To the health of our Generall.To the health of our General! Oth II.iii.80
Mon. MONTANO 
I am for it Lieutenant: and Ile do youI am for it, Lieutenant; and I'll do you Oth II.iii.81
Iustice.justice. Oth II.iii.82
Iago. IAGO 
Oh sweet England.O, sweet England! Oth II.iii.83
King Stephen was and-a worthy Peere,(sings) King Stephen was and-a worthy peer, Oth II.iii.84
His Breeches cost him but a Crowne,His breeches cost him but a crown; Oth II.iii.85
He held them Six pence all to deere,He held them sixpence all too dear; Oth II.iii.86
With that he cal'd the Tailor Lowne:With that he called the tailor lown.lown, loon (n.)
old form: Lowne
rogue, sluggard; worthless idiot
Oth II.iii.87
He was a wight of high Renowne,He was a wight of high renown,wight (n.)[archaism] person, human beingOth II.iii.88
And thou art but of low degree:And thou art but of low degree;degree (n.)rank, station, standingOth II.iii.89
'Tis Pride that pulls the Country downe,'Tis pride that pulls the country down; Oth II.iii.90
And take thy awl'd Cloake about thee.Then take thine auld cloak about thee.auld (adj.)
old form: awl'd
old
Oth II.iii.91
Some Wine hoa.Some wine, ho! Oth II.iii.92
Cassio. CASSIO 
Why this is a more exquisite Song then the'Fore God, this is a more exquisite song than the Oth II.iii.93
other. other. Oth II.iii.94
Iago. IAGO 
Will you heare't againe?Will you hear't again? Oth II.iii.95
Cas. CASSIO 
No: for I hold him to be vnworthy of his Place,No, for I hold him to be unworthy of his placeplace (n.)position, post, office, rankOth II.iii.96
that do's those things. Well: heau'ns aboue all: and therethat does those things. Well, God's above all; and there Oth II.iii.97
be soules must be saued, and there be soules must not be be souls must be saved, and there be souls must not be Oth II.iii.98
saued.saved. Oth II.iii.99
Iago. IAGO 
It's true, good Lieutenant.It's true, good Lieutenant. Oth II.iii.100
Cas. CASSIO 
For mine owne part, no offence to the Generall,For mine own part – no offence to the General, Oth II.iii.101
nor any man of qualitie: I hope to be saued.nor any man of quality – I hope to be saved.quality (n.)
old form: qualitie
rank, standing, position
Oth II.iii.102
Iago. IAGO 
And so do I too Lieutenant.And so do I too, Lieutenant. Oth II.iii.103
Cassio. CASSIO 
I: (but by your leaue) not before me. TheAy, but, by your leave, not before me. The Oth II.iii.104
Lieutenant is to be saued before the Ancient. Let's haueLieutenant is to be saved before the Ancient. Let's have Oth II.iii.105
no more of this: let's to our Affaires. Forgiue vs ourno more of this; let's to our affairs. God forgive us our Oth II.iii.106
sinnes: Gentlemen let's looke to our businesse. Do notsins. Gentlemen, let's look to our business. Do not Oth II.iii.107
thinke Gentlemen, I am drunke: this is my Ancient, thisthink, gentlemen, I am drunk: this is my Ancient, this Oth II.iii.108
is my right hand, and this is my left. I am not drunkeis my right hand, and this is my left. I am not drunk Oth II.iii.109
now: I can stand well enough, and I speake well enough.now: I can stand well enough and I speak well enough. Oth II.iii.110
Gent. GENTLEMEN 
Excellent well.Excellent well. Oth II.iii.111
Cas. CASSIO 
Why very well then: you must not thinke then, that IWhy, very well; you must not think then that I Oth II.iii.112
am drunke. am drunk. Oth II.iii.113
Exit.Exit Oth II.iii.113
Monta. MONTANO 
To th'Platforme (Masters) come, let's set theTo th' platform, masters; come, let's set theplatform (n.)
old form: Platforme
gun-platform, battery emplacement
Oth II.iii.114
Watch.watch. Oth II.iii.115
Iago. IAGO 
You see this Fellow, that is gone before,You see this fellow that's gone before: Oth II.iii.116
He's a Souldier, fit to stand by Casar,He is a soldier, fit to stand by Caesar Oth II.iii.117
And giue direction. And do but see his vice,And give direction; and do but see his vice: Oth II.iii.118
'Tis to his vertue, a iust Equinox,'Tis to his virtue a just equinox,equinox (n.)counterbalance, having one as long as the otherOth II.iii.119
The one as long as th'other. 'Tis pittie of him:The one as long as th' other. 'Tis pity of him. Oth II.iii.120
I feare the trust Othello puts him in,I fear the trust Othello puts in him, Oth II.iii.121
On some odde time of his infirmitieOn some odd time of his infirmity,odd (adj.)
old form: odde
casual, chance, or other
Oth II.iii.122
Will shake this Island.Will shake this island. Oth II.iii.123.1
Mont. MONTANO 
But is he often thus?But is he often thus? Oth II.iii.123.2
Iago. IAGO 
'Tis euermore his prologue to his sleepe,'Tis evermore the prologue to his sleep: Oth II.iii.124
He'le watch the Horologe a double Set,He'll watch the horologe a double set,set (n.)setting, cycle, revolutionOth II.iii.125
horologe (n.)clock, dial, timepiece
If Drinke rocke not his Cradle.If drink rock not his cradle. Oth II.iii.126.1
Mont. MONTANO 
It were wellIt were well Oth II.iii.126.2
The Generall were put in mind of it:The General were put in mind of it: Oth II.iii.127
Perhaps he sees it not, or his good naturePerhaps he sees it not, or his good nature Oth II.iii.128
Prizes the vertue that appeares in Cassio,Prizes the virtue that appears in Cassio Oth II.iii.129
And lookes not on his euills: is not this true?And looks not on his evils. Is not this true? Oth II.iii.130
Enter Rodorigo.Enter Roderigo Oth II.iii.131
Iago. IAGO 
How now Rodorigo? (aside) How now, Roderigo! Oth II.iii.131
I pray you after the Lieutenant, go.I pray you after the Lieutenant go! Oth II.iii.132
Exit Roderigo Oth II.iii.132
Mon. MONTANO 
And 'tis great pitty, that the Noble MooreAnd 'tis great pity that the noble Moor Oth II.iii.133
Should hazard such a Place, as his owne SecondShould hazard such a place as his own secondplace (n.)position, post, office, rankOth II.iii.134
hazard (v.)expose to danger, put at risk
With one of an ingraft Infirmitie,With one of an ingraft infirmity.ingraft, engraffed (adj.)ingrafted, ingrained, deep-rootedOth II.iii.135
It were an honest Action, to say It were an honest action to say Oth II.iii.136
so / To the Moore.So to the Moor. Oth II.iii.137.1
Iago. IAGO 
Not I, for this faire Island,Not I, for this fair island! Oth II.iii.137.2
I do loue Cassio well: and would do muchI do love Cassio well and would do much Oth II.iii.138
To cure him of this euill,To cure him of this evil. Oth II.iii.139.1
(Cry within) ‘ Help! Help!’ Oth II.iii.139
But hearke, what noise?But hark, what noise? Oth II.iii.139.2
Enter Cassio pursuing Rodorigo.Enter Cassio, pursuing Roderigo Oth II.iii.140.1
Cas. CASSIO 
You Rogue: you Rascall.Zounds, you rogue, you rascal!zounds (int.)God's woundsOth II.iii.140
Mon. MONTANO 
What's the matter Lieutenant?What's the matter, Lieutenant? Oth II.iii.141
Cas. CASSIO 
A Knaue teach me my dutie? Ile beate the Knaue intoA knave teach me my duty? I'll beat the knave intoknave (n.)
old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Oth II.iii.142
a Twiggen-Bottle.a twiggen bottle.twiggen-bottle (n.)bottle cased in wickerworkOth II.iii.143
Rod. RODERIGO 
Beate me?Beat me? Oth II.iii.144
Cas. CASSIO 
Dost thou prate, Rogue?Dost thou prate, rogue?prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blatherOth II.iii.145
He strikes Roderigo Oth II.iii.146
Mon. MONTANO 
Nay, good Lieutenant: / I pray you Sir, holdNay, good Lieutenant; I pray you, sir, hold Oth II.iii.146
your hand.your hand. Oth II.iii.147
Cassio. CASSIO 
Let me go (Sir) / Or Ile knocke you o're the Mazard.Let me go, sir, or I'll knock you o'er the mazzard.mazzard (n.)
old form: Mazard
[jocular] skull, head, bowl
Oth II.iii.148
Mon. MONTANO 
Come, come: you're drunke.Come, come, you're drunk. Oth II.iii.149
Cassio. CASSIO 
Drunke?Drunk! Oth II.iii.150
Iago. IAGO  
(to Roderigo) Oth II.iii.151.1
Away I say: go out and cry a Mutinie.Away, I say; go out and cry a mutiny.mutiny (n.)riot, civil disturbance, state of discordOth II.iii.151
Exit Roderigo Oth II.iii.151
Nay good Lieutenant. Alas Gentlemen:Nay, good Lieutenant. God's will, gentleman! Oth II.iii.152
Helpe hoa. Lieutenant. Sir Montano:Help, ho! Lieutenant! Sir! Montano! Sir! Oth II.iii.153
Helpe Masters. Heere's a goodly Watch indeed.Help, masters. Here's a goodly watch indeed.goodly (adj.)splendid, excellent, fineOth II.iii.154
Bell rings Oth II.iii.155
Who's that which rings the Bell: Diablo, hoa:Who's that which rings the bell? Diablo, ho! Oth II.iii.155
The Towne will rise. Fie, fie Lieutenant,The town will rise. God's will, Lieutenant, hold! Oth II.iii.156
You'le be asham'd for euer.You will be shamed for ever! Oth II.iii.157
Enter Othello, and Attendants.Enter Othello and attendants Oth II.iii.158
Othe. OTHELLO 
What is the matter heere?What is the matter here? Oth II.iii.158.1
Mon. MONTANO 
I bleed still,Zounds, I bleed still. Oth II.iii.158.2
I am hurt to th'death. He dies.I am hurt to th' death. Oth II.iii.159.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
Hold for your liues.Hold for your lives! Oth II.iii.159.2
Iag. IAGO 
Hold hoa: Lieutenant, Sir Montano, Gentlemen:Hold, ho, Lieutenant, sir, Montano, gentlemen! Oth II.iii.160
Haue you forgot all place of sense and dutie?Have you forgot all sense of place and duty?place (n.)position, post, office, rankOth II.iii.161
Hold. The Generall speaks to you: hold for shame.Hold! The General speaks to you: hold, for shame! Oth II.iii.162
Oth. OTHELLO 
Why how now hoa? From whence ariseth this?Why, how now, ho! From whence ariseth this? Oth II.iii.163
Are we turn'd Turkes? and to our selues do thatAre we turned Turks and to ourselves do that Oth II.iii.164
Which Heauen hath forbid the Ottamittes.Which heaven hath forbid the Ottomites? Oth II.iii.165
For Christian shame, put by this barbarous Brawle:For Christian shame, put by this barbarous brawl.put by (v.)give up, desist fromOth II.iii.166
He that stirs next, to carue for his owne rage,He that stirs next to carve for his own ragecarve (v.)
old form: carue
choose, select [as of a slice of meat]
Oth II.iii.167
Holds his soule light: He dies vpon his Motion.Holds his soul light: he dies upon his motion.motion (n.)act of moving, movement, stirringOth II.iii.168
light (adj.)[of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
Silence that dreadfull Bell, it frights the Isle,Silence that dreadful bell: it frights the isledreadful (adj.)
old form: dreadfull
inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
Oth II.iii.169
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
From her propriety. What is the matter, Masters?From her propriety. What is the matter, masters?propriety (n.)natural state, normal conditionOth II.iii.170
Honest Iago, that lookes dead with greeuing,Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving,dead (adj.)death-like, lifeless, spiritlessOth II.iii.171
Speake: who began this? On thy loue I charge thee?Speak, who began this? On thy love I charge thee. Oth II.iii.172
Iago. IAGO 
I do not know: Friends all, but now, euen now.I do not know. Friends all but now, even now, Oth II.iii.173
In Quarter, and in termes like Bride, and GroomeIn quarter and in terms like bride and groomquarter (n.)relationships, relations, mutual conductOth II.iii.174
Deuesting them for Bed: and then, but now:Devesting them for bed; and then but now –devest, divest (v.)
old form: Deuesting
undress, unclothe, disrobe
Oth II.iii.175
(As if some Planet had vnwitted men)As if some planet had unwitted men –unwit (v.)
old form: vnwitted
deprive of wits, make crazy
Oth II.iii.176
Swords out, and tilting one at others breastes,Swords out, and tilting one at others' breaststilt (v.)joust, fight [with lances], thrustOth II.iii.177
In opposition bloody. I cannot speakeIn opposition bloody. I cannot speak Oth II.iii.178
Any begining to this peeuish oddes.Any beginning to this peevish odds;odds (n. plural)
old form: oddes
quarrel, disagreement, strife
Oth II.iii.179
peevish (adj.)
old form: peeuish
silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
And would, in Action glorious, I had lostAnd would in action glorious I had lostaction (n.)engagement, combat, fightingOth II.iii.180
Those legges, that brought me to a part of it.Those legs that brought me to a part of it. Oth II.iii.181
Othe. OTHELLO 
How comes it (Michaell) you are thus forgot?How comes it, Michael, you are thus forgot?forget (v.)behave inappropriately, lose sight of one's positionOth II.iii.182
Cas. CASSIO 
I pray you pardon me, I cannot speake.I pray you, pardon me: I cannot speak. Oth II.iii.183
Othe. OTHELLO 
Worthy Montano, you were wont to be ciuill:Worthy Montano, you were wont to be civil:wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit ofOth II.iii.184
The grauitie, and stillnesse of your youthThe gravity and stillness of your youthstillness (n.)
old form: stillnesse
restraint, sobriety, quietness of behaviour
Oth II.iii.185
The world hath noted. And your name is greatThe world hath noted; and your name is great Oth II.iii.186
In mouthes of wisest Censure. What's the matterIn mouths of wisest censure. What's the mattercensure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticismOth II.iii.187
That you vnlace your reputation thus,That you unlace your reputation thus Oth II.iii.188
And spend your rich opinion, for the nameAnd spend your rich opinion for the nameopinion (n.)reputation, character, honourOth II.iii.189
rich (adj.)high, noble, great
Of a night-brawler? Giue me answer to it.Of a night-brawler? Give me answer to it. Oth II.iii.190
Mon. MONTANO 
Worthy Othello, I am hurt to danger,Worthy Othello, I am hurt to danger. Oth II.iii.191
Your Officer Iago, can informe you,Your officer, Iago, can inform you, Oth II.iii.192
While I spare speech which something now offends me.While I spare speech, which something now offends me,offend (v.)harm, hurt, painOth II.iii.193
spare (v.)omit, avoid, refrain [from]
something (adv.)a little, to some extent
Of all that I do know, nor know I oughtOf all that I do know; nor know I aughtaught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Oth II.iii.194
By me, that's said, or done amisse this night,By me that's said or done amiss this night, Oth II.iii.195
Vnlesse selfe-charitie be sometimes a vice,Unless self-charity be sometimes a vice, Oth II.iii.196
And to defend our selues, it be a sinneAnd to defend ourselves it be a sin Oth II.iii.197
When violence assailes vs.When violence assails us. Oth II.iii.198.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
Now by Heauen,Now, by heaven, Oth II.iii.198.2
My blood begins my safer Guides to rule,My blood begins my safer guides to rule,blood (n.)anger, temper, passionOth II.iii.199
And passion (hauing my best iudgement collied)And passion, having my best judgement collied,collied (adj.)clouded, blackened, muddiedOth II.iii.200
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
Assaies to leade the way. If I once stir,Assays to lead the way. Zounds, if I stir,assay (v.)
old form: Assaies
attempt, try, venture
Oth II.iii.201
Or do but lift this Arme, the best of youOr do but lift this arm, the best of you Oth II.iii.202
Shall sinke in my rebuke. Giue me to knowShall sink in my rebuke. Give me to knowsink (v.)
old form: sinke
be ruined, give up, perish
Oth II.iii.203
How this foule Rout began: Who set it on,How this foul rout began, who set it on;rout (n.)brawl, disturbance, riotOth II.iii.204
And he that is approu'd in this offence,And he that is approved in this offence,approve (v.)
old form: approu'd
prove guilty, convict
Oth II.iii.205
Though he had twinn'd with me, both at a birth,Though he had twinned with me, both at a birth, Oth II.iii.206
Shall loose me. What in a Towne of warre,Shall lose me. What! In a town of warwar, town of (n.)
old form: Towne, warre
garrison town, fortified town
Oth II.iii.207
Yet wilde, the peoples hearts brim-full of feare,Yet wild, the people's hearts brimful of fear, Oth II.iii.208
To Manage priuate, and domesticke Quarrell?To manage private and domestic quarrelmanage (v.)conduct, carry onOth II.iii.209
In night, and on the Court and Guard of safetie?In night, and on the court and guard of safety,court (n.)care, custody, mindingOth II.iii.210
'Tis monstrous: Iago, who began't?'Tis monstrous. Iago, who began't? Oth II.iii.211
Mon. MONTANO 
If partially Affin'd, or league in office,If partially affined or leagued in office,affine (v.)
old form: Affin'd
bind by ties, obligate, make beholden
Oth II.iii.212
office (n.)role, position, place, function
partially (adv.)with partiality, in a biased way
league (v.)bind together, ally, confederate
Thou dost deliuer more, or lesse then Truth,Thou dost deliver more or less than truth,deliver (v.)
old form: deliuer
report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
Oth II.iii.213
Thou art no Souldier.Thou art no soldier. Oth II.iii.214.1
Iago. IAGO 
Touch me not so neere,Touch me not so near.touch (v.)wound, hurt, injureOth II.iii.214.2
near (adv.)closely, intimately, seriously
I had rather haue this tongue cut from my mouth,I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth Oth II.iii.215
Then it should do offence to Michaell Cassio.Than it should do offence to Michael Cassio. Oth II.iii.216
Yet I perswade my selfe, to speake the truthYet, I persuade myself, to speak the truth Oth II.iii.217
Shall nothing wrong him. This it is Generall:Shall nothing wrong him. This it is, General. Oth II.iii.218
Montano and my selfe being in speech,Montano and myself being in speech, Oth II.iii.219
There comes a Fellow, crying out for helpe,There comes a fellow, crying out for help, Oth II.iii.220
And Cassio following him with determin'd SwordAnd Cassio following with determined sword Oth II.iii.221
To execute vpon him. Sir, this Gentleman,To execute upon him. Sir, this gentlemanexecute (v.)implement, activate, bring into operationOth II.iii.222
Steppes in to Cassio, and entreats his pause;Steps in to Cassio and entreats his pause: Oth II.iii.223
My selfe, the crying Fellow did pursue,Myself the crying fellow did pursue Oth II.iii.224
Least by hisclamour (as it so fell out)Lest by his clamour – as it so fell out – Oth II.iii.225
The Towne might fall in fright. He, (swift of foote)The town might fall in fright. He, swift of foot, Oth II.iii.226
Out-ran my purpose: and I return'd then ratherOutran my purpose and I returned the ratherpurpose (n.)intention, aim, planOth II.iii.227
For that I heard the clinke, and fall of Swords,For that I heard the clink and fall of swords Oth II.iii.228
And Cassio high in oath: Which till to nightAnd Cassio high in oath, which till tonight Oth II.iii.229
I nere might say before. When I came backeI ne'er might say before. When I came back – Oth II.iii.230
(For this was briefe) I found them close togetherFor this was brief – I found them close together Oth II.iii.231
At blow, and thrust, euen as againe they wereAt blow and thrust, even as again they were Oth II.iii.232
When you your selfe did part them.When you yourself did part them. Oth II.iii.233
More of this matter cannot I report,More of this matter can I not report: Oth II.iii.234
But Men are Men: The best sometimes forget,But men are men; the best sometimes forget. Oth II.iii.235
Though Cassio did some little wrong to him,Though Cassio did some little wrong to him, Oth II.iii.236
As men in rage strike those that wish them best,As men in rage strike those that wish them best, Oth II.iii.237
Yet surely Cassio, I beleeue receiu'dYet surely Cassio, I believe, received Oth II.iii.238
From him that fled, some strange Indignitie,From him that fled some strange indignity Oth II.iii.239
Which patience could not passe.Which patience could not pass.pass (v.)
old form: passe
pass over, ignore, disregard
Oth II.iii.240.1
Othe. OTHELLO 
I know IagoI know, Iago, Oth II.iii.240.2
Thy honestie, and loue doth mince this matter,Thy honesty and love doth mince this matter,mince (v.)play down, soften, make little ofOth II.iii.241
Making it light to Cassio: Cassio, I loue thee,Making it light to Cassio. Cassio, I love thee, Oth II.iii.242
But neuer more be Officer of mine.But nevermore be officer of mine. Oth II.iii.243
Enter Desdemona attended.Enter Desdemona, attendedattend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Oth II.iii.244.1
Looke if my gentle Loue be not rais'd vp:Look, if my gentle love be not raised up.gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindOth II.iii.244
Ile make thee an example.I'll make thee an example. Oth II.iii.245.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
What is the matter (Deere?)What is the matter, dear? Oth II.iii.245.2
Othe. OTHELLO 
All's well, Sweeting: / Come away to bed.All's well now, sweeting: come away to bed.sweeting (n.)sweetheart, darling, dearestOth II.iii.246
Sir for your hurts, / My selfe will be your Surgeon. Lead him off:Sir, for your hurts myself will be your surgeon.surgeon (n.)doctor, physicianOth II.iii.247
Montano is led off Oth II.iii.247
Iago, looke with care about the Towne,Iago, look with care about the town Oth II.iii.248
And silence those whom this vil'd brawle distracted.And silence those whom this vile brawl distracted.distract (v.)[unclear meaning] perplex, bewilderOth II.iii.249
Come Desdemona, 'tis the Soldiers life,Come, Desdemona, 'tis the soldiers' life Oth II.iii.250
To haue their Balmy slumbers wak'd with strife. To have their balmy slumbers waked with strife.balmy (adj.)soothing, healing, restorativeOth II.iii.251
Exit.Exeunt all but Iago and Cassio Oth II.iii.251
Iago. IAGO 
What are you hurt Lieutenant?What, are you hurt, Lieutenant? Oth II.iii.252
Cas. CASSIO 
I, past all Surgery.Ay, past all surgery. Oth II.iii.253
Iago. IAGO 
Marry Heauen forbid.Marry, God forbid!marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryOth II.iii.254
Cas. CASSIO 
Reputation, Reputation, Reputation: Oh I haue lost Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost Oth II.iii.255
my Reputation. I haue lost the immortall part of myselfe,my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, Oth II.iii.256
and what remaines is bestiall. My Reputation, Iago, myand what remains is bestial. My reputation, Iago, my Oth II.iii.257
Reputation.reputation! Oth II.iii.258
Iago. IAGO 
As I am an honest man I had thought you had receiued As I am an honest man I thought you had received Oth II.iii.259
some bodily wound; there is more sence in thatsome bodily wound: there is more sense in thatoffence (n.)[Q variant] damage, injury, harmOth II.iii.260
then in Reputation. Reputation is an idle, and most falsethan in reputation. Reputation is an idle and most falsefalse (adj.)defective, weak, inadequateOth II.iii.261
imposition; oft got without merit, aud lost withoutimposition; oft got without merit and lost withoutoft (adv.)oftenOth II.iii.262
deseruing. You haue lost no Reputation at all, vnlesse youdeserving. You have lost no reputation at all, unless you Oth II.iii.263
repute your selfe such a looser. What man, there arerepute yourself such a loser. What, man! There are Oth II.iii.264
more wayes to recouer the Generall againe. You are but now cast ways to recover the General again. You are but now castcast (v.)cast off, discard, dismiss, rejectOth II.iii.265
in his moode, (a punishment more in policie, then inin his mood – a punishment more in policy than inpolicy (n.)
old form: policiei
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
Oth II.iii.266
malice) euen so as one would beate his offencelesse dogge, romalice – even so as one would beat his offenceless dog tomalice (n.)hostility, hatred, ill-will, enmityOth II.iii.267
offenceless (adj.)
old form: offencelesse
incapable of causing offence, harmless
affright an Imperious Lyon. Sue to him againe, and he'saffright an imperious lion. Sue to him again, and he'saffright (v.)frighten, terrify, scareOth II.iii.268
yours.yours. Oth II.iii.269
Cas. CASSIO 
I will rather sue to be despis'd, then to deceiue soI will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so Oth II.iii.270
good a Commander, with so slight, so drunken, and sogood a commander with so slight, so drunken, and solight (adj.)[Q variant] [of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheapOth II.iii.271
slight (adj.)worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothing
indiscreet an Officer. Drunke? And speake Parrat? Andindiscreet an officer. Drunk! And speak parrot! Andparrot (n.)
old form: Parrat
nonsense, rubbish, without understanding
Oth II.iii.272
squabble? Swagger? Sweare? And discourse Fustian withsquabble! Swagger! Swear! And discourse fustian withdiscourse (v.)talk, chat, converseOth II.iii.273
swagger (v.)force by blustering language, bully
fustian (n.)bombast, nonsense, gibberish
ones owne shadow? Oh thou invisible spirit of Wine, ifone's own shadow! O, thou invisible spirit of wine, if Oth II.iii.274
thou hast no name to be knowne by, let vs call thee Diuell.thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil. Oth II.iii.275
Iago. IAGO 
What was he that you follow'd with yourWhat was he that you followed with your sword? Oth II.iii.276
Sword? What had he done to you?What had he done to you? Oth II.iii.277
Cas. CASSIO 
I know not.I know not. Oth II.iii.278
Iago. IAGO 
Is't possible?Is't possible? Oth II.iii.279
Cas. CASSIO 
I remember a masse of things, but nothing distinctly:I remember a mass of things, but nothing distinctly;distinctly (adv.)clearly, without confusionOth II.iii.280
a Quarrell, but nothing wherefore. Oh, thata quarrel, but nothing wherefore. O God, that Oth II.iii.281
men should put an Enemie in their mouthes, to steale awaymen should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away Oth II.iii.282
their Braines? that we should with ioy, pleasance, reuelltheir brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revelpleasance (n.)pleasure, delight, gratificationOth II.iii.283
and applause, transforme our selues into Beasts.and applause transform ourselves into beasts! Oth II.iii.284
Iago. IAGO 
Why? But you are now well enough: how came youWhy, but you are now well enough! How came you Oth II.iii.285
thus recouered?thus recovered? Oth II.iii.286
Cas. CASSIO 
It hath pleas'd the diuell drunkennesse, to giue placeIt hath pleased the devil drunkenness to give place Oth II.iii.287
to the diuell wrath, one vnperfectnesse, shewes me anotherto the devil wrath: one unperfectness shows me another,unperfectness (n.)
old form: vnperfectnesse
imperfection, defect, flaw
Oth II.iii.288
to make me frankly despise my selfe.to make me frankly despise myself. Oth II.iii.289
Iago. IAGO 
Come, you are too seuere a Moraller. As the Time,Come, you are too severe a moraller. As the time,moraller (n.)moralizer, self-criticOth II.iii.290
the Place, & the Condition of this Country stands Ithe place and the condition of this country stands, I Oth II.iii.291
could hartily wish this had not befalne: but sincecould heartily wish this had not so befallen: but sincebefall (v.), past forms befallen, befell
old form: befalne
happen, occur, take place, turn out
Oth II.iii.292
it is, as it is, mend it for your owne good.it is as it is, mend it for your own good. Oth II.iii.293
Cas. CASSIO 
I will aske him for my Place againe, he shall tell me,I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell meplace (n.)position, post, office, rankOth II.iii.294
I am a drunkard: had I as many mouthes as Hydra, suchI am a drunkard. Had I as many mouths as Hydra, suchHydra (n.)[pron: 'hiydra] many-headed monster, the child of Typhon and Echnida; as each head was cut off, it grew againOth II.iii.295
an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensiblean answer would stop them all. To be now a sensiblesensible (adj.)endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsibleOth II.iii.296
man, by and by a Foole, and presently a Beast. Oh strange!man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast! O, strange!presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at onceOth II.iii.297
Euery inordinate cup is vnbless'd, and the IngredientEvery inordinate cup is unblessed and the ingredienceinordinate (adj.)immoderate, intemperate, excessiveOth II.iii.298
ingredience (n.)
old form: Ingredient
composition, ingredients, contents
unordinate (adj.)[Q variant] inordinate, excessive, intemperate
is a diuell.is a devil. Oth II.iii.299
Iago. IAGO 
Come, come: good wine, is a good famillar Creature, ifCome, come; good wine is a good familiar creature ifcreature (n.)material comfort, drink, liquorOth II.iii.300
familiar (adj.)
old form: famillar
friendly, congenial, welcoming
it be well vs'd: exclaime no more against it. And goodit be well used: exclaim no more against it. And, goodexclaim against / on (v.)
old form: exclaime
decry, cry out against, rail at
Oth II.iii.301
Lieutenant, I thinke, you thinke I loue you.Lieutenant, I think you think I love you. Oth II.iii.302
Cassio. CASSIO 
I haue well approued it, Sir. I drunke?I have well approved it, sir. I drunk!approve (v.)
old form: approued
put to the proof, test, try
Oth II.iii.303
Iago. IAGO 
You, or any man liuing, may be drunke at a time man.You or any man living may be drunk at a time, man. Oth II.iii.304
I tell you what you shall do: Our General's Wife, isI'll tell you what you shall do. Our General's wife is Oth II.iii.305
now the Generall. I may say so, in this respect, for thatnow the General. I may say so in this respect, for that Oth II.iii.306
he hath deuoted, and giuen vp himselfe to the Contemplation,he hath devoted and given up himself to the contemplation, Oth II.iii.307
marke: and deuotement of her parts and Graces.mark, and denotement of her parts and graces.denotement (n.)account, description, making knownOth II.iii.308
devotement (n.)
old form: deuotement
worship, reverence
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
Confesse your selfe freely to her: Importune her helpe toConfess yourself freely to her; importune her help toimportune (v.)beg [for], ask persistently [for]Oth II.iii.309
put you in your place againe. She is of so free, so kinde, soput you in your place again. She is of so free, so kind, sofree (adj.)noble, honourable, worthyOth II.iii.310
apt, so blessed a disposition, she holds it a vice in herapt, so blessed a disposition, that she holds it a vice in her Oth II.iii.311
goodnesse, not to do more then she is requested. Thisgoodness not to do more than she is requested. This Oth II.iii.312
broken ioynt betweene you, and her husband, entreat herbroken joint between you and her husband, entreat her Oth II.iii.313
to splinter. And my Fortunes against any lay worthto splinter; and my fortunes against any lay worthsplinter (v.)put in a splint, secure, bind upOth II.iii.314
lay (n.)wager, stake, bet
naming, this cracke of your Loue, shall grow stronger, thennaming, this crack of your love shall grow stronger thancrack (n.)
old form: cracke
flaw, defect, deficiency
Oth II.iii.315
it was before.it was before. Oth II.iii.316
Cassio. CASSIO 
You aduise me well.You advise me well. Oth II.iii.317
Iago. IAGO 
I protest in the sinceritie of Loue, and honestI protest in the sincerity of love and honest Oth II.iii.318
kindnesse.kindness. Oth II.iii.319
Cassio. CASSIO 
I thinke it freely: and betimes in the morning, I willI think it freely; and betimes in the morning I willbetimes (adv.)early in the morning, at an early hourOth II.iii.320
beseech the vertuous Desdemona to vndertake for me:beseech the virtuous Desdemona to undertake for me. Oth II.iii.321
I am desperate of my Fortunes if they check me.I am desperate of my fortunes if they check me here. Oth II.iii.322
Iago. IAGO 
You are in the right: good night Lieutenant, I must You are in the right. Good night, Lieutenant, I must Oth II.iii.323
to the Watch.to the watch. Oth II.iii.324
Cassio. CASSIO 
Good night, honest Iago.Good night, honest Iago. Oth II.iii.325
Exit Cassio.Exit Oth II.iii.325
Iago.IAGO 
And what's he then, / That saies I play the Villaine?And what's he then that says I play the villain, Oth II.iii.326
When this aduise is free I giue, and honest,When this advice is free I give, and honest, Oth II.iii.327
Proball to thinking, and indeed the courseProbal to thinking, and indeed the coursecourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingOth II.iii.328
probal (adj.)
old form: Proball
reasonable, sure to be approved by
To win the Moore againe. / For 'tis most easieTo win the Moor again? For 'tis most easy Oth II.iii.329
Th'inclyning Desdemona to subdueTh' inclining Desdemona to subduesubdue (v.)persuade, convince, prevail overOth II.iii.330
inclining (adj.)
old form: inclyning
compliant, sympathetic, submissive
In any honest Suite. She's fram'd as fruitefullIn any honest suit. She's framed as fruitfulsuit (n.)
old form: Suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
Oth II.iii.331
fruitful (adj.)
old form: fruitefull
generous, bountiful, liberal
As the free Elements. And then for herAs the free elements; and then for herelement (n.)(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]Oth II.iii.332
To win the Moore, were to renownce his Baptisme,To win the Moor, were't to renounce his baptism, Oth II.iii.333
All Seales, and Simbols of redeemed sin:All seals and symbols of redeemed sin,seal (n.)
old form: Seales
pledge, promise, token, sign
Oth II.iii.334
His Soule is so enfetter'd to her Loue,His soul is so enfettered to her love,enfettered (adj.)
old form: enfetter'd
placed in fetters, enchained, enslaved
Oth II.iii.335
That she may make, vnmake, do what she list,That she may make, unmake, do what she list, Oth II.iii.336
Euen as her Appetite shall play the God,Even as her appetite shall play the godappetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancyOth II.iii.337
With his weake Function. How am I then a Villaine,With his weak function. How am I then a villainfunction (n.)ability to exercise the faculties, natural powersOth II.iii.338
To Counsell Cassio to this paralell course,To counsel Cassio to this parallel coursecourse (n.)course of action, way of proceedingOth II.iii.339
Directly to his good? Diuinitie of hell,Directly to his good? Divinity of hell!divinity (n.)
old form: Diuinitie
theology
Oth II.iii.340
directly (adv.)plainly, clearly, evidently
When diuels will the blackest sinnes put on,When devils will the blackest sins put on,put on (v.)instigate, provoke, inciteOth II.iii.341
They do suggest at first with heauenly shewes,They do suggest at first with heavenly shows Oth II.iii.342
As I do now. For whiles this honest FooleAs I do now. For whiles this honest fool Oth II.iii.343
Plies Desdemona, to repaire his Fortune,Plies Desdemona to repair his fortunes Oth II.iii.344
And she for him, pleades strongly to the Moore,And she for him pleads strongly to the Moor, Oth II.iii.345
Ile powre this pestilence into his eare:I'll pour this pestilence into his ear: Oth II.iii.346
That she repeales him, for her bodies Lust'That she repeals him for her body's lust,repeal (v.)
old form: repeales
recall, call back [from exile]
Oth II.iii.347
And by how much she striues to do him good,And by how much she strives to do him good, Oth II.iii.348
She shall vndo her Credite with the Moore.She shall undo her credit with the Moor. Oth II.iii.349
So will I turne her vertue into pitch,So will I turn her virtue into pitch,pitch (n.)black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]Oth II.iii.350
And out of her owne goodnesse make the Net,And out of her own goodness make the net Oth II.iii.351
That shall en-mash them all.That shall enmesh them all. Oth II.iii.352.1
Enter Rodorigo.Enter Roderigo Oth II.iii.352
How now Rodorigo?How now, Roderigo? Oth II.iii.352.2
Rodorigo. RODERIGO 
I do follow heere in the Chace, not like a HoundI do follow here in the chase, not like a hound Oth II.iii.353
that hunts, but one that filles vp the Crie. My Money isthat hunts, but one that fills up the cry. My money iscry (n.)
old form: Crie
company, pack [as of hounds]
Oth II.iii.354
almost spent; I haue bin to night exceedingly wellalmost spent; I have been tonight exceedingly well Oth II.iii.355
Cudgell'd: And I thinke the issue will bee, I shall haue socudgelled; and I think the issue will be, I shall have soissue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)Oth II.iii.356
much experience for my paines; And so, with no moneymuch experience for my pains; and so, with no money Oth II.iii.357
at all, and a little more Wit, returne againe to Venice.at all, and a little more wit, return again to Venice.wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityOth II.iii.358
Iago.IAGO 
How poore are they that haue not Patience?How poor are they that have not patience! Oth II.iii.359
What wound did euer heale but by degrees?What wound did ever heal but by degrees? Oth II.iii.360
Thou know'st we worke by Wit, and not by WitchcraftThou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcraft,wit (n.)cunning plan, ingenious designOth II.iii.361
And Wit depends on dilatory time:And wit depends on dilatory time. Oth II.iii.362
Dos't not go well? Cassio hath beaten thee,Does't not go well? Cassio hath beaten thee. Oth II.iii.363
And thou by that small hurt hath casheer'd Cassio:And thou by that small hurt hath cashiered Cassio. Oth II.iii.364
Though other things grow faire against the Sun,Though other things grow fair against the sun, Oth II.iii.365
Yet Fruites that blossome first, will first be ripe:Yet fruits that blossom first will first be ripe. Oth II.iii.366
Content thy selfe, a-while. In troth 'tis Morning;Content thyself awhile. By th' mass, 'tis morning: Oth II.iii.367
Pleasure, and Action, make the houres seeme short.Pleasure and action make the hours seem short. Oth II.iii.368
Retire thee, go where thou art Billited:Retire thee; go where thou art billeted.retire (v.)withdraw, take oneself awayOth II.iii.369
Away, I say, thou shalt know more heereafter:Away, I say, thou shalt know more hereafter: Oth II.iii.370
Nay get thee gone. Nay, get thee gone. Oth II.iii.371.1
Exit Roderigo.Exit Roderigo Oth II.iii.371
Two things are to be done:Two things are to be done. Oth II.iii.371.2
My Wife must moue for Cassio to her Mistris:My wife must move for Cassio to her mistress: Oth II.iii.372
Ile set her onI'll set her on. Oth II.iii.373
my selfe, a while, to draw the Moor apart,Myself the while to draw the Moor apart, Oth II.iii.374
And bring him iumpe, when he may Cassio findeAnd bring him jump when he may Cassio findjump (adv.)
old form: iumpe
exactly, precisely
Oth II.iii.375
Soliciting his wife: I, that's the way:Soliciting his wife. Ay, that's the way. Oth II.iii.376
Dull not Deuice, by coldnesse, and delay.Dull not device by coldness and delay.device (n.)
old form: Deuice
plot, stratagem, trick
Oth II.iii.377
dull (v.)blunt, reduce the activity of
Exit.Exit Oth II.iii.377
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