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Enter Desdemona, Cassio, and Amilia.Enter Desdemona, Cassio, and Emilia Oth III.iii.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
Be thou assur'd (good Cassio) I will doBe thou assured, good Cassio, I will do Oth III.iii.1
All my abilities in thy behalfe.All my abilities in thy behalf.ability (n.)action one is capable ofOth III.iii.2
Amil. EMILIA 
Good Madam do: I warrant it greeues my Husband,Good madam, do: I warrant it grieves my husbandwarrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirmOth III.iii.3
As if the cause were his.As if the case were his. Oth III.iii.4
Des. DESDEMONA 
Oh that's an honest Fellow, Do not doubt CassioO, that's an honest fellow! Do not doubt, Cassio, Oth III.iii.5
But I will haue my Lord, and you againeBut I will have my lord and you again Oth III.iii.6
As friendly as you were.As friendly as you were. Oth III.iii.7.1
Cassio. CASSIO 
Bounteous Madam,Bounteous madam, Oth III.iii.7.2
What euer shall become of Michael Cassio,Whatever shall become of Michael Cassio, Oth III.iii.8
He's neuer any thing but your true Seruant.He's never anything but your true servant. Oth III.iii.9
Des. DESDEMONA 
I know't: I thanke you: you do loue my Lord:I know't: I thank you. You do love my lord; Oth III.iii.10
You haue knowne him long, and be you well assur'dYou have known him long, and be you well assured Oth III.iii.11
He shall in strangenesse stand no farther off,He shall in strangeness stand no farther offstrangeness (n.)
old form: strangenesse
estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
Oth III.iii.12
Then in a politique distance.Than in a politic distance.politic (adj.)
old form: politique
prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
Oth III.iii.13.1
Cassio. CASSIO 
I, but Lady,Ay, but, lady, Oth III.iii.13.2
That policie may either last so long,That policy may either last so long,policy (n.)
old form: policie
statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
Oth III.iii.14
Or feede vpon such nice and waterish diet,Or feed upon such nice and waterish diet,nice (adj.)trivial, unimportant, slightOth III.iii.15
diet (n.)food
Or breede it selfe so out of Circumstances,Or breed itself so out of circumstance,circumstance (n.)condition, state, situationOth III.iii.16
That I being absent, and my place supply'd,That I being absent and my place supplied,place (n.)position, post, office, rankOth III.iii.17
supply (v.)
old form: supply'd
fill up, take [the place of], occupy, substitute
My Generall will forget my Loue, and Seruice.My General will forget my love and service. Oth III.iii.18
Des. DESDEMONA 
Do not doubt that: before Amilia here,Do not doubt that. Before Emilia here,doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]Oth III.iii.19
I giue thee warrant of thy place. Assure thee,I give thee warrant of thy place. Assure thee,warrant (n.)assurance, pledge, guaranteeOth III.iii.20
If I do vow a friendship, Ile performe itIf I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it Oth III.iii.21
To the last Article. My Lord shall neuer rest,To the last article. My lord shall never rest.article (n.)clause, term, provisionOth III.iii.22
Ile watch him tame, and talke him out of patience;I'll watch him tame and talk him out of patience;watch (v.)[falconry, in taming a hawk] prevent from sleeping, keep awakeOth III.iii.23
His Bed shall seeme a Schoole, his Boord a Shrift,His bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift;shrift (n.)confessional, place for hearing confessionOth III.iii.24
board (n.)
old form: Boord
table, mealtimes
Ile intermingle euery thing he do'sI'll intermingle everything he does Oth III.iii.25
With Cassio's suite: Therefore be merry Cassio,With Cassio's suit. Therefore be merry, Cassio,suit (n.)
old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
Oth III.iii.26
For thy Solicitor shall rather dye,For thy solicitor shall rather diesolicitor (n.)advocate, instigator, go-betweenOth III.iii.27
Then giue thy cause away.Than give thy cause away.give away (v.)
old form: giue
sacrifice, renounce, abandon
Oth III.iii.28
Enter Othello, and Iago.Enter Othello and Iago Oth III.iii.29
Amil. EMILIA 
Madam, heere comes my Lord.Madam, here comes my lord. Oth III.iii.29
Cassio. CASSIO 
Madam, Ile take my leaue.Madam, I'll take my leave. Oth III.iii.30
Des. DESDEMONA 
Why stay, and heare me speake.Why, stay, and hear me speak. Oth III.iii.31
Cassio. CASSIO 
Madam, not now: I am very ill at ease,Madam, not now: I am very ill at ease, Oth III.iii.32
Vnfit for mine owne purposes.Unfit for mine own purposes.purpose (n.)intention, aim, planOth III.iii.33
Des. DESDEMONA 
Well, do your discretion. Well, do your discretion.discretion (n.)prudence, sound judgement, good senseOth III.iii.34
Exit Cassio.Exit Cassio Oth III.iii.34
Iago. IAGO 
Hah? I like not that.Ha! I like not that. Oth III.iii.35.1
Othel. OTHELLO 
What dost thou say?What dost thou say? Oth III.iii.35.2
Iago. IAGO 
Nothing my Lord; or if---I know not what.Nothing, my lord; or if – I know not what. Oth III.iii.36
Othel. OTHELLO 
Was not that Cassio parted from my wife?Was not that Cassio parted from my wife? Oth III.iii.37
Iago. IAGO 
Cassio my Lord? No sure, I cannot thinke itCassio, my lord? No, sure, I cannot think it Oth III.iii.38
That he would steale away so guilty-like,That he would sneak away so guilty-like, Oth III.iii.39
Seeing your comming.Seeing you coming. Oth III.iii.40.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
I do beleeue 'twas he.I do believe 'twas he. Oth III.iii.40.2
Des. DESDEMONA 
How now my Lord?How now, my lord? Oth III.iii.41
I haue bin talking with a Suitor heere,I have been talking with a suitor here, Oth III.iii.42
A man that languishes in your displeasure.A man that languishes in your displeasure. Oth III.iii.43
Oth. OTHELLO 
Who is't you meane?Who is't you mean? Oth III.iii.44
Des. DESDEMONA 
Why your Lieutenant Cassio: Good my Lord,Why, your Lieutenant, Cassio. Good my lord, Oth III.iii.45
If I haue any grace, or power to moue you,If I have any grace or power to move you, Oth III.iii.46
His present reconciliation take.His present reconciliation take. Oth III.iii.47
For if he be not one, that truly loues'you,For if he be not one that truly loves you, Oth III.iii.48
That erres in Ignorance, and not in Cunning,That errs in ignorance, and not in cunning,cunning (n.)knowledge, awareness, discernmentOth III.iii.49
I haue no iudgement in an honest face.I have no judgement in an honest face. Oth III.iii.50
I prythee call him backe.I prithee call him back. Oth III.iii.51.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Went he hence now?Went he hence now? Oth III.iii.51.2
Des.DESDEMONA 
I sooth; so humbled,Yes, faith; so humbled Oth III.iii.52
That he hath left part of his greefe with meeThat he hath left part of his grief with me Oth III.iii.53
To suffer with him. Good Loue, call him backe.To suffer with him. Good love, call him back. Oth III.iii.54
Othel. OTHELLO 
Not now (sweet Desdemon) some other time.Not now, sweet Desdemon; some other time. Oth III.iii.55
Des. DESDEMONA 
But shall't be shortly?But shall't be shortly? Oth III.iii.56.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
The sooner (Sweet) for you.The sooner, sweet, for you. Oth III.iii.56.2
Des. DESDEMONA 
Shall't be to night, at Supper?Shall't be tonight, at supper? Oth III.iii.57.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
No, not to night.No, not tonight. Oth III.iii.57.2
Des. DESDEMONA 
To morrow Dinner then?Tomorrow dinner then? Oth III.iii.58.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
I shall not dine at home:I shall not dine at home. Oth III.iii.58.2
I meete the Captaines at the Cittadell.I meet the captains at the citadel. Oth III.iii.59
Des. DESDEMONA 
Why then to morrow night, on Tuesday morne,Why, then, tomorrow night, or Tuesday morn,morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Oth III.iii.60
On Tuesday noone, or night; on Wensday Morne.On Tuesday noon, or night; on Wednesday morn. Oth III.iii.61
I prythee name the time, but let it notI prithee name the time, but let it not Oth III.iii.62
Exceed three dayes. Infaith hee's penitent:Exceed three days. In faith, he's penitent: Oth III.iii.63
And yet his Trespasse, in our common reasonAnd yet his trespass in our common reason –  Oth III.iii.64
(Saue that they say the warres must make example)Save that, they say, the wars must make example Oth III.iii.65
Out of her best, is not almost a faultOut of their best – is not almost a fault Oth III.iii.66
T'encurre a priuate checke. When shall he come?T' incur a private check. When shall he come?check (n.)
old form: checke
reprimand, reproof, rebuke
Oth III.iii.67
Tell me Othello. I wonder in my SouleTell me, Othello. I wonder in my soul Oth III.iii.68
What you would aske me, that I should deny,What you would ask me that I should deny, Oth III.iii.69
Or stand so mam'ring on? What? Michael Cassio,Or stand so mammering on? What! Michael Cassio,mammer (v.)
old form: mam'ring
stammer, hesitate, mutter
Oth III.iii.70
That came a woing wirh you? and so many a timeThat came a-wooing with you? And so many a time – Oth III.iii.71
(When I haue spoke of you dispraisingly)When I have spoke of you dispraisingly –dispraisingly (adv.)disparagingly, critically, depreciatinglyOth III.iii.72
Hath tane your part, to haue so much to doHath ta'en your part, to have so much to do Oth III.iii.73
To bring him in? Trust me, I could do much.To bring him in? By'r Lady, I could do much.bring in (v.)reinstate, appoint to a positionOth III.iii.74
Oth. OTHELLO 
Prythee no more: Let him come when he will:Prithee, no more: let him come when he will; Oth III.iii.75
I will deny thee nothing.I will deny thee nothing. Oth III.iii.76.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
Why, this is not a Boone:Why, this is not a boon: Oth III.iii.76.2
'Tis as I should entreate you weare your Gloues,'Tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves Oth III.iii.77
Or feede on nourishing dishes, or keepe you warme,Or feed on nourishing dishes, or keep you warm, Oth III.iii.78
Or sue to you, to do a peculiar profitOr sue to you to do a peculiar profitpeculiar (adj.)particular, private, personalOth III.iii.79
To your owne person. Nay, when I haue a suiteTo your own person. Nay, when I have a suitsuit (n.)
old form: suite
formal request, entreaty, petition
Oth III.iii.80
Wherein I meane to touch your Loue indeed,Wherein I mean to touch your love indeedtouch (v.)test the quality [of], put to the testOth III.iii.81
It shall be full of poize, and difficult waight,It shall be full of poise and difficult weight,poise (n.)
old form: poize
weight, importance, gravity
Oth III.iii.82
And fearefull to be granted.And fearful to be granted. Oth III.iii.83.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
I will deny thee nothing.I will deny thee nothing. Oth III.iii.83.2
Whereon, I do beseech thee, grant me this,Whereon, I do beseech thee, grant me this: Oth III.iii.84
To leaue me but a little to my selfe.To leave me but a little to my self. Oth III.iii.85
Des. DESDEMONA 
Shall I deny you? No: farewell my Lord.Shall I deny you? No; farewell, my lord. Oth III.iii.86
Oth. OTHELLO 
Farewell my Desdemona, Ile come to thee strait.Farewell, my Desdemona, I'll come to thee straight.straight (adv.)
old form: strait
straightaway, immediately, at once
Oth III.iii.87
Des. DESDEMONA 
Amilia come; be as your Fancies teach you:Emilia, come. Be as your fancies teach you, Oth III.iii.88
What ere you be, I am obedient. Whate'er you be, I am obedient. Oth III.iii.89
Exit.Exeunt Desdemona and Emilia Oth III.iii.89
Oth.OTHELLO 
Excellent wretch: Perdition catch my SouleExcellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, Oth III.iii.90
But I do loue thee: and when I loue thee not,But I do love thee! And when I love thee not, Oth III.iii.91
Chaos is come againe.Chaos is come again. Oth III.iii.92.1
Iago. IAGO 
My Noble Lord.My noble lord – Oth III.iii.92.2
Oth. OTHELLO 
What dost thou say, Iago?What dost thou say, Iago? Oth III.iii.93.1
Iago. IAGO 
Did Michael CassioDid Michael Cassio, Oth III.iii.93.2
When he woo'd my Lady, know of your loue?When you wooed my lady, know of your love? Oth III.iii.94
Oth. OTHELLO 
He did, from first to last: / Why dost thou aske?He did, from first to last. Why dost thou ask? Oth III.iii.95
Iago. IAGO 
But for a satisfaction of my Thought,But for a satisfaction of my thought – Oth III.iii.96
No further harme.No further harm. Oth III.iii.97.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Why of thy thought, Iago?Why of thy thought, Iago? Oth III.iii.97.2
Iago. IAGO 
I did not thinke he had bin acquainted with hir.I did not think he had been acquainted with her. Oth III.iii.98
Oth. OTHELLO 
O yes, and went betweene vs very oft.O yes, and went between us very oft.oft (adv.)oftenOth III.iii.99
Iago. IAGO 
Indeed?Indeed! Oth III.iii.100
Oth. OTHELLO 
Indeed? I indeed. Discern'st thou ought in that?Indeed? Ay, indeed. Discern'st thou aught in that?aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Oth III.iii.101
Is he not honest?Is he not honest? Oth III.iii.102.1
Iago. IAGO 
Honest, my Lord?Honest, my lord? Oth III.iii.102.2
Oth. OTHELLO 
Honest? I, Honest.Honest? Ay, honest. Oth III.iii.102.3
Iago. IAGO 
My Lord, for ought I know.My lord, for aught I know. Oth III.iii.103.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
What do'st thou thinke?What dost thou think? Oth III.iii.103.2
Iago. IAGO 
Thinke, my Lord?Think, my lord? Oth III.iii.104
Oth. OTHELLO 
Thinke, my Lord? Alas, thou ecchos't me;Think, my lord! By heaven, he echoes me, Oth III.iii.105
As if there were some Monster in thy thoughtAs if there were some monster in his thought Oth III.iii.106
Too hideous to be shewne. Thou dost mean somthing:Too hideous to be shown. Thou dost mean something. Oth III.iii.107
I heard thee say euen now, thou lik'st not that,I heard thee say even now, thou lik'st not that, Oth III.iii.108
When Cassio left my wife. What didd'st not like?When Cassio left my wife. What didst not like? Oth III.iii.109
And when I told thee, he was of my Counsaile,And when I told thee he was of my counsel Oth III.iii.110
Of my whole course of wooing; thou cried'st, Indeede?In my whole course of wooing, thou cried'st ‘ Indeed!’ Oth III.iii.111
And didd'st contract, and purse thy brow together,And didst contract and purse thy brow together,brow (n.)eyebrowOth III.iii.112
As if thou then hadd'st shut vp in thy BraineAs if thou then hadst shut up in thy brain Oth III.iii.113
Some horrible Conceite. If thou do'st loue me,Some horrible conceit. If thou dost love me,conceit (n.)
old form: Conceite
design, ingenuity, conception
Oth III.iii.114
Shew me thy thought.Show me thy thought. Oth III.iii.115
Iago. IAGO 
My Lord, you know I loue you.My lord, you know I love you. Oth III.iii.116.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
I thinke thou do'st:I think thou dost: Oth III.iii.116.2
And for I know thou'rt full of Loue, and Honestie,And for I know thou'rt full of love and honesty, Oth III.iii.117
And weigh'st thy words before thou giu'st them breath,And weigh'st thy words before thou giv'st them breath, Oth III.iii.118
Therefore these stops of thine, fright me the more:Therefore these stops of thine affright me more:stop (n.)pause, hesitation, breaking offOth III.iii.119
affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scare
For such things in a false disloyall KnaueFor such things in a false disloyal knaveknave (n.)
old form: Knaue
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
Oth III.iii.120
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
Are trickes of Custome: but in a man that's iust,Are tricks of custom; but in a man that's just,custom (n.)
old form: Custome
habit, usual practice, customary usage
Oth III.iii.121
They're close dilations, working from the heart,They're close dilations, working from the heart,dilation (n.)accusation, charge, allegationOth III.iii.122
denotement (n.)[Q variant] indication, sign, clue
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
That Passion cannot rule.That passion cannot rule. Oth III.iii.123.1
Iago. IAGO 
For Michael Cassio,For Michael Cassio, Oth III.iii.123.2
I dare be sworne, I thinke that he is honest.I dare be sworn I think that he is honest. Oth III.iii.124
Oth. OTHELLO 
I thinke so too.I think so too. Oth III.iii.125.1
Iago. IAGO 
Men should be what they seeme,Men should be what they seem; Oth III.iii.125.2
Or those that be not, would they might seeme none.Or those that be not, would they might seem none! Oth III.iii.126
Oth. OTHELLO 
Certaine, men should be what they seeme.Certain, men should be what they seem. Oth III.iii.127
Iago. IAGO 
Why then I thinke Cassio's an honest man.Why, then, I think Cassio's an honest man. Oth III.iii.128
Oth. OTHELLO 
Nay, yet there's more in this?Nay, yet there's more in this. Oth III.iii.129
I prythee speake to me, as to thy thinkings,I prithee speak to me as to thy thinkings, Oth III.iii.130
As thou dost ruminate, and giue thy worst of thoughtsAs thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts Oth III.iii.131
The worst of words.The worst of words. Oth III.iii.132.1
Iago. IAGO 
Good my Lord pardon me,Good my lord, pardon me; Oth III.iii.132.2
Though I am bound to euery Acte of dutie,Though I am bound to every act of duty, Oth III.iii.133
I am not bound to that: All Slaues are free:I am not bound to that all slaves are free to: Oth III.iii.134
Vtter my Thoughts? Why say, they are vild, and falce?Utter my thoughts. Why, say they are vile and false?false (adj.)
old form: falce
treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
Oth III.iii.135
As where's that Palace, whereinto foule thingsAs where's that palace whereinto foul things Oth III.iii.136
Sometimes intrude not? Who ha's that breast so pure,Sometimes intrude not? Who has a breast so pure, Oth III.iii.137
Wherein vncleanly ApprehensionsBut some uncleanly apprehensionsuncleanly (adj.)
old form: vncleanly
unclean, dirty, filthy
Oth III.iii.138
apprehension (n.)opinion, notion, view
Keepe Leetes, and Law-dayes, and in Sessions sitKeep leets and law-days, and in session sitleet (n.)
old form: Leetes
local court of justice, manorial court
Oth III.iii.139
With meditations lawfull?With meditations lawful? Oth III.iii.140
Oth. OTHELLO 
Thou do'st conspire against thy Friend (Iago)Thou dost conspire against thy friend, Iago,conspire (v.)practise, contrive, plotOth III.iii.141
If thou but think'st him wrong'd, and mak'st his eareIf thou but think'st him wronged, and mak'st his ear Oth III.iii.142
A stranger to thy Thoughts.A stranger to thy thoughts. Oth III.iii.143.1
Iago. IAGO 
I do beseech you,I do beseech you, Oth III.iii.143.2
Though I perchance am vicious in my guesseThough I perchance am vicious in my guess –perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybeOth III.iii.144
vicious (adj.)defective, faulty, bad
(As I confesse it is my Natures plagueAs I confess it is my nature's plague Oth III.iii.145
To spy into Abuses, and of my iealousieTo spy into abuses, and of my jealousyjealousy (n.)
old form: iealousie
suspicious nature, apprehensive state of mind
Oth III.iii.146
Shapes faults that are not) that your wisedomeShapes faults that are not – that your wisdom then,shape (v.)create, fashion, bring aboutOth III.iii.147
From one, that so imperfectly conceits,From one that so imperfectly conjects,conceit (v.)conceive an idea [of], think, imagineOth III.iii.148
conject (v.)conjecture, speculate, imagine
Would take no notice, nor build your selfe a troubleWould take no notice, nor build yourself a trouble Oth III.iii.149
Out of his scattering, and vnsure obseruance:Out of his scattering and unsure observance.scattering (adj.)random, haphazard, erraticOth III.iii.150
It were not for your quiet, nor your good,It were not for your quiet nor your good, Oth III.iii.151
Nor for my Manhood, Honesty, and Wisedome,Nor for my manhood, honesty, and wisdom, Oth III.iii.152
To let you know my thoughts.To let you know my thoughts. Oth III.iii.153.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
What dost thou meane?What dost thou mean? Oth III.iii.153.2
Iago. IAGO 
Good name in Man, & woman (deere my Lord)Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Oth III.iii.154
Is the immediate Iewell of their Soules;Is the immediate jewel of their souls.immediate (adj.)cherished, nearest the heartOth III.iii.155
Who steales my purse, steales trash: / 'Tis something, nothing;Who steals my purse, steals trash; 'tis something, nothing; Oth III.iii.156
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has bin slaue to thousands:'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands: Oth III.iii.157
But he that filches from me my good Name,But he that filches from me my good name Oth III.iii.158
Robs me of that, which not enriches him,Robs me of that which not enriches him Oth III.iii.159
And makes me poore indeed.And makes me poor indeed. Oth III.iii.160.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Ile know thy Thoughts.By heaven, I'll know thy thoughts. Oth III.iii.160.2
Iago. IAGO 
You cannot, if my heart were in your hand,You cannot, if my heart were in your hand, Oth III.iii.161
Nor shall not, whil'st 'tis in my custodie.Nor shall not, whilst 'tis in my custody. Oth III.iii.162
Oth. OTHELLO 
Ha?Ha! Oth III.iii.163.1
Iago. IAGO 
Oh, beware my Lord, of iealousie,O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! Oth III.iii.163.2
It is the greene-ey'd Monster, which doth mockeIt is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock Oth III.iii.164
The meate it feeds on. That Cuckold liues in blisse,The meat it feeds on. That cuckold lives in blisscuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wifeOth III.iii.165
Who certaine ofhis Fate, loues not his wronger:Who certain of his fate loves not his wronger, Oth III.iii.166
But oh, what damned minutes tels he ore,But O, what damned minutes tells he o'er, Oth III.iii.167
Who dotes, yet doubts: Suspects, yet soundly loues?Who dotes yet doubts, suspects yet fondly loves! Oth III.iii.168
Oth. OTHELLO 
O miserie.O misery! Oth III.iii.169
Iago. IAGO 
Poore, and Content, is rich, and rich enough,Poor and content is rich, and rich enough;content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbedOth III.iii.170
But Riches finelesse, is as poore as Winter,But riches fineless is as poor as winter,fineless (adj.)
old form: finelesse
boundless, unlimited, infinite
Oth III.iii.171
To him that euer feares he shall be poore:To him that ever fears he shall be poor. Oth III.iii.172
Good Heauen, the Soules of all my Tribe defendGood God, the souls of all my tribe defend Oth III.iii.173
From Iealousie.From jealousy! Oth III.iii.174.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Why? why is this?Why, why is this? Oth III.iii.174.2
Think'st thou, I'ld make a Life of Iealousie;Think'st thou I'd make a life of jealousy, Oth III.iii.175
To follow still the changes of the MooneTo follow still the changes of the moonstill (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyOth III.iii.176
With fresh suspitions? No: to be once in doubt,With fresh suspicions? No, to be once in doubt Oth III.iii.177
Is to be resolu'd: Exchange me for a Goat,Is once to be resolved. Exchange me for a goat, Oth III.iii.178
When I shall turne the businesse of my SouleWhen I shall turn the business of my soul Oth III.iii.179
To such exufflicate, and blow'd Surmises,To such exsufflicate and blown surmises,exsufflicate (adj.)
old form: exufflicate
inflated, swollen, puffed up
Oth III.iii.180
blown (adj.)
old form: blow'd
whispered, hinted, insinuated
Matching thy inference. 'Tis not to make me Iealious,Matching thy inference. 'Tis not to make me jealous Oth III.iii.181
To say my wife is faire, feeds well, loues company,To say my wife is fair, loves company, Oth III.iii.182
Is free of Speech, Sings, Playes, and Dances:Is free of speech, sings, plays, and dances well; Oth III.iii.183
Where Vertue is, these are more vertuous.Where virtue is, these are more virtuous. Oth III.iii.184
Nor from mine owne weake merites, will I drawNor from mine own weak merits will I draw Oth III.iii.185
The smallest feare, or doubt ofher reuolt,The smallest fear or doubt of her revolt,revolt (n.)
old form: reuolt
betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
Oth III.iii.186
doubt (n.)suspicion, apprehension
For she had eyes, and chose me. No Iago,For she had eyes and chose me. No, Iago, Oth III.iii.187
Ile see before I doubt; when I doubt, proue;I'll see before I doubt; when I doubt, prove; Oth III.iii.188
And on the proofe, there is no more but this,And on the proof, there is no more but this: Oth III.iii.189
Away at once with Loue, or Iealousie.Away at once with love or jealousy! Oth III.iii.190
Ia. IAGO 
I am glad of this: For now I shall haue reasonI am glad of this: for now I shall have reason Oth III.iii.191
To shew the Loue and Duty that I beare youTo show the love and duty that I bear you Oth III.iii.192
With franker spirit. Therefore (as I am bound)With franker spirit. Therefore, as I am bound, Oth III.iii.193
Receiue it from me. I speake not yet of proofe:Receive it from me. I speak not yet of proof. Oth III.iii.194
Looke to your wife, obserue her well with Cassio,Look to your wife; observe her well with Cassio. Oth III.iii.195
Weare your eyes, thus: not Iealious, nor Secure:Wear your eye thus: not jealous, nor secure.secure (adj.)carefree, free from anxiety, unguardedOth III.iii.196
I would not haue your free, and Noble Nature,I would not have your free and noble nature, Oth III.iii.197
Out of selfe-Bounty, be abus'd: Looke too't:Out of self-bounty, be abused. Look to't.self-bounty (n.)
old form: selfe-Bounty,
innate generosity, inner virtue
Oth III.iii.198
I know our Country disposition well:I know our country disposition well: Oth III.iii.199
In Venice, they do let Heauen see the prankesIn Venice they do let God see the pranksprank (n.)
old form: prankes
outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
Oth III.iii.200
They dare not shew their Husbands. / Their best Conscience,They dare not show their husbands; their best conscience Oth III.iii.201
Is not to leaue't vndone, but kept vnknowne.Is not to leave't undone, but keep't unknown. Oth III.iii.202
Oth. OTHELLO 
Dost thou say so?Dost thou say so? Oth III.iii.203
Iago. IAGO 
She did deceiue her Father, marrying you,She did deceive her father, marrying you, Oth III.iii.204
And when she seem'd to shake, and feare your lookes,And when she seemed to shake, and fear your looks, Oth III.iii.205
She lou'd them most.She loved them most. Oth III.iii.206.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
And so she did.And so she did. Oth III.iii.206.2
Iago. IAGO 
Why go too then:Why, go to, then! Oth III.iii.206.3
Shee that so young could giue out such a SeemingShe that so young could give out such a seeming,seeming (n.)demeanour, outward behaviourOth III.iii.207
To seele her Fathers eyes vp, close as Oake,To seel her father's eyes up close as oak –seel (v.)
old form: seele
[falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
Oth III.iii.208
He thought 'twas Witchcraft. / But I am much too blame:He thought 'twas witchcraft. – But I am much to blame, Oth III.iii.209
I humbly do beseech you of your pardonI humbly do beseech you of your pardon Oth III.iii.210
For too much louing you.For too much loving you. Oth III.iii.211.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
I am bound to thee for euer.I am bound to thee for ever. Oth III.iii.211.2
Iago. IAGO 
I see this hath a little dash'd your Spirits:I see this hath a little dashed your spirits.dash (v.)
old form: dash'd
cast down, daunt, dishearten
Oth III.iii.212
Oth. OTHELLO 
Not a iot, not a iot.Not a jot, not a jot. Oth III.iii.213.1
Iago. IAGO 
Trust me, I feare it has:In faith, I fear it has. Oth III.iii.213.2
I hope you will consider what is spokeI hope you will consider what is spoke Oth III.iii.214
Comes from your Loue. / But I do see y'are moou'd:Comes from my love. But I do see you're moved. Oth III.iii.215
I am to pray you, not to straine my speechI am to pray you, not to strain my speech Oth III.iii.216
To grosser issues, nor to larger reach,To grosser issues, nor to larger reachissue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)Oth III.iii.217
gross (adj.)large, big, huge
Then to Suspition.Than to suspicion. Oth III.iii.218
Oth. OTHELLO 
I will not.I will not. Oth III.iii.219.1
Iago. IAGO 
Should you do so (my Lord)Should you do so, my lord, Oth III.iii.219.2
My speech should fall into such vilde successe,My speech should fall into such vile successsuccess (n.)
old form: successe
result, outcome, issue
Oth III.iii.220
Which my Thoughts aym'd not. / Cassio's my worthy Friend:As my thoughts aimed not at. Cassio's my worthy friend. Oth III.iii.221
My Lord, I see y'are mou'd.My lord, I see you're moved. Oth III.iii.222.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
No, not much mou'd:No, not much moved. Oth III.iii.222.2
I do not thinke but Desdemona's honest.I do not think but Desdemona's honest.honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuousOth III.iii.223
Iago. IAGO 
Long liue she so; / And long liue you to thinke so.Long live she so! And long live you to think so! Oth III.iii.224
Oth. OTHELLO 
And yet how Nature erring from it selfe.And yet, how nature erring from itself – Oth III.iii.225
Iago.IAGO 
I, there's the point: / As (to be bold with you)Ay, there's the point: as, to be bold with you, Oth III.iii.226
Not to affect many proposed MatchesNot to affect many proposed matchesaffect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn toOth III.iii.227
Of her owne Clime, Complexion, and Degree,Of her own clime, complexion, and degree,degree (n.)rank, station, standingOth III.iii.228
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
clime (n.)land, region, realm
Whereto we see in all things, Nature tends:Whereto we see in all things nature tends, Oth III.iii.229
Foh, one may smel in such, a will most ranke,Foh! One may smell in such a will most rank,rank (adj.)
old form: ranke
lascivious, lustful, lewd
Oth III.iii.230
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
Foule disproportions, Thoughts vnnaturall.Foul disproportion, thoughts unnatural. Oth III.iii.231
But (pardon me) I do not in positionBut, pardon me, I do not in positionposition (n.)deliberate exposition, statement as a propositionOth III.iii.232
Distinctly speake of her, though I may feareDistinctly speak of her, though I may fear Oth III.iii.233
Her will, recoyling to her better iudgement,Her will, recoiling to her better judgement,recoil (v.)
old form: recoyling
yield, defer, give in to
Oth III.iii.234
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
May fal to match you with her Country formes,May fall to match you with her country forms,match (v.)compare, equate, make equalOth III.iii.235
fall (v.)
old form: fal
work out, happen, turn out
form (n.)
old form: formes
physical appearance, outward appearance
And happily repent.And happily repent.happily (adv.)perhaps, by chance, maybeOth III.iii.236.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Farewell, farewell:Farewell, farewell. Oth III.iii.236.2
If more thou dost perceiue, let me know more:If more thou dost perceive, let me know more. Oth III.iii.237
Set on thy wife to obserue. / Leaue me Iago.Set on thy wife to observe. Leave me, Iago. Oth III.iii.238
Iago. IAGO  
(going) Oth III.iii.239
My Lord, I take my leaue.My lord, I take my leave. Oth III.iii.239
Othel. OTHELLO 
Why did I marry? / This honest Creature (doubtlesse)Why did I marry? This honest creature doubtless Oth III.iii.240
Sees, and knowes more, much more then he vnfolds.Sees and knows more, much more than he unfolds.unfold (v.)
old form: vnfolds
display, reveal, show
Oth III.iii.241
Iago. IAGO  
(returning) Oth III.iii.242
My Lord, I would I might intreat your HonorMy lord, I would I might entreat your honour Oth III.iii.242
To scan this thing no farther: Leaue it to time,To scan this thing no farther. Leave it to time.scan (v.)examine, carefully considerOth III.iii.243
Although 'tis fit that Cassio haue his Place;Although 'tis fit that Cassio have his place,place (n.)position, post, office, rankOth III.iii.244
For sure he filles it vp with great Ability;For sure he fills it up with great ability, Oth III.iii.245
Yet if you please, to him off a-while:Yet, if you please to hold him off awhile, Oth III.iii.246
You shall by that perceiue him, and his meanes:You shall by that perceive him and his means;mean (n.)
old form: meanes
means, way, method
Oth III.iii.247
Note if your Lady straine his EncertainmentNote if your lady strain his entertainmententertainment (n.)
old form: Encertainment
pleasant reception, favourable welcome
Oth III.iii.248
strain (v.)
old form: straine
urge, press, encourage
With any strong, or vehement importunitie,With any strong or vehement importunity –importunity (n.)
old form: importunitie
persistent solicitation, troublesome persistence
Oth III.iii.249
Much will be seene in that: In the meane time,Much will be seen in that. In the meantime, Oth III.iii.250
Let me be thought too busie in my feares,Let me be thought too busy in my fears,busy (adj.)
old form: busie
interfering, meddlesome, busy-bodying
Oth III.iii.251
(As worthy cause I haue to feare I am)As worthy cause I have to fear I am, Oth III.iii.252
And hold her free, I do beseech your Honor.And hold her free, I do beseech your honour.free (adj.)innocent, guiltlessOth III.iii.253
Oth. OTHELLO 
Feare not my gouernment.Fear not my government.government (n.)self-control, self-discipline, moral conductOth III.iii.254.1
Iago. IAGO 
I once more take my leaue. I once more take my leave. Oth III.iii.254.2
Exit.Exit Oth III.iii.254
Oth. OTHELLO 
This Fellow's of exceeding honesty,This fellow's of exceeding honesty, Oth III.iii.255
And knowes all Quantities with a learn'd SpiritAnd knows all qualities with a learned spirit Oth III.iii.256
Of humane dealings. If I do proue her Haggard,Of human dealings. If I do prove her haggard,haggard (adj.)wild, unmanageable, untrainableOth III.iii.257
Though that her Iesses were my deere heart-strings,Though that her jesses were my dear heart-strings,jess (n.)
old form: Iesses
[falconry] short strap fastened to a hawk's legs [to which the leash is attached]
Oth III.iii.258
I'ld whistle her off, and let her downe the windeI'd whistle her off, and let her down the wind Oth III.iii.259
To prey at Fortune. Haply, for I am blacke,To prey at fortune. Haply, for I am blackhaply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luckOth III.iii.260
fortune (n.)chance, fate, [one's ] lot
And haue not those soft parts of ConuersationAnd have not those soft parts of conversationpart (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]Oth III.iii.261
soft (adj.)sociable, pleasing, pleasant
conversation (n.)
old form: Conuersation
social interaction, society, dealings
That Chamberers haue: Or for I am declin'dThat chamberers have; or for I am declinedchamberer (n.)frequenter of ladies' chambers, drawing-room man of fashionOth III.iii.262
Into the vale of yeares (yet that's not much)Into the vale of years – yet that's not much – Oth III.iii.263
Shee's gone. I am abus'd, and my releefeShe's gone: I am abused, and my reliefabuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
Oth III.iii.264
Must be to loath her. Oh Curse of Marriage!Must be to loathe her. O, curse of marriage! Oth III.iii.265
That we can call these delicate Creatures ours,That we can call these delicate creatures oursdelicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, daintyOth III.iii.266
And not their Appetites? I had rather be a Toad,And not their appetites! I had rather be a toad Oth III.iii.267
And liue vpon the vapour of a Dungeon,And live upon the vapour of a dungeon Oth III.iii.268
Then keepe a corner in the thing I loueThan keep a corner in the thing I love Oth III.iii.269
For others vses. Yet 'tis the plague to Great-ones,For others' uses. Yet 'tis the plague of great ones; Oth III.iii.270
Prerogatiu'd are they lesse then the Base,Prerogatived are they less than the base.prerogatived (adj.)
old form: Prerogatiu'd
privileged, advantaged, favoured
Oth III.iii.271
'Tis destiny vnshunnable, like death:'Tis destiny unshunnable, like death: Oth III.iii.272
Euen then, this forked plague is Fated to vs,Even then this forked plague is fated to usforked (adj.)two-hornedOth III.iii.273
When we do quicken. Looke where she comes:When we do quicken. Desdemona comes:quicken (v.)receive life, be conceivedOth III.iii.274
Enter Desdemona and Amilia.Enter Desdemona and Emilia Oth III.iii.275.1
If she be false, Heauen mock'd it selfe:If she be false, O, then heaven mocks itself!false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulOth III.iii.275
Ile not beleeue't.I'll not believe't. Oth III.iii.276.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
How now, my deere Othello?How now, my dear Othello! Oth III.iii.276.2
Your dinner, and the generous IslandersYour dinner, and the generous islandersgenerous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-mindedOth III.iii.277
By you inuited, do attend your presence.By you invited, do attend your presence.attend (v.)await, wait for, expectOth III.iii.278
Oth. OTHELLO 
I am too blame.I am to blame. Oth III.iii.279.1
Des. DESDEMONA 
Why do you speake so faintly?Why do you speak so faintly? Oth III.iii.279.2
Are you not well?Are you not well? Oth III.iii.280
Oth. OTHELLO 
I haue a paine vpon my Forehead, heere.I have a pain upon my forehead here. Oth III.iii.281
Des. DESDEMONA 
Why that's with watching, 'twill away againe.Faith, that's with watching: 'twill away again.watching (n.)wakefulness, sleeplessness, vigilanceOth III.iii.282
Let me but binde it hard, within this houreLet me but bind it hard, within this hour Oth III.iii.283
It will be well.It will be well. Oth III.iii.284.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Your Napkin is too little:Your napkin is too little.napkin (n.)handkerchiefOth III.iii.284.2
He puts the handkerchief from him, and she drops it Oth III.iii.285
Let it alone: Come, Ile go in with you. Let it alone. Come, I'll go in with you. Oth III.iii.285
Des. DESDEMONA 
I am very sorry that you are not well.I am very sorry that you are not well. Oth III.iii.286
Exit.Exeunt Othello and Desdemona Oth III.iii.286
Amil. EMILIA 
I am glad I haue found this Napkin:I am glad I have found this napkin: Oth III.iii.287
This was her first remembrance from the Moore,This was her first remembrance from the Moor.remembrance (n.)love-token, keepsake, mementoOth III.iii.288
My wayward Husband hath a hundred timesMy wayward husband hath a hundred times Oth III.iii.289
Woo'd me to steale it. But she so loues the Token,Wooed me to steal it; but she so loves the token – Oth III.iii.290
(For he coniur'd her, she should euer keepe it)For he conjured her she should ever keep it – Oth III.iii.291
That she reserues it euermore about her,That she reserves it evermore about herreserve (v.)
old form: reserues
preserve, retain, keep
Oth III.iii.292
To kisse, and talke too. Ile haue the worke tane out,To kiss and talk to. I'll have the work ta'en out,take out (v.)
old form: tane
copy, imitate, replicate
Oth III.iii.293
And giu't Iago: And give't Iago. Oth III.iii.294
what he will do with it / Heauen knowes, not I:What he will do with it, heaven knows, not I; Oth III.iii.295
I nothing, but to please his Fantasie.I nothing, but to please his fantasy.fantasy (n.)
old form: Fantasie
whim, caprice, fancy
Oth III.iii.296
Enter Iago.Enter Iago Oth III.iii.297
Iago. IAGO 
How now? What do you heere alone?How now? What do you here alone? Oth III.iii.297
Amil. EMILIA 
Do not you chide: I haue a thing for you.Do not you chide; I have a thing for you.chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveOth III.iii.298
Iago. IAGO 
You haue a thing for me? / It is a common thing---A thing for me? It is a common thing. Oth III.iii.299
Amil. EMILIA 
Hah?Ha! Oth III.iii.300
Iago. IAGO 
To haue a foolish wife.To have a foolish wife. Oth III.iii.301
Amil. EMILIA 
Oh, is that all? What will you giue me nowO, is that all? What will you give me now Oth III.iii.302
For that same Handkerchiefe.For that same handkerchief? Oth III.iii.303.1
Iago. IAGO 
What Handkerchiefe?What handkerchief? Oth III.iii.303.2
Amil. EMILIA 
What Handkerchiefe?What handkerchief! Oth III.iii.304
Why that the Moore first gaue to Desdemona,Why that the Moor first gave to Desdemona; Oth III.iii.305
That which so often you did bid me steale.That which so often you did bid me steal. Oth III.iii.306
Iago. IAGO 
Hast stolne it from her?Hast stol'n it from her? Oth III.iii.307
Amil. EMILIA 
No: but she let it drop by negligence,No, faith, she let it drop by negligence, Oth III.iii.308
And to th'aduantage, I being heere, took't vp:And to th' advantage, I, being here, took't up.advantage (n.)
old form: aduantage
right moment, favourable opportunity
Oth III.iii.309
Looke, heere 'tis.Look, here it is. Oth III.iii.310.1
Iago. IAGO 
A good wench, giue it me.A good wench! Give it me.wench (n.)girl, lassOth III.iii.310.2
Amil. EMILIA 
What will you do with't, that you haue bene so earnest What will you do with't, that you have been so earnest Oth III.iii.311
to haue me filch it?To have me filch it? Oth III.iii.312.1
Iago. IAGO  
(snatching it) Oth III.iii.312
Why, what is that to you?Why, what is that to you? Oth III.iii.312.2
Amil. EMILIA 
If it be not for some purpose of import,If it be not for some purpose of import,import (n.)importance, significance, consequenceOth III.iii.313
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
Giu't me againe. Poore Lady, shee'l run madGive't me again. Poor lady, she'll run mad Oth III.iii.314
When she shall lacke it.When she shall lack it. Oth III.iii.315
Iago. IAGO 
Be not acknowne on't: / I haue vse for it.Be not acknown on't: I have use for it.acknow on (v.)
old form: acknowne
admit to, confess, acknowledge
Oth III.iii.316
Go, leaue me. Go, leave me. Oth III.iii.317
Exit Amil.Exit Emilia Oth III.iii.317
I will in Cassio's Lodging loose this Napkin,I will in Cassio's lodging lose this napkin,napkin (n.)handkerchiefOth III.iii.318
And let him finde it. Trifles light as ayre,And let him find it. Trifles light as air Oth III.iii.319
Are to the iealious, confirmations strong,Are to the jealous confirmations strong Oth III.iii.320
As proofes of holy Writ. This may do something.As proofs of holy writ. This may do something.writ (n.)[archaism] gospel, holy scriptureOth III.iii.321
The Moore already changes with my poyson:The Moor already changes with my poison. Oth III.iii.322
Dangerous conceites, are in their Natures poysons,Dangerous conceits are in their natures poisons,conceit (n.)
old form: conceites
imagining, brooding, fanciful thinking
Oth III.iii.323
Which at the first are scarse found to distaste:Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,distaste (v.)be distasteful, offend the taste, disgustOth III.iii.324
But with a little acte vpon the blood,But, with a little act upon the blood,act (n.)
old form: acte
action (upon a person), effect
Oth III.iii.325
Burne like the Mines of SulphureBurn like the mines of sulphur. Oth III.iii.326.1
Enter Othello.Enter Othello Oth III.iii.326
I did say so.I did say so. Oth III.iii.326.2
Looke where he comes: Not Poppy, nor Mandragora,Look where he comes! Not poppy, nor mandragora,mandragora (n.)mandrake plant [seen as a narcotic]Oth III.iii.327
poppy (n.)poppy-seed [used as a drug], opium
Nor all the drowsie Syrrups of the worldNor all the drowsy syrups of the world,drowsy (adj.)
old form: drowsie
causing sleepiness, sleep-inducing, soporific
Oth III.iii.328
Shall euer medicine thee to that sweete sleepeShall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep Oth III.iii.329
Which thou owd'st yesterday.Which thou owed'st yesterday.owe (v.)
old form: owd'st
own, possess, have
Oth III.iii.330.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Ha, ha, false to mee?Ha, ha, false to me!false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulOth III.iii.330.2
Iago. IAGO 
Why how now Generall? No more of that.Why, how now, General! No more of that. Oth III.iii.331
Oth. OTHELLO 
Auant, be gone: Thou hast set me on the Racke:Avaunt! Be gone! Thou hast set me on the rack.avaunt (int.)
old form: Auant
begone, go away, be off
Oth III.iii.332
I sweare 'tis better to be much abus'd,I swear 'tis better to be much abused,abuse (v.)
old form: abus'd
deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
Oth III.iii.333
Then but to know't a little.Than but to know't a little. Oth III.iii.334.1
Iago. IAGO 
How now, my Lord?How now, my lord! Oth III.iii.334.2
Oth. OTHELLO 
What sense had I, in her stolne houres of Lust?What sense had I of her stolen hours of lust?sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciationOth III.iii.335
stolen (adj.)
old form: stolne
secret, stealthy, clandestine
I saw't not, thought it not: it harm'd not me:I saw't not, thought it not, it harmed not me. Oth III.iii.336
I slept the next night well, fed well, was free, and merrie.I slept the next night well, was free and merry;free (adj.)free of worry, untroubled, carefreeOth III.iii.337
I found not Cassio's kisses on her Lippes:I found not Cassio's kisses on her lips. Oth III.iii.338
He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolne,He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen,want (v.)miss, feel the loss ofOth III.iii.339
Let him not know't, and he's not robb'd at all.Let him not know't, and he's not robbed at all. Oth III.iii.340
Iago. IAGO 
I am sorry to heare this?I am sorry to hear this. Oth III.iii.341
Oth. OTHELLO 
I had beene happy, if the generall Campe,I had been happy if the general camp, Oth III.iii.342
Pyoners and all, had tasted her sweet Body,Pioners and all, had tasted her sweet body,pioneer, pioner (n.)
old form: Pyoners
sapper, labouring foot-soldier
Oth III.iii.343
So I had nothing knowne. Oh now, for euerSo I had nothing known. O, now, for ever Oth III.iii.344
Farewell the Tranquill minde; farewell Content;Farewell the tranquil mind! Farewell content!content (n.)contentment, peace of mindOth III.iii.345
Farewell the plumed Troopes, and the bigge Warres,Farewell the plumed troops and the big wars Oth III.iii.346
That makes Ambition, Vertue! Oh farewell;That make ambition virtue – O, farewell! Oth III.iii.347
Farewell the neighing Steed, and the shrill Trumpe,Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,trump (n.)
old form: Trumpe
trumpet
Oth III.iii.348
The Spirit-stirring Drum, th'Eare-piercing Fife,The spirit-stirring drum, th' ear-piercing fife, Oth III.iii.349
The Royall Banner, and all Qualitie,The royal banner and all quality,quality (n.)
old form: Qualitie
rank, standing, position
Oth III.iii.350
Pride, Pompe, and Circumstance of glorious Warre:Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war!circumstance (n.)pageantry, ceremony, spectacleOth III.iii.351
And O you mortall Engines, whose rude throatesAnd, O you mortal engines, whose rude throatsengine (n.)weapon, instrument of warfareOth III.iii.352
mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
rude (adj.)cacophonous, raucous, barbarous
Th'immortall Ioues dread Clamours, counterfet,Th' immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit,Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godOth III.iii.353
counterfeit (v.)
old form: counterfet
copy, imitate, simulate
Farewell: Othello's Occupation's gone.Farewell! Othello's occupation's gone. Oth III.iii.354
Iago. IAGO 
Is't possible my Lord?Is't possible, my lord? Oth III.iii.355
Oth. OTHELLO 
Villaine, be sure thou proue my Loue a Whore;Villain, be sure thou prove my love a whore; Oth III.iii.356
Be sure of it: Giue me the Occular proofe,Be sure of it: give me the ocular proof, Oth III.iii.357
Or by the worth of mine eternall Soule,Or by the worth of mine eternal soul, Oth III.iii.358
Thou had'st bin better haue bin borne a DogThou hadst been better have been born a dog Oth III.iii.359
Then answer my wak'd wrath.Than answer my waked wrath!waked (adj.)
old form: wak'd
awakened, aroused, roused
Oth III.iii.360.1
Iago. IAGO 
Is't come to this?Is't come to this? Oth III.iii.360.2
Oth. OTHELLO 
Make me to see't: or (at the least) so proue it,Make me to see't: or, at the least, so prove it Oth III.iii.361
That the probation beare no Hindge, nor Loope,That the probation bear no hinge nor loopprobation (n.)proof, demonstrationOth III.iii.362
loop (n.)
old form: Loope
metal ring, pivot, prop
To hang a doubt on: Or woe vpon thy life.To hang a doubt on – or woe upon thy life! Oth III.iii.363
Iago. IAGO 
My Noble Lord.My noble lord – Oth III.iii.364
Oth. OTHELLO 
If thou dost slander her, and torture me,If thou dost slander her and torture me, Oth III.iii.365
Neuer pray more: Abandon all remorseNever pray more; abandon all remorse; Oth III.iii.366
On Horrors head, Horrors accumulate:On horror's head horrors accumulate; Oth III.iii.367
Do deeds to make Heauen weepe, all Earth amaz'd;Do deeds to make heaven weep, all earth amazed: Oth III.iii.368
For nothing canst thou to damnation adde,For nothing canst thou to damnation add Oth III.iii.369
Greater then that.Greater than that. Oth III.iii.370.1
Iago. IAGO 
O Grace! O Heauen forgiue me!O grace! O heaven defend me! Oth III.iii.370.2
Are you a Man? Haue you a Soule? or Sense?Are you a man? Have you a soul? Or sense? Oth III.iii.371
God buy you: take mine Office. Oh wretched Foole,God bu'y you: take mine office. O wretched fool,office (n.)role, position, place, functionOth III.iii.372
That lou'st to make thine Honesty, a Vice!That lov'st to make thine honesty a vice! Oth III.iii.373
Oh monstrous world! Take note, take note (O World)O monstrous world! Take note, take note, O world! Oth III.iii.374
To be direct and honest, is not safe.To be direct and honest is not safe. Oth III.iii.375
I thanke you for this profit, and from henceI thank you for this profit, and from hence Oth III.iii.376
Ile loue no Friend, sith Loue breeds such offence.I'll love no friend, sith love breeds such offence. Oth III.iii.377
Oth. OTHELLO 
Nay stay: thou should'st be honest.Nay, stay: thou shouldst be honest. Oth III.iii.378
Iago. IAGO 
I should be wise; for Honestie's a Foole,I should be wise; for honesty's a fool Oth III.iii.379
And looses that it workes for.And loses that it works for. Oth III.iii.380.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
By the World,By the world, Oth III.iii.380.2
I thinke my Wife be honest, and thinke she is not:I think my wife be honest, and think she is not;honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuousOth III.iii.381
I thinke that thou art iust, and thinke thou art not:I think that thou art just, and think thou art not. Oth III.iii.382
Ile haue some proofe. My name that was as freshI'll have some proof. Her name that was as fresh Oth III.iii.383
As Dians Visage, is now begrim'd and blackeAs Dian's visage is now begrimed and blackvisage (n.)face, countenanceOth III.iii.384
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
As mine owne face. If there be Cords, or Kniues,As mine own face. If there be cords or knives, Oth III.iii.385
Poyson, or Fire, or suffocating streames,Poison or fire or suffocating streams, Oth III.iii.386
Ile not indure it. Would I were satisfied.I'll not endure it. Would I were satisfied! Oth III.iii.387
Iago. IAGO 
I see you are eaten vp with Passion:I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion. Oth III.iii.388
I do repent me, that I put it to you.I do repent me that I put it to you. Oth III.iii.389
You would be satisfied?You would be satisfied? Oth III.iii.390.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Would? Nay, and I will.Would! Nay, I will. Oth III.iii.390.2
Iago. IAGO 
And may: but how? How satisfied, my Lord?And may. But how? How satisfied, my lord? Oth III.iii.391
Would you the super-vision grossely gape on?Would you, the supervisor, grossly gape on?supervisor (n.)onlooker, spectator, observerOth III.iii.392
grossly (adv.)
old form: grossely
openly, blatantly, brazenly
Behold her top'd?Behold her topped?top (v.)
old form: top'd
screw, copulate with
Oth III.iii.393.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Death, and damnation. Oh!Death and damnation! O! Oth III.iii.393.2
Iago. IAGO 
It were a tedious difficulty, I thinke,It were a tedious difficulty, I think, Oth III.iii.394
To bring them to that Prospect: Damne them then,To bring them to that prospect. Damn them then Oth III.iii.395
If euer mortall eyes do see them boulsterIf ever mortal eyes do see them bolsterbolster (v.)
old form: boulster
lie on the same bolster, share a pillow
Oth III.iii.396
More then their owne. What then? How then?More than their own! What then? How then? Oth III.iii.397
What shall I say? Where's Satisfaction?What shall I say? Where's satisfaction? Oth III.iii.398
It is impossible you should see this,It is impossible you should see this, Oth III.iii.399
Were they as prime as Goates, as hot as Monkeyes,Were they as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys,prime (adj.)lecherous, randy, lustfulOth III.iii.400
hot (adj.)lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
As salt as Wolues in pride, and Fooles as grosseAs salt as wolves in pride, and fools as grosspride (n.)sexual desire, lustful excessOth III.iii.401
salt (adj.)lascivious, lustful, lecherous
gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
plain, striking, evident, obvious
As Ignorance, made drunke. But yet, I say,As ignorance made drunk. But yet, I say, Oth III.iii.402
If imputation, and strong circumstances,If imputation and strong circumstance,circumstance (n.)detail(s), particular(s), specificsOth III.iii.403
Which leade directly to the doore of Truth,Which lead directly to the door of truth, Oth III.iii.404
Will giue you satisfaction, you might haue't.Will give you satisfaction, you might have't. Oth III.iii.405
Oth. OTHELLO 
Giue me a liuing reason she's disloyall.Give me a living reason she's disloyal. Oth III.iii.406
Iago. IAGO 
I do not like the Office.I do not like the office.office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibilityOth III.iii.407
But sith I am entred in this cause so farreBut sith I am entered in this cause so far – Oth III.iii.408
(Prick'd too't by foolish Honesty, and Loue)Pricked to't by foolish honesty and love –prick (v.)urge, incite, motivateOth III.iii.409
I will go on. I lay with Cassio lately,I will go on. I lay with Cassio lately, Oth III.iii.410
And being troubled with a raging tooth,And being troubled with a raging tooth Oth III.iii.411
I could not sleepe.I could not sleep. Oth III.iii.412
There are a kinde of men, / So loose of Soule,There are a kind of men so loose of soul Oth III.iii.413
that in their sleepes will mutter / Their Affayres:That in their sleeps will mutter their affairs: Oth III.iii.414
one of this kinde is Cassio:One of this kind is Cassio. Oth III.iii.415
In sleepe I heard him say, sweet Desdemona,In sleep I heard him say ‘ Sweet Desdemona, Oth III.iii.416
Let vs be wary, let vs hide our Loues,Let us be wary, let us hide our loves;’ Oth III.iii.417
And then (Sir) would he gripe, and wring my hand:And then, sir, would he gripe and wring my hand, Oth III.iii.418
Cry, oh sweet Creature: then kisse me hard,Cry ‘ O sweet creature!’ and then kiss me hard, Oth III.iii.419
As if he pluckt vp kisses by the rootes,As if he plucked up kisses by the roots, Oth III.iii.420
That grew vpon my lippes, laid his Leg ore my Thigh,That grew upon my lips; then laid his leg Oth III.iii.421
And sigh, and kisse, and then cry cursed Fate,Over my thigh, and sighed and kissed, and then Oth III.iii.422
That gaue thee to the Moore.Cried ‘ Cursed fate that gave thee to the Moor!’ Oth III.iii.423
Oth. OTHELLO 
O monstrous! monstrous!O monstrous! Monstrous! Oth III.iii.424.1
Iago. IAGO 
Nay, this was but his Dreame.Nay, this was but his dream. Oth III.iii.424.2
Oth. OTHELLO 
But this denoted a fore-gone conclusion,But this denoted a foregone conclusion.foregone (adj.)
old form: fore-gone
previous, prior, earlier
Oth III.iii.425
conclusion (n.)consummation, resolution, outcome
Iago, IAGO 
'Tis a shrew'd doubt, though it be but a Dreame.'Tis a shrewd doubt, though it be but a dream:shrewd (adj.)
old form: shrew'd
ominous, telling; or: bitter, vexatious
Oth III.iii.426
doubt (n.)suspicion, apprehension
And this may helpe to thicken other proofes,And this may help to thicken other proofs Oth III.iii.427
That do demonstrate thinly.That do demonstrate thinly. Oth III.iii.428.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
Ile teare her all to peeces.I'll tear her all to pieces! Oth III.iii.428.2
Iago. IAGO 
Nay yet be wise; yet we see nothing done,Nay, but be wise: yet we see nothing done, Oth III.iii.429
She may be honest yet: Tell me but this,She may be honest yet. Tell me but this: Oth III.iii.430
Haue you not sometimes seene a HandkerchiefeHave you not sometimes seen a handkerchief, Oth III.iii.431
Spotted with Strawberries, in your wiues hand?Spotted with strawberries, in your wife's hand?spotted (adj.)embroidered, patternedOth III.iii.432
Oth. OTHELLO 
I gaue her such a one: 'twas my first gift.I gave her such a one: 'twas my first gift. Oth III.iii.433
Iago. IAGO 
I know not that: but such a HandkerchiefeI know not that: but such a handkerchief – Oth III.iii.434
(I am sure it was your wiues) did I to dayI am sure it was your wife's – did I today Oth III.iii.435
See Cassio wipe his Beard with.See Cassio wipe his beard with. Oth III.iii.436.1
Oth. OTHELLO 
If it be that.If it be that – Oth III.iii.436.2
Iago. IAGO 
If it be that, or any, it was hers.If it be that, or any that was hers, Oth III.iii.437
It speakes against her with the other proofes.It speaks against her with the other proofs. Oth III.iii.438
Othel. OTHELLO 
O that the Slaue had forty thousand liues:O, that the slave had forty thousand lives! Oth III.iii.439
One is too poore, too weake for my reuenge.One is too poor, too weak for my revenge.weak (adj.)
old form: weake
of little worth, wanting, deficient
Oth III.iii.440
Now do I see 'tis true. Looke heere Iago,Now do I see 'tis true. Look here, Iago – Oth III.iii.441
All my fond loue thus do I blow to Heauen.All my fond love thus do I blow to heaven:fond (adj.)tender, loving, affectionateOth III.iii.442
'Tis gone,'Tis gone. Oth III.iii.443
Arise blacke vengeance, from the hollow hell,Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell! Oth III.iii.444
Yeeld vp (O Loue) thy Crowne, and hearted ThroneYield up, O love, thy crown and hearted thronehearted (adj.)seated in the heart, heart-centredOth III.iii.445
To tyrannous Hate. Swell bosome with thy fraught,To tyrannous hate! Swell, bosom, with thy fraught,fraught (n.)burden, loadOth III.iii.446
For 'tis of Aspickes tongues.For 'tis of aspics' tongues!aspic (n.)
old form: Aspickes
type of venomous snake, asp
Oth III.iii.447.1
content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mind
Iago. IAGO 
Yet be content.Yet be content. Oth III.iii.447.2
Oth. OTHELLO 
Oh blood, blood, blood.O, blood, blood, blood! Oth III.iii.448
Iago. IAGO 
Patience I say: your minde may change.Patience, I say: your mind perhaps may change. Oth III.iii.449
Oth. OTHELLO 
Neuer Iago. Like to the Ponticke Sea,Never, Iago. Like to the Pontic sea,Pontic SeaBlack SeaOth III.iii.450
Whose Icie Current, and compulsiue course,Whose icy current and compulsive coursecompulsive (adj.)
old form: compulsiue
driving onward, forcing forward
Oth III.iii.451
Neu'r keepes retyring ebbe, but keepes due onNe'er feels retiring ebb, but keeps due on Oth III.iii.452
To the Proponticke, and the Hellespont:To the Propontic and the Hellespont,Hellespont (n.)['helespont] Dardanelles; narrow strait in NW Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of MarmaraOth III.iii.453
Propontic SeaSea of Marmora, Turkey
Euen so my bloody thoughts, with violent paceEven so my bloody thoughts with violent pace Oth III.iii.454
Shall neu'r looke backe, neu'r ebbe to humble Loue,Shall ne'er look back, ne'er ebb to humble love, Oth III.iii.455
Till that a capeable, and wide ReuengeTill that a capable and wide revengecapable (adj.)
old form: capeable
comprehensive, exhaustive, capacious
Oth III.iii.456
Swallow them vp. Now by yond Marble Heauen,Swallow them up. Now, by yond marble heaven, Oth III.iii.457
In the due reuerence of a Sacred vow,In the due reverence of a sacred vow Oth III.iii.458
I heere engage my words.I here engage my words. Oth III.iii.459.1
He kneels Oth III.iii.459
Iago. IAGO 
Do not rise yet:Do not rise yet. Oth III.iii.459.2
He kneels Oth III.iii.460
Witnesse you euer-burning Lights aboue,Witness you ever-burning lights above, Oth III.iii.460
You Elements, that clip vs round about,You elements, that clip us round about,element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powersOth III.iii.461
clip (v.)encompass, enclose, surround
Witnesse that heere Iago doth giue vpWitness that here Iago doth give up Oth III.iii.462
The execution of his wit, hands, heart,The execution of his wit, hands, heart,execution (n.)action, performance, doingOth III.iii.463
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
To wrong'd Othello's Seruice. Let him command,To wronged Othello's service. Let him command, Oth III.iii.464
And to obey shall be in me remorse,And to obey shall be in me remorse,remorse (n.)pity, compassion, tendernessOth III.iii.465
What bloody businesse euer.What bloody business ever. Oth III.iii.466.1
They rise Oth III.iii.466
Oth. OTHELLO 
I greet thy loue,I greet thy love, Oth III.iii.466.2
Not with vaine thanks, but with acceptance bounteous,Not with vain thanks, but with acceptance bounteous;bounteous (adj.)open-hearted, full of warm feelingOth III.iii.467
And will vpon the instant put thee too't.And will upon the instant put thee to't.put to it
old form: too
put to the proof, make trial of
Oth III.iii.468
Within these three dayes let me heare thee say,Within these three days let me hear thee say Oth III.iii.469
That Cassio's not aliue.That Cassio's not alive. Oth III.iii.470.1
Iago.IAGO 
My Friend is dead:My friend is dead; Oth III.iii.470.2
'Tis done at your Request. / But let her liue.'Tis done at your request. But let her live. Oth III.iii.471
Oth. OTHELLO 
Damne her lewde Minx: / O damne her, damne her.Damn her, lewd minx! O, damn her, damn her! Oth III.iii.472
Come go with me a-part, I will withdrawCome go with me apart. I will withdraw Oth III.iii.473
To furnish me with some swift meanes of deathTo furnish me with some swift means of death Oth III.iii.474
For the faire Diuell. / Now art thou my Lieutenant.For the fair devil. Now art thou my Lieutenant. Oth III.iii.475
Iago. IAGO 
I am your owne for euer. I am your own for ever. Oth III.iii.476
Exeunt.Exeunt Oth III.iii.476
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