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Enter Othello, and Desdemona in her bed.Enter Othello, with a light, Desdemona in her bed Oth V.ii.1.1
It is the Cause, it is the Cause (my Soule)It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul:cause (n.)
reason, motive, ground
Oth V.ii.1
Let me not name it to you, you chaste Starres,Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars!chaste (adj.)
pure, stainless, undefiled
Oth V.ii.2
It is the Cause. Yet Ile not shed her blood,It is the cause. Yet I'll not shed her blood, Oth V.ii.3
Nor scarre that whiter skin of hers, then Snow,Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, Oth V.ii.4
And smooth as Monumentall Alablaster:And smooth as monumental alabaster: Oth V.ii.5
Yet she must dye, else shee'l betray more men:Yet she must die, else she'll betray more men.betray (v.)
deceive, seduce, mislead
Oth V.ii.6
Put out the Light, and then put out the Light:Put out the light, and then put out the light: Oth V.ii.7
If I quench thee, thou flaming Minister,If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,minister (n.)
messenger, agent, servant
Oth V.ii.8
I can againe thy former light restore,I can again thy former light restore, Oth V.ii.9
Should I repent me. But once put out thy Light,Should I repent me; but once put out thy light, Oth V.ii.10
Thou cunning'st Patterne of excelling Nature,Thou cunning'st pattern of excelling nature,cunning (adj.)

old form: cunning'st
skilfully made, ingenious
Oth V.ii.11
I know not where is that Promethaan heateI know not where is that Promethean heat Oth V.ii.12
That can thy Light re-Lume. / When I haue pluck'd thy Rose,That can thy light relume. When I have plucked thy rose,relume (v.)

old form: re-Lume
relight, rekindle, burn afresh
Oth V.ii.13
I cannot giue it vitall growth againe,I cannot give it vital growth again, Oth V.ii.14
It needs must wither. Ile smell thee on the Tree.It must needs wither. I'll smell it on the tree. Oth V.ii.15
He kisses her Oth V.ii.16.1
Oh Balmy breath, that dost almost perswadeO balmy breath, that dost almost persuadebalmy (adj.)
fragrant, delicious, sweet-smelling
Oth V.ii.16
Iustice to breake her Sword. One more, one more:Justice to break her sword! One more, one more. Oth V.ii.17
Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee,Be thus when thou art dead and I will kill thee, Oth V.ii.18
And loue thee after. One more, and that's the last.And love thee after. One more, and this the last. Oth V.ii.19
So sweet, was ne're so fatall. I must weepe,So sweet was ne'er so fatal. I must weep. Oth V.ii.20
But they are cruell Teares: This sorrow's heauenly,But they are cruel tears: this sorrow's heavenly – Oth V.ii.21
It strikes, where it doth loue. She wakes.It strikes where it doth love. She wakes. Oth V.ii.22
Who's there? Othello?Who's there? Othello? Oth V.ii.23.1
I Desdemona.Ay, Desdemona. Oth V.ii.23.2
Will you come to bed, my Lord?Will you come to bed, my lord? Oth V.ii.24.1
Haue you pray'd to night, Desdemon?Have you prayed tonight, Desdemona? Oth V.ii.24.2
I my Lord.Ay, my lord. Oth V.ii.25
If you bethinke your selfe of any CrimeIf you bethink yourself of any crimebethink (v.), past form bethought

old form: bethinke
remember, recollect
Oth V.ii.26
Vnreconcil'd as yet to Heauen, and Grace,Unreconciled as yet to heaven and grace, Oth V.ii.27
Solicite for it straight.Solicit for it straight.straight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
Oth V.ii.28
solicit (v.)

old form: Solicite
beg pardon, make intercession
Alacke, my Lord, / What may you meane by that?Alas, my lord, what may you mean by that? Oth V.ii.29
Well, do it, and be breefe, I will walke by:Well, do it, and be brief; I will walk by: Oth V.ii.30
I would not kill thy vnprepared Spirit,I would not kill thy unprepared spirit; Oth V.ii.31
No, Heauens fore-fend) I would not kill thy Soule.No – heaven forfend! – I would not kill thy soul.forfend (v.)

old form: fore-fend
Oth V.ii.32
Talke you of killing?Talk you of killing? Oth V.ii.33.1
I, I do.Ay, I do. Oth V.ii.33.2
Then HeauenThen heaven Oth V.ii.33.3
haue mercy on mee.Have mercy on me! Oth V.ii.34.1
Amen, with all my heart.Amen, with all my heart! Oth V.ii.34.2
If you say, I hope you will not kill me.If you say so, I hope you will not kill me. Oth V.ii.35
Humh.Hum! Oth V.ii.36
And yet I feare you: for you're fatall thenAnd yet I fear you: for you're fatal then Oth V.ii.37
When your eyes rowle so. / Why I should feare, I know not,When your eyes roll so. Why I should fear I know not, Oth V.ii.38
Since guiltinesse I know not: But yet I feele I feare.Since guiltiness I know not; but yet I feel I fear. Oth V.ii.39
Thinke on thy sinnes.Think on thy sins. Oth V.ii.40.1
They are Loues I beare to you.They are loves I bear to you. Oth V.ii.40.2
I, and for that thou dy'st.Ay, and for that thou diest. Oth V.ii.41
That death's vnnaturall, that kils for louing.That death's unnatural that kills for loving. Oth V.ii.42
Alas, why gnaw you so your nether-lip?Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip?nether (adj.)
lower, bottom
Oth V.ii.43
Some bloody passion shakes your very Frame:Some bloody passion shakes your very frame: Oth V.ii.44
These are portents: but yet I hope, I hope,These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope Oth V.ii.45
They do not point on me.They do not point on me. Oth V.ii.46.1
Peace, and be still.Peace, and be still!still (adj.)
silent, quiet
Oth V.ii.46.2
I will so: What's the matter?I will – so. What's the matter?matter (n.)
affair(s), business, real issue
Oth V.ii.47
That Handkerchiefe / Which I so lou'd, and gaue thee,That handkerchief which I so loved and gave thee, Oth V.ii.48
thou gau'st to Cassio.Thou gav'st to Cassio. Oth V.ii.49.1
No by my Life, and Soule: No, by my life and soul! Oth V.ii.49.2
send for the man, / And aske him.Send for the man and ask him. Oth V.ii.50.1
Sweet Soule, take heed,Sweet soul, take heed, Oth V.ii.50.2
take heed of Periury, / Thou art on thy death-bed.Take heed of perjury: thou art on thy deathbed. Oth V.ii.51
I, but not yet to dye.Ay, but not yet to die. Oth V.ii.52.1
Presently.Yes, presently.presently (adv.)
immediately, instantly, at once
Oth V.ii.52.2
Therefore confesse thee freely of thy sinne:Therefore confess thee freely of thy sin; Oth V.ii.53
For to deny each Article with Oath,For to deny each article with oath Oth V.ii.54
Cannot remoue, nor choake the strong ConceptionCannot remove nor choke the strong conceptionconception (n.)
design, plan, notion
Oth V.ii.55
That I do grone withall. Thou art to dye.That I do groan withal. Thou art to die. Oth V.ii.56
O Heauen haue mercy on me.Then Lord have mercy on me! Oth V.ii.57.1
I say, Amen.I say, amen. Oth V.ii.57.2
And haue you mercy too. I neuer didAnd have you mercy too! I never did Oth V.ii.58
Offend you in my life: neuer lou'd Cassio,Offend you in my life; never loved Cassiooffend (v.)
wrong, sin against, abuse
Oth V.ii.59
But with such generall warrantie of Heauen,But with such general warranty of heavenwarranty (n.)

old form: warrantie
authorization, permission, sanction
Oth V.ii.60
As I might loue. I neuer gaue him Token.As I might love. I never gave him token. Oth V.ii.61
By Heauen I saw my Handkerchiefe in's hand.By heaven, I saw my handkerchief in's hand! Oth V.ii.62
O periur'd woman, thou do'st stone my heart,O perjured woman! Thou dost stone my heart,stone (v.)
turn to stone, harden
Oth V.ii.63
And makes me call, what I intend to do,And mak'st me call what I intend to do Oth V.ii.64
A Murther, which I thought a Sacrifice.A murder, which I thought a sacrifice. Oth V.ii.65
I saw the Handkerchiefe.I saw the handkerchief. Oth V.ii.66.1
He found it then:He found it then. Oth V.ii.66.2
I neuer gaue it him: Send, for him hither:I never gave it him. Send for him hither. Oth V.ii.67
Let him confesse a truth.Let him confess a truth. Oth V.ii.68.1
He hath confest.He hath confessed. Oth V.ii.68.2
What, my Lord?What, my lord? Oth V.ii.69
That he hath vs'd thee.That he hath used thee. Oth V.ii.70.1
How? vnlawfully?How? Unlawfully? Oth V.ii.70.2
I.Ay. Oth V.ii.71
He will not say so.He will not say so. Oth V.ii.72.1
No: his mouth is stopp'd:No, his mouth is stopped: Oth V.ii.72.2
Honest Iago hath 'tane order for't.Honest Iago hath ta'en order for't.order, take

old form: 'tane
make arrangements
Oth V.ii.73
Oh, my feare interprets. What is he dead?O, my fear interprets! What, is he dead? Oth V.ii.74
Had all his haires bin liues, my great ReuengeHad all his hairs been lives, my great revenge Oth V.ii.75
Had stomacke for them all.Had stomach for them all. Oth V.ii.76
Alas, he is betray'd, and I vndone.Alas, he is betrayed, and I undone.undone (adj.)

old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
Oth V.ii.77
Out Strumpet: weep'st thou for him to my face?Out, strumpet! Weep'st thou for him to my face? Oth V.ii.78
O banish me, my Lord, but kill me not.O banish me, my lord, but kill me not! Oth V.ii.79
Downe Strumpet.Down, strumpet! Oth V.ii.80
Kill me to morrow, let me liue to night.Kill me tomorrow: let me live tonight! Oth V.ii.81
Nay, if you striue.Nay, if you strive – Oth V.ii.82
But halfe an houre.But half an hour! Oth V.ii.83.1
Being done, there is no pawse.Being done, there is no pause. Oth V.ii.83.2
But while I say one prayer.But while I say one prayer! Oth V.ii.84.1
It is too late. It is too late. Oth V.ii.84.2
O Lord, Lord, Lord! Oth V.ii.85
Smothers her.Amilia at the doore.He smothers her Oth V.ii.86
My Lord, my Lord? What hoa? My Lord, my Lord.(without) My lord, my lord! What, ho! My lord, my lord! Oth V.ii.86
What noise is this? Not dead? not yet quite dead?What noise is this? Not dead? Not yet quite dead? Oth V.ii.87
I that am cruell, am yet mercifull,I, that am cruel, am yet merciful: Oth V.ii.88
I would not haue thee linger in thy paine?I would not have thee linger in thy pain. Oth V.ii.89
So, so.So, so. Oth V.ii.90.1
Amil. within. EMILIA 
What hoa? my Lord, my Lord?(without) What, ho! My lord, my lord! Oth V.ii.90.2
Who's there?Who's there? Oth V.ii.90.3
Oh good my Lord, I would speake a word with you.(without) O, good my lord, I would speak a word with you. Oth V.ii.91
Yes: 'Tis Amilia: by and by. Shee's dead.Yes, 'tis Emilia. – By and by. – She's dead.by and by (adv.)
immediately, straightaway, directly
Oth V.ii.92
'Tis like she comes to speake of Cassio's death:'Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio's death:like (adv.)
likely, probable / probably
Oth V.ii.93
The noise was high. Hah, no more moouing?The noise was high. Ha! No more moving?high (adj.)
very great, extreme
Oth V.ii.94
Still as the Graue. Shall she come in? Wer't good?Still as the grave. Shall she come in? Were't good? Oth V.ii.95
I thinke she stirres againe. No, what's best to do?I think she stirs again. No. What's best to do? Oth V.ii.96
If she come in, shee'l sure speake to my wife:If she come in, she'll sure speak to my wife – Oth V.ii.97
My wife, my wife: what wife? I haue no wife.My wife! My wife! What wife? I have no wife. Oth V.ii.98
Oh insupportable! Oh heauy houre!O insupportable! O heavy hour!heavy (adj.)

old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Oth V.ii.99
Me thinkes, it should be now a huge EclipseMethinks it should be now a huge eclipsemethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
Oth V.ii.100
Of Sunne, and Moone; and that th'affrighted GlobeOf sun and moon, and that th' affrighted globeaffrighted (adj.)
alarmed, frightened, terrified
Oth V.ii.101
Did yawne at Alteration.Should yawn at alteration.yawn (v.)

old form: yawne
open wide, gape
Oth V.ii.102.1
I do beseech youI do beseech you Oth V.ii.102.2
That I may speake with you. Oh good my Lord.That I may speak with you. O, good my lord! Oth V.ii.103
I had forgot thee: oh come in Amilia.I had forgot thee. O, come in, Emilia. Oth V.ii.104
Soft, by and by, let me the Curtaines draw.Soft; by and by. Let me the curtains draw.soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
Oth V.ii.105
Where art thou? What's the matter with thee now?Where art thou? (He unlocks door.) What's the matter with thee now? Oth V.ii.106
Enter Amilia.Enter Emilia Oth V.ii.107
Oh my good Lord, yonders foule Murthers done.O, my good lord, yonder's foul murder done. Oth V.ii.107
What? now?What! Now? Oth V.ii.108
But now, my Lord.But now, my lord. Oth V.ii.109
It is the very error of the Moone,It is the very error of the moon;error (n.)
wandering, roaming, straying [from a course]
Oth V.ii.110
She comes more neerer Earth then she was wont,She comes more nearer earth than she was wont,wont (v.)
be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
Oth V.ii.111
And makes men mad.And makes men mad. Oth V.ii.112
Cassio, my Lord, hath kill'd / A young Venetian,Cassio, my lord, hath killed a young Venetian Oth V.ii.113
call'd Rodorigo.Called Roderigo. Oth V.ii.114.1
Rodorigo kill'd?Roderigo killed? Oth V.ii.114.2
and Cassio kill'd?And Cassio killed? Oth V.ii.115.1
No, Cassio is not kill'd.No, Cassio is not killed. Oth V.ii.115.2
Not Cassio kill'd? Then Murther's out of tune,Not Cassio killed! Then murder's out of tune, Oth V.ii.116
And sweet Reuenge growes harsh.And sweet revenge grows harsh. Oth V.ii.117
O falsely, falsely murder'd.O, falsely, falsely murdered! Oth V.ii.118.1
Alas! what cry is that?O Lord! What cry is that? Oth V.ii.118.2
That? What?That? What? Oth V.ii.119
Out, and alas, that was my Ladies voice.Out and alas, that was my lady's voice! Oth V.ii.120
She draws back the curtains Oth V.ii.121
Helpe, helpe hoa, helpe. Oh Ladie speake againe,Help, help, ho, help! O, lady, speak again! Oth V.ii.121
Sweet Desdemona, oh sweet Mistris, speake.Sweet Desdemona, O sweet mistress, speak! Oth V.ii.122
A guiltlesse death, I dye.A guiltless death I die. Oth V.ii.123
Oh who hath done this deed?O, who hath done this deed? Oth V.ii.124
No body: I my selfe, farewell:Nobody – I myself – farewell. Oth V.ii.125
Commend me to my kinde Lord: oh farewell.Commend me to my kind lord – O, farewell!commend (v.)
convey greetings, present kind regards
Oth V.ii.126
She dies Oth V.ii.127
Why, how should she be murdred?Why, how should she be murdered? Oth V.ii.127.1
Alas: who knowes?Alas, who knows? Oth V.ii.127.2
You heare her say her selfe, it was not I.You heard her say herself it was not I. Oth V.ii.128
She said so: I must needs report the truth.She said so: I must needs report the truth. Oth V.ii.129
She's like a Liar gone to burning hell,She's like a liar gone to burning hell: Oth V.ii.130
'Twas I that kill'd her.'Twas I that killed her. Oth V.ii.131.1
Oh the more Angell she,O, the more angel she, Oth V.ii.131.2
and you the blacker Diuell.And you the blacker devil! Oth V.ii.132
She turn'd to folly: and she was a whore.She turned to folly; and she was a whore.folly (n.)
wantonness, lewdness
Oth V.ii.133
Thou do'st bely her, and thou art a diuell.Thou dost belie her, and thou art a devil.belie (v.)

old form: bely
slander, tell lies about
Oth V.ii.134
She was false as water.She was false as water.false (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Oth V.ii.135.1
Thou art rash as fire, to sayThou art rash as fire to say Oth V.ii.135.2
That she was false. Oh she was heauenly true.That she was false. O, she was heavenly true! Oth V.ii.136
Cassio did top her: Ask thy husband else.Cassio did top her: ask thy husband else.top (v.)
copulate with, screw
Oth V.ii.137
O, I were damn'd beneath all depth in hell:O, I were damned beneath all depth in hell Oth V.ii.138
But that I did proceed vpon iust groundsBut that I did proceed upon just grounds Oth V.ii.139
To this extremity. Thy Husband knew it all.To this extremity. Thy husband knew it all. Oth V.ii.140
My Husband?My husband! Oth V.ii.141.1
Thy Husband.Thy husband. Oth V.ii.141.2
That she was false to Wedlocke?That she was false to wedlock? Oth V.ii.141.3
I, with Cassio: had she bin true,Ay, with Cassio. Nay, had she been true, Oth V.ii.142
If Heauen would make me such another world,If heaven would make me such another world Oth V.ii.143
Of one entyre and perfect Chrysolite,Of one entire and perfect chrysolite,chrysolite (n.)
type of semi-precious stone
Oth V.ii.144
I'ld not haue sold her for it.I'd not have sold her for it. Oth V.ii.145.1
My Husband?My husband! Oth V.ii.145.2
I, 'twas he that told me on her first,Ay, 'twas he that told me on her first. Oth V.ii.146
An honest man he is, and hates the slimeAn honest man he is, and hates the slime Oth V.ii.147
That stickes on filthy deeds.That sticks on filthy deeds. Oth V.ii.148.1
My Husband?My husband! Oth V.ii.148.2
What needs this itterance, Woman? / I say, thy Husband.What needs this iterance, woman? I say thy husband.iterance (n.)

old form: itterance
repetition, reiteration
Oth V.ii.149
Oh Mistris, / Villany hath made mockes with loue:O mistress, villainy hath made mocks with love!mock (n.)

old form: mockes
act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
Oth V.ii.150
My Husband say she was false?My husband say that she was false? Oth V.ii.151.1
He, Woman;He, woman; Oth V.ii.151.2
I say thy Husband: Do'st vnderstand the word?I say thy husband; dost understand the word? Oth V.ii.152
My Friend, thy Husband; honest, honest Iago.My friend, thy husband, honest, honest Iago. Oth V.ii.153
Aemil. EMILIA 
If he say so, may his pernicious SouleIf he say so, may his pernicious soul Oth V.ii.154
Rot halfe a graine a day: he lyes to'th'heart,Rot half a grain a day! He lies to th' heart. Oth V.ii.155
She was too fond of her most filthy Bargaine.She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.fond (adj.)
infatuated, doting, passionate
Oth V.ii.156
Hah?Ha! Oth V.ii.157
Do thy wotst:Do thy worst: Oth V.ii.158
This deede of thine is no more worthy Heauen,This deed of thine is no more worthy heaven Oth V.ii.159
Then thou was't worthy her.Than thou wast worthy her. Oth V.ii.160.1
Peace, you were best.Peace, you were best.best, thou wert / you were
you are best advised
Oth V.ii.160.2
Thou hast not halfe that powre to do me harm,Thou hast not half that power to do me harm Oth V.ii.161
As I haue to be hurt. Oh Gull, oh dolt,As I have to be hurt. O gull! O dolt!gull (n.)
dupe, fool, simpleton
Oth V.ii.162
As ignorant as durt: thou hast done a deedAs ignorant as dirt! Thou hast done a deed – Oth V.ii.163
(I care not for thy Sword) Ile make thee known,I care not for thy sword – I'll make thee known, Oth V.ii.164
Though I lost twenty liues. Helpe, helpe, hoa, helpe:Though I lost twenty lives. Help! Help, ho! Help! Oth V.ii.165
The Moore hath kill'd my Mistris. Murther, murther.The Moor hath killed my mistress! Murder! Murder! Oth V.ii.166
Enter Montano, Gratiano, and Iago.Enter Montano, Gratiano, and Iago Oth V.ii.167
What is the matter? How now Generall?What is the matter? How now, General! Oth V.ii.167
Oh, are you come, Iago: you haue done well,O, are you come, Iago? You have done well, Oth V.ii.168
That men must lay their Murthers on your necke.That men must lay their murders on your neck. Oth V.ii.169
What is the matter?What is the matter? Oth V.ii.170
Disproue this Villaine, if thou bee'st a man:Disprove this villain, if thou be'st a man:disprove (v.)

old form: Disproue
refute, rebut, prove wrong
Oth V.ii.171
He sayes, thou told'st him that his wife was false:He says thou told'st him that his wife was false.false (adj.)
disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
Oth V.ii.172
I know thou did'st not: thou'rt not such a Villain.I know thou didst not: thou'rt not such a villain. Oth V.ii.173
Speake, for my heart is full.Speak, for my heart is full. Oth V.ii.174
Iago. IAGO 
I told him what I thought, / And told no moreI told him what I thought, and told no more Oth V.ii.175
Then what he found himselfe was apt, and true.Than what he found himself was apt and true.apt (adj.)
natural, predictable, plausible, to be expected
Oth V.ii.176
But did you euer tell him, / She was false?But did you ever tell him she was false? Oth V.ii.177
Iago. IAGO 
I did.I did. Oth V.ii.178
You told a Lye an odious damned Lye:You told a lie, an odious damned lie: Oth V.ii.179
Vpon my Soule, a Lye; a wicked Lye.Upon my soul, a lie, a wicked lie! Oth V.ii.180
Shee false with Cassio? / Did you say with Cassio?She false with Cassio! Did you say with Cassio? Oth V.ii.181
Iago. IAGO 
With Cassio, Mistris? / Go too, charme your tongue.With Cassio, mistress! Go to, charm your tongue.charm (v.)

old form: charme
overcome, subdue, take over [as if by a charm]
Oth V.ii.182
I will not charme my Tongue; / I am bound to speake,I will not charm my tongue; I am bound to speak: Oth V.ii.183
My Mistris heere lyes murthered in her bed.My mistress here lies murdered in her bed. Oth V.ii.184
All. ALL 
Oh Heauens, forefend.O heavens forfend!forfend (v.)

old form: forefend
Oth V.ii.185
And your reports haue set the Murder on.And your reports have set the murder on. Oth V.ii.186
Nay stare not Masters, / It is true indeede.Nay, stare not masters: it is true indeed. Oth V.ii.187
'Tis a strange Truth.'Tis a strange truth. Oth V.ii.188
O monstrous Acte.O monstrous act! Oth V.ii.189.1
Villany, villany, villany:Villainy, villainy, villainy! Oth V.ii.189.2
I thinke vpon't, I thinke: I smel't: O Villany:I think upon't, I think – I smell't – O villainy! Oth V.ii.190
I thought so then: Ile kill my selfe for greefe.I thought so then; I'll kill myself for grief. Oth V.ii.191
O villany! villany!O villainy, villainy! Oth V.ii.192
Iago. IAGO 
What, are you mad? / I charge you get you home.What, are you mad? I charge you get you home. Oth V.ii.193
Good Gentlemen, let me haue leaue to speake:Good gentlemen, let me have leave to speak. Oth V.ii.194
'Tis proper I obey him; but not now:'Tis proper I obey him, but not now. Oth V.ii.195
Perchance Iago, I will ne're go home.Perchance, Iago, I will ne'er go home.perchance (adv.)
perhaps, maybe
Oth V.ii.196
Oh, oh, oh.(falling on bed) O! O! O! Oth V.ii.197.1
Nay; lay thee downe, and roare:Nay, lay thee down and roar, Oth V.ii.197.2
For thou hast kill'd the sweetest innocent,For thou hast killed the sweetest innocent Oth V.ii.198
That ere did lift vp eye.That e'er did lift up eye. Oth V.ii.199.1
(rising) Oth V.ii.199
Oh she was fowle!O, she was foul! Oth V.ii.199.2
I scarse did know you Vnkle, there lies your Neece,I scarce did know you, uncle; there lies your niece,scarce (adv.)

old form: scarse
scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
Oth V.ii.200
Whose breath (indeed) these hands haue newly stopp'd:Whose breath indeed these hands have newly stopped. Oth V.ii.201
I know this acte shewes horrible and grim.I know this act shows horrible and grim. Oth V.ii.202
Poore Desdemon: / I am glad thy Father's dead,Poor Desdemon, I am glad thy father's dead: Oth V.ii.203
Thy Match was mortall to him: and pure greefeThy match was mortal to him, and pure griefmortal (adj.)

old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
Oth V.ii.204
Shore his old thred in twaine. Did he liue now,Shore his old thread in twain. Did he live now, Oth V.ii.205
This sight would make him do a desperate turne:This sight would make him do a desperate turn,turn (n.)

old form: turne
act, action, deed
Oth V.ii.206
Yea, curse his better Angell from his side,Yea, curse his better angel from his side, Oth V.ii.207
And fall to Reprobance.And fall to reprobance.reprobance (n.)
damnation, perdition
Oth V.ii.208
'Tis pittifull: but yet Iago knowes'Tis pitiful: but yet Iago knows Oth V.ii.209
That she with Cassio, hath the Act of shameThat she with Cassio hath the act of shame Oth V.ii.210
A thousand times committed. Cassio confest it,A thousand times committed. Cassio confessed it, Oth V.ii.211
And she did gratifie his amorous workesAnd she did gratify his amorous worksgratify (v.)

old form: gratifie
reward, repay, show gratitude for
Oth V.ii.212
With that Recognizance and pledge of LoueWith that recognizance and pledge of loverecognizance (n.)
token, sign, symbol
Oth V.ii.213
Which I first gaue her: I saw it in his hand:Which I first gave her. I saw it in his hand: Oth V.ii.214
It was a Handkerchiefe, an Antique TokenIt was a handkerchief, an antique token Oth V.ii.215
My Father gaue my Mother.My father gave my mother. Oth V.ii.216.1
Oh Heauen! oh heauenly Powres!O God! O heavenly Powers!power (n.)
(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
Oth V.ii.216.2
Iago. IAGO 
Come, hold your peace.Zounds, hold your peace!zounds (int.)
God's wounds
Oth V.ii.217.1
'Twill out, 'twill out. I peace?'Twill out, 'twill out. I peace? Oth V.ii.217.2
No, I will speake as liberall as the North;No, I will speak as liberal as the north;north (n.)
north wind
Oth V.ii.218
liberal (adv.)

old form: liberall
freely, unrestrainedly
Let Heauen, and Men, and Diuels, let them all,Let heaven, and men, and devils, let them all, Oth V.ii.219
All, all, crie shame against me, yet Ile speake.All, all cry shame against me, yet I'll speak. Oth V.ii.220
Iago. IAGO 
Be wise, and get you home.Be wise, and get you home. Oth V.ii.221.1
I will not.I will not. Oth V.ii.221.2
Iago draws his sword Oth V.ii.221
Fye,Fie! Oth V.ii.221.3
your Sword vpon a Woman.Your sword upon a woman! Oth V.ii.222
Oh thou dull Moore, / That Handkerchiefe thou speak'st ofO thou dull Moor, that handkerchief thou speak'st of Oth V.ii.223
I found by Fortune, and did giue my Husband:I found by fortune and did give my husband, Oth V.ii.224
For often, with a solemne earnestnesse,For often, with a solemn earnestness – Oth V.ii.225
(More then indeed belong'd to such a Trifle)More than indeed belonged to such a trifle – Oth V.ii.226
He begg'd of me, to steale't.He begged of me to steal it. Oth V.ii.227.1
Iago. IAGO 
Villanous Whore.Villainous whore! Oth V.ii.227.2
She giue it Cassio? No, alas I found it,She give it Cassio? No, alas, I found it Oth V.ii.228
And I did giu't my Husband.And I did give't my husband. Oth V.ii.229.1
Iago. IAGO 
Filth, thou lyest.Filth, thou liest! Oth V.ii.229.2
By Heauen I do not, I do not Gentlemen:By heaven I do not, I do not, gentlemen. Oth V.ii.230
Oh murd'rous Coxcombe, what should such a FooleO murderous coxcomb, what should such a foolcoxcomb (n.)

old form: Coxcombe
fool's head, fool, simpleton
Oth V.ii.231
Do with so good a wife?Do with so good a wife? Oth V.ii.232.1
Are there no stones in Heauen,Are there no stones in heavenstone (n.)
Oth V.ii.232.2
But what serues for the Thunder? / Precious Villaine.But what serve for the thunder? Precious villain! Oth V.ii.233
He runs at Iago; Montano disarms him; Oth V.ii.233.1
Iago stabs Emilia from behind and exit Oth V.ii.233.2
The woman falles: / Sure he hath kill'd his Wife.The woman falls: sure he hath killed his wife. Oth V.ii.234
I, I: oh lay me by my Mistris side.Ay, ay: O, lay me by my mistress' side. Oth V.ii.235
Hee's gone, but his wife's kill'd.He's gone, but his wife's killed. Oth V.ii.236
'Tis a notorious Villain: take you this weapon'Tis a notorious villain. Take you this weapon,notorious (adj.)
notable, out-and-out, evident
Oth V.ii.237
Which I haue recouer'd from the Moore:Which I have here recovered from the Moor. Oth V.ii.238
Come guard the doore without, let him not passe,Come guard the door without: let him not pass, Oth V.ii.239
But kill him rather. Ile after that same villaine,But kill him rather. I'll after that same villain, Oth V.ii.240
For 'tis a damned Slaue. For 'tis a damned slave. Oth V.ii.241.1
Exit.Exeunt Montano and Gratiano Oth V.ii.241
I am not valiant neither:I am not valiant neither, Oth V.ii.241.2
But euery Punie whipster gets my Sword.But ever puny whipster gets my sword.whipster (n.)
wretch, degenerate, good-for-nothing
Oth V.ii.242
But why should Honor out-liue Honesty?But why should honour outlive honesty?honesty (n.)
honour, integrity, uprightness
Oth V.ii.243
honour (n.)

old form: Honor
fame, renown, glory
Let it go all.Let it go all. Oth V.ii.244.1
What did thy Song boad Lady?What did thy song bode, lady?bode (v.)
forebode, portend, predict, augur
Oth V.ii.244.2
Hearke, canst thou heare me? I will play the Swan,Hark, canst thou hear me? I will play the swan. Oth V.ii.245
And dye in Musicke: Willough, Willough, Willough.And die in music. (Singing) Willow, willow, willow.willow (int.)
[in song] expression of sadness and unrequited love
Oth V.ii.246
Moore, she was chaste: She lou'd thee, cruell Moore,Moor, she was chaste; she loved thee, cruel Moor, Oth V.ii.247
So come my Soule to blisse, as I speake true:So come my soul to bliss, as I speak true; Oth V.ii.248
So speaking as I thinke, alas, I dye.So speaking as I think, I die, I die. Oth V.ii.249
She dies Oth V.ii.249
I haue another weapon in this Chamber,I have another weapon in this chamber: Oth V.ii.250
It was a Sword of Spaine, the Ice brookes temper:It is a sword of Spain, the ice-brook's temper. Oth V.ii.251
Oh heere it is: Vnkle I must come forth.O, here it is. Uncle, I must come forth. Oth V.ii.252
If thou attempt it, it will cost thee deere;(within) If thou attempt it, it will cost thee dear; Oth V.ii.253
Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer.Thou hast no weapon, and perforce must suffer.perforce (adv.)
of necessity, with no choice in the matter
Oth V.ii.254
Looke in vpon me then, and speake with me,Look in upon me then, and speak with me, Oth V.ii.255
Or naked as I am I will assault thee.Or naked as I am I will assault thee.naked (adj.)
defenceless, undefended, unarmed
Oth V.ii.256
Enter Gratiano Oth V.ii.257
What is the matter?What is the matter? Oth V.ii.257.1
Behold, I haue a weapon:Behold, I have a weapon: Oth V.ii.257.2
A better neuer did it selfe sustaineA better never did itself sustainsustain (v.)

old form: sustaine
take up a position, have a place
Oth V.ii.258
Vpon a Soldiers Thigh. I haue seene the day,Upon a soldier's thigh. I have seen the day Oth V.ii.259
That with this little Arme, and this good Sword,That with this little arm and this good sword, Oth V.ii.260
I haue made my way through more impedimentsI have made my way through more impediments Oth V.ii.261
Then twenty times your stop. But (oh vaine boast)Than twenty times your stop. but, O vain boast! –stop (n.)
obstruction, obstacle, hindrance
Oth V.ii.262
Who can controll his Fate? 'Tis not so now.Who can control his fate? –'Tis not so now. Oth V.ii.263
Be not affraid, though you do see me weapon'd:Be not afraid, though you do see me weaponed; Oth V.ii.264
Heere is my iournies end, heere is my buttHere is my journey's end, here is my buttbutt (n.)
goal, aim, target [as in archery]
Oth V.ii.265
And verie Sea-marke of my vtmost Saile.And very sea-mark of my utmost sail.sea-mark (n.)

old form: Sea-marke
prominent landmark used as a guide for sailors, beacon
Oth V.ii.266
Do you go backe dismaid? 'Tis a lost feare:Do you go back dismayed? 'Tis a lost fear:lost (adj.)
groundless, idle, unwarranted
Oth V.ii.267
Man but a Rush against Othello's brest,Man but a rush against Othello's breast,man (v.)
employ, exert, send out
Oth V.ii.268
rush (n.)
charge, onslaught, attack
And he retires. Where should Othello go?And he retires. Where should Othello go? Oth V.ii.269
He goes to the bed Oth V.ii.270.1
Now: how dost thou looke now? Oh ill-Starr'd wench,Now, how dost thou look now? O ill-starred wench,wench (n.)
girl, lass
Oth V.ii.270
Pale as thy Smocke: when we shall meete at compt,Pale as thy smock! When we shall meet at comptcount (n.)
[Q variant] account, reckoning
Oth V.ii.271
smock (n.)

old form: Smocke
woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
compt (n.)
reckoning, day of judgement
This looke of thine will hurle my Soule from Heauen,This look of thine will hurl my soul from heaven Oth V.ii.272
And Fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my Girle?And fiends will snatch at it. Cold, cold, my girl, Oth V.ii.273
Euen like thy Chastity.Even like thy chastity. Oth V.ii.274
O cursed, cursed Slaue! / Whip me ye Diuels,O cursed, cursed slave! Whip me, ye devils, Oth V.ii.275
From the possession of this Heauenly sight:From the possession of this heavenly sight! Oth V.ii.276
Blow me about in windes, roast me in Sulphure,Blow me about in winds! Roast me in sulphur! Oth V.ii.277
Wash me in steepe-downe gulfes of Liquid fire.Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire!steep-down (adj.)

old form: steepe-downe
precipitous, sheer
Oth V.ii.278
Oh Desdemon! dead Desdemon: dead. Oh, oh!O Desdemona! Dead Desdemon! Dead! O! O! Oth V.ii.279
Enter Lodouico, Cassio, Montano, and Iago,Enter Lodovico, Cassio in a chair, Montano and Iago Oth V.ii.280.1
with Officers.with officers Oth V.ii.280.2
Where is this rash, and most vnfortunate man?Where is this rash and most unfortunate man? Oth V.ii.280
That's he that was Othello: heere I am.That's he that was Othello: here I am. Oth V.ii.281
Where is that Viper? / Bring the Villaine forth.Where is that viper? Bring the villain forth. Oth V.ii.282
I look down towards his feet; but that's a Fable,I look down towards his feet; but that's a fable. Oth V.ii.283
If that thou bee'st a Diuell, I cannot kill thee.If that thou be'st a devil, I cannot kill thee. Oth V.ii.284
He wounds Iago Oth V.ii.285
Wrench his Sword from him.Wrench his sword from him. Oth V.ii.285.1
Iago. IAGO 
I bleed Sir, but not kill'd.I bleed, sir, but not killed. Oth V.ii.285.2
I am not sorry neither, Il'd haue thee liue:I am not sorry neither; I'd have thee live, Oth V.ii.286
For in my sense, 'tis happinesse to die.For, in my sense 'tis happiness to die.sense (n.)
opinion, view, judgement
Oth V.ii.287
Oh thou Othello, that was once so good,O, thou Othello, that wast once so good, Oth V.ii.288
Falne in the practise of a cursed Slaue,Fallen in the practice of a damned slave,practice (n.)

old form: practise
trickery, treachery
Oth V.ii.289
slave (n.)

old form: Slaue
fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
What shall be saide to thee.What shall be said to thee? Oth V.ii.290.1
Why any thing:Why, anything: Oth V.ii.290.2
An honourable Murderer, if you will:An honourable murderer, if you will: Oth V.ii.291
For nought I did in hate, but all in Honour.For naught did I in hate, but all in honour. Oth V.ii.292
This wretch hath part confest his Villany:This wretch hath part confessed his villainy. Oth V.ii.293
Did you and he consent in Cassio's death.Did you and he consent in Cassio's death?consent (v.)
agree, concur, acquiesce
Oth V.ii.294
I.Ay. Oth V.ii.295
Deere Generall, I neuer gaue you cause.Dear General, I never gave you cause. Oth V.ii.296
I do beleeue it, and I aske your pardon:I do believe it, and I ask your pardon. Oth V.ii.297
Will you, I pray, demand that demy-Diuell,Will you, I pray, demand that demi-devildemand (v.)
request to tell, question, ask [about]
Oth V.ii.298
demi-devil (n.)

old form: demy-Diuell
Why he hath thus ensnar'd my Soule and Body.Why he hath thus ensnared my soul and body? Oth V.ii.299
Iag. IAGO 
Demand me nothing: what you know, you know:Demand me nothing; what you know, you know: Oth V.ii.300
From this time forth, I neuer will speake word.From this time forth I never will speak word. Oth V.ii.301
What? not to pray?What! Not to pray? Oth V.ii.302
Torments will ope your lips.Torments will ope your lips.ope (v.)
Oth V.ii.303.1
Well, thou dost best.Well, thou dost best. Oth V.ii.303.2
Sir, / You shall vnderstand what hath befalne,Sir, you shall understand what hath befallen,befall (v.), past forms befallen, befell

old form: befalne
happen, occur, take place, turn out
Oth V.ii.304
(Which, as I thinke, you know not) heere is a LetterWhich, as I think, you know not. Here is a letter Oth V.ii.305
Found in the pocket of the slaine Rodorigo,Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo, Oth V.ii.306
And heere another, the one of them importsAnd here another: the one of them imports Oth V.ii.307
The death of Cassio, to be vndertookeThe death of Cassio, to be undertook Oth V.ii.308
By Rodorigo.By Roderigo. Oth V.ii.309.1
O Villaine!O villain! Oth V.ii.309.2
Cassio. CASSIO 
Most Heathenish, and most grosse.Most heathenish and most gross!gross (adj.)
vile, abhorrent, wicked
Oth V.ii.309.3
Now, heere's another discontented paperNow here's another discontented paperdiscontented (adj.)
full of discontent, expressing frustration
Oth V.ii.310
Found in his pocket too: and this it seemesFound in his pocket too; and this, it seems Oth V.ii.311
Rodorigo meant t'haue sent this damned villaine:Roderigo meant to have sent this damned villain, Oth V.ii.312
But that (belike) Iago in the interimBut that, belike, Iago, in the nick,nick (n.)
nick of time, critical moment
Oth V.ii.313
belike (adv.)
probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
Came in, and satisfi'd him.Came in and satisfied him. Oth V.ii.314.1
Oh thou pernitious Caitiffe;O the pernicious caitiff!caitiff (n.)
[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
Oth V.ii.314.2
How came you (Cassio) by that HandkerchiefeHow came you, Cassio, by that handkerchief Oth V.ii.315
That was my wiues?That was my wife's? Oth V.ii.316.1
Cassio. CASSIO 
I found it in my Chamber:I found it in my chamber; Oth V.ii.316.2
And he himselfe confest it but euen now,And he himself confessed but even now Oth V.ii.317
That there he dropt it for a speciall purpose,That there he dropped it for a special purposepurpose (n.)
intention, aim, plan
Oth V.ii.318
Which wrought to his desire.Which wrought to his desire.work to (v.)
bring about, arrange, effect
Oth V.ii.319.1
O Foole, foole, foole!O fool, fool, fool! Oth V.ii.319.2
Cassio. CASSIO 
There is besides, in Rodorigo's Letter,There is besides, in Roderigo's letter, Oth V.ii.320
How he vpbraides Iago, that he made himHow he upbraids Iago, that he made him Oth V.ii.321
Braue me vpon the Watch: whereon it cameBrave me upon the watch, whereon it camebrave (v.)

old form: Braue
challenge, defy, confront, provoke
Oth V.ii.322
That I was cast: and euen but now he spakeThat I was cast; and even but now he spakecast (v.)
cast off, discard, dismiss, reject
Oth V.ii.323
(After long seeming dead) Iago hurt him,After long seeming dead – Iago hurt him, Oth V.ii.324
Iago set him on.Iago set him on. Oth V.ii.325
You must forsake this roome, and go with vs:You must forsake this room and go with us. Oth V.ii.326
Your Power, and your Command is taken off,Your power and your command is taken offpower (n.)
authority, government
Oth V.ii.327
And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this Slaue,And Cassio rules in Cyprus. For this slave,slave (n.)

old form: Slaue
fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
Oth V.ii.328
If there be any cunning Crueltie,If there be any cunning crueltycunning (adj.)
skilfully made, ingenious
Oth V.ii.329
That can torment him much, and hold him long,That can torment him much, and hold him long,hold (v.)
keep, preserve, conserve
Oth V.ii.330
It shall be his. You shall close Prisoner rest,It shall be his. You shall close prisoner rest,close (adj.)
enclosed, confined, incarcerated
Oth V.ii.331
Till that the Nature of your fault be knowneTill that the nature of your fault be known Oth V.ii.332
To the Venetian State. Come, bring away.To the Venetian state. Come, bring him away. Oth V.ii.333
Soft you; a word or two before you goe:Soft you; a word or two before you go.soft (int.)
[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
Oth V.ii.334
I haue done the State some seruice, and they know't:I have done the state some service and they know't: Oth V.ii.335
No more of that. I pray you in your Letters,No more of that. I pray you in your letters Oth V.ii.336
When you shall these vnluckie deeds relate,When you shall these unlucky deeds relateunlucky (adj.)

old form: vnluckie
unfortunate, lamentable, disastrous
Oth V.ii.337
Speake of me, as I am. Nothing extenuate,Speak of me as I am: nothing extenuate,extenuate (v.)
mitigate, lessen, tone down
Oth V.ii.338
Nor set downe ought in malice. / Then must you speake,Nor set down aught in malice. Then must you speakaught (n.)

old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Oth V.ii.339
Of one that lou'd not wisely, but too well:Of one that loved not wisely, but too well; Oth V.ii.340
Of one, not easily Iealious, but being wrought,Of one, not easily jealous but, being wrought,work (v.), past form wrought
persuade, urge
Oth V.ii.341
Perplexed in the extreame: Of one, whose handPerplexed in the extreme; of one whose handperplexed (adj.)
bewildered, distracted, disoriented
Oth V.ii.342
(Like the base Iudean) threw a Pearle awayLike the base Indian threw a pearl awaybase (adj.)
poor, wretched, of low quality
Oth V.ii.343
Richer then all his Tribe: Of one, whose subdu'd Eyes,Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes,subdued (adj.)

old form: subdu'd
overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
Oth V.ii.344
Albeit vn-vsed to the melting moode,Albeit unused to the melting mood, Oth V.ii.345
Drops teares as fast as the Arabian TreesDrop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Oth V.ii.346
Their Medicinable gumme. Set you downe this:Their med'cinable gum. Set you down this:medicinable (adj.)
medicinal, healing, curative, restorative
Oth V.ii.347
And say besides, that in Aleppo once,And say, besides, that in Aleppo once Oth V.ii.348
Where a malignant, and a Turbond-TurkeWhere a malignant and a turbaned Turk Oth V.ii.349
Beate a Venetian, and traduc'd the State,Beat a Venetian and traduced the state,traduce (v.)

old form: traduc'd
defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
Oth V.ii.350
I tooke by th'throat the circumcised Dogge,I took by th' throat the circumcised dog Oth V.ii.351
And smoate him, thus.And smote him thus. Oth V.ii.352
He stabs himself Oth V.ii.353
Oh bloody period.O bloody period!period (n.)
full stop, end, ending, conclusion
Oth V.ii.353.1
All that is spoke, is marr'd.All that's spoke is marred! Oth V.ii.353.2
I kist thee, ere I kill'd thee: No way but this,I kissed thee, ere I killed thee: no way but this, Oth V.ii.354
Killing my selfe, to dye vpon a kisse. Killing myself, to die upon a kiss. Oth V.ii.355
DyesHe falls on the bed and dies Oth V.ii.355
This did I feare, but thought he had no weapon:This did I fear, but thought he had no weapon, Oth V.ii.356
For he was great of heart.For he was great of heart. Oth V.ii.357.1
Oh Sparton Dogge:O, Spartan dog,Sparta (n.)
city of Peloponnesia, S Greece
Oth V.ii.357.2
More fell then Anguish, Hunger, or the Sea:More fell than anguish, hunger, or the sea,fell (adj.)
cruel, fierce, savage
Oth V.ii.358
Looke on the Tragicke Loading of this bed:Look on the tragic loading of this bed: Oth V.ii.359
This is thy worke: / The Obiect poysons Sight,This is thy work. The object poisons sight: Oth V.ii.360
Let it be hid. Let it be hid. Oth V.ii.361.1
The curtains are drawn Oth V.ii.361
Gratiano, keepe the house,Gratiano, keep the house Oth V.ii.361.2
And seize vpon the Fortunes of the Moore,And seize upon the fortunes of the Moor,seize, seize upon (v.)

old form: vpon
[legal] take possession of, take hold of
Oth V.ii.362
fortune (n.)
wealth, possessions, substance
For they succeede on you. To you, Lord Gouernor,For they succeed on you. To you, Lord Governor,succeed (v.)

old form: succeede
pass through inheritance, devolve
Oth V.ii.363
Remaines the Censure of this hellish villaine:Remains the censure of this hellish villain:censure (n.)
judgement, sentencing
Oth V.ii.364
The Time, the Place, the Torture, oh inforce it:The time, the place, the torture, O, enforce it! Oth V.ii.365
My selfe will straight aboord, and to the State,Myself will straight aboard, and to the statestraight (adv.)
straightaway, immediately, at once
Oth V.ii.366
This heauie Act, with heauie heart relate. This heavy act with heavy heart relate.heavy (adj.)

old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Oth V.ii.367
act (n.)
event, deed, happening
Exeunt.Exeunt Oth V.ii.367
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