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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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profess
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • I have professed me thy friend, and I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable toughness; I could never better stead thee than now.
  • Others there are Who, trimm’d in forms and visages of duty, Keep yet their hearts attending on themselves; And, throwing but shows of service on their lords, Do well thrive by them, and when they have lin’d their coats, Do themselves homage: these fellows have some soul; And such a one do I profess myself.
  • My noble father, I do perceive here a divided duty: To you I am bound for life and education; My life and education both do learn me How to respect you; you are the lord of duty,— I am hitherto your daughter: but here’s my husband; And so much duty as my mother show’d To you, preferring you before her father, So much I challenge that I may profess Due to the Moor, my lord.

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  • She professed innocence but later admitted her guilt.
  • She professes not to be worried.

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