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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • Watch you to-night: for the command, I’ll lay’t upon you: Cassio knows you not:—I’ll not be far from you: do you find some occasion to anger Cassio, either by speaking too loud, or tainting his discipline, or from what other course you please, which the time shall more favourably minister.
  • Unkindness may do much; And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.
  • …young affects In me defunct,—and proper satisfaction; But to be free and bounteous to her mind: And heaven defend your good souls, that you think I will your serious and great business scant For she is with me: no, when light-wing’d toys Of feather’d Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and offic’d instruments, That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Let housewives make a skillet of my helm, And all indign and base adversities Make head against my estimation!

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  • The stench of refuse taints the air.
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