— Lay hold upon him: if he do resist, Subdue him at his peril.
But, Othello, speak: Did you by indirect and forced courses Subdue and poison this young maid’s affections?
For ’tis most easy The inclining Desdemona to subdue In any honest suit: she’s fram’d as fruitful As the free elements.
That handkerchief Did an Egyptian to my mother give; She was a charmer, and could almost read The thoughts of people: she told her, while she kept it, ’Twould make her amiable and subdue my father Entirely to her love; but if she lost it Or made a gift of it, my father’s eye Should hold her loathed, and his spirits should hunt After new fancies: she, dying, gave it me; And bid me, when my fate would have me wive, To give it her.
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She was threatening people with a knife, but police used a Taser to subdue her.