Speeches (Lines) for Iago
in "Othello"

Total: 272

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,1,5

'Sblood, but you will not hear me:
If ever I did dream of such a matter, Abhor me.

2

I,1,8

Despise me, if I do not. Three great ones of the city,
In personal suit to make me his lieutenant,...

3

I,1,35

Why, there's no remedy; 'tis the curse of service,
Preferment goes by letter and affection,...

4

I,1,42

O, sir, content you;
I follow him to serve my turn upon him:...

5

I,1,70

Call up her father,
Rouse him: make after him, poison his delight,...

6

I,1,78

Do, with like timorous accent and dire yell
As when, by night and negligence, the fire...

7

I,1,82

Awake! what, ho, Brabantio! thieves! thieves! thieves!
Look to your house, your daughter and your bags!...

8

I,1,89

Are your doors lock'd?

9

I,1,91

'Zounds, sir, you're robb'd; for shame, put on
your gown;...

10

I,1,119

'Zounds, sir, you are one of those that will not
serve God, if the devil bid you. Because we come to...

11

I,1,126

I am one, sir, that comes to tell you your daughter
and the Moor are now making the beast with two backs.

12

I,1,129

You are—a senator.

13

I,1,158

Farewell; for I must leave you:
It seems not meet, nor wholesome to my place,...

14

I,2,203

Though in the trade of war I have slain men,
Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscience...

15

I,2,209

Nay, but he prated,
And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms...

16

I,2,233

Those are the raised father and his friends:
You were best go in.

17

I,2,238

By Janus, I think no.

18

I,2,262

'Faith, he to-night hath boarded a land carack:
If it prove lawful prize, he's made for ever.

19

I,2,265

He's married.

20

I,2,268

Marry, to—Come, captain, will you go?

21

I,2,271

It is Brabantio. General, be advised;
He comes to bad intent.

22

I,2,278

You, Roderigo! come, sir, I am for you.

23

I,3,661

What say'st thou, noble heart?

24

I,3,663

Why, go to bed, and sleep.

25

I,3,665

If thou dost, I shall never love thee after. Why,
thou silly gentleman!

26

I,3,669

O villainous! I have looked upon the world for four
times seven years; and since I could distinguish...

27

I,3,677

Virtue! a fig! 'tis in ourselves that we are thus
or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which...

28

I,3,693

It is merely a lust of the blood and a permission of
the will. Come, be a man. Drown thyself! drown...

29

I,3,723

Thou art sure of me:—go, make money:—I have told
thee often, and I re-tell thee again and again, I...

30

I,3,733

At my lodging.

31

I,3,735

Go to; farewell. Do you hear, Roderigo?

32

I,3,737

No more of drowning, do you hear?

33

I,3,740

Thus do I ever make my fool my purse:
For I mine own gain'd knowledge should profane,...

34

II,1,886

Sir, would she give you so much of her lips
As of her tongue she oft bestows on me,...

35

II,1,890

In faith, too much;
I find it still, when I have list to sleep:...

36

II,1,896

Come on, come on; you are pictures out of doors,
Bells in your parlors, wild-cats in your kitchens,...

37

II,1,901

Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk:
You rise to play and go to bed to work.

38

II,1,904

No, let me not.

39

II,1,907

O gentle lady, do not put me to't;
For I am nothing, if not critical.

40

II,1,910

Ay, madam.

41

II,1,914

I am about it; but indeed my invention
Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frize;...

42

II,1,921

If she be black, and thereto have a wit,
She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit.

43

II,1,925

She never yet was foolish that was fair;
For even her folly help'd her to an heir.

44

II,1,930

There's none so foul and foolish thereunto,
But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.

45

II,1,936

She that was ever fair and never proud,
Had tongue at will and yet was never loud,...

46

II,1,948

To suckle fools and chronicle small beer.

47

II,1,955

[Aside] He takes her by the palm: ay, well said,
whisper: with as little a web as this will I...

48

II,1,994

[Aside] O, you are well tuned now!
But I'll set down the pegs that make this music,...

49

II,1,1011

Do thou meet me presently at the harbour. Come
hither. If thou be'st valiant,— as, they say, base...

50

II,1,1019

Lay thy finger thus, and let thy soul be instructed.
Mark me with what violence she first loved the Moor,...

51

II,1,1051

Blessed fig's-end! the wine she drinks is made of
grapes: if she had been blessed, she would never...

52

II,1,1057

Lechery, by this hand; an index and obscure prologue
to the history of lust and foul thoughts. They met...

53

II,1,1072

Sir, he is rash and very sudden in choler, and haply
may strike at you: provoke him, that he may; for...

54

II,1,1083

I warrant thee. Meet me by and by at the citadel:
I must fetch his necessaries ashore. Farewell.

55

II,1,1087

That Cassio loves her, I do well believe it;
That she loves him, 'tis apt and of great credit:...

56

II,3,1147

Not this hour, lieutenant; 'tis not yet ten o' the
clock. Our general cast us thus early for the love...

57

II,3,1153

And, I'll warrant her, fun of game.

58

II,3,1155

What an eye she has! methinks it sounds a parley of
provocation.

59

II,3,1158

And when she speaks, is it not an alarum to love?

60

II,3,1160

Well, happiness to their sheets! Come, lieutenant, I
have a stoup of wine; and here without are a brace...

61

II,3,1168

O, they are our friends; but one cup: I'll drink for
you.

62

II,3,1174

What, man! 'tis a night of revels: the gallants
desire it.

63

II,3,1177

Here at the door; I pray you, call them in.

64

II,3,1180

If I can fasten but one cup upon him,
With that which he hath drunk to-night already,...

65

II,3,1200

Some wine, ho!
[Sings]...

66

II,3,1209

I learned it in England, where, indeed, they are
most potent in potting: your Dane, your German, and...

67

II,3,1214

Why, he drinks you, with facility, your Dane dead
drunk; he sweats not to overthrow your Almain; he...

68

II,3,1220

O sweet England!
King Stephen was a worthy peer,...

69

II,3,1231

Will you hear't again?

70

II,3,1235

It's true, good lieutenant.

71

II,3,1238

And so do I too, lieutenant.

72

II,3,1251

You see this fellow that is gone before;
He is a soldier fit to stand by Caesar...

73

II,3,1260

'Tis evermore the prologue to his sleep:
He'll watch the horologe a double set,...

74

II,3,1269

[Aside to him] How now, Roderigo!
I pray you, after the lieutenant; go.

75

II,3,1277

Not I, for this fair island:
I do love Cassio well; and would do much...

76

II,3,1298

[Aside to RODERIGO] Away, I say; go out, and cry a mutiny.
[Exit RODERIGO]...

77

II,3,1312

Hold, ho! Lieutenant,—sir—Montano,—gentlemen,—
Have you forgot all sense of place and duty?...

78

II,3,1325

I do not know: friends all but now, even now,
In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom...

79

II,3,1369

Touch me not so near:
I had rather have this tongue cut from my mouth...

80

II,3,1413

What, are you hurt, lieutenant?

81

II,3,1415

Marry, heaven forbid!

82

II,3,1420

As I am an honest man, I thought you had received
some bodily wound; there is more sense in that than...

83

II,3,1438

What was he that you followed with your sword? What
had he done to you?

84

II,3,1441

Is't possible?

85

II,3,1447

Why, but you are now well enough: how came you thus
recovered?

86

II,3,1452

Come, you are too severe a moraler: as the time,
the place, and the condition of this country...

87

II,3,1462

Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature,
if it be well used: exclaim no more against it....

88

II,3,1466

You or any man living may be drunk! at a time, man.
I'll tell you what you shall do. Our general's wife...

89

II,3,1480

I protest, in the sincerity of love and honest kindness.

90

II,3,1484

You are in the right. Good night, lieutenant; I
must to the watch.

91

II,3,1488

And what's he then that says I play the villain?
When this advice is free I give and honest,...

92

II,3,1523

How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?...

93

III,1,1582

You have not been a-bed, then?

94

III,1,1588

I'll send her to you presently;
And I'll devise a mean to draw the Moor...

95

III,2,1621

Well, my good lord, I'll do't.

96

III,3,1664

Ha! I like not that.

97

III,3,1666

Nothing, my lord: or if—I know not what.

98

III,3,1668

Cassio, my lord! No, sure, I cannot think it,
That he would steal away so guilty-like,...

99

III,3,1731

My noble lord—

100

III,3,1733

Did Michael Cassio, when you woo'd my lady,
Know of your love?

101

III,3,1736

But for a satisfaction of my thought;
No further harm.

102

III,3,1739

I did not think he had been acquainted with her.

103

III,3,1741

Indeed!

104

III,3,1744

Honest, my lord!

105

III,3,1746

My lord, for aught I know.

106

III,3,1748

Think, my lord!

107

III,3,1761

My lord, you know I love you.

108

III,3,1770

For Michael Cassio,
I dare be sworn I think that he is honest.

109

III,3,1773

Men should be what they seem;
Or those that be not, would they might seem none!

110

III,3,1776

Why, then, I think Cassio's an honest man.

111

III,3,1781

Good my lord, pardon me:
Though I am bound to every act of duty,...

112

III,3,1793

I do beseech you—
Though I perchance am vicious in my guess,...

113

III,3,1805

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:...

114

III,3,1813

You cannot, if my heart were in your hand;
Nor shall not, whilst 'tis in my custody.

115

III,3,1816

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock...

116

III,3,1823

Poor and content is rich and rich enough,
But riches fineless is as poor as winter...

117

III,3,1845

I am glad of it; for now I shall have reason
To show the love and duty that I bear you...

118

III,3,1858

She did deceive her father, marrying you;
And when she seem'd to shake and fear your looks,...

119

III,3,1862

Why, go to then;
She that, so young, could give out such a seeming,...

120

III,3,1869

I see this hath a little dash'd your spirits.

121

III,3,1871

I' faith, I fear it has.
I hope you will consider what is spoke...

122

III,3,1878

Should you do so, my lord,
My speech should fall into such vile success...

123

III,3,1884

Long live she so! and long live you to think so!

124

III,3,1886

Ay, there's the point: as—to be bold with you—
Not to affect many proposed matches...

125

III,3,1900

[Going] My lord, I take my leave.

126

III,3,1903

[Returning] My lord, I would I might entreat
your honour...

127

III,3,1917

I once more take my leave.

128

III,3,1968

How now! what do you here alone?

129

III,3,1970

A thing for me? it is a common thing—

130

III,3,1972

To have a foolish wife.

131

III,3,1975

What handkerchief?

132

III,3,1979

Hast stol'n it from her?

133

III,3,1983

A good wench; give it me.

134

III,3,1987

[Snatching it] Why, what's that to you?

135

III,3,1991

Be not acknown on 't; I have use for it.
Go, leave me....

136

III,3,2010

Why, how now, general! no more of that.

137

III,3,2014

How now, my lord!

138

III,3,2021

I am sorry to hear this.

139

III,3,2035

Is't possible, my lord?

140

III,3,2041

Is't come to this?

141

III,3,2045

My noble lord,—

142

III,3,2052

O grace! O heaven forgive me!
Are you a man? have you a soul or sense?...

143

III,3,2061

I should be wise, for honesty's a fool
And loses that it works for.

144

III,3,2071

I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion:
I do repent me that I put it to you....

145

III,3,2075

And may: but, how? how satisfied, my lord?
Would you, the supervisor, grossly gape on—...

146

III,3,2079

It were a tedious difficulty, I think,
To bring them to that prospect: damn them then,...

147

III,3,2092

I do not like the office:
But, sith I am enter'd in this cause so far,...

148

III,3,2110

Nay, this was but his dream.

149

III,3,2113

And this may help to thicken other proofs
That do demonstrate thinly.

150

III,3,2116

Nay, but be wise: yet we see nothing done;
She may be honest yet. Tell me but this,...

151

III,3,2121

I know not that; but such a handkerchief—
I am sure it was your wife's—did I to-day...

152

III,3,2125

If it be that, or any that was hers,
It speaks against her with the other proofs.

153

III,3,2136

Yet be content.

154

III,3,2138

Patience, I say; your mind perhaps may change.

155

III,3,2150

Do not rise yet.
[Kneels]...

156

III,3,2165

My friend is dead; 'tis done at your request:
But let her live.

157

III,3,2171

I am your own for ever.

158

III,4,2298

There is no other way; 'tis she must do't:
And, lo, the happiness! go, and importune her.

159

III,4,2324

Is my lord angry?

160

III,4,2327

Can he be angry? I have seen the cannon,
When it hath blown his ranks into the air,...

161

IV,1,2409

Will you think so?

162

IV,1,2411

What,
To kiss in private?

163

IV,1,2414

Or to be naked with her friend in bed
An hour or more, not meaning any harm?

164

IV,1,2420

So they do nothing, 'tis a venial slip:
But if I give my wife a handkerchief,—

165

IV,1,2423

Why, then, 'tis hers, my lord; and, being hers,
She may, I think, bestow't on any man.

166

IV,1,2427

Her honour is an essence that's not seen;
They have it very oft that have it not:...

167

IV,1,2434

Ay, what of that?

168

IV,1,2436

What,
If I had said I had seen him do you wrong?...

169

IV,1,2444

He hath, my lord; but be you well assured,
No more than he'll unswear.

170

IV,1,2447

'Faith, that he did—I know not what he did.

171

IV,1,2449

Lie—

172

IV,1,2451

With her, on her; what you will.

173

IV,1,2462

Work on,
My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools are caught;...

174

IV,1,2470

My lord is fall'n into an epilepsy:
This is his second fit; he had one yesterday.

175

IV,1,2473

No, forbear;
The lethargy must have his quiet course:...

176

IV,1,2483

I mock you! no, by heaven.
Would you would bear your fortune like a man!

177

IV,1,2486

There's many a beast then in a populous city,
And many a civil monster.

178

IV,1,2489

Good sir, be a man;
Think every bearded fellow that's but yoked...

179

IV,1,2499

Stand you awhile apart;
Confine yourself but in a patient list....

180

IV,1,2518

That's not amiss;
But yet keep time in all. Will you withdraw?...

181

IV,1,2535

Ply Desdemona well, and you are sure on't.
[Speaking lower]...

182

IV,1,2541

I never knew woman love man so.

183

IV,1,2544

Do you hear, Cassio?

184

IV,1,2547

She gives it out that you shall marry hey:
Do you intend it?

185

IV,1,2555

'Faith, the cry goes that you shall marry her.

186

IV,1,2557

I am a very villain else.

187

IV,1,2575

Before me! look, where she comes.

188

IV,1,2592

After her, after her.

189

IV,1,2594

Will you sup there?

190

IV,1,2596

Well, I may chance to see you; for I would very fain
speak with you.

191

IV,1,2599

Go to; say no more.

192

IV,1,2602

Did you perceive how he laughed at his vice?

193

IV,1,2604

And did you see the handkerchief?

194

IV,1,2606

Yours by this hand: and to see how he prizes the
foolish woman your wife! she gave it him, and he...

195

IV,1,2611

Nay, you must forget that.

196

IV,1,2617

Nay, that's not your way.

197

IV,1,2622

She's the worse for all this.

198

IV,1,2625

Ay, too gentle.

199

IV,1,2628

If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her
patent to offend; for, if it touch not you, it comes...

200

IV,1,2632

O, 'tis foul in her.

201

IV,1,2634

That's fouler.

202

IV,1,2638

Do it not with poison, strangle her in her bed, even
the bed she hath contaminated.

203

IV,1,2641

And for Cassio, let me be his undertaker: you
shall hear more by midnight.

204

IV,1,2646

Something from Venice, sure. 'Tis Lodovico
Come from the duke: and, see, your wife is with him.

205

IV,1,2656

I am very glad to see you, signior
Welcome to Cyprus.

206

IV,1,2659

Lives, sir.

207

IV,1,2717

He is much changed.

208

IV,1,2719

He's that he is: I may not breathe my censure
What he might be: if what he might he is not,...

209

IV,1,2723

'Faith, that was not so well; yet would I knew
That stroke would prove the worst!

210

IV,1,2728

Alas, alas!
It is not honesty in me to speak...

211

IV,2,2872

What is your pleasure, madam?
How is't with you?

212

IV,2,2878

What's the matter, lady?

213

IV,2,2883

What name, fair lady?

214

IV,2,2887

Why did he so?

215

IV,2,2889

Do not weep, do not weep. Alas the day!

216

IV,2,2894

Beshrew him for't!
How comes this trick upon him?

217

IV,2,2901

Fie, there is no such man; it is impossible.

218

IV,2,2912

Speak within door.

219

IV,2,2916

You are a fool; go to.

220

IV,2,2934

I pray you, be content; 'tis but his humour:
The business of the state does him offence,...

221

IV,2,2938

'Tis but so, I warrant.
[Trumpets within]...

222

IV,2,2947

What in the contrary?

223

IV,2,2954

Will you hear me, Roderigo?

224

IV,2,2957

You charge me most unjustly.

225

IV,2,2964

Well; go to; very well.

226

IV,2,2968

Very well.

227

IV,2,2974

You have said now.

228

IV,2,2976

Why, now I see there's mettle in thee, and even from
this instant to build on thee a better opinion than...

229

IV,2,2982

I grant indeed it hath not appeared, and your
suspicion is not without wit and judgment. But,...

230

IV,2,2991

Sir, there is especial commission come from Venice
to depute Cassio in Othello's place.

231

IV,2,2995

O, no; he goes into Mauritania and takes away with
him the fair Desdemona, unless his abode be...

232

IV,2,3000

Why, by making him uncapable of Othello's place;
knocking out his brains.

233

IV,2,3003

Ay, if you dare do yourself a profit and a right.
He sups to-night with a harlotry, and thither will I...

234

IV,2,3016

And you shall be satisfied.

235

V,1,3136

Here, stand behind this bulk; straight will he come:
Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home:...

236

V,1,3142

Here, at thy hand: be bold, and take thy stand.

237

V,1,3147

I have rubb'd this young quat almost to the sense,
And he grows angry. Now, whether he kill Cassio,...

238

V,1,3195

Who's there? whose noise is this that ones on murder?

239

V,1,3197

Did not you hear a cry?

240

V,1,3199

What's the matter?

241

V,1,3202

What are you here that cry so grievously?

242

V,1,3205

O me, lieutenant! what villains have done this?

243

V,1,3208

O treacherous villains!
What are you there? come in, and give some help.

244

V,1,3213

O murderous slave! O villain!

245

V,1,3216

Kill men i' the dark!—Where be these bloody thieves?—
How silent is this town!—Ho! murder! murder!—...

246

V,1,3220

Signior Lodovico?

247

V,1,3222

I cry you mercy. Here's Cassio hurt by villains.

248

V,1,3224

How is't, brother!

249

V,1,3226

Marry, heaven forbid!
Light, gentlemen; I'll bind it with my shirt.

250

V,1,3230

Who is't that cried!

251

V,1,3233

O notable strumpet! Cassio, may you suspect
Who they should be that have thus many led you?

252

V,1,3237

Lend me a garter. So. O, for a chair,
To bear him easily hence!

253

V,1,3240

Gentlemen all, I do suspect this trash
To be a party in this injury....

254

V,1,3247

Even he, sir; did you know him?

255

V,1,3249

Signior Gratiano? I cry you gentle pardon;
These bloody accidents must excuse my manners,...

256

V,1,3253

How do you, Cassio? O, a chair, a chair!

257

V,1,3255

He, he 'tis he.
[A chair brought in]...

258

V,1,3266

[To BIANCA] What, look you pale? O, bear him out
o' the air....

259

V,1,3277

Cassio hath here been set on in the dark
By Roderigo and fellows that are scaped:...

260

V,1,3281

This is the fruit of whoring. Prithee, Emilia,
Go know of Cassio where he supp'd to-night....

261

V,1,3286

O, did he so? I charge you, go with me.

262

V,1,3291

Kind gentlemen, let's go see poor Cassio dress'd.
Come, mistress, you must tell's another tale....

263

V,2,3513

I told him what I thought, and told no more
Than what he found himself was apt and true.

264

V,2,3516

I did.

265

V,2,3520

With Cassio, mistress. Go to, charm your tongue.

266

V,2,3532

What, are you mad? I charge you, get you home.

267

V,2,3560

Come, hold your peace.

268

V,2,3565

Be wise, and get you home.

269

V,2,3575

Villanous whore!

270

V,2,3578

Filth, thou liest!

271

V,2,3649

I bleed, sir; but not kill'd.

272

V,2,3665

Demand me nothing: what you know, you know:
From this time forth I never will speak word.

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