Othello

That I did love the Moor to live with hi

Desdemona

Othello

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Act 1, Scene 3
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A court in Venice, time unspecified
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Desdemona has eloped with Othello, the Moor, in secret. Now, she is brought before the court by

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That I did love the Moor to live with him,

My downright violence and storm of fortunes

May trumpet to the world: my heart's subdued

Even to the very quality of my lord:

I saw Othello's visage in his mind,

And to his honour and his valiant parts

Did I my soul and fortunes consecrate.

So that, dear lords, if I be left behind,

A moth of peace, and he go to the war,

The rites for which I love him are bereft me,

And I a heavy interim shall support

By his dear absence. Let me go with him.



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