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IAGO
Demand me nothing. What you know, you know.
From this time forth I never will speak word.
IAGO
Don’t ask me anything. You know what you know. From this moment on, I’ll never say another word.

LODOVICO
What, not to pray?
LODOVICO
What, not even to pray?

GRATIANO
Torments will ope your lips.
GRATIANO
Torture will make you talk.

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OTHELLO
Well, thou dost best.
OTHELLO
Well, do your best.





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LODOVICO
Sir, you shall understand what hath befall'n,
Which, as I think, you know not. Here is a letter
Found in the pocket of the slain Roderigo,
And here another. The one of them imports
The death of Cassio to be undertook
By Roderigo.
LODOVICO
Sir, you’ll understand everything that has happened. I don’t think you know now. Here is a letter we found in Roderigo’s pocket. And here’s another. This one talks about how Roderigo should kill Cassio.

OTHELLO
Oh, villain!
OTHELLO
Oh, you villain!

CASSIO
Most heathenish and most gross!
CASSIO
Ungodly and monstrous!


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LODOVICO
Now here’s another discontented paper
Found in his pocket too, and this, it seems,
Roderigo meant to have sent this damnèd villain
But that, belike, Iago in the interim
Came in and satisfied him.
LODOVICO
Here’s another letter from his pocket, addressed to Iago and full of complaints. We think he was going to send it to Iago, but then Iago stepped in and answered his complaints by killing him.


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OTHELLO
O thou pernicious caitiff!
How came you, Cassio, by that handkerchief
That was my wife’s?
OTHELLO
Oh, you wicked scoundrel! Cassio, how did you get my wife’s handkerchief?




CASSIO
    I found it in my chamber,
And he himself confessed but even now
That there he dropped it for a special purpose
Which wrought to his desire.
CASSIO
I found it in my room, and Iago just confessed that he put it there for his own purposes.

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