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Monologues for Men

IAGO.

Thus do I ever make my fool my purse;

For I mine own gain’d knowledge should profane

If I would time expend with such a snipe

But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor,

And it is thought abroad that ’twixt my sheets

H’as done my office. I know not if’t be true,

But I, for mere suspicion in that kind,

Will do as if for surety. He holds me well,

The better shall my purpose work on him.

Cassio’s a proper man. Let me see now:

To get his place and to plume up my will

In double knavery—How? how?—Let’s see—

After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear

That he is too familiar with his wife.

He hath a person and a smooth dispose

To be suspected—fram’d to make women false.

The Moor is of a free and open nature,

That thinks men honest that but seem to be so,

And will as tenderly be led by th’ nose

As asses are.

I have’t. It is engend’red. Hell and night

Must bring this monstrous birth to the world’s light.

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