Speeches (Lines) for Clown in "The Tragedy of Othello; or, The Moor of Venice"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 III / 1
  • Why masters, have your instruments been in Naples,
    that they speak i' the no...
  • Why masters, have your instruments been in Naples,
    that they speak i' the nose thus?
  • Cassio. Masters, play here; I will content your pains;
    Something that's brief; and bid 'Good morrow, general.'

    Clown. Why masters, have your instruments been in Naples,
    that they speak i' the nose thus?

2 III / 1
  • Are these, I pray you, wind-instruments?
  • Are these, I pray you, wind-instruments?
  • First Musician. How, sir, how!

    Clown. Are these, I pray you, wind-instruments?

3 III / 1
  • O, thereby hangs a tail.
  • O, thereby hangs a tail.
  • First Musician. Ay, marry, are they, sir.

    Clown. O, thereby hangs a tail.

4 III / 1
  • Marry. sir, by many a wind-instrument that I know.
    But, masters, here's mone...
  • Marry. sir, by many a wind-instrument that I know.
    But, masters, here's money for you: and the general
    so likes your music, that he desires you, for love's
    sake, to make no more noise with it.
  • First Musician. Whereby hangs a tale, sir?

    Clown. Marry. sir, by many a wind-instrument that I know.
    But, masters, here's money for you: and the general
    so likes your music, that he desires you, for love's
    sake, to make no more noise with it.

5 III / 1
  • If you have any music that may not be heard, to't
    again: but, as they say to...
  • If you have any music that may not be heard, to't
    again: but, as they say to hear music the general
    does not greatly care.
  • First Musician. Well, sir, we will not.

    Clown. If you have any music that may not be heard, to't
    again: but, as they say to hear music the general
    does not greatly care.

6 III / 1
  • Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away:
    go; vanish into air; away...
  • Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away:
    go; vanish into air; away!
  • First Musician. We have none such, sir.

    Clown. Then put up your pipes in your bag, for I'll away:
    go; vanish into air; away!

7 III / 1
  • No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you.
  • No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you.
  • Cassio. Dost thou hear, my honest friend?

    Clown. No, I hear not your honest friend; I hear you.

8 III / 1
  • She is stirring, sir: if she will stir hither, I
    shall seem to notify unto h...
  • She is stirring, sir: if she will stir hither, I
    shall seem to notify unto her.
  • Cassio. Prithee, keep up thy quillets. There's a poor piece
    of gold for thee: if the gentlewoman that attends
    the general's wife be stirring, tell her there's
    one Cassio entreats her a little favour of speech:
    wilt thou do this?

    Clown. She is stirring, sir: if she will stir hither, I
    shall seem to notify unto her.

9 III / 4
  • I dare not say he lies any where.
  • I dare not say he lies any where.
  • Desdemona. Do you know, sirrah, where Lieutenant Cassio lies?

    Clown. I dare not say he lies any where.

10 III / 4
  • He's a soldier, and for one to say a soldier lies,
    is stabbing.
  • He's a soldier, and for one to say a soldier lies,
    is stabbing.
  • Desdemona. Why, man?

    Clown. He's a soldier, and for one to say a soldier lies,
    is stabbing.

11 III / 4
  • To tell you where he lodges, is to tell you where I lie.
  • To tell you where he lodges, is to tell you where I lie.
  • Desdemona. Go to: where lodges he?

    Clown. To tell you where he lodges, is to tell you where I lie.

12 III / 4
  • I know not where he lodges, and for me to devise a
    lodging and say he lies h...
  • I know not where he lodges, and for me to devise a
    lodging and say he lies here or he lies there, were
    to lie in mine own throat.
  • Desdemona. Can any thing be made of this?

    Clown. I know not where he lodges, and for me to devise a
    lodging and say he lies here or he lies there, were
    to lie in mine own throat.

13 III / 4
  • I will catechise the world for him; that is, make
    questions, and by them ans...
  • I will catechise the world for him; that is, make
    questions, and by them answer.
  • Desdemona. Can you inquire him out, and be edified by report?

    Clown. I will catechise the world for him; that is, make
    questions, and by them answer.

14 III / 4
  • To do this is within the compass of man's wit: and
    therefore I will attempt...
  • To do this is within the compass of man's wit: and
    therefore I will attempt the doing it.
  • Desdemona. Seek him, bid him come hither: tell him I have
    moved my lord on his behalf, and hope all will be well.

    Clown. To do this is within the compass of man's wit: and
    therefore I will attempt the doing it.

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