Speeches (Lines) for Clown
in "Othello"

Total: 14

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

III,1,1550

(stage directions). [Enter Clown]

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


2

III,1,1553

First Musician. How, sir, how!

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


3

III,1,1555

First Musician. Ay, marry, are they, sir.

Clown. O, thereby hangs a tail.


4

III,1,1557

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,1,1562

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,1,1566

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,1,1570

Cassio. Dost thou hear, my honest friend?

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


8

III,1,1576

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,4,2175

Desdemona. Do you know, sirrah, where Lieutenant Cassio lies?

Clown. I dare not say he lies any where.


10

III,4,2177

Desdemona. Why, man?

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


11

III,4,2180

Desdemona. Go to: where lodges he?

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


12

III,4,2182

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,4,2186

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,4,2190

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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