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Speeches (Lines) for Second Gentleman
in "Othello"

Total: 5

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Montano. Methinks the wind hath spoke aloud at land;
A fuller blast ne'er shook our battlements:
If it hath ruffian'd so upon the sea,
What ribs of oak, when mountains melt on them,
Can hold the mortise? What shall we hear of this?

Second Gentleman. A segregation of the Turkish fleet:
For do but stand upon the foaming shore,
The chidden billow seems to pelt the clouds;
The wind-shaked surge, with high and monstrous mane,
seems to cast water on the burning bear,
And quench the guards of the ever-fixed pole:
I never did like molestation view
On the enchafed flood.



(stage directions). [Guns heard]

Second Gentleman. They do discharge their shot of courtesy:
Our friends at least.



Cassio. I pray you, sir, go forth,
And give us truth who 'tis that is arrived.

Second Gentleman. I shall.



Cassio. Most fortunately: he hath achieved a maid
That paragons description and wild fame;
One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens,
And in the essential vesture of creation
Does tire the ingener.
[Re-enter second Gentleman]
How now! who has put in?

Second Gentleman. 'Tis one Iago, ancient to the general.



(stage directions). [Within 'A sail, a sail!' Guns heard]

Second Gentleman. They give their greeting to the citadel;
This likewise is a friend.

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