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" It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul — Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause. "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 512
1911
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Troilus and Cressida. Othello

William Shakespeare - 1788
...to undo, to ruin, to destroy. See Midsummer Kig/ifs Dream, aft v. line 374. and note. STEEVENS. 140. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul Let me not name it ] The abruptness of this soliloquy makes it obscure. The meaning, I think, is this : " I am here (says...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1803
...[Exeunt. s Undoes. SCENE II. A Bedchamber: DESDEMONA in bed asleep. A Light burning. Enter OTHELLO. Oth. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, — Let...it to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause. — Yet I'll not shed her blood ; Nor scar that whiter skin of her's than snow, And smooth as monumental...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...

William Shakespeare - 1803
...or fordoes me quite.] To fordo is to undo, to rain, to destroy. STEEVENS. ACT V. SCENE II. Line 165. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, — Let me not name it — ] The abruptness of this soliloquy makes it obscure. The meaning, I think, is this : — I am here...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1804
...fordoes me quite. SCENE II. A BEDCHAMBER: DESDEMONA IN BED ASLEEP. A LIGHT BURNING. Enter Othello. Oth. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, — Let...it to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause. — Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, And smooth as monumental...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...the reading of the folio, gentlemen, to that of the quarto, gentlewoman. P. 724.— 619.— 628. Oth. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, — Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars I—- It is the cause. I think Dr. Johnson has misapprehended the meaning of this passage, which is...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare : Accurately Printed from the ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare - 1805
...quite.8 [Exeunt. SCENE II. A Bedchamber: DESDEMONA in bed asleep. A Light burning. Enter OTHELLO. Oth. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, — Let me not name it9 to you, you chaste stars! — It is the cause. — Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that whiter...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1805
...quite.8 [Exeunt. SCENE II. A Bedchamber: DESDEMONA in bed asleep. A Light burning. Enter OTHELLO. Oth. It is the cause, it is the cause, my soul, — Let me not name it9 to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause. — Yet I'll not shed her blood; Nor scar that...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Issue 14

William Shakespeare - 1806
...to do justice? Is it the dread of shedding "blood? No ; it is not the action that shocks me, " but it is the cause, it is the cause, my soul; let me not " name it to you, ye chaste stars! it w the cause." JOHNSON. Othello, full of horror at the cruel action which he is...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With Explanatory Notes ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare, Samuel Ayscough - 1807
...resolution to do justice ? Is it the dread of shedding blood ? No ; it is not the action that shocks me, but it is the cause, it is the cause, my soul ; let me not name it to you, ye chaste stars! it is the cause." — Mr. Steevens adds, that " Othello full of horror at the cruel...
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The Plays of Shakspeare: Printed from the Text of Samuel Johnson ..., Volume 12

William Shakespeare - 1807
...II. — A Bed-chamber: DESDEMONA in bed asleep. A light burning. SCENE II. THE MOOR OF VENICE. . 117 Let me not name it to you, you chaste stars ! — It is the cause. — Yet I'll not shed her blood ; Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow, And smooth as monumental...
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