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ACT II
Scene I. [A seaport in Cyprus. An open place near the harbor.]

Des. 0, O, fie upon thee, slandered
130
Iago. Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk.
you rise to play, and go to bed to work.
Emil. You shall not write my praise.
lago. No, let me not. Des. What wouldst thou write of me, if thou shouldst
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praise me?
lago. O gentle lady, do not put me to't,
For I am nothing if not critical.
Des. Come on, assay.-There's one gone to the harbor?
Iago. Ay, madam.
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Des. I am not merry; but I do beguile
The thing I am by seeming otherwise.
Come, how wouldst thou praise me?
Iago. I am about it; but indeed my invention
Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frieze
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It plucks out brains and all. But my Muse labors,
And thus she is delivered:
If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit
The one's for use, the other useth it.
Des. Well praisedl How if she be black and witty?
150
Iago. If she be black, and thereto have a wit,
She'll find a white that shall her blackness fit.
Des. Worse and worse!
Emil. How if fair and foolish?
155
Iago. She never yet was foolish that was fair,
For even her folly helped her to an heir.
Des. These are old fond paradoxes to make fools

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138. assay: make an effort
143-44. my invention/ Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frieze: birdlime was a sticky concoction used to trap birds; frieze, a cloth with a heavy nap. Iago pretends to a halting imagination.
148. The one's for use, the other useth it: that is, her wit uses her beauty for her advantage.
149. black: uncomely. Fairness was a standard of beauty in Elizabethan times.
151. white: a pun on "wight," fellow, may be intended. "If she is ugly and yet is clever, she'll find a lover who will be pleased with her."
157. fond: foolish

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