John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.
(continued) William Shakespeare. (15641616) 1796
Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again. 1
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1797
Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1798
Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; t is something, nothing; T was mine, t is his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me poor indeed.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1799
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1800
But, O, what damned minutes tells he oer Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly 2 loves!
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1801
Poor and content is rich and rich enough.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1802
To be once in doubt Is once to be resolvd.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1803
If I do prove her haggard, Though that her jesses were my dear heart-strings, I ld whistle her off and let her down the wind, To prey at fortune.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3. 1804
I am declined Into the vale of years.
Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3.
Note 1. For he being dead, with him is beauty slain, And, beauty dead, black chaos comes again. Venus and Adonis. [ back]
Note 2. Fondly in Singer and White; soundly in Staunton. [ back]