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" I will ask him for my place again ; he shall tell me I am a drunkard ! Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast ! O strange ! Every inordinate cup is unblessed... "
A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ... - Page 120
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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 145 pages
...approval (ie, social approbation) 285 unperfectness failing 292 Hydra the legendary multiheaded monster an answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible...inordinate cup is unblessed, and the ingredient is 295 a devil. IAGO Come, come, good wine is a good familiar crea- 297 ture if it be well used. Exclaim...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - 2002 - 274 pages
...should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts. (2.3.280-3) 1 will ask for my place again, he shall tell me I am a drunkard:...sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast! (2.3.293-5) This recurring sense of brutality is the central fact of Cassio's shame: a horrid vision...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 50

Stanley Wells - 2002 - 316 pages
...expectation that he can easily profit from the 'show of courtesy' (2.1.102) characteristic of his discourse: 'I will ask him for my place again. He shall tell...mouths as Hydra, such an answer would stop them all.' (2.3.296-8). A rhetorician able to understand the mechanisms by which the polite Venetian social order,...
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The Wisdom of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 228 pages
...spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil! Cassio — Othello II.iii To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently...inordinate cup is unblessed and the ingredient is a devil. Cassio — Othello II. Hi Divinity of hell! When devils will the blackest sins put on, They do suggest...
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Othello

William Shakespeare - 2002 - 169 pages
...could heartily wish this had not befallen; but since it is as it is, mend it for your own good. Cassio I will ask him for my place again; he shall tell me...a drunkard. Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an 285 answer would stop them all. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast!...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 21

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 240 pages
...Moreover, though Cassio feels in n, iii that his drunkenness was the greatest part of his fault and says : I will ask him for my place again: he shall tell me I am a drunkard, (306-7) he never mentions the drinking incident in the latter part, nor do any of the other characters,...
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Shame in Shakespeare

Ewan Fernie, Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway Ewan Fernie - 2002 - 274 pages
...bestial' (2.3.255-6), 'O God ... that we should transform ourselves into beasts!' (2.3.280—3) and 'to be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast!' (2.3.295—6). There is also the related imagery of the cuckold's shameful metamorphosis, here given...
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Shakespeare Survey, Issue 51

Stanley Wells - 2003 - 424 pages
...pestilence into his ear', (2.3.347)}, it is also a significant parallel that Cassio says of himself, 'Had I as many mouths as Hydra, such an answer would...sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast!' (2.3.297-9). For it was the many-headed Lemean Hydra that provided the poison that killed both Nessus...
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Memoir of a Modern Opium Eater

McVea - 2003 - 236 pages
...Zoey's Coffee House was smashed to bits, the rumble of boots fading from the scene and off to school. To be now a sensible man, by and by a fool, and presently a beast! Now I turn to an event that crowned, with nettles, the extremes of those oh-so-clever years of like...
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This Strange Illness: Alcoholism and Bill W.

Jared Lobdell - 2004 - 403 pages
...And Cassio responds that he will ask Othello for his place (as Lieutenant) again, but (lines 322-27) "he shall tell me I am a drunkard! Had I as many mouths...cup is unblessed, and the ingredient is a devil!" In brief, he needs to drink in order to sleep; he cannot stop drinking when he wants to; he has blackouts;...
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