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Quotation by Shakespeare
But that I love the gentle Desdemona,
I would not my unhousèd free condition
Put into circumscription and confine
For the sea's worth.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 1, sc. 2, l. 25-8.
As a soldier Othello has no house or domestic life; "circumscription" means restriction; Othello is fond of such big words, that here make marriage sound a little like imprisonment.
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