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Desdemona: “Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip?”

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Othello

That death’s unnatural that kills for loving.
Alas, why gnaw you so your nether lip?
Some bloody passion shakes your very frame:
These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope,
They do not point on me.

Painting By Frank Dicksee (1896) Public Domain

 

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