de Almeida 1972: 91, 96, 97 on the reciprocal interplay between what is sensuously given and what is intentively
This to hear Would Desdemona seriously incline, But still the house-affairs would draw her thence, Which ever as she could with haste dispatch She'd come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse; which I, observing, Took once a pliant hour and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart That I would all my pilgrimage dilate, Whereof by parcels she had something heard, But not intentively
, thinking I had something to learn,
He recommends the reading of the Gospels, Epistles, and saints' lives, with "the intent that then thou mayest more intentively
, and with a more quiet mind, think of God, and this life of ours, and the life in heaven, that is to come" (63).