chamberer

chamberer

(ˈtʃeɪmbərə)
n
1. archaic someone who attends to a bed chamber; chambermaid or chamberlain
2. censorious a lascivious person
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Othello spoke the following soliloquy: "This fellow's of exceeding honesty," where he laments being black, "having not those soft parts of conversation / That chamberers have," and being "declined / Into the vale of years" (274-95) while straddling the black stripe that now symbolized the rift between him and Desdemona.
Othello's rumination over the cause of Desdemona's alleged infidelity stands in marked contrast to his earlier dignity: "Haply, for I am black, / And have not those soft parts of conversation/ That chamberers have," he soliloquizes miserably (3.