Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Donald L. Bailey
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Othello (Folio 1, 1623)


Scena Secunda.
Enter Othello's, Herald with a Proclamation.
Herald. It is Othello's pleasure, our Noble and Vali-
ant Generall. That vpon certaine tydings now arriu'd,
1100importing the meere perdition of the Turkish Fleete:
euery man put himselfe into Triumph. Some to daunce,
some to make Bonfires, each man, to what Sport and
Reuels his addition leads him. For besides these bene-
ficiall Newes, it is the Celebration of his Nuptiall. So
1105much was his pleasure should be proclaimed. All offi-
ces are open, & there is full libertie of Feasting from this
presenr houre of fiue, till the Bell haue told eleuen.
Blesse the Isle of Cyprus, and our Noble Generall Othel-
lo.
Exit.