Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Donald L. Bailey
Peer Reviewed

Othello (Quarto 1, 1622)



The Stationer to the Reader.

TO set forth a booke without an Epistle,
were like to the old English prouerbe, A
.15blew coat without a badge,& the Au-
thor being dead, I thought good to take
that piece of worke upon mee: To com-
mend it, I will not, for that which is good, I hope euery
man will commend, without intreaty: and I am the bol-
.20der, because the Authors name is sufficient to vent his
worke. Thus leauing every one to the liberty of iudge-
ment: I have ventered to print this Play, and leaue it
to the generall censure.

Yours,

.25
Thomas VValkley.

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