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  • Title: Othello (Folio 1, 1623)
  • Editor: Donald Bailey
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-466-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Donald 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-