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  • Title: Othello (Quarto 1, 1622)
  • Editor: Donald Bailey
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-466-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Donald Bailey
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    Othello (Quarto 1, 1622)


    Enter a Gentleman reading a Proclamation.
    It is Othello's pleasure; our noble and valiant Generall, that vpon
    certaine tidings now arriued, importing the meere perdition of the
    1100Turkish Fleete; that euery man put himselfe into triumph: Some to
    dance, some make bonefires; each man to what sport and Re-
    uels his minde leades him; for besides these beneficiall newes, it
    is the celebration of his Nuptialls: So much was his pleasure
    1105should bee proclaimed. All Offices are open, and there is full
    liberty, from this present houre of fiue, till the bell hath told
    eleuen. Heauen blesse the Isle of Cypres, and our noble Generall
    Othello.