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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
    the Moore of Venice. 319
    presenr houre of fiue, till the Bell haue told eleuen.
    Blesse the Isle of Cyprus, and our Noble Generall Othel-
    lo. Exit.