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|ACT II SCENE II ||A street.|| |
| ||Enter a Herald with a proclamation; people following.|| |
|Herald ||It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant|| |
| ||general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived,|| |
| ||importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet,|| |
| ||every man put himself into triumph; some to dance,|
| ||some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and|| || 5|
| ||revels his addiction leads him: for, besides these|| |
| ||beneficial news, it is the celebration of his|| |
| ||nuptial. So much was his pleasure should be|| |
| ||proclaimed. All offices are open, and there is full|
| ||liberty of feasting from this present hour of five|| |
| ||till the bell have told eleven. Heaven bless the|| || 11|
| ||isle of Cyprus and our noble general Othello!|| |
| ||Exeunt|| |
Othello, Act 2, Scene 3
Explanatory Notes for Act 2, Scene 2
From Othello. Ed. Brainerd Kellogg. New York: Clark & Maynard.
Abbreviations. — A.-S. = Anglo-Saxon: M.E. = Middle
English (from the 13th to the 15th century) ; Fr. = French ;
Ger. = German ; Gr. = Greek ; Cf. = compare (Lat. confer) ;
Abbott refers to the excellent Shakespearean Grammar of Dr.
Abbott; Schmidt, to Dr. Schmidt's invaluable Shakespeare Lexicon.
2. Importing, relating.
3. Mere, absolute, complete.
9. Offices, serving-rooms.
11. Told, struck.
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Shakespeare, William. Othello. Ed. Brainerd Kellogg. New York: Clark & Maynard, 1892. Shakespeare Online. 20 Feb. 2010. (date when you accessed the information) < http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/othello_2_2.html >.
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