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Editor’s Note Enter Othello's herald with a proclamation
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herald (reads) 'It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and Editor’s Note2valiant general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived, Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 3importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet, every Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus4man put himself into triumph: some to dance, some to 5make bonfires, each man to what sport and revels his Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus Link 6addiction leads him; for, besides these beneficial news, Critical Apparatus7it is the celebration of his nuptial.'—So much was his Editor’s Note8pleasure should be proclaimed. All offices are open and Critical Apparatus9there is full liberty of feasting from this present hour of pg 260Editor’s NoteCritical Apparatus10five till the bell have told eleven. Heaven bless the isle of Critical Apparatus11Cyprus and our noble general, Othello!

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2.2] f (Scena Secunda); not in q
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0.1. Othello's herald with] f; a Gentleman reading q
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I herald] f; not in q
reads] after q ('reading', l. 0.1); not in f
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2.2.2 upon because of, in response to
certain sure, reliable
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3 every] f; that euery q
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3 importing concerning
mere perdition absolute destruction
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4–5 to make] f; make q
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4 put … triumph prepare himself for public celebration
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6 addiction] q2; addition f; minde q1
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6 addiction inclination. While F's 'addition' (= rank) is possible, Q's 'mind' (= wish), makes it likely that the Q2 emendation was well founded.
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7 nuptial] f; Nuptialls q
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8 offices rooms in a house, castle, or palace devoted to domestic services: e.g. kitchens, pantries, butteries, cellars, etc. (OED n. 9a).
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9 of feasting] f; not in q
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10 have] f; hath q
Heaven bless] q; Blesse f
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10 told Presumably = 'counted', but also a possible spelling for 'tolled'.
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11 Exit] f; not in q
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