First folio
Modern text


Key line

Enter Othello's, Herald with a Proclamation.Enter Herald, with a proclamation Oth II.ii.1
Herald. HERALD 
It is Othello's pleasure, our Noble and ValiantIt is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant Oth II.ii.1
Generall. That vpon certaine tydings now arriu'd, importingGeneral, that upon certain tidings now arrived importing Oth II.ii.2
the meere perdition of the Turkish Fleete: euery man putthe mere perdition of the Turkish fleet, every man putmere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
Oth II.ii.3
himselfe into Triumph. Some to daunce, some to makehimself into triumph: some to dance, some to maketriumph (n.)
public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
Oth II.ii.4
Bonfires, each man, to what Sport and Reuels his additionbonfires, each man to what sport and revels his addictionsport (n.)
recreation, amusement, entertainment
Oth II.ii.5
addiction (n.)
inclination, leaning, bent
leads him. For besides these beneficiall Newes, it is theleads him. For, besides these beneficial news, it is the Oth II.ii.6
Celebration of his Nuptiall. So much was his pleasure celebration of his nuptial. So much was his pleasure Oth II.ii.7
should be proclaimed. All offices are open, & there isshould be proclaimed. All offices are open, and there isoffice (n.)
(plural) kitchen, buttery, serving-room
Oth II.ii.8
full libertie of Feasting from this presenr houre of fiue,full liberty of feasting from this present hour of five Oth II.ii.9
till the Bell haue told eleuen. Blesse the Isle oftill the bell have told eleven. Heaven bless the isle oftell (v.)
count out, number, itemize
Oth II.ii.10
Cyprus, and our Noble Generall Othello. Cyprus and our noble General Othello! Oth II.ii.11
Exit.Exit Oth II.ii.11
 Previous Act II, Scene II Next  

Jump directly to