Othello: Act 2, Scene 2


           Enter Othello's HERALD with
           a proclamation.

      Herald
  1   It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant
  2   general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived,
3. mere perdition: utter destruction.
  3   importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet,
  4   every man put himself into triumph; some to dance,
  5   some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and
6. addiction: usual preference.
  6   revels his addiction leads him: for, besides these
  7   beneficial news, it is the celebration of his
  8   nuptial. So much was his pleasure should be
9. offices: kitchens, food storerooms, etc.
  9   proclaimed. All offices are open, and there is full
 10   liberty of feasting from this present hour of five
 11   till the bell have told eleven. Heaven bless the
 12   isle of Cyprus and our noble general Othello!

           Exeunt.