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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Othello: Act 2, Scene 2

           Enter Othello's HERALD with
           a proclamation.

  1   It is Othello's pleasure, our noble and valiant
  2   general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived,
  3   importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet,
3. mere perdition: utter destruction.

  4   every man put himself into triumph; some to dance,
  5   some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and
  6   revels his addiction leads him: for, besides these
6. addiction: usual preference.

  7   beneficial news, it is the celebration of his
  8   nuptial. So much was his pleasure should be
  9   proclaimed. All offices are open, and there is full
9. offices: kitchens, food storerooms, etc.

 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!