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THE MOOR OF VENICE.
A TRA G ED Y.
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.
THE OLD AND MODERN EDITIONS.
PRINTED BY W. BOWYER AND J. NICHOLS:
SOLD BY w. OWEN, BETWEEN, ΤΗΣ
THE MOORE OF VENICE.
EDITION Ś COLLATED.
HE Tragoedy of Othello, the
Moore of Venice. As it hath · been diverfe Times acted at the Globe, and at the
Black-Friers, by his Majesties Servants. Written by William Shakespeare. London, Printed by N. O. for Thomas Walkley, and are to be fold at his Shop, at the Eagle and Child, in Brittans Bursse, 1622 4.
2d Quarto. The title-page wanting.
The four Folios and other Editions as in Hamlct.
• This Edition bath the following Preface.
TO set forth a booke without an Epistle, were like to the old English prouerbe, A blew coat without a badge. The Author being dead, I thought good to take that piece of worke upon mee: To cominend it, I will not, for that which is good, I hope every man will commend, without intreaty: and I am the bolder, because the Author's naine is sufficient to vent his worke. Thus leaving every one to the liberty of iudgement, I have ventered to print this Play, and leave it to the generall censure,