Published in the London Gazette –– an official British newspaper for announcement of government appointments, military promotions, legal notices, etc. You may be interested to learn (and then, again, you may not) that the word comes from the Italian gazza, or “magpie”: a gossip. Another explanation is that it came from the Italian coin gazetta (again taking its name from the bird) and was either the sum paid for a paper or for the privilege of reading it (229).

Act II