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Krxe HENRY THE FOTETT:
King Henry V.:
(2 Henry V., Duke it Beived: PRINCE HIPEREY of Goster, after
wards? Henry V. Duke of Gloster:
Enemies to the
LADY NORTHƯMBERLAND. LADY PERCY.
Lords, and other Attendants; Officers, Soldiers, Messen
ger, Drawers, Beadles, Grooms, frc.
SECOND PART OF
KING HENRY THE FOURTH.
Warkworth. Before Northumberland's Castle.
Enter Rumor, painted full of tongues. Rumor. Open your ears; for which of you will stop The vent of hearing, when loud Rumor speaks? I, from the orient to the drooping west, Making the wind my post-horse, still unfold The acts commenced on this ball of earth. Upon my tongues continual slanders ride; The which in every language I pronounce, Stuffing the ears of men with false reports. I speak of peace, while covert enmity, Under the smile of safety, wounds the world ; And who but Rumor, who but only I, Make fearful musters, and prepared defence ; Whilst the big ear, swollen with some other grief, Is thought with child by the stern tyrant war, And no such matter? Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures ; And of so easy and so plain a stop, That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude,
1 In a mask on St. Stephen's Night, 1614, by Thomas Campion, Rumor comes on in a skin coat full of winged tongues.
2 The stops are the holes in a fute or pipe.
Can play upon it. But what need l thus
SCENE I. The same. The Porter before the Gate.
Enter LORD BARDOLPH. Bardolph. Who keeps the gate here, ho ?-Where
is the carl? Port. What shall I say you are? Burid.
Tell thou the carl, That the lord Bardolph doth attend him here.
Port. His lordship is walked forth into the orchard.
1 Northumberland's castle.
Please it your honor, knock but at the gate,
Enter NORTHUMBERLAND. Baril.
Here comes the earl. Norih. What news, lord Bardolph ? · Every minute Should be the father of some stratagem; The times are wild; contention, like a horse Full of high feeding, m:adly hath broke loose, And bear's down all before him. Bard.
North. Good, an Heaven will!
As good as heart can wish.-
0, such a day,
How is this derived ?
Burd. My lord, I overrode him on the way;
North. Now, Travers, what good tidings come with
My lord, I'll tell you what;
Who, he ?
Exhausted. 2 A silken point is a tagged lace.