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KING HENRY THE FOURTH :
HENRY, Prince of Wales, afterwards
King Henry V.;
THOMAS, Duke of Clarence;
PRINCE JOHN of Lancaster, afterwards his Sons. (2 Henry V.) Duke of Bedford;
PRINCE HUMPHREY of Gloster, after
wards (2 Henry V.) Duke of Gloster;
Earl of Warwick;
Earl of Westmoreland; of the King's Party.
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
A Gentleman attending on the Chief Justice.
Earl of Northumberland;
SCROOP, Archbishop of York;
LORD MOWBRAY; LORD HASTINGS;
LORD BARDOLPH; SIR JOHN COLEVILE ;)
Enemies to the
TRAVERS and MORTON, Domestics of Northumberland.
FALSTAFF, BARDOLPH, PISTOL, and Page.
POINS and PETO, Attendants on Prince Henry.
SHALLOW and SILENCE, Country Justices.
DAVY, Servant to Shallow.
MOULDY, SHADOW, WART, FEEBLE, and BULLCALF,
Lords, and other Attendants; Officers, Soldiers, Messenger, Drawers, Beadles, Grooms, &c.
SECOND PART OF
KING HENRY THE FOURTH.
Warkworth. Before Northumberland's Castle.
Enter RUMOR, painted full of tongues.1
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
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 flute or pipe.
Can play upon it. But what need I thus
Among my household? Why is rumor here?
Who, in a bloody field by Shrewsbury,
Hath beaten down young Hotspur, and his troops,
Even with the rebels' blood. But what mean I
SCENE I. The same. The Porter before the Gate.
Enter LORD Bardolph.
Bardolph. Who keeps the gate here, ho?-Where
is the earl?
Port. What shall I say you are?
Tell thou the earl,
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,
Here comes the earl.
North What news, lord Bardolph? Every minute
Should be the father of some stratagem;
As good as heart can wish.-
How is this derived?
Saw you the field? Came you from Shrewsbury?
A gentleman well-bred, and of good name,
That freely rendered me these news for true.
North. Here comes my servant, Travers, whom I
On Tuesday last to listen after news.
Bard. My lord, I overrode him on the way; And he is furnished with no certainties,
More than he haply may retail from me.
North. Now, Travers, what good tidings come with you?
Tra. My lord, sir John Umfrevile turned me back With joyful tidings; and, being better horsed, Outrode me. After him, came, spurring hard,
A gentleman almost forspent with speed,
Ha! Again. Said he, young Harry Percy's spur was cold? Of Hotspur, coldspur? that rebellion
Had met ill luck!
My lord, I'll tell you what;
If my young lord your son have not the day,
Upon mine honor, for a silken point 2
I'll give my barony; never talk of it.
North. Why should the gentleman, that rode by
Give then such instances of loss?
He was some hilding fellow, that had stolen
The horse he rode on; and, upon my life,
Spoke at a venture. Look, here comes more news.
North. Yea, this man's brow, like to a title-leaf, Foretells the nature of a tragic volume;
2 A silken point is a tagged lace.
3 i. e. Hilderling, base, low fellow.