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FALSTAFF. Appears, Act I. sc. 2. Act II. sc. 1 ; sc. 4. Act III. sc. 1. Act IV.
sc, 3. Act V. sc. 1; sc. 3; sc. 5.
BARDOLPH. Appears, Act II. sc. 1 ; sc. 2; sc. 4. Act III. sc. 1. Act IV. sc. 3
Act V. sc. 1; sc. 3; sc. 5.
sc. 3; sc. 5.
Appears, Act II. sc. 2; sc. 4.
Appears, Act II. sc. 4.
SHALLOW, a country justice.
SILENCE, a country justice.
Davy, servant to Shallow.
Appears, Act V. sc. I; sc. 3.
Appeur, Act III. sc. 2.
Appear, Act II. sc. 1.
Appears, Act I. sc. 1.
Appear, Act II. sc. 3.
KING HENRY IV.,
Warkworth. Before Northumberland's Castle,
Enter Rumour, painted full of tongues. Rum. Open your ears: For which of you will stop The vent of hearing when loud Rumour 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 Rumour, who but only I, Make fearful musters, and prepar'd rlefence, Whilst the big year, swoln with some other griefs, Is thought with child by the stern tyrant war, And no such matter? Rumour 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, Can play upon it. But what need I thus My well-known body to anatomize Among my household? Why is Rumour here?
I run before king Harry's victory;
[Exit. ACT I.
SCENE I.-The same.
The Porter before the Gate; Enter Lord BARDOLPH. L. Bard. Who keeps the gate here, ho ? —Where is
the earl? Port. What shall I say you are ? L. Bard.
Tell thou the earl, That the lord Bardolph doth attend him here.
Port. His lordship is walk'd forth into the orchard. Please it your honour, knock but at the gate, And he himself will answer.
Enter NORTHUMBERLAND. L. Bard.
Here comes the earl.
North. Good, an heaven will !
As good as heart can wish :
a Stratagem-some military movement, according to the Greek derivation of the word ;-some enterprise ;-some decisive act on one part or the other, resulting from the wild times of contention.
And Westmoreland, and Stafford, fled the field;
How is this deriv'd ?
thence; A gentleman well bred, and of good name, That freely render'd me these news for true. North. Here comes my servant, Travers, whom I
L. Bard. My lord, I over-rode him on the way;
Trav. My lord, sir John Umfrevile turn'd me back
After him came, spurring hard,
a Forspent. For, as a prefix to a verb, is used to give it intensity