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THE SECOND PART OF

KING HENRY THE FOURTH

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

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RUMOUR, the Presenter.
KING HENRY the Fourth.
HENRY, PRINCE OF WALES, afterwards King

Henry V.,
THOMAS, DUKE OF CLARENCE,

his sons.
PRINCE JOHN OF LANCASTER,
PRINCE HUMPHREY OF GLOUCESTER.
EARL OF WARWICK.
EARL OF WESTMORELAND.
EARL OF SURREY.
Gower.
HARCOURT.
BLUNT.
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
A Servant of the Chief Justice.
EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
SCROOP, Archbishop of York.
LORD MOWBRAY.
LORD HASTINGS.
LORD BARDOLPH.
SIR JOHN COLEVILE.
TRAVERS and MORTON, retainers of Northumberland.
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF.
His Page.
BARDOLPH,
PISTOL.
POINS.
ΡΕΤΟ.
SHALLOW,
SILENCE,

country justices.
DAVY, Servant to Shallow.
MOULDY, SHADOW, WART, FEEBLE, and BULLCALF,

recruits.
FANG and SNARE, sheriff's officers.
LADY NORTHUMBERLAND.
LADY PERCY.
MISTRESS QUICKLY, hostess of a tavern in Eastcheap.

DOLL TEARSHEET.
VOL. VI

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Lords and Attendants ; Porter, Drawers, Beadles, Grooms, etc.

A Dancer, speaker of the epilogue.

SCENE: England.

DURATION OF TIME

Historic Time.-July 21, 1403, to April 9. 1413.

Dramatic Time.--Nine historic days with three extra Falstaffian days and intervals. Historic Days.

Falstaffian Days.
Day 1. I. 1.

Interval.
I. 3.

I. 2. Day ra.

2.

II. I.
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II. 4.

(II. 3.

Interval. 3. III. 1.

Interval. 4. III. 2.

Interval. 5. IV. 1.-3.

Interval. 6. IV. 4., 5. 7. V. 2.

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8. V. 4.

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9. V. 5.

THE SECOND PART OF

KING HENRY THE FOURTH

INDUCTION.

Warkworth. Before the 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 prepared defence,

Ind. Rumour, painted full of was ultimately derived from tongues. 'Rumour,' thus symboli. Vergil's picture of Fama, Aen. cally arrayed, frequently figured iv. 173 f. in Court pageants throughout 2. vent, aperture. the sixteenth century. The idea

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