The Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 2
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 122 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SECOND PART OF KING HENRY IV. ACT I. SCENE I.?The same. The Porter before the Gate; Enter Lord Bardolph. Bard. Who keeps the gate here, ho Where is the earl? Port. What shall I say you are ? Bard. Tell thou the earl, That the lord Bardolph doth attend him here. VOL. VII. H 2 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. Hard. Here comes the earl. North. What news, lord Bardolph ? every minute now Should be the father of some stratagem: The times are wild; contention, like a horse Full of high feeding, madly hath broke loose, And bears down all before him. Bard. Noble earl, I bring you certain news from Shrewsbury. North. Good, an heaven will! Bard. As good as heart can wish: ? The king is almost wounded to the death; And, in the fortune of my lord your son, Prince Harry slain outright; and both the Blunt Kill'd by the hand of Douglas: young prince John And Westmoreland, and Stafford, fled the field; And Harry Monmouth's brawn, the hulk sir John Is prisoner to your son: O, such a day, So fought, so follow'd, and so fairly won, Came not, till now, to dignify the times, Since Ca?sar's fortunes! North. How is this deriv'd ? Saw you the field ? came you from Shrewsbury ? Bard. I spake with one, my lord, that came from 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 sent, On Tuesday last to listen after news. Bard. My lord, I over-rode him on the way; And he is furnish'd with no certainties, More than he haply may retail from me. Enter Travers. North. Now, Travers, what good tidings come with you ? Tra. My lord, sir...
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