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King HENRY IV.
Hostess QUICKLY. DOLL TEAR-SHEET.
Beadles, Grooms, etc.
1 A list of "the Actors' names” fills the last leaf in the folio 1623. The play appeared originally in 4to. with the date of 1600 : some copies of that impression are deficient, wanting two leaves with the signatures E 5, and E 6.
KING HENRY IV.
Warkworth. Before Northumberland's Castle.
Enter RUMOUR, painted full of Tongues.
* INDUCTION.] So called in the folio 1623, where it is treated as the first scene of the play. It has no heading in the 4to.
And of so easy and so plain a stop,
s—through the PLEASANT towns] It is peasant towns in the old copies, but no doubt the true reading is "pleasant towns”, as it is amended in the Corr. fol. 1632. So, two lines below, hole is amended to “hold”. Both changes have been accepted.