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MOULDY, SHADOW, WART, FEEBLE, and BULLCALF,
FANG and SNARE, sheriff's officers.
MISTRESS QUICKLY, hostess of a tavern in Eastcheap.
Lords and Attendants; Porter, Drawers, Beadles, Grooms, etc. A Dancer, speaker of the epilogue.
DURATION OF TIME
Historic Time.-July 21, 1403, to April 9, 1413.
Dramatic Time.-Nine historic days with three extra Falstaffian days and intervals.
THE SECOND PART OF
KING HENRY THE FOURTH
Warkworth. Before the castle.
Enter Rumour, painted full of tongues.
Rum. Open your ears; for which of you will
The vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks?
Ind. Rumour, painted full of tongues. 'Rumour,' thus symbolically arrayed, frequently figured in Court pageants throughout the sixteenth century. The idea
was ultimately derived from Vergil's picture of Fama, Aen. iv. 173 f.
2. vent, aperture.