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Henry IV, Part 2

Henry IV, Part 2

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Essay by A. R. Braunmuller

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743485050 | 
  • January 2006
List Price $8.25

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(INDUCTION)

Enter Rumor, painted full of tongues.

[RUMOR]

Open your ears, for which of you will stop

The vent of hearing when loud Rumor 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 Rumor, who but only I,

Make fearful musters and prepared... see more

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