RUMOUR
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Open your Eares: For which of you will stopOpen your ears, for which of you will stop2H4 induction.1
The vent of Hearing, when loud Rumor speakes?The vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks?2H4 induction.2
I, from the Orient, to the drooping WestI, from the orient to the drooping west,2H4 induction.3
(Making the winde my Post-horse) still vnfoldMaking the wind my post-horse, still unfold2H4 induction.4
The Acts commenced on this Ball of Earth.The acts commenced on this ball of earth.2H4 induction.5
Vpon my Tongue, continuall Slanders ride,Upon my tongues continual slanders ride,2H4 induction.6
The which, in euery Language, I pronounce,The which in every language I pronounce,2H4 induction.7
Stuffing the Eares of them with false Reports:Stuffing the ears of men with false reports.2H4 induction.8
I speake of Peace, while couert EnmitieI speak of peace while covert enmity,2H4 induction.9
(Vnder the smile of Safety) wounds the World:Under the smile of safety, wounds the world;2H4 induction.10
And who but Rumour, who but onely IAnd who but Rumour, who but only I,2H4 induction.11
Make fearfull Musters, and prepar'd Defence,Make fearful musters, and prepared defence,2H4 induction.12
Whil'st the bigge yeare, swolne with some other griefes,Whiles the big year, swollen with some other grief,2H4 induction.13
Is thought with childe, by the sterne Tyrant, Warre,Is thought with child by the stern tyrant War,2H4 induction.14
And no such matter? Rumour, is a PipeAnd no such matter? Rumour is a pipe2H4 induction.15
Blowne by Surmises, Ielousies, Coniectures;Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures,2H4 induction.16
And of so easie, and so plaine a stop,And of so easy and so plain a stop2H4 induction.17
That the blunt Monster, with vncounted heads,That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,2H4 induction.18
The still discordant, wauering Multitude,The still-discordant wavering multitude,2H4 induction.19
Can play vpon it. But what neede I thusCan play upon it. But what need I thus2H4 induction.20
My well-knowne Body to AnathomizeMy well-known body to anatomize2H4 induction.21
Among my houshold? Why is Rumour heere?Among my household? Why is Rumour here?2H4 induction.22
I run before King Harries victory,I run before King Harry's victory,2H4 induction.23
Who in a bloodie field by ShrewsburieWho in a bloody field by Shrewsbury2H4 induction.24
Hath beaten downe yong Hotspurre, and his Troopes,Hath beaten down young Hotspur and his troops,2H4 induction.25
Quenching the flame of bold Rebellion,Quenching the flame of bold rebellion2H4 induction.26
Euen with the Rebels blood. But what meane IEven with the rebels' blood. But what mean I2H4 induction.27
To speake so true at first? My Office isTo speak so true at first? My office is2H4 induction.28
To noyse abroad, that Harry Monmouth fellTo noise abroad that Harry Monmouth fell2H4 induction.29
Vnder the Wrath of Noble Hotspurres Sword:Under the wrath of noble Hotspur's sword,2H4 induction.30
And that the King, before the Dowglas RageAnd that the King before the Douglas' rage2H4 induction.31
Stoop'd his Annointed head, as low as death.Stooped his anointed head as low as death.2H4 induction.32
This haue I rumour'd through the peasant-Townes,This have I rumoured through the peasant towns2H4 induction.33
Betweene the Royall Field of Shrewsburie,Between that royal field of Shrewsbury2H4 induction.34
And this Worme-eaten-Hole of ragged Stone,And this worm-eaten hold of ragged stone,2H4 induction.35
Where Hotspurres Father, old Northumberland,Where Hotspur's father, old Northumberland,2H4 induction.36
Lyes crafty sicke. The Postes come tyring on,Lies crafty-sick. The posts come tiring on,2H4 induction.37
And not a man of them brings other newesAnd not a man of them brings other news2H4 induction.38
Then they haue learn'd of Me. From Rumours Tongues,Than they have learnt of me. From Rumour's tongues2H4 induction.39
They bring smooth-Comforts-false, worse then True-wrongs.They bring smooth comforts false, worse than true wrongs.2H4 induction.40
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