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Henry IV Part 2

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Enter LORD BARDOLPH

LORD BARDOLPH
Who keeps the gate here, ho?
LORD BARDOLPH
Hello? Who’s the doorman around here?
Enter the PORTER
   Where is the Earl?
(to the PORTER) Where’s the Earl?

PORTER
What shall I say you are?
PORTER
Who shall I say you are?


LORD BARDOLPH
   Tell thou the Earl
That the Lord Bardolph doth attend him here.
LORD BARDOLPH
Tell the Earl that the Lord Bardolph is here to see him.


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PORTER
His lordship is walked forth into the orchard.
Please it your Honor knock but at the gate
And he himself will answer.
PORTER
His lordship is out walking in the orchard. If you don’t mind, knock at the orchard gate and he’ll answer it himself.
NORTHUMBERLAND Enter
NORTHUMBERLAND enters from another side of the stage.

LORD BARDOLPH
   Here comes the Earl.
LORD BARDOLPH
Here comes the Earl.
Exit PORTER
The PORTER exits.




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NORTHUMBERLAND
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.
NORTHUMBERLAND
What’s the news, Lord Bardolph? Every minute, new violence erupts; it is a wild time. Conflict is like a horse, fed with too much rich food: it has broken out uncontrollably, and tramples everyone who stands before it.