Enter a MESSENGER at door of HASTINGS
(knocking) My lord, my lord.
(within) Who knocks?
One from the Lord Stanley.
(within) What is ‘t o’clock?
5Upon the stroke of four.
Cannot my Lord Stanley sleep these tedious nights?
So it appears by that I have to say.
First, he commends him to your noble self.
10Then certifies your Lordship that this night
He dreamt the boar had razèd his helm
Besides, he says there are two councils kept,
And that may be determined at the one
Which may make you and him to rue at th' other.
15Therefore he sends to know your Lordship’s pleasure,
If you will presently take horse with him
And with all speed post with him toward the north
To shun the danger that his soul divines.