- Open your ears; for which of you will stop
- The vent of hearing when loud Rumour 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.
~ Rumour in King Henry IV; Part 2 by William Shakespeare ~
- The flying rumours gather'd as they roll'd,
- Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told;
- And all who told it added something new,
- And all who heard it made enlargements too,
- In every ear it spread, on every tongue it grew.
- Thus flying east and west, and north and south,
- News travell'd with increase from mouth to mouth.
- ~ Alexander Pope ~