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Theirs for the earth's increase, mine for my sorrows? Car. If thou be'st death, I'll give thee England's Now, get thee hence: The king, thou know'st, is

treasure, coming :

Enough to purchase such another island, If thou be found by me, thou art but dead.

So thou wilt let me live, and feel no pain. Suf. If I depart from thee, I cannot live:

K. Hen. Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, And in thy sight to die, what were it else,

When death's approach is seen so terrible ! But like a pleasant slumber in thy lap?

Wur. Beaufort, it is thy sovereign speaks to Here could I breathe my soul into the air,

thee. As mild and gentle as the cradle-babe,

Car. Bring me unto my trial when you will. Dying with mother's dug between its lips:

Died he not in his bed ? where should he die! Where,3 from thy sight, I should be raging mad Can I make men live, whe'r they will or no! And cry out for thee to close up mine eyes, 0! torture me no more, I will confess.-To have thee with thy lips to stop my mouth; Alive again? then show me where he is; So shouldst thou either turn my flying soul, I'll give a thousand pound to look upon him.Or I should breathe it so into thy body,

He hath no eyes, the dust hath blinded them.-And then it liv'd in sweet Elysium.

Comb down his hair! look! look! it stands upTo die by thee, were but to die in jest ;

right, Froin thee to die, were torture more than death: Like lime-twigs set to catch my winged soul! 0, let me stay, befall what may befall.

Give me some drink; and bid the apothecary Q. Mar. Away! though parting be a fretful cor- Bring the strong poison that I bought of him. rosive,

K. Hen. () thou eternal Mover of the heavens, It is applied to a deathful wound.

LO with a gentle eye upon this wretch! To France, sweet Sulfolk: let ine hear from thee; (, beat away the busy meddling tiend, For wheresoe'er thou art in this world's globe, That lays strong siege unto this wretch's soul, I'll have an Iris that shall tind thee out.

And from his bosom purge this black despair! Suf: I go.

War. See how the pangs of death do make him Q. Mor. And take my heart with thee.

grin. Šuf. A jewel, lock'd into the wocful'st cask Sal. Disturb him not, let him pass peaceably, That ever did contain a thing of worth.

K. Ren. Peace to his soul, if God's good pleaEven as a splitted bark, so sunder we,

sure be! This way fall I to death.

Lord cardinal, if thou think'st on heaven's bliss, Q. Mur. This way for me.

Hold up thy hand, make signal of thy hope.-. [ Exeunt severally. He dies, and makes no sign; O God, forgive him.

War. So bad a death argues a monstrous lite. SCENE III.-London. Cardinal Beaufort's

K. Hen. Forbear to judge, for we are sinners Bed-chamber.

all.Enter KING HENRY, SALISBURY, WARWICK, and Close up his eyes, and draw the curtain close; others. The CARDINAL in bed; Attendants with And let us all to meditation. him.

(Exeunt. K. Hlen. How fares my lord ? speak, Beaufort, to

thy sovereign.


SCENE 1.-Kent. The Sea-shore near Dover. Suf. Look on my George, I am a gentleman;

Rate me at what thou wilt, thou shalt be paid. Firing hearil at Sea. Then enter from a boat a

Whit. And so am l;-my name is-Walter Captain, a Master, a Master's Mate, WALTER

Whitmore. WINTMORE, MN others; with them SUFFOLK and How now? why start'st thou ? what, doth death other Gentlemen, Prisoners.


Suf. Thy name affrights me, in whose sound is Cap. The gaudy, blabbing, and remorsefull day

death. Is crept into the bosom of the sea;

A cunning man did calculate my birth, And now lond-howling wolves arouse the jades And told me--that by Water I should die: That drag the tragic melancholy night;.

Yet let not this make thee be bloody minded; Who with their drowsy, slow, and tagging wings Thy name is--Gualtier, being rightly sounded. Clip dead men's graves, and from their misty jaws, Whit. Gualtier, or Walter, which it is, I care Breathe fou contagious darkness in the air.

not; Therefore, bring forth the soldiers of our prize; Ne'er yet did base dishonor blur our name, For, whilst our pinnacei anchors in the Downs, But with our sword we wiped away the blot; Here shall they make their ransom on the sand, Therefore, when merchant-like I sell revenge, Or with their blood stain this discolor'd shore.-- Broke be my sword, my arms torn and defaced, Masier, this prisoner freely give I thee;

And I proclaim'd a coward through the world! And thou that are his mate, make boot of this :

[Lays hold on SUFFOLK. The other, [ Pointing to SUFFOLK.] Walter Whit- Suf. Stay, Whitmore; for thy prisoner is a more, is thy share.

prince. 1 Gent. What is my ransom, master? let me know. The duke of Suffolk, William de la Poole. Must. A thousand crowns, or else lay down your Whit. The duke of Sutiolk, muffled up in rags! head.

Suf. Ay, but these rags are no part of the duke; Marte. And so much shall you give, or off goes Jove sometime went disguis'd, and why not I ! yours.

Cap. But Jove was never slain, as thou shalt be. Cap. What, think you much to pay two thou- Suf: Obscure and lowly swain, king Henry's sand crowns,

blood, and bear the name and port of gentlemen ?- The honorable blood of Lancaster, Cut both the villains' throats;--for die you shall: Must not be shed by such a jaded groom.6 The lives of those which we have lost in fight, Hast thou not kiss'd thy hand, and held my stirrup? Cannot be counterpois'd with such a petty sum. Bare-headed plodded by my foot-cloth mule,

I Gent. I'll give it, sir; and therefore spare my life. And thought thee happy when I shook my head? 2 Gent. And so will I, and write home for it How often hast thou waited at my cup, straight.

Fed from my trencher, kneeld down at the board, Whit. I lost mine eye in laying the prize aboard, When I have feasted with And theretore to revenge it, shalt thou die;

thee crest-fallen; [ TO SUFFOLK. Ay, and allay this thy abortive pride : And so should these, if I might have niy will. How in our voiding lobby hast ihou stood,

Cap. Be not so rash; take ransom, let him live. And duly waited for my coming forth? * Whereas. 4 Pitiful. "A ship of small burden.

• A low fellow.

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This hand of mine hath writ in thy behalf,

Therefore come you with us, and let him go. And therefore shall it charm thy riotous tongue.

[Exeunt all but the first Gentleman. Whit. Speak, captain, shall I stab the torlorn swain?

Re-enter WHITMORE, with SUFFOLK's Body. Cap. First let my words stab him, as he hath me. Whit. There let his head and lifeless body lie, Suf. Base slave! thy words are blunt, and so art Until the queen his mistress bury it. thou.

i Gent. '( barbarous and bloody spectacle? Cap. Convey him hence, and on our long-boat's His body will I bear unto the king: side

Illie revenge it not, yet will his friends; Strike off his head.

So will the queen, that living beld him dear. Suf: Thou dar'st not for thy own.

[Erit, with the Body.
Cup. Yes, Poole.
Poole ?

SCENE 11.-Blackheath.
Poole? sir Poole? lord ?

Ay, kennel, puddle, sink; whose filth and dirt
Troubles the silver spring where England drinks.

Geo. Come, and get thee a sword, though made Now will I dam up this thy yawning mouth,

of a lath; they have been up these two days. For swallowing the treasure of the realin;

John. They have the more need io sleep now then. Thy lips, that kiss'd the queen, shall sweep the

Geo. I tcll thee, Jack Cade the clothier means to ground;

dress the commonwealth, and turn it, and set a new And thou, that smil'dst at good duke Humphrey's nap upon it; death,

john. So he had need, for 'tis threadbare. Well, Against the senseless winds shalt grin in vain, I say, it was never merry world in England, since Who, in contempt, shall hiss at thee again:

gentlemen came up. And wedded be thou to the bags or hell,

Geo. () iniserable age! Virtue is not regarded in For daring to atlyi a mighty lord

handycrafts-inen. Unto the daughter of a worthless king,

John. The nobility think scorn to go in leather Having neither subject, wealth, nor diadem.

aprons. By devilish policy art thou grown great,

Geo. Nay more, the king's council are no good And, like anbitious Sylla, overgorged

workmen. With goblets of thy mother's bleeding heart.

John. True; And yet it is said,--Labor in thy By ther Anjou and Maine were sold to France:

vocation: which is as much to say, as,-lct the The false revolting Normans, thorough thee,

magistrates be lavoring men; and therefore should Disdain to call us lord ; and Picardy

we be magistrates. Hath slain their governors, surpriz'd our forts,

Geo. Thou hast hit it; for there's no better sign And scut the ragyed soldiers wounded home.

of a brave mind, than a hard hand. The princely Warwick, and the Nevils all, --

John I see them! I see them! There's Best's Whose dreadfulswords were never drawn in vain,- son, the tanner of Wingham;As hating thee, are rising up in arms:

Geo. He shall have the skins of our enemies, to And now the house of York-thrust from the crown,

make doy's leather of. By shamciul murder of a guiltless king,

John. And Dick the butcher, And lonty proud encroaching tyranny-

Geo. Then is sin struck down like an ox, and Burns with revenging fire; whose hopeful colors

iniquity's throat cut like a calf. Advance our hall-laced sun, striving to shine,

John. And Smith the weaver. Under the which is writ-Invitis nubibus.

Geo. Argo, their thread of life is spun.
The commons here in Kent are up in arms:

Juhn. Come, come, let's tall in with them.
And, to conclude, reproach and beggary
Is crept into the palace of our king,

Drum. Enter CADE, Dick the Butcher, Smith the And all by thee:- Away; convey him hence.

Weaver, and others in greut number. Suf. o that I were a god, to shoot forth thunder Cade. We, John Cade, so termed of our supposed Upon these paltry, servile, adject drudges!

father, Smalithings make base men proud: this villain here, Dick. Or rather, of stealing a cade of herrings.9 Being captain of a pinnace, threatens more

[Aside. Than Bargulus the strong Illyrian pirate.

Cade.-for our enemies shall fall before us, inDrones suck not cagles' blood, but rob bce-hives. spired with the spirit of putting down kings and It is impossible, that I should die

princes,-Command silence. By such a lowly vassal as thyself.

Dick. Silence!
Thy words move rage, and not remorse, in me: Cade. My father was a Mortimer,--
I go of message from the queen to France;

Dick. He was an honest man, and a good brickI charge thee, wait me sa iely cross the channel. layer.

[Aside. Cap. Walter,

Cade. My mother a Plantagenet,Whit. Come, Suffolk, I must waft thes to thy death. Dick. I knew her well; she was a midwife. Suf. Gelidus timor occuput artus : 'tis thee I fear.

(Asiile. Whit. Thou shalt have cause to tear, before I Caile. My wife descended of the Lacies.leave thee.

Dick. She was, indeed, a peuiar's daughter, and What, are ye daunted now? now will ye stoop? sold many laces.

[ Aside. i Gent. My gracious lord, entreat him, speak Smilh. But, now of late, not able to travel with him tàir.

her furred pack, she washes bucks here at home. Suf. Suítolk's imperial tongue is stern and rough,

(Aside. Ured to command, untaughi to plead for favor. Cade. Therefore am I of an honorable house. Far be it, we should honor such as these

Dick. Ay, by my faith, the field is honorable ; With humble suit: no, rather let my head

And there was he born, under a hedge; for his Stoop to the block, than these knces bow to any father had never a house, but the cage. (Aside. Save to the God of heaven, and to my king ;

Cade. Valiant I am. And sooner dance upon a bloody pole,

Smith. 'A must needs; for beggary is valiant. Than stand uncover'd to the vulgar groom.

[Aside. True nobility is exempt from fear :

Cade. I am able to endure much. More can I bear, than you dare execute.

Dick. No question of that; for I have seen him Cup. Hale him away, and let him talk no more. whipped three market days together. ( Aside.

Suf. Come, soldiers, show what cruelty ye can, Cale. I tear neither sword nor tre. That this my death may never be forgot!

Smith. He need not fear the sword, for his coat Great men oft die by vile bezonians:

is of proof.

[ Asi:le. A Roman sworder and banditto slave,

Dick. But, methinks he should stand in jear of Murder'd sweet Tully; Brutus' bastard hand fire, being burnt i' the hand for stealing of sheep: Stabb'd Julius Cæsar; savage islanders,

[ Aside. Pompey the great: and Sutlolk dies by pirates. Cade. Be brave, then; for your captain is brave,

(Exit Suf. with Wur. and others. and vows reformation. There shall be, in England, Cap. And as for these whose ransom we have set, seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the threeIt is our pleasure one of them depart:-

hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make * To betruth in marriage.

• Low men.

• A barrel of berrings.


it felony, to drink small beer; all the realm shall be Dick. Nay, 'tis too true; therefore he shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my paltry go king. to grass. And, when I am king, (as king I will Smith. Sir, he made a chimney in my father's be,

house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify All. God save your majesty!

it; therefore deny it not. Carle. I thank you, good people there shall Stuf. And will you credit this base drudge's be no money; all shall cat and dunk on my -core;

words, and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they That speaks he knows not what? may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord. All. Ay, marry, will we; therefore get ye gone.

Dick. The first thing we do, let's kill all the W. Stuf. Juck Cade, the duke of York hath taught lawyers.

you this. Cade. Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a Carle. He lies; for I invented it myself. [ Aside. lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent -Go to, sirrah. Tell the king from me, 'thatlamb should be made parchment? that parchment for his tather's sake', Henry the Filih, in whose time being scribbled o'er, should undo a man? Some boys went to span-counter for French crowns--I say, the bee stings : but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; am content he shall reign; but I'll be protector over for I did but seal once to a thing, and I was never him. mine own man since. How now! who's there? Dick. And, furthermore, we'll have the lord Say's Enter some, bringing in the Clerk of Chatham.

head for selling the dukedom of Mame.

Carle. And good reason; for thereby is England Smith. The clerk of Chatham: he can write and maimed, and tain to go with a stall, but that my read, and cast accompt.

puissance holds it up. Feilow kings, I tell you, Cade. ( monstrous !

ihat that lord Say hath gelded the commonwealth, Smith. We took him setting of boys' copies. and made it an eunuch: and more than that, he Cadde. Here's a villain!

can speak French, and therefore he is a traitor. Smith. Has a book in his pocket, with red letters Staf: 0 gross and iniserable ignorance! in't.

Cade. Nay, answer if you can: The Frenchmen Cade. Nay, then he is a conjurer.

are our enemies: go to, then, I ask but this; Can Dick. Nay, he can make obligations, and write he, that speaks with the tongue of an enemy, be a court-hand.

good counsellor, or no? Cade. I am sorry for't: the man is a proper man, All. No, no; and therefore we'll have his head. on mine honor; unless I find him guilty, he shall W. Staf.Well, seeing gentle words will not prevail, not die,--Come hither, sirrah; I must exainine | Assail them will the army of the king. thee: What is thy name?

Staf. Herald, away; and, throughout every towu, Clerk. Emmanuel.

Proclaim them traitors that are up with Cade; Dick. They use to write it on the top of letters; That those, which ily before the battle ends, 'Twill go hard with you.

May, even in their wives' and children's sight, Cade. Let me alone :-Dost thou use to write Be hang'd up for example at their doors: thy name? or hast thou a mark to thyself, like an And you, that be the king's friends, follow me. honest plain-dealing man?

[ Exeunt the two STAFFORDS, and Forces. Clerk. Sir, I thank God, I have been so well Cade. And you, that love the commons, follow brought up, that I can write my name.

All. He hath confessed: away with him; he's a Now show yourselves men, 'tis for liberty. villain, and a traitor.

We will not leave one lord, one gentleman : Carlé. Away with him, I say: hang him with his Spare none, but such as go in clouted shoon;? pen and inkhorn about his neck.

For they are thrifty honest men, and such [Exeunt some with the Clerk. As would (but that they dare not) take our parts. Enter MICHAEL.

Dick. They are all in order, and inarch toward us.

Carte. But ihen are we in order, wlien we are most Mich. Where's our general ? Cade. Here I am, thou particular fellow.

out of order. Come, march forward. (Exeunt. Mich. Fly, tly, lly! sir Humphrey Stafford and his brother are hard by, with the king's forces.

SCENE III.- Another part of Blackheath. Care. Stand, villain, stand, or I'll tell thec down; Alarums. The two Parties enter and fight, and He shall be encountered with a man as good as

both the STAFFORDS are slain. himself: he is but a knight, is 'a ?

Cade. Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford ? Mich. No.

Dick. Here, sir. Carle. To equal him, I will make myself a knight Carle. They tell before thee like sheep and oxen, presently ;-Rise up, sir John Mortimer. Now

and thou belavedst thyself as if thou hadst been in have at him.

thine own slaughter-house: therefore thus will I Enter Sin HUMPHREY STAFFORD and WILLIAM reward thee,-The Lent shall be as long again as his Brother, with Drum and Forces.

it is; and thou shalt have a license to kill for a Staf: Rebellious hinds, the filth and scumof Kent,

hundred lacking one. Mark'd for the gallows,-lay your weapons down,

Dick. I desire no more. Home to your cottages, forsake this groom ;

Cade. And, to speak truth, thou deservest no less. The king is mercilui, if you revolt.

This monument of the victory will I bear; and the W.Staf. Butangry, wrathiul, and inclin'd to blood, bodies shall be dragged at mný horse' heels, till I do If you go forward : therefore yield, or die.

come to London, where we will have the mayor's Cade. As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not;' sword borne before us. It is to you, good people, that I speak,

Dick. If we mean to thrive and do good, break O’er whom, in time to come, I hope to reign;

open the gaols, and let out the prisoners. For I am rightful heir unto the crown.

Cure. Fear not that, I warrani thee. Come, let's Staf. Villain, thy father was a plasterer;

march towards London.

(Exeunt. And thou thyself a shearman, Art thou not? Cade. And Adam was a gardener.

SCENE IV.--London. A Room in the Paluce. W. Staf. And what of that?

Enter King HENRY, reading a Supplicatum ; the Cade. Marry, this:- Edmund Mortimer, earl of

DUKE of BUCKINGHAM und LORD SAY with him : March,

at a distance, QUEEN MARGARET, mourning over Married the duke of Clarence' daughter; Did he not?

SUFFOLK's Head. Staf. Ay, sir.

Q. Mar. Oft have I heard—that grief softens the Cade. By her, he had two children at one birth.

mind, W. Stof: That's false.

And makes it fearful and degenerate; Cade. Ay, there's the question, but, I say, 'tis true: Think therefore on revenge, and cease to weep. The elder of them, being put to nurse,

But who can cease to weep, and look on this ? Was by a beggar-woman stol'n away;

Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast: And ignorant of' his birth and parentage,

But where's the body that I should embrace ? Became a bricklayer, when he came to age:

Buck. What answer makes your grace to the His son am I; deny it, if you can.

rebels' supplication? "I pay them no regard.

9 Shoes.


K. Hen. I'll send some holy bishop to entreat: treason for any that calls me other than--lord For God forbid, so many simple souls

Mortimer. Should perish by the sword! And I myself,

Enter a Soldier, running. Rather than bloody war should cut them short,

Sold. Jack Cade! Jack Cade! Will parley with Jack Cade their general.

Cade. Knock him down there. [They kill him. But stay, I'll read it over once again.

Smith. If this fellow be wise, he'll never call Q. Mar. Ah, barbarous villains ! hath this lovely you Jack Cade more; I think he hath a very fair face

warning: Rul'd, like a wandering planet, over me;

Dick. My lord, there's an army gathered together And could it not enforce them to relent,

in Smithield. That were unworthy to behold the same? K. Hen. Lord Say, Jack Cade hath sworn to have first, yo and set London-bridge on tire; and it you

Cade. Come then, let's go fight with them: But, thy head. Say, Ay, but I hope, your highness shall have his. can, þurn down the Tower too. Come, let's away.

(Exeunt. ki Hen. low now, madam ? Still Lamenting, and mourning tor Sullblk's death?

SCENE VII.-Smithfield. I fear, my love, if that I had been dead,

Alarum. Enter, on one side, CADE and his Com. Thou wouldest not have mourn'd so much for me. pany; m the other, Citizens, and the King's Q. Mar. My love, I should not mourn, but die Forces, headed by MATTHEW Gough. They fight; for thee.

the Citizens are routed, and MATTHEW Gough is Enter a Messenger.

slain. K. Hen. How now! what news? why com'st

Cade. So, sirs:--Now go some and pull down thou in such haste?

the Savoy; others to the inns ot' court; down with Mess. The rebels are in Southwark; Fly, my lord!

them all. Jack Cade proclaims himselt lord Mortimer,

Dick. I have a suit unto your lordship. Descended from the duke of Clarence' house:

Cade. Be it a lordship, thou shalt have it for that

word. And calls your grace usurper, openly, And vows to crown himself in Westminster.

Dick. Only that the laws of England may come His army is a ragged multitude

out of your mouth. 01 hinds and peasants, rude and merciless;

John. Mass, 'twill be sore law, then; for he was Sir Humphrey Stafford and his brciher's death

thrust in the invuth with a spear, and 'uis not Hath given them heart and courage to proceed:

whole yet.

[Aside. All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen,

Smith. Nay, John, it will be stinking law; for They call--ialse caterpillars, and intend their

his breath stinks with eating toasted cheese. death.

[ Aside. K. Hen. () graceless men! they know not what

Cade. I have thought upon it; it shall be so. they do.

Away, burn all the records or the realm; my mouth Buck. My gracious lord, retire to Kenelworth,

shall be the parliament or England. Until a power be rais'd to put them down.

John. Then we are like to have biting statutes, Q. Mar. Ah! were the duke of Suffolk now alive, unless his teeth be pulled out.

[ Aside. These Kentish rebels would be soon appeas'd.

Cade. And henceforward all things shall be in
K. Tlen. Lord Say, the traitors hate thee,
Therefore away with us to Kenelworth.

Enter a Messenger.
Suy. Su might your grace's person be in danger;
The sight of me is odious in their

Mess. My lord, a prize, a prize! here's the lord And therefore in this city will I stay,

Say, which sold the towns in France; he that made And live alone as secret as I may.

us pay one and twenty tifteens, and one shilling

to the pound, the last subsidy. Enter another Messenger. 2 Mess. Jack Cade hath gotten London-bridge;

Enter GEORGE BEvis, with the LORD SAY. the citizens

Cade. Well, he shall be beheaded for it ten times. Fly and forsake their houses:

- Ah, thou say.' thou serge, nay, thou buckram The rascal people, thirsting after prey,

lord! now art thou within point-blank of our jurisJoin with the traitor; and they jointly swear,

diction regal. What canst thou answer to my maTo spoil the city, and your royal court.

jesty, for giving up of Normandy unto monsier Buch. Then linger noi, my lord; away, take horse. Basimecu, the dauphin of France? Be it known K. Hen. Come, Margaret; Gou, our hope, will

unto thee by these presence, even the presence of succor us.

lord Mortimer, that I am the besom that must Q. Mur. My hope is gonc, now Suffolk is deceas d. sweep the court clean of such filth as thou art.--K. Hen. Farewell, my lord; [To LORD SAY.] trust

Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth not the Kentish rebels.

of the realm, in erecting a grammar-school: and Buck. Trust nobody, for fear you be betray'd.

whereas, before, our fore-lathers had no other books Say. The trust I have is in mine innocence,

but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printAnd therefore ain I bold and resolute. (Exeunt.)

ing to be used ; and, contrary to the king, his crown

and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. It will SCENE V.-The Tower.

be proved to thy face, that thou hast men about Enter LORD SCALES, and others, on the Walls. ' thee, that usually talk of a noun, and a verb; and Then enter certain Citizens, below.

such abominable words, as no Christian ear can Scales. How now! is Jack Cade slain?

endure to hear. Thou hast appointed justices of 1 Ci. No, my lord, nor likely to be slain; for peace, to call poor men before them about matters they have won the bridge, killing all those that they were not able to answer. Moreover, thou hast withsiand them: The lord mayor craves aid of put them in prison, and because they could not your honor from the Tower, to defend the city from read, thou hast hanged them; when, indeed, only ile rebels.

for that cause they have been most worthy to Scules. Such aid as I can spare, you shall com- live. Thou dust ride on a foot-cloth, dost thou mand;

not? But I am troubled here with them myself,

Say. What of that? The rebels have assay'd to win the Tower.

Cade. Marry, thou oughtest not to let thy horse But get you w Smthneld, and gather head,

wear a cloak, when honester men than thou go in
And thither I will send you Matthew Gough: their hose and doublets.
Fight for your king, your country, and your lives; Dich. And work in their shirt, too; as myself,
And so farewell, for i must hence again. (Eceunt. for example, that am a butcher.
SCENE VI.-Cannon Street.

Say. You men of Kent,
Enter Jack CADE, and his Followers. He strikes Dick. What say you of Kent ?

his Swot on London-stome.
Cade. Now is Mörumer lord of this city. And personal property of each subjøet.

3 A fifteen was the fifteenth part of all the morabies or here, sitting upon London-stone, I charge and

+ Say was a kind of serge. command, ihat of the city's cost, the pissing-con- o i. c. Because they could not claim the benefit of clergy. duit run noihing but claret wine this first year of * A kind of housing which covered the body of the our reign. And now, henceforward, it shall be horse.


you will

Say. Nothing but this: Tis bona terra, mala one another, for they loved well, when they were gen8.

alive. Now part them again, lest they consult Cade. Away with him, away with him! he speaks about the giving up of some niore towns in France. Latin.

Soldiers, deter the spoil of the city until night: for Say. Hear me but speak, and bear me where with these borne before us, instead of maces, will

we ride through the streets; and, at every corner, Kent, in the commentaries Cæsar writ,

have them kiss.-- Away!

(Exeunt. Is term'd the civil'st place in all this isle: Sweet is the country, because full of riches; The people liberal, valiant, active, wealthy;

SCENE VIII.-Southwark. Which makes me hope you are not void of pity. Alarum. Enter CADE, and all his Rabblement. I sold not Maine, I lost not Normandy; Yet to recover them, would lose my life.

Caile. Up Fish-street! down Saint Magnus' Justice with ta vor have I always done;

corner! kill and knock down! throw them into Prayers and tears have mov'd me, gills could never. Thames !--[A Parley sounded, then a Retreat.! When have I aught exacted at your hands,

What noise is this I hear ? Dare any be so bold to Kent to maintain, the king, the realm, and you? sound retreat or parley,when I command them kill? Large gitts have I bestow'd on learned clerks, Because my book prelerr'd me to the king: Enter BUCKINGHAM and old CLIFFORD, with Forces. And-seeing ignorance is the curse of God, Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven,

Buck. Ay, here they be that dare and will disUnless you be possess'd with devilish spirits,

turb thee: You cannot but forbear to murder me.

Know, Cade, we come ambassadors from the king This tongue hath parley'd unto foreign kings

Unio the commons, whom thou hast misled; For your behoof,

And here pronounce free pardon to them all, Coule. Tut! when struck'st thou one blow in the

That will forsake thee, and go home in peace. field?

Clif. What say ye, countrymen? will ye relent, Say. Great men have reaching hands: oft have And yield to mercy, whilst 'tis offer'd you; I struck

Or lei a rabble lead you to your deathis? Those that I never saw, and struck them dead. Who loves the king, and will embrace his pardon, Geo. O monstrous coward! what, to come behind Fling up his cap, and say-God save his majesty folks!

Who hateth him, and honors not his father, Say. These cheeks are pale for watching for your Henry the Fitih, that made all France to quake, good.

Shake he his weapon at us, and pass by. Cade. Give him a box o'the ear, and that will

All. God save the king! God save the king! make 'em red again.

Cade. What, Buckingham, and Clitford, are ye Say. Long sitting to determine poor men's causes

so brave?- And you, base peasants, do ye believe Hath made me full of sickness and diseases.

him ? will you needs behanged with your pardonis Cade. Ye shall have a hempen caudle then, and about your necks ? Hath my sword therefore bruke the pap of a hatchet.

through London gates, that you should leave me Dick. Why dost thou quiver, man?

at the White Hart in Southwark! I thought, ye Say. The palsy, and not fear, provoketh me.

would never have given out these arms, till you Caile. Nay, he nods at us; as who should say,

had recovered your ancient freedom; but you are I'll be even with you. I'll see if his head will stand

all recreants, and dastards; and delight to live in steadier on a pole, or no: Take him away, and slavery to the nobility. Let them break your backs behead him.

with burdens, take your houses over your heads, Say. Tell me, wherein I have offended most?

ravish your wives and daughters before your faces: Have I atlected wealth, or honor; speak ?

For me. I will make shilt for one, and so-God's A re my chests till'd up with extorted gold ?

curse light upon you all! Is my apparel sumptuous to behold?

All. We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade. Whom have I injur'd, that ye seek my death?

Clif: Is Cade the son of Henry the Filih, These hands are free from guiltless blood-shed- Thai thus you do exclaim-you'll go with him? ding,?

Will he conduct you through the heart of France, This breast from harboring foul deceitful thoughts. And make the meanest of you earls and dukus? 0, let me live!

Alas, he hath no home, no place to fly to; Cade. I feel remorse in myself with his words : Nor knows he how to live, but by the spoil, but I'll bridle it; he shall die, an it be but for

Unless by robbing of your friends, and us. pleading so well for his life. Away with him! he Were't not a shame, that whilst you live at jar, has a familiars under his tongue; he speaks not

The fearful French, whom you late vanquished, o'God's name. Go, take him away, I say, and

Should make a start o'er seas, and vanquish you? strike off his head presently; and then break into

Meihinks, already, in this civil broil, his son-in-law's house, sir James Cromer, and strike

I see them lording it in London streets, off his head, and bring them both upon two poles Crying --Villageois. unto all they meet. .

Better, ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry, All. It shall be done.

Than you should stoop unto a Frenchman's mercy, Suy. Ah, countrymen! if, when you make your Spare England, for it is your native coast ;

To France, 10 France, and get what you have lost; prayers, God should be so obdurate as yourselves,

Henry hath money, you are strong and manly: How would it fare with your departed souls?

God on our side, doubt not of victory. And therefore yet relent, and save my life.

All. A Clifforu! a Clifford! we'll follow the king Culle. Away with him, and do as I command ye.

and Clitord. [Ereunt some with LORD SÁY.

Caie. Was ever feather so lightly blown to and The proudest peer in the realm shall not wear a

fro, as this multitude? the name of Henry the head on his shoulders, unless he pay me tribute;

Finn hales them to an hundred mischiets, and there shall not a maid be married, but she shall

makes them leave ine desolate. I see them lay pay to me her maidenhead ere they have it: Men

their heads together, to surprize me: my sword shall hold of me in capite; and we charge and

make way for me, for here is no staying. - In decommand, that their wives be as tree as heart can

spite of the devils and hell, have through the very wish, or tongue can tell.

midst of you! and heavens and honor be witness, Dich. My lord, when shall we go to Cheapside, that no want of resolution in me, but only my and take up commodities upon our bills?

followers' base and ignominious treasons, makes Cade. Marry, presently.

me betake me to my heels.

[Exit. All. O brave!

Buck. What, is he tied ? go, some, and follow

him, Re-enter Rebels, with the Ileads of LORD Say and

And he, that brings his head unto the king, his Son-in-law.

Shall have a thousand crowns for his reward. Cade. But is not this braver ?-Let them kiss Follow me, soldiers; we'll devise a mean

[Excunt some of them. tie. Shedding guiltless blood.

To reconcile you all unto the king. 8 A domou who was supposed to attend at call.


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