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Voto blood; therefore yield; ied slaves,

down : he shall be encounter'd with a man as Proclaim them traitors that are up with Cade; good as bimself : be is but a knight, is 'a ? That those which fly before the battle ends, Mich. No.

May, even in their wives' and children's sight, Cade. To equal him I will make myself a Be bang'd up for example at their doors :knight presently ; rise up Sir John Mortimer. And you, that be the king's friends, follow Now have at him.

me.

(Exeunt the two STAFFORDS and Forces. Enter Sir HUMPHREY STAFFORD, and WIL- Cade. And you, that love the commons, fol. Lux his Brother, with Drum and Forces.

low me.Staf. Rebellious hinds, the filth and scum of Now show yourselves men, 'tis for liberty. Kent,

We will not leave one lord, one gentleman : Mark'd for the gallows,-lay your weapons Spare none, but such as go in clouted shoon; down,

For they are thrifty honest men, and such Home to your cottages, forsake this groom : As would (but that they dare not) take our The king is merciful if you revolt.

parts. W. Staf. But angry, wrathful, and inclined Dick. They are all in order, and march to

wards us. If you go forward : therefore yield, or die.

Cade. But then are we in order, when we are Cade. As for these silken-coated slaves, 1 most out of order. Come, march forward. pass not ; *

(Exeunt. It is to you, good people, that I speak, O'er whom, in time to come, I hope to reign; SCENE III.- Another part of Blackheath. For I am rightful heir unto the crown. Stas. Villain, thy father was a plasterer ;

Alarums.The two Parties enter, and fight, And thou thyself a shearman, art thou not?

and both the STAFFORDs are slain. Cade. And Adam was a gardener.

Cade. Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford 1 W. Staf. And what of that?

Dick, Here, Sir. Cade. Marry, this :-Edmund Mortimer, earl Cade. They fell before thee like sheep and of March,

oxen, and thou behavedst thyself as if thou Married the duke of Clarence's daughter; did hadst been in thine own slaughter-house : he vot?

therefore thus will I reward thee,-The Leut Staf. Ay, Sir.

shall be as long again as it is ; and thou shalt Cade. By her he had two children at one have a licence to kill for a hundred, lacking birth.

one. W. Staf. That's false.

Dick. I desire no more. Cade. Ay, there's the question ; but I say | Cade. And to speak truth, thou deservest 'tis true :

no less. This monument of the victory will i The elder of them, being put to purse,

bear; and the bodies shall be dragg'd at my Was by a beggar-woman stolen away :

horse' heels, till I do come to London, where And, ignorant of his birth and parentage,

we will have the mayor's sword borne before Became a bricklayer when he came to age : us. His son am l; deny it if you can.

Dick. If we mean to thrive and do good, Dick. Nay,' 'tis too true ; therefore he shall break open the jails, and let out the prisoners. be king.

Cade. Fear not that, I warrant thee. Come, Smith. Sir, he made a chinney in my father's let's march towards London. house, and the bricks are alive at this day to

(Exeunt. testify it; therefore, deny it not. Staf. And will you credit this base drudge's SCENE IV.-London.-A Room in the words,

Palace. That speaks he knows not what ? All. Ay, marry, will we; therefore get ye Enter Aing HENRY, reading a Dupperc gone.

tion; the duke of BUCKINGHAM, and Lord W. Staf. Jack Cade, the duke of York hath

SAY with him : at a distance, Queen MARtaught you this.

GARET, mourning over SUFFOLK's head. Cade. He lies, for I invented it myself. O. Mar. Oft have I heard that grief sostenis [Aside.]-Go to, Sirrah, tell the king from me,

the mind, ihat for his father's sake, Henry the Fifth, in And makes it fearful and degenerate; whose times boys went to span-counter for Think therefore on revenge, and cease to French crowns, I am content he shall reign ;

weep. but I'll be protector over him.

But who can cease to weep, and look on this Dick. And, furthermore, we'll have the Here may bis head lie on my throbbing breast : lord Say's head, for selling the dukedom of But where's the body that I should embrace ? Maine.

Buck. What answer makes your grace to the Cade. And good reason ; for thereby is Eng. rebel's supplication ? land maim'd, and fain to go with a staff, but K. Hen. i'll send some holy bishop to enthat my puissance holds it up. Fellow kings, I tell

treat: you, that that lord Say hath gelded the common. | For God forbid, so many simple souls wealth, and made it a eunuch ; and more than should perish by the sword! And I myself, that, he can speak French, and therefore be is Rather than bloody war shall cut them short, a traitor.

Will parley with Jack Cade their general.Staf. O gross and miserable ignorance !

But stay, I'll read it over once again. answer, if you can : the French- Q. Mar. Ah! barbarous villains I Hath this men are our enemies : go to then, I ask but this ;

lovely face, can be that speaks with the tongue of an enemy, | Rul'd like a wandering planet over me : 7 be a good counsellor, or no?

And could it not enforce them to relent, All. No, no: and therefore, we'll have his l That were unworthy to behold the same bead.

K. Hen. Loid Say, Jack Cade bath sworn to W. Staf. Well, seeing gentle words will not

have thy head. prevail,

Say. Ay, but I hope your highness shall llare Assal them with the army of the king.

his. Staj. Herald, away : and, throughout every town

• Shoes.

Predominated irresistibly over ny passions, • I pay them no regard.

the planets over those born under their infiuras.

K. Hen. How now, madam 1 Still

1 SCENE VI.-The same.-Cannon Street, Lamenting and mourning for Suffolk's death?

Enter JACK CADE and his Followers.-H. I fear, my love, if that I bad been dead, Thou would'st not have mourn'd so much for

strikes his Staff on London-stone. me.

Cade. Now is Mortimer lord of this city. Q. Mar. No, my love, I should not mourn And here, sitting upon London-stone, I charge but die for thee.

and command, that of the city's cost, the pis. Enter a MESSENGER.

sing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this

first year of our reign. And now, henceforward K. Hen. How now! What news ? Why it shall be treason for any that calls me otber comest thou in such haste ?

than lord Mortimer.
Mes. The rebels are in Southwark; Fly, my
lord!

Enter a SOLDIER, running.
Jack Cade proclaims himself Lord Mortimer, Sold. Jack Cade! Jack Cade!
Descended from the duke of Clarence house; Cade. Knock him down there.
And calls your grace usurper openly,

They kill him. And vows to crown himself in Westminster.

Smith. If this fellow be wise, he'll never call His army is a ragged multitude

I you Jack Cade more; I think he bath a very fair of hinds and peasants, rude and merciless : warning. Sir Humphrey Stafford and his brother's death | Dick. My lord, there's an army gather'd toHath given them heart and courage to progether in Smithfield. ceed:

Cade. Come then, let's go fight with them : All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen, but first, go and set London-bridge on fire ; and, They call false caterpillars, and intend their if you can, buru down the Tower too. Come, death.

let's away.

(Ereunt. K. Hen, O graceless men !—They know not what they do.

SCENE VII.-The same.-Smithfield. Buck. My gracious lord, retire to Kenel Alarum.-Enter, on one side, CADe and his worth,

Company ; on the other, Citizens and the Until a power be raised to put them down.

King's Forces, headed by MATTHEW Gougi. Q. Mar. Ab ! were the duke of Suffolk now

-They fight; the Citizens are routed, and alive,

MATTHEW GOUGH is slain. These Kentish rebels would be soon appeased.

K. Hen. Lord Say, the traitors bate thee, Cade. So, Sirs :-Now go some and pull Therefore away with us to Kenelworth.

down the Savoy ; others to the inns of court; Say. So might your grace's person be in | dowu with them all. danger :

Dick. I have a suit unto your lordship. The sight of me is odious in their eyes :

Cade. Be it a lordship, thou shalt have it for And therefore in this city, will I stay,

that word. And live alone as secret as I may.

Dick. Only that the laws of England may

come out of your mouth. Enter another MESSENGER.

John. Mass, 'twill be sore law then; for he

was thrust in the mouth with a spear, and 'tis 2 Mes. Jack Cade hath gotten London-bridge ; the citizens

Smith. Nay, John, it will be stinking law; Fly and forsake their houses :

for his breath stinks with eating toasted Tbe rascal people, thirsting after prey,

cheese.

(A side. Join with the traitor ; and they jointly swear, Cade. I have thought upon it, it shall be so. To spoil the city, and your royal court.

Away, burn all the records of the realm ; my Buck. Then linger not, my lord : away, take mouth shall be the parliament of England. borse!

John. Then we are like to have biting staK. Hen. Come, Margaret; God, our bope, tutes, unless his teeth be pull'd out. (Aside. will succour us.

Cade. And bencefoward all things shall be Q. Mar. My hope is gone, now Suffolk is de- | in common.

ceased.
K. Hen. Farewell, my lord; trust not the

Enter a MESSENGER.
Kentish rebels.

| Mes. My lord, a prize, a prize! Here's the

[TO LORD SAY.) lord Say, which sold the towns in France ; he Buck. Trust nobody, for fear you be be that made us pay one and twenty fifteens, tray'd.

and one sbilling to the pound, the last subSay. The trust I have is in mine innocence, sidy. And therefore am I bold and resolute.

(Exeunt. Enter GEORGE BEVIS, with the Lord Sar.

Cade. Well, he sball be beheaded for it ten SCENE V.-The same.-The Tower.

times.-Ah I thou say, + thou serge, nay, thout

buckram lord! Now art thou within point Enter Lord Scales, and others, on the Walls.

blank of our jurisdiction regal. What canst thou -Then enter certain CITIZENS below.

answer to my majesty, for giving up of Nor. Scales. How now? Is Jack Cade slain ?

mandy unto monsieur Basimecu, the dauphin of 1 Cit. No, my lord, nor likely to be slain : France ? Be it known unto thee by these pre. for they bave won the bridge, killing all those sence of lord Mortimer, that I am the besom that withstand tbem : the lord mayor craves aid that must sweep the court clean of such filth as of your honour from the Tower, to defend the thou art. Thou hast most traitorously corrupted city from the rebels.

the youth of the realm, in erecting a grammar. Scales. Such aid as I can spare, you shall school : and wbereas, before, our forefathers command:

had no other books but the score and the tally, But I am troubled here with tbem myself ; thou hast caused printing to be used ; and, conThe rebels have assay'd to win the Tower.

trary to the king, bis crown and dignity, thou But get you to Smithfield, and gather head, hast built a paper-mill. It will be proved to thy And thither I will send you Matthew Gough: face, that thou hast men about thee, that usually Fight for your king, your country, and your talk of a noun and a verb; and such abomina.

lives; And so farewell, for I must hence again.

• A fifteen was the fifteenth part of all the moveables

or personal property, of each subject. Exeuni.1 + Say was a kind of size.

ble words, as no Christian ear can endure to but I'll bridle it; he shall die, an it be but for hear. Thou hast appointed justices of peace, to pleading so well for his life. Away with him! call poor men before them about matters they he has a familiar • under bis tongue; he speaks were not able to answer. Moreover, thou hast not o' God's name. Go, take him away I say. put them in prison ; and, because they could and strike off his head presently : and then break not read, thou hast hanged them ;• when, in into his son-in-law's house, Sir James Cromer, deed, only for that cause they have been mostaud strike off his head, and bring them both upon worthy to live. Thou dost ride on a foot-cloth,t (two poles hither. dost thou not?

All. It shall be done. Say. Wbat of that?

Say. Ah! countrymen, if, when you make your Cade. Marry, thou oughtest not to let thy

prayers, horse wear a cloak, when honester men than God should be so obdurate as yourselves, thou go in their hose and doublets.

How would it fare with your departed soulst Dick. And work in their shirt too ; as myself, And therefore yet relent, and save my life. for example, that am a butcher.

Cade. Away with him, and do as I command Say. You men of Kent,

ye.

(Ereunt some with Lord SAY. Dick. What say you of Kent ?

The prondest peer in the realın shall not wear Say. Nothing but this : 'f'is bona terra, mala a head on his shoulders, unless he payme gens.

tribute; there shall not a maid be married, Cade. Away with him, away with him! he but she shall pay to me ber maidenhead ere speaks Latin.

they have it : men shall hold of me in capite : Say, Hear me but speak, and bear me where and we charge and cominaud that their wives you will.

be as free as heart can wish, or tongue can Kent, in the commentaries Cæsar writ,

tell. Is terni'd the civil'st place of all this isle :

Dick. My lord, when shall we go to Cheap. Sweet is the country, because full of riches ; side, and take up commodities upon our bilis ? The people liberal, valiant, active, wealthy ;

Cade. Marry, presently. Which makes me hope you are not void of All. O brave! pity.

Re-enter Rebels with the Heads of Lords SAY I sold not Maine, I lost not Normandy ; Yet, to recover them, would lose my life.

and his Son-in-law. Justice with favour have I always doule ;

Cade. But is not this braver - Let them kiss Prayers and tears bave mov'd me, gifts could one another, t for they loved well, when they never.

were alike. Now part them again, lest they When bave I aught exacted at your hands,

consult about the giving up of some more towns Kent to maintain, the king, the realm, and you ? in Frauce. Soldiers, defer the spoil of the city Large gifts have I bestow'd on learned clerks, until night : for with these borne before us, Because my book preferr'd me to the king : instead of maces, will we ride through the streets; And-seeing ignorance is the curse of God, and at every corner have them kiss-Away! Kuowledge the wing wherewith we fly to hea.

(Eseunt. ven, Unless you be possess' d uh devilish spirits,

SCENE VM. --Southwark,
You cannot but forbear to murder me.
This tongue hath parleys unto foreign kings

| Alarum. Enter Cape, and all his Rabble. For your behoof,

ment. Cade. Tut! When struck'st thou one blow in Cade. Up Fish street ! Down Saint Magnus' the field?

corner! Kill and knock down! Throw them Say. Great men have reaching hands : oft have into Thames. I struck

(A Parley sounded, then a Retreat. Those that I never saw, and struck them dead. What noise is this I hear? Dare any be so bold Gco. O monstrous coward ! what, to come be- to sound retreat or parley, when I cominaud them hind folks?

kill ? Say. These cheeks are pale for watching for your good.

Enter BUCKINGHAM, and old ClifFORD, with Cade. Give him a box o'the ear, and that will

Forces. make 'em red again.

Buck. Ay, here they be that dare and will Say. Long sitting to determine poor men's

disturb thee : causes

Know, Cade, we come ambassadors from the Hath made me full of sickness and diseases.

king Cade. Ye shall have a hempen candle then, Unto the commons, whoni thou hast misled; and the pap of a hatchet.

And here pronounce free pardon to them all, Dick. Why dost thou quiver, man ?

That will forsake thee, and go home in peace. Say. The palsy, and not fear, provoketh me. Clif. What say ye, countrymeu? will ye Cade. Nay, he nods at us ; as who should say,

relent, I'll be even with you. I'll see if his head will And yield to mercy whilst 'tis offer'd you ; stand steadier on a pole, or no: Take him away,

Or let a rabble lead you to your deaths ? and behead him.

Who loves the king, and will embrace his Say. Tell me, wherein I have offended most?

pardon, Have I affected wealth, or honour; Speak ? Fling up his cap, and say-God save his maAre my chests fill'd up with extorted gold?

jesty! Is my apparel sumptuous to behold?

Who hateth bim, and honours not his father, Whom have I injured, that ye seek iny death? Henry the fifth, that made all France to quake, These hands are free from guiltless blood- Sbake be his weapon at us, and pass by. shedding,

All. God save ibe king! God save the king! This breast from harbouring foul deceitful Cade. Wbat, Buckingham and Clifford, are thoughts.

ye so brave?-And you, base peasants, do ye O let me live!

believe him? Will you needs be hang'd with Cade. I feel remorse in myself with his words : your pardons about your necks Hath my sword

therefore broke through London gates, that yon tards; and delight to live in slavery to the Assure yourselves, will never be unkiud : nobility. Let them break your backs with bur | And so, with thanks, and pardon to you all, dens, take your houses over your heads, ravish I do dismiss you to your several countries, your wives and daughters before your faces : All. God save the king ! God save the king! For me,- I'll make sbift for one : and so-God's curse light upon you all !

should leave me at the White Hart in South1. e. They were hanged becanse they could not wark? I thought ye would never have given ont claim the benefit of the clergy. + A foot-cloth was a kind of housing, which covered

these arins, till you had recover'd your ancient the body of the horse.

freedom; but you are all recreants and das. In consequence of. le. These hands are free from shedding guiltless or Invecent blooil

• A demon who was supposed to attend at call. 1 This piece of barbarity is recorded by Holiinsle.

Enter a MESSENGER. AN. We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade. Mess. Please it your grace to be advertised,

Clif. Is Cade the son of Henry the Fifth, The duke of York is newly come from Ireland: That thus you do exclaim you'll go with bim | Aud with a puissant and a mighty power Will be conduct you through the heart of Of gallowglasses and stout kernes, France,

Is marching bitherward in proud array; And make the meanest of you earls and dukes ! And still proclaimeth, as he comes along, Alas, he hath no home, no place to fly to ; His arms are only to remove from thee Nor knows he how to live, but by the spoil, The duke of Soinerset, wbom he terms a traitor. Unless by robbing of your friends and us.

K. Hen. Thus stands my state, 'twixt Cade Wer't not a shame, that, whilst you live at jar,

and York distress'd ; The fearful French, whoin you late vanquished, Like to a ship, that, baving escaped a tempest, Should make a start o'er seas, and vanquish | Is straightway calm'd, and boarded with a pirate : you?"

But now is Cade driven back, his men disMetbinks, already, in this civil broil,

persed; I see them lording it in London streets,

And now is York in arms to second bin. Crying-Villageois ! unto all they meet.

I pray thee, Buckingham, go and meet bim ; Better ten thousand base-boru Cades miscarry, Ard ask him, what's the reason of these arms. Then you should stoop unto a Frenchman's Tell him I'll send duke Edmund to the Tower; mercy.

And, Somerset, we will commit thee thither, To France, to France, and get what you have Until his army be dismiss'd from him. lost;

Som. My lord,
Spare England, for it is your native coast : I'll yield myself to prison willingly,
Henry bath money, you are strong and manly ; Or unto death, to do my country good.
God on our side, doubt not of victory.

K. Hen. In any case, be not too roughn All. A Clifford ! A Clifford ! We'll follow the

terms;

(guage. king, and Clifford.

For he is fierce, and cannot brook hard lanCade. Was ever feather so lightly blown to Buck. I will, my lord; and doubt not so to and fro, as this multitude ? The name of Henry

deal the Fifth hales them to a hundred mischiefs, As all things shall redoupd unto your good. and makes them leave me desolate. I see them K. Hen. Come, wife, let's in, and learn to lay their heads together, to surprise me: my

govern better; sword inake way for me, for here is no staying. For yet may England curse my wretched reign. - despight of the devils and hell have through

(Exeunt. the very midst of you! And heavens and honour be witness, that no want of resolution in me, SCENE X.-Kent.-IDEN's Garden. but only my followers' base and ignominious

Enter CADE. treasons, makes me betake me to my heels.

(Erit. 1 Cade. Fie on ambition ! Fie on myself ; that Buck. What, is he fled ! Go some, and follow have a sword, and yet am ready to fainish! him ;

| These five days have I bid me in these woods ; And he that brings his head unto the king, and durst not peep out, for all the country is Sbail have a thousaud crowns for his reward layed for me ; but now am I so hungry, that if

(Exeunt some of them. I might have a lease of my life for a thousand Follow me, soldiers ; we'll devise a mean years, I could stay no longer. Wherefore, on To reconcile you all unto the king. [Exeunt. a brick-wall have I climbed into this garden ;

to see if I can eat grass, or pick a sallet ano. SCENE IX.-Kenelworth Castle. ther while, which is not amiss to cool a mau's

stomach this hot weather. And I think this Enter King HENRY, Queen MARGARET, and word sallet was born to do me good for many SOMERSET, on the Terrace of the Castle. la time, but for a sallet, t my brain-pan bad K. Hen. Was ever king, that joy'd an earthly been cleft with a brown bill; and many a throne,

time, when I have been dry, and bravely And could command no more content than 13 marching, it bath sery'd me instead of a quart. No sooner was I crept out of my cradle,

pot to drink in ; and now the word sallet must But I was made a king at nine months old : serve me to feed on. Was never subject long'd to be a king, As I do long and wish to be a subject.

Enter IDEN, with Servants.

Iden, Lord, who would live turmoiled in the Enter BUCKINGHAM and CLIFFORD.

court. Buck. Health and glad tidiugs to your ma. And may enjoy such quiet walks as these ! jesty!

This small inheritance, my father left me, K. Hen. Why, Buckingham, is the traitor Contenteth me, and is worth a monarchy. Cade surprized ?

I seek not to wax great by other's waining; Or is he but retired to make bim strong ? Or gather wealth, i care not with what envy ;

Sufficeth, that I have maintains my state, Enter below, a great number of CADE's Fol

And sends the poor well pleased from my Louers, with Halters, about their Necks.

gate. Clif. He's Red, my lord, and all his powers Cade. Here's the lord of the soil come to do yield;

seize me for a stray, for entering his fee-simAnd humbly thus with halters on their necks, ple without leave. Ab! villain thou wilt beExpect your bigbness' doom, of life or death. tray me, and get a thousand crowns of the K. Hen. Then, beaven, set ope thy everlasting king for carrying my head to him ; but I'll gates,

make thee eat iron like on ostridge, and swalTo entertain my vows of thanks and praise ! low my sword like a great pin, ere thou and I Soldiers, this day have you redeemn'd your lives, I part And show'd how well you love your prince and Iden, Why, rude companion, whatsoe'er country :

thou be, Continue still in this so good a mind, And Henry, though he be infortunate,

Only just now

A kind of helmat,

I know thee not; why then should I betray. To entertain great England's lawful king. 13't not enough to break into my garden, [thee ? Ah! sancta majestas! who would not buy thee And, like a thief, to come to rob my grounds,

dear. Climbing my walls, in spite of me the owner, Let them obey, that koow not how to rule ; But thou wilt brave me with these saucy This hand was made to handle naught but gold : terms

I cannot give due action to my words, Cade. Brave thee ? Ay, by the best blood Except a sword, or sceptre balance it.. that ever was broach'd, and beard thee too. A sceptre shall it have, have I a soul; Look on me well? I bave eat no meat these On wbich I'll toss the flower-de-luce of France. five days; yet, come thou and thy five men, and if I do not leave you all as dead as a

Enter BUCKINGHAM. door-nail, I pray God I may never cat grass Whom bave we bere? Buckingham to disturb more.

me ? Iden. Nay, it shall ne'er be said, wbile Eng. The king bath sent him, sure: I must dissemble. land stands,

Buck. York, if thou meanest well, I greet thee That Alexander Iden, an esquire of Kent,

well. Took odds to combat a poor famish'd man. York. Humphrey of Buckingham, I accept thy Oppose thy steadfast-gazing eyes to mine,

greeting, See if thou canst outface me with thy looks. Art thou a messenger or come of pleasure ? Set limb to limb, and thou art far the lesser ; Buck. A messenger, from Henry, our dread Thy band is but a finger to my fist;

liege, Thy leg a stick, compared with this truncheon ; To know the reason of these arms in peace My foot sball Oght with all the strength thou | Or why thcu, being a subject as I am, And if mine arm be heaved in the air, (bast: Against thy oath and true allegiance sworn, Thy grave is digg'd already in the earth.

Shouldst raise so great a power without bis As for more words, whose greatness answers

leave, words,

Or dare to bring thy force so near the court.

forbears. 1 York. [Aside.] scarce can I speak, my choler Cade. By my valour, the most complete

is so great. cbampion that ever I heard.Steel, if thou turn Oh! I could bew up rocks, and fight with flint, the edge, or cut not out the burly-boned clown | I am so angry at these abject terms; in chines of beef ere thou sleep in thy sheath, And now, like Ajax Telamonius, beseech God on my knees, thou may'st be turn'

dOn sheep or oxen could I spend my fury ! to hobnails. They fight, CADB falls.) Oh! I am far better born than is the king : am slain ! Famiue, and no other, hath slain me : More like a bing, more kingly in my thoughts : let ten thousand devils come against me, and But I must make fair weather yet a while, give me but the ten meals I bave lost, and l’ul Till Henry be more weak, and I more strong. defy them all. Wither, garden; and be hence.

Aside. forth a burying place to all that do dwell in this 10 Buckingham, I pr'ythee, pardon me, house, because the unconquer'd soul of Cade is / That I have given no answer all this while ; fied.

| My mind was troubled with deep melancholy. Iden. Is't Cade that I bave slain, that mon. The cause why I have brought this army hilber, strous traitor ?

Is-to remove prond Somerset from the king, Sword, I will hallow thee for this thy deed. Seditious to his grace, and to the state. And bang thee o'cr my tomb when I am | Buck. That is too much presumption on thy dead:

part : Ne'er shall this blood be wiped from thy point : But if thy arms be to no other end, But thou shalt wear it as a herald's coat,

The king bath yielded unto thy demand ; To emblaze the honour that thy master got. The duke of Somerset is in the Tower.

Cade. Iden, farewell ; and be proud of thy York. Upon thine honour, is he prisoner 1 victory : Tell Kent from me, she hath lost her Buck. Upou mine bonour, he is prisouer. best man, and exhort all the world to be co-! York. Then, B wards; for I, that never fear'd any, am vanguish'd

powers. by famine, not by valour.

1 Dies. Soldiers, I thank you all; disperse yourselves; Iden. How much thou wrong'st met heaven Meet me to-morrow, in Saint George's field, be my judge.

You shall bave pay, and every thing you wish. Die, damned wretch, the curse of her that bare And let my sovereign, virtuous Henry, thee!

Command my eldest son, nay, all my sons,
And as I thrust thy body in with my sword, As pledges of my fealty and love,
So wish I, I might thrust thy soul in bell. I'll send them all as willing as I live;
Hence will I drag thee headlong by the beels Lands, goods, borse, armour, any thing I have
Unto a dupghill which shall be thy grave, Is his to use, so Somerset may die.
And there cut off thy most ungracious head; Buck. York, I cominend this kind submission:
Which I will bear in triumph to the king, We twain will go into his bighness' tent.
Leaving thy trunk for crows to feed upon.
[Exit, dragging out the Body.

Enter King HENRY, attended.
K. Hen. Buckingham, doth York iutend to

harm us,

That thus he marcheth with thee arm in arm ! ACT V.

York. In all submision and humility,

York doth present himself unto your highness. SCENE I. The same. Fields between Dart.

Hen' Then what intend these farpes thon ford and Blackheath.

dost bring ? The King's Camp on one side. On the other,

York. To heave the traitor Somerset from enter YORK aitended, with Drum and Co.

hence : lours ; his Forces at some distance,

And fight against that monstrous rebel, Ca

Who since I heard to be disconfited.
York. From Ireland thus comes York, to claim
bis right,

Enter Iden, with Cade's lead.
And pluck the crown from feeble Henry's head :
Ring, bells, aloud ; burn, boufires, clear and

Iden. If one so rude, and of so mean condition, bright,

May pass into the presence of a king,

Lo, I present your grace a traitor's head, • How he was to hang a sword over his own tomb after I The head of Cade, whom I in combat sler. be was dead, is not very clear. In supposing that I am proud of my victory.

• Balance my hand.

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