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The second Part of Henry the Sixt. By such a lowly Vassall as thy selfe. Thy words moue Rage, and not remorse in me: I go of Message from the Queene to France: I charge thee waft me safely crosse the Channell. Lieu.
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Water: W. Come Suffolke, I must waft thee to thy death.
Suf. Pine gelidus timor occupant artus, it is thee I feare. Wal. Thou shalt haue cause to feare before I leaue thee. What, are ye danted now? Now will ye stoope. 1. Gent. My gracious Lord intreat him, speak him fair. Suf.
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Suffolkes Imperiall tongue is sterne and rough: Vs'd to command, vntaught to pleade for fauour. Farre be it, we should honor such as these With humble suite: no, rather let my head Stoope to the blocke, then these knees bow to any,
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Saue to the God of heauen, and to my King: And sooner dance vpon a bloody pole, Then stand vncouer'd to the Vulgar Groome. True Nobility, is exempt from feare: More can I beare, then you dare execute.
Lieu.
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Hale him away, and let him talke no more: Come Souldiers, shew what cruelty ye can.
Suf. That this my death may neuer be forgot. Great men oft dye by vilde Bezonions. A Romane Sworder, and Bandetto slaue
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Murder'd sweet Tully. Brutsu Brutus Bastard hand Stab'd Iulius Cæsar. Sauage Islanders Pompey the Great, and Suffolke dyes by Pyrats.
Exit Water with Suffolke. Lieu. And as for these whose ransome we haue set, It is our pleasure one of them depart:
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Therefore come you with vs, and let him go.
Exit Lieutenant, and the rest. Manet the first Gent. Enter Walter with the body. Wal. There let his head, and liuelesse bodie lye, Vntill the Queene his Mistris bury it. Exit Walter. 1. Gent. O barbarous and bloudy spectacle, His body will I beare vnto the King:
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If he reuenge it not, yet will his Friends, So will the Queene, that liuing, held him deere.
[Act 4, Scene 2] Enter Beuis, and Iohn Holland. Beuis.

Come and get thee a sword, though made of a

Lath, they haue bene vp these two dayes.

Hol.

They haue the more neede to sleepe now then.

Beuis.
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I tell thee, Iacke Cade the Cloathier, meanes to

dresse the Common‑wealth and turne it, and set a new

nap vpon it.

Hol.

So he had need, for 'tis thred‑bare. Well, I say,

it was neuer merrie world in England, since Gentlemen

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came vp.

Beuis.

O miserable Age: Vertue is not regarded in

Handy‑crafts men.

Hol.

The Nobilitie thinke scorne to goe in Leather

Aprons.

Beuis.
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Nay more, the Kings Councell are no good

Workemen.

Hol.

True: and yet it is said, Labour in thy Vocati­

on: which is as much to say, as let the Magistrates be la­

bouring men; and therefore should we be Magistrates.

Beuis.
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Thou hast hit it: for there's no better signe of a

braue minde, then a hard hand.

Hol.

I see them, I see them: There's Bests Sonne, the

Tanner of Wingham.

Beuis.

Hee shall haue the skinnes of our enemies, to

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make Dogges Leather of.

Hol.

And Dicke the Butcher.

Beuis.

Then is sin strucke downe like an Oxe, and ini­

quities throate cut like a Calfe.

Hol.

And Smith the Weauer.

Beu.
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Argo, their thred of life is spun.

Hol.

Come, come, let's fall in with them.

Drumme. Enter Cade, Dicke Butcher, Smith the Weauer, and a Sawyer, with infinite numbers. Cade.

Wee Iohn Cade, so tearm'd of our supposed Fa­

ther.

But.

Or rather of stealing a Cade of Herrings.

Cade.
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For our enemies shall faile before vs, inspired

with the spirit of putting down Kings and Princes. Com­

mand silence.

But.

Silence.

Cade.

My Father was a Mortimer.

But.
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He was an honest man, and a good Bricklayer.

Cade.

My mother a Plantagenet.

Butch.

I knew her well, she was a Midwife.

Cade.

My wife descended of the Lacies.

But.

She was indeed a Pedlers daughter, & sold many

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Laces.

Weauer.

But now of late, not able to trauell with her

furr'd Packe, she washes buckes here at home.

Cade.

Therefore am I of an honorable house.

But.

I by my faith, the field is honourable, and there

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was he borne, vnder a hedge: for his Father had neuer a

house but the Cage.

Cade.

Valiant I am.

Weauer.

A must needs, for beggery is valiant.

Cade.

I am able to endure much.

But.
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No question of that: for I haue seene him whipt

three Market dayes together.

Cade.

I feare neither sword, nor fire.

Wea.

He neede not feare the sword, for his Coate is of

proofe.

But.
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But me thinks he should stand in feare of fire, be­

ing burnt i'th hand for stealing of Sheepe.

Cade.

Be braue then, for your Captaine is Braue, and

Vowes Reformation. There shall be in England, seuen

halfe peny Loaues sold for a peny: the three hoop'd pot,

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shall haue ten hoopes, and I wil make it Fellony to drink

small Beere. All the Realme shall be in Common, and in

Cheapside shall my Palfrey go to grasse: and when I am

King, as King I will be.

All.

God saue your Maiesty.

Cade.
[2250]

I thanke you good people. There shall bee no

mony, all shall eate and drinke on my score, and I will

apparrell them all in one Liuery, that they may agree like

Brothers, and worship me their Lord.

But.

The first thing we do, let's kill all the Lawyers.

Cade.
[2255]

Nay, that I meane to do. Is not this a lamenta­

ble thing, that of the skin of an innocent Lambe should

be made Parchment; that Parchment being scribeld ore,

should vndoe a man. Some say the Bee stings, but I say,

'tis the Bees waxe: for I did but seale once to a thing, and

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I was neuer mine owne man since. How now? Who's

there?

Enter a Clearke. Weauer.

The Clearke of Chartam: hee can write and

reade, and cast accompt.

Cade.

O monstrous.

Wea.
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We tooke him setting of boyes Copies.

Cade.

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[Act 4, Scene 2] Enter Beuis, and Iohn Holland. Beuis.

Come and get thee a sword, though made of a

Lath, they haue bene vp these two dayes.

Hol.

They haue the more neede to sleepe now then.

Beuis.
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I tell thee, Iacke Cade the Cloathier, meanes to

dresse the Common‑wealth and turne it, and set a new

nap vpon it.

Hol.

So he had need, for 'tis thred‑bare. Well, I say,

it was neuer merrie world in England, since Gentlemen

[2190]

came vp.

Beuis.

O miserable Age: Vertue is not regarded in

Handy‑crafts men.

Hol.

The Nobilitie thinke scorne to goe in Leather

Aprons.

Beuis.
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Nay more, the Kings Councell are no good

Workemen.

Hol.

True: and yet it is said, Labour in thy Vocati­

on: which is as much to say, as let the Magistrates be la­

bouring men; and therefore should we be Magistrates.

Beuis.
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Thou hast hit it: for there's no better signe of a

braue minde, then a hard hand.

Hol.

I see them, I see them: There's Bests Sonne, the

Tanner of Wingham.

Beuis.

Hee shall haue the skinnes of our enemies, to

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make Dogges Leather of.

Hol.

And Dicke the Butcher.

Beuis.

Then is sin strucke downe like an Oxe, and ini­

quities throate cut like a Calfe.

Hol.

And Smith the Weauer.

Beu.
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Argo, their thred of life is spun.

Hol.

Come, come, let's fall in with them.

Drumme. Enter Cade, Dicke Butcher, Smith the Weauer, and a Sawyer, with infinite numbers. Cade.

Wee Iohn Cade, so tearm'd of our supposed Fa­

ther.

But.

Or rather of stealing a Cade of Herrings.

Cade.
[2215]

For our enemies shall faile before vs, inspired

with the spirit of putting down Kings and Princes. Com­

mand silence.

But.

Silence.

Cade.

My Father was a Mortimer.

But.
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He was an honest man, and a good Bricklayer.

Cade.

My mother a Plantagenet.

Butch.

I knew her well, she was a Midwife.

Cade.

My wife descended of the Lacies.

But.

She was indeed a Pedlers daughter, & sold many

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Laces.

Weauer.

But now of late, not able to trauell with her

furr'd Packe, she washes buckes here at home.

Cade.

Therefore am I of an honorable house.

But.

I by my faith, the field is honourable, and there

[2230]

was he borne, vnder a hedge: for his Father had neuer a

house but the Cage.

Cade.

Valiant I am.

Weauer.

A must needs, for beggery is valiant.

Cade.

I am able to endure much.

But.
[2235]

No question of that: for I haue seene him whipt

three Market dayes together.

Cade.

I feare neither sword, nor fire.

Wea.

He neede not feare the sword, for his Coate is of

proofe.

But.
[2240]

But me thinks he should stand in feare of fire, be­

ing burnt i'th hand for stealing of Sheepe.

Cade.

Be braue then, for your Captaine is Braue, and

Vowes Reformation. There shall be in England, seuen

halfe peny Loaues sold for a peny: the three hoop'd pot,

[2245]

shall haue ten hoopes, and I wil make it Fellony to drink

small Beere. All the Realme shall be in Common, and in

Cheapside shall my Palfrey go to grasse: and when I am

King, as King I will be.

All.

God saue your Maiesty.

Cade.
[2250]

I thanke you good people. There shall bee no

mony, all shall eate and drinke on my score, and I will

apparrell them all in one Liuery, that they may agree like

Brothers, and worship me their Lord.

But.

The first thing we do, let's kill all the Lawyers.

Cade.
[2255]

Nay, that I meane to do. Is not this a lamenta­

ble thing, that of the skin of an innocent Lambe should

be made Parchment; that Parchment being scribeld ore,

should vndoe a man. Some say the Bee stings, but I say,

'tis the Bees waxe: for I did but seale once to a thing, and

[2260]

I was neuer mine owne man since. How now? Who's

there?

Enter a Clearke. Weauer.

The Clearke of Chartam: hee can write and

reade, and cast accompt.

Cade.

O monstrous.

Wea.
[2265]

We tooke him setting of boyes Copies.

Cade.

Here's a Villaine.

Wea.

Ha's a Booke in his pocket with red Letters in't

Cade.

Nay then he is a Coniurer.

But.

Nay, he can make Obligations, and write Court

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hand.

Cade.

I am sorry for't: The man is a proper man of

mine Honour: vnlesse I finde him guilty, he shall not die.

Come hither sirrah, I must examine thee: What is thy

name?

Clearke.
[2275]

Emanuell.

But.

They vse to writ it on the top of Letters: 'Twill

go hard with you.

Cade.

Let me alone: Dost thou vse to write thy name?

Or hast thou a make to thy selfe, like a honest plain dea­

[2280]

ling man?

Clearke.

Sir I thanke God, I haue bin so well brought

vp, that I can write my name.

All.

He hath confest: away with him: he's a Villaine

and a Traitor.

Cade.
[2285]

Away with him I say: Hang him with his Pen

and Inke‑horne about his necke.

Exit one wth the Clearke Enter Michael. Mich.

Where's our Generall?

Cade.

Heere I am thou particular fellow.

Mich.

Fly, fly, fly, Sir Humfrey Stafford and his brother

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are hard by, with the Kings Forces.

Cade.

Stand villaine, stand, or Ile fell thee downe: he

shall be encountred with a man as good as himselfe. He

is but a Knight, is a?

Mich.

No.

Cade.
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To equall him I will make my selfe a knight pre­

sently; Rise vp Sir Iohn Mortimer. Now haue at him.

Enter Sir Humfrey Stafford, and his Brother, with Drum and Soldiers. Staff. Rebellious Hinds, the filth and scum of Kent, Mark'd for the Gallowes: Lay your Weapons downe, Home to your Cottages: forsake this Groome.
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The King is mercifull, if you reuolt.
Bro. But angry, wrathfull, and inclin'd to blood, If you go forward: therefore yeeld, or dye. Cade. As for these silken‑coated slaues I passe not, It is to you good people, that I speake,
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Ouer whom (in time to come)I hope to raigne: For I am rightfull heyre vnto the Crowne.
Staff. Villaine, thy Father was a Playsterer, And thou thy selfe a Sheareman, art thou not? Cade.

And Adam was a Gardiner.

Bro.
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And what of that?

Cade.

Marry, this Edmund Mortimer Earle of March,

married the Duke of Clarence daughter, did he not?

Staff.

I sir.

Cade.

By her he had two children at one birth.

Bro.
[2315]

That's false.

Cade. I, there's the question; But I say, 'tis true: The elder of them being put to nurse, Was by a begger‑woman stolne away, And ignorant of his birth and parentage,
[2320]
Became a Bricklayer, when he came to age. His sonne am I, deny it if you can.
But.

Nay, 'tis too true, therefore he shall be King.

Wea.

Sir, he made a Chimney in my Fathers house,&

the brickes are aliue at this day to testifie it: therefore

[2325]

deny it not.

Staf.

And will you credit this base Drudges Wordes,

that speakes he knowes not what.

All.

I marry will we: therefore get ye gone.

Bro.

Iacke Cade, the D. Duke of York hath taught you this.

Cade.
[2330]

He lyes, for I inuented it my selfe. Go too Sir­

rah, tell the King from me, that for his Fathers sake Hen­ ry the fift, (in whose time, boyes went to Span‑counter

for French Crownes) I am content he shall raigne, but Ile

be Protector ouer him.

Butcher.
[2335]

And furthermore, wee'l haue the Lord Sayes

head, for selling the Dukedome of Maine.

Cade

And good reason: for thereby is England main'd

And faine to go with a staffe, but that my puissance holds

it vp. Fellow‑Kings, I tell you, that that Lord Say hath

[2340]

gelded the Commonwealth, and made it an Eunuch: &

more then that, he can speake French, and therefore hee is

a Traitor.

Staf.

O grosse and miserable ignorance.

Cade.

Nay answer if you can: The Frenchmen are our

[2345]

enemies: go too then, I ask but this: Can he that speaks

with the tongue of an enemy, be a good Councellour, or

no?

All.

No, no, and therefore wee'l haue his head.

Bro. Well, seeing gentle words will not preuayle,
[2350]
Assaile them with the Army of the King.
Staf. Herald away, and throughout euery Towne, Proclaime them Traitors that are vp with Cade, That those which flye before the battell ends. May euen in their Wiues and Childrens sight,
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Be hang'd vp for example at their doores: And you that be the Kings Friends follow me.
Exit. Cade. And you that loue the Commons, follow me: Now shew your selues men, 'tis for Liberty. We will not leaue one Lord, one Gentleman:
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Spare none, but such as go in clouted shooen, For they are thrifty honest men, and such As would (but that they dare not) take our parts.
But.

They are all in order, and march toward vs.

Cade.

But then are we in order, when we are most out

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of order. Come, march forward.

 

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   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2242">Be braue then, for your Captaine is Braue, and
      <lb n="2243"/>Vowes Reformation. There shall be in England, seuen
      <lb n="2244"/>halfe peny Loaues sold for a peny: the three hoop'd pot,
      <lb n="2245"/>shall haue ten hoopes, and I wil make it Fellony to drink
      <lb n="2246"/>small Beere. All the Realme shall be in Common, and in
      <lb n="2247"/>Cheapside shall my Palfrey go to grasse: and when I am
      <lb n="2248"/>King, as King I will be.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-all">
      <speaker rend="italic">All.</speaker>
      <p n="2249">God saue your Maiesty.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2250">I thanke you good people. There shall bee no
      <lb n="2251"/>mony, all shall eate and drinke on my score, and I will
      <lb n="2252"/>apparrell them all in one Liuery, that they may agree like
      <lb n="2253"/>Brothers, and worship me their Lord.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-but">
      <speaker rend="italic">But.</speaker>
      <p n="2254">The first thing we do, let's kill all the Lawyers.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2255">Nay, that I meane to do. Is not this a lamenta­
      <lb n="2256"/>ble thing, that of the skin of an innocent Lambe should
      <lb n="2257"/>be made Parchment; that Parchment being scribeld ore,
      <lb n="2258"/>should vndoe a man. Some say the Bee stings, but I say,
      <lb n="2259"/>'tis the Bees waxe: for I did but seale once to a thing, and
      <lb n="2260"/>I was neuer mine owne man since. How now? Who's
      <lb n="2261"/>there?</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter a Clearke.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-smi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Weauer.</speaker>
      <p n="2262">The Clearke of Chartam: hee can write and
      <lb n="2263"/>reade, and cast accompt.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2264">O monstrous.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-smi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Wea.</speaker>
      <p n="2265">We tooke him setting of boyes Copies.</p>
   </sp>
   <pb facs="FFimg:axc0495-0.jpg" n="139"/>
   <cb n="1"/>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2266">Here's a Villaine.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-smi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Wea.</speaker>
      <p n="2267">Ha's a Booke in his pocket with red Letters in't</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2268">Nay then he is a Coniurer.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-but">
      <speaker rend="italic">But.</speaker>
      <p n="2269">Nay, he can make Obligations, and write Court
      <lb n="2270"/>hand.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2271">I am sorry for't: The man is a proper man of
      <lb n="2272"/>mine Honour: vnlesse I finde him guilty, he shall not die.
      <lb n="2273"/>Come hither sirrah, I must examine thee: What is thy
      <lb n="2274"/>name?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clearke.</speaker>
      <p n="2275">
         <hi rend="italic">Emanuell</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-but">
      <speaker rend="italic">But.</speaker>
      <p n="2276">They vse to writ it on the top of Letters: 'Twill
      <lb n="2277"/>go hard with you.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2278">Let me alone: Dost thou vse to write thy name?
      <lb n="2279"/>Or hast thou a make to thy selfe, like a honest plain dea­
      <lb n="2280"/>ling man?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cle">
      <speaker rend="italic">Clearke.</speaker>
      <p n="2281">Sir I thanke God, I haue bin so well brought
      <lb n="2282"/>vp, that I can write my name.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-all">
      <speaker rend="italic">All.</speaker>
      <p n="2283">He hath confest: away with him: he's a Villaine
      <lb n="2284"/>and a Traitor.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2285">Away with him I say: Hang him with his Pen
      <lb n="2286"/>and Inke‑horne about his necke.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit one wth the Clearke</stage>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Michael.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-mic">
      <speaker rend="italic">Mich.</speaker>
      <p n="2287">Where's our Generall?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2288">Heere I am thou particular fellow.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-mic">
      <speaker rend="italic">Mich.</speaker>
      <p n="2289">Fly, fly, fly, Sir<hi rend="italic">Humfrey Stafford</hi>and his brother
      <lb n="2290"/>are hard by, with the Kings Forces.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2291">Stand villaine, stand, or Ile fell thee downe: he
      <lb n="2292"/>shall be encountred with a man as good as himselfe. He
      <lb n="2293"/>is but a Knight, is a?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-mic">
      <speaker rend="italic">Mich.</speaker>
      <p n="2294">No.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2295">To equall him I will make my selfe a knight pre­
      <lb n="2296"/>sently; Rise vp Sir<hi rend="italic">Iohn Mortimer</hi>. Now haue at him.</p>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic center" type="entrance">Enter Sir Humfrey Stafford, and his Brother,
      <lb/>with Drum and Soldiers.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-hst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Staff.</speaker>
      <l n="2297">Rebellious Hinds, the filth and scum of Kent,</l>
      <l n="2298">Mark'd for the Gallowes: Lay your Weapons downe,</l>
      <l n="2299">Home to your Cottages: forsake this Groome.</l>
      <l n="2300">The King is mercifull, if you reuolt.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-wst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <l n="2301">But angry, wrathfull, and inclin'd to blood,</l>
      <l n="2302">If you go forward: therefore yeeld, or dye.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <l n="2303">As for these silken‑coated slaues I passe not,</l>
      <l n="2304">It is to you good people, that I speake,</l>
      <l n="2305">Ouer whom (in time to come)I hope to raigne:</l>
      <l n="2306">For I am rightfull heyre vnto the Crowne.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-hst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Staff.</speaker>
      <l n="2307">Villaine, thy Father was a Playsterer,</l>
      <l n="2308">And thou thy selfe a Sheareman, art thou not?</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2309">And<hi rend="italic">Adam</hi>was a Gardiner.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-wst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <p n="2310">And what of that?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2311">Marry, this<hi rend="italic">Edmund Mortimer</hi>Earle of March,
      <lb n="2312"/>married the Duke of<hi rend="italic">Clarence</hi>daughter, did he not?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-hst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Staff.</speaker>
      <p n="2313">I sir.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2314">By her he had two children at one birth.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-wst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <p n="2315">That's false.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <l n="2316">I, there's the question; But I say, 'tis true:</l>
      <l n="2317">The elder of them being put to nurse,</l>
      <l n="2318">Was by a begger‑woman stolne away,</l>
      <l n="2319">And ignorant of his birth and parentage,</l>
      <l n="2320">Became a Bricklayer, when he came to age.</l>
      <l n="2321">His sonne am I, deny it if you can.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-but">
      <speaker rend="italic">But.</speaker>
      <p n="2322">Nay, 'tis too true, therefore he shall be King.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-smi">
      <speaker rend="italic">Wea.</speaker>
      <p n="2323">Sir, he made a Chimney in my Fathers house,&amp;
      <lb n="2324"/>the brickes are aliue at this day to testifie it: therefore
      <lb n="2325"/>deny it not.</p>
   </sp>
   <cb n="2"/>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-hst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Staf.</speaker>
      <p n="2326">And will you credit this base Drudges Wordes,
      <lb n="2327"/>that speakes he knowes not what.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-all">
      <speaker rend="italic">All.</speaker>
      <p n="2328">I marry will we: therefore get ye gone.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-wst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <p n="2329">
         <hi rend="italic">Iacke Cade</hi>, the<choice>
            <abbr>D.</abbr>
            <expan>Duke</expan>
         </choice>of York hath taught you this.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2330">He lyes, for I inuented it my selfe. Go too Sir­
      <lb n="2331"/>rah, tell the King from me, that for his Fathers sake<hi rend="italic">Hen­
      <lb n="2332"/>ry</hi>the fift, (in whose time, boyes went to Span‑counter
      <lb n="2333"/>for French Crownes) I am content he shall raigne, but Ile
      <lb n="2334"/>be Protector ouer him.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-but">
      <speaker rend="italic">Butcher.</speaker>
      <p n="2335">And furthermore, wee'l haue the Lord<hi rend="italic">Sayes</hi>
         
      <lb n="2336"/>head, for selling the Dukedome of<hi rend="italic">Maine</hi>.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade</speaker>
      <p n="2337">And good reason: for thereby is England main'd
      <lb n="2338"/>And faine to go with a staffe, but that my puissance holds
      <lb n="2339"/>it vp. Fellow‑Kings, I tell you, that that Lord<hi rend="italic">Say</hi>hath
      <lb n="2340"/>gelded the Commonwealth, and made it an Eunuch: &amp;
      <lb n="2341"/>more then that, he can speake French, and therefore hee is
      <lb n="2342"/>a Traitor.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-hst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Staf.</speaker>
      <p n="2343">O grosse and miserable ignorance.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2344">Nay answer if you can: The Frenchmen are our
      <lb n="2345"/>enemies: go too then, I ask but this: Can he that speaks
      <lb n="2346"/>with the tongue of an enemy, be a good Councellour, or
      <lb n="2347"/>no?</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-all">
      <speaker rend="italic">All.</speaker>
      <p n="2348">No, no, and therefore wee'l haue his head.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-wst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Bro.</speaker>
      <l n="2349">Well, seeing gentle words will not preuayle,</l>
      <l n="2350">Assaile them with the Army of the King.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-hst">
      <speaker rend="italic">Staf.</speaker>
      <l n="2351">Herald away, and throughout euery Towne,</l>
      <l n="2352">Proclaime them Traitors that are vp with<hi rend="italic">Cade</hi>,</l>
      <l n="2353">That those which flye before the battell ends.</l>
      <l n="2354">May euen in their Wiues and Childrens sight,</l>
      <l n="2355">Be hang'd vp for example at their doores:</l>
      <l n="2356">And you that be the Kings Friends follow me.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exit.</stage>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <l n="2357">And you that loue the Commons, follow me:</l>
      <l n="2358">Now shew your selues men, 'tis for Liberty.</l>
      <l n="2359">We will not leaue one Lord, one Gentleman:</l>
      <l n="2360">Spare none, but such as go in clouted shooen,</l>
      <l n="2361">For they are thrifty honest men, and such</l>
      <l n="2362">As would (but that they dare not) take our parts.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-but">
      <speaker rend="italic">But.</speaker>
      <p n="2363">They are all in order, and march toward vs.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-2h6-cad">
      <speaker rend="italic">Cade.</speaker>
      <p n="2364">But then are we in order, when we are most out
      <lb n="2365"/>of order. Come, march forward.</p>
   </sp>
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