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seven half-penny loaves sold for a penny : the *W. Staff. But angry, wrathful, and inclin'd to three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops ; and I will

blood, make it felony, to drink small beer: all the realm * If you go forward : therefore yield, or die. shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my Cade. As for these silken-coated slaves, I pass not;? paltry go to grass. And, when I am king, (as king It is to you, good people, that I speak, will be)

*O'er whom, in time to come, I hope to reign; All. God save your majesty!

* For I am rightful heir unto the crown. • Cade. I thank you, good people :-there shall Staff Villain, thy father was a plasterer; be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score ; * And thou thyself, a shearman, Art thou not? and I will apparel them all in one livery, that Cade. And Adam was a gardener. they may agree like brothers, and worship me W. Staff. And what of that? • their lord.

Cade. Marry, this :-Edmund Mortimer, earl of Dick. The first thing we do, let's kill all the

March, • lawyers.

Married the duke of Clarence' daughter; Did he not? Cade. Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a Staff. Ay, sir. lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent Cade. By her, he had two children at one birth. lamb should be made parchment? that parchment, W. Staff. That's false. being scribbled o'er, should undo a man? Some Cade. “Ay, there's the question ; but, I say, 'tis say, the bee stings : but I say, 'tis the bee's wax,

true : for I did but seal once to a thing, and I was never

• The elder of them, being put to nurse, mine own man since. How now? who's there? • Was by a beggar-woman stol'n away ;

And, ignorant of his birth and parentage, Enter some, bringing in the Clerk of Chatham. Became a bricklayer, when he came to age :

• His son am I; deny it, if you can. Smith. The clerk of Chatham : he can write

Dick. Nay, 'tis too true; therefore he shall be and read, and cast accompt.

king Cade. O monstrous !

Smith. Sir, he made a chimney in my father's Smith. We took him setting of boys' copies.

house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify Cade. Here's a villain !

it; therefore, deny it not. Smith. H'as a book in his pocket, with red let

* Staff. And will you credit this base drudge's ters in't.

words, Cade. Nay, then he is a conjurer.

* That speaks he knows not what? Dick. Nay, he can make obligations, and write

* All. Ay, marry, will we; therefore get ye gone. court-hand.

W. Staff Jack Cade, the duke of York hath Cade. I am sorry for't: the man is a proper man,

taught you this. on mine honour; unless I find him guilty, he shall * Cade. He lies, for I invented it myself. [Aside.] not die,-Come hither, sirrah, I must examine

-Go to, sirrah, Tell the king from me, that--for his thee: What is thy name?

father's sake, Henry the Fifth, in whose time boys Clerk. Emmanuel. Dick. They use to write it on the top of letters ; || content he shall reign; but I'll be protectorover him.

went to span-counter for French crowns,-1 am -"Twill go hard with you.

· Dick. And, furthermore, we'll have the lord · Cade. Let me alone :-Dost thou use to write

Say's head, for selling the dukedom of Maine. • thy name? or hast thou a mark to thyself, like an • Cade. And good reason; for thereby is England • honest plain-dealing man?

maimed, and fain to go with a staff, but that my Clerk. Sir, I thank God, I have been so well |

puissance holds it up. Fellow kings, I tell you, brought up, that I can write my name.

that Au. He hath confessed: away with him; he's als and made it an eunuch: and more than that, he

my lord Say hath gelded the commonwealth, villain and a traitor.

can speak French, and therefore he is a traitor. Cade. Away with him, I say; hang him with

Staf: O gross and miserable ignorance! . his pen and inkhorn about his neck.

Cade. Nay, answer, if you can: The French(Exeunt some with the Clerk. ||« men are enemies : go to then, I ask but this ; Can Enter Michael.

he, that speaks with the tongue of an enemy, be

• a good counsellor, or no? • Mich. Where's our general ?

All. No, no; and therefore we'll have his head. • Cade. Here I am, thou particular fellow. *W. Staff Well, seeing gentle words will not Mich. Fly, fly, fly! sir Humphrey Stafford and

prevail, his brother are hard by with the king's forces. * Assail them with the army of the king.

Cade. Stand, villain, stand, or I'll fell thee down: Staff. Herald, away; and, throughout every • He shall be encountered with a man as good as

town, • himself: He is but a knight, is 'a?

Proclaim them traitors that are up with Cade; Mich. No.

• That those, which fly before the battle ends, Cade. To equal him, I will make myself a knight||· May, even in their wives and children's sight, presently; Rise up sir John Mortimer. Now have | Be hang'd up for example at their doors :• at him.

And you, that be the king's friends, follow me. Enter Sir Humphrey Stafford, and William his

(Exeunt the two Staffords, and forces. . brother, with drum and forces.

* Cade. And you, that love the commons, follow taff. Rebellious hinds, the filth and scum of 1* show yourselves men, 'tis for liberty. Kent,

* We will not leave one lord, one gentleman: * Mark'd for the gallows,-lay your weapons down, * Spare none, but such as go in clouted shoon;2 * Home to your cottages, forsake this groom;--- * For they are thrifty honest men, and such * The king is merciful, if

* As would (but that they dare not) take our parts.

* Dick. They are all in order, and march tu (1) I pay them no regard,




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* Cade. But then are we in order, when we arell. Of hinds and peasants, rude and merciless ; * most out of order. Come, march forward. * Sir Humphrey Stafford and his brother's death

(Exeunt. * Hath given them heart and courage to proceed : SCENE III.-Another part of Blackheath.

All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen, Alarums. The two parties enter and fight, and They call-false caterpillars, and intend their

death. both the Staffords are slain.

* K. Hen. O graceless men! they know not • Cade. Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford ?

what they do. Dick. Here, sir.

Buck. My gracious lord, retire to Kenelworth, • Cade. They fell before thee like sheep and oxen, Until a power be rais'd to put them down. 6 and thou behavedst thyself as if thou hadst been in * Q. Mar. Ah! were the duke of Suffolk now • thine own slaughter-house: therefore thus will I

alive, reward thee, - The Lent shall be as long again as * These Kentish rebels would be soon appeas'd. it is; and thou shalt have a license to kill for a K. Hen. Lord Say, the traitors hate thee, • hundred lacking one.

* Therefore away with us to Kenelworth. • Dick. I desire no more.

"Say. So might your grace's person be in danger; * Cade. And, to speak truth, thou deservedst noll. The sight of me is odious in their eyes : * less. This monument of the victory will I bear: l' And therefore in this city will I stay, * and the bodies shall be dragged at my horse' heels, ||And live alone as secret as I may. * till I do come to London, where we will have the * mayor's sword borne before us.

Enter another Messenger. * Dick. If we mean to thrive and do good, break * 2 Mes. Jack Cade hath gotten London-bridge; open the gaols, and let out the prisoners.

the citizens * Cade. Fear not that, I warrant thee. Come, | * Fly and forsake their houses : * let's march towards London.

(Exeunt. * rascal people, thirsting after prey, SCENE IV.–London. A room in the palace. * To spoil the city, and your royal court.

* Join with the traitor; and they jointly swear, Enter King Henry, reading a supplication; the

* Buck. Then linger not, my lord; away, take duke of Buckingham, and lord Say with him :

horse. at a distance, Queen Margaret, mourning over

* K. Hen. Come, Margaret; God, our hope, Suffolk's head.

will succour us. *Q. Mar. Oft have I heard—that grief softens * Q. Mar. My hope is gone, now

Suffolk is de the mind,

ceas'd. * And makes it fearful and degenerate;

* K. Hen. Farewell, my lord ; (To Lord Say.] * Think therefore on revenge, and cease to weep.

trust not the Kentish rebels. * But who can cease to weep, and look on this? * Buck. Trust nobody, for fear you be betray'd. * Here may his head lie on my throbbing breast : • Say. The trust I have is in mine innocence, * But where's the body that I should embrace? And therefore am I bold and resolute. (Exeunt.

Buck. What answer makes your grace to the rebels' supplication ?

SCENE V.-The same. The Tower. Enter * K. Hen. I'll send some holy bishop to entreat: Lord Scales, and others, on the Walls. Then • For God forbid, so many simple souls

enter certain Citizens, below. • Should perish by the sword; And I myself, • Rather than bloody war shall cut them short,

Scales. How now? is Jack Cade slain ? • Will parley with Jack Cade their general. -

1 Cit. No, my lord, nor likely to be slain ; for • But stay, I'll read it over once again.

they have won the bridge, killing all those that with*Q. Mar. Ah, barbarous villains! hath this stand them: The lord mayor craves aid of your lovely face

honour from the Tower, to defend the city from

the rebels. * Rul'd, like a wandering planet, over me; * And could it not enforce them to relent,

Scales. Such aid as I can spare, you shall com

mand; * That were unworthy to behold the same? K. Hen. Lord Say, Jack Cade hath sworn to But I am troubled here with them myself, have thy head.

The rebels have assay'd to win the Tower. Say. Ay, but I hope, your highness shall have his. But get you to Smithfield, and gather head, K. Hen. How now, madam? Still

And thither I will send you Matthew Gough: Lamenting, and mourning for Suffolk's death? Fight for your king, your country, and your lives; I fear, my love, if that I had been dead, And so farewell, for I must hence again. (Exeunt. Thou wouldest not have mourn'd so much for me.

Cannon Street. En.

SCENE VI.-The same. 2. Mar. No, my love, I should not but

mourn, die for thee.

ter Jack Cade, and his followers. He strikes

his staff on London-stone. Enter a Messenger.

Cade. Now is Mortimer lord of this city. And * K. Hen. How now! what news? why com’st||here, sitting upon London-stone, I charge and comthou in such haste ?

mand, that, of the city's cost, the pissing-conduit Mess. The rebels are in Southwark; Fly, my || run nothing but claret wine this first year of our lord!

reign. And now, henceforward, it shall be treason • Jack Cade proclaims himself lord Mortimer, for any that calls me other than--lord Mortimer. • Descended from the duke of Clarence' house :

Enter a Soldier, running. • And calls your grace usurper, openly, • And vows to crown himself in Westminster. Sold. Jack Cade! Jack Cade! • His army is a ragged multitude

Cade. Knock him down there. [They kill him.

* Smith. If this fellow be wise, he'll never call (1) Predominated irresistibly over my passions ; Jack Cade more; I think, he hath a very fair as the planets over those born under their intluence. I* warning,

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Dick. My lord, there's an army gathered to-|| wear a cloak, when honester men than thou go in gether in Smithfield.

their hose and doublets. Cade. Come then, let's go fight with them: But, * Dick. And work in their shirt too; as myself, first, go and set London-bridge on fire; and, if you | * for example, that am a butcher. can, burn down the Tower too. Come, let's away. Say. You men of Kent,—

(Exeunt. Dick. What say you of Kent? SCENE VII.-The same. Smithfield. Alarum.

Say. Nothing but this : 'Tis bona terra, mala Enter, on one side, Cade and his company; on

gens. the other, citizens, and the king's forces, headed

Cade. Away with him, away with him! he by Matthew Gough. They fight; the citizens' speaks Latin. are routed, and Matthew Gough is slain.

* Say. Hear me but speak, and bear me where Cade. So, sirs :-Now go some and pull down Kent, in the commentaries Cæsar writ, the Savoy ; others to the inns of court; down with || Is term’d the civil'st place of all this isle : them all.

"Sweet is the country, because full of riches; Dick. I have a suit unto your lordship. • The people liberal, valiant, active, wealthy ;

Cade. Be it a lordship, thou shalt have it for that which makes me hope you are not void of pity. word.

· I sold not Maine, I lost not Normandy; Dick. Only, that the laws of England may come * Yet, to recover them, would lose my life. 'out of your mouth.

* Justice with favour have I always done; John. Mass, 'twill be sore law then; for be * Prayers and tears have mov'd me, gifts could was thrust in the mouth with a spear, and 'tis not whole yet.

(Aside. | * When have I aught exacted at your hands, • Smith. Nay, John, it will be stinking law; for ||* Kent to maintain, the king, the realm, and you? • bis breath stinks with eating toasted cheese.

* Large gifts have I bestow'd on learned clerks,

[ Aside. \ * Because my book preferr'd me to the king : Cade. I have thought upon it, it shall be so. * And, seeing ignorance is the curse of God, · Away, burn all the records of the realm ; my * Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to • mouth shall be the parliament of England.

heaven, * John. Then we are like to have biting statutes, || * Unless you be possess’d with devilish spirit, * unless his teeth be pulled out.

(Aside. || * You cannot but forbear to murder me. * Cade. And henceforward all things shall be * This tongue hath parley'd unto foreign kings * in common.

* For your behoof, Enter a Messenger.

* Cade. Tut! when struck'st thou one blow in Mess. My lord, a prize, a prize! here's the lord* the field? Say, which sold the towns in France; * he that * Say. Great men have reaching hands : oft have * made us pay one and twenty fifteens, and one

I struck * shilling to the pound, the last subsidy.

* Those that I never saw, and struck them dead.

* Geo. O monstrous coward! what, to come beEnter George Bevis, with the Lord Say.

hind folks? Cade. Well, he shall be beheaded for it ten * Say. These cheeks are pale for watching for • times.-Ah, thou say,2 thou serge, nay,

thou buck

your good. ram lord ! 'now art thou within point-blank of our * Cade. Give him a box on the ear, and that will • jurisdiction regal. What canst thou answer to my || * make 'em red again. majesty, for giving up of Normandy unto mon- * Say. Long sitting to determine poor men's • sieur Basimecu, the dauphin of France? Be it • known unto thee by these presence, even the pre- || Hath made me full of sickness and diseases.

sence of lord Mortimer, that I am the besom that * Cade. Ye shall have a hempen caudle then, .must sweep the court clean of such filth as thou | * and the pap of a hatchet. • art. Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the Dick. Why dost thou quiver, man? . youth of the realm, in erecting a grammar-school : Say. The palsy, and not fear, provoketh me. • and whereas, before, our fore-fathers had no other • Cade. Nay, he nods at us; as who should say, • books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused I'll be even with you. I'll see if his head will printing to be used ; and, contrary to the king, ||“ stand steadier on a pole, or no: Take him away, his crown, and dignity, thou hast built a paper-|and behead him. mill. It will be proved to thy face, that thou hast * Say. Tell me, wherein I have offended most? .men about thee, that usually talk of a noun, and * Have I affected wealth or honour; speak? "a verb; and such abominable words, as no Chris- | * Are my chests fill'd up with extorted gold?

tian ear can endure to hear. Thou hast appointed || * Is my apparel sumptuous to behold?
.justices of peace, to call poor men before them * Whom have I injur'd, that you seek my death?
• about matters that they were not able to answer. / * These hands are free from guiltless blood-shed-
. Moreover, thou hast put them in prison; and be- ding, 6
cause they could not read, thou hast hanged them;3 ||* This breast from harbouring foul deceitful

when, indeed, only for that cause they have been thoughts.
. most worthy to live. Thou dost ride on a foot- * 0, let me live!
cloth, 4 dost thou not?

* Cade. I feel remorse in myself with his words: Say. What of that?

* but I'll bridle it; he shall die, an it be but for Cade. Marry, thou oughtest not to let thy horse * pleading so well for his life. Away with him! he

(1) A fifteen was the fifteenth part of all the (4) A foot-cloth was a kind of housing, which moveables, or personal property, of each subject.covered the body of the horse. Say was a kind of serge.

(5) In consequence of. (3) i. e. They were hanged because they could (6) i. e. These hands are free from shedding pot claim the benefit of clergy.

guiltless or innocent blood.




* has a familiar! under his tongue; he speaks not ||' your backs with burdens, take your houses over * o'God's name. •Go, take him away, I say, and your heads, ravish your wives and daughters be• strike off his head presently; and then break into fore your faces: For me, I will make shift for his son-in-law's house, sir James Cromer, and one; and so—God's curse light upon you all! • strike off his head, and bring them both upon two * Al. We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade. poles hither.

*Clif. Is Cade the son of Henry the Fifth, All. It shall be done.

* That ihus you do exclaim-you'll go with him? * Say. Ah, countrymen! if, when you make your • Will he conduct you through the heart of France, prayers,

• And make the meanest of you earls and dukes? * God should be so obdurate as yourselves,

Alas, he hath no home, no place to fly to; * How would it fare with your departed souls ? • Nor knows he how to live, but by the spoil, * And therefore yet relent, and save my life. Unless, by robbing of your friends, and us. * Cade. Away with him, and do as I command. Wer't not a shame, that whilst you live at jar,

ye. [Ereunt some, with Lord Say. • The fearful French, whom you late vanquished, • The proudest peer in the realm shall not wear a • Should make a start o'er seas, and vanquish you? • head on his shoulders, unless he pay me tribute ; || Methinks, already, in this civil broil, there shall not a maid be married, but she shall I see them lording it in London streets, pay to me her maidenhead ere they have it: Men | Crying-Villageois! unto all they meet. shall hold of me in capite ; and we charge and | Better, ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry, command, that their wives be as free as heart can * Than you should stoop unto a Frenchman's mercy. wish, or tongue can tell.

To France, to France, and get what you

have lost; Dick. My lord, when shall we go to Cheapside, ll. Spare England, for it is your native coast : and take up commodities upon our bills ? Henry hath money, you are strong and manly; Cade. Marry, presently.

* God on our side, doubt not of victory. AU. O brave !

AN. A Clifford! a Clifford! we'll follow the Re-enter Rebels, with the heads of Lord Say and king, and Clifford. his son-in-law.

Cade. Was ever feather so lightly blown to and

* fro, as this multitude? the name of Henry the • Cade. But is not this braver?—Let them kiss. Fifth hales them to a hundred mischiefs, and makes one another, for they loved well, when they were them leave me desolate. I see them lay their • alive. Now part them again, lest they consult|| heads together, to surprise me: my sword make • about the giving up of some more towns in France. way for me, for here is no staying: ---In despite of Soldiers, defer the spoil of the city until night : | the devils and hell, have through the very midst for with these borne before us, instead of maces, of you! and heavens and honour be witness, that • will we ride through the streets; and, at every no want of resolution in me, but only my followers'

corner, have them kiss.-Away! [Exeunt. || base and ignominious treasons, makes me betáke SCENE VIII.-Southwark. Alarum. Enter

'me to my heels.


Buck. What, is he fled? go some, and follow Cade, and all his rabblement. * Cade. Up Fish-street! down Saint Magnus'lAnd he, that brings his head unto the king, * corner! kill and knock down! throw them into Shall have a thousand crowns for his reward.* Thames !-(A parley sounded, then a retreat.

(Exeunt some of them. * What noise is this I hear? Dare any be so bold. Follow me, soldiers; we'll devise a mean * to sound retreat or parley, when I command them. To reconcile you all unto the king. [Exeunt.

SCENE IX-Kenelworth Castle. Enter King Enter Buckingham, and Old Clifford, with forces.

Henry, Queen Margaret, and Somerset, on the * Buck. Ay, here they be that dare and will dis- terrace of the castle.

turb thee : • Know, Cade, we come ambassadors from the king

* K. Hen. Was ever king that joy'd an earthly • Unto the commons whom thou hast misled;


* And could command no more content than I? * And here pronounce free pardon to them all, • That will forsake thee, and go home in

* No sooner was I crept out of my cradle,

peace. *Cliff What say ye, countrymen? will ye relent,

* But I was made a king, at nine months old : * And yield to mercy, whilst 'tis offer'd you;

* Was never subject long'd to be a king, • Or let a rabble lead

* As I do long and wish to be a subject. you to your deaths ? • Who loves the king, and will embrace his pardon,

Enter Buckingham and Clifford. and say—God save his majesty! Who hateth hirn, and honours not his father,

* Buck. Health, and glad tidings, to your maHenry the Fifth, that made all France to quake, jesty! • Shake he his weapon and

* K. Hen. Why, Buckingham, is the traitor, * All. God save the king! God save the king !

Cade, surpris'd.? Cade. What, Buckingham, and Clifford, are ye

* Or is he but retir'd to make him strong? .so brave?-And

base peasants,


be' lieve him will you needs be hanged with your Enter, below, a great number of Cade's followers,

with halters about their necks. pardons about your necks? Hath my sword there• fore broke through London Gates, that you should Clif. He's fled, my lord, and all his powers do • leave me at the White Hart in Southwark? I

yield; * thought, ye would never have given out these arms, || And humbly thus, with halters on their necks, * till you had recovered your ancient freedom: but || Expect your highness' doom, of life, or death.

you are all recreants, and dastards; and delight · K. Hen. Then, heaven, set ope thy everlasting • to live in slavery to the nobility. Let them break


• To entertain my vows of thanks and praise ! (1) A dæmon who was supposed to attend at call. • Soldiers, this day bave yon redeem'd your lives,


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• And show'd how well you love your prince and 1' And sends the poor well-pleased from my gate. country :

Cade. Here's the lord of the soil come to seize • Continue still in this so good a mind,

me for a stray, for entering his fee-simple without * And Henry, though he be infortunate,

leave. Ah, villain, thou wilt betray me, and get * Assure yourselves, will never be unkind: * a thousand crowns of the king, for carrying my • And so, with thanks, and pardon to you all, |" head to him; but I'll make thee eat iron like an • I do dismiss you to your several countries.

ostrich, and swallow my sword like a great pin, Al. God save the king! God save the king! ere thou and I part.

Iden. Why, rude companion, whatsoe'er thou be, Enter a Messenger.

• I know thee not; Why then should I betray thee?

• Is't not enough, to break into my garden, * Mess. Please it your grace to be advertised, And, like a thief, to come to rob my grounds, * The duke of York is newly come from Ireland: Climbing my walls in spite of me the owner, * And with a puissant and a mighty power, * But thou wilt brave me with these saucy terms? *Of Gallowglasses, and stout Kernes,

Cade. Brave thee? ay, by the best blood that * Is marching hitherward in proud array ; ever was broached, and beard thee too. Look on me * And still proclaimeth, as he comes along, well: I have eat no meat these five days; yet, come * His arms are only to remove from thee

thou and thy five men, and if I do not leave you all • The duke of Somerset, whom he terms a traitor. as dead as a door nail, I pray God, I may never * K. Hen. Thus stands my state, 'twixt Cade|eat grass more. and York distress'd;

Iden. Nay, it shall ne'er be said, while England * Like to a ship, that, having scap'd a tempest,

stands, * ls straightway calm’d and boarded with a pirate : | That Alexander Iden, an esquire of Kent, * But now 2 is Cade driven back, his men dispers’d; | Took odds to combat a poor famish'd man. * And now is York in arms to second him.

Oppose thy steadfast-gazing eyes to mine, * I pray thee, Buckingham, go forth and meet him; | See if thou canst outface me with thy looks. * And ask him, what's the reason of these arms. • Set limb to limb, and thou art far the lesser; * Tell him, I'll send duke Edmund to the Tower ;-• Thy hand is but a finger to my fist; * And, Somerset, we will cominit thee thither, Thy leg a stick, compar'd with this truncheon ; * Until his army be dismiss'd from him.

My foot shall fight with all the strength thou * Som. My lord,

hast; * I'll yield myself to prison willingly,

* And if mine arm be heaved in the air, * Or unto death, to do my country good.

Thy grave is digg'd already in the earth. * K. Hen. In any case, be not too rough in terms; As for more words, whose greatness answers words, * For he is fierce, and cannot brook bard language. ll. Let this my sword report what speech forbears.

* Buck. I will, my lord ; and doubt not so to deal, * Cade. By my valour, the most conplete cham* As all things shall redound unto your good. pion that ever I heard. Steel, if thou turn the ¿ * K. Hen. Come, wife, let's in, and learn to edge, or cut not out the burly-boned clown in govern better;

chines of beef ere thou sleep in thy sheath, I be* For yet may England curse my wretched reign. ll seech God on my knees, thou mayest be turned to

(Exeunt. || hob-nails. [They fight. Cade falls.] 0, 1 am

slain ! famine, and no other, hath slain me: let SCENE X.-Kent. Iden's garden. Enter Cade.

• ten thousand devils come against me, and give * Cade. Fie on ambition ! fie on myself;

that have

me but the ten meals I have lost, and I'd defy * a sword, and yet am ready to famish! These tive them all. Wither, garden ; and be henceforth * days have 1 hid me in these woods ; and durst not burying-place to all that do dwell in this house, * peep out, for all the country is lay'd for me; but

because the unconquered soul of Cade is fled. * now am I so hungry, that if I might have a lease

Iden. Is't Cade that I have slain, that monstrous * of my life for a thousand years, I could stay no

traitor? * longer. Wherefore, on a brick-wall have I climbed Sword, I will hallow thee for this thy deed, * into this garden ; to see if I can eat grass, or pick And hang thee o'er my tomb, when I am dead :

a sallet another while, which is not amiss to cool * Ne’er shall this blood be wiped from thy point; * a man's stomach this hot weather. And, I think, * But thou shalt wear it as a herald's coat, * this word sallet was born to do me good : for,

* To emblaze the honour that thy master got. many a time, but for a sallet,3 my brain-pan had

Cade. Iden, farewell; and be proud of thy vic* been cleft with a brown bill; and, many a time, tory; Tell Kent froin me, she hath lost her best * when I have been dry, and bravely marching, it


and exhort all the world to be cowards ; for * hath served me instead of a quart-pot to drink. I, that never feared any, am vanquished by fam*in; and now the word sallet must serve me to

ine, not by valour.

(Dies. * Iden. How much thou wrong'st me, heaven

be my judge. Enter Iden, with Servants.

* Die, damned wretch, the curse of her that bare

thee! Iden. Lord, who would live turmoiled in the * And as I thrust thy body in with my sword, court,

* So wish I, I might thrust thy soul to hell. • And may enjoy such quiet walks as these ? · Hence will I drag thee headlong by the heels • This small inheritance, my father left me, Unto a dunghill, which shall be thy grave,

Contenteth me, and is worth a monarchy. * And there cut off thy most ungracious head; • I seek not to wax great by others' waning; Which I will bear in triumph to the king, • Or gather wealth, I care not with what envy; • Sufficeth, that I have maintains my state,

Leaving thy trunk for crows to feed upon.

[Erit, dragging out the body. (1) Two orders of foot-soldiers among the Irish. (4) i. e. In supposing that I am proud of my

vice (2) Only just now. (3) A kind of helmet.




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