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King Henry VI, Part II

ACT IV SCENE IIIAnother part of Blackheath.
[ Alarums to the fight, wherein SIR HUMPHREY and WILLIAM STAFFORD are slain. Enter CADE and the rest ]
CADEWhere’s Dick, the butcher of Ashford?
DICKHere, sir.
CADEThey fell before thee like sheep and oxen, and thou
behavedst thyself as if thou hadst been in thine own
slaughter-house: therefore thus will I reward thee,5
the Lent shall be as long again as it is; and thou
shalt have a licence to kill for a hundred lacking
DICKI desire no more.
CADEAnd, to speak truth, thou deservest no less. This10
monument of the victory will I bear;
[Putting on SIR HUMPHREY’S brigandine]
and the bodies shall be dragged at my horse’ heels
till I do come to London, where we will have the
mayor’s sword borne before us.
DICKIf we mean to thrive and do good, break open the15
gaols and let out the prisoners.
CADEFear not that, I warrant thee. Come, let’s march
towards London.

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