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  • Title: Henry VI, Part 2 (Folio 1, 1623)

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    Author: William Shakespeare
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    Henry VI, Part 2 (Folio 1, 1623)

    Alarums to the fight, wherein both the Staffords are slaine.
    Enter Cade and the rest.
    Cade. Where's Dicke, the Butcher of Ashford?
    But. Heere sir.
    2515Cade. They fell before thee like Sheepe and Oxen, &
    thou behaued'st thy selfe, as if thou hadst beene in thine
    owne Slaughter-house: Therfore thus will I reward thee,
    the Lent shall bee as long againe as it is, and thou shalt
    haue a License to kill for a hundred lacking one.
    2520But. I desire no more.
    Cade. And to speake truth, thou deseru'st no lesse.
    This Monument of the victory will I beare, and the bo-
    dies shall be dragg'd at my horse heeles, till I do come to
    London, where we will haue the Maiors sword born be-
    2525fore vs.
    But. If we meane to thriue, and do good, breake open
    the Gaoles, and let out the Prisoners.
    Cade. Feare not that I warrant thee. Come, let's march
    towards London. Exeunt.