William Shakespeare: King Henry VI, Second Part

3. SCENE III. Another part of Blackheath.

[Alarums to the fight, wherein both the STAFFORDS are slain.
Enter CADE and the rest.]

Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford?

Here, sir.

They 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:
the Lent shall be as long again as it is, and thou
shalt have a licence to kill for a hundred lacking one.

I desire no more.

And, to speak truth, thou deservest no less.
This 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.

If we mean to thrive and do good, break open the gaols and
let out the prisoners.

Fear not that, I warrant thee. Come, let's march towards


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