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King Henry VI, Part 2: Act 4 Scene 6

Scene VI London. Cannon Street.

[Enter CADE and the rest, and strikes his staff on

Now is Mortimer lord of this city. And here, sitting
upon London-stone, I charge and command that, of the
city's cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but
claret wine this first year of our reign. And now
henceforward it shall be treason for any that calls
me other than Lord Mortimer.

[Enter a Soldier, running]

Jack Cade! Jack Cade!

Knock him down there.

[They kill him]

If this fellow be wise, he'll never call ye Jack
Cade more: I think he hath a very fair warning.

My lord, there's an army gathered together in

Come, then, let's go fight with them; but first, go
and set London bridge on fire; and, if you can, burn
down the Tower too. Come, let's away.


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