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Henry VI, Pt. 2: Act IV, Scene 6

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Henry VI, Pt. 2
Act IV, Scene 6

London. Cannon Street.

  1. Enter Jack Cade and the rest, and strikes his staff on
  2. London Stone.
    May 28, 2020 Miko
    The London Stone is a stone relic probably from the Roman era of England. It is one of the oldest relics in London.

Jack Cade

1 - 5
  1. Now is Mortimer lord of this city. And here, sitting upon
  2. London Stone, I charge and command that, of the city’s cost,
  3. the pissing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this first
    May 28, 2020 Miko
    The pissing conduit, also called the little conduit, was a fountain next to Paul's Churchyard in London. It was about 580 meters (633 yards) from where Jack was standing on the London Stone.
    May 28, 2020 Miko
    At the time, this term would have referred to wine that is yellow or red in color. Around 1600 the term came to mean just red wine.
  4. year of our reign. And now henceforward it shall be treason
  5. for any that calls me other than Lord Mortimer.
  1. Enter a Rebel Soldier running.

Rebel Soldier

  1. Jack Cade! Jack Cade!

Jack Cade

  1. Knock him down there.
  1. They kill him.

Smith the Weaver

8 - 9
  1. If this fellow be wise, he’ll never call ye Jack Cade more.
  2. I think he hath a very fair warning.

Dick the Butcher

  1. My lord, there’s an army gather’d together in Smithfield.

Jack Cade

11 - 13
  1. Come, then, let’s go fight with them. But first go and set
  2. London Bridge on fire, and if you can, burn down the Tower
  3. too. Come, let’s away.
  1. Exeunt omnes.
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