1 Up Fish Street! down Saint Magnus' Corner! Kill 2 and knock down! throw them into Thames! Sound a parley 3 What noise is this I hear? Dare any be so bold to 4 sound retreat or parley, when I command them kill?
Enter BUCKINGHAM and CLIFFORD, attended
5 Ay, here they be that dare and will disturb thee: 6 Know, Cade, we come ambassadors from the king 7 Unto the commons whom thou hast misled; 8 And here pronounce free pardon to them all 9 That will forsake thee and go home in peace.
10 What say ye, countrymen? will ye relent, 11 And yield to mercy whilst 'tis offer'd you; 12 Or let a rebel lead you to your deaths? 13 Who loves the king and will embrace his pardon, 14 Fling up his cap, and say 'God save his majesty!' 15 Who hateth him and honours not his father, 16 Henry the Fifth, that made all France to quake, 17 Shake he his weapon at us and pass by.
18 God save the king! God save the king!
19 What, Buckingham and Clifford, are ye so brave? And 20 you, base peasants, do ye believe him? will you 21 needs be hanged with your pardons about your necks? 22 Hath my sword therefore broke through London gates, 23 that you should leave me at the White Hart in 24 Southwark? I thought ye would never have given out 25 these arms till you had recovered your ancient 26 freedom: but you are all recreants and dastards, 27 and delight to live in slavery to the nobility. Let 28 them break your backs with burthens, take your 29 houses over your heads, ravish your wives and 30 daughters before your faces: for me, I will make 31 shift for one; and so, God's curse light upon you 32 all!
33 We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade!
34 Is Cade the son of Henry the Fifth, 35 That thus you do exclaim you'll go with him? 36 Will he conduct you through the heart of France, 37 And make the meanest of you earls and dukes? 38 Alas, he hath no home, no place to fly to; 39 Nor knows he how to live but by the spoil, 40 Unless by robbing of your friends and us. 41 Were't not a shame, that whilst you live at jar, 42 The fearful French, whom you late vanquished, 43 Should make a start o'er seas and vanquish you? 44 Methinks already in this civil broil 45 I see them lording it in London streets, 46 Crying 'Villiago!' unto all they meet. 47 Better ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry 48 Than you should stoop unto a Frenchman's mercy. 49 To France, to France, and get what you have lost; 50 Spare England, for it is your native coast; 51 Henry hath money, you are strong and manly; 52 God on our side, doubt not of victory.
53 A Clifford! a Clifford! we'll follow the king and Clifford.
54 Was ever feather so lightly blown to and fro as this 55 multitude? The name of Henry the Fifth hales them 56 to an hundred mischiefs, and makes them leave me 57 desolate. I see them lay their heads together to 58 surprise me. My sword make way for me, for here is 59 no staying. In despite of the devils and hell, have 60 through the very middest of you? and heavens and 61 honour be witness, that no want of resolution in me. 62 but only my followers' base and ignominious 63 treasons, makes me betake me to my heels.
64 What, is he fled? Go some, and follow him; 65 And he that brings his head unto the king 66 Shall have a thousand crowns for his reward. Exeunt some of them 67 Follow me, soldiers: we'll devise a mean 68 To reconcile you all unto the king.