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Henry VI, Part 2 - Act 4, scene 5


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Act 4, scene 5

Scene 5


Citizens of London plead for military aid from Lord Scales, who commands forces at the Tower. He sends Matthew Gough, a famous warrior.

Enter Lord Scales upon the Tower, walking. Then enters
two or three Citizens below.

SCALES  2491 How now? Is Jack Cade slain?
FIRST CITIZEN  2492 No, my lord, nor likely to be slain; for
2493  they have won the Bridge, killing all those that
2494  withstand them. The Lord Mayor craves aid of
2495 5 your Honor from the Tower to defend the city
2496  from the rebels.
2497  Such aid as I can spare you shall command;
2498  But I am troubled here with them myself:
2499  The rebels have essayed to win the Tower.
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2500 10 But get you to Smithfield and gather head,
2501  And thither I will send you Matthew Gough.
2502  Fight for your king, your country, and your lives.
2503  And so farewell, for I must hence again.
They exit.