William Shakespeare: Henry VI (Pt 2), Act IV, Scene VI

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

Scene VI

London. Cannon Street

Enter Cade and the rest, and strikes his staff on London-stone


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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