Speeches (Lines) for George Bevis
in "Henry VI, Part II"

Total: 9

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1

IV,2,2310

(stage directions). [Enter GEORGE BEVIS and JOHN HOLLAND]

George Bevis. Come, and get thee a sword, though made of a lath;
they have been up these two days.


2

IV,2,2313

John Holland. They have the more need to sleep now, then.

George Bevis. I tell thee, Jack Cade the clothier means to dress
the commonwealth, and turn it, and set a new nap upon it.


3

IV,2,2317

John Holland. So he had need, for 'tis threadbare. Well, I say it
was never merry world in England since gentlemen came up.

George Bevis. O miserable age! virtue is not regarded in handicrafts-men.


4

IV,2,2319

John Holland. The nobility think scorn to go in leather aprons.

George Bevis. Nay, more, the king's council are no good workmen.


5

IV,2,2324

John Holland. True; and yet it is said, labour in thy vocation;
which is as much to say as, let the magistrates be
labouring men; and therefore should we be
magistrates.

George Bevis. Thou hast hit it; for there's no better sign of a
brave mind than a hard hand.


6

IV,2,2328

John Holland. I see them! I see them! there's Best's son, the
tanner of Wingham,—

George Bevis. He shall have the skin of our enemies, to make
dog's-leather of.


7

IV,2,2331

John Holland. And Dick the Butcher,—

George Bevis. Then is sin struck down like an ox, and iniquity's
throat cut like a calf.


8

IV,2,2334

John Holland. And Smith the weaver,—

George Bevis. Argo, their thread of life is spun.


9

IV,7,2702

Lord Say. Great men have reaching hands: oft have I struck
Those that I never saw and struck them dead.

George Bevis. O monstrous coward! what, to come behind folks?


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