Speeches (Lines) for John Holland
in "Henry VI, Part II"

Total: 10

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1

IV,2,2312

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

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


2

IV,2,2315

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

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


3

IV,2,2318

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

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


4

IV,2,2320

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

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.


5

IV,2,2326

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

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


6

IV,2,2330

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

John Holland. And Dick the Butcher,—


7

IV,2,2333

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

John Holland. And Smith the weaver,—


8

IV,2,2335

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

John Holland. Come, come, let's fall in with them.
[Drum. Enter CADE, DICK the Butcher, SMITH the]
Weaver, and a Sawyer, with infinite numbers]


9

IV,7,2628

Dick the Butcher. Only that the laws of England may come out of your mouth.

John Holland. [Aside] Mass, 'twill be sore law, then; for he was
thrust in the mouth with a spear, and 'tis not whole
yet.


10

IV,7,2636

Jack Cade. I have thought upon it, it shall be so. Away, burn
all the records of the realm: my mouth shall be
the parliament of England.

John Holland. [Aside] Then we are like to have biting statutes,
unless his teeth be pulled out.


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