History of Henry VI, Part II
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Act IV, Scene 5
London. The Tower.
[Enter SCALES upon the Tower, walking.]
[p]Then enter two or three Citizens below]
- Lord Scales. How now! is Jack Cade slain?
- First Citizen. No, my lord, nor likely to be slain; for they have
won the bridge, killing all those that withstand
them: the lord mayor craves aid of your honour from
the Tower, to defend the city from the rebels.
- Lord Scales. Such aid as I can spare you shall command;
But I am troubled here with them myself;
The rebels have assay'd to win the Tower.
But get you to Smithfield, and gather head,
And thither I will send you Matthew Goffe;
Fight for your king, your country and your lives;
And so, farewell, for I must hence again.