Henry VI, Pt. 2 :: Scenes :: Henry VI, Part 2: Act IV, Scene 5

Scene 5

London. The Tower.

(Lord Scales; First London Citizen; London Citizens)

Lord Scales, defending the Tower, sends Matthew Goffe to answer the Mayor’s call for help. ( line)

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


How now? Is Jack Cade slain?


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 honor from the Tower to defend the city from the rebels.


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.




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