Speeches (Lines) for All in "History of Henry VI, Part II"

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 1
  • [Kneeling] Long live Queen Margaret, England's
    happiness!
  • [Kneeling] Long live Queen Margaret, England's
    happiness!
  • Henry VI. Her sight did ravish; but her grace in speech,
    Her words y-clad with wisdom's majesty,
    Makes me from wondering fall to weeping joys;
    Such is the fulness of my heart's content.
    Lords, with one cheerful voice welcome my love.

    All. [Kneeling] Long live Queen Margaret, England's
    happiness!

2 I / 3
  • Come, let's be gone.
  • Come, let's be gone.
  • Queen Margaret. And as for you, that love to be protected
    Under the wings of our protector's grace,
    Begin your suits anew, and sue to him.
    [Tears the supplication]
    Away, base cullions! Suffolk, let them go.

    All. Come, let's be gone.

3 IV / 2
  • God save your majesty!
  • God save your majesty!
  • Jack Cade. Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows
    reformation. There shall be in England seven
    halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped
    pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony
    to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in
    common; and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to
    grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,--

    All. God save your majesty!

4 IV / 2
  • He hath confessed: away with him! he's a villain
    and a traitor.
  • He hath confessed: away with him! he's a villain
    and a traitor.
  • Clerk of Chatham. Sir, I thank God, I have been so well brought up
    that I can write my name.

    All. He hath confessed: away with him! he's a villain
    and a traitor.

5 IV / 2
  • Ay, marry, will we; therefore get ye gone.
  • Ay, marry, will we; therefore get ye gone.
  • Sir Humphrey Stafford. And will you credit this base drudge's words,
    That speaks he knows not what?

    All. Ay, marry, will we; therefore get ye gone.

6 IV / 2
  • No, no; and therefore we'll have his head.
  • No, no; and therefore we'll have his head.
  • Jack Cade. Nay, answer, if you can: the Frenchmen are our
    enemies; go to, then, I ask but this: can he that
    speaks with the tongue of an enemy be a good
    counsellor, or no?

    All. No, no; and therefore we'll have his head.

7 IV / 7
  • It shall be done.
  • It shall be done.
  • Jack Cade. [Aside] I feel remorse in myself with his words;
    but I'll bridle it: he shall die, an it be but for
    pleading so well for his life. Away with him! he
    has a familiar under his tongue; he speaks not o'
    God's name. Go, take him away, I say, and strike
    off his head presently; and then break into his
    son-in-law's house, Sir James Cromer, and strike off
    his head, and bring them both upon two poles hither.

    All. It shall be done.

8 IV / 7
  • O, brave!
  • O, brave!
  • Jack Cade. Marry, presently.

    All. O, brave!

9 IV / 8
  • God save the king! God save the king!
  • God save the king! God save the king!
  • Lord Clifford. What say ye, countrymen? will ye relent,
    And yield to mercy whilst 'tis offer'd you;
    Or let a rebel lead you to your deaths?
    Who loves the king and will embrace his pardon,
    Fling up his cap, and say 'God save his majesty!'
    Who hateth him and honours not his father,
    Henry the Fifth, that made all France to quake,
    Shake he his weapon at us and pass by.

    All. God save the king! God save the king!

10 IV / 8
  • We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade!
  • We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade!
  • Jack Cade. What, Buckingham and Clifford, are ye so brave? And
    you, base peasants, do ye believe him? will you
    needs be hanged with your pardons about your necks?
    Hath my sword therefore broke through London gates,
    that you should leave me at the White Hart in
    Southwark? I thought ye would never have given out
    these arms till you had recovered your ancient
    freedom: but you are all recreants and dastards,
    and delight to live in slavery to the nobility. Let
    them break your backs with burthens, take your
    houses over your heads, ravish your wives and
    daughters before your faces: for me, I will make
    shift for one; and so, God's curse light upon you
    all!

    All. We'll follow Cade, we'll follow Cade!

11 IV / 8
  • A Clifford! a Clifford! we'll follow the king and Clifford.
  • A Clifford! a Clifford! we'll follow the king and Clifford.
  • Lord Clifford. Is Cade the son of Henry the Fifth,
    That thus you do exclaim you'll go with him?
    Will he conduct you through the heart of France,
    And make the meanest of you earls and dukes?
    Alas, he hath no home, no place to fly to;
    Nor knows he how to live but by the spoil,
    Unless by robbing of your friends and us.
    Were't not a shame, that whilst you live at jar,
    The fearful French, whom you late vanquished,
    Should make a start o'er seas and vanquish you?
    Methinks already in this civil broil
    I see them lording it in London streets,
    Crying 'Villiago!' unto all they meet.
    Better ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry
    Than you should stoop unto a Frenchman's mercy.
    To France, to France, and get what you have lost;
    Spare England, for it is your native coast;
    Henry hath money, you are strong and manly;
    God on our side, doubt not of victory.

    All. A Clifford! a Clifford! we'll follow the king and Clifford.

12 IV / 9
  • God save the king! God save the king!
  • God save the king! God save the king!
  • Henry VI. Then, heaven, set ope thy everlasting gates,
    To entertain my vows of thanks and praise!
    Soldiers, this day have you redeemed your lives,
    And show'd how well you love your prince and country:
    Continue still in this so good a mind,
    And Henry, though he be infortunate,
    Assure yourselves, will never be unkind:
    And so, with thanks and pardon to you all,
    I do dismiss you to your several countries.

    All. God save the king! God save the king!

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