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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 IV / 2
  • They have the more need to sleep now, then.
  • They have the more need to sleep now, then.
  • 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
  • So he had need, for 'tis threadbare. Well, I say it
    was never merry world in...
  • So he had need, for 'tis threadbare. Well, I say it
    was never merry world in England since gentlemen came up.
  • 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
  • The nobility think scorn to go in leather aprons.
  • The nobility think scorn to go in leather aprons.
  • 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
  • True; and yet it is said, labour in thy vocation;
    which is as much to say as...
  • 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. 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
  • I see them! I see them! there's Best's son, the
    tanner of Wingham,--
  • I see them! I see them! there's Best's son, the
    tanner of Wingham,--
  • 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
  • And Dick the Butcher,--
  • And Dick the Butcher,--
  • 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
  • And Smith the weaver,--
  • And Smith the weaver,--
  • 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
  • Come, come, let's fall in with them.
    [Drum. Enter CADE, DICK the Butcher, SM...
  • Come, come, let's fall in with them.
    [Drum. Enter CADE, DICK the Butcher, SMITH the]
    Weaver, and a Sawyer, with infinite numbers]
  • 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
  • [Aside] Mass, 'twill be sore law, then; for he was
    thrust in the mouth with...
  • [Aside] Mass, 'twill be sore law, then; for he was
    thrust in the mouth with a spear, and 'tis not whole
    yet.
  • 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
  • [Aside] Then we are like to have biting statutes,
    unless his teeth be pulled...
  • [Aside] Then we are like to have biting statutes,
    unless his teeth be pulled out.
  • 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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