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Henry VI, Part 2

Henry VI, Part 2 Translation Act 4, Scene 3

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Alarums to the fight, wherein SIR HUMPHREY and WILLIAM STAFFORD are slain. Enter CADE and the rest

CADE

Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford?

CADE

Where's Dick, the butcher of Ashford? 

DICK

Here, sir.

DICK

Here, sir. 

CADE

They fell before thee like sheep and oxen, and thou behavedst thyself as if thou hadst been in thine own slaughter-house: therefore thus will I reward thee, the Lent shall be as long again as it is; and thou shalt have a licence to kill for a hundred lacking one.

CADE

They fell before you like sheep and oxen, and you behaved as if you had been in your own slaughter-house. Therefore, I will reward you. Lent will be twice as long and you'll have receive a special butcher's Lent license to kill ninety-nine animals.

DICK

I desire no more.

DICK

I want nothing more.

CADE

And, to speak truth, thou deservest no less. Thismonument of the victory will I bear;

CADE

And to tell you the truth, you deserve nothing less. I'll take this memorial trophy of victory—

Putting on SIR HUMPHREY'S brigandine

CADE

and the bodies shall be dragged at my horse' heelstill I do come to London, where we will have themayor's sword borne before us.

CADE

and the bodies will be dragged behind my horse until I come to London, where we will have the mayor's sword carried before us.

DICK

If we mean to thrive and do good, break open thegaols and let out the prisoners.

DICK

If we mean to be successful and do something good, break into the prisons and release the prisoners. 

CADE

Fear not that, I warrant thee. Come, let's marchtowards London.

CADE

Don't worry, I assure you I will. Come on, let's march towards London.

Exeunt

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About the Translator: Nina Romancikova

Nina Romancikova is from Slovakia but her love of literature and theater has brought her to the UK and she has been living and studying there for the past six years. She graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language at University of Glasgow in 2016. Nina is now finishing her Masters in Shakespeare Studies at King's College London and is currently working as a Research Intern at Shakespeare's Globe.