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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?
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
DICK: I desire no more.
CADE: And, to speak truth, thou deservest no less. This
monument of the victory will I bear;
[Putting on SIR HUMPHREY'S brigandine]
and the bodies shall be dragged at my horse' heels
till I do come to London, where we will have the
mayor's sword borne before us.
DICK: If we mean to thrive and do good, break open the
gaols and let out the prisoners.
CADE: Fear not that, I warrant thee. Come, let's march
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