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And fight against that monstrous rebel Cade,
Enter IDEN, with Cade's head.
art Thou ! O, let me view his visage, being dead, That living wrought me such exceeding trouble. Tell me, my friend, art thou the man that slew
him ? IDEN. I was, an't like your majesty. King. How art thou call’d ? and what is thy
degree? IDEN. Alexander Iden, that's my name; A poor esquire of Kent, that loves his king.
BUCK. So please it you, my lord, 'twere not amiss He were created knight for his good service. King. Iden, kneel down. [He kneels.] Rise up
a knight. We give thee for reward a thousand marks, And will that thou henceforth attend on us.
IDEN. May Iden live to merit such a bounty, And never live but true unto his liege ! [Rises.
Enter QUEEN and SOMERSET. King. See, Buckingham, Somerset comes with
the queen :
Go, bid her hide him quickly from the duke.
QUEEN. For thousand Yorks he shall not hide
York. How now! is Somerset at liberty ?
Som. O monstrous traitor! I arrest thee, York,
YORK. Wouldst have me kneel? first let me ask of If they can brook I bow a knee to man. these, Sirrah, call in my sons to be my
[Exit Attendant. I know, ere they will have me go to ward, They'll pawn their swords for
QUEEN. Call hither Clifford ; bid him come amain, Το say
if that the bastard boys of York Shall be the surety for their traitor father.
[Exit BUCKINGHAM. YORK. O blood-besotted Neapolitan, Outcast of Naples, England's bloody scourge! The sons of York, thy betters in their birth, Shall be their father's bail; and bane to those That for my surety will refuse the boys !
Enter Edward and RICHARD. See where they come: I'll warrant they'll make
Enter old ClIFFORD and his Son. QUEEN. And here comes Clifford to deny their
bail. Clir. Health and all happiness to my lord the king!
[Kneels. York. I thank thee, Clifford : say, what news
Clif. This is my king, York, I do not mistake;
humour Makes him oppose himself against his king.
Clif. He is a traitor; let him to the Tower, And chop away that factious pate of his.
Queen. He is arrested, but will not obey;
he says, shall give their words for him. YORK. Will you not, sons ? Edw. Ay, noble father, if our words will serve. Rich. And if words will not, then our weapons
shall. Clif. Why, what a brood of traitors have we here!
YORK. Look in a glass, and call thy image so: I am thy king, and thou a false-heart traitor. Call hither to the stake my two brave bears, That with the very shaking of their chains They may astonish these fell-lurking curs: Bid Salisbury and Warwick come to me.
Enter the EARLS OF WARWICK and SALISBURY. Clif. Are these thy bears ? we'll bait thy bears
to death, And manacle the bear-ward in their chains, If thou darest bring them to the baiting place.
Rich. Oft have I seen a hot o'erweening cur Run back and bite, because he was withheld ; Who, being suffer'd with the bear's fell
paw, Hath clapp'd his tail between his legs and cried : And such a piece of service will you do, If you oppose yourselves to match Lord Warwick.
Clif. Hence, heap of wrath, foul indigested lump, As crooked in thy manners as thy shape !
YORK. Nay, we shall heat you thoroughly anon. Clir. Take heed, lest by your heat you burn
yourselves. King. Why, Warwick, hath thy knee forgot to
Old Salisbury, shame to thy silver hair,
Sal. My lord, I have consider'd with myself
King. Hast thou not sworn allegiance unto me?
an oath ?