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

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# Act / Scene Speech text
1 I / 4
  • Master Hume, we are therefore provided: will her
    ladyship behold and hear ou...
  • Master Hume, we are therefore provided: will her
    ladyship behold and hear our exorcisms?
  • Father John Hume. Come, my masters; the duchess, I tell you, expects
    performance of your promises.

    Bolingbroke. Master Hume, we are therefore provided: will her
    ladyship behold and hear our exorcisms?

2 I / 4
  • I have heard her reported to be a woman of an
    invincible spirit: but it shal...
  • I have heard her reported to be a woman of an
    invincible spirit: but it shall be convenient,
    Master Hume, that you be by her aloft, while we be
    busy below; and so, I pray you, go, in God's name,
    and leave us.
    [Exit HUME]
    Mother Jourdain, be you
    prostrate and grovel on the earth; John Southwell,
    read you; and let us to our work.
  • Father John Hume. Ay, what else? fear you not her courage.

    Bolingbroke. I have heard her reported to be a woman of an
    invincible spirit: but it shall be convenient,
    Master Hume, that you be by her aloft, while we be
    busy below; and so, I pray you, go, in God's name,
    and leave us.
    [Exit HUME]
    Mother Jourdain, be you
    prostrate and grovel on the earth; John Southwell,
    read you; and let us to our work.

3 I / 4
  • Patience, good lady; wizards know their times:
    Deep night, dark night, the s...
  • Patience, good lady; wizards know their times:
    Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
    The time of night when Troy was set on fire;
    The time when screech-owls cry and ban-dogs howl,
    And spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves,
    That time best fits the work we have in hand.
    Madam, sit you and fear not: whom we raise,
    We will make fast within a hallow'd verge.
    [Here they do the ceremonies belonging, and make the]
    circle; BOLINGBROKE or SOUTHWELL reads, Conjuro te,
    &c. It thunders and lightens terribly; then the
    Spirit riseth]
  • Eleanor. Well said, my masters; and welcome all. To this
    gear the sooner the better.

    Bolingbroke. Patience, good lady; wizards know their times:
    Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
    The time of night when Troy was set on fire;
    The time when screech-owls cry and ban-dogs howl,
    And spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves,
    That time best fits the work we have in hand.
    Madam, sit you and fear not: whom we raise,
    We will make fast within a hallow'd verge.
    [Here they do the ceremonies belonging, and make the]
    circle; BOLINGBROKE or SOUTHWELL reads, Conjuro te,
    &c. It thunders and lightens terribly; then the
    Spirit riseth]

4 I / 4
  • 'First of the king: what shall of him become?'
  • 'First of the king: what shall of him become?'
  • Spirit. Ask what thou wilt. That I had said and done!

    Bolingbroke. 'First of the king: what shall of him become?'

5 I / 4
  • 'What fates await the Duke of Suffolk?'
  • 'What fates await the Duke of Suffolk?'
  • Spirit. The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose;
    But him outlive, and die a violent death.

    Bolingbroke. 'What fates await the Duke of Suffolk?'

6 I / 4
  • 'What shall befall the Duke of Somerset?'
  • 'What shall befall the Duke of Somerset?'
  • Spirit. By water shall he die, and take his end.

    Bolingbroke. 'What shall befall the Duke of Somerset?'

7 I / 4
  • Descend to darkness and the burning lake!
    False fiend, avoid!
    [Thunder a...
  • Descend to darkness and the burning lake!
    False fiend, avoid!
    [Thunder and lightning. Exit Spirit]
    [Enter YORK and BUCKINGHAM with their Guard]
    and break in]
  • Spirit. Let him shun castles;
    Safer shall he be upon the sandy plains
    Than where castles mounted stand.
    Have done, for more I hardly can endure.

    Bolingbroke. Descend to darkness and the burning lake!
    False fiend, avoid!
    [Thunder and lightning. Exit Spirit]
    [Enter YORK and BUCKINGHAM with their Guard]
    and break in]

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