Speeches (Lines) for Father John Hume
in "Henry VI, Part II"

Total: 6

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1

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(stage directions). [Enter HUME]

Father John Hume. Jesus preserve your royal majesty!


2

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Eleanor. What say'st thou? majesty! I am but grace.

Father John Hume. But, by the grace of God, and Hume's advice,
Your grace's title shall be multiplied.


3

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Eleanor. What say'st thou, man? hast thou as yet conferr'd
With Margery Jourdain, the cunning witch,
With Roger Bolingbroke, the conjurer?
And will they undertake to do me good?

Father John Hume. This they have promised, to show your highness
A spirit raised from depth of under-ground,
That shall make answer to such questions
As by your grace shall be propounded him.


4

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(stage directions). [Exit]

Father John Hume. Hume must make merry with the duchess' gold;
Marry, and shall. But how now, Sir John Hume!
Seal up your lips, and give no words but mum:
The business asketh silent secrecy.
Dame Eleanor gives gold to bring the witch:
Gold cannot come amiss, were she a devil.
Yet have I gold flies from another coast;
I dare not say, from the rich cardinal
And from the great and new-made Duke of Suffolk,
Yet I do find it so; for to be plain,
They, knowing Dame Eleanor's aspiring humour,
Have hired me to undermine the duchess
And buz these conjurations in her brain.
They say 'A crafty knave does need no broker;'
Yet am I Suffolk and the cardinal's broker.
Hume, if you take not heed, you shall go near
To call them both a pair of crafty knaves.
Well, so it stands; and thus, I fear, at last
Hume's knavery will be the duchess' wreck,
And her attainture will be Humphrey's fall:
Sort how it will, I shall have gold for all.


5

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(stage directions). [Enter MARGARET JOURDAIN, HUME, SOUTHWELL, and BOLINGBROKE]

Father John Hume. Come, my masters; the duchess, I tell you, expects
performance of your promises.


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

Father John Hume. Ay, what else? fear you not her courage.


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