Speeches (Lines) for Spirit
in "Henry VI, Part II"

Total: 5

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# Act, Scene, Line
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1

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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]

Spirit. Adsum.


2

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Margaret Jourdain. Asmath,
By the eternal God, whose name and power
Thou tremblest at, answer that I shall ask;
For, till thou speak, thou shalt not pass from hence.

Spirit. Ask what thou wilt. That I had said and done!


3

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(stage directions). [Reading out of a paper]

Spirit. The duke yet lives that Henry shall depose;
But him outlive, and die a violent death.


4

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

Spirit. By water shall he die, and take his end.


5

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

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.


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