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Humphrey or Humphry, name of 1) H. Duke of Gloster: H4B IV, 4, 12. H6A I, 3, 29. III, 1, 3. V, 1, 58. H6B I, 1, 76. 159 etc. 2) Sir H. Stafford: H6B IV, 2, 120. IV, 4, 34. 3) H. of Buckingham: H6B V, 1, 15.
Passage not yet satisfactorily explained: “H. hour, that called your grace to breakfast once,” R3 IV, 4, 175 (Nares: "the phrase of dining with duke Humphrey, which is still current, originated in the following manner. Humphrey, duke of Gloucester, though really buried at St. Alban's, was supposed to have a monument in old St. Paul's, from which one part of the church was termed Duke Humphrey's walk. In this, as the church was then a place of the most public resort, they who had no means of procuring a dinner, frequently loitered about, probably in hopes of meeting with an invitation, but under pretence of looking at the monuments.")
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