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Re: The King always takes his ransom

Posted by ESC on April 23, 2004

In Reply to: The King always takes his ransom posted by Vaca on April 23, 2004

: Prithee, what does this phrase mean, and what is its origin?

: Thanks!

Guessing here: whatever else happens, the king (or government) will always be paid. It is along the lines of -- two things in life are certain: death and taxes.