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Posted by Lewis on May 09, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Hang all lawyers posted by Bob on May 06, 2005

: : There is a phrase that "we should hang all lawyers". Who originated this and what was the exact phrase?

: The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers --Dick the Butcher, Henry VI, Act 4, Scene 2

Ironic, as Shakespeare himself appears to have worked as a law clerk.

In The Scottish Play, he also has a character (Banquo's son?) suggest killing all good people so that the bad ones can be unaccountable.

Tell you what - next time you get arrested and banged up in a cell with a similarly detained psycho, use your one phone call to ring for a literary critic...

L