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Re: Shakespeare versus lawyers

Posted by Smokey Stover on January 09, 2008

In Reply to: Shakespeare versus lawyers posted by David H on January 08, 2008

: Shakespeare made derogatory comment re lawyers. A misquoted line is 'Let's have some fun, but first, let's kill all the lawyers.' I know this is an incorrect paraphrasing of the line, so what is the correct wording, please?

From Henry VI, Part 2,Act IV, Scene 2.
I thank you, good people:- there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord.

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

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