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?
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.