Posted by Lewis on May 09, 2005
In Reply to: 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...