Famous Quotations from 2 Henry VI

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Put forth thy hand, reach at the glorious gold. (1.2.12)

Is this the fashion of the court of England? Is this the government of Britain’s isle, And this the royalty of Albion’s king? (1.3.47)

She bears a duke’s revenues on her back, And in her heart she scorns our poverty. (1.3.84)

Could I come near your beauty with my nails I’d set my ten commandments in your face. (1.3.145)

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. (3.1.53)

What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, And he but naked, though locked up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. (3.2.232)

He dies, and makes no sign. (3.3.32)

Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. Close up his eyes, and draw the curtain close; And let us all to meditation. (3.3.33)

The gaudy, blabbing, and remorseful day Is crept into the bosom of the sea. (4.1.1)

True nobility is exempt from fear: More can I bear than you dare execute. (4.1.130)

I say it was never merry world in England since gentlemen came up. (4.2.10)

There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny; the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops; and I will make it felony to drink small beer. All the realm shall be in common, and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to grass. And when I am king,– as king I will be, — … 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. (4.2.50)

The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers. (4.2.59)

Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled o’er, should undo a man? (4.2.89)

Adam was a gardener. (4.2.147)

Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school: and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used; and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. (4.7.36)

Away with him! away with him! he speaks Latin. (4.7.63)