A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.
 William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3 (1595). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source Henry VI, Part 3
Topic crown king
Date 1595
Language English
Note Written around 1591
Weblink http://shakespeare.mit.edu/3henryvi/full.html


“Second Keeper But, if thou be a king, where is thy crown?
KING HENRY VI My crown is in my heart, not on my head;
Not decked with diamonds and Indian stones,
Nor to be seen: my crown is called content:
A crown it is that seldom kings enjoy. Second Keeper Well, if you be a king crown'd with content,
Your crown content and you must be contented
To go along with us; for as we think,
You are the king King Edward hath deposed;
And we his subjects sworn in all allegiance