William Shakespeare quote about killing from Richard III - Know'st thou not any whom corrupting gold will tempt unto a close exploit of death?
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Know'st thou not any whom corrupting gold will tempt unto a close exploit of death?
 William Shakespeare, Richard III (1597). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Richard III
Topic killing money
Date 1597
Language English
Reference
Note Written between 1591 and 1592
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1503/1503-h/1503-h.htm

Context

“I will converse with iron-witted fools [Descends from his throne.] And unrespective boys; none are for me
That look into me with considerate eyes: High-reaching Buckingham grows circumspect. Boy!— Page My lord? KING RICHARD Know'st thou not any whom corrupting gold Will tempt unto a close exploit of death? Page I know a discontented gentleman Whose humble means match not his haughty spirit: Gold were as good as twenty orators, And will, no doubt, tempt him to anything. KING RICHARD What is his name? Page” source

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