William Shakespeare quote about flower from Henry IV, Part 1 - Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
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Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
 William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1 (1597). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Henry IV, Part 1
Topic flower danger safety
Date 1597
Language English
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“He could be contented: Why is he not then? in respect of the loue he beares our house. He shewes in this, he loues his owne Barne better then he loues our house. Let me see some more. The purpose you vndertake is dangerous. Why that's certaine: 'Tis dangerous to take a Colde, to sleepe, to drinke: but I tell you (my Lord foole) out of this Nettle, Danger; we plucke this Flower, Safety. The purpose you vndertake is dangerous, the Friends you haue named vncertaine, the Time it selfe vnsorted, and your whole Plot too light, for the counterpoize of so great an Opposition. Say you so, say you so: I say vnto you againe, you are a shallow cowardly Hinde, and you Lye.” source

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