William Shakespeare quote about constraint from Henry IV, Part 1 - If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion, I.
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If reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion, I.
 William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1 (1597). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Henry IV, Part 1
Topic constraint force
Date 1597
Language English
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Context

“Poin. Come, your reason Iack, your reason
Falst. What, vpon compulsion? No: were I at the Strappado, or all the Racks in the World, I would not tell you on compulsion. Giue you a reason on compulsion? If Reasons were as plentie as Black-berries, I would giue no man a Reason vpon compulsion, I
Prin. Ile be no longer guiltie of this sinne. This sanguine Coward, this Bed-presser, this Hors-back-breaker, this huge Hill of Flesh
Falst. Away you Starueling, you Elfe-skin, you dried Neats tongue, Bulles-pissell, you stocke-fish: O for breth to vtter.” source

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