William Shakespeare quote about murder from Henry VI, Part 2 (1594) - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
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The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

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1594
Language
English
Reference
The Second part of Henry the Sixth, Act IV, Scene 2
Note
Dick the Butcher line Written around 1591
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Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master While the rebels discuss politics, Jack Cade presents his vision of the kingdom if he were to rule it, that is, that he would share all the wealth among the citizens. Following this speech, Dick says that the first thing to do, if they were to take power, would be to kill all the lawyers, implying that it is the most despicable of all occupations.
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William Shakespeare quote about murder from Henry VI, Part 2 (1594) - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
William Shakespeare quote about murder from Henry VI, Part 2 (1594) - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
William Shakespeare quote about murder from Henry VI, Part 2 (1594) - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
William Shakespeare quote about murder from Henry VI, Part 2 (1594) - The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.