Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Shakespeare
For my part, if a lie may do thee grace,
I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Prince Hal, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 5, sc. 4, l. 157-8.
Falstaff claims to have killed Hotspur, and Hal does not expose the lie; "do thee grace" means bring you credit.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2013 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.