Quotation by Shakespeare

There's such divinity doth hedge a king
That treason can but peep to what it would,
Acts little of his will.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudius, in Hamlet, act 4, sc. 5, l. 124-6.

James I liked to claim that kings were gods on earth. It is ironic that Claudius, who murdered King Hamlet, should claim divine protection; "his" means its.
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