Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Shakespeare
They would have me as familiar with men's pockets as their gloves or their handkerchiefs; which makes much against my manhood, if I should take from another's pocket to put into mine; for it is plain pocketing up of wrongs.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Boy, in Henry V, act 3, sc. 2, l. 47-51.
His employers, Nym, Bardolph and Pistol, would turn the boy into a pickpocket.
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.
2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.