Quotation by Shakespeare

Williams. I pray you, what thinks he of our estate?
King Henry. Even as men wrecked upon a sand, that look to be
washed off the next tide.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Williams and King Henry, in Henry V, act 4, sc. 1, l. 96-8.

"Estate" means state of affairs, condition; the disguised King can say what he really thinks.
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