"There's such divinity ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

There's such divinity doth hedge a king That treason can but peep to what it would, Acts little of his will.

William Shakespeare
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.