"When he speaks The ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When he speaks, The air, a chartered libertine, is still.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Archbishop of Canterbury, in Henry V, act 1, sc. 1, l. 47-8. On King Henry's eloquence in stilling the air, which has license to move freely (as a "chartered libertine").

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