One Shakespearean quotation whose meaning is often discussed and argued about is:
"The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers..." (Henry VI, Part 2)
Daily Writing Tips provides a dozen Shakespearean expressions in a recent column, along with an explanation of how their original wording and meaning differ from modern usage. Included are expressions like "foregone conclusion," "third degree," "neither rhyme nor reason," "sea change," and "the milk of human kindness."
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