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A substitute shines brightly as a king Until a king be by, and then his state Empties itself, as dot an inland brook Into the main of waters.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merchant of Venice (Portia at V, i)

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We will ourself in person to this war; And, for our coffers, with too great a court And liberal largess, are grown somewhat light, We are enforced to farm our royal realm, The revenue whereof shall furnish us For our affairs in hand.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (King Richard at I, iv)

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For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings! How some have been deposed, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed, Some poisoned by their wives, some sleeping killed-- All murdered; for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court; and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp; Allowing him a breath, a little scene, To monarchize, be feared, and kill with looks; Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life Were brass impregnable; and humored thus, Comes at the last, and with a little pin Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king! Cover your heads, and mock not flesh and blood With solemn reverence, Throw away respect, Tradition, form, and ceremonious duty; For you have but mistook me all this while. I live with bread like you, feel want, taste grief, Need friends. Subjected thus,

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (King Richard at III, ii)

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Yet looks he like a king. Behold, his eye, As bright as is the eagle's lightens forth Controlling majesty.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (York at III, iii)

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I give this heavy weight from off my head And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand, The pride of kingly sway from out my heart. With mine own tears I wash away my balm, With mine own hands I give away my crown, With mine own tongue deny my sacred state, With mine own breath release all duty's rites.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (King Richard at IV, i)

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Why, our battalia trebles that account: Besides, the king's name is a tower of strength, Which they upon the adverse faction want.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (King Richard at V, iii)

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Kings are like stars--they rise and set, they have The worship of the world, but no repose.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: Hellas--Mahmud to Hassan (l. 195)

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Hail, glorious edifice, stupendous work! God bless the Regent, and the Duke of York.

Horace Smith and James Smith Quotes , Source: Rejected Addresses--Loyal Effusion (l. 1)

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A prince, the moment he is crown'd, Inherits every virtue sound, As emblems of the sovereign power, Like other baubles in the Tower: Is generous, valiant, just, and wise, And so continues till he dies.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: On Poetry (l. 191)

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Hener was the hero-king, Heaven-born, dear to us, Showing his shield A shelter for peace.

Esaias Tegner Quotes , Source: Fridthjof's Saga (canto XXI, st. 7)

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In that fierce light which beats upon a throne.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: Idylls of the King--Dedication (l. 26)

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Broad-based upon her people's will, And compassed by the inviolate sea.

Lord Alfred Tennyson Quotes , Source: To the Queen (st. 9)

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Titles are abolished; and the American Republic swarms with men claiming and bearing them.

William Makepeace Thackeray Quotes , Source: Roundabout Papers--On Ribbons

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The king reigns but does not govern. [Fr., Le roi regne, il ne gouverne pas.]

Louis Adolphe Thiers Quotes , Source: in a number of earlier editions of the "National", before dissolution of the monarchy

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All kings is mostly rapscallions.

Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Quotes , Source: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (ch. 23)

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Here lies our mutton-looking king, Whose word no man relied on, Who never said a foolish thing No ever did a wise one.

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Quotes , Source: another version of Rochester's Epitaph on Charles II included in the works of Quarles

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Here lies our sovereign lord, the king, Whose word no man relives on, Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Quotes , Source: to Charles II, who answered, "That is very true, for my words are my own. My actions are my minister

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A merry monarch, scandalous and poor.

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Quotes , Source: On the King

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Hail to the crown by Freedom shaped--to gird An English sovereign's brow! and to the throne Whereon he sits! whose deep foundations lie In veneration and the people's love.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Excursion (bk. IV)

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A partial world will list to my lays, While Anna reigns, and sets a female name Unrival'd in the glorious lists of fame.

Edward Young Quotes , Source: Force of Religion (bk. I, l. 6)

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A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.

Frederick The Great of Prussia Quotes

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Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

Elizabeth II Quotes

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Kings are earth's gods; in vice their law's their will.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.

Louis XIV Quotes

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