Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Anniversary: Jack Cade--No Wait, Listen...

The 463d anniversary of Jack Cade's rebellion, the prompt for the most famous lawyer jape of all time, infra.  And as good a time as any to record that it's really a compliment.

I thank you, good people—there shall be no money; all shall eat
and drink on my score, and I will apparel them all in one livery,
that they may agree like brothers, and worship me their lord.
The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
Bada boom.  So Shakespeare, Henry VI Part 2, Act 4, scene 2, 71–77, and lawyers have been to catch up with it ever since.  I do think they could use a more effective publicist, though.

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