The First Thing We Do

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The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.

Dick the Butcher
Henry VI Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2

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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, to this writer’s personal certainty the creator of the body of work egregiously misattributed to William Shakspere, died in 1604. He did not have a blog.

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