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 Oxenford crown/coronet signature

questioning a suspect encouraged by the bastinado

VERO NIHIL VERIUS