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Is this a quote from William Shakespeare? "For he today who sheds his blood with...

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wildandwonderful | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 10, 2008 at 11:38 AM via web

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Is this a quote from William Shakespeare? "For he today who sheds his blood with me, he is my brother."

I want to use this "quote" in a memorial service and need to know who said it. Can anyone help?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted December 10, 2008 at 12:48 PM (Answer #1)

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In "Henry V" , Act IV, Scene III, by William Shakespeare, the King is speaking to his troops and he states:

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

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dpdcuffs | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 29, 2009 at 5:21 PM (Answer #2)

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yes

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