| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||William Shakespeare (15641616)|
|QUOTATION:||Had I but servd my God with half the zeal|
I servd my king, He would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies.
|ATTRIBUTION:||WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Henry VIII, act III, scene ii, lines 45557. Cardinal Wolsey is speaking to his servant, Cromwell.|
During the Watergate hearings, on June 12, 1973, Senator Sam Ervin quoted these words to Herbert Porter.
|WORKS:||William Shakespeare Collection|