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"Handle me no handles..." | 24-Mar-05

"Handle me no handles..."

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I know it doesn't have the word 'handle' in it - but could this be a recollection of "but me no buts and uncle me no uncles" from Shakespeare? I can't remember which play.
Joanna Marshall-Casson

The "...uncle me no uncles" bit is said to the young Henry IV by his uncle (the Duke of York IIRC) which would make it either Richard II or Henry IV Part I - probably Richard II
Judy Taylor

Tut, tut!
Grace me no grace, nor uncle me no uncle;
I am no traitor's uncle.

This is the Duke of York to Bolingbroke in Richard II, Act 2.
Anne Bingley


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