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Harold Larch (Character)
from "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (1969)
- "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
- How to Recognise Different Types of Trees from Quite a Long Way Away (1969) TV episode, Played by Eric Idle
Judge: Mr Larch, you heard the case for the prosecution. Is there anything you wish to say before I pass sentence?
Harold Larch: Well... I'd just like to say, m'lud, I've got a family... a wife and six kids... and I hope very much you don't have to take away my freedom... because... well, because m'lud freedom is a state much prized within the realm of civilized society.
[Becomes passinate, as if he were reciting Shakespeare]
Harold Larch: It is a bond wherewith the savage man may charm the outward hatchments of his soul, and soothe the troubled breast into a magnitude of quiet. It is most precious as a blessed balm, the saviour of princes, the harbinger of happiness, yea, the very stuff and pith of all we hold most dear...
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