Heart of Gold

TRUTH

Definition/Summary:

  • An idiom that means someone is honest and good
  • Truthful and of high virtue
  • Gold a valuable metal is used to show worth

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Origin

  • “The king’s a bawcock, and a heart of gold, a lad of life, an imp of fame …”- Shakespeare
  • In “Henry V,” King Henry disguises himself as a commoner, and Pistol, unaware of the King’s true identity, speaks to him. When the King asks if he considers himself a better man than the king, Pistol says, “The king’s a bawcock, and a heart of gold, a lad of life, an imp of fame …” (Act 4, Scene 1)

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