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W. Garrett Horder, comp. The Poets’ Bible: New Testament. 1895.

Pilate washing his Hands

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

King Richard II., IV. 1.

THOUGH some of you, with Pilate, wash your hands,

Showing an outward pity; yet you Pilates

Have here deliver’d me to my sour cross,

And water cannot wash away your sin.