Kings have Long Hands
Do not quarrel with a king, as his power and authority reach to the end of his dominions. The Latin proverb is, “An nescis longas regibus esse manus, ” and the German, “Mit grossen herren es ist nicht gut kirschen zu essen ” (“It is not good to eat cherries with great men, as they throw the stones in your eyes”).
There's such divinity doth hedge alking, That treason can but peep to what it would.
“After supper were brought in the books of the four kings.” —
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894