To the wet sea-boy in an hour so rude,
And in the calmest and most stillest night,
With all appliances and means to boot,
Deny it to a king? Then happy low, lie down!
Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
- William Shakespeare, Henry The Fourth, Part 2 Act 3, scene 1, 26–31
An explanation of above:
King Henry IV, feeling guilty because he murdered Richard II to seize the throne and facing rebellion, is feeling the weight of his crown, hence the statement ‘uneasy lies the head that wears a crown’.
He had no rest on quiet nights on his royal couch whilst in contrast the peasants in their ‘loathsome beds’ would have a good night's sleep, and even a wet sailor-boy perched high on a mast, amid wind and waves, could nod off easily.
But more than the sleepless anxiety of Henry IV would be the man who realizes ‘uneasy lies the head that usurps a crown’.
See Malaysiakini’s Nizar: Prominent police presence created climate of fear where Zambry Abdul Kadir required the protection of a battalion of police inside the DUN to protect his questionable legitimacy as MB of Perak (shame on the BN for involving the police in the so-called hallowed hall, and shame on the police for interfering with the legislative) ...
... and equally questionable BN speaker R Ganesan had to have six security personnel as bodyguards - see Malaysiakini’s Minor commotion, media confined to viewing room.
This had been the appalling abysmal abject situation in the sitting of the State Legislative Assembly of Perak where the pretender to the State's chief executive position knows how ‘uneasy lies the head that usurps a crown’.