Richard II Language and Communication Quotes
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He does me double wrong That wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue. (3.2.12)
Long after John of Gaunt tried to warn him of the "wounds" he'd suffered at the hands of his flattering advisers, Richard learns his lesson. Moments earlier, Aumerle comforted him by suggesting that they appeal to Aumerle's father, York, for an army to fight the rebels. Richard, feeling hopeful once more, asks Scrope, who has just arrived with news, to "speak sweetly." But it's no use: Scrope can't sweeten the bad news.