Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
by Robert Browning
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister Hypocrisy Quotes
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How go on your flowers? None double?
Strange! – And I, too, at such trouble,
Keep them close-nipped on the sly! (lines 45-48)
The speaker politely inquires after Brother Lawrence's flowers, then tells the reader that he secretly sneaks out and nips the flower buds on the sly. Why does he even pretend to care about the flowers? Seems pretty hypocritical.