William Shakespeare quote about sweetness from Richard II - Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
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Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
 William Shakespeare, Richard II (1595). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Richard II
Topic sweetness bitterness
Date 1595
Language English
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“Thy word is current with him for my death, But dead, thy kingdom cannot buy my breath. KING RICHARD. Thy son is banish'd upon good advice,
Whereto thy tongue a party-verdict gave. Why at our justice seem'st thou then to lour? GAUNT. Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.
You urg'd me as a judge; but I had rather You would have bid me argue like a father. O, had it been a stranger, not my child, To smooth his fault I should have been more mild. A partial slander sought I to avoid,” source

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