William Shakespeare quote about distress from Richard II - Discomfort guides my tongue and bids me speak of nothing but despair.
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Discomfort guides my tongue and bids me speak of nothing but despair.
 William Shakespeare, Richard II (1595). copy citation

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Author William Shakespeare
Source Richard II
Topic distress despair
Date 1595
Language English
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Weak men must fall; for heaven still guards the right. Enter SALISBURY Welcome, my lord. How far off lies your power?
SALISBURY. Nor near nor farther off, my gracious lord,
Than this weak arm. Discomfort guides my tongue,
And bids me speak of nothing but despair. One day too late, I fear me, noble lord, Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. O, call back yesterday, bid time return, And thou shalt have twelve thousand fighting men!” source

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