Quotation by Shakespeare

That high All-seer which I dallied with
Hath turned my feigned prayer on my head,
And given in earnest what I begged in jest.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Buckingham, in Richard III, act 4, sc. 5, l. 20-2.

Buckingham had called on God to punish him if he was ever false to King Edward, and now goes to his death, executed by Richard.
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