Why, ’tis a loving and a fair reply:
Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come;
This gentle and unforced accord of Hamlet
Sits smiling to my heart: in grace whereof,
No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day,
But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell,
And the king’s rouse the heavens all bruit again,
Re-speaking earthly thunder.
– William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2. Claudius speaks this after Hamlet promises his mother Gertrude that he will remain in Denmark and not go to Wittenberg. The King is uses flattery here and conveys a remorseful and sincere tone when speaking to Hamlet. But his tone is false, he is neither sincere nor feels any remorse for the murder of a brother or hasty marriage to his window.