Because, sister, your words are knocking out the brains of unfortunate me; you are speaking stones. So Shakespeare says, (above) I will speak daggers to her, but use none; and Aristophanes says in one of his plays, You have spoken roses to me. Rileys Plautus.The Aulularia, Act II. Scene 1.
Lys. He hath rid his prologue like a rough colt; he knows not the stop. It is not enough to speak, but to speak true. Hip. Indeed he hath played on his prologue like a child on a recorder; a sound, but not in government. The. His speech was like a tangled chain; nothing impaired but all disordered. Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act V. Sc. 1.