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Kneel not, gentle Portia

Kneel not, gentle Portia.
I should not need, if you were gentle Brutus.Antanaclesis

Within the bond of marriage, tell me, Brutus,
Is it excepted I should know no secrets
That appertain to you? Am I yourself
But, as it were, in sort or limitation,
To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,
And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure?Pysma
If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife.
You are my true and honorable wife,
As dear to me as are the ruddy drops
That visit my sad heart.Simile

If this were true, then should I know this secret.
I grant I am a woman, but withal
A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife.
I grant I am a woman, but withal
A woman well-reputed, Cato's daughter.Anaphora & Anadiplosis

Think you I am no stronger than my sex,
Being so fathered and so husbanded?Rhetorical Question

Tell me your counsels; I will not disclose 'em.
I have made strong proof of my constancy,
Giving myself a voluntary wound
Here, in the thigh. Can I bear that with patience,
And not my husband's secrets?
O you gods,
Render me worthy of this noble wife!

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