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Or if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth

Or if you like elsewhere, do it by stealth,
Muffle your false love with some show of blindness:
Let not my sister read it in your eyeHyperbaton;
Be not thy tongue thy own shame's oratorHyperbaton and Synecdoche:
Look sweet, speak fair, become disloyaltyIsocolon;
Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger;
Bear a fair presence, though your heart be tainted;
Teach sin the carriage of a holy saintIsocolon
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Be secret-false: what need she be acquainted?
What simple thief brags of his own attaint?

Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger;
Bear a fair presence, though your heart be tainted;
Teach sin the carriage of a holy saint

‘Tis double wrong, to truant with your bed,
And let her read it in thy looks at board:
Shame hath a bastard fame, well managed;
Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word.
Alas, poor women, make us but believe
(Being compact of credit) that you love us;
Though others have the armSynecdoche, show us the sleeveMetonymy:
We in your motion turnHyperbaton, and you may move us.
Then, gentle brother, get you in again;
Comfort my sister, cheer her, call her wife:
‘Tis holy sport to be a little vain,
When the sweet breath of flattery conquers strife.

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Act 3
Scene 2
Line 8

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Keeping Adultery Hidden