Speak you so gently? Pardon me, I pray you
Speak you so gently?Rhetorical Questions Pardon me, I pray you.
I thought that all things had been savage here,
And therefore put I on the countenanceAnastrophe
Of stern command'ment. But what e'er you are
That in this desert inaccessibleAnastrophe,
Under the shade of melancholy boughs,
Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time;
True is it that we have seen better days
If ever you have look'd on better days,
If ever been where bells have knoll'd to church,
If ever sate at any good man's feast,
If ever from your eyelids wip'd a tear,Anaphora
And know what 'tis to pity, and be pitied,Polyptoton
Let gentleness my strong enforcement be,Hyperbaton
In the which hope I blush, and hide my sword.
True is it that we have seen better daysLitotes,
And have with holy bell been knoll'd to church,Alliteration
And sat at good men's feasts, and wip'd our eyes
Of drops that sacred pity hath engend'red;
And therefore sit you down in gentleness,
And take upon command what help we have
That to your wanting may be minist'red.