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Perseverantia is the repetition of a certain phrase in a speech or monologue for emphasis.

Fie, this is hot weather, gentlemen

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Fie, this is hot weather, gentlemen. Have you
provided me here half a dozen sufficient men?
Marry, have we, sir. Will you sit?
   They sit at a table.
Let me see them, I beseech you.

Thy mother’s son! Like enough, and thy
father’s shadow.
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Act 3
Scene 2
Line 96

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