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“ The want of a scrupulous connexion,” says an ingenious Writer, “ draws things into a smaller “ compass, and adds the greater spirit and emo« tion: the more rays are thus collected into a

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$ 5. The very opposite to this Figure is the Polyfyndeton I; for as the Afyndeton drops, so the Polyfyndeton on the contrary abounds with conjunctive particles.

$ 6. We have an instance of this kind in Livy; who, describing the pleasure and luxury which corrupted and foftened the army of HanNIBAL, says, “ For sleep, and wine, and feasts, “ and strumpets, and bagnios, and sloth, thật « through custom grows every day more be* witching, had so enervated their minds and

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Ηίομεν, ως εκελευες, ανα δρυμα, φαιδιμΟδυσσεν,

Eυρομεν εν βησσησι τελυγμενα δωμαλα καλα. . Τα γαρ αλληλων διακεκομμενα, και εδεν ητον καθεσπευσμενα, φερει της αγωνιας εμφασιν, αμα και εμποδιζοσης τι και συνδιοxeons. LONGINUS de Sublimitate, $ 19.

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$ 8. There is an example both of the Alma deton and the Polysyndeton together in DEMOSTHENES; which may very properly clofe our dircourse upon them, so far as it respects examples. “ For as to naval power, and the number of «s forces and revenues, and a plenty of martial “ preparations, and, in a word, as to other “ things that may be esteemed the strength of « a state, these are all both more and greater " than in former times : but all these things * are rendered useless, inefficacious, abortive, " through the power of corruption t."

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be proper to observe, that the ground of the Afyndeton seems to lie in its happy expression of our impetuous passions, or in its happy description of something that is sudden, rapid, and instantaneous : whereas the ground of the Polyfyndeton appears to be laid in the speaker's desire that every one of his weighty and important ideas may be fully comprehended; and therefore he gives time, by the reduplication of conjunctions, for the leisurely infusion of his sentiments, that they may thereby make the more forcible and lasting impression.

A man

* Eπει τριήρεις γε και σωμαίων πληθώ, και χρηματων προσοδοι, και της αλλης κατασκευης αφθονα, και τ' αλλα, οις αν τις ιχυειν τας πολεις κρινοι, νυν απανία και σλειω και μειζω εςι των τοίε πολλω. Αλλ' απανία ταυλα αχρησα, ωπρακία, Atrimis vtO TWİ TWherlwi yogvatas. DEMOSTR,Pbilip, iii. edit. WOLF11, p. 48:

A min in haitz, or indz me tue Ime passions wil nararail: mecs da he may deliver is means

si asi ble, or that ie Tamm which is incent that is desicccs te

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$ 8. There is an example both of the Alma deton and the Polysyndeton together in DEMOSTHENES; which may very properly clofe our difcourse upon them, so far as it respects examples. • For as to naval power, and the number of «s forces and revenues, and a plenty of martial

preparations, and, in a word, as to other “ things that may be esteemed the strength of « a state, these are all both more and greater w than in former times: but all these things

are rendered useless, inefficacious, abortive, " through the power of corruption t."

$ 9. It may be proper to observe, that the ground of the Afyndeton seems to lie in its happy expression of our impetuous passions, or in its happy description of something that is sudden, rapid, and instantaneous : whereas the ground of the Polyfyndeton appears to be laid in the speaker's desire that every one of his weighty and important ideas may be fully comprehended; and therefore he gives time, by the reduplication of conjunctions, for the leisurely infusion of his sentiments, that they may thereby make the more forcible and lasting impression.

A man

* Eπει τριήρεις γε και σωμαίων πληθώ», και χρηματων προσοδοι, και της αλλης κατασκευης αφθονος, και τ' αλλα, οις αν τις ιχυειν τας πολεις κρινοι, νυν απανία και πλειω και μειζω εςι των τοίε πολλω. Αλλ' απανία ταυλα αχρησα, απρακια, -elromlo' UTO TWİ Twd urlwi yeguretat. DEMOSTH. Pbilip.ii edit. WOLFII, p. 48

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