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ELLIPSES. after as, but, ere, if

As:

“His ascent is not so easy as (the ascent of) those who, &c.

“Returning were as tedious as (to) go o'er.

“They boldly press so far as (modern Eng. that) further none
(press).” B. J. Cy.'s Rev. v. 3.

“O, 'tis sweating labour
To bear such idleness so near the heart
As Cleopatra (bears) this.

“And I, that haply take them from him now,
May yet ere night yield both my life and them
To some man else, as this dead man doth (to) me.

“Return those duties back as (they) are most fit (to be returned).

As can scarcely, in the above, be taken for "which."

“This is a strange thing (as strange) as e'er I look'd on.

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