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Ellipses of adverbial and possessive inflection in conjunctional sentences

Ellipsis of Adverbial and other Inflections.

“The duke of Norfolk sprightfully and bold(ly).

“Good gentlemen, look fresh(ly) and merrily.

“Apt(ly) and willingly.

“With sleided silk, feat(ly) and affectedly.

“His grace looks cheerfully and smooth(ly) this morning.

“And she will speak most bitterly and strange(ly).

“How honourable(y) and how kindly we

“And that so lamely and unfashionable(y).

It will not escape notice (1) that in all but two of these instances the -ly is omitted after monosyllabic adjectives, which can be more readily used as adverbs without change; (2) that "honourable," "unfashionable," &c., in their old pronunciation would approximate to "honourably," "unfashionably," and the former is itself used as an adverb. (See 1.) Nevertheless it seems probable that this, like the following idiom, and like many others, arises partly from the readiness with which a compound phrase connected by a conjunction is regarded as one and inseparable. Compare

“Until her husband('s) and my lord's return.

“As soul('s) and body's severing.

where "soul-and-body" is a quasi-noun.

“Shall be your love('s) and labour's recompense.

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