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IRREGULARITIES. Other transpositions

Other Transpositions. In the second of two passive clauses when the verb "is" is omitted, the subject is sometimes transposed, perhaps for variety.

“When liver, heart, and brain,
These sovereign thrones, are all supplied, and filled
(Are) Her sweet perfections with one self king.

“Since his addiction was to courses vain,
And never (was) noted in him any study.

It is not probable that "perfections" and "study" are here absolutely used with the participle. See, however, And, 95.

In "By such two that would by all likelihood have confounded each other" (Cymb. i. 4. 53), "two" is emphatic, like "a pair." So "we" is emphatic in, "all we like sheep have gone astray," and in Hamlet, ii. 2. 151, in both cases, because of antithesis.

“Into the madness wherein now he raves
And all we mourn for.

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