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CONJUNCTIONS. Because

Because ("for this reason that") refers to the future instead of, as with us, to the past, in

“The splitting rocks cower'd in the sinking sands
And would not dash me with their rugged sides,
Because thy flinty heart, more hard than they,
Might in thy palace perish (act. 291), Margaret.

i.e. "in order that thy flinty heart might have the privilege of destroying me."

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