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CONJUNCTIONS. But sometimes ambiguous

But thus varying between an adversative and an exceptional force causes many ambiguities. Thus:

“Whenever Buckingham doth turn his hate
On you and yours, but with all duteous love
Doth cherish you and yours, God punish me.

Here but means "without," or "instead of, cherishing you."

“You salute not at the court but you kiss your hands.

i.e. "without kissing your hands."

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