PRONOUNS, RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE. Relative omitted and attractedThe Relative is omitted in the following example, and the antecedent is attracted into the case which the relative, if present, would have:
Apparently there is an ellipsis of "that (relative) is" before participles in the following:
“Him (he whom) I accuse,
By this, the city ports hath enter'd.
where "that devour'd" seems used for "that that is devour'd."
“Not that devour'd, but that which doth devour,
Is worthy blame,
“Why have you not proclaim'd Northumberland,
And all the rest (that are) revolted, faction-traitors?
the meaning seems to be, not "I love the fact that he is murdered," but "I love him (who is) murdered." Compare the harsh construction in
“I hate the murderer, love him murdered,
“But you must know your father lost a father,
That father (who was) lost, lost his.
The relative is attracted to a subsequent implied object in the following:
“A little riper and more lusty red
Than that (which is) mixed in his cheek.
i.e. "the leaf which, not to slander it, would not outsweeten," &c.
“Thou shalt not lack
The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander,
Outsweetened not thy breath.