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PRONOUNS, RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE. That after nouns used vocatively

That. (b) After nouns used vocatively.

“Hail, many-coloured messenger! that ne'er
Dost disobey the wife of Jupiter:
Who with thy saffron wings upon my flowers
Diffusest honey-drops, refreshing showers.

“Hast thou conspired with thy brother, too,
That for thine own gain shouldst defend mine honour?

“You brother mine, that entertain'd ambition,
Expell'd remorse and nature; who with Sebastian
Would here have kill'd your king.

This close dependence of that on the antecedent, wherein it differs from who and which, is a natural result of its being less emphatic, and therefore less independent, than the two other forms. When the relative is necessarily emphatic, as at the end of a verse, we may sometimes expect that to be replaced by which, for that and no other reason.

“Sometimes like apes that mow and chatter at me,
And after bite me; then like hedgehogs which
Lie tumbling in my bare-foot way.

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