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PRONOUNS, RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE. Which, anomalies of

Which. It is hard to explain the following:

“A mote will turn the balance which Pyramus which Thisbe is
the better.

unless which is used for the kindred "whether."

In

“My virtue or my plague, be it either which,

there is perhaps a confusion between "be it either" and "be it whichever of the two." Perhaps, however, "either" may be taken in its original sense of "one of the two," so that "either which" is "which-one-so-ever of the two."

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