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RELATIVAL CONSTRUCTIONS. "That--that;" "that . . . (as) to;" "such--which"

That . . . that, that . . . (as) to. That is still used provincially for such and so: e.g. "He is that foolish that he understands nothing." So

“From me whose love was of that dignity
That it went hand in hand even with the vow
I made to her in marriage.

That is more precise than "of that kind" or "such."

That, meaning "such," is used before the infinitive where we use the less emphatic "the."

“Had you that craft to reave her
Of what should stead her most?

So T. N. i. 1. 33; Rich. III. i. 4. 257; and Macbeth, iv. 3. 374:

There cannot be That vulture in you to devour so many.

This omission of "as" after that meaning "so," is illustrated by the omission of "as" after "so" (281).

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