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

Such which. Such (in Early English, "swulc," "suilc," "suilch," "sich") was by derivation the natural antecedent to which; such meaning1 "so-like," "so-in-kind;" which meaning "what-like," "what-in-kind?" Hence--

“Such sin
For which the pardoner himself is in.

“There rooted between them such an affection which cannot
choose but branch now.

So W. T. iv. 4. 783; Coriol. iii. 2. 105.


“Duty so great which wit so poor as mine
May make seem bare.

Similarly which is irregularly used after "too:"

“And salt too little which may season give
To her foul-tainted flesh.

Whom follows such in

“Such I will have whom I am sure he knows not.

1 Hence "such-like" (Temp. iii. 3. 59) is a pleonasm.

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