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RELATIVAL CONSTRUCTIONS. "So--(that);" "(so)--that"

(So) that. So before that is very frequently omitted:

“Ross. The victory fell on us. Dunc. Great happiness!
Ross. (So) that now Sueno, the Norway's king, craves composition.

Compare Macb. i. 7. 8, ii. 2. 7, ii. 2. 24; J. C. i. 1. 50.

In all these omissions the missing word can be so easily supplied from its correspondent that the desire of brevity is a sufficient explanation of the omission.

“A sheet of paper
Writ o' both sides the leaf, margent and all,
That he was fain to seal on Cupid's name.

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