Diaphora is much like to Ploce, but yet they differ, onely in this, that Ploce repeateth a proper name, and this a common word. An example: What man is there living but will pitie such a case: if he be a man, in the repetition man signifieth humanity, or compassion proper to mans nature.
Another: If your cause be just, feare not the Judge, for he wil do right because he is a Judge. In the former place Judge signifieth his person and authoritie, in the later, the consideration and speciall end of possessing that authoritie.
Another: Phisition heale thy selfe if thoug beest a Phisition, that is, if thou hast the skill and science of Phisicke.
The use of this figure.
This figure like as Ploce, serveth both to the pleasure of the
and sense of the mind.
Wisdome would, that the word which is to be repeated,
be a word of importance, that may containe in it an effectuall signification, and not every common word, for that were absurd: considering that many words may be repeated without change of signification.