Articulus is a figure which setteth one word from another by cutting the oration thus: By thy follie and wickednesse thou hast lost thy substance, thy good name, thy friends, thy parents, and offended thy Creator.
Another example: My friends and faithful souldiers, now is the time to shew your selves valiant, couragious, hardie, bold, & constant, considering for what value you shal fight, for your religion, for your wives, your children, your goods, your libertie, your lives, and your countrie, either to die with honor, or live with renown. An example of the Prophet Jeremie: “I will make them to be a reproofe, a proverbe, a scorne, a shame, I will make them desolate, wast, despised, hissed at, and accurssed.” Jerem.5.
The use of this figure.
This figure serveth to pleasant brevitie, and also is very convenient
to expresse any vehement affections: in peaceable and
2.Fit for any vehement affection.
quiet causes it may be compared to a sembreefe in Musicke, but in
3.Compared to a sembreese.
causes of perturbation and hast, it may be likened to thicke & violent
4. To thicke strokes or thundring shot.
strokes in sight, or to a thick & thundring peale of ordinance.
1.Words of many sillables unap for this figure.
It is not convenient & agreeable to the propertie of this figure to use words in it which have many sillables, for long words are repugnant to the swiftnesse and hast which this exornation doth cheefly respect.