Anthypophora, when we grant to an objection, bringing in another thing which maketh the same objection tollerable, Cicero: I confesse i tooke that thing upon me, peradventure a matter of great importance, and also dangerous unto me: yet notwithstanding a cause worthie, for which I was bound to straine the strength of my age & diligence.
Another: I grant there is in it great labours, and many perils, yet by painful travel and valiant adventures therein shal ensue immortal glorie.
I cannot denie but the way to learning and wisedome is long and painful, the ascent steapie and slipperie, the season darke and mistie, false turnings many, beside stops, and many other kindes of discouragements: yet by labour and constancie o nce attained, it bringeth with it a plentiful harvest, I meane both of profit and pleasure.
The use of this figure.
The propertie of this figure is to moderate extremities, and to
arbitrate between comparative contentions.
A Speciall regard ought to be had that the latter clause or part
1. The later not weaker then the former.
of the sentence be not weaker then the former, for if it be, then the former part remaineth single in it selfe, and the oration is made verie weake and feeble.