previous next

Synaeceosis.

Synaeceosis is a figure which teacheth to conjoine diverse things or contraries, and to repugne common opinion with reason, thus: The covetous & the prodigall are both alike in fault, for neither of them knoweth to use their wealth aright, for they both abuse it, and both get shame by it.

Fluttonous feasting, and starving famine are all one, for both weaken the bodie, procure sicknesse, and cause death.

The use of this figure.

The proper use hereof serveth to couple contrarie evils together
To waite contaries and condemne them both.
, & to condemne them both by shewing a reason, which is taken from their unitie in working and consent in some effect.

The Caution.

In using this figure it is needfull to foresee and be sure wherein they consent, that one and the same reason may condemne them both.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: