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Syncrisis.

Syncrisis, is a comparison of contrary things, & diverse persons in one sentence.

An example of the holy scripture: “Behold my servants shall eate, and you shall suffer hunger, behold my servants shall drinke, and you shall abide thirst, behold my servants shall rejoyce and you shall you shall be put to shame, behold my servants shal be glad through joy of heart, & you shal cry through sorrow of heart, and waile through contrition of spirit.” Esa.65.13.14.

Another of the penitent theefe hanging on the crosse, saying thus: “We are indeed righteously here, for we receive things worthie of that we have done, but this man hath done nothing amisse.” Luc.23.41.

Here in this example the guiltie is opposed against the just, and injurie against equitie.

Another: The suttle commit the fault, and the simple beare the blame.

Many of Salomons Proverbes are compounded and garnished with this exornation: as these and many mo such like: “Wise women uphold their house, but a foolish woman pulleth it downe.” Prov.14.1.

A wise sonne maketh a glad father, but an undiscreet sonne is a heavinesse to his mother.

“The curse of ye Lord is in the house of the ungodly, but he blesseth the dwellings of the rightuous.” Prov.10.1.

“The same use and Caution may serve to this figure, which do pertaine to Antithesis last observed.”

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