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1 He thinks the same of the variation strook and struck,though they were probably pronounced alike. In Marlowe's ‘Faustus’ two consecutive sentences (in prose) begin with the words ‘Cursed be he that struck.’ In a note on the passage Mr. Dyce tells us that the old editions (there were three) have stroke and strooke in the first instance, and all agree on strucke in the second. No inference can be drawn from such casualties.
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