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[18] Another type of reflexion may be produced by the doubling of a phrase, as in the letter written by Seneca for Nero to be sent to the senate on the occasion of his mother's death, with a view to creating the impression that he had been in serious danger:—“As yet I cannot believe or rejoice that I am safe.” Better, however, is the type which relies for its effect on contrast of opposites, as “I know from whom to fly, but whom to follow I know not;”1 or, “What of the fact that the poor wretch, though he could not speak,”

1 Cic. ad Att. VIII. vii. 2.

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