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[48] The following is an example of the commonest type, namely, the mixed allegory:1 “I always thought that Milo would have other storms and tempests to weather, at least in the troubled waters of political meetings.” Had he not added the words “at least in the troubled waters of political meetings,” we should have had pure allegory: their addition, however, converted it into a mixed allegory. In this type of allegory the ornamental element is provided by the metaphorical words and the meaning is indicated by those which are used literally.

1 Pro Mil. ii, 5.

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