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[49] But far the most ornamental effect is produced by the artistic admixture of simile, metaphor and allegory, as in the following example:1 “What strait, what tide-race, think you, is full of so many conflicting motions or vexed by such a variety of eddies, waves and fluctuations, as confuse our popular elections with their wild ebb and flow? The passing of one day, or the interval of a single night, will often throw everything into confusion, and one little breath of rumour will sometimes turn the whole trend of opinion.”

1 Pro Mur. xvii. 35.

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