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[20] There are also figures like the following, which, though far from being solecisms, alter the number and are also usually included among tropes. We may speak of a single thing in the plural, as in the following instance1:
“But we have travelled o'er a boundless space;
[p. 457] Or we may speak of the plural in the singular, as in the following case2:

“Like the fierce Roman in his country's arms.

1 Georg. ii. 541.

2 Georg. iii. 346.

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