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[29] The same figure may also sometimes be employed ironically, with a view to disparagement. Similar to such doubling of words is repetition following a parenthesis, but the effect is stronger. “I have seen the property alas! (for though all my tears are shed, [p. 463] my grief still clings to me deep-rooted in my heart), the property, I say, of Gnaeus Pompeius put up for sale by the cruel voice of the public crier.”1 “You still live, and live not to abate your audacity, but to increase it.”2

1 Phil. II. xxvi. 64.

2 Cat. I. ii. 4.

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