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[79] Nor need the words which correspond consist of the same number of syllables. For example, we find the following sentence in Domitius Afer: Amisso nuper infelicis aulae,1 si non praesidio inter pericula, tamen solacio inter adversa. The best form of this figure is that in which the beginnings and ends of the clauses correspond (as in this case praesidio corresponds with solacio and pericula with adversa), in such a way that there is a close resemblance between the words, while cadence and termination are virtually identical.

1 The sense of infelicis aulae is uncertain. See Crit. note. “This unhappy court having lost, if not all that might protect it in the hour of peril, at any rate all that might console it in moments of adversity.”

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