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[22] But the more closely welded style is composed of three elements: the comma, or as we call it incisum, the colon, or in Latin menbrum, and the period,1 which Roman writers call ambitus, circumductum, continuatio or conclusio. Further, in all artistic structure there are three necessary qualities, order, connexion and rhythm.

[p. 519] Of these we will first discuss order,

1 See ยง 122; comma, colon, period, now applied to stops, originally referred to varying lengths of clauses or sentences.

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