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[118] Further with regard to the time-lengths, which are of such importance where rhythm is concerned, what standard is there by which they can be [p. 575] regulated save that of the ear? Why do some sentences produce a full rhythmical effect, although the words which they contain are few, whereas others containing a greater number are abrupt and short in rhythm? Why again in periods do we get an impression of incompleteness, despite the fact that the sense is complete?

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