Duplication Of Phrases

It has often been noticed that pairs of words having nearly the same

meaning frequently occur in the Prayer Book. This doubling of an idea

may be called 'Duplication'.

Duplication is of two kinds: either the words coupled together are so

nearly identical in meaning that one is but a repetition of the other;

or else the {34} second word shows an advance upon the first. The

former kind may be called 'parallel duplication' and is used for

emphasis: the latter kind may be called 'progressive duplication',

because it is used to represent the living idea which advances even

while it is being uttered. Instances of both abound in this part of

the Service, as well as in the Collects and other prayers which we

shall notice later on.

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