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- n. In literary analysis, the different text variants or text witnesses researched when creating a critical edition.
- n. Supplementary literary material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Things omitted; collectively, a supplement containing things omitted in a preceding work: a collection of omitted passages. Those books of the Bible called First and Second Chronicles are also called Paralipomena,formerly Paralipomenon (a genitive form, see above).
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I said at the beginning of the story that I was inclined to think that the narrative part, called paralipomena, was composed by the reverend Dean for the purpose of completing the story and supplying incidents not related in the letters; but I had not at that time read the manuscript with attention.
_This group contains paralipomena which baffle individual description.
For, were the incidents related in these paralipomena fictitious, as in a novel, there is not the least doubt but that an interview so important and of such transcendent interest as that of Pepita and Don Luis would have been brought about by less vulgar means than those here employed.
In view of these facts, the reverend Dean, with the discretion which was characteristic of him, may possibly have composed the paralipomena without disclosing his identity to the reader.
There are not sufficient grounds, however, for denying positively that the reverend Dean was the author of these paralipomena.
This is why the parerga and paralipomena Roseznzweig produces are, to him, of no great importance.
a few verses from Goethe, which I recently found in his paralipomena to _Faust_.
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