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- n. Plural form of elench.
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But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not.
But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not: 58 This I know, that errors in a good government and in a bad are equally almost incident; 59 for what magistrate may not be misinformed, and much the sooner, if liberty of printing be reduced into the power of a few, but to redress willingly and speedily what hath been erred, and in highest authority to esteem a plain advertisement more than others have done a sumptuous bribe, is a virtue (honored Lords and Commons), answerable to60 your highest actions, and whereof none can participate but greatest and wisest men.