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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Syl’logism.
 
The five hexameter verses which contain the symbolic names of all the different syllogistic figures are as follow:—   1
       
“Barbara, Celrent, Darii, Ferique, priris.
Cesre, Camestres, Festin, Bark, secundœ
Tertia, Darapti, Dis&acheck;mis, Datsi, Felapton,
Bokard, Fersn, habet. Quarta insuper addit
Bramantip, Cam&echeck;nes, Dm&acheck;ris, Fespo, Fresison.”
   N.B. The vowel   2
       
A universal affirmative.
E universal negative.
I particular affirmative.
O particular negative.
   Taking the first line as the standard, the initial letters of all the words below it show to which standard the syllogism is to be reduced; thus, Barko is to be reduced to “Barbara,” Cesre to “Celrent,” and so on.   3
 


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