|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Bede 614 Sherry (1550) 31 ("hysterologia," "prepostera loquutio"); JG Smith (1665) ("hysterologia"); Bullinger (1898) ("hysterologia; or, the first, last")|
|Synonyms||prepostera loquutio, hysteron proteron, the first, last|
|Etymology||from Gk. histeros, "later" and logia, "speech"|
1. A form of hyperbaton or parenthesis in which one interposes a phrase between a preposition and its object. (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. A preposterous speech; or a placing of that before which should succeed, and contrarily, &c.; Hysterologia, dictio praepostera, a praeposterous or disorderly speech, when that which by order ought to have been spoken first, is brought in last. It is otherwise called Hysteron Proteronpostremum primum, the last first: derived from [hysteros] postremus, the last or hindmost, and [legos] verbum, a word or speech. It is called in the English phrase, The Cart before the Horse. A figure when in a speech that which in course of nature ought to have preceded, is brought in last.(JG Smith)
3. The First of two things put Last; or, the opposite of Hysteron-Proteron... A figure by which that which is put last, ought, according to the usual order, to come first. (Bullinger, 701)
1. The interrupting material in the following sentence is in quotes:
2. The ship arrived at the Lavinian shore: it came foul of the Rock.
She nourished and preserved him, she brought him forth into the world.
He is in health and alive. (JG Smith)
3. Gen. 12:1. -Here, the call Abraham is put, by Hysterologia, after the obedience to it (or to a previous call) in chap. 11:31, 32. (Bullinger, 702)
|Related Figures||anastrophe, tmesis, hyperbaton, parenthesis|
|Notes||'Type of' doesn't seem applicable in this case|
|Last Editor||Ioanna Malton|