Not much vnlike the wondrer haue ye another figure called the doubtfull, because oftentimes we will seeme to cast perils, and make doubt of things when by a plaine manner of speech wee might affirme or deny him.

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On “The Doubtfull,” see The Arte of English Poesie (1589), attributed to George Puttenham, though you never do know for sure. The marginal gloss for this figure introduced into English the now-trendy Greek ἀπορία, a place without passage.