epilogue

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THE preface to a book serves the double purpose of prologue and epilogue.

As an epilogue to all that has been said, I will suppose a case.

The persons whom Plato ridicules in the epilogue to the Euthydemus are of this class.

He had the past for his prologue, and the future for his epilogue.

On the whole, therefore, we may conclude that he would have considered this epilogue to be genuine also.

Some of these letters are set forth in full in the Epilogue.

Then (verses 23-28) the discourse passes into what we may call its epilogue.

Caxton says as much in his Preface, and the Epilogue to Book xii.

But though the story of the Stuarts was a tragedy, I think it was also an epilogue.

This oft-quoted line is from Garrick's Epilogue on quitting the stage.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French epilogue (13c.), from Latin epilogus, from Greek epilogos "conclusion of a speech," from epi "upon, in addition" (see epi-) + logos "a speaking" (see lecture (n.)). Earliest English sense was theatrical.

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