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 Sordello.Sorrows of Werther. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sori’tes (Greek).
A heaped-up or cumulative syllogism. The following will serve as an example:—   1
   All men who believe shall be saved.   2
   All who are saved must be free from sin.   3
   All who are free from sin are innocent in the sight of God.   4
   All who are innocent in the sight of God are meet for heaven.   5
   All who are meet for heaven will be admitted into heaven.   6
   Therefore all who believe will be admitted into heaven.   7
   The famous Sorites of Themistocles was: That his infant son commanded the whole world, proved thus:—   8
   My infant son rules his mother.   9
   His mother rules me.   10
   I rule the Athenians.   11
   The Athenians rule the Greeks.   12
   The Greeks rule Europe.   13
   And Europe rules the world.   14

 Sordello.Sorrows of Werther. 

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