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If we take any proposition, say

A sinner kills a saint

and if we erase portions of it, so as to leave
it a blank form of proposition, the blanks
being such that if they are all every one of them is filled with a
proper name, a proposition will result,
such as

______ kills a saint
A sinner kills ______
______ kills ______

where Cain and Abel might for example
fill the blanks, than such a blank form,
as well as the complete proposition, is called
a rheme provided it be neither logical necessity true of everything nor true of nothing, but this limitation may be disregarded. If it has one blank it is called
a monad rheme, if two a dyad, if three
a triad, if none a medad (from μηδέν).

Now such a rheme being neither logically necessary nor logically impossible, and representive
as a [part of ?] a graph without being
represented as compounded as a combination by any of the
signs of the system is called a lexis
and each replica of the lexis is called a spot. Such

[A lexis is therefore an incomplex contingent graph. ?]

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gnox

The last few lines are very difficult to make out, and the final sentence [bracketed in my transcription] maybe follows the previous sentence, which is to be inserted after "spot" (from the next page)(?).