An unknown object should not be put before the known subject because the object has no meaning if the subject is not first given

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"An unknown object should not be put before the known subject because the object has no meaning if the subject is not first given"

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

CC Adi-lila

This rhetorical rule appears in the Ekādaśī-tattva, Thirteenth Canto, in connection with the metaphorical use of words. An unknown object should not be put before the known subject because the object has no meaning if the subject is not first given.
CC Adi 2.74, Translation and Purport:

“"One should not state a predicate before its subject, for it cannot thus stand without proper support."

This rhetorical rule appears in the Ekādaśī-tattva, Thirteenth Canto, in connection with the metaphorical use of words. An unknown object should not be put before the known subject because the object has no meaning if the subject is not first given.