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If you enter the google books search "part second" you will see this construction was a perfectly normal practice in the 1700 and 1800s. Here are some of the hits I got: to The Ploughboy: A Poem, Part Second (W. Cook, 1855), to Sadlier's Catholic first reader: part second, Part 2 (James A. Sadlier, 1883), and to Zoonomia ; Or, the Laws of Organic Life: Part ...


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Is this a printing error? A style that I've never seen before? Something else? Definitely not a printing error; it's a style you've never seen before. Jude the Obscure isn't even the only Thomas Hardy novel to use this type of style; see also Tess of the d'Urbervilles, which is divided into "Phase the First", "Phase the Second", etc. The famous Coleridge ...


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