n.1.Decoration; ornamentation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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What Ella terms "the goodly ornature of well-apparelled speech" (50) is in fact the constitutive expression of an incrementally-constructed self, a self that, like Sidney's sonnets in Elia's description of them, is "full, material, and circumstantiated" (248).