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Mixed Delayed Subjects
from The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
Analysis Key

    Note that delayed sentences slide into subordinate clauses that function as delayed subjects. It mainly depends on how much of the sentence is delayed.

1. [ [#1] Where he stumbled], it is highly possible (PA) [ [#2] that another man 

should fall]. |

That another man should fall where he stumbled is highly possible.
2. It seems hard (PA) to say why [#3], | but I could not burst in {on the old

man} [Adv. to "not" as I could {on the young woman}]. |

To say why seems hard, but I could not burst in on the old man as I could on the young woman.
Why seems hard to say, but I could not burst in on the old man as I could on the young woman.
But why I could not burst in on the old man as I could on the young woman seems hard to say.
3. It was there [ [#4] he was picked up (P) {by Captain Crail}]. |
There he was picked up by Captain Crail.
4. "It is more {to the purpose} (PA) [#5]  to consider our own behaviour [#6] ,"

[ [#7] said I]. |

"To consider our own behaviour is more to the purpose," said I.
5. It is one (PN) {of the worst things} {of sentiment}, [ [#8] that the voice grows 

to be more important [#9] {than the words} [#10],] and [ [#8] *that* the speaker *grows 

to be more important* {than that} [Adj. to "that" which is spoken (P) ]]. |

That the voice grows to be more important than the words, and the speaker than that which is spoken is one of the worst things of sentiment.
6. It is [PN since I found [DO you had designs (DO) {upon my own}]] 

[ [#11] that I have shown you (IO) most respect (DO)]. |

I have shown you most respect since I found you had designs upon my own.

Notes
1. This adverbial clause can be seen as modifying "is," "highly," and/or "should fall."
2. This clause functions as a delayed subject.
3. One way of explaining this is to consider "why" the direct object of the infinitive "to say" and to consider the infinitive phrase as the delayed subject. But as the options below it suggest, there are different ways of viewing the delayed subject, including considering the entire following main clause as the subject of "seems hard to say."
4. This clause can be explained, as the sentence below it shows, as a delayed subject. Alternatively, it can be explained as as adjective that modifies "there," "thereby" being considered as a (pro)noun that functions as an adjective.
5.  Alternatively, "to the purpose" could be considered as functioning as an adverb.
6. "Behaviour" is the direct object of the infinitive "to consider" which functions as a delayed subject. 
7. KISS considers this clause as an interjection, but most traditional grammarians would probably see this as the main clause and the quotation as the direct object of "said." For more on this see KISS Level 3.2.3 - Interjection? Or Direct Object?
8. This clause functions as a delayed subject.
9.  "Important" is a predicate adjective after "to be." Ultimately it modifies "voice." The infinitive can be considered an adverb to "grows," or "grows to be" can be considered a palimpsest pattern written over "becomes."
10. This "than" phrase functions as an adverb to "more." Some grammarians may insist that this is an ellipsed subordinate clause -- "than the words *are important*."
11. This clause functions as a delayed sentence.