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The first two answers I got were inconsistent, but I think the first was confused about which editions Google Books has made available in scanned form (some books with ''The Elements of Style'' on the cover are just reissues of Strunk's 1918 original). Dirk Elzinga of the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Brigham Young University tells me the ''hopefully'' paragraph is indeed in the 1972 (2nd) edition of the White revision. This is what I thought might be the case: between 1959 and 1972 White had 13 years for reflection on new usages, and added at least one new peeve. The third edition in 1979 differs little from the 1972. Thanks to Dirk; and I can now free everyone else from the chore of delving into the horrid little book in question.
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