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but that they should wait 'till the Thing discovered itself.
10. If you judge too severely of me, I shall certainly retort the Charge.
Uterque, nullus, alter, &c.
THESE six Words, uterque, nullus, alter, alius, neuter, umbo, and all Adjectives of the Superlative Degree, require the Substantive they are joined with, to be put in the Ablative Case, only after such sort of Verbs as accusing, condemning, &c.
1. Of what Crime are you convicted? Of none.
2. Are you accused of Theft, or Perjury? Of neither. , .
3. Was he accused of Covetousnessi or Prodigality? Of both.
4. It is likely that he, who is accused both of Covetousness and Prodigality, may, by impartial Judges, be acquitted of both.
5. An innocent Man is sometimes accused of most grievous Things.
6. A guilty Conscience hath no need of Witnesses t it accuseth itself of most heinous Crimes .wretched is the Man whom his own Conscience condemns.
Satago, misereor, et miseresco, &c.
THESE three Verbs require a Genitive Caser Satago, of the Thing we are busy about; and misereor, and miseresco, of the Thing or Person we
1. A wise Man is unwillingly drawn to meddle with other Men's Affairs, as thinking it more prudent to be busy about his own.
2. He that has his hands full of Ids own Business, is not at Leisure to mind other Men's.
3. He is of such a generous Disposition, that tho' he has Business enough of his own, he thinks it no Trouble to serve his Friend.
II. Misereor, of Miseresco.
1. Fools laugh at those who have committed a Sin: but good Men pity them, and by kind Reproof seek their Amendment.
2. It is Virtue to pity others in their Distress; and not to shew any sign of Joy or Mirth, when thou seest any Man, tho' he be thy Enemy, in a calamitous Condition.
3. We oftentimes envy the Men that are miserable in all their great Pomp and State; and pity those who are happy in their Obscurity.
4. A Man is not worthy to obtain Compassion, who pities no one; nor is he worthy of Pardon, who denies it to others.
5. Virtue looks on all her Works with an im
Eartial liye, but more earnestly when they are in •istress: as the Love of Parents most inclines to those, whom it most pities.
G. They continue to envy me at a Time when they ought to pity me.
; 7. Others, calling to Mind his former Reputation, took pity on his Age.
Reminiscor, obliviscor, &:c.
THESE four Verbs, reminiscor, obliviscor, memini, recorder, admit either a Genitive, or an Accusative Case, of the Thing or Person remembered, or forgotten: tlw former, by Reason of Memoriam, or some such Word, being understood; and the lutier,by the common Rule, Verba transitiva, &c.
I. Reminiscor, or Recordor.
1. I will consider another Man's Want or Safety, but so as to remember my own; unless in the case of a very excellent Person, and then.I shall not much heed what becomes of myself.
•2. A dumb Animal comprehends Things present by Sense, and remembers Things past, when the Sense is awakened thereunto by something present: as a Horse remembers the Road, when he is lirst put into it, but in the. Stable he has no Memory of it: the third degree of Time (I mean, tbe Time to come,) appertaineth not to dumb Animals.
3. It is a good sign when a Man reflects upon his past Follies with Sorrow and Contrition.
4. When I recollect his Favor to me, I cannot also but remember my Promise to him.
1. A grateful Man will, in his Prosperity, remember the Kindness done him by a Friend in Adversary. . . . . .' .-..,,.,
2. / remember all your Counsels, which if I had listened to, I had not undergone all these Misfortunes.
3. I take no notice of the Vulgar, who are still more despicable than the Objects they admire : but it is strange that Men of Sense should delight in a Diversion that is trifling, insipid, and common; whom when I think on, 1 am not displeased that I cannot relish their Entertainment.
4. Gall your Mind off from these Things, and rather remember those that are suitable to your Circumstances.
5. As we are animated by those 'good Things which we expect, so we are delighted by those which we recollect: but as Fools are tormented by reflecting on past Evils : so the renewing the agreeable Remembrance of past Happiness, gives Delight to the wise.
6. It is worth while to recollect the Diligence and Industry of our Ancestors.
1. A Petitioner is apt to say, I shall never forget this Favor; it will be an eternal Obligation to me: but, in a little while, the Note is changed, and the Favor at last quite forgotten.
2. Men are apt to forget Justice, when they come to be transported with the Desire of Empire, high Place, and Titles.
3. There are many who understand their Duty w«ll enough, but are apt to forget it; nay, some
times, by the Violence of Passion, even when they do remember it, they are apt to transgress.
\. It is the part of Fools to discern the Vices of other Men, and to forget their own.
5. If they have not provoked me so far as to make me forget the Dignity of my Character, they have at least taught me to regard my Safety.
6. The Law of a Benefit between two, is; the one ought immediately to forget the Thing given, the other never the Thing received.
7. We must mind other Men's Business so as not to forget our own.
8. Their Life is shortest and most unhappy, who for the past, neglect the present, and are afraid concerning that which is to come; and who, when they come to their last, perceive too late how long they have been employed in doing nothing.
9. If I am willing to forget your former Insolence, must I also forget these late and fresh Injuries? I cannot see how you can expect it.
10. I suppose you think that I have forgot my Practice and Purpose, because I write more seldom to you than I used to do.
2. With an Accusative Case.
1. Old Age is forgetful; yet I believe, never any old Man forgot the Place in which he laid his Gold.
2> In pur Youth we forget the Obligations of Our,Infancy , and when we are Men, we forget those of our Youth.
3. He, that defrauds or oppresseth the Poor,