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forgets God, who can reduce him to the same Condition.
4. No one can think him so stupid, as to forget hk Art; or so indolent, as to lay aside his usual Employ.
5i 1 have done as you ordered me: I am not forgetful of my Duty.
1. It is the part of a prudent Mart to be mindful of Death.
2. He who is greedy of Fame after his Death, considers not, that they themselves, who remember bilfi, shall soon after, every one of them, be dead; and they likewise who succeed those ; 'till at last all Memory shall be quite extinct.
3. We must be mindful of a Benefit received, and forget one given.
4. That is not a Benefit, which I cannot remember without being ashamed.
5. When young Men are inclined to relax their Minds, let them beware of Intemperance, and remember moral Decency.
€. In Causes of Life and Death, Judges ought, as far as the Law permits, in Justice to remember Mercy; and to cast a severe Eye upon the Example, and a merciful Eye upon the Person.
7. Whoever obstructs me in my Cburse, I will make him remember the Day, ihi Plate, and me, as long as he livgs.
2. Memini, With an Accusative Case.
1. Every one remembers, or ougiit to remember, his own Affairs.
2. In all your Affairs remember your End, and you will never do amiss.
3. It is an Honor to a modest Man, to be mindful of his Duty.
4. Your Goodness teaches you to forget thq many Obligations you have laid upon me, which I ought always to remember.
5. Such Men are extremely odious, who upbraid ethers of an Obligation, which he alone ought to remember, who has received it.
6.. We remembei. him rich, and he remembers us poor.
7. We must often remember that, which is now become a Proverb,—that Bounty has no Bottom.
8. The Time will come, when it will be a Pleasure to remember these Things.
9. He remembered not only all his Actions, but all his Expressions.
10. There is no Time when the wise Man has not a greater Share of Joy than of Pain: for he gratefully remembers the good Things that are past, and prudently enjoys the present, in a cheerful Expectation of the future
Potior aut Genitivo, &c.
THE Verb Potior, signifying to obtain, or enjoy, governs either a Genitive or an Ablative
]. With a Genitive Case.
1. It was the general Opinion throughout the East, that the Jews at this Time, by the Decree of Fate, should be Masters of the World.
2. While the City of Athens had Power, it had the Reputation also of acting wisely.
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2. With an Ablative Case.
1. I would not speak ill of an innocent Man, though I was sure thereby to gain a Kingdom.
2. We many times eagerly desire those Things, which would undo us if'we had them.
3. What labouring Man is not glad that his Work is over? What Mariner is not glad that he has weathered all Storms, and got to his desired Haven?
4. They thought it safer, by blocking up the Road, and cutting off' all Convoys of Corn, to obtain a Victory without Bloodshed.
III. Verbs governing an Accusative Case. Omnia Verba regunt, &c.
ALL Verbs govern a Dative Case of that Thing or Person, to or for which any Thing is procured or acquired, by any means whatever, and whether the Thing procured be good or bad.
Note. If the Verbs be of the Active Voice, they govern an Accusative Case if the Thing, and a Dative of the Person; as, Magnam sibi luutlem peperit, he acquired great Praise for himself:—If they be of the Passive, or Neuter Voice, a Dative only; as, Nee mihi seritur : Non omnibus dormio.
1. No Man doeth Wrong for the Wrong's Sake, but thereby to purchase himself Profit, or Pleasure, or Honor, or the like.
2. As for Life and Death, Honor and Dishonor, Riches and Poverty; all these Things happen unto Men both good and bad equally.
3. Let not the Confidence any Man hath of thy Honesty and Goodness, tempt thee to contrive any Mischief to him : for the more securely he relies on thy Virtue, the greater Wickedness will it be to do him an Injury.
4. There are no Snares so dangerous as those that are laid for us under the Name of good Offices.
5. No one can be truly happy, who is not always prepared against the worst that can befall him.
6. The wise Man makes his own Fortune.
7- He hath acquired for himself the best Furniture of Life, who hath got Friends.
8. Would you procure to yourself a happy Life, know, that all such Things, to which Virtue is annexed, are good; and all such, wherein Vice is concerned, are vile and scandalous. •> ,%
9. What you have done well, my Son, you have done it for yourself not for me. J
10. No one can live happily, who respects himself only, and converts all Things to his own Profit: you must live for others, if you would live for yourself.
11./ owe a great deal to the Sun and Moon, tho* they rise not for me alone; and am obliged to the Seasons, and the Almighty Power that governs them, thoJ they are not appointed to do me any particular Honor.
12. If you would imitate God, do Good even to the ungrateful: for the Sun rises upon the Wicked, and the Seas are open to Pirates.
13. The Event of Things is in the Hand of God, and Thanks are due to him if we succeed: however, he requires that we should add our own Labor. %
14. It is nothing to the purpose, how many know your Equity: he that desires his Virtues to be blazed abroad, labors not for Virtue, but Glory.
15. What is there great, in that a Man loves himself, indulges himself, and acquires for himself? The true Desire of conferring a Benefit, rejects these Things, being contented with the Act itself of doing Good.
16. Virtue is the best Kind of Nobility, which every one procures to himself, by his own good Morals.
Huic Regulae appendent, &c.
To this general Rule belong divers Kinds of Verbs.
Iinprimis; Verba significantia Commodum, &c.
ALL Verbs signifying Advantage or Disadvanage, Suitableness or Unsuitableness, Good or Harm, (Lat. commodo, incommodo, noceo, opi