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who is angry with kw Money, and therefore does not give, but throws it. away.
4.' AngeV does'not always arise from sn Injury, nor a Desire of unishment ;for we are sometimes angry, not with those who have hurt us, hut, with those who are about to hurt us; and the most weak. are oftentimes dm'ry at the strongest, whom they 'cannot hdpe to punish. '.>•
5. The Wrath of a King strikes Terror into him with whom he is offended, as it the Sentence of Death was pronounced ngainst him.
6. Amongst a free People, whose Laws have no Respect to Persons, a Smoothness of Temper is necessary; lest we should fall into an idle, disagreeable Peevishness, by being ruffled at impertinent Addresses, or imrea onable Petitions.
7. in this Matter indeed, there is no Reason ia be angry with the young Man.
IX. Sum, cum compositis, &c.
SUM, with its Compounds, (absum, adsum, desum,' insum, intersum, obsum, pnesum, prosum, subsum; supersum,) all except possum, require a Dative Case*
1. Quit all Things, rather than forsake the Precepts of Wisdom: love them sincerely, and they will be a stronger Guard, than Money can procure thee. • •
2. A Wall is a Defence of a City, but the Courage of the Inhabitants is the strongest Bulwark.
3. Good Men may be in Contempt for a Time;
but in the end they shall be accounted the only wise Men.
4. I recommend all my Affairs to your Care and Protection, but particularly my Son, for he is my principal Concern.'
5. They followed him with their Families and their Cattle; for this was their Money.
6. As it never can be well with the wicked, the foolish, or indolent; so no Man can be wretched, who is brave, wise, and virtuous.
7". Lot no one be displeased at my saying, Things have not gone so well with us this Summer as we could wish.
8. Whenever I hear my Friend reproached, I should be ashamed not to defend him.
9. Many in their Prosperity forget their Friends, who, to their Loss and Hazard, stood by them in Adversity.
10. Refuse not to stand by a Friend in his Danger.
11. Wonder not that you see me defend him in this Cause, tho* in other respects I have thought him blameable. ..
12. Behold! a Present from your Father!
IS. He is a Man who wants Money; but he scarce deserves the Name who wants Erudition.
14. He that sees his Neighbour possess somewhat which is wanting to himself, is apt to think how happy he should be, if he was in that Man's Condition: and in the mean Time never thinks of enjoying his own; which perhaps may, in many respects, be happier than that of his Neighbour, which he so much admires.
15. No Man can be properly said to be miserable, who is not wanting to himself.
16. Few Things are wanting to Prosperity; to Avarice, all Things.
17- The whole of my Ambition is, not to be wanting, either in Advice or Assistance, to my Friends; or even to those, whom I have no Reason to rank in that Number.
18. There is so wonderful a Grace and Authority in Virtue, that even the worst of Men approve of it, and desire to be accounted virtuous themselves.
19. A clear Understanding, with a right Judgment of Things, gives perpetual Comfort and Satisfaction to him in whom it is.
20. Men ought certainly to have more Courage.
21. Injustice is the greatest Splendor of Virtue, from which Men are stiled good; whose principal Duty is to injure no one.
•22. A tender-hearted Man hates to be present at any cruel Action.
2S. He was so great a Lover of his Country, of such Integrity, and inflexible Constancy, that even when he had the Gnut, he attended to every Business, which he thought was of service to the State.
24. Fortune cannot do much harm- to the Man, who puts a stronger Confidence in Virtue, than in accidental Causes.
25. Glory has been prejudicial to many.
26. In the Case of Liberality, it should be Our first Care, that what we give may not be to the Disadvantage of the Receiver, or any other Person; and that it may not be above our Circumstances.
27. He was not only present, but had Ike chief Management hi those Affairs; nor did he omit any Thing, that might be ex.pect.ed from a judicious, vigilant, and affectionate Friend.
i8. Hither ought all Things to be referred by those who preside over others;—that they, who are in Subjection to them, may be as happy as possible: and it is the part, not only of him who rules over his Companions and Fellow-Citizens, but of him also . ho is Master of Slaves arid Cattle, to be subservient to the Interest and Benefit ofall over ichom he presides.
•10 It were to be wished, that all who preside in Government, were like the Laws; which, in punishing, are directed not by Resentment, hut by liquity.
30. Strength of Body, accompanied with Prudence, is very profitable,: but without that, it does more Harm than Good to those very Persons that have it -,
31. Fortifications profit a City nothing, unless brave Men defend it.
'3l\ The Discourse and Exhortations of my Friends served me instead of Medicine: such honest Comforts are the best of Remedies; for whatever raises the Spirits does good to the Body..
33. It is better to profit the bad on account of the Good, than to be wanting to the Good on account of the bad, when they cannot be separated: such is the Way of Divine Providence.
•34. Beams made of Fir supported the Roof.
35. You m;iy know that a Sense of. Goodness still snlsisls in the Minds of the most corrupt Men; and that Men, however negligent, are not quite void of Shame: for almost all dissemble their Crimes; and when they have succeeded, they enjoy indeed the Fruits of their Actions, but at the same Time endeavour to couceal the Actions themselves.
3d. He excelled his Ancestors in Learning.
37. They who are unwilling, or are not able to manage their own Affairs, must act by others.
38. He was so broken by Calamity, that nothing remained to him of his former Dignity.
Dativum ferine regunt, &c.
VERBS compounded with tlwse Adverbs, bene, satis, male; or with these Prepositions, prae, ad, con, sub, ante, post, ob, in, inter, super, generally govern a Dative. Case.
1. Do good to good Men; for a Kindness laid up with a good Man is a Treasure.
2. He is good, who doeth good to others.
3.-1 have learned to lose as little of my Kindness as possible ; for I will do no Man good against his Will.
4. Nothing can be more provoking, than to be treated ill by those, to whom, we have been great Benefactors.
5. To act well for our Country is a noble Thing; and to speak well of it, is by no means absurd.
6. If you have done good to a Friend, repent not that you have done it; for you ought to be ashamed, if you had not done it. . <