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2. No Power can resist the Detestation of many.
3. We must in such wise avoid Dangers, as not to appear weak or cowardly; nor on the other hand thrust ourselves into unnecessary Hazards.
4. Many displeasing Things are met with by Mm that lives long.
5. They do not easily advance themselves in Life, whose Virtues the Narrowness of their Circumstances gives a check to.
6. They who detract from another's Praise, rather betray their own Disease, than detect another's Morals: and they, who either praise a Man for Actions not very justifiable, or condemn the praiseworthy, only shew their own Folly and perverse Judgment.
1. I nad rather my Enemies should envy me, than I them.
2. It is the way of the Vulgar to envy the Condition of another, and bewail their own.
3. It is better to imitate good Men, than to envy them.
4. I envy no others the Benefits I want myself: on the contrary, I feel a most sensible Pleasure in seeing my Friends enjoy those Advantages, which Fate denies me.
5. Such Terror hangs over all, whose Minds deviate from Reason.
6. I do not advise you to be always poring over a Book, or your Writing-Desk: some Relaxation must be given to the Mind; yet not so as to dissipate and enfeeble it, but only to refresh it.
1. How much one Man excels another! how much a wise Man differs from a Fool!
2. God in all Places, uid at all Times, is amongst us, and is present to our Minds and Thoughts.
1. He outlived his Glory thirty Years.
2. A Fever is dangerous that comes upon a Wound, tho' it be a slight one.
Non pauca ex his, &c.
MANY Verbs compounded with these Prepositions govern other Cases: some an Accusative, some an Ablative, with or without a Preposition. (See the Rules, Pnepositio in Compositione, &c. and Verba composita, &c.)
1. He took care that no Force should assault the City.
if,. When he came to the Place, he resigned his Commission: Fear invaded his Mind.
3. The Mariner rejoiceth when he arrives at the desired Haven.
4. 1 wrote you word what I thought conducive to your Interest.
5. If you desire to excel others in Honor, you must excel in Virtue.
6. Those Men are held in Admiration, who are thought to eteel others in Virtue, and to be free from every Disgrace, as well as every Fulling, to which others are so liable to yield.
7. We ought to reverence the Man, who goes before lis in Age, as a Superior.
8. Unless, Cryer, you bawl aloud, Hunger will be your Portion. '9. He had no House to shelter him from the Rain.
10. He wept when the Image of his dear Father came into hi>i Mind. • i
11. The Sound of my Father's Voice reaches my Ear.
12. He opposed me by th*c most shameful and public Bribery.
13. From his Youth he hisulted many a good Man.
14. Scoff not at Virtue with proud Words.
15. He seemed to envy my good Nature.
16. I had rather hear one continued Discourse, and therefore will not interrupt you.
17. They affect us with a kind of Admiration ^ who are thought to go before others in Virtue.
I. Est, pro habeo, &c.
THE Verb sum, in making Latin, may often be used for habeo, and then the Word that seems to be the Nominative Case, shall be the Dative, governed of sum; and the Word that seems to be the Accusative, shall be the Nominative: as in the Rule— Est mihi Pater, / have a Father; i. e. a Father "* to me.
t. The Diligence of the Ant is the more remark :ible, because they have none to lead and direct them, as Mankind have.
2. He is a good-for-nothing Parasite, who has Money at home.
3. What I have, I desire the same for all my Friends.
4. Let us endeavour to bear patiently whatever afflicts the Body; and say to Fortune, You have now a Man to deal with: look out elsewhere for one you can conquer.
5. Alas ! how great is my Poverty! yet this one Thin# I have always taken care of, that I may have Credit.
6. When a Man has Credit, he can easily find Money: so long as I preserve my Reputation, I shall be rich enough..
Note. If sum be made by the Infinitive Mood, the Nominative Case, according to this Rule, shall be turned into (he Accusative.
1. The covetous Man never thinks he has fVealth enough j and therefore can never be content.
2. Huic simile est suppetit, &c.
THE Verb suppetit hath the like Construction; and is thus used for habeo.
I. He that eagerly seeks Praise, is no* at all Master of himself: but he must suit his Actions to that end, and enslave himself to every one that has but a Tongue to commend him.
2. If thou hast Plenty enough to give, be bountiful towards the Poor.
3. The sure way for a Man to avoid the Disgrace and Injustice of not paying what he owes, is never to borrow more than he knows he has Means to re-pay.'
4. Boldness is dangerous where the Spirits have not sufficient Strength.
5. I wish your Deeds may be answerable to your fiords.
3. Sum, cum multis aliis, &c.
THE Verb sum, with many others, (as do, tribuo, duco, habeo, verto, &c.) may have two Dative Cases; one of the Person, another of the Thing: and if they be Active, they have an Accusative Case at the same Time.
1. A truly religious, just, and charitable Man is a Blessing to all about him.
2. Happy are the Parents who live so, as their Virtue may be a Pattern to their Children.
3. A Child, when advanced to Dignity or Wealth, must not think it a Disparagement 1o him to look Or his Parents that remain in a low Condition.
4. Fortune is ever assistant to Fortune.
5. Covetousness is a great Evil to Mankind.
6. Clemency is so to be tempered, as not to be our Destruction.
7. As Desperation is the greatest and most destructive Evil to the Person afflicted with it; so is it most grievous and intolerable to the State.