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8. It is net of less Concern to a good Man, what the State will be after his Death, than at present.
9. Cruelty is an Abomination to ally as Piety and Clemency are their Delight.
10. The best Inheritance a Parent can leave a Child, is the Example of a virtuous and noble Conduct ; which to be a Disgrace to, ought to be deemed Wickedness and Impiety.
11. A generous Disposition, if it follows good Instruction, may be a Blessing to the Country; but if it degenerates into Vice, may do a great deal of Mischief.
12. That cannot but be of Service to my Enemies, which u of Disservice to me.
IS. I recommend nothing to you, but what I thought to be for your Good. ,,14. I see many Reasonsto believe, that the Envy of your Adversaries will be an Honor to you.
15. Do your Duty, and never fear that any good Man will turn your Behaviour to your Dispraise.
16. In having run some Kisk to serve a Friend, who is there that will blame you for itf
17- Some Men take it to be a Pra'ise to themselves, that they can bully others out of their Right.
4. Est ubi hie Dativus, &c.
• THESE three Datives, tibi, sibi, and mihi, are sometimes added by way of Elegance in Expression, tko' the Sense may not require them.
1.,1 will do this. Business effectually.
2. Dispatch this Business as soon as you can.
3. Nothing looks more silly than a crafty Knave outwitted, and beaten at his own Weapon.
4. Now must I be as cunning and wicked as himself, that I may be able to drive him from the JJpm with his own Weapon.
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IV. Verbs governing an Accusative Case.
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Verba transitiva, &c.
VERBS transitive, (so called because their Action passeth forth on some Person or Thing.) whether they be Active, Deponent, or Common, require an Accusative of the Person or Thing, on whom, or on which, the Action is transferred; or of that Word which answers to the Question, whom? or what? as, Te amo, Deum venerare, Juvat me.
J„ Many know not the Force of Virtue- they only usurp the Name, but are Strangers to her Influence.
2. Wretched Poverty hath nothing harder in itself, than that it makes Men ridiculous.
3. Adversity makes a Man great, as' Prosperity makes him happy. .- . ,
_ 4. I will esteem Men, not by their Vocation and instate, but by their Manners. The Manners area Man s own, but Fortune assigns him a Vocation. 'i / O
5.. Friendship; is not the Result of Utility, but Utility of Friendship. ^
6. Friendship makes Prosperity more splendid, and Adversity lighter, by. partaking in it.'
7• They who banish Delicacy from Friendship, deprive it of its noblest Ornament.
8. Nothing is more becoming, than in every respect to maintain Constancy.
9. We can by no means,,Aeep up the Pleasure of Life firm and lasting, nor maintain Friendship itself, unless wc love our Friends as ourselves.
10. Covetousness, and the Love of Money,(*wi» _ vert Probity, Fidelity, and all the good Arts.
11. Contumely hath a certain Sting, which prudent and good Men can hardly bear.
12. Virtue alone affords perpetual Joy and Security: whatever may seem to prevent these, passeth over like a Gloud, which for a Moment darkens, but cannot hide the Day. . .'•.". . ..:
13. Brave Men are wont.to.follow not so much the Reward of, good Deeds, as the good Deeds themselves. ...'•. . . • r •' .'
14. Impropriety is to be avoided, not'only on account of the. Disadvantages that attend the wicked, hut much more because it suffers not the Person who is engaged therein, to breathe, or take any Rest; for no wicked Man can promise himself Impunity.
15. So frail is this little Body of ours, that it is not only liable to Fain from Injuries and tyrannical Power, but its very Pleasures are turned into Torr ments: Feastings create Surfeits; Drunkenness brings, on a Weakness and trembling of the Nerves; and Laistfulness Distortion of the Hands, Feet, and Joints.
16. They are very happy, who hold,sueh a [Course of Life, as to live in Business without Danger, and in Retirement with Dignity. . .,.... \
1'JT. They are greatly mistaken, who at the same Time eapect two very different Things ;—the Pleasure of Idleness, and the Rewards of Virtue.
18. Virtue is . never barbarous, uncouth, or haughty: she provides for and protects t)ve whole Race, of Mankind ; which she would not do, if sh« was a Stranger to general Benevolence.
19. Tho' every Thing else be iost, yet Virtue seems able to support Iierself.
20. They are not truly good, who do not detest the bad. , » .;>, •
21. A Father cannot leave a more noble Monument behind him, than a Son, the Image of his^rtue, Constancy, >and Piety, A .....
..$.2. They who do An Injury, are more unhappy ihan they who suffer it. .•'! A> ym' - Ai\>> >*
23. Whoever commends the conquered, extols the Glory of.the Conqueror. •*
24. Fortune generally spoils the natural Diepesilion of Men. . . .i 3.;.: ''
25. Nothing is so generous, so noble, so munificent, as to relieve the poor, raiie up the afflicted, instruct the ignorant, and deliver the oppressed.
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VERBS (intransitive, or) Neuter may have .an Accusative ajier.tlwni of their own Signification: that is, when t$fi 1Cxrh*. and 'the Substantive following the Verb, relate to vrte Another in Signification ;> as, servire servitutem, &c.
1. There'are sbme, who in their Greatness are ever complaining, what a Life Ifiey live!
2. I am but five and fifty years old, and am I thought to live too long?
8. I will make you remember it as long as you live. . ."
4. Must I then serve an eternal Slavery?
5. The Servant that would serve his .Master well, must lay up many Things in his Mind, which he thinks will please his Master, both when he is present, and in his Absence.
Sunt quae figurate, &c,
THERE are some Verbs Neuter that figuratively (i. e. by Enallage, Synecdoche, or an Ellipsis) have an Accusative Case after them; quod ad, quoad, or the like, being understood. A .
1. Go farther off, you smell of Onions.—All Men cannot smell of exotic Ointments, if you do.
2. He that cannot resolve to live a Saint, is never likely to die a Martyr.*
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Verba rogandi, et docendi, &c.
VERBS of asking, (as rogo, poSco, flagito,. oro, obsecro,) of teaching, (as doceo, edoceo, dedoceo, erudio, &c.) of clothing, (as induo,), of concealing, (as celo,) also of admonishing, and exhorting,govern two Accusatives / one of the Person', and another of'the' Thing asked, &c<