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1. I earnestly Entreat this Favor of you In gay own'Right.
2. If I answer you what you asked me, how can you call It trifling?
8. I desire we may be Friends: f demand Peace of you. ". . • :,
4. To deviand o Gift of any one, is what the Populace themselves are seldom guilty of, unless -instigated thereto; however, I cannot forbear, 1 will not say to demand of you, but to remind you of a Favor, which you long since gave me Reason to expect.
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1. It is a tiresome Task to teach Children their Letters, ,and much more difficult to unteach them any !bad Habit.
2. Leisure teaches young Men allmannerofE&il, . 3. jHe would have taught me Music, but I was
unwilling to lose so much Time.
4. \yhat great Obligations do we owe to those, who teach us all the good 4rts that render Life pleasant and honorable!
3. Clothing. ,<..,
1. He put on himself a scarlet Robe, wh.ich flowed down to the Ground.
1. You was ill advised, when you concealed your Misfortune from me and your Father.
5..Admonishing and Exhorting.
1. We should have forgot that Affair, if the Place had not reminded us of it.
2. This too / advise you:—that you affect not to be particular, either in your Dress, or manner of Life, like those who seek not any real Profit, but only to be taken Notice of.
Hujusmodi verba, &c.
VERBS of this Sort, even in their Passive Voke7 have an Accusative- Case after them. ,. .
1. The poor were so distressed, that the Farmers were required to produce their Corn at such a Price.
•••%. He was clothed in a Vest embroidered with Gold,
8. From the ill Effects of Luxury to our Health and Estate, we are taught Temperance.
Nomina Appellativa, &c.
NOUNS Appellative, i. e. common Names of Places, (as Town, School; Church,) commonly lake a Preposition before them, when they come after Verbs that signify Motion.
1. On a certain Day of the Year, at six o'clock me go to School, and at eleven we go from School to Church.
2. He that travels into foreign Parts, without knowing the Language used in the Place he goes to, goes to School, not to travel.
S. From Scotland we came to the Town of Berwick, and so into England.
.4. How unfortunate was it for me, said the Parasite, to go to the Forum to-day! for 1 have lost my Dinner.
V. Verbs governing an Ablative Case.
Quodvis verbum admittit, &c.
ALL manner of Verbs admit an Ablative Case of the Word which signifies the Instrument, Cause, or Manner, by winch a Thing is done: the Sign is by, with, or for, not expressed by a Preposition.
1. A Man must not give with his Hand, and deny with his Looks: he doubles the Gift, who gives quickly and willingly.
2. He is blind who cannot see with the Eyes of his Understanding.
3. Treasures ill-gotten are like Heaps of Chaff, or Clouds of Smoke, soon dissipated before the Wind.
4. As the Dew restores those Herbs, which are parched by the Beams of the Sun, so the least Token of a King's Favor reyives those, jwho pre almost dead wiih ihe Terror of;his Wrath
5. He that rebuketh a Man, shall at last find more Favor, than he that Jiatterelh with his Tongue.
6. The Mind of a wise Man, fortified with Prudence, Patience, Perseverance, a Contempt of Fortune, and in short with every Virtue,, as by strong Walls, cannot be conquered or taken by iitorm.
jf. As If on is consumed with Must, so pines away the envious Man by his own Vice.
8. It is not easy to distinguish true Love from false, unless some Incident happen of Danger and Distress, whereby it may be tried and known, as Gold is tried by the Furnace.
9. Virtue is incited by Rewards, but the idle are excited by Ignominy.
10. We often see those overcome by Shame, whom no other Reason could prevail upon.
11. Many, allured by the Hope of a greater Good, have lost the present. i.
12. By Study and Literature, Prosperity is adorned, and Adversity assisted. >> ,5.>:.. I > •••
13. To be diver ted by the Study of Arts from our proper Concerns, is against Duty.
14. The Leaves of tall Trees shake at every Breath.
•15. Happy is the Man, who can rejoice in the Prosperity of his Neighbour.
16. Can you distinguish a Citizen from an Enemy by the Accidents of Nature or Place, and not by his Affections and Actions •?.
17. Great Undertakings are not effected by the Strength, the Agility, or the Swiftness of the Body j but by Wisdom, Authority, and Judgment; which Qualities old Age is not apt to destroy; but to increase. >
IS. Mischief is their Business, and they pursue it with restless Diligence.
19. If a Man enters into Contest with an obstinate Fool, which Way soever he deals with him, there will be no end of the Controversy; for the Fool will still have the last Word.
20. The first part of our Life knows not itsfclf; the middle, is overwhelmed with Cares; and the last oppressed with grievous old Age. ..-..':. Xi^ .
21. If we have many Things to do, let us dispatch them in due Order, or else we shall do none well, and labour Content. . .
•'-22. In all new Connections, it is of much Importance, by what Recommendation the Avenues of Friendship* if I'rriay so say, are laid open. ,
23. Friendship is not pure but where a Friend is beloved with the wltoleHeart, as we say, for his own sake; all Profits and;Emoluments being set aside.
24. Some Men will effect the same Tiling, which others only endeavour at, with greaiet---Faeility and less Koise.1 . . .--•"' ," J" } ..'
25. When we cannot h^e ah . advantageous Cast,' it remains,' that by Mr Art arid'Skill tip mxtke a bad one good. ;•- ''. -•.26. There is nothing which 'may not be pcr
Jbrmedby^n sincere and zealous Affection.
27. A wise Man overcomes Fortune by Virtue; but many, professing Wisdom, are sometimes terrified by the slightest Threats. •,'•"';
28. No Wisdom can entirely expel the natural Imperfections either of the Mind or Body :'whatever is innate and inbred'may be corrected-by Art, but not overcome.