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29. To cover Folly by Silence, is some :part of Wisdom. ". . ,

30. Virtue expressed in Books, is in some sort but planted Virtue: It is to be Warned rather by Use than reading. ....... , , . . i;

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Quibusdam verbis, &c.

SOME Verbs, signifying'to buy, sell, cost, hire, redeem, &c. govern an Ablative'Case of the Noun signifying the Price, Rate, or Value. The Sign is usually for, in, or at; and sometimes with.

1. I buy not Hope with good Money. >. *

,2., True Philosophy thinks nothing good but

what is fit and honorable: it is not to be corrupted

by the Gifts of Men or Fortune; ,and whose prin

cipal Value,it is, not to be bought at any Price.

,3. 1 .would not buy your Life at so >tvorm~eaten 'Nut.

'• . 4. Nothing is so dear bought,,as that which is bougldxby Entreaties.

5. The Gods sell us all Things for Jailor.

6. I am determined t<> 4o him some,Mischief; nor can Lbe fought off with,LibertyiU-pm liberty.

/. There is no Calamity so severe, -to which we.ate not all of us, in .this time of Anarchy .and Confusion, «qually exposed; and which if would have averted from-the Republic, of; the Eyqpence of my own private and domestic Enjoyments, ,most willingly. ,. ,, . >

.8. Thia.Jar pf Honey ip valued at ftco hundred and forty Pence. ... ', , :,... ....„;

.9. He was thought entravagant for hiring a. House at fifty Pounds a Year.

- "•' •:1,,,.TiHi paulb, minima, 8cq., /

THESE' Wo/Ads^ viii, paulo, minimo. inagno, niiaio, plurimo, dimidio, duplo, and the like, after Verbs of buying, selling, &c. are often put in the Ablative Case without the Substantive pretio, which is understood.

1. Many times, through the Necessity of the Seller, rich Commodities are bought for very little: but it is unjust to laugh at him because he sold them at so vile a Rate. . ->

2. There are a thousand Things of great Moment that cost but little.

3. What can.that Horse be bought for at the lowest Price? Twenty Pounds.

4. If they who know the Value of Things,, set a high Rate upon Fields and Ground Rents, because such Possessions are least liable to Accidents of any kind; how much more valuable is Virtue, of which we can never be stripped, we can never b£ robbed. \ '•'

5. Liberty is wvXi bought at d great Pricex nor is it preserved without Trouble,. 4'' "\ .'

6v If you value Liberty as j*ou ought, at a greht. Rate, you will esteem all other Things in a Tow Degree.

7- This House will cost me little more than half of^what the other did: Provided I get in a certain/" Debt, I will buy it at any Rate; if no', I'cannot buy it at a small one.

8. If a Man is about to Sell a House, which he knows to be ruinous and- of bad Materials, with other Faults which nobody knows but himself, and he does not inform the Buyer of all this, but sells it for the most he can get, even much more than he intended to sell it for; this'is by ho means consistent with the Character of an open, well-meaning, generous, honest typn. .•,,/,••:,'; V -..' iv •

An Exception. ,.v ^,,.,.{.

Excipinntur hi Genitivi, &c.

THESE Genitkes, tanti, quanti, pluris, ,&c. (in English, for so much, for how much, for more,, for less, for just so much, for the- same, for how much soever, for as much as you please, &c.) without iheir Substantive pretii, which is understood, are excepted from the foregoing Rule.

1. There are no Studies of such consequence, as that the Duties of Friendship should be deserted for them. , .

2. They are not brave, who at any rate despise Death; but they who set so high a Price on Virtue, as for the sake of this to neglect Life, otherwise dear to them.

3. We are to consider with what Spirit, what Intention, a Favor is conferred: for many confer. Favors through Caprice, without any Judgment,! as if influenced by a Disease, or carried away with the Wind: such Favors are not to be rated so high as those which result from Judgment, Considers* tion, and Constancy. •','>::'

4. 1 would have you appear as great in your own Eye, as you will in the Eye of others, when you-' become conscious of your own Abilities. ,...•} -„, .

5. One Eye-witness is worth-more than ten that go by Hear-say.

6. Public goad is by every one to be vahed at more than private. "•'

7. Old Age, especially honorable old Age, has in it an Authority of more value than all the Pleasures Youth can enjoy.

8. As to Virtues, we must value Prudence at an high Rate, cordially embrace Frieudship, love Temperance, and, if possible, more strictly adhere to Justice than to any of the rest.

9. There is nothing to be esteemed of so great Value, no Profit so desirable, as to induce us to forfeit the Glory and Character of an honest and good Man.

10. No Institution or Coucscl is of great Value unless the End pursued be useful;

Flocci, nauci, nihili,- &c. •

THESE Words, flocci, nauci, nihili, pili, &c. are particularly added to the Verbs, sestimo, p\:ndo, faeio, &c. ';

1. lvalue him not a Rush, who is not a Friend to every body.

2. That which a Fool sets an high Value upon, a. wise Man seldom thinks worth a Straw.

3. He that in dangerous Times wants Courage, will not make a Commander worth a Nut-shell.

4. He is a Servant good for tiothing, who is unmindful of his Duty, unless he be continually reminded of it.

5. Non* will core a Pin for Tfireats, which can only bark, and not bite.


H. I do not, value his Wisdom a Hair, who is not wise for himself.

7. I care not a Straw for him, who values me not this.

Verba abundandi, &c.

VERBS 0/"abounding, filling, loading, and the contraries'to these, bf wanting, emptying, unloading, or discharging, govern an Ablative Case: besides which, tlwy have an Accusative of the Thing

or Person filled, emptied, &c. ':

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I. Abounding.

1. He declares himself to be a great Man, and to abound wilh Prudence, who is not soon provoked to Anger by Reproaches or ill Usage.

2. At the Time when the Land abounded with Plenty of Com, the Monopolizers, Men of no Conscience, rendered it scarce and dear to their Fellow-citizens. • .• ..

8. I wonder at his Rashness, that he should pretend to attack you, who are distinguished with the highest Honors, and supported by the roost powerful Friendships; at the same time that he himself is greatly deficient in these respects.

4.-' He was so unhappy, that though he flowed with Wealth and Honor, he could not be contented. .': . ".• • •.•!'* \ .' •'

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