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,8. Greatness of Mind, if it is without Justice, is in fault; for nothing is honorable that is without Justice. '.- -i. "... i
4. Virtue wants not Praise of Men, for it carries its own Glory and Praise with it.
5. Though you want not Judgment, or rather abound with it, yet at this Juncture, I cannot help effering you my Advice.
6,. Most People think nothing good in human Concerns, but what is profitable, and choose their Friends as they do their Cattle, only for those Things by which they think they shall get most Profit: they are therefore deprived of that lovely Friendship, which is best adapted to Nature, and which is desirable in itself, and for itself.
7. He in vain gets Riches, who is witlwut the Goods of the Mind.
8. Among Friends, Admonition should be free from Bitterness, and Reproof from Disrespect.
9. Every Admonition and Reproof ought to be free from Contumely.
10. What is fit and right needs not a prolix Oration: for Truth wants not many Words; and we better remember what is-contained in few.
11. Every human Action ought to be void of Rashness and Carelessness : we ought to do nothing lor which we cannot give a justifiable Reason.
12. They are without Fear, who have not offended; but Punishment is ever before their Eyes, who have committed Sin.
13. We must be free not only from every Crime, but even from the Suspicion of any Crime whatever.
14. He who takes upon him to judge of, and accuse others, ought himself to be without Faidt.
15. It is absurd that they, who receive Admonition, should feel none of that Uneasiness which it ought to give, but that only which ihey ought to be free from,: for they are not troubled to have offended, but take it ill to be reproved r whereas their Behaviour ought to be the reverse: they ought to be sorry for the Offence, and rejoice in the Admonition. .•. .'. 'i
lfj. '1 he Consolation, which arises from the Misfortunes of others, is light; but there is another more weighty Consideration, which I hope is your Support, as it certainly is mine ;—to be troubled at nothing, while I am free from all Blame.
1. The Sun is fixed in the Centre of the Universe, the Soul and Guide of the World; and so immense in his Bulk, that he illuminates mad fill all Things with his Light.
2. The Providence of God hath filled the World with all good Things.
3. The Fanner must fatten bis Field with Dung, if he expects a Crop.
4. It is impossible to cloy the Mind of a covetous Man with Money.
!. As soon as the Enemy had raised the Siege, he ungarrisoiied. the Town, and pursued them.
2. Philosophy roots out all Troubles from the Mh\>if frees it from Desires, and drives away Fears.
3. Your Friends are within: go in; satisfy them, and clear yourself of this Business.
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1 "" '• 5. LoADme.
1. With what Falsehoods have these worthless Informers chirged you! But I gave no Credit to their Calumnies. .• ,,,..>i.'.\ . .,...: ., . .
2. I cannot but-own, that / am filled with the highest Joy, in that the Opinion of Men admits me to share in. your Praises. ,. ;, ';;•?
6. Unloading, or Discharging.
1. It is necessary for a Man, who robs his Companion of his Reputation and Portune, to confess himself a perfidious Villain.
2. The Concern I feci on account of your Health is incredible: free me from this Disquietude, I beg of you, and in return / will ease you of all yours.
3. Let us never embrace that System of Philosophy, which confounds Truth with Falsehood, strips us of Judgment, deprives us of Assent, and robs us of all our Senses.
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Ex quibus qua:dam, &c.
SOME Verbs however of these six Significations govern a Genitive Case.
1. The highest Character of a Man, is to abound in Piety, without being superstitious.
2. This has been an unlucky Day to me: all that I thought to do privily, has the Parasite declared openly, and filled me u>ith Dread and Shame.
3. These Things make me sick of Life.
4. / want your Advice: Direct me what you . think is best to be done in this. Affair.
5. Tho' my Affliction is not so pungent, and tho' I have, in some measure, recollected myself, yet I still wanl your Counsel.
6. In conferring or requiting a Kindness, our chief Duty is to mdp htm first, who most wants our Help: but the contrary is practised by the Generality, who direct their greatest Services to him, from whom they hope the most, tho' he wants them not.
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Fungor, fruor, utor, ck.c.
THESE eight Verbs,' fungor, fruor, utor, (with their Compounds, perfungor, perfruor, abutor,) also vescor, rauto, dignor, communico, superseded, govern an Ablative Case.
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1. He discharges Ms Duty more commendably, who does it from Inclination, rather than from Fear of Evil.
2. A good Man does hus Duty, tho' it be, ever so painful and hazardous to him.
3. He came just time enough to perform the last Office for his Friend.
4. That Dignity, when / had discharged tlte highest Honors, 'and greatest Labor* in the State, is now lost.". • . •..•...• i
5. This grieves me; that the Man who was accounted one of the best of Citizens, should now perform the part of a bad Man.
tf. The exporting of those Thiugs wherewith we abound, and the importing of the Things we want, had been unknown, had not Meu applied to these Labors.
1. It is Wisdom to enjoy Things present.
2. He is a Savage, who enjoys the Punishment of others.
3. How many there are, who enjoy the Comfort of Light, and do not deserve it!
4. He alone seems to me to live and enjoy his Being, who, intent upon some great Action, insures to himself Reputation in the World.
5. As soon as the Weather began to be mild, we left the City, that we might enjoy the sweet Pleasures of the Country.
6. It is a blessed Thing to rejoice in Virtue; and all wise Men enjoy this Pleasure.
7. To all who preserve, or assist their Country, or increase her Glory, a certain Place is assigned in Heaven, where they enjoy an Eternity of Happiness.
1. This is true: that as every one useth Fortune, so will he excel: and from hence we all pronounce him a wise Man.
2. He is a great Man, who us'eth earthen Vessels