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as contentedly as if they were silver: nor is he less, who useth silver as earthen Vessels.
3. Th> great Art of enjoying Money, is to use Liberality; yet so as not to hurt one's private Estate.
4. I think them wise, who use old Wine, and go to see old Plays. • . '}~ •
5. The Character of a brave and resolute Man is not to be ruffled with Adversity, nor so disturbed as to quit his Post, as we say; but to preserve a Presence of Mind, * ;d the, Use of Reason, without departing from his Purpose. ..;
6. To use the Affections well, is Virtue; to abuse them, is Vice.;. v.>.,.
7. We may use the Goods of Fortune, but not trust in them. . . ,
8. Wi may use the World, but not enjoy it.
9. All good Things from without, and which happen io Mortals by Accident, are not therefore commended, because a Man possessetn them, but because he useth them discreetly and honorably.
10. It is the Duty of the Mind to make use of Reason. .,,
11. We cannot make a right use of the Mind, when we are crammed with much Meat and Drink. .
12. We acted thus in obedience to the Times, and yet there are some, who have most immoderately and ungratefully abused our Candour.
1. Is my Friend living? does he still feed ore
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2, The Gods take not in, by way of Nourishment, either Meat or Drink.
3. There is no Man of good natural Parts, or a liberal Education, who would enjoy Life, if it was upon the Terms of being shut out from all Business, and fed with the most exquisite Dainties.
•1. Honesty m Dealing is necessary for all who buy or sell, who hire or let out, or who are engaged in any Business whatever: for without some Grains of it, even they, whose Food is Cheating and Villainy, could not live. '",
1. What can be more infamous, than for Order to be changed into Confusion, and Liberty into Slavery?
2. It is no small Praise of Servants, not to be willing to run away if it was in their Power j but to be unwilling to change a tyrannical Servitude for Liberty, shews a servile Mind.
3. Now is the Time for Bravery j for none but a Victor can change War into Peace.
1. There is no Nature which has not in its Kind many Things, which, however unlike in themselves, are thought worthy of like Praise.
2. He so conducted himself in the Commonwealth, that he was deemed worthy of the greatest Honors.
1. Come as often as you please, / shall make you welcome at my Table.
•2. He even refused to partake of tile Glory of the Victory with any other.
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8. Supersede©. .
1. Spare those Words; for nothing can be more disagreeable to me.
2. If you have resolved upon any Thing,in which, my Opinion is not concerned with yours, I wish you would spate yourself the Trouble of a Journey hither: but if you will communicate any Thing with me, I shall expect you.
Mereor, cum adverbiis, &c.
THE Verb mereor, to deserve, joined with the Adverbs, bene, male, melius, pejus, optime, pessirae, will have an Ablative Case after it with the Preposition de. i
1. To deserve well of our Country, to be esteemed, honored, and beloved, is a ghorious Thing .. but to be feared and hated, is infamous and detestable.
2. It is the part of a great Mind, not to be deterred by Ingratitude from the Desire of deserving well of all Men.
3. In nothing hath Nature more obliged us, than in that whatever is necessarily wanted or desired, it is accepted without Disdain.
4. None can deserve worse of their Country, than they, who, abusing their Liberty, endeavour to spread Discontent and groundless Jealousies among the People.
Q.ua2dam accipiendi, distandi, &c.
VERBS signifying to receive, or to be distant, or to take away, are sometimes joined with a Dative Case.
1. I desire you to treat my Friend as you promised me you would, when we met last.
•2. Praise not thyself, which is both indecent and imprudent; but take care to do praise-worthy Things, which will force Commendation even from Strangers..
3. Fhe Delay of that which a Man eagerly expects, is such an Affliction, that it differs little from a lingering Disease.
4. My Talk and Way is very different from them. • / ''• •'
5. He not only disagrees with others, but with himself.
6. Let not your Life disagree with your Words.
7. They trifle, who desire me to take away a Lamb from a Wolf.
- 8. Fortune can neither give nor take from any one Probity, Industry, and other good Arts.
9. Men are apt to detract from those, whom they see rising abofre them. ....> ,
10. It is not lawful for a Man to take from one what he may give to another: therefore it consists not with, the Character of a good Man, to lye, slander, anticipate, and mislead another, for his own Profit. ,
11. To rob a Man of any Thing, or to accommodate yourserf by incommoding him, is more against Nature, than Death, Poverty, Pain, or any external Evil: because this tends to the Ruin of all Intercourse and Socfety amongst Men.
12. I have often heard say, that Time cures Men of their Trouble.
13. It is as improper to sing pleasant Songs to a Man full of Grief, as to take away his Garment from him in sharp Weather.
14. The Thief makes a pitiful Bargain : he steals from his Neighbour his Money or Cattle, and in Exchange for it, he must pay his Life, or his Soul ; perhaps both.
15. He whose Experience and Observation of Things, hath made him cautious and circumspect, foresees a Calamity before it comes, and withdraws himself from the Danger into a Place of Safety.
Quibuslibet verbis additur Ablativus, fee.
TO some Verbs is added an Ablative Case taken Absolutely; (i. e. neither- governing, nor governed of a Verb; but independent, and not joined to another part of a Sentence by of, or from, &e.) And this Ablative Case (of two Nouns together, or a Norm, or Pronoun, with a Participle expressed or understood) may be resolved by any of these Words—dum, cum, quando, &c. as, Imperante Augusto, i. e. dum Augustus imperavit: so Saturno Rege, i.e. Regnante, or, dum regnavit Sattrrnus: Me duce, i.e. Me ducentej or, si dux ego fuero.—The common Signs in English, before the Substantive or Participle, are, having, being, after, either expressed or understood.
1. Nature our Guide, we cannot err.
2. (Vithout a Genius', our Labor is but in vain.