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3. Such Riches are to be sought, which, when the Ship it broken, can swim with the Owner.
4. When Friendship is established, and Fidelity has been tried, the Commemoration of good Offices is unnecessary.
5. It is proper for Gentlemen to walk through the City with a moderate Pace : it is servile to run in a Hurry, especially when Things are calm, and the Enemies are slain.
6. Take away the Faculties of the Soul, and what Difference is there, I do not say between a Beast and a Man, but between a Man and a Stone, or a Tree, or any Thing of the like kind i
7. A passionate Man may do such Things when the Fit is upon him, as none but a Fool would commit: but he is nothing so bad as he, who, suppressing his Wrath, deliberately contrives a cruel Revenge. N
8. He is an excellent Pattern for a good Servant, who looks to, orders, and diligently takes care of his Master's Business in his Absence. .
9. As human Concerns are frail and fading, wc ought, to be curious in our Search of an Object whom we may love, and by whom we may be loved: for take from Life Endearment and Kindness, you take from it all that renders it desirable.
10. Laws were made on two accounts: as well that it may be ,lawful for no one to do an unjust Thing, as, that they who have transgressed, bebig punished, others may become better.
11. I could wish the whole of Philosophy was presented to our View, in like Manner as is the Face of the Universe; for it would engage all Men in the Admiration of it; tlwse Things being
neglected, which we. now think great, through Ignorance pf what is truly so.
\'2. True Friendship has this Advantage over Kindred:—that Affection may be separated from Kindred, but it cannot from Friendship: for take away Affection, you take away the Name of Friendship, but not of Kindred.
13. Without Friendship there can be no Pleasure in Life.
14. Friendship is nothing else but the highest Agreement of all Things, both divine and human; than which I know not whether (Wisdom excepted) any Thing better is given by the immortal Gods to Man.
\5. They who are Friends for the sake of Advantage only, quit their Friendship when the Hope of Profit is removed.
16. Tears are very excusable, if they run not down immoderately, and we endeavour to suppress them : our Eyes ought not to be dry upon the Loss of a Friend, nor yet to stream: we may weep, but we must not bewail.
17. Virtue is an Affection of the Mind, constant,, uniform, rendering the Possessors of it commendable, and is in itself, exclusive oj all accidental Utility, praise-worthy; from whence proceed just Thoughts, honest Intentions, and every right Action.
18. When Pleasure reigns, the greatest Virtues are disregarded.
19. As that which is disgraceful cannot be rendered honest, so whatever is not virtuous can never be rendered profitable in Contradiction and Opposition to Nature.
20. Arts and Precepts avail nothing without the Assistance of Nature.
21. Wisdom alone can drive Sorrow from our Minds, and free us from all Fear: by whose Instruction we may live in Tranquillity, every ardent Desire being suppressed.
22. The Death of a young Man resembles the Force of Fire overpowered by a Quantity of Water; whereas old Men• without the Application of any Force, depart as naturally as Heat, when the Fire is consumed to Ashes.
23. They are not wretched, to whom undeservedly, und'their Innocence still safe, -some Misfortune happens; but they are to be deplored, who of their own Accord depart from what is right, though no Misfortune should follow.
Verbis quibusdam addltur, &x.
TO some Words is added an Ablative Case of the Part, (i. e. when the Word expresseth Part, or Parts of a Thing,) as aegrotat animo '..and sometimes an Accusative (by the Figure Synecdoche) «*. candet dentes. T7ie Sign is in, or as to.
1. With an Ablative.
1. It is better once to resolve, than always to be in Suspense in our Minds, avid vexed and tormented in our Thoughts.
2. With an Accusative.
1. He is a wise Man, who in all Things follows Reason for his Guide.
2. Tell me wherein I have done amiss, and for the future I will be more careful.
3. I fear 1 shall be sent to the Mill, with my Sides bound about with hard Iron.
Qurcdam usurpantur, &c.
SOME Verbs are also used with a Genitive Case, .
1. The Misbehaviour of my Son torments me to the very Soul.
2. Why do yot• so torment him, who never deserved ill of you?
3. I will go in and comfort him, that he may not so rack his Soul.
4. You act very absurdly, thus to torment yourself.
5. I am in great doubt what this Business can be: I am resolved to know, that I may be delivered from this Fear.
The Construction of Verbs Passive.
Passivis additur Ablativus, &c.
TO Verbs Passive is joined an Ablative Case of the Person, Agent, or Doer, with the Preposition a, or ab :—And sometimes a Dative Case.
Note. The same Ablative, or Dative, will be (he Nominative Case to tlvs Verb, if it be made by iiie Active Voice; as in the Examples given—Laudutur ab his, culpatur ab illis: i. e. hi laudant, illi culpant.
1. With an Ablative Case.
1. It seldom happens, that he is loved by many, who, hot deservedly, but by Arrogance, endeavours at Preference.
2. It is equal Praise, to he 'praised by one who is praised himself, and to be scandalized by the scandalous.
3. He must fear many, who by many is feared.
"4. If all Things have been found out by the Ancients, yet the Use, the Knowledge, and right ordering of their Discoveries, will ever be new : and if by them are found out the Remedies of the Mind, it is our part to seek how and when to apply them.
5. Men are apt to be led by Report and the Opinion of People, and to think that is honorable, which is by most commended.
6. The only way to Honor and Dignity, is to be praised and beloved by good and wise Men.
7. Where is the Man, who. on condition of neither loving, nor being beloved by any one, would chuse to wallow in Wealth and superiluous Plenty? Believe' me, this is the Life of Tyrants ; a Life filled with Suspicion and Anxiety: it has no room for Friendship.
8. Virtue is honorable without being ennobled, and is commendable in itself, tho' it were received by none.
2. With a Dative Case.
1. The same Man, who in his Prosperity was surrounded with a Troop of Attendants, U taken Notice of by no one in Adversity.