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2. Why would you take that away, which I would have given you? But even now you will not take it away, for nothing is taken but from him who would retain it.
3. A Man that applies himself to Business, is insensible when Years creep upon him: thus we slowly, softly, silently steal to the Grave, and the Flame of Life is not hastily extinguished, but burns out.
Caeteri casus manent, &c.
ALL other Cases (except the transitive) are the same after a Verb Passive, as the Active reqtures• —Or, in other Words, the Case which a Verb Active governs, as Active, never continues in the Passive; the rest do: for though you may say, accusat servum, you cannot say, accusatur servum.
1. When they came before a Magistrate, the Servant only was accused of Theft.
2. How much is Virtue to be esteemed! It is neither lost by Water, nor by Fire; nor is changed by the Rage of Seasons, or the Convulsions of Go.vernment: and with which, they that are endued, are the only rich Men.
3. He was first asked his Opinion; and it was not only approved of by the Senate, but the greatest Thanks were given to him.
4. Corn was bought yesterday at a great Price, but it will soon be cheaper. • *' • .
Vapylo, veneo, liceo, &c.
THE Neuter-Passive Verbs, vapulo, veneo, liceo, exulo, fio, have a Passive Construction: i. e. have an Ablative, or a Dative Case of the Agent or Doer after them, like Verbs Passive.
1. If he dares to touch me in his Passion, in Passion he shall be beaten by me.
2. He produced Witnesses, who saw it, to prove that he was beaten by him with the palms of his Hands, and with Scourges.
3. A pound of the Purple was sold for an hundred Pence.
4. Some Things are worth more than they were sold for to you, and therefore you owe something extraordinary for them, tho' they were.bought.
5. The Book, tho' well executed, was prized at a low Value.
6. Perfidy, Bribery, and Covetousness, were banished by him out of the City.
7. The greatest and most unworthy Slaughter of the Citizens was made by him at that Time.
Construction of Verbs of the Infinitive Mood. Verbis quibusdam, &c.
THE Infinitive Mood is set after some Verbs, Participles, and Adjectives; and poetically after Substa)dwes.
Note. When two Verbs come together without a Nominative Case between them, the latter Verb (whether it has the sign oftJie Active Voice to, or of the Passive to be, or not) shall be the Infinitive Mood.
1. He that knows not how to be silent, knows not how to speak.
2. As a Field, however good the Soil, cannot be fruitful without Culture, so neither can the Mind without Learning.
3. All Resentment ought to end in Death, but not Friendship.
4. The loss of Money may easily be repaired, but Reputation once lost can scarce ever be recovered.
5. What Time, which generally wears out the deepest Impressions of Sorrow, would do of itself, that we ought to anticipate by Prudence, and not watt for a Remedy from Time, which we may sooner receive from Reason.
6. Far be it from us to despise the Poor: for Poverty itself is a sufficient Burthen on those, who study to live by honest Labor and Industry, and who had rather buy than beg.
7. If the Mind lets go its Intention, and pursues not its Studies diligently, it must necessarily^ go backwards: no one finds it where he left it: we must resolve therefore to go on and do our Endeavour: more remains than we have yet encountered: the being willing however to proceed, is great part of the Wayv
8. When we begin to think and to perceive who we are, and in what Properties we differ from other Creatures, then it is that we begin to follow those Things for which we were born.
9. The excellent Perfection of the Mind so far excels the Body, that the Difference con scarce be imagined.
10. The Precepts of Virtue, are manifold, which you must so fix in your Mind, that they cannot jhf off: nor is it enough to treasure up these in the Memory; they must be called forth into Action: he is not the happy Man who knows these Things, but he that does them.
11. So great is the Force of Virtue, that a Man caw never he good and not happy: Virtue is in itself commendable, and without it nothing can be commended.
12. Wickedness ought to be shunned, not only for the Inconveniences which happen to the Profligate, but much rather because it does not suffer those, who harbour it in their Minds, to hare any Intermission any Respite from Disquietude.
13. It behoves us to bear whatever he is pleased to do, whose Power can do more.
14. If some Things seem obscure, you ought to remember, that no Art or Science can be rendered intelligible without a Master, and without some Practice.
. 15. No Art, or Knowledge, or Volubility of Tongue, are med to be required of a Man; but Virtue, Integrity, and Probity.
16. A good Man will dread, not only to do, but even to think any Thing, which he is afraid to ofeclare.
17- li may happen, that a Man may think justly, and yet not be able to speak politely.
18. There is one, and but one Caution against all the Inconveniences of Friendship:—that tee begin not to love too hastily, nor love the unworthy.
19. Where the Certainty of a sincere Intention is wanting, you can neither love nor be beloved.
20. We cannot by any means keep the Joy of Life firm and Listing without a Friend, nor maintain even Friendship itself, unless we love our Friends as ourselves.
1. Look all around you, and you will find old Men making great Preparations for Honor, Travel, or Merchandize: but what can be more absurd, than an old Man beginning to live?
2, He is truly worthy of Praise, who is ready, not only ro se%e, but to die for his Country.
1. It is siveet to remember what was hard to be endured.
2. It is not easy to fly without Wings.
3. They are Dunces, who think, when they are old they must be learning those Things, which it is shameful for a School-boy not to lmvc learned.
4. It is difficult to have all Men our Friends: it is enough to have no Enemies.
5. It is royal, when you have done well, to hear yourself ill-spoken of.
0'. It is belter to grant what is doubtful, than impudently to deny it.
7. Nothing is better than the Remembrance of