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H. Simonides was accounted a Man of great Memory.
7. The Vulgar, of a restless Disposition, are seditious, and ever desirous of a Change of Government.
8. If such as are born of good Parents, are of a bad Disposition, they become degenerate by their own Fault, and disgrace their Family.
9. A Person of Integrity will not be prevailed upon, either for Fear or Favor, to justify the least Untruth: but a Man of no Conscience, who hath accustomed himself to lying, cares not how many Falsehoods he testifies, which he utters without any Difficulty.
10. It is hard for a Man of base Condition, to bear a sudden Preferment decently.
Opus et Usus, &c
OPUS and Usus, when they signify Need, Want, Occasion, require an Ablative Case.
1. Wisdom, among other Things, teaches us to receive all Accidents with as much Equanimity, as if they were ordered by the Will of Heaven; and plainly proves, that he is the happiest M.an, who stands in no need of Prosperity; and he the most powerful, who can command himself.
2. There is no need of Exhortation, or Advice, to understand the Qualities of Colours: the Eye will distinguish white from black without a Teacher: but the Mind stands in Meed of many Precepts, that it may see the Fitness of every Action in Life.
3. There is need of Magistrates; without the Prudence and Diligence of whom, a State cannot be well supported.
4. It was an easy Matter to bid Defiance to absent Evils: behold, the Pains now threaten, which you said were tolerable: behold Death, against the Fear of which you have often spoken so courageously! Now then is the time for Courage, and a strong Resolution.
5. Brave Men have no need of Walls.
6. What need would there be of Fortune, was Justice, of its own Accord, to give every one their own?
7. To secure ourselves on Land, we have need of Ships at Sea.
8. He is so difigent, he wants no Monitor.
9. There is need of great Care and Prudence in the Choice of a Wife.
1. Let him go • there is no need I should follow him; for I know he hates us all.
•2. Keep the Money 1 lent you still in your Hands : at present I do not want it.
3. My Friend desires you would lend him three hundred Pounds; for he has Occasion for one hundred to-day, and he will want two hundred tomorrow.
, 4. Now is the Time for Strength, and every Art, to overcome so perfidious an Enemy.
Opus autem adjective, &c.
BUT Opus is sometimes used as an Adjective undeclined, for needful, necessary; and then it is only used in the Nominative or Accusative Case.
1. When you have done a Kindness, what need is their to speak of it? This is to invade another's Province, who would declare it with a better Grace, and add even this to your Praise,—that you have not spoken of it yourself.
2. Wish that you may be able to return a Benefit, when it shall be necessaiy; not that it may be
3. Much Patience is necessary to bear the Loss of a Friend decently.
4. Nothing more is necessary for the setting up a Fortune-teller, than Impudence on one Side, and Credulity on the other.
5. The Soldier who guards the Ammunition and Baggage, is as necessary, as he that fights the Battle.
6. It is manifest, that few Things are necessary to satisfy Nature.
Construciio7i of Adjectives.
Adjectiva, quaj desiderium, &c.
ADJECTIVES signifying Desire, Knowledge, Memory, and the Contraries to these, as Aversion, Ignorance, Forgetfulness, or other Passions of the Mind, govern a Genitive Case: the Signs of and for.
1. True Valour is desirous of Danger, and thinks how to behave; not what it is about to suffer: for this is the Part of Glory.
2. Every one that hath the least Generosity in him, is desirous of Fame.
3. Young Men are desirous of Honor and Victory, more than Money; as not having yet been in want.
4. He that is so greedy of Money, as not to care how he gets it, instead of raising his Family, confounds it: but the Man who hateth Bribes, and all unlawful Ways of Gain, shall prosper.
5. Wisdom extols her Children, and succours those who are zealous for her.
(j. By Nature Mortals are greedy of Dominion.
7. We are desirous of our Friends Company, because we know not how long we may enjoy them.
8. Many, and especially they who are ambitious after Grandeur and Glory, take from some, that they may give to others; and account themselves generous to their Friends, if they enrich them at any Rate: but this is so far from being consistent with, that nothing can be more contrary to our Duty.
2. Aversion, or Carelessness.
1. Most Men are impatient of Labour in searching after Truth, and embrace soonest the Things that are at hand.
2. All Power cannot bear an Associate.
3. The richest Man, careless of his Affairs, is soon reduced to Poverty.
4. We are apt to extol ancient Things, regardless of modern.
f>. Virtue regards not Fortune.
1. A Mind, conscious of its own Integrity, triumphs over unjust Disgrace.
2. A Man well skilled in the Law, has an Opportunity of doing as much Harm as Good.
3. Men often neglect, and proudly overlook the modest and harmless; but patronise the audacious, tho' guilty of abominable Crimes,
4. Can you presume to visit me, when yon know you played such an audacious Prank?
5. 'Tis both pleasant and honorable to be Master of the ancient Writers.
1. If in speaking we make not use of the liberal Arts, yet it easily appears, whether we are ignorant of them, or have learned them.
2. The Ant, in no wise ignorant of what is to come, lays up Food against WinjJ.T.
3. It is useful that a Man be willingly ignorant of those Tilings, which are beyond his Capacity.
4. He was so stupid, that he kneio nothing.
5. Having tasted Misery myself, I have learned to assist the Wretched.
1. Reason is the sole Arbitress of Good and Evil: Sense cannot give its Opinion but of the Things present; is not provident of what is to come, nor mindful of what is past; knows no