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was not only void of Virtue, but of common Humanity.

10. Then shall we be happy, when, havmg left these Bodies, we shall be free from all Desire and Emulation.

Adjectiva regurvt Ablativum, &c.

Adjectives which signify the Cause, or the Manner and Fashion oj a Thing, govern an Ablative Case; the Prepositions, a, ab, cum, or de, being generally understood.

1. A Man disposed to learn, will grow wiser even by Reprehension; whereas a Scorner grows worse by Endeavours to reform him, and is only made more incapable of good Advice, by being exasperated at it.

2. An obstinate Goodness overcomes an ill Disposition; as a barren Soil is made fruitful by Care and Tillage.

3. Misfortunes cannot be avoided, but they may be sweetened, if not overcome, and our Lives nrade happy, by Philosophy.

4. We may make that light by Patience and Constancy, which cannot otherwise be amended.

6. He that is ashamed to be seen in a mean Condition, would be proud in a splendid one.

6. That which is fair and plausible in Appearance, rather pleaseth us, than that which is plain and profitable in Effect.

7. They are to be blamed, who are faithful in Deed, but spoil the Duty by the Asperity of their Language:. b,ut they are worse, who are kind in Speech, but %'ure you in Fact: but tbe worst are they, who are troublesome in their Words, and in their Doings hurtful.

8. A Speech ought to be more adorned with Sen' timent than with Words.

9. He that is excellent in Deeds, makes amends for any Defect of the Tongue.

10. Tho' many are equal in Dignity, yet one alone can obtain the highest Place.

11. Crafty and audacious Counsels are joyful in the Expectation, difficult in the Management, and sad in the Event.

12. A Favor is rendered greater or less (tho' it be the same) from the Time, Place, and Manner: it often happens, that a thousand Pence given opportunely, does more good, than a Mass of Treasure would at another Time.

13. A Thing is said to be honest, or fit, not upon the Account that it is praised by many, but because it is of such a Nature, as to be commendable from its own intrinsic Beauty and Loveliness; tho' Mankind had neither Understanding to discern, nor a Tongue to praise it.

11.' Whatever is probable in Appearance, though not altogether certain, yet if nothing offers to destroy that Probability, the wise Man will take up with it: and this is sufficient for the whole Conduct of Life.

Dignus, indignus, &c.

THESE seven Adjectives, dignus, indignus, (the. Sign of,) praeditus, contentus, (the Sign with,) captus, (the Sign in,) extorris, (the Sign from;) and fretus, (the Sign in, or upon;) also Adjectives signifying Price, require an Ablative Case; which Case is rather governed of some Preposition not expressed in Latin.

I- Dignus.

1. It is the part of a good Man so to behave, that his Integrity may be thought more worthy of Belief, lhan the Oath of another Man.

2. There is nothing more commendable, or more worthy a generous Person, than Clemency.

3. Not he that merely finds Fault, but he that finds Fault with Reason, is worthy of Praise.

4. Few Men hunt after Praise without discover* ing it in themselves; which is sure to eclipse whatever praise-worthy Thing they do.

5. Neither Physicians, nor Generals, nor Orators, can perform any Thing worthy of great Praise,, without Use and Experience.

6. It is praise-worthy to bear Misfortunes with Discretion, and not to be broken down by ill Fortune; but to maintain Dignity, even in the most severe Adversity.

7. True Virtue deserves true Praise: for whatever Virtue hath the Management of, she renders

, amiable, conspicuous, and worthy Admiration.

8. Doth any one contemn me, let him look to that: my Care shall be not to speak, or do any Thing truly deserving Contempt.

9. The highest and most perfect Glory of a popular Man, consists in three Things: first, when the Public loves him; secondly, when it trusts him; and thirdly, when, with a certain Degree of Admiration, it judges him to be worthy th» highest Honors.

10. Some Studies are called liberal, because they are worthy of a Man who is free-born ; but there is only one Study that is truly liberal; the Study of Wisdom, sublime, strong, and magnanimous : all others are trifling and puerile.

11. It is very misbecoming, upon any serious Subject, to introduce gay Discourse, more worthy of a Banquet.

12. An envious Man is more worthy of Pity than Anger.

13. lie is not worthy the Name of a Man, who . would pass one whole Day in Pleasure.

14. The World is a Temple worthy of God; in which Man being placed, ought to walk honestly and soberly, as in the Sight of him, who beholdeth all Things.

II. Indignus.

1. Some are so proud and arrogant, that they superciliously overlook all other Men, as if they were not worthy of the least Respect from them.

2. The vain Babbling of a stupid Speech is unworthy an Answer.

3. Nothing is so unworthy the Gravity and Constancy of a wise Man, as either to think falsely, or to defend, without Hesitation, what is not sufficiently examined and known.

4. Nothing is more to be abhorred, nothing more unworthy a Man, than Dishonesty.

5. An ungrateful Man, by complaining, does not shew himself worthy of. greater Things, but unworthy of what is given.

6. It is asked, whether new Friends, such as are worthy our Friendship, are to be preferred to. old ones? A Doubt unworthy of a Man; for there ought to be no Satiety of Friendship as of other Things.

7. We must take care, that our Labor be not in vain, and without Effect; nor the Effect unworthy our Labor.

8. An amicable difference of Opinion ought never to give rise to bad Language: Railings, Scolding, Passion, obstinate Heats, and Wrangling in Disputations, seem to be unworthy of Philosophers.

III. Praeditus.

1. Art thou endued with Reason? I am. Why then do you make no Use of it? If thy Reason does her Part, what more can you require? .

2. He is most rrfiserably poor, who is not ewdued with Virtue. * , .,

, S. They who are endued with Virtue., are the only rich Men. ,

4. They who have nothing else but the Images of their Ancestors, are noble in Opinion more truly than in Fact: but he that is endued with Virtue, has true and genuine Nobility.

5. We cannot otherwise conceive of God, than as a Spirit, absolute, free, perceiving and moving all Things, and endued himself with everlasting Motion,

IV. Conteotus.

1. Contentedness is contrary to Ambition: the ambitious Man always dislikes his present Condition, and therefore greedily seeks an higher;

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