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Other and others are used in the same manner
" I have observed other men."
Far other raptures of unholy joy."
" These, and a thousand more of doubtful fame,
To whom old fables gave a lasting name
When the relative who comes after than, it must be put
in the accusative case; as, “ I have been reading Virgil, than whom there is not a chaster poet.
When the agent and the object of a verb are not distinguished by their terminations, the agent, as the nominative, comes before the verb; and the object, as the accusative, comes after it; as,
“ Cæsar conquered the Gauls.”
“Love taught my tears in sadder notes to How,
And tun'd my heart to elegies of woe.”
The passive participle, and not the preterimperfect tense of the verb, should always be used with the neuter verb to be; as,
« The earth was shaken--not shook."
The participle present is very properly used when we would express the continuance of an action; as,
“ I have been walking a long time.” " I shall be writing till noon.
In English, two negatives make an affirmative;
66 Thou shalt not have none, is the same as Thou shalt have some.”
" Nor did they not perceive the evil plight
It contributes much to the perspicuity and elegance of a phrase, to place the preposition before the relative which it governs; as,
" Cicero is an author to whom you should attend;" and not, “ Cicero is an author whom you should attend to."
6 For whom would Sappho use soch arts as these? He's gone whom only she could wish to please.
The prepositions to and for are often omitted before the pronoun; as, " Give me the book."
Buy him some paper.” The preposition in, or on, is frequently onitted before substantives signifying time; as,
“ He will do it this year."
The preposition in conies before countries, cities, and large towns, if in the same nation; as,
“ He resides in Bristol, in Spain.”
At comes before villages, single houses, and cities, if in other countries; as,
" I lived at Chelsea.” “I lived at Amsterdam.” The conjunction that is often understood; as, “ I desire you will come.” “ See you do it."
Many conjunctions in the former part of a sentence require corresponding conjunctions in the subsequent part; as,
Although, though, Yet, nevertheless,
So, signifying comparison.
As, implying equality.
As, implying comparison.
That, implying a consequence. “ Though he is young, yet he is far advanced in learning."
" Whether he will attend or not, is uncertain.”
" I was so well assured of his honesty, that I could have trusted my whole fortune with him.”
" As when sharp Bureas blows abroad, and brings
The dreary winter on his frozen wings;
A young Gentleman's Letter to his Papa, written
from School, DEAR PAPA, N obedience to your commands when you left me at school, I now sit down to inform
you, not only that I am well in health, but also that I am contented in my mind, in being placed under the care of so good a master; his behaviour to me is so kind, that, was I inclined to be idle, the wish to please him would make me resit the inclination. Besides this, the difference which I see made between the diligent and the indolent, is, with me, a strong inducement to industry. What you have often told me is, likewise, strongly imprinted on my mind; that, if I meant to be a great man, I must endeavour to be a good scholar; and, besides the thoughts of being distinguished from the vulgar, the satisfaction I enjoy from the little I already know, will certainly induce me to seek for farther improvement.
Pray give my duty to Mamma, and my love to my Brothers and Sisters.
I am, dear Papa,
Your most dutiful Son. B
Another on the same Subject. Dear Papa, AT your leaving me here, it was your orders that I should sometimes write to you to let you know how I went on with my learning, and I should be a very naughty boy if I did not do as you
As in duty bound, I have therefore to inform you, that I am in good health, and that I like my master very well, for he is a very good master to all who mind their books; and I attend to mine as close as I can : for I well remember what you told me--that an ignorant man was always laughed at, let him be ever so rich; while a man with a good education was sure to know how to behave himself well, and was accordingly respected, though he might be poor. As I have no reason to doubt the truth of what you say, I shall endeavour to be as good a scholar as I can; which I know will give great pleasure to you and my mamma, and make every body love me. Pray give my love to all
Your dutiful Son.
From a young Lady to hier 1[amma, desiring to
learn drithmetic. DEAR MAMMA, MANY young ladies here, who are no older than myself, have begun to learn arithmetic, and the plcasure I see them take in it, and the advantage it seems to give them in conversation, muke me desirous of being similarly accomplished. I rely on your indulgence to favor me in this parti