Adam's Latin Grammar; With Some Improvements, and the Following Additions

Adam's Latin Grammar; With Some Improvements, and the Following Additions : Rules for the Right Punctuation of the Latin Language, a Metrical Key to the Odes of Horace, a List of Latin Authors Arranged According to the Different Ages of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...have after them an accusative; as, Interest omnium esse bonus, scil. se, it is the interest of all to be good. In some cases wo can use either the nom. or accus. promiscuously; as, Cupio diri doctus or dnctum, sc. me dic i; Cupio esse clemens, non putari mendax; vult esse medius. Obs. 3. When any of the above verbs are placed between two nominatives of dif'rent numbers, they commonly agree in number with the former; as, Dos est decem talenta, Her dowry is ten talents. Ter. Omnia pontus erunt. Ovid. But sometimes with the latter; as, Amantium ira amoris integrdtio est, The quarrels of lovers is a renewal of love. Ter. So when an adjective is applied to two substantives of dif'rent genders, it commonly agrees in gender with that substantive which is most the subject of discourse; as, Optlldum est appelldtum Posiilonia. Pliu. Sometimes, however, the adjective agrees with the nearer substantive; as, .Von omnis error stultitia est dicenda. Cic. Obs. 4. When the infinitive of any verb, particularly the substantive verb esse, has the, iative before it, governed by an Impersonal verb, or any other word, it may have after it either the dative or ti e accusative; as, Licet mihi esse bedto, I may be happy; or, licet mihi esse bedtum, me being understood; thus, licet mihi (me) esse bedtum. The dati ve before esse is often to be supplied; as, Licet esse bedtum. One may be happy, scil. alicui, or homlni. Obs. 5. The poets use certain forms of expression, which are not to be imitated in prose: as, Rettulit Ajax Jovis esse pronlpos, for se esse pronepotem. Ovid. Met. xii. 141. Cum pateris sapiens emendatustluevuedri, for te vocdri sapientem, &c. Horat. Ep. 1. 16. 30. Acecptum refi ro vertubus esse nocens. Ovid. Tutumque putdvil j(vt bonus esse socer..show more

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