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desires to refer; and to a person to whom he wishes to communicate some information.

Inscribe upon. Insist upon, on. Instil into. Illustrative of Impart to. Impervious to. Impressed with. Inconsistent with. Incumbent on. Indefatigable in. Indicative of. Indignant at, with. (1.) Intent on, upon. Inveigh against. Knew of. (2.) Laugh at. Lavish in. Liable to. Martyr for, to. (3.) Meddle in, with. (4.) Mediate between. Merciful towards, Mix with. Moderate with, in. Moor to, in. (5.) Motive for. Muse over, upon. Mystery about. Natural for, to. (6.) Necessary for, to. Need of. Needful to. Neglectful of Negociate with. New to. Next Nigh Y to. Near

Nonconformity with.
Non-compliance with.
Noxious to.
Nursery of, for.
Obedience to.
Obey in. (7.)
Object of, to. (8.)
Obnoxious to.
Obsequious to.
Observance of
Observations on.
Obstruction to.
Obvious to.
Occur to, in. (9.)
Offence at, to. (10.)
Offended with.
Operate upon.
Opportunity for, to.
Opposition to.
Oration on.
Orifice in.
Origin of
Originated in.
Ornament to.
Overture to.
Overwhelmed with.
Owe to.
Pamper with.
Pant for, after.
Part with.
Partial to.
Partake of.
Participate in.
Party to. (11.)
Patient in. (12.)
Peculiar to.
Penetrate to, into.
Peopled by, with.

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Perfect in.
Perpendicular to.
Persevere in.
Persist in.
Plead for, with.
Pleased with.
Present at, to. (13.)
Privilege of, in.
Protest against.
Provide with.
Pursuant to.
Radiate from.
Rail at.
Rank with.
Ravished with,
Reason with.
Rebel against.
Rebound from.
Recede from.
Receptacle for.
Reclaim from.
Recline against.
Reconcile to.
Recover from.
Recourse to.
Reduce under. (14.)
Refrain from.
Regard to.
Reinstate in.
Rely upon.
Repel by, with.
Reply to.
Repose in.
Reproach with.
Reserve for.
Resemble in.
Resemblance to, in. (15.)
Rescue from.
Resign to.
Resolve to, on, upon.
Respond to.

Recoil from. Reflect on, upon. Replete with Repugnant to. Resort to. Respect for. Responsible for Revolting to. Share with Scruple at, to. Search after, into. Speak of, about, to. Shrink from. Scoff at. Subscribe to, towards. (16.) Tarry in. Taste for, of. (17.) Tea with. Tedious in. Teem with Tell of Temporise in, with. Tending towards. Tendency to, towards. Tenor of Terminate in. Testify to, of, against. Think on, upon, of. (18.) Thirst for. Tied to. Tinctured with. Tipped with. Tolerated by: Touched with. Trample on, under. Transition of, from. Transported to, from. (19.) Troublesome to. Type of Unable to. Unacceptable to.

Unaccustomed to. Unacquainted with. Unanimous in. Unapproved of, by. Unaware of. Unbelief in. Uncalled for. Uncharitable towards. Unequal to. Unfrequented by Uninterested in. United in, with. (20.) Unkind towards. Unsuccessful in. Upbraid with. Unwelcome to. Unworthy of Useful to. Vacancy in. Vary with, in. Variance in, between. Veneration for. Vicissitudes of Victim of, to. Victory over. Vindication of Vexed at.

Volunteer to. Vain of Verdict of, for, against. (21.) Vote for, against. Voyage to. Vulnerable in. Wade through, in. Wager with Warfare with. Warn of Weary of, with. (22.) Wheedle with. Whine about. Wish for. Worry with. Wrangle with. Wreak upon, on. Write to, of, about, against, for. (23.) Yearn over. Yield to, in. Yoke to. Youthful in. Zeal in, towards, against, for. Zealous for, in. Zest for.

OBSERVATIONS ON, AND EXAMPLES OF, THE CON.

STRUCTION OF SOME OF THE WORDS UNDER THE
LETTERS I AND Z INCLUSIVE.

1. Indignant at, introduces the cause of indignation ; with the individual towards whom the indignation is felt.

2. Knew is sometimes constructed with the object direct, especially when it signifies to recognise ; sometimes it takes after it of, introducing the thing known : this construction is explainable on the principle well known to the classical scholar, that whereby the verb may be resolved into another verb with a noun kindred in its meaning to the first verb; thus, knew is equivalent to had knowledge of.

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3. Martyr : a man is said to be a martyr, or to suffer martyrdom, for the cause (or for the truth) in which he suffers ;

;-a martyr to any ailment which is habitual; thus, a martyr to headache.”

4. Meddle in, is followed by that in which a person meddles. Meddle with, is followed either by such thing, or by the name of the individual interfered with.

5. Moor to, is followed by that to which a vessel is tied. Moor in, by the place or waters in which a vessel rides at anchor.

6. Natural for, is followed by an individual ; to, the thing which it is natural to do; as, “It was natural for him to wish to see his friends."

7. Obey, takes the object direct of the person obeyed; and in, introducing the thing in which obedience is exhibited; as, “He obeyed me in going home yesterday.”

8. Object, as a noun, signifying aim or end, is followed by of; as a verb, signifying to refuse, is followed by to.

9. Occur : a thought occurs to an individual; a passage occurs in a certain part of an author's works.

10. Offence : a man takes offence at something which offends, and gives offence to somebody whom he displeases.

11. Party : a man is said to be a party to a measure, or an act, when he sanctions it and brings it about.

12. Patient in, is followed by that which is suffered ; the opposite, impatient, is sometimes followed by of ; as, “ Impatient of servitude,” which means not able to bear it. Whilst "impatient in servitude” would imply that a person was uncomfortable whilst bearing it, whether or not he was able to bear it well.

13. Present, present at : the latter introduces the thing witnessed; present is the verb, and is followed by the name of the individual introduced by to, who receives something which is placed as the direct object of the verb.

14. Reduced under, is to be subdued; as, “ The Britons were reduced under the Romans.” Reduce to, is followed by the state to which a person or thing is brought; thus, “To reduce to slavery."

15. Resemblance to, introduces the person resembled ; in, the thing in which there is a likeness; thus, “He bore a strong resemblance to you in his external appearance."

16. Subscribe : a man subscribes to a document to

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which he attaches his signature; and, figuratively, to opinions which he holds; also, to a fund sought to be raised; and subscribes towards an object or purpose sought to be achieved.

17. Taste : a taste of a thing signifies the actual possession of a part thereof; taste for, implies a talent or disposition which enables one to cultivate a branch of knowledge.

18. Think : this word is constructed with of and on, both introducing the same object; as, “Think on (or of) me.”

19. Transported : a man is transported to the country whither he is sent, and from that which he leaves.

20. United, constructed by in, is followed by that in regard of which the union exists; by with, is followed by the individual with whom some individual agrees; as, “ United with me in the bonds of brotherly affection.'

21. Verdict of, introduces the person or persons who give their opinion or judgment; for the party in whose favour the opinion is given; and against him whom such opinion does not favour.

22. Weary of, and with, introduce equally that which tires;

there appears, however, a difference in the usage. We say, “A man is weary of (not with) life;" and, ** Weary with (not of) his journey."

23. We write to a person of or about some thing or person ; against some one, or proposition, or opinion; for some person, or in behalf of somebody.

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SUPPLEMENTARY OBSERVATIONS On certain Grammatical Principles not previously adverted

to, and on the Usage of certain Words.

ADJECTIVES.

1. The definite adjective, the, does not precede nouns which refer to the whole of a species ; thus, “Wheat makes bread,” not “ The wheat;" wheat here referring to all wheat, wherever found. On the contrary, when reference is made to some particular portion of the species, the limiting

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