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to the Fren'ch article, le, la, le's : it is u'sed in all the

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genders and nu'mbers, and defin'es or point's oût' the

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fense of the word befo're which' it plac'ed ; as, I know'

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the gen’tleman ; the lad'y fing's; the ru'le is inva'ria

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ble, į. e. the partic'ular gen’tleman, lad'y or ru'le in

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qüestion.

Rule sth. The word's better, beit', worse, worf', mo're and most', are fomn'etimes u'sed {ub'stantively and

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ma'ke the best of it ; it is not the worf'e for the wea'ring ; I fear thể worst'; the moʻre you have, the more

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you defi're; the most was mad'e of that' mat'ter ; the

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RULE 6th. As the ad'jective is almost a'lways put

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befo're its sub'stantive ; so is the art'icle prefix'ed to

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boʻth ; as, a good' man', an a'miable wom'an, a pret'ty

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a'miable wom'an or wom'en, the pret'ty bird' or bird'ı,

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the han’dsome thing' or thing's. See p.

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pût' an art'icle, viz. pro'per nam'es ; as, Geo’rge, Brit’ain,

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London ; nam'es of a'rts, sci'ences, met’als, grain, vict".'

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uals, ab'stract noûn's, and all' such as ha've no' plu'ral;

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as, husbandry, philo'sophy, mu'sic, gold or goʻld, silver,

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ven'ison, wa'ter, bee'r, win'e, vir'tue, vic'e, lov'e, ha’tred: yet', we say the Tha'mes, the Tweed ; because riv'er is

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understood'; and we must a'lways remember that all

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noûn's particulari'fed ta'ke the definite art'icle ; as, the

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hu'sbandry of the foûth', the goʻld you ga've me, the vir“.

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tue of chast'ity, the horrid vic'e of ingratitude.

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Rule 8th. Som'e (a pa'rt or po'rtion) ma'y be call'ed

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the part'titive art'icle, and an'swers to the Fren'ch du, de la,

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de l', de's, quelque ; as, fom'e bread', du pain, som'e poứ'.

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der, de la poudre, fom'e wa'ter, de l'eau, som'e loa'ves, de's

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pains, fom'e histoʻrian, would' ha've men'tioned it', quelque historien en auroit parlé.

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A noûn' sub'stantive is but the me're name, not the

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ity, of a person, plac'e or thing'; wheth'er re'-al or

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ima'ginary: and such' noûns or nam'es are ei'ther proʻper

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partic'ular per'fon, plac'e or thing, fo' as to disti'ng-ûish

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them from oth'ers of the fa'me kind; as, George, Ti'tus,

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Cha’rlotte, Penelope, Britain, or Britan'nia, Middlesex, Loʻndon, Kent, Edinburgh, Inverness', Fife, the Tha'mes.

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whoʻle ki'nd, withoût' distinction; as, man', an'imal,

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horse, bird', fim', king', king-dom, fwoʻrd, hoile, table, head', hair, food'; and all' ab'stract nam'es; as, pi'ety,

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i. e. a plu'ral; tho'ugh itself' be si'ng-ular ; as, the p'ar.

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liament, go'vernment, court'; it is a'lways nêu'ter, and ta'kes fo'metimes a plu'ral, fom'etimes a si'ng-ular verb;

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a's, the vu’lgar a're ba'd judg'es; yet', theỹ will judge:

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Rule 5. A noûn' subʼstantive has' nu'mbers, genders

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and cafes. Sub'stantives ha've two nu'mbers, viz. the

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sing'ular and the plu'ral. The si'ng-ular expresses one

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or un'ity; as, a man, an a'rmy, a troop', a book ;

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man', the a'rmy, the troop', the book'; and the plu'ral

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N. B. It is well known that the use of word's is to

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commun'icate oûr thou'ghts to each other; and that all

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or absu'rdity, is beneath the dig'nity of a free'-born Bri

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t'on: therefore, we call' ev'ery thing' by its pro'per

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unless' such' nam'é conveŷ' an indel'icaté or

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coarf'e idea : for I can'rot help think’ing that pur’ity of express'ion contributes to a purity of sen'timent.

we fa'y « The King -- The Parliament of Grea't Britain," (not of E'ng-land) “ The pa'pilts or Ròman Catholics, (not the Ca'tholics ;) for, ev'ery me'mber of the church

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of E'nig-land is a Catholić. In the complaisant stylez

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you, Madam; you a're a hap'py man', &c. But, com

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plaisanc'e and com'mon sense forbid us to address' or

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