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matter.

Id.

When we are asleep joy and sorrow give us more two of those senses, and leave it only one remaining,

and affix the other senses or ideas to other words. vigorous sensations of pain or pleasure than at any other time. Addison.

Watts's Logick. I have been tired with accounts from sensible men, The flower consists of one leaf, which is shaped furnished with matters of fact, which have happened like a funnel, having many stamina in the centre : within their own knowledge.

Id. these flowers are collected into a round head : from Modesty is a kind of quick and delicate feeling in the bottom of the flower rises the pistillum, which the soul ; it is such an exquisite sensibility, as warns

afterwards becomes an oblong flat-pointed pod, which a woman to shun the first appearance of every thing opens both ways, and contains in each partition one hurtful.

Id. Spectator.

roundish seed. Of this plant the humble plants are

a species, which are so called, because, upon being As sound in a bell, or musical string, or other touched, the pedicle of their leaves falls downward; sounding body, is nothing but a trembling motion, but the leaves of the sensitive plant are only conand the air nothing but that motion propagated from

tracted.

Miller. the object, in the sensorium it is a sense of that motion under the form of sound.

Newton. SENSE, Common, is a term that has been vaIs not the sensory of animals the place to which the riously used both by ancient and modern writers.

With some it has been synonymous with public sensitive substance is present, and into which the sensible species of things are carried through the nerves sense ; with others it has denoted prudence; of the brain, that there they may be perceived by in certain instances it has been confounded with their immediate presence to that substance ? some of the powers of taste; and, accordingly,

Newton's Opticks. those who commit egregious blunders with reIt is manifest that the heavens are void of all sen- gard to.decorum, saying and doing what is offensible resistance, and by consequence of all sensible sive to their company, and inconsistent with

Newton.

their own character, have been charged with a We name the sensitive, should move and feel ?

defect in common sense. Some men are distinWhence know her leaves to answer her command,

guished by an uncommon acuteness in discoverAnd with quick horror fly the neighb'ring hand ?

Prior.

ing the characters of others; and this talent has The greater part of men are no otherwise moved been sometimes called common sense ; similar

to which is that use of the term which makes it than by sense, and have neither leisure nor ability so to improve their power of reflection, as to be capable to signify that experience and knowledge of life of conceiving the divine perfections, without the as which is acquired by living in society. To this sistance of sensible objects.

Rogers. meaning Quintilian refers, speaking of the adThe happiest, upon a fair estimate, have stronger vantages of a public education, lib. i.

cap.

2. sensations of pain than pleasure.

But the term common sense ath modern Air is sensible to the touch by its motion, and by times been used to signify that power of the its resistance to bodies moved in it.

mind which perceives truth, or commands beArbuthnot on Air.

lief, not by progressive argumentation, but by an That we all have double sensories, two eyes, two instantaneous, instinctive, and irresistible imears, is an effectual confutation of this atheistical pulse; derived neither from education nor from sophism.

God hath endued mankind with powers and abili- habit, but from nature; acting independently of ties which we call natural light and reason, and com

our will whenever its object is presented, accordI.

ing to an established law, and therefore called The sensitive faculty may have a sensitive love of sense; and acting in a similar manner upon all, some sensitive objects, which, though moderated 30 as or at least upon a great majority of mankind, not to fall into sin, yet, through the nature of man's and therefore called common sense. See METAsense, may express itself more sensitively towards that PHYSICS, and Moral Philosophy. inferior object than towards God : this is a piece of SENSE, Moral, is a determination of the human frailty.

Hammond. mind to be pleased with the contemplation of There is no condition of soul more wretched than those affections, actions, or characters, of rational that of the senseless obdurate sinner, being a kind of agents, which we call good or virtuous. This numbness of soul ; and, contrariwise, this feeling moral sense of beauty in actions and affections and sensibleness, and sorrow for sin, the most vital quality.

Id.

may appear strange at first view ; some of our The versification is as beautiful as the description moralists themselves are offended at vit in lord complete; every ear must be sensible of it.

Shaftesbury, as being accustomed to deduce Broome's Notes on the Odyssey. every approbation or aversion from rational There's something previous even to taste ; 'tis views of interest. It is certain that his lordship

has carried the influence of the moral sense very Good sense, which only is the gift of heaven, far, and some of his followers have carried it And, though no science, fairly worth the seven : farther. The advocates for the selfish system A light within yourself you must perceive ; seem to drive their opinions to the opposite exJones and Le Nötre have it not to give. Pope.

treme, and we have elsewhere endeavoured to She saw her favour was misplaced ;

show that the truth lies between the contending The fellows had a wretched taste ;

parties. See Moral PhilosoPHY. She needs must tell them, to their face, They were a senseless stupid race.

Swift.

SENSE, Public, is defined by the noble author

of the Characteristics to be an innate propensity Hear this, You unhoused, lawless, rambling, libertines,

to be pleased with the happiness of others, and Senseless of any charm in love, beyond

to be uneasy at their misery. It is found, he The prostitution of a common bed. Southern. says, in a greater or less degree in all men, and

When a word has been used in two or three senses, was sometimes called koivovonua, or sensus comand has made a great inroad for error, drop one or munis, by ancient writers. Of the reality of this

mon sense.

sense,

public sense, we have great doubts. The con who has long proceeded steadily in the paths of duct of savages, who are more under the influence virtue, and often reflected on the deformity of of original instinct than civilised men, gives no vice, and the miseries of which it is productive, countenance to it. Their affections seem all to is more quickly alarmed at any deviation from be selfish, or to spring from self-love variously rectitude, than another who, though his life has modified. For the happiness of their wives they been stained by no crime, has yet thought less have very little regard; considering them merely upon the principles of virtue and consequences of as instruments of their own pleasure, and valu- vice. That sensibility which we either have from ing them for nothing else. Hence they make nature, or necessarily acquire, of the miseries of them toil, while they themselves indulge in listless others, is of the greatest use when properly reguidleness. To their children, we believe, they ex- lated, as it powerfully impels us to relieve their hibit strong symptoms of attachment, as soon as distress; but, if it by any means becomes so exquithey derive assistance from them in war, or in site as to make us shun the sight of misery, it the business of the chase; but, during the help- counteracts the end for which it was implanted less years of infancy, the child is left by the sel- in our nature, and only deprives us of happiness, fish father wholly to the care and protection of while it contributes nothing to the good of others. its wretched mother; who, impelled by the Indeed there is reason to believe that all such storgé of all females to their young, cherishes her extreme sensibilities are selfish affectations, emoffspring with great fondness. The savage is, ployed as apologies for with-holding from the indeed, susceptible of strong attachments, simi- miserable that relief which it is in our power to lar to that which we call friendship ; but such give; for there is not a fact better established in attachments are no proofs of disinterested bene- the science of human nature, than that passive volence, or what his lordship calls the public perceptions grow gradually weaker by repetition, sense. Two barbarous heroes are probably first while active habits daily acquire strength. It is linked together by the observation of each other's every man's duty to cultivate his moral sensibiprowess in war, or their skill in pursuing their lities, so as to make them subservient to the game ; for such observations cannot fail to show purposes for which they were given to him; but them that they may be useful to one another; if he either feel, or pretend to feel, the miseries and we have elsewhere shown how real friend- of others to so exquisite a degree as to be unable ship may spring from sentiments originally sel- to afford them the relief which they have a right fish. The savage is very much attached to his to expect, his sensibilities are perverted. That horde or tribe, and this attachment resembles pa- the man of true sensibility has more pains and triotism; but patriotism itself is not a sentiment more pleasures than the callous wretch, is uniof pure benevolence, delighting in the happiness versally admitted, as well as that his enjoyments of others and grieving at their misery : for the and sufferings are more exquisite in their kinds ; patriot prefers his own country to all others, and but as no man lives for himself alone, no man is not very scrupulous with respect to the recti- will acknowledge his want of sensibility, or extude of the means by which he promotes its in- press a wish that his heart were callous. See terest, or depresses its rivals. Witness Cato, PHYSIOLOGY. whose patriotic attachment to his own country SENSITIVE Plant. See DionÆA, HEDYSARUM, was equalled or exceeded by his vindictive ma. and MIMOSA. The sensitive plants are well lice against the Carthaginians. See Cato. The known to possess a kind of motion, by which the savage pursues with relentless rigor the enemies leaves and stalks are contracted and fall down of himself, or the tribe to which he belongs ; upon being slightly touched, or shaken with some shows no mercy to them when in his power, but degree of violence. The contraction of the leaves puts them to the cruellest death, and carries their and branches of the sensitive plant when touched scalps to the leader of his party. These facts, is a very singular phenomenon. Different hypowhich cannot be controverted, are perfectly irre- theses have been formed by botanists to explain concilable with innate benevolence, or a public it; but these have generally been deduced rather sense, comprehending the whole race of men; from analogical reasoning than from a collection and show the truth of that theory by which we of facts and observations. The following are have in another place endeavoured to account the most important facts collected upon this for all the passions, social as well as selfish. See curious subject. 1. It is difficult to touch the MORAL PHILOSOPHY.

leaf of a healthy sensitive plant so delicately that SENSIBILITY, is a nice and delicate perception it will not immediately collapse, the foliola or of pleasure or pain, beauty or deformity. It is little leaves moving at their base till they come very nearly allied to taste; and, as far as it is into contact, and then applying themselves close natural, seems to depend upon the organization together. If the leaf be touched with a little of the nervous system. It is capable, however, more force, the opposite leaf will exhibit the of cultivation, and is experienced in a much same appearance. If a little more force be aphigher degree in civilised than in savage nations, plied the partial foot-stalks bend down towards and among persons liberally educated than among the common foot-stalk from which they issue, boors and illiterate mechanics. He who has making with it a more acute angle than before. been long accustomed to that decorum of man- If the touch be more violent still, all the leaves ners which characterises the polite part of the situated on the same side with the one that has world, perceives almost instantaneously the been touched will instantly collapse, and the smallest deviation from it, and feels himself partial foot-stalk will approach the common footalmost as much hurt hy behaviour harmless in stalk to which it is attached, in the same manner itself, as by the grossest rudeness; and the man as the partial foot-sialk of the leaf approaches the

stem or branch from which it issues ; so that the Hamel having observed, about the 15th of Sepwhole plant, from having its branches extended, tember, in moderate weather, the natural motion will immediately appear like a weeping willow. of a branch of a sensitive plant, remarked that 2. These motions of the plant are performed by at 9 A. M. it formed with the stem an angle of means of three distinct and sensible articulations. 100°; at noon 112°; at 3 P.M. it returned to The first, that of the foliola or lobes to the par- 100°; and after touching the branch the angle tial foot-stalk; the second, that of the partial was reduced to 90°. Three-quarters of an hour foot-stalk to the common one; the third, that of after it had mounted to 112°; and at 8 P. M. it the common foot-stalk to the trunk. The primary descended again without being touched to 90°. motion of all is the closing of the leaf upon the The day after, in finer weather, the same branch, partial footstalk, which is performed in a similar at 8 A. M., made an angle of 135o with the manner, and by a similar articulation. This, stem; after being touched the angle was dimihowever, is much less visible than the others. nished to 80° ; an hour after it rose again to 135o; These motions are wholly independent on one being touched a second time it descended again to another. 3. Winds and heavy rains make the 80°; an hour and a half after it had risen to 145°; leaves of the sensitive plant contract and close; and upon being touched a third time descended but no such effect is produced from slight to 135°; and remained in that position till 5 showers. 4. At night, or when exposed to much P. M. when, being touched a fourth time, it fe!! cold in the day, the leaves meet and close in the to 110°. 9. The parts of the plant which have same manner as when touched, folding their collapsed afterwards unfold themselves, and reupper surfaces together, and in part over each turn to their former expanded state. The time other, like scales or tiles, so as to expose as little required for that purpose varies according to the as possible of the upper surface to the air. The vigor of the plant, the season of the year, the opposite sides of the foliola or leaves do not hour of the day, the state of the atmosphere. come close together in the night, for when touched Sometimes half an hour is requisite, sometimes they apply themselves closer together, Dr. only ten minutes. The order in which the parts Darwin kept a sensitive plant in a dark place recover themselves varies in like manner; somefor some hours after day-break; the leaves and times it is the common foot-stalk; sometimes the foot-stalks were collapsed as in its most profound rib to which the leaves are attached; and somesleep; and on exposing it to the light above times the leaves themselves are expanded before twenty minutes passed before it was expanded. the other parts have made any attempt to recover 5. In August a sensitive plant was carried in a their former position. 10. İf, without shaking pot out of its usual place into a dark cave, the the other smaller leaves, we cut off the half of motion that it received in the carriage shut up a leaf or lobe belonging to the last pair, at the its leaves, and they did not open till twenty-four extremity or summit of a wing, the leaf cut, and hours afterwards; at this time they became mo. its antagonist, that is to say, the first pair, begin derately open, but were afterwards subject to no to approach each other; then the second, and so changes at night or morning, but remained three on successively, till all the lesser leaves, or lobes days and nights with their leaves in the same of that wing, have collapsed in like manner. moderately open state. At the end of this time Frequently, after twelve or fifteen seconds, the they were brought out again into the air, and lobes of the other wings, which were not immethere recovered their natural periodical motions, diately affected by the stroke, shut ; whilst the shutting every night, and opening every morning stalk and its wing, beginning at the bottom, and as naturally and as strongly as if the plant had proceeding in order to the top, gradually recover not been in this forced state ; and while in the themselves. If, instead of one of the lesser excave it was observed to be very little less affected treme leaves, we cut off one belonging to the with the touch than when abroad in the open pair that is next the foot-stalk, its antagonist shuts, air. 6. The great heats of summer, when there as do the other parts successively, from the botis open sunshine at noon, affect the plant in some tom to the top. If all the leaves of one side of degree like cold, causing it to shut up its leaves a wing, be cut off, the opposite leaves are not a little, but never in any very great degree. The affected, but remain expanded. With some adplant, however, is least of all affected about 9 dress it is possible even to cut off a branch withA. M., and that is consequently the most proper out hurting the leaves, or making them fall. The time to make experiments on it. A branch of common foot-stalk of the winged leaves being cut the sensitive plant cut off, and laid by, retains as far as three-fourths of its diameter, all the parts yet its property of shutting up and opening in wbich hang down collapse, but quickly recover the morning for some days; and it holds it longer without appearing to have suffered any considerif kept with one end in water, than if left to dry able violence by the shock. An incision being more suddenly. 7. The leaves only of the sen- made into one of the principal branches, to the sitive plant shut up in the night, not the branches; depth of half the diameter, the branches betwixt and if it be touched at this time the branches are the section and the root will fall down ; those affected in the same manner as in the day, shutting above the incision remain as before, and the up, or approaching to the stalk or trunk, in the lesser leaves continue open; but this direction same manner, and often with more force. It is is soon destroyed by cutting off one of the lobes of no consequence what the substance is with at the extremity. A whole wing being cut off which the plant is touched; but there is a little with precaution, nearits insertion into the common spot, distinguishable by its paler color in the arti. foot-stalk, the other wings are not affected by it, culation of its leaves, where the greatest and and its own lobes do not shut. No motion ennicest sensibility is evidently placed. 8. Du sues from piercing the branch with a needle or

other sharp instrument. 11. If the end of one animals. Plants are said to sleep when the of the leaves be burned with the flame of a candle, flowers or leaves are contracted or folded togeor by a burning glass, or by touching it with hot ther; but we never heard that there is any simiiron, it closes up in a moment, and the opposite lar contraction in the body of an animal during leaf does the same, and after that the whole sleep. See Paysiology. The fibres of vegeseries of leaves on each side of the partial or tables have been compared with the muscles of little foot-stalk; then the foot-stalk itself; then animals, and the motions of the sensitive plant the branch or common foot-stalk; all do the have been supposed the same with muscular mo same if the burning has been in a sufficient de- tion. Between the fibres of vegetables and the gree. This proves that there is a very nice com- muscles of animals, however, there is not the munication between all the parts of the plant, by least similarity. If muscles be cut through, so means of which the burning, which only is ap- as to be separated from the joints to which they plied to the extremity of one leaf, diffuses its in- are attached, their powers are completely deMuence through every part of the shrub. If a stroyed; but this is not the case with vegetable drop of aquafortis be carefully laid upon a leaf fibres. The following very ingenious experiment, of the sensitive plant, so as not to shake it in the which was communicated to us by a respectable least, the leaf does not begin to move till the acrid member of the university of Edinburgh, is deciliquor corrodes the substance of it; but at that sive on this subject. He selected a growing time not only that particular leaf, but all the poppy, at that period of its growth, before unfoldleaves placed on the same foot-stalk, close them- ing, when the head and neck are bent down alselves up. The vapor of burning sulphur has most double. He cut the stalk where it was also this effect on many leaves at once, according curved half through on the under side, and half as they are more or less exposed to it; but a through at a small distance on the upper side, bottle of very acrid and sulphureous spirit of and half through in the middle point between the vitriol, placed under the branches unstopped, two sections, so that the ends of the fibres were produces no such effect. Wetting the leaves separated from the stalk. Notwithstanding these with spirit of wine has been observed also to several cuttings on the neck, the poppy raised its have no effect, nor the rubbing oil of almonds head, and assumed a more erect position. There over them; though this last application destroys is, therefore, a complete distinction between many plants. From the preceding experiments muscular motion and the motions of a plant; for the following conclusions may be fairly drawn : no motion can take place in the limb of an ani1. The contraction of the parts of the sensitive mal when the muscles of that limb are cut. In plant is occasioned by an external force, and the fine, we look upon all attempts to explain the contraction is in proportion to the force. 2. All motions of plants as absurd, and all reasoning bodies which can exert any force affect the sen- from supposed analogy between animals and sitive plant; some by the touch or by agitation, vegetables as the source of wild conjecture, and as the wind, rain, &c.; some by chemical influ- not of sound philosophy. We view the contracence, as heat and cold. 3. Touching or agitating tion and expansion of the sensitive plant in the the plant produces a greater effect than an inci- same light as we do gravitation, chemical attracsion or cutting off a part, or by applying heat or tion, electricity, and magnetism, as a singular cold. Attempts have been made to explain these fact, the circumstances of which we may be fully curious phenomena. Dr. Darwin, in the notes acquainted with, but must despair of understandto his admired poem entitled the Botanic Garden, ing its cause. · What has been said under this lays it down as a principle, that the sleep of article chiefly refers to the mimosa sensitiva and animals consists in a suspension of voluntary mo- pudica. For a full account of the motions of tion; and, as vegetables are subject to sleep as vegetables in general, see Motion. well as animals, there is reason to conclude, says Sensitive Plant, BASTARD. See Æschynohe, that the various action of closing their petals MENE. and foliage may be justly ascribed to a voluntary SENSORIUM, in anatomy. See ANATOMY. power; for without the faculty of volition sleep SEN'SUAL, adj. Fr. sensual. Consisting • would not have been necessary to them.' Whe Sen'sualist, n. s. in sense; depending on ther this definition of sleep when applied to ani SENSUAL'ITY, or affecting the senses; mals be just, we shall not enquire; but it is evi Sen'sUALIZE, v. a. devoted to sense; affecta dent that the supposed analogy between the sleep Sen'sually, adv.) ing the senses ; lewd : alt of animals and the sleep of plants has led Dr. the derivatives follow these senses. Darwin to admit this astonishing conclusion, The greatest part of men are such as prefer their that plants have volition ! As volition presup- own private good before all things, even that good poses a mind or soul, it were to be wished that which is sensual before whatever is most divine. he had given us some information concerning

Hooker. the nature of a vegetable soul, which can think

But

you are more intemperate in your blood and will. We suspect

, however, that this vege- Than Venus, or those pampered animals table soul will turn out to be a mere mechanical That rage in savage sensuality. Shikspeare. or chemical one; for it is affected by external Mar not her sense with sensuality;

Kill not her quickening power with surfeitings ; forces uniformly in the same way, its volition is merely passive, and never makes any successful Make not her free-will slave to vanity.

Cast not her serious wit on idle things;

Davi. 6. resistance against those causes by which it is in

From amidst them rose fluenced. All this is a mere abuse of words. Belial, the dissolutest spirit that feli; The sleep of plants is a metaphorical expression, The sensuallest, and after Asmodai and has not the least resemblance to the sleep of The fleshliest incubus.

Milton.

sentence.

Men in general are too partial in favour of a sen Eloquence, with all her pomp and charms,

Waller. sual appetite, to take notice of truth when they have Foretold us useful and sententious truths. found it.

L'Estrange. Idleness, sentenced by the decurions, was punished Let atheists and sensualists satisfy themselves as by so many stripes.

Temple. they are able; the former of which will find, that, Could that decree from our brother come? as long as reason keeps her ground, religion neither Nature herself is sentenced in your doom : can nor will lose hers. South. Piety is no more.

Dryden. Sensuality is one kind of pleasure, such an one as The Medea I esteem for the gravity and sentenit is. Id. tiousness of it, which he himself concludes to be

Id. They avoid dress, lest they should have affections suitable to a tragedy. tainted by any sensuality, and diverted from the love The making of figures being tedious, and requiring of him who is to be the only comfort and delight of much room, put men first upon contracting them, their whole beings.

Addison. as by the most ancient Egyptian monuments it apNo small part of virtue consists in abstaining from pears they did : next, instead of sententious marks, that wherein sensual men place their felicity. to think of verbal, such as the Chinese still retain, Atterbury.

Grew's Cosmologia. Impure and brutal sensuality was too much con If matter of fact breaks out with too great an evifirmed by the religion of those countries, where dence to be denied, why, still there are other lenieven Venus and Bacchus had their temples. tives, that friendship will apply, before it will be

Bentley. brought to the decretory rigours of a condemning Far as creation's ample range extends,

South's Sei mons. The scale of sensual, mental powers ascends. Pope.

How he apes his sire, Not to suffer one's self to be sensualized by plea

Addison's Cato.

Ambitiously sententious ! sures, like those who were changed into brutes by

Let him

set out some of Luther's works, that Circe. Id. by them we pass sentence upon his doctrines.

Atterbury. SENTENCE, n. s. & v.a. Fr. sentence ;

A sentence may be defined a moral instruction SEN'TENTIOSITY,

Latin sententia couched in few words. Broome's Notes on Odyssey. SEN’TENTIOUS, adj.

Determination or Nausicaa delivers her judgment sententiously, to Sen'TENTIOUSLY, adv. decision; legal give it more weight.

Broome, Sen'TENTIOUSNESS, n. s.

decision or doom; maxim; short paragraph or period : sententiosity set of words comprehending some perfect sense

SENTENCE, in grammar, denotes a period, or a is comprehension in a sentence : sententious,

or sentiment of the mind. The business of pointing abounding in maxims or proverbs; comprising is to distinguish the several parts or members of sentences: the adverb and noun substantive corresponding

sentences, so as to render the sense thereof as clear,

distinct, and full as possible. See PUNCTUATION. Now also will I give sentence against them.

In every sentence there are two parts necessarily

Jeremiah iv. 12. An excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, verb; whatever is found more than these two

required : a noun for the subject, and a definite and shewing of hard sentences were found in Daniel.

Dan. v. 12.

affects one of them, either immediately, or by the If we have neither voice from heaven, that so pro- intervention of some other, whereby the first is nounceth of them, neither sentence of men grounded affected. Again, every sentence is that consistupon such manifest and clear proof, that they, in ing of one single subject and one finite verb. whose hands it is to alter them, may likewise infalli- A compound sentence contains several subjects bly, even in heart and conscience, judge them so : and finite verbs, either expressly or implicitly. upon necessity to urge alteration, is to trouble and A simple sentence needs no point or distinction; disturb without necessity.

Hooker.

only a period to close it: as, ' A good man loves After this cold considerance sentence me;

virtue for itself.'- In such a sentence the several And, as you are a king, speak in your state, adjuncts affect either the subject or the verb in a What I have done that mísbecame my place. different manner. Thus the word good expresses

Shakspeare.

the quality of the subject, virtue the object of the Jle is very swift and sententious.

action, and for itself, the end thereof. Now none

Jd. As You Like It. By the consent of all laws, in capital causes, the of the sentence; for if one be why should not all

of these adjuncts can be separated from the rest, evidence must be full and clear; and if so, where the rest ? and, if all be, the sentence will be vne man's life is in question, what say we to a war, which is ever the sentence of death upon many ?

minced into almost as many parts as there are Bacon's Holy War.

words. But if, several adjuncts be attributed in They describe her in part finely and elegantly, and the same manner either to the subject or the verb, in part gravely and sententiously : they say, look how the sentence becomes compound, and is to be many feathers she hath, so many eyes she hath un divided into parts. In every compound sentence derneath.

Id. Essays.

as many subjects, or as many finite verbs as there Eyes are vocal, ears have tongues:

are, either expressly or inplied, so many distincSententious showers ! ( let them fall!

tions may there be. Thus, "My hopes, fears, Their cadence is rhetorical.

Crashaw. What rests but that the mortal sentence pass ?

joys, pains, all centre in you.' And thus, Cati

lina abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit. The reason

Milton. Came the mild judge and intercessor both

of which pointing is obvious; for as many subTo sentence man.

Id.

jects or finite verbs as there are in a sentence, Vulgar precepts in morality carry with them so many members does it really contain. Whennothing above the line, or beyond the extemporary ever, therefore, there occur more nouns than sententiosity of common conceits with us.

verbs, or contrariwise, they are to be conceived Brou ne's Vulgar Errours. as equal. Since, as every subject requires its

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