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If the Nominative be of one syllable, and the Noun of the third declension, the singular Genitive and Dative, and the plural Dative are Oxytone. The dual and plural Genitive are often Perispomenon, sometimes Paroxytone: χείρ, χερός, χερί, χερούν, χερσί.
IN ADJECTIVES, the same syllable that is accented in the Masculine Nominative will be accented, if possible, in all Cases and Genders,
In Regular Verbs, forming a future ow, and a reduplicated Perfect Active in a, The Present is Paroxytone: τύπτω, σιγάω, The Future is Paroxytone: τύψω, σιγήσω, The Active Perfect is Proparoxy-) If Dissyllabic,
tone: τέτυφα, σεσίγηκα, The Passive Perfect is Proparoxy
Properispometone: τέτυμμαι, σεσίγημαι,
The Active Future of Verbs in 1, M, v, p, is always Perispomenon : στέλλω, στελώ, νέμω νεμώ, περαίνω περανώ, είρω ερώ. In the Middle Voice, Properispomenon, as, otelovjai, &c. (These are of the form of what are commonly called Second Futures, which, where they exist, are similarly accented).
In Verbs in Ml, the Present, if of more than two syllables, is generally Proparoxytone; if of two syllables, Oxytone: ίστημι, I place; φημι, I say ; ειμι, I am ; but elui, I will go,-Properispomenon.
Generally, the Tenses are Proparoxytone when the last syllable is short, Paroxytone when the last syllable is long; and the syllable which is accented in the First Person singular of the Indicative, will be accented, if possible, through all the Persons, and the other Moods with their Persons of that Tense, subject to the following specific rules, viz., Participle Active and Middle Per
fects in ώς, , Participle Active Aorist in óv, are Oxytone. Participle Passive Aorists in eis, Participle Verb Active in ji, Infinitive Perfect in éval, Infinitive Aorist in έσθαι, , Infinitive Active 7 whose Penult. is
not a diphthong Infinitive Passive or vowel long Perfect,
Aorist in al,
Infinitive Active Aorist in eiv, are PerispomeSubjunctive Passive Aorist in ô, ns, s, non. Subjunctive Passive Aorists, wuev, ?
ήτον, ήτε, ωσι, Infinitive Active whose Penult. is are ProperispoAorist in al,
a dipthong or menon, Infinitive Passive vowel long by Perfect,
nature, Prepositions are generally Oxytone, but they are Paroxytone if έστι is omitted as πάρα for πάρεστι, he is present, or if placed after their Noun.
MONDAY, August 4. To be translated into Latin Hexameters. In that fair clime, the lonely herdsman stretched On the soft grass, through half a summer's day, With music lulled his indolent repose; And in some fit of weariness, if he, When his own breath was silent, chanced to hear A distant strain, far sweeter than the sounds Which his poor skill could make, his fancy fetched, Even from the blazing chariot of the sun, A beardless youth, who touched a golden lute, And filled the illumined groves with ravishment. The nightly hunter, lifting a bright eye Up towards the crescent moon, with grateful heart, Called on the lovely wanderer who bestowed That timely light, to share his joyous sport.
Wordsworth.—Excursion, Despondency corrected.
WEDNESDAY, August 6.
Into Latin Elegiacs.
Gentle Cupid, o'er my heart;
Nature must give way to art.
Nightly nodding o'er your flocks,
All beneath your flowery rocks.
Thus the Cyprian Goddess weeping,
Mourned Adonis, darling youth:
Gor'd with unrelenting tooth.
Fair discretion, string the lyre;
Song in Pope's Works.
FRIDAY, August 8.
Into Latin Prose.
Monday, August 11.
Into Greek lambics.
Prometheus Unbound.-A Drama.
WEDNESDAY, August 13.
FRIDAY, August 15.
Into Latin Prose. When a government flourishes in conquests, and is
These references are made to a little book published for the use of King's College, entitled “ Progressive Exercises for advanced Students in Latin Composition.”
secure from foreign attacks, it naturally falls into all the pleasures of luxury; and as these pleasures are very expensive, they put those who are addicted to them upon raising fresh supplies of money by all the methods of rapaciousness and corruption. The most elegant and correct of all the Latin historians observes, that in his time, when the most formidable states of the world were subdued by the Romans, the republic sank into those two vices of a quite different nature, luxury and avarice; and, accordingly, describes Catiline as one who coveted the wealth of other men, at the same time that he squandered away his own. This observation on the commonwealth, when it was in its height of power and riches, holds good of all governments that are settled in a state of ease and prosperity. At such times, men naturally endeavour to outshine one another in pomp and splendour, and having no fears to alarm them from abroad, indulge themselves in the enjoyment of all the pleasures they can get into their possession, which naturally produces avarice, and an immoderate pursuit after wealth and riches.-Spectator, No. 55.
MONDAY, August 18.
Into Latin Elegiacs.
Where slowly winds the stealing wave;
To deck its poet's sylvan grave.
yon deep bed of whispering reeds,
His airy harp shall now be laid,
May love through life the soothing shade.
And while its sounds at distance swell,
To hear the woodland pilgrim's knell.
When Thames in summer wreaths is drest,
Collins, Elegy on Thomson.
WEDNESDAY, August 20.
Into Greek Iambics. Heaven's winged hound, polluting from thy lips His beak in poison not his own, tears up My heart; and shapeless sights come wandering by, The ghastly people of the realm of dream, Mocking me and the earthquake-fiends are charged To wrench the rivets from my quivering wounds, When the rocks split and close again behind.
FRIDAY, August 22.
MONDAY, August 25.
Into Latin Prose. During this dreadful series of calamities, the Emperor discovered great qualities, many of which a long continued flow of prosperity had scarcely afforded him an opportunity of displaying. He appeared conspicuous for firmness and constancy of spirit, for magnanimity, fortitude, humanity, and compassion. He endured as great hardships as the meanest soldier, he exposed his own person wherever danger threatened; he encouraged the desponding; visited the sick and wounded; and animated all by his words and example. When the army embarked, he was among the last who left the shore, although a body of Arabs hovered at no great distance, ready to fall on the rear. By these virtues Charles atoned in some degree for his obstinacy and presumption in undertaking an expedition so fatal to his subjects.
The calamities which attended this unfortunate enterprize did not end here; for no sooner were the forces got on board, than a new storm arising, though less furious than the former, scattered the fleet, and obliged them separately to make towards such ports in Spain or Italy as they could first reach.—Robertson's Hist. Charles V., Vol. III,