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ther, and should, to prevent Confusion and Obscurity, answer to each other with
« We speak that we do know, and “testify that we have seen."
The Ellipsis, in such Instances, is manifestly improper: Let it therefore be supplied. "We speak that which “ we do know, and testify that which st we have seen,
The Relative, what, in the neuter Gender, seems to include both the Antecedent and the Relative. « This " is what you speak of; i. e. The ** Thing which you speak of.”'
The ELLIPSIS of the VERB, « The Man was old and crafty ; «i. e. The Man was old, and the Man " was crafty."
“She is young, and rich, and « beautiful. Thou art poor, and *« wretched, and miserable, and blind, " and naked.”'
But if we would, in such Enumerations, point out one Property above the rest, let that Property be put laft, and the Elliplis supplied.
“ She is young and beautiful, and The is rich.
W. I recommend the Father and “ Son. We saw the Town and « Country. He rewarded the Wo" men and Children."
“ You ought to love and serve him. “I desire to hear and learn. He went " to see and hear ; i. e. He went «c. to see, and he went to hear.”
In which last Instances there is not only an Ellipsis of the governing Verb, but likewise of the Sign of the Infinitive Mode which is governed by it.
And here it may not be amiss to obferve, that some Verbs, through Custom at least, seem to require the Ellipsis of this Sign.
“ I bid you rise and go. He made
and do it. I heard him curse “ and swear. I saw her go that Way, “ You need not speak. Would you « have me call ?”
In all which Instances the Sign of the Infinitive Mode would be improper,
The Ellipsis of the Adverb, Prepofi
tion, Conjuntiion, and Interjection.
• He spake and acted wisely. They $ sing and play most delightfully. She “ foon found and acknowledged her “ Mistake. Thrice I went and offermed my Service;" that is, .“ Thrice “ I went, and thrice I offered my 46 Service."
“They confess the Power, Wir$ dom, Goodness, and Love of their ço Creator; i. e. The Power, and Wif. $ dom, and Goodness, and Love."
“May I speak of Power, Wisdom, $! Goodness, Truth?"
The entire Ellipsis of the Conjunction, as in the last Instance, occurs but feldom: In some particular Cases, however, it may have its Propriety.
“Though I love, I do not adore
him. Though he went up, he could S6 see Nothing ; i. e. Though I love « him, yet I do not adore him,"
“ I desire you would come to me, « He said he would do it ; i. e. He “ said that he would do it."
These Conjunctions may be sometime's omitted ; but, for the most part, it is much better to express them.
There are several Parts of Correfpondent Conjunctions, or such as answer to each other in the Construction of a Sentence, which should be carefully observed, and perhaps never suppressed.
That answering to so. “ It is so ob$ vious that I need not mention it."
As answering to so.
« The City " of Bristol is not n ar so large as that 66 of London."
So answering to as.
As is the " Priest, so are the People.”
As answering to as.
66 She is as
A tall as you."
Nor answering to neither. “ Neither “ the one nor the other."
Or answering to either. " this Man or that Man."
Or answering to whether. “Whether $ it were I or you.”
Yet answering to though or although. “Though she was young, yet she was
PREPOSITIONs are often fuppressed.
« He went into the Churches, Halls, "and public Buildings: Through the “ Streets and Lanes of the City : He