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They shew what Relation the Mind gives to its own Thoughts.       §3. This part of Grammar has been, perhaps, as much neglected
as some others over-diligently cultivated. ’Tis easy for Men to
write, one after another, of Cases and Genders, Moods and Tenses,
Gerunds and Supines: In these and the like, there has been great
diligence used; and Particles themselves, in some Languages, have
been, with great shew of exactness, ranked into their several Orders.
But though Prepositions and Conjunctions, etc. are names well known
in Grammar, and the Particles contained under them carefully
ranked into their distinct subdivisions; yet he who would shew the
right use of Particles, and what significancy and force they have,
must take a little more pains, enter into his own Thoughts, and
observe nicely the several Postures of his Mind in discoursing.
Locke Hum III, 7, §3, p. 472