Edmund Walker Head 'Shall' and 'will'

ISBN 13: 9781130161588

'Shall' and 'will'

9781130161588: 'Shall' and 'will'

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 Excerpt: ...He gave a lecture upon the subject before the Ethnographical Society in 1853. See Athenaeum, April 30, 1853, and Oct. 8, 1853. w See reference, note 91. "in the spoken9S than the written language among "the Eomans. 'Habeo audire' conveys the same no"tion as 'habeo audiendum,' or 'habeo quod au"' diam,' 'I have to hear' (Voss. Aristarch. vii. "51), and the relation of this to ' I will hear/ or ' I "shall hear,' is obvious enough. "If we suppose the verb 'have' to mean 'this "' belongs to me'--if 'habeo' expresses 'meum "' est' (scilicet negotium),96 and the infinitive be "taken as a substantive in the objective case--still "retaining its verbal power of governing a case of "its own--then the Romance 'cantare aliquem "' habeo ' becomes properly equivalent to ' cantabo "' aliquem/ So far as form is concerned, a process "was thus repeated with which we are familiar in "the ancient languages; the auxiliary verb gradu w This construction of t" ia Homer usually takes the infinitive of the aorist, and denotes power or capacity. Sometimes, however, it has the present, as Odyss. xviii. 1. 363. Cicero (Ep. ad Fam. i. Ep. 4) uses "habeo polliceri" for "I can promise." In Valerius Flaccus we find--tollique vicissim Pontus habet.--i. 671. Where, as Vossius remarks, "habet" is opposed to "casus" in the preceding lines: it might well, therefore, be translated by the German "sollen." This construction resembles that of the sentence of Tertullian, "Filius Dei mori habuit" (de habitu muliebri, c. i.). Ducange quotes another sentence, "Ego enim eum habeo baptizare." Compare what is said above of the use of the corresponding ...

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