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PARTICIPLES AND VERBALS: Participles expressing a condition

The Participle is often used to express a condition where, for perspicuity, we should now mostly insert "if."

“Requires to live in Egypt, which not granted,
He lessens his requests.

“That whoso ask'd her for his wife,
His riddle told not, lost his life.

“For I do know Fluellen valiant,
And, touch'd with choler, hot as gunpowder.

Your honour not o'erthrown by your desires,
I am friend to them and you.

"Admitted" is probably a participle in

“This is the brief of money, plate and jewels
I am possess'd of: 'tis exactly valued,
Not petty things admitted.

i.e. "exactly, if petty things be excepted."

The participle is sometimes so separated from the verb that it seems to be used absolutely.

“Resolve me with all modest haste which way
Thou might'st deserve, or they impose this usage,
Coming from us.

i.e. "since thou comest."

“But being moody give him line and scope.

"And" is sometimes joined to a participle or adjective thus used. See And, 95.

“What remains
But that I seek occasion how to rise,
And yet the king not privy to my drift.

“But when the splitting wind
Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks,
And flies (being) fled under shade.

i.e. "the flies also being (295) fled."

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