PARTICIPLES AND VERBALS: Participles adjective instead of participleInstead of the Participle an Adjective is sometimes found.
“I would not seek an absent argument
Of my revenge, thou present.
“And (she), her attendants absent, swallowed fire.
Sometimes the adjective depends on an implied pronoun:
“Joy absent, grief is present for that time.
i.e. "the breath of me when dead." "It is an obvious conjecture from this use of "absent," "present," "dead," that their quasi-participial terminations favoured this participial use. But add
“Thy word is current with him for my death,
But dead, thy kingdom cannot buy my breath.
A prosperous south-wind friendly, we have cross'd.