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PREPOSITIONS. Forth a preposition

Forth is used as a preposition (from):

“Steal forth thy father's house.

“Loosed them forth their brazen caves.

, and 1 Hen. VI. i. 2. 54. Sometimes with "of" or "from:"

“That wash'd his father's fortunes forth of France.

So Rich. II. iii. 2. 204-5; Temp. v. 1. 160. The "of" in itself implies motion from. (See 165.)

“From forth the streets of Pomfret.

So Rich. II. ii. 1. 106.

Forth, being thus joined with prepositions less emphatic than itself, gradually assumed a prepositional meaning, displacing the prepositions. Forth is not found as a preposition in E. E. See also Prepositions omitted.

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