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PREPOSITIONS. Of with verbs of ablation

Of used for "out of," "from," with verbs that signify, either literally or metaphorically, depriving, delivering, &c.

“We'll deliver you of your great danger.

“I may be delivered of these woes.

This use of of is still retained in the phrase "to be delivered of a child."

“Heaven make thee free of it.

“To help him of his blindness.

“Unfurnish me of reason.

“Take of me my daughter.

“Rid the house of her.

“Scour me this famous realm of enemies.” B. and F.

“That Lepidus of the triumvirate
Should be deposed.

“His cocks do win the battle still of mine.

“Get goal for goal of youth.

“I discharge thee of thy prisoner.

In virtue of this meaning, of is frequently placed after forth and out, to signify motion.

Hence, metaphorically, “He could not justify himself of the unjust accusations.” N. P. 173.

Of is also used with verbs and adjectives implying motion from, such as "fail," "want," &c. Hence--

“But since you come too late of our intents.

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