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PREPOSITIONS. Of applied to past time == "from"

Of thus applied to time means "from." So still "of late." “I took him of a child up.” B. J. E. in &c. ii. 1. i.e. "from a child, when a mere child." So in E. E. "of youth." “Of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.” Acts viii. 11.

“Being of so young days brought up with him.

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