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PREPOSITIONS. Of in adjurations, &c.

Of hence is used in appeals and adjurations to signify "out of."

“Of charity, what kin are you to me?

Hence, the sense of "out of" being lost, = "for the sake of," "by."

“Speak of all loves.

This explains

“Let it not enter in your mind, of love.

Similar is the use of of in protestations:

Leon. We'll have dancing afterwards.
Ben. First, of my word.

“A proper man, of mine honour.

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