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PREPOSITIONS. Of preceding the agent

Of meaning "from" is placed before an agent (from whom the action is regarded as proceeding) where we use "by."

“Received of (welcomed by) the most pious Edward.

“Like stars ashamed of day.

i.e. "shamed by day."

Of is frequently thus used with "long," "'long," or "along."--LAYAMON. "Along of" = "from alongside of" (παρά with gen.).

“The good old man would fain that all were well
So 'twere not 'long of him.

“'Long all of Somerset.

“I am so wrapt and throwly lapt of jolly good ale and old.” STILL.

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