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PREPOSITIONS. Of for "in;" appositional genitive

Of is hence used metaphorically with verbs of construction, as in the modern

“They make an ass of me.

But of is also thus found without verbs of construction, as

Apem. Or thou shalt find--
Timon. A fool of thee. Depart.

“E'en such a husband
Hast thou of me as she is for a wife.

“We should have found a bloody day of this.

“We shall find of him
A shrewd contriver.

“We lost a jewel of her.

“You have a nurse of me.

“You shall find of the king, sir, a father.

i.e. "in the king."

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