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PREPOSITIONS. To "with a view to"

To hence means motion, "with a view to," "for an end," &c. This is of course still common before verbs, but the Elizabethans used to in this sense before nouns.

“He which hath no stomach to this fight.

“For to that (to that end)
The multiplying villanies of Nature
Do swarm upon him.

“Prepare yourself to death.

“Arm you to the sudden time.

“The impression of keen whips I 'ld wear as rubies
And strip myself to (for) death as to a bed.

“Giving to you no further personal power
To (for the purpose of) business with the king.

“Pawn me to this your honour.

“Few words, but, to effect, more than all yet.

“He is frank'd up to fatting for his pains.

Hence it seems used for for in

“Ere I had made a prologue to my brains
They had begun the play.

And perhaps in

“This is a dear manakin to you, Sir Toby.

But see 419a, for this last example.

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