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PREPOSITIONS. To with verbs of rest == "near"

To is sometimes used without any sense of motion for "near."

“It would unclog my heart
Of what lies heavy to 't.

“Sits smiling to my heart.

for "by" in “Where . . . the best of all her sex
Doth only to her worthy self abide.” B. and F. F. Sh. ii. 1.

In the difficult passage

“But, as the unthought on accident is guilty
To what we wildly do.

"Guilty" seems used for "responsible," and chance is said to be "responsible to" rashness (personified). (Or is to "as to," i.e. as regards?)

In N. P. 175 there is "to the contrary," (but this is a translation of "au contraire,") for "on the contrary."

To is inserted after "trust" (whereas we have rejected it in parenthetical phrases, probaby for euphony's sake).

“And, trust to me, Ulysses,
Our imputation will be oddly poised.

To seems "up to," "as much as," in “I'll part sooner with my soul of reason than yield to one foot
of land.” B. and F. Elder Brother, iii. 5.

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