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PREPOSITIONS. Preposition omitted after verbs of motion; worth; and hearing

Prepositions are frequently omitted after verbs of motion. Motion in:

“To reel the streets at noon.

1 “She wander'd many a wood.” SPENS. F. Q. i. 7. 28. “To creep the ground.” “Tower the sky.” MILTON, P. L. vii. 441.

Motion to or from:

“That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds.

“Ere we could arrive the point proposed.

“Arrived our coast.

“Some sailors that escaped the wreek.

“When we with tears parted Pentapolis.

“Depart the chamber and leave us.

“To depart the city.” N. P. 190.

“Since presently your souls must part your bodies.

We can still say "to descend the hill," but not "to descend the summit," nor

“Some (of her hair) descended her sheav'd hat.

These omissions may perhaps illustrate the idiom in Latin, and in Greek poetry.

Verbs of ablation, such as "bar," "banish," "forbid," often omit the preposition before the place or inanimate object. Thus

“We'll bar thee from succession.


“Of succession.


“Bars me the right.

; Rich. III. iv. 4. 400; A. Y. L. i. 1. 20. Where a verb can take either the person or thing as an object, it naturally takes an indirect object without a preposition. Compare

“Therefore we banish you our territories.


“To see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome.

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