12. Marzo. 1827.

[4254,1]  Pregiudicato, spregiudicato. Volgare ital.

[4254,2]  Gratito, as, avi, atum. Mutito. Mutuito. V. Forcell.

[4254,3]  Ho notato [ p.1154] [ p.2986] che i continuativi dai verbi della prima coniugazione si fanno in ito, e possono perciò essere insieme o parimente frequentativi, come mussito ec. Similmente i continuativi formati da' verbi che hanno i supini in ĭtum (usitati o antichi), come domito, agito ec. Ma non so s'io abbia notato [ p.3619] che dai verbi della quarta, supini in ītum, si fanno i continuativi in īto (non ĭto), i quali perciò non si possono confondere coi frequentativi, malgrado la desinenza in ito. Come p. e. dormīto as.

[4254,4]  I know, by my own experience, that the more one works, the more willing one is to work. We are all, more or less, des animaux d'habitude. I remember very well, that when I was in business, I wrote four or five hours together every day, more willingly than I should now half an hour. Chesterfield, Letters to his son, lett. 318. I have so little to do, that I am surprised how I can find time to write to you so often. Do not stare at the seeming paradox; for it is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates; one can do it when one will, and therefore one seldom does it at all; whereas those who have a great deal of business, must (to use a vulgar expression) buckle to it; and then they always 4255 find time enough to do it in. Lett. 320. It is not without some difficulty that I snatch this moment of leisure from my extreme idleness, to inform you of the present lamentable and astonishing state of affairs here. Lett. 321. (12. Marzo. 1827.). { v. p. 4281.}