- Exercise A shows what has to be learnt and written in preparation for the next exercises (and future lessons).
- Exercise B contains viva voce Exercises.
- Exercise D (from English) contain the sentences to be translated, either orally or in writing.
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Adverbs derived from Adjectives of the First or Second Declension end in -e, and those from Adjectives of the Third Declension generally end in -ter ; as, pulchre, beautifully (from pulcher); fortiter, bravely (from fortis).
The Comparatives and Superlatives of Adverbs are similar to those of Adjectives; only the Comparative ends in -us, and the Superlative in -e.
Adjectives (Positive - Comparative - Superlative)
- dignus - dignior - dignissimus.
- audax - audacior - audacissimus.
- pulcher - pulchrior - pulcherrimus.
- similis - similior - simillimus.
- bonus - melior - optimus.
- malus - peior - pessimus.
1. Read off the English of the following Adjectives, and then compare them
- beatus; benignus; verus; gravis; mirabilis; fidelis.
- miser; acer; aeger; sapiens, prudens; diligens.
- splendidus; timidus; certus; velox; felix; simplex.
2. Derive Adverbs from these Adjectives, giving their meaning in English.
Exercise D: read and translate from English.
- Always speak kindly.
- The best scholar does not always write the best.
- The worthiest scholar always woiks most diligently.
- Our soldiers fought more bravely than the enemy.
- The Britons fought most vigorously.
- Our general acts very prudently.
- Titus has acted more wisely than his brother.
- Who doubts that God rules the world most wisely.
- This soldier is wounded more seriously than that (one).
- That horse can run more swiftly than this (one).
- The Britons used-to-fight more boldly than the Gauls.
- Elephants are tamed more easily than lions.
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C.Sherwill Dawe, The Beginner's Latin Exercises Book, 1880, Rivington, Waterloo Place, London; read the book on archive.org.