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ETYMOLOGY.

agreeable to be "pulled up" at the Police office than to be "pulled up" in a row-boat! how wide the discrepancy between "pulling up" radishes and "pulling up" horses!

The Pluperfect Tense represents a thing as doubly past; that is, as past previously to some other point of time also past; as, "I fell in love before I had arrived at years of discretion."

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The First Future Tense represents the action as yet to come, either at a certain or an uncertain time; as "The tailor will send my coat home to-morrow; and when I find it perfectly convenient, I shall pay him.

The Second Future intimates that the action will be