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Verbs of Feeling.


Many verbs of feeling take the Genitive of the object which excites lhe feeling.

a. Verbs of pity, as misereor and miseréscó, take the genitive: -

NOTE: But miseror, commiseror, bewail, take the accusative: as, commúnem condicionem miserarí (Mur. 55), bewail the common lot.

b. As impersonals, miseret, paenitet, piget, pudet, taedet (or pertaesum est),take the genitive of the cause of the feeling and the accusative of the person affected: -

c. With miseret, paenitet, etc., the cause of the feeling may be expressed by an infinitive or a clause:

NOTE: Miseret etc. are sometimes used personally with a neuter pronoun as subject: as, nón té haec pudent (Ter. Ad. 754), do these things shame you?