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ETYMOLOGY.

"Veil, Sir, vot I says I'll stick to."

"Yes, Sir, like vax, as the saying is."

"Wot d'ye mean by that. Sir?"

"Wot I say, Sir!"

"You 're a individual. Sir!"

"You 're another, Sir!"

"You 're no gentleman. Sir!"

"You 're a humbug, Sir!"

"You 're a knave, Sir!"

"You 're a rogue. Sir!"

"You 're a wagabond, Sir!"

"You 're a willain. Sir!"

"You 're a tailor. Sir!"

"You 're a cobler, Sir!" (Order! order! chair! chair! &c.

The above is what is called personal language. How many different things one word serves to express in English! A pronoun may be as personal as possible, and yet nobody will take offence at it.

There are five Personal Pronouns; namely, I, thou, he, she, it; with their plurals, we, ye or you, they.

Personal Pronouns admit of person, number, gender, and case.

Pronouns have three persons in each number.

In the Singular;
I, is the first person.
Thou, is the second person.
He, she, or it, is the third person.
In the plural;
We, is the first person.
Ye or you, is the second person.
They, is the third person.