Why the terms FREE INHABITANTS are used in one part of the article, FREE CITIZENS in another, and PEOPLE in another; or what was meant by superadding
to "all privileges and immunities of free citizens," "all the privileges of trade and commerce," cannot easily be determined.
Ever since her last momentous conversation with her son, Mrs Nickleby had begun to display unusual care in the adornment of her person, gradually superadding
to those staid and matronly habiliments, which had, up to that time, formed her ordinary attire, a variety of embellishments and decorations, slight perhaps in themselves, but, taken together, and considered with reference to the subject of her disclosure, of no mean importance.
According to Rush, "a new commercial era is begun, of which this hemisphere is to be the principal scene." He argued that "by this intercourse we may hope to see multiplied the commercial and pecuniary ties which it is fit should grow up and be cherished throughout the whole federal family, superadding
themselves to all other ties, and harmonizing and compacting the elements of a great empire." (30)
God gave us REASON, and with reason, reflective SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS; gave us PRINCIPLES, distinguished from the maxims and generalizations of outward experience by their absolute and essential universality and necessity; and above all, by superadding
to reason the mysterious faculty of free-will and consequent personal amenability, he gave us CONSCIENCE--that law of conscience, which in the power, and as the indwelling WORD, of an holy and omnipotent legislator commands us ...
Beginning with a Neoplatonic construal of the diverse natures of things according to diverse degrees of being (diversi gradus entitatis), he contrasts the determination of a being that results from the superadding
of a nature with a determination of it according to modes that express something about the being itself (modi ipsius entis).
In or about 1769, Samuel Johnson was heard to say, "A man who is converted from Protestantism to Popery may be sincere; he parts with nothing; he is only superadding
to what he already had.