Careful Words

participation (n.)

  It [Poesy] was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind by submitting the shews of things to the desires of the mind.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Advancement of Learning. Book ii.

  If a due participation of office is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained? Those by death are few; by resignation, none.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826): Letter to Elias Shipman and others of New Haven, July 12, 1801.