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Bt. Ambrose.

Nulla autem roconciliare facilius benevo-
lentiam multitudiuis possunt ii, qui reipublicaa
pnesunt, quam abstluentia et continentia. —
liy nothing can those who are in authority
over the commonwealth better conciliate the
goodwill of the mob, than by abstinence and
moderation. Cicero. I)e Officiis, Book f , 22.

Nulla bona. — ^No effects ; no goods. Law.

Nulla capitalior pestis auam voluptas
corporis hominibus a natura data. — ^No more
deadly pest has been given to men by nature,
than sensual pleasure. Cicero. JJe Sen., 12,39.

Nulla dies abeat quin linea ducta supersit.
— Let no da^ pass without some line being
left behind it.

Proverbial versa referrinq to the
industry of the painter, Apelles.*

Nulla dies sine Unea. — No day without a
line. . Pr. Derived from the same.

Nulla discordia major quam quse a
religione fit. — There is no disagreemeut
greater than one which proceeds from
religion. llontanai. /;) Micah.

Nulla est sincera voluptas ;
Sollidtique oliquid Icetis intervenit.
— There is no unalloyed pleasure ; some
tinge of anxiety mingles with our joys.

Ovid. Mctam., Book 7, 453.
Nulla est tam facilis res, quin difficilis siet
Quam invitus facias.

—There is nothing so easy but what seems

t J be difficult if you do it against your will.

Terence. Meauton., 4* ^t -^*

Nulla falsa doctrina est, qum non per-
misceat aliquid veritatis. — There is no false
teaching which has not some admixtiure of
truth. Ft.

Nulla fere causa est in qua non f emina litem
Movent. — There is scarcely anv action in
which a woman has not been the cause of
the quarrel. Juvenal. Sat., 6, 242.

Nulla fides pietasque viris, qui castra
sequuntur.t — No faith and no honour is
found in men who follow camps.

Lucanus. Tharsalia, 10, 406.
Nulla fides regni sociis, omnisque potestas
Impatiens consortia erit.
— No trust is to Ve placed in colleagues in
government, and every sort of authority
will be impatient of a x>artner.

Lucanui. fharsaliOf 1, 92.

• See Pliny, 85. 10, 86, sec. 88.

t In a preface to Erasmus's "Colloquies'*
((^. 1631) John Clarke bubstitntes "Qui pnela
wquuutur"— i.*. "men y^ho follow (or correct)
tlie printing proas."

Nulla meis sine te quseretur gloria rebus,
Sou pacem, sen beUa geram : tibi maxima

Verborumque fides.

— Whether in peace or war, there shall be
no glory to my deeds without thee ; in thoe
both in deeds and words is placed my fullest
confidence. Yirtfil. JEneid^ 9, 278.

Nulla placero diu, vel vi vere carmina possunt
Quje scribuntur aquse potoribus.
— No verses can please long, or live, which
are written by water drinkers.

Horace. Ep., Book 1, 19, t.

NulLa potontia supra leges esse debet. —
No power ought to Iw above the laws.

Cicero. (See 'Tro Domo sua,'' 17, 4^.

Nulla remedia tam faciunt dolorem quam
qute sunt salutaria. — No remedies cause so
much pain as those which are eflicacious.

Quoted by Francis Bacon in letttr to
Lord Henry Uoivard.

Nulla res tantum ad dicendumj profuit
quantum scriptio. — Nothing is so helpful
to speaking as writing down [what one
djbirci to remember].

Cicero. Brutus, 24, 92,
Nulla reparabilis arte
Lecsa pudidtia est. — By no art can chastity
be repaired when once injured.

Ovid. Heroides, 6, 103,
Nulla salus bello; pacem te poscimus
omnes.— There is no safety in war; we
all entreat thee for peace.

Ylr^ll. ^neid, 11, 362,

Nulla scabies scabiosior superstitione. —

No itch ia more infectious than superstition.

Jovian. Bont. Ant. Dial,

Nulla 'st voluptas navitis, Messenio,
Major, mco animo, quam quando ex alto

Terram conspidunt.

— No pleasure that the sailor has, Messenio,
is greater, to mv mind, than when from the
sea ho sees the land afar.

Plautus. Mcnachmi, Act 2, 1, 1.

Nulla servitus turpior eat quam voluntaria.
— No slavery is more disgraceful than volun-
tary slavery. Seneca. Ep., 47,

Nulla tam bona est fortuna, de qua nihil
possis queri. — There is no fortune so good
that you can find nothing to complain of
in it. Pabliliua Byrui.

Nulla unquam de morte hominis cunctatio
longa est. — No delay concerning the death
of a man ia ever long.

Juvenal. Sat., 6, 221.

t Sornetimea misquoted "discendum," i.fb
"learning" inatead ol "speaking."


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Nulla venenato littera mixta joco est. —
And not a letter of my writings is corrupted
by a malignant jest. Ovid. IVist., i, 566,

Nulla vitas pars vacare officio potest.— No
part of life can be free from duty.

Cicero. De Off., Booklet, 4,

NullflB sunt occiUtiores insidiss quam ess
quaa latent in simulatione officii, autm aliquo
necessitttdinis nomine. — There are no acts
of treachery more deeply concealed than
those which lie hid unaer the pretence of
duty, or under some profession of necessity.
Cicero. Jn Verr., Book i, 15, &

NuUam aetatem non decet religio.— There
is no age which religion does not become.
Erasmus. Fam, Coll., Fietas Fuerilis.

Nullam habent personarum ration em. —
They have no regard for persons. Cicero.

Nullam rem dtiorem apud homines esse,
quam famam, reor.— I believe there is
nothing amongst mankind swifter than
rumour. Plaatoi. Fragm. From a play lost,

Nullaque mortales prseter sua littora
norant. — And (when) mortals knew no
shores beyond their own.

Ovid. Met am., 7, 96,

NuUi certa domus. — ^To none of us is there
any sure abode. Yir^l. ^neid, 6, 673,

Nulli desperandum, quam diu spirat.— No

one is to be despaired of as long as he

breathes. (While there is life there is hope.)

Erasmus. Colloqu, , Fpicureus, Jin,

Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum. — ^No
man has blessings which last for ever.

Plautui. Curculio, Act 7, S, S3,

Nulli nocendum. — No one should be in-
jured. PhsBdrus. /a*.. Book i, m, 1,

Nulli jactantius mcerent quam qui maxime
lietantur. — None mourn more ostentatiously
than those who are rejoicing most.

Tacitus. Annals, Book f, 77,

Nulli negabimus, nulli differemus justitiam.
—To no one will we deny justice, to no one
will we delay it. Kagna Charta.

Nulli non sua forma placet. — To no
woman is her own personal appearance
displeasing. Ovid. ArsAmai., Book 1,64,

Nulli secundus. — Secoud to none.

Llvy, etc

Nulli suis peccatis impediuntur quominus
altcrius peccata demonstrare possint. — None
are prevented by their own faults from
pointing out those of another. Pr.

Nulli tam feri affectus ut non disciplina
perdomentur.— No inclinations are so fierce
that they may not be subdued by discipline.


Nulli te facias nimis sodalem :
Gkudebis minus et minus dolebis.
— Make yourself a boon companion to no
one; you will have less pleasure, and less
pnin. Martial. Fpiff., Book 12, 34, 10.

Nulli ut displiceas, nullum invitare me-
mento.— That you may displease no one,
take care to invite no one.

Pr. {Erasmus, Colloqu., FoludaUia.)

^ Nullis fraus tuta latebris.— Fraud is safe
in no hiding place. Camerarios.

Nullius addictus jurare in verba magistri,
Quo me cunque rapit tempestas, deferor


— Pledffed to swear by the words of no

particular master, I am brought, an unknown

guest, whithersoever the tempest drives me.

Horace. Ep., Book 1, 1, 14,

Nullius boni sine socio jucunda possessio.
— A pleasant possession is of no good with-
out a comrade. Seneca. Ep. 6,
Nullum a hibore me reclinat otium :
Urget diem nox, et dies noctem.
-—No period of rest releases me from my
labour; m'ght presses upon day and day
upon night. Horace. Epodon, U, iS.

IJ'ullum anarchia maius est malum.—
There is no evil greater than anarchy. Pr.

Nullum est jam dictum, quid non dictum
Bit pnus.— There is no saying now which
has not been said before.

Terence. Eunuchus, Frologue, 4I.

Nullum est malum majus quam non posse
ferre malum.— There is no greater evil than
not to be able to bear what is evil. Pr,

Nullum est sine nomine saxum. — There is
no stone without its name.

Lucanoi. Fharsalia, 9, 973.

Nullum imperium tutum nisi benevolentia
munitum.— No government is safe unless
buttressed by goodwill.

Cornelius Hepoi. Dion.

Nullum intra se manet vitium.— No vice
remains complete within itself (i.e. one vice
leads to another). Seneca. Epist., 95,

Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura
dementite fuit. — There was never any great
genius without an admixture of madness
(quoted by Seneca as a saying of Aristotle).

Seneca. De Tranquil. Ammi, Book 1, 15.

Nullum ma^ura malum quod extremum
est.— No evil is great which is the last.

Cornelius Hepos.

Nullum numen abest si sit Prudentia.—

No divinity is absent if Prudence is present.

Proverb (founded on Juvenal, Sat.,

10, 365; see ** Jfonstro*').


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l^ullum quod tetigit ©on omavit.— He
touched DoUiiiij^ whicn he did not adorn.

Epitaph 6y Dr. Johnson on OoUUmith,

Nnllum scelus rationem hahet. — ^No crime
is founded upon reason. Livy. Book tSj 2S,

Nullum simile qoatnor pedfbua currit. —

No simile (or resemblance^ runs on all fours.

Proverb quoted in (hke upon Littleton.

Nullum Bine anctoramento malum est.^
There is no evil without it9 compensation.
Seneca. Epist., 69,

Nullum tam imprudens mendacium est ut
teste careat. — ^There is no lie so reckless as
to be unproTided with some Toucher.

Pliny the Blder. 8yH.

Nullum tempus occurrit regi. — No period
of time runs against the king {i.e. against
the rights of the crown). Law*

Nullus argento color est

. . . nisi temperato

Splendeat usu.
— ^Tnere is no beauty in money unless it shines
by proper use. Horace. Oae», Book f , t, 1,

Nullus commodum capere potest de in-
juria sua propria. — No ^rson can take
advantage of wrong conunitted by himself.


Nullus dolor est quem non longinquitas
tempons minuat ac molliat. — ^There is no
grief which length of time does not diminish
and soften. Cicero.*

Nullus tantus qusstus quam quod babes
parcere. — ^There is no sucn gain as to be
sparing with what you have. Pr.

Nullus unquam amator adeo 'st callide
Facimdus, qua in rem sint suam, ut possit

— ^There was never a lover so cleverlv elo-
quent as to be able to sav what was for his
own interest. Plautns. MercatoTy Frol.f S5.

Num vobis tinniebant aures?— Did not
your ears tingle ? Plautus.

Nunc animis opus, iEnea, nunc pectore
firmo. — Now, ^neas, there ia need of
valour, and of a stout heart.

YirtfU. ^neid,6,S61.

Nunc aut nunquam.— Now or never. Pr.

Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine.—
Now, O Lord, lettest thou thy servant
depart Vulgate. St. Luke, f , «9.

Nunc est bibendum, nunc pede libero
Pulsanda tellus.

— Now is the time for drinking, and now
with sportive foot to beat the earth.

Horace. Odea, Book 7, 57, 1.

• Sm"De Fin.," Book 1. 12, 40.

Nunc frondent fr^lvsB, nunc formosissimus
annus.—Now (in Spring) the woods are in
leaf, now the year is in its greatest beauty.
VirgU. Eclogues, S,^.\

Nunc patimur longs pads mala; ssevior

Luxuria incubuit, victnmque ulciscitur

— Now we suffer the ills of a long peace ;
luxury more cruel than warfare has over-
shadowed US| and avenges a conquered
world. JuvenaL Sat., 6, t9t.

Nunc positis novus exuviis, nitidusque
Juventa.— -Now renewed, with slough cast
off, and shining in his youth.

YirgiL ^neid, t, Jp$.

Nunc prece, nunc dictis virtutem accendit
amaris. — Now with entreaty, and now with
bitter words, he inflames their valour.

Virgil. JEneid, 10, SS8.

Nunc pro tunc. — Now for then. Law.

Nunc sdo quid sit amor. — Now I know
what love is. YirgiL Eclogues, 8, 45.

Nunquam ad liquidum fama perdudtur.
— Eeport can never be brought to state
things with precision. Pr.

Nunquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia
dicit.— iiature never says one thing, and
wisdom another. Juvenal. Sat.,14,StL

Nunquam erit alienis ^vis, qui suis se
ooncinnat levem. — He will never be dull
to strauj^ers who joins in sport with his
own family.

Plautui. Trinummus, Act 5, t, 68.

Nunquam est fidelis cum potente societas.
— Companionship with a powerful person is
never to be trusted.

Phadmi. Fab., Book 1, 6, L

Nunquam igitur satis laudari digne poterit
philosophia, cui (^ui parcat, omne tempus
eetatis sine molestia possit degere. — Never
therefore can philosophy be worthily pmised,
for he who obeys her can pass every portion
of his life free xrom trouble.

Cicero. Be Seneetute, 1.

Nunquam in vita fuit mihi melius.— Never
in my life were things better with me.


Nunquam ita quisc^uam bene subducta

ratione ad vitam fmt,
Quln res, astas, usus, semper aliquid apportet

A.liquid moneat : ut ilia, qus te sdie credas,

nesdas ;
Et, qu8B tibi putaris prima, in ezperiundo ut

— Never had anyone so correct an estimate

\ Su" Fonnosifisimos annas " (p. 640, note).


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of Ufe but tliat circumstances, time and
experience ever bring him something new,
and ever instruct liim ; bo that you under-
stand that you are ignorant in matters
wliere you tiiought you knew; and the
things which you thought of the first im-
portance you reject on making trial of them.
Terence. Adelphi^ 5, 4t ^»

Nunquam libertas gratior exstat
Quam sub rege pio.

— Never does liberty show itself more
pleasant than under a righteous king.

Nunquam naturam mos vinceret ; est enim
ea semper invicta. — Never can custom con-
quer nature ; for she is ever unconquered.
Cicero. 2\isc. Qtiast., 5, S7,

Nunquam nimis curare possunt suum
parentera filiae. — Daughters can never take
too much care of their father. Plautui.

Nunquam nimis didtur, quod nunquam
satis (liscitur. — That is never said too
often which is never learut sufficiently.


Nunquam non paratus.— Never unpre-
pared. Kotto.

Nunquam periclum sine periclo vincitur. —
A dauger is never overcome without
danger. Publiliui Syros.

Nunquam potest non esse virtuti Iccus. —
There can never be want of room for
virtue. Seneca.

Nunquam prsej^nens se aliis ; ita facillime
Sine invidia mvenias laudem, et amicos

— ^N^ever preferring himself to others j thus
vtry readihr you may find praise without
envy, and mends to your taste.

Terence. Andria, i, 7, S8.

Nunquam se minus otiosum esse quam cum
otiosus; nee minus solum quam cum solus
esset. — That he was never less at leisure
than when at leisure ; nor that he was ever
less alone than when alone.*

Cicero. De Off., Book S^l, {QuoUd by
Cifxro as a uaying ofScipio African us.)

Nunquam sunt grati qui nocuere sales. —
Wittidsms which hurt are never welcome.

Nunquam tu odio tuo me vinces. — You
shall never vanqui^ih me by your hatred.

Terence, rhormio, 6, 6, 9,

Nunquam tuta fides. — Confidence is never
pafe. (Sometimes given: "Nusquam tuta
fides." — Nowhere is confidence s;iro.)

ViriiL A^neid, 4, S73,

* St Byron, '*Childe Harold/' a 8, st 90 (p. 68).

Nunquam vidi iniquidi
Concertationem comparatam.
— ^Never did I see a more unequal contest.
Terence. Adflphi, f , i, 5.
Nunquam vidi vultum minus nuptiaJem. —
Never have I seen a less marriage-like face.
Erasmus. Gamoi.
Nunquam vir leqnus dives evasit dto. —
Never did a just man come out suddenly as
a rich man. TV. of Kenander.f

Nunquam volui populo placere.^ — I have
never desired to please the people.

Seneca. Ep. , f9.

Nunquid vitae mimum commode pere^isset?
— Whether he had not well played his part
in the comedy of life ?

Augmtiis Ui^tar^s question on his deathbed.

Nuper idoneus. — Formerly fit.

Horace. Od^, S, US, L

Nusquam enim est, qui ubiquo est. — For
he is nowhere who is everywhere.

Seneca. Ep,, f.

Nusquam nee opera sine emolumento, neo
emolumentum ferme sine impensa opera
est. — Never is there either work without
reward, nor reward without work being
expended. Livy. Hist.^ 5, 4.

Nutrimcntum spiritus. — ^Food for the soul.
Inscription on Berlin Moyal Library.

Nutrit pax Cererem, pads amica Cere?<. —
Peace mamlains Ceres, Ceres is the friend
of peace. Ovid. Fast., i, 704,

Nutritur vento, vento restinguitur ignis ;
Lenis alit fiammam, gnvndior aura necat.
— Fire is fed by the wind and put out by the
wind; a gentle breeze gives life to the
flame?, a singer destroys them.

Ovid. Reined. Am., 807.
Nutu Dei, non cseco casu, regimur et no«
et nostra. — By the ordinance of God, not by
blind chance, we and our atfairs are ruled.

O beata sanitas ! te prseseite amoenum
Ver floret gratiis ; absque te nemo beatua.
— O blessed health ! with thee the pleasant
spring blooms in its beauty ; without thee
no one is happy. Anon.

O csccn nocentum
Consilia ! O semper timidum scelus !
— O blind counsels of the guilty! O vice,
ever cowardly !

SCatios. Thebaidot, Book f , 4S9.

O cives, dves, qusDrcnda pecunia primum;
Virtus post nummoe.

— O citizens, dtizens, money is the foremost
thing to seek; caeh first and virtue after-
wards. Horace. Ep., Book 1, i, 63.

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O Cory don, Corydon, secretum divitis ullum
Esse putas? iServi ut toceant, jumenta

£t canis, et posies, et marmora.
— O CJorydon, CJorydon, do you suppose that
anything apx)ertaming to a wealthy man
can be kept secret ? If his servants should
keep silence, his beasts of burden, his dog,
his gates, and his marbles speak.

Juvenal. Sat., 9, 103.
O curas hominum! O quantum est in
rebus iuane ! — O human cares ! Oh what
emptiness there is in the afifairs of men !

Perslus. Sat. J /, 1.
O curvae in terris animsD et cjelestium
inanes !— O souls, bent down to earth, and
void of heavenly things.

Persius. Sat.f 5, 61.
O diem laetum, notanduraque raihi
caudidissimo calculo. — O happy day, and
one to be marked for me with the whitest of
chalk. PUny the Younger. Ep., Book 6, 11.
O dominus dives, non omui tempore viyes ;
Fac bona dum vivis, post mortem vivere

si vis.
— O rich lord, thou livest not for all time ;
do good whilst thou livest if thou wishest
to live after death.
Medlaval Inscription. Tamworth Church,

O fadles dare summa Deos, eadcmque tueri


— Oh, how willing the Gods are in ^ving

the highest blessings, and how unwilling in

preserving them to us !

Lncanoi. rharsalia. Book i, 506.

O fallacem hominum spem !— Oh, how
deceitful is the hope of men ! Cicero.

O fama ingens, ingentior armis. — Great
by report, greater in deeds.

YlrilL ^neid, 11, 1S4.
O famuli turj)es, servum pecus! — O base
servants, O servile herd !

Lucanns. Fharsalia, Book 6, 150.

O formose puor, nimium ne crede colorL —
O beautiful boy, do not trust too much to
outward complexion.

Ylr^iL Eclogues, f , 17,
O fortes, pojorac^ue passi
Mecum soepe viri, nunc vmo pcllite curas ;
Cras ingens iterabimus ajquor.
— O brave men, and sufferers often with me
of worse things, dispel now your cares in
wine ; to-morrow we will journey upon the
vast sea. Horace. Oaeg, Book 1, 7, 5i,

O fortuna, viris invida fortibus,
Quam non axiua bonis prasmia dividis !
— O fortune, ill-natured to men of capacity,
how unequally for those who are good do
you divide your rewards !

Seneca. Here, Furfnt, Act t, 6t$,

O fortunatam natam, me consule, Ilomam.
— O fortunate Rome, bom when I was
Consul (a line generally ridiculed and con-
demned for its cacophony).

Cicero {quoieaby Juvenal, Sat., 10, ISf).

O fortunate adolescens, ^ui tuae virtutis
Homerum praeconem invenens. — O fortunate
youth, who hast found a publisher of thy
valour in Homer.

Alexander the Great at Achilles* tomb,
O fortunati mercatores ! gravis annis
Miles ait, multo jam fractus membra

labore ;
Contra mercator, navim jactantibus austris,
Militia est potior.

— O happv merchants ! says the soldier
heavy with years, and his limbs bent with
much toil ; on the other hand the merchant,
with his ship dashed about by the stormy
winds, declares that miUtary service is
preferable to his lot.

Horace. Sat., Book 1, 1, 4*
O fortunatos nimium, sua si bona norint,
Apricolas !

— O how happy bevond measure would be
the husbanamen if they knew their own
good fortune. YlrglL Georgics, t, 458.

O gens
Inf elix ! cui te exitio fortuna reservat ?
— O unhappy race ! For what destruction
has fortune reserved you ?

YlrgiL JEtieid, 6,624-
O hebetude et duritia cordis humani, quod
solum prsBsentia meditatur, et futura nou
magis praevidet !^^h the dulness and hard-
ness of the human heart which only considers
present things, and does not look forward to
futurity. Thomaa a Kempii.

De Imit. Christi, Book 1, SJ, 1.

O homines, ad servitutem paratos ! — O
men, made for slavery! (A saying of
Tiberius.) Tacitui. Annals, Book 3, 65,

O hominis impudentem audadam ! — O the
shameless audacity of man !

Terence. Hcautontimorumenos, t, S, 7i.

O imitatores, eerviun pecus !— O imitators,
servile herd ! Horace. Ep., Book 1, 19, 19.

O longum memoranda dies ! — O day, long
to be remembered !

Statins. Sylvarum, Book 1, IS.

O magna vis veritatis, quae contra
hominum ingenium, calliditatem, soUertiam,
contraque fictas omnium insidias, facile se
per se ipsam defendat !— O, mighty power of
truth, which can easily defend itself by itself
against the skill, the craft, the ingenuity of
men, and against all treacherous inventions !
Oicero. iVo U, Coelio, tO,


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O major tandem, parcas, insane, minori !
— O greater madman, pray haye mercy
upon a lesser one!

Hormc«. Sat, Book f, 5, Si6,

O matre pulchra filia pulchrior. — O more
beautiful daughter of a beautiful mother.

Horace. Odes, Book i, 16, 1,

O mihi prsBteritos ref erat si Jupiter annos !
— O that Jupiter would give back to me
the years that are past!

Vlrgll. ^neidy 8, 660.
O mihi turn quam molliter ossa quiescant,
Vcstra meos olim si fistula dicat amores !
— O how peacefully then shall my bones
rest, if your reed shall make music of my
loves! Ylr^lL Eclogues, 10, S3.

O miseras hominum mentes I

O pectora caeca !

— Oh, how wretched are the minds of men,

how blind their hearts !

Lacretios. De Berum Nat., Book i, I4.

O miseri, quorum gaudia crimen habent ! —
O wretched men, whose joys are mixed with
crime ! Pieudo-Gallas.

O munera nondum
Intellecta Deum.

— O gifts of the gods, not yet understood.
Lucanus. Fhanalia, Book 5, 6i5.

O nimium fadles ! O toto pectore capta !
— O too credulous people ! O people utterly
possessed! Ovid. Fast, Book 6, 609.

O nimium, nimiumque oblite tuorum!^
O too, too forgetful of your own kin.

Ovid. Keroides, 1, 41,

O noctes, ooenieque Deum! — O nights
and banquets of the gods!

Horace. Sat., S, 6, 66.

O nomen dulce libertatis ! — O sweet name
of liberty !

Cicero. In Verrem, Book 5, 63, 162.

O passi graviora !— O ye who have suffered
greater woes. Yirgil. ^neid, 1, 199.

O preeclarum diem, cum ad illud divinum
animorum consilium coetumque proficiacar,
cumque ex hac turba et coUuvione discedam !
— O greatest of days, when I shall hasten to
that divine assembly and gathering of souls,
and when I shall depart from Uiis crowd
and rabble of life I

Cicero. Be Senectute, tS, 86.

U nador! O pieta8!~0h modesty! O
piety! MarUaL

O qnalis fades et quali digna tabeUa !— O
what a face, and of what a picture would it
be a worthy subject !

JuvenaL Satj 10, 187.
{Spoken contemptuously.)

O anam dto transit gloria u undL — O how
quickly passes away the glorv of the world !
Thomaa a Kempis. Be Imit. Chrifti,
Book 1, 3, 6.
O quam contempta res est homo nisi
super humana se erexerit.— O how con-
temptible a thing is man unless he can raise
himself above what is human.

Mtr. to Beneca.*
O quanta species cerebrum non habet !—
O that such an imposing appearance should
have no brain !

Phasdrai. Fab., Book 1,7,9. {Remark
of the Fox on finding a tragic mask.)
O, quid solutis est beatius curis!— Oh,
what more blissful than cares set at rest !

CatuUos. 31,7.
O rabies miseranda duds! — O wretched
madness of the leader !

Lucanus. Fharsalia, Book t, 646.

O rus, quando te aspidam ? quandoque

Nunc veterum libris, nunc sonmo ei

inertibus horis,
Ducere soUidtee jucunda obHvia vitae !
—p country, when shall I see thee ? When
will be allowed me to enjoy the sweet for-
getfulness of life*s anxieties, either with the
books of the old writers, or with sleep and

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