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(idols), and adore what thou hast burnt (the Cross) !
Speech of St Remigius to Clovis, King of the Franks, at
his baptism at Reims, 496.

3086. Mitte banc de pectore curam. (L,) Virg. A. 6, 85. —

Dismiss this amadtty from your mind,

3087. Mittimus. (L.) Law Term.— TTe s&nd, (1.) A writ for

transferring records from one court to another. (2.) A
precept under the hand and seal of a Justice of Peace
committing an offender.

3088. M. Tambassadeur, j'ai toujours ^t^ le mattre chez moi, quel-

quefois chez les autres; ne m'en faites pas souvenir.
(Fr,) Louis XIV. to Lord Stair. — Mr Ambassador, I
have always been master in my own affairs, and some-
time in tjiose of other people, I beg yowr Lordship not
to remind me of these things.

3089. Mobilium turba Quiritium. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 1, 7.— -4

crowd of fickle citizens,

3090. Modeste tamen et circomspecto judicio de tantis viris pro-

nunciandum est^ ne, quod plerisque accidit, damnent qu»
non intelligunt (L.) Quint. 10, 1, 26. — One ought
in the case of such eminent men to speak with due deference
and discretion, lest, like many persons, one should con-


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demn wluit one does not understand, Maxim to be re-
membered by would-be critics who can always find fault
when they can do nothing else. DamnarU quce non
tntelliguTU, They damn what is above their comprehen-

3091. Modo vir, modo foemina. (i.) Ov. M. 4, 280. — I^ow as a

man, now <u a tooman, A person assuming either shape
at will.

3092. Modus omnibus in rebus^ soror, optimum est habitu.

Nimia omnia nimium exhibent negotium hominibus ex
se. (L.) Plant. Poen. 1, 2, 29. — In everything, sister,
moderaiion is the best principle: any excess of itself
causes men excessive troiible,

3093. Modus operandi. {L.)^The way to do it, (2.) Modus

vivendL — A way of living. An arrangement between
two parties enablmg them to live and act harmoniously
either together or independently.

3094. Moi ! dis-je, et c'est assez. (Fr.) Com. U^4e, 1, 5.—

Me / I replied, and is not that enough f Apart from all
egotism, most of us, like Medea herself, find our own
personality to be a tolerably important rdle in the drama
of life.

3095. Molle meum levibusque cor est violabile telis,

Et semper causa est, cur ego semper amem.

(L.) Ov. H. 15, 79.
Copid's light darts m j tender bosom move,
And that's the reason why 1 always love. — Pope,

3096. Mollissima corda

Humano generi dare se natura fatetur,
Qu» lachrymas dedit : haec nostri pars optima sensus.

(L,) Juv. 15, 131.

When tears to man Dame Natnre did impart,

It was to prove she'd given a feeling heart ;

It is our noblest gift — £(L y^

3097. Mollissima fandi Tempera. (X.) Virg. A. 4, 293.-^^6 ^

mx>8t fa/oourable opportunity for speaking. An opportune
moment for pressing a request, or mentioning any deli-
cate subject. This must be carefully watched for, since
everything may depend upon securing the mollissima

3098. Molliter austerum studio fallente laborem. (L,) Hor. S.

2, 2, 12. — The pursuit agreeably lightening the arduous-
ness of the labour.


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^ 3099. Molliter ossa oubant (L.) Ov. T. 3, 3, 76.— Light rest
his hones I

3100. Mon ftme a son secret, ma vie a son myst^re. {^f*)

Arvers, Heures Perdues, 1833. — My soul hcts its secret,
my life its mystery.

3101. Mon ami, le temps de la commandite va passer, mais lea

badaads ne passeront pas — occupons nous de ce qui est
^temel. (Fr.) Philipon. — My friend^ the age of cMvalry
is passing away, htU the age of loafers wiU never end —
let us occupy ourselves with the eternal.

3102. Mon Dieu est ma roche. (Fr.) — God is my rock Lord


3103. Mone sale. (L.) — Advise with salt Lord Emly.

3104. Moniti meliora sequamur. (Z.) Virg. A. 3, 188. — Being

admonished (or warned), let us pursue a better course,

3105. Monstro quod ipse tibi possis dare : semita certe

TranqmlliB per virtatem, patet unica vitee.

(L.) Juv. 10, 363.

I bat teach
The blessings man by his own powers may reach.
The path to peace is virtue.— G^^orrf.

3106. Monstrum horrendum, informe, ingens, cui lumen ademp-
,/ tum. (L.) Virg. A. 3, 667. — An awful, hideous, huge,

sightless monster. Description of Polyphemus, the
Cyclops, after his one eye had been put out by Ulysses.

3107. Montis insignia Calpe. (X.) — Ths insignia of Mount

Calpe (Gibraltar). Motto of 39th, 56th, and 58th Foot.

3108. Morbus signa cibus blasphemia dogma fuere

Causse cur Dominum turba secuta fuit (X.) St Albert)

Sickness, food, miracles, blasphemy, the Word,
Are reasons iiye why crowds pursued our Lord. — Ed.

3109. More meo or suo, etc. (Z.) — As is my or his wont, (2.)

More majorum. — After the mawner of our ancestors.
(3.) Sicut mens est mos. Hor. S. 1, 9, 1. — As is my
wont. (4.) Suus cnique moa — Every one has his own

3110. Moigen-Stunde hat gold in Munde. (fi.) Prov. — The

morning hour has gold in its mouth. Early to bed, etp.

3111. Moriamur, et in media arma ruamus,

Una salus victis nullam sperare salutem.

{L.) Viig. A. 2, 353.


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Come, rnsh we on our fate I

No safety may the vanquished find

Till hope of safety be resigned. — Conington,

An instance of vorcpov 7rp6r€povy or inversion of order of
ideas (let us die, and rush ivUo the field),

3112. Moribns antiquis res stat Komana virisque.

(Z.) Eun. ap. Aug. Civ. Del 2, 21.

It is her simple, hardy ancestry

That gives to Rome her greatness of to-day. — Ed,

3113. Moriemur inultse 1

Sed moriamur, ait. Sic, sic juvat ire sub umbras.

(L,) Virg. A. 4, 659.
To die, and unrevenged I she cried.
Yet let me die ! thus, thus I'll go
Bejoicing to the shades below.— CiMu'n^toTi.

Qt Horace's Parody (S. 2, 8, 84) :

Nos nisi damnose bibimus, moriemnr inultL

Except we drink his cellar dry

'Tis plain that unavenged we die. — Ed,

3114. Mors. (X.) Mort, la. (Fr,)—I)eaJth,

(2.) Pallida mors squo pulsat pede pauperum tabemas ^
Regumque turres. O l:«ate Sexti,
Yit» summa brevis spem nos vetat inchoare longam.

(Z.) Hor. C* 1, 4, 12.

Pale death, impartial, walks his rounds : he knocks at cottage-

And palace-portal. Sestius, child of bliss !

How should a mortal's hopes be long, when short his being's
date? — ConvngUm,

(8.) Sub tua purpurei venient vestigia reges
Deposito luxn, turba cum paupere mixtL
.. Qjzmia mors equat Claud. Rapt Pros. 2, 800.

Kiuffs in thy train shall come (their purple robes
Andstate laid down) mixed with the common herd :
Death levels all. -^Ed,

(4.) Tendimus hue omnes : metam properamus ad nnam

Omnia sub leges mors vocat atra suas. Or. Liv. 859.

Here tend we all : all hasten to one goal.
Beneath its sway death summons every souL — EC

(6.) Nee forma »temnm, aut cuiquam est fortuna perennis :
Longius aut propius, mors sua quemque manet.

Prop. 2, 28, 57.

Beauty must fade ; fortune has but its day :

l^eath, soon or late, claims each one as its proy. — Ed,


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(6.) Tibi crescit omne

£t auod occasuB videt, et quod ortoB ;

Sis licet segnis, properamus ii)8i :

Prima qxm vitam dedit, carpsit bora. Sen. Hera For. f

Tbine, deatb, is. all tbat lives and grows,
Thine botb its blossom and decay :
We hasten fast though thon delay,
. And life's first boor portends its close. — JSd,

(7.) Scilicet omne sacrum Mors importuna profanat,

Omnibus obscuras injicit ilia manns. Ov. Am. 8, 9, 19.

Death of TihvUua.

Death lays his impious touch on all things rare :
His shadowy hanas no sacred office spare. — Ed,

(8. ) Miremur periisse homines T monnmenta fatiscunt :

Mors etiam saxis nominibusa ue yenit Auson. £pig. 85, 9. —
Can you wander that men perish^ when even their monuments erwnble
to pieces f Death visits even marbles, and stone inscriptions,

(9.) Frange toros : pete vina : rosas cape : tingere nardo.

Ipse jubet mortis te meminisse Deus. Mart 2, 69, 8.

Fill the couches, call for wine-cups, unguents bring and rosy

wreath I
In the midst of your carousing God bids you remember death.


(10.) Moriendum enim certe est, et id incertum, an eo ipso die.
Cic. Sen. 20, 7 A,— It is certain we must die, and we know not if it
may not be this very day. (11.) Mors . . . quasi saxum Tantalo,
semper impendet. Cic. Fin. 1, 18, 60. — DecUh, like Tantalus* rock,
is (uways hanging over us, (12.) Mors ultima linea rerum est.
Hor. £p. 1, 16, 79. — Deaih is tJU furthest limit of human vicissitude.
(18.) Mors sola fatetur Quant ula sint hominum corpuscnla. Juv.
10, 172. — DecUh alone proves how very puny are the bodies of mortal
men. Orinnally said of Alexander the Great. Macaulay quotes
the line of Louis XIV., whose stature, reputed tall during his life-
time, was discovered on the exhumation of his body (in the First
Revolution) not to have exceeded 5 ft. 8 in. {Essay on Mirabeau.)
(14.) Nil melius etema lex fecit, quam quod unum introitum nobis
ad vitam dedit, exitus mnltos. Sen. £p. 70. — The fixed law of our
existence has dime nothing better than in ordering one mode of enter-
ing life, and many modes of departing out of U. (15.) Dulce et
decorum est pro patria mori. Hor. C. 8, 2, 18.— /if is sweet and
honourable to die for on^s country. Of. O fortunata mors, quae
natursQ debita, pro patria est potissimum reddita ! Cic PhiL 14,
112, 31. — Happy is the death which, though due to nature, is cheer-
fully surrendered for the sake of one*s country. (16.) Optima mora
parca que venit apta die. Prop. 8, 8, 40. — Thajt death is best
which arrives opportunely and soon. (17.) Quem di diligunt,
Adolescens montur, dum valet, sen tit, sapit Plant. Bacch. 4, 7,
18. — Whom the gods love dies young while his strength and senses
and f acuities are in their full vigour. Byron says, * * God gives his
favourites early death." (18.) Optanda mors est, sine metu mortis


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woti. Sen. Troad. S69.^ That death ia to he desired which is free
from all fear af death, (19.) Mortem optare, malum; timere

pejus. Sen. (Ed. f— Tlo wish for death is had, to fear it, worse,

(20.) Cest ici que j*attend la mort,

Sans la desirer, ni la craindre. {Fr.) Maynard ?

The hour of death I wait for here :
Without desire, and without fear. — Ed,

(21. ) Et metus ille foras pneceps Acherontis a^ndus
Funditns humanam qui vitam turbat ab imo,
Omnia sn£fuscans mortis nigrore, neque ullam
Esse Yoluptatem liquidam puramque relinquit.

(L.) Lucret 8, 89.
Drive headlonff out of doors that fear of death
That troubles human life from top to base.
And clouds dl things in inky gloom, nor leaves
One single joy to be completely pure. — Ed.

(22.) Scire mori sors prima viris, sed proxima cogi. Lucan. 9,

211. — To die qf one's own free choice is marCs best fortune, the next

best to be slain,

(28.) Eripere vitara nemo non homini potest

At nemo mortem. Sen. Theb. ?

Any can take from me the riffht to live,
But none the right to die. — Ed,

(24.) Nihil sic revocat a peccato, quam frequens mortis meditatio.

8. Aug. lib. exhort. ? — Nothing is so ejicaciotis in preserving a man

from sin, as constant meditation on death. (25.) Monrir n'est rien,

c'est notre demidre heure. {Fr.) PaUsse, Deserteurs. — To die is

nothing, 'tis hut our last hour.

(26.) Heureuz I'inconnu aui s'est bien su connaltre
II ne voit pets de max 2b mourir plus qu'2b naitre :
II s'en va comme il est venu. Henault ? — Happy the man

who though wiknoum to others has learnt to know himsejf well.

He thinks no mare harm, in dying than in being bom. He departs

as he came. (27.) Mors janua vit». {L.) — Death is the entnmce

into Ufe. (28.) Mortem aliquid ultra estf Vita, si cupias mori.

Sen. Ag. 996. — Electra. Is there anything oMer death t .figistheus.

Fes, iQe, if you desire to die. ^29.) Acerba semper et immatura

mors eorum, qui immortale aliquid parant. Plin. Min. 5, 5. — The

deaths of those men who have some immortal ufork in hand, always

seem cruelly premature.

3115. Mors potius macula. (L.) — Death rather than dishonour.

Loid Ffrench.

3116. Mortales inimicitias, sempitemas amicitias. (L.) Cic.

Rab. Post. 12, 32. — Let our enmities be short-lived, our
friendships immortal,

3117. Mortalia facta peribunt

Nedum sermonam stet honos et gratia yivax.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 69.


Man's works must perish : how should words evade
The general doom, and flourish undecayed t—Conington.


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3118. Mortalium renim misera beatitudo. (Z.) BoetL Cons.

Ph. 2, 4. — The miserable blessedness attending human

3119. Mos pro lege. (Z.) — Usage for law. Long established

custom has the force of law.

3120. Mot & mot {Fr,)— Word for word. Literally. (2.) Mot

du guet — A watch-word, (3.) Mots d* usage. — Words in
common use.

3121. Moveo et profiteor. {L.) — I move amd prosper. Earl of


3122. Mugitus labyrinthi (Z.) Juv. 1, 63. — The roaring of

the hhyrinih.

The monster, Minotaur, half man, half boll, was imprisoned in the
Labyrinth in Crete, and fed on human flesh. Theseus slew him
and escaped by the clew furnished by Ariadne. Jarenal mentions
it as a hackneyed topic of fourth-rate Boman poets.

3123. Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti,

In vento et rapida sciibere oportet aqua. (X.) Catull.
70, 3. — What a woma/n says to her ardent lover, otcght to
be vrritten on the winds, or on 7'unning tvater. Transient,
fleeting vows and professions.
Of. Keats' epitaph :

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

3124. Mulier profecto nata est ex ipsa moi*a. (Z.) Plant. Mil.

4, 7, 9. — Woman certainly is the offspring of tardiness

3125. Mulier qu» sola cogitat male cogitat. (L.) Prov. — A

woman who thinks alone, thinks of mischief,

3126. Mulier recte olet, ubi nihil olet. (Z.) Plaut. Moat 1, 3,

141. — A vx>man smells sweetest, when she smells of

3127. Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra. (Z.) % AuL

Grell. — There s many a slip *ttmxt cup and lip,

3128. Multa dies, variique labor mutabilis sdvi,

Bettulit in melius, multos altema revisens
Lusit, et in solido rursus fortuna locavit

(Z.) Virg. A. 11, 425.
Time, toil, and circumstance full oft
A humbled cause has raised aloft,
And fortune whom she mocked before
Has placed on solid ground once more. — Ckmingion,


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MULTA. 339

3129. MultflB terricolis linguie, ccelestibus una. (L,), or IIoAXai

/i€v SvrJTOis yXom-at, fiCa B*d$avdTouri.v, {Gr.) H. Carey 1
— The inhabitants of earth have numy languages, those of
heaven have hut one,

3130. Malta fero at placeam genas irritabile vatam.

(Z.) Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 102.

Much I endure indeed (perhaps yon know it)
To please the irritable pvnttf poet — Ed.

3131. Malta feraiit anni venientes commoda secam ;

Malta recedentes adimant. (Z.) Hor. A. P. 175.

Tears, as they come, bring blessings in their train :
Years, as they go, take blessings back again. — ConingUm.

3132. Malta petentibus

Desont malta. Bene est cai Deos obtalit

Parca, qaod satis est, manu. (L,) Hor. C. 3, 16, 42.

Who much require are much in want ;
Tis best if, just what life demands,
God furnish us with sparing hands. — Ed.

3133. Malta quidem scrips! r sed quae vitiosa patavi

Emendaturis ignibus ipse dedi (L.) Ov. T. 4, 10, 61.
— / have written much, hut whaA I thought faulty I threw
myself into the corrective flames,

3134. Malta renascentar qaie jam cecidere, cadentque

Qu» nanc sunt in honore yocabala, si volet asus,
Quern penes arbitriam est, et jos, et norma loquendi

{L.) Hor. A. P. 71.

Tes, words long faded may again reviye ;

And words may fade now blooming and aliye.

If usage wills it so, to whom belongs

The rule and law, the government of tongues. — Conington,

3135. Malta rogant utenda dari; data reddere nolant (Z.)

Ov. A. A. 1, 433. — They (women) are always asking you
to lend them money ; hut they never repay the loan.

3136. Malta senem circamveniant incommoda ; vel qaod

Qaserit, et inventis miser abstinet, ao timet ati ;
Yel qaod res omnes timide gelideque ministrat.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 169.

Draiobaeks qfold age.
Grey hairs have many evils : without end
The old man gathers what he dares not spend.
While, as for action, do he what he will,
Tis all half-hearted, spiritless, and chilL — ConingUm,


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340 MULTI.

3137. Multi adorantor in ara qui cremantur in igne. (£.)

Augustin. 1 — Mcmy are worshipped at the altar who are
burning inJUmiee. Said of the worship paid to heathen
deities, the emperor, eta

3138. Mnlti Committunt eadem diverso crimina fato,

Ille omcem sceleris pretium tolit, hie diadema.

(L.) Juv. 13, 103.

Men the same crimes commit with varying end ;
And some a scaffold, some a throne ascend. — Ed,

3139. Mnlti, inquam, sunt, Lncili, qui non donant, sed projicinnt;

non TOCO ego libendem, pecuni» snse iratnm. (L.) Sen.
Ep. 120. — Thsre are manyy I/uciliiM, who do not give^
but throw away ; and I do not oall a man liberal because
he ie angry with his money.

3140. Multi mnlta, nemo omnia novit. (Z.) % — Many men have

known much, no one has ever known everything,

3141. Multis ille bonis flebilis ocddit;

Nulli flebilior quam tibi, Virgili (L,) Hor. C. 1, 24, 9.

By many a good man wept, Qnintilius dies ;
By none than you, my Virgil, trulier wept — Coningtan.

3142. Multitudinem decern faciunt. (L.) Coke f — Ten persons

make a crovod,

3143. Multo plnres satietas quam fames perdidit Tiros. {L.) —

Many more men die of surfeit than of hunger. Cf.
Multos morbos multa fercula fecerunt. Sen. £p. 95. —
Many maladies are the result of dinners of many courses.

3144. Multorum manibus grande levatar opus. (L.) — Matty

hands make light work.

3145. Multos experimur ingratos, plures^ facimus. {L,) Sen.

Ben. 1, init — We find many men who are ungrateful;
we maJeemore.

3146. Multos in summa perioula misit

Yentnri timor ipse mali Fortissimus ille est

Qui promtus metuenda pati, si cominus instent,

£t differre potest (L.) Lucan. 7, 104.

True courage,
Many*s the mortal whom the very dread
Of coming ill has into danger sped.
But bravest he who, prompt to meet his fate.
Can <ace the shock, or can with patience wait — Bd.


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3147. Mnltos modios sails simul edendos esse, ut amicitias munus

expletum sit. (L.) Cio. Am. 19, 67. — (As the saying
goes) We must eat many bushels of salt together^ hrfore
we can achieve a real friendship,

3148. Multam est demissus homo. {L,) Hor. S. 1, 3^ 57. — He

is a very unasswning man. .

3149. Multam in parvo. (L.) — Mwh in Uule. Mach in a little/


3150. Multam sapit qui non diu desipit (L,) — He is wise who

does not persist in folly long,

3151. Mundseque parvo sub lare pauperum

Coenffi sine auleeo et oetro,
Sollicitam explicuere fi^ontem. (Z.) Hor. C. 3, 29, 14.

The poor man's supper, neat bnt spare,
With no ffay coach to seat the guest,
Has smooth d the ragged brow of care. —Cbnin^t^om.

3152. Mnnditiis capimur. (£.) Or. A. A. 3, 133.— fTe are

attracted by neatness,

3153. Mundus scena, vita transitos, Tenisti, vidisti, abiisti. {L.)^

— The world is a stage^ and life yo%vr passage across it ;
you enter ^ you look arownd you, you make yottr exit,

3154. Mundus universus exeroet histrioniam. (X.) Petron. Fr.

10. — All the world plays the actor's part.

3155. Munit heo, et altera vincit. {L^ — This d^ends, and tlte

other conquers. Nova Scotia Knights.

3156. Munus et officium nil scribens ipse docebo,

XJnde parentur opes, quid alat formetque poetam ;
Quid deceat, quid non : quo virtus, quo ferat error.

(L,) Hor. A. P. 306.

Although no writer, I may yet impart

To writing folk the precepts of their art.

Whence come its stores, what trains and forms the hard.

And how a work is made, and how 'tis marred. — Comngton.

3157. Munus nostrum omato verbis quod potens. (L.) Ter.

Eun. 2, 1, 8. — Set off my present with <dl the eloquence
you can.

3158. Murranum hie, atavos et avorum antiqua sonantem

Nomina, per regesque actum genus omne Latinos.

(L.) Virg. A. 12, 529.
Murranus too, whose boastful tongue
With hi^h-born sires and grandsires rung.
And pedigrees of long renown
Through Latian monarchs handed down. — Conington^


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342 MURUa

3159. MuniB sneos oonscientia sana. (Z.) — An easy conscience

is a wall of brass. Motto of the E^arl of Scarborough.

3160. Mutare vel timere spemo. (X.) — I scorn either to change

or tofea/r. M. of the Duke of Beaufort and Lord Raglaji.

3161. Mutatis mutandis. {Law L,) — The necessary changes being

made. If the persons, places, dates, events, circumstances
(or what not) be changed, the same remark will apply.

3162. Mutum est pictura poema. (Z.)

A pictare is a poem without words.


3163. Nach Canossa gehen wir nicht. (G.) — We will not go to

Canossct, Bismarck in Parliament^ May 1872.

Canossa is a town near Bep^gio in Northern Italy, where Emperor
Henry IV. (1077) obtained absolution from Po^ GrMjory VlL
(Hildebraird) after three days' humiliation. Bismarck's phrase
implied that the present German Empire was not going to sur-
render so abjectly to the Papal claims.

3164. NsB amicum castigare ob meritam noxiam

Immune est facinus. (L,) Plant. Trin. 1, 1, 1. — Truly ,
it is a thankless office enough to reprove a friend for a
fatdt when he deserves it,

3165. Nam de mille fabsB modiis dnm surripis unum.

Damnum est, non facinus mihi pacto lenius isto.

{L) Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 55.

Steal but one bean, although the loss be small.

The crime's as great as if you stole them alL— -(7a»ingft<m.

3166. Nam dives qui fieri yult, Et cito vult fieri

(L.) Juv. 14, 176.
Who'd be rich would be so quickly. — Shaw.

3167. Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (Z.) Bacon, Medit

Sacr. de Hseresibus. — For knowledge itself is power.

Cf. Vir sapiens, fortis est: et vir doctus robustus et validus.
Vulf^. Proy. 24, 5. — A trise man is strong, and a learned man %$
potoerful and mighty.

3168. Nam genus, et proavos, et quffi non fecimus ipsi,

Vix ea nostra voco. {L.) Ov. M. 13, 140.

For birth and lineage and all such renown.

Bequeathed not made, can scarce be called our own. — Ed.

Last four words, Motto of Earl of Warwick and Lord


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3169. Nam jam non domus accipiet te l«ta, neque uxor

Optama, nee dulces occurrent oscula nati
PrsBripere, et tadta pectus dulcedine tangent.

(L.) Lucrel 3, 907.
No more shall thy family welcome thee home,
Nor around thee thy wife and sweet little ones come,
All clamouring joyous to snatch the first kiss,
Transporting thy bosom with exquisite bliss. — Ed. ,

3170. Nam neque divitibus contingunt gaudia soils,

Nee vizit male qui natus moiiensque fefellit.

(Z.) Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 9.

Joys do not happen to the rich alone,

Nor he liv'd ill, that lived and died unknown.—^.

3171. Nam nunc mores nihil faciunt quod licet, nisi quod lubet

(L.) Plant. Trin. 4, 3, 25. — Nowadays it is the cmtom
to make no account of what is correct, but only what is

3172. Nam qu8B inscitia est Ad versnm stimulum calces. (X.) Ter.

Phorm. 1, 2, 27. — JVhat folly His to kick against the
goad I Of. Si stimulos pugnis csedis, manibus plus dolet.
Plant. True. 4, 2, 55. — If you fight the goad vnth your
fists, so trmch the worse for you/r knuddes. An evil is
often only aggravated hj useless opposition.

3173. Namque adserit urbes

Sola fames, emiturque metus qnum segne potentes
Yulgus alunt : nescit plebes jejuna timere.

(X.) Lucan. 3, 56.

How to stiJU panic
Hunger's enough to set whole cities free.
Then buy your fears, like some commodity.
And let the rich supply the poor with bread ;
A famished mob has lost all sense of dread. — Ed,

3174. Nam quum magna malss superest audacia causae,

Creditur a multis fiducia. {L,) Ju v. 13, 109.

Urge a bad cause with boundless impudence
And 'twill be thought by many innocence. — Ed.

3175. Nam timer unus erat, facies non una timoris. {L.) Ov.

A A 1, 121. — One and the samiefear possessed them all,
hut they did not all show it in the same way. The atti-
tude of the Sabine women when seized by the soldiers of


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