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757. Cogito, ergo sum. (Z.) — I think, therefore I exist. Des- ^

cartes' first principle. Thought^ or rather self-conscious-
ness, is man's only ground for the truth of anything,
even of his own existence.

758. Cognovit (Z.) Law Term. — He has admitted. Term

signifying that a defendant admits that the plaintiff's
action is just (cognovit actionem), and suffers judgment
to be entered against him without triaL

759. Colubrum in sinu fovere. (Z.) Phsedr. ) — To cherish a

serpent in yowr bosom. To harbour, or, to admit into
your confidence, a false friend.

760. Combien de h^ros, glorieux, magnanimes, ont v^u trop

d'un jour I (Fr. ) J. B. Rousseau 1 — Bow many illustrious
and noble heroes have Uved too long by one dciAf I Their
reputation would have been absolutely without blemish,
had their lives been cut off at some earlier date.

761. Com^iens c'est un mauvais temps

La Trag^ie est par les champs. (-FV.) Song of '93. —
Comedians ! what a wretched tim>e vnth Tragedy abroad /
Cf. Que parles-tu, Yallier, de faire des trag^ies? La
Trag^ie court les rues ! Ducis 1 — What do you mean
by vyriting tragedies, when Tragedy herself is stalking
^ streets f

762. Comes jacundus in v\k pro vehiculo est. (Z.) Pub. Syr.

Frag. — An agreeable companion on a journey is as good



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92 COMITAS.

<M a coach. He will beguile the time. Text of Spectator
122, Sir Roger riding to the County Assizes,

763. Comitas morum. (Z.) Cic Am. 1 — Courteous mcmners,

Cf. Suavissimi mores. Id. Att. 16, 16, a, 6. — Most
charrni/ng ma/rvners,

764. Comitas inter gentes. (Z.) — Civility between nations,

765. Comme il faut. {Fr,) — As it ought to 6c, — i.6., properly,

well done. Such a thing is done com/me il faut. This
expression is also used to imply persons of respectability,
as, des gens comme ilfaut^ gentlefolks.

766. Comme je fus. (Ft.) — As I was. Motto of Earl of Dudley

and Ward.

767. Comme je trouve. (Fr!) — As I find %t. Motto of Marquess

of Ormonde.
r68. Commune bonum. (Z.) — The common good. A thing of
public advantage or benefit.

769. Commune id vitium est : hie vivimus ambitiosa

Paupertate omnes. Quid te mororl Omnia Rom»
Cum pretio. (Z.) Juv. 3, 182.

It is, I fear, an universal vice ;

Here ve're all struggling hard, as poor as mice,

To outdo one another. In a word.

Money at Rome is king and sovereign lord. —Ed.

770. Commune naufragium omnibus est consolatio. (Z.) — A

general shi'pwrech is a consolation to all, A general
calamity, in which an entire neighbourhood, or a whole
nation is involved, is always borne with more firmness
of mind, and supported with greater resignation.

771. Commune periculum concordiam parit. (Z.) — A common

danger produces concord.

772. Commune quod est, ne tuum solum dicas. (Z.) — That

which is common property you mxiy not call yov/r own.

773. Communia esse amicorum inter se omnia. (Z.) Prov.

Ter. Ad. 5, 3, 18. — All things are common property
amongst friends.

774. Communibus annis. (Z.) — On a/n average of years. One

year with another.

775. Communi fit vitio natune, ut invisis, latitantibus atque

incognitis rebus magis confidamus, vehementiusque ex*
terreamur. (Z.) Csbs. B. C. 2, 14. — It is a common
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COMPOSITUM. 93

V)hxch are unseen, eaneealed, and %inknoum, and to he
more violently alarmed by them.

11%, Communitates Burgi de Dorchestria. (L.) — The Corpora-
tion of the Bwrgh of Dorchester,

111, Comparaison n'est pas raison. {Fr,) — Comparison is no
reason,

lis, Compedes, quas ipse fecit, ipsus at gestet faber. (L.) Aus.
Id. 6 fin. — The smith must wear the fetters he himself
has made. As jou have made jour bed, so must jou
lie. Cf. Tute hoc intristi; tibi omne est exedendum.
Ter. Phorm. 2, 2, 4. — You have made this dish, and you
must eat it up. You began the afiair and you must go
through with it

779. Compendiaria res improbitas, virtusque tarda. {L.)% — Dis-

honesty chooses the most eoffpeditious route, virtue the more
circuitous one,

780. Complectamur illam et amemus : plena est voluptatis si ill4

scias uti . . . jucundissima est setas devexa, non tamen
prseceps : et illam quoque in extrema reguli stantem,
judico habere suas voluptates, aut hoc ipsum suocedit in
locum voluptatum, nuUis egere. (Z.) Sen. Ep. 12. —
As for old age, emhrace and love it It abounds with
pleasure, if you know how to t*M it. The gradually (/ do
not say rapidly) declining years are amongst the sweetest
in a m€m*s life ; and, I maintain, that even where they
have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasures
still ; or else, this takes the place of pleasures, to need them
no more,

781. Componitur orbis

Regis ad exemplum ; nee sic inflectere sensus
Humanoe edicta Talent, quam vita regentis.

(Z.) Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 299.

A Prince's Example,
The great world moulds its manners on the king's
Example : nor can wisest laws constrain
His people half so much, as the king's life. — 3/,

782. Compositum jus fasque animo, sanctosque recessus

Mentis, et incoctum generoso pectus honest o. (Z.) Pers.
2, 73. — Regulated principles of justice and duty in the
mind: pure thoughts witlUn; and a breast filed with an
instinctive sense of Jionour. (Compositum jus fasque
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94 COMPOSITUM.

783. Compositum miraculi caosa. (Z.) Toe. A. 11, 27. — A
story got tip to create astonishment,

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^iculties.

Compos or non compos are used to denote the sanenesB, or not, of
any one. Tu mentis es compos ? Tu non constringendas t
Cic. Phil. 2, 38, 97. — Are you then in your right mindf Are
you nJfFU person to be kept uncUr restraint t

785. Con amore. (It.) — With love. Enthusiastically.

786. Concessa pudet ire via, civemque videri (Z.) Luc. 2,

446. — He is ashamed to advance by the public way^ and
to appear in the character of an honest man. Said of
Julius Csesar.

787. Concordans. (L.)— Agreeing together. Motto of the Order

of Concord, Brandenburg.

788. Concordia discors. (L.) Luc. 1, 98. — Discordant har-

mony. Ill-assorted union or combination of persons or
things : agreeable discords in musia

789. Concordia, integritate, industria. (L.) — By concord^ in-

tegrity^ and industry. Motto of Lord Rothschild.

790. Concordia parv» res crescunt, discordiamaxumae dilabuntur.

{L.) Sail. Jug. 10, 16. — If harmony be preserved,
small tmdertakings wiU prosper ; but dissension wiU
bring the greatest stcUes to the grou/nd, C£he first four
words are the Motto of Merchant Tailors' Company.)

791. Concurritur: horae

Momento cita mors venit, ant victoria laeta.

(Z.) Hor. 8. 1, 1, 7.

One short, sharp shock, and presto ! all is done :

Death in an instant comes, or victory's won. — Conington,

792. Condicio dulcis sine pulvere palmaa. (Z.) Hor. Ep. 1,

1, 5 V. — The certainty of winning tfie coveted palm with-
out a/n effort,

793. Condo et compono quse mox depromere possim. (Z.)

Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 12. — I am storing a/nd collecting what
some day or other I shall be able to produce,

794. Con el Rey y con la Inquisicion, chitos ! {S.) Prov. —

About t/ie King and the Inquisition, not a word !

795. Confido, conquiesco. (Z.)— / trust and resL Motto of

Earl of Djsart and Lord ToUemache.



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CONSENSUS. 95

796. Confiteor, si quid prodest delicta faterL (L.) Ov. Am. 2,

4, 3. — I confess my/auU if the canfesnan com he of any
avcdL (2.) Confiteor, a part of the office of the Mass.

797. Cong^ d'esHre. {Fr,) — Leave to elect

Tenn used in the Anglican Church to express the permission
granted by the Sovereign to the Chapter of a cathedral to
elect a Bishop. This is, however, a matter of form, as the
Chapter is bound to nominate the person recommended in the
Boyal letter which accompanies the Cong^.

798. Conjugiam vocat, hoc prsetexit nomine culpam.

(Z.) Virg. A. 4, 172.

She calls it marriage now ; such name

She chooses to conceal her shame. — ConinfftoTi,

Dido's guiltj love for ^neas : not the only woman who
has endeavoured to screen her shame under a false title.

799. Connubialis amor de Mulcibre fecit Apellem. (Z.) — Lave

turned a blacksmith into an Apelles. Epitaph of Quintin
Matsjs, the blacksmith-painter of Antwerp.

800. Conscia mens recti famse mendacia risit

Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumns.

(L.) Ov. F. 4, 311.

Conscious of truth, the mind can smile at lies.
But we're a race too prone t' imagine vice.^^.

Si quid usquam justitia est, et mens sibi conscift recti. Virg. i/^
A. 1, 604. — Ifjtutictf amd a sense of conscious right yet avail
anything,
(^Conscia mens recti)s sometimes used as a periphrasis for inno-
cenc^T^mmous integrity.

801. Oonscientiam rect» voluntatis mazimam consolationem

esse rerum incommodarum. (L.) Cic. Fam. 6, 4, 2. —
Consciousness of an honourable intention is the greatest
consolation in troubles, (2.) Conscientia mille testes.
Quint. 5, 11, 41. — A good conscience is worth a thoTMO/nd
vritnesses ; and c£ Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam
omnium sermo. Cic Att. 12, 28, 2. — The verdict of
my own conscience is more to ms than the testimony of all
men put together, (3.) Bona conscientia turbam advocat,
mala etiam in solitudine anxia atque solicita est Sen.
Ep. 43, 5. — A good conscience invites the inspection of
aUf a bad is anxious and distressed even in solitude,

802. Consensus tollit errorem. (Z.) Law Max. — Consent does

away with aU objections on the score of irregularity. If
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96 CONSEJSTTIENTES.

consent of the parties (per cusenaum partium) it is tried
in London, no objection can be taken on the ground of
irregtdarity.

803. Consentientes et agentes pari poena plectentur. (L.) Law

Max. — Parties to a wrongfid act are to he visUed with
the samfie penalties as the principals,

804. Consequitur quodcunque petit (Z.) — lie attains whatever

he aims at. Motto of the Marquess of Headfort

805. Conservez bien la foi, conservez votre loi. {^r,) Breton

Prov. — Ke^ well yofwrfaithy keep yov/r law,

806. Consilia firmiora sunt de divinis locis. (Z.) Plant Most.

5, 1, 55. — Advice is more reliable that comes from conse-
crated spots,

807. Consilia qui dant prava cautis hominibus

Et perdunt operam et deridentur turpiter.

(X.) Phffidr. 1, 25, I,
Who ill advice on wary men confer
Waste time and shameful ridicule incur. — Ed,

808. Consilio et animis. (Z.) — By wisdom and cowrage. Motto

of the Earl of Lauderdale.

809. Constans et fidelitate. (Z.) — Constant and with faithful-

ness. Motto of Order of St Hubert

810. Constantia et virtute. (Z.) — By constancy and virtue.

Motto of Earl Amherst

81L Constructio legis non facit injuriam. (Z.) Law Max. —
The construing or interpretation of ike law must not be
allowed to injure any one.

812. Consuetudinem sermonis vocabo consensum eruditorum;
sicut Vivendi consensum bonorum. (Z.) Quint. 1, 4,
3. — I consider the style of speaking adopted by men of
edu^cation to be the standard of correct language, Just as
the example of good men furnishes the model for our ovm
lives.

Consensus = the collective opinion or general agreement of any
body of men upon any ^ven question. Cf. Consuetudo vero
certissima loquendi magistra ; utendumque plane sermone, ut
nummo, cui publica forma est Id* ibid. — Custom after all
is the best rule in speaking, and we should choose words, as we
do money, that have the public stamp on them.

^13. C onsnetudin is magna ra est. (Z.) Cic. Tusa 2, 17, 40.
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CONTICUISSE. 97

814. Consnetndo est altera lex. (L,) Law Max. — Custom is a

second law,

815. Consuetado est seconda natura. {L.) S. Aug. adv. Jul.

5, 59. — Custom is second nature, Cf. Morem fecerat
U8US. Ov. M. 2y 345. — Custom had made it a habit,

816. Consuetudo loci est observanda. (Z.) Law Max. — TTie

customary law of a particular place is to be observed, —
such, e.g.f as the custom of gavelkind in parts of Kent
But the custom must be capable of being reduced to a
certainty, and it must be reasonable : under these con-
ditions, Consy>etudo ex eerta causa rationahili usitata
privat communem legem, Custom, when grounded on a
certain and reasonable cause, supersedes the common
law.

817. Oonsule veritatem. (Z.) Cia Or. 48, 159.— Consult the

etymology (of the word) : in Greek, to Irvftov, the literal
sense of a word according to its origin.

818. Oonsummatum est. (X.) Vulg.Joan.xix.30. — It is finished.

819. Contemnuntur ii, qui nee sibi, nee alteri, ut dicitur: in

quibus nullus labor, nulla industria nulla cura est. (X.)
Cic. Off 2, 10, 36. — Those men are held in deserved
contempt, who do no good to themselves or any one else, as
the saying is ; who make no exertion, show no industry,
exercise no thought,

820. Contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege.

(Z.) Law Max. — The best and surest way of expounding
any statute is by referring to the construction put upon it
at the time it was made, and, Optimus legis interpres
consuetudo, Customary usage is the best expounder of
the import of a stcUtUe,

821. Contemptor susemet vitee, dominus aliense. (Z.) Sen. 1 —

The man who puts small value on his own life will be
master of the lives of others,

822. Contentement passe richesse. {Fr,) — A mind contented

with its lot, is more valuable than riches.

823. CJontesa vecchia tosto si fa nuova. (It.) Prov. — An old

fefud is soon renewed,

824. Conticmsse nocet nunquam, nocet esse locutum. (Z.)

Anth. Sacr. Jac. Billii (in loquaces). — It never hurts a
mem to keep silence, but often to speak,
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98 CONTINUO.

825. Continno oulpam ferro compeece, priusquam

Dira per incautum serpant contagia vulgus.

{L.) Virg. G. 3, 468.
Prompt mectsures.
Cat off at once with knife the mischiefs head,
Lest thro* the unthinking crowd the poison spread. — Ed,

Prompt measures most be taken with disorders, either of the
natural or the political body : sedition, like any other ulcer,
must be at once removed.

826. Con todo el mondo guerra, y paz oon Inglaterra. {S.)

Prov. — War vfUh all the world, and peace vdth England,

827. Contra malum mortis, non est medicamen in hortis. (L.)

Med. Aphor. — Ifo chemisfs herbarium contains a remedy
against dearth,

828. Contranando incrementum. (Z.) — Progress by swimming

against the stream. Motto of the town of Peebles.

829. Contra verbosos noli contendere verbis ;

Sermo datur cunctis, animi sapientia pancis. (Z.) Dion.
Cato. % — Avoid wrctngling with the contentious; speech is
given to every man, wisdom to few,

830. Contredire, c'est quelquefois frapper k une porte, pour

savoir s'il y a quelqu'un dans la maison. {Fr,) Prov.l —
To contradict, sometimes m^eans to knock at the door to
find out whether there is any one at horns,

831. Centre fortune bon cceur. {Fr,) — Against the fickleness of

fortune oppose a bold heart.

832. Centre les rebelles, c'est cruant^ que d'estre humain et

humanity d'estre cruel. {Fr.) Comeille Muis, Bp. of
Bitonte. — Against rebels, it is cruelty to be humane, and
humanity to be cruel. A maxim adopted by Catherine
de M^ici in her '' Counsels " to her son Charles IX.

833. Contumeliam si dicis, audie& (L.) Plant. Pa 4, 7, 77. —

If you abuse others, you will have to listen to it yourself.

834. Coram domino rege. (Z.) — Before our lord the king.

(2.) Coram non judice. Law Term. — Before one who is
not a judge.

If judgment be delivered in a county which has no jurisdiction
to try the case, the judgment is a mere nullity. Thus, a case
belonging to the provincial Ck)urt of Canterbury, if tried before
a judee sitting at Westminster, would be coram non judice,
and the judgment consequently nulL (8.) Coram nobis.—
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CORRUPTIO. 93

835. Coram rege sdo de paupertate tacentes

Plus poscente ferent. Distat, samas ne pudenter
An rapiaa (Z.) Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 43.

Thoee who have tact their poverty to maftk

Before their chief get more than those who ask ;

It makes, yoa see, a difference, if you take

As modest people do, or snatch your cake. — ConingUm,

836. Cor nobyle, oor immobyle. (Z.) — A noble heart is a change-

less heart. Motto of Lord Vivian.

837. Corpora lente augescunt, cito eztinguuntur. (Z.) Tac.

Agr. 3. — Bodies are slow in growth^ rapid in decay.

838. Corpora magnanimo satis est prostrasse leoni :

Pugna saum finem, quam jaoet hostis, habet.

(Z.) Ov. T. 5, 3, 85.

The lion is content to fell his foe :

The fight is done, when the enemy's laid low. — 3L

839. Corporis et fortunie bonomm, ut initium, finis est : omnia

orta oocidunty et aucta senescunt (Z.) Sail. J. 2. —
The advantages of psrson and fortune have iJieir ap-
pointed end, as they have their beginning : all that rises
has its setting, and growth is only a step totvards decay.

840. Corps diplomatiqae. (Fr.) — The diplomaUc body. The

ambassadors, ministers, and envoys from foreign Courts
resident at the capitals of the various kingdoms with
their secretaries and attaches.

841. Corpus Christi. {L.y - The Body of Christ. Festival of

the Roman Church in honour of the Holy Eucharist,
instituted by Pope Urban lY. in 1264, and observed on
the Thursday following Trinity Sunday. (Fr. Fete Dieu.)

842. Corpus delicti (Z.) Law Term. — The body of the offence.

llie entire nature of the crime, containing the substance,
and matter, of which the several counts in the indict-
ment must be formed.

843. Corrumpunt bonos mores colloquia mala. (Z.) Pro v. ^

Vulg. Cor. 1, 15, 33.'' — Evil communications corrupt ^
good manners.

844. Corruptio optimi pessima. (L.) S. Greg. Moral 9 — A

corruption of the best possible, ts the worst possible.

Ori^ally said of bad priests, and referring particularly to the
sins of all who have received grace, tne saying expresses
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100 CORRUPnSSIMA,

For fairest thinf^ grow foulest by fool deeds ;
Lilies that fester, smell far worse than weeds.

— Shakesp. Sonn, 94, 13.

The higher a man's reputation, the graver his downfalL In-
stitutions of the most salutaiy, as well as of the most sacred
kind, have been perverted to become perfect plague-spots of
corruption, instead of centres of life and health. The extent
of the deterioration is proportionate to the excellence of pur-
pose for which the institution was established.

45. C omipti ssima in republica plurim» leges. (Z.) Tao. A.
3, 27. — The toorst states prod/uce the greatest number of
laws.

846. Cor unum, via una. (Z.) — One hearty one way. Motto of

the Marquess of Exeter.

847. Cosa fatta, capo ha. (It) Prov. — That which is done has

a head. A thing is never done until it is perfectly
completed.

848. Cosa mala nunca muere. (S,) Prov. — A had thing never

dies.

849. Cosi fen tutte. {It.)^So do they all. Title of one of

Mozart's operas. The way of the world.

860. Coup de gr^. (Fr.)— The finishing stroke (or blow).

851. Coup de main. (Fr.) Mil. — A surprise.

852. Coup d*ceil. (Fr.)—A glance. A view or prospect.

853. Courage sans peur. (Fr.) — Courage withovi fear. Motto

of Viscount Gage.

854. Co&te que co&te. {Fr.) — Cost what it will. The expense

is no consideration. I will have it, or I will do it,
" coUte que coHte.** Anyhow.

855. Coutume, opinion, reines de notre sort,

Vous r^lez des mortels et la vie, et la mort. (Fr.) De
La Motte? — CustorOy opinior^ arbiters of our fate^ ye
influence tlie l\fe and even the death of man.

856. Craignez honte. (Fr.) — Dread shame. Motto of the Duke

of Portland.

857. Crains Dieu tant que tu viveras. {Fr.)—Fear God aa long

as you live. Motto of Lord Athiumney.

858. Craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux. {Fr.) — Fear every-

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859. Cras amet, qui nunquam amavit,

Quique amavit, cras amet. (L,) ? Pervigilium Veneris.
Let those love now who never loved be^re,
Let those who always loved, now love the more. — T. Pamell, 1717.

860. Cras hoc fiet) Idem cras fiet. Quid 1 quasi magnum

Nempe diem donas 1 sed quum lux altera venit,
Jam cras hestemum consumpsimus ; esse aliud cras
Egerit hos annos^ et semper paulnm erit ultra.

(Z.) Pers.5, 66.
To-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow.

It shall be done to-morrow. Bat, I say,

Yon'll sing to-morrow what yon sing to-day.

"What, is one day of sach vast consequence

That you present it as a boon immense ?

"No I bat reflect, when next dav's sun has shone.

Then yesterday's '* to-morrow will have gone ;

And you're kept idling by one morrow more,

Ko nearer action than you were before. — Ed,

861. Cras te victurum, cras dicis, Postume, semper.

Die mihi cras istud, Postume, quando venitt

(Z.) Mart 5, 58, 1.
To-morrow, you always say, I'll wisely live :
Say, Posthumus, when does that day arrive l-~Ed,

862. Credat Judseus Apella

Non ego : namque deos didici securum agere oevum ;
Nee, si quid miri faciat natura^ deos id
Tristes ex alto coeli demittere tecto.

(L.) Hor. S. 1, 5, 100.
The miraculous liqurfactum.
Tell the crazed Jews such miracles as these I
I hold Ihe gods live lives of careless ease,
And, if a wonder happens, don't assume
Tis sent in anger from the upstairs room. — Conington,

Credat Jvdaeua ApeUa is often used in a more or less contemptuous
way, meaning that the thing is too absurd and improbable to
obtain credence, like our '*Tell that to the marines 1 '*

863. Credebant hoc grande nefas, et morte piandum

Si juvenis vetulo non assurrexerat (Z.) Juv. 13, 34.
Old/ashumed manriers,
'Twas thought a grave, a capital offence,
For youth not to rise up in age's presence. — Ed.

864. Crede Byron. {L,y—Bd%eve, or trtist Byron, Motto of -

Lord Byron.

865. Crede mihi bene qui latuit bene vixit, et intra

Fortunam debet quisque manere suam.

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102 CREDK

Seclusion,
He H^es the best who from the world retires
And, self-contained, to nothing else aspires. — Ed,

866. Credo mihi, miseros pmdentia prima relinquit. (L,) Ov,

Ep. 4, 12, 47. — Prudence, believe me, is the first to leave
the unfortunate,

867. Crede mihi, res est ingeniosa dare. (L,) Ov. Am. 1, 8,

62. — Believe me, giving is a matter mat requires tact,

868. Crede quod est quod vis ; ac desine tuta vereri ;

Deque fide certa sit tibi certa fides. (Z.) Ov. T. 4, 3, 13
Think it is as yon wish : throw fears away,
And have no doubt on my fidelity. — Ed.

869. Credite me vobis folium recitare Sibyll«. (Z.) Juv. 8,

126. — Believe Tm quoting you the Sibylla leaves. It is
Gospel truth. The Sibyll wrote her oracles on palm
leaves.

870. Credite, posteri! (Z.) Hor. C. 2, 19, 2.
Believe it, after years ! — Conington*

Is it possible that our descendants will credit such things %

871. Creditur ex medio quia res arcessit habere

Sudoris minimum ; sed habet comoedia tanto
Plus oneris, quanto veni» minus.

(Z.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 168.
Hie comic dramatist,
'Tis thought that Comedy, because its source
Is common life, must be a thing of course ;
Whereas there*s nought so difficult, because
There's nowhere less allowance made for flaws. — Conftvgton.

872. Credo pudicitiam Saturno rege moratam

In terris visamque diu, (Z.) Juv. 6, 1.

Chariiiy,
That thin^ called Chastity, in Saturn's reign,
Did, 1 beheve, her parting steps detain,
And for a while was seen on mortal earth
E'er she resought the realms that gave her birth. — Ed,

873. Credula res amor est. (Z.) Ov. M. 7, 826.— Ztwe is a

credulous thing. Love will believe anything.

874. Credula si fueris, alise tua gaudia carpent,

Et lepus hie aliis exagitandus erit. (Z.) Ov. A. A.
3, 661. — If you are too ready to believe, others wiU reap
the pleasures that should be you/rs, and you unU be hunt-
ing the hare for the benefit of others.



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FroT. of doing anything for another's ad^anUge. Of. Diocl. ap.
Vopisc. Numer. 15 : £go semper apros occioo, sed alter semner
ntitur pnlpamento. — i do ail the ihooting of the boara, but
aTiother always gets the game, I shake the bush, bnt another



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