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the more provision for the way, the less of it remains to be travelled ? Covetousness instead of diminishing increases
with years. 304. An quisquam est alius liber, nisi ducere vitam
Cui licet, ut voluit? (L.) Pers. 5, 83. (Dama the enfranchised slave loq.) -Can any man be considered
free, except he is free to spend his life as he pleases ? 305. An tacitum sylvas inter reptare salubres Curantem quicquid dignum sapiente bonoque est.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 4, 4. Or sauntering, calm and healthful, through the wood, Bent on such thoughts as suits the wise and good ?-Conington.
What is your favourite occupation in the country? Are you
busy with your pen, or roaming about the pleasant woods and
fields curantem quicquid dignum sapiente bonoque est ? 306. Ante ferit quam flamma micet. (L.)—He strikes before the
spark flies. Motto of the Order of the Golden Fleece (Spain), alluding to the steels and flints emitting sparks (Arms of Burgundy), of which the collar of the Order is composed. The motto on the badge is Pretium non vile laborum (no poor reward for labour), and on the
mantle Je l'ay empris (I have acquired it).
Unus erat toto naturæ vultus in orbe,
(L.) Ov. M. 1, 15.
Chaos, a rude and undigested mass.- Ed.
Succeduntque suis singula facta locis. (L.) Ov. T. 3, 4, 57.—My home, the town, and each well-known spot moves before my eyes ; and each item of the day follows in its proper place. The thoughts of one abroad realising
what is taking place leagues away. 309. Ante senectutem curavi, ut bene viverem ; in senectute, ut
bene moriar. (L.) Sen. Ep. ? Before I was old, I studied to live virtuously; now I am old, my object is to
meet death with fortitude. 310. Ante tubam tremor occupat artus. (L.) Virg. A. 11,
424.-He trembles before the signal of battle is given.
311. Ante victoriam canere triumphum. (L.)-To celebrate a
triumph before gaining the victory. To count your
chickens before they are hatched. 312. Antiquitas sæculi juventus mundi. (L.) ?—The olden time
was the world's youth.
are the ancient times, when the world is ancient, and not
computation backward from ourselves.
We are ancients of the earth
See also Pascal, Treatise de Vacuo, Pref. 313. Antiquum obtinens. (L.)-Possessing antiquity. Motto
of Lord Bagot. 314. A outrance, or à l'outrance. (Fr.)-To an outrayeous
ertent; to excess. Applied to a contest between two antagonists who were each determined to conquer or to die; also to dress, or to any custom or habit wbich is
carried to an extravagant excess. id 315. "Amas deyópevov. (Gr.)—Only once read, or occurring (viz.,
in an author, book). 316. Aperit præcordia Liber. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 4, 89.— Wine
opens the heart. 317. Aperte mala cum est mulier, tum demum est bona. (L.)
Prov. Pub. Syr. I-When a woman is openly bad, then
at least she is honest. 318. Aperto vivere voto. (L.) Pers. 2, 7.—To live with every
wish declared. Frankly, openly, without concealing any
of our secret desires. Motto of Earl of Aylesford. 319. Apices juris non sunt jura. (L.) Law Max.—Fine points
of law are not the law. “The law disallows curious and nice exceptions as tending to the delay of justice.”—
Broom, 188. 320. Apis Matinæ More modoque. (L.) Hor. C. 4, 2, 27.
Like Matinata's busy bee. 321. Apparent rari nantes in gurgite vasto. (L.) Virg. A. 1,
118.—A few appear, swimming in the vasty deep. The line is often used of such authors, or passages of authors, as have survived the wreck of time; or where a good verse is found mixed up with a quantity of trash. A few good lines exist here and there, but that is all.
322. Apparet id quidem etiam cæco. (L.) Liv. 32, 34, 3.
Even a blind man can see that. (2.) Cæcis hoc, ut aiunt, satis clarum est. Quint. 12, 7, 9.–This is plain enough
for a blind man to see, as they say. 323. Appetitus rationi obediant. (L.) Cic. Off. 1, 29, 102.
Keep your passions under the control of your reason.
Earl Fitzwilliam's motto, with pareat for obediant. 324. Appui. (Fr.) Mil. Term.—The point d'appui = the point to
lean on. The support or defence on which you rest the
safety of anything, either in a literal or figurative sense. 325. Après donner il faut prendre. (Fr.)- After giving one
must take. Motto of the Cameren family (Brittany). 326. Après la mort le médecin. (Fr.) Prov.-After death the
doctor. When it is too late. 327. Après la pluie, le beau temps. (Fr.) -- Afier the rain, fair
weather. After the storm, a calm. 328. Après le rire, les pleurs :
Après les jeux, les douleurs. (Fr.) Breton Prov.
After laughter, tears; after play, pain. 329. Après nous le déluge! (Fr.) Mme. de Pompadour.—After
us the deluge! Usually quoted as the expression of
Louis XV. 330. A priori, a posteriori. (L.)-- From the former; from the
and reasoning from facts. 331. A propos. (Fr.)—To the purpose. At a fortunate moment,
opportunely, well-timed. (2.) As an interjection—by the way. (3.) A propos de, with regard to,-e.g., a propos de
bottes, nothing to the purpose. 332. Aqua fortis. (L.)—Strong water. Nitric acid. (2.) Aqua
regia. - Royal water. A mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acid, having the power of dissolving gold, the royal metal.
333. A quatre épingles. (Fr.)— With four pins. A man whose
dress is distinguished by an affectation of dandyism, is said to be tiré à quatre épingles, or as we say, to look as if he had just come out of a band-box. (2.) Tirer son
épingle du jeu.—To get out of a scrape. 334. Aquilæ senectus. (L.) Ter. Heaut. 3, 2, 10.-The old
age of the eagle. A vigorous hale old age. 335. Aquila non capit muscas. (L.) Prov.—The eagle does
not catch flies. Motto of Lords Graves and Churston. Great people should be above noticing or avenging petty annoy.
ances. Cf. in same sense, Elephantus non capit mures. (L.)
Prov.-An elephant doesn't catch mice. 336. A raconter ses maux, souvent on les soulage. (Fr.)
Corn. (Polyeucte, 1, 3).—In relating our misfortunes,
we often feel them lightened. 337. Aranearum telas texere. (L.)-To weave a spider's web.
To employ a sophistical argument. 338. Arbeit, Mässigkeit, und Ruh Schlägt dem Arzt die Thüre zu.
(G.) Prov. Labour, Temperance, and Repose
Slam the door on the Doctor's nose. 339. Arbiter bibendi. (L.)—The toast-masier. Like the Greek
Boordeùs Tôv ouproglov (king of the feast). Cf. Quem Venus arbitrum Dicet bibendi? Hor. C. 2, 7, 25.Whom shall the dice appoint as chairman of the carouse ? (2.) Arbiter elegantiarum.—Judge of taste. Cf. Elegantiæ arbiter. Tac. A. 16, 18-said of one of Nero's intimates. (3.) Arbiter forme.—Judge of beauty. Cf. Ov. H. 16, 69. Title of Paris, as appointed to award
the prize of beauty to the most fair. 340. Arbore dejecta qui vult ligna colligit. (L.) Prov.- When
the tree is down, every one gathers wood. The meanest and weakest creature may triumph even over majesty
when it is overthrown. 341. Arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum aspiciet baccam
ipse nunquam : vir magnus leges, instituta, rempublicam non seret? (L.) Cic. Tusc. 1, 14, 31.—The gardener plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see : and shall not a public man plant laws, institutions, government,
in short, under the same conditions ? 342. Arbor vitæ Christus, fructus per fidem gustamus. (L.)
The tree of life is Christ, the fruit by faith we taste.
343. Arcana imperi. (L.)—State secrets. The mysteries of
governing. (2.) Arcana regum. Curt. 4, 6, 5.- The secrets of kings. (3.) Jovis arcanis Minos admissus. Hor. C. 1, 28, 9.- Minos admitted to the secrets of Jove. Cabinet secrets, still more the (as yet) undivulged programme of a Prime Minister, would be Jovis arcana, the
secret counsels of Jupiter. 314. Arcanum neque tu scrutaberis ullius unquam ; Commissumque teges, et vino tortus et irâ.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 37. Avoid all prying: what you're told, keep back,
Though wine and anger put you on the rack. --Conington. 345. 'Αρχή γαρ λέγεται μεν ήμισυ παντος εν ταις παροιμίαις
épyov. (Gr.) Plat. 466, D.-For, according to the pro
verb, the beginning is half the whole business. 346. Arcui meo non confido. (L.)—I do not trust to my bow.
John Wilkes' motto. 317. Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentis gaudet amantis. (L.) Juv.
A lover's torments give her spiteful joy. (?) 348. Ardentia verba. (L.)- Glowing words. Expressions of
great warmth and ardour. “Thoughts that glow, and words that burn.” (?) Cf. Orator gravis, acer, ardens. Cic. Or. 28, 99.-A powerful, ready, and passionate
speaker. 319. Ardua cervix
Argutumque caput, brevis alvus, obesaque terga,
Points of a good horse.
Brawny his chest, and deep. ---Dryden. 350. Ardua molimur: sed nulla nisi ardua virtus. (L.) Ov.
A. A. 2, 537.—1 am attempting an arduous task: but
there is no achievement but what is hard to effect. 351. A re decedunt. (L.)—They wander from the point. Irre
levant matter. 352. Arenæ funis effici non potest. (L.) Col. 10, præf. § 4.
You can't make a rope of sand. Cf. the Greek equivalent, és öppov oxouviov adékelv.–Aristid. (2.) Arenæ semina mandas Non profecturis litora bubus aras.