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835. Coram rege suo de paupertate tacentes
Plus poscente ferent. Distat, sumas ne pudenter
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 43.
As modest people do, or snatch your cake.—Conington.
less heart. Motto of Lord Vivian,
Agr. 3.-Bodies are slow in growth, rapid in decay.
(L.) Ov. T. 5, 3, 35. The lion is content to fell his foe :
The fight is done, when the enemy's laid low.-Ed. 839. Corporis et fortunæ bonorum, ut initium, finis est : omnia
orta occidunt, et aucta senescunt. (L.) Sall. J. 2.The advantages of person and fortune have their appointed end, as they have their beginning: all that rises
has its setting, and growth is only a step towards decay. 840. Corps diplomatique. (Fr.)-The diplomatic body. The
ambassadors, ministers, and envoys from foreign Courts resident at the capitals of the various kingdoms with
their secretaries and attachés. 841. Corpus Christi. (L.)—The Body of Christ. Festival of
the Roman Church in honour of the Holy Eucharist, instituted by Pope Urban IV. in 1264, and observed on
the Thursday following Trinity Sunday. (Fr. Fête Dieu.) 842. Corpus delicti. (L.) Law Term.—The body of the offence.
The entire nature of the crime, containing the substance,
ment must be formed.
(L.) Prov. Vulg. Cor. 1, 15, 33. — Evil communications corrupt
good manners. 844. Corruptio optimi pessima. (L.) S. Greg. Moral, 1-A
. — corruption of the best possible, is the worst possible. Originally said of bad priests, and referring particularly to the
sins of all who have received grace, the saying expresses generally that the better a thing is, the worse is its abuse.
For fairest things grow foulest by foul deeds ;
-Shakesp. Sonn. 94, 13.
pose for which the institution was established. 845. Corruptissima in republica plurimæ leges. (L.) Tac. A.
3, 27.--The worst states produce the greatest number of
laws. 846. Cor unum, via una. (L.)--One heart, 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.
Prov.-A bad thing never dies. 849. Così fan tutti. (It.)-So do they all. Title of one of Mozart's operas.
of the world. 850. Coup de grâce. (Fr.)—The finishing stroke (or blow). 851. Coup de main. (Fr.) Mil.–A surprise. 852. Coup d'æil. (Fr.)—A glance. A view or prospect. 853. Courage sans peur. (Fr.)-Courage without fear. Motto
of Viscount Gage. 854. Coûte que coûte. (Fr.)-Cost what it will. The expense
— is no consideration. I will have it, or I will do it,
“ coûte que coûte." Anyhow.
Vous réglez des mortels et la vie, et la mort. (Fr.) De
influence the life 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 as long
as you live. Motto of Lord Athlumney. 858. Craignez tout d'un auteur en courroux. (Fr.)— Fear every
thing from an author in a rage.
is will have gone ;
859. Cras amet, qui nunquam amavit,
Quique amavit, cras amet. (L.) ? Pervigilium Veneris. Let those love now who never loved before,
Let those who always loved, now love the more.— T. Parnell, 1717. 860. Cras hoc fiet? Idem cras fiet. Quid? quasi magnum
Nempe diem donas ? sed quum lux altera venit,
(L.) Pers. 5, 66.
you were before. — Ed.
(L.) Mart. 5, 58, 1. To-morrow, you always say, I'll wisely live :
Say, Posthumus, when does that day arrive ?—Ed. 862. Credat Judæus Apella
ego : : namque deos didici securum agere ævum ;
(L.) Hor. S. 1, 5, 100.
Credat Judæus Apella 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 !”
Old fashioned manners.
For youth not to rise up in age's presence. -Ed.
—Believe, or trust Byron. Motto of
(L.) Ov. T. 3, 4, 25.
And, self-contained, to nothing else aspires.--Ed. 866. Crede mihi, miseros prudentia 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 that requires tact. 868. Crede quod est quod vis; ac desine tuta vereri;
Deque fide certa sit tibi certa fides. (L.) Ov. T. 4, 3, 13, Think it is as you wish : bid fears adieu :
Sure of yourself, be sure I'm constant too.—Ed. 869. Credite me vobis folium recitare Sibyllæ. (L.) Juv. 8,
126.—Believe I'm quoting you the Sibylls' leaves. It is Gospel truth. The Sibyll wrote her oracles on palm
leaves. 870. Credite, posteri !
(L.) 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 babet comedia tanto
(L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 168.
There's nowhere less allowance made for flaws.-Conington. 872. Credo pudicitiam Saturno rege moratam In terris visamque diu.
(L.) Juv. 6, 1.
Eer she resought the realms that gave her birth.—Ed. 873. Credula res amor est. (L.) Ov. M. 7, 826.—Love is a
credulous thing. Love will believe anything. 874. Credula si fueris, aliae tua gaudia carpent,
Et lepus hic aliis exagitandus erit. (L.) Ov. A. A. 3, 661.—If you are too ready to believe, others will reap the pleasures that should be yours, and you will be hunting the hare for the benefit of others.
Prov. of doing anything for another's advantage. Cf. Diocl. ap.
Vopisc. Numer. 15 : Ego semper apros occido, sed alter semper utitur pulpamento.—1 do all the shooting of the boars, but another always gets the game. I shake the bush, but another
catches the bird. 875. Credula vitam Spes fovet, et fore cras semper ait melius.
(L.) Tib. 2, 6, 19. Hope. Hope fondly cheers our days of aching sorrow,
And always promises a brighter morrow.-Ed.
Quod petis, est nusquam : quod amas, avertere, perdes.
(L.) Ov. M. 3, 432.
A shadow, with no substance of its own.--Ed. 877. Crescentem sequitur cura pecuniam Majorumque fames. (L.) Hor. C. 3, 16, 17.
And an insatiate thirst for more. -Ed.
Juv. 14, 139.
Creverunt et opes, et opum furiata cupido :
And though men have too much, have more they must. -Ed.
dig the earth for gold, seed of unnumbered ills. Cf. Radix
The love of money is the root of all evil. 878. Crescit occulto velut arbor ævo. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 12, 45.
-It grows as trees do with unnoticed growth. A line applied by St Beuve (?) to the progress of the Catholic
Church. 879. Cressa ne careat pulcra dies nota. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 36, 10.
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