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880. Creta an carbone notandi. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 3, 246.—

Are they to be marked with chalk or charcoal ? Are their characters black or white ? Were they happy days,

or no? 881. Cretizandum est cum Crete. (L.) Prov.- We must do at

Crete as the Cretans do. 882. Crimen læsæ majestatis. (L.)Crime of high-treason. 883. Crimina qui cernunt aliorum, non sua cernunt,

Hi sapiunt aliis, desipiuntque sibi. (L.) ?—Those who see the faults of others, and are blind to their own, are

wise as regards others, fools as regards themselves. 884. Croire tout découvert est une erreur profonde, C'est prendre l'horizon

pour

les bornes du monde. (Fr.) Lemierre, Utilité des découvertes. To think all discovered's an error profound ;

'Tis to take the horizon for earth's mighty bound. -Ed. 885. Crom-a-boo. (Irish.)-Crom for ever. Motto of Duke of

Leinster. 886. Croyez moi, la prière est un cri d'espérance. (Fr.) A. de

Musset, L'Espoir en Dieu.Believe me, prayer is a cry

of hope. 887. Crudelem medicum intemperans æger facit. (L.) Pub.

Syr. !An unreasonable patient makes a harsh doctor. 888. Crudelis mater magis, an puer improbus ille ?

Improbus ille puer: crudelis tu quoque mater. (L.) Virg. E. 8, 49.—Was the mother cruel, or was it rather the son who was so bad? The son was bad, and thou, O

mother, cruel also. 889. Crudelis ubique Luctus, ubique Pavor, et plurima mortis imago.

(L.) Virg. A. 2. 368. Dire agonies, wild terrors swarm,

And death glares grim in many a form.-Conington. 890. Crux. (L.)-A cross. A difficulty (puzzle, dilemma,

problem) that perplexes and baffles and seems insur

mountable. 891. Crux stat dum volvitur orbis. (L.)?The Cross stands

erect while the world revolves. , 892. Cucullus non facit monachum. (L.) Prov.The cowl does

not make the monk.

The dress appropriate to any profession does not necessarily make

the wearer a member of the body he appears to represent. The saying means that costume goes for nothing compared with actual qualifications. You may get yourself up in the most unexceptionable nautical attire, and yet know no more how to

handle a vessel than a London 'bus conductor. 893. Cui bono? (L.)-For whose advantage is it? Cf. Cic. Rosc.

Am. 30, 84: Cui bono fuisset, Whose advantage would it have been ? A question often propounded in lawsuits by

L. Cassius, the judge. (2.) Cui malo — To whose hurt? 894. Cuicunque aliquis quid concedit, concedere videtur et id,

sine quo res ipsa esse non potest. (L.) Law Max.-
Whoever grants a thing is supposed also tacitly to grant
that without which the grant itself would be of no
effect.
A person selling the timber on his estate, the buyer may cut

down the trees, and convey them away without being respon-
sible for the injury which the grass may sustain from carts, etc.,

during the necessary time of conveyance. 895. Cui dolet, meminit. (L.) Prov. Cic. Mur. 20, 42.-He

who suffers, remembers. A burnt child, etc. 896. Cui lecta potenter erit res Nec facundia deseret hunc nec lucidus ordo.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 40. Let but our theme be equal to our powers,

Choice language, clear arrangement, both are ours.—Conington. 897. Cuilibet in arte sua perito est credendum.

(L.) Law Max.—Every man should be given credence on points connected with his own special profession. Thus, questions relating to any particular trade must be decided

by a jury after examination of witnesses skilled in that particular profession. Surgeons on a point of surgery, pilots on a

question of navigation, and so on. 898. Cui licet quod majus, non debet quod minus est non licere.

(L.) Law Max.He who has authority to do the greater,
ought not to be debarred from doing the less.
under a power to lease for twenty-one years, may lease
for fourteen, since omne majus continet in se minus,

the greater contains the less. 899. Cui licitus est finis, etiam licent media. (L.) Busenbaum,

Medulla Theol. Moralis, 6, 6, 2.- Where the end is lawful the means thereto are lawful also. This maxim of the Jesuit writer is generally cited as “The end justifies the means.

A man

900. Cui non conveniat sua res, ut calceus olim,
Si pede major erit, subvertet, si minor, uret.

Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 42.
Means should, like shoes, be neither great nor small ;

Too wide, they trip us up, too strait, they gall.Conington. 901. Cui peccare licet, peccat minus. Ipsa potestas

Semina nequitiæ languidiora facit. (L.) Ov. Am. 3, 4, 9. Who's free to sin, sins less : the very power

liobs evildoing of its choicest flower.- Ed.
902. Cui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors.

Stultus uterque locum immeritum causatur inique ;
In culpa est animus, qui se non effugit unquam.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 11.
Admiring others' lots, our own we hate;
Each blames the place he lives in ; but the mind

Is most in fault, which ne'er leaves self behind.—Conington. 903. Cui prodest scelus, Is fecit. (L.) Sen. Med. 500.His

is the crime, who profits by it most. 904. Cuique sua annumerabimus. (L.) Columella, xii. 2.

We will put down to the account of each what belongs to

him. 905. Cui sit condicio dulcis sine pulvere palmæ. (L.) Hor.

Ep. 1, 1, 51.—Who has the terms of winning the coveted palm without an effort. Literally without the dust or sand (called in Gr. ápń or "touch"), with which the

wrestlers sprinkled their bodies to get a firmer grip. 906. Cuivis potest accidere, quod cuiquam potest. (L.) Pub.

Syr. ap. Sen. Tranq. 11.-Accidents that may befall any

man, may befall every man. 907. Cujuscunque orationem vides politam et sollicitam, scito

animum in pusillis occupatum, in scriptis nil solidum. (L.) Sen. Ep. 1, 21.-Whenever you observe a man too careful about the neatness of his style, you may put him down for a dilettante (trifler), with nothing of a solid

character in his writings. 908. Cujus est dare ejus est disponere. (L.) Law Max.He

who makes a gift has a perfect right to regulate its disposal. A founder of a charity may give it what shape

he pleases, provided it be a legal one. 909. Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare. (L.) Law Max.

The power that institutes may also abrogate. The legislation can only repeal laws which itself has made.

910. Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum. (L.) Law

Max.He who owns the soil, owns everything above it.
By a conveyance of land, all buildings, timber, and

water thereupon pass with it. 911. Cujus omne consilium Themistocleum est. Existimat enim

qui mare teneat, eum necesse esse rerum potiri. (L.) Cic. Att. 10, 8, 4.Pompey's plan is just that of Themistocles. He considers that whoever has the command of the

sea must necessarily obtain the supreme power. 912. Cujus rei libet simulator atque dissimulator. (L.) Sall.

Č. 5, 4.-A man who could assume all characters, and

perfectly conceal his own. A finished hypocrite. 913. Cujus tu fidem in pecunia perspexeris

Verere ei verba credere? (L.) Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 10.-
Can
you

hesitate to confide in the word of a man, of whose probity in pecuniary matters you have had full proof? 914. Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius, nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.

Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse. (L.) Cic. Phil. 12, 2, 5.-Ány one is liable to make mistakes, but no one, except a fool, will persist in his error. As they say, second

thoughts are generally best. 915. Cujus vulturis hoc erit cadaver? (L.) Mart. 6, 62, 4.

What vulture will fasten on this carcass? Who will have the plucking of this greenhorn? Who will be the

lucky heirs of this enormous wealth ? 916. Cul de sac. (Fr.)—A blind lane, or entry, without exit at

the other end. No thoroughfare. 917. Culpam pæna premit comes. (L.) Hor. C. 4, 5, 24.–

Swift vengeance follows sin. "An ideal state of things

supposed to be realised under the government of Augustus. 918. Cum grano salis. (L.) 1—With a grain of salt.

Said of the qualification or latitude with which statements of a

doubtful nature are to be received. You should always receive X's stories cum grano, since he is notorious for drawing the

long bow. 919. Cum humanis divina. (L.)-Human and divine learning.

Islington School 920. Cum multis aliis, quæ nunc perscribere longum est. (L.) Eton

Latin Grammar (Genders of Nouns). — With many other things which it would now be too long to recount at length.

921. Cum pulcris tunicis sumet nova consilia et spes.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 33.

He will feel inspired With new conceptions when he's new attired. - Conington. 922. Cum tristibus severe, cum remissis jucunde, cum senibus

graviter, cum juventute comiter vivere, cum facinorosis audacter, cum libidinosis luxurie vivere. (L.) Cic. Am. 6, 13.-With the melancholy, he would affect melancholy; with the careless, cheerfulness : in the company of old men he was grave, and with the younger ones, gay: a match for criminals in bravado, and for debauchees in licentiousness. Character of Catiline, who, in this sense

of the words, made himself “all things to all men.
923. Cuncta prius tentata : sed immedicabile vulnus
Ense recidendum, ne pars sincera trahatur.

(L.) Ov. M. 1, 190.
The Rebellion of the Giants.
All has been tried that could : a gangrened wound
Must be cut deep with knife, before the sound

And unaffected parts contract decay.--Ed. 924. Cuncti adsint, meritæque expectent præmia palma. (L.)

Virg. A. 5, 70.-—Let all attend, and expect the prizes

due to their well-earned laurels. A distribution of prizes. 925. Cupidine humani ingenii libentius obscura credendi. (L.)

Tac. H. 1, 22.Through the natural inclination of the mind to give credence more readily, in proportion as the

subject is obscure. 926. Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior est. (L.)

Tac. A. 15, 53.The thirst for power is the most power

ful of all the affections of the mind. 927. Curæ leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.

(L.) Sen. Hipp. 607. Light sorrows speak, but deeper ones are dumb.- Ed. 928. Curarum maxima nutrix Nox. (L.) Ov. M. 8, 81.

That best nurse of troubles, Night. 929. Curatio funeris, conditio sepulturæ, pompæ exequiarum,

magis sunt vivorum solatia, quam subsidia mortuorum. (L.) August. 2-The management of funerals, the pomp and circumstance of burial, are rather devised for the consolation of the living, than for any actual relief to the dead.

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