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Geibel ?—To put the most difficult matters clearly, and everything intelligibly, is to be making coins out of pure
gold. 983. Das Universum ist ein Gedanke Gottes. (G.) Schill.
Philos. Briefe.—The universe is a thought of God. 984. Das Wenige verschwindet leicht dem Blick,
Der vorwärts sieht, wie viel noch übrig bleibt. (G.) Goethe, Iphigenia. (Iphig. loq.)—The little (that is accomplished) is soon lost sight of by one who sees before him how much still remains (to be done). Mr M. Arnold quotes the words (Essays in Criticism) against selfsatisfied people, as a good line of reflection for weak
humanity.” 985. Das Wunder ist des Glaubens liebstes Kind. (G.) Goethe,
Faust (Nacht).— Miracle is the dearest child of Faith. 986. Data fata secutus. (L.)-Following the fate decreed.
Motto of Lord St John. 987. Dat Deus immiti cornua curta bovi. (L.) Prov.—God
sends a curst cow short horns.—Shakesp. Much Ado, 2,
1, 22. 988. Dat Deus incrementum. (L.)—God giveth the increase.
Motto of Lord Crofton, and of Westminster School. 989. Da tempo al tempo. (It.) Prov.-Give time time. Don't
be impatient. 990. Date obolum Belisario. (L.)?—Give a penny to Belisarius !
The distinguished general of the reign of Justinian, during his short imprisonment in 563, has been represented by writers of fiction (Marmontel and others) as blind and beggared, and reduced to hanging out a bag from his prison bars, with the above
appeal to a pitying public. 991. Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.
(L.) Juv. 2, 63. [Who will deny that justice has miscarried ?] The crows escape, the harmless doves are harried. -Ed.
one man may steal a horse, while another may not look over a hedge." 992. Da veniam lacrymis. (L.) ?-Forgive these tears ! 993. Davus sum non (Edipus. (L.) Ter. And. 1, 2, 23.—I am
Davus not Edipus. 994. Dea moneta. (L.)-The goddess Money.
The almighty dollar.
As we say,
Moneta or Mnemosyne (Remembrance), the mother of the Muses, was also a title of Juno, and from the circumstance of her temple in Rome being used for coining public money, comes the use of
the word moneta, money, and mint. A curious derivation. 995. De asini umbra disceptare. (L.)-To argue about an ass's
shadow. To dispute about trifles. 996. Debetis velle quæ
velimus. (L.) Plaut. Am. Prol. 39.-You ought to wish the same as we do. 997. Debilem facito manu, Debilem pede, coxâ ;
Tuber adstrue gibberum, Lubricos quate dentes;
teeth ; only let life remain, and I am content. 998. Debito (or E debito) justitiæ. (L.) Law Term.-By debt
of justice. In virtue of rights which have been fully
allowed by law. 999. Débonnaire. (Fr.)- Debonair. Motto of Earl of Lindsay. 1000. De bon vouloir servir le roy. (Fr.)—To serve the king
with good will. Motto of Earls Tankerville and Grey. 1001. De calceo sollicitus, at pedem nihil curans. (L.) Prov.
Anxious about the appearance of the shoe, but regardless
of the comfort of the feet. 1002. Deceptio visus. (L.)-A deception of the sight. An illusion.
Ocular deception. 1003. Decet verecundum esse adolescentem. (L.) Plaut. As.
5, 1, 6.—It is becoming in a young man to be modest. 1004. Decipimur specie recti ; brevis esse laboro, Obscurus fio.
(L.) Hor. A. P. 25. One's led astray so by one's private views Of good and bad ; I try to be concise
And end in being obscure—an equal vice. -Ed. The latter part of the quotation is said to have been humorously repeated by Thomas Warton on his snuffing
out, when he would have snuffed, his candle. 1005. Decori decus addit avito. (L.)-He adds lustre to the
honours of his ancestors. Motto of the Earl of Kellie. 1006. Decrevi. (L.)-I have decreed. M. of Marq. of Westmeath. 1007. Dedimus potestatem. (L.) Law Term. — We have given power.
A writ or commission given to one or more, for the speeding of an act pertaining to some court. (2.)
A writ of dedimus potestatem is also issued out of Chancery, when a new name is inserted in the commission of the peace, directing an acting justice to swear
him in. 1008. Dedimus tot pignora fatis. (L.) Luc. 7, 662.-We have
given so many hostages to fortune. 1009. Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diù. (L.) Sen. Troad.
631.—The mind is slow to unlearn anything it has been learning long. The difficulty of eradicating ideas or pre
judices early instilled. 1010. Dedit hanc contagio labem Et dabit in plures. (L.) Juv. 2, 78.-Contagion has
— spread this pollution and will spread it much further.
Said of the contagious effect of immoral habits. 1011. De facto. (L.)—In point of fact. Usually opposed to de
jure, by law or by right. Thus William and Mary were said to be the de facto, and James II. and III. the de
jure, sovereigns of England by the non-juring party. 1012. Defectio virium adolescentium vitiis efficitur sæpius quam
senectutis. (L.) Cic. Sen. 9, 29.- Decay of strength is more commonly the result of youthful excesses than any
real fault in old age itself. 1013. Defendamus. (L.)-Let us defend. Motto of town of
Taunton. 1014. Defendit numerus junctæque umbone phalanges. (L.) Juv.
2, 46. — Their numbers protect them and their serried
lines, joined shield to shield. 1015. Deforme est etiam, de se ipsum prædicare, falsa præsertim.
(L.) Cic. Off, 1, 38, 137.--It is unseemly for any one to
boast about himself, more especially when it is untrue. 1016. Defuncti ne injuria afficiantur. (L.) Law of the Twelve
Tables.—The dead are not to be maligned. Like De
mortuis, etc. 1017. Degeneres animos timor arguit. (L.) Virg. A. 4, 13. —
Fear argues a base-born soul. 1018. De gustibus non est disputandum. (L.) Prov. 1-There is
no disputing about tastes. Cf. Diversos diversa juvant; non omnibus annis Omnia conveniunt. Pseudo-Gall. 2, 104.—Different things delight different people; it is not everything that suits all ages.
1019. De hoc multi multa, omnes aliquid, nemo satis. (L.)?
On this subject many people have said much, all have said
something, but no one enough. 1020. De industria. (L.) Cic. Or. 44, 151 ; or Ex industria
(Liv. 1, 56, 8).—On purpose, intentionally. Generally
in a bad sense. 1021. De l'absolu pouvoir vous ignorez l'ivresse,
Et du lâche flatteur la voix enchantresse. (Fr.)?
Of Power you know not the intoxication,
Nor the flattering magic of base adulation.-Ed. 1022. De l'audace, encore de l'audace, et toujours de l'audace !
(Fr.) - Audacity, still more audacity, and always
supra. 1023. Delectare in Domino. (L.) Vulg. Ps. xxxvi. 4.- Delight
thou in the Lord. Motto of Lord Poltimore. 1024. Delegata potestas non potest delegari. (L.) Law Max. -
A delegated authority cannot be re-delegated (or, Vicarius non habet Vicarium, An agent cannot appoint another to do his agency). A broker, e.g., cannot turn over the man who commissions him (his principal) to another broker,
of whom his employer knows nothing. 1025. Delenda est Carthago. (L.) Cat. ap. Servius ad Virg. 4,
683.-Carthage must be destroyed.
For the rest, I am of opinion that Carthage should be destroyed. 1026. Deleo omnes dehinc ex animo mulieres. (L.) Ter. Eun.
2, 4, 5.— From henceforth I blot out every woman from
1027. Delere licebit
Quod non edideris : nescit vox missa reverti. (L.) Hor. A. P. 389.—You may strike out what you please before publishing ; but once sent into the world the words can never be recalled.
1028. Deliberando sæpe perit occasio. (L.) Syr. 140.- Oppor
tunity is often lost through deliberation. While we are
Eja, age, rumpe moras, quo te spectabimus usque ?
(L.) Mart. 2, 64, 9.
While doubting what to be, you'll be too late.- Ed. 1029. Deliberandum est sæpe, statuendum est semel. (L.) Syr.
132.—Deliberate as often as you please, but when you
decide it is once for all.
Rome deliberates, Saguntum perishes.
famine of Saguntum) for any severely-felt dearth of food.
theories of learned men. Fantastic speculations.
La Font. Chameau et Bâtons flottants.—At a distance it
are said to be bâtons flottants sur l'onde, sticks floating on the water. 1033. Delphinum sylvis appingit, Aluctibus aprum. (L.) Hor.
. A. P. 30.—He paints dolphins among forests, boars in
This must be the artist who enlivened a bit of sea
shore with a few red lobsters.
Nec habet eventus sordida præda bonos. (L.) Quoted