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Pers. 3, 30.-Keep your finery for the mob, I know your
nature, inside as well as out.
Thy shallow centre to thy utmost skin. (?) 98. Ad quæ noscenda iter ingredi, transmittere mare solemus,
ea sub oculis posita negligimus : seu quia ita compar-
things, neglecting all the while what is under our nose : either
is the advantage taken of it. 99. Ad quæstionem legis respondent judices, ad quæstionem
facti respondent juratores. (L.) Law Max.—It is the business of the judge to instruct the jury in points of law,
of the jury to decide on matters of fact. 100. Ad quod damnum. (L.) Law Term.—To what damage.
Ā writ sued before granting certain liberties (such as the holding
of a fair or market), which may be prejudicial to the king granting it, or the public. The sheriff is therefore directed to inquire what damage may possibly result from the grant in
question.—Brand and Cox, Dict. of Science, etc. 101. Ad referendum. (L.)-To be referred, or to be left for
future consideration. 102. Ad rem. (L.)—To the point, or purpose. As, e.g., Nihil
ad rem.—It is not to the point; it is beside the question. 103. Adscriptus glebæ. (L.)-Tied to the soil. Term used de
scribing the status of the serf or slave, who, in feudal times, was attached to his lord's demesne, and went with
it, like other chattels. 104. Adsit Regula, peccatis quæ pænas irroget æquas; Ne scutica dignum horribili sectere flagello.
(L.) Hor. S. 1, 3, 117. Be just: and mete to crime its condign pain ;
Nor use the murd'rous lash where suits the cane. --- Ed. 105. Adstrictus necessitate. (L.) Cic. N. D. 1, 7, 17.—Bound
by necessity. Driven by the irresistible force of circumstances to the performance of any act.
106. Ad summos honores alios scientia juris, alios eloquentia,
alios gloria militaris provexit; huic versatile ingenium
The Elder Cato.
their eloquence, some by military achievements; but he was
nature had intended him for. 107. Ad suum quemque æquum est quæstum esse callidum.
(L.) Plaut. As. 1, 3, 34.-Every man is naturally alive
to his own interests. 108. Ad tristem partem strenua est suspicio. (L.) Pub. Syr.?
-One is keen to suspect quarters from which we have
once received hurt. 109. Adulandi gens prudentissima laudat Sermonem indocti, faciem deformis amici. (L.) Juv. 3, 86.
His talk tho' stupid, and tho'plain his face.—Ed. 110. Ad valorem. (L.)—According to the value. Phrase used
in imposing duties on articles of merchandise, either at the import or export, when they are to pay so much
ad valorem, or according to their value. 111. Adversa virtute repello. (L.)-I repel misfortune by virtue.
Motto of Earl Londesborough, 112. Ædificare in tuo proprio solo non licet quod alteri noceat.
(L.) Law Max.-No one has a right to erect a new edifice on his ground, so as to prejudice what has long been enjoyed by another, as e.g., a new building, obscuring the
light and air from a previously erected house. 113. Ægrescitque medendo. (L.) Virg. A. 12, 46.—He de
stroys his health by the pains he takes to preserve it. The
ben, ma per star meglio, sto qui,—“I was well; I would be
life. 114. Ægritudinem laudare, unam rem maxime detestabilem, quorum est tandem philosophorum? (L.) Cic. Tusc. 4, 25, 55.—Pray what sort of philosophy is it to praise melancholy, about the most detestable thing in the
world? 115. Ægroto, dum anima est, spes esse dicitur. (L.) Prov. ap.
Cic. Att. 9, 10, 3.- While a sick man has life, it is said
that there is hope. 116. Ægyptum quam mihi laudabas, Serviane charissime, totam
didici levem pendulam et ad omnia famæ momenta volitantem.
Genus hominum seditiosissimum vanissimum injuriosissimum. (L.) Hadrian ap. Vop. Saturn. 8, p. 960 (Hist. August).
Character of the Egyptians.
Egypt, I find the people to be as frivolous and untrustworthy
change since the emperor wrote these lines 1800.years ago. 117. Æmulatio æmulationem parit. (L.) Prov.-Emulation
begets emulation. Nothing like competition. 118. Æmulus atque imitator studiorum ac laborum. (L.) Cf.
Cic. Marc. 1, 2.—The rival and imitator of the studies
and labours of another. 119. Aendern und bessern sind zwei. (G.) Prov.-To change
and to better are two different things. 120. Æquabiliter et diligenter. (L.)-Equitably and diligently.
Motto of Lord Truro. 121. Æquâ lege necessitas Sortitur insignes et imos; Omne capax movet urna nomen. (L.) Hor. C. 3, 1, 15.
That ample urn holds all men's names.-Calverley, 122. Æquam memento rebus in arduis
Servare mentem, non secus in bonis
Ab insolenti temperatam Lætitia. (L.) Hor. C. 2, 3, 1.
Maintain, nor 'neath a brighter sky
The first line was written by the Constable Montmorency (16th
cent.) over bis castle gate, and eventually gave, from its initial word, the name to the castle itself-Åquam, corrupted in course of time to Ecouen.
123. Æquanimiter. (L.) With equanimity. Motto of Lord
Suffield. 124. Æqua tellus Pauperi recluditur Regumque pueris.
(L.) Hor. C. 2, 18, 32. Earth removes the impartial sod
Alike for beggar and for monarch's child. —Conington. 125. Æquat munia comparis. (L.) Cf. Hor. C. 2, 5, 2.-She
discharges the duties of a partner. Motto of the Order of St Catherine (Russia), instituted by Tsar Peter the
Great in honour of his consort, Catherine I. 126. Æquitas enim lucet per se: dubitatio cogitationem significat
injuriæ. (L.) Cic. Off. 1, 9, 30.-Integrity shines by its own light, while hesitancy suggests the idea of wrongful
action. 127. Æquo animo. (L.)—With equanimity.
(L.)— With equanimity. Motto of Lord Penrhyn. 128. Æquum est Peccatis veniam poscentem reddere rursus.
(L.) Hor. S. 1, 3, 74. It is but just and right that they who claim
Themselves forgiveness should extend the same.-Ed. 129. Æra nitent usu ; vestis bona quærit haberi;
Canescunt turpi tecta relicta situ. (L.) Ov. Am. 1, 8, 51. Brass shines with use ; good clothes, unworn, grow old ;
And empty houses whiten soon with mould. -Ed. 130. Ærugo animi, rubigo ingenii. (L.) ?Sen.—The rust of the
mind is the blight of genius. Cf. Rubigo animorum.
Sen. Ep. 95, 36. 131. Æstuat ingens Imo in corde pudor, mixtoque insania luctu, Et Furiis agitatus amor, et conscia virtus.
(L.) Virg. 12, 666.
The soldier's high disdain. -Conington. 132. Ætatem Priami Nestorisque
Longam qui putat esse, Martiane,
Health not long life.
133. Ætatis cujusque notandi sunt tibi mores. (L.) Hor. A. P.
156.—You must note the manners peculiar to each age of human life. Addressed to the poet who aspired to draw
the various characters of men as they are seen in the world. 134. Æternum inter se discordant. (L.) Ter. And. 3, 3, 43. –
They are eternally at variance. 135. Ævo rarissima nostro Simplicitas. (L.) Ov. A. A. 1, 241.
-Simplicity, a very rare thing in our days.
Motto of Spectator 269, on Sir Roger de Coverly in
Gray's Inn Walks. 136. Affirmatim. (L.)- In the affirmative. 137. Afflata est numine quando
Jam propiore Dei. (L.) Virg. A. 6, 50.- When she (the Sibyll) is inspired by the closer presence of the Deity. Hence the divine afflatus (inspiration) of poets. Cf. Nemo
igitur vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu divino unquam fuit. Cic. Ñ. D. 2, 66, 167.—There has never been a really great man
who had not some divine inspiration in him. 138. Afflavit Deus et dissipantur. (L.)-God sent forth his
breath, and they are scattered. Legend of medal struck in
commemoration of the destruction of the Spanish Armada. 139. A fin. (Fr.)—To the end. Motto of the earl of Airlie. 140. A fonte puro pura defluit aqua. (L.) Prov.-Clear water
flows from a pure spring. 141. A force de peindre le diable sur les murs, il finit par ap
paraître en personne. (Fr.) Prov.-If you will go on painting the devil on the walls, it will end by his appearing in person. It is one way to hasten disasters to be
always talking of them. 142. A fortiori. (L.)— With greater reason ; all the more. If one
glass of beer disturbs your digestion, a fortiori two
glasses will do so. 143. A Gadibus usque auroram. (L.)-From Cadiz (the West)
to the dawn (the East). Motto of South Sea Company. 144. Age, libertate Decembri,
Quando ita majores voluerunt, utere. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 7, 4.
Christmas comes but once a year.
During the Saturnalia (the Roman Christmas) the slaves were
allowed an unwonted freedom, treating their masters as equals, and being at liberty to speak without restraint. The line is ap