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3493. Nulla placere diu, vel vivere carmina possunt

Quæ scribuntur aquæ potoribus. (L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 2.

No poetry can please or hope to live

That water-drinkers to the public give. - Ed. 3494. Nulla recordanti lux est ingrata gravisque,

Nulla fuit cujus non meminisse velit.
Ampliat ætatis spatium sibi vir bonus, hoc est
Vivere bis, vita posse priore frui. (L.) Mart. 10, 33, 5.

A good life.
No day's remembrance shall the good regret;
Nothing there is he fain would now forget :
He makes his time allotted doubly last,

And lives again as he recalls the past.–Ed.
3495. Nulla reparabilis arte
Læsa pudicitia est : deperit illa semel.

(L.) Ov. H. 5, 103.
Chastity.
When once a woman's virtue's gone
No art the damage can atone,

'Tis ruined once for all.-Ed.
Cf. Goldsmith, Vicar of Wakefield, 34 chap. :

When lovely woman stoops to folly

And finds, too late, that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,

What art can wash her guilt away? 3496. Nulla res tantum ad discendum profuit quantum scriptio.

(L.)Nothing so much aids us in learning, as making

extracts from our reading. 3497. Nulla sancta societas, Nec fides regni est. (L.) Enn. ap.

Cic. Off. 1, 8, 26.The sacred rights of human society

and mutual confidence are endangered by a monarchy. 3498. Nulla unquam de vita hominis cunctatio longa est. (L.)

Juv. 6, 220.—No delay can be too long where a man's life is at stake. Cf. In judicando criminosa est celeritas.

Pub. Syr. In trying a man, haste is criminal. 3499. Nulla venustas, Nulla in tam magno corpore mica salis.

(L.). Cat. 86, 3.There is no grace, no grain of salt (wit) in all that large body. Applicable to a ponderous

dull work. 3500. Nulli est homini perpetuum bonum. (L.)

Plaut. Cur. 1, 3, 32.—Perpetual enjoyment can be assured to no man.

3501. Nulli jactantius merent, quam qui maxime lætantur. (L.)

Tac. A. 2, 77.None are so demonstrative in their sorrow

as those who are in reality the most delighted. 3502. Nulli secundus. (L.)Second to none. 3503. Nullius addictus jurare in verba magistri,

Quo me cunque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes. (L.)
Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 14.- Unforced to swear by the opinions of
any master I present myself a guest at the door of any
house to which the storm may carry me. Imitated by
Pope :

Sworn to no master, of no sect am I ;
As drives the storm, at any door I knock,

And house with Montaigne now, and now with Locke. 3504. Nullius boni sine socio jucunda possessio. (L.) Sen. Ep.

6.—No earthly blessing can be enjoyed agreeably without

a friend shares it. 3505. Nullius in verba. (L.)At no man's dictation. Motto of

the Royal Society. (2.) Nullius non mater disciplinæ.

The mother of all learning. Leeds Grammar School. 3506. Nullum ab labore me reclinat otium. (L.) Hor. Epod.

17, 24.—No ease releases me from my work. 3507. Nullum est jam dictum, quod non dictum sit prius. (L.)

Ter. Eun. Prol. 10.—Nothing is said now, that has not

been said before. 3508. Nullum est sine nomine saxum. (L.) Lucan. 9, 973.

Not a stone but has its history. Said of the ruins of Troy. 3509. Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiæ fuit.

(L.) Sen. Tranq. 15 fin.—No great genius is free from some tincture of madness. Dryden (Abs. and Ach. 1) says :

Great wit to madness sure is near allied,

And thin partitions do their bounds divide. Seneca quotes Aristotle (Problem 30), as also does Cicero (Tusc. 1, 33, 80), to the effect that Omnes ingeniosos melancholicos, All clever

men (or great wits) are more or less tinctured with melancholy. 3510. Nullum numen habes si sit prudentia ; nos te Nos facimus, Fortuna, deam cæloque locamus.

(L.) Juv. 10, 365.

To Fortune.
No godship hadst thou, Fortune, were we wise,
We make thee god, and raise thee to the skies. -Ed.

3511. Nullum quod tetigit non ornavit. (L.) Dr Johnson.-He

touched nothing that he did not adorn. Epitaph on Dr
Goldsmith in Westminster Abbey.
The inscription runs as follows:

Olivarii Goldsmith
Poetæ, Physici, Historici,
Qui nullum fere scribendi genus

non tetigit,
Nullum quod tetigit non ornavit

etc. etc. 3512. Nullum simile quatuor pedibus currit. (L.) Prov. No

simile ever yet ran on all fours. No comparison was ever

yet absolutely perfect in all its parts. 3513. Nullum tempus occurrit regi. (L.) Law Max.-Lapse of

time does not bar the right of the crown. 3514. Nul n'aura de l'esprit, Hors nous et nos amis. (Fr.)

Molière, Femmes Savantes, 2, 2.-No man shall be witty

save we and our friends. 3515. Nul n'est content de sa fortune,

Ni mécontent de son esprit. (Fr.) Mme. Deshoulières.
-No one is satisfied with his fortune or dissatisfied with

his talents. 3516. Numero Deus impare gaudet. (L.) Virg. E. 8, 75.-The

god delights in uneven numbers. 3517. Nunc animis opus, Ænea, nunc pectore firmo.

(L.) Virg. A. 6, 261. Now for a heart that scorns dismay,

Now for a soul prepared !-Conington. 3518. Nunc aut nunquam. (L.)Now or never. Motto of the

Earl of Kilmorey. 3519. Nunc est profecto interfici quum perpeti me possum Ne hoc gaudium contaminet vita ægritudine aliqua.

(L.) Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 3.
Now sure's the moment when I ought to die,
Lest some hereafter bitterness in life

Impair this joy.- Ed.
Cf. Shakesp. Oth. 2, 1 :

If it were now to die
'Twere now to be most happy ; for, I fear,
My soul hath her content so absolute
That not another comfort like to this
Succeeds in unknown fate.

3520. Nunc, o nunc liceat crudelem abrumpere vitam, Dum curæ ambiguæ, dum spes incerta futuri !

(L.) Virg. A. 8, 579. (Evander loq.) This, O! this very moment let me die !

While hopes and fears in equal balance lie.—Ed. 3521. Nunc patimur longæ pacis mala; sævior armis

Luxuria incubuit, victumque ulciscitur orbem.
Nullum crimen abest facinusque libidinis ex quo
Paupertas Romana perit.

(L.) Juv. 6, 292.
The evils of a long peace.
We reap the evils of protracted peace.
Luxury, more fell than arms, oppresses us
And has avenged a subjugated world.
There lacks no crime, nor villainy of lust

Since Rome her pristine poverty forsook. --Ed. 3522. Nunc positis novus exuviis nitidusque juventa. (L.) Virg.

A. 2, 473.—Now that he has cast his slough he comes

forth new and blooming with youth. 3523. Nunquam aliud natura, aliud sapientia dicit.

(L.) Juv. 14, 321. Wisdom and nature always speak the same. (?) 3524. Nunquam erit alienis gravis, qui suis se concinnat levem.

(L.) Plaut. Trin. 3, 2, 58.That man will never be unwelcome to others, who makes himself agreeable to his

own family. 3525. Nunquam ita quisquam bene subducta ratione ad vitam fuit,

Quin res, ætas, usus, semper aliquid apportet novi,
Aliquid moneat; ut illa, quæ te scire credas, nescias;
Et quæ tibi putaris prima, in exercendo ut repudies.
(L.) Ter. Ad. 5, 4, 1.-(Demea loq.) Never man yet
calculated his scheme of life so well, but what circum-
stances, years, and experience brought him something new,
taught him some fresh lesson : so that things you fancied
you knew, you were really ignorant of, and what you
imagined to be unexceptionable, you had to reject when

put on trial. 3526. Nunquam nimis dicitur, quod nunquam satis dicitur. (L.)

Sen. ?-Nothing can be too often repeated, which is not

effectually repeated. 3527. Nunquam non paratus. (L.)-Always ready. Motto of

Lord Derwent.

3528. Nunquam se plus agere, quam nihil quum ageret; nunquam

minus solum esse, quam quum solus esset. (L.) Cic.
Rep. 1, 17, 27.He never had more to do than when
he had nothing to do, and never was less alone than when
he was alone.
Saying of P. Scipio Africanus quoted by Cato, to whom also is
attributed Nunquam minus otiosum esse, quam quum otiosus esset.
Cic. Off. 3, 1, 1.—He never had less leisure than when free from

official business. 3529. Nunquam vacat lascivisse districtis : nihilque tam certum est vitia otii negotio discuti. (L.)

(L.) Sen. Ep. 55.Business prevents a man having the time to go wrong, and nothing is more certain, than that the vices engendered

by leisure can be shaken off by work. 3530. Nur das Leben hasst, der Tod versöhnt. (G.) Tiedge —

Life alone hates, death reconciles. 3531. Nur der Irrthum ist das Leben

Und das Wissen ist der Tod. (G.) Schiller, Kassandra.

- Life is only error, and knowledge comes with death. 3532. Nur wer vor Gott sich fühlet klein

Kann vor den Menschen mächtig sein. (G.) Arndt?
He only who feels himself little in sight of God, can hope

to be mighty in the eyes of men. 3533. Nusquam tuta fides.

(L.) Virg. A. 4, 373. No faith on earth, in heaven no trust.-Conington. No one is to be trusted. Dido upbraiding Æneas for his

desertion of her. 3534. Nympha pudica Deum vidit, et erubuit.

(L.) Epigr. Sac. p. 299. The miracle at Cana. The conscious water saw its God, and blushed.

-R. Crashaw (+ 1650).

O, including the Greek 2. 3535. Obiter cantabant. (L.) Petr. 31.--They sang by the way.

(2.) Obiter cantare (cantans).—To sing (singing) as one

goes along. 3536. Obiter dictum. (L.)-A thing said incidentally, or by the way.

(2.) Obiter dicta.- Passing remarks, opposed to judicial, or authoritative statements.

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