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3579. O Herz, versuch' es nur ! so leicht ist's gut zu sein :

Und es zu scheinen ist so eine schwere Pein. (G.)
Rueckert 1-0 heart, only try! it is so easy to be good,

and to appear so is such a heavy burden! 3580. Ohne Hast, aber ohne Rast. (G.)— Without haste, yet with

out rest. Said of the sun. Goethe's motto. 3581. O homines ad servitutem paratos! (L.) Tac. A. 3, 65.

.--Alas! that men should so lay themselves out for slavery ! Common exclamation of the Emperor Tiberius on leaving

the senate-house. 3582. οΐη περ φύλλων γενεή, τοιήδε και ανδρών. (Gr) Hom. ΙΙ.

oin , . () . Il.

6, 146.Like the life of leaves so is that of men. 3583. O imitatores, servum pecus, ut mihi sæpe Bilem, sæpe jocum vestri movere tumultus?

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 19. Poetical plagiarists. Ye wretched mimics, whose fond heats have been

How oft ! the objects of my mirth and spleen !-- Francis. 3584. οϊμοιτί δ' οΐμοι; θνητά γαρ πεπόνθαμεν. (Gr.)-Alas but why alas? We have only suffered what befits mortals to

2 bear. 3585. olvos tol yaplevti péyas médecirrtos dou8q. (Gr.) Cratinus ?

μέγας πέλει ίππος αοιδώ. Wine truly is a grand steed for the accomplished bard. 3586. oi aleloves kako.. (Gr.)-The greater part of mankind is

bad. Saying of Bias, one of the seven sages. 3587. oi Tolloi. (Gr.)-The multitude. The crowd, mass, public. 3588. O l'amour d'une Mère ! amour que nul n'oublie !

Pain merveilleux, que Dieu partage et multiplie !
Table toujours servie au paternel foyer !
Chacun en a sa part, et tous l'ont tout entier.

(Fr.) V. Hugo, Feuilles d'Automne.

A mother's love.
Love of a mother, love that never dies !
Miraculous bread God gives and multiplies !
Board always spread in the paternal hall,

Where each partakes, and each enjoys it all.—Ed. 3589. Olet lucernam. (L.)It smells of the lamp.

Said of literary productions that bear the marks of midnight study. Cf. Et oleum et operam perdidi. Plaut. Pæn. 1, 2, 119.-I have lost both my time and trouble (lit. my oil and my lobour) I have laboured in vain.

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3590. Oleum adde camino. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 3, 321.—Add fuel

to the flame. Aggravate the evil. 3591. O Liberté, Liberté, que de crîmes ont commêt en ton nom !

(Fr.) Mme. Roland.-0 Liberty! Liberty! what crimes are committed in thy name! Speech of Mme. Roland at

the guillotine, close to the colossal statue of Liberty. 3592. Olla male fervet. (L.) Prov. Petr. 38, 15.—The pot boils

poorly. The affair looks ill. 3593. ο λόγος ενηνθρώπησεν, ίνα ημείς θεοποιηθώμεν. (Gr.)

Athan. de Incarnat. c. 54.The Word was made man,

that we (man) might become gods. 3594. O magna vis veritatis, quæ facile se per se ipsa

defendit. (L.) Cic. Cæl. 26, 63.-0 mighty force of

truth that can unaided so easily defend itself ! 3595. O major tandem, parcas, insane, minori.

(L.) Hor. S. 2, 3, 325. O mighty senior, spare a junior fool !-Conington. 3596, ο μη δαρείς άνθρωπος ου παιδεύεται. (Gr) Menand. -The

man who will not be flogged will never be educated. 3597. O mihi præteritos referet si Jupiter annos! (L.) Virg.

A. 8. 560.-Oh! if Jove would but give me back my past

years! 3598. Omina sunt aliquid. (L.) Ov. Am. 1, 12, 3.There is

something in omens.
3599. O miseras hominum mentes, O pectora cæca !

Qualibus in tenebris vitæ, quantisque periclis
Degitur hocc'ævi quodquomqu'est. (L.) Lucret. 2, 14.

Blind, wretched man ! in what dark paths of strife,

We walk this little journey of our life !-Creech. 3600. O miseri quorum gaudia crimen habent !

(L.) Pseudo-Gallus, 1, 180. Woe, woe to those whose joys are fraught with guilt !- Ed. 3601. όμμα γάρ δόμων νομίζω δεσπότου παρουσίαν. (Gr.) ΑΕschyl.

Pers. 169,- I consider the master's presence to be the eye

of an house. 3602. Omne ævum curæ : cunctis sua displicet ætas. (L.) Auson.

Id. 15, 11.-Every age has its cares : each one thinks his

own time of life disagreeable. 3603. Omne animi vitium tanto conspectius in se

Crimen habet, quanto major qui peccat habetur. (L.)

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Juv. 8, 140. — Every offence is the more marked and culpable, in proportion to the rank of the person who

commits it. 3604. Omne Epigramma sit instar apis, sit aculeus illi, Sint sua mella, sit et corporis exigui.

(L.)? Bees and epigrams should, if they are not to fail,

Have honey, small frames, and a sting in the tail. -Ed. 3605. Omne ignotum pro magnifico. (L.) Tac. Agr. 30.-Every

thing unknown is supposed to be magnificent. 3606. Omne malum nascens facile opprimitur: inveteratum fit

plurumque robustius. (L.) Cic. Phil. 5, 11, 31.Every evil is easily checked at its beginning, but if allowed to

grow old it generally gathers in strength. * 3607. Omnes composui. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 9, 28.- I have buried

them all. I am the last of my line. 3608. Omnes eodem cogimur; omnium

Versatur urna ; serius, ocyus,
Sors exitura, et nos in æter-
Num exsilium impositura cymbæ. (L.) Hor. C. 2, 3, 25.

All one way travel : the dark urn

Shakes each man's lot, that soon or late
Will force him, hopeless of return

On board the exile-ship of fate. —Conington. 3609. Omne solum forti patria est ut piscibus æquor.

(L.) Ov. F. 1, 493.The brave can make every clime their country, as fish are at home in every sea. First four words, motto

of Lord Balfour of Burleigh. 3610. Omnes, quibus res sunt minus secundæ, magis sunt, nescio

quomodo, Suspiciosi : ad contumeliam omnia accipiunt magis; Propter suam impotentiam se credunt negligi. (L.) Ter. Ad. 4, 3, 13.-All those whose affairs are not in a prosperous condition, are, I know not why, extremely suspicious ; they take almost everything as an affront, and fancy they are treated with neglect on account of their

humble position. 3611. Omnes, quum secundæ res sunt maxume, tum maxume

Meditari secum oportet, quo pacto advorsum ærumnam

ferant; Pericla, damna, peregre rediens semper secum cogitet, Aut filii peccatum, aut uxoris mortem, aut morbum filiæ: Communia hæc, ne quid horum unquam accidat animo

novum :
Quidquid præter spem eveniat, omne id deputare esse in
lucro. (L.) Ter. Phorm. 2, 1, 10 (Demipho loq.):
Every man, when things are prosp’ring specially, then

Should consider in himself how he may bear adversity.
Home returning after absence let him, as he goes along,
Think of dangers, losses, wife dead, daughter ill, or son gone

'Tis the common lot, and no one should be taken by surprise:

It is so much gain if it be better than he may surmise. -Ed. 3612. Omnes sapientes decet conferre et fabulari. (L.) Plaut.

Rud. 2, 3, 8.—All wise people ought to consult and hold

confabulations together. 3613. Omnes una manet nox

Et calcanda semel via lethi. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 28, 15.

Yes, all await the inevitable hour,

The downward journey all one day must tread.—Conington. 3614. Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci Lectorem delectando, pariterque monendo.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 343.
All votes he gains who can unite
Profit with pleasure, and delight
His reader's fancy, all the time

He gives instruction couched in rhyme. -Ed. 3615. Omne vovemus

Hoc tibi ; nec tanto careat mihi nomine charta. (L.)
Tib. 4, 26.—All this work I dedicate to you, and may my

poem not lack the sanction of so distinguished a name. 3616. Omnia Castor emis, sic fiet ut omnia vendas.

(L.) Mart. 7, 98. You're buying everything, and it may well

Be that you'll soon have everything to sell. -Ed. 3617. Omnia conando docilis solertia vicit. (L.) Manil. 1, 95.

-Skill combined with docility can, by trying, overcome

all things.
3618. Omnia debemur vobis; paullumque morati

Serius aut citius, sedem properamus ad unam.
Tendimus huc omnes : hæc est domus ultima, vosque
Humani generis longissima regna tenetis.

(L.) Ov. M. 10, 132.


King Death.
Thine are we all : after a little space,
Sooner or late, all hasten to one place.
We all tend hitherwards ; 'tis our last home ;

Man's last dominions 'neath thy sceptre come. -Ed. 3619. Omnia desuper. (L.)All things are from above. Motto

of Embroiderers' Company.
3620. Omnia fanda nefanda, malo permista furore,

Justificam nobis mentem avertere Deorum.
Quare nec tales dignantur visere cætus,
Nec se contingi patiuntur lumine claro.

(L.) Cat. 64, 406.
Thus right and wrong in mad confusion tost,
To us the favour of the Gods have lost :
Such foul disorder they disdained to view,

And from the light of day to heav'n withdrew.-Ed. 3621. Omnia fert ætas, animum quoque. (L.) Virg. E. 9, 51.

-Time bears away all things, even the memory. 3622. Omnia Græce !

Cum sit turpe magis nostris nescire Latine. (L.) Juv. ?

All must be Greek! Indeed ! 'Twere greater wrong

(One'd think it) not to know one's mother tongue. Ed. 3623. Omnia homini, dum vivit, speranda sunt. (L.) Telesph.

ap. Sen. Ep. 70.—While there is life in a man, everything may be hoped for him. While there is life, there

is hope. 3624. Omnia inconsulti impetus coepta initiis valida spatio lan

guescunt. (L.) Tac. H. 3, 58.All enterprise entered upon with more eagerness than discretion, is apt to be vigorous enough at starting, and languid toward the

3625. Omnia jam fient, fieri quæ posse negabam :

Et nihil est de quo non sit habenda fides. (L.) Ov.
T. 1, 8, 37.Everything that I used to think impossible

, will now take place, and there is nothing now that may

not be expected. 3626. Omnia mea mecum porto. (L.) Bias, ap. Cic. Par. 1, 8.

-All my goods I carry
Saying of Bias ; and also of Simonides, when refusing to encumber
himself in his escape from a sinking ship (see Phædr. 4, 21, 14).
Seneca (Ep. 9) quotes Omnia mea mecum sunt of Stilpo, the

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