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Who'd bear to hear the Gracchi blame sedition?
Who would not think things in a strange condition
If Verres thought a thief's a vile profession,

Or Milo shunn'd the touch of an assassin ?

If Clodius took adulterers to task

Or Catiline should conspiracy unmask?— Ed.

The Gracchi (Tiberius and Caius Gracchus) were tribunes of Rome, and mixed up in almost every seditious plot of their time. Their names were synonymous for rebellion, just as those of Verres, Milo, and Clodius were identified with theft, murder, and adultery. 4279. Qui stultus honores

Sæpe dat indignis, et famæ servit ineptus.

Qui stupet in titulis et imaginibus. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 6, 15.

The people who, you know, bestow the prize

On men most worthless, and, like slaves to fame

Bow to the ground before a titled name,

And, wrapt with awestruck admiration, gaze

If the great man a coronet displays.-Gifford.

4280. Qui tacet consentire videtur. (L.) Law Max.-Silence gives consent.

4281. Qui tam. (L.) Law Term.- Who as well.

A penal action, in which half the penalty goes to the Crown, and the other half to the informer. The plaintiff in the Latin form of the writ is described as one, qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso, etc., i.e., suing as well for the king as for himself.

4282. Qui terret plus ipse timet: sors ista tyrannis



Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 290.

Who causes fear, himself shall suffer worse:

Such ever is the tyrant's fitting curse.-Ed.

4283. Qui timide rogat, docet negare. (L.) Sen. Hipp. 594.He who asks timidly, curts a refusal to his request. Claims urged with a certain degree of confidence, are the most likely to be successful.

4284. Qui trop embrasse, mal étreint. (Fr.)

embraces too much, will hold but ill.

too much, as a rule fails.

A man

many sovereigns out of a bag as he
grasp more than he could grip.

Prov.-He who He who attempts allowed to take as could hold, would

4285. Qui uti scit, ei bona. Ter. Heaut. 1, 3.-(Fortune) is good to him who knows how to make good use of her. Lord Berwick. 4286. Qui veut la fin, veut les moyens. (Fr.) Prov.-Who wishes the end, wishes the means.

4287. Qui vit sans folie, n'est pas si sage qu'il croit. (Fr.) Prov. -Talleyrand --He who is never guilty of folly (nonsense, foolery) is not as wise as he fancies. Solemnity and stupidity often go together.

4288. Qui vult decipi, decipiatur. (L.) Law Max.-He who chooses to be deceived, let him be deceived. If a man buy

a horse without a warranty on the mere assertion of its good qualities by the vendor, it is his own fault if he is jockeyed.

4289. Quoad hoc. (L.)—As to this. So far Quoad hoc, I agree

with you.

4290. Quo animo. (L.)-With what intention.

The criminality of an act is aggravated, or extenuated, by the animus (intention) with which it appears to have been committed.

4291. Quocirca vivite fortes

Fortiaque adversis opponite pectora rebus.

(L.) Hor. S. 2, 2, 135.

Why then, my lads, don't let your courage fail,
But show a gallant front against the gale !-Ed.

4292. Quocunque aspicio, nihil est nisi mortis imago.

(L.) Ov. T. 1, 11, 23.

Turn where I may, look where I will

Pictures of death confront me still.-Ed.

4293. Quod ab initio non valet in tractu temporis non convalescit. (L.) Law Max.-That which was void from the beginning does not become valid by lapse of time. Thus a marriage

illegally contracted (e.g., with a deceased wife's sister) does not become legal because the parties have lived as man and wife for several years.

4294. Quod avertat Deus! (L.)-God forbid.

4295. Quod commune cum alio est, desinit esse proprium. (L.) Quint. 7, 3, 24.—What one has to share with another, ceases to be any longer one's own.

4296. Quodcunque attigerit si qua est studiosa sinistri,

Ad vitium mores instruet inde suos. (L.) Ov. T. 2, 257.
What women read, if they've a vicious leaning,
They're sure t' interpret with immoral meaning.-Ed.

4297. Quodcunque ostendis mihi sic, incredulus odi.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 5.

If scenes like these before my eyes be thrust,
They shock belief and generate disgust.-Conington.

4298. Quod eorum minimis mihi. (L.)— Whatsoever [ye shall do] to the least of these, [ye do] to Me. Motto of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy.

4299. Quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.), and Quod erat faciendum (Q.E.F.). (L.)—Which was to be proved, and Which was to be done, formula with which the Theorems and the Problems of Euclid severally terminate.

4300. Quod est absurdum (or Q.E.A.). (L.) Which is absurd. Argument in logic or in mathematics, in which the opposite view is refuted by demonstration of its absurdity, and termed therefore a Reductio ad absurdum.

4301. Quod medicorum est

Promittunt medici, tractant fabrilia fabri.
Scribimus indocti doctique poemata passim.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 115.

Doctors prescribe, who understand the rules,
And only workmen handle workmen's tools:
But literate and illiterate, those who can,

And those who can't, write verses to a man.-Sir T. Martin.

4302. Quod nimis miseri volunt, hoc facile credunt. (L.) Sen. Herc. Fur. 313.- Whatever the wretched anxiously wish. for, they are only too ready to believe.

4303. Quod non es, simula. (L.) Ov. R. A. 497.-Feign to be that which you are not.

4304. Quod non vetat lex, hoc vetat fieri pudor. (L.) Sen. Troad. 3, 2.-Honour often forbids what the law itself allows.

4305. Quod nunc ratio est, impetus ante fuit. (L.) Ov. R. A. 10.- What is now a science (viz., the art of loving) was originally mere impulse.

4306. Quod potui perfeci. (L.)-I have done what I could. Motto of Viscount Melville.

4307. Quod satis est cui contingit, nihil amplius optet.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 46. Having got

What will suffice you, seek no happier lot.-Conington.

4308. Quod semper, quod ubique, et quod ab omnibus. (L.) Vinc. Lerin. What has always, everywhere, and by all [been believed].

Definition of the Catholick Faith or Tradition. To require the
literal application of this theological axiom to
received Faith, would be to destroy its force.

every point of the No doctrine, not

excepting that of the Holy Trinity itself, could stand such a test. It would imply, rather, the general concurrence of the Church's teaching with what has been taught from the beginning and, negatively, the absence of all conflicting statements the other way. 4309. Quod si deficiant vires audacia certe

Laus erit; in magnis et voluisse sat est.

(L.) Prop. 2, 10, 5. Though you should fail, I'll praise your courage still, In great attempts enough to show the will.-Ed.

Cf. Tibullus 4, 1, 7:

Est nobis voluisse satis ; nec munera parva

Respueris.-Let the will stand for the deed, and despise not

gifts though small.

and Ov. Ep. 3, 4, 79:

Ut desint vires tamen est laudanda voluntas.-Though the power be wanting, yet the will deserves praise.


Ut jam nil præstes, animi sum factus amici

Debitor, et meritum velle juvare voco. Ov. Ep. 4, 8, 5.Though you cannot give me any assistance, I am still indebted for your friendly disposition, and I consider the willingness to help a merit.

4310. Quod si in hoc erro, quod animos hominum immortales esse credam, lubenter erro; nec mihi hunc errorem quo delector, dum vivo, extorqueri volo. (L.) Cic. Sen. 23, 85.—But if I am mistaken in my belief in the immortality of the soul, I am glad to be so deceived, nor would I part with the pleasing delusion as long as I live.

4311. Quod si mea numina non sunt

Magna satis, dubitem haud equidem implorare quod usquam est.

Flectere si nequeo superos Acheronta movebo.

(L.) Virg. A. 7, 310.

If strength like mine be yet too weak,

I care not whose the aid I seek:

What choice 'twixt under and above?

If heaven be firm, the shades shall move.-Conington.

If the gods of Elysium will not help me, I must have recourse to the powers of the lower world. This is the speech of Juno, when she turned to the Furies to stay the onward progress of Æneas. The words have been applied to any appeal from a higher to a lower tribunal; from the Crown to the nation, from the Upper House to the Lower, from Parliament to the people, from ministers to the mob.

4312. Quod sis esse velis, nihilque malis:

Summum nec metuas diem, nec optes.

(L.) Mart. 10, 47, 12.

Choose what you are, no other state prefer;
And your last day neither desire nor fear.-Ed.
Cf. Milton, Paradise Lost, 11, 553:

Nor love thy life, nor hate; but what thou liv'st
Live well; how long or short permit to heaven.

4313. Quod 'st ante pedes nemo spectat: cæli

Scrutantur plagas. (L.) Enn. ap. Cic. Div. 2, 13, 30.— What is lying before one's feet no one looks at, they examine the tracts of heaven. Very often the objects nearest the eye are overlooked for others more distant. 4314. Quod sursum volo videre. (L.)—I wish to see that which is above. Motto of Earl of Dunraven.

4315. Quod verum est, meum est. Perseverabo Epicurum tibi ingerere, ut isti qui in verba jurant, nec quid dicatur æstimant sed a quo, sciant quæ optima sunt esse communia. (L.) Sen. Ep. 12.—What is true, is my property. I shall go on quoting Epicurus to you, in order that those who swear by particular authors, never considering what is said, but only who says it, may know that all the best maxims are common property.

4316. Quod verum, tutum. (L.)—What is true, is safe. Earl of


4317. Quod vide (videas) or q.v. (L.) Which see. such or such a passage.

Refer to

4318. Quo fata trahunt retrahuntque, sequamur;
Quicquid erit, superanda omnis fortuna ferendo est.

(L.) Virg. A. 5, 709.

My chief, let fate cry on or back
'Tis ours to follow, nothing slack:
Whate'er betide, he only cures

The stroke of Fortune who endures.-Conington.

4319. Quo fata vocant. (L.)-Whither the Fates call. Motto of 5th Regiment of Foot, Lords Thurlow and De Lisle and Dudley.

4320. Quoiqu'en dise Aristote et sa digne cabale,

Le tabac est divin, il n'est rien qui n'égale.

(Fr.) Corneille (T.) Festin de P.

For all that Aristotle and his crew may state,
Tobacco is divine, and it has not its mate.-Ed.

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(L.)-By what right. (2.) Quo jure quaque Ter. And. 1, 3, 9.—Right or wrong.

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