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333. A quatre épingles. (Fr.)— With four pins. A man whose

dress is distinguished by an affectation of dandyism, is
said to be tiré à quatre épingles, or as we say, to look as ·
if he had just come out of a band-box. (2.) Tirer son

épingle du jeu.—To get out of a scrape.
334. Aquilæ senectus. (L.) Ter. Heaut. 3, 2, 10.-The old

age of the eagle. A vigorous old age.
335. Aquila non capit muscas. (L.) Prov.-The eagle does

not catch flies. Motto of Lords Graves and Churston.
Great people should be above noticing or avenging petty annoy:

Cf. in same sense, Elephantus non capit mures. (L.)

Prov.-An elephant doesn't catch mice. 336. A raconter ses maux, souvent on les soulage.

Corn. (Polyeucte, 1, 3).-In relating our misfortunes,

we often feel them lightened. 337. Aranearum telas texere. (L.)To weave a spider's web.

To employ a sophistical argument. 338. Arbeit, Mässigkeit, und Rub Schlägt dem Arzt die Thüre zu.

(G.) Prov. Labour, Temperance, and Repose

Slam the door on the Doctor's nose.
339. Arbiter bibendi. (L.)The toast-master. Like the Greek

Baoideùs toll ovuttoolov (king of the feast). Cf. Quem
Venus arbitrum Dicet bibendi ? Hor. C. 2, 7, 25.-
Whom shall the dice appoint as chairman of the carouse?
(2.) Arbiter elegantiarum.-Judge of taste. Cf. Ele-
gantiæ arbiter. Tac. A. 16, 18—said of one of Nero's
intimates. (3.) Arbiter formæ.-Judge of beauty. Cf.
Ov. H. 16, 69. Title of Paris, as appointed to award

the prize of beauty to the most fair.
340. Arbore dejecta qui vult ligna colligit. (L.) Prov. - When

the tree is down, every one gathers wood. The meanest
and weakest creature may triumph even over majesty

when it is overthrown.
341. Arbores serit diligens agricola, quarum aspiciet baccam

ipse nunquam : vir magnus leges, instituta, rempublicam
non seret? (L.) Cic. Tusc. 1, 14, 31.-The gardener plants
trees, not one berry of which he will ever see : and shall
not a public man plant laws, institutions, government,

in short, under the same conditions ?
312. Arbor vitæ Christus, fructus per fidem gustamus. (L.) -

The tree of life is Christ, the fruit by faith we taste.
Motto of Fruiterers' Company.

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343. Arcana imperii. (L.)-State secrets. The mysteries of

governing.. (2.) Arcana regum. Curt. 4, 6, 5.The secrets of kings. (3.) Jovis arcanis Minos admissus. Hor. C. 1, 28, 9.–Minos admitted to the secrets of Jove. Cabinet secrets, still more the (as yet) undivulged programme

of a Prime Minister, would be Jovis arcana, the secret counsels of Jupiter. 344. Arcanum neque tu scrutaberis ullius unquam ; Commissumque teges, et vino tortus et irâ.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 37. Avoid all prying: what you're told, keep back,

Though wine and anger put you on the rack.-Conington. 345. Αρχή γαρ λέγεται μεν ήμισυ παντός εν ταις παροιμίαις

čpyov. (Gr.) Plat. 466, D.-For, according to the pro

verb, the beginning is half the whole business. 346. Arcui meo non confido. (L.)I do not trust to my bow.

John Wilkes' motto. 347. Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentis gaudet amantis. (L.) Juv.

6, 208.
Though equal pains her peace of mind destroy,

A lover's torments give her spiteful joy. (?) 348. Ardentia verba. (L.)-Glowing words.

(L.)Glowing words. Expressions of great warmth and ardour. Thoughts that glow, and words that burn." (?) Cf. Orator gravis, acer, ardens. Cic. Or. 28, 99.-A powerful, ready, and passionate

speaker. 349. Ardua cervix

Argutumque caput, brevis alvus, obesaque terga,
Luxuriatque toris animosum pectus. (L.) Virg. 9, 3, 80.

Points of a good horse.

Sharp-headed, barrel-bellied, broadly-backed,

Brawny his chest, and deep.-Dryden.
350. Ardua molimur: sed nulla nisi ardua virtus. (L.)

A. A. 2, 537.I am attempting an arduous task: but

virtue only attempts what is hard. 351. A re decedunt. (L.)They wander from the point. Irre

levant matter. 352. Arenæ funis effici non potest. (L.) Col. 10, præf. § 4.

You can't make a rope of sand. Cf. the Greek equivalent, ég äppov oxouvíov TéKELV.-Aristid. (2.) Arena

éį semina mandas Non profecturis litora. bubus aras.


Ov. 8.

Ov. H. 5, 115.--You are sowing the sands, and plough-
ing the sea-shore with oxen to no purpose. Said of im-
possibilities, wasting time. (3.) Arena sine calce.
Suet. Cal. 53.—Sand without lime. Said by Emperor
Caligula of the Tragedies of Seneca, from their uncon-
nected character; and applicable to any desultory dis-

jointed performance.
353. Argent comptant. (Fr.)Ready money. Money down.
354. Argentum accepi, dote imperium vendidi. (L.) Plaut.

As. 1, 1, 74.I have received her dowry, and in return
have parted with my authority. The fate of one who has

married for money.
355. Argilla quidvis imitaberis uda. (L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 2,

You may mould damp clay to any form you please.
Young natures, being pliant and tractable, can be easily

formed in the direction you desire.
356. Arguit, arguito: quicquid probat illa, probato:

Quod dicet, dicas : quod negat illa, neges.
Riserit, arride : si flebit, flere memento;
Imponat leges vultibus illa tuis. (L.) Ov. A. A. 2, 199.

To a lover.
Blame, if she blames; but if she praises, praise.
What she denies, deny ; say what she says.
Laugh, if she smiles ; but if she weeps, then weep,

And let your looks with hers their motions keep. -Ed.
357. Argumentum. (L.)--An argument.

(1.) Argumentum ab impossibili plurimum valet in lege. (L.)

Law Max.-An argument founded upon impossibility of per-
formance is forcible in law. (2.) Argumentum ab incon-
venienti plurimum valet in lege. Law Max.- Arguments
drawn from inconvenience are forcible in law; as, where in
any deed equivocal expressions occur, and great inconvenience
follows from one construction, it argues that such construction
is not according to the true intention of the grantor. (3.)
Argumentum ad captandum.-An argument calculated to flatter
your opponent. A plausible and specious statement of the
case. (4.) Argumentuin ad hominem.- A personal argument,
the force of which consists in its personal application to the
individual, and not to the real question. (5.) Argumentum
ad ignorantiam.-Arguments founded on your opponent's ignor.
ance of the circumstances of the case. (6.) Argumentum ad
inisericordiam.-An appeal to the mercy of your adversary.
(7.) Argumentum ad populum. -An appeal to the prejudices,
passions, etc., of the mob or multitude. (8.) Argumentum ad
verecundiam.-Appeal to our reverence for constituted authority.
(9.) Argumentum baculinum. -Stick argument. Club law,
conviction by force. These latter (3 to 9) must be dis.



tinguished from (10.) Argumentum ad rem, or ad judicium. -Arguments bearing on the real question, or addressed to the judgment, and when unfairly pressed come under the head of

Fallacies. 358. Argutos inter strepere anser olores. (L.) Virg. E. 9, 36.

To gabble like a goose amidst the swan-like quire. —Dryden. 359. "Aplotov uèv üdwp. (Gr.) Pind. Olymp. 1, 1.-Water is

best. Inscription over the Pump room at Bath. 360. "A protov uétpov. (Gr.) or (L.) Optimus modus.-A mean,

or moderation is best. Saying of Cleobulus, one of the

seven wise men of Greece. 361. Arma cerealia. (L.) Virg. A. 1, 177.The arms of

Ceres. Term comprehending the implements connected with the making of bread (grinding, baking, etc.), and may be extended to mean agricultural implements,

farmers' gear, tools, and tackle. Arma pacis fulcra. (L.)

Arms are the supports of peace. Motto of Hon. Artillery Company. 363. Arma tenenti Omnia dat, qui justa negat. (L.) Luc. 1, 348.

To armed opponents he grants all he can

If he withhold what's right.-Ed. 364. Armati terram exercent, semperque recentes Convectare juvat prædas, et vivere rapto.

(L.) Virg. A. 7, 748. In armour sheathed, they till their soil, Heap foray up, and live by spoil.—Conington.

Part of the quotation forms the motto of Spectator (No. 130)

on Gipsies, and is rendered by DrydenA plundering race, still eager to invade,

On spoil they live, and make of theft a trade. 365. Armé de foi hardi. (Fr.)Bold from being armed with

faith. Motto of Viscount Cranbrook. 366. Armoiries parlantes. (Fr.) Punning arms. A crest, or

coat of arms, designed in rebus fashion, to express symbolically the bearer's name. Thus a buck couchant on a

ton would stand for Buxton. 367. Armuth ist der sechste Sinn. (G.) Prov.-Poverty is the

sixth sense. 368. Armuth schändet nicht. (G.) Prov.-Poverty is no

disgrace. 369. Arrectis auribus adsto. (L.) Virg. A. 2, 303.—I wait

with listening ear.

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370. Ars artium omnium conservatrix. (L.)The art that pre

serves all other artsviz., printing. Inscription on façade

of Laurent Koster's house at Haarlem, 1540.
371. Ars est celare artem. (L.) ?—The perfection of art consists
in concealing it. Cf. Ov. A. A. 2, 313.

Si latet ars
prodest.-If the art is hidden it succeeds.
In every department of art the artist must not allow the labour,

required for the perfection of his work, to appear on the sur.
face. The verse of the poet must not betray the hacking and
polishing it has gone through in its production; the painting
must not show any technical artifice; the audience must not
be able to detect professional trickery in the actor. All must

appear easy, unlaboured, in a word, natural.
372. Ars longa, vita brevis. (L.)Art is long and life is fleet-

ing.-Longfellow. The original (Hippocrates Aphorism.)
reverses the order. ο βίος βραχύς, η δε τέχνη μακρή. (Gr.)
-Life is short, but art is long : translated by Seneca (de

Brevit. Vit. 1), vitam brevem esse, longam artem.
373. Ars varia vulpis, ast una echino maxima. (L.) Prov.-

The fox knows many tricks, but the hedgehog only one,
though it is the greatest,—viz., to roll itself up in a ball.
(2.) Multa novit vulpis, sed felis unum magnum. Prov.

-The fox knows many tricks, the cat only one great one,

-viz., to run up a tree.
374. Arte magistra. (L.) Virg. A. 8, 442.By the aid of art.
375. Artus confecti languent. (L.) Lucret. 3, 959.—Their

wasted limbs become languid.
376. ão Bertos yé.ws. (Gr.) Hom. Il. 1, 599.-Unquenchable

laughter, or, Homeric laughter.
377. As in præsenti perfectum format in avi. (L.)-First words

of the part of the Eton Latin Grammar treating of the
conjugation of verbs. That which deals with the genders
of nouns begins : Propria quæ maribus, etc. Hence the
lines would express the earliest rudiments of Latin. A
boy would be said to be beginning his as in præsenti, or

his propria quæ maribus.
378. Asinus asino, et sus sui pulcher. (L.)--An ass to an ass

seems beautiful: a pig to a pig.
379. A soixante ans il ne faut pas remettre
L'instant heureux qui promet un plaisir.

(Fr.) Désaugiers, Dîner de Madelon.
At sixty years old ’tis not well to postpone
E'en a moment that promises joy.-


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