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900. Cui non conveniat sua res, ut calceus olim,
Si pede major erit, subvertet, si minor, uret.

Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 42.
Means should, like shoes, be neither great nor small;

Too wide, they trip us up, too strait, they gall.—Conington. 901. Cui peccare licet, peccat minus. Ipsa potestas

Semina nequitiæ languidiora facit. (L.) Ov. Am. 3, 4, 9. Who's free to sin, sins less : the very power

Robs evildoing of its choicest flower. -Ed.
902. Cui placet alterius, sua nimirum est odio sors.

Stultus uterque locum immeritum causatur inique;
In culpa est animus, qui se non effugit unquam.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 11.
Admiring others' lots, our own we hate;
Each blames the place he lives in ; but the mind

Is most in fault, which ne'er leaves self behind.-Conington. 903. Cui prodest scelus, Is fecit. (L.) Sen. Med. 500.-llis

is the crime, who profits by it most. 904. Cuique sua annumerabimus. (L.) Columella, xi. 2.

We will put down to the account of each what belongs to

him. 905. Cui sit condicio dulcis sine pulvere palmæ. (L.) Hor.

Ep. 1, 1, 51.—Who has the terms of winning the coveted palm without an effort. Literally without the dust or sand (called in Gr. áp or “touch ”), with which the

wrestlers sprinkled their bodies to get a firmer grip. 906. Cuivis potest accidere, quod cuiquam potest. (L.) Pub.

Syr. ap. Sen. Tranq. 11.--Accidents that may befall any

man, may befall every man, 907. Cujuscunque orationem vides politam et sollicitam, scito

animum in pusillis occupatum, in scriptis nil solidum. (L.) Sen. Ep. 1, 21.— Whenever you observe a man too careful about the neatness of his style, you may put him down for a dilettante (trifler), with nothing of a solid

character in his writings. 908. Cujus est dare ejus est disponere. (L.) Law Max.- He

who makes a gift has a perfect right to regulate its disposal. A founder of a charity may give it what shape

he pleases, provided it be a legal one. 909. Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare. (L.) Law Max.

The power that institutes may also abrogate. The legislation can only repeal laws which itself has made.

910. Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum. (L.) Law

Max.He who owns the soil, owns everything above it.
By a conveyance of land, all buildings, timber, and

water thereupon pass with it. 911. Cujus omne consilium Themistocleum est. Existimat enim

qui mare teneat, eum necesse esse rerum potiri. (L.) Cic. Att. 10, 8, 4.Pompey's plan is just that of Themistocles. He considers that whoever has the command of the

sea must necessarily obtain the supreme power. 912. Cujus rei libet simulator atque dissimulator. (L.) Sall.

C. 5, 4.--A man who could assume all characters, and

perfectly conceal his own. A finished hypocrite. 913. Cujus tu fidem in pecunia perspexeris

Verere ei verba credere? (L.) Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 10.-

hesitate to confide in the word of a man, of whose probity in pecuniary matters you have had full proof? 914. Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius, nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.

Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse. (L.) Cic. Phil. 12, 2, 5.-Ány one is liable to make mistakes, but no one, except a fool, will persist in his error. As they say, second

thoughts are generally best. 915. Cujus vulturis hoc erit cadaver ? (L.) Mart. 6, 62, 4.

What vulture will fasten on this carcass ? Who will have the plucking of this greenhorn? Who will be the

lucky heirs of this enormous wealth ? 916. Cul de sac. (Fr.)A blind lane, or entry, without exit at

the other end. No thoroughfare. 917. Culpam pæna premit comes. (L.) Hor. C. 4, 5, 24.Swift vengeance follows sin.

An ideal state of things supposed to be realised under the government of Augustus. 918. Cum grano salis. (L.)With a grain of salt.

Said of the qualification or latitude with which statements of a

doubtful nature are to be received. You should always receive X's stories cum grano, since he is ous for drawing the

long bow. 919. Cum humanis divina. (L.)--Human and divine learning.

Islington School. 920. Cum multis aliis, quæ nunc perscribere longum est. (L.) Eton

Latin Grammar (Genders of Nouns). — With many other things which it would now be too long to recount at length. 921. Cum pulcris tunicis sumet nova consilia et spes.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 33.

He will feel inspired With new conceptions when he's new attired. - Conington. 922. Cum tristibus severe, cum remissis jucunde, cum senibus

graviter, cum juventute comiter vivere, cum facinorosis audacter, cum libidinosis luxurie vivere. (L.) Cic. Am. 6, 13.-With the melancholy, he would affect melancholy; with the careless, cheerfulness : in the company of old men he was grave, and with the younger ones, gay: a match for criminals in bravado, and for debauchees in licentiousness. Character of Catiline, who, in this sense

of the words, made himself “all things to all men.”
923. Cuncta prius tentata : sed immedicabile vulnus
Ense recidendum, ne pars sincera trahatur.

(L.) Ov. M. 1, 190.
The Rebellion of the Giants.
All has been tried that could: a gangrened wound
Must be cut deep with knife, before the sound

And unaffected parts contract decay.-Ed. 924. Cuncti adsint, meritæque expectent præmia palme. (L.)

Virg. A. 5, 70. Let all attend, and expect the prizes

due to their well-earned laurels. A distribution of prizes. 925. Cupidine humani ingenii libentius obscura credendi. (L.)

Tac. H. 1, 22.Through the natural inclination of the mind to give credence more readily, in proportion as the

subject is obscure. 926. Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior est. (L.)

Tac. A. 15, 53.The thirst for power is the most power

ful of all the affections of the mind. 927. Curæ leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent,

(L.) Sen. Hipp. 607. Light sorrows speak, but deeper ones are dumb.- Ed. 928. Curarum maxima nutrix Nox. (L.) Ov. M. 8, 81.

That best nurse of troubles, Night. 929. Curatio funeris, conditio sepulturæ, pompæ exequiarum,

magis sunt vivorum solatia, quam subsidia mortuorum. (L.) August. {The management of funerals, the pomp and circumstance of burial, are rather devised for the consolation of the living, than for any actual relief to the dead.

your health.

930. Cura ut valeas. (L.) Cic. Fam. 7, 15, 2.—Take care of

Mind you keep well. Ordinary termination of letters. 931. Curia pauperibus clausa est: dat census honores : Inde gravis judex, inde severus eques.

(L.) Ov. Am. 3, 8, 55. The senate's closed to poor men: gold, gold, gold

Makes peers and judges : every honour's sold -Ed. 932. Cur indecores in limine primo Deficimus? Cur, ante tubam tremor occupat artus?

(L.) Virg. A. 11, 123. Why fail we on the threshold ? why,

Ere sounds the trumpet quake and fly?-Conington. 933. Cur in theatrum, Cato Severe, venisti,

An ideo tantum veneras, ut exires. (L.) Mart. 1, 1, 3. Wherefore, stern Cato, came you to the play?

Was it that we might see you go away?- Ed. 934. Curiosus nemo est, quin idem sit malevolus. (L.) Plaut.

Stich. 1, 3, 54. — Nobody acts the part of a meddlesome person, unless he intends


harm. 935. Cur me querelis exanimas tuis ? (L.) Hor. C. 2, 171.

Why rend my heart with that sad sigh-Conington. 936. Cur nescire, pudens prave, quam discere malo.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 88. Why should false shame com pel me to endure,

An ignorance which common pains would cure ?-Conington. 937. Cur opus adfectas, ambitiose, novum (L.) Ov. Am. 1, 1,

14.—Why, ambitious youth, do you undertake a new work? 938. Currente calamo. (L.)— With a running pen. Writing,

composing, etc., as fast as my pen would travel. 939. Cur tua præscriptos evecta est pagina gyros? Non est ingenii cymba gravandi tui. (L.) Prop. 3, 3, 21.

The ambitious Poet.
Why has your page transgressed th' appointed mark ?

You must not overload your talents' bark.-Ed. 940. Custos morum. (L.)The guardian of morals. (2.)

Custos regni.-The protector of the realm, viz., in the absence or minority of the Sovereign. (3.) Custos rotulorum.—Keeper of the rolls. Name of the first civil officer of the shire, as being keeper of the records of the Sessions of the peace. The Lord-Lieutenant is always appointed to this office, though distinct from his lieutenancy.

941. Cutis vulpina consuenda est cum cute leonis. (L.) Prov.

The fox's skin must be sewn on to that of the lion. When we cannot carry our point by physical force, stratagem and address must sometimes be resorted to.

D. 942 D. (L.)Abbrev. for Divus, divine or saint; Decimus,

tenth; Devotus, devoted or sacred; Dicat (dicavit), he

dedicates (he dedicated); Numerically, D or I) = 500. 943. D'abord je suis femme, et puis je suis artiste. (Fr.)-1 am

first of all a woman, after that an actress. Answer of Pauline Viardot when questioned as to the secret of her

professional successes on the stage. 944. Da capo, abbrev. D. C. (It.) From the beginning. Direc

tion in music, showing that the first movement is to be

played over again and so conclude. 945. D'accord. (Fr.) -Agreed. In accordance. In tune. 946. Dæmon languebat, monachus tunc esse volebat:

Dæmon convaluit, dæmon ut ante fuit. (L.) Med. Lat. The Devil was sick, the devil a monk would be :

The Devil got well, the devil a monk was he. (?) 947. Da gloriam Deo. (L.)Give glory to God. Motto of

Dyers' Company. 948. Δάκρυ άδάκρυα. (Gr.)

(Gr.) Eurip. Iph. Taur. 832.—Tearless tears. 949. Dal detto al fatto v'è un gran tratto. (It.) Prov.-The

difference is great between saying and doing. 950. Da locum melioribus. (L.)

Ter. Phorm. 3, 2, 37.Make room for your betters. 951. Damna minus consueta movent. (L.)?Losses (troubles)

to which one is accustomed do not disturb one much ; or,

be translated conversely, Troubles to which we are unaccustomed affect us greatly. 952. Damnosa hæreditas. (L.)? A losing inheritance. A pro

perty which costs more than it brings in. 953. Damnosa quid non imminuit dies?

Ætas parentum, pejor avis, tulit
Nos nequiores, mox daturos

Progeniem vitiosiorem. (L.) Hor. C. 3, 6, 45.

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