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Degeneracy.
Time, weakening Time, corrupts not what?
Our fathers, worse than theirs, begat
A still lower race, ourselves ; and we

Hand down a worse posterity.-EU. 954. Damnum absque injuria. (L.) Law Term.— Loss without

injury (injustice), such as the result of competition in trade. 955. Damnum appellandum est, cum mala fama lucrum. (L.)

Prov. ? Pub. Syr.—Gain made at the expense of reputa

tion, is no better than so much loss. 956. Da modo lucra mihi, da facto gaudia lucro; Et fave ut emptori verba dedisse juvet. (L.) Ov. F. 5, 690.

The tradesman's prayer.
Put profits in my way, the joy of gain;
Nor let my tricks on customers be vain !- El.

Prayer to Mercury, the patron of thieves and shop

keepers. 957. Danda est remissio animis: meliores acrioresque requieti

ut resurgent. (L.) Sen. Tranq. 15.The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work

all the better for the rest. 958. Da nobis lucem, Domine. (L.)-Grant us light, O Lord.

Motto of Glaziers' Company. 959. Dans l'art d'intéresser consiste l'art d'écrire. (Fr.) Delille?

-The art of writing well consists in its power of exciting

interest. 960. Dans le nombre de quarante ne faut-il pas un zéro ? (Fr.)

Boursault Among the forty (Academicians) there must
be a zero.
Said of the French Academy, and still more true of the Society

of Painters which bears the name in England. The amusing
thing is, that it was the admission of La Bruyère into an
academy of nonentities that prompted the lines, La Bruyère

being the zero! 961. Dans les conseils d'un état, il ne faut pas tant regarder ce

qu'on doit faire, que ce qu'on peut faire. (Fr.) In the councils of states, we are not so much to deliberate on

what we ought to do, as on what we can. 962. Dans les premières passions les femmes aiment l'amant, et

dans les autres elles aiment l'amour. (Fr.) La Rochef.

Max. p. 91, $ 494.
In her first passion, woman loves her lover,

In all the others, all she loves is love. -Byron, Don Juan, c. 3, st. 3.

963. Dans le temps des chaleurs extrêmes,

Heureux d'amuser vos loisirs,
Je saurai près de vous amener les Zephyrs
Les Amours y viendront d'eux-mêmes. (Fr.)

The Fan.
In summer times' stifling heat

Your amusement shall be my care ;
The Zephyrs shall come at my beat,
The Loves of themselves will be there. -- Ed.
Written by Lemierre on a lady's fan, and a favourite

quotation in the mouth of Louis XVIII. 964. Dans l'opinion du monde, le mariage, comme dans la

comedie, finit tout. C'est précisément le contraire qui
est vrai : il commence tout. (Fr.) Mme. Swetchine
In the world's opinion marriage is supposed to wind up
everything, as it does on the stage. The fact is, that the
precise contrary is the real truth. It is the beginning of

everything. 965. Dans un pays libre, on crie beaucoup quoiqu'on souffre peu;

dans un pays de tyrannie on se plaint peu, quoiqu'on souffre beaucoup. (Fr.) Carnot ?—In a free country there is more crying out than suffering: under a despotism, there is little complaint, although the evils endured are

considerable. 966. Dapes inemptas. (L.) Hor. Epod. 2, 48.—Unbought

dainties. Produced at home; of our own growth. 967. Da populo, da verba mihi, sine nescius errem;

Et liceat stulte credulitate frui. (L.) Ov. Am. 3, 14, 29.

To a faithless mistress.
Pray undeceive me not, nor let

Me know that I mistaken be.
I fain a little longer yet

Would cheat my fond credulity.-Ed. 968. Dari bonum quod potuit, auferri potest. (L.) Pub. Syr.

ap. Sen. Ep. 8.The goods that came by gift, can be as easily taken away. What we earn by our labours can

only properly be said to be our own. 969. Das Alter is nicht trübe, weil darin unsere Freuden,

sondern weil unsere Hoffnungen aufhören. (G.) Jean Paul ?-old age is not sad because our pleasures, but because our hopes, have then ceased.

970. Das Alter macht nicht kindisch, wie man spricht, es findet

uns nur noch als wahre Kinder. (G.) Goethe, Faust. -Age does not make us childish, as people say, it only

finds us as children after all.
971. Das eben ist der Fluch der bösen That,

Dass sie fortzeugend Böses muss gebären. (G.) Schill.
Piccol. 5, 1.That is the very curse of evil deeds, thai

they engendering their kind must bring forth evil. 972. Das Edle zu erkennen ist Gewinnst

Der nimmer uns entrissen werden kann. (G.) Goethe,
Tasso.To appreciate what is noble is a gain that can

never be taken from us. 973. Das Erste und Letzte was vom Genie gefordert wird, ist

Wahrheitsliebe. (G.) Goethe, Sprüche. The first and

last thing which is demanded of Genius, is love of truth. 974. Das Genie bleibt sich immer selbst das grösste Geheimniss.

(G.) Schill. an Göthe. — Genius always remains the

greatest mystery to itself. 975. Das Glück giebt Vielen zu viel, aber Keinem genug. (G.)

Prov.-Fortune gives many a one too much, but no one

enough. 976. Das Leben heisst Streben. (G.) Prov.--Living means

striving. Life is a struggle. 977. Das Leben ist die Liebe

Und des Lebens Leben Geist. (G.) Goethe, Westöst

licher Divan.--Life is love, and the life of Life, Spirit. 978. Das Leben ist nur ein Moment, der Tod ist auch nur

einer. (G.) Schill. Mary Stuart.--Life is only a moment,

Death is but another. 979. Das Naturell der Frauen

Ist so nah mit Kunst verwandt. (G.) Goethe, Faust.

-Nature in women is near allied to art. 980. Da spatium tenuemque moram, male cuncta ministrat Impetus.

(L.) Statius Theb. 2, 703. Give time and some delay, for passionate haste

Will ruin all.- Ed. 981. Das schlechteste Rad am Wagen knarrt am meisten.

(G.) Prov.The worst wheel in the waggon creaks the

loudest. 982. Das Schwerste klar, und Allen fasslich sagen,

Heisst aus gediegnem Golde Münzen schlagen. (G.)

H

Geibel ?—To put the most difficult matters clearly, 80 as to be understood of all, is to be making coins out of pure

gold. 983. Das Universum ist ein Gedanke Gottes. (G.) Schill.

Philos. Briefe.The universe is a thought of God. 984. Das Wenige verschwindet leicht dem Blick,

Der vorwärts sieht, wie viel noch übrig bleibt. (G.) Goethe, Iphigenia. (Iphig. loq.)-The little (that is accomplished) is soon lost sight of by one who sees before him how much still remains (to be done). Mr M. Arnold quotes the words (Essays in Criticism) against selfsatisfied people, as a good line of reflection for weak

humanity." 985. Das Wunder ist des Glaubens liebstes Kind. (G.) Goethe,

Faust (Nacht).- Miracle is the dearest child of Faith. 986. Data fata secutus. (L.)-Following the fate decreed.

Motto of Lord St John. 987. Dat Deus immiti cornua curta bovi. (L.) Prov.—God

sends a curst cow short horns.—Shakesp. Much Ado, 2,

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1, 22.

988. Dat Deus incrementum. (L.)God giveth the increase.

Motto of Lord Crofton, and of Westminster School. 989. Da tempo al tempo. (It.) Prov.Give time time. Don't

be impatient. 990. Date obolum Belisario. (L.)?Give a penny to Belisarius !

The distinguished general of the reign of Justinian, during his short imprisonment in 563, has been represented by writers of fiction (Marmontel and others) as blind and beggared, and reduced to hanging out a bag from his prison bars, with the above

appeal to a pitying public. 991. Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.

(L.) Juv. 2, 63. (Who will deny that justice has miscarried?] The crows escape, the harmless doves are harried. -Ed.

one man may steal a horse, while another may not look over a hedge." 992. Da veniam lacrymis. (L.) ?-Forgive these tears ! 993. Davus sum non (Edipus. (L.) Ter. And. 1, 2, 23.—I a

Davus not Edipus. 994. Dea moneta. (L.)The goddess Money.

(L.)-The goddess Money. The almighty dollar.

As we say,

am

Moneta or Mnemosyne (Remembrance), the mother of the Muses, was also a title of Juno, and from the circumstance of her temple in Rome being used for coining public money, comes the use of

the word moneta, money, and mint. A curious derivation. 995. De asini umbra disceptare. (L.)To argue about an ass's

shadow. To dispute about trifles. 996. Debetis velle quæ velimus. (L.) Plaut. Am. Prol. 39.

You ought to wish the same as we do. 997. Debilem facito manu, Debilem pede, coxâ ;

Tuber adstrue gibberum, Lubricos quate dentes;
Vita dum superest, bene est. (L.) Mæcenas ap. Sen.
Ep. 101, 11.—Make me weak in the hands, feet, and hips,
add to this a swollen tumour. Knock out my loosening

teeth ; only let life remain, and I am content. 998. Debito (or E debito) justitiæ. (L.) Law Term.-By debt

of justice. In virtue of rights which have been fully

allowed by law. 999. Debonnaire. (Fr.)-- Debonair. Motto of Earl of Lindsay. 1000. De bon vouloir servir le roy. (Fr.)To serve the king

with good will. Motto of Earls Tankerville and Grey. 1001. De calceo sollicitus, at pedem nihil curans. (L.) Prov.

Anxious about the appearance of the shoe, but regardless

of the comfort of the feet. 1002. Deceptio visus. (L.)- A deception of the sight. An illusion.

Ocular deception. 1003. Decet verecundum esse adolescentem. (L.) Plaut. As.

5, 1, 6.It is becoming in a young man to be modest. 1004. Decipimur specie recti; brevis esse laboro, Obscurus fio.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 25. One's led astray so by one's private views Of good and bad ; I try to be concise

And end in being obscure-an equal vice. - Ed. The latter part of the quotation is said to have been humorously repeated by Thomas Warton on his snuffing

out, when he would have snuffed, his candle. 1005. Decori decus addit .avito. (L.)He adds lustre to the

honours of his ancestors. Motto of the Earl of Kellie. 1006. Decrevi. (L.)- I have decreed. M. of Marq. of Westmeath. 1007. Dedimus potestatem. (L.) Law Term.—We have given

power. A writ or commission given to one or more, for the speeding of an act pertaining to some court. (2.)

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