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18. Absente auxilio perquirimus undique frustra,
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(See Notes and Queries, 2d Ser. 6, 146.) 19. Absentem qui rodit amicum,
Qui non defendit alio culpante, solutos
(L.) Hor. S. 1, 4, 81.
His heart is black, of such an one beware. -Ed. 20. Absint inani funere næniæ,
Luctusque turpes et querimoniæ;
Weep not for me.
No weak lament, no mournful stave ;
And vain the tribute of a grave. ---Conington. 21. Absit invidia. (L.)- All offence apart. 22. Absit invidia verbo. (L.) Liv. 9, 19, 15.--I say it with
out boasting. 23. Absit omen. (L.)—May the omen mean nothing! I pray
there be no ugly meaning in it ! 24. Abstineto a fabis. (L.) K-Abstain from beans. I.e., keep
clear of elections : where, as at Athens, the election of
public magistrates was balloted for with beans. 25. Abundans cautela non nocet. (L.) Law Max.—Excessive
precaution cannot do any harm. E.g., in the purchase of property the buyer cannot be too careful in requiring
a good title with the estate he is treating for. 26. Abundant dulcibus vitiis. (L.) Quint. 10, 1, 129.—They
abound in seductive faults. Said of any one whose very errors are charming.
27. Ab uno ad omnes. (L.)–From one to all. Motto of Earl
of Perth and Melfort. 28. Ab urbe conditâ, or A. U, C. (L.)- From the building of the City.
The date from which the Romans reckoned : generally considered as being 752 B.C. 29. Abyssus abyssum invocat. (L.) Ps. 41, 7.-Deep calleth
unto deep 30. A causa perduta parole assai. (It.) Prov.- Words in
plenty when the cause is lost. Plenty of advice when it
is useless. 31. Accedas ad curiam. (L.) Law Term. —You may go to the
Courts. A writ which removes a plaint from an inferior
court (generally the county court) to a higher one. 32. Accede ad ignem hunc; jam calesces plus satis. (L.) Ter.
Eun. 1, 2, 5.— Approach this fire, you will soon be warmer
than you like. Said of the beauty of Thaïs. 33. Acceptissima semper Munera sunt, auctor quæ pretiosa
facit. (L.) Ov. H. 17, 71.—Those presents which derive
Cf. Shakesp. Hamlet, 3, 1, 98:
As made the things more rich.
(L.) Virg. A. 2, 65.
established against him. Crimine ab uno disce omnes. 35. Accipe nunc victus tenuis quid quantaque secum
Affert. Imprimis valeas bene. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 2, 70.
Imprimis, health.-Conington. 36. Accipe quæ nimios vincant umbracula soles ; Sit licet et ventus te tua vela tegent. (L.) Mart. 14, 28.
Or it may serve as shelter from the wind. -Ed. 37. Acclinis falsis animus meliora recusat. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 2, 6.
The mind that's ta'en with outward shows
38. Accusare nemo se debet nisi coram Deo. (L.) Law Max.
-No man is bound to accuse himself unless it be before his God. When culprits wish to make confession, it is not received without their being cautioned by the court as to the consequences and permitted to put in a plea of
Ferre manum, et nunquam temerando parcere ferro :
(L.) Luc. 1, 146.
Pleased at the ruins that bestrewed his way. -Ed. 40. Acheruntis pabulum. (L.) Plaut. Cas. 2, 1, 12.- Food
for Acheron. A vicious abandoned character. A ne'er
Alles, alles, endlich unser Glück nur? (G.) Goethe,
happiness alone fleeting! 42. Ach wie glücklich sind die Todten! (G.) Schill. Das
Siegesfest.—Ah! how happy are the dead? 43. A caur vaillant rien d'impossible. (Fr.)—Nothing is im
possible to a valiant heart. Motto of Jeanne d'Albret of Navarre, mother of Henry IV., and adopted by him as
his own devise. 44. A confesseurs, médecins, avocats, la vérité ne céle de ton
(Fr.) Prov.-From confessors, physicians, and lawyers, do not hide the truth of your case. Tell them the worst, that the remedy may be all the more speedy
and effectual. 45. Acribus, ut ferme talia, initiis, incurioso fine. (L.) Tac.
A. 6, 17.-A8 is generally the case with such movements, an impulsive beginning and a careless termination. It is comparatively easy to launch a movement amid every sign of excitement and zeal, the difficulty is to sustain action when the first novelty of the thing has worn off.
46. Acriora orexim excitant embammata. (L.) Col. 12, 57
fin.—Pungent sauces whet the appetite. 47. A cruce salus. (L.)—Salvation from the cro88. Motto of
the Earl of Mayo. 48. Ac si Insanire paret certâ ratione modoque. (L.) Hor.
S. 2, 3, 27.—He would try to be mad with reason and
Why, the job's as bad
Cf. Shakesp. Hamlet, 2, 2, 208 :
Tho' this be madness, yet there is method in it. 49. Acta exteriora indicant interiora secreta. (L.) Law Max.
-Outward acts indicate the exact intention.
is judged to have had an illegal intention in his mind, and must be considered in the light of a trespasser. 50. Actio personalis moritur cum persona. (L.) Law Max.
A personal right of action expires with the death of the
might bring an action for negligence, whereby his daughter
J. Rep. Exch. 53). 51. Actio recta non erit, nisi recta fuerit voluntas, ab bac
enim est actio. Rursus, voluntas non erit recta, nisi habitus animi rectus fuerit: ab hoc enim est voluntas. (L.) Sen. Ep. 95.-An action cannot be right if the intention prompting it be not right, since the intention constitutes the act. Again, the intention cannot be right unless the mind of the person is rightly disposed, for the
intention springs from the mind. 52. Actum aiunt ne agas. (L.) Ter. Phor. 2, 3, 72.— What's
done, they say, don't do again. You are wasting your time: acting to no purpose. Cf. Rem actam agis. Plaut.
Ps. 1, 2, 27.—You are doing work twice over. 53. Actum est de republicâ. (L.)?— It is all over with the
constitution. 54. Actus Dei nemini facit injuriam. (L.) Law Max.—The
act of God cannot be held in law to affect any man
tempest falls upon the owner, not the carrier, and Res perit suo
55. Actus legis nemini facit injuriam. (L.) Law Max.-- The
action of the law cannot wrong any man.
if he had acted without any such authorisation. A right of
56. Actus me invito factus, non est meus actus. (L.) Law
Max.-An act done, to which I am not a consenting party, cannot be called
act. 57. Actus non facit reum, nisi mens sit rea. (L.) Law Max.
The act itself does not make a man guilty unless his inten
tions were guilty. 58. A cuspide corona. (L.)–From the spear a crown.
Motto of Viscount Midleton. 59. Acutum, prudens, et idem sincerum et solidum, et exsiccatum genus orationis.
(L.) Cic. Brut. 84, 291.—A pointed and thoughtful style of oratory, and at the same time plain, solid, and dry in character. Cf. Nihil erat in ejus oratione nisi sincerum, nihil nisi siccum atque sanum. Id. ibid. 55, 202.— There was nothing in his (C. Cotta) speeches, but what was plain, solid, and
Seditio, sævitque animis ignobile vulgus,
(L.) Virg. A. 1, 148.
(For rage has always weapons nigh). — Conington. 61. Adam muss eine Eva haben, die er zeiht was er gethan,
(G.) Prov.-Adam must have an Eve, to blame for what
he has done. 62. Ad calamitatem quilibet rumor valet. (L.) ?Pub. Syr.
Every rumour is believed, where disaster is concerned.
Bad news travels apace. 63. Ad captandum vulgus. (L.)—To please the mob. A bait
thrown out to gain the plaudits of the crowd. 64. Adde parum parvo, magnus acervus erit. (L.) Prov.
Add little to little, and you will have a great heap.