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18. Absente auxilio perquirimus undique frustra,
Sed nobis ingens indicis auxilium est. (L.)?

Use of an index.
Without a key we search and search in vain,
But a good index is a monstrous gain.- Ed.

(See Notes and Queries, 2d Ser. 6, 146.) 19. Absentem qui rodit amicum,

Qui non defendit alio culpante, solutos
Qui captat risus hominum, famamque dicacis ;
Fingere qui non visa potest, commissa tacere
Qui nequit, hic niger est, hunc tu, Romane, caveto.

(L.) Hor. S. 1, 4, 81.
A blackguard.
The man that will malign an absent friend
Or when his friend's attacked, does not defend ;
Who seeks to raise a laugh, be thought a wit,
Declares “he saw," when he invented it:
Who blabs a secret- - Roman, friend, take care,

His heart is black, of such an one beware. -Ed. 20. Absint inani funere næniæ,

Luctusque turpes et querimoniæ;
Compesce clamorem, ac sepulcri
Mitte supervacuos honores. (L.) Hor. C. 2, 20, 21,

Weep not for me.
No dirges for my fancied death ;

No weak lament, no mournful stave ;
All clamorous grief were waste of breath,

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
their value from the donor, are always the most acceptable.

Cf. Shakesp. Hamlet, 3, 1, 98:
You gave-with words of so sweet breath composed,

As made the things more rich.
34. Accipe nunc Danaum insidias, et crimine ab uno
Disce omnes.

(L.) Virg. A. 2, 65.
Now listen while my tongue declares
The tale you ask of Danaan snares,
And gather from a single charge
Their catalogue of crimes at large.-Conington.
You may judge of the defendant's character from a single charge

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.
Now listen for a space while I declare
The good results that spring from frugal fare.

Imprimis, health.-Conington. 36. Accipe quæ nimios vincant umbracula soles ; Sit licet et ventus te tua vela tegent. (L.) Mart. 14, 28.

An umbrella for the sun you'll handy find,

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
Will always truthful things refuse. -Ed.

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

not guilty.
39. Acer, et indomitus : quo spes, quoque ira vocasset,

Ferre manum, et nunquam temerando parcere ferro :
Successus urgere suos : instare favori
Numinis : impellens quicquid sibi summa petenti
Obstaret: gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.

(L.) Luc. 1, 146.
Julius Cæsar.
Undaunted, keen : where Hope or Passion called
He'd fight, nor ever sheathe the murderous sword.
To push advantage, follow up his star
(If Fortune smiled), and overturn all odds
That kept him from the prize-such was his plan :

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

41. Ach! warum, ihr Götter, ist unendlich

Alles, alles, endlich unser Glück nur? (G.) Goethe,
Pandora. — Alas! why, ye gods, is all, all eternal, our

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
method. He has method in his madness.

Why, the job's as bad
As if you tried by reason to be mad. --Conington.

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.
Thus, a man having rights of common, if he cut down a tree on
the common,

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
person concerned.
Thus, in Osborne v. Gillett, Lord Bramwell held that a father

might bring an action for negligence, whereby his daughter
was killed : but Chief Baron Kelly and Baron Piggott main-
tained that the maxim Actio personalis, etc., applied (42 Law

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
Thus, loss of goods at sea by the foundering of a vessel in a

tempest falls upon the owner, not the carrier, and Res perit suo
domino, the goods perish at the owner's risk.

55. Actus legis nemini facit injuriam. (L.) Law Max.-- The

action of the law cannot wrong any man.
If any one abuses authority given by law, he is held by law as

if he had acted without any such authorisation. A right of
way past a dwelling may not be so injured by the carts of the
party possessing the right, as to make the road unserviceable
to the tenants of the dwelling past which the right of way


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

60. Ac veluti magno in populo quum sæpe coorta est

Seditio, sævitque animis ignobile vulgus,
Jamque faces et saxa volant; furor arma ministrat.

(L.) Virg. A. 1, 148.
As when sedition oft has stirred
In some great town the vulgar herd,
And brands and stones already fly,

(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.
Mony littles mak a muckle.

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