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Let no man fancy he knows how to dine
Till he has learnt how taste and taste combine.-Conington. Lit. No one can pretend to know the art of giving good dinners, until
he has mastered the subtle law of flavours. 3220. Nec, si forte roges, possim tibi dicere quot sint. Pauperis est numerare pecus. (L.) Ov. M. 13, 823.
'Tis a poor man that always counts his sheep. -Ed. 3221. Nec si me subito videas agnoscere possis,
Ætatis facta est tanta ruina meæ. (L.) Ov. Ep. 1, 4, 5.— Were you to come across me suddenly, you would not know me.
I am such a wreck of what I used to be. 3222. Nec temnere, nec timide. (L.)-Neither rashly nor timidly.
Duke of Cleveland and Earls of Bradford and Munster. 3223. Nec tibi quid liceat, sed quid fecisse decebit
Occurrat; mentemque domet respectus honesti. (L.) Claud. Cons. Hon. 4, 267.—Consider not what you may do but what you ought, and let your sense of what is right govern your
conduct. Cf. Quid deceat vos, non quantum liceat vobis, spectare debetis. Cic. Rab. Post. 5, 11.– You ought to consider what is becoming, not how far a thing may be lawful : and, Omnia mihi licent, sed omnia non expediunt. Vulg. Ep. Cor. 1, 10, 23. — All things are lawful
to me, but all things are not expedient. 3224. Nec timeo, nec sperno. (L.)—I neither fear nor despise.
Motto of Viscount Boyne. 3225. Nec tu divinam Æneida tenta
Sed longe sequere, et vestigia semper adora. (L.) Statius. Theb. 12, 816.—Do not compete with the divine Æneid, but follow far behind, reverencing Virgil's footsteps at a
distance. Poet to his own Muse. 3226. Nec Veneris pharetris macer est, aut lampade fervet: Inde faces ardent; veniunt a dote sagittæ.
(L.) Juv. 6, 137.
Nor Cupid's flambeau scorch :
Thence come both darts and torch.-Ed. 3227. Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus
Interpres; nec desilies imitator in arctum,
not be necessary to give word for word: nor to plunge, as a mere imitator, into chains from which shame and the requirements of your work will afterwards not allow you
to escape. 3228. Nec vero illa parva vis naturæ est rationisque, quod, unum
hoc animal sentit quid sit ordo, quid sit, quod deceat, in factis dictisque qui modus. (L.) Cic. Off. 1,4, 14.—It is no slight characteristic of the nature of perceptive faculties of man, that he alone of all living creatures goes feeling after the discovery of an order, a law of good taste, a measure
for his words and actions. (Mr Matthew Arnold, tr.) 3229. Nec vidisse semel satis est, juvat usque morari
Et conferre gradum, et veniendi discere causas. (L.) Virg. A. 6, 487.-Nor are they satisfied to have merely seen him (Æneas), they were delighted to prolong the interview, and to approach nearer, and to learn the cause of his coming. The ghosts of departed Trojans crowd
round Æneas when he visits the infernal regions. 3230. Nec vultu destrue dicta tuor (L.) Ov. A. A. 2, 3, 12.
Take care not to belie your words by your looks. 3231. Ne depugnes in alieno negotio. (L.)?—Do not fight in
another man's business. 3232. Ne exeat regno. (L.) Law Term.—Let him not go out of
the kingdom. Name of a writ issued to prevent a person
leaving the country without the sovereign's licence. 3233. Ne faut-il que délibérer ?
La cour en conseillers foisonne :
(Fr.) La Font. 2, 2. Have plans to be discussed? Of course,
Then counsellors abound.
Then no one's to be found.-Ed. 3234. Ne forçons point notre talent,
Nous ne ferions rien avec grâce. (Fr.) La Font. 4, 5, 1.-Do not let us force our powers unduly, we shall
else never do anything with good effect. 3235. Negligere quid de se quisque sentiat, non solum arrogantis
est, sed omnino dissoluti. (L.) Cic. Off. 1, 28, 99.To be unconcerned at what persons may think of you, is not merely a mark of presumption, but of an utterly abandoned character.
3236. Negotii sibi qui volet vim parare
Navem et mulierem, hæc duo comparato.
80 troublesome, if you by chance undertake to fit them out. 3237. Ne Hercules quidem contra duos. (L.) Aul. Gel. ?Even
Hercules himself cannot contend against two at once. 3238. Nekpòs óv dákvet. (Gr.) Plutarch, Pomp. 78.- Dead men
don't bite. 3239. Nem, con. Abbrev. of Nemine contradicente. (L.)-No
body opposing ; unanimously. (2.) Nem. diss. (Nemine
dissentiente) means the same. 3240. Nerno allegans suam turpitudinem audiendus est. (L.)
Law Max.—No one bearing testimony of his own turpi
tude ought to be heard. 3241. Nemo dat quod non habet. (L.) Law Max.—Nobody can
give what he does not possess.
title than he himself had. 3242. Nemo debet bis puniri pro uno delicto. (L.) Law Max.
-No man shall be punished more than once for the same
offence. 3243. Nemo debet bis vexari pro una et eadem causa. (L.) Law
Max.—No one shall be twice vexed for one and the same
Max. p. 340. 3244. Nemo debet esse judex in propria causa. (L.) Law Max.
-No one should be judge in his own cause, i.e., where
he is a party interested in the case. 3245. Nemo doctus unquam
mutationem consilii inconstantiam dixit esse. (L.) Cic. Att. 16, 7, 3.--No wise man ever imputed a charge of unsteadiness to another for
having changed his opinion. 3246. Nemo est tam senex qui se annum non putat posse vivere.
(L.) Cic. Sen. 7, 24.- No man is so old as not to think he can live one year more.
3247. Nemo ex proprio dolo consequitur actionem. (L.) Law
Max.- No man can found any claim upon his own
make his case better by his own wrong-doing. 3248. Nemo igitur vir magnus sine aliquo afflatu divino unquam
fuit. (L.) Cic. N. D. 2, 66.—There never has been any
really great man who had not some divine inspiration. 3249. Nemo ita pauper vivit, quam pauper natus est. (L.) Prov.
-No one is so poor as he was when he came into the
world. 3250. Nemo læditur nisi a seipso. (L.) Prov.—No man is hurt
but by himself. 3251. Nemo malus felix, minime corruptor. (L.) Juv. 4, 5.
No wicked man can be happy, least of ali one who corrupts
others. 3252. Nemo mathematicus genium indemnatus habebit. (L.)
Juv. 6, 561.- No mathematician is thought a genius until he is condemned. A saying which would apply both
to Galileo and to Dr Colenso. 3253. Nemo me impune lacessit. (L.)-No one provokes me with
impunity. Motto of the Order of the Thistle, 21st
Fusiliers, and 42nd (Black Watch). A Scotch maxim. 3254. Nemo me lacrumis decoret, nec funera fletu Faxit. Cur? Volito vivu' per ora virom.
(L.) Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 15, 34. Weep not for me, nor mourn when I am gone.
On lips of men I live, and flutter on.-Ed.
Tentanda via est, qua me quoque possim
The Poet's ambition.
3255. Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit. (L.) Plin. ?-No
man is wise at all times. 3256. Nemo patriam in qua natus est exuere nec ligeantiæ debitum
ejurare possit. (L.) Law Max.—No one can abjure his native country or the allegiance which he owes to his
sovereign. 3257. Nemo potest mutare consilium suum in alterius injuriam.
(L.) Law Max.—No one may change his mind to the
its operation. 3258. Nemo potest nudo vestimenta detrahere. (L.) Prov.
You cannot strip a naked mun of his clothes. 3259. Nemo præsumitur alienam posteritatem suæ prætulisse.
(L.) Law Max.-No one is presumed to have preferred
another man's offspring to his own. 3260. Nemo propheta acceptus est in patriâ suâ. (L.) Prov.
Vulg. S. Luc. 4, 24.- No prophet is accepted in his own
country. 3261. Nemo punitur pro alieno delicto. (L.) Law Max.- No
one must be punished for another man's fault. 3262. Nemo quam bene vivat, sed quamdiu, curat : quum
omnibus possit contingere ut bene vivat, ut diu nulli. (L.) Sen. Ep. 22.—No one cares how well he may
live, but how long he may do so : a thing which it is impossible for any to count upon, while the other is within every
one's reach. 3263. Nemo solus sapit. (L.) Plaut. Mil. 3, 3, 12.—No man is
sufficiently wise by himself. We all stand in need of
friendly advice. 3264. Nemo tenetur se ipsum accusare. (L.) Law Max.—No
one is bound to criminate himself. A magistrate cautions the accused before receiving any statement from him : and a witness may decline to answer where his answer would criminate, or even indirectly tend to criminate
him. 3265. Ne musca quidem. (L.) Prov.—Not even a fly. Not a living creature. Perfect solitude.