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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.

Polyphemus.
Nor can I tell how many more I keep;

'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.
The mercenary lover.
Not Venus' quiver makes him lean,

Nor Cupid's flambeau scorch :
It is her money-bags, I ween,

Thence come both darts and torch.-Ed. 3227. Nec verbum verbo curabis reddere fidus

Interpres; nec desilies imitator in arctum,
Unde pedem proferre pudor vetet aut operis lex. (L.)
Hor. A. P. 133.—Even in a faithful translation it will

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 :
Est-il besoin d'exécuter?
L'on ne rencontre personne.

(Fr.) La Font. 2, 2. Have plans to be discussed? Of course,

Then counsellors abound.
Shonld plans resolved be put in force ?

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.
Nam nullæ magis res duæ plus negotii
Habent, forte si obceperis exornare. (L.) Plaut. Pæn.
1, 2, 1.-Let the man who wants to make himself a
world of business, get a vessel and a wife. No two things are

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.
In the transfer of a property, Nemo plus juris ad alium transferre
potest quain ipse haberet, No one can transfer to another a better

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
cause.
“If he be thus indicted a second time, he may plead autrefois
acquit, and it will be a good bar to the indictment."--Broom, Leg.

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
fraud ; and, Nullus commodum capere potest de injuria
sua propria, No one can take advantage of his own
wrongful act.
These two maxims state the same general principle, viz., that a
man's wrongful act, much more his wrong intention not expressed,
shall not be allowed to gain him the favourable interpretation of the
law. Thus, a deed or gift of goods to a third party, to escape an
action for debt brought by a second party, would be held fraudulent
and of no effect in restraining the process, for Nemo ex suo delicto
meliorem suam conditionem facere potest, No man can be allowed to

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.
Cf. Virg. G. 3, 8:

Tentanda via est, qua me quoque possim
Tollere humo, victorque virom volitare per ora. (L.)

The Poet's ambition.
By me, too, must a way be dared
To rise above the common herd :
And, winged with the poetic pen,
Soar conqueror on the lips of men.-Ed.

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
prejudice of another.
A rule of legislative policy, restraining the law.giver from altering
the law to the damage of any vested rights ; and accordingly it is
laid down, Nova constitutio futuris formam imponere debet, non pre-
teritis, A new statute ought to be prospective, not retrospective, in

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.

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