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3879. Périsse l'univers pourvu que je me venge! (Fr.) Cyrano,
Agrippine.-- Perish the universe provided 'I may be
revenged ! 3880. Périssons en résistant ! (Fr.) Obermann ?-Let us die
rather than yield! A glorious minority. 3881. Perjuria ridet amantum Jupiter. (L.) Tib. 3, 6, 49. . At lovers' perjuries, they say, Jove laughs.
-Shakesp. Romeo and Juliet, 2, 2. 3882. Per mare per terram. (L.)—By sea and land. Royal
Marine Forces. (2.) P. m. p. terras. Motto of Earl of
Caledon and Lord Macdonald. 3883. Permissu superiorum. (L.)-By permission of the superiors.
Sanction given by the heads of religious orders to any
work composed by a member of the body. 3884. Permitte divis catera. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 9, 9.-Leave the
rest to the gods. 3885. Per omne fas et nefas. (L.) Liv, 6, 14, 10.-Right or
wrong. By every means possible. 3886. Perpetui fructum donavi nominis : idque Quo dare nil potui munere majus, habes.
(L.) Ov. T. 5, 14, 13. The poet to his wife. A name that shall for ever shine,
The greatest I could give, is thine.-Ed. 3887. Per quod servitium amisit. (L.) Law Term.—For loss of
services. The injury sustained by the plaintiff, in con
sequence of the seduction of his daughter. 3888. Per saltum. (L.)—By a leap. Such an one has attained
high rank or bonours per saltum, skipping over the usual
intermediate steps. 3889. Perseverando. (L.)— By perseverance.
Motto of Earl of Ducie and Viscount Halifax. 3890. Perseverantia. (L.)-By perseverance. Leamington College. 3891. Persicos odi, puer, apparatus. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 38, 1.
No Persian cumber, boy, for me.-Conington. 3892. Personæ mutæ. (L.)—Mute characters (in a play) that
have no parts to speak. 3893. Perturbabantur Constantinopolitani
Innumerabilibus sollicitudinibus. (L.)—The inhabitants of Constantinople were disturbed by countless anxieties.
3894. Per undas et ignes fluctuat nec mergitur. (L.)-Through
water and fire she tosses but is not submerged. Motto of
the City of Paris.
Tendimus in Latium : sedes ubi fata quietas
(L.) Virg. A. 1, 204.
A mansion of abiding stay.--Conington. The Bishop of Manchester (Fraser) cleverly applied the above to those who sought a solution of their religious disquietude in the
peace of the Roman Church. 3896. Per vias rectas. (L.)—By direct ways. Motto of Earl of
Dufferin and Clandeboye. 3897. Petite hinc, juvenesque senesque,
Finem animæ certum, miserisque viatica canis. (L.) Pers. 5, 64.-Hence (sc. in the Stoic philosophy) seek ye, young and old, a definite aim for the mind, and a pro
vision for the sad days of old age. 3898. Petitio principii. (L.) Logical Term.—Begging the ques
tion. A fallacy in argument by which you assume as true that which has to be proved : one of the premises being the same as the conclusion, or dependent upon it. E.g., “It is true, because I saw it in the paper,” where
it is assumed that the newspaper is correctly informed. 3899. Peu de chose nous console, parce que peu de chose nous
afllige. (Fr.) Pasc. Pens. 24, 11.-Little consoles us
because so little afflicts us. 3900. Peu de gens savent être vieux. (Fr.) La Rochef. Max.
p. 86, § 445.-Few people know how to be old. 3901. Peu de gens sont assez sages pour préférer la blame qui leur est utile, à la louange qui les trahit.
(Fr.) La Rochef. Max. p. 49, $ 147.–Few people are wise enough
to prefer honest blame to treacherous praise. 3902. Φάγωμεν και πίωμεν· άυριον γαρ αποθνήσκομεν. . (Gr.)?
Ap. N. T. Cor. 1, 15, 32.--Let us eat and drink, for
to-morrow we die. 3903. Pharmaca das ægroto, aurum tibi porrigit æger,
Tu morbum curas illius, ille tuum. (L.)?—You prescribe for the sick man, he reaches you your fee, you cure his
disease, he cures yours. Addressed to a doctor. 3904. Déideo TÛV kteávov. (Gr.)?—Husband your resources.
3905. Φήμη γάρ τε κακή πέλεται κούφη μεν δείραι
Ρεία μάλ', αργαλέη δε φέρειν χαλεπή δ' άποθέσθαι. (Gr.)
raise, but hard to bear, and most difficult to get rid of 3906. Φημί πολυχρονίην μελέτην έμμεναι, φίλε, και δη
Τάυτην ανθρώποισι τελευτωσαν φύσιν είναι. . (Gr.) ?-1
comes to men a nature. Custom is second nature.
age, for it does not come alone.
(L.) Lucan. 3, 220.
Fixed in rude characters the fleeting word.— Ed.
C'est de lui que nous vient cet art ingenieux
Donner de la couleur et du corps aux pensées.
p. 78.—Eril communications corrupt good manners.
Quoted by St Paul, Cor. 1, 15, 33,
as a kind deception, or with the idea of veiling rascality
each day's business commenced, were, “Let us prey !” 3911. Pictoribus atque poetis
Quidlibet audendi semper fuit æqua potestas,
(L.) Hor. A. P. 9.
3912. Pie repone te. (L.)-Repose in pious confidence. Punning
Motto of the Earl Manvers (Pierrepont). 3913. Piger scribendi ferre laborem, Scribendi recte ; nam, ut multum, nil moror.
(L.) Hor. S. 1, 4, 12. Fluent, yet indolent, he would rebel Against the toil of writing, writing well,
Not writing much, for that I grant you.—Conington. 3914. Pigmæi gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes
vident. (L.) Didacus Stella in Luc. 10, tom. 2.-A dwarf on a giant's back sees more than the giant himself. An apology for borrowing the thoughts, or improving
upon the ideas of older writers. 3915. Piu vale il fumo di casa mia, che il fuoco dell'altrui. (It.)
Prov.—The smoke of my own cottage is better than the
fire of another's. 3916. Plato enim mihi unus est instar omnium. (L.) Antimachus
ap. Cic. Brut. 51, 190.--To my mind Plato alone is worth them all. 3917. Plausibus ex ipsis populi, latoque favore
Ingenium quodvis incaluisse potest. (L.) Ov. Ep. 3, 4, 39.—The applause of the public and their genuine
favour are enough to kindle the fire in any author's breast. 3918. Plausus tunc arte carebat. (L.) Ov. A. A. 1, 113.—In
those days applause was genuine and unaffected. Said of the games held by Romulus. Cf. id. ibid. 106, Scena
sine arte fuit, The stage then was devoid of art. 3919. Plebs venit, ac virides passim disjecta per herbas
Potat, et accumbit cum pare quisque sua. (L.) Ov. F. 3, 525.—The people assemble and stretch themselves here and there on the green sward, and drink, each swain
reclining by his sweetheart's side. 3920. Plena fuit vobis omni concordia vita,
Et stetit ad finem longa tenaxque fides. (L.) Ov. Am. 2, 6, 13.—There has been perfect harmony between
all your life, and your attachment has remained long and
lasting to the end. 3921. Plerumque modestus Occupat obscuri speciem, taciturnus acerbi.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 94.
The silent man is sure
3922. Plerumque stulti risum dum captant levem
Gravi distringunt alios contumelia,
Speratum meritis. (L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 9.— They (the benefactors of their country) lamented that the favour they expected did not come up to their real deserts.
Closed their long glories with a sigh to find
Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind. — Pope. 3924. Pluma haud interest. (L.) Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 60.--There
is not the odds of a feather. Not a pin to choose between
them. 3925. Plumbeo gladio jugulare aliquem. (L.) Ap. Cic. Att. 1,
16, 2.—To worst any one with a sword of lead, i.e., with
out difficulty. 3926. Plura sunt, Lucili, quæ nos terrent, quam quæ premunt; et
sæpius opinione quam re laboramus. (L.) Sen. Ep. 13. We are often more frightened than hurt; and suffer often
more in apprehension than in reality. 3927. Plures crapula quam gladius. (L.) Prov.-Drunkenness
kills more than the sword. 3928. Pluris est oculatus testis unus quam auriti decem.
Qui audiunt, audita dicunt: qui vident, plane sciunt. (L.) Plaut. Truc. 2, 6, 8.—One eye-witness is better than ten who speak from hearsay. Hearers can only tell what
they heard. Those who see, know the fact positively. 3929. Plus aloes quam mellis habet. (L.) Juv. 6, 181.—He has
in him more aloes than honey. Descriptive of a writer
whose strength lies in sarcasm. 3930. Plus dolet quam necesse est, qui ante dolet quam necesse
est. (L.) Sen. 1-He who grieves before he need, grieves
more than he need. 3931. Plus et enim fati valet hora benigni
Quam si nos Veneris commendet epistola Marti. (L.) Juv. 16, 4.-A single hour of good fortune is of more avail (to a soldier) than if he bore a letter of recommendation from Venus to Mars.