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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.
3895. Per varios casus, per tot discrimina rerum

Tendimus in Latium : sedes ubi fata quietas

(L.) Virg. A. 1, 204.
Through chance, though peril lies our way
To Latium, where the fates display

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.

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3905. Φήμη γάρ τε κακή πέλεται κούφη μεν δείραι

Ρεία μάλ', αργαλέη δε φέρειν χαλεπή δ' άποθέσθαι. (Gr.)
Hes. Op. 760.There is evil report : light and easy to

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
say that habit is a very persistent thing, and at last be-

comes to men a nature. Custom is second nature.
3907. Φοβού το γήρας, ου γαρ έρχεται μόνον. (Gr.)-Fear old

age, for it does not come alone.
3908. Phænices primi, famæ si creditur, ausi
Mansuram rudibus vocem signare figuris.

(L.) Lucan. 3, 220.
The invention of writing.
Phænicia first, if fame be truly heard,

Fixed in rude characters the fleeting word.— Ed.
Brébeuf's paraphrase of the above, which Corneille thought so
good that he would have given one of his plays to have written
it, is :

C'est de lui que nous vient cet art ingenieux
De peindre la parole et de parler aux yeux,
Et par les traits divers de figures tracées

Donner de la couleur et du corps aux pensées.
3909. Qbeipovoi non xpño d'öpediakakać. (Gr.) Menand. Thaid.

p. 78.Eril communications corrupt good manners.

Quoted by St Paul, Cor. 1, 15, 33,
3910. Pia fraus. (L.)-A pious fraud, either in a good sense

as a kind deception, or with the idea of veiling rascality
under the cloak of religion.
A certain banking firm, some years ago, enjoyed the confidence of
the public, and, particularly, of Low Churchmen on account of the
religious tone said to pervade the establishment. Business como
menced with prayer. After a time the bank ceased payment, and
the principals were convicted of fraudulent misappropriation of
their customers' money. The religious pretensions of the firm
were not forgotten, and a wit declared that the words with which

each day's business commenced, were, “Let us prey !” 3911. Pictoribus atque poetis

Quidlibet audendi semper fuit æqua potestas,
Scimus, et hanc veniam petimusque damusque vicissim.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 9.
Poets and painters (sure you know the plea)
Have always been allowed their fancy free.
I own it: 'tis a fair excuse to plead :
By turns we claim it, and by turns concede.-Conington.

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
To pass for crabbed, the modest for obscure.-Conington.

3922. Plerumque stulti risum dum captant levem

Gravi distringunt alios contumelia,
Et sibi nocivum concitant periculum. (L.) Phædr. 1,
29, 1.Fools, generally, in trying to raise a silly laugh
wound others with gross affronts and cause grave danger

to themselves.
3923. Ploravere suis non respondere favorem

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.

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