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970. Das Alter macht nicht kindisch, wie man spricht, es findet uns nur noch als wahre Kinder. (G.) Goethe, Faust. -Age does not make us childish, as people say, it only finds us as children after all.

971. Das eben ist der Fluch der bösen That,

Dass sie fortzeugend Böses muss gebären. (G.) Schill. Piccol. 5, 1.—That is the very curse of evil deeds, that they engendering their kind must bring forth evil.

972. Das Edle zu erkennen ist Gewinnst

Der nimmer uns entrissen werden kann. (G.) Goethe, Tasso.-To appreciate what is noble is a gain that can never be taken from us.

973. Das Erste und Letzte was vom Genie gefordert wird, ist Wahrheitsliebe. (G.) Goethe, Sprüche.-The first and last thing which is demanded of Genius, is love of truth. 974. Das Genie bleibt sich immer selbst das grösste Geheimniss. (G.) Schill. an Göthe.-Genius always remains the greatest mystery to itself.

975. Das Glück giebt Vielen zu viel, aber Keinem genug. (G.) Prov.-Fortune gives many a one too much, but no one


976. Das Leben heisst Streben. (G.) Prov.-Living means striving. Life is a struggle.

977. Das Leben ist die Liebe

Und des Lebens Leben Geist. (G.) Goethe, Westöstlicher Divan.-Life is love, and the life of Life, Spirit.

978. Das Leben ist nur ein Moment, der Tod ist auch nur einer. (G.) Schill. Mary Stuart.-Life is only a moment, Death is but another.

979. Das Naturell der Frauen

Ist so nah mit Kunst verwandt. (G.) Goethe, Faust.
-Nature in women is near allied to art.

980. Da spatium tenuemque moram, male cuncta ministrat
(L.) Statius Theb. 2, 703.


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981. Das schlechteste Rad am Wagen knarrt am meisten. (G.) Prov.-The worst wheel in the waggon creaks the loudest.

982. Das Schwerste klar, und Allen fasslich sagen,

Heisst aus gediegnem Golde Münzen schlagen. (G.)


Geibel?—To put the most difficult matters clearly, so as to be understood of all, is to be making coins out of pure gold. 983. Das Universum ist ein Gedanke Gottes. (G.) Philos. Briefe.-The universe is a thought of God. 984. Das Wenige verschwindet leicht dem Blick,


Der vorwärts sieht, wie viel noch übrig bleibt. (G.) Goethe, Iphigenia. (Iphig. loq.)—The little (that is accomplished) is soon lost sight of by one who sees before him how much still remains (to be done). Mr M. Arnold quotes the words (Essays in Criticism) against selfsatisfied people, as a good line of reflection for weak humanity."


985. Das Wunder ist des Glaubens liebstes Kind. (G.) Goethe, Faust (Nacht).-Miracle is the dearest child of Faith. 986. Data fata secutus. (L.)-Following the fate decreed.

Motto of Lord St John.

987. Dat Deus immiti cornua curta bovi. (L.) Prov.-God sends a curst cow short horns.-Shakesp. Much Ado, 2, 1, 22.

988. Dat Deus incrementum. (L.)-God giveth the increase. Motto of Lord Crofton, and of Westminster School. 989. Da tempo al tempo. (It.) Prov.-Give time time. Don't be impatient.

990. Date obolum Belisario. (L.)?—Give a penny to Belisarius ! The distinguished general of the reign of Justinian, during his short imprisonment in 563, has been represented by writers of fiction (Marmontel and others) as blind and beggared, and reduced to hanging out a bag from his prison bars, with the above appeal to a pitying public.

991. Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas.

(L.) Juv. 2, 63.

Who will deny that justice has miscarried?] The crows escape, the harmless doves are harried.-Ed. As we say, 66 one man may steal a horse, while another may not look over a hedge."

992. Da veniam lacrymis. (L.) -Forgive these tears!

993. Davus sum non Edipus. (L.) Ter. And. 1, 2, 23.—I am Davus not Edipus.

994. Dea moneta. (L.)-The goddess Money. The almighty


Moneta or Mnemosyne (Remembrance), the mother of the Muses, was also a title of Juno, and from the circumstance of her temple in Rome being used for coining public money, comes the use of the word moneta, money, and mint. A curious derivation.

995. De asini umbra disceptare. (L.)—To argue about an ass's shadow. To dispute about trifles.

996. Debetis velle quæ velimus. (L.) Plaut. Am. Prol. 39.— You ought to wish the same as we do.

997. Debilem facito manu, Debilem pede, coxâ;

Tuber adstrue gibberum, Lubricos quate dentes;

Vita dum superest, bene est. (L.) Mæcenas ap. Sen. Ep. 101, 11.-Make me weak in the hands, feet, and hips; add to this a swollen tumour. Knock out my loosening teeth; only let life remain, and I am content.

998. Debito (or E debito) justitiæ. (L.) Law Term.—By debt of justice. In virtue of rights which have been fully allowed by law.

999. Debonnaire. (Fr.)-Debonair. Motto of Earl of Lindsay. 1000. De bon vouloir servir le roy. (Fr.)-To serve the king with good will. Motto of Earls Tankerville and Grey. 1001. De calceo sollicitus, at pedem nihil curans. (L.) Prov.Anxious about the appearance of the shoe, but regardless of the comfort of the feet.

1002. Deceptio visus. (L.)—A deception of the sight. An illusion. Ocular deception.

1003. Decet verecundum esse adolescentem.

(L.) Plaut. As.

5, 1, 6. It is becoming in a young man to be modest.

1004. Decipimur specie recti; brevis esse laboro,

Obscurus fio.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 25.

One's led astray so by one's private views

Of good and bad; I try to be concise

And end in being obscure-an equal vice.-Ed.

The latter part of the quotation is said to have been humorously repeated by Thomas Warton on his snuffing out, when he would have snuffed, his candle.

1005. Decori decus addit avito. (L.) He adds lustre to the honours of his ancestors. Motto of the Earl of Kellie.

1006. Decrevi. (L.)—I have decreed. M. of Marq. of Westmeath. 1007. Dedimus potestatem. (L.) Law Term.-We have given A writ or commission given to one or more, power. the speeding of an act pertaining to some court.



A writ of dedimus potestatem is also issued out of Chancery, when a new name is inserted in the commission of the peace, directing an acting justice to swear him in.

1008. Dedimus tot pignora fatis. (L.) Luc. 7, 662.—We have given so many hostages to fortune.

1009. Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diù. (L.) Sen. Troad. 631.-The mind is slow to unlearn anything it has been learning long. The difficulty of eradicating ideas or prejudices early instilled.

1010. Dedit hanc contagio labem

Et dabit in plures. (L.) Juv. 2, 78.-Contagion has spread this pollution and will spread it much further. Said of the contagious effect of immoral habits.

1011. De facto. (L.)—In point of fact. Usually opposed to de jure, by law or by right. Thus William and Mary were said to be the de facto, and James II. and III. the de jure, sovereigns of England by the non-juring party.

1012. Defectio virium adolescentium vitiis efficitur sæpius quam senectutis. (L.) Cic. Sen. 9, 29.-Decay of strength is more commonly the result of youthful excesses than any real fault in old age itself.

1013. Defendamus.


(L.) Let us defend.

Motto of town of

1014. Defendit numerus junctæque umbone phalanges. (L.) Juv. 2, 46. Their numbers protect them and their serried lines, joined shield to shield.

1015. Deforme est etiam, de se ipsum prædicare, falsa præsertim. (L.) Cic. Off. 1, 38, 137.—It is unseemly for any one to boast about himself, more especially when it is untrue.

1016. Defuncti ne injuria afficiantur. (L.) Law of the Twelve Tables. The dead are not to be aspersed with contumely. Like De mortuis, etc.

1017. Degeneres animos timor arguit. (L.) Virg. A. 4, 13.— Fear argues a base-born soul.

1018. De gustibus non est disputandum. (L.) Prov. -There is no disputing about tastes. Cf. Diversos diversa juvant; non omnibus annis Omnia conveniunt. Pseudo-Gall. 2, 104.-Different things delight different people; it is not everything that suits all ages.

1019. De hoc multi multa, omnes aliquid, nemo satis. (L.)?— On this subject many people have said much, all have said something, but no one enough.

1020. De industria. (L.) Cic. Or. 44, 151; or Ex industria (Liv. 1, 56, 8).--On purpose, intentionally. Generally

in a bad sense.

1021. De l'absolu pouvoir vous ignorez l'ivresse,

Et du lâche flatteur la voix enchantresse.

Of Power you know not the intoxication,

Nor the flattering magic of base adulation.-Ed.


1022. De l'audace, encore de l'audace et toujours de l'audace! (Fr.)-Audacity, still more audacity, and always audacity.

Famous conclusion of Danton's speech delivered before the Legislative Assembly (Sept. 2, 1792) on the eve of the frightful September massacres which followed, and of which Danton may be said to have fired the first spark. He concluded with a powerful appeal to the nation to crush the enemies of France and of the Revolution. Pour les vaincre, pour les atterrer, que faut-il? De l'audace, etc., ut supra.

1023. Delectare in Domino. (L.) Vulg. Ps. xxxvi. 4.-Delight thou in the Lord. Motto of Lord Poltimore.

1024. Delegata potestas non potest delegari. (L.) Law Max.A delegated authority cannot be re-delegated (or, Vicarius non habet Vicarium, An agent cannot appoint another to do his agency). A broker, e.g., cannot turn over the man who commissions him (his principal) to another broker, of whom his employer knows nothing.

1025. Delenda est Carthago. (L.) Cat. ap. Servius ad Virg. 4, 683.-Carthage must be destroyed.

The hatred which the elder Cato bore towards Carthage is well known, a country which, he insisted, was a formidable rival to Rome, and should be forthwith suppressed. He is said to have concluded his speeches in the senate, whatever the question might be, with the words, Ceterum censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam, For the rest, I am of opinion that Carthage should be destroyed. 1026. Deleo omnes dehinc ex animo mulieres. (L.) Ter. Eun. 2, 4, 5.—From henceforth I blot out every woman from my mind.

1027. Delere licebit

Quod non edideris: nescit vox missa reverti. (L.) Hor. A. P. 389.-You may strike out what you please before publishing; but once sent into the world the words can never be recalled.

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