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Cf. Diligitur nemo, nisi cui Fortuna secunda est ;

Quæ, simul intonuit, proxima quæque fugat. Ov. Ep. 2, 3, 23.
No man's beloved save when his Fortune's bright:
When thunder's heard, off flies each parasite. —Ed.

1182. Dignum barba dignumque capillis

A wise, grave, and reverend seignior.

(L.) Juv. 16, 31.

He's worthy of the beard and hair
That our forefathers used to wear.-Ed.

1183. Dignum laude virum musa vetat mori

Coelo musa beat.

The man of honest worth

(L.) Hor. C. 41, 8, 28.

The muse will not let die,
But lifts him from the earth
Among the blest on high.-Ed.

1184. Di irati laneos pedes habent.


Macr. 1, 8, 5.-The Though noiseless and

angered gods have feet of wool.

unperceived, vengeance certainly overtakes the sinner.

1185. Dii rexque secundent. (L.)-May God and the king favour us. Motto of Soapmakers' Company.

1186. Diis aliter visum. (L.) Virg. A. 2, 428.-The Gods have judged otherwise. Cf. the French proverb: L'homme propose, Dieu dispose.-Man proposes, God disposes.

1187. Diis proximus ille est

Quem ratio, non ira movet, qui facta rependens

Consilio punire potest.

(L.) Claud. Cons. Mall. 227.

Impartial justice.

He most resembles God, whom not blind rage

But reason moves: who weighs the facts, and thence
Gives penalties proportionate to th' offence.-Ed.

1188. Dii talem terris avertite pestem! (L.) Virg. A. 3, 620.— May God avert from the earth such a scourge !

1189. Dilator, spe longus, iners, avidusque futuri, Difficilis, querulus, laudator temporis acti Se puero, censor castigatorque minorum.

The old fogey.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 172.

Inert, irresolute, his neck he cranes

Into the future, grumbles and complains,

Extols his own young years with peevish praise,

But rates and censures these degenerate days.-Conington.

1190. Diligentia, qua una virtute omnes virtutes reliquæ continentur. (L.) Cic. de Or. 2, 35, 150.—Diligence, the one virtue that contains in itself all the rest. Cf. "Diligent!' that includes all virtues in it a student can have." -Carlyle, Installation Address, Edinburgh, April 1866. 1191. Di meliora, or melius (dent, or velint-understood or expressed). (L.)—Heaven forbid. Lit., May the gods grant better than you say. Cf. Di melius duint. Ter. Phorm. 5, 9, 16; and Di meliora velint. Ov. M. 7, 37. 1192. Di melius quam nos moneamus talia quemquam. (L.) Ov. R. A. 439.-God forbid that I should counsel any man to adopt such a course.

1193. Dimidium facti, qui cœpit, habet: sapere aude;


(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 41.

Come now, have courage to be wise: begin:

You're half way over when you once plunge in.-Conington.

Cf. the Greek proverb, ȧpxh rò hμov Taνтós. - The beginning is half the whole. Or the French, Ce n'est que le premier pas qui coûte.It is only the first step that costs anything. Well begun is half done. 1194. Di nos quasi pilas homines habent. (L.) Plaut. Capt. Prol. 22.-The gods treat us mortals like so many balls to play with.

1195. Diruit, ædificat, mutat quadrata rotundis. (L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 67.

A flighty, dreamy, inconsequent fellow.
Builds castles up, then pulls them to the ground,
Keeps changing round for square, and square for round.

1196. Disce, aut discede. (L.)-Learn, or leave. Punning inscription for a schoolroom.

1197. Disce, docendus adhuc, quæ censet amiculus, ut si Cæcus iter monstrare velit: tamen aspice, si quid

Et nos quod cures proprium fecisse loquamur.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 17, 3.

Yet hear a fellow-student: 'tis as though

The blind should point you out the way to go,

But still give heed, and see if I produce

Aught that hereafter you may find of use.—Conington.

1198. Disce hinc quid possit fortuna, immota labascunt,

Et quæ perpetuo sunt fluitura, manent.

The Tiber at Rome.

(L.) Janus Vitalis ?

See fortune's power: th' immovable decays,
And what is ever moving, ever stays.-Ed.

1199. Disce pati. (L.)-Learn to suffer.

of Camperdown.

Motto of the Earl

1200. Disce puer virtutem ex me, verumque laborem,

Fortunam ex aliis.

Eneas to Ascanius.

(L.) Virg. A. 12, 435.

Learn of your father to be great,

Of others to be fortunate.-Conington.

1201. Discere si cupias, gratis quod quæris habebis. (L.)-If you desire to learn, you shall have what you desire free of cost. Inscription on a school at Salzburg, and a good motto for the advocates of Free Education.-Vide Times of October 13, 1885.

1202. Discit enim citius, meminitque libentius illud

Quod quis deridet quam quod probat et veneratur.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 262.

For easier 'tis to learn and recollect
What moves derision than what claims respect.-Conington.

Cf. Dociles imitandis

Turpibus et pravis omnes sumus et Catilinam

Quocunque in populo videas, quocunque sub axe. Juv. 14, 40.
Quick are we all to learn what's vile and base,
And Catilines you may find in every race

And under every sky. -Ed.

1203. Discitur innocuas ut agat facundia causas: Protegit hæc sontes, immeritosque premit.

The Bar.

(L.) Ov. T. 2, 273.

I' the cause of truth men study eloquence;

Yet it screens guilt, and bullies innocence.-Ed.

1204. Discors concordia. (L.) Ov. M. 1,433.—Discordant concord. 1205. Diseur de bons mots, mauvais caractère. (Fr.) Pascal, Pensées Mor. 26.-To be a sayer of good things is a sign of a bad disposition.

1206. Disjecti membra poeta. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 4, 62.-Limbs of the dismembered poet. Lines and expressions of a great poet divorced from their context, or absurdly and inappropriately applied, are still good poetry, though they be but the poet's mangled remains.

1207. Disjice compositam pacem, sere crimina belli,

Arma velit poscatque simul rapiatque juventus. (L.)
Virg. A. 7, 338. Juno loq. (bidding Alecto sow
hostilities between Trojans and Latins).

Break off this patched-up peace, sow war's alarms!
Let youth desire, demand and seize its arms !-Ed.

1208. Disponendo me, non mutando me. (L.)--By displacing, not by changing me. Motto of the Duke of Man


1209. Dissolve frigus, ligna super foco Large reponens, atque benignius Deprome quadrimum Sabina,

O Thaliarche, merum diota. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 9, 5.


Let's melt the cold with ruddy glow
From blazing logs; then fill a flask,
Thaliarchus, from the Sabine cask

That's mellowed since four years ago.-Ed.

1210. Dis te minorem quod geris, imperas :
Hinc omne principium, huc refer exitum.
Di multa neglecti dederunt
Hesperia mala luctuosæ.

The cause of Rome's decay.

(L.) Hor. C. 3, 6, 5.

The fear of God cements your sway,
From first to last all's in His hand;
And your neglect of Him has brought
Unnumbered woes upon the land.-Ed.

1211. Distrahit animum librorum multitudo. (L.) Sen. Ep. 2.A multitude of books distracts the mind.

1212. Districtus ensis cui super impia

Cervice pendet, non Siculæ dapes

Dulcem elaborabunt saporem,

Non avium citharæque cantus

Somnum reducent.

Damocles' sword.

(L.) Hor. C. 3, 1, 7.

When o'er his guilty head the sword
Unsheathed hangs, nor sumptuous board
Spread with Sicilian cates will please,
Nor song of singing-birds give ease

Or Music bring back sleep.-Ed.

1213. Distringas. (L.) Law Term.-You may distrain. Writ formerly empowering the sheriff to distrain goods in order to compel an appearance.

1214. Di tibi dent annos! a te nam cætera sumes!

Sint modo virtuti tempora longa tuæ.

(L.) Ov. Ep. 2, 1, 58.

God grant thee years! the rest thou canst provide,
If for thy virtues time be not denied.-Ed.

1215. Di tibi sint faciles! et opis nullius egentem
Fortunam præstent, dissimilemque meæ.

The Gods befriend thee, and such fate assign
As needs not help, the opposite of mine.-Ed.

(L.) Ov.?

1216. Di tibi, si qua pios respectant numina, si quid Usquam justitia est et mens sibi conscia recti,

Præmia digna ferant.

(L.) Virg. A. 1, 603.

The Gods (if Gods to goodness are inclined,

If acts of mercy touch their heavenly mind),

And, more than all the Gods, your generous heart,

Conscious of worth, requite its own desert !-Dryden.

1217. Dives agris, dives positis in fœnore nummis. (L.) Hor. S. 1, 2, 13.-Rich in land, besides money laid out at interest.

1218. Dives amicus

Sæpe decem vitiis instructior, odit et horret. (L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 25.-Your rich friend, though ten times more deeply dyed in the vices you affect, hates and abhors your imitation of him.

1219. Dives qui fieri vult, Et cito vult fieri. (L.) Juv. 14, 176. -The man who would be rich desires to get rich at once.

1220. Divide et impera. (L.)-Divide and govern.

This maxim has obtained both in politics and in religion. In the one, the supreme power has often been more securely held, by turning the various currents of faction to act against each other, and so diverting them from a combination against the throne; while in the other, the enemy of Christianity has endeavoured to ruin the unity of the Church by calling into existence a multitude of mutually conflicting sects.

1221. Divina natura dedit agros, ars humana ædificavit urbes. (L.) Varr. Res. Rom. 3, 1.-Divine Nature gave the country, the art of man built the cities.

Cf. Cowper, Task, Sofa, 1, 749:

God made the country and man made the town. 1222. Divitiæ grandes homini sunt, vivere parcè

Equo animo; neque enim est unquam penuria parvi. (L.) Lucret. 5, 1117.—It is wealth to a man to be able to live contentedly upon a frugal store: nor can there be want to him who wants but little.

1223. Dixerit e multis aliquis, quid virus in anguem

Adjicis et rabidæ tradis ovile lupe? (L.) Ov. A. A. 3, 7.
On teaching women the art of love.

Some ask, why add more venom to the asp?
Why to the fierce she-wolf the fold unhasp?-Ed.

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