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1224. Dixit et avertens rosea cervice refulsit,
Ambrosiæque comæ divinum vertice odorem
Spiravere pedes vestis defluxit ad imos;
Et vera incessu patuit Dea.


(L.) Virg. A. 1, 402.

She turned and flashed upon their view
Her stately neck's purpureal hue;
Ambrosial tresses round her head
A more than earthly fragrance shed:
Her falling robe her footprints swept,

And show'd the Goddess as she stept. -Conington.

1225. D. M. (abbrev. for Dîs Manibus).

(L.)-To the sacred spirits of the departed. Sepulchral inscription. (2.) Or for Deo magno, To the great God.

1226. Docti rationem artis intelligunt, indocti voluptatem.


? Quint.-Learned men comprehend the principles of art, the unlearned experience the pleasure only.

1227. Doctor. (L.)—A learned divine. Theological professor.
D. Angelicus (the angelic), title of Thomas Aquinas D. Authen-
ticus (Authentic), Gregory of Rimini: D. Christianissimus (Most
Christian), John Gerson: D. Irrefragabilis (Irrefutable), Alex-
ander de Hales: D. Mirabilis (Wonderful), Roger Bacon: D.
Profundus (Profound), Thomas Bradwardine: D. Singularis (In-
imitable), William Occam: D. Seraphicus (Seraphic), Bonaven-
tura: D. Subtilis (Subtle), Duns Scotus, etc., etc.
1228. Doctrina sed vim promovet insitam,
Rectique cultus pectora roborant:
Utcunque defecere mores

Dedecorant bene nata culpa. (L.) Hor. C. 4, 4, 33.
But care draws forth the power within

And cultured minds are strong for good:

Let manners fail, the plague of sin

Taints e'en the course of gentle blood.-Conington.

More literally: "But instruction enlarges the innate powers" (of the mind), and careful training adds moral strength to the breast, etc.

1229. Dolendi modus, non est timendi. (L.) Plin. 8, 17.Pain has its limits, apprehension none.

1230. Doli non doli sunt, nisi astu colas. (L.) Plaut. Capt. 2, 1, 30.-Fraud is not fraud, when there's no subtlety designed.

1231. Dolor ipse disertum Fecerat. (L.) Ov. M. 13, 228.Grief of itself made me eloquent.

1232. Dolus an virtus, quis in hoste requirat? (L.) Virg. A. 2, 390. Who questions when with foes we deal,

If craft or courage guides the steel?-Conington.

Cf. Dolo pugnandum est, dum quis par non est armis. Nep. Harm. 10. He must fight by stratagem who cannot match his foe in arms. Cf. the proverb, All's fair in love and war.

1233. Dolus (or dolosus) versatur in generalibus.

(L.) Law Max.-Fraud, or a person intending to deceive, deals in general terms.

In Twyne's case (3 Rep. 80) a gift, by which the defendant sought
to evade payment by making a secret and general gift of all his
goods to a third party, was declared fraudulent; for this reason
(amongst others), that the gift was general, not excepting personal
apparel and other necessaries, this being sufficient to stamp the
proceeding with the marks of intentional fraud (see Broom, p.
284 seq.).

1234. Dominam emacem (or Domina emax).
1, 421.-A lady who is always buying.

ping and of bargains.

(L.) Ov. A. A. Fond of shop

1235. Domine, dirige nos. (L.)-Lord, direct us! Motto of the City of London, and of the City of London School.

1236. Dominus dedit. (L.)—The Lord gave. M. of Lord Herries. 1237. Dominus illuminatio mea. (L.) Vulg. Ps. xxvi. 1.-The

Lord is my Light. Motto of University of Oxford. 1238. Dominus providebit. (L.)-The Lord will provide. Motto of the Earl of Glasgow.

1239. Dominus vobiscum, et cum spiritu tuo. (L.)-The Lord be with you, and with thy spirit. The common Versicle and Response in the offices of the Church.

1240. Domi puer ea sola discere potest quæ ipsi præcipiuntur, in schola etiam quæ aliis. (L.) Quint. At home a boy can only learn what is taught him individually, but at school he learns in addition what is taught to others. Advantages of a school-education.

1241. Domum pusillam rempublicam. (L.) Sen. Ep. 49.Every household is a republic in miniature, or, as we should say, a miniature kingdom.

1242. Domus amica domus optimus. (L.)-A friend's house is

the best house.

1243. Domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium. (L.) Law Max.-Every man's house is his castle.

1244. Dona præsentis cape lætus horæ, et Linque severa.

(L.) Hor. C. 3, 8, 27.

The guerdon of the passing hour
Seize gladly while 'tis in thy power

And bid dull care begone.-Ed.

1245. Donatio mortis causa. (L.) Law Term.-A donation in prospect of death, differing from a legacy in that it requires no probate, not being a testamentary act.

1246. Donec eris felix multos numerabis amicos,

Tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris. (L.) Ov. T. 1, 9, 5.


While fortune smiles you'll have a host of friends,

But they'll desert you when the storm descends. -Ed.

Cf. Ut cuique homini res parata est, firmi amici sunt: si res lassa
labat Itidem amici conlabascunt. Res amicos invenit. Plaut.
Stich. 4, 1, 16.—According as a man's means are, so is his friends'
constancy. Let his means come to an end, and his friends will fall
away too.
It is money that finds us in friends.

1247. Donne, asini e noci

Voglian le mani atroci. (It.)

and nuts require strong hands.

Prov.-Women, asses,

1248. Donner de si mauvaise grâce qu'on n'a pas d'obligation. (Fr.)-To give in so ungracious a manner, as to cancel any obligation.

1249. Dono dedit, or D. D. (L.)-Gave as a gift. Inscription on presents. Sometimes the phrase is expanded to Dat, donat dicatque, or D. D. D., he gives, presents, and dedicates this book, etc., to so and so.

1250. Dont elle eut soin de peindre et orner son visage,

Pour réparer des ans l'irréparable outrage. (Fr.) Rac. Athalie. With which she had with care painted and adorned her face, to repair the irretrievable ravages of time. Quoted of ladies who paint, the last line being frequently said à propos of any refurbishing of old and faded things.

1251. Donum exitiale Minerva. (L.) Virg. A. 2, 31.—Minerva's fatal gift, i.e., the wooden horse, by means of which Troy was taken at the suggestion of Minerva, patron of learning and arts. Hence, an excessive facility or talent in any art used to the author's hurt may be so called.

1252. Dormir les poings fermés. (Fr.) Prov.-To sleep with one's fists closed, i.e., very soundly. To sleep "on both ears."

1253. Dormiunt aliquando leges, nunquam moriuntur. (L.) Law Max. The law sleeps sometimes, but it never dies.

1254. Dos est magna parentium

Virtus, et metuens alterius viri

Certo fœdere castitas,

Et peccare nefas, aut pretium emori.

Domestic chastity.

Theirs are dowries not of gold,

(L.) Hor. C. 3, 24, 21.

Their parents' worth, their own pure chastity

True to one, to others cold:

They dare not sin, or, if they dare, they die.-Conington.

Horace contrasts the strict conjugal fidelity of the wild races of the
North with the licentious manners of Roman society.

1255. Δοσις δ' ολίγη τε φίλη τε.

(Gr.) Hom. Od. 6, 208. little gift but a valued one.

1256. Dos linajes solo hay en el mundo, el "Tener" y el "no tener." (S.) Prov. ap. Cervantes, D. Quijote, 2, 20.

There are but two families in the world, the "Haves" and the "Haven'ts."

1257. Double entendre. (Fr.)--A double meaning. Any ambiguous expression to which two meanings may be attached, generally in a bad sense.

1258. Douce est la mort qui vient en bien aimant. (Fr.) Desportes, Sonnet. Sweet is the death that comes thro' loving well. 1259. Do ut des. (L.)-I give in order that you may give. Maxim of Bismarck, and translated by Mr Goschen (speech at Leeds, see Times of February 12, 1885) to mean, "The exchange of friendly offices, based on the avowed self-interest of the parties."

1260. Droit et avant.

Earl Sydney.

(Fr.)-Right and forward. Motto of

1261. Droit et loyal. (Fr.)-Right and loyal. Motto of Lord


1262. Dubitando ad veritatem pervenimus.

(L.) Cic. de Off.

-Through doubt we arrive at the truth.

A maxim which may apply in scientific research, but opposed to all principles of revealed truth, which is arrived at not by doubt, but by faith, notwithstanding all that Lord Tennyson is pleased to say of "honest doubt" to the contrary.

1263. Duce et auspice. (L.)-Under His lead and auspices. Motto of the Order of the Holy Ghost (France).

1264. Duces tecum. (L.) Law Term.-You shall bring with you, viz., papers, documents, etc., into court.

1265. Duce tempus eget. (L.) Lucan. 7, 88.-The times require a leader. A case of men not measures. The hour has

come, but not the man.

1266. Du choque des esprits jaillissent les étincelles. (Fr.) Prov. -When great spirits clash sparks fly about.

1267. Ducimus autem Hos quoque felices, qui ferre incommoda vitæ Nec jactare jugum, vita didicere magistra.

(L.) Juv. 13, 20.

But, they are also to be reckoned blest

Who've learnt as 'prentices in Life's stern school

To bear life's ills, nor fret beneath his rule.-Ed.

1268. Ducit amor patriæ. (L.) The love of country leads me. Motto of Lord Milford.

1269. Ductor dubitantium. (L.)—A guide of persons in doubt. A spiritual adviser, director, casuist.

1270. Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt. (L.) Sen. Ep. 107. Fate leads th' obedient, drags those that resist.-Ed.

(L.) Let us make the sweet

1271. Dulce domum resonemus.
song of "Home" to resound!

Burden of the Domum, or well-known school song (Concinamus, O
sodales, etc., Comrades, let us sing together) sung at Winchester
and other schools on the eve of the holidays. Dulce domum is
sometimes improperly used for "sweet home."

1272. Dulce etiam fugias, fieri quod amarum potest. (L.) Prov. Pub. Syr. 144, Rib.-Fly even from what seems pleasant but may turn out to be bitter in the end.

1273. Dulce sodalitium. (L.)-A pleasant association of friends. 1274. Dulcique animos novitate tenebo. (L.) Ov. M. 4, 284. -I will captivate your mind with the charm of novelty.

1275. Dulcis amor patriæ, dulce videre suos. (L.) Ov. 1-Sweet is the love of one's country, sweet to see one's own kindred again! Exclamation of Ovid when an exile on the Black Sea.

1276. Dulcis inexpertis cultura potentis amici;

Expertus metuit.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 86.

Untried how sweet a court attendance!

When tried, how dreadful the dependence !—Francis.

A patron's service is a strange career,

The tiros love it, but the experts fear.-Conington.

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