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1551. Existimo in summo imperatore quatuor has res inesse
oportere; scientiam rei militaris, virtutem, auctoritatem, felicitatem. (L.) Cic. Leg. Man. 10, 28.
Qualifications of a General. I consider that a Commander-in-chief ought to possess these four qualities : a knowledge of warfare, courage, authority, and a lucky
1552. Exitio est avidum mare nautis. (L.) Hor. C. 1, 28, 18. —
Sailors meet their fate from the voracious sea. 1553. Exitus acta probat. (L.) Ov. H. 2, 85.—The event
justifies the deed. 1554. Exitus in dubio est: audebimus ultima, dixit;
Viderit audentes forsne Deusne juvet. (L.) Ov. F. 2,781.
Doubt shrouds th' event; but we'll dare all, he said,
And see if chance or God the daring aid. -Ed. 1555. Ex magna cæna stomacho fit maxima pæna, Ut sis nocte levis, sit tibi cæna brevis.
(L.) Who sups too well pays vengeance fell ;
From suppers light comes quiet night. -Ed. 1556. Ex malis moribus bonæ leges natæ sunt. (L.) Coke ?
Good laws arise out of bad morals. 1557. Ex mero motu. (L.)—From mere motion. Of one's own
free will. 1558. Ex necessitate rei. (L.)—From the necessity of the case. 1559. Ex nihilo nihil fit. (L.)-From nothing nothing can come. 1560. Ex noto fictum carmen sequar, ut sibi quivis
Speret idem, sudet multum frustraque laboret
(L.) Hor. A. P. 240.
To do the feat were difficult indeed.-Conington.
are those which each reader thinks he could have written himself. 1561. Ex officio. (L.)—By virtue of his office. Officially. 1562. Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor.
(L.) Virg. A. 4, 625. Rise from my ashes, some avenger, rise !- Ed. Dying imprecation of Dido upon the false Æneas, and said to have been written with the point of his sword on the walls of his dungeon by Philip Strozzi before killing himself, when imprisoned by Cosmo I., Grand Duke of Tuscany.
1563. Ex otio plus negotii quam ex negotio habemus. (L.) Vet.
Schol. ad Ennium in Iphigen.-Idleness gives us more to
do than business. 1564. Ex parte. (L.)–Of the one part. Ex parte evidence
only is heard by grand juries on the side of the
more or less, an interested and biassed opinion. 1565. Ex pede Hèrculem. (L.)—You can judge of Hercules's
stature by his foot. Judge of the whole of anything from the part. Cf. Ex ungue leonem.-- You may tell the lion from his claw. The master's touch may be recognised
from the smallest part of his work.
Dentur in antiquos thura merumque focos.
(L.) Ov. A. A. 1, 637.
The Deity is here ! watch o'er your actions keep !-Ed. 1567. Expende Hannibalem : quot libros in duce summo Invenies.
(L.) Juv. 10, 147. Weigh out Hannibal : see how many
Pounds there'll be in that great Captain !-Shaw. 1568. Experiar quid concedatur in illos
Quorum Flamminia tegitur cinis atque Latina. (L.)
Since none the living dare implead,
persons of the dead. (?) 1569. Experientia docet. (L.) Prov.--Experience teaches. We
learn by experience. Cf. Usus, magister egregius. Plin.
Ep. 1, 20, 12.-That excellent master, Experience. 1570. Experimentum crucis. (L.)—The ordeal of the cross. A
crucial experiment; a severe test.
1571. Experto credite. (L.) Virg. 11, 283.-Believe one who
speaks from experience.
to other sources.
(Fr.) Barthe, Fausses Infidélités. Explain the women? Zounds ! let him who can !- Ed. 1573. Exploranda est veritas. (L.) Phædr. 3, 10, 5.—The truth
must be investigated. 1574. Explorant adversa viros, perque aspera duro
Nititur ad laudem virtus interrita clivo. (L.) Sil. 4, 605.
Adversity's the test of men ; unterrified
Virtue fights up the rugged steep to fame.- Ed. 1575. Ex post facto. (L.) Law Max.-By something done after
wards. Laws enacted with retrospective effect intended to deal with a particular offence already committed,
would come under the head of ex post facto legislation. 1576. Expressa nocent, non expressa non nocent. (L.) Law
Max.—What is expressed may be prejudicial, what is not expressed cannot be so. With reference to the law of
contracts and interpretation of deeds. 1577. Expressio unius, est exclusio alterius. (L.) Law Max.
The express mention of one thing implies the exclusion of
ing the parties to the agreement. 1578. Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius. (L.) Prov.-A Mercury
is not to be made out of any piece of wood. 1579. Exsulis hæc vox est; præbet mihi litera linguam ; Et, si non liceat scribere, mutus ero. (L.) Ov. Ep. 2, 6, 3.
And were't not for letters, I should not be heard. -Ed. 1580. Ex tempore. (L.)-Off hand. Without deliberation or
preparation : applied to preachers or speakers who speak without a written discourse.
1581. Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. (L.) V. S. Cyp. Ep. 4, 4,
and 73, 18.–Outside the Church there is no salvation.
nowhere except in the Catholick Church can salvation be found.
(L.) Mart. 5, 42, 7. Who gives to friends so much from Fate secures,
That is the only wealth for ever yours.—Hay.
What we gave, we have,
What we left, we lost. 1583. Extrema gaudii luctus occupat.
(L.)? And sorrow treads upon the heels of joy. 1584. Extremis malis, extrema remedia. (L.)- Extreme evils
demand extreme remedies. 1585. Exuerint sylvestrem animum, cultuque frequenti, In quascunque voces artes, haud tarda sequentur.
(L.) Virg. G. 2, 51. They change their savage mind, Their wildness lose, and quitting nature's part,
Obey the rules and discipline of art. -Dryden. 1586. Ex uno disce omnes. (L.)-From one example you may
form an opinion of all. 1587. Ex uno puteo similior nunquam potest aqua aquai sumi.
(L.) Plaut. Mil. 2, 6, 70.—You couldn't draw water liker to water out of the same well. As like as two peas.
1588. Fabas indulcat fames. (L.) Prov.-Hunger sweetens
beans. A good appetite gives a relish to the most humble fare.
before you ;
1589. Fabrum esse suæ quemquam fortunæ. (L.) App. Claud.
ap. Sall. de Rep. ord. 1.- Each man is the architect of his own fortunes. You are young, and the world is
but all depends upon your own exertions, Faber est quisquam fortunæ suæ,
man is the architect, etc. 1590. Fabula (nec sentis) tota jactaris in urbe. (L.) Ov. Am.
3, 1, 21.—You don't know it, but you are the talk of all
the town. 1591. Faciendi plures libros nullus est finis : frequensque meditatio, carnis afflictio est. (L.) Vulg. Eccles. xii
. 12.Of making many books there is no end; and much study
is a weariness of the flesh. 1592. Facies non omnibus una,
Nec diversa tamen ; qualem decet esse sororum. (L.) Ov. M. 2, 13.—The features were not the same in all, nor yet the difference great : but such as is the case between sisters.
A family likeness. 1593. Facies tua computat annos. (L.) Juv. 6, 199.--Your
face tells your age. 1594. Facile est imperium in bonis. (L.) Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 17.
It is easy to rule over the good. 1595. Facile est inventis addere. (L.)—It is easy to add to
things already invented. 1596. Facile largiri de alieno. (L.) See Just. 36, 3, 9.-It is
easy to be generous with other people's property.
Tu, si hic sis, aliter sentias. (L.) Ter. And. 2, 1, 9.
You, if you were in my place, would judge otherwise. 1598. Facile princeps. (L.)—Easily the first.
A long way ahead of all the rest; by far the best. 1599. Facilis descensus Averno;
Noctes atque dies patet atri janua Ditis;
The descent to the Lower World.