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2936. Malbrouck s'en va-t-en guerre

Mi ron ton, ton ton, mirontaine !
Malbrouck s'en va-t-en guerre,
Ne sçait quand reviendra, etc. (Fr.)-Marlborough is
off to the wars, mi ron ton, ton ton, mirontaine, Marl-
borough is off to the wars and no one knows when he will

return. Old French song of the 18th cent. 2937. Maledicus a malefico non distat nisi occasione. (L.) Quint.?

-An evil-speaker differs only from an evil-doer in the want of opportunity. Willing to wound, and yet afraid

to strike. 2938. Male secum agit æger, medicum qui hæredem facit (L.)

Pub. Syr. ?-A sick man does badly for himself who makes

his doctor his heir. 2939. Male verum examinat omnis Corruptus Judex.

(L.) Hor. S. 2, 2, 8. The judge who soils his fingers by a gift

Is scarce the man a doubtful case to sift.-Conington. 2940. Malheureuse France, malheureux roi ! (Fr.)Unhappy

France, unhappy king! Etienne Béquet in the Débats

shortly before the “Ordinances” of July 1830. 2941. Malim equidem indisertam prudentiam, quam stultitiam

loquacem. (L.) Cic. de Or. 3, 35, 142.-I prefer common sense though it may be at a loss for words, to fluent

folly. 2942. Mali principii malus finis. (L.) RA bad end of a bad

beginning. Ill begun, ill finished. 2943. Malo mori quam fædari. (L.)I had rather die than be

disgraced. Motto of Lords de Freyne and Trimleston. 2944. Malorum facinorum ministri quasi exprobrantes aspiciuntur.

(L.) Tac. A. 14, 62.—Accomplices in crime are looked upon as virtually reproaching the principals with the

deed done.
2945. Malo Venusinam quam te, Cornelia mater

Gracchorum, si cum magnis virtut us
Grande supercilium, et numeras in dote triumphos.

(L.) Juv. 6, 166. Rather some poor Apulian girl,

The Gracchi's mother though you be:
You vaunt your high descent, and curl

Your lip too haughtily for me. -Ed.

2946. Malum consilium consultori est pessimum. (L.) Annal.

Max. ap. Gell. 4, 5 (trans. of Hes. Op. et D. 264: Ý Sè κακή βουλή των βουλευσαντι κακίστη. (Gr.)-Bad counsel is worst for the counsellor. Like Haman's advice to

Ahasuerus. 2947. Malum est consilium, quod mutari non potest. (L.) Gell.

Noct. Attic. 18.It is bad advice that cannot be

altered. 2948. Malum est mulier, sed necessarium malum. (L.)Woman

is an evil, but a necessary one. 2949. Malum in se. (L.)-A thing evil in itself. Bad in itself,

and in all its stages. 2950. Malus clandestinus est amor; damnum 'st merum. (L.)

Plaut. Curc. 1, 1, 49.Clandestine love is bad; it is

simple ruin. 2951. Malus usus est abolendus. (L.) Law Max.-An evil

custom ought to be abolished. Notwithstanding that long usage gives the force of law, yet, when it is proved

to be prejudicial, it should be abolished. 2952. Mandamus. (L.) Law Term.-We enjoin. Writ in form of

command from the Court of King's Bench requiring any person, corporation, or inferior Court of Judicature to

perform certain duties. 2953. Man darf nur sterben um gelobt zu werden. (G.) Prov.

- Man has only to die to be praised. 2954. Manet alta mente repostum

Judicium Paridis spretæque injuria formæ. (L.) Virg.
A. 1, 26.Deep-seated in her heart remains the decision
of Paris, and the affront shewn to her slighted beauty.
Juno resenting the judgment of Paris in awarding the

golden apple to Venus as most fair. 2955. Manibus victoria dextris. (L.) - Victory by my right

hand. Lord Waveney. 2956. Man lebt nur einmal in der Welt. (G.) Goethe, Clavigo,

1, 1 (Carlos loq.).—Man lives but once in the world. Cf. Schiller's (Resignation) Des Leben's Mai blüht einmal und nicht wieder.The May of life blooms once and not again.

2957. Manliana. (L.)-A Manlian command. A severe order.

Called after L. Manlius Torquatus Imperiosus, who ordered his son to be scourged and executed for fighting against orders. Cf. Vide, ne ista sint Manliana vestra aut majora etiam, si imperes quod facere non possim. Cic. Fin. 2, 32, 105.- Are not your commands very Manlian, or even more than Manlian, if you command me to

do what I cannot possibly perform? 2958. Man schont die Alten, wie man die Kinder schont. (G.)

Goethe, Sprüche. — We bear with age, as with children. 2959. Man sieht sich, lernt sich kennen,

Liebt sich, muss sich trennen. (G.) 2-We meet, we learn to know and to love each other, and thenwe have to

part !

up the

2960. Man spricht vergebens viel, nur zu versagen,

Der And're hört von Allem nur das Nein! (G.) Goethe,
Iphigenia, 1, 3.-In vain one adds words only to refuse,

the other, first and last, only hears the No/" 2961. Man steigt den grünen Berg des Lebens hinauf, um oben

auf dem Eisberge zu sterben. (G.) Jean Paul We climb green mountain of life in order to die upon

the glaciers. 2962. Μάντις δ' άριστος όστις εικάζει καλώς. (Gr.) ?-He is the best

divine who best divines. He is the best prophet who

guesses best. Motto of “Guesses at Truth." 2963. Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc

Parthenope. Cecini pascua, rura, duces. (L.) Donat. Vit. Virg. Mantua was my birth-place, the Calabrian winds carried me off, Naples holds me now. I sang pas

tures, fields, heroes. Virgil's epitaph. 2964. Mantua, væ! miseræ nimium vicina Cremonæ. (L.) Virg.

E. 9, 28.Ah! Mantua ! too near the unhappy Cremona. Said to have been quoted by Dean Swift on seeing a lady whisk a violin off a table with the edge of her

mantle. 2965. Manu forti. (L.)With a strong hand. M. of Lord Reay. 2966. Manum de tabula. (L.) Cic. Fam. 7, 25, 1.Hands of

the picture! Add no more to your work! Enough! 2967. Manum non vertere (ne manum quidem vertere). (L.)

Not to move a hand, make no effort. Cf. Cic. Fin. 5, 31, 93. Ne digitum quidem ejus causa porrigendum. id. ibid. 3, 17, 57.-It is not worth while moving a finger for the sake of it.

2968. Manus hæc inimica tyrannis

Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem. (L.) Alg.
Sidney --My hand is hostile to tyrants alone, and draws
the sword only to obtain peaceful retirement combined
with liberty. First line is motto of Earl of Carysfort.
John Quincy Adams (+ 1848) in his Album has thus rendered it:

This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
For freedom only deals the deadly blow :
Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade

For gentle peace in freedom's hallowed shade. 2969. Manus manum lavat. (L.). Sen. Apoc. 9.-One hand

washes the other. One helps the other. Cf. La Font. 8, 17: Il se faut entr'aider, c'est la loi de nature. It is

our duty to assist each other; it is the law of nature. 2970. Marchand qui perd, ne peut rire. (Fr.) Mol. G. Dandin,

2, 9.--The dealer who loses canno afford to laugh. Let

those laugh who win. 2971. Mare apertum. (L.)-An open sea. Mare clausum.- A

closed sea, viz., to general commerce and navigation. 2972. Mare cælo miscere. (L.) To mingle sea and sky together.

Raise heaven and earth, make a terrific bluster.
Cf. Cælum ac terras miscere. Liv. 4, 3, 6.—To confound heaven
and earth, throw all into confusion. Clames licet et mare cælo
Confundas, homo sum. Juv. 6, 282.-— Though you may shout and
make such a bluster, I am a poor mortal, like the rest ; and id.

2, 25.

2973. Mare ditat, rosa decorat. (L.).—The sea enriches, the rose

adorns. Motto of the town of Montrose. 2974. Maria montesque polliceri cæpit. (L.). Sall. C. 23.He

began to promise seas and mountains. To make extra

vagant promises. 2975. Marie ton fils quand tu voudras, mais ta fille quand tu

pourras. (Fr.) Prov.- Marry your son when you please,

your daughter when you can.
2976. Marmoreo Licinus tumulo jacet, at Cato parvo;

Pompeius nullo. Quis putet esse Deos ?
Saxa premunt Licinum, levat altum fama Catonem,

Pompeium tituli. Credimus esse Deos. (L.) See Varr. Atac. in Anthol. Lat. Tom. i. p. 205.- Licinus (barber, and freedman of Augustus) lies in a splendid marble tomb, Cato in a poor one, Pompey in none. Who would believe that the Gods existed ? Reply (by a later hand): Licinus is buried in oblivion, while fame exalts the noble Cato, and Pompey lives by his renown. We believe

that the Gods do exist. 2977. Mars gravior sub pace latet. (L.) Claud. VI. Cons. Hon.

307.--A graver warfare lies concealed under a semblance

of peace. 2978. Martem accendere cantu. (L.) Virg. A. 6, 165.TO

incite to battle by martial music. Thus in the Highland regiments, the sound of the pibroch rouses the men almost to madness, and nothing can resist the impetus

of their charge. 2979. Mater artium necessitas. (L.) Prov.-Necessity is the

mother of invention (lit. arts).
Cf. The Greek χρεία διδάσκει, κάν βραδύς τις ή, σοφον. Εur. Fr. 709.
- Necessity will teach a man, however slow he be, to be wise; and XPÉLa
didáo kel, kâv a povoos ñ. Menand. Carchedon. 6.- Necessity teaches,
however unpolished she may be ; and Πολλών ο λιμός γίγνεται
Oldao kádos. - Hunger teaches a man many things (in Latin, Dulta

docet fames).
2980. Mater familias. (L.)-The mother of a family.
2981. Materiem, qua sis ingeniosus, habes. (L.)

(L.) Ov. A. A. 2, 34.- You have materials in which to show your

ingenuity. 2982. Materiem superabat opus. · (L.) Ov. M. 2, 5.The work

manship surpassed in value the material. Description of the Palace of the Sun, the silver doors of which were enriched with embossed work by Vulcan. This may be said of any object of art where the material falls out of

sight and the workmanship is everything. 2983. μαθουσιν αιδώ, κου μαθούσι λήθομαι. (Gr.) Esch. Ag. 39.

-I speak to those who understand, those who do not I

purposely pass over. Like Verbum sap. 2984. Mature fieri senem, si diu velis esse senex. (L.) Prov.

ap. Cic. Sen. 10, 32.—(The proverb says) You must be

an old man young, if you would be an old man long. 2985. Maulesel treiben viel Parlaren

Dass ihre Voreltern Pferde waren. (G.) Prov.

Mules deliver big discourses,

Because their ancestors were horses. -Ed. 2986. Mauvaise honte. (Fr.)-False shame.

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