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230. Amantibus justitiam, pietatem, fidem. (L.)—To the lovers of justice, piety, and truth. Motto of Order of St Anne (Schleswig-Holstein).
231. Amantium iræ amoris integratio'st. (L.) Ter. And. 3, 3, 23.—Lovers' quarrels are only a renewal of their love. 232. A ma puissance. (Fr.)-To my power. Motto of the Earl of Stamford.
233. Amare autem nihil aliud est, nisi eum ipsum diligere, quem ames, nulla indigentia, nulla utilitate quæsita. (L.) Cic. Am. 27, 100.-To love is nothing else than to hold in high esteem the object of your affection, apart from all compulsion and all question of advantage.
234. Amare simul et sapere vix Jovi conceditur. (L.) ? Laber. -To be in love, and at the same time to be wise, is scarcely given even to Jove himself.
Cf. Amour, amour, quand tu nous tiens,
On peut dire, Adieu, Prudence! (Fr.) La F. Le Lion amoureux. -0 Love! Love when you get hold of us, one may bid prudence adieu!
235. Amariorem enim me senectus facit. Stomachor omnia. Sed mihi quidem βεβίωται. Viderint juvenes.
Cic. Att. 14, 21, 3.—Old age makes me sour. The least thing puts me out. However, as far as I am concerned, c'en est fini, I have lived my time. Let the young men look to it.
236. Ambiguum placitum interpretari debet contra proferentem. (L.) Law Max.-Where two meanings present themselves, that construction shall be adopted which is most unfavourable to the party pleading.
Every man is presumed to make the best of his own case, and it is incumbent on him to make his meaning clear. (See Broom, Legal Max. p. 577.)
237. Ambitiosa non est fames.
Hunger is not over nice.
(L.) Sen. Ep. 119, 14.
238. Ambo florentes ætatibus, arcades ambo
Et cantare pares, et respondere parati. (L.) Virg. E. 7, 4. Both young Arcadians, both alike inspired
To sing, and answer as the song required.-Dryden.
It would mean that their voices were matched so as to sing in duet, or alternately. Arcades ambo is said separately of any couple of country folk of simple, unsophisticated ideas.
239. A mensa et thoro. (L.)-From bed and board. Sentence of the Eccles. Courts (prior to 1857) separating man and
wife for adultery, cruelty, or desertion, and now called Judicial separation. (2.) A vinculo matrimonii.— Divorce from the conjugal tie, or, Dissolution of Marriage. In England, as in countries governed by canon law, divorce a vinculo was legally unknown and was only possible, until the passing of the Divorce Act, by special Act of Parliament; now, the matrimonial bond may be dissolved by the sentence of the Secular Court, and the parties divorced contract fresh marriages.
240. A merveille. (Fr.)-Wonderfully, astonishingly. Such a one has acquitted himself à merveille.
241. Amicitiæ virtutisque fœdus. (L.)-The bond of friendship and virtue. Motto of Grand Order of Wurtemburg.
242. Amicitiam trahit amor. (L.)-Love draws friendship. Motto of Wiredrawers' Company.
243. Amici vitium ni feras, prodis tuum. (L.) Pub. Syr. ?Unless you make allowances for your friend's foibles, you betray your own.
244. Amico d'ognuno, amico di nessuno. (It.) Prov.-Everyone's friend is no one's friend. "A favourite has no friends."-Gray.
245. Amicorum esse communia omnia. (L.) Prov. Cf. Cic. Off. 1, 16, 51.-Friends' goods are common property. (Translated from the Greek-τὰ τῶν φίλων κοινὰ.)
246. Amicorum, magis quam tuam ipsius laudem, prædica. (L.) -Expatiate rather in your friend's praise, than in your own. Cf. Laudet te alienus, et non os tuum; extraneus, et non labia tua. Vulg. Prov. 27, 2.-Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
247. Amicum ita habeas posse ut fieri hunc inimicum scias. (L.) Decim. Laber.?-Live with your friend as if you knew he might some day become your enemy.
Cf. Ex inimico cogita posse fieri amicum.
Sen. ?-Consider that of an enemy you may be able to make a friend; and the Prov., Ama tanquam osurus; oderis tanquam amaturus.Love, as one that may hate; hate, as one that may hereafter love and, Ita amare oportere, ut si aliquando esset osurus. Cic. Am. 15, 59.-One ought so to love as if it were possible that love might turn to hatred. This last maxim is attributed to Bias (one of the Seven), and condemned by Scipio as destructive of all true friendship. Cf. also
ὅ τ ̓ ἐχθρὸς ἡμῖν ἐς τοσόνδ ̓ ἐχθαρτεος,
(Gr.) Soph. Aj. 679.
Who is my foe, I must but hate as one
Whom I may yet call friend: and him who loves me,
Whose love is not abiding.—Calverley.
248. Amicum Mancipium domino et frugi, quod sit satis, hoc est Ut vitale putes. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 7, 2.—A faithful servant to his master and an honest, as honesty goes, but
not too good to live.
249. Amicus animæ dimidium. my life.
(L.)—A friend is the half of
250. Amicus certus in re incerta cernitur. (L.) Enn. ap. Cic. Am. 17, 64.-Real friends are best known by adversity. 251. Amicus humani generis. (L.)—A benefactor of the human
A title fittingly given to all that have conferred lasting obligations upon their fellow-men. Wilberforce, Macaulay, Sharpe, Channing, the liberators of the slave; Simpson and Jenner, the inventors of chloroform and vaccination; Davy, the author of the safety-lamp; and Franklin of the lightning-conductor, are so many humani generis amici, friends of mankind at large.
252. Amicus Socrates, sed magis amica veritas. (L.) ap. Rog. Bacon, Opus Maj.-Socrates is dear to me (is my friend), but truth is dearer still.
In Don Quixote, vol. ii., cap. 8, occurs, Amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas.-Plato is dear to me, but truth is dearer still. Cf. Plato, Phoedo, 91, where Socrates says of himself, vueîs δὲ μέντοι, ἄν ἐμὸι πείθησθε, σμικρὸν φροντίσαντες Σωκράτους, τῆς δὲ αληθέιας πολὺ μαλλον. (Gr.)-If you will be guided by me, you will make little account of Socrates, and much more of truth. Consideration for our friends, or for the opinions of those we value, must not be preferred to the interests of truth; for Magna est veritas et prævalet. (L.) Vulg. Esdras, 3, 4, 41.-Great is truth, and mighty above all things. 253. Amicus usque ad aras. (L.)—A friend even to the very altar, to the last extremity.
254. Amis de mauvais vers ne chargez pas ma tombe. (Fr.) Passerat.-Friends, I beg you not to load my tomb with Last line of epitaph written for himself, and a parting injunction which others than the friends of the poet would do well to observe.
255. Amissum non flet, quum sola est Gellia, patrem.
Si quis adest, jussæ prosiliunt lacrymæ.
Non dolet hic, quisquis laudari, Gellia, quærit,
Ille dolet vere, qui sine teste dolet.
(L.) Mart. 1, 34, 1.
Jane weeps not for her dad when none is by:
Not by its wish for praise is true grief shown:
He mourns indeed who mourns when he's alone.-Ed.
Cf. Plerique enim lacrimas fundunt, ut ostendant; et toties siccos oculos habent, quoties spectator defuit. Sen. Tranq. 15.-Very many shed tears merely for show; and have perfectly dry eyes when no one is looking on.
256. Amitié, que les rois, ces illustres ingrats
Sont assez malheureux pour ne connaître pas. (Fr.) Volt. Henriad, 8.-Friendship, which kings, as ungrateful as they are exalted, are unhappy enough not to know. 257. Amittit merito proprium, qui alienum appetit. (L.) Phædr. 1, 4, 1.—Who covets another's goods, deservedly loses his From the fable of the Dog and the Shadow, who lost the morsel in his mouth through attempting to snatch its reflection in the water.
258. Amo. (L.)—I love. Motto of Duke of Buccleuch and Lord Montague.
259. Amores De tenero meditatur ungui. (L.) Hor. C. 3, 6, 24. She dreams of love while yet a child,-lit., while her nails are still soft. "Fresh from the nursery."Calverley.
260. Amore sitis uniti. (L.)-Be ye joined together in love. Mottoes of the Tin-Plate and Wire-Workers' Companies. 261. Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus. (L.) Plaut. Cist. 1, 1, 70.-Love is a thing most fruitful both in honey and in gall. A mixture of sweet and bitter.
262. Amor et obedientia. (L.)-Love and obedience. Motto of Painter-Stainers' Company.
263. Amor patriæ. (L.)-The love of one's country.
264. Amor proximi. (L.)-Love for one's neighbour.
265. Amor tutti equaglia. (It.)-Love reduces all to one common level.
266. Amour avec loyaulté. (Fr.)-Love with loyalty. Motto of Queen Katharine Parr.
267. Amour fait moult, argent fait tout. (Fr.) Prov.-Love can do much, money everything.
268. Amour, tous les autres plaisirs
Ne valent pas tes peines. (Fr.) Charleval?—Oh love,
all the pleasures of the world are not worth the pains thou
The preceding lines are:
Bien que mes espérances vaines
Fassent naître en mon cœur d'inutiles désirs,
Amour, tous les autres plaisirs
Ne valent pas tes peines.
The pleasing pain.
Though my hopes are but idle and vain,
Cannot match, Love, the bliss of thy pain.--Ed.
269. Amphora cœpit Institui: currente rota cur urceus exit?
That crockery was a jar when you began,
(L.) Hor. A. P. 221.
It ends a pitcher: you an artist, man !-Conington.
270. Ampliat ætatis spatium sibi vir bonus; hoc est
Vivere bis vita posse priore frui. (L.) Mart. 10, 23, 7.
The pleasures of memory.
A good man makes his lifetime doubly last,
Thus would I double my life's fading space;
271. Am Rhein, am Rhein, da wachsen uns're Reben! (G.) Claudius. Song of the Rhine wine.—On the Rhine, on the Rhine, there grow our vines !
272. Amt ohne Geld macht Diebe. (G.) Prov.-Office with out salary breeds thieves.
273. 'Aváyκa d'ovôè leoì páxovтal. (Gr.) Simon, 8, 20.-Even the gods do not battle against necessity. Needs must when the d- drives.
274. Anche il mar, che è si grande, si pacifica. (It.) Prov.Even the sea, for all it is so great, grows calm. The most hot-tempered man is sometimes cool.
275. Anche la rana morderebbe se avesse denti. · (It.) Prov.Even the frog would bite if it had teeth.
276. Anch' io sono pittore! (It.)—I too am a painter! Exclamation of Correggio before the St Cecilia of Raphael at Bologna.