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4829. Sumque argumenti conditor ipse mei. (L.) Ov. T. 5, 1, 10.-I am myself the subject of my own poems.

4830. Sunt aliquid Manes: letum non omnia finit, Luridaque exstinctos effugit umbra rogos.

To Cynthia's shade.

(L.) Prop. 4, 7, 1.

There is an after life: death ends not all:

Nor can the grave th' æthereal soul enthrall.-Ed.

4831. Sunt bona, sunt quædam mediocria, sunt mala plura Quæ legis hic aliter non fit, Avite, liber.

(L.) Mart. 1, 17, 1.

Some good, some middling, and much more that's bad
You'll find: but otherwise a book's not made.-Ed.

4832. Sunt delicta tamen quibus ignovisse velimus.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 347.

Some faults may claim forgiveness.—Conington.

4833. Sunt Jovis omnia plena. (L.) Virg. E. 3, 60.-All things are full of, permeated by, the Deity.

4834. Sunt lachrymæ rerum, et mentem mortalia tangunt. (L.) Virg. Å. 1, 462.

Our history has its tears, and human hearts

Are touched by scenes of human suffering.-Ed.

4835. Sunt nisi præmissi quos periisse putas. (L.) Weavers' Fun. Mon. Motto of Frontisp.-Those whom you think dead are only gone before.

4836. Sunt superis sua jura. (L.) Ov. M. 9, 499.-Even the gods themselves are bound by law.

4837. Sunt tamen in se communia sacra poetis

Diversum quamvis quisque sequamur iter.

(L.) Ov. Ep. 2, 10, 17.

Poet with poet a common art combines,

Though each strike out their own respective lines.—Ed.

4838. Suo Marte. (L.) Cic. Phil. 2, 37, 95.-By his own

valour (exertions).

4839. Superat quoniam fortuna, sequamur,

Quoque vocat vertamus iter.

Since fate constrains let us obey

(L.) Virg. A. 5, 22.

And follow where it leads the way.-Ed.

4840. Super et Garamantas et Indos Proferet imperium.

(L.) Virg. A. 6, 795.

O'er Ind and Garamant extreme

Shall stretch his boundless reign.-Conington.

Said of Augustus Cæsar, and applicable to England's Indian possessions.

4841. Supersedeas. (Law L.)-You may supersede. A writ to stay proceedings in any case, or to abrogate the authority of an inferior court.

Thus, the writ and warrant issuing out of a county court to the sheriff to seize the goods of any one for rents, etc., will be rendered inoperative by a writ of supersedeas, which has the effect of staying all further proceedings in the matter.

4842. Superstitionem . . . in qua inest inanis timor Dei

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religionem, quæ Deorum cultu pio continetur. (L.) Cic. N. D. 1, 42, 117.-Superstition, which is an unfounded fear of God, Religion, which consists in the pious worship of the Gods.

4843. Super subjectam materiam and Secundum subjectam materiam. (L.) Law Phrase.-Upon or according to the particular subject-matter of the agreement, or other point under discussion.

Thus, a speaker will be requested to confine his remarks and speak only super subjectam materiam, upon the particular subject under discussion; and the language of parties in any written instrument shall be interpreted secundum subjectam materiam, in conformity with the particular subject-matter of the agreement.

4844. Supra vires. (L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 22, or Ultra vires. Virg. A. 6, 114.-Beyond any one's powers. Exceeding

his capacities; beyond the terms of his commission; outside his province.

4845. Supremum vale. (L.) Ov. M. 10, 62.-A last farewell. Cf. Virg. A. 11, 97:

Salve Eternum mihi, maxime Pallas,
Eternumque vale.

Hail mighty firstling of the dead,

Hail and farewell for aye !-Conington.

4846. Sur Esperance. (Fr.)-In hope.

Lord Moncrieff.

4847. Surgit post nubila Phœbus. (L.)-The sun rises after the clouds. Motto of Coachmakers' Company.

4848. Surgunt indocti et cælum capiunt. (L.) S. Aug. Conf. 8, 8.-The unlearned arise and take heaven by force. Said of S. Anthony (the Illiterate).

4849. Sursum corda. (L.)—Lift up your hearts. Versicle in the Mass, with Response "Habemus ad Dominum," We lift them up unto the Lord. Motto of Haileybury College.

4850. Sus Minervam, or Ne sus Minervam. (L.) Prov.-A pig teaching Minerva, or A pig should not teach Minerva. Sus Minervam (sc. docet) in proverbio est, ubi quis id docet alterum, cujus ipse inscius est. Fest. p. 310, Müll."A sow teaching Minerva," has passed into a proverb for any one who attempts to instruct another upon a subject of which he himself is ignorant. (See Cic. Ac. 1, 5, 18.)

4851. Suspectum semper invisumque dominantibus, qui proximus destinaretur. (L.) Tac. H. 1, 21.-Those who are in supreme power always suspect and hate the man who is the heir to their fortunes.

4852. Suspendens omnia naso. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 8, 64.-Turning

up one's nose at everything.

one, everything.

Sneering, carping at every

4853. Suum cuique. (L.)-To every man his due. Motto of the Order of the Black Eagle of Prussia.

4854. Suum cuique decus posteritas rependunt.


Tac. A.

4, 35.-Posterity grants every one his due honour. Thus Lord Bacon left his works to be judged by after gene


4855. Suus rex reginæ placet. (L.) Plaut. Stich. 1, 2, 76.— Every queen is pleased with her own king.

T and the Greek → (Th).

4856. Tà apxaîa ë0ŋ Kрatéiтw. (Gr.)—Let the old customs prevail. Beginning of Canon 6 of the Council of Nice on the jurisdiction of the greater Sees, Rome, Antioch, Alexandria, etc.

4857. Tabesne cadavera solvat

An rogus haud refert. (L.) Luc. 7, 809.-It matters little whether the body be destroyed by corruption or by the funeral flames, by burial or cremation.

4858. Tabula ex naufragio. (L.) Cic. Att. 4, 18, 3.—A plank in a shipwreck. The last means of escape.

4859. Tabula rasa. (L.) A smooth tablet, i.e., not yet written. upon. A blank sheet of paper.

The mind when unable to collect itself, or remember any given circumstance, is called a tabula rasa. Vide Pauli (Schimpf und Ernst, p. 314): Mea anima est tanquam tabula rasa, My mind is like a blank sheet of paper.

4860. Tacent, satis laudant. (L.) Ter. Eun. 3, 2, 23.—They are silent, which is sufficient praise.

4861. Tâche sans tache. (Fr.)-A task performed without a stain. Motto of Lord Northesk.

4862. Tacitum vivit sub pectore vulnus. (L.) Virg. A. 4, 67.— The secret wound rankles still in her heart.

4863. Τὰ δ ̓ ἄλλα σιγῶ, βοῦς ἐπὶ γλώσσῃ μέγας

Prov. of

Βέβηκεν. (G.) Esch. Aj. 36.—The rest I do not
divulge, a great ox has got upon my tongue.
those who keep silence for weighty reasons, perhaps
with reference to the stamp of an ox upon a coin, the
price of silence. Cf. ἐστὶ κάμοι κλῇς ἐπὶ γλώσσῃ. Id.
Fr. 307.-I too have a key upon my tongue. I may not

4864. Tadeln können zwar die Thoren,

Aber klüger handeln nicht. (G.) Langbein, The New Eve.-Fools can certainly find fault, but they cannot act with prudence. This is often quoted in the second line as Aber besser machen nicht.

4865. Tædet cæli convexa tueri.

(L.) Virg. A. 4, 751.

"Tis weary to look up and see
The over-arching sky.-Conington.

4866. Tædium vitæ.

(L.) Gell. 7, 18, 11.-Weariness of life.

French, Ennui. Boredom; listlessness.

4867. Tages Arbeit, Abend' Gäste,

Saure Wochen, frohe Feste,

Sei dein künftig Zauberwort.

(G.) Goethe, Der Schatzgräber.

Work by day, at evening guests,
Weeks of toil, and happy feasts,
Be thy future's augury !-Ed.

4868. Talent, goût, esprit, bon sens, choses différentes non incompatibles. Entre le bon sens et le bon goût il y a la différence de la cause à son effet. Entre esprit et talent il y a la proportion du tout à sa partie. (Fr.) La Bruy. Car. vol. ii. p. 80.-Talent, taste, wit, good sense, are very different things, but by no means incompatible. tween good sense and good taste, there is the same difference as between cause and effect, and wit and talent are in the proportion of a whole to its part.


4869. Tale tuum carmen nobis, divine poeta,

Quale sopor fessis.

(L.) Virg. E. 5, 45.

Sweet are thy strains, singer inspired,

As sleep to men with labour tired.-Ed.

The above is also sometimes used ironically in speaking of poets and songsters whose strains have the effect of a narcotic.

4870. Tam diu discendum est, quum diu nescias, et, si proverbio credimus, quam diu vivas. (L.) Sen. Ep. 76.-We have to go on learning, as long as we are ignorant, and if the proverb is to be believed, as long as life lasts. Cf. Tηpáσkw δ ̓ ἀεὶ πολλὰ διδασκόμενος. (Gr.)-As I grow old I am always learning more and more. Saying of Solon, and quoted by Plato (Amatoribus).

4871. Tamen ad mores natura recurrit

Damnatos, fixa et mutari nescia. Nam quis
Peccandi finem posuit sibi? quando recepit

Ejectum semel attrita de fronte ruborem?

(L.) Juv. 13, 239.

Back to its cursed ways will nature range,
Fixed and incapable of any change.
For who says to himself, Thus far I'll go

In this particular sin, but further-no?

Or, can the forehead, hard as brass or stone,

Regain the power of blushing, once it's gone ?-Ed.

4872. Tamen hoc tolerabile si non Et furere incipias. (L.) Juv. 6, 613. However, this would be bearable enough if you did not begin to rave.

4873. Tamen me Cum magnis vixisse invita fatebitur usque Invidia, et fragili quærens illidere dentem

Offendet solido.

(L.) Hor. S. 2, 1, 75.

Envy herself shall own that to the end

I've lived with men of mark, as friend with friend,

And, when she fain on living flesh and bone

Would try her teeth, shall close upon a stone.-Conington.

4874. Tam frictum ego illum reddam, quam frictum est cicer. (L.) Plaut. Bacch. 4, 5, 7.—I'll roast him as well as ever pea was roasted.

4875. Tam Marte quam Minerva. (L.)-As much by the help of He has gained his object, as much

Mars, as Minerva.

by his courage, as by his prudence.

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