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which are unseen, concealed, and unknown, and to be more violently alarmed by them.

776. Communitates Burgi de Dorchestria. (L.)-The Corpora tion of the Burgh of Dorchester.

777. Comparaison n'est pas raison. (Fr.)-Comparison is no


778. Compedes, quas ipse fecit, ipsus ut gestet faber. (L.) Aus. Id. 6 fin. The smith must wear the fetters he himself has made. As you have made your bed, so must you lie. Cf. Tute hoc intristi; tibi omne est exedendum. Ter. Phorm. 2, 2, 4.-You have made this dish, and you must eat it up. You began the affair and you must go through with it.

779. Compendiaria res improbitas, virtusque tarda. (L.)?—Dishonesty chooses the most expeditious route, virtue the more circuitous one.


780. Complectamur illam et amemus: plena est voluptatis si illâ scias uti. . . jucundissima est ætas devexa, non tamen præceps et illam quoque in extrema regulâ stantem, judico habere suas voluptates, aut hoc ipsum succedit in locum voluptatum, nullis egere. (L.) (L.) Sen. Ep. 12.As for old age, embrace and love it. It abounds with pleasure, if you know how to use it. The gradually (I do not say rapidly) declining years are amongst the sweetest in a man's life; and, I maintain, that even where they have reached the extreme limit, they have their pleasures still; or else, this takes the place of pleasures, to need them

no more.

781. Componitur orbis

Regis ad exemplum; nec sic inflectere sensus
Humanos edicta valent, quam vita regentis.

(L.) Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 299.

A Prince's Example.

The great world moulds its manners on the king's
Example: nor can wisest laws constrain

His people half so much, as the king's life. — Ed.
782. Compositum jus fasque animo, sanctosque recessus

Mentis, et incoctum generoso pectus honesto. (L.) Pers. 2, 73.-Regulated principles of justice and duty in the mind: pure thoughts within; and a breast filled with an instinctive sense of honour. (Compositum jus fasque animi. Motto of Lord Ellenborough.)

783. Compositum miraculi causa. (L.) Tac. A. 11, 27.-A story got up to create astonishment.

784. Compos mentis. faculties.

(Law L.)-In the possession of his

Compos or non compos are used to denote the saneness, or not, of
any one. Tu mentis es compos? Tu non constringendus?
Cic. Phil. 2, 38, 97.-Are you then in your right mind?
you not a person to be kept under restraint?


785. Con amore. (It.)-With love. Enthusiastically. 786. Concessa pudet ire via, civemque videri. (L.) Luc. 2, 446. He is ashamed to advance by the public way, and to appear in the character of an honest man. Said of Julius Cæsar.

787. Concordans. (L.)—Agreeing together. Motto of the Order of Concord, Brandenburg.

788. Concordia discors. (L.) Luc. 1, 98.-Discordant harmony. Ill-assorted union or combination of persons or things: agreeable discords in music.

789. Concordia, integritate, industria. (L.)-By concord, integrity, and industry. Motto of Lord Rothschild.

790. Concordia parvæ res crescunt, discordia maxumæ dilabuntur. (L.) Sall. Jug. 10, 16.-If harmony be preserved, small undertakings will prosper; but dissension will bring the greatest states to the ground. (The first four words are the Motto of Merchant Tailors' Company.)

791. Concurritur: horæ

Momento cita mors venit, aut victoria læta.

(L.) Hor. S. 1, 1, 7.

One short, sharp shock, and presto! all is done:
Death in an instant comes, or victory's won.-Conington.

792. Condicio dulcis sine pulvere palma. (L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 5 v. The certainty of winning the coveted palm with out an effort.

793. Condo et compono quæ mox depromere possim. (L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 12.-I am storing and collecting what some day or other I shall be able to produce.

794. Con el Rey y con la Inquisicion, chitos! (S) Prov.About the King and the Inquisition, not a word!

795. Confido, conquiesco. (L.)-I trust and rest. Earl of Dysart and Lord Tollemache.

Motto of

796. Confiteor, si quid prodest delicta fateri. (L.) Ov. Am. 2, 4, 3.-I confess my fault if the confession can be of any avail. (2.) Confiteor, a part of the office of the Mass.

797. Congé d'eslire. (Fr.)-Leave to elect.

Term used in the Anglican Church to express the permission granted by the Sovereign to the Chapter of a cathedral to elect a Bishop. This is, however, a matter of form, as the Chapter is bound to nominate the person recommended in the Royal letter which accompanies the Congé.

798. Conjugium vocat, hoc prætexit nomine culpam.

She calls it marriage now; such name

(L.) Virg. A. 4, 172.

She chooses to conceal her shame.-Conington.

Dido's guilty love for Æneas: not the only woman who has endeavoured to screen her shame under a false title. 799. Connubialis amor de Mulcibre fecit Apellem. (L.)—Love turned a blacksmith into an Apelles. Epitaph of Quintin Matsys, the blacksmith-painter of Antwerp.

800. Conscia mens recti famæ mendacia risit

Sed nos in vitium credula turba sumus.

(L.) Ov. F. 4, 311.

Conscious of truth, the mind can smile at lies,
But we're a race too prone t' imagine vice.—Ed.

Si quid usquam justitia est, et mens sibi conscia recti. Virg.
A. 1, 604.-If justice, and a sense of conscious right yet avail

Conscia mens recti is sometimes used as a periphrasis for innocence, conscious integrity.

801. Conscientiam rectæ voluntatis maximam consolationem esse rerum incommodarum. (L.) Cic. Fam. 6, 4, 2.Consciousness of an honourable intention is the greatest consolation in troubles. (2.) Conscientia mille testes. Quint. 5, 11, 41.-A good conscience is worth a thousand witnesses; and cf. Mea mihi conscientia pluris est quam omnium sermo. Cic. Att. 12, 28, 2.-The verdict of my own conscience is more to me than the testimony of all men put together. (3.) Bona conscientia turbam advocat, mala etiam in solitudine anxia atque solicita est. Ep. 43, 5.-A good conscience invites the inspection of all, a bad is anxious and distressed even in solitude. 802. Consensus tollit errorem. (L.) Law Max.-Consent does away with all objections on the score of irregularity. If an action ought to have been laid in Surrey, but with the


consent of the parties (per assensum partium) it is tried in London, no objection can be taken on the ground of irregularity.

803. Consentientes et agentes pari pœna plectentur. (L.) Law Max.-Parties to a wrongful act are to be visited with the same penalties as the principals.

804. Consequitur quodcunque petit. (L.) He attains whatever he aims at. Motto of the Marquess of Headfort.

805. Conservez bien la foi, conservez votre loi. (Fr.) Breton Prov.-Keep well your faith, keep your law.

806. Consilia firmiora sunt de divinis locis. (L.) Plaut. Most. 5, 1, 55.—Advice is more reliable that comes from conse

crated spots.

807. Consilia qui dant prava cautis hominibus

Et perdunt operam et deridentur turpiter.

Who ill advice on wary men confer

(L.) Phædr. 1, 25, 1.

Waste time and shameful ridicule incur.-Ed.

808. Consilio et animis. (L.)-By wisdom and courage. Motto of the Earl of Lauderdale.

809. Constans et fidelitate. (L.)-Constant and with faithfulness. Motto of Order of St Hubert.

810. Constantia et virtute. (L.)-By constancy and virtue.

Motto of Earl Amherst.

811. Constructio legis non facit injuriam. (L.) Law Max.— The construing or interpretation of the law must not be allowed to injure any one.

812. Consuetudinem sermonis vocabo consensum eruditorum ; sicut vivendi consensum bonorum. (L.) Quint. 1, 4, 3.-I consider the style of speaking adopted by men of education to be the standard of correct language, just as the example of good men furnishes the model for our own lives.

Consensus the collective opinion or general agreement of any body of men upon any given question. Cf. Consuetudo vero certissima loquendi magistra; utendumque plane sermone, ut nummo, cui publica forma est. Id. ibid.-Custom after all is the best rule in speaking, and we should choose words, as we do money, that have the public stamp on them.

813. Consuetudinis magna vis est. -Great is the force of habit.


Cic. Tusc. 2, 17, 40.

814. Consuetudo est altera lex. (L.) Law Max.-Custom is a second law.

815. Consuetudo est secunda natura. (L.) S. Aug. adv. Jul. 5, 59.-Custom is second nature. Cf. Morem fecerat usus. Ov. M. 2, 345.-Custom had made it a habit. 816. Consuetudo loci est observanda. (L.) Law Max.-The customary law of a particular place is to be observed,— such, e.g., as the custom of gavelkind in parts of Kent. But the custom must be capable of being reduced to a certainty, and it must be reasonable: under these conditions, Consuetudo ex certa causa rationabili usitata privat communem legem, Custom, when grounded on a certain and reasonable cause, supersedes the common law.

817. Consule veritatem. (L.) Cic. Or. 48, 159.-Consult the etymology (of the word): in Greek, Tò Tupov, the literal sense of a word according to its origin.

818. Consummatum est. (L.) Vulg. Joan. xix. 30.-—It is finished. 819. Contemnuntur ii, qui nec sibi, nec alteri, ut dicitur: in quibus nullus labor, nulla industria nulla cura est. (L.) Cic. Off. 2, 10, 36.—Those men are held in deserved contempt, who do no good to themselves or any one else, as the saying is; who make no exertion, show no industry, exercise no thought.

820. Contemporanea expositio est optima et fortissima in lege. (L.) Law Max.-The best and surest way of expounding any statute is by referring to the construction put upon it at the time it was made, and, Optimus legis interpres consuetudo, Customary usage is the best expounder of the import of a statute.

821. Contemptor suamet vitæ, dominus aliena. (L.) Sen. ?The man who puts small value on his own life will be master of the lives of others.

822. Contentement passe richesse.

(Fr.)-A mind contented

with its lot, is more valuable than riches.

823. Contesa vecchia tosto si fa nuova. (It.) Prov.-An old feud is soon renewed.

824. Conticuisse nocet nunquam, nocet esse locutum. (L.) Anth. Sacr. Jac. Billii (in loquaces).—It never hurts a man to keep silence, but often to speak.


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