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880. Creta an carbone notandi. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 3, 246.—
Are they to be marked with chalk or charcoal ? Are their characters black or white ? Were they happy days,
or no? 881. Cretizandum est cum Crete. (L.) Prov.- We must do at
Crete as the Cretans do. 882. Crimen læsæ majestatis. (L.)—Crime of high-treason. 883. Crimina qui cernunt aliorum, non sua cernunt,
Hi sapiunt aliis, desipiuntque sibi. (L.) ?—Those who see the faults of others, and are blind to their own, are
wise as regards others, fools as regards themselves. 884. Croire tout découvert est une erreur profonde, C'est prendre l'horizon
les bornes du monde. (Fr.) Lemierre, Utilité des découvertes. To think all discovered's an error profound ;
'Tis to take the horizon for earth's mighty bound. -Ed. 885. Crom-a-boo. (Irish.)-Crom for ever. Motto of Duke of
Leinster. 886. Croyez moi, la prière est un cri d'espérance. (Fr.) A. de
Musset, L'Espoir en Dieu.—Believe me, prayer is a cry
of hope. 887. Crudelem medicum intemperans æger facit. (L.) Pub.
Syr. !An unreasonable patient makes a harsh doctor. 888. Crudelis mater magis, an puer improbus ille ?
Improbus ille puer: crudelis tu quoque mater. (L.) Virg. E. 8, 49.—Was the mother cruel, or was it rather the son who was so bad? The son was bad, and thou, O
mother, cruel also. 889. Crudelis ubique Luctus, ubique Pavor, et plurima mortis imago.
(L.) Virg. A. 2. 368. Dire agonies, wild terrors swarm,
And death glares grim in many a form.-Conington. 890. Crux. (L.)-A cross. A difficulty (puzzle, dilemma,
problem) that perplexes and baffles and seems insur
mountable. 891. Crux stat dum volvitur orbis. (L.)?—The Cross stands
erect while the world revolves. , 892. Cucullus non facit monachum. (L.) Prov.—The cowl does
not make the monk.
The dress appropriate to any profession does not necessarily make
the wearer a member of the body he appears to represent. The saying means that costume goes for nothing compared with actual qualifications. You may get yourself up in the most unexceptionable nautical attire, and yet know no more how to
handle a vessel than a London 'bus conductor. 893. Cui bono? (L.)-For whose advantage is it? Cf. Cic. Rosc.
Am. 30, 84: Cui bono fuisset, Whose advantage would it have been ? A question often propounded in lawsuits by
L. Cassius, the judge. (2.) Cui malo — To whose hurt? 894. Cuicunque aliquis quid concedit, concedere videtur et id,
sine quo res ipsa esse non potest. (L.) Law Max.-
down the trees, and convey them away without being respon-
during the necessary time of conveyance. 895. Cui dolet, meminit. (L.) Prov. Cic. Mur. 20, 42.-He
who suffers, remembers. A burnt child, etc. 896. Cui lecta potenter erit res Nec facundia deseret hunc nec lucidus ordo.
(L.) Hor. A. P. 40. Let but our theme be equal to our powers,
Choice language, clear arrangement, both are ours.—Conington. 897. Cuilibet in arte sua perito est credendum.
(L.) Law Max.—Every man should be given credence on points connected with his own special profession. Thus, questions relating to any particular trade must be decided
by a jury after examination of witnesses skilled in that particular profession. Surgeons on a point of surgery, pilots on a
question of navigation, and so on. 898. Cui licet quod majus, non debet quod minus est non licere.
(L.) Law Max.—He who has authority to do the greater,
the greater contains the less. 899. Cui licitus est finis, etiam licent media. (L.) Busenbaum,
Medulla Theol. Moralis, 6, 6, 2.- Where the end is lawful the means thereto are lawful also. This maxim of the Jesuit writer is generally cited as “The end justifies the means.
900. Cui non conveniat sua res, ut calceus olim,
Hor. Ep. 1, 10, 42.
Too wide, they trip us up, too strait, they gall.—Conington. 901. Cui peccare licet, peccat minus. Ipsa potestas
Semina nequitiæ languidiora facit. (L.) Ov. Am. 3, 4, 9. Who's free to sin, sins less : the very power
liobs evildoing of its choicest flower.- Ed.
Stultus uterque locum immeritum causatur inique ;
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 14, 11.
Is most in fault, which ne'er leaves self behind.—Conington. 903. Cui prodest scelus, Is fecit. (L.) Sen. Med. 500.—His
is the crime, who profits by it most. 904. Cuique sua annumerabimus. (L.) Columella, xii. 2.
We will put down to the account of each what belongs to
him. 905. Cui sit condicio dulcis sine pulvere palmæ. (L.) Hor.
Ep. 1, 1, 51.—Who has the terms of winning the coveted palm without an effort. Literally without the dust or sand (called in Gr. ápń or "touch"), with which the
wrestlers sprinkled their bodies to get a firmer grip. 906. Cuivis potest accidere, quod cuiquam potest. (L.) Pub.
Syr. ap. Sen. Tranq. 11.-Accidents that may befall any
man, may befall every man. 907. Cujuscunque orationem vides politam et sollicitam, scito
animum in pusillis occupatum, in scriptis nil solidum. (L.) Sen. Ep. 1, 21.-Whenever you observe a man too careful about the neatness of his style, you may put him down for a dilettante (trifler), with nothing of a solid
character in his writings. 908. Cujus est dare ejus est disponere. (L.) Law Max.—He
who makes a gift has a perfect right to regulate its disposal. A founder of a charity may give it what shape
he pleases, provided it be a legal one. 909. Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare. (L.) Law Max.
The power that institutes may also abrogate. The legislation can only repeal laws which itself has made.
910. Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum. (L.) Law
Max.—He who owns the soil, owns everything above it.
water thereupon pass with it. 911. Cujus omne consilium Themistocleum est. Existimat enim
qui mare teneat, eum necesse esse rerum potiri. (L.) Cic. Att. 10, 8, 4.—Pompey's plan is just that of Themistocles. He considers that whoever has the command of the
sea must necessarily obtain the supreme power. 912. Cujus rei libet simulator atque dissimulator. (L.) Sall.
Č. 5, 4.-A man who could assume all characters, and
perfectly conceal his own. A finished hypocrite. 913. Cujus tu fidem in pecunia perspexeris
Verere ei verba credere? (L.) Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 10.-
hesitate to confide in the word of a man, of whose probity in pecuniary matters you have had full proof? 914. Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius, nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.
Posteriores enim cogitationes (ut aiunt) sapientiores solent esse. (L.) Cic. Phil. 12, 2, 5.-Ány one is liable to make mistakes, but no one, except a fool, will persist in his error. As they say, second
thoughts are generally best. 915. Cujus vulturis hoc erit cadaver? (L.) Mart. 6, 62, 4.
What vulture will fasten on this carcass? Who will have the plucking of this greenhorn? Who will be the
lucky heirs of this enormous wealth ? 916. Cul de sac. (Fr.)—A blind lane, or entry, without exit at
the other end. No thoroughfare. 917. Culpam pæna premit comes. (L.) Hor. C. 4, 5, 24.–
Swift vengeance follows sin. "An ideal state of things
supposed to be realised under the government of Augustus. 918. Cum grano salis. (L.) 1—With a grain of salt.
Said of the qualification or latitude with which statements of a
doubtful nature are to be received. You should always receive X's stories cum grano, since he is notorious for drawing the
long bow. 919. Cum humanis divina. (L.)-Human and divine learning.
Islington School 920. Cum multis aliis, quæ nunc perscribere longum est. (L.) Eton
Latin Grammar (Genders of Nouns). — With many other things which it would now be too long to recount at length.
921. Cum pulcris tunicis sumet nova consilia et spes.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 33.
He will feel inspired With new conceptions when he's new attired. - Conington. 922. Cum tristibus severe, cum remissis jucunde, cum senibus
graviter, cum juventute comiter vivere, cum facinorosis audacter, cum libidinosis luxurie vivere. (L.) Cic. Am. 6, 13.-With the melancholy, he would affect melancholy; with the careless, cheerfulness : in the company of old men he was grave, and with the younger ones, gay: a match for criminals in bravado, and for debauchees in licentiousness. Character of Catiline, who, in this sense
of the words, made himself “all things to all men.
(L.) Ov. M. 1, 190.
And unaffected parts contract decay.--Ed. 924. Cuncti adsint, meritæque expectent præmia palma. (L.)
Virg. A. 5, 70.-—Let all attend, and expect the prizes
due to their well-earned laurels. A distribution of prizes. 925. Cupidine humani ingenii libentius obscura credendi. (L.)
Tac. H. 1, 22.—Through the natural inclination of the mind to give credence more readily, in proportion as the
subject is obscure. 926. Cupido dominandi cunctis affectibus flagrantior est. (L.)
Tac. A. 15, 53.—The thirst for power is the most power
ful of all the affections of the mind. 927. Curæ leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.
(L.) Sen. Hipp. 607. Light sorrows speak, but deeper ones are dumb.- Ed. 928. Curarum maxima nutrix Nox. (L.) Ov. M. 8, 81.
That best nurse of troubles, Night. 929. Curatio funeris, conditio sepulturæ, pompæ exequiarum,
magis sunt vivorum solatia, quam subsidia mortuorum. (L.) August. 2-The management of funerals, the pomp and circumstance of burial, are rather devised for the consolation of the living, than for any actual relief to the dead.