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2555. L'ami des Tyrans est l'ennemi du genre humain.

Linguet.The friend of tyrants is the common enemy of mankind. The author was condemned to the guillotine (1794), with this quotation from his own writings

attached to his sentence.
2556. La mode est un Tyran dont rien nous délivre,

A son bizarre goût il faut s'accommoder,
Mais sous ses folles lois étant forcé de vivre,
Le sage n'est jamais le premier à la suivre,
Ni le dernier à la garder. (Fr.) Pavillon ?

The tyranny of fashion.
A tyrant is fashion whom none can escape,
To his whimsical fancies our tastes we must shape :
We are forced to conform to the mode, it is true,
But it's never the wise who first follow the new,

Nor the last who abandon the old. -Ed. 2557. La moitié du monde prend plaisir à médire, et l'autre moitié

à croire les médisances. (Fr.) Prov.-One half of the world take delight in uttering slander, and the other half

in believing it. 2558. La moltiplicità delle leggi e dei medici in un paese sono

egualmente segni di malore di quello. (It.) -A multiplicity of laws and of physicians in any country are proofs

alike of its bad state. 2559. La monnoie de M. de Turenne. (Fr.) Mme. Cornuel.

Turenne's small change. Said of the ten generals who vainly endeavoured to fill the place of the great French

commander after his death at Satzbach, 1675. 2560. La moquerie est souvent indigence d'esprit. (Fr.)

Bruy. Car. vol. i. p. 93.Derision is frequently a sign of

lack of wit. 2561. La mort est plus aisée à supporter sans y penser, que la pensée de la mort sans péril

. (Fr.) Pasc. Pens. 31, 3. —Death itself is less painful to bear when it comes upon us unawares, than the bare contemplation of it, even when

danger is far distant. 2562. La mort ne surprend point le sage;

Il est toujours prêt à partir,

S'étant su lui-même avertir Du temps où l'on se doit résoudre à ce passage. La Font. 8, 1.Death never takes the wise unawares, since he is always ready to depart; having learnt to anticipate the time when he must perforce make this last journey.

2563. La mort ravit tout sans pudeur. (Fr.) La Font. 8, 1.

Unblushing death ravishes everything. 2564. La mouche du coche. (Fr.) Prov.The fly of the coach.

Taken from La Fontaine's fable (7, 9), signifying a busybody, who thinks that fussing about is the same thing

as being really useful. 2565. L'amour apprend aux ânes à danser. (Fr.) Prov.— Love

teaches even asses to dance. 2566. L'amour de la justice n'est, en la plus part des hommes,

que la crainte de souffrir l'injustice. (Fr.) La Rochef. Max. 78, p. 41.-The love of justice in the majority of mankind, is nothing else than the dread of suffering in

justice from others. 2567. L'amour est le roman du cour,

Et le plaisir en est l'histoire. (Fr.) M. de Bièvre.

Love is the heart's romance, pleasure is its history. 2568. L'amour et la fumée ne peuvent se cacher. (Fr.) Prov.

- Love and smoke cannot be hid. 2569. L'amour-propre est le plus grand de tous les flatteurs.

(Fr.) -Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers. 2570. L'amour-propre offensé ne pardonne jamais. (Fr.) Vigée,

Aveux Diff.— Wounded self-love never forgives. 2571. L'amour soumet la terre, assujetit les cieux, Les rois sont à ses pieds, il gouverne les dieux.

(Fr.) Corn. ? Love conquers the earth, and Love conquers the sky,

Kings lie at his feet, and the Gods own his sway.-Ed. 2572. La moutarde après le dîner. (Fr.)— Mustard when dinner

is over. A day after the fair. 2573. La moutarde lui monte au nez. (Fr.) Prov.The mustard

gets into his nose. A peppery fellow. 2574. La aissance n'est rien où la vertu n'est pas. (Fr.) Mol.

Festin de Pierre, 4.Birth is nothing without virtue. 2575. La nation française n'oublie pas ses enfants célèbres, même

lorsqu'ils sonts morts à l'étranger. (Fr.)-The French nation does not forget its illustrious children, even when they die in a foreign land. Inscription on Claude Lorraine's tomb in the Church of Trinita dei Monti, in Rome.

2576. La nation ne fait pas corps en France; elle réside toute

entière dans la personne du roy. (Fr.)The nation, in France, is not a body politic, being comprised complete and entire in the person of the king. MS. composed by the order of Louis XIV. for the instruction of the

Dauphin, Duke of Burgundy. 2577. Langage des halles. (Fr.)The slang of the fish-markets.

Anglicè, “ Billingsgate.
2578. L'anime triste di coloro
Che visser senza infamia, e senza lodo.

(It.) Dante, Inf. 3, 36.
The wretched souls of those, who lived
Without or praise or blame. —Cary.
Dante places these characterless souls just within the

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2579. L'antipode du bon sens.

(Fr). The antipodes of good

sense.

2580. La nuit porte conseil. (Fr.) Prov.-The night is a good

counsellor. Sleep upon it. 2581. La nuit tous les chats sont gris. (Fr.) Prov.–At night all cats are grey.

The dark hides defects. 2582. Là ou ailleurs. (Fr.)There or elsewhere. Motto of De

Kergariou (Brittany). 2583. La parole a été donnée à l'homme pour déguiser sa pensée.

(Fr.)Speech has been given to man to conceal his
thoughts.
Harel, in the Siècle of August 21, 1846, attributes the sentiment
to Talleyrand, but it occurs in Voltaire (Dial. xiv.): "Ils ne se
servent de la pensée que pour autorizer leurs injustices, et n'em-
ployent les paroles que pour déguiser leurs pensées.' Cf. also Cam-
pistron, Pompeia, 2, 5 : Le cour sent rarement ce que la bouche
exprime.It is rare for the mouth to utter the heart's true sentiments.
Young (+ 1765) had still earlier (1725) written in his Satire, Uni.
versal Passion, The Love of Fame, 207 :

Where Nature's end of language is declined,

And men talk only to conceal the mind.
Büchmann (Gefl. W. p. 379) points out a distich from Dion. Cato,
4, 26 :

Perspicito tecum tacitus quid quisque loquatur.
Sermo hominum mores et celat indicat idem. (L.)
Consider inwardly what each man says :
His talk both hides and shows man's secret ways. -Ed.

2584. La patience est amère, mais le fruit en est doux.

J. J. Rouss. Patience is bitter, but it yields sweet fruit.

Disappointment and suffering is the school of wisdom. 2585. La patience est le remède le plus sûre contre les calomnies :

le temps, tôt ou tard, découvre la vérité. (Fr.)? Patience is the most sure remedy for calumny: time,

sooner or later, reveals the truth. 2586. La patrie veut être servie, et non pas dominée. (Fr.)-

One's country requires to be served and not to be domineered

over.

Saying of Prince Bismarck in conference with Favre on the terms of peace in 1871 (Moritz Busch. vol. ii. p. 279, Eng. tr.). Political consistency often becomes blundering wrongheadedness : one must take wider views and not force one's own private wishes upon the

country. 2587. La pauvreté n'est pas un péché,

Mieux vaut cependant la cacher. (Fr.) Breton Prov.

Poverty is not a sin;

Still it is best to keep it in.-Ed. 2588. La perfection marche lentement, il lui faut la main du

temps. (Fr.) Volt. Perfection is attained by slow

degrees, she requires the hand of time. 2589. La peur est un grand inventeur. (Fr.) Prov.-Fear is a

great inventor. 2590. La philosophie triomphe aisément des maux passés, et des

maux à venir; mais les maux présents triomphent d'elle. (Fr.) La Rochef. Max. p. 34, $ 22.—Philosophy triumphs easily enough over past and future misfortunes, but she is

worsted by the misfortunes of the moment. 2591. La plus belle victoire est de vaincre son cæur.

(Fr.) La Font. Nymphes de Vaux.—The finest victory is to conquer

one's own heart. 2592. La plus part des hommes emploient la première partie de

leur vie à rendre l'autre misérable. (Fr.) La Bruy. Car. vol. ii. cap. 11, p. 48.The generality of men spend the first part of their lives in contributing to render the latter

part miserable. 2593. La plus part des hommes n'ont pas le courage de corriger

les autres, parcequ'ils n'ont pas le courage de souffrir qu'on les corrige. (Fr.)Most men have not the courage to correct others, because they have not the courage to bear correction themselves.

2594. La popularité c'est la gloire en gros sous. (Fr.) V. Hugo,

Ruy Blas, 3.—Popularity is glory in copper coinage. 2595. L'appétit vient en mangeant, disoit Angeston, mais la soif

s'en va en beuvant. (Fr.) Rabelais, Gargantua. 1, 5.The appetite increases with eating, suid Angeston, but thirst is. quenched by drinking. The more one has, the more one wishes for. Men grow to like pursuits by the

mere force of habitually engaging in them. 2596. La propriété exclusive est un vol dans la nature. (Fr.)?

-Exclusive possession is a violation of nature's rights. 2597. Lapsus calami. (L.)A slip of the pen. A clerical error.

(2.) Lapsus linguæ. —A slip of the tongue. 2598. La raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure. (Fr.)

La Font. 1, 10.–The opinion of the strongest is always the best. Cf. Le droit du plus fort, etc.The right of the

strongest, etc. 2599. La reconnaissance est la mémoire du cæur. (Fr.) Massieu ?

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. Cicero calls it

animus memor, a mind that does not forget. 2600. La république des loups. (Fr.) Beaum. !—The republic of

wolves. Said of the republic of letters of the 18th cent. 2601. La réputation d'un homme est comme son ombre, qui tantôt

le suit, et tantôt le précède ; quelquefois elle est plus longue, et quelquefois plus courte que lui. (Fr.)?-A man's reputation islike his shadow, which sometimes follows, sometimes precedes him, and which is occasionally longer,

occasionally shorter than he is. 2602. L'argent est un bon passe-partout. (Fr.) Prov.-Money

is a good passport.
2603. Largior hic campos æther et lumine vestit
Purpureo : solemque suum, sua sidera norunt.

(L.) Virg. A. 6, 640.
The Elysian fields.
Around the champaign mantles bright
The fulness of purpureal light;
Another sun and stars they know,

That shine like ours, but shine below. --Conington. 2604. Largitionem fundum non habere, (L.) Prov. ap. Cic.

Off. 2, 15, 55.--Giving has no bottom to its purse. There is no end to giving when you once begin.

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