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3404. Non est nostri ingenii. (L.) Cic. Clu. 1, 4.-It is not

within my powers. Such an undertaking demands other

capacities than mine. 3405. Non est quod multa loquamur; Nil intra est oleam, nil extra est in nuce duri.

(L.) Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 30. Is this their reasoning? They may prove as well

An olive has no stone, a nut no shell. --Conington. 3406. Non exstinguar. (L.)-I shall not be extinguished. The

(London) Antiquarian Society. 3407. Non fumum ex fulgore, sed ex fumo dare lucem.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 143. Not smoke from fire his object is to bring,

But fire from smoke, a very different thing.-Conington. Horace compares the inflated style of the mere verse. writer with the ease and lucidity of the true poet: the

one is all smoke, the other all fire. 3408. Non generant aquilæ columbas. (L.)-Eagles do not beget

doves. Motto of Lord Rodney. 3409. Non hæc sine numine. (L.)These things are not without

the Deity's ordering. Viscount Clifden. 3410. Non hoc ista sibi tempus spectacula poscit. (L.) Virg.

A. 6, 37.The present moment is not one for such

exhibitions as those. 3411. Non hominis culpa, sed ista loci. (L.) Ov. T. 5, 7, 60.

Not the man's fault, but that of the place. Circumstances

were too strong for him. 3412. Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco.

(L.) Virg. A. 1, 630. Myself not ignorant of woe

Compassion I have learned to show.Conington.
Cf. Garrick, 1779, Prol. on quitting the stage :

A fellow-feeling makes us wondrous kind,
Cardinal Newman, speaking of those he had left behind him in the
Anglican Communion, says, “I am now in the position of the
fugitive Queen in the well-known passage, who haud ignara mali

, had learned to sympathise with those who were inheritors

of her wanderings."--Letter to Dr Pusey, p. 6. 3413. Non illa colo calathisve Minervæ

Fæmineas assueta manus. . (L.) Virg. A. 7, 805.Her hands were not accustomed to the distaff and work-basket, Said of Camilla, the Volscian heroine. Motto of a delightful paper (37) in the Spectator, on a visit to

Leonora, a learned lady. 3414. Non immemor beneficii. (L.)Not unmindful of kindness.

Duke of Leinster's motto assumed in memory of the saving of the infant heir of the FitzGeralds by an ape, which carried the child to the battlements of the castle

during the fight at Callan. 3415. Non in caro nidore voluptas

Summa, sed in teipso est, tu pulmentaria quære

(L.) Hor. S. 2, 2, 19.
What gives you appetite? 'Tis not the meat
Contains the relish : 'tis in you that eat.

Get condiments by work.—Conington. 3416. Non liquet. (L.)It is not clear. 3417. Non lubet enim mihi deplorare vitam quod multi, et ii

docti, sæpe fecerunt: neque me vixisse pænitet; quoniam
ita vixi, ut non frustra me natum existimem : et ex vita
ita discedo, tanquam ex hospitio, non tanquam ex domo:
commorandi enim natura diversorium nobis, non habi-
tandi locum dedit. (L.) Cic. de Sen. 23, 84.—(Cato
loq.) I do not like to deplore the termination of life, as
many, and even learned men, have done. Nor do I regret
my days, since I have ordered my life upon the belief that
I did not come into the world for nothing; and I leave
it, as I should leave an inn, rather than a home ; nature
having given it us more as a sort of hostelry to stop at,
than as an abiding dwelling-place.
(2.) Vixi, et quem dederat cursum fortuna peregi,

Et nunc magna mei sub terras ibit imago. Virg. A. 4, 653.
My life is lived, and I have played

The part that fortune gave.
And now I pass, a queenly shade,

Majestic to the grave.—Conington.
(3.) Exacto contentus tempore vita
Cedat uti conviva satur.

Hor. S. 1, 1, 118.
And, thankful for past blessings, with good will

Retires, like one who has enjoyed his fill.-Conington.
(4.) Quur non, ut plenus vitæ conviva recedis
Æquo animoque capis securam, stulte, quietem ?

Lucret. 3, 951.
Fool! not to leave as life's replenished guest,
And calmly take thine undisturbed rest !- Ed.

3418. Non magni pendis, quia contigit. (L.) Hor. S. 2, 4, 93.

You do not value it highly, because it is part of your

general good fortune. 3419. Non mihi mille placent: non sum desultor amoris. Tu mihi, si qua fides, cura perennis eris.

(L.) Ov. Am. 1, 3, 15. I do not care for every girl, I'm not a fickle rover,

If constancy not perish'd be, my choice thou art for ever.- Ed. 3420. Non mihi si linguæ centum sint oraque centum,

Ferrea vox, omnes scelerum comprendere formas
Omnia pænarum percurrere nomina possim.

(L.) Virg. A. 6, 625.
The punishments of the Inferno.
No; had I e'en a hundred tongues
A hundred mouths and iron lungs,
Those types of guilt I could not show

Nor tell the forms of penal woe.-Conington. 3421. Non missura cutem nisi plena cruoris hirudo. (L.) Hor.

A. P. 476.—A leech that does not quit the skin until it is

gorged with blood. 3422. Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.

(L.) Vulg. Ps. cxiv. 1.-Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy name give the praise. Often

sung as a grace before meals. 3423. Non nostrum inter vos tantas componere lites. (L.) Virg.

E. 3, 108.-It is not our business to settle such disputes

between you.

3424. Non obstante. (L.)Notwithstanding. Law Phrase. Α.

license from the Crown conveyed by a clause in letters patent, to do something which by common law might be done, but was restrained by Act of Parliament. (2.) Non obstante veredicto. Law Term.-Notwithstanding the verdict. When the defendant obtains a verdict (in case the defence appear not to be legal to the cause of action), the plaintiff may sometimes be allowed to sign judgment

notwithstanding the verdict. 3425. Non omnia possumus omnes. (L.) Virg. E. 8, 63.—We

cannot all do everything. 3426. Non opus est magnis placido lectore poetis; Quam libet invitum difficilemque tenent.

(L.) Ov. Ep. 3, 4, 9. Great bards indulgent readers do not need. Whether we will or no, they make us heed. -Ed.

3427. Non placet quem scurræ laudant, manipulares mussitant.

(L.) Plaut. Trnc. 2, 6, 10.1 do not like the man whom

the town wits cry up, but his mates say nothing about. 3428. Non possidentem multa vocaveris

Recte beatum. Rectius occupat
Nomen beati, qui Deorum

Muneribus sapienter uti,
Duramque callet pauperiem pati,
Pejusque leto flagitium timet;
Non ille pro caris amicis
Aut patria timidus perire. (L.) Hor. C. 4, 9, 45.

The happy man.
Say not that happily he lives

Because of boundless wealth possesst :

More truly his the name of blest
Who wisely uses what God gives;
Who can bear poverty's hard hand,

Who reckons sin as worse than death ;

He will not shirk to yield his breath

For loving friends or fatherland. -Ed. 3429. Non possum ferre, Quirites, Græcam urbem. (L.) Juv.

3, 60. I cannot endure, citizens, a Greekified Rome, or,

as we should say, a Frenchified London. 3430. Non potes in nugas dicere plura meas

Ipse ego quam dixi. (L.) Mart. 13, 2, 4.-You cannot say harder things of my trifles than I have said myself of

them. A humble author deprecating criticism. 3431. Non progredi est regredi. (L.) Prov.--Not to make pro

gress is to go back. 3432. Non pronuba Juno

Non Hymenæus adest, non illi Gratia lecto.
Eumenides tenuere faces de funere raptas :
Eumenides stravere torum. (L.) Ov. M. 6, 428.

Marriage of Tercus and Procne.
No Juno, patroness of bridal rites,

Hymen nor Grace their genial presence shed :
But Furies held the torches, funeral lights

Snatch'd from the pyre, and strewed the marriage-bed. -Ed. 3433. Non propter vitam faciunt patrimonia quidam, Sed vitio cæci propter patrimonia vivunt.

(L.) Juv. 12, 50. Men get estates not to live happily, But, blind in vice, live for their property. -Ed.

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3434. Non qui soletur, non qui labentia tarde

Tempora narrando fallat, amicus adest. (L.) Ov. T. 3,3,11.

I have no friend to solace and to baulk

Time's tedious slowness with his cheerful talk. Ed. 3435. Non quo sed quomodo. (L.)Not by whom but how.

Motto of Earl of Suffolk and Lord Howard de Walden. 3436. Non ragionam di lor, ma guarda, e passa.

(It.) Dante, Inf. 3, 51. Speak not of them, but look, and pass them by.-Cary. 3437. Non refert quam multos, sed quam bonos habeas (sc. libros). (L.) Sen. Ep. 45.It does not matter how many

books you may have, but whether they are good or no. 3438. Non revertar inultus. (L.)-I will not return unrevenged.

Motto of Earl of Lisburne.
3439. Non satis est pulcra esse poemata ; dulcia sunto,

volent animum auditoris agunto.

(L.) Hor. A. P. 99. Mere grace is not enough : a play should thrill

The hearer's soul, and move it at its will. —Conington. 3440. Non scribit, cujus carmina nemo legit. (L.) Mart. 3, 9,

2.-He does not write, whose verses no man reads. 3441. Non semper ea sunt, quæ videntur: decipit

Frons prima multos; rara mens intelligit
Quod interiore condidit cura angulo. (L.) Phædr. 4, 2,
16.Things are not always what they seem: the first
appearance deceives many, and it takes a clever mind to
discern what is carefully hidden within the inmost recesses

of another's heart. 3442. Non semper erunt Saturnalia. (L.)The holidays will not

last for ever. 3443. Non sequitur. (L.)It does not follow. Not a necessary

conclusion. A conclusion that is not warranted by its

premisses. 3444. Non sibi sed patriæ. (L.)— Not for himself, but for his

country. Motto of the Earl of Romney. 3445. Non si male nunc et olim Sic erit. (L.) Hor. C. 2, 10, 17.

Nor, if affairs look ill to-day

Shall it be always so.-Eil. 3446. Non sine numine. (L.)-Not without the Deity. Lord


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