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is expected to exercise proper vigilance in protecting his interests; and in the same way, claims to be made within
a given time will be forfeited if made afterwards. 5235. Vigilate et orate. (L.) Vulg. S. Matt. 26, 41.-Watch
Motto of Viscount Castlemaine. 5236. Vigiliis et virtute. (L.)-By vigilance and virtue. Motto
of Cowbridge Grammar School. 5237. Vigueur de dessus. (Fr.)-Strength from above. Motto
of Lord Inchiquin.
O cives, cives, quærenda pecunia prima est,
Gold counts for more than silver, all men hold :
Seek money first, good friends, and virtue next. -Conington. 5239. Vincet amor patriæ, laudumque immensa cupido. (L.)
Virg. A. 6, 824.--Love of his country, and an insatiate thirst for glory shall prevail. “Vincit a. p.," motto of the Earls of Chichester and Yarborough, Viscount Moles
worth, and Lord Muncaster. 5240. Vincit omnia veritas. (L.)-Truth conquers all things.
Motto of Lord Kingsale. (2.) Vincit veritas.—Truth
conquers. Viscount Gorte
Quam tuus ensis aget: minuit præsentia famam. (L.)?
would weaken your fame.
(Fr.) Le P. Lemoine, S. Louis. Twice times ten centuries sunk in endless night
Lie there unmoved, silent, and without light. — Ed. Alluding to the Pyramids. Napoleon, however, was more correct when he told his army in Egypt that "forty centuries” looked
down on them from the summit of the Pyramids. 5243. Vinum exhilarat animum. (L.)-Wine maketh glad the
heart. Vintners' Company motto. 5244. Violenta nemo imperia continuit diu : Moderata durant.
(L.) Sen. Troad. 258. No one has governed long by violence : The firm but gentle rule it is that lasts. -Ed.
5245. Vipera Cappadocem nocitura momordit; at illa Gustato periit sanguine Cappadocis.
(L.) Epigr. Select. 1659. A Cappadocian born was by a viper bit :
The serpent tasted the thick blood, and died of it.- Ed.
Un gros serpent mordit Aurelle.
Que croyez-vous qu'il arriva ?
Ce fût le serpent qui creva.
What, think you, did betide ?
The snake it was that died.-Ed.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 16, 40. Whom call we good ? The man who keeps intact
Each law, each right, each statute and each act.-Conington. 5247. Virescit vulnere virtus. (L.)— Virtue flourishes from a
wound. Motto of the Earl of Galloway. 5248. Viret in æternum. (L.)— It flourishes eternally. 13th
Hussars. 5249. Vir fama ingens, ingentior armis. (L.) Virg. A. 11, 124.—A
hero great in reputation, and greater still in deeds of arms. 5250. Virgilium vidi tantum. (L.) Ov. T. 4, 10, 51.–Virgil, I
just saw. Ovid, in the passage, is recounting all the
famous poets of his day. 5251. Virginitas et unitas nostra fraternitas. (L.)—Chastity and
unity are the bonds of our confraternity. Pinmakers'
Company. 5252. VIRTUS. (L.)- Virtue. Mottoes depending on:
(1.) Virtus ariete fortior.–Virtue is stronger than a battering-ram. Motto of the Earl of Abingdon. (2.) V. basis vitæ.-Virtue is the basis of life. Lord Stafford. (3.) V. in actione consistit. –Virtue consists in action. Motto of Earl Craven. (4.) V. in arduis. Virtue in difficulties. Motto of Lord Ashburton. (5.) V. invidiæ scopus. —Virtue is envy's mark. Lord Methuen. (6.) V. mille scuta.–Virtue is as good as a thousand shields. Motto of the Earl of Howard and Effingham. (7.) V. nobilitat.–Virtue ennobles. Order of the Belgic Lion for Civil Merit. (8.) V. non stemma.Virtue, not ancestors. Duke of Westminster and Lord Ebury. (9.). V. probata florescit. - Approved virtue flourishes. Motto of Earl of Bandon. (10.) V. propter se.–Virtue for herself. Lord
Macdonald. (11.) V. semper viridis. – Virtue is always flourishing.
alone ennobles. Motto of Lord Wallscourt.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 9. Between these faults 'tis virtue's place to stand
At distance from the extreme on either hand.—Conington. 5254. Virtus est vitium fugere, et sapientia prima Stultitia caruisse.
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 41. To fly from vice is virtue: to be free
From foolishness is wisdom's first degree.-Conington. 5255. Virtus, recludens immeritis mori
Cælum, negata tentat iter via,
Spernit humum fugiente penna. (L.) Hor. C. 3,2,21.
She makes the way she does not find :
Her soaring pinion leaves behind.-Conington. 5256. Virtus repulsæ nescia sordidæ,
Intaminatis fulget honoribus :
Arbitrio popularis auræ. (L.) Hor. C. 3, 2, 17.
Her robes she keeps unsullied still,
To please a people's veering will. --Conington.
Line 1 is the motto of the Earl of Desart. 5257. Virtute ambire oportet, non favitoribus. Sat habet favitorum semper, qui recte facit.
(L.) Plaut. Am. Prol. 78. By worth, not clapping, one should strive to please ;
Who acts aright is always sure of praise. -Ed. 5258. Virtute duce, comite fortuna. (L.) Cic. Fam. 10, 3.
With virtue for leader, and fortune for companion. 5259. Virtute et labore. (L.)—By virtue and toil. Motto of
the Earl of Dundonald, Lord Headley, and Lord Rath-
verbis.—By virtue not words. Motto of Marquess of Lansdowne. (8.) V. quies. —In virtue there is tranquillity. Motto of Marquess of Normanby. (9.) V. securus. -Secure in virtue. Motto of Lord
Hawarden. 5260. Virtutem doctrina paret, naturane donet ?
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 100. Is virtue raised by culture, or self-sown ?-Conington.
A common problem amongst philosophers. 5261. Virtutem incolumen odimus, Sublatam ex oculis quærimus, invidi.
(L.) Hor. C. 3, 24, 31. Though living virtue we despise,
We follow her when dead with envious eyes. —Prancis. 5262. Virtutem videant, intabescantque relicta. (L.) Pers. 3, 38.
In all her charms set Virtue in their eye,
And let them see their loss, despair, and die.—Gifford. 5263. Virtutis amore. (L.)-Through the love of virtue. Motto
of Earls Annesley, Mountmorres, and Viscount Valentia. (2.) V. avorum præmium.—The reward of the virtue of my forefathers. Motto of Viscount Templetown. (3.) V. comes invidia. — Envy is the attendant on virtue. Viscount Hereford. (4.) V. fortuna comes. — Fortune is the companion of valour. Motto of the Duke of Wellington, Earl of Clancarty, Viscount Harberton, Lord Ashtown, and Wellington College. (5.) V. Namurcensis præmium.—Prize of valour shown at Namur. 18th Foot. (6.) V. præmium honor.--Honour is the prize of virtue.
Earl of Denbigh. 5264. Virtutis enim laus omnis in actione consistit. (L.) Cic.
Off. 1, 6, 19.—The glory of virtue consists entirely in
action, 5265. Vis. (L.)-Force, power, “go.” (2.) In Mechanics the
word is synonymous with Force. V. acceleratrix, accelerating force; v. inertice, resisting force; v. motrix, motive force; v. mortua, a dead force or pressure ; v. viva, actual energy, the power residing in a moving
body. (Dict. Sc. Lit. and Art. Brande and Cox, p. 954.) 5266. Vis comica. (L.)-Comic powers. Talent for comedy.
A phrase formed, by a misposition of commas, out of lines of Caius
Lenibus atque utinam scriptis adjuncta foret vis,
Cum Græcis. - I wish that his (Terence's) smoothly-flowing lines had such force, as to make his comic talents take equal rank with the Greek dramatists. Cæsar is far from denying Terence a comica virtus, but only considers it as falling short of the Greek
Vim temperatam Di quoque provehunt
Omne nefas animo moventes. (L.) Hor. C. 3, 4, 65.
Must needs be wrecked ; but force controllid
The Gods will bless, who always hold
Sin-planning strength in righteous hate.-Ed.
Si virtus hoc una potest dare; fortis omissis
deliciis. Virtutem verba putas, et
(L.) Hor. Ep. 1, 6, 29.
Bring virtue down to words, a grove to sticks.-Conington. 5269. Vis unita fortior. (L.)—Power is strengthened by union
Motto of the Earl of Mountcashel, Lord Wrottesley, and
Mundo secum pereunte mori. (L.) Sen. Thyest. 882.
Too greedy he of life, who still would live
When all the world around is perishing. -Ed. 5271. Vitæ post-scenia. (L.) Lucret. 4, 1182.—The back scenes
(or behind the scenes) of life. 5272. Vitæ via virtus. (L.)— Virtue is the way of life. Motto
of Earl of Portarlington. 5273. Vita hominis sine literis mors est. (L.) Sen. Life with
out literary studies is death. Derby Grammar School. 5274. Vitam quæ faciunt beatiorem,
Jucundissime Martialis, hæc sunt: