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nearly twice as frequently as German; while the current sayings in Greek might almost be counted on the fingers of one hand. With regard also to the translations, I could have wished to see the work better turned out, particularly in the case of those poetical versions for which I am personally responsible. Distance from books, or an inability to find in other translations the rendering required, have compelled me in many cases to be my own poet.

How feeble and wooden is the result no one can be more sensible than myself, but I felt that even a poor metrical translation of a metrical original was better than none.

There is a point and antithesis in verse, giving flow and feeling to the thought of the author which falls exceedingly flat if left in prose.

I have to acknowledge with grateful thanks the permission kindly given by the proprietors of the copyright of the late Professor Conington's Æneid and Horace to make use of his admirable translations under certain fixed conditions. I have also to thank Mr W. F. Shaw, late Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, for placing his translations from Catullus, Martial, Juvenal, and Persius at my service; Mr Ferdinand Sohn, of the Libreria, Spithöver, Rome, and Miss S. Benett, for much assistance in the German quotations; and a host of other friends who have in various ways helped in the production of the volume, but who do not wish their names to be mentioned.

F. K.

Pome, May 1886.

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* CORRECTION OF INACCURACIES. With the object of making the collection more perfect as a work of reference, I venture to appeal to all who may make use of the volume to have the kindness to point out any inaccuracies which they may detect, and particularly

1. To call attention to faulty Quotation, or Reference, or both. 2. To supply Author and Reference where a query (2) shows

that one or both of these particulars are unknown. 3. To point out faulty Translation, or Application and missing

of the point generally. 4. To suggest any further quotations which it is desirable to

include in the collection, as also the omission of such as seem unsuitable.

ABBREVIATIONS OF AUTHORS AND WORKS

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Tusc.,

Æschin.,
Æschines.

Cic., de Inv., De Inventione Rhetorica.
Æsch.,
Æschylus.

Deiot., Pro Rege Deiotaro.
Ag., Agamemnou.

de Or., De Oratore.
Pers., Persæ.

Div., De Divinatione.
Ambros.,
S. Ambrose.

» Fam., Epistolæ ad Familiares.
App., •
Appianus.

, Fin., De Finibus. Ar., Aristophanes.

in Pis., In Pisonem. Av., Aves.

, Leg., De Legibus. Vesp., Vespa.

» Leg. Man., see Manil,
Ariost.
Ariosto.

Lig., Pro Ligario.
Orl. Fur., Orlando Furioso.

Manil., Pro Lege Manilia.
Auct. Her., Auctor ad Herennium.

Marc. or Marcell., Pro Marcello.
Aug. or August., S. Augustine.

Mur., Pro Muræna.
Ad. Jul., Adversus Julianum.

N. D., De Natura Deorum.
Civ. Dei, de Civitate Dei.

Off., De Officiis. , Conf., Confessiones.

» Or., Orator.
Contra Ep. Parmen., Contra Epistolam Parad. or Par., Paradoxa.
Parmeniani.

Part. Or., De Partitione Oratoria. » Paraphr. Ps., Enarratio in Psalmos.

, Phil., Orationes Philippicæ. Aul. Gell., see Geli.

Planc., Pro Plancio. Aus. Or Auson., Ausonius.

Prov. Cons., De Provinciis Consularibus. » Ep., Epistolæ.

Quint., Pro P. Quintio. » Epigr., Epigrammata.

Q. Fr., Epistolæ

ad Q. Fratrem. Id., Idyllia.

Rab. Post., Pro Rabirio Postumo. , Sap. Sent., Sapientum Sententiæ.

» Rep., De Re Publica.
Bacon de Augm. Sc., De Augmentis Scien. Rosc. Com., Pro Roscio Comodo
tiarum.

Sen., De Senectute.
Nov. Org., Novum Organon.

Tusculanæ Disputationes.
Beaum.,
Beaumarchais.

Claud.,

Claudianus.
Bed.,
Ven. Bede.

III. Cons. Hon., De Tertio Consulatu
Boeth.,
Boethius.

Honorii.
Cons., De Consolatione.

IV. Cons. Hon., De Quarto Consulatu
Boileau.

Honorii.
A. P., Art Poétique.

VI. Cons. Hon., In Sextum Consulatum » Ep., Epîtres.

Honorii.
Sat. or S., Satires.

Cons. Mall., In Mallii Theodori Con. Büchm., Georg Büchmann.

sulatum. Genl. W., Geflügelte Wörte.

Cons. Stil., De Consulatu Stilichonis.
C. J. Cæsar,

Eutr., In Eutropium.
B. C., Bellum Civile.

Rufin., In Rufinum.
B. G., Bellum Gallieum.

» Nupt. Hon., de Nuptiis Honorii.
Callim.,
Callimachus.

Rapt. Pros., De Raptu Proserpinæ. Cassiod., Cassiodorus.

Col.,

Columella.
Inst. Div., Institutio Divinarum Lite- Corn.,

Pierre Corneille.
rarum.

Corn. T.,

Thomas Corneille. Catull. or Cat., Catullus.

Curt., .

Q. Curtius.
Chateaub., Chateaubriand,

Dec. Lab, see Lab.
Cic.,
Cicero.

Dig., Digesta (Libri Pandectarum).
Agr., De Lege Agraria.

Diog. Laert.,

Diogenes Laertius.
Am., De Amicitia.

Dion. Cato,

Dionysius Cato.
Arch., Pro Archia.

Donat. or Don., Donatus.
Att., Epistolæ ad Atticum,

Ecclus., see Vulgate.
Brut., Brutus sive de Claris Oratoribus. Enn., .

Ennius.
Cæcin., Pro Cæcina.

Epich.,

Epicharmus
Cæl., Pro M. Cælio.

Eurip. or Eur.,. Euripides.
Cat., In Catilinam.

Fr., Fragmenta.
Clu., Pro Cluentio.

Heracl., Heraclidæ.

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Cæs.,

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Gai., Geil., .

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Eur., Hipp., Hippolytus.

Iph. Aul., Iphigenia in Aulide. » Iph, Taur., Iphigenia in Tauris. » Or., Orestes. „ Rhes., Rhesus.

Tr., Troades. Euseb.,

Eusebius. Fest., .

Sextus P. Festus. Flor., .

L. Annæus Florus.

Gaius.
Inst., Institutiones Juris Civilis.

Aulus Gellius.
Greg.,

S. Gregorius Magnus. Moral., Moralia. Greg. Turon., S. Gregorius Turonensis. Herod.,

Herodotus,
Hes.,

Hesiod.
Op. et D., Opera et Dies.

Th., Theogonia.
Hier.,

S. Hieronymus.
"'Ep., Epistolæ.
Hom.,

Homer.
Od., Odyssey.
Hor.,

Q. Horatius Flaccus.
A. P., De Arte Poetica.
, C., Carmina (Odæ).

Ep., Epistolae.

Epod., Epodi. » S., Satire. Inscr.,

Inscriptiones.
Grüter., Grüteri.
Just.,

Justinianus.
Inst.,

Institutiones.
Juv., .

Juvenal. Lab.,

Decius Laberius. La Bruy. or La B., La Bruyère.

» Car., Caractères. La Font. or La F., La Fontaine. La Rochef. or La R., La Rochefoucauld.

Max., Maximes. Lampr.,

Ælius Lampridius. Alex. Sev., Alexandri Severi Vita. Liv.,

T. Livius. Lucan. or Luc., M. A. Lucanus. Lucret.,

Lucretius. Mach.,

Machiavelli. Macr.

Macrobius. » S., Saturnalia. Manil.,

Manilius. Astr., Astronomica. Mart.,

Martialis. Menand.,

Menander. Metast.,

Metastasio. Mol.,

Molière.
Nep., .

Coruelius Nepos.
Alc., Alcibiades.
Att., Atticus.
Epam., Epaminondas.

Ham., Hamilcar.
Non.,

Nonius Marcellus.
Orac. Sibyll., Oracula Sibyllina.

Ovidius Naso.
A. A., Ars Amatoria.

Am., Amores.
, Ep., Epistolæ ex Ponto.

Fast. or F., Fasti.

Heroid. or H., Heroides. » Liv., In Liviam.

Ov., M., Metamorphoses.

Med. Fac., Medicamina Faciei.

R. A., Remedium Amoris. » T., Tristia. Pall.,

Palladius Rutilius Taurus. Pasc.,

Pascal,
Pens., Pensées.

Prov., Lettres Provinciales.
Pers.,

Persius.
Petr. or Petron., Petronius Arbiter.
Phædr. or Phæd., Phædrus.
Pind.,

Pindar.
"Olymp., Odæ Olympicæ.

Pyth., ódæ Pythicæ.
Plat.,

Plato.
Charm., Charmides.

Phædr., Phædrus.
Plaut.,

Plautus,
Ám., Amphitruo.
As., Asinaria.

Aul., Aulularia.
» Bacch., Bacchides.
Capt.,

Captivi.
Cas., Casina.
, Cist., Cistellaria.

Men., Menaechmi.
Merc., Mercator.
Mil., Miles Gloriosus.
Most., Mostellaria.
Pers., Persa.

Pæn., Penulus. » Ps., Pseudolus.

Rud., Rudens.

Stich., Stichus. , Trin., Trinummus.

Truc., Truculentus. Piin.,

Plinius (major). Hist. Nat. or H. N., Historia Naturalis. Plin. Sec. or Min., Plinius (minor). » Ep., Epistolæ.

Pan., Panegyricus. Plut.,

Plutarch. Prop.,

Propertius. Pub. Syr.,

Publius Syrus.
Quint.,

Quintilianus.
Decl., Declamationes.

Inst., Institutiones Oratoriæ.
Rac.,

Racine.
Britann., Britannicus.

Iph., Iphigénie.
Rouss. (J. B.), Jean Baptiste Rousseau.
Rouss. (J. J.), Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Sallustius.
C., Catilina.
Fragm., Fragmenta.
H., Historia.

J., Jugurtha.
Scalig.,

Scaliger. Schill.,

Schiller.
Sen.,

Seneca.
Agam., Agamemnon.
Apoc., Apocolocyntosis.

Ben., De Beneficiis.
» Clem., De Clementia.

De Brev. Vit., De Brevitate Vitæ. » Ep., Epistolæ.

Herc. Fur., Hercules Furens.
Hipp., Hippolytus.
Med., Medea,

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Sen., Edip.,

Edipus.
Prov., De Providentia.
Q. N., Quæstiones Naturales.
Thyest.,

Thyestes.
Tranq., De Tranquillitate Animi.

Troad., Troades. siä,

Apollinaris Sidonius. Ėp., Epistolæ. sil

Silius Italicus. Simon. or Simonid., Simonides. Soph.,

Sophocles. Ant., Antigone. » Aj., Ajax. » Fragm., Fragmenta.

Ælius Spartianus. Stat.,

Tert., De Fuga., De Fuga in Persecutione.

De Pudic., De Pudicitia.
Theocr.,

Theocritus.
Id., Idyllia.
Thuc.,

Thucydides.
Tib. or Tibull., Tibullus.
Val. Max., . Valerius Maximus.
Varr.,

Varro.
L. L., De Lingua Latina.

R. R., De Re Rustica.
Vinc. Lerin.,

S. Vincentius Lerinensis. Virg.,

Virgilius Maro.
A., Aeneis.
E., Ecloga.

G., Georgica.
Vitruv.,

Vitruvius. Volt.,

Voltaire. Vop.s

Flavius Vopiscus. Vulg.,

Biblia Vulgatæ Editionis. » Cor., Epistola ad Corinthos.

Eccles., Ecclesiastes.
Ecclus., Ecclesiasticus.
Heb., Epistola ad Hebræos.
Jer. Thren., Threni Jeremiæ.
Joan.,

Evangelium Joannis.
Luc., Evangelium Lucæ.
Marc., Evangelium Marci.
Matt., Evangelium Matthæi
Os., Osee.
Pet., Epistola Petri.

Prov., Proverbia.
» Ps., Psalmi.
, Rom., Epistola ad Romanos.

Thess., Epistola ad Thessalonicenses. , Tim., Epistola ad Timotheum. Xen...

Xenophon.
Mem., Memorabilia.

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S. or Sylv., Sylvæ.

T. or Theb., Thebais.
Suet.,

Suetonius.
Aug., Augustus Cæsar.
Cæs., C. Julius Cæsar.
Claud., Claudius Cæsar.
De Ill. Gramm., De Grammaticis.
Ner. or

eron., Nero,

Tacitus.
A., Annales.
» Agr., Agricola.
H., Historia.

Terentius.
Ad., Adelphi.
And., Andria.
Eun., Eunuchus.
Heaut., Heautontimorumenos.

Phor., Phormio.
Tert. or Tertull., Tertullus.

Ap. or Apol., Apologia.
Coron. Mill., De Corona Militis.

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Ter.,

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OTHER ABBREVIATIONS, SIGNS, ETC.

OTHER ABBREVIATIONS, SIGNS, ETC.

Abb. or Abbrev., Abbreviated,-ation,
Ad fin., At the end.
Ap., apud, In.
Appl., Applied, Applicable to.
Cant., Canto.
Cap., Chapter.
Cf. (Confer), Compare.
Class., Classical.
E.g., For example.
Ep., Epistle.
Epil., Epilogue.
Fr., French.
Fragm., Fragment.
G., German,
Gr., Greek,
Ibid., In the same place.
Id., The same.
I.e., That is.
Incert., Uncertain author or work.
Infr., Below.
Init., At the beginning.
In l., In the passage.
Introd., Introduction.
It., Italian.
K.T.N., Etcetera.
L., Latin.

Log. T., Logical Term.
Loq. (Loquitur), Says.
M., Motto.
Med., Mediæval or Medical.
Mil., Military.
Op., Work, works.
Opp., Opposed to.
P., Portuguese.
Poet., Poetical.
Præf., Preface.
Prol., Prologue.
Prov., Proverb, Proverbial,-ly.
Qu., Quoted by.
Q.v., Which see.
8., Spanish
Sc., Ñamely.
Sub., Understand,-stood.
S.v., Under the word.
T., Term
Tr., Translation, -ed by.
Trop., Figuratively.
T.t., Technical term.
U.s.w., Etcetera.
Ut supra, As above.
V. (vide), See.
Viz., Namely.

† signifies date of death.

? occurring after a quotation means that author, or passage (or both), are uncertain. See p. i, at the bottom, and p. viii, and note.

The first words of a quotation beginning with the end of a line of poetry are, in order to save space, frequently run on to the second line, and the commencement of the latter in. dicated by a capital letter, e.g., No. 16: Ab ovo Usque ad mala, which, correctly written, would run:

Ab ovo

Usque ad mala.
So, also, No. 1385: En sa maison Le dos au feu, le ventre à table, is, to print it at length :

En sa maison
Le dos au feu, le ventre à table.

Quotations not found in their alphabetical place should be looked for in the Index.

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