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FIRST EDITION, December, 1897; SECOND EDITION (revised), with Appendix, April, 1902; THIRD EDITION, January, 1906.


"A diis quidem immortalibus quae potest homini major esse poena, furore atque dementia ?

CICERO. De Haruspicum Responsis, XVIII., 39.

"What greater punishment can the immortal gods inflict on man than madness or insanity?"

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"Every one has a special objection to being excelled by his own relations." "A se suisque orsus primum domum suam coërcuit; quod plerisque haud minus arduum est quam provinciam regere."

TACITUS. Agricola, XIX. "Beginning with himself and his family, he first made himself master in his own house; a thing which is, in many cases, as difficult as the ruling of a province."

"Ab alio exspectes, alteri quod feceris."


"Look to be treated by others as you have treated others."

"Ab ovo usque ad mala.”

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HORACE. Satires, I., 3, 6.

"From the eggs to the apples." (From morning till night, in allusion to the Roman cena.)

'Abiit, excessit, evasit, erupit."

CICERO. In Catilinam, II., 1, 1.

"He is gone, he has fled, he has eluded our vigilance, he has broken through our guards."

Absentem laedit, cum ebrio qui litigat."



He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent."

"Absentem qui rodit amicum,

Qui non defendit alio culpante, solutos

Qui captat risus hominum, famamque dicacis,
Fingere qui non visa potest, commissa tacere

Qui nequit; hic niger est, hunc tu, Romane, caveto."

HORACE. Satires, T., 4, 81.

"He who maligns an absent friend's fair fame,
Who says no word for him when others blame,
Who courts a reckless laugh by random hits,
Just for the sake of ranking among wits,
Who feigns what he ne'er saw, a secret blabs,

Beware him, Roman! that man steals or stabs."-(Conington.)

"Absentes tinnitu aurium praesentire sermones de se receptum est." PLINY THE ELDER. Natural History, XXVIII., 5.

"It is generally admitted that the absent are warned by a ringing in the ears, when they are being talked about."

"Abstineas igitur damnandis; hujus enim vel

Una potens ratio est, ne crimina nostra sequantur
Ex nobis geniti; quoniam dociles imitandis

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Turpibus ac pravis omnes sumus.' JUVENAL. Satires, XIV., 38.
"Refrain then from doing ill; for one all-powerful reason, lest our chil-
dren should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate
whatever is base and depraved."

"Ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est
Seditio, saevitque animis ignobile võlgus,
Jamque faces et saxa volant (furor arma ministrat);
Tum pietate gravem ac meritis si forte virum quem
Conspexere, silent, arrectisque auribus adstant;
Ille regit dictis animos, et pectora mulcet."

VIRGIL. Eneid, I., 148.

"As when sedition oft has stirred
In some great town the vulgar herd,
And brands and stones already fly-
For rage has weapons always nigh-
Then should some man of worth appear

Whose stainless virtue all revere,

They hush, they hist: his clear voice rules

Their rebel wills, their anger cools."-(Conington.)

"Ac venerata Ceres, ita culmo surgeret alto, Explicuit vino contractae seria frontis."

HORACE. Satires, II., 2, 124.

"And draughts to Ceres, so she'd top the ground With good tall ears, our frets and worries drowned."-(Conington.)

"Accendamque animos insani Martis amore."

VIRGIL. Eneid, VII., 550.

"I will inflame their minds with lust of furious strife."

"Accendebat haec, onerabatque Sejanus, peritia morum Tiberii odia in longum jaciens, quae reconderet auctaque promeret."

TACITUS. Annals, I., 69.

"All this was inflamed and aggravated by Sejanus, who with his thorough comprehension of the character of Tiberius, sowed for a distant future hatreds which the emperor might treasure up and might exhibit when fully matured."—(Church and Brodribb.)

66 Acceptissima semper

Munera sunt auctor quae pretiosa facit."

OVID. Heroides, XVII., 71.

"Those gifts are ever most acceptable

Which take their value only from the giver."

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