A new dictionary of quotations from the Greek, Latin, and modern languages, tr. by the author of 'Live and learn'.

 
9781231088722: A new dictionary of quotations from the Greek, Latin, and modern languages, tr. by the author of 'Live and learn'.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 Excerpt: ...age aDproaches?" "My worthy friend, say, dost thou grow More mild and virtuous as thy seasons flow?"-The experience and reflections of past years contribute, or ought to contribute, to make us better. Leniter ex merito quidquid patiare ferendum est, Quae venit indigne poena dolenda venit. Lat. Ovid. "That which is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless." The poet is justifying his own strong feelings on having been banished, as he states, without having deserved that punishment. Leonina societas. Lat.--" A lion's company." That dangerous association where the whole of the prey is monopolized by the strongest and most powerful. Les amertumes sont en morale ce que sont les amers en médecine. Fr.--"Misfortunes, the bitternesses of existence, are in morals what bitters are in medicine." They are equally disagreeable in the first instance, but they act in the same manner as corroborants, strengtheners. Les bras croisés. Fr.--" With folded arms, idle.' "He could not, as he expressed it, rest 'les bras croise's'" Les cartes sont brouillées. Fr.--" The cards are mixed." "Matters are embroiled." There is a violent misunderstanding. Les consolations indiscrètes ne font qu' aigrir les violentes afflictions. Fr. Rousseau.--" Consolation, when improperly administered, does but irritate the affliction." Les eaux sont basses chez lui. Fr.--" The waters are low with him, he is at low water, hard up." His resources are exhausted. Les esprits médiocres condamnent d' ordinaire tout ce qui passe leur portee. Fr. Rochepoucault.--" Men of confined understandings generally find fault wit...

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