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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 ?”
“A prima descendit origine mundi Causarum series."
LUCAN. Pharsalia, VI., 608. “Even from the first beginnings of the world
Descends a chain of causes.' " A proximis quisque minime anteiri vult.”
Livy. Histories, VI., 34. “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.” PUBLILIUS SYRUS, 1.
“ Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.” “Ab ovo usque ad mala.”
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." PUBLILIUS SYRUS, 3. “He who quarrels with a drunken man injures one who is absent.”
“ Absentem qui rodit amicum,
HORACE. Satires, I., 4, 81. “He who maligns an absent friend's fair fame,
Who says no word for him when others blame,
“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."
Una potens ratio est, ne crimina nostra sequantur
dren should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate
" Ac veluti magno in populo cum saepe coorta est
Seditio, saevitque animis ignobile volgus,
VIRGIL. Æneid, I., 148.
* 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. Æneid, 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.)
“ Acceptissima semper Munera sunt auctor quae pretiosa facit.”
Ovid. Heroides, ITII., 71. “ Those gifts are ever most acceptable
Which take their value only from the giver.”