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16. Non enim possumus aliquid adversus veritatem sed pro veritate.-2 Cor. xiii. 8. (For we can do nothing
against the truth, but for the truth.)
To speak so indirectly I am loath. I would speak truth. . . if he speak against me on the adverse side. ... 'tis a physic that's bitter to sweet end. (M. M. iv. 6.)
Truth is truth. (L. L. L. iv. 1; All's Well, iv. 3; John, i. 1.)
Is not the truth the truth? (1 H. IV. ii. 4.)
The crowned truth. (Per. v. 1.)
17. For which of ye good works doe ye stone me.John x. 32.
I cannot tell, good sir, for which of his virtues it was, but he was certainly whipped out of court.
His vices you would say-there's not virtue whipped out of court. (W. T. iv. 3.)
Fool. I marvel, what kin thou and thy daughter are; they'll have me whipped for speaking true, thou'lt have me whipped for lying; and sometimes I am whipped for holding my peace.
(Lear, i. 5.)
18. Quorundam hominum peccata præcedunt ad judicium, quorundam sequuntur.-1 Tim. v. 24. (Some men's sins go before to judgment; some they follow after.)
Clar. Ah, keeper, keeper! I have done these things
That now give evidence against my soul,
For Edward's sake, and see how he requites me!
O God! If my deep prayers cannot appease thee,
But thou wilt be avenged on my misdeeds,
Yet execute thy wrath on me alone. . . . (R. III. i. 4.)
Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders
follow us disquietly to our graves. (Lear, i. 2.)
19. Bonum certamen certavi.-2 Tim. iv. 7.
fought a good fight.)
good as heart can wish. . .
I bring you certain news . . . O such a day, so fought, so followed, and so fairly won, came not till now to dignify the times. (2 Hen. IV. i. 1.)
(Cp. Hen. V. iv. 6, i. 18.)
20. Sat patriæ Priamoque datum.-Eneid, ii. 291. (Enough has been done for my country and for Priam.)
Soldiers, this day you have redeemed your lives,
And showed how well you love your prince and country. (2 Hen. VI. iv. 8.)
(See f. 84, 78.)
21. Ilicet obruimur numero.-En. ii. 424. (Suddenly we are overwhelmed by numbers.)
(See Hen. V. iii. 6 and 7: Where the French, proud of their numbers, call on the English, whose forces are weakened and faint by loss of numbers, to yield to a superior force.)
22. Atque animis illabere nostris.-En. iii. 89. (And glide into our minds.)
Love's heralds should be thoughts,
Which ten times faster glide than the sun's beams.
(Rom. Jul. ii. 5.)
(Compare the use of the word 'creep'-Mer. Ven. v. 1, 56; Tw. N. i. 5, 295; Tim. Ath. iv. 1,26; Ant. Cleo. i. 3, 50; Cymb. i. 5, 24.)
An opinion which easily steals into men's minds.
(De Aug. viii.; Spedding, v. 71.)
23. Hoc prætexit nomine culpam.-Virg. Æn. iv. 172. (By that specious name she veiled the crime.-Dryden.)
24. Procul o procul este profani.-Virg. Æn. vi. 258. (Away, away, ye profane ones!)
Rogues, hence, avaunt! vanish like hailstones! go!
Avaunt perplexity! (L. L. L. v. 2.)
(Mer. Wiv. i. 3.)
Avaunt thou hateful villain! (John, iv. 6.)
Aroint thee witch! (Mac. i. 3; and Lear iii. 4, song.)
25. Magnanimi heroes nati melioribus annis.-Æn. vi. 649. (Great-hearted heroes born in happier years.)
Cassius. This is my birthday, as this very day was Cassius born. (Jul. Cæs. v. 1.)
I had thought to have held it poor: but since my lord
Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra. (Ant. Cl. iii. 11.)
1 Fish. He had a fair daughter, and to-morrow is her birthday.
(These, the only mentions of 'birthdays,' are all of
(Per. ii. 1.)
in happier years.)
26. Ille mihi ante alios fortunatusque laborum.-Æn. xi. 416. (He, in my judgment, were better than others and fortunate in his labours.)
A thing divine, for nothing natural
I ever saw so noble. . . . I have no ambition
To see a goodlier man. (Temp. i. 2.)
Fer. There be some sports are painful, and their labour
Delight in them sets off. . . . This my mean task
Would be as heavy to me as odious, but
The mistress which I serve quickens what's dead,
And makes my labours pleasant.
labours pleasant. (Temp. iii. 1.)
27. Egregiusque animi qui ne quid tale videret.
28. Procubuit moriens et humum semel ore momordit. (Virg. Æn. xi. 417, 418.)
(And excellent in soul, who, that he might not see any
To kiss the ground before young Malcolm's feet. (Mac. v. 7.)
29. Fors et virtus miscentur in unum. luck] and valour [virtue] are mixed in one.)
Ant. Say to me, whose fortunes shall rise higher, Cæsar's or
Soothsayer. Cæsar's. . . . If thou dost play with him at any
Thou art sure to lose; and of that natural luck
He beats thee 'gainst the odds, &c. (Ant. Cl. ii. 5, 13, 39.)
Ant. When mine hours were nice and lucky, men did ransom
30. Non ego natura nec sum tam callidus usu rarissima nostro simplicitas. (I am neither by nature nor by practice so crafty. Simplicity most rare in our times.)
Trust not simple Henry nor his oaths. (3 Hen. VI. i. 3.)
To entrap the wisest. (Mer. Ven. iii. 2.)
While others fish with craft for great opinion,
I with great truth catch mere simplicity. (Tr. Cr. iv. 5.)
But as you know me all, a plain blunt man, &c. (Jul. Cæs. iii. 2.)
Once with a time, when I enjoyed a playfellow. . . .
When our count was eleven..
And she. . . . were innocent.
That know not what nor why, yet do effect
Rare issues, &c. (See Two N. Kin. i. 3.)
31. Viderit utilitas ego cepta (sic) fideliter edam.
32. Prosperum et felix scelus virtus vocatur.
Successful villany is called virtue.
(Quoted De Aug. vi. 3; Sped. iv. 421.)
(Compare the popular estimate of Angelo, Meas. M. i. 1, 26-41; ii. 4, 155-160; of Iago, Oth. ii. 3, 306, 323, 332; iii. 1, 43; iii. 3, 243-252, 470, &c.; of Iachimo, Cymb. i. 7, 22.)
(See f. 916, 451.)
33. Tibi res antiquæ laudis et artis.-Virg. Georg. ii. 174. (For thee a matter of ancient renown and art.)
Here's Nestor instructed by the antiquary times. (Tr. Cr. ii. 1.)
Younger spirits whose apprehensive senses
All but new things disdain. (All's Well, i. 2.)
Et bonum quo antiquius eo melius. (Per. i.: Gower.) (And a good thing, the older it is the better.)
34. Invidiam placare paras virtute relicta ?-Hor. Sat. ii. 3, 13. (Are you setting about to appease envy by abandoning virtue?)
Cor. Why do you wish me milder? Would you have me False to my nature? Rather say, I play
The man I am.
Vol. I would have had you put your power well on Before you had worn it out.
Men. Repent what you have spoke.
Cor. For them?-I cannot do it to the gods. Must I then do't to them? (See Cor. iii. 2.)
35. Iliacos intra muros peccatur et extra.-Hor. Ep. i. 2, 16. (Men sin within the walls of Troy as well as outside of them.)
Dear Palamon, . yet unhardened in
The crimes of nature; let us leave the city
Thebes, and the temptings in 't, before we further
Sully our gloss of youth.
This virtue is
Of no respect in Thebes: I spake of Thebes:
Hath a good colour, &c. (Two N. Kins. i. 2.)
(F. 916, 449.)
36. Homo sum. A me nil alienum puto (sic).—Terence, Heaut. i. 1, 25. (I am a man. Nought that is man's do I regard as foreign to myself.)
Go to. 'Homo' is a common name to all men. (1 H. IV. ii. 1.) He's opposite to humanity.
(Tim. Ath. i. 1.)