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“ that has better iron than you, he will be master of * all this gold." 27. Jack Weeks said of a great man, just then dead, who pretended to some religion, but was none of the best livers, “ Well, I hope he is in heaven. * Every man thinks as he wishes ; but if he be in “ heaven, 'twere pity it were known."

VOL. III, - E E

ORNAMENTA RATIONALIA.*

A supplY (BY THE PUBLISHER) oF CERTAIN WEIGHTY AND ELEGANT SENTENCES, SOME MADE, OTHERS COLLECTED BY THE LORD BACON; AND BY HIM PUT UNDER THE ABOVEsAID TITLE ; AND AT PRESENT NOT To BE FOUND.

a collection of sexteNces out of the M 1 M 1 of publius; ENG LI 8 h e. d BY ThE PUBLi Sher.

1. “ ALEAToR, quanto in arte est melior, tanto “ est nequior.' A gamester, the greater master he is in his art, the worse man he is. 2. “ Arcum, intensio frangit; animum, remissio.” Much bending breaks the bow ; much unbending, the mind. 8. “ Bis vincit, qui se vincit in victoria.". He conquers twice, who upon victory overcomes himself. 4. “ Cum vitia prosint, peccat, qui recte facit.” If vices were upom the whole matter profitable, the virtuous man would be the sinner. 5. “ Bene dormit, qui non sentit quod male ** dormiat." He sleeps well, who feels mot that he sleeps ill. 6. ** Deliberare utilia, mora est tutissima.* To deliberate about useful things, is the safest delay.

* Tenison's Baconiana, page 60.

7. ** Dolor decrescit, ubi quo crescat non habet.” The flood of grief decreaseth, when it can swell no higher. 8. “ Etiam innocentes cogit mentiri dolor.” Pain makes even the innocent man a liar. 9. ** Etiam celeritas in desiderio, mora est.” Even in desire, swiftness itselfis delay. 10. “ Etiam capillus unus habet umbram suam.” The smallest hair casts a shadow. 1 1. “ Fidem qui perdit, quo se servat in reliquum?” He that has lost his faith, what has he left to live on ? 12. ** Formosa facies muta commendatio est.” A beautiful face is a silent commendation. 13. “ Fortuna nimium quem fovet, stultum facit." Fortune makes him a fool, whom she makes her darling. 14. ** Fortuna obesse nulli contenta est semel.” Fortune is not content to do a man but ome ill turn. 15. “ Facit gratum fortuna, quam nemo videt.” The fortune which nobody sees, makes a man happy and unenvied. 16. “ Heu ! quam miserum est ab illo lædi, de quo “ non possis queri.” O! what a miserable thingit is to be hurt by such a one of whom it is in vain to complain. 17. “ Homo toties moritur quoties amittit suos.'* A man dies as oftem as he loses his friends. 18. ** Hæredis fletus sub persona risus est.” The tears of an heir are laughter under avizard. 19. “ Jucundum nihil est, nisi quod reficit varietas.' Nothing is pleasant, to which variety does not give a relish. 90. “ Invidiam ferre, aut fortis, aut felix potest.“ He may bear envy, who is either courageous or happy. 21. “ In malis sperare bonum, nisi innocens, nemo potest." None but a virtuous man can hope well in ill circumstances. 22. ** In vindicando, criminosa est celeritas.” In taking revenge, the very haste we make is criminal. 23. “ In calamitoso risus etiam injuria est.” When men are in calamity, if we do but laugh we offend. 24. “ Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum nau“ fragium facit.” He accuseth Neptune unjustly, who makes shipwreck a second time. 25. “ Multis minatur, qui uni facit injuriam.” He that injures one, threatens an hundred. 26. ** Mora omnis ingrata est, sed facit sapientiam." All delay is ungrateful, but we are not wise without it. 27. ** Mori est felicis antequam mortem invocet." Happy he who dies ere he calls for death to takehim away. 98. “ Malus ubi bonum se simulat, tunc est pessimus." An ill mam is always ill; but he is them worst of all, when he pretends to be a saint.

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“ Magno cum periculo custoditur, quod multis “ placet." Lock and key will scarce keep tbat secure, which pleases every body. ** Male vivunt qui se semper victuros putant.* They think ill, whothink ofliwing always. “ Male secum agit æger, medicum qui hæredem ** facit.” That sick man does ill for himself, who makeshis physician his heir. “ Multos timere debet, quem multi timent." He of whom many are afraid, ought himself to fear many. ** Nulla tam bona est fortuna, de qua nil possis ** queri." There is no fortune so good but it bates an aCe.

. “ Pars beneficii est, quod petitur si bene neges.*

It is part of the gift, if you deny genteely what
is asked of you.
** Timidus vocat se cautum, parcum sordidus.”
The coward calls himself a wary man; and the
miser says, he is frugal.
“ O vita! misero longa, felici brevis."
O life ! an age to him that is in misery ; and
to him that is happy, a moment.

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