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Æstuo." Nudus agas ! Minus est insania turpis.
Montanum positis audiret vulgus aratris.” 75 Quid non proclames, in corpore judicis ista
Si videas? Quæro, an deceant multicia testem?
Et dabit in plures; sicut grex totus in agris 80 Unius scabie cadit et porrigine porci, Uvaque conspecta livorem ducit ab uva.
Fædius hoc aliquid quandoque audebis amictu.
* These are the dog-days :'LU. tos- crine nitens, niger unguento, perlucidus tam fervens Julius coquit messem ; Mart. ostro; Mart. XII. xxxviii. 3. R. X. Ixii. 7. R.
• The distemper is catching : it will 71. 'If you are so dreadfully hot, you spread.' BRI. Adspice, quid fuciant comhad better strip at once! you might then mercia! 166. contagia vites; hæc etiam have some claim upon our pity as a pecori sæpe nocere solent : &c. Ov. R. A. lunatic.' LU. Nudus (as youevos) means 613 sqq. Virg. E. i. 51. VS. R. Pesígovor with nothing but the tunic on; (Virg. ήθη χρήσθ' ομιλίαι κακαί: Μenander G. i. 299.) R. instead of which, com- quoted by St Paul, 1 Cor. xv. 33. (Livy petitors at the games wore campestria xxix, 6, marg. ED.) drawers.' Hor. I Ep. xi. 18. AD. 79. Virg. G. iii. 441 sqq. 468 sqq. R. With agas
understand causas, R. “One sickly sheep infects the flock, And 72. A pretty dress, forsooth, you poisons all ihe rest ;" Watts, D. S. xxi. would adopt!' cf. Virg. Æ. iv. 597. xii. 15 sq. 359 sqq. &c. R.
81. According to the proverb, uva uvam 73. “ Our legions, with fresh laurels videndo varia fil: vs. Bórgus rgos Bórgur crown'd, And smarting still from many a Firaivetar Suidas. GR. It was a vulgar glorious wound.” G.
notion that the dark colour, in ripening, 75. As: Mare, terra, cælum, Di vostram was communicated from grape to grape.' fidem." Plaut. orO tempora ! O mores! T. • One plum gets colour by looking Cic. Cat. i, 1. GR. Mart. IX. lxxi. R. at another' is a common saying in Persia : See note on 25. PR.
Gladwin, Bahar Danush. G. Livor is 76. • It would be indecent even in a 'the purple tinge;' • pshæróxews Bówitness: much more in a judge; and agus Anacr. l. 1. lividos distinguet that judge a stoic! An argument a for- autumnus racemos purpureo varius tiori. BRI, GR.
colore; Hor. II Od. v. 10 sqq. variat 77. · Sour and rigid.' R.
liventibus uva racemis; Prop. IV. ii. It was the tenet of the Stoics ős méros 13. R. ο σοφός ελεύθερος, και πας άφρων δούλος. 82. · You will not stop here :' quandolibertas est potestas rivendi ut velis; Cic. que' some of these days.' Par. V. i. 4. M. ineulogice, igovoice auto Perhaps we should read aliud. LU. Trazías D. Laert. vii. 121. cf. Hor. II 83. “Never let man be bold enough S. vii. 83 sqq. I Ep. xvi. 63. R. to say, Thus, and no farther let my pas
78. Perluces has a double meaning: sion stray: The first crime past compels
the veil thrown over your disposition us on to more, And guilt proves fate, is as flimsy as that which exposes, rather which was but choice before.” The
* There is than conceals, your person.''PR. In the author I have forgotten. M. latter sense we have a beau described as a method in man's wickedness, It grows
Paulatim, qui longa domi redimicula sumunt 85 Frontibus et toto posuere monilia collo
Atque Bonam teneræ placant abdomine porcæ
Solis ara Deæ maribus patet. " Ite profanæ !" 90 Clamatur: nullo gemit hic tibicina cornu.
Talia secreta coluerunt Orgia tæda
up by degrees. I am not come so high By a contrary regulation.' FA.
εκάς. εκάς ίστε βέβηλοι. R.
trumpet were used (as the bell among us) • In time, no doubt, you will be con to summon the worshippers together. LU. sidered qualified for admission into that (cf. Dan. iii.) The Phrygian Aute abominable club of atheists, which has (tibia, iii. 63.) was curved and is conbeen formed for the sole purpose of stantly called cornu: as nota Bonæ secreta burlesquing the rites of the Good Deæ, quum tibia lumbos incitat et cornu Goddess. G. vi. 314. Ov. A. A. iii. pariter vinoque feruntur; vi. 314 sq. 244. R.
adunco tibia cornu; Ov. Met. iii. 84. Domi• in private.'
533. xi. 16. F. iv. 181. The BerecynRedimicula · fillets' or ' ribbons' hang- thian horn' (Hor. I Od. xviii. 13 sq.) ing from their caps : et tunicæ manicus et is used as synonymous with the Berecynhabent redimicula mitræ; Virg. Æ. ix. thian flute ;' III Od. xix. 18 sq. IV Od. 614, &c. PR. iii. 66. R.
i. 22 sq. R. 85. Monilia are so called as having Gemere ; vii. 71. R. been originally 'memorials' of merit. Ti.
91. Orgies' were so called from the See note on otettopépes. Her. viii. 113. enthusiastic rage (ogyn) with which they · These necklaces' often consisted of so were celebrated.' FA. many rows as to cover the whole neck.' Mystic torches' were carried in the M.
Eleusinian procession. R. 86. It appears that more than one 92. The Athepians were called Cegoddess was worsbipped under this cropians from Cecrops their first king. name : Macrob. Sat. i. 12. PR. vi. 314 GR.
Baptæ so called from being • deeply Antiqui sumen vocabant abdomen; imbued in impurities,' or from their Plin. xi. 84. PR. It may here be put, plunging in water' to purify themselves by synecdoche, for the whole animal, as after their nefarious rites. GR. It is the in xii. 73. M.
title of a comedy of Eupolis, wherein he 87. Cf. xii. 8. PR. Ov. F. iii. 418. R. lashed such effeminate practices; in con• The large bowl' hints at the free indul- sequence of which, Alcibiades, who was gence which prevailed even among the the principal object of attack, endea. ladies at their secret rites. G. vi. 315. voured to have the author assassinated. On crater see note on Her. iii, 130. VS.
Ille supercilium madida fuligine tactum
Obliqua producit acu pingitque trementes 95 Adtollens oculos : vitreo bibit ille Priapo
Reticulumque comis auratum ingentibus implet,
So as to fatigue and disgust even drawing it through between them, it Cotylto, the goddess of wantonness,' blacks the inside, leaving a narrow black whose worship was introduced from rim all round the edge.” M. See BO. Edonia in Thrace. GR. 93. We have here a picture quite in • Turning up
which quiver Hogarth's style. We are admitted into under the operation,' from the extreme the conventicle of this detestable club, sensitiveness of the part. They might be and behold the members at their several also tremulous from wantonness.'vii.241. employments.
oculos udos ac tremulos, ac prona libi94. The custom of tinging the eyes dine marcidos, jam jamque semiadoperand eyebrows originated in the East
. tulos; Apul. Met. iii. p. 135. Ov. A. A. “Jezabel put her eyes in paint;" 2 Kgs. ii. 721. Pers. i. 18. Hor. I Od. xxxvi. 17. ix. 30, margin; " i. e. in stibium, which Lucian. Am. 14. LU. M. R. made the eyes look black, and was ac 95. In poculis libidines cælare juvit ac counted beautiful : and also dilated the per obscænitates bibere ; Plin. xxxiii. pr. eyebrows, and made the eyes appear big; GR. which, in some countries, was also thought Priapus, the son of Bacchus and very amiable." PT. “ La grande beauté Venus, was the god of gardens and the des dames Arabes et de toutes les femmes de tutelary deity of Abydos. PR. l'Orient est d'avoir de grands yeux 96. · His long and thick tresses are noirs bien fendus et à fleur de téte; confined in network of gold. Plin. xii. Mémoires d'Årvieux t. iii. p. 297. We 14. PR. M. Otho and Elagabalus powread of Astyages as κεκοσμημένος οφθαλμών dered their hair with gold dust. ΗΝ. útorpaon. Xen. Cyr. 1. iii. 2. From the 97. Understand vestimenta.
Blue East, this fashion travelled to Greece; checks, or green (or pale yellow) stuffs, from Greece to Rome : the Greek ladies shorn of the pile.'' Whence galbanos used antimony or black lead; the Romans habet mores ; Mart. I. xcvii. 9. LU. lamp-black mixed with bear's grease. homo galbanatus; Id. III. Ixxxii. 5. M. Plin. xxxviii. 11. AR. Black was the The Gauls invented checked stuffs. Rasa favourite colour ; Hor. A. P. 37. PR. are opposed to pexa. GR. They came Mart. IX. xxxviii. 6. Nigro pulvere ocu into fashion in the Augustan age. PR. lorum exordia producuntur; Tert. de Mart. II. Ixxxv. 4. Lana Istriæ LiburHab. Mul, 2. R. The fashion continued niæque pilo propior quam lanæ, peris till a late date : pendè pidaus redion Úrò aliena vestibus, et quam Salacia scutulato Basmágosan örwtas Naumach. G. and textu commendat in Lusitania ; Plin. viii. Jerome speaks of orbes stibio fuliginatos. 48 s 72. xi. 24 s 28. R. FA. The operation, as performed by 98. Nay even the valet swears by the Turkish females at Aleppo, is thus his lord's Juno.' BR. Men used to described by Shaw and Russel : “ Their swear by the Gods, women by the God. method of doing it is by a cylindrical desses, Plio. ii. 7. PR. and servants by piece of silver, steel, or ivory, about two their master's Genius. cf. Tib. III. vi. inches long, made very smooth, and about 49. R. Notes on Hor. III Od. xvii. 14. the size of a common probe. This they 99. Another parody on Virgil : magni wet with water, in order that the powder gestamen Abantis ; Æ. iii. 286. vii. 246. of lead ore may stick to it, and applying and corripit hastam Actoris Aurunci spothe middle part horizontally to the eye, lium; Æ. xii. 93 sq. This wretch was they shut the eyelids upon it, and so proud of the effeminate Otho's mirror,
100 Actoris Aurunci spolium, quo se ille videbat
Armatum, quum jam tolli vexilla juberet.
Nimirum summi ducis est, occidere Galbam 105 Et curare cutem; summi constantia civis,
Bebriaci campo spolium affectare Palati
no less than Turnus was of the gallant maitre. After his suicide, his soldiers Actor's spear.' LU. Or of which Otho extolled him as fortissimum virum, unicum had erst despoiled some other redoubted imperatorem ; Suet. 12. Our satirist obchampion.' 'Their mirrors were made of serves that such a character was unpolished metal, and sometimes equalled doubtedly (nimirum is used ironically, the full length of the figure. Sen. Q. N. xiv. 54. Sil. v. 114. Hor. II S. ii. 106. i. 17. HN. Stat. III S. iv. 94. BO. On as scilicet in 122. v. 76. vi. 239. vii. 159. the effeminacy of Otho, see Suet. 2. and xiv. 156.) Otho's due.' Suet. Galb. 19. 12. Tac. H.‘i. 71. &c. R. Though a Tac. H. i. 41 sqq. It was a great feat to favourite of Nero, he was the first to join murder an old man' manibus pedibusque Galba, of whose assassination he after- articulari morbo distortissimis; S. G. 21. wards became the author. As an enemy 23. It was a worthy occupation to be of Galba (whom Vespasian suspected of a softening his cheeks with cosmetics :' design upon his life) and of Vitellius, he mundiliarum pæne muliebrium; vulso corwas regarded with favour by the Flavian pore; quin et faciem quotidie rasitare, ac family, and consequently with aversion pane madido linere consuetum : idque inby Juvenal. Tacitus represents differ- stituisse a prima lanugine, ne barbatus ently his last march : nec illi segne aut unquam esset; Suet. Oth, 12. PR. HN. corruplum luxu iter; sed lorica ferrea R. usus est, et ante signa pedester, horridus, 105 and 107. vi. 464. Hor. I Ep.iv. 15. incomptus, famæque dissimilis ; H. ii. 11. R. In cute curanda plus æquo operata G.
juventus; Id. ii. 29. 101. When an army encamped, the Consistency worthy of the first citizen standards were pitched in the ground in the republic ! R. It was currently near the general's tent. When battle reported after his death, Galbam ab eo was to be given, the general. commanded non tam dominandi, quam reipublicæ ac the standard to be taken up.' Lolli is libertatis restituendæ causa interemptum ; opposed to statui. GR. M. The vexillum Suet. Oth. 12. was ' a red flag,' which was hoisted on a 106. ' The battle of Bebriacum' (bespear from the top of the general's tent tween Verona and Cremona) decided as a signal of preparation for battle. LI. the fate of the empire and transferred the
Otho gave his orders from his toilet, purple to Vitellius. Tac. H. ii. 14 sqq. while he was admiring himself in the Suet. Oth. 8 sq. PR. R. glass.' LU.
* The spoil of the palace'intimates that 102. In · Annals,' the facts are di- the imperial dignity had become the prey gested under their several years. PR. of each daring adventurer. R.
103. ' In a civil war, when the empire 107. Slices of bread, made of rice, of the world was at stake!' viz. that beans, or wheat, and soaked in asses' between Otho and Vitellius. Nec deerant milk, were spread over the face as a qui ambitione stolida luxuriosos apparatus cosmetic. LU. vi. 461 sqq. CAS. Cutem conviviorum, et irritamenta libidinum, ut in fucie erugari et tenerescere, et candorem instrumenta belli mercarentur; Tac, H. custodiri lacte asinino putabant ; unde i, 88. FA.
Poppæa uxor Neronis, quocunque ire con104. The antithesis here depends on tigisset, secum sexcentas asellas ducebat ; the punctuation. HK. · At one time to Plin. xxviii. 12. xi. 41. PR. Tib. I. viii. be acting the assassin, at another the petit 11. R.
Quod nec in Assyrio pharetrata Semiramis orbe,
Mosta nec Actiaca fecit Cleopatra carina.
Hic turpis Cybeles et fracta voce loquendi
Gutturis exemplum conducendusque magister. 15 Quid tamen exspectant, Phrygio quos tempus erat jam
More supervacuam cultris abrumpere carnem ?
108. • Even the most luxurious queens, ist'. oud' s xaxím cílev čabon Grivoy ari. when they went forth to war, discontinued μήσαι προς γαρ Διός είσιν άπαντες ξεινοί το such effeminate habits. Semiramis, As- TTWxo os Hom. Od. = 56 sqq. z 107 syriorum regina, cum ei circa cultum sq. "I tried your charity, When in a capitis occupatæ nuntiatum esset Baby- beggar's shape you took me up. And lonem defecisse, altera parte crinium adhuc clothed my naked limbs, and after fed, soluta, protinus ad eam expugnandam As you believed, my famish'd mouth. cucurrit, nec prius decorem capillorum in Learn all, By your example, to look on ordinem, quam tuntam urbem in potestatem the poor With gentle eyes ! for in such
redegit. Quocircu statua ejus Baby- habits, often, Angels desire an alms;" lone posita est illo habitu, quo, ad ultionem Massinger Virg. Mart. IV. ii. G. exigendum, celeritate præcipiti tetendit; 111. ' Such disgraceful licentiousness V. Max. ix. 3. Just. i. 2. PR.
as prevails at the Megalesian rites among Orbe' empire.' VA.
the emasculated priests of the Phrygian 109. Cleopatra, daughter of Ptolemy goddess.' LU. cf. Diod. Sic. iv.5. Ov.F. Auletes, queen of Egypt and mistress iv. PR. R. The grossness of these cereof Antony, was present to witness her monies was such, that the parents of the paramour's sad' defeat by Augustus · at actors were ashamed to be present at the Actium.' LU. cum aurea puppe veloque rehearsals, which took place at home, prepurpureo se in altum dedit; Plin. xix. 1. vious to the celebration of the festival. G. See Shakspeare's description of her gal. They lisped their obscenities in a ley, Ant and Cl. II. ii. M. Flor. iv. 1). falsetto voice.' GE. cf. Augustin. xi. cf. Hor. I Od. xxxvii. R. Prop. IV. vi. 111. LU.
112, Phanaticus' possessed.' Virg. Æ. 110. In this precious conclave.'apú vi. 46 sqq. M. **s
a pio ispón zęõuce, di rs • doos 114. See i. 140. R. τιμάται φίλιός τε και ξένιος: Synes. Εp. *If one would take lessons in gluttony.' 57. TH. Nusquam reverentiu mensæ ; tum si magistrum cepit ad cam rem improClaud. in Ruf. i. 229. R. Among bum; Ter. An. I. ii. 19. M. many absurd and many impious tenets of 115. ^ Why hesitate (Ov. Ep. iii. 83.) paganism, there are some of excellent any longer about completing your resemtendency and not undeserving of imita- blance to those effeminate priests, when a tion. Such was their hospitality, founded knife will rid you in a moment of the on the notion that celestials sometimes superfluous characteristics of manhood ?' visited the abodes of men. cf. Hebr. xiii. T. Ov. F. iv, 243. Tib. I. iv. 70. R. 2. Gen. xviii. 148. xix. 1-3. Olim mos This' Phrygian fashion’ was adopted in erat et mensæ credere adesse deos; Ov. F. imitation of the boy Atys whom Cybele vi. 305 sq. Presentes namque ante domus loved. PR. invisere castas scepius, et sese mortali osten 116. The knives were of sharp stone : dere cælu cælicola, nondum spretu pietute, vi. 514. Claud. in Eut. i. 280. R. as solebant; Cat. lxiv. 385 sqq. Hence a among the Jews. PR. Exod. iv, 25. stranger, however humble his exterior, 117. Cf. i. 92. 106. vi. 137. was treated with respect : [siv oő por dépens brought with him.' PR. i. 62. 78.