Serious reflection will always give courage in a good cause; and the courage arising from reflection is of a much superior nature to the animal and constitutional courage of a foot soldier. The former is steady and unshaken, where the 'nodus' is 'dignus vindice'; the latter is oftener improperly than properly exerted, but always brutally.

The monk, elevating the Host, uttered the "Domine non sum dignus."

Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling, and Domine, non sum dignus should be on the lips and in the hearts of those who receive it.

As they entered the marble gate, they saw the marquis descending the great white stair to meet them, leaning for his lameness on the arm of his brother sir Thomas of Troy, and followed by all the ladies and gentlemen and officers in the castle, who stood on the stair while he approached the king's horse, bent his knee, kissed the royal hand, and, rising with difficulty, for the gout had aged him beyond his years, said: 'Domine, non sum dignus.

Serious reflection will always give courage in a good cause; and the courage arising from reflection is of a much superior nature to the animal and constitutional courage of a foot soldier. The former is steady and unshaken, where the 'nodus' is 'dignus vindice'; the latter is oftener improperly than properly exerted, but always brutally.

Then three times "Domine, non sum dignus." I heard and saw with exquisite keenness, yet I was thinking, "If I do not get out of here he will have to say those words over me." He put the host in the parted mouth of the dying, and spoke "Corpus Domini nostri Jesu Christi custodiat animam tuam in vetam aeternam." I thought how easy it would be to strip the loose surplice over the sacristan's head.

From the beginning of the Session of this year, when, at the instance of his constituents, he appeared in his place to oppose the Assessed Taxes Bill, till the month of February, 1800, he raised his voice in the House but upon two questions, each "dignus vindice," the Abolition of the Slave-Trade, and a Change of System in Ireland.

In the room there were heard only the solemn voice of Father Wyszoniek: "Domine, non sum dignus," and with it the crackling of the logs in the fireplace and the sound of crickets playing obstinately, but sadly, in the chinks of the chimney. Outdoors the wind arose and rustled in the snowy forest, but soon stopped.

Possibly enough there may be no call for any such exceptional solution; for, after all, there may be nothing to solve no dignus vindice nodus.

Scotland is Marpesia, and Ireland, Panopaea. No. 177. Saturday, September 22, 1711. Addison. ... Quis enim bonus, aut face dignus Arcana, qualem Cereris vult esse sacerdos, Ulla aliena sibi credat mala? Juv. In one of my last Week's Papers I treated of Good-Nature, as it is the Effect of Constitution; I shall now speak of it as it is a Moral Virtue.