Because, though you yourself may have meant nothing but what was innocent, your words may have suggested something less innocent to the evil minds of your hearers; and then the law steps in, and calls it dolus eventualis, and everybody says how dreadful, and off you go to prison and are punished as you deserve to be." Minora looked mystified.
Ages have seen, etc. Dr Johnson said, 'So great a number as a thousand is better. Dolus latet in universalibus. Ages might be only two ages. He talked of the advantage of keeping up the connections of relationship, which produce much kindness. 'Every man, said he, 'who comes into the world, has need of friends. If he has to get them for himself, half his life is spent, before his merit is known.
There is an old proverb, Dolus latet in generalibus, and Arthur Young in not the only public economist who has warned his readers against the deceitfulness of round numbers. I think, on the contrary, that vastly more error has been produced by the affectation of precision in cases where precision is impossible.
Are any of my clients in the atrium—any, I mean, of the trustiest!" "Rufinus, surnamed Lupus, is without, and several others. Stolo, whom you preserved from infamy, when accused of dolus malus, in the matter of assault with arms on Publius Natro, is waiting to solicit you, I fancy, for some favor."
Again, this argumentation is handled very advantageously, which is derived from a species when you pursue all the separate parts by tracing them back to the whole, in this way "If that is dolus malus when one thing is aimed at, and another pretended," we may enumerate the different modes in which that can be done, and then under some one of them we may range that which we are trying to prove has been done dolo malo.
For the custom of disputants is not so much to destroy one another's reason as to cavil at the manner of expressing it, right or wrong; for they believe Dolus an virtus, &c., ought to be allowed in controversy as war, and he that gets the victory on any terms whatsoever deserves it and gets it honourably.
This, without his saying a word, pleased Mr. Boyd. He observed, however, to Dr. Johnson, that the expression as to the family of Errol, 'A thousand years have seen it shine, compared with what went before, was an anticlimax, and that it would have been better 'Ages have seen, &c. Dr. Johnson said, 'So great a number as a thousand is better. Dolus latet in universalibus.
Deceit may serve for a need, but he only confesses himself overcome who knows he is neither subdued by policy nor misadventure, but by dint of valour, man to man, in a fair and just war. It very well appears, by the discourse of these good old senators, that this fine sentence was not yet received amongst them. "Dolus, an virtus, quis in hoste requirat?"
If Norah Geraghty, as a reward for her prudence, could get a husband in a rank of life above her, instead of falling into utter destruction as might so easily have been the case, who could do other than praise her praise her and her clever friend who had so assisted her in her struggle? Dolus an virtus Had Mrs. Davis ever studied the classics she would have thus expressed herself.
The little coxswain saw that it was all up with the girls' crew if she could not save them by some strategic device. "Dolus an virtus quis in hoste requirat?" she whispered to herself, for The Terror remembered her Virgil as she did everything else she ever studied. As she stooped, she lifted the handkerchief at her feet, and took from it a flaming bouquet.