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The most delicate and affected perfumed themselves all over three or four times a day. They often caused their hair to be pinched off, as the women of France have some time since taken up a custom to do their foreheads, "Quod pectus, quod crura tibi, quod brachia veilis," though they had ointments proper for that purpose: "Psilotro nitet, aut acids latet oblita creta."

In addition to the verses, he wrote a list of the books in his possession, which he placed at the disposal of his fellow-captive. He concealed the written sheet in the spine of that vellum-bound volume; and on the title-page, in warning of this, he wrote the single Latin word "Latet." Next morning he handed the book to Lorenzo, telling him that he had read it, and requesting the second volume.

And now, when necessities have degenerated into luxury, what a boundless field is opened to our eyes! Now are the veins of the earth burrowed through, the foot of man is planted on the bottom of the sea, commerce and travel flourish: Latet sub classibus aequor.

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.

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.

It must be understood that Italian books are generally bound in parchment, and in such a way that when the book is opened the back becomes a kind of pocket. On the title page I wrote, 'latet'. I was anxious to get an answer, so the next day I told Lawrence that I had read the book and wanted another; and in a few minutes the second volume was in my hands.

On the frame of his portrait, Mr. Beauclerk had inscribed, Ingenium ingens Inculto latet hoc sub corpore . After Mr. Beauclerk's death, when it became Mr. Langton's property, he made the inscription be defaced. Johnson said complacently, 'It was kind in you to take it off; and then after a short pause, added, 'and not unkind in him to put it on.

It must be understood that Italian books are generally bound in parchment, and in such a way that when the book is opened the back becomes a kind of pocket. On the title page I wrote, 'latet'. I was anxious to get an answer, so the next day I told Lawrence that I had read the book and wanted another; and in a few minutes the second volume was in my hands.

They were in Latin, but a gentleman with a kindly face, Master Lovell, translated them to the people. "Latet Anguis in Herba." "Hoeret Lateris lethalis Armada." "Innocentia nusquam in tuta." The serpent is lurking in the grass. The fatal dart is thrown. Innocence is nowhere safe. All the bells were tolling.

Two little anecdotes are expressive of his tender feeling for this incongruous friend. Boswell had asked him to sup at Beauclerk's. He started, but, on the way, recollecting himself, said, "I cannot go; but I do not love Beauclerk the less." Beauclerk had put upon a portrait of Johnson the inscription, Ingenium ingens Inculto latet hoc sub corpore.