I have seen her surrounded by country neighbours, and though she was velut inter ignes luna minores, I never saw the country squire's or country parson's wife, who was not perfectly happy and at ease in her drawing-room, while unconsciously all the time taking a lesson in good breeding and lady-like manners. She was thoroughly a help-meet for her husband in all his care for his people.

Once or twice she went half-way to the door eagerly with hand out-stretched as though she expected a letter. "No other English post to-night, Kitty!" said Ashe, at last, raising his head from the finely printed Poetæ Minores he had just purchased at Ongania's. "You don't mean to say you're not thankful!" The evening arrived clear and mild, but moonless.

It was the strength of this temper in him which led to his extraordinary detestation and contempt for the Greeks. Their turn for pure speculation excited all his anger. In a curious chapter, he exhausts invective in denouncing them. The sarcasm of Sallust delights him, that the actions of Greece were very fine, verum aliquanto minores quam fama feruntur.

Minores etiam arundines nascuntur ad fluuii ripam, habentes in terra radices longitudinis trecentorum cubitorum aut plurium, Ad quarum nodos radicum, inueniuntur gemmae preciosae, de quibus expertum est, siquis vnam habuerit in pugno suo, ferrum corpori suo non nocebit: vnde si quis ibi pugnans, petat aduersarium, ac inimicum hac gemma munitum aggreditur eum cum fustibus non ferratis.

"Her most chaste and fair body was buried in the evening of the day of her death, in the convent of the Fratres Minores; but her soul, as Seneca saith of the soul of Africanus, hath returned, I am persuaded, to the heaven from whence it came.

Francis was never known in his lifetime as anything higher than Brother Francis, and his community he insisted should be called the community of the lesser brethren Fratres Minores for none could be or should be less than they. Abbots and Priors, he would have none of them. "He that will be chief among you," he said, in Christ's own words, "let him be your servant."

XXVIII. Poetae Latini Minores: recensuit Aemilius Baehrens. Ulpian, Tit., xx, 16. Gaius, ii, 112. See Ulpian, Tit., xi, 3, 4, and 24. Gaius, i, 185, and iii, 10. Ulpian, Tit., xi, 27. The power of the father was called potestas; that of the husband, manus. Aulus Gellius, x, 23. Cf. Suetonius, Tiberius, 35. Gaius, i, 144. Ulpian, Tit., xi, I. Ulpian, Tit., xi, 28a. Gaius, i, 194.

It may be added, that according to Strabo, Posidonius disbelieved the whole history of Scylax. In the Geographi Minores of Hudson, a voyage ascribed to Scylax is published; but great doubts are justly entertained on the subject of its authenticity. Dodwell is decidedly against it.

In this way did the Bibliotaph burn incense before his Dii majores et minores. These books were enriched with everything that could illustrate the gifts and virtues of the men in whose honor they were made. They contained rare manuscripts, rare pictures, autograph comments and notes, a bewildering variety of records, memorabilia which were above price.

To the east of Libia Ethiopica is the farther Egypt, and the sea called Ethiopicum . To the west of Rogathitus is the nation called Tribulitania , and the nation called Syrtes Minores, to the north of whom is that part of the Mediterranean called the Hadriatic.