What man who has ever bestrode Pegasus for an hour, will be insensible to such a claim? Haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco. We are next favoured with an enumeration of the Attendants of this "debonair" Nymph, in all the minuteness of a German Dramatis Personae, or a Ropedancer's Handbill.
'Sir D'Anvers Osborne, Bart., Governor of New York, soon after his arrival there; in his garden. Solamen miseris, &c., is imitated by Swift in his Verses on Stella's Birthday, 1726-7: 'The only comfort they propose, To have companions in their woes. Swift's Works, ed. 1803, xi. 22. The note on Lucrece was, I conjecture, on line 1111: 'Grief best is pleased with grief's society.
Dulce mori miseris, Neque est melius morte in malis rebus. Walsin. And with that word, sir Piers entred the chamber, well armed, with eight tall men likewise armed, euerie of them hauing a bill in his hand. Sir Piers being halfe dismaied herewith, lept into the chaire where king Richard was wont to sit, while the other foure persons fought with him, and chased him about the chamber.
Quò tendis inertem, Rex periture, fugam? nescis, heu! perdite, nescis Quern fugias: hostes incurris dum fugis hostem; Incidis in Scyllam, cupiens vitare Charybdim. A line not less frequently quoted was suggested for enquiry in a note on The Rape of Lucrece: Solamen miseris socios habuisse doloris : But the author of this verse has not, I believe, been discovered.
'Non ignara mail, miseris succurrere disco, sayeth Dido, and I might say in my own person, non ignarus; but to change the gender would affect the prosody, whereof our southern subjects are tenacious. So, my Lord of Huntinglen, I trust you have acted by our advice, and studied patience before ye need it venienti occurrite morbo mix the medicament when the disease is coming on."
Thus it becomes clear that he must force his own way to happiness, without interfering with the happiness of others. SECOND MAXIM. We never pity another's woes unless we know we may suffer in like manner ourselves. "Non ignara mali, miseris succurrere disco." Virgil. I know nothing go fine, so full of meaning, so touching, so true as these words. Why have kings no pity on their people?
It would ill become my cloth and character to act dishonorably or contrary to the spirit of my religion. 'Non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco. You see, Mr.
Mr. and Madame Sagittarius, completely overlooked in the throng, elbowed, trampled upon, jogged from behind and prodded from before, gazed with a passion of bitter envy at their worshipped rivals, who were set in the full blaze of success, while they languished in the outer darkness of anonymous obscurity. "O miseris hominum men don't set your feet on me, sir, if you please!" cried Madame.
That when this now highly emendated tenement was brought to the best condition of excellence of which it was susceptible, the middleman landlord va miseris agricolis! called upon him for an elevation of rent, which was reluctantly complied with, under the tyrannical alternative of threatened ejection, incarceration of cattle, &c, &c, and many other proceedings equally inhuman and iniquitous.
Like the Carthaginian Queen of whom we read in happier days at dear old Borhambury, I may say that I am haud ignarus mali. But, alas! the very evils in which I am not unlearned, make it impossible for me to add miseris succurrere disco! Rather am I myself in need of succour. You, my dear Harold, have fallen among thieves; I may too truly add that in this I am your neighbour.