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Ich hab' es immer gesagt: das Weib wollte die Natur zu ihrem Meisterstücke machen.

I have always said it-Nature meant woman to be her masterpiece. k. LESSING-Emilia Galotti. V. 7.

Was hätt' ein Weiberkopf erdacht, das er
Nicht zu beschönen wüsste?
What could a woman's head contrive
Which it would not know how to excuse ?
1. LESSING-Nathan der Weise. III.

Souvent femme varie
Bien fol est qui s'y fie.

Woman is often fickle-foolish is he who trusts her. a. FRANÇOIS I.-Scratched with his ring on

a window of Chambord Castle. See BRANTÔME-Discours. Vies des

Dames galantes. IV. Toute fille lettrée restera fille toute sa vie, quand il n'y aura que des hommes sensés sur la terre.

Every blue-stocking will remain a spinster as long as there are sensible men on the earth. b. ROUSSEAU—

-Émile. 1. 5. Une femme bel-esprit est le fléau de son mari, de ses enfants, de ses amis, de ses valets, de tout le monde.

A blue-stocking is the scourge of her husband, children, friends, servants, and every one.

c. ROUSSEAU—Émile. 1. 5. Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan.

The eternal feminine doth draw us on. d. GOETHE-Fuust. II. 5.

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Denn das Naturell der Frauen
Ist so nah mit Kunst verwandt.

For the nature of women is closely allied to art. e. GOETHE-Faust. II. I.

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Denn geht es zu des Bösen Haus
Das Weib hat tausend Schritt voraus.

When toward the Devil's House we tread,
Woman's a thousand steps ahead.
f. GOETHE-Faust. I. 21. 147.

Der Umgang mit Frauen ist das Element guter Sitten.

The society of women is the foundation of good manners. g. GOETHE-Die Wahlverwandtschaften,

II. 5. Ehret die Frauen! sie flechten und weben Himmlische Rosen in's irdische Leben.

Honor women! they entwine and weave heavenly roses in our earthly life. h. SCHILLER-Würde der Frauen. Ein edler Mann wird durch ein gutes Wort Der Frauen weit geführt.

A noble man is led by woman's gentle words. i. GOETHE-Iphigenia auf Tauris. I. 2.

162. Es ist doch den Mädchen wie angeboren, dass sie allem gefallen wollen, was nur Augen hat.

The desire to please everything having eyes seems inborn in maidens. j. SALOMON GESSNEK-Evander und

Alcima. III. 1.

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Decori decus addit avito.
He adds honor to his ancestral honors:

Motto of the Second Earl of Kellie.
Decrevi.

I have decreed. p. Motto of the Irish Earl of Westmeath.

Et decus et pretium recti.

Both the ornament and the reward of virtue. dd. Motto of the Duke of Grafton and Lord

Southampton. Etiam quod esse videris. Be what yon seem to be.

Motto of Lord Sondes.

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F.
Factum est.

It has been done.
e. Motto of the Plasterers' Company of

London. Fare-fac.

Speak-act.
f. Motto of the Second Baron Fairfax.
Fari quæ sentiat.

To speak what he thinks.
g. Motto of the Earl of O.xford, and of

Lord Walpole. Fax mentis honestae gloria.

Glory is the torch of a noble mind. h. Motto of the Nova Scotia Baronetage. Fax mentis, incendium gloriæ.

The torch of the mind is the flame of glory. i. Motto of the Irish Earl of Granard.

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