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Mediocra firma.

The middle station is the safest. a. Motto of the Earl of Verulam.

Memoriâ in æternå.

In eternal remembrance. b. Motto of the Irish Viscount Tracey.

Mens conscia recti.

A mind conscious of rectitude.
C. Motto of the Irish Viscount Ashbrook

and of Lord Macartney. Montani semper liberi.

Moutaineers are always freemen. d. Motto of West Virginia.

Nemo me impune lacessit.

No man provokes me with impunity. p. Motto of the Order of the Thistle. Ne obliviscaris.

Do not forget.
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Motto of the Duke of Argyll.
Ne tentes, aut perfice.
Attempt not, or accomplish.

Motto of the Irish Marquis of Downshire.
Ne vile fano.
Bring nothing base to the temple.

Motto of the Earl of Westmoreland. Ne vile velis.

Incline to nothing base.

t. Motto of Lord Abergavenny. Nobilitatis virtus non stenıma character.

Virtue not pedigree should characterize nobility. u. Motto of Earl Grosvenor. Nil desperandum. Never despair.

Motto of the Earl of Lichfield.

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Moveo et propitior.

I rise and am appeased. e. Motto of the Irish Baron Welles.

Mutare vel timere sperno.

I scorn to change or fear. f. Motto of the Duke of Beaufort.

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Nec cupias nec metuas.

Neither desire nor fear.
g. Motto of Lord Dover, and of the Earl

of Hardwicke. Ne cede malis,

Do not yield to misfortune.
h. Motto of Earl Albermarle.

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Nec male notus eques.

A well-known knight. i. Motto of the Irish Viscount Southwell.

Nisi Dominus, frustra.
Unless the Lord is with you all is in vain.

Motto of the City of Edinburgh,
Non conscire sibi.

To be conscious of no fault.
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Nec temere nec timide.
Neither rashly nor timidly.
Motto of the Duke of Cleveland and of

the Earls of Bradford and Munster. Nec timeo nec sperno. I neither fear nor despise.

Motto of the Irish Viscount Boyne.

Numini et patriæ asto.
I stand for God and my country.

Motto of the Scotch Lord Aston.

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Palmam qui meruit ferat.

Let him who has won it bear the palm. g.

Motto of Lord Nelson. Patria cara, carior libertas.

Country is dear, but liberty dearer.

h. Motto of Earl Radnor. Patriæ infelici fidelis.

Faithful to my unhappy country.

i Motto of the Irish Earl of Courtown. Patriis virtutibus.

By ancestral virtues.

j. Motto of the Irish Baron Leitrim. Peraget angusta ad augusta.

Through difficulties to grandeur.

k. Motto of the Irish Earl of Massareene. Periculum fortitudine evasi.

Bravely avoid peril.

1. Motto of Baron Hartland.
Periissem ni periissem.
I had perished unless I had perished.

Motto of the Scotch Baron Newark.
Perseverando.
By perseverance.
Motto of Lord Ducie and Viscount

Halifax. Per vias rectas.

Through straight paths.

0. Motto of Baron Dufferin. Post nubila Phoebus.

After clouds, sunshine.
p. Motto of the Irish Baron Shuldham.

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R. Recte et suaviter.

Justly and mildly. a. Motto of Lord Scarsdale.

Sola nobilitas virtus.

Virtue alone is true nobility. p.

Motto of the Marquis of Abercorn. Sola salus servire Deo.

Our only safety is in serving God.
9. Motto of the Irish Earl of Ross.

Regnant populi.

The people rule.
b. Motto of Arkansas.

Renovato nomine.

By a revived name.
C. Motto of the Irish Baron Westcote.

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Sola virtus invicta.
Virtue alone is invincible.

Motto of the Duke of Norfolk.
Spectemur agendo.
Let us be seen by our deeds.
Motto of Earl Beaulieu, and of the Irish

Viscount Cliefden. Spero meliora.

I hope for better things.
t. Motto of Scotch Viscount Stormont, and

the Scotch Baron Torphichen. Spes durat avorum. The hope of my ancestors endures.

Motto of Earl Rochford. Spes mea Christus.

Christ is my hope.

v. Motto of the Irish Baron Lucan. Spes mea in Deo.

My hope is in God.
w. Motto of Teymham.
Spes tutissima cælis.
The safest hope is in Heaven.

Motto of the Irish Earl of Kingston,
Stant cetera tigno.

The rest stand on a beam. y.

Motto of Earl Aboyne.

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Semper paratus.

Always ready.

g. Motto of Lord Clifford. Sero sed serio.

Late, but seriously. h. Motto of the Scotch Marquis of Lothian,

and of the Marquis of Salisbury. Servabo fidem.

I will keep faitli.
i. Motto of Lord Sherborne.

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Servata fides cineri.

Faithful to the memory of my ancestors. j. Motto of Lord Harrowby.

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Sic semper tyrannis.

So be it always to tyrants. k. Motto of Virginia.

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Si Deus nobiscum, quis contra nos?

If God be with us, who shall be against us? 1. Motto of the Irish Viscount Mountmorris.

Sub cruce candida.

Under the fair cross. bb. Motto of Lord Lovell.

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Tandem fit surculus arbor.

The shoot at length becomes a tree. dd. Motto of the Marquis of Waterford. Templa quam dilecta ! Temples how beloved !

Motto of the Marquis of Buckingham.

Sola juvat virtus.

Virtue alone assists me. 0. Motto of the Scotch Baron Blantyre.

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Vincit veritas.

Truth conquers.
u. Motto of the Irish Earls of Ballamont

and Montrath, Virescit vulnere virtus.

Virtue flourishes from a wound.
V. Motto of the Scotch Earl of Galloway.

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Ubi lapsus ?—Quid feci?

Where am I fallen ?-What have I done? f. Motto of Viscount Courtenay. Ubique patriam reminisci.

Everywhere to remember our country. 9. Motto of Earl Malmesbury. Uni æquus virtuti.

Friendly to virtue alone.

h. Motto of the Earl of Mansfield, Unica virtus necessaria.

Virtue is the only thing necessary.

i, Motto of the Irish Earl Mornington. Ut apes geometriam.

As bees (practise) geometry.

j. Motto of the Marquis of Lansdown. Utcumque placuerit Deo.

As it shall please God.

k. Motto of Earl Howe. Ut prosim.

That I may do good.
1. Motto of Lord Foley.

Virtus in arduis.

Virtue in difficulties. y. Motto of the Irish Viscount Cullen.

Virtus incendit vires.
Virtue kindles strength.

Motto of the Irish Viscount Strangford.

Virtus mille scuta.

Virtue is a thousand shields. aa. Motto of the Earl of Effingham.

Virtus probata forebit.

Virtue when encouraged will flourish. bb. Motto of the Earl of Brandon.

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