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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
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  Deliciæ illepidæ atque inelegantes—Unmannerly and inelegant pleasures.  1
  Difficile est longum subito deponere amorem—It is difficult to relinquish at once a long-cherished passion.  2
  Lugete o Veneres Cupidinesque—Weep, all ye Venuses and Cupids.  3
  Mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, / In vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua—What a woman says to an ardent lover ought to be written on the winds and the swiftly flowing water.  4
  Qui nunc it per iter tenebricosum, / Illuc unde negant redire quenquam—Who now is travelling along the darksome walk to the spot from which, they say, no one ever returns.  5
  Quid datur a Divis felici optatius hora?—What thing more to be wished do the gods bestow than a happy hour?  6
  Risu inepto res ineptior nulla est—Nothing is more silly than silly laughter.  7
 
 
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