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VIRGIL OR VERGIL (PUBLIUS VIRGILIUS MARO VERGIL)
Roman epic, didactic and idyllic poet
(70 BC - 19 BC)
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They can, who think they can.
  [Lat., Possunt, quia posse videntur.]
      - [Positiveness]

They succeed, because they think they can.
      - [Proverbs]

This is no time for staring about.
      - [Proverbs]

Time flies never to be recalled.
      - [Proverbs]

To prate of peace, and arm your ironsides.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To spare the vanquished, and subdue the proud.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

To whisper insidious accusations in the ear of the mob.
      - [Proverbial Phrases]

Veiling truth in mystery.
      - [Proverbs]

Vice lives and thrives best by concealment.
      - [Vice]

Want of pluck shows want of blood.
      - [Proverbs]

We cannot all do all things.
      - [Action]

We have to thank God for this retirement.
      - [Proverbs]

We journey on in life through varied hazards and misfortunes.
      - [Proverbs]

What will their masters not accomplish when low fellows are so presumptuous?
      - [Proverbs]

When I saw her I as undone.
      - [Proverbs]

When the first is plucked, a second will not be wanting.
      - [Compensation]

Whither art thou rushing to destruction?
      - [Proverbs]

Who can blind lover's eyes?
      - [Proverbs]

Who could tell such a story with dry eyes?
      - [Proverbs]

Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly.
      - [Proverbs]

None but himself can be his parallel.
  [Lat., Quantum instar in ipso est.]
      - referring to Caesar,
        (also found in "The Double Falsehood" by Lewis Theobald)
        [Character]

Call them if you please bookmakers, not authors; range them rather among second-hand dealers than plagiarists.
      - Claudius Donatus,
        Delphi edition of "Life of Vergil"
        [Plagiarism]

I wrote these lines; another wears the bays:
  Thus you for others build your nests, O birds:
    Thus you for others bear your fleece, O sheep:
      Thus you for others honey make, O bees:
        Thus you for others drag the plough, O kine.
          [Lat., Hos ego versiculos feci, tulit alter honores
            Sic vos non vobis nidificatis aves:
              Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves:
                Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes:
                  Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boves.]
      - Claudius Donatus
         (Delphin ed. of "Life of Vergil", 1830, p. 17)
        [Plagiarism]

I have found out a gift for my fair;
  I have found where the wood-pigeons breed.
    [Lat., Parta meae Veneri sunt munera; namque notavi
      Ipse locum aeriae quo congessere palumbes.]
      - Eclog. (III, 68) [Gifts]

Thus I knew that pups are like dogs, and kids like goats; so I used to compare great things with small.
  [Lat., Sic canibus catulos similes, sic matribus haedos
    Noram; sic parvis componere magna solebam.]
      - Eclogae (I, 23) [Comparison]


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