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Grocotts Familiar Quotations
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Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.
Quem Deus Vult Perdere, Prius Dementat
Quem deus vult perdere, prius dementat.
Boswells Johnson, 1783.
Translated.Whom the Lord wishes to ruin, he first deprives of reason; or, When God will punish, he will first take away the understanding.
[After a long search (for this passage) for the purpose of deciding a bet, some gentlemen of Cambridge found it among the fragments of Euripides, where it is given as a translation of a Greek iambic.
Malones Note to Boswells Johnson.
In quiet let him perish, for provident Jove hath deprived him of reason.
Buckleys Homer.The Iliad, Book IX. Page 161.
[The passage has reference to the condition of one who is advancing imperceptibly, though surely, to final ruin.
Kennedy, cited by Mr. Buckley, supra.