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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Terence. (c. 185 or c. 195– B.C.) (continued)
    There are vicissitudes in all things.
          Eunuchus. Act ii. Sc. 2, 45. (276.)
    The very flower of youth.
          Eunuchus. Act ii. Sc. 3, 28. (319.)
    I did not care one straw.
          Eunuchus. Act iii. Sc. 1, 21. (411.)
    Jupiter, now assuredly is the time when I could readily consent to be slain, 1 lest life should sully this ecstasy with some disaster.
          Eunuchus. Act iii. Sc. 5, 2. (550.)
    This and a great deal more like it I have had to put up with.
          Eunuchus. Act iv. Sc. 6, 8. (746.)
    Take care and say this with presence of mind. 2
          Eunuchus. Act iv. Sc. 6, 31. (769.)
    It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms.
          Eunuchus. Act iv. Sc. 7, 19. (789.)
    I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won’t; when you won’t, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
          Eunuchus. Act iv. Sc. 7, 42. (812.)
    I took to my heels as fast as I could.
          Eunuchus. Act v. Sc. 2, 5. (844.)
    Many a time,… from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up.
          Eunuchus. Act v. Sc. 2, 34. (873.)
    I only wish I may see your head stroked down with a slipper. 3
          Eunuchus. Act v. Sc. 7, 4. (1028.)
    I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me. 4
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act i. Sc. 1, 25. (77.)
    This is a wise maxim, “to take warning from others of what may be to your own advantage.”
          Heautontimoroumenos. Act i. Sc. 2, 36. (210.)
Note 1.
If it were now to die,
’T were now to be most happy.
William Shakespeare: Othello, act ii. sc. 1. [back]
Note 2.
Literally, “with a present mind,”—equivalent to Cæsar’s præsentia animi (De Bello Gallico, v. 43, 4). [back]
Note 3.
According to Lucian, there was a story that Omphale used to beat Hercules with her slipper or sandal. [back]
Note 4.
Cicero quotes this passage in De Officiis, i. 30. [back]