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

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Phaedrus. (fl. 1st cent. A.D.) (continued)
    Every one is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example.
          Book i. Fable 26, 12.
    Come of it what may, as Sinon said.
          Book iii. The Prologue, 27.
    Things are not always what they seem. 1
          Book iv. Fable 2, 5.
    Jupiter has loaded us with a couple of wallets: the one, filled with our own vices, he has placed at our backs; the other, heavy with those of others, he has hung before. 2
          Book iv. Fable 10, 1.
    A mountain was in labour, sending forth dreadful groans, and there was in the region the highest expectation. After all, it brought forth a mouse. 3
          Book iv. Fable 23, 1.
    A fly bit the bare pate of a bald man, who in endeavouring to crush it gave himself a hard slap. Then said the fly jeeringly, “You wanted to revenge the sting of a tiny insect with death; what will you do to yourself, who have added insult to injury?”
          Book v. Fable 3, 1.
    “I knew that before you were born.” Let him who would instruct a wiser man consider this as said to himself.
          Book v. Fable 9, 4.
Pliny the Elder. (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79)
    In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment.
          Natural History. Book i. Dedication, Sect. 22.
Note 1.
See Longfellow, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 2.
Also alluded to by Horace, Satires. ii. 3, 299; Catullus, 22, 21; and Persius, 4, 24. [back]
Note 3.
See Horace, Quotation 6. [back]