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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Horace. (65 B.C.–8 B.C.)
 
 
1
    Brave men were living before Agamemnon. 1
          Odes. iv. 9, 25.
2
    In peace, as a wise man, he should make suitable preparation for war. 2
          Satires. ii. 2. (111.)
3
    You may see me, fat and shining, with well-cared-for hide,… a hog from Epicurus’s herd. 3
          Satires. ii. 4, 15.
4
    What the discordant harmony of circumstances would and could effect. 4
          Epistles. i. 12, 19.
5
    If you wish me to weep, you yourself must feel grief. 5
          Ars Poetica. 102.
6
    The mountains will be in labour; an absurd mouse will be born. 6
          Ars Poetica. 139.
7
    Even the worthy Homer sometimes nods. 7
          Ars Poetica. 359.
 
Note 1.
See Byron, Quotation 128. [back]
Note 2.
See Washington, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 3.
See Mason, Quotation 1. [back]
Note 4.
See Burke, Quotation 24. [back]
Note 5.
See Churchill, Quotation 2. [back]
Note 6.
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.—Phædrus: Fables, iv. 22, 1.

The old proverb was now made good: “The mountain had brought forth a mouse.”—Plutarch: Life of Agesilaus II. [back]
Note 7.
See Pope, Quotation 97. [back]
 

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