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 Die.Die-hards. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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Whom the gods love die young. This is from Menander’s fragments (Hon hoi theoi philousin apothnskei neos). Demosthenes has a similar apophthegm. Plautus has the line, “Queen Di diligunt adolescens moritur.” (See Byron: Don Juan, canto iv. 12.) Those who die young are “taken out of the miseries of this sinful life” into a happy immortality.   1
 


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