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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:288
AUTHOR:John Lyly (1554?–1606)
QUOTATION:Did not Jupiter transforme himselfe into the shape of Amphitrio to embrace Alcmæna; into the form of a swan to enjoy Leda; into a Bull to beguile Io; into a showre of gold to win Danae? 1
ATTRIBUTION:Euphues, 1579 (Arber’s reprint), page 93.
 
Note 1.
Jupiter himself was turned into a satyr, a shepherd, a bull, a swan, a golden shower, and what not for love.—Robert Burton: Anatomy of Melancholy, part iii. sec ii. mem. i. subs. 1. [back]
 

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