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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2116
AUTHOR:Robert Burton (1577–1640)
QUOTATION:Like Æsop’s fox, when he had lost his tail, would have all his fellow foxes cut off theirs. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Anatomy of Melancholy. Democritus to the Reader.
 
Note 1.
Æsop: Fables, book v. fable v. [back]
 

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