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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3657
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Not two strong men the enormous weight could raise,—
Such men as live in these degenerate days. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Iliad of Homer. Book v. Line 371.
 
Note 1.
A mass enormous! which in modern days
No two of earth’s degenerate sons could raise.
Book xx. line 337. [back]
 

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