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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:4341
AUTHOR:Oliver Goldsmith (1730?–1774)
QUOTATION:The man recovered of the bite,
  The dog it was that died. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog.
 
Note 1.
While Fell was reposing himself in the hay,
A reptile concealed bit his leg as he lay;
But, venom himself, of the wound he made light,
And got well, while the scorpion died of the bite.
Lessing: Paraphrase of a Greek Epigram by Demodocus. [back]
 

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