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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5407
AUTHOR:Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
QUOTATION:Like a young eagle who has lent his plume
To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom,
See their own feathers pluck’d to wing the dart
Which rank corruption destines for their heart. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Corruption.
 
Note 1.
See Waller, Quotation 2. [back]
 

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