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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8460
AUTHOR:Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)
QUOTATION:Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts:
Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured
Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed
By hymns of praise. From him alone of all
The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
ATTRIBUTION:Frag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre).
 

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