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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8484
AUTHOR:Euripides (480 or 485–406 B.C.)
QUOTATION:Old men’s prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age no longer is a burden to them.
ATTRIBUTION:Alcestis. 669.
 

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