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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8545
AUTHOR:Terence (c. 185 or c. 195– B.C.)
QUOTATION:Jupiter, now assuredly is the time when I could readily consent to be slain, 1 lest life should sully this ecstasy with some disaster.
ATTRIBUTION:Eunuchus. Act iii. Sc. 5, 2. (550.)
 
Note 1.
If it were now to die,
’T were now to be most happy.
William Shakespeare: Othello, act ii. sc. 1. [back]
 

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