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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8556
AUTHOR:Terence (c. 185 or c. 195– B.C.)
QUOTATION:Really, you have seen the old age of an eagle, 1 as the saying is.
ATTRIBUTION:Heautontimoroumenos. Act iii. Sc. 2, 9. (520.)
 
Note 1.
This was a proverbial expression, signifying a hale and vigorous old age. [back]
 

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