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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8559
AUTHOR:Terence (c. 185 or c. 195– B.C.)
QUOTATION:What now if the sky were to fall? 1
ATTRIBUTION:Heautontimoroumenos. Act iv. Sc. 3, 41. (719.)
 
Note 1.
See Heywood, Quotation 23.

Some ambassadors from the Celtæ, being asked by Alexander what in the world they dreaded most, answered, that they feared lest the sky should fall upon them.—Arrianus: lib. i. 4. [back]
 

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