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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8566
AUTHOR:Terence (c. 185 or c. 195– B.C.)
QUOTATION:As the saying is, I have got a wolf by the ears. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Phormio. Act iii. Sc. 2, 21. (506.)
 
Note 1.
A proverbial expression, which, according to Suetonius, was frequently in the mouth of Tiberius Cæsar. [back]
 

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