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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Lucretius. (c. 99 B.C.–c. 55 B.C.)
 
 
1
    Continual dropping wears away a stone. 1
          De Rerum Natura. i. 313.
2
    What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others. 2
          De Rerum Natura. iv. 637.
3
    In the midst of the fountain of wit there arises something bitter, which stings in the very flowers. 3
          De Rerum Natura. iv. 1133.
 
Note 1.
See Lyly, Quotation 8. [back]
Note 2.
See Beaumont and Fletcher, Quotation 27. [back]
Note 3.
See Byron, Quotation 23. [back]
 

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