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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8588
AUTHOR:Ovid (43 B.C.–A.D. 18)
QUOTATION:Then the omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Metamorphoses. i.
 
Note 1.
See Pope, Quotation 386.

I would have you call to mind the strength of the ancient giants, that undertook to lay the high mountain Pelion on the top of Ossa, and set among those the shady Olympus.—Francis Rabelais: Works, book iv. chap. xxxviii. [back]
 

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