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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8715
AUTHOR:Phaedrus (fl. 1st cent. A.D.)
QUOTATION:Jupiter has loaded us with a couple of wallets: the one, filled with our own vices, he has placed at our backs; the other, heavy with those of others, he has hung before. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book iv. Fable 10, 1.
 
Note 1.
Also alluded to by Horace, Satires. ii. 3, 299; Catullus, 22, 21; and Persius, 4, 24. [back]
 

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