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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8880
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:About Pontus there are some creatures of such an extempore being that the whole term of their life is confined within the space of a day; for they are brought forth in the morning, are in the prime of their existence at noon, grow old at night, and then die.
ATTRIBUTION:Consolation to Apollonius.
 

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