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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8887
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Agesilaus was very fond of his children; and it is reported that once toying with them he got astride upon a reed as upon a horse, and rode about the room; and being seen by one of his friends, he desired him not to speak of it till he had children of his own.
ATTRIBUTION:Laconic Apophthegms. Of Agesilaus the Great.
 

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