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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8772
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:Menenius Agrippa concluded at length with the celebrated fable: “It once happened that all the other members of a man mutinied against the stomach, which they accused as the only idle, uncontributing part in the whole body, while the rest were put to hardships and the expense of much labour to supply and minister to its appetites.”
ATTRIBUTION:Life of Coriolanus.
 

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