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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8774
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, “Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?” holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. “Yet,” added he, “none of you can tell where it pinches me.”
ATTRIBUTION:Life of Æmilius Paulus.
 

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