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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9339
AUTHOR:Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (1544–1590)
QUOTATION:Not unlike the bear which bringeth forth
In the end of thirty dayes a shapeless birth;
But after licking, it in shape she drawes,
And by degrees she fashions out the pawes,
The head, and neck, and finally doth bring
To a perfect beast that first deformed thing. 1
ATTRIBUTION:First Week, First Day.
 
Note 1.
See Burton, Quotation 7. [back]
 

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