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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vol. XV: Greek—Roman—Oriental
 
Board or Lodging (Lucilius)
The Greek Anthology
 
ASCLEPIADES, the miser, in his house
Espied one day, to his surprise, a mouse.
“Tell me, dear mouse,” he cried, “to what cause is it
I owe this pleasant but unlooked-for visit?”
The mouse said, smiling, “Fear not for your hoard;        5
I come, my friend, to lodge, and not to board.”
 
 
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