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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Parthians
 
The Parthian, presuming on his flight and arrows, shot backward.
        Davidson’s Virgil, by Buckley, Georgics, Book III. Page 69; Gay’s Trivia, Book II. Line 295.
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Like the Parthian, I shall flying fight.
        Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act I. Scene 7.
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How quick they wheel’d, and, flying, behind them shot
Sharp sleet of arrowy shower.
        Milton.—Paradise Regained, Book III. Line 323; Gray, “The Fatal Sisters,” Verse 1.
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Death like a Parthian flies, and flying kills.
        Jasper Fisher.—The True Trojans, Act III. Scene 5.
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