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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Scylla and Charybdis
 
Incidit in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdim.
        Philip Gualtier de Lille.—A poet of the 13th century.
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He falls into Scylla in endeavouring to escape Charybdis.
        Riley.—Dict. Classical Quot., 176.
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When I shun Scylla, your father, I fall into Charybdis, your mother.
        Shakespeare.—Merchant of Venice, Act III. Scene 5. (Launcelot to Jessica.)
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