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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Grapes
 
Nay, in death’s hand, the grape-stone proves
As strong as thunder is in Jove’s.
        Cowley—Elegy upon Anacreon. L. 106.
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  The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
        Ezekiel. XVIII. 2; Jeremiah. XXXI. 29.
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  Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abi-ezer?
        Judges. VIII. 2.
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Uvaque conspecta livorem ducit ab uva.
  The grape gains its purple tinge by looking at another grape.
        Juvenal—Satires. II. 81.
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