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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Atlante’an Shoulders.
 
Shoulders able to bear a great weight, like those of Atlas, which, according to heathen mythology, supported the whole world.   1
       
“Sage he stood,
       
With Atlantean shoulders fit to bear
The weight of mightiest monarchies.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, book ii. 305–7.
 


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