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 Austrian Lip.Authen’tic Doctor. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aut Cæsar aut nullus [Latin, Either Cæsar or no one],
 
everything or nothing; all or not at all. Cæsar used to say, “he would sooner be first in a village than second at Rome.” Milton makes Satan say,   1
       
“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.”
       
Milton: Par. Lost. i. 263.
   (See SIX.)   2
 


 Austrian Lip.Authen’tic Doctor. 

 
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