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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Woe to Thee, O Land,
 
when thy king is a child. This famous sentence is from Ecclesiastes x. 6. Often quoted in Latin, Væ terris ubi rex est puer.   1
 


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