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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3647
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Chiefs who no more in bloody fights engage,
But wise through time, and narrative with age,
In summer-days like grasshoppers rejoice,—
A bloodless race, that send a feeble voice.
ATTRIBUTION:The Iliad of Homer. Book iii. Line 199.
 

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