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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3771
AUTHOR:Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
QUOTATION:Heav’d on Olympus tott’ring Ossa stood;
On Ossa, Pelion nods with all his wood. 1
ATTRIBUTION:The Odyssey of Homer. Book xi. Line 387.
 
Note 1.
Then the Omnipotent Father with his thunder made Olympus tremble, and from Ossa hurled Pelion.—Ovid: Metamorphoses i. [back]
 

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