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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
William B. Rhodes. (c. 1790)
 
 
1
    Who dares this pair of boots displace,
Must meet Bombastes face to face. 1
          Bombastes Furioso. Act i. Sc. 4.
2
    Bom. So have I heard on Afric’s burning shore
A hungry lion give a grievous roar;
The grievous roar echoed along the shore.
Artax. So have I heard on Afric’s burning shore
Another lion give a grievous roar;
And the first lion thought the last a bore.
          Bombastes Furioso. Act i. Sc. 4.
 
Note 1.
Let none but he these arms displace,
Who dares Orlando’s fury face.
Cervantes: Don Quixote, part ii. chap. lxvi.

Ray: Proverbs. Thomas: English Prose Romance, page 85. [back]
 

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