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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8459
AUTHOR:Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)
QUOTATION:So in the Libyan fable it is told
That once an eagle, stricken with a dart,
Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft,
“With our own feathers, not by others’ hands,
Are we now smitten.” 1
ATTRIBUTION:Frag. 135 (trans. by Plumptre).
 
Note 1.
See Waller, Quotation 2. [back]
 

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