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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8731
AUTHOR:Pliny the Elder (A.D. c. 23–A.D. 79)
QUOTATION:It has been observed that the height of a man from the crown of the head to the sole of the foot is equal to the distance between the tips of the middle fingers of the two hands when extended in a straight line.
ATTRIBUTION:Natural History. Book vii. Sect. 77.
 

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