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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:8869
AUTHOR:Plutarch (A.D. 46?–A.D. c. 120)
QUOTATION:After the battle in Pharsalia, when Pompey was fled, one Nonius said they had seven eagles left still, and advised to try what they would do. “Your advice,” said Cicero, “were good if we were to fight jackdaws.”
ATTRIBUTION:Roman Apophthegms. Cicero.
 

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