|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Plutarch (A.D. 46?A.D. c. 120)|
|QUOTATION:||It was the saying of Bion, that though the boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Which are the most crafty, Water or Land Animals? 7.|
Though this may be play to you,
T is death to us.
Roger LEstrange: Fables from Several Authors. Fable 398. [back]