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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Parallel.
 
None but himself can be his parallel. Wholly without a peer; “Quœris Alcdœ parem;” “nemo proxinius nec secundus.” There are many similar sentences; for example:—   1
        “Nemo est nisi ipse.”—Seneca: Hercules Furens, 1. 81. (Seneca lived B.C. 58–32.)
       
“And but herself admits no parallel.”
       
Massinger: Duke of Millaine, iii. 4. (1662.)
       
“None but himself himself can parallel.”
       
Anagram on John Lilburn. (1658.)
       
“Is there a treachery like this in baseness …
None but itself can be its parallel.”
       
Theobald: Double Falsehood, iii. 1. (1721.)
 


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