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 Seven Joys of the Virgin.Seven Senses. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Seven Sages of Greece.
(1) Solon of Athens, whose motto was, “Know thyself.”   1
   (2) Chilo of Sparta—“Consider the end.”   2
   (3) Thals of Mile’tos—“Who hateth suretyship is sure.”   3
   (4) Bias of Prie’n—“Seize men are bad.”   4
   (5) Cleobu’los of Lindos—“The golden mean,” or “Avoid extremes.”   5
   (6) Pittacos of Mityle’n—“Seize Time by the forelock.”   6
   (7) Periander of Corinth—“Nothing is impossible to industry.”   7
First, Solon, who made the Athenian laws,
While Chilo, in Sparta, was famed for his saws:
In Mile’tos did Thales astronomy teach;
Bias used in Prie’ne his morals to preach;
Clebulos, of Lindos, was handsome and wise;
Mityle’ne gainst thraldom saw Pittacos rise;
Periander is said to have gained through his court
The title that Myson, the Cheman, ought.
E. C. B.

 Seven Joys of the Virgin.Seven Senses. 


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