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So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum. Thus every poet in his kind Is bit by him that comes behind.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Poetry--A Rhapsody

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A blockhead, bit by fleas, put out the light, And chuckling cried, "Now you can't see to bite."

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum, And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on, While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.

Augustus de Morgan Quotes , Source: A Budget of Paradoxes (p. 377)

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"I cannot raise my worth too high; Of what vast consequence am I!" "Not of the importance you suppose," Replies a Flea upon his nose; "Be humble, learn thyself to scan; Know, pride was never made for man."

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Man and the Flea

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It was many and many a year ago, In a District styled E.C., That a monster dwelt whom I cam to know By the name of Cannibal Flea, And the brute was possessed with no other thought Than to live--and to live on me.

Thomas Hood, Jr. Quotes , Source: The Cannibal Flea, a parody on Poe's "Annabel Lee"

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I do honour the very flea of his dog.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man in his Humour (act IV, sc. 4)

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Then mimick'd my voice with satyrical sneer, And sent me away with a Flea in my ear.

Mochus (Moschus) Quotes , Source: Idyll (IX, Eunica)

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Panurge had a flea in his ear. [Fr., Panurge auoyt la pulee en l' oreille.]

Francois Rabelais Quotes , Source: Pantagruel

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