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Lucretius

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Stilicidi casus lapidem cavat, uncus aratri.
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Continual dropping wears away a stone.
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Book I, line 313; comparable to: "The soft droppes of rain perce the hard marble; many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks", John Lyly, Euphues, 1579 (Arber's reprint), p. 81.

 
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